Youth Enrichment Programs

ART 101-AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB

In Art Club, students are encouraged to express themselves freely, through their medium of choice.  There will be a plethora of art supplies on hand from drawing media to painting media, stencils, texture plates, and clay.  This art class provides freedom of choice for the students’ size and subject that they want to work with.  The instructor, Mr. K, Dan Kwarcinski, is well-versed in almost all forms of fine-artistry and will provide ample examples and instruction throughout the course.

 

Min/Max:         7/18

Ages:               7-14

Location          Administrative Building, 2nd Floor

Day:                Friday

Instructor:       Dan Kwarcinski

Fees:               R: $28/NR: $33

 

Code               Date                                                    Time

 

2204-2-2-1      Nov. 3 & Nov. 17                                3:15pm-5:00pm

(2 classes)

 

 

 

ART 200-ADVANCED DRAWING AND PAINTING

The goal of this class is to experiment and master a variety of drawing and painting medium including: chalk, pastels, oil pastels, acrylic paint, and watercolor paint.  In this course we will be concentrating on developing technique. We will experiment with different ways to use these mediums and research techniques used by the great masters of the arts.  Supplies are included.

Min/Max:         6/18

Ages:               9-16

Location          Administrative Building, 2nd Floor

Day:                Friday

Instructor:       Dan Kwarcinski

Fees:               R: $30/NR: $38

 

Code               Date                                                    Time

 

2204-2-2-1      Nov. 3 & Nov. 17                                5:15pm-6:45pm

(2 classes)

 

DISCOVERY KIDS PUTERBUGS

The curriculum is built on a nationally-recognized teaching and learning approach developed by founder and former school-teacher, Judy Patterson.  The approach begins with a positive attitude towards learning.  Patterson, with a career that spans over 30 years in education, developed the Imagine Tomorrow Approach to help children exceed expectations, and reach their full potential.  Patterson believes that every aspect of the program must be infused with the Imagine Tomorrow Approach so that children are constantly met with encouragement and success, Patterson proudly states, “it’s so simple, yet it’s so powerful.” We Build confidence and leadership in our students by focusing on their success.

 

The Imagine Tomorrow Approach is a unique recipe that leads to success in every child.  Everything that is developed and delivered has consistent elements; children are treated with respect, expected to deliver to high expectations, and opportunities are constantly created to lead a child to success, then celebrate the satisfaction of achievement.  “We teach children what it feels like to be successful, a feeling that they love to get, again and again”. We have always said, people sign up for computer classes, but our families stay with our program for years because of the feeling their children get inside when they experience Imagine.

Min/Max:         3/20

Ages:               3-5

Location:         Administrative Building

Day:                Monday

Instructor:       Puterbugs Staff

Fees:               R: $70/NR: $80

 

Code               Dates                                      Time

2716-2-2-0      November 6 – December 11   11:00am-12:00pm

 

 

KEYBOARDING AND KODING KIDS

The technology revolution continues to unfold and the wave of digital learning is a reality. Knowing how to use computers as tools (not just toys) is a key component of core curriculum.  Young learners need to know keyboarding, functionally and coding to be ready to embrace their upcoming academic adventures.  The expert staff from Smart Starters, Inc. delivers instruction on the tools students need in a dynamic, fun, and challenging environment-including knowledge of true keyboarding/function keys, safe Internet habits. Document building, and coding.  Students are 1:1 on the provided netbook computers.  Weekly progress reports sent home with the students.  You do not want to miss this valuable program!

 

Min/Max:         3/20

Ages:               3-5

Location:         Administrative Building

Day:                Monday

Instructor:       Smart Starters, Inc.

Fees:               R: $70/NR: $80

 

Code               Dates                                      Time

2705-2-1-0      November 6 –December 11   3:00pm-4:00pm

 

 

 

MAGIC CLASS! – Co-op with Park District of Oak Park

Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing tricks from the “Magic Team of Gary Kantor”!  Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more.  All materials are provided and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and always learn tricks that are age-appropriate. Additionally, you can sign up for this class again and again since brand new tricks are always taught each time.

 

Min/Max:         1/20

Ages:               5-12

Location:         Park District of Oak Park

Day:                Tuesday or Friday

Instructor:       The Magic Team of Gary Kanto`r

Fee:                 $20

 

Code               Dates                                      Time

2202-2-1-0      October 19 (Thursday)                      6:45pm-7:40pm

2202-2-2-0      December 5 (Tuesday)                      5:00pm-5:55pm

 

 

 updated 10/31/2017