Tens-Twelves Choice Classes

Tens-Twelves Choice Class Season Overview

Choice Classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for an hour.

Session 1: June 24th- July 3rd
Block A:
Turn Out the Lights!
Improv City
Zumba Beats
Blind Contour
Block B:
Intermediate Chess
Obstacle Course
Basketball
Style it Up!
Block C:
Get Up to Get Down
Basketball
Book Binding
Cardboard Creations
Session 2: July 8th- July 19th
Block A:
Cardboard Creations
Studio Sessions
Intermediate Chess
Still Life
Basketball
Block B:
Checkmate
Soccer Skills
Cityscapes NYC
Basketball
Block C:
Little Red Unplugged
Basketball
Ultimate Frisbee
Dream Zines
Session 3: July 22- August 2nd
Block A:
Clay Mask Making
Intermediate Chess
Zumba Beats
Quidditch
Block B:
Introduction to Stage Acting
Basketball
Comic Creation
Block C:
Mixed Media Self-Portrait Posters
Checkmate
Ultimate Frisbee
Basketball

Session 1

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Turn Out the Lights! (James Miner) Why do we all like playing in the dark? Because often being a little scared can lead to a lot of fun! Campers will challenge themselves to use their remaining four senses to play traditional “camp games” (e.g. gaga, tag games, museum). Prior to games, campers will also be invited to explore one of their remaining senses (smell, hearing, taste and touch). Join me…if you dare!

Improv City (Nora Woolley) Discover the fun of spontaneous theater as you delight in a variety of improvisation-based theater games that encourage ensemble, imagination, storytelling, rule-making/rule-breaking and healthy risk taking (that rhymes!). What is it like to flex your comedian, dramatic, maestro, animal magnetic selves in one class? How about in one exercise? Enter a ton of different worlds, even put on an entire play at the drop of a hat, and learn what it is like to say “yes and” while committing to all of the wonderful sides of yourself.

Zumba Beats (Gabrielle Meadows) Get movin’ and groovin’ to the Zumba beat. This class is a rocking, high-energy dance party packed with specially choreographed routines and all the music campers love. Campers will have a chance to create their own routines and on the final day, they’ll host a Zumba class for other campers to participate in!

Blind Contour! (Kevin Farrant) Enjoy drawing but get too focused on every tiny detail before you’ve even finished? Blind contour drawing means that artists don’t look at what they’re drawing while they’re drawing and instead, completely focus on their subject matter. There’s no peaking at the work until they’ve finished! Campers will be introduced to this unique technique and practice by drawing still life objects and even each other. Campers will learn to freely draw without judgement and find that what they’ve created are beautiful, intriguing and unique works of art.

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Session 1

Block B: 1:30-2:30



Intermediate Chess (David Rigo) In this chess class students will have a refresher on the rules and fundamentals of chess and be introduced to basic chess tactics and endgames. This is a great class for students who know how the pieces move, but might want a little review.

Obstacle Course (Dane Aska) Are you ready for a challenge?  Work together as a team to participate in relay races, navigate a series of obstacles as you attempt to complete the course!  We’ll focus on strategy, collaboration, and sportsmanship as the keys to success.

Basketball (Danny Tom) Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot a basketball! If you already have experience in basketball this is a good class for you too because it will be a fun way to practice the skills that make basketball more fun to play! We will practice basketball skills with fun drills and games that will keep our bodies moving and our brains engaged!

Style it Up! (Kevin Farrant) Do you have an old pair of jeans that you want to spruce up or an old T-Shirt that you want to make new again? Then you’re in the right class. Be ready to re-define your style by adding your own artistic touch to old jeans, t-shirts, shoes, sweatshirts and more!  Every piece you make will be fully customized to your personal taste. We will have a variety of materials at your fingertips or you can bring your own. Create pieces that boldy express your unique personal style!

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Session 1

Block C: 2:30-3:30



Get Up to Get Down (Danielle Staropoli) Dance, dance, dance! This class will explore a variety of dance techniques, including: flexions and extensions, limb rotations, stretch, swings, bends and twists, plus control in balance (two feet, one foot, other body points). We will use our new techniques to collaborate in improvisations, while inventing original movements in response to music, images, words and ideas.

Basketball (Josh Antoine) Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot a basketball! If you already have experience in basketball, this is a good class for you too because it will be a fun way to practice the skills that make basketball more fun to play! We will practice basketball skills with fun drills and games that will keep our bodies moving and our brains engaged!

Book Binding (Victoria Vreeland) Book binding is a centuries-old tradition that has, over time, transformed and evolved into the books we love today!  Campers will learn this time-honored craft as they create their own handmade journals. They’ll fold and sew the pages, create the boards that will become the covers, and design and customize their cover artwork.  Campers will come away from this choice class with the basic understanding of how to bind a book, as well as a new appreciation for this age old craft.

Cardboard Creations (Matthew Mahler) Cardboard is a super accessible and multi-purpose material with tons of potential when it comes to creating art works. Young artists can expect to master the basic skills of joining, folding and scoring it while on the journey towards making their own creations. There are no limitations in this choice class. If you can imagine it, you can create it!

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Session 2

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Cardboard Creations (Matthew Mahler) Cardboard is a super accessible and multi-purpose material with tons of potential when it comes to creating art works. Young artists can expect to master the basic skills of joining, folding and scoring it while on the journey towards making their own creations. There are no limitations in this choice class. If you can imagine it, you can create it!

Studio Sessions (Eric Royo) In this digital performing arts class you will learn to create beats, record songs, and produce visual stories to make your music come alive. The art of making digital music is at your fingertips. Producers, singers, rappers, musicians, and engineers welcome. No experience making music? Not a problem. With user friendly software and quick tutorial, you’ll be making the hottest jams in no time!

Intermediate Chess (David Rigo) In this class students will have a refresher on the rules and fundamentals of chess and be introduced to basic chess tactics and endgames. This is a great class for students who know how the pieces move, but might want a little review.

Still Life (Kevin Farrant) Calling all artists!  Still life drawing is a wonderful opportunity for artists of all genres to practice fundamental drawing skills of shapes and forms.  Each day the art room will be setup with a variety of materials, including dramatic lighting and viewfinders to offer campers inspiration for their drawings.  They’ll use pencil, charcoal, and watercolors to create their still life piece.

Basketball (Danny Tom) Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot a basketball! If you already have experience in basketball this is a good class for you too because it will be a fun way to practice the skills that make basketball more fun to play! We will practice basketball skills with fun drills and games that will keep our bodies moving and our brains engaged!

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Session 2

Block B: 1:30-2:30



Checkmate (David Rigo) This chess class will focus on checkmate patterns, and solidifying the concepts of check and checkmate. This is a good class for students who are comfortable with rules of chess.

Soccer Skills (Dane Aska) Learn the basic techniques of soccer, focusing on footwork basics such as one touch pass and kick and go. Campers will learn how to take penalty shots, dribble around cones, and scoring with or without goalies. We will learn basic fundamentals of the game and even have a go at playing a soccer match.

Cityscapes NYC (Kevin Farrant) Let’s explore the city around us through the lens of an artist! Campers will draw inspiration from artist Stephen Wiltshire who has spent his life drawing cityscapes entirely from memory. After practicing some sketching inside the classroom, campers will take a walking tour of the neighborhood in order to draw like Stephen– outside in the world making preliminary sketches, which will later inform a larger drawing of a portion of the city we inhabit.

Basketball (Danny Tom) Meet us on the court, where we will hone our passing, shooting and dribbling skills.  After practicing the basics, we will try out some game play, while developing good sportsmanship and teamwork strategies.  We will also make time for fun basketball games like Knock Out, Horse and others!

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Session 2

Block C: 2:30-3:30



Little Red Unplugged (Tara McLaughlin) In this class, campers/songwriters will listen to a variety of songs from various cultures, time periods, genres and styles. We will learn about basic songwriting and different techniques. Working with partners, we will create melodies and words that can be put together into a beautiful piece of music! Everyone will have their own special song-writing notebook to create their masterpieces. Campers will explore expression through music and have the opportunity to complete and perform one full song at the end of the session for a Little Red Unplugged Show!

Basketball (Josh Antoine) Meet us on the court, where we will hone our passing, shooting and dribbling skills.  After practicing the basics, we will try out some game play while continuing to develop good sportsmanship and teamwork strategies.  We will also make time for fun basketball games like Knock Out, Horse and others!

Ultimate Frisbee (Jake Tiner) Campers will learn the basics of frisbee before applying them to an awesome game: Ultimate Frisbee! A mix of basketball and American football but using a frisbee instead, Ultimate Frisbee is a great way to get some exercise while learning the importance of teamwork and having fun. Classes will begin with stretching and warm up exercises before moving on to scrimmages.

Dream Zines (Kevin Farrant) Tap into your imagination to create a story of your wildest dreams!  The sky’s the limit in this class! Join us to create a zine (a mini comic) to tell your own tale about anything you’d like! Discover ways to creatively plan, sketch, and outline how your story will unfold.  Practice folding, collaging, and drawing techniques to complete your very own creative dream zine.

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Session 3

Block A: 9:30-10:30



Clay Mask Making (Kevin Farrant) Clay masks have been created throughout history in civilizations all over the world for many purposes, such as storytelling. Campers will learn how to design a mask form from clay, making sure to think about scale, texture, shape, and facial features. We’ll look at some ancient civilizations and the masks they created in order to help inform our own stylistic approach as we forge a clay mask of our own.

Intermediate Chess (David Rigo) In this class students will have a refresher on the rules and fundamentals of chess and be introduced to basic chess tactics and endgames. This is a great class for students who know how the pieces move, but might want a little review.

Zumba Beats (Gabrielle Meadows) Get movin’ and groovin’ to the Zumba beat. This class is a rocking, high-energy dance party packed with specially choreographed routines and all the music campers love. Campers will have a chance to create their own routines and on the final day, we will be hosting a Zumba class for other campers to participate in!

Quidditch (James Miner) Welcome to the fantastical game of Quidditch, founded by The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Players will be organized into houses (or teams), and work together to set up the playing field and positions. All players will get the opportunity to be Chasers, Bludgers, Seekers, and the ever elusive Snitch! The beginning of class will cover the rules of Quidditch and give players time to warm up and hone their skills. Bring your teamwork, strategy, sportsmanship, and imagination!

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Session 3

Block B: 1:30-2:30



Introduction to Stage Acting (Dane Aska) Ever dream of performing on stage but not quite sure where to start? Campers will be introduced to some of the basics of stage acting. They’ll discover how to and what it’s like to work both independently, as well as part of an ensemble. Using a variety of warm up games and exercises, campers will begin to tap into their imagination as they become more comfortable taking center stage. Learn some of the tricks of the trade while having nonstop fun!

Basketball (Danny Tom) Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot a basketball! If you already have experience in basketball this is a good class for you too, because it’s a fun way to practice the skills that make basketball more fun to play! We will practice basketball skills with fun drills and games that will keep our bodies moving and our brains engaged!

Comic Creation (Andy Hunter) This class will focus on the creative process of creating a comic book from concept to realization. Campers will illustrate, write, and format their very own comic book! We’ll work on character creation and development, plot, and everything they hope their original comic to become.

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Session 3

Block C: 2:30-3:30



Mixed Media Self-Portrait Posters (Kevin Farrant) By examining self-portraits of famous artists throughout history, we’ll learn about the proportions of the human face as we practice drawing our own self-portraits. Campers will be introduced to both hand drawn and collage techniques in order to achieve a unique composition for their own portrait posters. We’ll practice cutting, glueing, drawing and tearing, and consider the question: “How do I want to be seen?”

Checkmate (David Rigo) This chess class will focus on checkmate patterns, and solidifying the concepts of check and checkmate. This is a good class for students who are comfortable with rules of chess.

Ultimate Frisbee (Jake Tiner)  Students will learn the basics of frisbee before applying them to an awesome game: Ultimate Frisbee! A mix of basketball and American football but using a frisbee instead, Ultimate Frisbee is a great way to get some exercise while learning the importance of teamwork and having fun. Classes will begin with stretching and warm up exercises before moving on to scrimmages.

Basketball (Josh Antoine) Meet us on the court, where we will hone our passing, shooting and dribbling skills.  After practicing the basics, we will try out some game play while continuing to develop good sportsmanship and teamwork strategies.  We will also make time for fun basketball games like Knock Out, Horse and others

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