Fall Classes Squares

Over the past months, SOU Youth Programs solicited feedback from local families about how we might best support their student’s need for enrichment and socialization. Based on that feedback, we are pleased to be offering some very small (6-8 students) in-person (with face covering and social distancing protocols, and outdoors when possible) enrichment classes, and some remote-delivery afternoon enrichment classes.

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We encourage you to act quickly to secure your registration, as spaces will be very limited! See registration deadlines below.

Registration closes when a class has reached capacity, or on the deadline beside the class listing. We strove to keep these classes as affordable for families as possible, and some limited tuition assistance is available for those in need. Tuition assistance is limited to half the total cost of the class, and is available for one class only per student. The application for tuition assistance is available during the online registration process.

Individual and “pod” registrations are welcome. If your pre-organized learning group of 6 or more students is interested in purchasing all the spots in a particular class, we encourage you to contact our office at 541-552-6390 to make arrangements.


Very Small In-Person Classes:

Drawing the Figure 20 9  Drawing Figures and Faces

Ages 12 - 15    Tuesdays, Sept 22 - Oct 13    3pm to 5pm      REGISTRATION DEADLINE Sept 16th (CLOSED)
Sharpen your drawing skills and learn to see shape in a completely new way! Drawing the human form is a skill that will open up new possibilities in your artwork. You will learn to think about proportions, block in shapes, and understand how the parts of the human body work together to create one form. Guided by a professional artist, you will practice these techniques while drawing from a live clothed model. This clas will meet in a socially-distanced and well-ventilated classroom space, with all participants wearing face coverings, and will move outdoors when possible and for breaks.
Cost: $129 +$10 materials fee

disc golf   Making the Shot! Disc Golf

Ages 10-13    Saturday, September 26th      10am to 1pm      REGISTRATION DEADLINE  Sept 16 (CLOSED)
Learn to play disc golf on SOU’s campus course. Disc golf is a hugely popular sport, and once you learn the game, you will be amazed at how many nearby public courses there are to explore! Using a set of various weight and size Frisbees, disc golf players aim land their discs in metal baskets that serve as “holes”. This simple, exciting game can help you to develop a new interest, and connect you to self-led outdoor recreation opportunities in our area. No prior experience necessary, all necessary equipment provided. This class will take place outdoors, and students should come prepared for the weather conditions.
Cost: $59 +$10 equipment fee

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Captivating Comics (very small, in-person)

Ages 10 - 13     Saturday, October 10th     10am to 1pm      REGISTRATION CLOSED
Explore the craft of sequential art by developing your own comic book-style characters and stories. Whether they are about superheroes, space robots, or cuddly cats, comics are a compelling way to communicate in your own unique visual style! Build your drawing skills, develop your ability to capture fantastical characters and their unique worlds, and learn how to drive your story forward with non-stop action and intriguing plots. This class will meet in a socially-distanced and well-ventilated classroom space, with all participants wearing face coverings, and will move outdoors when possible and for breaks. 

Cost: $59 + $10 materials fee

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Bike Shop Basics (very small, in-person)

Ages 11-14    Saturday, October 10th     10 am to 1pm        REGISTRATION CLOSED
A hands-on introduction to basic bike maintenance! Become familiar with bike anatomy and function, gain skills to identify and address common maintenance issues, hone your ability to spot road hazards and conditions that can cause bike issues, fine tune your skills with hand tools, and develop confidence for simple repairs and routine maintenance. No prior experience necessary, all necessary equipment provided. This class will take place mostly outdoors, if weather conditions permit.

Cost: $59 +$15 equipment fee

Online Afternoon Enrichment Classes:

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Snack Attack! Nutrition & Cooking

Grades 6-8    Wednesdays, Sept 23 - Oct 14    3pm to 4:30 pm     REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPT 15th (CLOSED)
Take ownership of your food by learning to prepare some hearty snacks and delicious quick bites that you can make for yourself at home! Get hands-on and engage in cooking and food-related activities that will expand your palate, expose you to proper food handling skills, and explore how we can harness the power of foods to nurture healthy bodies. Empower yourself to approach making food choices and preparing your food with confidence. This class is NOT reccomended for students who have strict dietary restrictions or food allergies. Participants will receive shopping lists and will prepare their "mise en place" ingredients ahead of time under the supervision of a parent/guardian.
Cost: $119

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Hamilton: The Music of Revolution!

Grades 6-8    Wednesdays, Sept 23 - Oct 14    3pm to 4:30 pm     REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPT 15th (CLOSED)
How did Alexander Hamilton, a poor orphan-immigrant become one of the most important founders of the United States? In this course, you’ll explore this now famous Broadway musical that depicts the Revolutionary War and our nation’s early history. Learn what it means that Hamilton raps, Jefferson sings Jazz, and King George performs Pop-style. In small groups you’ll compare song lyrics to historical texts, and discuss key issues that our founders grappled with, and how they are addressed in the music and lyrics of this stirring musical that brings history to life. Some familiarity with the musical is recommended. A recording of the musical is now available on the Disney+ channel, where a subscription is $6.99/mo. 
Cost: $119


Stop Motion Animation

Grades 5-6    Wednesdays, Sept 23 - Oct 14    3pm to 4:30 pm     REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPT 15th (CLOSED)
Your creativity fuels this journey through frame-by-frame filmmaking! Using claymation, simple drawings, and miniatures, you will design your own characters and scenery for fun short films. You will explore what makes a compelling and concise plot, learn how to organize your film on a ‘storyboard’, and create your own ‘shorts’ by compiling still images into a final cut. Participants must have access to an iPhone with a working camera and the iMovie app installed. All other necessary materials will be delivered as a kit. 
Cost: $119 + $15 materials fee


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 Intro to Coding (online)

Grades 4-6    Wednesdays, Sept 23 - Oct 14    3pm to 4:30 pm     REGISTRATION CLOSED
Enter the world of computer science by using Scratch, a programming language developed at MIT, as a creative approach to coding. You will learn fundamental programming concepts as you learn how to use computer code to make a movie montage or build a simple video game. Scratch is a great tool to get you thinking creatively, reasoning systemically, and gaining coding skills for the future! No previous programming skills required.
Cost: $119

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