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Afternoons @Ross Presents Winter Classes for Kids

Make these quiet, winter days more exciting with Ross School’s fun, new classes for students ages 5 and up in Afternoons @Ross.

 

Make these quiet, winter days more exciting with Ross School’s fun, new classes for students ages 5 and up in Afternoons @Ross. Under the guidance of Ross faculty and local professionals, students can take courses in art, farm care, music, performance, athletics, and tennis. Classes start on January 12, 2013 and meet in the afternoon or on Saturdays. Please check listings for specific location. Ross membership is required to participate in programs. To sign up, or for more information, please email communityprograms@ross.org or call 631-907-5555. Please visit www.ross.org/afternoons

Altered Book
Young artists and writers love this altered book workshop, in which they create their own book by recycling an old book and filling its pages with illustrated journal entries each week. This is a cumulative experience. Artists use a variety of media and explore themes of conveying information about oneself through art. Children may wish to come to class with some photographs or copies of pictures to include in their work as well as small objects or memorabilia. Books are provided, but students may bring an old book that has special significance if they would like to.

Grades K–5
Tuesdays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12; $150 


Art: Fiber Fusion 
Explore the magic of fiber. Students experiment with wool using various felting techniques, painting on fabrics, hand dyeing and painting on silk, creating soft sculptures, weaving, making fabric books, and more. 

Grades K–5
Thursdays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14; $150


Art: Meet the Masters 
Meet a different master artist each week. As students explore contributions to the world of art, they are inspired to create works in a variety of media: cubist portraits in the style of Picasso, seascapes in the style of Homer, or animals in the style of Durer.

Grades K–5
Mondays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11; $150 


Clay: Form and Function 
Create unique clay masterpieces. Students pinch, roll, and create new forms working with clay. Projects incorporate clay, sculpture, drawing, and painting, with an additional focus on learning the materials and systems that help each child realize his or her own artistic style. 

Grades K–5
Wednesdays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13; $150

Comic Book Creation
Come get started on your own comic project. In this workshop, we discuss a few aspects of the process of developing comic art. Students also explore the essential mechanics of comics and graphic storytelling through discussion and creative exercises.  

Grades 3–5
Mondays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11; $180

Gymnastics
Combining endurance, flexibility, and coordination, gymnastics is an excellent way to stay fit and build self-esteem. With a focus on basic gymnastic techniques and movements, this class broadens the student’s physical and mental knowledge of the gymnastic arts. The coaches are friendly and experienced, and strive to provide excellent gymnastic instruction. 

Grades K–5
Saturdays, 11am–12:15pm, at the LS Fieldhouse
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9; $180

Hip-Hop and World Dance
This class is a fun, fast-paced, energetic class suitable for boys and girls. Students learn a complete warm-up technique, strengthen and stretch their bodies, learn up-to-date choreography, and develop their musicality. 

Grades K–2
Mondays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11; $150

Grades 3–5
Wednesdays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13; $150

Horseback Riding
This program for beginners teaches proper riding skills and exposes students to many other fun responsibilities associated with horsemanship. Grooming, horse care, and tacking up are all part of our program. We hope to instill in our riders good sportsmanship qualities and a healthy respect for the ponies and each other, while maintaining a safe and fun environment. Ross School will provide transportation to the Rose Hill Farms at 2035 Scuttle Hole Rd., Bridgehampton, NY, and students may be picked up from there at 4:30. Space is limited, and slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Group 1:
Grades K–5
Mondays, 3:20–4:30pm
January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11; $425

Group 2:
Grades K–5
Fridays, 3:20–4:30pm
January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15; $425

Ice Skating
At the Buckskill Winter Club, the only refrigerated, NHL regulation–sized ice rink in the Hamptons, students will enjoy supervised skating time on the ice. Some skating experience preferred, please. Ross School will provide transportation to the Buckskill Winter Club at 178 Buckskill Road, East Hampton, NY, and students may be picked up from there at 4:30.

Grades K–5
Fridays, 3:20–4:30pm
January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15; $180

Newspaper
Learn how a newspaper is created. Students act as editors and journalists, conducting interviews, writing articles, and coming up with their very own columns in an official Ross Lower School Newspaper.

Grades K–5
Wednesdays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13; $150

Theater Arts: Introduction
Learn the art of dramatic storytelling through improvisation, theater games, music, and movement. Students participate in all facets of stage work and learn dramatic collaboration.

Grades K–1
Tuesdays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12; $150 

Theater Arts: Advanced
Become immersed in the collaborative process of creating a play. From auditions through rehearsals and performance, students participate as a company of actors whose focus is to present a staged production at the end of the session. Both technical and creative aspects of theater are covered.

Grades 2–5
Thursdays, 3:20–4:50pm
January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14; $210

Ultimate Pottery Experience 
Students explore multiple hand-forming clay techniques and spend time learning to create on the pottery wheel with individualized attention from the instructors. 

Grades K–5
Fridays, 3:20–4:20pm
January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15; $180

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