Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Portside's New Teacher & New Classes!!

Stefanie Emery is a local musician artist who will be teaching a jewelry class, screen printing class and pop music class starting in January 2012.  Stefanie is the co-owner of Orgotton a contemporary clothing and jewelry store. There she designs her own t-shirts, necklaces, earning, dresses and much more so check out her store on the web at Stefanie also specializes in guitar, violin and vocal lessons. She will be introducing the Portside students to a fun and new group voice class featuring music from famous young artists such as Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and Justin Bieber. Read the class descriptions below for more details and sign up now!!

'Fun with Feathers' Jewelry Making Workshop

Ages 10-15 Wednesdays 5-6 Starts January 11th 

Do you love the feather jewelry trend that is so popular right now? Learn how to make your own feather jewelry in this class! Each week students will learn how to make a different accessory using feathers, beads and stones! Earrings, necklaces, hair clips, and bag charms will be the focus. Wearing your own creations beats buying jewelry from stores! We will use some up-cycled materials for some of the projects, turning something old into something new!  This fun class will inspire young creative minds to express their artistic abilities through fashion! 

etsy page for my jewelry 'Staylow by Orgotton'-

Screen Printing Workshop 
Age-Teens and Adults Wednesdays 6:30-8 Starts January 11th
Screen printing is a fun way to personalize and decorate a number of crafts! This beginner screen printing class will teach the basic techniques of silk screen printing using a variety of fun images. Each week students will get to print an image on a different material including folders, cards, fabrics and canvas's. Screen printing is fun and easy, and students will learn that simple materials such as mesh screen and ink are unique tools to turn a blank canvas into a work of art! 
website for Orgotton

Learn to Sing Like Your Favorite Pop Star!

Ages 7-13 Mondays 5-6 Starts January 9th 
Do you love singing along to your favorite pop star's songs? If so, this class is for you! This fun vocal workshop will teach vocal technique through voice exercises and will strengthen not only your singing voice, but your confidence too! Students will learn 2 popular songs per week by singing along with karaoke tracks and live instrumentation. As this is a group class, students will learn to sing with one another, as well as by themselves. Learning lyrics, melodies, musical phrasing, and performance techniques will be strongly emphasized. A strong interest in popular music and singing is a must! 

Mommy & Me ~ Arts & Crafts

Check out our mommy & me crafts!!!


Check out the awesome cool projects that our students did in Novembers Arts & Crafts class!!!

"Your a good man Charlie Brown" Play at the Portside

Portside's acting class wrapped up the semester with short skits from the classic Charlie Brown.  The production was wonderfully preformed by the little actors and actresses from Portside's fall theater class. Please sign up now for the next class starting January 18th!! See our website for more details!


WOW!!! LOOK AT OUR STUDENTS CREATING A 3D DARGON MADE OUT OF ALL RECYCLED MATERIALS!! The kids had a awesome time on this project contracting the piece out of cardboard, egg cartons, old news papers, and decorated it with paint, feathers, googley eyes, glitter and more!! Reduce, Reuse, Recycled RAWRRR!!!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fine art painting & drawing 2011

Our very talented students did a great job on their portrait drawing during last weeks class. They had an hour to complete a portrait and all of them did a magnificent job! Check out their drawings!


This past black friday we took our students to the Camden Adventure Aquarium! They had a great time petting the sting ray's small sharks and got to visit with Scuba Santa! The top two things to see at the aquarium were the Hippopotamus and the Shark tunnel! Check out our pictures!!