Available Classes


 

Summer Camps

 

Jazz Institute 11 to 14

A five-day jazz intensive open to all musicians with at least a basic knowledge of their instrument (usually a minimum of 1-2 years playing it). Our exciting week will include daily band rehearsals, workshops in diverse jazz and improvisation skills, and guest artist performances. Local jazz musicians, including CSMA faculty, will lead rehearsals and workshops, with an emphasis on building an understanding of jazz through practice. Concert on Friday afternoon! Early registration helps us provide the best experience. Please register or express interest by Monday, June 27.


Instructor
Dates 07/10/2017 - 07/14/2017
Ages 11 to 14
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 3:00PM;
Space Ensemble Room L2 and Art Studio 10
Notes
Member Fee $200
Non-Member Fee $267
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Star Search: Guardians of the Galaxy, the Musical 10 to 16

Put on an original musical in two weeks! Experience a total immersion in all aspects of musical theatre production, with a performance on the final Friday evening. Star Search is intensive, quirky, playful and imaginative, and gives free rein to actors to invent and experiment. Everyone gets a turn in the spotlight! Our professional teaching artists Holly Adams (acting coach), Doreen Alsen (scriptwriter and music director) and Liz Livesay (choreographer) guide students to grow and thrive as a creative team while they explore their own visions of the production. It’s going to be a MARVELous August with Guardians of the Galaxy, the Musical! You might also see some of your favorite Avengers as well! And, don’t tell anyone I told you, but Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr just might be in The Room Where It Happens. Shhhh! 


Instructor Doreen Alsen, Holly Adams, Elizabeth Livesay
Dates 08/21/2017 - 09/01/2017
Ages 10 to 16
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 2:00PM;
Space Hamblin Hall 3rd floor
Notes
Member Fee $360
Non-Member Fee $480
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Arts All Around You session 1: June 26 - 30 “Journey to Asia” 6 - 9

Each session includes art, music, dance and theatre classes taught by professional teaching artists, with time as well for play! Guest artists and awesome field trips to museums, parks and theatres will also highlight our fun-filled weeks designed to enhance kids’ creative growth and appreciation for all of the arts. Register for any number of sessions! Session 1: June 26 - 30 Session 2: July 3-7* (pro-rated: $160 / $214) aftercare: $19.20 / 25.60 Session 3: July 10-14 Session 4: July17-21 Session 5: Aug 7-11 Session 6: Aug 14-18 Session 7: Aug 21-25 Session 8: Aug 28-Sept 1 *Session 2 fees pro-rated. Closed on July 4th. 10% Discount for 4 or more sessions per family. Please phone to register with discount. Optional after care from 3:00-5:15 pm: $24 members, $32 non-members / week Membership is $55/year for individuals and $90 per family


Instructor
Dates -
Ages 6 - 9
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 3:00PM;
Space
Notes 10% discount for 4 or more sessions per family!
Member Fee $200
Non-Member Fee $267
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Arts All Around You session 2: July 3, 5, 6, 7 “Creature Feature” 6 - 9

Each session includes art, music, dance and theatre classes taught by professional teaching artists, with time as well for play! Guest artists and awesome field trips to museums, parks and theatres will also highlight our fun-filled weeks designed to enhance kids’ creative growth and appreciation for all of the arts. Register for any number of sessions! Session 1: June 26 - 30 Session 2: July 3-7* (pro-rated: $160 / $214) aftercare: $19.20 / 25.60 Session 3: July 10-14 Session 4: July17-21 Session 5: Aug 7-11 Session 6: Aug 14-18 Session 7: Aug 21-25 Session 8: Aug 28-Sept 1 *Session 2 fees pro-rated. Closed on July 4th. 10% Discount for 4 or more sessions per family. Please phone to register with discount. Optional after care from 3:00-5:15 pm: $24 members, $32 non-members / week Membership is $55/year for individuals and $90 per family


Instructor
Dates -
Ages 6 - 9
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 3:00PM;
Space
Notes 10% discount for 4 or more sessions per family!
Member Fee $160
Non-Member Fee $214
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Arts All Around You session 3: July 10 - 14 “Pioneers” 6 - 9

Each session includes art, music, dance and theatre classes taught by professional teaching artists, with time as well for play! Guest artists and awesome field trips to museums, parks and theatres will also highlight our fun-filled weeks designed to enhance kids’ creative growth and appreciation for all of the arts. Register for any number of sessions! Session 1: June 26 - 30 Session 2: July 3-7* (pro-rated: $160 / $214) aftercare: $19.20 / 25.60 Session 3: July 10-14 Session 4: July17-21 Session 5: Aug 7-11 Session 6: Aug 14-18 Session 7: Aug 21-25 Session 8: Aug 28-Sept 1 *Session 2 fees pro-rated. Closed on July 4th. 10% Discount for 4 or more sessions per family. Please phone to register with discount. Optional after care from 3:00-5:15 pm: $24 members, $32 non-members / week Membership is $55/year for individuals and $90 per family


Instructor
Dates -
Ages 6 - 9
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 3:00PM;
Space
Notes 10% discount for 4 or more sessions per family!
Member Fee $200
Non-Member Fee $267
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Arts All Around You session 4: July 17- 21 “Big Top to Broadway” 6 - 9

Each session includes art, music, dance and theatre classes taught by professional teaching artists, with time as well for play! Guest artists and awesome field trips to museums, parks and theatres will also highlight our fun-filled weeks designed to enhance kids’ creative growth and appreciation for all of the arts. Register for any number of sessions! Session 1: June 26 - 30 Session 2: July 3-7* (pro-rated: $160 / $214) aftercare: $19.20 / 25.60 Session 3: July 10-14 Session 4: July17-21 Session 5: Aug 7-11 Session 6: Aug 14-18 Session 7: Aug 21-25 Session 8: Aug 28-Sept 1 *Session 2 fees pro-rated. Closed on July 4th. 10% Discount for 4 or more sessions per family. Please phone to register with discount. Optional after care from 3:00-5:15 pm: $24 members, $32 non-members / week Membership is $55/year for individuals and $90 per family


Instructor
Dates -
Ages 6 - 9
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 3:00PM;
Space
Notes 10% discount for 4 or more sessions per family!
Member Fee $200
Non-Member Fee $267
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Arts All Around You session 5: Aug 7 - 11 “Other Times, Other Places” 6 - 9

Each session includes art, music, dance and theatre classes taught by professional teaching artists, with time as well for play! Guest artists and awesome field trips to museums, parks and theatres will also highlight our fun-filled weeks designed to enhance kids’ creative growth and appreciation for all of the arts. Register for any number of sessions! Session 1: June 26 - 30 Session 2: July 3-7* (pro-rated: $160 / $214) aftercare: $19.20 / 25.60 Session 3: July 10-14 Session 4: July17-21 Session 5: Aug 7-11 Session 6: Aug 14-18 Session 7: Aug 21-25 Session 8: Aug 28-Sept 1 *Session 2 fees pro-rated. Closed on July 4th. 10% Discount for 4 or more sessions per family. Please phone to register with discount. Optional after care from 3:00-5:15 pm: $24 members, $32 non-members / week Membership is $55/year for individuals and $90 per family


Instructor
Dates -
Ages 6 - 9
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 3:00PM;
Space
Notes 10% discount for 4 or more sessions per family!
Member Fee $200
Non-Member Fee $267
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Arts All Around You session 6: Aug 14 - 18 “Heroes & Heroines” 6 - 9

Each session includes art, music, dance and theatre classes taught by professional teaching artists, with time as well for play! Guest artists and awesome field trips to museums, parks and theatres will also highlight our fun-filled weeks designed to enhance kids’ creative growth and appreciation for all of the arts. Register for any number of sessions! Session 1: June 26 - 30 Session 2: July 3-7* (pro-rated: $160 / $214) aftercare: $19.20 / 25.60 Session 3: July 10-14 Session 4: July17-21 Session 5: Aug 7-11 Session 6: Aug 14-18 Session 7: Aug 21-25 Session 8: Aug 28-Sept 1 *Session 2 fees pro-rated. Closed on July 4th. 10% Discount for 4 or more sessions per family. Please phone to register with discount. Optional after care from 3:00-5:15 pm: $24 members, $32 non-members / week Membership is $55/year for individuals and $90 per family


Instructor
Dates -
Ages 6 - 9
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 3:00PM;
Space
Notes 10% discount for 4 or more sessions per family!
Member Fee $200
Non-Member Fee $267
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Arts All Around You session 7: Aug 21 - 25 “Castles & Dragons” 6 - 9

Each session includes art, music, dance and theatre classes taught by professional teaching artists, with time as well for play! Guest artists and awesome field trips to museums, parks and theatres will also highlight our fun-filled weeks designed to enhance kids’ creative growth and appreciation for all of the arts. Register for any number of sessions! Session 1: June 26 - 30 Session 2: July 3-7* (pro-rated: $160 / $214) aftercare: $19.20 / 25.60 Session 3: July 10-14 Session 4: July17-21 Session 5: Aug 7-11 Session 6: Aug 14-18 Session 7: Aug 21-25 Session 8: Aug 28-Sept 1 *Session 2 fees pro-rated. Closed on July 4th. 10% Discount for 4 or more sessions per family. Please phone to register with discount. Optional after care from 3:00-5:15 pm: $24 members, $32 non-members / week Membership is $55/year for individuals and $90 per family


Instructor
Dates -
Ages 6 - 9
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 3:00PM;
Space
Notes 10% discount for 4 or more sessions per family!
Member Fee $200
Non-Member Fee $267
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Arts All Around You session 8: Aug 28 - Sept 1 “ Arts Around the World” 6 - 9

Each session includes art, music, dance and theatre classes taught by professional teaching artists, with time as well for play! Guest artists and awesome field trips to museums, parks and theatres will also highlight our fun-filled weeks designed to enhance kids’ creative growth and appreciation for all of the arts. Register for any number of sessions! Session 1: June 26 - 30 Session 2: July 3-7* (pro-rated: $160 / $214) aftercare: $19.20 / 25.60 Session 3: July 10-14 Session 4: July17-21 Session 5: Aug 7-11 Session 6: Aug 14-18 Session 7: Aug 21-25 Session 8: Aug 28-Sept 1 *Session 2 fees pro-rated. Closed on July 4th. 10% Discount for 4 or more sessions per family. Please phone to register with discount. Optional after care from 3:00-5:15 pm: $24 members, $32 non-members / week Membership is $55/year for individuals and $90 per family


Instructor
Dates -
Ages 6 - 9
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday thru Friday
Times 9:00AM - 3:00PM;
Space
Notes 10% discount for 4 or more sessions per family!
Member Fee $200
Non-Member Fee $267
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Visual Arts

 

Drawing Cityscapes teen - adult

The downtown and Fall Creek neighborhoods have interesting buildings: churches, houses, gardens and streets. Learn to draw these from life using basic proportion and linear perspective tools. Complex architectural forms can be built on a simple understanding of the circle and the square in perspective. Some prior drawing experience is helpful but not required. Subjects can be selected to suit the student's skill level, and individual assistance in problem solving will be given. Any drawing media (pencil, charcoal, pen, etc.) are appropriate. A materials list is available from the office.


Instructor Kevin Mayer
Dates 07/11/2017 - 08/15/2017
Ages teen - adult
# of Weeks 6
Day of Week Tuesday
Times 5:30PM - 8:00PM;
Space Art Studio 10 and on site
Notes
Member Fee $155
Non-Member Fee $207
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Basic Drawing 15 to Adult (younger by permission)

This is an introductory level drawing class with an emphasis on learning how to see with an artist's eye. Working from direct observation, students will learn sighting and measuring techniques, working with light and shadow, seeing negative space, drawing texture and pattern and creating a sense of space using perspective and other devices. Class time will be a combination of discussion, critique and working from still lifes. Home assignments will be given. No prior experience is needed. A materials list is available through the office.


Instructor Rob Licht
Dates 07/12/2017 - 08/30/2017
Ages 15 to Adult (younger by permission)
# of Weeks 7
Day of Week Wednesday
Times 6:00PM - 8:30PM;
Space Art Studio 10
Notes
Member Fee $180
Non-Member Fee $240
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Beyond Realism in Watercolor teen - adult

Forget about "accuracy" and enjoy creating beautiful colors and interesting shapes! In this class we will use what we see before us to create semi-abstract watercolor paintings, composing with shapes and colors, rather than trying for a literal depiction of  objects. Each session will begin with a brief review of a basic watercolor technique, such as color mixing or ways of applying paint to paper, and followed by a project such as painting with negative shapes,  painting from multiple perspectives, combining ink drawings with watercolor and creating rhythms with shapes and colors. Open to beginning and intermediate level students. A materials list is available through the office.


Instructor Miriam Rice
Dates 07/15/2017 - 08/05/2017
Ages teen - adult
# of Weeks 4
Day of Week Saturday
Times 2:00PM - 5:00PM;
Space Art Studio 10
Notes
Member Fee $122
Non-Member Fee $163
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Objects of Wonder: Basic Sculpture for Kids 7 - 10

Explore sculpture and object making through a variety of tools and techniques, using wire, fabric, modeling material, found objects, bricollage, and papier-mache. Materials will also include consumable goods which we will repair, repurpose, reconfigure, and recycle, turning the objects around us into art. Learn about form, texture, surface, color, balance, and weight. Use basic hand tools, adhesives, and sewing. This course is informed by contemporary art practices as well as historic examples. Students will look to other artists work for inspiration, while being encouraged to develop their own style. Collaboration, experimentation, intention, and play, are strongly encouraged! Beginners welcome. Materials included.


Instructor Anna Adler
Dates 07/12/2017 - 08/16/2017
Ages 7 - 10
# of Weeks 6
Day of Week Wednesday
Times 3:30PM - 4:30PM;
Space Art Room 9
Notes
Member Fee $80
Non-Member Fee $107
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Basic Oil Painting teen - adult

Learn the basics of the art and craft of oil painting through still life painting. Students will paint from observation, gaining experience with methods and materials while working with painting concepts including composition, light, color and mass. This class will encourage students to develop an expressive voice as they are learning through experimentation. A materials list is available through the office. Oil paints for use in class can be provided for an optional materials fee of $20


Instructor Jessica Warner
Dates 07/06/2017 - 08/03/2017
Ages teen - adult
# of Weeks 5
Day of Week Thursday
Times 6:00PM - 8:30PM;
Space Art Studio 10
Notes
Member Fee $125
Non-Member Fee $167
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Life Drawing (Open Sketch) 18 − adult

These open, non-instructed sessions are for intermediate and advanced level artists interested in drawing from the figure. Bring your own supplies and drop in any Thursday. The first session of each month will be devoted to clothed portraits. NO PRE-REGISTRATION - DROP IN ANY THURSDAY!


Instructor non-instructed
Dates -
Ages 18 − adult
# of Weeks
Day of Week Thursday
Times 12:30PM - 3:00PM;
Space Art Studio 10
Notes
Member Fee $10
Non-Member Fee $10
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Dance

 

Open Ballet 12 − adult

This open level class is for teens and adults who wish to study ballet and develop their technique in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere. Great for the development of flexibility, strength, coordination, musicality and grace, with due respect given to individual body types. Especially for continuing beginners but all levels are welcome. Per class drop-in rate: Members: $14 Non-Members: $18


Instructor Miranda Strichartz
Dates 07/10/2017 - 08/07/2017
Ages 12 − adult
# of Weeks 5
Day of Week Monday
Times 5:30PM - 7:00PM;
Space Nathanielsz Dance Studio
Notes
Member Fee $65
Non-Member Fee $87
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Belly Dancing 13 − adult

Learn the fundamentals of this beautiful, expressive dance form. Belly Dance is a joyful, low-impact activity that will improve your posture, balance, strength, grace and body awareness - no matter what age or shape you are! With inspiration provided by a wide range of Middle Eastern music, rhythms, and instrumentation, students will practice basic movements of the hips, torso, arms, and head, which will then be combined into more complex techniques and simple choreography with traveling steps and turns.  Those students who wish to further develop their skills for performance can consider joining our CSMA-affiliated troupe, Mirage Belly Dancers of Ithaca. Per class drop-in rate: members: $11 non-members: $15 Clothing: Students can be barefoot or wear flexible dance shoes/sandals. Beginners should preferably wear pants or tights instead of skirts; this will make it easier for the teacher to give feedback on technique. Each student should acquire a hip wrap of some kind; a simple scarf or a coin belt.  The teacher will have some inexpensive coin hip scarves available for sale.


Instructor Selenya (Susan Hoskins)
Dates 07/11/2017 - 08/29/2017
Ages 13 − adult
# of Weeks 8
Day of Week Tuesday
Times 7:00PM - 8:00PM;
Space Nathanielsz Dance Studio
Notes
Member Fee $85
Non-Member Fee $113
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Hip Hop 8 - 11

Hip Hop is a constantly developing genre that encompasses the blending of music styles and dance moves influenced by many factors which are then personalized by a choreographer. The term Hip Hop also refers to the speech, fashions and personal style adopted by many youths. Come learn choreography that will not only improve your flexibility and movement, but focuses on pushing you outside of your comfort level. By learning a series of quick/sharp movements that also incorporate different levels, you will begin to identify what hip-hop means to you and how to best express it. Hip hop is much more than a way of moving to hip hop music...it is a way of life. Hip Hop is a lifestyle that includes its own language, music, wardrobe style and style of dance. So no matter if you're a beginner or advanced dancer, all are welcome to come dance, have fun and be inspired! So, come exist on the dance floor with me! 


Instructor Harmony Malone
Dates 07/08/2017 - 08/12/2017
Ages 8 - 11
# of Weeks 6
Day of Week Saturday
Times 10:45AM - 11:30AM;
Space Nathanielsz Dance Studio
Notes
Member Fee $45
Non-Member Fee $60
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Hip Hop 12 - Adult

Hip Hop is a constantly developing genre that encompasses the blending of music styles and dance moves influenced by many factors which are then personalized by a choreographer. The term Hip Hop also refers to the speech, fashions and personal style adopted by many youths. Come learn choreography that will not only improve your flexibility and movement, but focuses on pushing you outside of your comfort level. By learning a series of quick/sharp movements that also incorporate different levels, you will begin to identify what hip-hop means to you and how to best express it. Hip hop is much more than a way of moving to hip hop music...it is a way of life. Hip Hop is a lifestyle that includes its own language, music, wardrobe style and style of dance. So no matter if you're a beginner or advanced dancer, all are welcome to come dance, have fun and be inspired! So, come exist on the dance floor with me! 


Instructor Harmony Malone
Dates 07/08/2017 - 08/12/2017
Ages 12 - Adult
# of Weeks 6
Day of Week Saturday
Times 11:45AM - 12:45PM;
Space Nathanielsz Dance Studio
Notes
Member Fee $60
Non-Member Fee $80
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Music

 

The Ageless Jazz Band teen − adult

The Ageless Jazz Band began in 1990 as a CSMA class for musicians looking for an opportunity to play big band swing music, and was originally directed by George Carvel. Having evolved beyond a class experience, the AJB is now a year-round performing ensemble, featured at local and regional festivals and special events, and is currently directed by Nick Pauldine. Volunteer membership is by invitation, following an informal "audition" process, and rehearsals are open for observation by CSMA members and students. Accomplished CSMA students are encouraged to participate in rehearsals as available space allows. The Ageless Jazz Band supports CSMA by hosting periodic fundraiser performances, promoting the school in public performances, and through annual donations. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE .... INSTEAD .... CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR INFORMATION!


Instructor Nick Pauldine
Dates -
Ages teen − adult
# of Weeks
Day of Week Monday
Times 7:30PM - 9:00PM;
Space Hamblin Hall 3rd floor
Notes ongoing
Member Fee $1
Non-Member Fee $1
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