Course Catalog

This year, CAP is offering free, online visual and performing arts courses for a variety of ages taught by qualified teaching artist fellows. Quarterly courses will include live Zoom classes, pre-recorded content in Google Classrooms, and opportunities for individual meetings with teaching artists during office hours. Capacity for each course is limited to ensure quality instruction and maximize time with teaching artists and classmates. Children will connect with others their age and benefit from the lasting effects of arts education just as they would in an in-person CAP class!

CAP will provide Duval County students with supplies, which will be available for pick-up each quarter. Those who live outside of Duval County or cannot make it to the designated supply pick-up days will need to provide their own supplies.

Enrollment for Quarter 2 is closed. Check back in December for Quarter 3 course updates.

To view the course catalog for the full year, click here.

Click here to view an enrollment guide.

Contact Kristin Livingston at kristin@capkids.org or Ariani Pena at ariani@capkids.org for more information.


Enrollment Schedule


Quarter 2 Courses

Art as Therapy

Led by Art Therapy Fellow Devon Schlegel, MA, ATR-BC, LMHC, LPC

About Me

Grades 3-5

Mondays and Wednesdays | 3-4 p.m.

This strengths-based program will encourage children to explore self-esteem and self-image through visual journaling and a final painting project.

Art as Coping

Grades 3-5

Mondays and Wednesdays | 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All children can benefit from a creative outlet to help process daily challenges and emotions. This program is designed for children who are having a hard time adjusting to the demands of virtual school or experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression.


Dance

Led by Dance Teaching Artist Fellow Winter Bosanko

Ballet Technique

Grades 5-8

Tuesdays | 4-5 p.m.

This course is designed for students with one or more years of ballet training. Students will develop technical ballet training with an emphasis on the individual’s proper body alignment, understanding of ballet vocabulary and ability to demonstrate sequential steps.

Creative Dance

Grades K-2

Thursdays | 3-4 p.m.

Students will explore motor skills and strengthen their bodies and brains through guided movement explorations. Students will engage in age appropriate creative problem-solving, connect with others and have fun using their imaginations as they explore the elements of dance.

Dance FUNdamentals

Grades 3-5

Tuesdays | 3-4 p.m.

Students will learn basic ballet, modern and jazz skills and strengthen their bodies and brains through guided movement explorations. Students will engage in creative problem-solving, connect with others and have fun learning basic sequential steps as they explore the fundamentals of three dance styles.

Modern Dance Technique

Grades 5-8

Thursdays | 4-5 p.m.

This course is designed for students with one or more years of dance experience. Students will learn fundamental modern dance skills and vocabulary with an emphasis on the elements of dance – body, space, effort and time.


Music

Led by String Teaching Artist Fellow Joshua Stone

Beginning Strings

Grades 3-5

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 4:30-5:30 p.m.

This course is designed for children with little to no knowledge of or experience with violin, viola, cello or double-bass instruments. Students will learn basic instrument care and maintenance, as well as how to hold the instrument.


Intermediate Strings

Grades 3-5

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This course is designed for children with at least one year of experience playing violin, viola, cello or double-bass. Students will be introduced to more advanced techniques, including the bow, and music theory that will broaden their knowledge in music literature.


Advanced Strings

Grades 3-5

Mondays and Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This course is designed for children with at least two years of experience playing violin, viola, cello or double-bass who can play beyond basic string literature. This ensemble will have multiple performance opportunities.


Magnet School Audition Prep

Grades 5 and 8

Fridays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

This course is designed for 5th or 8th grade students preparing to audition for a string program at LaVilla School of the Arts, Fort Caroline Middle School of the Visual and Performing Arts, or Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

CAP String Orchestra

Grades 5-12

Saturdays (twice monthly) | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The CAP String Orchestra is an ensemble of current and former CAP string students who collaborate, perform and further their understanding of classical and contemporary music. Participation in the CAP String Orchestra may include performance opportunities, as safety allows, for the entire ensemble, as well as smaller chamber ensembles based on skill and dedication.


Theatre

Led by Theatre Teaching Artist Fellow Katie Swider

Welcome to Theatre

Grades 3-5

Mondays and Wednesdays | 3-4 p.m.

Students will be introduced to and familiarized with theatre in a virtual format. During this six-week program, students will learn the basics of acting, experience a true backstage pass with a virtual tour of a theatre, and even create their very own script to perform.


Choose Your Own Story

Grades 3-5

Mondays and Wednesdays | 4-5 p.m.

Students will build on their skills from previous classes and will learn to create strong characters and imaginative stories. During live classes, students will go on guided adventures where their choices will influence how the story unfolds.


Improv and Improve

Grades 5+

Thursdays | 4-5 p.m.

This course is designed for previous CAP theatre students in grades 5 and above who are interested in continuing their theatre learning. Students will work on their skills as improvisors on stage and learn how to use the skills they’ve learned in CAP in more than just the theatre world.


Make a Scene! Acting and Scenic Art

Grades 3-5

Tuesdays | 3-4 p.m.

Students will be challenged to think like an actor, writer, director and scenic designer. They will be given a mystery location and asked to create a scenic backdrop using their own creative style.

Puppet Theatre and Prop Making

Grades 3-5

Tuesdays | 4-5 p.m.

Students will learn about puppetry arts from around the world and flex their creative muscles by creating their own puppets and stage props. Students will learn what it takes to be a properties master by designing and creating their own props, constructing their own shadow puppet theatre and unleashing the power of storytelling in their own performance!