Youth Arts Classes & Ensembles

Youth Arts Institute Fall 2021

Registration ends September 15th. Classes begin on September 27th and end on December 2nd. Open to ages 6-18. See class descriptions for specific age requirements.

Special Note: In order to keep you, our Charter Oak family safe, we will be carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We will seek the counsel of medical professionals and adhere to all State of Connecticut and City of Hartford guidelines. For now, we are moving forward with our hybrid model of teaching and will alert you to any changes in our programming.

Fall 2021 Flyer

Learn more about our Tapeworks Teen Recording Workshop

Schedule is subject to change. For more information, or to register for classes, contact the Charter Oak Youth and Families Coordinator: MarleneM@charteroakcenter.org or 860-310-2589.

Due to class size restrictions, we regret that we cannot accept every student that registers. Charter Oak will notify all registrants. Students enrolled into a Youth Arts Institute virtual class will receive a notification with a Zoom class link upon acceptance.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER

MarleneM@charteroakcenter.org

(860) 310-2589

Fall 2021 registration ends September 15th.

Classes by Day

Mondays

In-Person

YOGA
4:30 – 5:30PM
Ages 6-18

HIP HOP DANCE
5:45 – 6:45PM
Ages 6-10

PAINTING AND DRAWING
5:00 – 6:00PM
Ages 6-18

GENERAL ART
6:15 – 7:15PM
Have fun creating art in various forms like clay, collage, and mix media. Ages 6-18.

HIP HOP DANCE
7:00 – 8:00PM
Ages 11-18

Tuesdays

In-Person

VIOLIN BEGINNER
4:30 – 5:30PM
Ages 6-18

UKULELE
5:00 – 6:00PM
Ages 8 to 18

VIOLIN INTERMEDIATE
5:45 – 6:45PM
For students with some basic knowledge of note reading and violin technique. Age 6-18.

THEATER
6:15 – 7:15
Ages 6-18

HARTFORD ALL-CITY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
(HACYO)
7:00 – 8:00PM
This ensemble is for students with at least one year of experience with a stringed instrument. HACYO now includes semi-private lessons. Ages 10 – 18

Virtual – On Zoom

BE A FRIEND
5:30 – 6:30PM
In this special anti-bullying workshop, we’ll send letters and messages of support to kids struggling with bullies, Learn how to build better friendships and help end bullying! For ages 8-18

BALLET
6:30 -7:30PM
Ages 6-18

Wednesdays

In-Person

MARTIAL ARTS
4:30 – 5:30PM
Learn this ancient art of self-defense, discipline, focus, and self-expression. Ages 6-18.

PIANO BEGINNER
5:00 – 6:00PM
Ages 6-10

PIANO BEGINNER
6:15 – 7:15PM
Ages 11-18

Virtual – On Zoom

ANIME
4:30 – 5:30PM
This class will introduce the basics of cartoon drawing and anime creation. Ages 6-10

ANIME
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Ages 11-18

Thursdays

In-Person

CHESS
4:30 – 5:30PM
Ages 8-18

PIANO INTERMEDIATE
5:00 – 6:00PM
For students with some basic knowledge of music reading and piano technique. Ages 6-10.

PHOTOGRAPHY
5:45 – 6:45PM
Learn how to use your smart phone camera and engage with your surrounding elements to capture memories and moments in time. Ages 8-18.

PIANO INTERMEDIATE
6:15 – 7:15PM
Ages 11-18

BUCKET DRUMMING
7:00 – 8:00PM
Learn the basics of music, while drumming rhythmic patterns, call and response. Ages 6-18

Off-site

TAPEWORKS
5:00 – 6:30PM
Learn to create original music with professional recording equipment! Become an expert in electronic loops, digital audio workstations (DAWS), and music production software. Record, edit, mix and master music in a commercial recording facility. Ages 13-18
Tapeworks Flyer

Day & Time TBD 

MENTORSHIP
Time TBD
This class is open to high school students who would like assistance with writing a resume, finding a job, exploring career options, applying to college and other career/college readiness skills. Class size is limited.

VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Time TBD
Sing your favorite tunes while learning vocal technique, arranging, and harmony. Ages 6-18

Family & Community

Read It and Sleep
Fridays — 6:30PM
Join us for story time with guest readers and, guided craft activities.

  • September 17th
  • October 22nd
  • November 19th
  • December 10th

Halloween Bash
October 28 | 6:00 pm

YAI Final Showcase and Dinner
December 6| 5:30 pm

Holiday Party
December 10 | 6:00

Details on the Events calendar.

Our free programming is designed to help those most in need and we therefore consider household income when we assess eligibility for our classes. We welcome families to apply. We will get back to you as soon as possible about the status of your application.

Support for Youth Arts Institute music programs at Charter Oak Cultural Center provided by:

Divine really loved the ballet program, she cried at the end of the week and wished it could have been longer. She talked alot about girls of all colors being able to enjoy ballet. She was excited to get her ballet shoes and other goodies delivered right to her door and kept walking around the house in her shoes all day just like a ballerina she said. […] I kept expecting to see a dollar amount in the mail. It was unbelievable to me that a program could offer so much at no cost to the parents.

Hernicia Whitter

Parent

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