10 Years & Up

Ancient Civilizations Waldorf-Style (Phillip Guest)

Any story that has lasted for millennia must have something special about it, so why are “the classics” often such a stodgy porridge to read? The intention with this course is to bring some of those stories to life, and also experience the power that the spoken word could have had in preliterate and emerging-literate cultures.

Most people didn’t read much in the ancient world, but they did listen to and tell tales, boast, brag, challenge each other with riddles, act out dramas, pray, chant and howl as they marched into battle. We explore such topics as: Norse mythology, Ancient India, Ancient Persia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt.
Philip Guest
1.5 Hours Monday
$335

Digital Photography (Jeanie Frias)

Develop skills of visual communication.  Express your unique point of view. Communicate your thoughts and feelings. Explore the world around you . . . all through the camera lens. With help from fun weekly assignments, we explore metaphor, point of view, composition, movement, abstraction, self-expression, and more! Students need to bring a digital camera to class (or a phone with an extra large view screen) and have the ability to print at least one image at home each week.
Jeanie Frias
1 hour Wednesday
$260

History of Rock (Dan West)

A one hour course that teaches the history of rock music, with a backdrop of world events and social change.  An interwoven approach to the history of music that provides historical context: What was happening in the world and how does that shape creative expression?  The course requires listening, not only to music but to historic speeches and news events that define each era studied.  For example, the Kennedy assassination and the early stirrings of Viet Nam as a backdrop for the success of the Beatles and the British Invasion of America in the mid 1960’s.  Another example is Great Britain in the early- to mid-1970’s, and how the divide between rich and poor as a result of the failed policies of conservative politicians such as Margaret Thatcher and Harold Wilson fueled the rise of The Sex Pistols and the Punk Rock movement. By contrast, how Punk Rock in America was a reaction to the failure of the hippies to succeed in providing a durable alternative to the conservative status quo left over from Post WWII America.
Dan West
1.5 hours Tuesday
$260

Improv (Rebecca Martin)

Explore the Elements of Improvisation in this engaging class. You learn some of the core fundamentals and principles of improv, focusing on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, agreement (“yes and”); active listening, character, status, and making your scene partner look good. All of these practices are things kids will carry with them into everyday life!
Rebecca Martin
1 hour Monday
$240

Middle School English (Abby Polakow)

Middle School English

Mixed Media Art (Jeanie Frias)

A class for those who want a little variety in their artistic pursuits. Some of the projects you tackle include collage, plaster gauze mini sculptures, layering wet media, drawing into wet paint, and found object sculpture.
Jeanie Frias
1.5 hour class  Wednesday
$365 + $35 materials fee

Mock Trial (Pat Collins)

Students get an understanding of  the law, practice critical thinking, and gain greater confidence with public speaking by assuming the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a criminal or civil trial provided by a Mock Trial organization. Students experience first-hand difficulties that judges, lawyers and juries face in determining which facts are relevant, and what legal arguments are effective. Participation requires some work outside of class. Please do not sign up for this class unless you are willing to support your student with this work.
Pat Collins
1.5 hour Monday
$335

Rock Band (Advanced) (Dan West)

This class is designed for musicians of all instruments who have mastered the fundamentals of playing, and now want to explore the very different skill of playing in a band.  If your student would like to take this class, please contact us to arrange a tryout.
Two bands have been formed by members of this class in past years, and one of them is currently writing their own songs, and playing out in Los Angeles.
Dan West
1.5 hours Tuesday
$365

Rock Band (Beginning) (Dan West)

Learning an instrument?  Want to be in a band? Grab your friends and come join Dan West (of our popular History Of Rock classes.)  This class is created for younger kids to have fun together while learning the art of band-hood.  Do you play guitar?  Learn the difference between your role as rhythm and lead.  Play bass?  Find out why you need to become very close friends with the drummers! Play piano?  Keyboard is incredibly versatile in a band.  Are you a singer?  Dan helps you find you inner Rock God (or Goddess)!

Two bands have been formed by members of this class in past years, and one of them is currently writing their own songs, and playing out in Los Angeles.
Dan West
1.5 hours  Tuesday
$365

Social Action   (Angelia Robinson)

Let’s explore social problems and issues, their root causes, and society’s response. Students work together to make a difference, locally and globally, through a series of philanthropic and community service projects.  This class is not only philosophical–it’s hands-on Action!
Angelia Robinson
1 hour Monday
$240

Woodworking (Beginning) (Bruce Fleenor)

This class introduces basic woodworking skills like measuring, marking, cutting and screwing using boards the students cut themselves. The emphasis is on learning techniques and developing safe work habits with tools.
Bruce Fleenor
1 Hour Friday
$260 + $35 materials fee

Woodworking (Intermediate) (Bruce Fleenor)

Designed for students with woodworking experience, this class is for students looking to expand their skill set. In this class students build projects of their own design, or use other’s plans. Students are introduced to a wide range of tools and are encouraged to begin collecting their own tools.
Bruce Fleenor
1.5 Hours Friday
$365  + $35 materials fee