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July 27-31 (One Week, Grades 1-12)

List of 12 items.

  • Guitar: Rock, Blues and Classical - Level 2 (grades 6-12)

    Course: #721 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Shea Welsh, Crossroads Faculty

    This class will reinforce guitar techniques and skills. This course will included learning to read TAB, chords, strumming patterns, blues and pentatonic scales, finger-picking and other styles. 
  • 3D Modeling with 3D Printing, ONE-WEEK, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #711 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00pm 
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
    In this special class students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing. The course will cover how to use Tinkercad software in combination with live video conferencing and interactive discussion, in the creation of objects that include original sculpture, toy design, and basic product design.  Problem solving, group discussion, and peer to peer interactivity will be emphasized in a fun and social digital environment.  As the course progresses students will have a chance to see their artwork 3D printed in real time.  At the end of the session all artwork will be ready for pick up or mailed.
    This class is offered as online learning and will not meet on campus.
  • American Sign Language, An Intro to, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #553 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sanaz Whetter, Crossroads Summer Faculty


    Course: #553 Section 24
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Richard Reardon, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, history, fingerspelling, numbers, terminology, and Deaf culture through active communication. This class will focus on the language skills: sight comprehension, hand formation, body language, and knowledge of signs. No prior knowledge of ASL is required to join this class.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Biotech Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 and recent grads

    Course: #783 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty

    The course allows students to use biotechnology to learn about genetics, solve problems, and discuss bioethical issues such as the genetic modification of organisms (GMO) as well as cancer and virus research.  Students also gain experience simulating basic biotechnology research techniques such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, and bioinformatics. In remote learning, the course will shift its focus to the use of online research tools that are publicly available through the NIH such as genetic databases and algorithms.
     
     
  • Drawing Intensive, One-Week, grades 6-12

     This class is offered as part of the summer ONLINE program. Students will not return to campus this summer. 

    Course: #793 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #793 Section 11
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty

    As of July 1, enrollment in this course requires each student to supply their own materials.   It is not required that these items are purchased from Blick.
    Crossroads is not providing these materials.
     
    Item#
    Per Student
    Cost
    Description
    1
    $5.16 
    Blick Artists' Acrylic - Titanium White, 2 oz tube
    1
    $10.26 
    Blick Brown Hair Sumi Brush Set - Set of 3
    1
    $14.49 
    Blick Studio Mixed Media Pad - 18'' x 24'', 30 Sheets
    1
    $3.90 
    General's Jumbo Willow Charcoal and Eraser Set
    1
    $5.28 
    Blick Square Charcoal Sticks - Set of 12
    21101-2004
    1
    $4.59 
    Blick Black Cat Waterproof India Ink - 3 oz
    1
    $1.75 
    Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 2B
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 6B (softest)

    Drawing is a way of showing and developing visual thinking, and is the most direct means of expression in art. In this 5-day intensive class we will focus on the Western observational tradition of drawing as well as explore approaches from other world cultures, past and present. It is a studio class in which each day we will delve into different methods of drawing and different media. Students will also spend time looking at their own, and each other’s work in a critical, but nurturing manner; with the goal to create a confident vocabulary for evaluating their creations.
     
    All skill levels are welcome. Come excited to learn, experiment, share, and to see!
     
    Day 1: Pencil. Line drawing. Portraiture
     
    Day 2: Charcoal. Tonal work with still-lifes
     
    Day 3: Ink and white paint- a painterly approach to drawing. Still-life and landscape
     
    Day 4 :Collage and experimental tools. Discussion of conceptual work, art from non-Western traditions, personal expression.
     
    Day 5: Final Project: artist’s choice of materials and subject matter. Larger scale work.
    Final Critique
     
     
     
  • Filmmaking, Introduction to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-6 [NEW]

    Just Added!
    Course: #154 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #154 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Students learn the fundamental basics of shooting and editing a short movie. We begin by studying a few film clips to get a sense of basic “blocking” or “staging” of the actors. Then we then learn how to write a very basic, one-page film script. After this, students learn how to shoot their film and get “coverage,” by tackling all the necessary camera angles of a film shoot. Lastly, we'll learn how to edit this footage, add transitions, add music and output their final films for viewing. Each student will have created their own original movie by the end of the class.

    Students enrolling in this one-week class will need either an iPhone, iPad, or a digital film camera of a laptop to film their movies. They will then need an Apple computer, iPad or laptop to edit their movie. Students will be learning how to edit on iMovie, which is an Apple software. Some PC’s might have iMovie programs or applications. 

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m. s
    tudents are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Fun With Ashley & Friends, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course: #325 
    “Superhero Week” - This section has been cancelled
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Game Show Week” - These sections have been cancelled
    Section 61: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 62: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Spies and Mysteries Week”
    OPEN TO ENROLLMENT
    Section 71: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    This section has been cancelled
    Section 72: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Favorite Storybook Character Week” - These sections have been cancelled
    Section 81: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 82: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    In this one-week and themed program, students participate in a variety of online and offline activities. We play games, make arts and crafts, host simple cooking projects, encourage costume creation, have movement activities, as well as weekly specially themed activities and community building. We use Seesaw and Zoom platforms to provide all of our activities. 
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enroll today!
  • Watercolor Intensive, One-Week, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    This class is offered as part of the summer ONLINE program. Students will not return to campus this summer. 

    Course: #780 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #780 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty

    As of July 1, enrollment in this course requires each student to supply their own materials.   It is not required that these items are purchased from Blick.
    Crossroads is not providing these materials.
     
    Item#
    Per Student
    Cost
    Description
    1
    $4.74 
    Blick Studio Acrylics - Titanium White, 4 oz tube
    1
    $19.70 
    Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 12
    1
    $23.22 
    Canson Montval Watercolor Block - 12'' x 16'', 15 Sheets
    1
    $1.75 
    Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 2B
    1
    12.05
    Blick Scholastic Golden Taklon Brush Set - Set of 5

    Have you wanted to learn about watercolor painting, but been intimidated because it seems too unforgiving? In this workshop, we will explore the beauty and the possibilities of this exciting painting medium.
     
    In this 5-day intensive class, we will explore some of the basics of watercolor painting; which include basic color theory, composition, tonal structure, and mark-making, using still-life and portraiture as modes of investigation. The goal will be for students to use what we have learned to find the freedom to tap into their own personal expression as artists.
     
     
  • On Camera Audition Workshop!, One-Week, grades 8-12 [NEW]

    Course: #805 Section 72  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #805 Section 11  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am 
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty

    This fun, challenging class is for both the seasoned performer or brand new beginner! This is an opportunity to stretch, play, get to know yourself and in safe, non-competitive environment, practice the art of auditioning.  An audition offers us a chance work on how to let ourselves JUMP,  to be seen, to practice bringing ourselves fully into a room and, provides us an opportunity to learn how handle performance anxiety – a valuable skill whether or not we are auditioning!  We will explore monologues,  short scenes from film and TV from a variety of genres and look at how to break down a scene so we understand the story we are being asked to tell.  We will work on giving and receiving feedback and spend some time on what to do during a call back and how to always keep playing and discovering.  Each class will include warm up exercises, improve games (improv is often asked for in auditions!) and new material that is appropriate for each student. Students will walk away from this workshop with new audition material and more importantly, with more ease and confidence in the process of auditioning and sharing themselves with others.
  • Poetry Intensive: A Thinking, Reading and Writing Creativity Workshop, One-Week, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #758 Section 72 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Ebony Murphy-Root, Crossroads Faculty
     
     
    This is an intensive one-week poetry workshop where we will read the work of classic, established and contemporary writers, with a focus on queer, women and writers of color; analyze, write, edit and revise our work. The philosophy behind a workshop of  this kind for committed, enthusiastic young writers is that you will hone your craft and style by working with other writers who are engaged in similar efforts and who share similar goals to to share with an audience and possible publication.
     
    School is closed July 3. 
  • Singer/Songwriter Workshop, One-Week, grades 6-10 [NEW]

    Course: #804 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Do you love to sing? Are you interested in writing your own songs? Then this is the course for you! This workshop focuses on vocal performance - as soloists and members of an ensemble - and on the craft of songwriting. We'll study music from various genres and eras - from standards to top 40 hits, from musical theater to rap to country to parodies - to help you find a style that's uniquely you. Express yourself through song in a fun, easygoing, nonjudgmental environment. Bring an instrument or just bring yourself. All experience levels welcome.
     
  • Strategies for Success in High School, One-Week, grades 9-10

    Course: #801 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cherylnn Pope, Crossroads Faculty

    So often students are overwhelmed by high school and how different it is from middle school.
     
    “How do I get everything done?”  “I forgot to turn in my homework.”
     
    This workshop gives students tools and key strategies for navigating and succeeding in their academic subjects in high school. Students put into practice the strategies through role-play (simulating an Algebra 1 Fun class).
     
    Students also look at ways to achieve balance at school and at home.
     
    Some of the topics include:
     
    Critical Thinking, What Is That?
    Get Organized
    Managing Distractions and Social Media
    Studying Efficiently
    Homework is For You, not your Teacher
    How to “Manage” and Talk to Your Teacher
    How to Prepare for Assessments
    Managing Your Time
     
    Students are provided with a journal or they may bring their own journal or composition book to each session.
     
     

Important Information

All Programs Events offered throughout the day are Opt-In times for your child to enjoy fun activities with their peers and the summer staff throughout the summer. We hope to see you there!
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