2017-2018 Class Schedule

Monday

Time Art Studio 101 103 201 202 203 Computer Lab AV or Outside
10:00-10:55 MineCraft-ables
Gr. 4+
Willow Foster
$64
US Gov’t and Civics
Gr. 6+
Kelly Goscinski
$42
World Clubhouse
Gr. K-3
Anne Zanatta-Kline
$42
Poetry
Gr. 2-6
Jennifer Harris
$42**
Adventures in Literature
Gr. 4-6
Patty Spear
$50
FULL – wait list avail
Yoga
Parent/Child
Harmoney Dawn
$36
FULL – wait list avail
Bullet Journaling
Gr. 5+
Mariana Alvarez-Tostado
$48 **
Young Carpenters
Gr. 2-6
Gabi O’Neill
$100
(2 Hour Class)
11:00- 11:55 Science Art
Gr. 3-6
Charity Stratton
$45**
 Anatomy and Physiology
Gr. 7+
Amber Sterland/Linda Goldsmith
Grammar Games
Gr. 2-4
Anne Zanatta-Kline
$42
Mystery Science
Gr. PK and K
Jennifer Harris
$50**
Adventures in Literature
Gr. 7-9
Patty Spear
$50**
World Geography
Gr. 2-5
Kelly Goscinski
$42
FULL – wait list avail
Scratch
Gr. 1-3
Tara Brouwer
$42**
Young Carpenters Continues
12:30- 1:25 Discovering Great Artists
Gr. 1-6
Jen Harms Wilson
$60
Anatomy and Physiology continues Post Lunch
$90
Improvisation
Gr. 4+
Anne Zanatta-Kline
$48
FULL -wait list avail
Mystery Science
Gr. 1-3
Jennifer Harris
$60**
History Adventures Gr. 4-6
Patty Spear
$60**
Super Cool Math
Gr. 4+
Mariana Alvarez-Tostado
$42**
Lego Education
Gr. 2-5
Ben Harpold
$60
Fun with Nature
Gr. PK-3
Manon McPeters
$36 (outside)
1:30- 2:25 Play with Clay
Gr. 2-6
Jen Harms Wilson
$90
Math Circle
Gr. 5+
Mariana Alvarez-Tostado
$42**
Imagine It!
Gr. 2-5
Anne Zanatta-Kline
$48
Hatha Yoga
All Ages
Jennifer Harris
$36**
Beginning Photography
Gr. 4+
Charity Stratton
$36
FULL – wait list avail
French Practice Class
Both Inter./Beg.
Michelle Beecroft
$48**
Lego Robotics
Gr. 4-6
Ben Harpold
$60
Outdoor Games
Gr. K-4
Manon McPeters
$36 (outside)

 

Friday

9AM Friday through 130PM: One on One Piano Lessons, Beginner and Intermediate, Katy Nickerson, $144

Time Art Studio 101 103 201 202 203 Computer Lab Outside
10:00- 10:55 Art Exploration
Gr. PK-1
Sari Israel
$54**
Drama
Gr. 5+
Anne Zanatta-Kline
$90 plus $10 per script
FULL – wait list avail
 Ancient History
Gr. 2-6
Jennifer Harris
$66**
Beginning French
Gr. 3+
Michelle Beecroft
$48**
CS Fundamentals and Game Design (2hrs)
5+
Krista Holmes
$84**
Life Skills
Gr. 7+
Amber Sterland
$90
2 Hour Class
(AV Room)How to be an Inventor
Gr. 3-7
Pronita Mehrotra
$60
PE
Gr. K-2 at 10A
Gr. 3-6 at 11AM
Madeline McSherry
$54
11:00- 11:55 Studio Art
Gr. 3-6
Sari Israel
$54**
Beginning Sewing
Gr. 4+
Willow Foster
$72
FULL – wait list avail
Hatha Yoga
All Ages
Jennifer Harris
$36**
Lego Build
Gr. PK-2
Ben Harpold
$36
Earth Skills
Gr. K-4
Quinn Bailey
$36
12:30- 1:25 Studio Art
Gr. K-3
Sari Israel
$54**
 Beginning Sewing
Gr. 4+
Willow Foster
$72
Super Science
Gr. 3-5
Anita Donaldson
$42**
Math Enrichment- The Town
Gr. 4+
Krista Holmes
$48**
FULL – wait list avail
 Math Enrichment
Gr. 1-3
Madeline McSherry
$48
Writing
Gr. 5+
Tara Brouwer
$42**
Earth Skills
Gr. 5+
Quinn Bailey
$36
FULL – wait list avail
1:30- 2:25 Drawing
Gr. 2-5
Jen Harms Wilson
$60**
 20th Century World History
Gr. 7+
Tara Brouwer
$42**
Turning on to Electronics
Gr. 5-7
Ed Morin
$66
Intermediate French
Gr. 3+
Michelle Beecroft
$48**
Stop Motion Animation
Gr. 4+
Ben Harpold
$60
Let’s Sing!
Gr. 3+
Willow Foster
$48**
Main Street
Gr. 2-6
Jennifer Harris
$42(AV Room)**

*PK* classes may require a parent to remain with the child in class.

** after the cost denotes drop in trial class available for single class rate.

Class Descriptions in Alphabetical Order

 

Adventures in Literature
Instructor: Patty Spear
Grade: 4th – 6th, 7th – 9th
Class description: In this course we will read high quality, high interest books, short stories and poems. We will discuss the books read, the authors, how the books relate to our lives, and learn to identify literary elements such as characters, setting and plot. There will be lots of active class participation, with activities or crafts to reinforce the discussions. One of the main purposes of the class will be to help students learn to love good literature. Books will be chosen based on the reading levels and interests of the students in the class.
Class fee per session: $50

Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor: Amber Sterland and Linda Goldsmith
Grade: 7th and up
Class description: Introductory course sequence in human anatomy and physiology, including the study of cells, tissue, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduces common human disease processes. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation as well as practical applications such as palpation, stethoscope skills, use of spirometer and sphygmomanometer.
Textbook Required.
Estimated Homework: 3 hours per week
Class fee per session: $ 90

Ancient History
Instructor: Jennifer Harris
Grade: 2nd -6th
Class description: Come explore amazing people and cultures from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and the Aztecs. Each session will focus on one of these showcase empires. We will have a folder of stories, word definitions, maps, and unique crafts for each session.
Prerequisites: Students are able to read and write basic sentences without help. Use of scissors, glue, and coloring pencils.
Estimated Homework: optional
Class fee per session: $66

Around the World Clubhouse
Instructor: Anne Zanatta-Kline
Grade: K-3rd
Class description: Join our joyful community of young learners as we travel around the world. We will listen to music, sing songs, create craft projects, and read stories and tales from around the world. This class is a wonderful way to learn geography as well as gain an understanding of world cultures. Students and their families are encouraged to share their heritage with the class. Parental help is most welcome!
Class fee per session: $42

Art Exploration
Instructor: Sari Israel
Grade: Pre K-1st
Description: Express your unique self with a focus on fun, creativity, and art exploration. Students will create two and three dimensional art using a variety of materials and techniques, learning about color, form, pattern and texture, while developing new artistic talents.
Class fee per session: $54 (includes materials)

Beginning Photography (This class is full at this time, you can however join the waiting list.)
Instructor: Charity Stratton
Grade: 4+
Description: Have you been wanting to learn how to take better pictures? This class will discuss basic elements of photography, and give you the chance to learn and practice with hands on instruction and feedback. We will have fun with photography scavenger hunts, taking portraits of our friends, trying to capture images that tell a story, etc.
Class expectations: Students must have a camera (no phones please) that they can bring to class and are expected to practice and do assignments during the week. Class participation is essential.
Class fee per session:$36

Bullet Journaling
Instructor: Mariana Alvarez-Tostado
Grade: 4th and up
Class description: Everybody is talking about Bullet Journaling, what is it? It is a way to plan the future, organize the present, and record the past. It combines to-do lists, calendar, planner, traditional journaling and much more. For example, you can have lists of your favorite movies, experiments you want to do, sketching, etc. It is a very simple but powerful organizational tool. In this class, students will learn what a BuJo is and work on their own. We will go over the basics and show layout, pages, and collection ideas. Each week, the students can work on their basic pages and create new ones. Older students will work on more organizational skills. Each participant should have their own blank notebook to work on. They can bring their own supplies but we will have materials available for them to use during class. Details can be shared via email. Notebooks can vary from a classic composition notebook to a more specialized one.
Class fee per session: $ 48

Computer Science Fundamentals and Game Design
Instructor: Krista Holmes
Grade: 5+
Class description: This is a 2 hour class (10am-12pm) on Fridays. The class is based on the GameSalad gaming platform. Students will learn the history of computer science and gaming, computer science fundamentals, game design theory and will work with the game engine platform to create 2D games. Games can be publish and shared with friends. Computer Science Fundamentals include Variables, Algorithms, Conditional Statements, Looping, AI, math expressions, and much more. You can view example projects created by other students and users at arcade.gamesalad.com
Class Expectations: Students need to bring their own laptop to class (MAC or WINDOWS), always bring the power cord for your laptop. No software downloads are required.
Estimated Homework: Students will need to complete work not finished in class before the next class. All class lectures are emailed after class, if students miss a class you will need to complete it before the next class. Enrichment assignments are given to expand the work we are doing in class. These are optional but encouraged.
Class fee per session: $84 , One-time material/license fee: $100

Discovering Great Artists
Instructor: Jen Harms Wilson
Grade: 1st -6th
Class description: Fun and unique art activities for children to experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from Renaissance to the present. Art activities vary- painting, drawing, sculpture, and architecture.
Class fee per session: $60

Drama
Instructor: Anne Zanatta Kline
Grade: 5th-8th
Class description: This class will meet once a week for two hours. This class will teach you the many components necessary to put on a show. Students will participate in all aspects of the performance; acting, set design, costumes, props and more. We will spend the year rehearsing a play chosen by both the teacher/director and the class. We will learn audition and acting techniques, rehearsal skills, character development and performance skills. The class will also be responsible for costumes, props, sets, programs, etc. Focus, commitment, ensemble, and willingness to participate in all aspects of our performance are necessary! The class will present the play for an invited audience in the spring.
Ages 10 and up, younger students will be considered upon Instructor approval.
Parent assistance is most welcome and needed! Assistance with the costumes and sets will be needed.
Class fee per session: $90 + $10/script

Drawing
Instructor: Jen Harms Wilson
Grade: 2nd – 5th
Class description: This class will cover basic ‘copying skills’ -such as learning to draw portraits and including age appropriate detail in their work. It will also cover drawing in a variety of styles and how to use varying art tools. It will teach kids how to draw people with basic shapes, and how to simplify for a looser style, as well as draw precisely and realistically.
Class fee per session: $

Earth Skills
Instructor: Quinn Bailey
Grade: K-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th and up
Class description: Through creative play and exploration, participants ages 4 to 6 work together in small groups, gaining nature awareness and knowledge of plants, mammals, birds, tracking and survival. Our instructors guide students into experiences that nurture their connection to the earth and allow them to feel at home in the natural world. Our educational philosophy focuses on: Providing fun, hands-on opportunities for children to get outside and learn about the natural world, Variety through weekly themes, Adaptability so that the programs match the energy of the group during a particular session, Mentoring delivered by experienced instructors with experience working with children in this age group, Using Coyote Mentoring, a widely-respected educational philosophy developed at the Wilderness, Awareness School, to encourage creative thinking rather than providing answers, help students develop problem-solving skills and self-sufficiency, and encourage a much deeper level of learning.
Class fee per session: $36

French
Instructor: Michelle Beecroft
Grade: 3+ Readers only, Intermediate, Conversational
Class description: Students will learn to converse in French at a basic level through hands-on activities, songs, and games. By the end of the year, students should be able to carry on a basic conversation in French and be comfortable using words from a variety of vocabulary groups, including numbers to 100, colors, clothing, animals, days of the week, months of year, weather, body parts, food, hobbies, family members, holidays, daily routine, and feelings. Although the focus of the class is conversational French, we will also be doing some reading/writing activities.
Class Expectations: Students need to be able to follow directions and participate in class activities. Students must bring pencil and paper to each class.
Prerequisites: Able to read at grade level.
Estimated Homework: Up to 30 minutes weekly.
Class fee per session: $48

Fun with Nature
Instructor: Mannon McPeters
Grade: PK-3rd
Class description: Through creative play and exploration, participants ages 4 to 6 work together in small groups, gaining nature awareness and knowledge of plants, mammals, birds, tracking and survival. Our instructors guide students into experiences that nurture their connection to the earth and allow them to feel at home in the natural world. Our educational philosophy focuses on: Providing fun, hands-on opportunities for children to get outside and learn about the natural world, Variety through weekly themes, Adaptability so that the programs match the energy of the group during a particular session, Mentoring delivered by experienced instructors with experience working with children in this age group, Using Coyote Mentoring, a widely-respected educational philosophy developed at the Wilderness, Awareness School, to encourage creative thinking rather than providing answers, help students develop problem-solving skills and self-sufficiency, and encourage a much deeper level of learning.
Class fee per session: $36

Grammar Games
Instructor: Anne Zanatta-Kline
Grade: 2nd – 4th (1st with Teacher permission)
Class description: Through games, songs, books, and other activities, we will learn about grammar rules and language usage. We will watch the timeless Schoolhouse Rock videos, no one will never forget “Conjunction Junction” or “Interjections!” These skills will help your child with their reading and writing success.
Class fee per session: $42

Hatha Yoga (Monday 130 and Friday 11A)
Instructor: Jennifer Harris
Grade: All
Class description: Yoga is a rewarding practice that teaches us how to stretch the body, build core muscles, and have a greater ability to find and stay centered. We will focus on the Hatha style which is a gentle, slow-paced, and breath-centered. The Hatha style is a good way to work on alignment and learn relaxation techniques while building strength and flexibility.
Prerequisites: Ability to breathe and a yoga mat. If space is available, single class drop in is available.
Class fee per session: $36

History Adventures
Instructor: Patty Spear
Grade: 4th – 6th
Class description: Want your kids to love history? This is the class for them. We will read historical fiction covering various time periods in history or world cultures. The students will read the books at home and we will have classroom discussion based on the reading. We cover topics, and do projects and activities, that will catch the interest of all students. Prior years topics have included Middle Ages, making swords and shields, and ancient Japan, making Ninja Stars and Samurai helmets. Topics will be guided by the interests of the students. This will be a noisy, active class that will help kids learn to appreciate history and literature.
Class fee per session: $60

How to be an Inventor
Instructor: Pronita Mehrotra
Grade: 3rd – 7th
Class description: We will take you from the earliest stage of coming up with ideas, to the final stage of prototyping and finalizing your invention. Our program uses a combination of software and project based learning to give students the skills for creative and innovative thinking in individual and collaborative settings. Students will apply the concepts learned in an instructor guided project to make their own invention. In addition, they will send their idea to a national-level invention competition and participate in a regional tournament
Class fee per session: $60

Imagine It!
Instructor: Anne Zanatta Kline
Grade: 2nd-5th
Class description: An introduction to drama using theater games, creative drama activities, songs and movement. One or two short plays will be performed during the year.
Class fee per session: $48

Improv (This class is full at this time, you can however join the waiting list.)
Instructor: Anne Zanatta Kline
Grade: 4th and up
Class description: Theatre games, performance skills, ensemble building, confidence skills. Suitable for all skill levels from beginners to advanced. This is a class you can take over and over again. We are always refining known skills and learning new structures!
Class fee per session: $48

LEGO Adventures
Instructor: Ben Harpold
Grade: PK-2nd
Class Description: In this class, we will have time to free build with LEGOS as well as some structured time for a mini-lesson on presentation (eye contact, speaking loudly, posture, etc.) and a chance to show and tell what was made that day. Some weeks a challenge will be offered such as to build a wheeled vehicle, an animal, or to use only 2 colors of bricks.
Class Expectations: Please arrive to class on time.
Prerequisites: PK classes require a parent to remain with the child in class.
Estimated Homework: None
Class fee per session: $36

LEGO Education
Instructor: Ben Harpold
Grade: 2nd-5th
Class description: Build simple machines featuring working motors and sensors then program them using LEGO WeDo software. Cross-curricular activities based on themes such as “Amazing Mechanisms”, “Wild Animals”, “Play Soccer”, and “Adventure Stories” will provide STEM education while emphasizing communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills. Students will be working together with a partner sharing a single WeDo set.
Class fee per session: $60

LEGO Robotics
Instructor: Ben Harpold
Grade: 4th-12th
Class description: Enter the world of computer programming and create robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine with the newly released LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. This class will challenge you to learn engineering skills as you build and program several robots to accomplish specific tasks. Each student will have their own EV3 robot to work with.
Class fee per session: $60

LEGO Stop Motion Animation
Instructor: Ben Harpold
Grade: 4th and up
Class description: Lego stop motion animation class will work through the fundamentals of making a stop motion film from concept, through script, filming and recording voices. The class will focus on communication, compromise and creativity.  Students will take on the various roles that make a movie, animator, cinematographer, director as well as others in order to complete a short film.
Class fee per session: $60

Let’s Sing!
Instructor: Willow Foster
Grade: 3-12th
Class description: All are welcome to join us in this class where we will sing a variety of songs from pop culture (movies, radio, musicals) and explore the joy of finding our voices. We will also engage with some of the songs in a different creative way by writing our own parodies of them in class. There are no auditions and no singing or writing experience required to join the fun!
Parental Involvement: Please help your child(ren) remember to bring the lyric sheets they’ve been given back to class each week as sharing can be challenging when learning new songs.
At-home suggestion: If you can, make a playlist of the songs we work on in class that your child(ren) can listen to at home; that will reinforce our work in class and help any non-readers in particular during class.
Class fee per session: $48

Life Skills
Instructor: Amber Sterland with special guests
Grade: 7th and up
Class description: This is class is designed as an aid to help students develop confidence and independence with real world applications. Topics covered; health, nutrition and wellness, interpersonal communication, financial education, career assessment and study skills.  Students will utilize current nutritional guidelines and technology to construct and execute a meal plan. Ideally, the goal is to prepare foods that appeal to a broader appetite and satisfy the nutritional requirements as well as being able to relate the function of the macro and micro nutrients as it applies to optimum health and wellness. We will also explore food safety, sanitation and recycling as well as the impact of science on foods. At the end of the nutrition unit, students will present their findings and challenges to the class using their choice of presentation aids (power point, tri folds, ect.). Students will receive individual career interest and skill assessments. Students will research career fields of interest though printed materials, videos, speakers, job shadowing and field trips. Students will also learn basic skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. With their new-found MS Office skills, students will make their first resumes and a PowerPoint of their job shadow experience. For the unit on interpersonal relationships, students will learn skills to participate in positive, caring and respectful relationships. This class will address conflict resolution, stress management, teamwork and leadership skills. Students will also learn how to identify and avoid abuse and violence. We will also address the development of positive family interaction skills, awareness of community responsibilities, identifying employability skills, making a good consumer choices. The unit on health will explore what types choices are considered healthy and ways to make sustainable healthy decisions. Topics will also include, adolescent development, human sexuality, pregnancy, prenatal development, preparation for birth, birth process, the needs of children, substance abuse, eating disorders, ect. We will also address the attitudes related to health and wellbeing. Each unit will end with a project accompanied by a presentation.
Estimated Homework: This class will have 2-3 hours of homework per week.
Class fee per session: $ 90

Main Street
Instructor: Jennifer Harris
Grade: 2nd – 6th
Class Description: Your community needs you! You are now a business owner and community builder. Main Street needs your help designing and building your storefront, hiring employees, paying bills, and discussing/voting on very important community issues. Students will be provided handouts and in-classroom craft supplies.
Prerequisites: Students can read and write basic sentences without help. Use of scissors, glue, coloring pencils, and other craft supplies.
Estimated homework: Discussions with family on ideas for business might be helpful, but not mandatory.
Class fee per session: $42

Math Circle
Instructor: Mariana Alvarez Tostado
Grade: 5th-9th
Class description: Get to know Knights and Liars Island and its inhabitants and other characters as you learn to think outside the box to solve problems in logical and mathematical ways. Use mathematics as a powerful tool for logical reasoning, developing creativity, and enhancing ability to analyze and solve complex problems. Through group activities, problems, puzzles, games, and discussion, students will expand their mathematical knowledge. Participation reinforces math concepts and develops new skills in mental math, visual thinking, logical problem solving, strategy, and mathematical reasoning. Study cause and effect, negation of logical statements, word problems, odd and even number parity, 3D geometry, combinatorics, slot rule and permutations, probability, encrypted problems, prime numbers, and more. Curriculum based on Mathematical Circles Library structure and concepts.
Class fee per session: $48

Math Enrichment – Basics and Games
Instructor: Madeline McSherry
Grade: 1st – 3rd
Class description: Math enrichment will be devoted to teaching kids math is fun! Your kids will learn all of the basics, to ensure they have a tight grasp on the rules of mathematics— while having fun. This class will be for kids who don’t know much about math, but are willing to learn all of the joy they can have with math. Your kids will soon want to be teaching you.
Class fee per session: $48

Math Enrichment – The Town
Instructor: Krista Holmes
Grade: 4th and up
Class description: We will explore the real-world application of math through stories. For example, in the town of Muddy City, how many roads should the town pave so that everyone can get to every spot in town for the cheapest cost. We will also look at some famous disasters tied to mathematical and scientific errors, the ethical issues related to decisions leading up to these disasters, and the important things that come out of mistakes.
Class Expectations: Class participation, pencil, book, folder for completed work.
Prerequisites: Recommend reading and writing minimum 3rd grade level. Basic math skills, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Students do not need to be proficient in multiplication and division as long as they understand the concepts. Basic math operations will not be taught in this class, students will learn to apply these known skills to stories in a fun way. Students need to purchase the book: The Ten Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know (But are Rarely Taught) by Edward Zarraco available on smiles.amazon.com.
Estimated Homework: optional homework
Class fee per session: $ 48

Minecraftables
Instructor: Willow Foster
Grade: 4th and up
Class description: Calling all crafty Minecraft fans! Can’t get enough virtual building? Join us as we create IRL items inspired by the pixelated, 8-bit world of Minecraft. This is a hands-on crafting class with projects that include fuse beads, acrylic paint, duct tape, hand sewing, cardboard, foam, drawing lots of grids, plus hot glue and cutting with craft knives (instructor help as required). While we won’t expect to finish each project in a single class, we’ll work on them together during class and, of course, talk about Minecraft and pixel art while we do. There is no homework element, unless I have students who want to learn to crochet and wish to make a crochet Creeper as an additional mostly-at-home project!
Class fee per session: $ 54, materials $10/session

Mystery Science
Instructor: Jennifer Harris
Grade: PK-K, 1st-3rd
Class description: Come explore science with hands-on experiments on the life cycles of plants and animals, ecosystems, light and sound, rocks and minerals, phases of matter, chemicals, weather and climate, forces and motion, volcanoes, erosion, astronomy, and how our planet and solar system work! Students will be provided handouts, in-classroom experiment supplies, and folders.
Prerequisites: Use of scissors, glue, and coloring pencils.
Estimated homework: Only if classwork is incomplete or extension activities are desired.
Class fee per session: $50(PK-K) $60 (1-3)

Outdoor Games
Instructor: Mannon McPeters
Grade: K-4th
Class description: Come outside and play games! We will play lots of games to get our bodies moving and energy flowing.
Class Expectations: Arrive on time and be dressed for the weather. We will be outside!
Class fee per session: $36

Piano Lessons
Instructor: Katy Nickerson
Grade: All ages, Beginner and Intermediate Students
Class Description: With a focus on beginning and intermediate students, helping them with sight reading, music theory and proper technique, but most importantly having fun. Music should bring enjoyment to our lives! This is a one on one class experience, lasting half an hour. Please contact vpeducation@ehptsa.org to schedule your slot.
Class fee per session: $144

Physical Education
Instructor: Madeline McSherry
Grade: K-2nd, 3rd-6th
Class description: This will be an upbeat class in which your kids will run around and have fun; while creating a happy and healthy body. The class will be taking a page from the classic P.E.— but with fun new games and an emphasis on sportsmanship and healthy ways to maintain health while having a blast.
Class Expectations: Outdoor class, so dress appropriately.
Class fee per session: $54

Play with Clay
Instructor: Jen Harms Wilson
Grade: 2nd -6th
Class description: Pottery is the art of playing with dirt, putting it in a fire, and turning it into something beautiful. In this class, students will have the opportunity to get their hands messy making a variety of projects inspired by cultures from around the world.  Bowls, whistles, sculptures, and more!  Projects will be fired off-site, and students will be able to glaze their work before taking them home.
Class fee per session: $90, includes all materials and firing of projects

Poetry
Instructor: Jennifer Harris
Grade: 2nd -6th
Class description: Do you like to play with words, sounds, and rhythm to create short stories, emotions in others, and/or to describe your own feelings? We will make words and feelings come alive by exploring popular poetry, performing poetry, and writing our own. We will investigate giggle poetry, word games, poetry theater, poetry racing, poetry in song, and rhyme-time riddles. Get ready for a lot of laughter and fun!
Prerequisites: Students are be able to read and write basic sentences without help.
Estimated Homework: 1 hr per week
Class fee per session: $42

Science Art (This class is full at this time, you can however join the waiting list.)
Instructor: Charity Stratton
Grade: 3rd – 6th
Class description: Who says you can’t be a scientist and an artist? Explore art and science together in this fun, hands-on class. We will cover many scientific topics and complete art projects to apply and remember what we have learned.
Class Expectations: Class members are expected to participate in group activities and follow instructions.
Class fee per session: $ 48

Sewing for Beginners
Instructor: Willow Foster
Grade: 4th and up
Class description: Students in this class will learn the basics of hand and machine sewing. We start with covering the basics of what sewing is and its many applications, what different stitches are used for, and becoming familiar with the sewing machine. We will work with small, simple projects after that, working toward creating one or, time and skill level permitting, more than one, project piece that will incorporate the skills they have acquired through the year. The materials fee covers the supplies provided to the students in class and for their practice projects; as we get deeper in you may be asked to take your child shopping for specific project supplies as getting to select fabric is an important (and fun!) part of learning to sew. Shared sewing machines will be provided; if you have one you’d like your child to learn on, you are welcome to bring it to class; please let the instructor know what make and model you have so she can become familiarized with it and be able to troubleshoot in class.
Class fee per session: $ 60 + $12 materials fee per session

Studio Art
Instructor: Sari Israel
Grades: K-3, 3-6
Class description: Discover exciting ways to create art. Projects include painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, and sculpture. A wide variety of mediums and techniques will be used, from master artists and world cultures to recycled art. The K-3 and 3-6 Studio Art classes have the same topics, however the projects may differ depending on what is appropriate for the age of the students.
Class fee per session: $54 (including materials)

Super Cool Math for Girls and Boys
Instructor: Mariana Alvarez-Tostado
Grade: 4th and up
Class description: There are many fascinating math concepts that are accessible to younger students but not frequently explored. In this hands-on class, we will be doing hands on projects and be exposed to some fascinating math. These are only some examples of the projects we will have. Students will create their own tessellation, that is creating a unique shape that would work as a mosaic to tile up a plane. Explore the amazing properties of the Moebius strip. Color assemble and play with hexaflexagons. Learn about triangular and square numbers. Play with Pascal’s triangle and explore some probability. Use logic to unravel some mysteries. Play mathematical games. Learn about fractals and make art with them. Build an arc out of croutons and create increasingly weight resistant bridges of spaghetti. Create huge and complex structures by using only Dixie cups.
Class fee per session: $42

Super Science
Instructor: Anita Donaldson
Grade: 3rd-5th
Class description: This class will feature hands-on labs, activities, and art projects centered on different science themes. We will explore animals, plants, rocks and minerals, chemistry, weather, magnetism and electricity, human anatomy, volcanoes and earthquakes, astronomy, ecology, and more! My goal is that students will be exposed to a variety of science fields, learn the fundamentals of each, and be excited to pursue more science in the future.
Class fee per session: $42

Twentieth Century World History
Instructor: Tara Brouwer
Grade: 7+ (younger with instructor approval)
Class description: This will be an in-depth look at the events of the 20th century with an eye towards explaining how the world we live in came to be. Through lecture, film, and discussion starting in the late 1800s, we will seek to really explore the choices made by societies globally, why they made those choices, the impacts to the world, and what we should be aware of in an uncertain world today.
Class Expectations: We will be discussing intense subjects and so the age requirement is about maturity level.
Estimated Homework: Occasional. No hand writing required.
Class fee per session: $42

Turning on to Electronics
Instructor: Ed Morin
Grade: 5th – 7th
Class description: Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of electricity and modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 200 years? This 30-week course is an introduction to electricity and electronics. Starting with Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta’s invention of the battery in 1800, we will embark on an exciting, hands-on journey across the timeline of electrical and electronic discovery and invention into the modern era. Students will learn about basic electrical properties through fun, hands-on activities such as making a battery, electromagnet, motor, and simple circuits with real electronic components such as semiconductors, integrated circuits, and more. Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way. All hands-on activities are “low-voltage” using common, consumer electronics batteries and do not require soldering.
Class fee per session: $66 (all materials are included in the fee)

US Government and Civics
Instructor: Kelly Goscinski
Grade: 7th and up (younger by teacher approval)
Class description: High School level US Government. The 3 Branches of Government, State and Local Government, Citizenship, Politics and Public Policy, and more.
Class Expectations: Grade level reading and comfortable writing skills.
Class fee per session: $42 plus $3 materials.

World Geography
Instructor: Kelly Goscinski
Grade: 2nd -5th
Class description: Come learn about the Seven Continents and interesting facts about each of the regions of the world. Map out the world!
Class Expectations: Grade level reading.
Class fee per session: $42 plus $3 materials fee

Writing
Instructor: Tara Brouwer
Grades: 5+
Class description: We will cover both creative and compositional writing. Creative writing will focus on character and plot development, setting and world building, as well as developing your own voice. Compositional writing will focus on the proper structure and construction of the basic essay needed time and again in upper level education.
Class fee per session: $42

Yoga-Monday
Instructor: Harmony Dawn
Grade: Flexible
Class description: We will begin each class connecting with the breath and a simple centering meditation, then movement games such as yoga red light, green light and yogi says. Some classes will incorporate art while other classes will weave in stories. We will enjoy a guided meditation to close the class.
Class Expectations: Please bring your own Yoga mat.
Class fee per session: $ 36

Young Carpenters
Instructor: Gabriella O’Neill
Grade: 2nd-6th
Class Description: Young Carpenters is a beginning course in carpentry. Our first session will start with Tool Train, an introduction to carpentry with an emphasis on safe practice and proper use of tools in a small group environment. Students will practice these skills in small groups or pairs on projects selected to emphasize the specific tool and skill. Tool Train is a required course for those wishing to continue on to small and large project sessions. This session will will followup with a variety of small and large project sessions that emphasize safe practice of your new carpentry skills and tool use.
Some future sessions include:
Bugs, Birds, Bats & Bees- small projects selected to nurture our curiosity and provide safe habitat for our backyard friends.
Go, Go, Go-carts GO!- build your own manual go-cart.
Little Free Library- build a little free library for your neighborhood.
Class Expectations: Students are expected to participate and to adhere to the safety guidelines established in the first class.
Requirements: Completion of Tool Train is required for follow-up small and large project sessions. Late admits must pass a skills test. Closed toe shoes are to be worn at all times.
Materials costs will vary based on the project(s) of the session. First Session Materials fee: $5