Ages 10 and 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 to try to gain some experience of the power that the spoken word could have 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.
1.5 Hours Monday

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

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.
1 hour Wednesday

Improv (Rebecca Martin)
Explore the Elements of Improv 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!
1 hour Monday

Intermediate Woodworking (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. Materials fee of $35
1.5 Hours Friday
$365  + $35 materials fee

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.
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 provide 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 in this class 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.
1.5 hour Monday

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!
1 hour Monday