Enrichment Hub Spring 2013 ClassesClass Dates: 5/17/13 – 6/14/13.Parent Open House on 6/14, during scheduled classes.Classes are held Fridays, 5 weeks, unless noted. Times are listed in class description.Held at: Kensington Church1825 E. Square Lake Rd.Troy, MI 48085(248) 835-4203Christ-centered classes, open to all. Registration required in advance. See registration form for details. Classes listed from oldest to youngest in age (guideline ages), so scroll to find your family’s various needs. Thanks!Technical Drawing, 12:20-1:35, ages 13 & up, $49 plus $7 supply feeDo you love to draw in a technical way? Learn the basics of drafting, creating 2D and 3D drawings in geometric construction and basic perspective. As a final project, draw a building, house, or interior technical drawing perspective colored with water colors. New and returning students welcome. Instructor: Carmen FernandezTwisted Tales, Happily Ever After? 12:20, ages 13 & up, $30 + $2Students will compare original fairy tales with the versions that are popular today and explore how and why they have been changed. Students will compare modern renditions of old tales, like Disney movies, compared to the original stories, observing how darker tales were made more palatable for today's view of what's appropriate. Do you know what REALLY happened to the Little Mermaid? Instructor: Lisa RathbunTheatre Teens, 1:30-2:25, ages 12 & up, $38Come learn Scene-Study, Monologues, and Script Analysis with an amazing director, producer, actor, etc. Act out theatre games with an emphasis on exploring an actor's approach to creating a character. Skills studied will be used in an open-house presentation at the end of the course. Instructor: Gregory TrzascomaIMPROV TEENS, 12:20-1:15, ages 12 & up, $38Learn a more rigorous exploration of that great American theatrical tradition, Improv., Historic Overview. Glean from games and exercises for creating comedic and dramatic characters and scripts, freeing the actor's imagination, building ensemble, and honing concentration and focus. Skills studied will be used in an open-house presentation at the end of the course. Instructor: Gregory TrzascomaRobotics, Programming, 10:50, ages 12 & up, $30 plus $10 supply fee, BYO LaptopIn this class we'll program robots to sense inputs from various types of sensors. These types of sensors include light sensors, tilt sensors, and switches. We'll also program them to control outputs such as LEDs, motors, servos, and speakers. Instructor: Jared PiroComputer Programming with C & C++, 1:30-2:25, ages 12 & up, $46, BYO LaptopIn this class we'll learn to write software using C and C++. These are standard languages usable on all major operating systems. We'll go over the basics for those who are entirely new, and we'll go over some of the more advanced concepts for those who are familiar with programing. Instructor: Jared PiroWars of America, 9:50, ages 12 & up, $30This class is to show a relevant, fascinating look at some of the monumental struggles in America's history. How did we got involved? What was at stake? What context in history, legacy and perhaps most important, moral lessons are to be learned? This course aims to show the truth of America's overall positive contributions to World history and when things are worth fighting for. Instructor: Doug KuhnGreat Battles in American History, 10:50, ages 12 & up, $30A factual insight into how a single event, individual, or sheer Providence can alter the course of such an important historical happening as a battle. Each battle will be looked at in its historical context, influence on the course of war and overall impact on history itself, for both good or evil. Instructor: Doug KuhnGreat American Leaders, 12:20, ages 12 & up, $30This class will feature a look into the actual, incredible tales of great men and women who left us our special legacy here in America. We will delve into how their character, God-given qualities and beliefs made them who they were and allowed them to impact history itself. This course intends to teach the true stories that are often more fantastic than any tall tale could ever be. Instructor: Doug KuhnTeen French, 9:50, ages 12 & up, $46 plus $2 supply feeStudy French language and culture in a great group immersion setting. This course includes all the basics of language study – vocabulary, grammar, listening, speaking, culture, and practice. Instructor: Roseanna OndraThe Elegant Essay 1:45-3:15, 6 weeks (starts 5/10), 6th to 10th grade, $66 + BYO BookThe Elegant Essay walks students through the entire essay-building process. The student book includes instruction, practice exercises, modeling, and grade sheets. After practicing the elements of an essay (thesis, outline, intro, transitions, body, and conclusion), students apply all they have learned by completing two essay assignments: a descriptive and a persuasive essay. This is excellent preparation before taking the IEW High School Course and great ACT prep. Note: 6 weeks, starting 5/10. Please bring book to first class. Available online at: http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/tee-t Instructor: Debbye RhekerTeen Ceramics, 10:50, ages 12 & up, $38 plus $6 supply feeStudents in this class will be guided in developing both sculptural and functional ceramic pieces while learning about clay and handbuilding techniques. Students will be offered projects that will allow them to explore the material while developing their own "voice" to put into their pieces. Different pieces are learned each term, so new or returning students welcome. Instructor: Tracey PriskaBuilding More Structures, 12:20, ages 10-13, $30 plus $5 supply feeLearn about building structures such as draw bridges, and then build some as a group. Use materials like dowels, pipe cleaners, and cardboard to erect smaller models of some of these structures standing in the real world. New and returning students welcome as structures change each term. Instructor: Jared PiroPinhole Photography, 12:20-1:45, ages 10 & up, $38 plus $12. BYO cameraCome learn the art of Pinhole Photography, discuss the process, and create your own camera out of recycled materials, etc.. Students will experience darkroom work, and the process of developing photographs before the digital age, and then develop real prints to take home. Please bring a recycled coffee can and its lid to class. Instructor: Shannon MoraisArt with Carmen, 9:30-10:45, or 10:50-12:00, ages 9 & up, $49 plus $8 supply feeDevelop your own theme, focusing on your own inspiration. Use your vision to create a beautiful piece of art. Draw the ideas, texture and paint with oil on stretched canvas in this fine arts class. Instructor: Carmen Fernandez, Architect and ArtistPainting and Drawing, Continued, 9:50, ages 9 & up, $38 plus $8 supply feeCome learn more painting and drawing composition with pencils and advance these skills to new heights. New, returning, and/or experienced students welcome. Instructor: Carmen Fernandez 2, College Graduate and daughter of Carmen FernandezArt with Acrylics, 12:20, ages 9 & up, $38 plus $8 supply feeYoung artists come and make a composition as you learn how to design an original project and paint with acrylics on canvas. New and returning students welcome. Instructor: Carmen Fernandez 2, College Graduate and daughter of Carmen FernandezCross Fit, 1:30, ages 9-13, $30Grow up healthy and strong with a lifelong love of working out, thus avoiding the common problems associated with childhood inactivity and obesity! Children will push, pull, run, throw, climb, lift, jump, effectively and safely, regardless of whether or not they play athletics. During this program, the coach will educate your child on the importance of making their bodies powerful, enriching their minds, building strong character, creating rewarding experiences, and developing a sense of pride. We require that kids wear tennis shoes for this program. Parents welcome! Instructor: Jeremey OuelletteIMPROV STARTERS, 10:50, ages 8 – 12, $38Games and exercises for creating comedic and dramatic characters and scripts, freeing the actor's imagination, building ensemble, and honing concentration and focus. Skills studied will be used in a presentation at the end of the course. Instructor: Greg Trzaskoma
Electricity and Magnetism, 9:50, ages 9 & up, $30 plus $5In this class we will learn some of the basics about electricity and magnetism,
and some of the basic parts used in circuits, by creating them and learning what they
are used for. We'll also see how electricity can be made into magnetism. Instructor: Jared PiroSewing 101.2, 10:50, ages 9 & up, $38 plus $15 (and 3y fabric)We will make a zippered duffle bag in this continuation of sewing 101. New and returning students are both welcome! Please come to the first class (May 17th) with 3 yards of cotton fabric (be sure to wash it before class) and a working sewing machine. All other materials will be provided. Instructor: Tessa HawkesSing Out! 12:20, ages 8 and up, 4 weeks, $24 plus $3If you enjoy singing and dancing like Glee, American Idol, High School Musical, and The Sing-Off, then this class is for you. We will learn to sing and dance while having a great time. Even if you’ve never been in a show choir before, this class is for you! Come dressed for movement. New and returning students welcome. Instructor: Gina HolbenCreative Photography, 10:50, ages 8 & up, $30 plus $5 supply. BYO cameraCome learn some basic camera fundamentals of composition, including rule of thirds, artistic elements of lighting and creative perspectives. It’s all about being creative. Students will be assigned a photo project every week which we will discuss as a class together. Required: a working digital camera and 2 empty, clearly labeled SD cards brought to class weekly. Basic editing will be taught using Picasa 3 and uploaded to a class page on the web every week. Parental involvement may be required on assignments and downloading images to the web. New or returning students welcome. Instructor: Shannon MoraisGuitar, Group Lessons, 10:50, or 12:20, ages 8 & up, $38A group guitar class including tuning, notation, chords, strumming patterns, and more! Beginners and beyond are welcome. Acoustic/electric reviewed. Bring your own guitar, or recommendations for rental are available. Instructor: Neal WrightHip Hop! Intermediate and Up, 10:50, ages 8 & up, $38Experience requested. Let’s move! An awesome class for all, with clean lyrics! In hip-hop we will be focusing on the rhythm and the beat of the music, coordinating our movements to go with that beat, and incorporating other styles of dance. Please wear comfortable fitting shorts/pants and t-shirts with clean tennis shoes or jazz shoes. Instructor: Jennifer PiersonBroadway Dance Mix, 9:50, ages 8 & up, $38An awesome class for all, with clean lyrics! Move to Broadway style pieces and perform songs from some of the latest Broadway hits. Please wear comfortable fitting shorts/pants and t-shirts with clean tennis shoes or jazz shoes. Instructor: Jennifer PiersonUnleashing the Poet! 9:50, ages 8 & up, $30 + $2 supply feeUnleash your inner poet! Go beyond “Roses are red; violets are blue” and discover different types of poetry, then practice writing poems of your own in this fun class. Poetry styles will include limericks, haiku, concrete poems, etc. Please bring paper and a pencil to class.Instructor: Lisa RathbunYoung Scientists, Three Laws! 10:50, ages 7-10, $30 + $3 supply feeIntro to Newton’s Three Laws of Motion! Each week students will have fun learning the three basic lows of physics through experiments and games. will have fun learning and reinforcing these concepts through games and observations. We will also learn about the scientist who came up with them. Instructor: Rachel MahrleCross Fit Kids, 9:50, ages 6-11, $30Grow up healthy and strong with a lifelong love of working out, thus avoiding the common problems associated with childhood inactivity and obesity! Children will push, pull, run, throw, climb, lift, jump, effectively and safely, regardless of whether or not they play athletics. During this program, the coach will educate your child on the importance of making their bodies powerful, enriching their minds, building strong character, creating rewarding experiences, and developing a sense of pride. We require that kids wear tennis shoes for this program. Parents welcome! Instructor: Jeremey OuelletteContemporary Jazz, 12:20, ages 6 & up, $38From Broadway to the movies, jazz can be found anywhere. Come and learn some fun steps which will create awesome, full-length dances. We will dance and get some energy out! Attire: Girls - “yoga” pants or tights and leotard, jazz or ballet shoes. Boys - t-shirt and athletic shorts, jazz or ballet shoes. All long hair pulled back securely, please no hair in face. Instructor: Jennifer PiersonWatercolor and Oil Pastels, 10:50, ages 6-11, $38 plus $8 supply feeYoung artists, come learn how to make a composition from a model of fruits, flowers, and objects with different medium tricks and techniques. New and returning students welcome. Instructor: Carmen Fernandez 2 (College graduate, daughter of Carmen Fernandez)Fairy Tales Alive, 1:25-2:20, ages 6-11, $30 + $2This class will cover various fairy tales, learning some underlying themes of each tale such as courage, perseverance, or forgiveness. Then children will then improvise and act out various themes. Instructor: Lisa RathbunIntermediate Tap, 12:20, ages 6 & up, $30Children that have had at least one full year of Tap and are preparing to learn more complicated tap steps will enjoy this fast-paced class. Tap dancing encourages rhythm, synchronization, precision, and teamwork. Dress ready to dance, but no long bell bottomed pants or dresses/skirts that fall under the knee, please. Long hair should be pulled back securely. Tap shoes are required. Instructor: Deanna IrwinYouth Ceramics, 9:50, ages 6–11, $38 plus $6 supply feeIn this class students learn how to shape clay using basic handbuilding techniques. We will be exploring the use of slabs, coils and pinch pots to make both functional and sculptural pieces and allowing room for personal exploration & discovery. New and returning students welcome. Instructor: Tracey PriskaTheatre Kidz, 9:50, ages 6-12, $38Come learn theatre games and exercises for young actors with an amazing director, producer, actor, etc. Act out theatre games. Skills studied will be used in an open-house presentation at the end of the course. Instructor: Gregory TrzascomaBallet & Tap Dancing, 10:50, ages 6 & up, $30Beginners and intermediate welcome! We will devote half of the class time to tap and the other half to ballet. Students have the choice of wearing street clothes or dance attire. Tap shoes are available at Payless, but are not required as hard soled shoes would suffice. The same goes for ballet shoes, they too are available at Payless but socks would be acceptable. Instructor: Deanna IrwinFrench for Kids, 10:50, ages 6-12, 4 weeks, $24 plus $2 supply feeNew and Returning Students: Come learn, understand, and ultimately speak a new language. These adventure-filled lessons incorporate storytelling, music, movement, art and dramatic play. Parents are welcome to join in on the learning fun, but are not required to do so. Note: No French on 6/14. Instructor: Roseanna OndraAnasi the Spider, African Folktales, 12:20, ages 5-10, $30Come hear the African folktale adventures of Anasi the Spider, followed by activities and/or crafts related to each story. Instructor: Lisa RathbunPrivate Piano Lesson, ages 6 to 100, $17.50/lesson, $70 total, see below for times.Learn how to read notes, play songs by ear, music theory, piano technique, and even create your own song! Gina Holben has a Master’s Degree in Music Education and 15 years of experience teaching piano. Please bring a Portable Piano Keyboard to class. New and returning students welcome. Please note time desired. If your time is approved, you will receive confirmation. BYO Keyboard, 4 weeks: 9:45-10:15, 10:15-10:45, 1:20-1:50, 1:50-2:20, or 2:20-2:50 at $70. 30 minute lessons. Instructor: Gina HolbenElementary Music! 10:50, ages 5-9, 4 weeks, $24 plus $3 supply feeMusic and fun combined! Learn about the elements of music without worrying about performing on the stage. Students will sing, dance, play instruments, play games, and have tons of fun! New and returning students are welcome, new material covered each term. Note: No Music on 6/14. Instructor: Gina HolbenFrench for Tots, 12:20, ages 3-6, 4 weeks, $24 + $2 supply feeNew and Returning Students: Come learn in a full-immersion French class through a variety of proven methods to teach kids to understand, and ultimately speak, a new language. These adventure-filled lessons incorporate storytelling, music, movement, art and dramatic play. Basic grammar will also be introduced at the Elementary Level. Parents are welcome to join in on the learning fun, but are not required to do so. Note: No French on 6/14.Instructor: Roseanna OndraCrafty Kids, 9:50, ages 3-6, $30 + $5We will work on a fun new craft every week using many different mediums. Come ready to get a bit crafty! Rolling up your sleeves and bringing one of your dad’s old t-shirts to wear is a great cover up idea. Instructor: Rebecca RichardsonTots Ballet, 1:20-1:50, ages 3-6, $38Tots Ballet is an adorable class for young children who may or may not have experience in dance. Ballet technique is the foundation for every style of dance; jazz, modern, ballroom, and even hip-hop! Girls: Pink or black Leotard, Pink or white Tights, Ballet Shoes. Boys: White T-Shirt, black light cotton pants (no sweats), ballet shoes. All long hair pulled back securely in a ponytail or bun, please no hair in face. Instructor: Jennifer Pierson.More Adventures in Literature, 10:50, ages 3–6, $30Each week we'll enjoy the adventures of a classic children's book, and then enjoy activities that go along with our story. We'll play games, create art projects and explore social studies, math and science concepts from the story. Always a new subject, every term! Instructor: Amanda GehrkeTiny Tot Tap, 9:50, ages 3-6, $30This fun class will give young children the feel of making music with their feet! Early tap dancing was considered a form of percussion. Dress ready to dance, but no long bell bottomed pants or dresses/skirts that fall under the knee, please. Long hair should be secured out of face. Tap shoes are helpful, but hard soled shoes would suffice. Instructor: Deanna Irwin
Fun with Soccer, 1:30-2:25, ages 4-7, $30Come play in a fun class for young students to learn the basics of soccer, while burning off energy. We will work on dribbling, passing and shooting. Students should bring a size 3 ball, if possible, and a water bottle. Dress ready to play! Instructor: Rebecca RichardsonFun with Phonics, 12:20-1:15, ages 3-5, $30Welcome to an action packed class full of songs, games, and fun activities that will help your kiddos learn or review the sounds each letter makes and get them ready to read. Children should bring pack of alphabet flash cards with them. Instructor: Rachel MahrleParent/Tot Room, available to all, from 9:50-1:15! Join each other in community!Concerned: Special Needs or Allergies? Your child is welcome! Many classes conform to your child’s needs. Feel free to ask.Contact Tricia Ouellette, coordinator, with any questions or concerns at:firstname.lastname@example.org
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