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Winter 2021

Classes & Programs

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON CLASSES,  WORKSHOPS, PRIVATE LESSONS AND MORE!

Welcome to Winter 2021!  Discover our exciting new programs and read about our amazing instructors and testimonials.

To register, click on the class arrows below and email our School Director Ellen Schiff at ellen@goldcoastarts.org for more information. Become a school supporter today for exclusive savings! 

Please review our health & safety information to help keep you and other visitors safe as we follow CDC and NYS Guidelines to ensure that your experience with us is safe, fun and rewarding.

ART

Tuition for art classes includes all supplies.

ART APPRECIATION – In-person (Ages 4-6)

This class is a perfect introduction for the young artist. Storytelling is combined with expression through art. Reference will be made to famous artists throughout history to assist in learning. Students will learn art basics including understanding of shapes and color, incorporating lessons into their creations. Various mediums will be used including pastels, paint and collage. Maximum 6 students per class.

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Carly Hariton
Tuesday 5:15-6:15 PM
8 sessions. January 12 March 9
No class on 2/16
Tuition: $325/Member: $275

If you are interested in this class, please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org

DRAWING & PAINTING – In-person (Ages 7-16)

A focus on drawing and painting from observation and imagination using pencil, charcoal, pastels and paint. Form, color, composition and perspective will be emphasized through stimulating and innovative projects. Advanced students should have the ability to develop projects over a 2-3 week period. Maximum 6-8 students per class.

INTRODUCTION / INTERMEDIATE (AGES 7+)

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Elizeh Hakimi
Sunday 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
7 sessions. January 17 March 7
No class on 2/14
Tuition: $388/Member: $338

If you are interested in this class, please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org

INTERMEDIATE (AGES 8+)

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Elizeh Hakimi
Monday 5:00-6:30 PM
8 sessions. January 11 March 15
No class on 1/18, 2/15
Tuition: $425/Member: $375
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ADVANCED (AGES 8+)

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Darya Gauthier
Wednesday 6:15-7:45 PM
8 sessions. January 13 – March 10
No class on 2/17, 3/31
Tuition: $425/Member: $375
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IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Elizeh Hakimi
Sunday 9:00-10:30 AM
7 sessions. January 17 March 7
No class 2/14
Tuition: $388/Member: $338
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ADVANCED II ARTISTS OF THE FUTURE (AGES 10+) – FULL

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Ellen Schiff
Saturday 1:00-3:00 PM
8 sessions. January 16 March 13
No class on 2/13
Tuition: $525/Member: $475
*Registration requires permission of instructor. Please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org.
*Instructor available for portfolio preparation and evaluation for High School/College.
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DRAWING SELFIES: THE ART OF FIGURE DRAWING – Virtual (Teens & Adults)

Learn to draw quick gesture sketches of your classmates and then create longer sketches/drawings of yourself, with an emphasis on face and figure drawing, different poses and styles and drawing and shading techniques. All you need is paper and a pencil! Maximum 12 students per class.

VIRTUAL CLASS. Instructor: Darya Gauthier
Monday 6:00-7:30 PM
7 sessions. January 25 – March 15
No class on 1/18 and 2/15
Tuition: $330/Member: $280

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COMICS, CARTOONING & ANIMATION – In-person (Ages 7-16)

BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

Ages 7-10. Comic books, Superheroes, Bitmojis, Anime, Digital Animation…learn cartooning, character design, storytelling, stop-motion animation and more in this popular IN-PERSON class. Maximum 6 students per class

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Jesus Modesto
Saturday 12:30-1:30 PM
7 sessions. January 23 March 13
No class on 2/13
Tuition: $300/Member: $250
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ADVANCED

Pre-requisite: At least two semesters in Cartooning and basic computer knowledge.
Students may bring their own laptop or tablet to class.

This course offers traditional and contemporary forms of making cartoons. Children who are interested in basic cartooning techniques such as character design, comic strips and storytelling will learn drawing techniques in a hands-on environment. Students will learn stop-motion animation, using digital programs that are accessible through apps and other online resources. Maximum 6 students per class

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Jesus Modesto
Saturday 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
8 sessions. January 16 March 13
No class on 2/13
Tuition: $437/Member: $387

If you are interested in this class, please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org

DANCE

All dance classes will perform in our Festival of the Arts Dance Recital on May 23, 2021 (dress rehearsal May 2, 2021); tuition includes costume fees.

PRIMARY BALLET JAZZ/HOP – In-person and Virtual (Ages 4-6)

Students will learn the basics of ballet and the fun of hip hop and jazz while working on flexibility, balance, building strength and rhythm in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. Maximum 8 students per class. Virtual option available; email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to opt-in.

Dress: Black leotard, pink tights and jazz shoes.

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Amanda Montoni
Sunday 9:00-10:00 AM
14 sessions. January 17May 16
No class: 2/14, 3/28, 4/4, 5/2
Tuition: $423/Member: $373
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BEGINNER BALLET – In-person and Virtual (Ages 5+)

PLEASE NOTE: Before registering, students must consult with our dance instructors to determine the most appropriate class. Please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to schedule a phone appointment to discuss placement. It is very common for students to repeat ballet levels in order to gain the proper and safe technique needed to advance.

For students who have already taken Primary Ballet and Primary Ballet/Tap Classes and would like to continue to study ballet in a more formal atmosphere. In this 45-minute class, students will learn the basics of ballet technique. Students will also exercise simple skills to improve coordination and flexibility as well as develop their musicality and memorization skills. Maximum 8 students per class. Virtual option available; email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to opt-in.

Dress: Pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair must be pulled back in a bun. No tutus or skirts.

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Amanda Montoni
Monday 4:15-5:00 PM
16 sessions. January 4May 10
No class on 1/18, 2/15, 3/29
Tuition: $391/Member: $341
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Our BALLET Levels 2-6 classes are currently in session and no longer accepting new registration. For more information, click HERE.

HIP HOP – In-person and Virtual (Ages 6-12)

Learn popular Hip Hop moves while learning the fundamentals and history of Hip Hop dance. Express yourself and find your inner rhythm and funk in this fun-filled class. Maximum 8 students per class. Virtual option available; email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to opt-in.

Dress: Comfortable clothing: T-shirts, sweatpants, shorts at an appropriate length, sneakers (i.e. Adidas, Converse low top sneakers. Nikes are acceptable for class)

NEW! HIP HOP 1 (Ages 6-8)

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Amanda Montoni
Sunday 10:15-11:15 AM
14 sessions. January 17 – May 16
No class on 2/14, 3/28, 4/4, 5/2
Tuition: $423/Member: $373

If you are interested in this class, please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org

NEW! HIP HOP 2 (Ages 9-12)

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Raymond “Spex” Abbiw
Sunday 1:30-2:30 PM
14 sessions. January 17 – May 16
No class on 2/14, 3/28, 4/4, 5/2
Tuition: $423/Member: $373

If you are interested in this class, please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org

Our HIP HOP 3 class is currently in session and no longer accepting new registration. For more information, click HERE.

POINTE (Ages 11+)

Our POINTE class is currently in session and no longer accepting new registration. For more information, click HERE.

JAZZ (Ages 6+)

Our JAZZ classes are currently in session and no longer accepting new registration. For more information, click HERE.

DANCE COMPETITION

Our COMPETITION classes are currently in session and no longer accepting new registration. For more information, click HERE.

MUSIC

PAINLESS PIANO – In-person and Virtual (Ages 4-8)

Lessons for young children are designed specifically to make the process of learning piano easy and fun; the perfect introduction to music for young children. Concepts introduced include rhythm, movement, reading, music notation and more! Students will learn to play a variety of popular and classical pieces and are encouraged to improvise. Maximum 4 students per class. Virtual option available; email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to opt-in.

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Robert Hoffmann
Wednesday 4:30-5:00 PM
16 sessions. January 13 – May 12
No class on 2/17, 3/31
Tuition $450/Member: $400
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SING YOUR HEART OUT – In-person and Virtual (Ages 10+)

Formerly known as Vocal Expressions.

This class is designed for those dreaming of a professional singing career. Students will learn the art of performing songs in various styles such as rock, R&B, folk and country. The instructor will help a young artist’s confidence in his/her ability to perform while reinforcing proper vocal technique. Private voice lessons may be taken with this class. One year of vocal training required. Maximum 6 students per class. Virtual option available; email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to opt-in.

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Robert Hoffmann
Tuesday 7:00-8:00 PM
8 sessions. January 12 – March 9
No class on 2/16
Tuition: $250/Member: $200

If you are interested in this class, please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org

THEATRE

BROADWAY BOUND JUNIOR: CHILDREN’S THEATRE – In-person and Virtual (Ages 6-8)

This class will teach elementary acting, singing and dancing. Create your own renditions of musical hits while gaining confidence and developing presentation skills. An edited video will be available to view and share with family and friends. Maximum 8 students per class. Virtual option available; email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to opt-in.

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Robert Hoffmann
Tuesday 5:30-6:45 PM
8 sessions. January 12 March 9
No class on 2/16
Tuition: $300/Member: $250
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BROADWAY BOUND: CHILDREN’S THEATRE – In-person and Virtual (Ages 9-16)

Dance and sing along to popular Broadway hits in a creative environment. This class will teach elementary acting, singing and dancing. Our performance for the semester will be Broadway revue style. After the video is edited and available to view, there will be a watch party to celebrate the performance. Maximum 8 students per class. Virtual option available; email ellen@goldcoastarts.org to opt-in.

IN-PERSON CLASS. Instructor: Amanda Montoni
Sunday 11:30AM-1:00 PM
7 sessions. January 17 March 7
No class on 2/14
Tuition: $313/Member: $263

If you are interested in this class, please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org

CHESS

CHESS MATES: INTRO TO CHESS FOR TWO – Virtual

Grab a partner (in your household) and learn the basics of chess, with live instruction by nationally ranked chess expert Jack Niculescu, ranked in the top 3% of all US chess players. This interactive ONLINE class covers an introduction to the game, including rules and strategies. A great way for parents and children, siblings or partners to learn the game everyone is talking about.

No previous knowledge of chess required, just a strong desire to learn. Maximum 8 teams per class. Each team must have 2 people in the same household and include at least one teen or adult member.

VIRTUAL CLASS. Instructor: Jack Niculescu
Saturday 11:00-11:30 AM
7 sessions. January 23 – March 13
No class on 2/13
Tuition: $150 per 2-person team/Member: $110 per 2-person team

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KNIGHTCLUB – Virtual (Experienced players of all ages)

An invitation to all Kings & Queens! Join our Knightclub and show off your moves! A complete understanding of chess rules required.

This class will consist of a 30-minute talk which includes a focused lesson and relevant puzzles. Students will interact with the instructor while playing with other students on an online platform. All facets and phases of the game will be covered. Maximum 8 students per class.

VIRTUAL CLASS. Instructor: Jack Niculescu
Wednesday 5:00-6:00 PM
8 sessions. January 13 – March 10
No class on 2/17
Tuition: $250/Member: $200
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For adults interested in chess lessons, please view our private & semi-private lessons tab below.

ROBOTICS

ROBOTICS- BEGINNER – Virtual (Ages 7+)

Introduction to Robotics and Programming (Beginner)

No robotics experience necessary. In this virtual robotics course, students will learn the fundamentals of robotics with a focus on how to program a virtual robot through a series of guided challenges. From a programming perspective, students shall learn programming logic and flowcharts and then implement the code using Scratch-based or Python-programming. Maximum 10 students per class.

VIRTUAL CLASS. Instructor: Kayla Ho
Monday 5:00-6:15 PM
8 sessions. January 11 – March 15
No class on 1/18, 2/15
Tuition: $450/Member: $400

If you are interested in this class, please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org

ROBOTICS- ADVANCED – Virtual

The Physics of Robotics (Intermediate/Advanced)

In this virtual robotics course, students will learn the physics of robot mechanisms and how to use a decision matrix to evaluate the best possible solution for an engineering problem. They shall design their concepts with CAD software. Following completion of the CAD model, students shall learn how to simulate the mechanism in an online robot simulation tool. Students will need to complete the “Introduction to Robotics” course or its equivalent to be eligible for this course. Our goal is to have these students on track to qualify for participation in upcoming robotics competitions. Maximum 10 students per class.

VIRTUAL CLASS. Instructor: Kayla Ho
Monday 6:30-8:00 PM
8 sessions. January 11 – March 15
No class on 1/18, 2/15
Tuition: $530/Member: $480

If you are interested in this class, please email ellen@goldcoastarts.org

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

ACTINGART, CHESSDANCE & MUSIC

Gold Coast Arts offers private and semi-private lessons from the comfort of your own home. Your lessons are live, interactive, and tailored just for you. For more information, click HERE.

WORKSHOPS

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by registering for our new ART & DANCE workshops for 2!  Paint like Picasso, learn some new dance moves or create a painting together.  Whether it’s In-Person or Virtual Valentine’s Day ideas you are looking for, we’ve created the perfect gifts for you.

SEE ALL SPECIAL ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS