EHPTSA workshops are one way that we are working to strengthen and support the homeschool community at large in addition to our own members. These workshops are open to everyone regardless of membership status. They range in length from a single class period to an 8 week session. Below you will find our current offerings. Check back often! More will be available as the year progresses.

 

October Workshops  


Spooky Sewing: Plush Bats & Ghosts (4 weeks) $30


Fridays at 1:45 p.m.


Description: This plush making workshop will focus on two different Halloween-themed creatures: a tiny bat and a Mario Boo ghost. After sewing all main parts on a machine, students will create facial expressions via needle felting and attach heads and ghost limbs using a ladder stitch for a finished plush that is both spooky and adorable.
Class requirements and expectations: Must supply your own sewing machine. Parents are welcome and may need to attend if a student needs extra help using the sewing machine.  

Grades: 3-adult (flexible with parent attendance)


Self Defense for Kids (1 week) $5

Friday, October 11th at 1:45 p.m.

Description: This one hour self defense workshop will focus on teaching kids danger awareness, anti-bullying skills, learning how and when to defend themselves, who might be dangerous, and the importance of communicating inappropriate behavior with an adult. Like most solid self-defense, true skills are more awareness and information than moves. But we do have some fun moves and tricks for the kids to try as well as suggestions for the parents if they want the kids to learn more. Class requirements and expectations: Must be able to listen respectfully and participate. Parents are welcome if a student needs extra help to stay focused.

Grades: 1+


Women’s Self defense (1 week) $5


Friday October 18th at 1:45 p.m.

Description: This one hour self defense workshop for moms will provide information & real-life skills that don’t require years of practice to help prevent an attack in the first place as well as how to escape an attack as safely as possible. The goal of the adult class is for people to leave feeling informed and empowered, but not intimidated or paranoid. Class requirements and expectations: No experience necessary. All are welcome.

Grades: Adult


November- December Workshops

Please note: Workshops and classes do not run on Veteran’s Day or during the week of Thanksgiving. December 16th is the last day of classes in December. Please see our calendar for details, and contact scheduling@ehptsa.org with any questions.

 

The Problems with How We Vote and Alternative Voting Systems ( 5 weeks) $25

Mondays at 11:00 a.m.

Description: A deep dive into the voting system most common in the US (plurality or first-past-the-post), it’s problems and the alternative systems available 
Class requirements and expectations: General knowledge of democracy and voting

Grades: 3-adult


Winter Sewing (5 weeks) $35

Mondays at 11:00 a.m.

Description: The two main projects in this workshop are snowmen and a simple winter plush charm that can be used as a key chain or ornament. Penguin patterns by Choly Knight may be available to more adventurous/ experienced students.  
Class requirements and expectations: Must supply your own sewing machine. Parents are welcome and may need to attend if a student needs extra help using the sewing machine.  

Grades: 3-adult (flexible with parent attendance)


Hip Hop Club (6 weeks) $30

Fridays at 12:45 p.m.

Description: Coordination. Attention. Did you know there’s a pattern of body moves that can stimulate your brain? It’s called BrainDance. In this hip hop dance workshop, you’ll get into the Braindance groove as you learn a choreographed routine and create your own moves. Music will be both funky and kid-appropriate.  

Grades: 2-5