Royalty Only!

Join us on a royal excursion through Buckingham Palace in London and through the lives of the rich and royal. Meet Queen Elizabeth and learn about what her life was like as a child, how she trained to be a queen, and all the many great deeds she has accomplished over her 94 years. Follow Princess Diana as she discovers her place in the royal family and serves her fellow citizens. Did you know that the Queen has owned over 30 corgis? And did you know that she has ridden her horse daily during the COVID lockdown? What is the role of royalty in Great Britain and how much power do they really have? How much are their jewels worth and who chooses their clothes? So much to learn and to think about! Join us for the royal tour!

  • ​Instructor: Eve Bonney

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: September 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2

  • Monday through Friday, 7 - 8 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 8-12

In Royal Dress
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The Original Seven Wonders of the World

In the last few years, a new list of world wonders has been determined. However, this week we are taking a look at the list written in 225 B.C. - the original seven wonders of the world! We will dive into the life of an Egyptian who helped build the Great Pyramid of Giza, discover what kind of plants grew in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and explore the mythology behind the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Join us as our exploration helps us understand why buildings that no longer stand pristine were once revered as the 7 wonders of the world. 

The Great Pyramid of Giza.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia.

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

The Colossus of Rhodes.

The Lighthouse (Pharos) of Alexandria.

  • Instructor: Eve Bonney

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

  • Monday through Friday, 7 - 8 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 8-12

Art Around the World

Who says you can’t travel the world in one week? In this class we will take a global trip and explore the various art forms from different parts of the world. From Australia to Greece to our own back yard, we will learn about their cultures and how it effects their artwork.

 

  • ​Instructor: Kayla Falenofoa

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: October 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16

  • Monday through Friday, 3-4 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 6-10​​

Material List:

  1. Thick paper plates

  2. 9x12 multi-media sketchbook

  3. Cotton swabs

  4. Scissors

  5. Glue sticks

  6. Number 2 pencil

  7. Construction paper

  8. Yarn

  9. Oil pastels

  10. Tempera paint

  11. Faux feathers

  12. Beads

  13. Hole puncher (optional)

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Studying on a Computer

Essential Modern-Day Skills: PowerPoint and Excel

This club focuses on giving students a basic foundation of PowerPoint and Excel (Google Slides and Google Sheets will also be applicable). Knowledge of these two programs is essential in the modern world. Students will learn how to easily navigate Excel - a program that can seem to function in a foreign language at times! Files will be provided with simple instructions that can be safely explored after learning the basics in class. Students will have the opportunity to present a PowerPoint on the last day of class using the skills they have acquired throughout the week!

 

Students will need a computer equipped with either PowerPoint and Excel or Google Slides and Google Sheets. (Practice files will be provided in both Excel and Google Sheets format.)

  • Instructor: Eve Bonney

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: October 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

  • Monday through Friday, 7 - 8 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 8-12

Art Gets Dark!

It's that time of year! When the air gets chilly and the Frights are expected from around every corner. But did you know that art is no exception? In this camp we will learn about famous creepy artists and their works as well as frightful techniques in art.  

 

  • ​Instructor: Kayla Falenofoa

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: October 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

  • Monday through Friday, 3-4 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 8-12

Material List:

  1. 9x12 multimedia sketchbook

  2. Pens

  3. Pencils

  4. Coloring material

  5. Paint

  6. Creepy objects

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Mobile Phone

What Information and Which Opinions Can I Trust?

We are bombarded with communications from people trying to get us to do something. Kids are often vulnerable to persuasion by manipulative peers or advertisers. Currently, U.S. voters are overwhelmed with messages about candidates and issues. Who creates these messages, and what do they want me to do? Media literacy is about learning how messages are created in the media and analyzing the messages directed at you by others. Participants in this club will have opportunities to examine advertising, television programs, motion pictures, popular music, print publications, social media, and other online postings and to share their findings with the class. Those thinking kids who have created media will be invited to share their creations as well. Media literacy is an expression of critical thinking skills that helps us know if messages are truthful, consistent with our value system, and worthy of us to act on them.

  • Instructor: Dr. Greg Richards

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: October 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

  • Monday through Friday, 7-8 PM ET 

  • Price: $45

  • Ages 11-15 years

Architectural Feats

Whether your style is new or old, classic or unconventional, modest or extravagant, architecture has it all! Architecture is vital - without it we wouldn’t even have houses to live in. But some architects have gone above and beyond as they chose to incorporate their buildings gracefully into the surrounding landscape or designed something that stops you in your tracks! Join us as we explore incredible architectural feats around the world! It won’t be a slow journey, we will jet over to India from Lebanon, then over to Spain, and we may even find ourselves in Australia along the way! 

  • Instructor: Eve Bonney

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: November 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

  • Monday through Friday, 7 - 8 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 8-12

Taj Mahal

Landscape! A Virtual Vacation

Just because we are quarantined in our homes does not mean we cannot travel to interesting places!! In this class we will take a road trip through the many different types of landscapes such as seascapes, cityscapes, and abstract. Here students will use various art materials such as paint, pencils, and construction paper. They will learn different art techniques such as contour line drawing, value, collage, and perspective to create the ultimate landscape vacation!

 

  • ​Instructor: Kayla Falenofoa

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: November 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

  • Monday through Friday, 3-4 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 10-14​​

Material List:

  1. 9’x12’ Multimedia sketchbook

  2. #2 pencils

  3. Markers

  4. Tempera paint

  5. Construction paper

  6. Glue sticks

  7. Crayons

  8. Watercolor paint

  9. Paintbrushes

  10. Scissors

  11. Faux plants (optional)

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Hieroglyphics

It’s all Greek to Me: Hieroglyphics, Cuneiform, and More! 

Become an explorer of ancient worlds and join us as we gain a foundational understanding of different forms of writing! We will take a look at the Rosetta Stone, the Bayeux Tapestry, and more as we examine different forms of language and mass communication. How are messages sent through pictures like hieroglyphics? Who learned to read and write? How can we read languages that no one speaks anymore? We will take a look at these questions and more as we decipher all sorts of languages throughout the ages!

  • Instructor: Eve Bonney

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: November 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

  • Monday through Friday, 7 - 8 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 8-12

A Kid’s Tour through Western Europe

Have you ever wanted to travel to Paris? Or walked beneath the ancient Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain? Have you ever wanted to see the expressionless guards outside Buckingham Palace? There is so much more to Western Europe than first meets the eye! Join us on a thrilling excursion as we travel to France, England, Spain, Italy, and Germany! Imagine what it is like to eat with different cultures - watch out for octopus! Explore Medieval buildings with detailed mosaics, cathedrals lined with more stained glass than stones, and the lavish palaces and villas still used today! Learn greetings in various languages - we’ll go beyond “Bonjour!” And lend an ear to hear folk tales as old as the countries themselves! Appreciate and understand the core differences between these countries as we travel in luxury and spare no expense!

  • Instructor: Eve Bonney

  • 5 Day Course

  • Dates: November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 4

  • Monday through Friday, 7 - 8 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 8-12

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Click, Click, Zoom: Photography!

The purpose of this club is to introduce students to basic camera skills such as composition, lighting, and focus. They will learn proper terminology and experiment with various techniques while working on photographing people, animals, landscapes, and more. Each student will develop a wider understanding of how a camera works and increase their passion in, knowledge of, and skill level for taking pictures. Each student will have a chance to share their work during the week. A new challenge is discussed and given at the end of each meeting and students work on taking those photographs outside of class. We will also examine winning photos from National Geographic’s Photo Contest. This club is prepared to cover the basics of photography. In accordance, any camera/phone that stores digital photos will be acceptable for this course.

  • Instructor: Eve Bonney

  • 5 Day Course

  • Monday through Friday, 7 - 8 PM ET

  • Price: $45

  • Ages: 8-12

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