Hobbyhorse Spring Workshops 2019

Spring Arrivals

Mondays

Make + Wonder

Tuesdays

STEAM-work

Thursdays

Art From Around the World

Fridays

The spring session will begin on April 1 and end on June 6. Enrollment is limited, and we urge you to register promptly. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 14.

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Monday Workshops

Mondays

Monday workshops will meet for 9 sessions (Après Hobbyhorse additional $225) on the following dates:

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20
June 3

BATOTO YETU: CENTRAL AFRICAN DANCE

Julio Leitao
Classes K–V (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $585
Batoto Yetu has been providing dance instruction and hosting performances around the world for 25 years. Through a kinesthetic learning approach, Batoto Yetu seeks to educate the whole child—mind, body, and spirit—while supporting classroom curriculum and promoting a keen awareness of African culture and heritage. Each class proceeds through a combination of brief lectures, discussions, and dance movements. Batoto Yetu believes that every child can dance. Irrespective of the ethnicities represented in the classroom, all students will acquire a deepened understanding and appreciation for African culture, history, and influence. To learn more, click here to view Batoto Yetu's 25th anniversary video.

SPANISH

Annalise Porras
Classes K–II (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $585

The second installation of this class is designed to continue the exploration of Spanish through a wide variety of games, music, songs, and role-playing activities. Students will enjoy creating projects, singing, dancing, and learning about some unique cultural traditions celebrated in various Spanish speaking countries around the world. Students will be introduced to the foundational elements of the language, learning basic words and phrases that will help them build confidence as new language learners. We welcome both participants of the winter class and beginners alike!

SPRING ARRIVALS

Joanna Roach
Classes K–IV (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $585

This workshop will celebrate the world’s animal mothers and their newborn babies. We will draw and color lion, bear, deer, and elephant families in their native environment as we honor Mother’s Day around the planet. Focus will be on proportion, and of course, cuteness.

TENNIS [FULL]

Ron Prosper Tennis
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:15 p.m.
Tuition: $675

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. The children will be picked up at Nightingale and brought back to school for a 5:15 p.m. dismissal.

ZERO GRAVITY SPACE ADVENTURES

Creative Art Start
Classes III–V (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $585

Integrating art, science, and play, you will learn and reflect about space and science fiction. The hands-on projects will include creating and drawing robots, soft aliens, light-up spaceships with solar panels, glow-in-the-dark gadgets, green screen interstellar movies, and sending audio messages to outer space! All projects can be taken home.

Tuesday Workshops

Tuesdays

Tuesday workshops will meet for 10 sessions (Après Hobbyhorse additional $250) on the following dates:

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4

CAPOEIRA

Motumbaxé Capoeira
Classes K–IV (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $750

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art combining elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. Children get to play in Capoeira while concentrating on confidence and focus. Capoeira teaches discipline and self-defense and brings out creativity. Our program teaches technique, plays games, and engages everyone to learn music with singing and instruments. Children work individually, with partners, and within a group.

CREATIVE COOKS [FULL]

Joel Hinds-Ortiz
Classes K–IV (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $650

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!

MAKE + WONDER: A CREATIVE ART STUDIO EXPERIENCE

Jenn Pentecost
Classes K–II (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $650

Experiment with different art media and techniques weekly. We will create various works, from painting to printmaking; mixed media to collage; and everything in between. We will focus on technique, color, and the elements and principles of design to create stunning and exciting artworks to be proud of. Students are encouraged to explore their own styles with the freedom to make their own artistic choices, learning how to use different media along the way. We will explore different themes and be inspired by what is changing around us, which includes the blossoming spring season. From still lifes to abstract art, this class is sure to be an explosion of the creative process!

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

Elizabeth Adler
Classes III–IV (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $650

Do you love to sing? Would you like to create your own songs? Join songwriting workshop! We will spend the spring writing songs, which we will perform for friends and family at the end of our time together.

Wednesday Workshops

Wednesdays

Wednesday workshops will meet for 10 sessions (Après Hobbyhorse additional $250) on the following dates:

April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5

ANASTASIA! MUSICAL THEATER

DramaZone
Classes K–II (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

Children embark on a journey of bravery and adventure. In this class, children work toward putting on a show for friends and family at the end of the trimester through educational singing, dancing, and acting.  Singing teaches rhythm and math through counting, dancing improves coordination and gross motor skills, while acting teaches speech and concentration while enhancing confidence. Theater and dance games make this a well-rounded class. Come join the show!

ASPIRING FASHIONISTAS

Spark Academy
Classes III–V (minimum of 5)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

In this “glam” class, students gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop skills in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion journalism, and branding. Students explore popular brands, design various articles of clothing (sneakers, winter coats, t-shirts, shorts, dresses, accessories, etc.), define their own brand, outline a merchandise layout for their favorite store, launch a fashion blog, and more!

CENTRAL PARK ADVENTURE

Mohr's Explorers
Classes K–IV (minimum of 5)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

Gear up for weekly Central Park EDventures, including shelter building, bird tracking and woodlands hide-and-seek—plus an original variety of awesome outdoor games and activities! This FUN and challenging outdoor program builds confidence, while encouraging teamwork, creativity, and open-ended education. The possibilities? Endless. The experiences? Memorable. The FUN? Guaranteed! We will be outdoors; please be prepared for all types of weather and visit mohrs-explorers.com for further information.

CHESS

Top Level Chess
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

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.

SOCCER

Kids in Sports
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:15 p.m.
Tuition: $750

The most popular sport in the world comes to Nightingale. We will be dribbling, passing, and shooting our way through the spring 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 in Manhattan. They will return to school in time for a 5:15 p.m. dismissal.

Thursday Workshops

Thursdays

Thursday workshops will meet for 10 sessions (Après Hobbyhorse additional $250) on the following dates:

April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ASL Discoveries
Classes K–II (minimum of 5)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $650

ASL Discoveries is a well-known language program that will teach your child American Sign Language (ASL) through musical fun! There will be both a deaf and a hearing instructor teaching your child all about Deaf Culture, ASL, storytelling, and so much more. This class will help your child develop new language skills and also grow in areas such as socialization, community building, and inclusion.

BROADWAY DANCE

Curated Care
Classes K–IV (minimum of 4)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

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 theatre history and dance vocabulary. We'll also learn original Broadway choreography from a number of musicals and explore performances both contemporary and classic.

HEROINES UNITED

Creative Art Start
Classes K–II (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

If you liked Spy Versus Spy, you will love this adventure to unlock your secret powers and use them for the greater good  of humanity! You will go on fun missions and solve challenges using your creativity and the powered gadgets we will invent. A magic 3D-printed talisman, anti-fear cape, and glow-in-the-dark badge among others will help you along your journey. All projects can be taken home.

LACROSSE

Kids in Sports
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:15 p.m.
Tuition: $750

The fastest game on two feet comes to Nightingale! We will be cradling, passing, and shooting our way through the spring 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 mouthguard. Students will be picked up from Nightingale and, depending on weather, will travel to Central Park or an indoor location in Manhattan. They will return to school in time for a 5:15 p.m. dismissal.

STEAM-WORK

Ruthie Bodell
Classes III–IV (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

In STEAM-work, we will work together to complete a variety of engineering challenges, including building bridges and tall towers, coding games, and creating art in scientific ways. Come ready to experiment and work!

Friday Workshops

Fridays

Friday workshops will meet for 6 sessions on the following dates:

April 5, 12, 26
May 3, 17, 31

CHESS

Top Level Chess
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $330

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.

PAINTING THE WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Joanna Roach
Classes K–IV (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $390

The Indian Taj Mahal, the Egyptian pyramids, and France’s Eiffel Tower are a few of the famous places we will visit in our paintings. Sitting atop an elephant or camel and dancing at the base of the tower will add to each of our locations. Special attention will be paid to perspective.

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.