Grades K-5 Descriptions

Thoughtful projects in a supportive context

At the heart of our teaching philosophy is a non-judgemental approach to art. The projects are developmentally age appropriate and designed to awaken each child’s creativity.

Programs

Snack ‘n Track

Instructor: Ian Prishwalko

Monday – Friday, 2 – 3:30 pm
Grades K – 5

If your child is unsupervised between arrival of the buses and the beginning of classes, you must sign up your child for Snack ‘n Track.

What is Snack ‘n Track?

A program offered to ensure the safe arrival and supervision of students whose parents and guardians are unable to bring them to their art class. Students registered for S’nT either attend the Baldwin School or arrive at the Baldwin School stop via Cambridge Public School bus.

Where does Snack ‘n Track take place? 

In the Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool program space, at the Baldwin School located at 28 Sacramento Street, until students walk to Maud Morgan Arts with a staff member.

Benefits of being a part of Snack ‘n Track?

-Parents/Guardians are contacted if students do not arrive at the Baldwin School as planned
-Supervision at the Baldwin School prior to class and while walking to Maud Morgan Arts
-A nutritious snack
-An opportunity to work on homework or art projects prior to class

Email Valerie Mendez at vmendez@agassiz.org if you would like to make alternate arrangements for your 4th or 5th grade child arriving via Cambridge Public Schools.

Review the Safety Policies for Arrival and Pick Up of Grade School Children for additional information regarding the arrival process for all Kindergarten through 5th grade students.


Exploring Printmaking

Instructor: Jennifer Murphy

Grades 3 – 5
10 Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 8 – March 19, 2019
Excludes February 19, 2019

Play with all the possibilities of the medium and all the ways outcomes can be manipulated. We will spend time learning the basics of how works appear opposite through the press with simple styrofoam and pencil (alluding to etching techniques) then moving into some mono printing and collagraph work then how to carve (linoleum or wood) all the while emphasizing the experimentation that becomes illuminated with multiples by being expected to collage with their prints, paint back into them, or make them sculptural.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Intro to Woodworking

Instructor: Angela Kimberk

Grade K
10 Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 8 – March 19, 2019
Excludes February 19, 2019

Students will learn techniques for using hand tools as they make projects. Projects will be based on prompts; for example, how to use a drill followed by discussing something one might build with wheels or a lesson looking at a variety of wooden shapes and a thinking about how they could be used to make a wooden animal.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Doodlin’ Doodlers

Instructor: Kinga Borondy

Grades 1 – 2
10 Tuesdays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
January 8 – March 19, 2019
Excludes February 19, 2019

All about drawing!

Discover new drawing styles and techniques in our Doodlin’ Doodlers class. Students will have the opportunity to explore pattern making, illustration, line making and more!

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 


Mixed Media Pop Art

Instructor: Marlee Rosenthal

Grades 3 – 5
10 Wednesdays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
January 9 – March 13, 2019
Excludes February 20, 2019

Explore materials, pattern, color and texture

Dive into the colorful world of Pop art by looking at a variety of artists that drove the movement. Then use a variety of mediums, explore all their combinations to create your own unique artwork!

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 

 


Piece Together: Collage & Mosaics

Instructor: Angela Kimberk

Grades 1 – 2
10 Wednesdays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
January 9 – March 20, 2019
Excludes February 20, 2019

Explore materials, pattern, color and texture

Paper, wood, stone, metal, and glass are some of the materials used to create pieces of artwork. Designers look to color, texture and other properties of materials to help them make creative decisions.

Design and construct collage and mosaic art that combines everything that inspires you. Use smaller pieces to create a larger visual image. Cover wooden objects you build in class, such as bowls, boxes and picture frames from the studio.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 

 


Hands in the Mud

Instructor: Zackary Mickelson

Kindergarten
10 Wednesdays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
January 9 – March 20, 2019
Excludes February 20, 2019

The sensory pleasure of clay is unsurpassed, particularly for little fingers just starting to explore the world. Create a fish in its bowl, a bird in their nest!  This class stimulates imagination and builds fine motor skills.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Color Intensive: Draw/Paint

Instructor: Roz Sommer

Grade 5-8
10 Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 9 – March 20, 2019
Excludes February 20, 2019

Expressive imagination and close observation come into play through exploring a wide variety of media in works on paper. People, animals, and objects in nature, dreams, fantasies and abstract lines and forms will be suggested as stimulating and challenging subjects.

If your 5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled the Snack ‘n Track program, or have an unsupervised arrival form.


Sew & Sew

Instructor: Nancy Hart

Grades 3 – 5
10 Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 10 – March 21, 2019
Excludes February 21, 2019

Imagination and Observation!

Sew and Sew! Sewing by hand, students will be introduced to the technical skills of hand sewing. Then use the skills they learn to design and create their  hand sewn projects, as well as, integrate patterns and color through embroidery art.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Building Blocks of Sculpture

Instructor: Aleigha Howland

Kindergarten
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 10 – March 21, 2019
Excludes February 21, 2019

Art in all directions!

Students will use mixed media materials; using paper mache, recycled materials and more to build their own sculptural objects with a focus on skyscrapers, dream homes and urban landscape. The class will be challenged to create in new ways while working independently and cooperatively. This program is part of MMA’s overarching Architecture programming.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 


Think BIG: Poster Art

Instructor: Kinga Borondy

Grades 1 – 2
10 Thursdays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
January 10 – March 21, 2019
Excludes February 21, 2019

Create posters using different mediums, inspired by your favorite movie, politics, or advertising!  Look at examples of movie posters, WPA posters, advertising posters, Soviet era posters, and art posters.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 


Once Upon a Time

Instructor: Marion Kadi

10 Fridays, 3:30-5:30pm
January 11 – March 22, 2019
Excludes February 22, 2019

In this class we explore visual ways to tell stories. For inspiration we will draw on traditional and contemporary illustrations, possibly including Chinese scrolls, Renaissance frescoes, Middle age tapestries and books. We will work on a variety of scales and different media : drawing, painting and collage.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 


Stamp & Print

Instructor: Aleigha Howland

Kindergarten
10 Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 11 – March 22, 2019
Excludes February 22, 2019

Explore Color and Texture

We will use a variety of materials and experiment with different ways of using them to create surprising effects.

From simple stamping techniques to more complex multi-step processes, students will find what it means to create with light, transferring and reproducible art work. This class will be about having fun while also showing students how easy it can be to create beautiful works of art.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.

 


Muddy Monsters

Instructor: Kinga Borondy

Grades 1 – 2
10 Fridays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
January 11 – March 22, 2019
Excludes February 22, 2019

What is lurking in the mud?

Use clay to mold, shape and create fantastical creatures of clay. This class will hone in on fine motor skills to sculpt aliens to mythical sea creatures. Or use your imagination to create a creature of mud all your own!

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Grades 3-5

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

10 Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
January 12 – March 23, 2019
Excludes February 23, 2019

All ages and skill levels can work side by side.

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy! This is a chance for all ages to work together, learn from each other, and inspire each other.


All for Clay / Clay for All: Adult & Child

Instructor: Nina Berinstein

10 Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
January 12 – March 23, 2019
Excludes February 23, 2019

All ages and skill levels can work side by side.

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy! This is a chance for all ages to work together and inspire each other.

Note: Registration includes child age 8 and under, up through grade 2, and accompanying adult. Children are not permitted in the studio outside of class time.


Beast And Me Workshop

Instructor: Leslie Schomp, Mary Kenny, Andrea Olmstead
Instructors: Leslie Schomp, Mary Kenny, and Andrea Olmstead
Artists featured in the Chandler Gallery Exhibition “Beast and Me

Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm
January 26th

Animal/Human Hybrids
For centuries humans have imagined creatures that combine human and animal characteristics such as sphinxes, centaurs  and mermaids. These creatures have held positions from anywhere to gods to characters in modern popular culture.

This workshop will use paper collage as a process to prompt ideas about the invention of such characters.  The students can then use their collages as a guide or inspiration to sculpt a clay creature from their imagination.


Art Journals: Book Making

Instructor: Aleigha Howland

Grades 5-8
10 Mondays, 3:30-5:30pm
January 7 – March 25, 2019
Excludes January 21 & February 18, 2019

Introduction to book making and binding. Students will fold, bind and bring together hardcover books with decorative paper.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Woodworking Projects

Instructor: Angela Kimberk

Grades 1 – 2
10 Mondays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
January 7 – March  25, 2019
Excludes January 21 & February 18, 2019

Use a drill, a saw, and a hammer!

Students will learn techniques for using hand tools as they make projects of their own design. This class is designed for new and returning students. 

Projects will be based on prompts; for example, how to use a drill followed by discussing something one might build with wheels or a lesson looking at a variety of wooden shapes and a thinking about how they could be used to make a wooden animal.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Spin & Build

Instructor: Tiffany Playford

Grades 3 – 5
10 Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30
January 7 – March 25, 2019
Excludes January 21  & February 18, 2019

Clay goes through different stages to become an ice cream bowl or a cool sculpture for your room. Learn to build abstract sculptures in clay, or center on the wheel to make useful pots. We will talk about form, function and aesthetics to make your visions come to life. You will glaze your work in beautiful colors to be fired in the kiln before you take it home.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Tales from Around the World

Instructor: Kinga Borondy

Kindergarten
10 Mondays, 3:30  – 5:30 pm
January 7 – March 25, 2019
Excludes January 21 & February 18, 2019

Take a trip around the world!

Dragons, Folklore and magical creatures! Students will be reading international stories and creating their own mixed media characters and creatures.

If your K-5th grade child is not being dropped off to art classes by a parent or guardian, they must be enrolled in the
Snack ‘n Track program.


Exploring Sustainable Architecture & Design Workshop

Instructor: Daniel Zeese

Grade 5 -8
Tuesday – Friday
1:30 – 5:30 pm
February 19 – 22, 2019

Explore how architects, designers and artists approach the creative process!

In this 4-day architecture intensive, students in grades 5 – 8 will cover the basic principles of Sustainable Architecture and Design. Artists will have the chance to work both on team oriented projects; as well as individually design and build projects based on the principles of STEAM.

Note that dates cannot be prorated or refunded if cancelled by snow closures.


Woodworking Intensive

Instructor: Angela Kimberk
Grades 3 – 5
Tuesday – Friday
1:30 – 5:30 pm
February 19 – 22, 2019

Use a drill, a saw, and a hammer!

Join us for 4 days of woodworking with Instructor Angela Kimberk. Students will be introduced to handling woodworking tools and techniques. Woodworkers will have the opportunity during this intensive to work continuously on large scale projects through out the week. This class is designed for new and returning students. Please bring a nut-free snack for your child during their break.