Wednesdays: September 21 to November 16, 2022 (9 weeks; no breaks)
Registration opens August 16 at noon.
The LHH Committee will send reminders through our Facebook Page, Facebook Group, and Google Email Group to spread the word about registering. Classes can fill quickly, so it is best to register early. In cases of low enrollment, classes may be cancelled up to two weeks before the session begins. For the sake of the teachers and other students, please try and register early!
There are three ways to register for classes:
- Online: Visit the Seattle Parks and Recreation website.
- By phone: Call the Loyal Heights Community Center at (206) 684-4052.
- In person: Go to any Seattle Community Center and register in person at the front desk.
COVID-19 Note: All classes subject to cancellation or change depending on the current situation for COVID-19. At this time, all students are encouraged to continue to wear masks during classes. Windows will be left open for inside classes and the community center plans to have filters in classrooms. The lobby is open to the public, but our LHH families have chosen to gather in community outdoors in the grass and playground areas. No other community activities are scheduled during the hours our LHH classes are using the community center.
Art Exploration ⇧
In this art exploration class, young artists are encouraged to explore different styles of art. Students will create using different materials including acrylic paints, clay, and watercolors. Each week will focus on a different style of art along with information about an artist who focuses on that style. Priority will be placed on process over product and on meeting each child where they are in their personal and artistic development. I look forward to making art together!
Budding Artist Workshop ⇧
In this art workshop, children are introduced to the elements of art, including shape, line, value, texture, and color. They will be encouraged to play with these ideas using a variety of age-appropriate, non-toxic materials. Each project will engage children’s imaginations and build their visual vocabulary. Projects will focus on process over product, while at the same time allowing a record of each child’s exploration and growth. The environment will nurture confidence, playfulness, and respect for each child’s process and work. Parents are encouraged to attend class along with their students to enjoy the process of creating together.
Exploring Washington’s Natural History ⇧
Join us each week to explore some of our state’s exciting habitats: temperate rainforest; wet, inner coast; glaciated mountains; secretive shrub-steppe, and others. We’ll get to know some of the amazing creatures who share our home, like marmots and sea stars, rattlesnakes and coyotes. By the end, we’ll sketch a map including many of Washington’s major habitat features and understand that each habitat’s health is interdependent with the others. This class will be held outdoors and indoors.
Felt and Embroidery Workshop ⇧
This class will teach you the basics of hand embroidery and small felt creations. You will learn to embroider on all types of materials (bring your favorite shirt, dress, or pair of jeans!). We will create small felt creatures with and without patterns. This class is perfect for beginners and experienced stitchers alike. The focus of the class is to have fun and enjoy crafting with others.
How to Draw People ⇧
In this class students will focus on learning to draw people. We’ll draw with charcoal, pencil, and also some watercolor. We’ll learn about proper proportions, how to capture gestures, and drawing people in crowds. We’ll also do detailed self portraits with masks to capture this moment! Let’s make art together!
Paper and Pencil Math Games ⇧
In this course we will explore math topics in the context of games. From probability to the four basic operations, mathematics is a driving factor in how games are designed and played. We will investigate a number of simple card and dice and paper and pencil games that can be played at home, and talk about some basic principles of what makes a game fair, and how to adjust games to make them easier or harder.
Play and Craft – Learning Local Ecology Together ⇧
Instructor: Stephanie Burkemoore
Ages 5 – 7
Maximum class size: 9
Supply fee $5
Enroll in Play and Craft – Learning Local Ecology Together
Come learn about our local ecology – the ways living and nonliving things interact. What is a watershed? How does symbiosis work? What happens to salmon when they set out to sea? How do peregrine falcons hunt? We will use games and crafts to explore how our environment stays in balance through overlapping cycles like the water cycle, some local life cycles, and seasonal change. Parents are encouraged to join in! This class will be held both outdoors and indoors.
Play and Learn – About Time ⇧
Join us as we play and learn about time. This class will incorporate movement, songs, games, and reading as we explore how time works. We’ll start with a second, then hop, skip, and sway our way into a galactic eon. Parents are welcome, but not required to participate.
Teen Social Hour ⇧
Ages 11 – 16
Hey teens and tweens! The teen room is available at this time for you to gather and chat. Board games and other fun will be provided!