PROGRAMS + RESERVATIONS

All programs require a reservation in advance.

 

class schedule

Click the registration links to register for classes.

Wednesday Schedule: Ten (10) sessions from October 5, 2016 to December 14, 2016 (excluding Wednesday, November 23, 2016). $300 for the class. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers.

9:30am Storytime & Sensory Lounge (12 to 36 months)

Pre-registration required

Children and caregivers explore their senses in this interactive class that includes song, storytelling, dramatic role play, objects from the museums touchable collection, and exploration of sensory materials.  

Taught by: Siri Hellerman

Maximum # of participants: 20 (including children and adults) 

10:45am Animal Adventures! (24 to 36 months)

Pre-registration required

Slither and crawl your way through this interactive class where kids discover their animal bodies through creative movement and improvisation. Each week will highlight different animals through stories, song, and the opportunity to meet live animals from the Museum’s collection. 

Taught by: Siri Hellerman

Maximum # of participants: 20 (including children and adults) 

3:00pm Little Artists (3-5 years)

Pre-registration required

Each week children and caregivers are introduced to a new artist, explore their technique and materials, and create their own masterworks in this one-hour class in Spark’s art studio.

Taught by: Erika Garcy Tobin

Maximum # of participants: 20 (including children and adults)


Thursday Schedule: Ten (10) sessions from October 6, 2016 to December 15, 2016 (excluding Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016). $300 for the class. Note that this class is designed as a partner class for children and caregivers. 

9:30am Lavender Blues Music & Movement (12-36 months)

Pre-registration required

Teaching musician Lavender Blues explores music, movement and rhythm with children ages 1-3 years in this engaging jam session. During this class kids develop an understanding of rhythm and music, build awareness and control of their body as well as develop social and coordination skills.

Taught by: Alex Louis-Jacques, founder, Lavender Blues

Maximum # of participants: 30 (including children and adults)

10:45am Little Artists (24 to 36 months)

Pre-registration required

Each week children and caregivers are introduced to a new artist, explore their technique and materials, and create their own masterworks in this one-hour class in Spark’s art studio.

Taught by: Erika Garcy Tobin

Maximum # of participants: 20 (including children and adults) 


Artists bios

Erika is an artist with a passion for teaching through the visual arts. She completed her MA in Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught art for 2 years at the Children’s Museum of Art in New York. Before Erika began her Masters, she was actively involved in the New York City gallery community and non-profit art education sector.  These experiences enhanced her curiosity in how children problem solve and learn through the art making process. Based on a philosophy that celebrates process over product, Erika supports a child’s instinctive desire to create, develop ideas, and make meaningful connections through art making. Erika is Spark’s Studio Manager and oversees classes, creative program development, and operations.  


Alexandra Louis-Jacques has been a caregiver, educator, and entertainer of children for 15 years in London, England and Brooklyn, NY, where she now calls home. In 2012, she founded Lavender Blues, a music and movement class for toddlers and their caregivers. Her classes combine a love of music and rhythm and the knowledge and inspiration she gained from years of working as a nanny to create positive, education-based bonding experiences between children and adults. Alex lives and teaches by the philosophy of live, love, laugh! 

Visit her website atwww.LavenderBluesMusic.com 


Siri is a Brooklyn based actor, improviser, voice over artist and teacher. Before moving to New York, she toured extensively with the National Theatre for Children and Youth Performance Company performing in a variety of educational shows about electricity, water conservation, and bullying. As well as being a Museum Educator at BCM, Siri teaches creative movement, song and dance, dramatic play and improv with ChildsPlayNY. She is also is the voice of Millie the Monkey for the educational iPad app “Learn With Homer”. She holds an MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama.