Fall Schedule - Classes for students in 3rd-5th grade

Dates: October 3-November 17, 2017 (no classes the week of October 30)

Select a class below to register. We want to ensure that as many students as possible get to try out an ASEP class. Due to limited space, please only register your student for one class per session.


Special Topic: Seasonal Gardening

Students will join a Rogue Valley Farm to School instructor in gardening activities, building and craft projects, and learning through games that will focus on the seasonal needs of their school’s garden space. For Fall, this class will focus on the garden life-cycle, seed saving, composting, and the nutrition of edible plant parts. Scavenger hunts, observation activities, and harvesting will teach students the value of growing and perpetuating food plants.
Instructor: Rogue Valley Farm to School

Make & Create: Sketching Your Ideas

Students will learn to sketch their ideas with a variety of drawing materials and transform them into a sketchbook that records visual elements for future inspiration. This class will cover color theory, shading, basic perspective, proportions, and use of line. Sketchbooks will become a record of the lessons and a “springboard” for habitual sketching beyond the class. 
Instructor: Samuel Lindley

Think & Reflect: Creative Zine-making

A zine (pronounced zeen) is a self-published mini-magazine. As a pursuit of free expression and distribution of ideas, zines have a long and fascinating history in the literary world. In this class, students will learn how to create and self-publish small books using simple materials and a photocopier. This class will emphasize self-expression through drawing, writing, and collage.
Instructor: Rene Allen

Imagine & Express: Introduction to Acting

This class is aimed toward performative students who want to build their acting skills through games and exercises.  Students will develop their stage presence, collaborative skills, and creativity through vocal and physical activities. This course will culminate in an in-class “mini-performance” for an audience of classmates that will give students the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned.
Instructor: Craig Lamm

Make &  Create: Experimenting with Paint

This painting class will be an exploration of painting mediums, materials, and tools. Students will develop an “inventory” of marks, colors, and other effects that they can employ to create their desired effect.  Students will have the opportunity to work with tempera, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paints on a variety of surfaces. Emphasis in this class will be on experimentation, the learning process, and exploring technique versus focusing on a “finished product.”
Instructor: Megan Headley

Explore & Experience: German Language Immersion

Immersion is a language exposure technique that provides students with the opportunity to learn a new language through experiences and activities that require increasing levels of engagement and understanding over time, so that students are rewarded with a feeling of accomplishment. In this highly engaging and dynamic class, students will participate in games, creative movement, and song that will expose them to the German language through activities, challenges and play.
Instructor: Suzanne Mielke

Move and Do: Dance and Performative Movement

Students will begin this class with yoga-based warm-ups and then move into dance and movement exercises that emphasize development of "characters". Students should come prepared in comfortable active clothing that allows for extensive movement.
Instructor: Jessica Blaszak

Explore & Experience: Spanish Language and Culture

Spanish language and culture will be explored during this class through story, song, film, music, dance, and craft. Students will have the opportunity to use all their senses to experience Latin culture and the Spanish language in a setting that is active and engaging. This class will require learners to be active and repetitive while learning pieces of Spanish language through listening and exposure as well as speaking.
Instructor: Angie Gornik

Move & Do: Soft-Tipped Archery

Students in this class will use specialized archery gear designed for maximum safety, including rubber-tipped arrows. Each session will build on the development of archery skills, beginning with safety, proper use and care of archery equipment, form, technique, breathing, concentration, focus and precision. Each participant will have plenty of opportunity to develop their shooting skills at a variety of fun, creative targets. Playing on the idea of both real and figurative trajectory, each student will have the opportunity to make their own personal goal-based “vision target” which they will present at their last session.
Instructor: Lloyd Canty

How do I know which class is right for my child? 

Before we selected our course offerings, we thought about bigger umbrella categories that cover a variety of activities. You can use the descriptions below to think about your child’s 
personality and preferences and then find the classes that best fit your student. 

Think & ReflectThese classes are for students who like to intellectually explore solo or partnered activities that teach creative and critical thinking skills.

Imagine & Express - These courses are for students who like to explore fantasy, imaginative play,  and  creative thinking. 

Move & Do - Classes for students who enjoy being active and learning in an activity-based environment. 

Explore & Experience - These classes are for students who like to explore the world around them and learn about other cultures through experiential learning using the five senses.

Make & Create - Courses for students who like to design and experiment with materials to produce functional and/or decorative items.

Special Topics - These classes allow for specialized instructors who are offering a class in  something unique.