CLASS CATALOGUE Winter/ Spring 2021

(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 (15 WEEKS)


World History: The Enlightenment, Napoleon, and European Imperialism, 1540-1914

Monday: 9:00am – 10:30am (15 weeks)

          Jan. 11, (no class 18) 25, Feb. 1, 8 (no class 15) 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class Mar. 29, Apr. 5,) 12, 19, 26,

         May 3, 10, (no class 17), 24   

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 fourth 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 is based on the fourth unit of the Glencoe World History book.    

New students are welcome!

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $415

 

Sign Language 2

Monday: 10:45am – 11:35am (15 weeks)

          Jan. 11, (no class 18) 25, Feb. 1, 8 (no class 15) 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class Mar. 29, Apr. 5,) 12, 19, 26,

         May 3, 10, (no class 17), 24   

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: $345


Foundations In Personal Finance

Monday: 12:15pm – 1:15pm (15 weeks)

         Jan. 11, (no class 18) 25, Feb. 1, 8 (no class 15) 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class Mar. 29, Apr. 5,) 12, 19, 26,

         May 3, 10, (no class 17), 24   

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. New Students welcome.  (All materials are non-sectarian and meet California state standards).  

TEACHER: Traci Tessler
SEMESTER FEE: $345

Multi-Genre Writing Workshop with Harry Potter 

Monday: 12:15pm – 1: 15pm (15 weeks)

         Jan. 11, (no class 18) 25, Feb. 1, 8 (no class 15) 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class 29, Apr. 5,) 12, 19, 26,

         May 3, 10, (no class 17), 24   

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: $345


Photoshop 2

Monday: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm (15 weeks)

         Jan. 11, (no class 18) 25, Feb. 1, 8 (no class 15) 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class Mar. 29, Apr. 5,) 12, 19, 26,

         May 3, 10, (no class 17), 24   

Grades 6 and up

Students will need to know 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, and applying filters. Students will work on several assignments in class throughout the semester with the guidance of the instructor. The projects are designed to reinforce what the students already know, and new techniques will be introduced to further develop both computer and design 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: $345


Math Circle

Monday: 4:00pm –5:00 pm (15 weeks)

         Jan. 11, (no class 18) 25, Feb. 1, 8 (no class 15) 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, (no class Mar. 29, Apr. 5,) 12, 19, 26

         May 3, 10, (no class 17), 24   

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

If you have students in other grades that are interested in Math Circle, Please email Karen@karengolden.com and we will put you in touch with our instructor for other online class options. 

* 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: $415

TUESDAY CLASSES (17 WEEKS)

Scriptwriting: From Script To Screen

Tuesday: 9:00am – 10:00am (17 weeks)

          Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class Mar. 30, Apr. 6) Apr. 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, (no class 18) 25  

Grades 6 - 12

This class will give students an introduction to the world of scriptwriting. From creating characters to choreographing body movements and facial expressions, students will learn how to properly construct scripts using new methods and tricks. They will even be able to write their own with guidance and input to create a masterpiece! We will learn how to write scripts for commercials, plays, movies, YouTube videos, and more! This class will show students’ how to turn their scripts into a short film at home, and see how easy it is to become a pro! For continuing students of previous Filmmaking or YouTube classes, this course will allow them to enhance their script writing skills while also learning new topics!  

TEACHER: Talya Tessler
SEMESTER FEE: $390

High School English - American Classics

Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30pm – 1:00pm (17 weeks Tuesday and 18 weeks Thursday)

          Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class Mar. 30, Apr. 6) Apr. 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, (no class 18) 25  

 Thursday: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, (No class April 1, 8) April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27          

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: $975

 

Sketching 

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: 11:00am – 12:00pm (17 weeks)

         Tuesday: Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class March 30, April 6) April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 

         (no class 18) 25  

Grades  4 - 12

Everybody can draw, but you will draw better when you learn techniques to seeing, and practice regularly. In this class we will learn new drawing techniques and reinforce old ones. Easy drawing prompts will be given that can be completed in a sketchbook, and I will teach techniques for making drawing fun and successful. At times, there will be easy homework assignments, reinforcing what we learned in class. Students will need a sketchbook, eraser, pencils (B, 2B, and/or 4B), colored pencils and 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: $390

WEDNESDAY CLASSES (18 WEEKS)


Biology (second semester of a year long class/new students are welcome)

Wednesday: 9:00am – 10:00am (18 weeks)

 Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, (no class March 31, April 7) 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26    

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: $415


Middle School English  

Registration priority goes to students who took this class in the Fall 2020 semester. 

Wednesday: 10:15am – 11:45am (18 weeks)

 Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, (no class March 31, April 7) 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26    

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: $500


Speaker’s League

Wednesday: 1:30pm – 2:45pm (18 weeks)

 Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, (no class March 31, April 7) 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26    

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: $415

THURSDAY CLASSES (18 WEEKS)

Theatre Lab High School: American History With Hamilton!

Thursday: 9:30am – 11:30 am (18 weeks)       

Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, (No class April 1, 8) April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27         

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

New Students Welcome!

TEACHER: Heidi Joyce
SEMESTER FEE: $720


Biology Lab (second semester of a year long class/ new students welcome)

Thursday: 12:30pm – 2:30pm (10 labs)       

Jan 14, 28, Feb. 11, 25, March  11,  25,  April 22, 29, May 6, 20          

Grades 6 - 12

This is a high school lab class that meets twice a month for 2 hours. The labs include work with microscopes, producing and collecting samples for study, and performing and/or observing dissections of multiple preserved specimens. I 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. Lab directions will take place over Zoom. Each class has materials required that students need to order ahead of class. A list will be provided. All students are required to participate in all non-dissecting classes. Students can decide whether to perform the dissections or only observe their teacher’s dissections. If the students decide to perform the dissections at home, CLP requires an adult to be present at home for safety (visual confirmation required in the beginning of class). Students are also welcome to dissect some specimens and observe the dissection of some. Each student should let the teacher know ahead of time which labs he or she is dissecting or observing, respectively.

This course meets twice a month for 2h (Thursdays, 12.30pm-2.30pm). Most classes take place every second week with the exception of the two classes in April taking place every week due to Spring Break.

Grades (A-F) will be assigned as follows:

  • Assignments (Homework/Lab reports) 60%
  • In-Class Labs 30%
  • Class Participation 10%

Click Here for a full list of required materials. Please Read!!!! 

Click Here for a syllabus of the labs.

This course will require work outside of class times. There will be homework assigned.  

TEACHER: Dr. Charlotte Swanson
SEMESTER FEE: $420

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High School English - American Classics

Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30pm – 1:00pm (17 weeks Tuesday and 18 weeks Thursday)

          Tuesday: Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class March 30, April 6) April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11,

 Thursday: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, (No class April 1, 8) April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27   

Grades 9 - 12

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Designing A Tabletop Role-Playing Game

Thursday: 3:00pm – 4:00pm (18 weeks)       

 Thursday: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, (No class April 1, 8) April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27   

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, each student will design their own role-playing game 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. Note: this is not a video game/digital game class. 

TEACHER: Aaron Vanek
SEMESTER FEE: $450

Story Circle

Thursday: 4:00pm – 5:00pm (18 weeks)

 Thursday: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, (No class April 1, 8) April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27   

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: $415


FRIDAY CLASSES (17 WEEKS)

Chess 2 - The Chess Tree

Friday: 9:00am – 10:00am (17 weeks)

         Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 (no class 26) Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 (no class Apr. 2, 9) Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14,  21, 28

Grades 1  and up 

In this class each student will “plant” a Chess Tree, which is not a bush that sprouts Chess pieces! It is a personalized work of art designed to help in the memorization, and therefore domination of…The Opening Game! Chess Openings are memorized continuations of moves from the very beginning of the game, which were popularized and thusly named after a specific region or famous historical player. The Sicilian Dragon, The King’s Indian Attack, The Italian Game, and The French Defense are just a few examples of hundreds of different such Openings. And yes, The Queen’s Gambit is more than just a hugely popular Netflix show…it’s also the name of a Chess Opening in which White “gambles”, or sacrifices, a pawn on move 2…intentionally! The Grand Masters literally memorize their Opening moves, also known as Book Moves, well into the first third of the game, which means it’s time to put everyone’s memory to the test! Every student will decide which Openings suit their playing style best…and sound the coolest! Then they will design their personalized Chess Tree based on those decisions. Together, with some concentration, and a little sunshine, we will all “grow” into Chess Masters!     

*All students should be confident in the basic rules of Chess. This is a perfect follow up class for any children who previously attended Beginners Chess and/or Chess 2.0.

TEACHER: Brian Julian
SEMESTER FEE: $390

 

Chess 1: Welcome To The Game Of Kings And Queens

Friday: 10:30am – 11:30am (17 weeks)       

          Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 (no class 26) Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 (no class Apr. 2, 9) Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14,  21, 28

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: $390


Civics

Friday, 10:30am – 11:30am (17 weeks)

         Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 (no class 26) Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 (no class Apr. 2, 9) Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14,  21, 28

Grades 6 - 12

What is Civics exactly? Essentially it explores how people participate in governing our society. Since we are a republic, or representational democracy, citizens have a responsibility to participate in maintaining, strengthening, and improving our communities. For this class, we will learn a little about how our government operates and how to move ideas for change into action. Students will also gain news media literacy by learning how to identify fact-based content. At times, we will read articles about today’s social and political events and discuss how they impact us, our communities, and the world. Students will be expected to write several short essays that compare and contrast different viewpoints.

TEACHER: Steve Rachwal
SEMESTER FEE: $390


Thinking About Climate

          Friday: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (17weeks)

          Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 (no class 26) Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 (no class Apr. 2, 9) Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14,  21, 28

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 learn to make concept maps to evaluate different arguments about climate change. Throughout the class, students will look for climate-related stories in the news, and we will discuss what they find.

TEACHER: Colleen Ryan
SEMESTER FEE: $390

 

STEAM In Art (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

Friday: 1:30pm – 2:30pm (17 weeks)

         Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 (no class 26) Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 (no class Apr. 2, 9) Apr. 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14,  21, 28

Grades 4 - 9

Join us in we explore science, technology, engineering and math through art! This class will cover the following units: Sacred Geometry, Patterns in Nature, and Automata.

Sacred Geometry: Weeks 1-6 (Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19)                                                                                                                      Explore geometric designs from different cultures (African ceremonial, Tibetian, Stonehenge, Native American medicine wheels and more) and discover the cultural meaning found in withing and be inspired to create your own. Learn to use a variety of drafting tools. (Materials: Paper, colored pencils and markers, triangle ruler, compass)

Patterns in Nature: Weeks 7-10 (Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26)                                                                                                                     Using the medium of photography (smart phone camera) and video, we will discover patterns in nature (plants, rocks, sky etc.) such as the Fibonacci sequence, bi-lateral and radial symmetry, and laws of physics. Create colorful paper mosaic based on these patterns. (Materials: access to a digital camera, paper, glue, colored paper, pencils, markers, cardboard)

Automata: Weeks 11- 17 (Apr. 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28)                                                                                                   Discover the art of crank driven sculptures. We will use cardboard to construct sculptures that will spin, twirl and jump. Requires safe use of hot glue. (Materials: cardboard, hot glue, craft knife, scissors, tape, wooden dowels or craft sticks) 

TEACHER: Julianna Ostrovsky

SEMESTER FEE:  $400


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.