Classes by Category

Fine Arts

Classes for Ages 5-14

Our summer Fine Arts program introduces children to the full artistic cycle, from process to finished product. Our instructors teach many different techniques, provide guidance, and offer assistance as students pursue their passion and nurture their creative spiritwhether that means creating one-of-a-kind works of art, learning to cook Thai food, or joining the crew producing a musical. Our enriched Fine Arts program also integrates math, science, history, literature, and cultural lessons and concepts into the curriculum.
Ooey Gooey Science
Ages 6-8
June 17-21
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Tiffany Tran
This science and art class encourages wonder, curiosity, and creativity with gooey projects! It allows children full hands-on exploring, helping them develop their imaginations while they are learning about their world. Each day students will be immersed in scientific concoctions that involve paint, bubbles, playdough, and many other squishy, colorful mediums. Children should wear play clothes that can get messy.

Street Foods
Morning Fair: Ages 8-11, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Fair: Ages 6-8, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
June 17-21
$185
Instructor: Michelle Bolton
Summer brings many wonderful outdoor activities such as carnivals, farmers markets, amusement parks … and that gives us the perfect opportunity to indulge in innovative, fun foods! Your young chef will be preparing and baking scrumptious ready-to-eat foods such as lemon buddies, raspberry marshmallow magic pie, cupcake pancakes, corndog muffins and more. They will design and customize their own apron, chef hat and recipe box. By the end of the week, the classroom has turned into a mini food market and the students become food cart vendors playfully selling to the other students in the summer program. Students take charge in deciding the menu, preparing the foods, and organizing presentation. This class is always loads of delicious fun for the children!

Animals in Ceramic
Ages 9-14
June 17-21 and/or June 24-28
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Anna Baldi
In this class we will learn a brief history of how animals have been depicted in sculpture all around the world, from the ancient to the contemporary. Students will use this history as inspiration in combination with clay techniques to produce an animal mask and a full body animal sculpture.

Beginning Oil Painting
Ages 11-14
June 17-21
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Anna Baldi
In this introductory oil painting class, students will learn the basics of color mixing, setting up a palette, and painting from observation. After learning the fundamentals, each student will work on a self-directed final project, either a still life or self portrait.

Garden Art
Ages 5-7
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Judith Hart
Children who enjoy gardening and creating art will love this class. Students will create unique planters, bird feeders, wind chimes, plant markers and other forms of art for the garden. Art techniques will include metal embossing, painting, beading and working with clay. Projects will be made from new and recycled materials.

Arts 'n' Crafty Hands
Ages 6-8
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Tiffany Tran
There are many lifelong benefits to learning crafts, but one of the most important is for the children to enjoy themselves! This week we will be creating art using our hands and several different kinds of materials, such as watercolor, paint, glue, string, yarn, ribbon, beads and more. We will be making woven wall hangings and baskets, watercolor yarn art, ribbon bookmarks, and different kinds of jewelry.

Cooking Kids: Simple, Healthy Snacks
Ages 6-8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 8-10, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
June 24-28
$185
Instructor: Nimisha Joshi
This hands-on tasty and healthy cooking class will teach students how to create their own healthy snacks. The basics of health and safety in the kitchen as well as proper table manners will be emphasized throughout the week. By the end, the class will have compiled a cookbook of the week's recipes. Through cooking, valuable life skills are taught and academic lessons such as math, reading and science are explored. Please provide your child with a cutting board.

Fiber Arts & Crafts
Ages 6-9
June 24-28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
August 19-23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
$225
Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
This class will explore different techniques in fiber arts and other crafts. Students will have the opportunity to work with both 2D and 3D materials to create their own unique and exciting pieces. Projects range from textile art, including knitting, weaving, and fabric printing, to paper crafts and stamp making.

Chocolate Works! with Silvana
Ages 10-14
June 24-28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$480
Instructor: Silvana Junge
Students will learn the techniques to make fabulous hand-crafted chocolates: smooth and uniquely flavored ganaches, bonbons, chocolate bark and more. At the end of the week, all of their specially created chocolates will be taken home beautifully boxed up.

It's All Art… and Science
Ages 6-8
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4), $150
July 15-19, $185
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Stasia Smith
Children will be exposed to the crafting basics of weaving, sewing, beading and felting plus the wonder of science through butterflies, summer weather and rainbows. This class highlights the balance between visual art and science. Children will learn skills they'll use for a lifetime as well as honing physical strength and fine motor ability. At the end of the week, students will bring home lovely finished crafted pieces.

Machine Sewing for Boys and Girls
Ages 7-12
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4), $180
August 19-23, $225
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
Students will learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy: sewing! No experience necessary. New students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. The class will begin with a simple project, and then students will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. Many fun and different patterns are presented each time! Please note: For new students, attending on Monday (the first day of class) is mandatory, as instructors will teach basic machine usage and important safety rules.

Sculpting Nature
Ages 7-9
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$150
Instructor: Maria Lee
Students in this class will spend time outside, collecting found and natural materials, and arranging these items into unique forms and designs. Inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy’s sculptures and works of natural and temporary art, we will use elements of nature to create our own art this week. Emphasis is on sustainability, patience and the ability to “let go” all while being creative. This is a process-oriented class.

Let's Craft: Felting and Quilling
Ages 9-12
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$145
Instructor: Kimberly Chu
Two fun crafts will be taught this week: felting and quilling. We will create felted figures using basic hand sewing skills, flat felt, barbed needles, and wool roving. The art of quilling will also be introduced. Using narrow, colorful strips of paper, a slotted tool, and glue, we will create beautiful and unique designs that can be made into pictures and cards. The students are encouraged to draw up their own patterns and dream up their own creations.

Three-Course Summer Meal
Ages 9-14
July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$390
Instructor: Silvana Junge
Students cook up a three-course meal each day this week! These meals will be deliciously prepared using summer-inspired ingredients. Students are closely supervised and will be working with all kinds of kitchen tools.

Beginning Hand Sewing and Crafts
Ages 5-7
July 8-12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
August 12-16, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$225
Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
Learn the basics of hand sewing, knitting, felting, crafting and weaving in this new class, created to introduce our younger students to hand sewing and fiber arts. Students will learn basics like threading needles, tying knots and experimenting with several types of stitches. Students will choose specific projects to work on, such as hand-sewn puppets, pillows, woven rag rugs, bookmarks and accessories. The will also learn and work on knitting. It helps to build fine motor skills, finger dexterity, and most importantly, it will give their creative muscles a workout!
 
Summer Nature Art
Ages 6-8
July 8-12
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Michelle Bolton
Summer is the perfect time to focus on one’s artistic skills. There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the summer, using natural materials from mother earth. Each day, students will be guided through a different visual craft and encouraged along with their special touches and creativity. Projects include bird houses, garden stones, sun photos, leaf prints and weaving.
 
Fairy and Sprite Hideouts 
Ages 7-10
July 8-12          
9:00-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Jessilee Marander
Think little but dream big, as we build fairy-sized hideouts from recycled objects and invent stories about magical sprites and elves. This popular class is great fun for any artist who likes to create miniature homes and hideouts all for imaginative play.
Cake Decorating: Building Buttercream Skills
Ages 9-14
July 8-12
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$350
Instructor: Tenille Van Hollebeke
This class covers a variety of cake decorating skills that can be applied to cake and other sweet treats. In class, you'll learn all about buttercream icing, from making the class recipe to icing a perfectly smooth cake. Add the finishing touches to your cake when you learn how to use decorating bags and tips to pipe buttercream borders, such as the shell and bead border, and then learn how to make your cake blossom with buttercream roses, rosettes, drop flowers, leaves, and grass. We provide all supplies. Students will take home a treat almost every day.
 
Chinese Calligraphy
Ages 9-12
July 8-12
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Yuli Zhu
Students will learn some Chinese characters and their meaning. Children will be exposed to the different Chinese writing skills and taught the process of calligraphy. The Chinese language and culture will be presented.
 
Vision Boards
Ages 9-11
July 8-12
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Stasia Smith
A vision board, also known as a dream board, is a personal collage of affirmations, images, and pictures of what a person dreams to do one day. This class will include thoughtful self-reflecting on who children are today and what their vision is for tomorrow. Students take home their creative boards at the end of the week as a reminder and motivator to reach for their dreams!
 
Creative Art Shotz
Morning Workshop: Ages 6-8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Workshop: Ages 8-10, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
July 15-19
$185
Instructor: Michelle Bolton
Calling all kinds of artists! Spin! Squirt! Flick! Carve! Stick! Click! Print! Join us to explore unique mediums and express your creativity. With paint, ceramic, rock, metal, magnets, wood, canvas and a variety of other interesting materials we will be creating our own works of art all week. Students will transform the photos they’ve taken into artworks such as metal magnet boards, personalized magnets, bird or fairy houses, canvas projects … and more!
 
Drawing & Painting
Ages 9-13, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 7-9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
July 15-19
$185
Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
A drawing and painting class for the student who loves this art. Students will be taught techniques that some of the greatest artists use. The class will get inspiration from nature, still life, and master artists. Each day of the week, the children will be drawing and painting. On Friday, we will invite parents/guardians to come see our mini open house.
 
Sudsy Science Fun with Soaps & Bath Bombs
Ages 7-9
July 15-19
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Tiffany Tran
Making soaps and bath bombs is a creative, hands-on approach to learning chemistry. The science behind making these two fizzy and fragrant items is fantastically fascinating! Students this week will have fun coming up with their own ideas in creating then decorating their own soaps and bath bombs to bring home and share with friends and family.
 
Tarts, Pies and Ice Cream
Ages 7-9, July 15-19, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Ages 6-8, August 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$465
Instructor: Silvana Junge- A tasty week where students will create festive tarts, fruit pies, baked custard tarts, decorative crusts and galettes, as well as pairing an ice cream flavor each day. Students will learn the differences between tarts, pies, and their different crusts. Each of the baked products can be frozen for up to three months.
 
Stamping Art & Stationery
Ages 6-8, July 22-26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 9-13, August 5-9, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
Students will learn about design elements, and create beautiful stationery and artwork by making and applying a variety of stamping techniques. Natural foods, sponges, rubber stamps and more will be used as the stamps. At the end of the week, we’ll have a mini open house to share our creations with parents/guardians and other summer program students."
 
Chinese Painting
Ages 7-9, July 22-26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 6-8, August 5-9, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Yuli Zhu
Children will be taught how to paint in the beautiful style of Chinese painting. Chinese brushes will be used to paint animals, people, flowers, and more. The Chinese language and culture will be presented.
 
Quilting
Ages 7-12
July 22-26
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$225   
Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
Historically considered a utilitarian craft, quilting has now been found to improve well-being and coordination and strengthen math skills. This class will start with a simple, nine-square pillow, and then advance to more complex quilting patterns, like the optical sawtooth and electric fan. Students may also choose to make quilted items, like purses, phone cases, skirts and more.
 
Pickles, Berries, Jams: Food Preservation 101   
Ages 9-12
July 22-26
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Ellen Klein
We’re excited to roll up our sleeves and get on our aprons! This is an introductory class to food preservation. Students will preserve a variety of foods, focusing on what is in season. Depending on the weather and seasonal crops, we may incorporate a day trip of berry picking. Preservation possibilities include pickles, salsa, jams and dried fruit leather.
 
Weaving
Ages 9-13
July 22-26
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
Indigenous peoples from all over the world have enjoyed weaving to create textiles, and this class will study various weaving cultures. Students will build their own sturdy cardboard looms to weave bags, pillows, coasters and more. There will be a parent/guardian “open house” invite on the last day.
 
Art Sparks
Ages 6-8
July 29-August 2
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Hope Frazier
We're using a variety of mediums this week including frozen paint cubes, straws, balloons and sunshine clay. Each art project will be summer themed to celebrate the beautiful summer season!


Recycled Cardboard Zoo Animal Sculptures
Ages 6-8
July 29-August 2
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
Students will start by learning how to make simple sketches of animals. Then they'll work on designs for creating their favorite zoo animals in three dimensions, using cardboard, paints, and other materials. Finally, the whole class will be encouraged to work together to make a model zoo in which to display our creatures for our mini open house on the last day.
 
Knitting
Ages 7-12
July 29-August 2
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$225
Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
Learn the art of knitting and crochet! Knitting is calming, relaxing and keeps us centered because of its repetitive, rhythmic movements. Beginners will start slowly with finger knitting, before moving on to knitting needles and our handy Knifty Knitter Looms. Projects include bookmarks, stuffed animals, hats, headbands, pouches and more!
 
Jewelry Making
Ages 8-13, July 29-August 2, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Ages 6-8, August 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$225
Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
Take your accessory game to the next level with our jewelry design class! Students will start with simple projects like shrinky dinks, clay beads and macrame, and then move on to more complex techniques with wire wrapping, chain and leather work, beading and weaving. Students will create layered necklaces, chandelier earrings, gemstone rings and more. Supplies include organic and repurposed materials, fun gemstones, studs and rhinestones.
 
Cake Decorating: Creating Fun Cake Toppers
Ages 9-14
July 29-August 2
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$440
Instructor: Tenille Van Hollebeke
A cute customized cake topper goes a long way towards making a dessert that friends and family will rave about! Students will learn the secrets to successful cake toppers to help them turn their next cakey creation into something almost too good to eat. Students will learn the basics of getting started, selecting the correct medium, design options, personal skill level, and sizing for their projects. We’ll be using fondant and gum paste for our creations. Students will take home a treat almost every day.
 
Fabulous Funky Plushies
Ages 9-14
July 29-August 2
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
Plushies are wonderful, cuddly stuffed toys. Students will be in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week, sewing their own plushies. Students will design some of their own cute and cool plushies and glam and geeky plushies, during this hands-on creative week.
 
Wire Sculpture
Ages 9-14
July 29-August 2
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
Students will learn how to create art with wire sculpture! This pliable medium is great for children who love to work with their hands. First, we'll create sketches of how we envision our sculptures, and then we’ll handle the wire and create 3D pieces based on our sketches. Students will have the opportunity to create at least three pieces and then share the results at our mini open house on the last day.
 
Learning to Bake from Scratch
Ages 5-7
August 5-9 and/or August 19-23
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$465
Instructor: Silvana Junge
Children love to bake! In this popular class, learn how to make fantastic desserts and dishes with Silvana. This class is specifically designed to grant our youngest chefs the attention needed to learn fundamental baking skills.
 
Brick Animation
Ages 7-12
August 5-9
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$225
Instructor: Lukas Allenbaugh of Creative Art Network (C.A.N.)
This week, the theme is up to the student! Students will be offered several ideas, such as superheroes, aliens, magic, animals and more. Then the children will decide what they wish to create for the week. Students will use iPads to take animation photos of LEGO® pieces and edit video and sound. Set, character, and story construction will be taught while integrating math, science and visual and language arts.
 
Origami
Ages 7-9
August 5-9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
The art of origami, or Japanese paper folding, has mesmerized children and adults alike for centuries. In this class, students will be taught the history of the art form and its amazing usefulness and instructed on different designs to create. Students will discover that with origami, it’s practice, practice, practice! This is the perfect class for determined children who enjoy working with their hands. We’ll offer a large variety of materials and folding options to work with. At the end of the week, we’ll share our creations in a mini open house.
 
Sci-Fi Art
Ages 7-12
August 5-9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$225
Instructor: Lukas Allenbaugh of Creative Art Network (C.A.N.)
For this course, students will be drawing in 2D and 3D, using shading and texturing to create unique worlds integrating creature-like characters, science fiction vehicles, inventions and architecture. We’ll use traditional art supplies: pens, pencils, and markers. Students will bring home a portfolio of their work on the last day.
 
Book Arts
Ages 9-12
August 5-9
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Ellen Klein
Students will explore the world of book arts from paper making to book binding. A new project will be presented each day, culminating in personally embellished boxes to house and transport all of their creations.
 
Clay Animation
Ages 7-12
August 12-16
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
$225
Instructor: Lukas Allenbaugh of Creative Art Network (C.A.N.)
Students will use iPads to take animation photos and edit video and sound as they design their own animation story. Set, character, and story construction will be taught while integrating subjects including math, science and visual and language arts.
 
Friendship Bracelets
Ages 7-9
August 12-16
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$185
Instructor: Maria Lee
How many different kinds of friendship bracelets can be made? Many! Join us for a fun crafting week focusing on this classic, colorful summer favorite. Exchanging these decorative, handmade bracelets has always been a symbol of friendship and kindness, and summer is a great time for making memories and learning this relaxing pastime. Students will learn how to make bracelets, keychains and anklets.
 
Make Your Own Comic Book
Ages 7-12
August 12-16
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
$225
Instructor: Lukas Allenbaugh of Creative Art Network (C.A.N.)
Students will draw out their own comic books using traditional art supplies, while learning storyboarding, basic character drawing and 3D drawing. Students will receive coaching on how to draw specific characters and 3D objects if help is requested, and they will be supported in finding their own artistic style.
 
Fashion Design
Ages 8-14
August 12-16
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
$390
Instructors of Chelsea Cook's Little Hands Creations
This week, students will tap into their fashion design abilities by drawing, designing and sewing a complete look from their own imagination! After sketching their design, students will take a trip to a nearby fabric store where they will select supplies, and then spend the remainder of the week sewing. On the final day of class, we'll show off our creations: parents/guardians invited! Please note: This class has a prerequisite of a Beginners Sewing Class from Little Hands Creations.


The Evergreen School
15201 Meridian Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133
206.364.2650
The Evergreen School is a private, Seattle-area school  serving the needs of gifted students in preschool through 8th grade.