Enrichment Classes

Sewing & Textiles

Two elementary school kids in costumes, laughing

Mondays (8 Weeks)


January 28  – April 1 (No class February 18 and March 11)

Instructor: Julie Pollack (Aurora Art Specialist)

K/1 Class: Explore the world of textiles and sewing through creating both 3D and 2D projects. The class will incorporate basic sewing techniques, beading, embroidery, fabric block printing and fabric drawing.  Kids in this class will learn and use hand-sewing techniques.

2-5 Class: Fashion Design!  Each student will design and create a garment of their own. They will then develop a brand name and logo for their creation. Kids will continue learning and improving on basic sewing skills along with how to take measurements, translating the measurements into a pattern in order to create their design. 2-5 class is now 1.5 hrs per week!

Cost: $175 for K/1 Class  /  $250 for 2-5 Class

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

Grades K-1: 2:30–3:30 pm

Grades 2-5: 3:30–5:00 pm

Online registration opens at noon on January 9, 2019

Woodshop

Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Tuesdays (8 Weeks)

January 29 – April 2 (No class February 12 and 19)

Instructor: Taylor Gersbach (Aurora Woodshop Specialist)

In the woodshop we let 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.

Cost: $150

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

Grades K-1: 2:30–3:30 pm

Grades 2-5: 3:30–4:30 pm

Explore a topic in depth after school right here on the Aurora campus

Taste Adventures

Elementary kids preparing food in after school enrichment class

Wednesdays (8 Weeks)

January 30 – April 3 (No class February 20 and March 27)

Instructor: Harriet Trezevant, MHEd

Daily, 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.

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

Cost: $225

Minimum 5 students, maximum 10 students

Grades K–1: 2:15 – 3:15

Grades 2–5: 3:30 – 4:30

Classes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring

Sewing & Textiles #2

Kid getting face paint as clown in Circus class

Wednesdays (8 Weeks)

January 30 – March 27  (No class February 20)

Instructor: Julie Pollack (Aurora Art Specialist)

2-5 Class: Fashion Design!  Each student will design and create a garment of their own. They will then develop a brand name and logo for their creation. Kids will continue learning and improving on basic sewing skills along with how to take measurements, translating the measurements into a pattern in order to create their design. 2-5 class is now 1.5 hrs per week!

Cost: $250

Minimum 5 students, maximum 10 students

2-5 only: 2:15–3:45 pm

Each class meets weekly after school for seven or eight weeks

Ceramics

Two elementary school kids in costumes, laughing

Thursdays (8 Weeks)


January 31 – March 28 (No Class February 21)

Instructor: Taylor Gersbach (Aurora Woodshop Specialist)

Students will build their knowledge of ceramics methods and be given time to practice the basics of pinch, coiling, and slab building. Projects include creatures, prints, bas relief, and basic pottery. Younger students get to personalize their projects while learning the basics, whereas the more experienced students will be given the opportunity to create using more advanced techniques.

Cost: $175

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

Grades K-5: 3:30–4:30 pm

Online registration opens at noon on January 9, 2019

Registration

All registrations are done ONLINE only. Registration will open at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, until the maximum number of students for each is reached. A wait list will 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, January 23, 2019 at 12:00 noon, the class will be cancelled.

Classes start the week of January 28, 2019.  See the class descriptions for specific start and end dates, and for any days class will not be held.

Please make sure to sign your child out 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).

Questions?

Please email our Extended Care & Camp Director, Josh Johnson
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