Winter 2020 Class Descriptions

Winter 2020 Class Descriptions

Wednesdays January 15th – March 11th  (9 Weeks, no break)

Registration opens at Noon on Dec 3, 2019. Register in person (Loyal Heights Community Center), by phone (206) 684-4052, or online at www.seattle.gov/parks

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Art Exploration – Cancelled

Instructor: Tracy Banaszynski

Ages 6 – 9

In this art exploration class, young artists are introduced to the basics of drawing and painting. Artists will explore line and value through observational drawing exercises using drawing media including graphite and charcoal. Students will also draw from imagination, exploring how their observational drawing skills can give greater freedom of expression to their creative ideas. Painting exercises, using tempera and acrylic paints, will help students learn about brush handling, color mixing, and composition. This class will engage children’s imaginations and build their observational skills in an environment that will nurture exploration, confidence, and joy. While basic drawing and painting skills will be taught, 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 Artists Workshop

Instructor: Tracy Banaszynski

Ages 3 – 6

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. Visual art ideas will be reinforced through story time and a movement activity that are linked to the workshop theme for that day. Let’s make art together!

$?

Circus Arts

Instructor: Nathan Drackett

Ages 8 – 15

Come and join the circus for a session! Seemingly complicated skills such as juggling, acrobatics, and clowning are broken down so that anyone can learn and experience success. In this introduction to circus arts, students will be able to find that practice and hard work can make the impossible possible.

$?

Circus Arts

Instructor: Nathan Drackett

Ages 7 – 10

Transform a classroom into any location your imagination can create! Through games and the spirit of play, students explore their ability to create imaginary locations, characters, and stories, all with the guidance of your theatrically trained teacher. Students may bring their favorite stories to explore together, or create brand new ones together! Puppies battling Godzilla on a spaceship? Simple! Learn how to play well with others, discover the strength of your own voice, and how to listen to each other while playing through Creative Drama.

$?

Dungeons and Dragons: Dragon Heist

Instructor: Alan Bond

Ages 10 – 16

Welcome to a fun D&D campaign filled with problem-solving and adventure! In this session, we will take two parties through the campaign published by Wizards of the coast. It’s designed to take players from 1st through 5th level. We welcome new and experienced players. Players will be challenged to complete a quest from famed explorer Volothamp Geddarm. To complete it they will need to navigate the streets and politics of the urban setting of Waterdeep.

$?

Environmental Science

Instructor: Molly Moench

Ages 10 – 16

When someone mentions “the environment,” you might think of a beautiful scene in a wilderness area. In fact, the environment is everything around us, both natural and produced by humans. Through weekly hands-on lab activities this class will explore the complex web of natural relationships in the world, urban and wild environs, the role of humans in an ecosystem, and the challenges facing environmental stability.

$?

Family Dance

Instructor: Miranda Veenhuysen

Ages 3 – 7

Bring the whole family and fall in love with dance together! Children and caregivers expand their movement skills and explore dance concepts together in this joyful, supportive classroom community. Instructor Miranda Veenhuysen is a lifelong mover with ten years of teaching experience. She uses Anne Green Gilbert’s brain-compatible dance curriculum for this class. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and dance barefoot. Each registered child should have an adult companion who dances in class with them. Younger and older siblings are welcome to join too. Adults and siblings outside of the age range of 3-7 do not need to register.

$?

Game of Go – Cancelled

Instructor: Seattle GO Center

Ages 7 – 16

Go is an ancient Asian strategy game that is fun for both beginners and experts. We start out with small boards and simple instructions, and progress to the full territory-based game in a few classes. Since the game is easily handicapped, beginning players have an even chance of winning against more experienced and stronger players. This keeps the game fun for all.

$?

Hands-on Science: Scientific Inquiry

Instructor: Molly Moench

Ages 6 – 9

Why? How? What happened? What if? The world is full of questions, and science is how we find the answers. This class isn’t going to just tell you what a bunch of adult scientists figured out, though, YOU will be the scientist! Each week we’ll have an intriguing question about the world, a variety of materials, and together we’ll figure out how to make an educated guess about the question, design your very own experiments, and test your hypothesis. Come develop the skills to answer big questions about the world!

$?

Play-Well Intro to STEM w/ LEGO® Materials – Cancelled

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

Ages 6 – 9

Description: Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects and use special pieces to create your own unique designs! Both new and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. For more information, please visit

$?

Machine Sewing

Instructor: Little Hands Creations

Ages 7 – 14

Students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy… sewing! No experience necessary. New students learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while more experienced students expand on skills they already have. The class begins with a simple project, then students will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. This class is designed to teach children with both beginning and advanced skills. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more!

$?

Musical Theater Dance

Instructor: Miranda Veenhuysen

Ages 7 – 11

Come sing and dance along to beloved songs from some of your favorite movies! In this class, boys and girls will be introduced to musical theater dance technique. We will also play movement games and explore singing. Over the course of the session, we will learn choreography and lyrics to several songs from different kids’ movies. There will be a performance in class on the last day. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, non-slip socks, or bare feet.

$?

Projects in Printmaking

Instructor: Ameen Dhillon

Ages 10 – 16

What are original prints? Printmaking allows us to create original artwork in multiple. In this class, students will have the opportunity to explore the printmaking process, from vision to design to block carving to final prints. Projects will continue over the course of several weeks. Students who have taken this teacher’s previous printmaking class will have the opportunity to further their skills while new students will enjoy exploring a new skill.

$?

Sports Unlimited

Instructor: Rick Buyce

Ages 5 – 8

Sample a variety of individual and team sports. Fun movement games to get your little one active. Anything from creative ‘tag’ games to basic skills in sports like soccer and anything in between. Your child will enjoy challenging their muscles, cardiovascular system, balance and coordination.

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Sports Unlimited

Instructor: Rick Buyce

Ages 9 – 16

We will sample a variety of team sports like soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee, kickball and more. Students will learn to work as a team, good sportsmanship, and the skills for many different sports while having fun and exercising.

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Sports Unlimited

Instructor: Nathan Drackett

Ages 7 – 10

Transform a classroom into any location your imagination can create! Through games and the spirit of play, students explore their ability to create imaginary locations, characters, and stories, all with the guidance of your theatrically trained teacher. Students may bring their favorite stories to explore together, or create brand new ones together! Puppies battling Godzilla on a spaceship? Simple! Learn how to play well with others, discover the strength of your own voice, and how to listen to each other while playing through Creative Drama.

$?

Creative Drama

Instructor: Nathan Drackett

Ages 7 – 10

Transform a classroom into any location your imagination can create! Through games and the spirit of play, students explore their ability to create imaginary locations, characters, and stories, all with the guidance of your theatrically trained teacher. Students may bring their favorite stories to explore together, or create brand new ones together! Puppies battling Godzilla on a spaceship? Simple! Learn how to play well with others, discover the strength of your own voice, and how to listen to each other while playing through Creative Drama.

$?