Day & Time Activity & Description

Tuesday AM
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October 1-29, 2019

8:30am-12:20pm

$125

SLO-RM 4750

Beginning Sewing: Are you interested in making useful things for your home? Would you like to design and make your own clothing? Or just want to know how to use your sewing machine? This class will take you through all the steps, working with either a simple project or a basic garment. Personal design expression is encouraged! Please bring your sewing machine from home so you learn to sew on what you will use. If you do not have one, we a few will be provided. While basic fabric is provided you may choose to purchase and bring your own. 

Upcycle and Recycle Crafting: This class is for anyone interested in creating from what you already have at home, especially finding a purpose for something you don’t need anymore. We will use fabric, buttons, zippers, old CD’s, broken jewelry, felted wool and SO much more to create unique and useful items. Each week will feature a new project and students are encouraged to bring items from home or use what is provided. Great ways to make gifts or even items to sell!

Instructor: Linda Wilson

Tuesday PM
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October 1-29, 2019

1:00-4:50pm

$125

SLO-RM 4750

Creative Writing Games and Activities: Find your creative zone! This class focuses on fun ideas and activities from local author Raymond Mullikin to help jump-start writing, getting over writers block, and to stay inspired. The games and activities are designed to both encourage reluctant writers (and to challenge enthusiastic writers) in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere. 

StopMotion Movie Studio: This is an animation class where students explore the hands-on process of Stop-Motion through setting up characters and sets, using LEGO®s, Clay, and other materials. 

They would then be putting together these digital snapshots electronically, adding titles and sounds to bring their characters and stories to life in a fun animated film.

Instructor: Raymond Mullikin

Wednesday AM
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October 2-30, 2019

8:30am-12:20pm

$125

SLO-RM Soccer Field (1804)

Archery 101: This class will guide student through the basics of archery: Safety, Shooting Fundamentals, Marksmanship, Sportsmanship, Different Shooting Styles, and Equipment. Archery safety and sportsmanship will be stressed throughout the course and will provide all the needed equipment.
Instructor : Dana Richards

P.E. Field Games: Students will focus on cooperative games that provide an alternative and exciting experience from traditional sports. Many activities will focus on fundamental movement skills, communication, cooperation, trust, teamwork and group challenges. Students will develop their fundamental movement skills in a fun, active learning environment!
Instructor: Toni Amaral

Wednesday PM
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October 2-30, 2019

 1:00-4:50pm

$125

SLO-RM 4750
and SLO-RM 7175

 Essential Logic and Rhetoric: This character-driven and entertaining course targets the essentials of Classical Logic and Rhetoric, making them easily accessible and applicable to the lives of 5th through 10th graders (and their Families). Students are invited to participate in conversations and studies which promote the values, concepts, and ideals of these two disciplines. As a result, students begin to understand and practice Good Reason (aka Critical Thinking), Compassionate Listening, and, through the concepts of Worldview and Perception, Empathy---arguably, three of the most significant ingredients for civil discourse and noble, dignified, and powerful problem solving. This course has been specifically designed to compliment and augment Home School curricula as well as to provide an opportunity for the students to appreciate and practice community building. Supplies: A simple Composition Book and a Pen. 
Instructor: AnnE Lorenzen

Creative Photography: This class covers the fundamentals of making photographs and learning about the tools to create them. We will be covering cameras, basic techniques, digital and film work, and editing your photographs with Adobe Lightroom. Recommendation: if possible, bring a camera that is not a phone or tablet. If only a phone or tablet is available, students can still participate and complete all activities in the course.
Instructor: Richard Fusillo

Thursday AM
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October 3-31, 2019

 8:30am-12:20pm

$125

SLO-RM 4750
and SLO-RM 4740

 Writing the Short Story: Students will read and consider published short stories, then apply what they’ve learned to writing their own stories. We’ll delve into voice, character development, story and character arcs, and story structure, with some reading and writing occurring at home. Students’ growth in these areas will be celebrated.
Instructor: Chet Perryess

2D Animation: Welcome to the world of 2D Animation! Students will learn how to animate characters, creating walking animations with the help of movement guides. They will discover how to transfer their drawing designs to Animation Cels the old fashion way (with layers and backgrounds), similar to the process in making of classic animated films like Snow White and Popeye. They also learn the modern methods how to put together and edit the frames digitally, adding titles and sounds to bring their characters and stories to life. 
Instructor: Raymond Mullikin

Thursday PM
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October 3-31, 2019

 1:00-4:50pm

$125

SLO-RM 4750
and SLO-RM 4740

 Cartooning with a Raytoons Cartoonist: Visit with Cartoonist/Writer Raymond Mullikin, the creator of various Raytoons comic books and children's books, such as "Quackup" and "2 Many Parakeets". He will show students how to create their own cartoon characters, working in a humorous "Sunday funnies" style. They will learn warm-up and imagination exercises that cartoonists use and discover the basic drawing techniques that make up a cartoon, such as line, shape and value (elements of design). They will be able to draw humorous, simplified faces and figures, cartoon animals, and more. Students will also get drawings and a signed comic book from the artist.

Internet Video Game Designers: Students will explore the world of internet gaming through designing web-based (HTML5) game apps. No prior coding experience necessary! Students will use a coding interface that allows them to experience the full potential of object-oriented programming (coding) without having to learn a complex language. Student-created apps can be accessible on a private site and/or can be played directly on any mobile device or computer. (For offline usage, HTML5 Apps run great offline with the Firefox Web Browser.)

Instructor: Raymond Mullikin