CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS CO-OP (CPAC) at the Fulton Street Collective WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays WHO: All ages. (please see class descriptions for specific age requirements) Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. Membership: $50/per student/per session ($25 for each additional child in family) - this fee goes towards operating costs, general supplies, and beverages (coffee, tea, juice, bottled water). Each family is asked to contribute one snack or $5 per session towards snacks. We also appreciate volunteers to help with clean up and set up, as needed. All fees to be paid directly to the Fulton Street Collective via Chase Quickpay, Paypal, or check. (firstname.lastname@example.org) The COOP is comprised of TWO, 8-week sessions per year: Fall/Winter & Winter/Spring. A summer session will be added if there is enough families wanting to participate. Dates to be determined by members. Since this is our first year, our Winter/Spring session will begin March 14 - May 2, 2017. Our Fall/Winter session will begin Oct 31 - Dec 5, 2017. CPAC FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativeartscoopFSC/
WINTER/SPRING SESSION (March 14 - May 2)
TUESDAYS: 10am - 11 am: The Art of Improv & Movement (all ages) 11:15am - 12:15pm: Story Teller Workshop (ages 8 and up) 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Lunch time 12:45 - 1:45pm: Fine Arts Workshop (all ages) 2:00 - 3:00pm: - Open Studio (all ages)
THURSDAYS: 10-11am : Firefly High Yoga 11am - 1pm: Open Arts & Crafts (all ages) Astronomy Club (ages 8 and up)
Class Descriptions TUESDAYS: 10am-11am Get Moving! Theatre play, Improv and Stagecraft - Learn some of the basics of performing and moving on stage, through a series of improv exercises, scene work, and fun theatre games. Students will work together in creative and fun ways, building confidence, teamwork, and performance skills with games, scenes, monologues, working as a team to create a final performance. Cost: $75/per student Instructor: John Baker 11:15am - 12:15pm Storyteller Workshop - Stories are told and passed on in many different ways. Create your own stories, or reimagine existing ones, by exploring the different ways they can be told... with the written word, spoken word, through song, drawing & illustration, story boarding and more. Cost: $75/per student Instructor: Anna Fermin 12:45pm - 1:45pm Fine Arts Workshop - Get your hands dirty, learning and practicing visual art skills. We will explore a wide range of media: working with paint, drawing, mixed media and more. We will "explore the world" and "travel through time" learning about fascinating art and artists from the ancient and not so ancient past, and about the art that looks to the future. We will discover art made in different ways, in different cultures around the world. Working independently and on group projects, projects may include Mask-making, puppetry, murals, printmaking and more. We will celebrate our work in a final gallery exhibit. Cost: $100/per student Instructors: John Baker & Anna Fermin 2:00pm - 3:00pm Open Studio - Students are given the opportunity to work in-depth, independently and /or with each other on disciplines of their choice: theatre arts, fine arts, storytelling/creative writing... Instructors are there to guide, instruct & collaborate with the students. A studio workshop opportunity to bring original ideas to life. Cost: $75/per student Instructors: John Baker & Anna Fermin, all ages
THURSDAYS: 10:00am - 11:00am Firefly High Yoga for Kids, Tweens & Teens - This class is designed to start students off on a journey that promotes emotional and physical balance. Throughout the class, positive vibes will be generated and promoted to encourage: Physical Strength and flexibility, concentration and focus, and relaxation and exhilaration. Cost: $110/per student for 10 weeks Instructor: Eric Prado, all ages 11:00am - 1:00pm Open Arts & Crafts - materials & supplies will be provided for all ages to create and collaborate on arts & crafts projects of your choosing. Parents are encouraged to participate with their kids. Children under 8 are asked to be accompanied by a parent or adult. Cost: FREE with membership all ages 11:00am - 1:00pm Astronomy Club - This student led, adult supervised club will explore the science of astronomy. Using current events in astronomy & space exploration as our jumping off points, students will develop and create individual and group projects related to all things about our Universe and beyond. Cost: FREE with membership ages 8 and up Teacher Bios: John Baker has worked as an artist, teacher and performer for more than two decades. As an actor and singer, John has performed in theatre all around the country in tours in Asia and Europe. He has worked with student performers of all ages, collaborating, directing, and creating original plays, musicals, and performance pieces. John is a painter, and creates a new piece everyday. He writes about and shares his work online daily, and through his website Johnbakerarts.com. John has taught in public schools, art museums, summer theatre, and privately. Here in Chicago he has served as the Artist in Residence at Unity Lutheran Church and created "The Gallery at Unity". Loving the idea of collaborating creatively, with young people and professional artists, he is delighted to be joining the Fulton Street Collective.
Anna Fermin earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Visual Communications. After working for various design firms and publications for a number of years, she took a leap of faith, followed her dream, and became a professional singer & songwriter. She has toured the US & Europe over the last 20 years with her alt-country americana band, and continues to write, perform and teach workshops in songwriting and creative writing. Anna is also a homeschooling mom to Oskar & Arlo.
Eric Prado: Eric began his yoga journey as a way to help with pain management. Over time the pain that was being managed, went away and was replaced by physical and emotional benefits like strength and balance. Eric enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training with CorePower Yoga to deepen his practice and bring his practice home where he guides his 8 and 11-year-old kids in their yoga journey. Although Eric never intended in becoming a yoga teacher, he discovered a love in guiding others to discover the amazing things a yoga journey can uncover.