After School Enrichments
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.
Music Enrichment Class
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
Art Enrichment Class
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.
MakerSpace Enrichment Class
Children will imagine, design, create, and innovate after school in our newly created MakerSpace. A variety of opportunities will be available for children: design challenges, individual and team work, computer coding, and robotics. In addition to “making,” children will learn important skills such as questioning, investigating, divergent thinking (thinking “outside the box”), computational thinking, problem solving, and perseverance.