WHO: Students Ages 6-18, Students will be divided into Upper and Lower Forms
WHAT: Two sessions per term of Dance (33 minutes), Art Intensive (33 minutes) and Choir (33 minutes)
WHERE: Loft & Field Farm
WHEN: Every other Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm, see calendar
COST: $37/month or $102/trimester
MATERIALS FEE: $13 for spiral-bound art sketchbooks (or previous students can continue using their sketchbooks from last year), bring cash or check to purchase at Check-In desk.
HOW PAYMENT WORKS: Payments for classes will be charged immediately upon signing up. Payments are collected before the next term’s classes begin and will automatically continue until the end of the school year or cancel any time. No refunds.
BONUS: When you sign up for any local class, your family automatically gets a Loft & Field Membership. Memberships include access to the Living Books Library, parent support, early sign-ups, and more. They will expire June 16th, 2023. If you’d like the benefits of membership without taking local classes, we have a “Membership Only” option on our Enroll page. Read more about the many benefits of a Loft & Field membership here.
Program of Study
See the Art Day PM Program time schedule here.
Dance – We begin our dance classes with warming up and stretching. Then we focus on learning the movements and techniques that characterize different types of dance expression. This year we will learn 1920s solo jazz, foundations of ballet, and folk dance around the world, including Ukrainian folk dance. Students should bring a labeled water bottle and comfortable clothing and shoes. Taught by Ms. Megan. (33 minutes)
Visual Art Intensive – Have you ever tried to create something, but it didn’t end up looking like what your brain wanted it be? There are habits and techniques that can be strengthened in order to help us create what we imagine. These visual art classes are a step above our fine arts classes in that they are primarily focused on developing strong technique. The first two steps are the hardest, training our brains to see accurately, then translating the image to a two-dimensional piece of paper. To do this, we will study art processes using a variety of materials. Just like a pianist practices scales, we will do repeated exercises on drawing what we see, and utilizing the elements of art (line, shape, color, value, form, texture, space). Assignments not finished in class will need to be finished at home. Taught by Ms. Stephanie. (33 minutes)
Choir – Choir class will teach both vocal technique and music theory using a wide variety of songs. Students will sing both in large groups and small groups so they can begin to balance hearing their own voices and parts and blending with the timing and voices of the rest of the choir. Students should bring a labeled water bottle. Taught by Mr. Josh and Ms. Stephanie. (33 minutes)
Does my student need to bring anything to class? All students should bring a water bottle marked with their full name. Students with dietary restrictions should bring their own snack. If their class requires a notebook, they need to bring money on the first day to purchase it and bring the notebook every subsequent week. If an assignment was completed at home, remember to bring it to share with your teacher so she knows how to help you continue working toward improvement.
Should parents stay with their kids? You, the parent, know more about your child and what will help him or her thrive. That means, you are the best person to make this decision! Some parents stay with their kids during classes, some stay nearby in case the child has a need, and most drop their kids off. You can choose what is best for your family throughout the year.
How should my child dress? – We go outside every day, regardless of the weather. You need to check the weather report and dress your child or send clothes that will keep them comfortable in all kinds of weather (rain coat in rain, snow pants in winter, shorts and t-shirt on hot days, etc.). Especially make sure your child is wearing sturdy shoes that cover the whole foot, we do a lot of running around and working with animals and want to prevent tripping or injury. It is especially helpful if you label clothes with a family name so we can get them back to you instead of losing them in the Lost & Found (a.k.a. “The Black Hole”).
What about drop-off, pick-up, and lunch? Students over age 6 are welcome to come at 12:30 with a bag lunch and eat with everyone here. Or, you can be dropped off a few minutes before 1:00 p.m. ready to start class. We do not provide lunch. Please send a labeled bag lunch with a water bottle. We picnic when we can!
What should I do with my kids age 5 and under outside of their designated class time? Please stay with your young ones at all times, we are not responsible for watching them. We have had issues with young kids wandering from their parents and engaging with caged animals, destroying books, or entering bedrooms and leaving a mess. It means so much to us that you would help us avoid this additional chaos while here. There is no program for Seeds in the afternoons. Please keep children under age 5 at home or directly accompanied by a parent while on-site.
What should I do if one of my kids is sick? Please refer to our Health & Safety Protocols, we make a clear list of when to definitely keep your kids home, and when you can make your own decision.