Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes at Aurora offer students a chance to explore a topic in depth after school right here on the Aurora campus. Classes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Each class meets weekly after school for 7-8 weeks. Students may sign up for Enrichment Classes (at additional cost) whether or not they participate in our Extended Care program. Check out Aurora’s Winter Enrichment Class schedule below!

The Spring Enrichment Class registration will open on Wednesday, March 22 at noon, and close on Wednesday, April 5 at NOON.

ENRICHMENT CLASSES ~ SPRING, 2017

Circus

Mondays – 8 Weeks
April 17 – June 5 (No class May 29)
Instructor: Sophia Knox Miller from Living Dream Arts

A typically class includes an acrobatic warm up, ice breaking and improv games and instruction in various circus arts such as : Juggling, Unicycle, Feather Balancing, Chinese Yoyo, Plate Spinning, Rolla Bolla, Clowning and Stilt Walking. On the last day of class the students perform a show displaying their new skills for each other and family members who are able to attend. (Learn more about Living Dream Arts on their website)

  • Cost: $150 ~ REGISTER NOW
  • Minimum 4 students, maximum 9 students
  • Grades K/1: 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Grades 2 – 5: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

  • Woodshop

    Tuesdays – 8 Weeks
    April 18 – June 6
    Instructor: Taylor Gersbach

    Here in the woodshop we let the students take the lead, designing and building individual or group projects ranging from simple to complex. The results are often unique and always empowering. We teach safe techniques of basic woodworking and let our students’ imaginations soar! It’s fun, challenging, and inspiring. (Learn more about Taylor on her website)

  • Cost: $150 ~ REGISTER NOW
  • Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students
  • Grades K/1: 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Grades 2 – 5: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

  • Taste Adventures

    Wednesdays – 7 Weeks
    April 19 – May 31
    Instructor: Harriet Trezevant, MHEd (Tallulah’s mom, class of 2014)

    Returning students are welcome! Sessions change with the seasons. While there may be an occasional repeat project based on interest and the number of new students, Harriet tries to make new things every time.
    Every day, each and every one of us embarks on our own taste adventure. Whether we share food together or eat alone, every bite is an opportunity to explore the world through flavor, texture, color, aroma and even sound. Taste Adventures culinary programs offer:
    • Active, hands-on food preparation using high-quality, locally-sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible
    • Guided taste explorations
    • Time to ask lots of questions and help find answers- What happens if I mix these two together? How would I describe this flavor? What does this feel like when I bite into it? How about when I let it melt in my mouth? Why do I think this is gross? What makes something yummy? How can I fix this if it’s not coming out as I planned? And so many more…

    Advanced Class for 2-5 Students!
    Identifying & Combining Flavors

    This class takes the basics from the previous class and jumps into more advanced experiments with identifying and combining different flavors, colors and textures. 2-5 Class adds:
    •Guided taste explorations and taste identification challenges
    •Individual and group challenges with surprise ingredients
    •Opportunities for input – what do YOU want to make? taste? do?

    Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring an apron if you have one. Also, please bring a container to take home the leftovers!

  • Cost: $200 ~ REGISTER NOW
  • Minimum 5 students, maximum 10 students
  • Grades 2-5: 2:15 – 3:15 pm, Grades K/1: 3:30 – 4:30
  • **PLEASE NOTE THE K/1 CLASS IS THE LATER ONE THIS SESSION**

  • Ceramics

    Thursdays – 7 Weeks
    April 27 – June 8
    Instructor: Lisa Twomey (Ceramicist and Flynn’s mom, Room 4)

    Students will enjoy this hands on workshop taught with an equal balance of technical instruction and creative exploration. This class is open to both beginning and continuing students of any skill level. Students will learn and improve upon various techniques, including pinch pots, coil forms, building with slabs, and painting and glazing basics. We aim to provide an environment in which your child will flourish and that encourages creative discovery.

    Advanced Wheel Class for 2nd- 5th graders!
    Students will enjoy this wheel throwing workshop taught with an equal balance of technical instruction and creative exploration. This class is open to both beginning and continuing students of any skill level. Students will learn the basic techniques of wheel throwing creating bowls, mugs and vessels, as well as hand building details. Projects will be finished learning painting and glazing techniques.

  • Cost: $175 ~ REGISTER NOW
  • Minimum 4 students, maximum 6 (8 for K/1 class) students
  • Grades K-1: 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Grades 2-5: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

  • Registration (The Fine Print)

    All registrations are done online though our website. Online registration will open at noon on Wednesday, March 22.

    Questions? Please email our Extended Care Director, Josh Johnson at joshj@auroraschool.org

    Space cannot be saved via email or phone, but must be done through the online registration system. Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis, until the maximum number of students for each is reached. A wait list may be created if a class fills. If any enrolled child decides to drop out, families on the wait list will be notified by the second class of the session. If your child is enrolled and decides after the first class that they do not wish to participate, you will receive a refund or credit for 75% of the remaining class tuition. You must inform the Extended Care Director before the second class to receive this refund. No refunds are available after the second class of the session.

    If the minimum number for a particular class is not reached by Wednesday, April 5 at noon, the class will be cancelled.

    Classes start the week of April 17, 2017 (Ceramics starts the following week). See the class descriptions for specific start and end dates, and for any days class will not be held.

    Please make sure to sign out your child from Extended Care when picking up from an Enrichment class. You are not charged for time while in an enrichment class, but signing out is necessary for the safety of our students. Children not signed out will be charged for a full day of care (until 6:00 pm).