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Winter Course Offerings at the Scarsdale Teen Center

The Scarsdale Teen Center is now offering a great selection of winter courses for teens, and in some cases , for their parents as well.  The subjects include studio art and portfolio preparation,  broadcasting,  fitness boot camp, internet safety, photography, and theatre.

Review the course descriptions below and visit the Scarsdale Teen Center website for more details and registration:

Art Portfolio Prep -- Enhance Your Portfolio for College Admissions. 
This art portfolio preparation class is ideal for arts students who want to enhance their college applications.  Students will receive personalized attention and ongoing feedback to encourage their creativity. The assignments will be tailored with sensitivity to individuality and potential.  The class will celebrate each student as a unique artist while exploring a variety of media.  


Grades: 8th-12th

Session: Tuesdays,  January 19 - April 20

Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20
Time: 6:30-8PM


Audio Video Broadcasting
: Level II--
An advanced course where teens will participate in hands-on training in live internet audio/video webcasting and audio production. As a part of the process, students will learn the techniques of podcasting and basic live radio/video production. Students will apply these techniques to produce their own live internet broadcasts. This course will advance further in the production process where they will gain a working knowledge of audio/midi recording software, special effects, sampling, beat making, and voice editing as well as sound board mixing techniques and mastering.

Grades: 8th-12th
Session: Saturdays, February 27 - April 18
Dates:  2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/10, 4/18

Time: 10:20-12:30am

Digital Photography --Learn about your digital camera and some basic fundamentals of photography. Using photographs they have taken, in addition to photographs provided by the instructor, students will learn to critique photo composition, photoshop editing, retouching and how to do a photo shoot.

Grades: 9th - 12th Grade 

Session: Tuesdays, January 19 - April 20

Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20

Time: 5:30-6:30pm



Fitness Boot Camp --This fitness boot camp integrates cross training work-outs with the support and motivation of a team. The activities are challenging and each day of boot camp is unique. All activities are held at the Teen center. These workouts combine balls, bosu, balance pads, the wedge and strength training obstacle courses. Each workout will combine cardio, balance, strength and flexibility challenges with an emphasis on form, alignment and progressive training. All exercises will be taught with the demonstration of a multi-level format, with safety cues throughout. Fun, non-competitive indoor training sessions for a mid-winter workout to compliment any spring sport.

Grades: 6th - 8th Grade
Session: Tuesdays, January 19 - February 9

Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9
Time: 5-6pm



Internet Safety and Abduction Prevention-- 
The Carlie's Crusade Foundation was created to protect children and families from predators through knowledge, education and training. This internet safety class teaches young people how to avoid the dangers and risks of the web. Class  combines a lively lecture with class participation, hands-on demonstrations and video instruction.
 
Instructor: Carlie's Crusade Foundation Representative

Fee: Free

January 30


Parents and Children ages 5-8,
 9am-11am

Parents and Children 9-11,
 12pm-2pm
Parents and Children 12 and up, 
2:30-4:30pm

Theater Workshop and Play --Play auditions for School House Rock Live, Jr. that will take place the week of January 18th – times are shown below. During this week, the Teen Center will also host a theater workshop. This creative workshop offers youth from 6th to 8th grade an opportunity to work with seasoned actors and actresses in becoming more comfortable on stage. Actors will engage students in the art of improvisation as well as theater related games and exercises.  Participants will be introduced to some exercises designed to get the more in tune with their fellow performers and improve fluidity. Participation is also open to those not participating in play auditions the following week. 


Theatre Workshop:
Fee: Free

Grades: 6 -6
Wednesday, January 13: 6-8pm

Thursday, January 14: 4-6pm

Audition Dates: 

January 20, 
3 PM - 6pm


January 21, 
4-7pm


January 22, 
4-6pm


January 23, 
10-12pm


Age Range: Middle School, 6th -8th Grade
 --You will be asked to sing and read. Please bring your own music. Reading material will be provided. All auditions will be held at The Teen Center.


Winter Art Series taught by Mike Teator
:

Drawing: Learn to draw a striking landscape through the use of various grades of pencils and a blending stick.

Pastels:  Explore the world of pastels using a scene from Westchester County as a subject. Pastels present a good array of colors and blending options.

Watercolor: Learn how to use color, specifically watercolor, by painting a beautiful winter scene of Central Park using sponges, masking fluid and  brushes  of various sizes.

Grades: 6-8
Session: Tuesdays, January 17 - February 7

Dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7

Time: 12-1:30pm

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