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June 15-19 (One Week, Grades 1-12)

List of 16 items.

  • 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!
  • Filmmaking Fundamentals – Remote 2020, One-Week, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #806 Section 11  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Students will learn the basics of movie making and cinematic language by producing, directing, and editing their own short movie. Students will develop and strengthen their own unique voices on screen working in narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental forms. Simple, fun, and informative this course is a perfect starting point or continuation for the aspiring filmmaker. Filmmaking Fundamentals concludes with a special online screening night, complete with a filmmaker Q&A, open to family and friends. Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs.
  • 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!
  • Less is More: The Art of Concise Creative Writing, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Course: #802 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty

    In this 1-week intensive course, students will master the art of writing creatively with very few words. Students will learn the art of the haiku and compose their own poetry, supplemented by imaginative visual, tactile and kinesthetic exploration. Students will also read, discuss and compose 6-word stories and memoirs that can be published and shared.
     
     
  • Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12

    Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12   take out recent grads
    Course: #790 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00pm 
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Course: #790 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Come partake and celebrate filmmaking in this exciting, one-week Summer School video production class at Crossroads. Students, in five days, will learn how to write a screenplay using CELTX, a web-based professional screenwriting software, film a movie with digital film cameras and learn how to edit using iMovie or Final Cut editing software. In this fun and fast paced class, students will "draw" key cinematic elements, like a specific prop, a line of dialogue or the genre for their film, from "a hat." These elements must be a part of their film as they create and then screen their films at the end of the week. Learn film from the get-go, in this hands-on approach to digital gorilla filmmaking. Cinematic technique will be discussed on the first day and then the students will immediately be plunged into the world of creative movie making. An industry professional will watch and critique the films with the students to help provide insight and offer valuable insider information. 

    Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs. 
     
     
  • Migajon Art and Spanish, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 135 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-June 19
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Migajón is a craft air dry clay made from bread. It is used to create folk art in different Latin American countries including Mexico and Ecuador. In this one week class, students make their own Migajón clay from scratch. They'll use food coloring to enhance their hand-made clay's visual appeal. With food as our theme, students create realistic food sculptures as Spanish language and culture are woven throughout our projects.

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

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

    Enroll now!
  • Music Production, Intro to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 146
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to record their own music using computers. Through hands-on experience and one-on-one time with instructor, students will learn Pro Tools basics, MIDI sequencing, audio recording, basic audio editing and basic mixing. These concepts will be reinforced with a project wherein students will record their own piece based on parameters that reflect the topics being covered. Students will be able to progress at their own pace but some basic musical training is preferred. Parent participation is encouraged and some equipment purchase and software installation will be required.

    Students will need access to an Apple Mac computer with GarageBand software to participate in this class. GarageBand is a free downloadable software that is available at apple.com
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m.until 12:30p.m., students 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!
  • 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 9-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #758 Section 11 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 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. 
  • Sold Out! Science, Movers & Shakers, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    This class is now sold out!

    Course #: 122
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2    Section #: 11     9:00-11:30  $350
    grades 3-5    Section #: 12    12:30-3:00   $350
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Projects may include making parachutes, testing balloon hovercrafts, constructing marble roller coasters and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits.

    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 and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-3 [NEW]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00-12:30
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new, one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    9:00-10:00AM
    Rhythm and Movement
    We do not just play rhythm, we feel rhythm. In this class we focus on feeling rhythmic pulse, patterns, and grooves through movement and playing what we feel on our instruments. Let’s groove!
     
    10:30-11:30AM
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5 [NEW]

    This course has been cancelled.

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:30-3:00
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ of experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.
     
    12:30-1:30
    Fiddlin’ Around
    Learn tunes in a different style. From Irish tunes to Bluegrass to Old Time fiddle, students are introduced to the techniques and styles of alternative genres of traditional violin playing.
     
    2:00-3:00
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute  lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment.

    Enroll now.
  • Summer Cinema – Remote 2020, One-Week, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #811 Section 12  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Do you love watching movies? Would you like to meet others who love movies as much as you do? Summer Cinema will unleash and nurture your inner cinephile. Over the course we will watch a series of essential movies, discuss, and learn the basics of cinematic language. Fun and thought provoking, you will leave knowing how to articulate cinematic thoughts and defend an argument for your favorite movies while meeting other movie lovers.
  • Up for Debate!, One-Week, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #807 Section 11 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $300
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty
     
    In this 1-week intensive course, students will have the opportunity to put their arguing skills to work! Over the course of the week, students will brainstorm and discuss timely issues that have more than one side, and they will work in partnerships and small groups to explore the dynamics of formal debate. Students will have the chance to research credible sources, improve persuasive writing skills, collaborate with peers, and work on how to be an engaging public speaker. The course will culminate with a staged formal debate with a Q&A on the Zoom platform! 
  • 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.
     
     

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!
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196
Summer at Crossroads is open to the public and provides progressive and fun K-12 summer camps, classes and programs.