Dublin Elementary School

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from 1st Grade through to 5th Grade.

Dublin Elementary SchoolHello Dublin Elementary Families!!!!

We are delighted to be offering in-person after school classes again.  We have some of your favorite teachers back and some new courses to offer you.  

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from  TK/Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.  Below is the list of courses we are offering at Dublin Elementary



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Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:         Synergy Theater
Grade Level:      1- 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday –  Aug  27  |  Sept 3, 10,  24  |  Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  |  Nov 5, 12 (no class on Sept 17 or Oct 1)
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing -$200     After August 13th- $210

It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club’s The Actor’s Workshop! Through a fun series of theater games, acting exercises and scripted scene work, this introductory acting class teaches the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Students explore the “three tools of the actor” – voice, body and imagination – as they learn how to create characters, interpret scripts and perform for an audience. The class teaches true theater skills such as stagecraft, emotionally truthful acting, and professional theater etiquette, while encouraging creativity and inspiring the imagination. The class culminates with a free workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

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AI ML for Young Minds

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesday - Aug 28  |  Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 |  Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $215   After August 14th - $225

With the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technology, it is important to introduce children to how these technologies work at the fundamental level and to train them in the use of these tools to enhance efficiency. Students will be experimenting with a variety of AI and ML tools from language models to art, sound, and animation. They will also be made aware of the weaknesses, biases, and sources of errors that these tools can be prone to. Designed by STEM Certified provider CompuChild’s outstanding team members of Ph.Ds and Ed.Ds.

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Animal Island™

Instructor:          Challenge Island Instructor  
Grade Level:       TK - 1
Day/Date:            Wednesday – Aug 28  |  Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 |  Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    2:05pm - 3:12pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $208    After August 14th - $218

Join us for an exciting island expedition where you and your pals will take a journey through the Animal Kingdom. Dive into the captivating world of diverse habitats, including oceans, rainforests, farms, and the realms of birds and reptiles. Along the way, you'll have the chance to explore various sensory bins and unleash your creativity through arts and crafts. Prepare for an incredibly thrilling adventure at Challenge Island's® Animal Island™!

 

Note: The instructor for Animal Island™  has agreed to pickup and drop off TK and Kindergarten students from EDCC.  If your child is enrolled in EDCC please complete and turn in the required EDCC form allowing them to release your child to the Challenge Island instructor. Otherwise, parents will need to bring their students back to school to attend this afternoon class.

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Art Integration-Blending STEM and Creativity - For Grades 1-5

Instructor:             Talent Nook Writing Academy 
Grade Level:          1 - 5
Day/Dates:            Wednesday - Aug 28  |  Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 |  Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sessions:                10 x 1 Hour  
Time:                       2:05 - 3:05pm  
Room:                     TBA
Tuition:                    Early Bird Pricing -  $230    After August 14th -  $240

This innovative curriculum seamlessly blends Science, Math, History, and Language Arts with the power of artistic expression, providing students with a holistic learning journey that ignites their curiosity and sparks innovation.

Students will embark on a dynamic exploration of STEM concepts through hands-on projects, collaborative activities, and interactive lessons, all infused with a creative twist. Each class session will revolve around a captivating theme, offering opportunities for learning, reading, discussions, idea sharing, and, of course, plenty of artistic expression.

From measuring and creating intricate designs with geometric math art, to building 3D models, exploring chemical reactions, understanding geological formations, and yet sharing their personal favorites, this class captivates students of all ages. Additionally, crafting Halloween-themed spiders and insects will also be a fun and engaging activity this fall semester.

Art Integration: Blending STEM and Creativity will enhance students to:

  • Inspire curiosity and imagination, bridging the gap between analytical thinking and artistic innovation.
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills by approaching STEM challenges with creative problem-solving strategies.
  • Develop a holistic understanding of complex concepts by exploring them through both scientific and creative lenses.

 

Join us for this class brimming with fun, exploration, and enriching learning experiences that will inspire and empower your student

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Art of Public Speaking: Build Confidence & Charisma!!

Instructors:      Gurus Education East Bay 
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Monday –  Aug 26  | Sept 9, 16, 23, 30  |  Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Sessions:          9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                  3:05pm - 4:12pm 
Room:                TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird Pricing - $200     After August 12th - $210

Make your biggest fear, your greatest triumph!!

Our program will provide your child with the instruction, interaction, and practice to develop confidence and deliver compelling presentations with lesser anxiety. This class will not only teach non-verbal skills, but will also enhance their writing, critical thinking & communication skills.

Kids will learn to make strong arguments through thought provoking topics, campaign speeches, and thru various activities.

We make learning EASY & FUN and prepare them for SUCCESS!!

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Beginning Typing Class

Instructor:        Michele Chandler, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Thursday – Aug 29  |  Sept 5, 12, 19, 26  |  Oct 3, 17, 24  |  Nov 7
Sessions:           9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                  2:05 - 3:12pm 
Room:                 A9
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195     After August 15th - $205

This course is a beginning course for students who need to learn basic typing skills. It will cover proper finger placement for typing so students can move away from pecking at the keys. This class will be fun and engaging and will include typing games to practice their new skills!

Beginning Typing after school class at Dublin Elementary.

Beginning Typing is open to students whether they’ve taken typing before or not as we can work with students who are just beginning their typing journey or those who already have some typing experience. Students can always improve their typing skills and speed with additional practice.

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Instructor:          Jean Wright from Café Art
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Date:            Thursday - March 14, 21, 28   |  April 11, 18, 25 |  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes 
Time:                    3:05 – 4:12pm
Room:                  D6
Tuition:                Early Bird - $192    After March 7 - $205

Café Art is excited to invite your child on a seasonal art journey as we combine our favorite classes – all things kawaii (cute) and zentangles (fun doodles) with seasonal art. This session we will be learning to draw Kawaii characters such as, but not limited to, flowers, baby animals, butterflies, bees…  Students will use their skills to make sketchbooks, Shrinky dink keychains, bookmarks, button pins, canvas, final portfolio’s and more. We will be using art mediums such as pencils, sharpies, watercolor pencils, markers, and others. Don’t wait! These classes fill up fast. Hope to see your child soon.

Kawaii art students creating art!

Enrollment Open

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Chess Academy for Kids (Monday)

Instructor:        Pacific Chess Academy
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Monday –  Aug 26  | Sept 9, 16, 23, 30  |  Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Sessions:           9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                  3:05 - 4:12pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird - $208      After August 12th  - $218

Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy!

Offered to all levels (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced) this program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, cultivate champion psychology, stay focused, and make new friends.

Each lesson consists of interactive instructions, analysis, and tournament games during which students play against each other. Lessons are fun and easy to follow and include individual instructions to practice at home. Kids are provided with all necessary chess equipment for lessons (boards, pieces, clocks, demonstration tools).

Additional online sessions (two per semester) will help students to improve their skills and become decent chess players in no time. In-person tournaments are organized at the end of each semester- all participants get trophies!  Our students can enjoy a FREE application PACIFIC CHESS ACADEMY, easily downloadable from AppStore, to play against friends or computers, solve puzzles and participate in online tournaments. The Leaderboard allows parents to monitor their children’ progress.

Six Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess:

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities.
  2. Enhances reading and math skills.
  3. Foster critical thinking and creativity in young minds.
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work.
  5. Develop problem solving skills.
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain    

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Chess Academy for Kids (Wednesday)

Instructor:        Pacific Chess Academy
Grade Level:     1 2 and 3-5 (Two Classes)
Day/Dates:        Wednesday – Aug 28  |  Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 |  Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                Grades 1-2 - TBA    and    Grades 3-5  - TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird - $208      After August 14th - $218

Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy!

Offered to all levels (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced) this program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, cultivate champion psychology, stay focused, and make new friends.

Each lesson consists of interactive instructions, analysis, and tournament games during which students play against each other. Lessons are fun and easy to follow and include individual instructions to practice at home. Kids are provided with all necessary chess equipment for lessons (boards, pieces, clocks, demonstration tools).

Additional online sessions (two per semester) will help students to improve their skills and become decent chess players in no time. In-person tournaments are organized at the end of each semester- all participants get trophies!  Our students can enjoy a FREE application PACIFIC CHESS ACADEMY, easily downloadable from AppStore, to play against friends or computers, solve puzzles and participate in online tournaments. The Leaderboard allows parents to monitor their children’ progress.

Chess being played at an After School Elementary School in Dublin.

Six Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess:

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities.
  2. Enhances reading and math skills.
  3. Foster critical thinking and creativity in young minds.
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work.
  5. Develop problem solving skills.
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain    



PLEASE ENROLL IN YOUR STUDENTS GRADE LEVEL.

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Clean Technology & Electrical Circuits

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       3 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday - Aug 26  | Sept 9, 16, 23, 30  |  Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:12pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $215   After August 12th - $225

Let your student explore the world of engineering, electronics and circuitry in this new and creative course designed to inspire your student’s interest in new forms of technology. This innovative and hands-on course combines electrical engineering and helps your student learn about important concepts like clean energy.

During the class, students will build their own circuits and learn in-depth about electricity, batteries, parallel and series circuits, resistors, switches, transistors and more.

Our instructors will teach basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by building components (musical doorbell, siren, motion detectors, 2 speed fan with lights and many more) using hands-on Snap Circuit kits.

Students will also learn and build clean energy tools such as electric cars, windmills, solar powered car, and hand-generated power in addition to geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells, wind, solar, tidal, hydro, and other technologies. The class is perfect for budding environmentalists and future engineers!

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Creatif - Drawing and Painting

Instructor:          Creatif Art Instructor
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Date:            Monday - Sept 9, 16, 23, 30  |  Oct 7, 14, 21, 29
Sessions:             8 classes x 75 minutes 
Time:                    3:05 – 4:20pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $205    After August 12th - $215

Join us for an exciting and interactive drawing and painting class tailored specifically for young artists. Through this fun session they will be introduced to basic drawing and painting skills. They'll have the opportunity to express themselves artistically, creating vibrant artworks.
No prior experience required as this class is designed to inspire creativity and foster a love for art. Join us as we embark on a colorful journey of self-expression and creativity! Enroll your child today to ignite their passion for drawing and painting.

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Creative Performing Arts Class

Instructor:         Ms. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:         Thursday – Aug 29  |  Sept 5, 12, 19, 26  |  Oct 3, 17, 24  |  Nov 7
Sessions:            9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                   2:05 - 3:12pm  
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $195   After February 29 - $205

Did you know that performing arts can vastly improve academic achievement in the classroom?

Research shows that children who sing, dance, or act tend to have enhanced cognitive, motor, and social development. Kids who perform become quick thinkers, master their anxiety by working through performance jitters, and gain valuable self-confidence. Performing arts also provide a fantastic creative outlet.

Creative Performing Arts Class offers a wide variety of performing arts opportunities while having loads of fun! This class is a dynamic mix of singing, acting, and movement, designed to inspire and engage.

Through our engaging activities, students will:

  • Develop quick thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Enhance motor skills and physical coordination
  • Build social skills and teamwork abilities
  • Boost self-confidence through performance
  • Experience a creative and expressive outlet

Join us and discover the joy of performing arts while making new friends and creating unforgettable memories. Let your inner star shine in Creative Performing Arts Class!

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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:             Talent Nook Writing Academy 
Grade Level:          1 - 2
Day/Dates:             Tuesday - March 12, 19, 26   |  Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:                10 x 1 Hour
Time:                       2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                     TBA
Tuition:                    Early Bird Pricing -  $200    After March 5 -  $210

Embark on an imaginative journey with our upcoming course, Creative Writing. Designed to encourage creativity, critical thinking, and a love for storytelling, this course introduces students to the dynamic worlds of Comedy and Thriller genres.

In the first five sessions, students will be engaged in interactive comedic tales featuring relatable characters and settings, which will be narrated. These stories will introduce them to the whimsical world of Comedy, emphasizing the humor derived from everyday situations. Through laughter and perspective, students will naturally connect with characters whose experiences mirror their own, fostering a sense of familiarity.

Talentnook Creative Writing after school classes at Dublin elementary schools.

Through the readings of the Thriller genre, students will analyze character traits and behaviors in suspenseful contexts that lead to tension and climax of events. By exploring how characters respond to mysterious situations, students will recognize the parallels between the characters in the stories and their own experiences, making the circumstances more relatable.

Through the readings of Comedy and Thriller, students will:

  1. Gain an appreciation for the diverse ways stories can be told, from humorous narratives to suspenseful plots.
  2. Experience various emotions, from hearty laughter during comedic readings to the anticipation and excitement of thrilling stories
  3. Develop the ability to identify elements that contribute to the comedic or thrilling nature of a story.

Enrollment Open

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Creative Writing: Narrative and Folklore - For Grades 3-5

Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:             Talent Nook Writing Academy 
Grade Level:          3 - 5
Day/Dates:            Wednesday - Aug 28  |  Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 |  Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sessions:                10 x 1 Hour  
Time:                       2:05 - 3:05pm  
Room:                     TBA
Tuition:                    Early Bird Pricing -  $230    After August 14th -  $240

Embark on a journey of imagination with our upcoming course, Creative Writing: Narrative and Folklore. Tailored to inspire creativity, critical thinking, and a passion for storytelling, this course introduces students to the captivating realms of Narrative and Folklore.

In the initial sessions, students will dive into interactive narratives, exploring diverse storytelling techniques and crafting their tales. Through engaging narratives, they will immerse themselves in the rich storytelling tradition, learning to develop characters, plot twists, and settings that captivate readers' imaginations.

As students delve into Folklore, they will unravel the mysteries of traditional tales and legends passed down through generations. From mythical creatures to heroic adventures, they will analyze the themes and motifs in folklore, gaining insight into the cultural significance of these timeless stories.

Through the exploration of Narrative and Folklore, students will:

  • Hone their storytelling skills, crafting compelling narratives that captivate audiences.
  • Explore the cultural significance of folklore, gaining a deeper understanding of traditional storytelling.
  • Cultivate a love for literature and creative expression, fostering a lifelong appreciation for the power of storytelling.

 

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Engineering and Problem Solving with Keva Planks

Instructor:         Ms Monica McLeod, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 4
Day/Dates:         Tuesday – Aug 29  |  Sept 5, 12, 19, 26  |  Oct 3, 17, 24   
Sessions:            8 Classes x 75 minutes
Time:                   2:05 - 3:20pm 
Room:                  A11
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195   After August 15th - $205

Does your student love to build?  Then this is the after school course designed for them.  “KEVA planks are about 1/4 inch thick, 3/4 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long. You build structures by simply stacking the planks. No glue, no connectors. They can be stacked upright which looks like it would be unstable as a house of cards, but even this type of structure is surprisingly stable.”  Each day class will begin with individual building challenges, move to group challenges and then finish up with free time for building. During challenge activities students will practice different problem solving techniques as well as learning to work cooperatively in a group. Along the way they will learn some basic engineering, architectural, math and science skills.

Keva Planks After School class @ Dublin Elementary.

In fact, did you know that research shows that students who play with blocks tend to do better in mathematics and science in higher grade levels?  Well, it’s true and researchers from the University of Idaho have concluded that playing with blocks helps children develop a fundamental understanding of quantities, equality & geometry. Playing, building and having fun while learning, what could be a better than that?

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Fall into Mandarin Joys: Mandarin Immersion Class for K-5

Instructor:           Ms. Yu Wang, Owner Joyful Thoughts Mandaring Immersion Progra
Grade Level:       K - 5
Day/Dates:          Friday –  Aug 30  |  Sept 6, 13, 20, 27  | Oct 4, 18, 25  | Nov 8
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:12pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $210        After August 16th  - $220

Welcome to our fall Mandarin Immersion class!

We're thrilled to have you join us as we leap into the vibrant world of autumn. Our classes are packed with fun, excitement, and a sprinkle of seasonal magic, all while boosting your Mandarin Chinese language skills.

Each class is a unique adventure, capturing the essence of fall through culture, art, social studies, and natural sciences. Imagine:

  • Crafting clay moon cakes while learning about the Mid-Autumn Festival!
  • Uncovering the science behind the changing colors of leaves and the phases of the moon.
  • Exploring fall harvests and diving into social studies with fun surveys about everyone's favorite season.

Our lessons are designed to keep you hooked and make language learning a breeze, all guided by the top-notch principles of Second Language Acquisition theory.

Say goodbye to boring, repetitive lessons! Our year-round curriculum ensures that every session is fresh, exciting, and filled with new surprises. Whether you're painting, crafting, or conducting cool experiments, you'll be learning Mandarin in the most natural and enjoyable way.

Come along for a whirlwind of fall fun and fantastic learning. Let's make this season unforgettable together!

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Game Development - 90 mins

Instructor:            CompuChild
Grade Levels:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:            Friday – Aug 30  |  Sept 6, 13, 20, 27  | Oct 4, 18, 25  | Nov 8
Sessions:               9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                      2:05 - 3:35pm
Room:                    TBA
Tuition:                   Early Bird - $310         After August 16th - $320

This is a beginner’s course in design and building games. Students will be using the roblox game engine to build 3D games and learning the fundamentals of programming doing so. This is a fun way for kids to learn programming while applying their creative side to design games. They will be learning and practicing the concepts of variables, IF ELSE conditions, Loops, timers, functions, checkpoint, and events in this course.

Note: Students who enjoy this class can enroll in it twice without repeating projects.

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Happy Traveler LEGO Robotics

Prerequisite: To enroll in this course you MUST have first completed our Lego Robotics, WeDo Lego Robotics for Elementary Students or some other beginning Robotics class so your child is familiar with the basics of block coding. Otherwise, students should enroll in the Lego Robotics class at least once before enrolling in the Happy Traveler Lego Robotics course.

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday - Aug  27  |  Sept 3, 10, 17, 24  |  Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $215   After August 13th - $225

This unit will develop your students' understanding of computer science as they create sequences and loops, decompose problems, and improve programs to meet specific needs. They'll investigate ways of accurately describing the decisions they've made when creating a program, carry out fair tests, and develop their ability to generate and debug multiple solutions. Your students will recount experiences using relevant facts and descriptive details. This will help them to improve their communication skills.

They will build river ferries, swamp boats, cable carts etc. by using LEGO pieces and program these LEGO figures to perform various actions. 

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Juggling & Circus Skills

Instructor:         TJ Heinz, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      3 - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday –  Aug  27  |  Sept 3, 10, 17, 24  |  Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing -$195     After August 13th- $205

Watch your child become a circus performer without leaving their living room!  Develop your hand & eye coordination skills as you impress your friends with your new juggling and object balancing skills. In this introduction to juggling course, students will first learn the basics of juggling using scarves and learn drills with one, two and three balls that eventually lead to a successful 3 ball cascade juggling pattern and beyond! Students will also focus on beginning object balancing.  Warm-ups, drills and practice time are included in each lesson. 3 juggling balls, balancing dowel and scarves are included. .  Students have the option of signing up for the International Youth Jugging Association’s juggling skills program where they can earn buttons for learning skills.  https://www.juggle.org/

Conditioning  – In every class your child will explore their space and place with a variety of circus conditioning activities.  Stretching, balancing, strength and cardio will make up this portion of class.  Students will move in a variety of ways and strengthen their bodies and minds during the circus fitness part of class.  This will also offer them a warmup and cool down for juggling.  We will move to upbeat music, incorporate our props in creative ways. 

This class is individually based and can be taken multiple times. 

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Kiddie Coding Club – Introduction to Computer Programming, Robotics & Circuit Building

Instructor:         Mr  Karl Osicki, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:    1 – 3
Day/Dates:         Thursday -  Aug 29  |  Sept 5, 12, 19, 26  |  Oct 3, 17, 24  |  Nov 7
Sessions:            9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                   2:05 – 3:12pm 
Room:                 A7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195   After August 15th - $205

Would you be excited if your child had an opportunity to learn the universal language of the planet, explore robotics and build circuits? Does your child enjoy math, engineering, technology, design and hands on activities? Kiddie Coding Club may be the perfect opportunity for them to tap into these 21st century prerequisites! In Kiddie Coding Club we learn basic coding concepts, use and build  Mindstorm Lego robots, build circuits with Snaplinks and Tinybits.

“People who know how to code will be able to communicate across countries and cultures, be innovative, and solve problems more efficiently, with no barriers to impede their success (Porter, John. (2016). 4 Benefits of Learning Coding at a Young Age.) Retrieved from: https://elearningindustry.com/4-benefits-learning-programming-at-a-young-age-2.

Come join Kiddie Coding Club where we will learn how to work together Using, Code.org, Tynker, and Code Combat to program in a fun and safe environment.  It doesn’t matter if your child has coding experience or not, this class is for everyone.  It will build on concepts some students already know and teach concepts to those who are new to the coding.  All interested students are welcome.

Kiddie Coding club with Karl Osicki at Dublin Elementary

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Lando Creative Coding with Scratch - 90 mins

Instructor:           Lando Trained Instructor
Grade Level:       1- 3
Day/Dates:          Tuesday - Aug  27  |  Sept 3, 10, 17, 24  |  Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sessions:             10 classes x 90 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:35pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $385        After August 13th  - $395

Our classes are designed to engage both new and experienced coders. Instead of your typical coding puzzles, students learn by creating a variety of mini-games. They’ll master key concepts — such as sequencing, variables, conditionals, and events — all while enjoying the process of building games for themselves and their friends. We provide laptops loaded with our custom, distraction-free version of Scratch and send regular updates to keep parents informed about each student’s progress.

Lando Coding from Scratch - NEW CLASS for 90 minutes

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Lando LEGO Engineering & Design Thinking Class - 2 Hours

Instructor:           Lando Trained Instructor
Grade Level:       1- 3
Day/Dates:          Wednesday –  Aug 28  |  Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 |  Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sessions:             10 classes x 2 hours
Time:                    2:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $445        After August 13th  - $455

Lando classes teach students the skills needed to solve real world engineering problems without relying on step by step instructions. Our unique classes give students the freedom to explore their own solutions to engineering problems, while our expert teachers guide them with tactical hints and suggestions, as well as explanations of core engineering and design concepts. This approach allows them to gain early exposure to complex concepts and ideas, while developing mental toughness and perseverance. In each class students will utilize legos to solve a specific engineering or design challenge (e.g., building a bridge, dome, elevator, catapult, train.) These challenges include distinct levels (bridge holds 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 35+ pounds) to keep students engaged and allow them to progress at their own pace.

 

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Lando Sculpting with Modeling Clay

Instructor:           Lando Trained Instructor
Grade Level:       1- 3
Day/Dates:          Friday - Aug 30  |  Sept 6, 13, 20, 27  | Oct 4, 18, 25  | Nov 8
Sessions:             9 classes x 2 hours
Time:                    2:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $415        After August 16th  - $425

Unlock artistic passion with our unique sculpting technique class, developed by experts from the Rhode Island School of Design. Students explore fundamental concepts such as color theory and structural supports while learning to simplify complex forms. Each session introduces new and exciting projects from our extensive library of builds, ensuring fresh challenges and creative fun for all skill levels. In addition, students can take home their unique sculptures to showcase their growing skills.

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LEGO® Robotics

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       1- 5
Day/Date:            Tuesday – Aug  27  |  Sept 3, 10, 17, 24  |  Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     3:05 – 4:05pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $215   After August 13th - $225

Kids will have a great time in this hands-on Robotics course while also being introduced to various aspects of mechanical, electrical, and computer science Engineering. Students will be introduced to a block coding language in order to provide an intuitive understanding for programming as well as provide easy to follow instructions to build many simple machines.

 

In every class session students will use Lego pieces to build figures like airplanes, alligators, a smart spinner, etc., and they will be introduced to mechanical and electrical mechanisms like sensors, gears, pullies.  They will then use block programming to help their fit all these pieces together to create their own moving project.

Note: Students can enroll in this class twice without repeating activities.

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Money Matters - Fun Finance for Kids

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      3 - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday - Aug  27  |  Sept 3, 10, 17, 24  |  1, 8, 15, 22, 29  
Sessions:            10 classes  x 1 Hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4.05pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $230   After August 13th - $240

Money is an integral part of our lives, and understanding how to manage it is crucial, especially from an early age. Welcome to "Money Matters - Fun Finance for Kids," a dynamic and engaging course designed to introduce elementary students in grades 3-5 to the exciting world of money management.

Through a blend of interactive activities, games, and hands-on projects, students will learn essential financial concepts in a fun and practical way. In this course, students will explore the basics of money identification, budgeting, saving, spending, debit, credit, banking, and much more. They will participate in role-playing activities, such as running a classroom store and managing a lemonade stand, to practice real-world financial skills. Interactive online games and educational board games will reinforce their learning and make financial literacy enjoyable.

Students will also delve into important topics like needs versus wants, the value of earning money through chores or entrepreneurial activities, and the benefits of saving and investing. Engaging discussions and creative projects, such as DIY piggy banks and charity drives, will help students understand the importance of money in their everyday lives and the broader community.

By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in financial literacy, empowering them to make informed decisions about money now and in the future. Join us on this exciting journey to financial independence and responsibility!

Money Matters - Fun Finance for Kids will enable your student to:

  • Learn the importance of saving and setting financial goals
  • Develop budgeting skills through practical exercises and role-playing
  • Understand the difference between needs and wants

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Instructor:          Ms. Diana Reyes, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday – March 19, 26   |  April  9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14
Sessions:             8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:20pm 
Room:                   D4
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $190   After March 5 - $200

Do you like art? Do your hands and fingers fidget often? This Origami art class combines both, allowing you to create beautiful origami art! We'll be learning a variety of folding techniques and styles using the systems of origami design. Come learn the art of paper folding to make simple and challenging crafts.

Students we'll start with simple box and flowers, and then evolve to animals including the famous paper crane and then to more complex, advanced origami such as Pokémon with room for students to be innovative and create their own crafts. 

For those of you who don’t know, Origami is an ancient artform that originated from China and was popularized by Japan in the 6th century. It is the art of paper folding. In Japanese, "ori" means folding and "gami" means paper. What's so great about folding paper?  What we're talking about here is folding paper  into birds, butterflies, flowers, dogs, cats, and even Pokémon.

Enrollment Open

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Piano for Beginners (Monday)

Instructor:         Ms. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:        Monday – Aug 26  | Sept 9, 16, 23, 30  |  Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Sessions:            9 classes  x 67 Minutes
Time:                   3.05pm - 4.12pm
Room:                 Stage
Tuition:                Early Bird - $195           After August 12th - $205

What a joy it is to know how to play a musical instrument! This course is a beginners course for students who want to explore the realm of playing the piano. What better way to learn than learn by doing? 

Piano for beginners class with Judie Greenhouse at Dublin Elementary.

This class will build up each student’s foundation and knowledge on reading notes, proper hand posture, counting, finger speed exercises, and more! Each student will be paired with their own keyboard. This active engagement course will foster each student’s joy for music as well as hone their precision. Students are required to work well both independently and within a group there will be both one-on-one and small group exercises.

Come to play and create! 

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Piano for Beginners (Tuesday)

Instructor:         Ms. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday – Aug  27  |  Sept 3, 10, 17, 24  |  Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour
Time:                    3.05pm - 4.05pm
Room:                 Stage
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195   After August 13th - $205

What a joy it is to know how to play a musical instrument! This course is a beginners course for students who want to explore the realm of playing the piano. What better way to learn than learn by doing? 

Piano for beginners class with Judie Greenhouse at Dublin Elementary.

This class will build up each student’s foundation and knowledge on reading notes, proper hand posture, counting, finger speed exercises, and more! Each student will be paired with their own keyboard. This active engagement course will foster each student’s joy for music as well as hone their precision. Students are required to work well both independently and within a group there will be both one-on-one and small group exercises.

Come to play and create! 

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Read Aloud! for Grades K-2

Instructor:           Talentnook Writing Academy 
Grade Level:       K  - 2
Day/Dates:          Monday - Aug 26  | Sept 9, 16, 23, 30  |  Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:12pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $230        After August 12th  - $240

In this course, students can explore the magic of storytelling and develop a lifelong love of reading. In the Fall class, we will delve into a variety of reading materials, from enchanting picture books to simple texts that captivate young minds. With each story, students will have the opportunity to follow characters, unravel plot twists, and engage in lively dialogues.

Our dedicated teacher will guide every student through themed readings each week, covering a range of topics from Nature's Wonders to Adventures in Space. After each story, students will participate in discussions where they can share their thoughts, identify key characters, and express their likes or dislikes about the tale. Through these interactions, they'll learn the nuances of character development and storytelling, while honing their language and communication skills. Join us this semester and watch as your student develops a deep love for reading, engages in stimulating discussions, and explores the wonders of storytelling!

Read Aloud will enable your student to:

  • Develop a deep love for reading, fostering a lifelong passion for literature.
  • Enhance their language and communication skills through engaging discussions and storytelling.
  • Explore the art of character development and plot unraveling, nurturing their imagination and critical thinking abilities.

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Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies - Narrative Writing for Grades 1-2

Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      1 - 2
Day/Dates:         Wednesday - Aug  27  |  Sept 3, 10, 17, 24  |  Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   
Sessions:            10 classes  x 1 Hour
Time:                   2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $230   After August 13th - $240

It is never too early to start children on a path to reading for enjoyment and learning how to find important material in the text. Our Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies program developed with a theme of Narrative Writing for the fall semester for grades 1-2 allows children to read engaging passages with interest and accuracy, pulling out relevant information and developing a relationship with the text. The material is fun to read and encourages building a connection with the stories. Reading comprehension questions are designed to test understanding, while writing response questions foster student creativity.

Since writing skills are emerging at this age, teachers encourage students to draw and use illustrations to express their understanding. Learning to appreciate literature by listening, attempting to write, and creating through labeling and illustration is a win-win approach.

Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies will enable your child to:

  • Listen, react, and illustrate the meaning of the text.
  • Express main ideas and concepts about narrative texts through questions and responses.
  • Engage in exploring the meanings behind literature.

 

Enroll your student in our Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies program to ignite their passion for reading and writing, laying the foundation for a lifelong love of literature.

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Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies - Narrative Writing for Grades 3-5

Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      3- 5
Day/Dates:         Monday – Aug 26  | Sept 9, 16, 23, 30  |  Oct 7, 14, 21, 28    
Sessions:            9 classes  x  67 minutes
Time:                   3:05 - 4.12pm 
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $230   After August 12th - $240

This Reading and Comprehension course is designed for grades 3-5 to provide students with narratives they want to read, so they can enjoy writing about the experience. The reading is geared towards teaching students how to annotate and form a relationship between the text and the author. The goal is to create a relationship with the text so that recall of important details and information is understood and not forgotten when answering questions and giving written responses.

The writing aspect of the course is designed to further a student's awareness of literature and reading passages so that they can hone in on the important prompts and literary elements to create a more concise, thoughtful, and targeted response to reading. The aspects of figurative language, point of view, and author’s purpose will be utilized

Reading Comprehension and Writing Strategies will enable your child to:

  • Develop strategies for understanding written text
  • Find important details and meanings behind the author’s objective
  • Write a concise, thoughtful response to literary analysis.

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Spanish Safari: Sing, Rhyme, Play, and Write! For Grades 1-5

Instructor:           Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday – Aug 29  |  Sept 5, 12, 19, 26  |  Oct 3, 17, 24  |  Nov 7 
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:12pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $230   After August 15th - $240

"Spanish Safari: Sing, Rhyme, Play, and Write!" embarks on a fresh expedition through language and culture in the Fall season, tailored to captivate and educate students in Grades 1-5.

This immersive language program invites young learners to explore the depths of the Spanish language and its cultural richness. Guided by well-experienced teachers, the semester kick-starts with fundamental aspects like greetings, alphabets, numbers, and colors, laying the groundwork for a captivating learning journey.

Throughout the semester, students engage in stimulating projects that allow them to demonstrate their newfound language proficiency in imaginative and purposeful ways. These projects shine a spotlight on Spanish-speaking cultures and their unique traditions, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for global diversity.

Spanish Safari will enable your student to:

  • Foster cultural awareness, acceptance, and a keen appreciation for diverse viewpoints from around the globe.
  • Sharpen problem-solving skills as they navigate through the intricacies of grammar, vocabulary, and sentence construction in a new language.
  • Access a world of global opportunities in an increasingly interconnected society, laying the groundwork for future endeavors.

 

 

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STEAM Slime-tastic Adventures

Instructor:          Challenge Island Instructor  
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Date:            Friday – Aug 30  |  Sept 6, 13, 20, 27  | Oct 4, 18, 25  | Nov 8
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 Minutes 
Time:                    2:05pm - 3:12pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $208    After August 16th - $218

In this bestselling Slimetopia sequel, the world is being taken over by slime! Join a crew of STEAM Teammates and dive into the ooey-gooey excitement of our 9-week STEAM enrichment program, featuring 3 weeks of mind-blowing slime recipes.

Calling all innovative and inventive kids to an adventure in STEAM and entrepreneurship! You and your STEAM Team will design, create, and open new businesses every day: From PIZZApreneur Day and SWEETrepreneur Day to SLIMEtrepreneur Day, PETrepreneur Day.

Did you know that engaging in STEAM activities can significantly boost academic achievement and cognitive development?   Our STEAM Slime-tastic Adventures class combines the thrill of creating slime with the educational benefits of STEAM learning and entrepreneurship. This unique program will spark curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in young minds.

Get ready to mix up an amazing array of internationally-inspired slimes, from Italian Pizza Slime and Ghana Chocolate Slime to Boba Slime. Each session is packed with squishy, squashy, and sensational fun that’s guaranteed to captivate and inspire.

This slime adventure is sure to sell out in a flash, so book your spot today and don’t miss out on the slimy fun!

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Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      K - 2
Day/Dates:         Thursday –  March 14, 21, 28   |  April 11, 18, 25   |  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:            10 x  1 Hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4.05pm
Room:                 C4
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $200   After March 7 - $210

WordSMASH! at the kindergarten to second grade level is a combination of reading, playing, and drawing fun that ignites your child’s creativity and love for language. This course is jam-packed with sensory details and engages play-on words and letter recognition sounds. In this most basic program for our youngest learners, WordSMASH! comes alive with new themes, games, fun, laughter, and music. It will make language inspiring for their age level with phonics, word families, and rhymes.

WORDSMASH! offers weekly activities ranging from “Color My World” to “Make a Wish” and many more out of the box themes. Our program includes engaging word games, find the mistakes, rhymes, jokes, nonsense words, connect-the-dots, and more. With activities like "Can you rhyme with?" and "Music to write with," we bring laughter and learning together, encouraging a fun and interactive reading experience for children.

Our teachers let their inner child come out to play with your students. WordSMASH! provides the perfect foundation for kids to unleash their understanding of letters, sounds, and drawings to listen, laugh, and smile as their words flow. Warning: WordSMASH! is extremely entertaining, and your students might tell you everything that happened as they laugh out loud.

WORDSMASH will enable your student to:

  1. Develop thinking skills with phonics, word families, and tactile word games
  2. Stimulate language with sensory and drawing manipulatives.
  3. Complete portfolios with illustrative language and activity projects.

 

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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      3 - 5 
Day/Dates:         Friday – March 15, 22   |  April 12, 19, 26   |  May 3, 10, 17, 24
Sessions:            9 x  67 minutes
Time:                   3:05 - 4.12pm
Room:                 P5
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $200   After March 8 - $210

WordSMASH isn't your typical language course – it's a journey into the wonders of words, cleverly disguised as a thrilling game of language, sounds, scavenger hunts, with the complexities and exceptions of language. Each week provides a theme that creates excitement from Music Makes to Superheroes Save the Word as students explore reading activities, and music to enlighten and inspire.

The course is crafted to combine learning with excitement, making language exploration an exhilarating game. The program incorporates a variety of interactive word games, challenges, and activities that stimulate critical thinking and creative expression. From puzzles to collaborative projects, to “What ifs,” and “This can’t be true,” students actively participate in the learning process all the while entertained with the nuances of language. Students learn with fun and games.

Each week introduces a captivating subject ranging from "Mythical Odyssey" to "Scientific Marvels." These themes serve as a gateway for students to explore diverse aspects of language in a fun and engaging manner.

WORDSMASH will enable students to:

  1. Develop thinking and word skills by enjoying language
  2. Read and explore new themes that ignite imagination and word play
  3. Complete language projects in illustrative ways to build cognitive skills Let the joy of learning words be an ongoing, animated adventure!

Enrollment Open

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Instructor:         Ms. Jennifer de Oliveira, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 3
Day/Dates:         Wednesday – March 13, 20, 27   |  April 10, 17, 24   |  May 1, 8, 15
Sessions:            9 Classes x 67 Minutes  
Time:                   2:05 - 3:12pm   
Room:                 A9
Tuition:               Early Bird - $190   After March 6 - $200

Kids will kick-start their creativity in this fun, hands-on class that explores a variety of drawing activities.  Each session has a special theme, such as leprechauns, butterflies, and ocean animals!    Guided drawing lessons will help students develop their own artistic style. Kids will work together on fun, collaborative drawing games and they will have time to draw independently as they learn the benefits of keeping their own sketchbook. We'll also integrate a read aloud storytime as a way to inspire new ideas. This course celebrates the fun of drawing, and all skill levels are welcome.

*Note: Besides being a Dublin teacher Ms. de Oliveira is the author and artist of her own comic book Reggie: Kid Penguin that was published in the spring of 2023 and your child will receive an autographed copy of that book if they enroll in this class.  You will have a lot of fun in this course as you learn techniques for drawing.

Enrollment Open

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Instructors:      Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     4 - 5
Day/Dates:        Thursday –  Dec 7, 14   |  Jan 11, 18, 25   |  Feb 1, 8, 15
Sessions:           8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                  3:05 - 4:20pm 
Room:                D5
Tuition:              Early Bird - $200   After November 30 - $210

This is an exciting NEW CLASS, where the students will learn the steps and techniques to prepare and present their own unique perspective & ideas. Students will learn about some of the influential young TED Talk speakers, along with their research & presentation styles. They will be mastering the skills of Public Speaking through various activities and learn the steps involved to present their own TED Talk on the last day of the Session- TEDx Style! FUN, EXCITING, INSPIRING SESSIONS!

 

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Instructor:         Challenge Island Instructor
Grade Level:      K - 2
Day/Dates:        Friday – Aug 25   |  Sept 1, 8, 22, 29   |  Oct  6, 20   |  Nov  3   
Sessions:            8 x 75 minutes
Time:                   3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                 P1
Tuition:               Early Bird - $205   After August 24th - $215

Grab your survival gear for an Amazonian adventure on Rainforest Island©. You and a tribeful of friends will take on a jungle of challenges at breathtaking destinations like Jaguar’s Claw©, Monkey Swings©, and Anaconda Squeeze©. Don't miss out on this wildly exciting Challenge Island® experience!

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Instructor:           Jean Wright of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday - Sept  7, 14, 21, 28   |  Oct  5, 12, 19, 26   |  Nov  2, 9  
Sessions:              10 sessions x 1 hour
Time:                     2 - 3pm
Room:                    A8
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $189      After September 2nd- $199

This class is designed for those students who love ceramic painting. In this class students will learn about design, color and elements of art. They will then paint a fully coordinated place setting of their own which will include a dinner plate, salad plate, snack plate, cereal bowl, tumbler and mug. By the end of the class students will have their own one-of-a-kind place setting to use at home and eat in style.

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THIS CLASS IS FULL

Instructor:          Jean Wright from Café Art
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Date:            Wednesday – March 8, 15, 22, 29   |   April 12, 19, 26   |   May 3, 10, 17
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour 
Time:                    2:05 – 3:05pm
Room:                  A11
Tuition:                Early Bird - $189    After February 22nd - $199

Sketchbooks are great because you're not confined to just drawing. You can use it as a place to explore different mediums, study different techniques, create color palettes, design patterns, and keep a collection of visuals that inspire you. Using a variety of mediums in a sketchbook also helps grow creativity. In this 9/10 week course, our students will  practice different skills and  techniques, explore color, and create different styles of art. At the end of the course they will go home with a. complete sketchbook of projects such as: creating value, Line Drawings, Dulaunay Abstract Art, Winter Folk art Trees, Farm Animals, Combining Line, Color and Pattern, Close-up Look at Eyes of Reptiles. Kids will be combing their work and binding into a sketchbook at the end of class.


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