Archives: Events

Thinking of Design – a class for grades 4-8

Location:  

Venue Phone: 914-274-8205

Venue Website:

Address:
77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB, White Plains, New York, 10607, United States

Description:
Curious-on-Hudson Home Location 77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB White Plains, NY 10607

A Design Study Class for Upper Elementary Students (4/5) and Middle School

This class meets 8 times on Thursdays. Our final class will include a small exhibit for friends and families. Class dates are:  November 29, December 6, 13, 20, January 3, 10, 17.  The class will continue for a winter session on January 24. 

Fee: $200.00. This class may require purchase of materials, which is not included in the price of enrollment.

Can you design a box? Create a useful invention? Can you name the three basic shapes in nature and the colors of the rainbow? We see great design every day: a sleek car, a nice umbrella, a good web page, a useful kitchen tool, a beautiful flower. What are the considerations in understanding good design? Line, shape, texture, space, motion / time, value and color are the principal elements of art and design. Decisions about harmony, balance, scale, contrast, randomness, and rhythm help arrange these principal elements into good design.

In the coming sessions we will explore each of the principal elements of design by using ways of “seeing” creatively. By examining the work of past designers–from Leonardo to Bauhaus and others–and through creating new, original designs and inventions using 3-D paper construction techniques, collage, drawing, painting, and by keeping personal notebooks, this course will explore the tools and methods used to realize good design and come to an understanding of its value in our contemporary and future existence.

This class will be taught by Teresa Schmidtrott. A conceptual artist, Teresa Schmittroth explores time-based and sequence-defined subjects, working in a broad   range of media. Born in Detroit, Michigan she is a long time New York resident who lives and works in Beacon.Trained in the traditions of 20th-century Western art, Schmittroth has studied drawing, painting, sculpture,
printmaking, design and color theory. She has also worked in experimental media including photography, film,
video and performance art. Her artwork has been exhibited in New York, NY at The Drawing Center, Artists
Space, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Queens Museum and White Columns. In Beacon, she has
exhibited at the Howland Cultural Center, Beacon Arts Union Gallery [BAU], Catalyst Gallery and with Windows
on Main Street. Her artwork is included in the collection of the Queens Museum and numerous private
collections.

Teresa has recently completed a work titled Bauhaus Studies, exploring the lessons taught at the famous Bauhaus
School in Germany, (1919-1933). Based in part on her own interest in conceptual art, its history and
contemporary context, she began looking into the course structure at the Bauhaus School. The Bauhaus
participants included many pioneering artists and architects of the 20th Century: Albers, (Schmittroth’s Color
Theory professor was taught by Albers at Yale), Breuer, Gropius, Itten, Kandindsky, Klee, Mies van der Rohe,
Moholy-Nagy, Mondrian and other highly respected artists of the day. Foundation courses at the Bauhaus
included, in part, studies in the primary colors: red, yellow, blue, and the basic shapes: square, triangle and
circle. Exercises in paper-cutting, collage, color theory, and design were implemented in a vast curriculum. These
subjects will be explored in Schmittroth’s course, Thinking Design, Fall/2018 at Curious-on-Hudson.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at [email protected]


instructors

Read More

Learn to Sew with SewHappy!

Location:  

Venue Phone: 914-274-8205

Venue Website:

Address:
77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB, White Plains, New York, 10607, United States

Description:
Curious-on-Hudson Home Location 77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB White Plains, NY 10607


What a great opportunity to learn to use a sewing machine, learn to sew and have fun making things with your friends. 
 

This class meets 8 times on Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 PM.   Class dates are:  January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13 and 20. (10 sessions)

Fee: $450.00

Ages:  8-14

Learn more and register at this LINK! 

(Do not register on this website — SewHappy is handling registration directly)

 ————————————————————————————————————-

 

 

 

Read More

Saturday Tinkerers for Grades K-2

Location:  

Venue Phone: 914-274-8205

Venue Website:

Address:
77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB, White Plains, New York, 10607, United States

Description:
Curious-on-Hudson Home Location 77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB White Plains, NY 10607

Hands-on learning that is fun, fun and more fun (and has loads of learning to boot)!

In the Saturday Tinkerers we teach fundamental engineering concepts but with the spirit of freedom that encourages kids to use their own creativity and imagination in coming up with their own models and toys. They’ll learn some circuitry, the basic principles of logical programming and the creative “glue” that holds it all together and makes it fun to use.

This class meets 8 times on Saturday from 11:00-12:00.  Our final class will include a short showcase of what we’ve learned.  Class dates are:  January 12, 19 and 26, Feb 2 and 9, Mar 2, 9 and 16

Fee: $250.00 includes enrollment fee and a $25 material fee.

Each week your child will be tasked to build a new model or toy based on a project idea. HOW they do it is up to them but we give them the parts and teaching that make their ideas fly (or whiz or buzz or move or shake…you get the idea). We encourage the creative process and blend it with some techy-style learning. Some classes may use a computer to teach some basic programming logic.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at [email protected]


instructors

Read More

Our Winter Saturday Maker Lab! for Ages 7-11

Location:  

Venue Phone: 914-274-8205

Venue Website:

Address:
77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB, White Plains, New York, 10607, United States

Description:
Curious-on-Hudson Home Location 77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB White Plains, NY 10607

This is where you can do all the engineering, hacking, building, designing and STUFF you already love to do in our workshop.   This is the class listing for ages 7-11. A Maker Lab for older students also meets on Saturdays. See info at this link

This class meets 8 times on Saturday from 1:00-2:30 PM.   Our final class will include a short showcase of what we’ve learned.  Class dates are:  January 12, 19 and 26, Feb 2 and 9, Mar 2, 9 and 16

Fee: $250.00 includes enrollment fee plus $25 material fee.

From woodworking to electronics (and both), you’ll have fun learning and getting deeply involved in your own work on Saturday learning the principles of design engineering on projects of your choosing. Work with our instructor to choose your own projects and then hone it over time to make it what you want it to be.  You must be at least 8 years old to take the class so that you can safely use tools, design plans, etc.

This is not a computer class but we will use and encourage the teaching of electronics and use of laptops for design and research.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at [email protected]


instructors

Read More

Saturday STEAM Ukulele (Winter) – All Ages

Location:  

Venue Phone: 914-274-8205

Venue Website:

Address:
77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB, White Plains, New York, 10607, United States

Description:
Curious-on-Hudson Home Location 77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB White Plains, NY 10607

The Art, Science and FUN of the Ukulele.  (All ages – 10 and over)

This class meets 8 times on Saturday from 3:00-4:30 PM.   Our final class will include a short showcase of what we’ve learned.  Class dates are:  January 12, 19 and 26, Feb 2 and 9, Mar 2, 9 and 16

Fee: $225.00 for 8 classes.  We will have some ukuleles on hand for those who do not already own one. Please let us know during registration (you’ll be asked that question on the registration form). Limited to 8 students.

You can strum a ukulele the first time you hold it, but why stop at a strum? With that encouraging and accessible first strum, we’ll embark on the same lifelong pursuit of sophistication, nuance and individuality traveled by all musicians and learners alike. In STEAM UKE students are trained to use this instrument to understand the greater world of music as it relates to STEAM fields. Alexander Graham Bell played the piano. Albert Einstein played the piano and violin. Charles Dickens played the Accordion. Benjamin Franklin invented the mechanical Glass Armonica later used in the compositions of Mozart, Beethoven and Donizetti. Art and science are both methods of understanding and manipulating the world around us.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at [email protected]


instructors

Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Never miss an update. Receive periodic emails from us, and cancel at any time.

You have Successfully Subscribed!