Wesleyan professor, Brian Northrup, visiting Green Street for three days in a row to do a series of science experiments about plastics with our middle school students. The students learned all about polymers, made their own silly putty, and learned how mood rings work by making crystals that reacted to temperature.
Wesleyan professor, Meredith Hughes, and her college students visited the Green Street AfterSchool Program to do a series of astronomy activities with our elementary school students. Dr. Hughes carried in three surprisingly small boxes and unpacked a portable planetarium that transformed our Performance Studio into scenes from the cosmos. College students gave presentations about the stars inside the planetarium and AfterSchool students learned about constellations.
Nov. 18, 2013 by Green Street Staff
Shaping Sounds is a 10 week class that will teach students the techniques of sound production using ProTools software and plug ins. Students will also learn nuanced parts of the process like how to get the best work out of musicians in the studio.
Instructor: John Bergeron
Location: Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street, Middletown CT
Monday or Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00pm (based on student schedules)
Week of February 3 – Week of April 21 (no class weeks of March 10, and March 17)
Class size: 4-6 students, 4 minimum enrollment
Class fee: $550.00 per student
Registration deadline: January 27th, 2014
Class Description: Learn how to record a song from start to finish at the Green Street Arts Center Sound Studio. Our professional sound engineer, John Bergeron has recorded many albums of his own and has worked as a session player for keyboards, an arranger of strings and horns, a producer, and a recording engineer over the years. He’s recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, and more.
The class will start with learning the tools and etiquette of the studio of the studio. Once students are acclimated to the equipment, John will demo the process of recording a song step by step. Students in the class will identify singer songwriters or guitarists at Wesleyan to serve as guest artists for the class. Guest artists will receive a free recording session and a copy of the final song.
Once the demo is complete, the class becomes very hands on. Each student gets to go through the process of recording a guest artist with guidance from John. You will get to pick the artist, set up the studio, record, edit, mix, and master the song.
If interested, please contact the Green Street Arts Center with your contact information and preferred class day of the week (Monday or Wednesday) at 860-685-7871 or firstname.lastname@example.org . This class is open to all majors.
Ornament decorating workshop courtesy of Middletown Parks & Recreation Dept at Green Street Arts Center.
Kids can decorate an ornament for FREE to place on their tree at home or give as a gift.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Nov. 13, 2013 by Green Street Staff
MxCC will be offering a credit & noncredit Music Appreciation Class at Green Street this Spring 2014.
MUS*137, History and Appreciation of Jazz 3 credits & noncredit option A music appreciation course that uncovers the development of Jazz from ragtime to contemporary practice.
CRN: 1671 (credit)
CRN: 1710 (noncredit)
Time: 9am to 12pm
Instructor: Nathan Nokes
Start Date: February 7, 2014 (late start)
Location: Green Street Arts Center (2nd floor, performance studio)
Registration: Visit the Records Office,
Founders Hall at MxCC
Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
Hours: M 9am-6pm / T-Th 9am-4pm / F 9am-3pm
For more information contact Dr. Donna Bontatibus at 860-343-5802
Wesleyan Physics Professor, Dr. Christina Othon, and students from her lab came to visit the Green Street Arts Center last week.
The Othon Lab led an activity for our AfterSchool elementary school students on one of their early dismissal days. The students learned about physics concepts, specifically the force called drag by making paper helicopters. In groups, they experimented with different variables to make the paper helicopter that fell to the ground the slowest while learning about the physics behind flight.
Thank you Dr. Othon and friends!
Oct. 25, 2013 by smacsorley
The Green Street Arts Center is honored to receive a donation from Acadia Insurance to support our Art and Science AfterSchool Program. The support is much appreciated and our students thank you.
Acadia Underwriting Team Lead, Lou Gold, and Underwriter Dave Walsh, visited Green Street this week to deliver the check. They are pictured here with Green Street Director, Sara MacSorley.
Our integrative classes in art, math, and science foster creativity and build problem-solving skills in a safe space where students can express themselves. We serve students in grades 1 – 8, many of them from the North End of Middletown. Support from organizations like Acadia Insurance allows us to give scholarships so that all children can enjoy our program. You can watch their enthusiasm in the video of last semester’s student showcase.
Registration for spring classes will open soon.
This fall we had exciting new classes for middle school students. In Art with Math, students explored shapes, patterns, and measurement while building spatial skills and creating works of art. Wesleyan Bound took students to the Wesleyan University campus once a week to tour science laboratories, meet with student groups, participate in special art and cultural activities with the Center for the Arts, and more.
Please call the Green Street Arts Center at 860-685-7871 for more information about our AfterSchool Program or to get on our waiting list for spring registration appointments.
Capoeira is a unique Brazilian martial arts form that brings together music, dance, and acrobatics to build community. You’ll sign, play instruments, and improve your balance and flexibility. You’ll learn to physically and mentally challenge yourself and your opponents while building self-confidence in a game-like environment.
Classes run on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm for ages 12-adult. The class is 6 weeks long and meets on 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, and 12/3.
Registration is required and payment for the full class block, $90, is due at the first class. Call Green Street today at 860-685-7871 or email us at email@example.com to sign up today.
Sep. 26, 2013 by sferris