Study Groups

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Spring 2021

March 23 – May 18

Note: Some classes (especially those with arts and crafts) may require each family to purchase some supplies.  Instructors will send out lists before classes begin. 


First Period: 10:30-11:15

Welcome Spring! With Jen Swan (7-8)
Let’s celebrate the change of the season in artwork inspired by sprouting bulbs and the return of bugs, birds and blossoms. As the peepers sing and everything turns green, let’s make art!

DnD (9+) (Full)
Are you a half orc with a passion to adventure and fill the world with apple trees?  A dragonborn that loves to play the lute and feels misunderstood by the world?  In these adventures we will explore the world of D&D and roleplaying.  All we need is dice, your imagination and personality. 

Play-Doh Animals (6 and under)
Do you like the smell and feel of play-doh?  Do you love animals?  We combine both in an awesome class!  We will take a step by step approach to build your favorite animals, whether they live in your home, on the farm, in a zoo or anywhere else in the world.  All you need is play-doh and your imagination. 

Mafia Stories (9+) (Full)
Do you like to play Mafia? Think that you can create something better than the classic YouTuber family? Is your favorite part making the stories, creating a setting and having the victims play it through?  In this class you will be creating and telling the stories that you can use for future games.  

Gardening (9-11)
What does a seed need to sprout?  What does a plant need to live?  Can I turn my black thumb into a green one?  We will be learning how all kinds of plants grow by planting seeds and watching them sprout.  Take home seedlings to start a vegetable or flower garden.  Maybe we’ll even be able to taste our delicious plants at the end of class.

Second Period: 11:30-12:15

The Art of Flowers with Jen Swan (9+) (Full)
“The earth laughs in flowers”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

From Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Monet’s Waterlilies to Asian Ink Orchids, we will look at how artists find inspiration in flowers. In our drawings and paintings together, we will study the structures, symbolism and color palettes of these botanical beauties.

DnD (9+)
Are you a half orc with a passion to adventure and fill the world with apple trees?  A dragonborn that loves to play the lute and feels misunderstood by the world?  In these adventures we will explore the world of D&D and roleplaying.  All we need is dice, your imagination and personality. 

Backyard Science (5-8)
Have you ever wondered what’s in your backyard?  There are all sorts of plants, animals, insects, birds, fungus, and so much more!  Discover how much lives in your backyard.  It’s a real jungle out there!

Roleplaying History (12+)
Ever wanted to live in a different time? We can’t travel backwards yet, but we CAN use the dramatic tool of re-enactment to try to experience a different time period. As a group, we’ll decide what time we’d like to travel back to and then do our best to recreate that time together so we can see what life was really like.

Third period – Lunch! – 12:30-1:15

Social Groups for parents

Kid led clubs

Fourth Period: 1:30-2:15

Medieval Fantasy Art with Jen Swan (9+)
Let’s create art inspired by the stories, legends and lore of the Medieval times with a fantasy twist. From floating castles and dragons, to illuminated letters and embossed copper, we will explore traditional and modern concepts in a variety of materials.

DnD (9+)Are you a half orc with a passion to adventure and fill the world with apple trees?  A dragonborn that loves to play the lute and feels misunderstood by the world?  In these adventures we will explore the world of D&D and roleplaying.  All we need is dice, your imagination and personality. 

Storytime (6 and under)
Join us as we read some fun stories!  Each week will also have a craft or a snack to prepare based on our story. You can craft or “cook” along live with with the class, or just watch and make the craft or snack later.

Food Science (9+) (Full)
Ever wonder how mayonnaise is made or baking powder makes a cake rise? How do yeast and gluten work together to make bread rise?  Is there a way to do that without the gluten?  How does gelatin work to create wobbly jello out of a liquid?  What about eggs?  We’ll find out through experimentation and mix, cook, and bake a bunch of yummy things along the way.

LEGO Building (5-8) (Full)
It’s a house, a train, a dog, a What-cha-ma-call it.   Let your imagination run wild and your fingers be busy.  Come build with LEGOS!  Each week we will spend time building and sharing our creations.  

Fifth Period: 2:30-3:15

Animal Art with Jen Swan (9+) (Full)
Let’s explore the habitats, climates and efforts in conservation as we make art about some of the most beautiful, strong and unusual animals on our planet. We will draw, paint and sculpt wild cats, whales, lizards and more in this class dedicated to the love of animals.

DnD (12+) (Full)
Are you a half orc with a passion to adventure and fill the world with apple trees?  A dragonborn that loves to play the lute and feels misunderstood by the world?  In these adventures we will explore the world of D&D and roleplaying.  All we need is dice, your imagination and personality.

Boom! At Home (7-11) (Full)
Who doesn’t like watching something bubble, fizzle, erupt, burst, burp, or boom!  In this class we will do experiments that will do exactly that!  Some of these may take place inside, some outside due to the explosive nature of science.  But they all will be fun to do and watch. 

M.C. Escher’s Geometry and More (12+)
From rooms that play with perspective to tiles that morph from one thing to another, M.C. Escher has some a-mazing, complex, intriguing, beautiful artwork.  We will dive into his work and more to create some masterpieces of our own, based on geometric concepts.

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