Hobbyhorse Fall 2019 Workshops

Houses From Around the World

Fridays

Robot Crafting

Tuesdays 

The Art of Flowers

Mondays

Hogwarts Academy

Tuesdays

Fox and Sleeping Bag

Thursdays 

Magic Pencil

Mondays

Science Crafts

Thursdays

The fall session will begin on September 23 and end on December 19. Enrollment is limited, and we urge you to register promptly. 

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Mondays

Monday workshops will meet for 11 sessions (Après Hobbyhorse additional $385) on the following dates:

September 23
October 7, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25
December 2, 9, 16

THE ART OF FLOWERS

Maria Mergal
Classes I–III (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $715

Interested in both botany and art? In this class, you will get to combine both fields to create plant-themed art projects such as pressed flower bookmarks, macramé plant hangers, and your own personalized pots. In each session, we will also plant different herbs, vegetables, and flowers, some of which you will be able to take home! Come join as we plant and paint all your favorite autumnal flowers!

MAGIC PENCIL

Joanna Roach
Classes K–II (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $715

Learn how to draw the fun way using shapes. Ovals, circles, squares, and many more will help you to draw anything you want. Each student will choose a favorite subject (animal, place, activity) and will lead the class in composition and location. We will learn shading, special strokes, and perspective as we create our masterpieces! Let’s make magic with our pencils.

ROALD DAHL ON STAGE

Child’s Play NY
Classes III–V (limited to 10)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $605

Join us as we explore the wild and wondrous worlds of our favorite children’s author! We rehearse scenes from James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, and Matilda and delve into acting technique, comedic timing, and character development. Song and spoken-word poetry also by Dahl will augment our rehearsal process. Class culminates in a final showcase.

TENNIS - CLASS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED

Ron Prosper Tennis
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:15 p.m.
Tuition: $935

Students will have one hour of tennis at either the Central Park courts or the St. Bernard’s gym. Mr. Prosper will provide tennis instruction following the USTA short-court curriculum for younger players. Students should have their own tennis rackets. The children will be picked up at Nightingale and brought back to school for a 5:15 p.m. dismissal.

Tuesdays

Tuesday workshops will meet for 11 sessions (Après Hobbyhorse additional $385) on the following dates:

September 24
October 1, 8, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10, 17

BROADWAY DANCE

Curated Care
Classes K–IV (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $715

Expose your young performer to the physicality, the storytelling and the fun of Broadway dance. We'll explore a variety of Broadway styles and provide both an informative and creative outlet for dancers to learn and grow. While building strong dance technique, spatial awareness, flexibility and strength, dancers will study musical theater history and dance vocabulary. We'll also learn original Broadway choreography from a number of musicals and explore performances both contemporary and classic.

CREATIVE COOKS

Joel Hinds-Ortiz
Classes K–IV (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $715

Young chefs, tempt your taste buds with fresh seasonal ingredients. Students will practice mixing and measuring techniques while learning to use various kitchen tools. Every class includes new recipes, fun culinary ideas, and tasty treats—this is a delicious way to end the school day!

HOGWARTS ACADEMY

Jamie Borowicz
Classes III–IV (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $715

Do you dream about receiving a letter from Hogwarts on your 11th birthday? Get a head start on your wizarding education in this spell-binding course! After being sorted into houses, students will learn to make their own wands, design magical jewelry, mix perfect potions, and much more. Students will leave this course prepared to enter the wizarding world!

ROBOT CRAFTING - CLASS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED

Brooklyn Robot Foundry
Classes K–II (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m
Tuition: $715

Your child will have a great time building their very own robotic creations. From cars, to hoverboards, to robotic instruments and more these classes are fun and educational! These sessions will introduce children to the fun of engineering and over the course of the term provide them with a comprehensive knowledge on circuitry and building. These sessions will begin with basic circuits using LEDs and graduate to using linkages, parallel circuits and interactions between a variety of engineering components. Each session will start with a lesson on new and exciting engineering concepts related to that week’s project. Your child will build, design, and keep their very own creation!

Wednesdays

Wednesday workshops will meet for 11 sessions (Après Hobbyhorse additional $385) on the following dates:

September 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
December 4, 11, 18

CHESS

Top Level Chess
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $660

Come join this fun workshop—no previous knowledge of chess is necessary! From the beginning you will learn the moves, principles, strategies, and tactics of casual chess play and serious competition. This workshop extends beyond the activity to underscore the art of logical reasoning more broadly. Students emerging from this workshop will become good problem solvers and naturally develop a tough-minded confidence that will stay with them throughout their lives.

FASHION TECH

Thunder Lily
Classes III–V (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $605

Discover how to be a fashion designer and an engineer by making your own wearable technology. Taught by fashion-tech company ThunderLily.com, students learn how to create clothes to change our world. This term we will use our imaginations to design and sew a jacket customized with a working electrical circuit that will light up. We will explore the fundamentals of sewable electrical circuits, students will learn how to use conductive thread, LEDs, coin cell batteries and sewable battery holders to make their circuits and send a luminous message to the world. Girls will design, sew, and engineer their way to a piece of wearable technology.

LACROSSE

Kids in Sports
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:15 p.m.
Tuition: $770

The fastest game on two feet comes to Nightingale! We will be cradling, passing, and shooting our way through the fall season! Techniques and activities include learning the fundamentals of lacrosse, as well as cooperative skills that will take students beyond the game and the field. Each child must have her own stick, goggles, and mouthguards. Students will be picked up from Nightingale and depending on weather, travel to Central Park or an indoor location at Nightingale. They will return to school in time for a 5:15 p.m. dismissal.

THE WIZARD OF OZ! MUSICAL THEATER

DramaZone
Classes K–III (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $605

Come join Dorothy, Scarecrow and the gang in this exciting production class of excerpts from The Wizard of Oz! Group numbers are emphasized. No experience necessary, but all talents are welcome! Classes include dancing with appropriate choreography, memorization of a script, and singing instruction with breath support with an emphasis on projection. Theater and dance games make this a well-rounded class. This class culminates in a show for friends and family!

Thursdays

Thursday workshops will meet for 12 sessions (Après Hobbyhorse additional $420) on the following dates: 

September 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
December 5, 12, 19

FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP

Creative Stage
Classes  II–IV (minimum of 5)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $780

In Filmmakers Workshop, students will be introduced to all stages of the filmmaking process including story-boarding, filming, acting, directing, and producing. These young filmmakers will collaborate to create their own original short film! Students will gain the insider tips and tools they need to unleash their creative vision. On the final day of the term, the group will host a viewing party to share their work with family and friends!

SCIENCE CRAFTS - CLASS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED

Crafts Studio
Classes K–IV (minimum of 5)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $660

From DIY Geodes and lava lamps to flubber and volcanoes! Using the scientific method as our guide, crafters will create and discover the crafty side of science. Some of the crafts you will make are: extreme slime, DIY lava lamps, science beauty bar (bath bombs), and paper mache eruption volcanoes!

FOX AND SLEEPING BAG

Sew Happy
Classes  I–IV (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $660

Join Sew Happy and learn the life skill of sewing while working on this adorable fox themed project. This class starts by teaching the basic techniques of sewing (like threading a needle and tying a knot) and progresses from there. We believe at Sew Happy that students benefit from sewing in many ways. Not only is it great for hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, focus and concentration, it also gives students a lifetime vehicle for personal and creative expression!  All Sew Happy projects are designed in-house, made in the USA, and use felt made from recycled water bottles.

SOCCER - CLASS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED

Kids in Sports
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:15 p.m.
Tuition: $840

The most popular sport in the world comes to Nightingale. We will be dribbling, passing, and shooting our way through the fall season! Techniques and activities include learning the fundamentals of soccer, as well as cooperative skills that will take students beyond the game and the field. Students should have their own shin guards. Students will be picked up from Nightingale and, depending on weather, will travel to Central Park or an indoor location at Nightingale. They will return to school in time for a 5:15 p.m. dismissal.

Fridays

Friday workshops will meet for 10 sessions on the following dates: 

September 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 8, 15, 22
December 6, 13

BUCKET DRUMMING

Parker Anderson
Classes K–V (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $650

Bring the sounds of NYC to Nightingale! Bucket drumming brings fun, excitement, and sounds from the streets of New York into the soul of your students. Students use bucket drums, sticks, and rhythm to create the music of New York City in this unique and exclusive class!

HOUSES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Joanna Roach
Classes K–V (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

This workshop will include drawing and painting houses from around the globe. North American teepees and wigwams, Arctic igloos, New England lighthouses, and Mongolian yurts are just a few of the structures that will fill our canvases. We will include ourselves living and playing in our homes and tell stories of our adventures in them.

 

Staff

Hobbyhorse workshops are taught by Nightingale faculty and staff, as well as outside instructors. To view information about this term's Hobbyhorse staff, click here.