These art classes offer the opportunity for students to discover their artistic talent, develop their passion for art, and to explore their creativity. Students will be taught the techniques of painting and drawing through the use of various mediums including graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, crayon, pastel, acrylic paint, and watercolor.
They will acquire a broad skill base through an understanding of drawing and painting techniques. Students will learn how to instigate and develop creative ideas. These classes are for artists of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. These art lessons aim to provide students with an easy-to-follow structure for understanding principles, with fantastic results! You can learn more about Mrs. La Russa and her classes on her website: www.artzdoodle.com
The Mechanics' Institute Chess Club is the oldest chess club in the United States and has a rich history and legacy. Our goal for our enrichment program is to inspire students to play and develop while making learning fun. We will create positive team dynamics in the classroom to support learning at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Our students learn to improve their chess, but they also learn valuable life lessons such as sportsmanship, learning from mistakes, and winning and losing with grace. (more information...)
Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults and Merry-Go-Rounds. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as Motorcycles, Castles, Airplanes, and Monorails. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. There are no prerequisites for this course. (more information...)
Come experience Legarza's 1 hour afterschool basketball class! Our highly trained and experienced staff will help your child succeed by teaching basic fundamentals and challenging them with fun and exciting drills, games, and activities. Positive encouragement and measured fundamental improvement are trademarks of our classes that your child will experience as they improve and have fun! Join us and experience the contagious enthusiasm and quality instruction that have been synonymous with Legarza Basketball for the past 30 years! (more information...)
This class is an exciting adventure for kids, teaching them to use coding to create fun Movie projects. It will teach them to use scratch tools to create their own animated movies, nurture their creativity, and encourage them to use dance, movement, fun colors and music, and use coding in creating their own fun movie projects. They are not just assembling video clips, they will be learning how to write a code for their projects. (more information...)
Being able to communicate effectively and confidently has immeasurable benefits in students' professional and personal lives. Bring out confidence in your children! This class is filled with fun activities teaching young children the life-long skills. They learn how to stand tall and speak confidently in front of a group. They begin to understand the concepts and importance of maintaining eye contact, good posture, volume, and expressions. This class helps the, give structure to their thoughts improving their writing skills. Shy as well as talkative ones alike benefit from this class as we do fun activities together including tongue-twister challenges, story-telling, poem recitals, and presentations. (more information...)
Wizbots is all about making STEM subjects fun. We focus on robotics because it's instantly engaging for girls and boys alike and provides an applied way to learn Java programming and creative problem-solving. Our hands-on design lab is perfect for both novices and advanced students - they will all learn coding, engineering, math, and physics in a collaborative way through our unique curriculum guided by experienced and caring mentors. Parents get to experience all the fun too as their child's project videos are posted online to see and share! Omit: 11/27 (more information...)
This Spanish Class is designed for children K - 5th grade with little or no experience. Children will learn Spanish through games, activities, songs, easy-to-remember exercises, and books. Maestra Karla is a designer from Mexico City. She works as a teacher aid at McKinley Elementary School in the Spanish Immersion Program. (more information...)
Get breathing with our Toppling Tree Yoga class! Young children have a natural desire to move their bodies as a form of self-expression, and in this fun, hour-long class, children will work on breathing techniques, flexibility, social skills, and simple yoga poses as we play fun yoga games. Our certified instructors provide an imaginative and relaxing environment for students to have fun, stay healthy, and get in tune with their bodies! (more information...)