CLASS CATALOGUE Fall 2020

(GRADES 6-12)

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Please Note: All classes that are longer than one hour will have a break during the class. 

Receive a 10% discount when registering for four or more classes.

MONDAY CLASSES (10 WEEKS)


World History: The Early Modern World 1400 - 1800

Monday: 9:00am – 10:30am (10 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, (no class 28, Oct. 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class Nov. 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14 

Grades 6 - 12

Today, all humans, whether they are Europeans, Australian Aborigines, or Africans, belong to the same subgroup of human beings, Homo Sapiens Sapiens, or wise, wise humans. We have more in common with our ancestors and each other than we often admit, and we have survived thousands of years because of our ability to adapt and progress. This is the third semester of a 6-semester curriculum, but students can join at any time. We will be covering a lot of material in a short amount of time, so students will be expected to pay keen attention in class, take notes, and do a fair amount of homework, including weekly quizzes and a PowerPoint presentation. Students will not only learn the important events in history, but also learn how the information fits together in terms of human development, time periods, and regions of the world. We will make a timeline so that we can better understand how different societies developed over the course of history with similar stories. The curriculum will be based on the third unit of the Glencoe World History book.

New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Thinking About Climate This course has been postponed and will be happening during winter break as a twice a week seminar. Please email Karen@karengolden.com if you are interested in this class. 

Monday: 10:45am – 11:35am (10 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, (no class 28, Oct. 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class Nov. 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14 

Grades 6 - 9

This class will explore the topic of climate change, with a focus on critical thinking. Students will learn to gather and understand scientific information and to analyze and evaluate arguments about climate change. We will start with basic climate science, including the carbon cycle and how the Greenhouse Effect works, and then look at human and natural influences on the Earth’s carbon balance. Students will interpret and create different kinds of graphs, diagram the carbon cycle, and use satellite imagery to compare carbon storage in a landscape over time. Finally, they will learn to make concept maps to evaluate different arguments about climate change. Required reading:

1. What Is Climate Change? by Gail Herman (list price $5.99, currently $3.99 on Amazon)

2. How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming, by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch (currently about $6 used or $11.95 new on Amazon)

TEACHER: Colleen Ryan
SEMESTER FEE: $230

 

Sign Language 2

Monday: 10:45am – 11:35am (10 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, (no class 28, Oct. 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class Nov. 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14 

Grades 6 - 12 

This American Sign Language class is a continuation from last year. New students are welcome.

It will include: The basic elements of ASL Sign Language vocabulary, the uniqueness of a visual language vs a hearing language, the use of ASL for communicative interaction, and the creative use of ASL through songs and stories. This class aims to build on student needs, abilities, goals, and interests. 

A basic sign language book will be used for standardized learning and reference, along with suggested resources available to be purchased, and accessed on the internet for enrichment. Hopefully, access to the Deaf Community, and the richness of Deaf culture will be arranged. This is a continuation class, but new students are welcome. If you have a younger student who would like to take ASL, or a student interested in beginning ASL, Please email karen@karengolden.com.

TEACHER: Miriam Cantor
SEMESTER FEE: $230


Foundations In Personal Finance

Monday: 12:15pm – 1:15pm (10 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, (no class 28, Oct. 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class Nov. 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14 

Grades 6 - 12

Foundations in Personal Finance is designed to teach kids how to properly think about and handle money and avoid debt. Topics include saving and budgeting, life after high school, consumer awareness and shopping, investing, and insurance, among others. This class is taught through a combination of video lessons by industry experts, class discussions and activities. The course cost includes a workbook. (All materials are non-sectarian and meet California state standards).  

TEACHER: Traci Tessler
SEMESTER FEE: $260

Multi-Genre Writing Workshop: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

Monday: 12:15pm – 1: 15pm (10 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, (no class 28, Oct. 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class Nov. 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14 

Grades 6 - 12

Students develop as expressive and creative writers by exploring and interpreting exciting topics through a wide variety of genres. This workshop will explore young readers’ favorite, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, through multi-genre writing. Students’ projects act as collages of artistic expression with each piece revealing a different facet of their topic. In the final weeks, the class will create a reader’s Zoom theatre presentation of their work.

TEACHERHeidi Joyce
SEMESTER FEE: $230


Beginning Photoshop

Monday: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm (10 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, (no class 28, Oct. 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class Nov. 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14 

Grades 6 and up

We will learn the basics of Photoshop, including opening images, working with layers, adjusting image quality, making selections, retouching images, using color, adding text and shapes, combining images, applying filters, and more. Each week there will be assignments to complete using your newly learned skills. Adobe offers an “All Apps” plan to students for just $19.99/mo. for the first year.

*Please note, all students in Blue Ridge Academy Charter School in grades 7 - 12 will receive a free subscription to the Adobe Cloud this year and this includes Photoshop. 

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $230


Math Circle

Monday: 4:15pm –5:05 pm (10 weeks)

Sept. 14, 21, (no class 28, Oct. 5, 12), 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, (no class Nov. 23), 30, Dec. 7, 14 

Grades 5 - 6

In the academic year 2019-20, CLP is happy to offer a class based on the LAMC (Los Angeles Math Circle @ UCLA) Beginner Circle curriculum. The classes will be suitable for math-advanced 5th and 6th grade students.

The topics covered will include: 3D Nets, Intro to Egyptian Multiplication, Introduction to Basic Game Theory, Taxicab Geometry.

To see samples of the CLP Math Circle Courses from the previous year, please click on the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/01fakoixq3ef5qw/AAAli-FH7DUGHI7EAgtS0hNBa?dl=0

* Creative Learning Place prides itself on close cooperation with UCLA. The Mathematics program at CLP was founded and is supported by Dr. Oleg Gleizer.  

TEACHER: Eric Kogan
SEMESTER FEE: $275

TUESDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)

Algebra 1A (first semester of a year long class)  

Tuesday and Friday: 8:00am – 8:50am (12 weeks). This class meets twice a week. 

Tuesdays: Sept.  15, 22, 29, (no class Oct. 6), 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no class Nov. 24), Dec. 1, 8, 15

Fridays: Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18

Grades 8- 9

Algebra 1 builds on arithmetic skills and algebraic concepts learnt in the earlier grades. In Algebra 1A, students will learn to apply concrete mathematical operations to more abstract applications. Topics include setting up and solving multi step equations, writing, graphing, and solving linear equations and inequalities, and solving word problems algebraically.  Students will use a variety of technological tools and manipulatives to solve algebraic equations. Algebra 1A is the first semester course of a full year Algebra curriculum, followed by Algebra 1B in the Spring. Suggested grade level: 8-9.

Link for textbook: https://amzn.to/2MoNBSY

TEACHER: Rivkah Afriat
SEMESTER FEE: $480


YouTube

Tuesday: 9:00am – 10:00am (12 weeks)

Sept.  15, 22, 29, (no class Oct. 6), 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no class Nov. 24), Dec. 1, 8, 15    

Grades 6 - 12

In this class students will learn how to create their own YouTube channel! Students will learn how to safely share content, create videos, make channel art, edit, lighting, create intros and outros, grow a channel, find or create effects for videos, and most importantly how to have fun! We will learn how to choose what genre of video to create, inspiration for original content, organizing and planning content, how to write video scripts, how to successfully promote videos, and how to use YouTube as a community platform. Students will also learn ways to manage time when creating content while still in school! Students will see how anybody can create a YouTube channel and share their passions! 

TEACHER: Talya Tessler
SEMESTER FEE: $275

High School English - American Classics

Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30pm – 1:00pm (12 weeks)

 Tuesday: Sept.  15, 22, 29, (no class Oct. 6), 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no class Nov. 24), Dec. 1, 8, 15    

 Thursday: Sept. 10, 17, 24 Oct. 1, (no Class Oct. 8), 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, (no class Nov. 26), Dec. 3, 10, 17

Grades 9 - 12

This year, we will study some of the world's greatest literature focusing on representative works by major authors cited in the AP® English Course Description with an emphasis on American classics. A rich body of course reading will include works such as “The Great Gatsby,” “The Grapes Of Wrath,” “The Plague” and poems, essays, short stories, and excerpts from classic works by Langston Hughes, Ta-Nehesi Coates, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Toni Morrison and others. All works selected for the course are widely recognized as essential college-bound texts. 

Through discussion, collaboration, and creative and interpretive writing experiences, students will learn and apply literary and rhetorical analysis. Class consists of mini-lessons, reflection, discussion, interaction with the readings, and a variety of literary activities to develop students’ skills as readers and thinkers.

No textbook purchase is required. All readings are readily accessible from the local library or will be provided as handouts. (This class meets twice a week on Wednesday and Friday. This class will have a break during the class)

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce
SEMESTER FEE: $650

 

Sketching in the Park At the time of this posting this class will be virtual until LA County schools are off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. 

Tuesday: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (12 weeks)

Sept.  15, 22, 29, (no class Oct. 6), 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no class Nov. 24), Dec. 1, 8, 15   

Grades  4 - 12

People often tell me that they cannot draw. My answer is always the same: “Everybody can draw. You first need to learn how to see.” When you learn to play an instrument, you learn to identify the sound of the notes and you should practice often to become good. That is the same with drawing. In this class we will meet in a park and I will give easy drawing prompts that can be completed in a sketchbook, and I will teach techniques for making drawing fun and successful. I will also give easy homework assignments, reinforcing what we learned in class. Students will need a sketchbook, eraser, pencils, markers, etc. and will be expected to draw in it regularly outside of class. 

This class will be taught in-person at a variety of public parks, (weather and safety permitting) that are within a three mile radius of the Westside Jewish Community Center. Social distancing and masks will be required. No exceptions! We will email  you the meeting place on the Sunday prior to the class meeting. When meeting in-person is not possible, we will meet virtually on Zoom and the Zoom link will be emailed to you. This class requires you to check your email the Sunday prior to the class for instructions. The class will have a ten student limit and will operate under the guidelines of local and state authorities. All charter school students should put in the purchase order that this class will follow Covid guidelines. At the time of this posting this class will be virtual until LA County schools are off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. 

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal 
SEMESTER FEE: $300

WEDNESDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)


Biology (first semester of a year long class)

Wednesday: 9:00am – 10:00am (12 weeks)

Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, (no class Oct. 7), 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, (no class Nov. 11), 18, (no class Nov. 25), Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades 6 - 12

Biology is the study of life. This high school biology course includes an introduction to the concepts of biology. Students will gain knowledge about the building blocks of life, cell biology and the cellular processes, as well as molecular genetics and heredity. In addition, the scientific method, ecology, and evolution will be discussed. This course will prepare students for future science courses. This class will consist of lectures on zoom and some labs. It will also include a project to be presented at our science fair on the last day of the semester.

This class is run in two tracks. After the first 5 weeks, you can’t change tracks.

TRACK 1: Students will participate in lectures and in class labs. Quizzes, homework and class projects are optional. No formal grade is given.

TRACK 2: Students will participate in lectures and in class labs. Textbook: “Biology” by Prentice Hall, Foundation edition. Authors: Miller and Levine. ISBN: 978-0133669619. Students in Track 2 will read the textbook, do assignments, quizzes and exams. The class project is mandatory and formal grades will be given.

(Please See Thursday for an additional Biology Lab Class)

TEACHER: Dr. Charlotte Swanson
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Middle School English   This class is full 

Wednesday: 10:15am – 11:45am (12 weeks)

Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, (no class Oct. 7), 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, (no class Nov. 11), 18, (no class Nov. 25), Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades 6 - 8

From Shakespearian plays to spooky poetry by Edgar Allan Poe, and the dystopian worlds of Ray Bradbury to the allegorical novellas of George Orwell, this class will explore the richness and variety that the literary world has to offer. Students will learn how to analyze literature, and think critically about different ideas and themes. They will learn to write creatively as well as academically. Writing skills include richer word choices, stronger sentences, idea brainstorming, organizational tools, description enrichment, the five-paragraph essay format, and editing strategies. Students will be expected to complete weekly  assignments on Google Classroom where they will also receive individualized feedback. New material for returning students. No textbook required. 

Please note: This class is listed as an hour and a half long, but students WILL NOT be on Zoom for the entire class. The first 20-30 minutes of class will be dedicated to individual writing assignments. Additionally, Zoom classes will be interactive and include engaging elements such as breakout rooms, PowerPoint presentations, games, individual virtual whiteboards, and so much more!

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $335

Women In History: Women in Latin America: This class has been cancelled

Wednesday: 12:15am – 1:15pm (12 weeks)

Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, (no class Oct. 7), 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, (no class Nov. 11), 18, (no class Nov. 25), Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades 6 - 9

Dust off your monocle and step into the time machine as we travel through history to learn about women who have changed the world. From famous faces to hidden figures, we will immerse ourselves in the lives of these women, the time periods in which they lived, important events that they took part in, their contributions in their fields, and how life would be different without them. This semester we be learning about courageous change-makers, fearless fighters, amazing artists, and so much more as we focus on women in Latin America. This semester will be extra special because I have lived in Latin America and traveled to many countries in the region, so I will be able to give students a personal look at these women's lives and the countries that they inhabited. 

This class will be tailored to fit each student's academic level as we expand upon our reading and writing skills. Classes will include interactive lessons, discussions, collaborative elements, projects, videos, and games. Between classes, students will have access to their assignments, classroom resources, and their fellowclassmates on Google Classroom. Every student can learn something from these important women so girls and boys are both encouraged to be a part of this class.

Note: For those of you who have taken my class before, this semester will not overlap with what we previously learned. 

TEACHER: Hyla Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $285

 


Speaker’s League

Wednesday: 1:30pm – 2:45pm (12 weeks)

Sept.  9, 16, 23, 30, (no class Oct. 7), 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, (no class Nov. 11), 18, (no class Nov. 25), Dec. 2, 9, 16

Grades 4  and up

Come join the fun and take the fear out of public speaking. Modeled after Toastmasters, Speaker's League offers kids the opportunity to hone their public speaking skills through hands-on activities including the preparation and presentation of speeches, impromptu speaking, the use of visual aids, gestures, and vocal variety. The meetings are run by the students and they progress through levels as they master specific skills. We will also be introducing Debate League for interested students. 

New members are welcome!

TEACHERKaren Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $275

THURSDAY CLASSES (13 WEEKS)

Theatre Lab High School: American History With Hamilton!

Thursday: 9:30am – 11:30 am (13 weeks)       

Sept. 10, 17, 24 Oct. 1, (no Class Oct. 8), 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, (no class Nov. 26), Dec. 3, 10, 17

Grades 6 - 12

The College-Bound Literature and Theatre Lab includes a fully integrated language arts curriculum using theatre, music, dance, literature, writing, film, and visual arts to explore and interpret significant themes and concepts geared for high school age and upper middle school students. Involving in-depth creative and interpretive explorations, this semester will focus on the work and ideas of Alexander Hamilton and the issues explored in creating the United States.

Constitution and Bill of Rights through the Broadway hit “Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. This in-depth interdisciplinary exploration of “Hamilton” will deepen students’ engagement and comprehension of key excerpts and ideas from “The Federalist Papers,” Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense,” the musical’s source material in “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow, and the paired literature reading of “Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson. The course will also include recommended viewing of related media like the Disney+ current streaming of “Hamilton”, as well as the musical “1776” and “The Crossing” with Jeff Daniels as George Washington.

During the ongoing workshop, students create theatre pieces, interpret scripts, poems, and stories, incorporate personal experiences and opinions, and work with a myriad of interactive and dynamic tools for exploring and comprehending challenging ideas. No prior training in dance, music or theatre is necessary. From the material generated by the class throughout the semester, we will create a Zoom theatre piece that celebrates our semester of experiential learning.

"That show was spectacular. The level of depth you get into with these students is remarkable. The history, the politics, the commentary, the complexity, the progressiveness...it's all incredible.” – Mayim Bialik

“To say I was blown away is a huge understatement. I was moved beyond words. What you drew out of your young performers was nothing short of extraordinary. Their commitment to the work was beauty in motion. I was entertained, educated and enlightened. But more than all that, much more than all that, I was inspired.” – Cullen Douglas     

"We’re so impressed, moved and inspired by the kids’ talent and energy, and the beautiful and creative ways they showcased their knowledge. What an incredible experience for them to be involved in! The show has made a huge impact on us and we are so grateful to have seen it!" – Nina Mercer

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce
SEMESTER FEE: $520 $520


Biology Lab (first semester of a year long class)

Thursday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm (6 labs)       

Sept. 17, Oct. 1, 15, 29, Nov. 12,  Dec. 10

Grades 6 - 12

This is a high school lab class that meets for six 2 hour classes. The labs include work with microscopes, collecting samples for study, and making wet and dry mount slides of cells, plants, and fungus. During the second semester, the students will observe dissections of multiple species performed by their teacher in addition to performing labs at home.

In addition to the hands-on skills acquired during lab class, this class includes work at home in between classes in the form of analyzing data and writing up lab reports.

Click HERE for a full list of required materials.

This course will require work outside of class times. There will be homework assigned. This is a yearlong course that will be taught at CLP twice a month.  All labs are safe to perform in an in-home setting.

TEACHER: Dr. Charlotte Swanson
SEMESTER FEE: $250 

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High School English - American Classics

Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30pm – 1:00pm (12 weeks)

 Tuesday: Sept.  15, 22, 29, (no class Oct. 6), 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no class Nov. 24), Dec. 1, 8, 15    

 Thursday: Sept. 10, 17, 24 Oct. 1, (no Class Oct. 8), 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, (no class Nov. 26), Dec. 3, 10, 17

Grades 9 - 12

See Tuesday For Description

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Designing A Tabletop Role-Playing Game

Thursday: 3:00pm – 4:00pm (13 weeks)       

Sept. 10, 17, 24 Oct. 1, (no class Oct. 8), 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, (no class Nov. 26), Dec. 3, 10, 17

Grades 6 - 12

Tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons are a huge part of popular culture, with many famous writers, artists, filmmakers, actors, musicians and video game creators developing their creativity through D&D. Role-playing games are a multi-billion dollar industry that is seeing increased growth around the world. 

In this class, students will learn about the history of pen-and-paper (aka tabletop) role-playing games, play a few, and, finally, the class will design our own with the intent to distribute it (freely). The lessons include world building, narrative design, character design, game mechanics and randomization, research and inspiration, plus business skills such as copyright, publishing and marketing. These classes exercise and build many Common Core proficiencies for Language Arts/Literacy and even some of the Mathematics ones as well, all while having fun making something that can be played by friends and family!

Students totally unfamiliar with role-playing games are very welcome, and previous RPG students are encouraged to enroll again and build off previous work.

TEACHER: Aaron Vanek
SEMESTER FEE: $325 a


FRIDAY CLASSES (12 WEEKS)

Algebra 1A (first semester of a year long class)

Tuesday and Friday: 8:00am – 8:50am (12 weeks). This class meets twice a week. 

Tuesdays: Sept. 15, 22, 29, (no class Oct. 6), 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, (no class Nov. 24), Dec. 1, 8, 15

Fridays: Sept. 11, (No class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18

Grades 8 - 9

See Tuesday For Course Description


Chess 2 - In The Age Of Technology

Friday: 9:00am – 10:00am (12 weeks)

         Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18

Grades 1  and up 

In this class, for more experienced players, we will be taking Chess education to a higher level. We'll begin with a lightening fast review of the rules of the game, but quickly move beyond that to dive into Chess strategy, technique and style! And there will be something challenging for all involved. This class will be fun and upbeat and will include gameplay, puzzles, technology, and group activities.

*All students should be confident in the basic rules of Chess. This is a perfect follow-up class for students who previously took Beginners Chess. 

TEACHER: Brian Julian
SEMESTER FEE: $275

 

Chess 1: Welcome To The Game Of Kings And Queens

Friday: 10:30am – 11:30am (12 weeks)

         Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18

All Ages 

The old saying goes, "Chess is the game of Kings (and Queens)," and in this class we'll find out why. Chess subtly teaches children all the qualities of a noble king or queen: Perseverance, nobility, courtesy, benevolence, responsibility, problem solving, confidence, sportsmanship, planning, patience, social skills, critical thinking, imagination and more. And if that weren't enough, it's also super awesome fun! In this class we'll start at the beginning to discover all the different characters (pieces) of Chess and background information about who they are and where they come from. Then it's onto how they move on the board and the rest of the dynamic rules of this 2000-year-old Game of Kings!

TEACHER: Brian Julian
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Your Voice Is Your Vote

Friday, 10:30am – 11:30am (12 weeks)

         Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18

Grades 6 - 12

We will learn through discussions and activities how the US voting system and government works. Staying as non-partisan as possible, we will cover a diverse amount of viewpoints and learn about different forms of government (empire, monarchy, dictatorship, republic) and partisan positions (libertarian, socialist, liberal, conservative). We will learn about the separation of powers in the US, and how a bill becomes a law. We will talk about who gets to vote today, and how and why that has changed. We will learn about the Electoral College and about all of the items on the upcoming California ballot. If all goes well, the students will be more prepared than their parents!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Story Circle

Friday: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (12 weeks)

         Sept. 11, (no class Sept.  18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18

Grades 6 - 12

Access your personal and original stories while discovering what makes a good story and how to tell it well. We will also explore folktales and tell them in a new way. Students will learn the fundamentals of plot development and participate in each other's stories through role playing and acting. This class will enhance writing, public speaking, and performance skills while providing a safe forum for interpersonal communication, self discovery and friendship. The process is both fun and deeply rewarding. Because of the Zoom format, we will have visitors from all over the world to share stories and storytelling techniques with us. This class is for newcomers and seasoned veterans.

TEACHERKaren Golden
SEMESTER FEE: $275


Art: Stop Motion Animation

Friday: 1:30pm – 2:30pm (12 weeks)

         Sept. 11, (no class Sept. 18), 25, Oct. 2, (no class Oct. 9), 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, (no class Nov. 27), Dec. 4, 11, 18

Grades 4 - 9

Make your drawings, toys and your plasticine sculptures come alive and tell a story and dance a jig. Animate in the simplest way with stop motion techniques. Explore the history of animation and the animation studios that use these techniques today.  Learn a movie editing program and create titles for your Stop Motion Feature. 

Technology requirements: ZOOM, Adobe Premiere Rush suggested but not necessary, any movie editing program available on your Phone, iPad or Tablet. Some free apps are Stop Motion Studio and iMovie. I will add more as we go. 

Click Here for a full list of required materials:

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky

SEMESTER FEE: $300


Private Recorder or Saxophone Lessons

Learn to play the recorder or saxophone or brush up on your recorder skills.  For beginning through advanced players. Private lessons can be arranged anytime Karen is not teaching a class at CLP, including Tuesdays and Thursdays and in the afternoon and early evening hours. 

TEACHER: Karen Golden
CLASS FEES: Private lessons will be sold in lesson packages: $120 for four 30 minute lessons. Please email Karen@karengolden.com to schedule a time. 

Tutoring  

Are you interested in tutoring sessions in math or reading and writing for your child? A number of our CLP teachers are available to help your kids. Please check the box for tutoring on the registration form, or request tutoring here, and we will let you know about fees and availability.