Summer at GNS

GNS Summer Programs

Summer Picassos

Week 1: July 10-14

Week 2: July 17-21

Age: 3.5 - 7 yrs old

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Price: $250

Instructor: Stacy Minicucci

Registration:  Please use this form

About Summer Picassos

In this program children learn about the works of great art masters through fun, open ended, hands on experiences like making mobiles like Calder, creating collages like Matisse and making prints like Warhol. This exciting early exposure to art history helps young children build on their observation skills and gives them an understanding of history and culture in an engaging and developmentally appropriate manner.

About Summer 2017

Grab your passports because this summer we are traveling the world. Each day our Summer Picasso students will travel to a different part of the world and learn about the art and artist that come from this part. So whether you attend for one week or multiple weeks each day promises to be a new and exciting adventure

Daily Schedule
9:30-10:00  Drop Off/ Free Play and Art Exploration
10:00- 10:20First Circle
10:20- 10:50 Artist of the Day Activity
10:50 - 11:00 Snack (nut free)
11:00- 11:30 Outside Time
11:30 - 11:45 Second Circle

11:45- 12:15  Beautiful Stuff Treasure Box exploration
12:15 - 12:30 Closure Circle- sharing our work

About the Instructor

Summer Picassos is offered by the owner and instructor of Preschool Picassos, Stacy Davidson Minicucci, M.Ed., an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist with over 20 years of experience working with local children and their families. Stacy is skilled at bringing out the best in all children through the expressive arts. She holds Commonwealth of Massachusetts Teacher Certifications in Special Needs and School Counseling and is an EEC Certified Preschool Teacher. This is Stacy’s fifth summer running Summer Picassos at Garden Nursery School. During the school year Stacy is the Community Preschool and Head Start  Liaison for The Beautiful Stuff Project where she presents Treasure Box Workshops in community preschool and early childhood programs. Stacy often incorporates the material from her work at Beautiful Stuff to Summer Picassos.

They say, “Do what you love and you won't work a day in your life!” Well, Stacy loves art history, working with young children, and having flexibility to spend time with her family. The success of Summer Picassos and Preschool Picassos has allowed Stacy to be the kind of mother and professional she always dreamed of being.


Radiant Child Yoga

Week 1: July 24-28

Week 2: July 31-Aug 4

Age: 3.5 - 7 yrs old

Cost per Week: $250 per child

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Instructor: Lumina Gershfield

Registration:  Please use this form

About Radiant Child Yoga

Young yogis who attend will learn yoga and breathing exercises to keep their bodies strong and flexible, along with relaxation exercises to help them feel calm, confident and connected. We will also explore creativity through daily yoga-inspired crafts, and delve into community and cooperation skills with partner and group yoga. Games such as Yoga Freeze Dance, Detective Yoga and the Intuition Game will keep children curious and engaged. We will have snack time each day at 10:30, so please pack a nut-free snack for your child to enjoy. Space is limited to 12 children per week.

About the instructor

Lumina Gershfield Cordova, M.Ed., RCYT, has taught yoga to children and families in Cambridge and Somerville since 2012.  She was trained in Radiant Child Yoga by the amazing Checka Antifonario and assisted at GNS Yoga program for the previous two years.  Lumina's heart-centered teaching strives to awaken and nurture mind-body awareness in her young students and to empower them to have focus and peace amidst our tech saturated modern lives. Radiant Child Yoga was founded by Shakta Khalsa in 1999 as one of the country's first children's yoga programs. Lumina is also trained in Kundalini Yoga by Mahan Rishi and Siri Bani Kaur, teaches annually at the Millis Ashram Fall Fest and holds a Master's Degree in Art Education from Portland State University.  She is the mother of two young yogis, age 3 and 5, and she is married to an Accountant/Kundalini Yoga Teacher from Peru. Lumina cherishes the peaceful connection created by their family yoga and meditation practice at home.