Classes by Age

Ages 8-10

List of 5 items.

  • Fine Arts

    Chinese Painting
    Instructor: Yuli Zhu    
    Ages 8-11 years old, July 2-6 (closed Wed., July 4), 1:00-4:00 p.m., $145
    Ages 6-9 years old, July 9-13, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $180
    This class presents Chinese language and culture through the art of painting. Children will be taught how to paint in the beautiful style of Chinese painting, using Chinese brushes to paint animals, people, flowers, and more.

    Machine Sewing Beginning and Advanced Skills
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook’s Little Hands Creations
    Ages 7-13 years old, June 25-29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00, $215
    Ages 6-10 years old, July 2-6 (closed Wed., July 4), 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., $165
    Ages 6-10 years old, August 20-24, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $215
    Children are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy…sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. Beginning students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques with a few prerequisite projects, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. Student will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the week. All supplies (and machine!) provided.
     
    Fiber Arts & Crafts
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook’s Little Hands Creations
    Ages 6-10 years old
    July 2-6 (closed Wed., July 4)      
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $165
    This class explores different techniques in fiber arts. We will explore both textile art and paper crafts. Textile art includes knitting, weaving, dyeing and bleach printing. Paper crafts will be comprised of paper making, fiber marbling, paper stars, pop up-books, stamp making, flip books, scratch boards, papier-mâché and screen printing.
     
    Jewelry Making
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook’s Little Hands Creations
    Ages 6-11 years old
    August 6-10 
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
    $215 
    Students may take their jewelry accessory game to the next level with our design class! We’ll begin with simple projects such as Shrinky Dinks, clay beads, and macramé, before moving on to more complex techniques with wire wrapping, chain, beading and weaving. The children will be creating layered necklaces, chandelier earrings, gemstone rings, and anything else they can dream up. We’ll be using organic and re-purposed materials, fun gemstones, studs, and rhinestones. 
     
    Australian Aboriginal Painting
    Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
    Morning Workshop: Ages 9-12 years old, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Afternoon Workshop: Ages 7-9 years old, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    July 16-20    
    $180 each class
    Australian Aboriginal mythology is colorful, fascinating, and a delight for students. Students will learn some myths, the myths' visual symbols found in artworks, and be able to apply these symbols to their own artwork. We will do dot painting on boards, with an option to transform everyday objects brought from home.
     
    Weaving
    Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
    Ages 7-9 years old
    July 23-27
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  
    $180
    Indigenous peoples from all over the world have long enjoyed weaving to create textiles. The class will study various weaving cultures, and build our own cardboard looms to weave bags, pillows, coasters, or other ideas your child might have.
     
    Sweet Treats Cooking & Baking
    Instructor: Kimberly Norby
    Ages 7-9 years old
    July 23-27    
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    A hands-on cooking and baking class with simple yet yummy projects. Learning to cook includes introducing valuable life skills, such as cooperation, confidence, team work, patience, and safety. In addition, cooking is a great way to incorporate academic lessons in math, reading, and science.
     
    Arts ’n’ Crafty Hands
    Instructor: Stasia Smith
    Ages 7-9 years old
    August 6-10        
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    There are many lifelong benefits to learning and doing crafts, but the most important one is for 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. The children will be very busy all week!
     
    Oodles of Noodles
    Instructor: Kimberly Norby
    Ages 7-9 years old
    August 6-10    
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    It’s hard to beat homemade noodles! In this class, we’ll be making noodles, experimenting with noodles, creating with noodles, and then, of course, eating noodles. It’s a cooking, science and craft class.
     
    Dessert Bake-off
    Instructor: Silvana Junge
    Ages 7-11 years old
    August 13-17      
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $460
    Every day students will make one special dessert with a few steps involved. Chef Silvana is making certain they pay attention to taste, creativity and appearance! On the last day, the final competition takes place—and the final surprise baking project will be more elaborate and detailed. Students will work in pairs but also independently on their recipe and a recipe from Chef Silvana, and they will have to use all they learned during the week to execute that last challenge!
     
    Quilting
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook’s Little Hands Creations
    Ages 7-12 years old
    August 20-24    
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $215
    Historically known as a utilitarian craft, quilting is now widely recognized as art, and it has also been found to improve well-being and coordination and even strengthen math skills. Quilting expands on the child’s sewing, basic geometry, problem solving, eye-hand coordination, and social skills. We’ll start with a simple nine-square pillow, and then advance to more complex quilting patterns, like optical sawtooth and electric fan. Students may also choose to sew together clothing or other cool projects using their newly discovered quilt design skills. All materials provided. This class is only open to children with experience in sewing.
     
    Learn Knitting
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook’s Little Hands Creations    
    Ages 7-13 years old
    June 25-29 and/or August 6-10  
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $215 each class
    Learn the art of knitting and crochet! Knitting is calming, relaxing, and keeps us centered because of its repetitive rhythmic movements. It is also excellent at strengthening hand-eye coordination. Beginners will start slowly with finger knitting, before moving on to knitting needles and our handy Knifty Knitter Looms. Projects include book markers, stuffed animals, hats, headbands, pouches and more! Both beginning and advanced skills are taught.
     
    Carnival Foods
    Instructor: Michelle Bolton
    Morning Festival: Ages 8-10 years old, 9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.
    Afternoon Festival: Ages 6-8 years old, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    June 18-22
    $180 per class
    With summer comes many wonderful outdoor activities, like carnivals, fairs, amusement parks… and that gives us the perfect opportunity to indulge in silly, fun foods! During this week, our young chefs will prepare and bake things like Lemon Buddies, Raspberry Marshmallow Magic Pie, Corndog Muffins, Confetti Jar Cake and more. Each student will design a personalized apron, chef’s hat, and recipe keeper. Students take charge in deciding the menu, preparing food, and organizing presentation.
     
    Creative Art Shotz
    Instructor: Michelle Bolton
    Morning Workshop: Ages 6-8 years old, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Afternoon Workshop: Ages 8-10 years old, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    July 16-20
    $180 each class
    Calling all kinds of artists! Spin! Squirt! Flick! Carve! Stick! Click! Print! Join us to explore different 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. Transform photos into art, design metal magnet boards, personalized magnets, a unique spin on bird houses, cool canvas projects…and more!

    Let’s Craft ~ Felting, Quilling
    Instructor: Kimberly Daane
    Ages 8-11 years old
    June 25-29    
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    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.
     
    Breads, Soups, Salads
    Instructor: Silvana Junge
    Ages 8-11 years old
    July 9-13
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $420
    Each night a scrumptious, tasty bread is paired with a hearty soup and salad to take home to enjoy for dinner. Children will learn the science behind creating breads and soups. Silvana is a former pastry chef and now owner of Silvana Specialty Desserts Academy.
     
    Blooming Buddies ~ Art of Flower Arranging
    Instructors: Tara Slinden and Pandora Bjeletich
    Ages 8-11 years old
    July 23-27
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Students spend the week basking in the beauty of plants and flowers as they learn to plant and arrange them. Students will start off the week with a tour of a local nursery, learning about the varieties of plants and flowers that grow best in our region. In addition, students will learn the basics of flower arranging using fresh-cut flowers to design a beautiful vase arrangement. The week will also include crafting projects, watercolor painting, and short story writing. And the best part of this class: children get a chance to give back to their community by gifting one of their arrangements to a local senior community. The ideal class for your budding florist.

    Printmaking
    Instructor: Caroline Rockey
    Ages 8-12 years old
    July 16-20
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    Play with the historical art method of printmaking: the process of making your own picture and printing it onto paper. Experiment with texture, line, color and composition to create a unique image, beginning with drawing an idea, moving to creating your plate, and inking it. Students will print with simple paper stencils, linoleum blocks and acrylic glass. We will also discuss and use Durer and Picasso as inspiration!
     
    Frosty Baking
    Instructor: Silvana Junge
    Ages 8-12 years old
    August 20-24    
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $460
    A chilly week of working with frozen desserts! Students will learn how to make sorbet, ice cream, sherbet, frozen cake, icebox cake—and we’ll follow wherever else our frozen imaginations take us. All made from scratch using only local, fresh and organic ingredients. Silvana is a pastry chef and owner of Silvana Specialty Desserts.
     
    Fashion Design
    Instructors of Chelsea Cook’s Little Hands Creations    
    Ages 8-14 years old
    July 30-August 3      
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    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 field trip to Jo Ann Fabrics, where they’ll select their supplies. (All supplies included in the price of the class.) On our final day, we’ll have a fashion show in the classroom. This class has a prerequisite of a Beginners Sewing Class from Little Hands Creations.
     
    Making Zines!
    Instructor: Rachel Edelman
    Ages 10-14 years old, June 18-22, 1:00-4:00 p.m.    
    Ages 9-12 years old, June 25-29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    Explore your passions through your own handmade mini-comic! Zines are small, self-published books by people who want to share what they love. From pets and jokes to made-up worlds, students will use drawing, writing, poetry, collage, and hand-sewn binding to craft their unique publications. Students will receive lots of encouragement and support as they practice creativity and independent inquiry.
     
    Colorful Crafts
    Instructor: Melaney Mayne
    Ages 9-12 years old  
    June 25-29
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    The students will be creating colorful crafts all week! We’ll discuss the color wheel and experiment with which colors look good together. Projects will include tie-dye, t-shirt design, friendship bracelets, canvas painting, origami, knitting and more.
     
    Pickles, Berries, Jams: Food Preservation 101
    Instructor: Ellen Klein    
    Ages 9-12 years old    
    August 6-10        
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    We’re excited to roll up our sleeves and get on our aprons for the possibility of making pickles, salsa, jams, and even dried fruit leather. Children will be introduced to the basics of food preservation and preserve a variety of foods, focusing on what is in season. Depending on weather and seasonal crops, we may incorporate a berry picking trip.

    Chinese Calligraphy
    Instructor: Yuli Zhu
    Ages 9-13 years old
    July 2-6 (closed Wed., July 4)      
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    This class presents Chinese language and culture through the art of calligraphy. Students will learn Chinese characters and their meaning. Children will be exposed to the different Chinese writing skills and taught the process of calligraphy.
     
    Papermaking Pizzazz
    Instructor: Caroline Rockey
    Ages 9-13 years old
    July 9-13  
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180  
    Students will learn the beauty of paper and all the ways you can use it. We will use a recycled paper journal as our home-base for the week. We will make our own paper from scratch using pulp and watercolor for dye, learn how to cut 3D pop-up sculptures out of paper, and make stencils and print designs using rollers in our journals! What an adventure with paper.  
     
    Painting & Printing Pop Art
    Instructor: Shellwyn Badger
    Ages 9-13 years old
    July 23-27
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    Beautiful, bright works of art will emerge throughout the duration of this course. Using paint as the primary medium, students will use photography, advertisements, and famous works of art as inspiration to create their own pieces of pop art. The class will work with repetition in art, printing techniques, and mixing bold, loud colors to express vibrant images and messages. Students will explore the use of canvas as well, creating their own spin on historical art by replicating famous works from the 1960s’ pop art genre.

    Mystery Basket Cooking Fun
    Instructor: Silvana Junge
    Ages 9-14 years old
    June 18-22
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $495
    This is an exciting and delicious cooking class. On Monday and Wednesday, the students are taught how to make a dish that they will execute in class. They will take home that prepared dish to be enjoyed with their families. On Tuesday and Thursday, students will have the Mystery Basket challenge. They are given similar but different ingredients, and then they execute a recipe for that day with some help from Silvana. On the last day, Friday, the Mystery Basket Competition takes place… and it’s always so much fun!
     
    Cake Decorating
    Instructor: Tenille Van Hollebeke
    Ages 9-14 years old
    June 25-29 and/or July 9-13
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $330 each class
    This class covers a variety of cake-decorating skills that can be applied to other sweet treats too! In class, you'll learn all about buttercream icing—from making the class recipe to icing a perfectly smooth cake. Add the perfect 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, then learn how to make your cake blossom with buttercream roses, rosettes, drop flowers, leaves, and grass. We provide all supplies.
     
  • Learning & Enrichment

    Very Beginning Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 5-8 years old
    June 17-21
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Lori Osseward
    This class is a great introduction for beginners to learn the basics of this wonderfully challenging game. Chess helps young minds to develop exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills. Chess also increases creativity and cognitive skills. Coach Lori uses games, stories, puzzles, and art projects to help our very young children learn to love this ancient game.
     
    Bughouse Team Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 6-14 years old
    June 17-21 and/or August 19-23
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    $330
    Head Coach: Leo Stefurak
    Bughouse Team Chess is a four-person game between pairs of cooperating chess partners, played according to a nationally codified set of rules. Children seeking fun team play should join us for study and practice of this unique game. Beginners welcome; no previous bughouse experience necessary.
     
    Comparison of Children's Authors
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    Ages 6-8 years old
    June 17-21
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    The class combines it all: reading, writing, and art. Children will spend the week learning about famous, creative, and entertaining children’s authors and their illustrators. Students will create and illustrate their own stories. The class will discuss story sequence and character development as well.
     
    Learning to Love Writing
    Ages 6-8 years old, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 8-10 years old, 1:00-4:00 p.m.   
    June 17-21    
    $185
    Instructor: Nimisha Joshi
    Students fall in love with writing for a variety of purposes. Different ways to enjoy writing can be as simple as making lists or writing letters to friends, or something more such as keeping a journal, creating a comic book, or even writing a story. Students will receive lots of encouragement all week in this class. It’s a great way for children to use their imaginations while improving their writing skills.
     
    Building Bonanza for Girls and Boys
    Ages 8-10 years old
    June 17-21
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Sandra Brown-Potter
    We’re using KAPLA blocks all week! These deceptively simple, uniform wood planks are a Dutch designer's amazing creation, named as a short form of "Kabouter Plankjes," or "gnome planks" in Dutch. Their magic is to open up an unbelievably rich world of spatial reasoning, perseverance, teamwork, focus and concentration. KAPLA constructions weave together elements of art, architecture, physics and above all fun. Students will tackle a myriad of different engineering challenges throughout the week, from towers to spirals to cantilevers. This class encourages teamwork, communication and cooperation throughout.

    Energy! Power!
    Ages 6-8 years old
    June 24-28
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    An energizing week for the children! Students will be discovering and learning about different kinds of energy all week. Each day will focus on a type; solar, wind, water, food, man-made, and more.
     
    Intermediate Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 6-14 years old
    June 24-28 and/or August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    $330
    Instructor: Head Coach: Leo Stefurak; Assistant Coach: Lori Osseward
    Children who have had previous chess instruction may enroll. Tactical skills and middle-game strategies will be emphasized as students build upon their opening knowledge and individual styles. A training tournament will be conducted each afternoon enabling students to join theory with practice.
     
    Salmon Celebration
    Ages 6-8
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    Students will learn all about the lives of salmon through story, song, movement, and art. Investigations will include learning all about the salmon life cycle and its stages, salmon structures, the needs of salmon in each stage of life, and how pollution can cause harm to salmon and their habitat.
     
    Introduction to Typing/Keyboarding Skills
    Ages 7-9
    June 24-28 and/or August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  
    $185
    Instructor: Stasia Smith
    Typing is an invaluable skill that takes time and lots of practice to master. This class is for students with little or no experience. We will discuss the history of typing and why it’s important. Students learn about proper ergonomics and the home row keys. Students will also be exposed to several typing programs and games. A list of resources will go home on the last day.       
     
    Mindfulness Matters and More
    Ages 8-10
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Sandra Brown-Potter
    If your child is curious about the state of mindfulness and loves art, then this is the perfect summer class! This class is a week-long exploration of mindfulness practices. We will be creating make-and-take mindfulness tools that are both beautiful and useful, as well as practicing mindfulness through various art media. Join us in this relaxing class and go home with a mind jar, a zen garden and much more.
     
    Girl Gamers
    Ages 9-12
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Kimberly Chu
    Calling all girl gamers! This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other girls who game all while playing a variety of fun strategy games. Students will learn and play various games such as Settlers of Catan, Star Realms, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic and more. Learn how to play some of those favorite strategic games in a safe, supportive environment.

    City Explorers
    Ages 10-13, June 24-28
    Ages 8-10, July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Melaney Mayne & Erik Eriksen
    Seattle is a big, exciting city with lots to offer. Students will have the opportunity to navigate the city by bus, learn to read maps, learn budgeting for their food and entertainment each day … then we’re out to plot our course for adventure! The class will plan trips to little-known sites around Seattle, visit local markets to try adventurous foods, and map and journal our discoveries along the way, all while feeling our sense of place and belonging in the big city. Students will be learning valuable life skills this week.

    It's 8:00 a.m. Somewhere in Our World
    Ages 7-9
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4), 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., $150
    July 8-12, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., $185
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    This week-long class combines international studies with cooking. Each day we’ll be learning a bit about the culture and cuisine from a specific country. Lessons will be taught using stories, cooking and craft projects, and geography and science.

    Pollution Science Explorers
    Ages 6-8
    July 8-12
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    We're exploring the interesting science behind pollution this week ... and what can we do about it! The class will be doing hands-on experiments to learn about the effects of pollution on our environment. We'll discuss ideas in a group, then come up with solutions for how to reduce and eliminate our own carbon footprints.
     
    Novel Engineering
    Ages 7-9
    July 8-12                    
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    A reading, writing and story creation class exploring the engineering and design process through the exploration of literature! Through discussion and attentive reading, students will collect problems that a character is facing, then explore the needs and constraints of the character and brainstorm possible solutions. For a hands-on approach, students will work in teams to plan and build a functional prototype in order to meet the needs and constraints of their characters.
     
    Press Pass: The Daily Newspaper
    Ages 7-9
    July 8-12 and/or August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    We’re learning how to interview, write, photograph, and report for our own daily publication. Students are taught report writing mechanics and how to transfer the content into a quick-read, interesting piece for an audience.
     
    Terrariums
    Ages 9-14
    July 8-12
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
    Students will be creating their own indoor garden: a terrarium. They will have many different items to select from. We may be planting mini ferns, succulents, or maybe even air plants or cactuses. Class discussion will include stewardship, interconnectedness with nature, plant lifecycle and the importance of ecosystems.

    Author Study
    Ages 6-9
    July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    In this class, students are comparing and contrasting three beloved author/illustrators: Arnold Lobel, Arthur Dorros and Margaret Wise Brown. The class will be practicing the story book writing process and students will have the opportunity to write and illustrate their very own story.
     
    Science Experiments
    Ages 6-8
    July 15-19
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    This week we’re discussing the scientific method of coming up with a hypothesis, following a procedure, coming up with a conclusion, and then analyzing if they were the same or different. Students work through a variety of fun, hands-on science projects and even come up with some of their own. The class will be working with easy-to-gather supplies such as vinegar, baking soda, water bottles, balloons, and food coloring. New experiments presented each day.
     
    Improving to Advanced Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 7-14
    July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    $330
    Instructor: Leo Stefurak
    Students wishing to build an opening repertoire and develop endgame skills are welcome to join in a week of study and play. Tournament experience is recommended along with a desire to systematize chess study in opening systems, middlegame plans and endgame procedures. Thinking methodologies, visualization approaches, and the unification of strategy with tactics will be the focus of this week’s advanced study and tournament play. A training tournament and individual game review will accompany our chess study throughout the week.

    Beginning-Intermediate Chess for Girls and Boys
    Ages 5-9
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185                                                    
    Instructor: Lori Osseward
    Children at the beginning and beginning-intermediate levels may enroll. Coach Lori is highly skilled at teaching and working with children at their appropriate chess playing levels. Children will learn the basic rules of chess and then practice through friendly games.
     
    Animal Exploration
    Ages 6-8
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    Science with animals! Discussion and lessons in this fun-filled class will involve the different needs different animals have and their diverse habitats. Other topics will include animal diets, body parts, how different animals move, what special abilities they have, and much more.
     
    Chinese Culture
    Ages 6-8
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Yuli Zhu
    Through this hands-on class, students will experience China. Students will learn Chinese songs and Chinese words, make Chinese-inspired crafts, play traditional Chinese games, and taste Chinese food.
     
    Discover Geometry
    Ages 6-8
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier
    This class offers a week of geometric fun filled with games, math art, stories, and building materials. Students will learn about geometric shapes and solids and do hands-on work with perimeter, area, and squaring and cubing numbers.
     
    Cardboard Academy
    Ages 7-9
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Karen Kessinger
    We’ll be in The Evergreen School’s innovation makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week transforming cardboard into dream houses, arcade games, toys or anything else your child imagines! We’ll focus on the development of construction and craftsmanship skills with a variety of tools and materials. Design, engineering, art, and imagination all in one!
     
    Geology Rocks!
    Ages 8-11
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructor: Amy Bergin of Rock Solid Science
    A fun geology class where we’ll uncover the mysteries of our planet while exploring the earth from its core to the outer reaches of space. Students will discover why lava is hot and how gemstones are formed. They get to grow their own crystals, crack geodes and learn why scientists want to mine asteroids. Join us for this exciting class as we learn about our world from the inside out!
     
    Junior Math Olympiad
    Ages 8-10
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
    Curious about what math competitions are all about? This week will be full of problem solving, collaborative teamwork, and mental math. Students will build their risk-taking muscles as they try new ways of exercising their knowledge. We will balance creative mathematical thinking with fun puzzles and math games. If your child has ever wondered how extracurricular math teams operate, then here’s a chance to find out!
     
    Robot Building & Programming
    Ages 9-12
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Lina Rose and Bob Kelly
    This is an all-day robotics class where students will practice all the elements of robot building and programming. Students will learn the Mindstorm program, how to use a variety of sensors, how to incorporate simple machines, how to leverage the elements of physics and how to build robots for a variety of tasks. In this hands-on class, students will learn skills as they build and program, and will culminate with a Future Lego League-style robot competition. If your child is currently in FLL and looking to increase programming skills, this a great class—or if your child just enjoys robotics and wants more hands-on practice, this is also a great class!

    Building and Architecture
    Ages 6-8
    July 29-August 2
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Hope Frazier- Building and architectural challenges all week! Students will be challenged to build structures that support a dictionary, survive a mini-earthquake, and reach the ceiling; all while having a great time. Class discussion will include cool facts about the buildings around us. We'll also be making our own structures out of everything from sugar cubes to cement we made ourselves.
     
    Picture Book Design Thinking
    Ages 6-8
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Megan Logan
    Engineers solve problems by making things that work or by making things better. We’re in The Evergreen School's innovation makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week using cardboard, paint, and other tools to build solutions to problems set forth in picture books. For example, after reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff, how else could the goats have gotten across the river? Design a solution for them! What about Olympig!, where Boomer participates in the Animal Olympics but has trouble with the pole vault—what could we design to help him?
     
    Design Your Own Hero
    Ages 7-9
    July 29-August 2
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    There are plenty of princes, princesses, and heroes in our world … but how many of them look, act, and think like us? In this class there will be elements of storytelling centered around a comic book writing and presentation style. This is a class where we’re designing the idols of our dreams and completing a story panel to take home by the end of the week. This is an imaginative creative writing and drawing class.
     
    Speak … Eat … Spanish!
    Ages 7-9
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Maria Lee
    Each day, this class will take a look at the culture, food, and language of a different Spanish-speaking country. Over the week, we’ll discuss all the ways in which countries that share the same language can really be so different. We’ll be immersed in Latin and Spanish culture all week while we’re cooking and participating in fun Spanish lessons.
              
    Flash Fiction
    Ages 9-11
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Sophie Taylor
    Students will read and discuss short stories and vignettes, and learn to write short but powerful stories, drawing on the powers of imagery and suggestion. Students will learn not only to produce stories, but to edit for length—the best writing is efficient, and students will use the workshopping process to help one another write efficient, creative prose. Students will also participate in the Six Word Story challenge, made famous by "For sale: baby shoes, never worn," attributed to Hemingway.
     
    Strategy, Problem Solving, Creativity … Board Games!
    Ages 6-8
    August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Tiffany Tran
    Board games are a sometimes-overlooked educational tool. Children need, and acquire, many key skills in order to successfully play board games, including communicating, creativity, fine and gross motor development, strategy, patience, and reading, among others. Some of the wonderful games your child will experience this week include Cranium, Scrabble, Blokus, Labyrinth and an assortment of card games.
     
    Strategy Games and Problem Solving Adventures
    Ages 8-10
    August 5-9
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
    Students will solve pressing problems of a bus stuck in the desert, renegade zombies, a loner vampire, and the undercover mystery on the train. Stories will include complex calculations and opportunities to communicate their thinking and convince each other of the viability of their solutions. Students will be supported in all ways as needed.

    Beginning Computer Coding for Girls
    Ages 7-9
    August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Stasia Smith
    This is an introductory and exploratory coding class for girls who are curious about programming but have never tried it or have very little experience. We will discuss the importance of computer programming and what it means to be a programmer. Students will explore several different engaging activities on Code.org, ScratchJr and Girls Who Code.
     
    DIY Electronics
    Ages 9-14
    August 12-16
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
    Join us in The Evergreen School's makerspace, the BIG Lab, this week to explore different directions of smart electronics, like interactive wearables, room decorations, or goofy robots. You might choose to lay with sensors, addressable LED strips, servos, a variety of types of microcontrollers, and/or 3D printed or laser cut components. Every student will get to take home their final major project!
     
    Hot Stuff
    Ages 9-11
    August 12-16
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Karen Kessinger
    Things are warming up in The Evergreen School's innovation BIG lab this week! We’re experimenting with heat press vinyl, crayons, fun shrinky dinks ... and even chocolate. We’ll be using glue guns, irons, hot plates, and our oven to create these imaginative science projects.
     
    Philosophy: No Question Too Small or Too Big
    Ages 9-11 years old, August 12-16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 10-13 years old, August 19-23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Bryan Carr
    Philosophy is both the foundation and the peak of education, and young people are naturals at it if given the chance. In this introductory class, we will start with stories, games, and movie and video clips, as well as food, and then move on together to rediscover the biggest, most perplexing issues of all. Rather than be told answers, students will generate questions, by thinking together about science, ethics, art, and more. We will discover that thought is a great deal of fun, while developing critical thinking and listening carefully to each other. Because there is no end to puzzlement or to understanding, the class is never the same twice, and is appropriate for both first-time and returning students. Dialogue is guided by the instructor.
     
    French Culture
    Ages 6-8
    August 19-23
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Kim Chastagner
    This is a fun introduction to French culture and language through games, art projects, and delicious French pastries! Students will have the opportunity to order (and taste) French pastries in class. Vocabulary will be introduced through popular French children's songs and games. Students will also learn about the city of Paris and its beautiful monuments, as well as the stories of famous Impressionist artists, and students will have opportunities to create their own art projects.
     
    Video Game Design for Girls and Boys
    Ages 9-14
    August 19-23
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Gelareh Roomiany
    A class for students who love animated storytelling or have wonderful video game ideas they would like to actualize! Students will have the opportunity to make fun, interactive animations and video games, as well as learn game mechanics and advanced coding techniques.

  • Outdoor Education

    Day Hiking Basics
     
    Ages 6-9
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Melaney Mayne & Erik Eriksen
    There’s no better way to spend summer days than hiking in and around our beautiful Seattle! These day hikes are light and simple, great for the young and beginner hiking enthusiast. This camp is designed to teach the value of hiking while enjoying the outdoors. Each morning we'll head out for a hike with plenty of rest stops, nature education, and fun along the way. Children must bring a light backpack to sufficiently carry their lunch and water bottle. They must also have tie-up sturdy sneakers or hiking boots. We'll be visiting parks with beach access, so plan to get a little wet and dirty each day!

    Hiking & Berry Picking
    Ages 9-12
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructor: Lina Rose
    Students will hike each day in search of outdoor beauty and nature's best snack: berries! Students will learn to identify common berries such as raspberries, strawberries, salmonberries, blackberries, loganberries and other berries that are in season depending on the weather. Hikes will vary between four and seven miles long. Students should wear sturdy sneakers or hiking boots and bring a water bottle and lunch.

    Hiking: Intermediate Skills
    Ages 9-11
    August 5-9
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Melaney Mayne & Erik Eriksen
    This week is designed for the student who loves hiking and is ready each morning to hit the trails! We’re teaching students about the value of natural spaces while simply enjoying the outdoors. Our outdoor education teachers always encourage students along to leave no trace while hiking, and to enjoy the beauty along the way. Each morning we'll head out for a hike with plenty of rest stops and nature education. Students must bring a light backpack to sufficiently carry their lunch and water bottle. They should also have tie-up sturdy sneakers or hiking boots.





  • Performing Arts

    Storytelling Through Classical Ballet: Coppelia, Swan Lake, Peter and The Wolf, and More!
    Ages 7-9, June 17-21 and/or June 24-28, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 5-6, July 8-12 and/or July 15-19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Piper Foster
    Dolls come to life when dance, music, and storytelling combine in this comprehensive introductory class to classical ballet. Each day, students will dive into a ballet, learning the history and experiencing the story through music, books and video clips. A daily ballet class will teach fundamental technique before applying their knowledge and skills to a short piece of choreography from the ballet.
     
    Hip Hop Dance
    Ages 8-11
    June 24-28 and/or July 15-19           
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jessica Jobaris
    Join us for a fun week learning about the dance of hip hop! Two parts hip hop, one part modern dance, one part martial arts, and one part ballet … mix it all in a blender and shake it up in the summer heat, then throw it on a stage and make a stunning dance piece incorporating all these different genres of dance. Students should wear sneakers and comfortable clothing each day.
     
    Musical Theater: Songs from Mary Poppins
    Ages 9-13
    June 24-28  
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $385
    Instructors: Jessica Low & Melissa Maanao
    If your child is a fan of Mary Poppins or Mary Poppins Returns, then don't miss this awesome opportunity! In this rehearsal class, students will rehearse and stage production numbers from both movies and develop skills in dancing, hip hop, singing and rapping. On the last day, we will share a performance with friends and family.

    Bollywood Dance
    Ages 8-10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 6-8, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    July 1-5 (closed July 4)
    $150
    Instructor: Nimisha Joshi
    Bollywood is a huge film industry in Mumbai, India. Students will be learning a choreographed dance routine from popular Hindi/Bollywood songs. Bollywood dancing is a fun way to get a dose of cardio and good exercise! Dance steps and routines will be introduced, and basic Hindi key words and phrases will be taught and spoken. On Friday of this week, our class will invite others to show what we’ve learned.


    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.
     
    We Got Annie: A Dance Adventure
    Ages 7-8
    July 8-12 and/or July 15-19
    1:00-4:00 p.m.  
    $185
    Instructor: Piper Foster
    Ballet, jazz and modern combine in this dance camp inspired by none other than the musical Annie! Each day students will learn about the story through books and activities, participate in a dance lesson, and learn a short piece of choreography inspired by the classic play. Students are encouraged to enroll in both weeks, but have the option to enroll in just one. Always remember… you're never fully dressed without a smile!
     
    Musical Production: Frozen
    Instructors: Eia Waltzer and Melissa Maanao
    Ages 9-12  
    Two weeks: July 8-19   
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $770
    Instructors: Eia Waltzer & Melissa Maanao
    Two weeks. Two shows on Friday, July 19, one at 3:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Theater. Full attendance on all ten days of rehearsal and for both performances is required for participation. Children 11 or 12 years old should only participate in one of our summer musicals (Frozen or Honk).
    Calling actors, singers, and dancers! The Evergreen School Summer Performing Arts Program is putting on the first of two big shows this summer and we need your talent! In this two-week production class, students become members of a small cast, and each day is filled with fun activities that build skills in musical theater performance. Every student enrolled receives a copy of the music, a rehearsal cd and the script in advance of rehearsals. Auditions take place on the first day of class. On the last day, July 19, in partnership with our Backstage Crew and Costume Crew classes, actors will present two big performances (3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.) complete with sets, costumes and lights. Our performing arts program has a team of five experienced teaching artists all led by Evergreen’s Vanessa Miller.

    Mystery Theater
    Ages 7-10  
    July 22-26
    1:00-4:00 p.m.      
    $185
    Instructor: Eric Ankrim
    Join this team of detectives leading the investigation to help tie clues together and solve an original story mystery. Using various prompts such as pictures, found objects, typed-written notes, students will create an original play filled with complex characters and surprising events. Each day is filled with activities in creating a character, writing dialogue, and staging a scene. On the last day, students share their collaborative mystery with family and friends.
     
    Out of the Box Costumes
    Ages 7-10 
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jessilee Marander
    This is the perfect class for the young budding costume designer with a rich imagination for storytelling. Every day, students will explore the art of simple costume design by working with fabric and color choices, and constructing costume pieces. At the end of the week, students take home a one-of-a-kind box of costumes for future plays and at-home performances.

    Beginning Ukulele
    Instructor: Andrew Rudd
    Ages 7-10
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Andrew Rudd
    Students can learn the basics of playing the ukulele in just one week. This class is taught with games, other fun activities, strumming songs and learning chords. Students may bring their own instrument or they may use one of our ukuleles.








  • Sports

    Sports Medley for Girls and Boys
    Ages 5-6, June 17-21, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-9, June 24-28, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Each day students will play a different sport, including soccer, basketball, flag football and more. We’ll introduce the fundamental skills and basic organization of the different sports. Join us for skill building and healthy game competition!

    Volleyball
    Ages 9-11
    June 24-28
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Anna Baldi
    Students will learn the basics of volleyball, including passing, setting, hitting and serving. Classes will conclude with short scrimmages in order for students to learn the general flow of the game. Both beginning and advanced players welcome.

    World Sports and Games
    Ages 9-12
    July 1-5 (closed Thursday, July 4)
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $150
    Instructor: Yordan Georgiev
    Students will be discussing, learning and playing different sports and games that are popular in other parts of the world. They’ll be exposed to table tennis, handball, bocce ball and more. Children will be physically active all week while learning these popular sporting traditions from other countries.
     
    Soccer for Girls and Boys
    Ages 6-8, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 8-10, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    July 8-12
    $185
    Instructor: Yordan Georgiev
    This is a great opportunity for students to learn and hone the fundamental skills of soccer, as well as play friendly games with minimal competition.  
     
    Beginning and Advanced Inline Skating
    Ages 6-10
    July 15-19
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Skate Journeys
    Students will learn the basic foundation of skate moves, including striding, stopping and turning. Additional skills taught include "rules of the road," how to fall properly, and various tricks. Skate Journeys provides the correct size SEBA skates for each child plus all the protective gear (except for helmets); please provide your child with a helmet. No previous skating experience necessary. A parent-signed waiver form will be required for your child to participate in this class.

    Pillow Polo and Team Handball
    Ages 9-12
    July 15-19
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Yordan Georgiev
    Learn pillow polo and handball! These are fun versions of two popular Olympic sports. Pillow polo is a nerf-sticks/nerf-ball game similar to hockey, while handball is the youth version of this Olympic sport that is very popular in Europe. Handball is a "hands-only” version of indoor soccer or as some say, "water polo without water." Be ready for plenty of skills practice, team play and fun all week!

    Parkour Kids
    Ages 7-10, July 22-26, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 5-7, August 5-9, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Kong Academy
    For our younger students, it’s all about introducing them to the sport, encouraging confidence with movement, and having fun; focus is on development of these early motor skills. Older students will also use blocks and bars to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Students will be running, jumping, vaulting, climbing, swinging, rolling and working on safe ground movements, all in a safe, supportive environment.

    Basketball for Girls and Boys
    Ages 5-6, July 29-August 2, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-9, August 5-9, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 9-11, August 5-9, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    An opportunity for the children to learn the fundamental skills of basketball. They will learn some new skills with the sport and play friendly games with minimal competition. Players should join us for skill building and healthy game competition. The perfect camp for the beginning to intermediate level basketball player.

    Beginning and Advanced Skateboarding
    Ages 6-10
    July 29-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $225
    Instructors of Skate IA, Inc.
    Students will learn the basic moves of skateboarding, including safety, balance and fun. They will progress onto a launch ramp as they're ready. Skateboards and safety gear are provided for your child to use for the week (except for helmets); please provide your child with a helmet. A parent-signed waiver form will be required for your child to participate in this class.

    Flag Football for Girls and Boys
    Ages 8-10
    July 29-August 2
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Loveraj "LJ" Sidhu
    Is your child eager to play football, but you’re not quite ready for the helmet, pads and tackling? Enroll your child in our flag football camp! This is a fantastic activity that offers the challenge, strategy, running and play of regular, rough-and-tumble football—all without the impact.

    Games People Play
    Ages 6-9
    August 12-16
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jeff Lageson- Playground games are physically and mentally challenging and support social skills and conflict resolution. These games are also excellent in supporting healthy growth of endurance and dexterity. We’ll be introducing new games as well as playing some of our old-time favorites. Most of the games are cooperative in nature, but there may be a few where light competition is encouraged.


    Pickleball
    Ages 9-13
    August 19-23
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Erik Eriksen
    This week we will experience the fun and joy of pickleball, a sport that combines the likes of tennis and ping-pong. We will begin by developing the foundational skills of the sport, and really get into the swing of things as we progress towards singles and doubles matches. This camp will involve some drills, a lot of games, and keep everyone physically active!
We also offer Preschool & PreK programs, as well as Day Camp for school-age students (ages 5-10). For older kids (ages 12-14), we offer a Junior Leader in Training program. Explore the Preschool & PreK page and click the link above to find out more about Day Camp. 

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.