Summer Arts 2020 Online Courses

Stay Creative, Stay Engaged, Stay Connected

We're offering some fun and exciting alternative online courses to keep our Summer Arts community engaged over the summer. With over 30 online courses in art, music, dancing, visual arts, theatre, and more, there's something for everyone!

Each class runs for 45 minutes per day,  Mondays through Fridays.

Registration through CampBrain will secure your spot in the online course. For information about financial aid, please email the director or call 781-740-4766. Prior to the class, you'll be contacted by the session instructor with a Zoom link and password.

Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Ukulele

July 6 through July 17 (2-week class)
9:00 am | Ages 10-15 | $200
Instructor: Dave Ruggiano
Learn strumming and chord formation, picking techniques, reading tab and standard notation. Traditional and contemporary songs will be covered, and all materials will be mailed and/or emailed to students. There will be opportunities for solo, duet, and group playing.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Hip Hop Dance

July 6 through July 10
10:00 am | Ages 8-15 | $100
Instructor:  Brandy Nickerson
Learn some exciting and fun new moves! This high energy class will combine technique, popular culture, and self-expression.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

One Act Play

July 6 through July 17 (2-week class)
10:00 am | Ages 11-15 | $200
Instructor:  Mo Fish
In this two week class we will be rehearsing a one act play for an on-screen performance. The play will be a light-hearted comedy with fun parts for all!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Chess and More!

July 6 through July 10 (1st session)
10:00 am | Ages 8-15 | $100
Instructor:  Chris Chiba
In this chess class we'll earn to think like a chess master! We'll learn about the pieces, how to move, capture and advance, and how to win. We'll also learn openings, endgames, and key strategies. Did you know that different cultures have their own version of chess? If you are a King in the game of chess, then you can be Shogun or Generals in the game of Japanese Shogi!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Guitar

July 6 through July 17 (2-week class)
10:00 am | Ages 10-15  | $200
Instructor:  Dave Ruggiano
Learn to read music and tablature symbols,  apply rhythm patterns to chords for contemporary and traditional songs, and  study fingerpicking—all while playing in large and small groupings.  All materials will be mailed and/or emailed to students.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Create Your Own MLB Franchise!

July 6 through July 10
11:00 am | Ages 10-15 | $100
Instructor:  Connor Davis
Campers will be introduced to the importance of different positions in baseball and use this knowledge to create their own team. In their final projects, campers will have a home city, team name, design home and away uniforms, create a starting lineup of five current day MLB players and a five-man pitching rotation.
 
Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

The Scene 

July 6 through July 17 (2-week class)

11:00 am | Ages 11-15 | $200
Instructor:  Shawn Verrier
Campers will work on acting techniques, such as voice, movement and characterization, as they prepare monologues and scenes for a virtual performance.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

DRUMplosion

July 6 through July 10 
11:00 am | Ages 8 to 12 | $100   
Instructor: Ed Sorrentino
Have fun drumming on rhythm instruments in your home and explore how to make your own percussion instruments found from common household items. Learn hand percussion beats and easy and fun note reading. We will record a group composition at the end of the week.  Hand drums will be made available for campers attending this session.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Animate It!

July 6 through July 17 (2-week class)
11:00 am | Ages 11 - 15 | $200  
Instructor:  Dan Fish
In Animation we will create a short stop motion video utilizing everyday objects you might find around your house. We will spend our first few sessions planning our story and then we will film and animate via Zoom or Flipgrid.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Mini-Series Production 

July 6 through July 17 (2-week class)
1:00 pm | Ages 12-15 | $200
Instructor:  Shawn Verrier
During this two week class, we will write, rehearse and film a new and totally original TV mini-series. Start brainstorming now!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Art Kids!

July 6 through July 10
1:00 pm | Ages 6-8 | $100
Instructor:  Brandy Nickerson
Our youngest campers will have fun with painting, drawing and other creative art projects. New projects every day!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Costumes for Stage and Screen

July 6 through July 10
2:00 pm | Ages 11-15 | $100
Instructor:  Brooke Stanton
Design costumes for your favorite films and plays. Students will learn about color, pattern, style, and fabrics. Create a new look for Frozen or Into the Woods!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Improvisation & Sketch Comedy

July 6 through July 10
3:00 pm | Ages 11 -15 | $100
Instructors:  Dan Fish & Mo Fish
In this class we will create scene after scene from the sublime to the ridiculous. Be prepared to laugh and to stretch the limits of your creativity!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Chess and More!

July 13 through July 17 (2nd session)
10:00 am | Ages 8-15 | $100
Instructor:  Chris Chiba
In this chess class we'll earn to think like a chess master! We'll learn about the pieces, how to move, capture and advance, and how to win. We'll also learn openings, endgames, and key strategies. Did you know that different cultures have their own version of chess? If you are a King in the game of chess, then you can be Shogun or Generals in the game of Japanese Shogi!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Wild Child Outdoors

July 13 through July 17
11:00 am | Ages 8-11 | $100
Instructor:  Rachel Dranoff
This online studio will focus on the connection between art and nature. Using a variety of materials, campers will explore, document, and create based on their experiences outside. Some projects that campers can look forward to making nature mandalas, shadow drawings, and mud portraits!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Create Your Own NBA Franchise!

July 13 through July 17
11:00 am | Ages 10-15 | $100
Instructor:  Connor Davis
Campers in this class will be introduced to the importance of different positions in basketball and will use this knowledge to create their own team. In their final projects, campers will have a home city, team name, design home and away uniforms, create a starting lineup of five current day NBA players, and hire a head coach!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Advanced Tap Dance

July 13 through July 17
10:00 am | Ages 11-15 | $100
Instructor:  Brandy Nickerson
Take your tap to the next level! Learn some more advanced tap steps and work on a new routine for an on-screen performance! Tap shoes are highly recommended.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Sing Out!

July 13 through July 17
1:00 pm | Ages 11 to 15 | $100
Instructor:  Derelyn Kahler
In this class we'll work on vocal performance techniques, such as tone, pitch, and style. We'll explore some new material together, and then each camper will choose a solo song. A musical track will be created just for you to record your final virtual performance. 

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Digital Photo

July 13 through July 17
2:00 pm | Ages 10 to 15 | $100
Instructor:  Brooke Stanton
Campers will learn basic photography techniques, such as composition, depth of field and alignment to produce creative images.  Use Photoshop to manipulate, adjust and enhance your work.  A digital camera is required.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Beginning/Intermediate Tap Dance

July 20 through July 24
10:00 am | Ages 8-12  | $100
Instructor:  Melaney Jenkins
Learn some basic tap steps and move to the beat! We'll be rehearsing some numbers from Broadway shows. Tap shoes are highly recommended.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Cooking for Kids

July 20 through July 24
9:00 am | Ages 8 to 12  | $100
Instructor:  Robin Teague
Learn basic cooking techniques and how to prepare some delicious recipes. Everything will be made from scratch for that homemade good taste!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

DRUMplosion

July 20 through July 24 (2nd session)
11:00 am | Ages 8 to 12 | $100
Instructor:  Ed Sorrentino
Have fun drumming on rhythm instruments in your home and explore how to make your own percussion instruments found from common household items.  Learn hand percussion beats and easy and fun note reading. We will record a group composition at the end of the week.  Hand drums will be made available for campers attending this session.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Relief Printmaking

July 20 through July 24
1:00 pm | Ages 12 to 15 | $100                                                            
Instructor:  Rachel Dranoff
This online studio is designed as an introduction to relief printmaking, a process that allows campers to make multiple copies of an image.  Campers will learn both the techniques of carving, inking and printing while developing their own artistic style.  Play with texture, color and contrast in this hands-on studio experience!  Printing kits will be provided.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Speaking the “T”

July 20 through July 31 (2-week class )
1:00 pm | Ages 12-15 | $200
Instructor:  Verna Hampton
In this Spoken Word course, the students will be guided by the instructor on a writing and performance journey.  They will explore their thoughts and feelings on the experiences of the past few months and how this has affected them.  Participants will explore and create music, movement or art that represents their chosen original poetry/prose and will have an opportunity to share a video of their work.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Fun With Shakespeare!

July 20 through July 24
2:00 pm | Ages 11 -15 | $100
Instructor:  Brooke Stanton
In this class we will explore the characters, plots and language of Shakespeare’s plays. We will also be working on monologues that will be performed on film.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Showtune Workshop 

July 20 through July 31 (2-week class)
3:00 pm | Ages 10-15 | $200
Instructors: Shawn Verrier & Gingy Grimes
We will learn and rehearse musical numbers from Broadway’s greatest hits in this two week class. The performances will be edited for an on screen performance!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Kids on Stage

July 27 through July 31
9:00 am | Ages 6 to 8 | $100
Instructor:  Alexandra Barber
Campers will work in a group to learn some fun theatre games and will use their imaginations to create characters and stories. It’s all about the process!

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Comics & Cartoon Characters

July 27 through July 31
10:00 am | Ages 8-12 | $100
Instructor:  Paula Whalen
Create or use a favorite story and then design and develop characters for a comic book, graphic novel or a picture book.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Rock Band!

July 27 through July 31
10:00 am | Ages 11-15 | $100
Instructor:  Robin Teague 
Do you sing or play an instrument?  If you have ever dreamed of being on stage with your own band, this is the class for you! We will prepare songs for a virtual performance.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

The Actor’s Studio

July 27 through July 31
1:00 pm | Ages 12 to 15 | $100
Instructor:  Alexandra Barber
In this class we will work on advanced acting techniques. The instructor will provide individual coaching to achieve a high level of performance.

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Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School, Education

Yoga

July 27 through July 31
2:00 pm | Ages 10 to 15 | $100
Instructor:  Brooke Stanton
Namaste! Learn how to do the “Lion,” the “Turtle,” and the “Cobra.”  We will do exercises that focus on balance, thought, posture, concentration, and visualization.

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Wild Child Artdoors

July 6 through July 31
Derby Primary and Lower School Art Teacher Rachel Dranoff will also be holding additional online K-12 online art and nature programs July 6-31 through her online program, Wild Child Artdoors. The virtual studio offers art and nature experiences for children and teens to explore their creative abilities in a wide range of media and environments. Additional information and registration below.

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