Workshops & After School Classes

2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

During School Offerings | After School Offerings

During School Offerings

Tuesday Flying Squad

Tuesdays, 9am - 2:45pm

Ages: 8-12 (please be in touch for other ages)

Meet at Grand Army Plaza Main Branch Library

Dismissal from BAA HQ

$85/day

Flying Squads provide young people with time to practice making their own decisions in a nurturing community of human connections through which they can develop relationships and work on self-confidence with genuine feedback from peers and society.

Tuesday’s Squad focuses primarily on learning through playfulness. Looking at all of the ways that children experiment and test the world by playing, the young people involved learn a bit about themselves while exploring their city with a group of other young adolescents. Tuesdays may be most appropriate for children ages 8-12 or those young people internally focused on play and discovery.

For more information, please go to: https://www.flyingsquads.org/


Friday Flying Squad

Fridays, 9am - 2:45pm

Ages: 12-16 (please be in touch for other ages)

Meet at Grand Army Plaza Main Branch Library

Dismissal from Grand Army Plaza Main Branch Library

$85/day

Flying Squads provide young people with time to practice making their own decisions in a nurturing community of human connections through which they can develop relationships and work on self-confidence with genuine feedback from peers and society.

Friday’s Squad looks towards the outside world and developing longer term projects concerning social justice and youth rights. This group will be playfully looking at the serious issues of how society impacts them and how they can impact society. Fridays may be most appropriate for children ages 12-16 or those young people externally focused on the world around them.

For more information, please go to: https://www.flyingsquads.org/

Dungeons & Dragons (or other role playing games)

Wednesdays, 10am - 2pm

Ages: 8-14 (please be in touch for other ages)

At BAA HQ

$85/day

Introductory to intermediate level D&D players welcome. We may switch to other role playing games as the group collectively decides. We will rotate players and DMs and campaigns as the group decides.


Making Art Through Art History

Mondays, 10 - 11am

Ages: 6-12

At BAA HQ

$20/class (includes all materials) (drop-in rate, or sign up for a full day program)

This is an introduction to art history class through the making of art. Each week we will pick a piece of artwork made in the past and research the history of the piece and/or the artist/time period. Then we will make our own artwork

We will rotate each week picking a piece of artwork and look up and present the history of it. Then we would make our own artwork inspired from the piece we chose. Each person in the class will have the opportunity to select the piece we study (if they so choose). Throughout the year we will make various field trips to museums, the Center for Book Arts, and to meet working artists in their studios.


Filmmaking

Mondays, 12:30 - 2:30pm

Ages: 6-12

At BAA HQ

$30/class (drop-in rate, or sign up for a full day program)

This is an introduction to filmmaking class for young actors, directors and editors. The short videos we make will be uploaded to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZBEB_riYGtgFU3ddIibyw).


Puppet Production

Tuesdays 10 - 11:00pm

Ages: 6-12

At BAA HQ

$20/class (drop-in rate, or sign up for a full day program)

This group will work on an original musical puppet production, written and created by the students.  We we will present our work before Christmas Break. 

Taught by professional performers and puppeteers, Amy Carrigan and Noah Apple Mayers


Newspaper Club

Thursdays, 10 - 11am

Ages: 8-14 (please be in touch for other ages)

At BAA HQ

$20/class (drop-in rate, or sign up for a full day program)

Apple Gazette is student-run newspaper for Brooklyn Apple Academy with both print and online (http://voiceofthechildren.nyc/blog/category/news-comics/) versions of the paper distributed roughly every other month. Aspiring journalists, artists, photographers, and editors are all welcome to get involved.


History of Music

Thursdays, 1 - 2pm

Ages: 6-12

At BAA HQ

$20/class (drop-in rate, or sign up for a full day program)

This is an introduction to the history of music class. Each week participants are invited to bring in a piece of music that the whole group will listen to. We will then look up and discuss the piece, the artists, and/or the genre of music. We will also take some field trips, including a backstage tour of Lincoln Center and visits to meet some musicians.


After School Offerings

Dungeons & Dragons

Tuesdays, 3 - 6pm

Ages: 10+ (please be in touch for other ages)

At BAA HQ

$30/class

This is a Dungeons & Dragons campaign for advanced / serious players. We will develop characters and work on a long term campaign together.

Open Studio / Printmaking

Wednesdays, 3 - 5:30pm

Ages: 7+

At BAA HQ

$20-40 suggested donation (includes all materials)

The art room will be available to young artists working on individual projects, with the assistance of an art teacher. There will be an emphasis on printmaking (lino, silk screen and a small printing press) and bookmaking, but materials will also be available for drawing, painting, sewing, button making, etc.

Communal Family Potluck Dinner

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7pm

All ages welcome

Free (bring a vegan or vegetarian dish)

In an effort to build more community, we are offering a potluck dinner on Wednesday nights (vegan encouraged, vegetarian required). Bring a dish and enjoy meeting your neighbors. Those outside the BAA community also welcome. Family friendly. The first Wednesday meal of each month will additionally have poetry / short story reading after the meal.

Art and Social Justice Club

Fridays, 3 - 5 pm

Ages: 8-18 (please be in touch for other ages)

At BAA HQ

$30 Suggested Donation

Systems of Inequality, Climate Emergency, Gun Violence… the world could use some healing right now.  That is when our club arrives to do the cultural work. We’ll work with existing groups advocating for Justice in NYC, and develop murals, banners, posters, songs, shows, and prints.  There will be pirate radio, a visit to a radical marching band practice, and field trips to Interference Archive.