Wednesdays at "The Awesome Place"!
March 1-May 25, 2021
8:20AM: Drop off & Breakfast
8:45AM: Study time
10:00AM: Comics with Mercedes
11:10AM: Hip Hop with Deidre
12:50PM: Music with Daniel
2:00PM: Pick up / Break for After Care students
Comics with Mercedes
This class is an introduction to the comic book genre of art! We will be learning how to make comics, how to distinguish adaptations and inspirations, the different styles of comics, and many more topics of discussion.
Mercedes Petrilla is a Mexican American who was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her interest in art came from her rare trips out of Alaska to California and Texas on vacations. She was inspired and fell in love with the color and fluidity used in graffiti that she saw in her travels, the line and shape usage in caricature artists on the street, and the fun characters she saw in Disneyland. Along the way, she worked in a local screen-printing shop (Hulin Alaskan Design), designed a bench for the Anchorage Park Foundation while working with Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, and had work featured in the Anchorage School District’s Education Center. In 2020, Mercedes jumped from Las Vegas, Nevada to Albuquerque, New Mexico and continues to strive for her goals in life and art.
This foundational dance class will cover basics of hip hop dance and choreography. Students will work to produce a music video that will be included in the screened showcase at the end of the semester.
Music with Daniel
This class is a general music experience that anyone can step into regardless of their previous musical background. We will be using everyday objects found at home to explore timbre, texture, pitch, and rhythm and their various combinations. Also, we will use word games to brainstorm lyrics. By the end of class, we will create a short song that everyone participates in.
Daniel Bukin is a composer, conductor, pianist, and music educator currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His works as a composer and arranger extend from solo piano to full orchestra and cover many genres. Daniel draws influence from his Russian-Jewish heritage including composers such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as from opera and musical theatre.
Registration is limited to 10 students. Tuition can be paid up front ($420--save $30!) or in 3 payments of $150 each.
Classes are booked by cohort for each day of the week to stay as safe as possible.
Classes are limited to 10 students and students remain together for the entire day.
Masks are required and social distancing is enforced.
Daily temperature checks & COVID questionnaire before entering.
Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms.
Disposable gloves will be used when playing boardgames or using tools.
Games and tools will be sanitized between uses.
Wednesday Hybrid Arts
Tuition of $420 is based on $35 per session for 12 weeks (Wednesdays from March 1-May 25) and require commitment for the entire semester. Classes are extremely limited. Tuition fees reserve your child's spot regardless of attendance and are nonrefundable. There will be no class the week of March 22-26 (APS Spring Break), as we are hosting a movie maker's camp that week. In the even that your child is sick or there is a closure due to COVID, classes will be available over ZOOM. If the closures last more than 14 consecutive business days, an option for prorated refund may become available. In the event, that it becomes necessary for you to disenroll your child, please request and return a signed cancellation form. We need 14 days notice in advance of your regular draft date to cancel your membership. Any draft payments already scheduled within the 14 day period will be drafted.