Early Childhood Arts Education Program with FAA

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UNTIL SUMMER 2021 REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

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Miss Melissa

Miss Kathy

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Miss Doriann

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Early Childhood Visual Arts

EARLY CHILDHOOD VISUAL ART CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!

Instructor: Melissa Sexstella

  • for ages 3-5
  • Outside at FAA!
  • Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • May 12, 19, 26, and June 2
    • (weather make-up June 9) 
      • Class #: VASP2101

Class encourages children to be creative and experiment with a wide variety of engaging art supplies. Little ones, with a caregiver, will draw, paint, and collage their way to discovering the world of art through their own unique creations. Artwork will celebrate the season and showcase their imaginations. Weather make-up day is June 9, 2021.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructors: Melissa Sexstella & Ann Marie Raddell

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays April 12th, 19th, 26th, and May 3rd 

2 sections to choose from: 

  • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in-person at FAA
    • (Class #: MASP2101)
  • 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Live Music Online
    • (Class #: MASP2102)
Nursery Rhyme Time offers uplifting fun! Together with your 2-5 year old, explore nursery rhymes through music and art experiences. Class includes one-half hour of visual art/felt play and one-half hour of music each week. Engaging multi-arts experiences also include preschool readiness skills like counting, shapes and colors. All art supplies are included!

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.All supplies provided.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

Session 1:

  • for ages 2-4 with a caregiver
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
  • From 1/30/2021 to 3/06/2021
    • Class #: VASP2103A

Session 2:

  • for ages 2-4 with a caregiver
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
  • 3/03/2021 to 4/17/2021
    • Class #: VASP2103B
Little ones with a caregiver! Smear, splat, and explore a multitude of art media and experiences.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

Session 1:

  • for ages 4-6
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • 1/20/2021 to 3/06/2021
    • Class #: VASP2104A

Session 2:

  • for ages 4-6
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • 3/13/2021 to 4/17/2021
    • Class #: VASP2104B
Paint, draw, cut, glue, and more fun! Enjoy all types of media as we create everything from a collage to a masterpiece! Parents are welcome to stay.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

Session 1:

  • for ages 2-4 with a caregiver
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
  • From 1/30/2021 to 3/06/2021
    • Class #: VASP2103A

Session 2:

  • for ages 2-4 with a caregiver
  • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. 
  • 3/03/2021 to 4/17/2021
    • Class #: VASP2103B
Little ones with a caregiver! Smear, splat, and explore a multitude of art media and experiences.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor: Kathy Mercer

Session 1:

  • for ages 4-6
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • 1/20/2021 to 3/06/2021
    • Class #: VASP2104A

Session 2:

  • for ages 4-6
  • Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • 3/13/2021 to 4/17/2021
    • Class #: VASP2104B
Paint, draw, cut, glue, and more fun! Enjoy all types of media as we create everything from a collage to a masterpiece! Parents are welcome to stay.

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Early Childhood Music

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!
  • Instructor: Ann Marie Raddell
  • for students birth to age 5
  • Thursdays March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

3 sections to choose from: 

  • 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in person at FAA 
    • (Class #: MSP2101A) 
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in-person at FAA
    • (Class #: MSP2102B) 
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Live Online
    • (Class #: MSP2102A) 

Designed for young children of ALL abilities! Bounce, wiggle, sing and have fun with your munchkin. This class engages you and your child in singing, playing, instruments, and movement experiences while encouraging bonding, stimulating the senses, promoting learning and creating opportunities for socialization.

  • Instructor: Ann Marie Raddell
  • for students birth to age 5
  • Thursdays: May 13, May 20, May 27, and June 3

3 sections to choose from: 

  • 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in person at FAA 
    • (Class #: MSP2101C) 
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in-person at FAA
    • (Class #: MSP2101D) 
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Live Online
    • (Class #: MSP2102B) 

Instructors: Melissa Sexstella & Ann Marie Raddell

  • for ages 2-5 with caregiver
  • Mondays April 12th, 19th, 26th, and May 3rd 

2 sections to choose from: 

  • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in-person at FAA
    • (Class #: MASP2101)
  • 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Live Music Online
    • (Class #: MASP2102)

Nursery Rhyme Time offers uplifting fun. Together with your 2-5 year old, explore nursery rhymes through music and art experiences. Class includes one-half hour of visual art/felt play and one-half hour of music each week. Engaging multi-arts experiences also include preschool readiness skills like counting, shapes and colors. All art supplies are included!

Due to COVID-19, an additional $5 supply fee is included to cover the cost of materials.

Early Childhood Dance

EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!
Instructors: Lisa Marie French & Beatrice Parker
  • For ages 3-5
    • Tuesdays (French) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
      • From January 26th to June 1st, 2021
      • Class #: DSP2101A or DSP2101A-OL (online)
    • Thursdays (French): from 4:30 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.
      • From January 28th to June 3rd, 2021
      • Class #: DSP2101B or DSP2101B-OL (online)
    • Saturdays (Parker): from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
      • From January 30th to June 5th, 2021
      • Class #: DSP20101C or DSP20101C-OL (online)

This class is for beginning dance students who want to enjoy the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap. No previous training required.

Instructors: Lisa-Marie French & Beatrice Parker
  • For ages 4-7
    • Thursdays (French): from 5:25 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.
      • From January 28th to June 3rd, 2021
      • Class #: DSP2102A
    • Fridays (Parker): from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
      • From January 29th to June 4th, 2021
      • Class #:DSP2102B
    • Saturdays (Parker): from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
      • From January 30th to June 5th, 2021
      • Class #: DSP2102C
This class is for intermediate dance students who want to have fun building on their ballet and tap skills. Previous training required.

Early Childhood Theatre

EARLY CHILDHOOD THEATRE CLASSES

A place where children develop their creative skills while beginning their creative passion!
Instructor: Doriann D’Apice
  • for ages 3-5 
    • Mondays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
      • From June 14th to July 26th, 2021
      • Registrations open on March 22nd

We’re off to see the Wizard! Join Dorothy and all your friends from over the rainbow in this fantastic class. You’ll learn the basics of vocal projection, character building, stage direction and blocking as you go on adventures with your friends to follow the yellow brick road! Your family and friends will be amazed with your brains, heart and courage when we perform for Sharing Day during final class!

Instructor: David Malinowski
  • for ages 3-5 
  • Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • From 1/27/2021-5/19/2021
    • Class #: TSP2101A

Oh the places your beginning theatre student will go in this class. Using the zany, colorful, and wild stories of Dr. Seuss, your young story teller will learn all about theatre and stage presence. The focus of this class is on the basic theatre techniques of volume, diction, emotions, character development, and building relationships. This class culminates in a Sharing Day for family friends on the last day of class.

Instructor: Doriann D’Apice 
  • for ages 3-5
  • Saturdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • From 1/30/2021 – 5/22/2021
    • Class #: TSP2101B

Ignite your child’s imagination and introduce your young actor or actress to the world of theatre through silly stories and songs. Children will act out each book and sing songs from “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” A perfect introduction to the art of theatre! Class culminates with a Sharing Day for family and friends on the last day of class.