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MAP Enrichment—The Arts

For our students who are interested in furthering their artistic endeavors, WMS offers a variety of elective after-school enrichment classes designed to inspire and complement students interests. MAP (Montessori After-school Program) Enrichment classes typically meet once a week for 8-10 weeks. (For more information on MAP, contact Ellen Hadad at ehadad@washingtonmontessori.org) Past MAP offerings in the arts include:

Ceramics
Students learn basic hand building and glazing techniques, and then create their own pieces as time allows.

Nature Art
Inspired by the ephemeral and temporal art work of nature sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, this class brings young artists outdoors to create their own art with natural materials such as sticks, leaves, and stones from our own campus.

Fairy Houses
Students are guided through designing and building their own fairy houses with natural materials gathered from campus.

Minds in Motion
Led by Emily Kent of modern dance company Pilobolus, students explore creativity, collaboration and group creation rather than the techniques of a specific style of dance. Students learn partnering, composition and decision-making skills while balancing physical freedom with self-control.

Private Music Lessons
We currently offer private instruction in piano to Elementary and Middle school students and in Suzuki guitar to lower school and lower elementary students. Piano lessons are taught by Oksana Protenik who has taught students at a variety of levels and has a teaching philosophy that reflects our own. Guitar lessons are taught by Andy LaFreniere, Director of the Suzuki Talent Education School in Newtown. Suzuki violin lessons are taught by WMS Parent and musician James Czeiner.