Youth Programs

Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego®
(Boys and Girls grades K-2)
In this engineering “fundamentals” program, students will 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. We find that with kids of all ages, especially the younger ones, LEGO® is an attractive, efficient teaching medium. From the creativity and enjoyment encouraged by LEGO®, kids always enjoy themselves while learning essential engineering terms and concepts along the way!

Youth Programs
Engineering                        212204-E1

FEE:                     $105
MEETS:               Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:         Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
DATES:               September 23-October 28
                            (No Class 10/14) 
INSTRUCTOR:    Andrew Escalera
                            Engineering Imagination

Aspiring Young Engineers

(Boys and Girls Grades 2-4)
In this program, young engineers will use a variety of mediums such as LEGO®, recycled materials, salvaged motors and gears, balsa wood and more to explore a unique, customized S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics) curriculum. Using the different mediums, participants will learn about and build projects such as hydroelectric waterwheels, model roller coasters and scale bridges! With activities focused on green engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and architecture, your child is sure to have a blast while learning along the way!

Youth Programs
Young Engineers                212204-Y1

FEE:                         $105
MEETS:                    Mondays 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:              Academy Multi-Purpose Room #1
DATES:                    November 18-December 16
INSTRUCTOR:        Andrew Escalera
                                 Engineering Imagination

 

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:                  $106/Person 
MEETS:              Mondays
                           4:00-5:00 p.m. (Grades K-2)
                           5:00-6:00 p.m. (Grades 3-5) 
LOCATION:       Academy Cafeteria
DATES:              September 9-October 21 
                          (No program 10/14) 
INSTRUCTOR:  Arts in CT

Art-ventures Around the World!
(Grades K-5) 
Art travelers go on a spectacular journey around the globe, touring various countries and cultures. Create hot air balloon lanterns to take you up and away! Each week we land somewhere in the world and create wicked cool cultural art using unique materials and artisan’s techniques. Design Mosaic Picture Frames in Greece, and sculpt miniature clay Vejigante Masks in Puerto Rico. Build Tribal Rain Sticks in Australia, and paint Maracas in Brazil. Plus, design Japanese Windsocks, Mexican Yarn Paintings, Spanish Paper Fans, Native American Story Necklaces, and more! Fun facts about each country and culture, geography and art history are included. 

Fall Kids Crafts
After School Art-ventures                    212003-14

FEE:                      $116/person (all materials included)
MEETS:                Mondays 3:45-4:45 p.m.
LOCATION:          Buttonball School Art Room 
DATE:                   October 21-December 9
INSTRUCTOR:     ART-ventures for Kids Instructor

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. 

Gardening
Healthy Harvest                  207234-HH

FEE:                     $45/Person
MEETS:                Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
LOCATION:           Riverfront Community Center
DATES:                 October 16, 23, 30

Discover Magic
(Ages 7-12)
A one-of-a-kind internationally recognized program created by some of the top magicians of our time. Kids are given secret file folders, custom tricks you won’t find anywhere else, and unique opportunities to boost self confidence, build communication skills and make new friends. We leverage the power and excitement of learning magic secrets to get kids to put down their electronic devices and learn important social skills that will last a lifetime. Includes 8 custom magic tricks, wand, file folders and more to take home. 

Youth Programs

Discover Magic                 212206-DM

FEE:                 $229/Person
MEETS:            Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 p.m. 
DATES:             September 18-November 20
                          (No class 10/9, 11/13)
LOCATION:        Academy Multi Purpose Room #1
INSTRUCTOR:   Discover Magic