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:
Foreground, Middle Ground, Background: Landscape Painting
Checkmate
Nature Arts
Gaga
Block B:
Expressive Portrait Painters
No Bake Baking
Sports Combine
Mystery Magic
Block C:
Collaborative Mural Makers
One Minute Movie
Basketball
Paper Printmaking
Session 2: July 8th- July 19th
Block A:
Intermediate Chess
Studio Sessions
Karate
Collage Zines
Block B:
Karaoke!
Tie-Dye Palooza
Turn Out the Lights
Block C:
DIY Projects
Mask Making
Just Dance: Live
Volleyball
Session 3: July 22- August 2nd
Block A:
Eco-Art
Campers vs. Counselors
Sew It
Block B:
People Find Challenge
Checkmate
Capture the Flag
Hip-Hop Ya Don't Stop
Block C:
LREI Summer Olympics
Basketball
DIY Projects
Wire Zoo

Session 1

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Nature Arts (Vanessa Uribe) Let’s learn, connect, and grow with nature! In this class we will explore the natural world, use it in our work, and find inspiration in nature! Whether we are drawing, painting, or sculpting something inspired by nature, or using nature’s abundant materials in our art, students will learn empathy and connection to nature through their art. We will make our own nature notebooks to draw the world around us, gather our own materials (i.e. stones, twigs, and leaves) to make art with, and find a greater connection to and appreciation for nature through our art! 

Foreground, Middle Ground, Background: Landscape Painters (Matt Mahler) Artists have been painting pictures of their environment for hundreds of years. Use reference images or transform your own photo into a landscape painting on canvas board. Campers will learn the basic structure of landscape painting and various strategies to create an exciting composition.

Checkmate (David Rigo) This 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.

Gaga (Woobens Celony) Get ready to play Gaga! This old school ball game is beloved by all and has influenced camp deeply throughout the years. Get ready to slap, jump, dodge, and dive your way to glory!

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Block B: 1:30-2:30

Expressive Portrait Painters (Matt Mahler) Before selfies, artists had to look in the mirror to paint their own portraits. Explore basic portrait techniques as you make your own expressive self portrait painting using acrylic paint on canvas board. Learn proportions, and how to use color, highlights and shadows that give your painting character and bring it to life!

No Bake Baking (David Rigo) Welcome to the no bake kitchen! Campers will work together to create yummy treats without any baking needed. We will make no bake cookies, icebox cake, no bake cheesecake, and more! We will also do some blindfolded taste testing, and play “Guess The Ingredients!

Sports Combine (James Miner) There are so many fun ways to develop the skills we use in our favorite sports. In “The Combine” campers will learn and strengthen skills through non-traditional challenges. Do you love football? We’ll practice footwork through ladders and over hurdles before diving into the end zone, getting up, and showing off our best touchdown dances! Love basketball? We’ll practice spinning like a Globetrotter, play some PacMan knockout, and even work on our slam dunks! You choose the sport, we’ll build The Combine.

Mystery Magic! (Eric Royo) Poof! The mystery of magic. Is it real? Is it a trick? Learn how to amaze your friends and family with magic tricks that will leave their jaws dropping. In this class, you will learn card tricks, coin tricks, and how to make things disappear! At the end of the session we will put on a magic show for our fellow campers that will be sure to dazzle, mesmerize, and impress everyone!

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Block C: 2:30-3:30

Collaborative Mural Makers (Matt Mahler) Work together with all of your friends to paint new and exciting murals that transform our camp! This class is designed to help campers communicate their ideas and put them into action while making large scaled art works for specific spaces around the building. Experiment with new techniques and create exciting artworks based on camper generated ideas. Come and paint with us!

Basketball (Danny Tom) Free throw your way to fame! In this Basketball class, campers will sharpen their skills through a variety of drills and games that focus on teamwork and personal development. Young b-ballers will learn how to master offense, defense, shooting and game fundamentals.

Paper Printmaking (Andy Webber) We will use thick paper and found materials, like bubble wrap and cardboard, to create collagraph prints. Each camper will create a composition and develop it from background to foreground in order to make a printing plate with multiple levels and intricate details. Campers will practice design and problem solving to make a print edition.

One Minute Movie (Kamillah Aklaff) Making a movie is a long and collaborative process that we will seek to accomplish in just a few days! Through analyzing short films and filming the world around us, we will learn some fundamentals of filmmaking. We will shoot and edit using basic equipment, including what is available on cell phones. Campers will have the challenge of completing at least one movie that lasts just 1-minute long!

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Session 2

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Intermediate Chess (David Rigo) In this class students will get 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.

Studio Sessions (Eric Royo) The art of making digital music is right at your fingertips. In this digital performing arts class you learn to create beats, record songs, and combine visual stories to make your music come alive. Producers, singers, rappers, musicians, and engineers welcome. No experience? No problem! With user-friendly software and a quick tutorial, you’ll be making the hottest jams in no time!

Karate (Vinnie Barile) An introduction to the basic moves and ideas of Karate. Activities will focus on building strength, flexibility, coordination, and spatial awareness.

Collage Zines (Rebecca Saltman) Artists will choose a theme, then search through found materials – old catalogs and magazines – to create a playfully designed zine inspired by the zines of the 90s punk world. To get started, we will work on a single-page collage inspired by famous collage artists, then transition to our independent pieces. Campers who enjoy looking for details, creating stories, and designing books will enjoy working in this class. 

Gaga (Woobens Celony) Get ready to play Gaga! This old school ball game is beloved by all and has influenced camp deeply throughout the years. Get ready to slap, jump, dodge, and dive your way to glory!

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Session 2

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Karaoke (Rebecca Saltzman) Do you love to sing and perform? Campers will make a list of favorites and suggestions of songs they would like to perform. With costumes, choreography, and an emphasis on having fun, we will sing our hearts out to music new and old.  For the last class, we will open our doors to camp friends who will be our audience, and hopefully join in!

Tie-Dye Palooza (Avery Kutis) Using every color under the sun, and every material we can think of, we will create our own tie-dye masterpieces for campers to wear and/or take home! At the end of the session, we will all work together on one giant tie-dye tapestry. Campers will practice design, creativity, and collaboration. In the final class, our group tapestry will be on display for the whole camp to enjoy. 

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

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Session 2

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

DIY Projects (Vanessa Uribe) Put the FUN in FUNctional by designing, creating, and crafting your own projects! Campers will be empowered to think outside the box, get creative, and upcycle old items. We will make our own projects from everyday products, everything from games to planters to candles. In DIY we can do it all!

Mask Making (Andy Webber) Transform your appearance and create an outrageous character with mask making! We will start with a gauze layer of each camper’s face and use sculptamold, paint, and an array of materials to stretch our imaginations. Campers will practice their 3D modeling skills to create striking masks!

Just Dance: Live (Kamillah Aklaff) Just Dance is a series of online dance videos that pairs popular songs with simulated dance choreography. In our class, campers will learn and practice a variety of steps from modern dance styles. Using campers’ favorite songs, we will create a sequence of movements that we can do together. Our choreography will be filmed, so that students can share their work while encouraging others to dance along.

Volleyball (Danny Tom) In this volleyball class we will focus on all the fundamental skills (passing, setting, serving, hitting), along with terminology, and the rules and structure of the game. Let’s have some fun!

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Session 3

 

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Eco-Art (Vanessa Uribe) In this class we will use sustainable, recycled, or natural materials to make our art, bring awareness to our environment, and appreciate the natural world. The goal of eco-art is to preserve the environment, rebuild our ecosystems, advocate for climate justice, and practice sustainability through art! We will learn the tools to empower ourselves and others toward a more sustainable future. 

Campers and Counselors (James Miner) There is strength in numbers and the numbers are on your side, BUT counselors do not like to lose! So campers, now is your chance to take on some of your own counselors in a variety of team based games (Gaga, Bounce Out, Butts-Up, 4-Square, Dodgeball). At the end of each week campers will run “The Behemoth,” a lengthy obstacle course with several counselors trying to impede their progress.

Sew It! (Andrea Messaoud) Have you ever wanted to sew something? A bag, a giant pillow, or even a stuffy to hug? If so, then this is the class for you! Campers will learn how to sew bookmarks, bags, pillows, or anything they can think of. They will choose their own yarn and draw out their own ideas before getting started on each project. At the end of the session we will hold a sewing exhibit of all works completed during the session. The possibilities are endless! If you can think it, then you can sew it!

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Session 3

 

Block B: 1:30-2:30

People Find Challenge (Rebecca Saltzman) Where are the best hiding spots in camp? Campers will work together to make their own guidelines for the Summers at LREI favorite – People Find! We will use the building as our play space for this high energy hide and seek game.  Additionally, we will switch it up a bit each day – altering our call and response signals, the amount of people you seek with, and the places that are available to hide and seek in. It’s going to be a great time!

Checkmate (David Rigo) This 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.

Capture the Flag (Woobens Celony) Defend your Flag! Outsmart the enemy! Seize your moment!! This classic game comes in all shapes and sizes, but determination will always be the key to success! Get ready to run!

Hip-hop, Ya Don’t Stop (Eric Royo) Hip hop started in the Bronx. In this class you’ll learn a little about the history and origins of the culture, and then become immersed in it. We’ll explore the elements that originally made up the culture – deejaying, graffiti, rapping and break dancing. We’ll create beats, mix music, make graffiti murals, and have break dance battles, all so you can feel what hip hop is all about. So throw ya hands in the air and wave em like you just don’t care!

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Session 3

 

Block C: 2:30-3:30

LREI Summer Olympics (Shelby Pirtle) The 2020 Summer Camp Olympics are upon us, and we are bringing all the fun and adventure to NYC! With a focus on teamwork and sportspersonship, campers will create their own make-believe countries, and compete in events to take home the gold! We will have various sports games, Minute To Win It style games, and finish the session with a grand closing ceremony. Which country will take home the gold? 

Basketball (Danny Tom) Free throw your way to fame! In this Basketball class, campers will sharpen their skills through a variety of drills and games that focus on teamwork and personal development. Young b-ballers will learn how to master offense, defense, shooting and game fundamentals.

DIY Projects (Vanessa Uribe) Put the FUN in FUNctional by designing, creating, and crafting your own projects! Campers will be empowered to think outside the box, get creative, and upcycle old items. We will make our own projects from everyday products, everything from games to planters to candles. In DIY we can do it all!

Wire Zoo (Andy Webber) Can you create a 3D image using lines like in contour drawing? We’ll look at the wire sculptures of Alexander Calder and create our own animal sculptures with wire. The goal is to explore how you can use a simple material like wire to create an eye-popping sculpture. Campers will use 2D and 3D art-making, and collaboration to create an animal sculpture zoo.

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