TPC University for Individuals & Families

TPC University is a radical new distance-learning arts platform that supports schools, families, and communities with high-level, culturally transformative, justice-based arts training. We are excited to announce a mid-September launch of over 250 online arts courses serving grades K-12, as well as adults. Our arts modalities are: music, dance, visual art, media, and literary arts. 

 

To effectuate a transformative approach to teaching and learning, the TPC’s teaching pedagogy is ARCTIVISM—a modern, constructivist pedagogical framework that underscores the principles of democracy: unity, justice, and liberty. By this, ARCTIVISM is unapologetically committed to achieving the following four goals: eradicating oppressive systems, promoting cultural awareness, empowering student voices, and incorporating mindfulness through our arts education programs. Through ARCTIVISM, we look to transform underserved communities locally and globally, beginning with the important academic and artistic work in which our young artists engage daily. Each and every student will learn what it means to be an ARCTIVIST-scholar through the lens of their chosen arts track in asynchronous and/or synchronous classes. 

Our teaching model serves individuals, families, and schools—offering each an opportunity to choose one to four arts tracks as deep dives each semester. Our programs are led by highly-trained and qualified arts professionals who provide a nurturing, challenging, and safe online learning environment. Moreover, because the majority of our programming since our inception in 2018 has historically been focused on supporting underserved Black and Brown youth, 90% of our master teachers are BIPOC. For TPC, representation matters. 

 

TPC University Zoom Class Schedule

2021 Classes Begin March 1st!

*Classes marked with an '*' are twice a week

Monday

1:00 - 2:00pm PST

Breakdancing with Safahri

3rd-4th Grades

2:00 - 3:00pm PST

Pangea with Safahri
6th-8th Grades

3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Drawing with Octavio

6th-8th Grades

3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Hip Hop Dance with Amani

6th-8th Grades

Friday

1:00 - 2:00pm PST

Breakdancing with Safahri

K-1st Grade

3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Drawing with Octavio

6th-8th Grades

5:30pm - 6:30pm PST 

Modern Jazz Dance  with Rozz

4th grade & Up

FREE CLASS!

HAPPENING NOW

Tuesday

1:15 - 2:15pm PST

Art with Gabe

K-1st Grade

1:30-2:00pm PST

Hip Hop Theater with Safahri
6th Grade

2:00-2:30pm PST

Hip Hop Theater with Safahri
7th-8th Grades

3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Create Your Own Video Game

with Arkadiusz

6th - 8th Grade

3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Songs and Beats Boutique Class

6th - 8th Grade


 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST

Ballet with Rozz

4th - 9th Grades

FREE CLASS!

HAPPENING NOW

Wednesday

1:30 - 2:30pm PST

Pangea with Safahri
6th-8th Grades

 

1:00 - 2:00pm PST

Capoeira with Branch

K-1st Grades

3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Drawing with Octavio

6th-8th Grades

Thursday

1:30-2:00pm PST

Hip Hop Theater with Safahri

6th Grade

2:00-2:30pm PST

Hip Hop Theater with Safahri

7th-8th Grades

3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Songs and Beats Boutique Class

6th - 8th Grade

3:00 - 4:00pm PST

Create Your Own Video Game

with Arkadiusz

6th-8th Grades

Zoom Classes 

Classes Begin March 1, 2021

Classes Once per Week

$60 a Month

($15/ class)

Sliding Scale Options Available

Classes Twice per Week

$100 a Month

($12.50/ class)

Sliding Scale Options Available

Pre-Recorded Classes Monthly Subscription

(Coming Soon)

One Student

$30/ Month

 

Family

$60/ Month

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, 

please email info@thepeoplesconsrvatory.org for additional scholarship information

FREE Zoom

Ballet 

Tuesdays

5:00pm - 6:00pm PST

4th - 9th Grades

Open Level, Free

Zoom

Create Your Own Video Game with Arkadiusz

Tuesdays & Thursdays

3:00pm-4:00pm PST

6th-8th Grade

Zoom

Hip Hop Theater with Safahri

Tuesdays & Thursdays

1:30 - 2:00pm PST

6th Grade

Zoom

Songs and Beats Boutique Tuesdays & Thursdays

3:00pm - 4:00pm PST

6th - 8th Grades

FREE Zoom

Modern Jazz Dance 

Friday

5:30pm - 6:30pm PST

4th grade & Up

Open Level, Free for Children under 18 yrs.

Zoom

Breakdancing with Safahri

Mondays

1:00 - 2:00pm PST

3rd-4th Grades

Zoom

Hip Hop Theater with Safahri

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2:00pm - 2:30pm PST

7th & 8th Grades

Zoom

Drawing with Octavio

Mondays & Wednesdays

3-4pm PST

6th-8th Grade

Zoom

Pangea with Safahri

Mondays

2:00 - 3:00pm PST

6th - 8th Grades

Zoom

Hip Hop Dance Class

with Amani

Monday & Wednesday

3:00pm - 4:00pm PST

6th - 8th grades

Zoom

Art with Gabe

Tuesdays

1:15pm - 2:15pm PST

K-2nd Grade

Zoom

Pangea with Safahri

Wednesdays

1:30 - 2:30pm PST

6th - 8th Grades

Zoom

Capoeira with Branch Wednesdays

1:00pm-2:00pm

K-1st Grade

TPC University Pre- Recorded Classes

Coming Soon!

 

Pre- Recorded Class Descriptions

 

Our Media Track features a gamut of courses including graphic design, coding, filmmaking and more! Find your inner techie and explore media art through our very expansive course offerings, and create the world you want to see!

K & 1st Grade

Mini Movie Actors

​Mini movie Actors workshops will be interactive as students will learn how to harness their amazing energy and focus it into creating characters. They will learn their character’s gestures and affectations using theatre games and movement, play with different accents from around the world, create stories and act them out, use their house as a movie set, and learn the FUNdamentals and foundations of traditional acting for beginners! Each session will have a different fun movie theme and lesson that will add to the overall theme of the movie acting series that will encourage them to explore all of their ideas and show them the secrets to how all of their favorite tv and Netflix actors do what they do to become the characters they know and love ! We will also introduce new vocabulary words as well as theatre and movie terms while they are having fun pretending and interacting online! By the end of this series they will be off and running with new tools, language and motivation to create and bring their ideas to life with a boost of new confidence in the infinite movie acting universe!

 

2nd & 3rd Grade

​Beginning Filmmaking

Students will get a crash course in creating different styles of shots, digital storytelling, close ups, panning shots, using the camera to create a mood, choosing locations that help tell the story, zooming in and out, choosing music that creates certain vibes, and then editing and creating effects to round out the overall vision of the film. Students will be empowered to create their own short movie using all they have learned over the semester based from a script they have written or an idea they want to bring to life. Materials needed: iphone or ipad

 

4th & 5th Grades

 Music Video Production

This course is designed to explore and learn the writing and production of student’s own music video shorts. Simple computer and iPad tools will be used to aid in creating the work. The main goal is for everyone to finish the course completing one or more Video pieces with prerecorded music that they create including lyrics and arrangements. Students will then shoot their video and edit the final product. Materials needed: computer/laptop/chromebook/or ipad

 

6th & 8th Grades

​Coding Music

This class offers an in-depth exploration of Computer Science, Audio Production, Digital Marketing, and 3d Printer. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic concepts of 3D printing, Audio Production, digital marketing, and computer science. Understanding and having some of these basic skills in the 21st century will enrich our young people’s education and create a world of opportunities for them in the future.

Materials needed: computer/laptop/chromebook/or ipad

 

9th - 12th Grades

​Coding Music with Ranzel

This class offers an in-depth exploration of Computer Science, Audio Production, Digital Marketing, and 3d Printer. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic concepts of 3D printing, Audio Production, digital marketing, and computer science. Understanding and having some of these basic skills in the 21st century will enrich our young people’s education and create a world of opportunities for them in the future.

Materials needed: computer/laptop/chromebook/or ipad

 

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Our Movement track encompasses a wide variety of culturally representative dance forms including capoeira (Brazil/Angola), Afro Cuban (Cuba), Flamenco (Spain), Hip Hop (USA), Breakdancing (USA), and many others. Go on a journey around the world with our renowned dance art specialists!

 

Kinder & 1st Grade

​Mini Breakers with Safahri

Students will be introduced to the classic art form of B-girl and B-boy culture and movement from NYC. The history and legacy of breakdancing will come alive and be activated through stretching, step by step learning of each move, technique, sharing classic footage of breaking legends, and high energy routines that will lead to performances on and off line! Students will also be introduced to the world of breakbeat music and rhythms that have moved the culture of breaking since the beginning!

 

2nd & 3rd Grades

Capoeira-Dance of Freedom with Branch

Capoeira is the martial art disguised as a dance used by kidnapped Africans to gain their freedom during times of slavery. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Capoeira’s culture through its history, music through its instruments, language through its songs and ultimately its movements through exploration and play. In this particular movement focused course, students will explore foundational movements of Capoeira in a fun and developmentally appropriate way, pulling from its 2 most popular disciplines of Angola (slower and more grounded movements) and Regional (faster and more acrobatic movements).

 

4th & 5th Grades

​Intermediate Breaking with Marcus

Breakdancing harnesses positive and negative energies. It provides individuals an outlet to express a combination of free flowing creative concepts, these are structured to align the individuals musicality and rhythmic emotion to the movements. This process is to potentially gain and connect a deeper relationship within, which will help to navigate our environments in performance or practice seamlessly while executing dynamic movements. The philosophy is the understanding in the mechanics and science of how the human body can perform and physically respond to the mental connectivity to its vessel.

 

6th - 8th Grades

​Flamenco Dance with Marina

The course will develop a solid foundation in both Flamenco’s cultural roots and its various techniques: floreo (hand movements), braceo (arm movements), zapateado (footwork), marcajes (marking steps), compas y palmas (rhythms and hand-clapping), giros (turns) and proper placement of the body. Here, students will learn to improvise as well within flamenco’s structure, with the goal of choreographing their own dances.

 

Afro-Cuban Dance with Asatu

This course will introduce students of all dance levels to African derived dance and music styles from the South American country of Brazil and the Caribbean nation of Cuba by exploring the common history, themes, culture, and traditions of the people. In each class, students will engage with the essential questions “How can dance inform me about my history, the history of members of my local and global community? Students will learn techniques and the fundamentals of African dance which is the foundation of Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian dance. Students will be given multiple opportunities to develop mastery of their new skills by performing weekly choreographies.

 

9th - 12th Grades

​Flamenco Dance with Marina

The course will develop a solid foundation in both Flamenco’s cultural roots and its various techniques: floreo (hand movements), braceo (arm movements), zapateado (footwork), marcajes (marking steps), compas y palmas (rhythms and hand-clapping), giros (turns) and proper placement of the body. Here, students will learn to improvise as well within flamenco’s structure, with the goal of choreographing their own dances.

 

Afro-Cuban Dance with Asatu

This course will introduce students of all dance levels to African derived dance and music styles from the South American country of Brazil and the Caribbean nation of Cuba by exploring the common history, themes, culture, and traditions of the people. In each class, students will engage with the essential questions “How can dance inform me about my history, the history of members of my local and global community? Students will learn techniques and the fundamentals of African dance which is the foundation of Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian dance. Students will be given multiple opportunities to develop mastery of their new skills by performing weekly choreographies.

 

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Our Music track provides a wealth of choices from instrumental music to voice to beat production. Discover your form of musical expression with musicians who have toured the globe as well as provided music education across the nation for over 10,000 young people.

 

K & 1st Grade

Capoeira Music of the Roda

Capoeira is the martial art disguised as a dance used by kidnapped Africans to gain their freedom during times of slavery. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Capoeira’s culture through its history, music through its instruments, language through its songs and how this supports the capoeira roda.

 

 

2nd & 3rd Grades

​Hip-Hop Emceeing

We will dive into the depths of rhyming words and creating punchlines, flows, bars, lyrics, words within words, similes, metaphors, and creating hooks over new and old beats each class. Students will be encouraged to take a deep look at the history of poetry and rap from all over the world from the beginning of hip hop. Students will be asked to take influence from anything they have ever read, watched, heard, listened to, experienced, been moved by, overcome & been exposed to and break it down into a dope song during the semester. The final project will be of each individual student’s creation, adding to the legacy of the ever evolving hop hop universe.

 

4th & 5th Grades

​Songwriting

Explore and learn the professional music industry language with the study of lyrics, melody, harmony and form to create songs. Simple computer tools will be used to aid in creating, hearing and notating your work. Everyone finishes the course completing one song documented with handwritten music notation of the song (lead sheet style) and a simple audio recording demonstrating the song. Just as songwriting teams share their monetary rewards, songwriting teams in this class will share their point “royalties.” The power of working alone vs together will be explored as related to its importance and nature to the business of songwriting. Materials needed: computer/laptop/chromebook/or ipad

 

6th - 8th Grades

 Beat Making

By the end of this course, students will be able to teach and make their own projects based on the basic concepts of the Arts and Technology! They will have a fundamental understanding of creating and learning more complex Audio Production Techniques. Our AP(Audio Production) students will learn how to record and operate professional recording software. Students will come away with a greater knowledge of how to be creative, innovative, and confident that they can accomplish any goal or dream they put their mind to. Materials needed: computer/laptop/chromebook/or ipad 

 

9th - 12th Grades

​BeatMaking

By the end of this course, students will be able to teach and make their own projects based on the basic concepts of the Arts and Technology! They will have a fundamental understanding of creating and learning more complex Audio Production Techniques. Our AP(Audio Production) students will learn how to record and operate professional recording software. Students will come away with a greater knowledge of how to be creative, innovative, and confident that they can accomplish any goal or dream they put their mind to. Materials needed: computer/laptop/chromebook/or ipad

 

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Our Visual Arts track is centered around drawing and street art. Drawing fundamentals, Character drawing/Animation, and Graffiti will provide the foundational elements of design for your students at many different levels. 

 

Kinder & 1st Grades

​Intro to Graffiti

One of the main elements of Hip-Hop Culture is the colorful revolutionary classic art of graffiti, which was originally created on the streets and subways of New York City. Its origins go all the way back to hieroglyphics in Africa and throughout many indigenous cultures. Since the late 70’s/early 80’s it has evolved into a world wide respected art form seen everywhere, from children’s books, to fashion, to the walls of your city. In Intro to Graffiti we will activate our creativity with graffiti style markers and paper to create arts pieces. Students will also learn to use their markers to create thick lines in colors to “pop”and add design to the inside of their letters based off of patterns, shapes, their imaginations, color mixes, and statements that they want to make with their graffiti piece. Materials needed: Thick Markers and paper

 

2nd-3rd Grades

Intro to Graffiti

One of the main elements of Hip-Hop Culture is the colorful revolutionary classic art of graffiti, which was originally created on the streets and subways of New York CIty. It’s origins go all the way back to hieroglyphics in Africa and throughout many indigenous cultures. Since the late 70’s/early 80’s it has evolved into a world wide respected art form seen everywhere, from children’s books, to fashion, to the walls of your city. In Intro to Graffiti we will activate our creativity with graffiti style markers and paper to create arts pieces. Students will also learn to use their markers to create thick lines in colors to “pop”and add design to the inside of their letters based off of patterns, shapes, their imaginations, color mixes, and statements that they want to make with their graffiti piece. Materials needed: Thick Markers and paper

 

 

4th-5th Grades

​Intro to Character Drawing

Are you a fan of comics, manga, or graphic novels? Do you like to draw cartoon characters? Are you a beginner who wants to develop drawing skills? This class offers a focused study of line art technique with an emphasis on personal themes and styles. Students will explore the fundamentals of drawing for character design using traditional techniques in our study of line, shape, form and value. We’ll apply these elements in the study of anatomy learning about natural and exaggerated proportions of the head and body, exploring facial expressions, emotion, gesture, movement and perspective. Come ready to discuss your favorite fictional character(s) in all media i.e. cartoons, animated features, comics, comic strips, manga and graphic.

Materials needed: a 2B drawing pencil, a red and or blue pencil, a sketchbook and or lots of drawing paper! 

 

6th-8th Grades

Graffiti

Graffiti and Urban art is a program that works with traditional and nontraditional art styles and techniques that originated from street artists in New York. In this course we will navigate various creative pathways, styles, techniques and conceptual ideas to produce and develop the student’s graffiti and urban arts vocabulary. Materials needed: markers (mostly thick) and paper

 

Drawing and Animation

Are you a fan of comics, manga, or graphic novels? Do you like to draw cartoon characters? Are you a beginner who wants to develop drawing skills? This class offers a focused study of line art technique with an emphasis on personal themes and styles. Students will explore the fundamentals of drawing for character design using traditional techniques in our study of line, shape, form and value. We’ll apply these elements in the study of anatomy learning about natural and exaggerated proportions of the head and body, exploring facial expressions, emotion, gesture, movement and perspective. 

Materials needed: a 2B drawing pencil, a red and or blue pencil, a sketchbook and or lots of drawing paper! 

 

 

9th-12th Grades

​Graffiti

Graffiti and Urban art is a program that works with traditional and nontraditional art styles and techniques that originated from street artists in New York. In this course we will navigate various creative pathways, styles, techniques and conceptual ideas to produce and develop the student’s graffiti and urban arts vocabulary. Materials needed: markers (mostly thick) and paper

 

Character Design

Are you a fan of comics, manga, or graphic novels? Do you like to draw cartoon characters? Are you a beginner who wants to develop drawing skills? This class offers a focused study of line art technique with an emphasis on personal themes and styles. Students will explore the fundamentals of drawing for character design using traditional techniques in our study of line, shape, form and value. We’ll apply these elements in the study of anatomy learning about natural and exaggerated proportions of the head and body, exploring facial expressions, emotion, gesture, movement and perspective.

Materials needed: a 2B drawing pencil, a red and or blue pencil, a sketchbook and or lots of drawing paper! 

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