Hobbyhorse Winter Workshops 2018–2019

Asian Brush Painting

Mondays

Jewelry Making

Mondays

Science Crafts

Wednesdays

Tropical Art

Fridays

The winter session will begin on January 7 and end on March 14. Enrollment is limited, and we urge you to register promptly.

Online registration has closed. Please e-mail hobbyhorse@nightingale.org for more information.

 

Mondays

Monday workshops will meet for 8 sessions (Après Hobbyhorse additional $200) on the following dates:

January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 11

ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING

Joanna Roach
Classes K–IV (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $520

The Asian art of brush painting will be introduced by making ink in inkstones and using bamboo brushes on rice paper. Students will paint pandas, horses, flowers, and trees as well as the animals of the Zodiac. We will celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year by painting huge dragons and having a dragon dance! Land, sea, and snowscapes will complete this class under the watchful eye of our panda mascot.

BATOTO YETU: CENTRAL AFRICAN DANCE

Julio Leitao
Classes K–V (limited to 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $520
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.

JEWELRY MAKING

Curated Care
Classes II–V (minimum of 4)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $520

Your designer will create unique, wearable works of art in this creative class. From trendy to traditional, we'll explore a variety of media to create bracelets, necklaces and more. Using both beading and wire wrapping, students will come away from this workshop with cool, custom jewelry pieces and knowledge of jewelry creation.

SPANISH

Annalise Porras
Classes K–II (maximum of 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $520

The class is designed to provide a fun, active introduction to 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 explore the foundational elements of the language, learning basic words and phrases that will help students build confidence as new language learners!

SPY VERSUS SPY

Creative Art Start
Classes K–II (maximum of 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $520

Art and science are combined with play as the students explore the world of espionage and investigation. They make a hand-watch that records and plays back, sunglasses that they can see behind, instruments that can see around corners, secret compartments in boxes, and luminous 3D printed design objects. We will do projects with fingerprinting and invisible writing and design and create secret gadgets with 3D pens. We will also play exciting mystery games and discover spy secrets using the many gadgets we create. All projects can be taken home.

Tuesdays

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

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 26
March 5, 12

CELEBRATIONS

Kristina Kalaw Joyas
Classes K–II (maximum of 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $495

Come and learn about the calendar in an interactive and cheerful review of the holidays. Each week students will learn fun facts about a different celebration and participate in craft projects, hear stories, and sing songs related to that topic. We will celebrate Martin Luther King Day, Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, and Women's History Month. Put your party hats on as we learn about winter festivities.

FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP

Creative Stage
Classes II–IV (maximum of 13)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $585

In Filmmakers Workshop, students will be introduced to all stages of the filmmaking process from storyboarding to filming, directing, producing, acting, and editing, as they work together to create and film their own original short film! Led by a team of industry professionals, students will gain the insider tips and tools they need to unleash their creative vision.  

ICE SKATING [FULL]

Jamie Borowicz, Sarah Kadzakumanja, Marica Mayuzumi, Maria Mergal, Johara Sealy
Classes K–IV (limited to 48)
3:15–5:30 p.m.
Tuition: $585 (Lessons an additional $250)

Come skate with us at Wollman Rink! Bus transportation to and from the rink is provided, and students will be dismissed from Nightingale at 5:30 p.m. If you wish to include a half-hour figure skating or hockey lesson for your child, please add $250 to the regular fee. In case of inclement weather, the children will play games at Nightingale. Payment for any lessons canceled due to inclement weather will be refunded. Please note that refunds will not be given for student absences; the refund policy only applies if we cannot go to Wollman Rink. We are hoping for good weather!

RECYCLED ART

Laura Donaldson
Classes K–IV (maximum of 12)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $495

Have you ever wondered what to do with empty toilet paper rolls, bottles, plastic takeout containers, and milk cartons? Well look no further than Recycled Art! The girls will learn how to turn used materials into art and give them new life. We will make vases, frames, tapestries, and more, as we help save the planet one craft at a time.

Wednesdays

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

January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13

CENTRAL PARK ADVENTURE

Mohr's Explorers
Classes K–IV (minimum of 5)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $495

Gear up for weekly EDventures in Central Park! Possibilities include sledding, snow sculptures, an Explorers-only style of "fishing," and an original variety of awesome outdoor games and activities. The potential for snow equals a memorable season in this challenging, FUN program that builds confidence while encouraging teamwork, creativity, and open-ended education. We will be outdoors; please be prepared for all types of weather and visit mohrs-explorers.com for further information.

FASHION TECH FOR GIRLS™

Clare Tattersall
Classes III–V (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $495

Discover how math, science, engineering, and tech are the hidden forces behind the creative world of fashion and wearable technology. Taught by fashion tech company ThunderLily, students learn how to be fashion designers and look at how they can create clothes to change our world. This semester we will look at the fundamentals of sewable electrical circuits and use our imaginations to sew a t-shirt with a customized design. 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.

MARY POPPINS! MUSICAL THEATER

DramaZone
Classes K–II (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $540

Bring your magical powers as we embark on this exciting journey to overcome obstacles. No experience is necessary but all talents are welcome! Classes include a dance warm-up with age-appropriate choreography, stretching, and strengthening exercises. Singing instruction teaches proper breath support and projection, and theatre and dance games make this a well-rounded class. Join us as this class culminates in a show for friends and family!

SCIENCE CRAFTS

The Craft Studio
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $495

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!

Thursdays

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

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14

ELECTRIFYING MACHINES

Creative Art Start
Classes II–IV (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $650

Students take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts in electrical, mechanical, and structural engineering. They will make electrical circuitry using small engines, lights, and other gadgetry such as Lilly Tiny's. They will create interactive robots, Jitterbugs, imaginary and futuristic vehicles, soft monsters, and t-shirts that glow and flash. All projects can be taken home.

JAZZ FUSION

Curated Care
Classes K–IV (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $650

Expose your performer to the physicality and fun of jazz dance. We'll explore a variety of 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 and practice dance vocabulary. We'll also learn original choreography to a variety of songs (musical theatre, current/pop, etc.) and explore performances both contemporary and classic.

LOOP AND LISTEN

Ruthie Bodell
Classes III–IV (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

Join Loop and Listen to knit yourself cozy winter gear while listening to and discussing a novel with friends. You will learn knitting basics such as casting on and stitching to create a hat or scarf; experienced knitters are welcome too! Students are asked to provide a medium weight (4 stitch) yarn and a pair of size 7–9 straight needles.

SEW HAPPY

Sew Happy USA
Classes K–IV (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $550

We are proud to introduce Sew Happy's newest project, "Llama Drama," inspired by the art and culture of South America and hand painted in watercolors. Students will begin by practicing stitches on a round mug rug, then they will have fun sewing, stuffing, and decorating a llama stuffie and blanket. The final part of this project is a llama/cactus keychain with interchangeable accessories where the students will enjoy dressing their felt friends with sunglasses, bows, hats, and scarves.

Fridays

Friday workshops will meet for 9 sessions on the following dates:

January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8

CHESS

Top Level Chess
Classes K–IV (limited to 15)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $495

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.

TROPICAL ART

Joanna Roach
Classes K–IV (minimum of 6)
3:15–5:00 p.m.
Tuition: $495

Off to the tropics we will go in our watercolor paintings! Vivid color will fill our canvases when painting the birds, trees, flowers, and animals of Hawaii, the Caribbean, and the Amazon! Special attention will be paid to life in the canopies.

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.