Enrichment Classes

Sewing & Textiles

Two elementary school kids in costumes, laughing

Mondays (6 Weeks) for K/1 and 2/3 Classes


April 22  – June 3 (No class May 27)

Wednesdays (7 Weeks) for 4/5 Class

April 23  – June 5

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.

2/3 and 4/5 Class: Next up is Home Decor! Students will  create their own home decor designs.  They will create pillows, throws, table coverings and anything else their creative minds come up with.  Students will continue to learn sewing techniques and improve their sewing skills.

Cost: $135 for K/1 Class (1 hr.)  /  $190 for 2/3 Class (1.5 hrs.)  /  $220 for 4/5 Class (1.5 hrs.)

Minimum 4 students, maximum 10 students

Grades K-1: 2:30–3:30 pm (Mondays)

Grades 2/3: 3:30–5:00 pm (Mondays)

Grades 4/5: 2:15–3:45 pm (Wednesdays)

Online registration opens at noon on March 27, 2019

Gardening

Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Tuesdays (7 Weeks)

April 23 – June 4 

Instructor: Taylor Gersbach (Aurora Woodshop Specialist)

Greet Spring with Gardening Class! The rain brings a plenty. In this workshop, kids will get to go outside, reconnect with our natural human state as farmers, and learn to sow the earth. Students will take over Aurora’s garden boxes with edible delights. We will use the woodshop to build flower boxes to take home, and markers for our farm.  Students will get to watch the process from seed beginning to harvest- and learn how to tend for the plants as they grow and eventually (so long as nature provides) will produce something they can eat.

Cost: $155

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

Grades K-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 (7 Weeks)

April 24 – June 5

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!

Contact Josh before registering if your child has any dietary restrictions.

Cost: $200

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

Woodshop

Woodshop teacher and elementary student working together

Thursdays (7 Weeks)

April 25 – June 6

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: $130

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students

Grades K-5: 3:30–4:30 pm

Each class meets weekly after school for seven or eight weeks

Registration

All registrations are done ONLINE only. Registration will open at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 27, 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, April 10, 2019 at 12:00 noon, the class will be cancelled.

Classes start the week of April 22, 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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