(Maximum of 8 Students)
Wednesdays 3:15-4:00 p.m. or Thursdays 3:15–4:00 p.m.
Carpentry offers students an introduction to the unique and amazing properties of wood. As they build preselected projects they will study the critical relationship between materials, form and functionality. Students will explore methods of surface decoration and basic joinery systems. Instruction in the correct use of both hand tools and power tools will be provided.
|3D PRINTING AND DESIGN
(Maximum 8 students)
Wednesdays 3:15-4:00 pm
Learn how to cook up plastic objects of our own design - think toys, jewelry, fidget spinners - by writing simple computer programs in a language similar to SCRATCH. Open to all levels, no previous experience necessary.
Mondays,Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and/ or Fridays 3:15–4:00 p.m.
Need a nice, quiet space to work on your homework before going home? Would you like to have someone to ask quick questions? For a supervised study hall with computers right after school, join the Homework Club.
|PHOTOGRAPHY: MAKING IMAGES WITH LIGHT
(8 Students Maximum)
Tuesday, 3:15-4:00 p.m.
Students will learn the basics of digital photography and develop their creative eye. Most classes will be spent taking walking trips outside to shoot natural and human-made subjects in the neighborhood surrounding our campus. Additional projects may include the use of analog photography tools (film, light sensitive paper) when possible. No previous experience required.
Fall trimester will be in person (covered outdoor area) and for section A/B Only
Mondays 3:15 - 4:00 (VA) Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:00 (VI AB) Wednesdays 3:15 - 4:00 (VII AB) Fridays 3:15 - 4:00 (VIII AB)
Middle School Singers is a wonderful chorus open to all students in grades V - VIII. Middle School Singers explores and performs a diverse body of choral music, including Renaissance; Classical; modern pop; Broadway; gospel, and including choral music and vocal traditions from all over the world.
Orchestra will meet remotely only starting at 4:45pm on Tuesdays
The Middle School Orchestra, directed by Mr. Aiken, welcomes woodwinds, strings, brass and percussion players who enjoy making music with their peers.
Mondays 4:45-5:45 p.m. (full remote) (Class VIII only)
VIII Drama is an exciting capstone experience to the Middle School Drama Program. Through improv games, writing exercises, and ensemble work, the VIII Drama company devises an original script. Past productions have included scenes, monologues, songs, raps, dances, skits, and poetry. This year's production will include a digital presentation for the entire middle school.
Tuesdays 3:14–4:00 p.m.
This activity will give students in grade VI a unique opportunity to hone their improvisational skills through games, exercises, and other forms of creative play. Students in Improv 101 will work on collaborating, creating physicality, and exploring character. The course will culminate in the students writing short original pieces. Practicing improv is one of the most fun and productive ways for young students to build a strong theatrical foundation.
|DRAWING AT THE MET
Mondays or Wednesdays 4:45-5:30pm (full remote)
Drawing, virtual tours, and artist studies, bring the Met into your home!
Mondays 3:15-4:00 p.m
Find your inner zen! Meditation and mindfulness activities to help us relax, refresh, and renew.
|TELLING STORIES THROUGH DIGITAL PHOTO AND VIDEO
(12 Students Maximum)
Thursdays 3:15–4:00 p.m.
Students will create unique personal projects telling fiction or non-fiction stories through short films or slideshows. Students will use digital software to combine still images, video clips, text and sound recordings to create compelling narratives. No previous experience required.
|CREATIVE WRITING CIRCLE
(8 students maximum)
Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00pm (Class VI-VIII only)
The Creative Writing Circle brings together Middle School writers (Grades VI - VIII) who are passionate about composing original poetry and fiction. We respond to imaginative writing prompts, study good models of writing, and share our work for one another's constructive comment.
Limited to 15
Mondays 3:15–4:00 p.m.
The Blue Skirt is Brearley's middle school newspaper. Students will write articles on current events and Brearley events, write opinion pieces and book and movie reviews, and create puzzles. This student-led activity will give all participants the opportunity to lay out the paper. In addition, students will have input in deciding the newspaper's design and content.