Pincushion offers a variety of after school Enrichment Classes to all children on a sign-up basis. Classes are offered at the beginning of each semester. Classes range from 30-45 minutes in duration. Here are a few. Please check back as new classes are added.
One-on-one piano lessons are offered by a trained instructor.
In the music enrichment, students will be exposed to quality music of various genres and of great composers. They will have the opportunity to improvise and learn beginning basics of composition. The children will cultivate a love of music through the development of:
- ear training – recognition of pitch, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing
- visual discrimination – note recognition, the grand staff, ledger lines
- physical movement – legato, staccato, tempo changes
- ensemble skills – following a conductor, singing on pitch, playing instruments
The art enrichment program is designed to flex the students’ imaginations, introduce them to art styles and techniques from throughout the globe, and get them comfortable using mediums they may or may not be familiar with. While learning about art from different cultures, they will create artwork in markers, tempera paint, paper, collage using mixed media, and clay. Students will also learn about the color wheel, geometric shapes, and making work in 2 or 3 dimensions.
This is a hands-on class offered on-site in the vast gardens throughout the property. This outdoor laboratory provides an understanding and appreciation of the year-round bounty of beauty, fruits, vegetables, and teaching moments. Children will learn about habitats, environmental health, botany, animals, planting cycles, and the connection between humans and the earth.