Enrichment Classes

Ceramics

Mondays (8 Weeks)
January 22, 2018 – March 26, 2018
Instructor: Lisa Twomey

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.

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: $200
Minimum 4 students, maximum 6 students (8 for K/1 class)
Grades K-1: 2:30–3:30 pm
Grades 2-5: 3:30–4:30 pm

Online registration opens at noon on January 3, 2018

Woodshop

Tuesdays (8 Weeks)
January 23, 2018 – March 27, 2018
Instructor: Taylor Gersbach

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 (2-5 only)

Wednesdays (8 Weeks)
January 24, 2018 – March 21, 2018
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.

For 4/5 Students: Taste Adventures II- Identifying & Combining Flavors
Taste Adventures II builds on the basics from the previous class and adds more advanced experiments with identifying and combining different flavors, colors, and textures.

Taste Adventures II 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, 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 2/3: 2:15 – 3:15
Advanced Class for Grades 4/5: 3:30 – 4:30

Classes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring

Circus

Thursdays (8 Weeks)
January 25, 2018 – March 22, 2018 (No class February 22, 2018)
Instructor: Living Dream Arts

AA class typically includes an acrobatic warm up, ice breakers, 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.

Cost: $175
Minimum 4 students, maximum 9 students
Grades K-1: 2:30–3:30 pm
Grades 2-5: 3:30–4:30 pm

Each class meets weekly after school for seven or eight weeks

Registration

All registrations are done ONLINE only through. Registration will open at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

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, January 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon, the class will be cancelled.

Classes start the week of January 22, 2018. 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