Grade 5

Classes for Students Entering Grade 5

SCHEDULING NOTE - When registering online you will pick from a list of classes that are offered each period and then will be able to list alternate classes.  Reminder, students may only take 2 art classes and art classes are double periods.

CLICK HERE to see a sample of the online registration questions page.  This page lists which classes are offered each period.

ART

Double Periods, Student may only take 2 Art Classes

3D ART
Projects may include working with fabric, paper mache and clay to learn how to create simple sculptures.

ART AROUND THE WORLD
A multi-cultural approach to art in various countries. Students will make passports and visit different countries through art. Course may include project such as Japanese lanterns, Knighthood shields from England and mosaic tiles from Mexico.

CARTOONING
Use your imagination to become an illustrator. Students will work in different mediums to create and draw cartoon characters.

CARTOONING II
Designed for students who have taken Cartooning and are looking to build on their skills as an illustrator.

DRAWING & PAINTING
In this engaging and varied workshop, youth participants will have the opportunity to make several projects that develop and strengthen basic observational and drawing skills, before moving on to explore various painting styles and media. This includes pencil, colored pencil, ink, pastels, watercolor, and even acrylic paint on canvas! Participants will be able to express their unique creativity and ideas through the visual mediums of drawing and painting.

FELT MASK MAKING AND ? *NEW*
Starting with some warm-up stuffed projects to learn or review some basic stiches and beading tricks, you will then design a mask.  Funny or fearsome, steampunk or high fashion… you can sketch your design and make it come to life!

FOOD DECORATING BASICS
Learn a broad set of decorating techniques and develop skills you can use for all your decorating projects from cookies to cupcakes to cakes. Campers will not eat during class but may bring home some of their treats.

FUN WITH FABRIC, FELT & MORE!  *NEW*
Join us to learn how to design and sew creatures, create colorful weavings, explore basic embroidery, and so much more!

ORIGAMI EXPLORATIONS *NEW*
This class is for older students who have had some experience with origami, or those with no experience who don’t mind jumping in and giving it an energetic try!  All styles of origami such as oversized origami and origami as costume will be considered after a warm up week, with your vote guiding models chosen. 

ORIGAMI ZOO – IT’S UP TO YOU!  *NEW*
How many animals can we make?  We will fold a few other things like boxes to keep the small animals in, and even boats to give them a change of scenery, but mostly it is animals, animals, animals (including dinos)!

POTTERY
Focuses on hand-built pottery, sculpture and glazing.

SCULPTURE
Projects may include working with wire, paper, paper mache, plaster and wood to create masterpieces which may include puppets, sculptures and masks.

 

MUSIC

BEGINNING STRINGS LESSON
Designed for students with no school lesson experience but who wish to start group lessons during the summer.  Students will need their own instrument.  Please indicate the instrument that will be studying when registering (violin, viola, cello, or bass).

GARAGE BAND
Students will have the opportunity to use a powerful and exciting music software program. This fun-filled class offers students the chance to create music and instantly hear the results. A wide variety of musical concepts will be covered including composing, sampling, recording, and performing.

GUITAR I
Designed as a 4 week course for students who have never played an instrument before. Students will need to provide an appropriately sized guitar and a teacher specified lesson book.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC LESSONS
Designed for woodwind and brass instrument students with one or two years of school lessons that wish to continue with group lessons during the summer. On the application, please indicate which instrument you will be studying.

PERCUSSION
Designed as a 4 week course on percussion instruments. This is for students who have never played a percussion instrument before. Students will need to provide drumsticks and a practice pad.

PIANO II
This class is designed for students entering grades 5-9, especially those who have begun to learn to play another instrument.  Self-paced study is encouraged, so students who have taken private piano lessons may also sign up for this class.  Students who are just beginning instruction must buy the method book after the first class.  Students who are taking private lessons should bring their own lesson books to class.  Students will need their own headphones.  Adapters are provided. 

RECORDER II
Designed for students who have taken recorder during the school year. Students will need to provide a soprano recorder by the second class.

SONG & MUSIC WRITING 
In this class students will be writing and recording their own songs. Students will learn about song structure, rhyming schemes and lyric writing, techniques for creating mood in music as well as stylistic elements that they can use to make their own music unique. Students will be using the Garage Band program on ipads to write and record their ideas. Music reading skills will help but are not required for this fun and exciting class.

STRINGS LESSON I
Designed for students with one year of school lessons who wish to continue in group lessons during the summer. Please indicate which instrument you will be studying when registering.

UKELELE
Learn how to play this popular Hawaiian instrument that is a member of the guitar family. Campers must supply their own ukulele.

WORLD DRUMMING
Travel around the musical world learning to play songs from Africa to Japan. This percussion ensemble will work on music including drumming, songs and dances.

WORLD OF MUSIC
An exciting course allowing the younger campers to explore various musical activities including rhythmic games, singing, discovery of instruments and more.

 

LARGE MUSICAL ENSEMBLES

These groups will perform in the final concert. Students who will be absent for one week or more, or who will miss the final performance, are not encouraged to participate in large ensembles.

CHOIR
For all students who enjoy singing!

BAND
Designed for students with a minimum of 2 years training on their band instrument. Students with only 1 year may audition to be in the group, but MUST take an instrumental lesson.

ORCHESTRA
Designed as a large ensemble experience for string players with a minimum of 2 years training on their instrument. Students with less than 2 years may audition to be in the group.

DANCE

DANCE EXPLORATION
In this class campers each week will focus on a different style of dance including Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop.  Good for campers who have little dance experience or even those with a few years of studio experience who want to work on all different styles. 

ADVANCED BALLET
The curriculum is based on the form and technique that is learned from the art of ballet. This dance form is taught using proper terminology, classical music and traditional dance steps. Students develop grace, poise, rhythm and the ability to perform with confidence. Campers must have 4+ years of private/studio dance experience.

BEGINNER JAZZ
These high energy classes offer a style that relies heavily on originality and improvisation, while focusing on classic jazz technique. Dancers have the opportunity to mix different styles into the choreography incorporating their own expression. The blend of upbeat music and dance makes this art form worthy of study.  Beginner class is good for those with little dance experience or even a few years of studio experience.

ADVANCED JAZZ
These high energy classes offer a style that relies heavily on originality and improvisation, while focusing on classic jazz technique. Dancers have the opportunity to mix different styles into the choreography incorporating their own expression. The blend of upbeat music and dance makes this art form worthy of study. Campers must have 3+ years of private/studio dance experience.

BEGINNER TAP
This exciting form of dance allows dancers to use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. The focus is on the total body movement, placing emphasis on proper technique while executing the steps. Beginners start with simple steps and then progress to more intricate patterns.

ADVANCED TAP
This exciting form of dance allows dancers to use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. The focus is on the total body movement, placing emphasis on proper technique while executing the steps. Campers must have 3+ years of private/studio dance experience.

HIP HOP
Students are taught specific body isolations which help them execute various moves such as breaking, popping, locking. Improvisation and personal interpretation are essential to hip-hop dancing. All levels.

MODERN DANCE
A style of theatrical dance that was created to be different from the formality of ballet. It favors movements where dancers express their feelings.  All levels.

LYRICAL
This form of dance fuses ballet, modern dance, and jazz. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. Students are taught to convey the emotion of song lyrics. Intense emotional expression of the face and body are necessary to tell a story that evolves along the lines of the song to which lyrical dance is performed. Campers must have 5+ years of private/studio ballet experience.

FOLK DANCE
The opportunity to learn the folk dances of various countries. No experience needed!

 

DRAMA

YOUNG ACTORS WORKSHOP
This is a basic acting course that includes a general introduction to theatre and acting techniques, giving campers the opportunity to perform in front of their peers. Classes will include theater games as well as class exercises in acting fundamentals such as movement and voice.

THEATRE WORKSHOP
Campers in this class will develop acting skills by focusing on the preparation of several theatrical works and/or scenes. This class will focus on script work, character development, movement, and ensemble etiquette.

IMPROV/COMEDY
No script, No problem! Improvisation is the practice of acting, singing, talking and reacting in the moment, without preparation, and it can get pretty silly when you are challenged to be a hard rock band singing about babies. Drew Carey made this type of comedy famous with "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and now it's your turn to give it a try. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of the art of improv as well as comedy basics.

MUSICAL THEATRE
Give your regards to Broadway as you learn to combine singing, dancing and acting.

PUPPETS, MASKS & PERFORMING OBJECTS *NEW*
In this class, students will explore performance through imaginative games utilizing mask work, object theatre, puppetry, and mime.  Storytelling just became more than words!

STREET THEATRE *NEW*
Ever been in awe of the street performers in Quincy Market.  This class will focus mainly on juggling but explore other elements associated with street performers.  In this class students will gain a basic knowledge of juggling by exploring scarf dancing, balance rods, poi spinning, and juggling balls.   Never before has bouncing off the walls looked so good!  

RECREATION

ULTIMATE FUN & GAMES
You’ll play all your favorite games from PE class and learn a bunch of new ones.  Each day of the week will bring a different activity or game and Friday’s is campers choice!  Have a blast with your camp friends.

FITNESS ZONE *New Class*
Try out some of the latest fitness crazes. Meditation Mondays, Dance Workout Wednesdays and Full Throttle Fridays will be just a few of the variety of classes campers will experience.

YOGA
This course gives the students a relaxing break from the art and music classes by providing a chance to learn basic yoga poses & postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, yoga games and more.  

ADVENTURE CHALLENGE
Play team building games to get to know your fellow campers and then practice teamwork to accomplish the challenge you are given that day. Challenges may include obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, and other games.  Be prepared to be creative and exercise your mind as well as your body.

 

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