Winter Schedule - Classes for students in 2nd – 5th grades

Dates: January 16- February 22

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Tuesday
3-4pm


Wednesday
1:45-2:45pm


Thursday
3-4pm


Imagine and Express: Theatrical Dance 

Students will learn some basic skills of circus performers and “clown around” with twist-balloons and juggling practice. After warm ups and review of safety skills, students will be introduced to balancing exercises and spinning tricks, and have the opportunity to create their own physical comedy routines. Students should come in loose, comfortable clothing that allows for big movement. 

Grades 2nd and 3rd 

Instructor: Jessica Blazak
 


Move and Do: Circus Arts


Students will learn some basic skills of circus performers and “clown around” with twist-balloons and juggling practice. After warm ups and review of safety skills, students will be introduced to balancing exercises and spinning tricks, and have the opportunity to create their own physical comedy routines. Students should come in loose, comfortable clothing that allows for big movement.

Grades 2nd and 3rd

Instructor: Craig Lamm

Make and Create: Printmaking

Printmaking teaches students another way beyond drawing and painting for translating their ideas onto paper. This class is a fun introduction to simple printmaking techniques and materials. Students will create inventive and unique transfers onto paper, and make a simple booklet filled with their original prints. 

Grades 2nd and 3rd

Instructor: Samar Dawisha

Explore and Experience: Garden-Fresh Winter Cooking

Students will explore the winter garden for harvesting possibilities, use winter garden ingredients to create tasty snacks, and learn to start seeds for Spring planting. This class will meet both in the cooking classroom and venture outside to the garden space, so students should come dressed for cooler weather and fresh air.

 Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Instructor: Monica Smith, Rogue Valley Farm to School
Make and Create: Ceramics

From pinch pots, to slab mugs, and simple bird houses, students will hand-build and glaze a variety of ceramic projects that will allow them to explore clay in fun and creative ways. Drawing on their imagination, students will customize the projects to reflect their own design.

Grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Instructor: Liz Obrien

Think and Reflect: Strategies and Tactics of Chess

The game of chess can teach critical thinking, enhance respect for peers, and convey important principles that apply outside the game. This class will introduce students to the basic rules, principles, and etiquette of chess, after which they will play one-on-one games while receiving some coaching and direction. Some familiarity with chess is helpful, but not required.

Grades 4th and 5th

Instructor: Ed Hirsch

 
Make and Create: Basic Sewing


Students in this class will work with felt sheets to create a fun and useful project that they can personalize. Students will learn basic stitching, simple applique, and working with patterns to piece together a project. The skills learned in this class can easily translate into a method to create their own future projects beyond this class.

Grades 4th and 5th

Instructor: Anna Franz

 

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 & Reflect These classes are for more introspective students who like to intellectually explore solo or partnered activities that teach creative and critical thinking skills.

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

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

Explore & Experience - These classes are for curious students who like to experience the world around them using the five senses and learn about other people and cultures.

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