Fall 2022 Classes

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:

  1. Online: Visit the Seattle Parks and Recreation website.
  2. By phone: Call the Loyal Heights Community Center at (206) 684-4052.
  3. 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.

Schedule

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Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Outside
Gym
10:00
11:00
12:00
12:55
1:15
2:15
Exploring Washington’s Natural History
Stephanie Burkemoore
Ages 8 – 10
$
Play and Craft – Learning Local Ecology Together
Stephanie Burkemoore
Ages 5 – 7
$
Break
Family ASL
Michelle Oshea
Ages 5 – 10
$
ASL
Michelle Oshea
Ages 11 – 16
$
Cultural Anthropology
Karen Radcliff
Ages 10 – 15
$
Fiber Play – Exploring Fiber Arts
Karen Radcliff
Ages 9 – 16
$
Paper and Pencil Math Games
Alan Bond
Ages 7 – 10
$
Budding Artist Workshop
Stefanie Kahler
Ages 3 – 6
$
Art Exploration
Stefanie Kahler
Ages 6 – 9
$
How to Draw People
Ameen Dhillon
Ages 10 – 16
$
Play and Learn – About Time
Shannon Hillinger
Ages 3 – 5
$
Parkour
Parkour Visions
Ages 11 – 16
$
Parkour
Parkour Visions
Ages 5 – 11
$
Open Gym

Descriptions

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Art Exploration

Instructor: Stefanie Kahler
Ages 6 – 9
$
Maximum class size: 12
Supply fee: $
Enroll in 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!


Family ASL

Instructor: Michelle Oshea
Ages 5 – 10
$
Maximum class size: 12
Enroll in Family ASL

This class presents the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) whereby students develop expressive and receptive language skills through the learning of basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural awareness. Parents encouraged to attend.


ASL

Instructor: Michelle Oshea
Ages 11 – 16
$
Maximum class size: 12
Enroll in ASL

This class presents the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) whereby students develop expressive and receptive language skills through the learning of basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural awareness. Parents encouraged to attend.


Budding Artist Workshop

Instructor: Stefanie Kahler
Ages 3 – 6
$
Maximum class size: 10
Supply fee: $
Enroll in 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.


Cultural Anthropology

Instructor: Karen Radcliff
Ages 10 – 15
$
Maximum class size: 10
Enroll in Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humanity and its many ways of living, past and present. Cultural anthropology focuses on an exploration of humankind as it lives right now. In this class we will discuss the techniques anthropologists use to study many different aspects of human life: education, religion, family and reproduction, food, work, music, and more. Why do these differ from one culture to another? How does living in one place affect how you might think, what you value, what you wear, what you eat? We will explore some of the belief systems, social relationships, economic and environmental contexts, gender roles, and international and intercultural relationships of a number of cultures. We will also explore how our own various cultures can influence how we perceive others and their ways of life. There will be short weekly assignments and a presentation to the class at the end.


Exploring Washington’s Natural History

Instructor: Stephanie Burkemoore
Ages 8 – 10
$
Maximum class size: 9
Supply fee: $
Enroll in 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.


Fiber Play – Exploring Fiber Arts

Instructor: Karen Radcliff
Ages 9 – 16
$
Maximum class size: 8
Supply fee: $/student
Enroll in Fiber Play – Exploring Fiber Arts

In this introduction to fiber arts, we will try our hands at several techniques used the world over in the making of cloth, whether for garments or for other uses, as well as discuss many more. Plan to spin your own yarn, knit, and try different types of weaving. We will also make brief forays into crocheting and sprang, learn a bit about naalbinding and lacemaking, discuss the properties of different textile fibers, and share a bit of textile history while we work. No prior experience is necessary. I will provide all the needed patterns and materials.


How to Draw People

Instructor: Ameen Dhillon
Ages 10 – 16
$
Maximum class size: 8
Supply fee: $/student
Enroll in 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

Instructor: Alan Bond
Ages 7 – 10
$
Maximum class size: 10
Enroll in 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.


Parkour

Instructor: Parkour Visions
Ages 5 – 11
$
Maximum class size: 10
Enroll in Parkour for Ages 5 to 11

Kids need outdoor play now more than ever! Our high-energy kids and teens parkour classes will have students jumping, climbing, swinging, and rolling safely through local parks and play spaces. Students learn to move creatively and efficiently, overcome fear, and collaborate in a non-competitive social environment. This class will be held outside.

An additional $5 annual insurance fee will be required prior to registration for all Gymnastics and Tumbling classes at Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities. This non-refundable fee covers a child’s participation for one year from the date purchased. This fee is not available for online purchase at this time. Please contact your local community center to purchase this insurance if you are registering on-line.

WAIVER POLICY: The Client will provide PKV’s digital waivers to students’ households using the following hyperlink: parkourvisions.org/waivers PKV waiver for physical activity COVID liability waiver All students must have a parent or guardian complete the waivers prior to class start date in order to participate in class.


Parkour

Instructor: Parkour Visions
Ages 11 – 16
$
Maximum class size: 10
Enroll in Parkour for Ages 11 to 16

Kids need outdoor play now more than ever! Our high-energy kids and teens parkour classes will have students jumping, climbing, swinging, and rolling safely through local parks and play spaces. Students learn to move creatively and efficiently, overcome fear, and collaborate in a non-competitive social environment. This class will be held outside.

An additional $5 annual insurance fee will be required prior to registration for all Gymnastics and Tumbling classes at Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities. This non-refundable fee covers a child’s participation for one year from the date purchased. This fee is not available for online purchase at this time. Please contact your local community center to purchase this insurance if you are registering on-line.

WAIVER POLICY: The Client will provide PKV’s digital waivers to students’ households using the following hyperlink: parkourvisions.org/waivers PKV waiver for physical activity COVID liability waiver All students must have a parent or guardian complete the waivers prior to class start date in order to participate in class.


Play and Craft – Learning Local Ecology Together

Instructor: Stephanie Burkemoore
Ages 5 – 7
$
Maximum class size: 9
Supply fee $
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

Instructor: Shannon Hillinger
Ages 3 – 5
$
Maximum class size: 8
Supply Budget: $/student
Enroll in 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.

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