Classes by Week

July 22-July 26

List of 5 items.

  • Fine Arts

    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.


  • Learning & Enrichment

    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!
     
    Math Facts Boot Camp: All Operations
    Ages 10-14
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Vicki Pettiross
    This is an opportunity for students to spend the afternoon improving their math fact fluency by playing games, solving puzzles and creating math art! Students will learn multiple strategies to add to their mental tool box that will support them in solving any problem. Skills covered will include flexibly working with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and integers.
     
    Saber Academy, Saber Building
    Ages 10-14
    July 22-26
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shaye Whitmer
    Learn the code, live the code! Hone your skills! Students will learn techniques to safely wield a saber. One task that a saber initiate must complete is the construction of their own metal light-up saber. Initiates will learn the elements of design and metal fabrication that can be applied to crafting their own unique stunt saber hilt with electronics. This engineering class will teach students about voltages and basic soldering skills. Once done, the saber is theirs to keep to use in the battle for the galaxy.
     
    Strategy Games and Math Puzzles
    Ages 10-14
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Sanni Keskimaki
    We’ll spend the week challenging ourselves with "Think Fun" games, like Rush Hour, playing games in pairs and groups that incorporate strategy or math, and solving logic puzzles, Sudokus, and other tricky math problems together. Students will work at their own ability level on different logic and mathematical activities in a fun and supportive environment.
     
    Who Speaks for the Trees? Writing for Nature
    Ages 10-13
    July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Sophie Taylor
    Students will read three different approaches to nature writing: short story/allegory, poetry and logical argument. They will then write pieces emulating what they have read in each of those three forms. In the last two days of class, they will choose one of their pieces to workshop, learning to edit both their own and another's work.



  • 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!
     
    Intro to Outdoor Living and Backpacking: Mt. Rainier
    Ages 10-12
    July 22-26
    Monday 9:00 a.m. through Friday 4:00 p.m.
    $850
    Facilitated by Mattie Carruth
    This is for the student who is ready to learn backpacking skills. We’ll have fun exploring Mount Rainier National Park. The first three days will be day hiking on trails throughout the park and we’ll spend the first three nights in a campground where kids will learn the basics of outdoor living such as cooking, water purification, navigation, and more. The students will have a chance to practice their new skills on an overnight backpacking trip for the final night from Thursday to Friday. Hiking and camping locations will be determined based on weather, trail conditions, and snow levels. Each participant must have basic backpacking gear, please contact Lindsey Porter, lporter@evergreenschool.org, for a complete list of needed equipment.

  • Performing Arts

    Creative Drama: Forest Fantasy
    Ages 5-6
    July 22-26
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Jennifer Reif
    In Forest Fantasy, students will bring to life the magical characters that are found sleeping on mossy beds, or hiding in fallen logs, or playing in babbling brooks. Each day is filled with stories, craft projects, games, and movement. On the final day, students will act out a forest fantasy for friends and family.
     
    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.

    Video Game Music  
    Ages 10-13
    June 24-28, July 8-12 and/or July 22-26
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Michael Erickson
    In this class, students will discover how to make their own music in the old-fashioned, retro style of 8-bit video games. Class discussion will be about the “chiptune” music genre and the history of video game music. At the end of the week, students will have their own CD to bring home featuring their created music loops.
     
    Beyond Hamilton: Self-Expression through Rap
    Ages 10-14
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    uly 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Eric Ankrim
    Learn the art of rap and unlock your voice through rhythm and language in this fun and inspiring performance-based class. Develop your skills as a writer, learn how to write lyrics to original beats, free up your physical expression, and sharpen your delivery and flow. On the last day, rappers will take to the stage to perform for family and friends.
     
    Digital Music Composition
    Ages 10-14  
    July 22-26    
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Andrew Rudd
    In this class combining technology and music, students will explore music creation with PC computer technology. Lessons include learning audio looping, generating digital sounds from scratch, voice recording, mixing tracks together, and much more. Students will be able to experiment with programs such as Magix Music Maker and Sony Acid Music Studio (both similar to Apple’s GarageBand). The class week ends where each child has created their own CD, or individual mp3s, to bring home and share with friends and family.

    Tech Theater: Costume Construction  
    Ages 10-14  
    July 8-12, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Frozen Production
    July 22-26, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Honk Production
    $185
    Instructor: Aidyn Stevens
    A hands-on experience for those who like to be behind the scenes of a big production! Every day this week, students will be studying with a professional theater designer and building different costume pieces to be used by cast members in our summer productions of Frozen and/or Honk. Working with different materials, learning about color, sewing with a needle and thread, and practicing different paint techniques are just some of the fun activities in this project-packed theater class.
     
    Musical Production: Honk
    Ages 11-14
    Two weeks: July 22-August 2
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $770
    Instructors: Vanessa Miller, Jessica Low, and Melissa Maanao
    Two weeks. Two shows on Friday, August 2: one at 3:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Theater. Full attendance on all 10 days of rehearsal and for both performances is required for participation. Children 11 and 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 producing the second 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, August 2, 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. This performing arts program has a team of five experienced teaching artists all led by Evergreen’s Vanessa Miller.
     

  • Sports

    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.

    Fencing
    Age 10-14
    June 17-21 and/or July 22-26
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $185
    Instructor: Shaye Whitmer- Both beginning and intermediate fencing students are welcome in this class. Students will learn modern fencing with foil, and returning students may elect to work with saber as well. Students will be actively learning the footwork, hand work, and blade work in a safe environment. Fencing helps to improve coordination and reflexes. The sport introduces an element of strategy and athleticism that will aid the student in a holistic view of health.

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.