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Fall 2023

1) Exploring the New Seven Wonders of the World - Grades 1 & 2
Kala Robinson
At Capacity

What do the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Christ the Redeemer, Machu Picchu, Chichén Itzá, and Petra all have in common? All these places are considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We’ll discover the amazing engineering and architecture that made these truly a Wonder as we explore these incredible places and spaces! 
2) Intro to Musical Theatre: Let's Sing and Dance - Grades 1 & 2
Kari Carr
At Capacity
Do you want to sing, dance, and act? Then join us as we learn to tell a story through song and dance! Have a blast and learn some basics of musical theatre as we explore what it takes to put on a musical. We even put on our own show!
3) Investigating the Natural World  - Grades 1 & 2
At Capacity
Christy Givens
Are you curious about the world around you? Bring your scientific curiosity and join your fellow investigators as we learn more about our astonishing planet. We will explore patterns in nature and discover why weather, mammals, trees, and insects have an important place in our world. Get ready to assume the role of scientists as we investigate, observe, create, and wonder together! 
4) Spooky Art, Spookier Science - Grades 1 & 2
Ashley Davison
At Capacity

If you are excited for fall, Halloween, pumpkins, ghosts, and black cats, then you will love this “spooktober” adventure! Do you enjoy making art and doing science experiments? Join your fellow artists and mad scientists in this class full of frightfully fun artmaking and spooky science experiments. I can’t wait to have loads of fun making spooky art and spookier science with you!

5) The Art of Nature - Grades 1 & 2
Sarah Lynch
At Capacity

Calling all artists! Make your own nature-inspired art while learning the science behind that nature! We will have so much fun investigating connections between science, nature, and art together. I can’t wait to explore and create with you this fall!

6) Acting - Grades 2 & 3
Julie Boggess
If you are interested in acting, come join our class! We will explore several acting games and techniques. You will also choose a monologue to perform during our final class. 

7) Amazing Science Lab - Grades 2 & 3
Lyndsey Duke-Brooks
At Capacity

Curious junior chemists wanted for an amazing science adventure! Explore colors, solids, liquids, gases, polymers, chemical reactions, mixtures, solutions, and so much more through minds-on, hands-on experiments. No fancy laboratory is required, just curiosity and the love of science exploration! *Note: This class does have some messy experiments.

8) Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: A Greek Mythology Adventure - Grades 2 & 3
Leslie Hale
At Capacity

Embark on an exciting journey into the captivating world of ancient gods and legendary heroes in this engaging Greek mythology class. Magic, heroics, battles, love, friendship, family, adventures – the Greek myths have it all! Come discover the myths of Zeus, Athena, Hercules, and many more, and how they still are part of our everyday lives. 

9) Spooky Science - Grades 2 & 3
Madison Staten
At Capacity
Calling all brave young scientists to join us in this thrilling Spooky Science class! Step into a world of mysterious potions and eerie experiments as we uncover the secrets of glowing ghosts and haunting phenomena. Get ready to cackle with delight as you become a mad scientist and unleash your creativity with hair-raising activities. Don't miss this spine-tingling good time!

10) Strings, Wings, Stories, and Things! - Grades 2 & 3
Miwon Choe and the Art2Dream Team
At Capacity

Art is a language of dreams and wishes. Put on your creative thinking caps and join us in making your wishes come true through fairy tale characters of your own imagination. We will bring these characters to life and experience the art of storytelling through the magic of puppetry. On the last Saturday, parents are invited to enjoy a memorable puppet-fest, music, and final performance featuring all your creations.

11) An Egyptian Crime - Grades 3 & 4
Candace Davis
At Capacity

Calling all investigators and archaeologists! It has come to our attention that several artifacts have been counterfeited and sold on the black market. It is your job as investigators to dive into this crime scene and find the real artifacts and get them back to their rightful place. Mummifications, fingerprints, and fact-finding breakthroughs will lead you to the right place! 

12) K’nexting with Simple Machines and Rube Goldberg  -  Grades 3 & 4
Cathy Willoughby
At Capacity

Do you ever wonder how things are made or how they move?  Do you enjoy building and creating fun, unique ways of doing everyday tasks?  If so, this is the class for you! Join us as we use K’nex to learn about and build simple machines. We will combine our knowledge of simple machines, imagination, and brain power with common everyday items to engineer and design a one-of-a-kind Rube Goldberg machine. Challenge yourself with creating a new way to complete an ordinary task!

13) Science Spectacular Saturdays- Grades 3 & 4
Kaleigh Davenport
At Capacity

Explore the spectacular world of science with lots of fun, messy, gooey activities. We'll master chemical reactions using Pop Rocks and individual baggie experiments -- what a yummy way to learn! We'll also discover the properties of matter through goo and learn how to create a chain reaction. Get your curiosity caps on and join our science spectacular Saturdays!

14) World Rhythms Dance Journey - Grades 3 & 4
Kierra Chandler
Dance enthusiasts unite! In World Rhythms Dance Journey, we will experience a variety of dance styles from around the world and learn some of the history of how these dances came to be. You’ll create your own dance pieces and learn to express yourself through creative movement. Let’s go dancing!

15) Fairy Tale Mock Trials - Grades 4 & 5
Harmony Hendrick
Have you heard tales about The Big Bad Wolf?  What about Goldilocks? When you read those stories, did you happen to think "Wow!  I'll bet there's a law against that behavior?" If you did, this class is for you. Join us as we explore the court system, learn the parts of a trial, and ensure that some Fairy Tale Baddies get their day in court.  Be ready to play your part and see that justice is served!

16) Scribe and Scream: Writing Scary Stories - Grades 4 & 5 
Katy Whitford
From the suspenseful start to the creepy conclusion, let’s create stories that send shivers down your readers’ spines! Be inspired by classic scary short stories and participate in a variety of spooky activities to get your creative writing juices flowing. Join us for a SHOCKINGLY good time!

17) Team Up for STEM - Grades 4 & 5
Tara Tinsley
At Capacity
Did you know that aerodynamics and the shape of a football matter when throwing the perfect pass? Or that physics and the laws of motion are important to the game of basketball? STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is everywhere and that includes all sports! There are connections between each touchdown, slam dunk, hockey score, and home run to STEM. We’ll explore some of these connections and then you’ll design, plan, and test STEM challenges related to sports. Come join our learning team!

18) Wild Weather - Grades 4 & 5
Nicole Taylor
Do you ever wonder how meteorologists predict the weather? What causes storms? Why does it rain? This minds-on, hands-on science course investigates the causes and patterns of weather. From bright sunny days to stormy nights, there is so much to explore in our natural world! Get ready to dive into the incredible world of science to see how weather impacts our world. I predict a 100% chance of learning and fun!

19) Introduction to American Sign Language - Grades 4, 5, & 6
Holly Bryant
Can you communicate in a three-dimensional way? Complete 10 eyebrow push-ups? Talk with your mouth full? Play tic-tac-toe without any paper or pencils? If you answered no to any of these questions, then you do not want to miss this class! We’ll discover the many accomplishments of deaf people in art, music, sports, and science and learn some basic sign language.

20) Spanish Art - Grades 4, 5, & 6
Sydney Young
Come explore a variety of popular Spanish art such as cubism, surrealism, and Spanish tiles. Experience different techniques and art processes and use an array of mixed media as you create a unique piece of art during each session. 

21) Design and Code a 2D Video Game - Grades 5 & 6
Jennifer Emberton
At Capacity
Gamefroot is a fun way to make games, animations, and stories to share with the world! You will learn creative coding and design thinking while experiencing the thrill of publishing a game. Come design a game with us!

22) Engineering a Brighter Future - Grades 5 & 6
Kaylee Smith and Catherine Poteet
At Capacity

What do parachutes, potato chips, and windmills have in common? They can be used to help solve problems facing our world today! Join us as we study ways to deliver supplies to those in need, design alternative energy solutions, and find other engineering solutions to today’s problems.

23) Lens Lessons: Seeing Your World Through a Camera - Grades 5 & 6
Lily Thompson
At Capacity
Do you have an eye for the creative? Photography could be your new outlet. Join an award-winning professional photojournalist in a fun, hands-on dive into the art of photography. You’ll explore the ins and outs of how to document the world in front of you, letting your creativity guide you in taking photos. You’ll even build your own camera! Explore the world through the amazing art of photojournalism.

(Small digital camera and SD card required; no cell phone cameras please.)

24) The Magical World of Russian Fairy Tales - Grades 5 & 6
Ekaterina Myakshina
Russian literature has a rich history, especially its imaginative and magical folklore. Together we'll explore the fascinating characters and plots of some of Russia's most famous folklore characters. We'll meet Baba Yaga, the most famous witch in Russian folk tales; find out where Kashei the Deathless hides his death; and discover why the Snow maiden melted. After reading the original stories and viewing cartoons written in Russian (don't worry, there are subtitles!), you'll write your own story and paint your own matryoshka (nesting dolls). Our journey through the imaginative and magical world of Russian fairy tales awaits.

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