Adventures in Painting
Instructor: Jacqueline Ramos; additional $10 supply fee
Explore the world of painting by learning color mixing techniques, landscape painting, still-life painting, self portraits and other art styles. Discover how famous artists use their art to express themselves and create wonderful masterpieces.
Instructor: Mark Allison; additional $35 fee for airplane supplies
Discover how full size airplanes and model airplanes fly. Build a rubber-powered plane for outdoor flights and flying in large indoor spaces. Learn how to adjust the model for its longest flight times and how to use thermal updrafts to fly higher. Become skilled at using modeling tools so you will be able to build more complex planes later and will know how to adjust them. Basic skills of coordination, the ability to listen and to follow instructions are required for maximum benefit from this class.
Instructor: Leetra Taylor; additional $5 supply fee
Create woodbots (robot figures out of wood scraps), weavings, and architectural projects made from cardboard. Be amazed at what you can make from scraps most of us probably have at home.
Instructor: Jennifer Karlin; additional $5 fee for food
Parlez vous Francais? Are you interested in learning French? Do you delight in sinking your teeth into delicious pastries? Have you ever wondered what francophone countries are? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you! Experience French language, music, food and culture in this exciting hour of learning. This class will include basic language skills like greetings, counting and ordering food in a restaurant. Join us for a holistic look at the French language and the people of the world who speak it.
Instructor: Leetra Taylor; additional $5 fee for supplies
Make silly sock creatures, space aliens, fun monsters, or a clever little food character made from felt -- a perfect way to express your creativity.
Instructor: Jeanette Brudvig; additional $5 fee for supplies
Explore the culture of Mexico through song and dance. Have fun doing Mexican arts and crafts and sampling tasty treats. Play traditional games and learn a little Spanish along the way. Join in as we discover and learn about our neighbors south of the border.
Drawing and Design
Instructor: Mark Allison
Using simply pencils and paper, learn to draw and design. Learn the principles and elements of design by doing abstract geometric designs, realistic drawing, perspective, scaled drawings, and shaded drawings. At the completion of the class you will have increased your drawing ability and learned tools or methods that will continue to improve your drawings.
Instructor: Jennifer Carpenter; additional $5 fee for supplies
Experience engineering in a fun and hands-on way by creating, designing, and building. Participate in a different project each class day. Construct and test houses with earthquake shake tables, and design and build your own bridge. Be prepared for interesting and fun-filled challenges.
Future Space Travelers: Rocket Kids
Instructor: Joel Inman; additional $10 fee for supplies
Explore the solar system and beyond by investigating what it takes to get off this planet, travel into space, and land on other planets. Discover places to go in the solar system and what we hope to find there. Design and launch spaceships, vehicles, and tools for exploring and living on other planets, and simulate testing our solutions and ourselves against the extreme conditions of space.
LEGO Construction Challenge
Instructor: Josh Worden
Explore structure through the interlocking LEGO brick. Work with LEGOS to discover architecture, organization, pattern and arrangement. Create unique structures and follow directions for LEGO sets. Explore various building materials to gain perspective on what constitutes an architecturally strong structure.
Instructor: Jeanette Brudvig
Come play in a real Marimba Band! Have fun playing a student-sized marimba while learning the music and rhythms from around the world. A performance on the final day will wow your parents and friends.
Instructor: Judy Craig; additional $10 fee for supplies
It can wobble, shake, and draw! Use your own designs to create unique machines. Turn a yogurt cup, a battery and other recycled items into electrified machines.
Instructor: Elton Kikuta
Become a math detective by solving challenging mathematical mysteries. Discover important clues that help decipher the most perplexing problems.
Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Instructor: Heather Morgan Gehrett; additional $5 fee for supplies
Discover the magic and mysteries of ancient Egypt! Create pyramids and reed boats, explore secrets of the mummification process and even make you own mummy. Write using hieroglyphs and investigate the Egyptian number system. Great adventures and fun await you in this journey back into time.
The Night Sky
Instructor: Jennifer Karlin; additional $5 fee for supplies
Star light, star bright, what is that star I see tonight? Join us for an exploration of stars, constellations and planets as we identify and map our view of the night sky. We will do some celestial art and learn about the phases of the moon. If you enjoy gazing at the sky and wondering what it all is, this class may be for you!
Instructor: Jeanette Brudvig; additional $10 fee for recorder (waived if you bring one)
Learn to play the recorder and the basics of reading music. You'll master many different songs and impress your family and friends with a performance on the final day.