Youth Programs

Art-Ventures Magical Art Mystery Tour
(Boys & Girls Grade K-4)
Abracadabra, hocus pocus, its magic and mystery with art as the focus! Experiment with new and mysterious mediums and discover surprising techniques to transform familiar materials into magical masterpieces. Sculpt clay lizards and build lizard playgrounds out of sticky magic “nuudles”. Create colorful ceramic piggy banks, whimsical model magic owls and scratch art designs inspired by the artist Miro. Wave wands over t-shirts to form magical designs using fabric printing inks and stir a few unexpected items into a fluffy goop potion. Discover the secret ingredient that turns pencils into paints, black lines into circus elephants and torn paper into painted landscapes. Masterpieces come home each week.

Kids Crafts
Magical Art              312003-MA

Fee:                 $116/Person 
                        (All Materials Included in the Fee)
Meets:              Mondays 3:45-4:45 p.m. 
Location:          Academy Teen Center
Dates:              January 13-March 16 (No Class 1/20, 2/17)
Instructor:         Art-Ventures for Kids

Art-Ventures Super Hero Art Explorers
(Boys & Girls Grade K-4)
Superhero girls and boys soar off on a top secret mission to save planet Earth using the most important superpower of all: imagination! Design superhero masks, shields and capes to protect secret identities and build superhero sidekicks to accompany us as we save the world. Create wrist cuffs, build secret comic book boxes and design colorful onomatopoeia drawings. Create amazing and original works of art using natural, recycled and unconventional art forms and techniques. Color ceramic superhero banks and explore the art of print making while designing bubble wrap t-shirts. 
Kids Crafts
Super Hero                312003-SH

Fee:                  $114/Person 
                         (All Materials Included in the Fee)
Meets:              Mondays 3:45-4:45 p.m. 
Location:          Teen Center
Dates:              March 30-June 1 
                         (No Class 4/13; 5/25)
Instructor:         Art-Ventures for Kids

Royal Talen’s Art Program *NEW*
(Ages 8 and Up)
Royal Talens Art/Educational programs inspire people to paint and draw, as well as engage, inform and inspire artistic experimentation and expression.  Participants will explore different techniques and creativity with watercolor inks.  Participants under the age of 16 must attend with an adult. 

Family Programs
Royal Talen’s Art           310118-RA

Fee:               $3/Child; $5/Resident Adult
                       $9/Non-Resident Adult
Meets:            Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location:         Riverfront Community Center
Date:               March 19 

General Acting
(Boys & Girls Grade K-5)
Learn a variety of theater techniques and experience performing in front of your peers! Practice stage presence for both stage plays and musical theater. Classes include a general introduction to theater, theater games and class acting exercises.

Performing Arts
Acting Grades K-2              204233-K2
Acting Grades 3-5              204233-35

Fee:                  $139/Person 
Meets:              Thursdays
                         4:00-5:00 p.m. (Grades K-2)
                         5:00-6:00 p.m. (Grades 3-5) 
Location:          Academy Cafeteria
Dates:              February 6-April 2 (No Class 2/20)
Instructor:         Arts in CT

Rocket Science *NEW* 
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
Blast off in this thrilling class full of young “aerospace engineers.” Students in this class will use a wide variety of mediums including, but not limited to, cardboard, newspaper, string, tape and PVC tubing. Using the different materials, young engineers will plan, design and build model rockets while exploring different methods of propulsion and thrust!

Youth Programs
Rocket Science       412204-RS

Fee:               $22
Meets:           Tuesday, 4:00-6:00
Location:       Academy Multipurpose Room #1
Dates:           May 5
Instructor:      Engineering Imagination

Aspiring Young Engineers 
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
Use a variety of mediums to explore a unique, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) curriculum. Learn about and build projects like hydroelectric waterwheels, model rockets and scale bridges. From model roller coasters to LEGO® challenges, have a blast while learning through hands-on, minds-on activities!

Youth Programs
Young Engineers           412204-AY

Fee:            $105
Meets:         Monday, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:     Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Dates:         April 27-June 1 (No Class 5/25)  
Instructor:    Engineering Imagination

Roller Coaster Engineering *NEW*
(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
Design, Build, and Test Customized Model Roller Coasters! Participants will use a variety of materials to fabricate customized, functioning model roller coasters. Students will not only enjoy building model roller coasters, but they will also learn about the pertinent engineering, planning, and mechanics!

Youth Programs
Roller Coaster         312204-RO

Fee:              $22
Meets:          Monday, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:      Academy Multipurpose Room #1
Dates:          January 13
Instructor:     Engineering Imagination

Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego®
(Boys and Girls grades K-2)
Learn from a customized, unique, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) based curriculum while having FUN! The primary medium used for these classes is LEGO® TECHNIC. From the creativity and enjoyment encouraged by LEGO®, kids always enjoy themselves while learning engineering terms and concepts along the way!

Youth Programs
Engineering-Winter         312204-E1

Fee:               $105/Participant
Winter:           Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:        Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Winter:           March 4-April 1
Instructor:      Engineering Imagination

Healthy Harvest Kids Cooking *NEW*
(Grades 3-5)
Learn beginning hospitality and culinary skills using fresh ingredients from locals farms. Practice and discuss the importance of following recipes, food safety, mixing, measuring, cooking and food presentation. 

Spring Harvest         207234-SH

FEE:                 $45/Person
MEETS:            Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
LOCATION:      RCC Activity Room
DATES:             March 4, 11, 18

Aaron Kehdabra School of Magic *NEW*
(Ages 7-12)
Award winning Illusionist Aaron Kehdabra empowers kids by building character, confidence & communication skills with the art of magic. Includes magic props, secret file folders and online magic vault.  

Youth Programs
Magic Wksp Winter         312206-WT
Magic Wksp Spring         412206-ST

Fee:                $115
Meets:            Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Location:        Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
Winter:           March 5-April 2
Spring:           April 23-May 21
Instructor:       Discover Magic 

Indoor Playground
(Ages 5-15)
Are you seeking an active and fun way for your child with special needs to spend Saturday afternoons this winter? Whether your child enjoys active movement and music activities or quieter crafts and board games, there will be something for everyone! Join the fun with other families and program staff as we include children of all abilities and their siblings. Parent or caregiver must attend with child (this is not a drop off). Typical siblings can sign up for a reduced price.

Indoor Playground
Indoor Playground         312102-IP
Siblings                          312102-SB
Fee:                  $35/Person; $15/Typical Sibling
Meets:              Saturdays 1:30-3:00 p.m.
                        January 18-March 7
Location:          Academy Cafeteria