Classes by Week

July 9-July 13

List of 5 items.

  • Fine Arts

    Not Your Average Cupcake
    Instructor: Melissa Dell
    Ages 4-6 years old
    July 9-13, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    August 20-24, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180 each class
    Who says a cupcake is made from cake! We’ll be making cupcakes using macaroni and cheese, potato chips, breakfast foods, and more! Students will be whipping up some truly decadent treats each day and having lots of fun along the way. This class will also teach children basic baking health and safety rules.
     
    Contemporary Art for Little Geniuses 
    Instructor: Annie Bellettiere
    Ages 5-7 years old
    June 18-22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    July 9-13, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
    $180
    Children will be inspired by the work of master painters as they learn the fundamental concepts of two-dimensional art. Students will use a variety of paints and mediums to achieve a different textures and effects in their artwork. Self-portraits, animal paintings, and still life paintings are among the projects we will explore in a relaxed and summer fun setting.

    Summer Art
    Instructor: Caroline Rockey
    Ages 6-8 years old
    July 9-13  
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    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 create a different project, such as sand mandalas, seed art, sunlight photos, leaf prints and stained glass.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    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.  
     
    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

    Outstanding Owls and Other Nocturnal Animals
    Instructor: Lee Hults    
    Ages 4-6 years old    
    July 9-13        
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    Whoo-whoo-whoooo are you going to learn about in this class… an owl, a bat, a raccoon, a hedgehog? We’ll define nocturnal and talk about why certain animals are nocturnal and what that means. The class will also explore different types of owls and bats, and how they are similar and different. We’ll play games, create art, and read books related to understanding owls and nocturnal animals.
     
    Puzzles and Patterns
    Instructor: Melissa Dell
    Ages 4-6 years old
    July 9-13
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    Children will be exploring puzzles and patterns this week. Class discussion will include patterns found in our everyday lives, and students will engage in plenty of puzzle and pattern art projects. We’re exercising our minds this week, encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving skills with different kinds of perplexing puzzles.
     
    Cooking Around the World
    Instructor: Maria Towle
    Ages 5-7 years old
    June 25-29 and/or July 9-13
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180 each class
    Travel to different country each day, explore the food, and learn about the culture and people. We will make our own passport and visit Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Japan, and South Africa. We will also make a travel guide to bring home. Class discussion and activities will include basic world geography. 
     
    Authors and Illustrators
    Instructor: Annie Bellettiere
    Ages 5-7 years old
    July 9-13
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    Children will spend the week learning about famous, creative, and entertaining children’s book authors who are both writers and illustrators, including Eric Carle, Lois Elhert, Mo Willems, and Todd Parr. Students will create and illustrate their own stories using different mediums—paint, pencil and marker, computer images, and more. The class will discuss story sequence and character development as well.
     
    Exploring the Coral Reefs
    Instructor: Maria Towle
    Ages 5-7 years old
    July 9-13 and/or July 23-27
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180 each class
    Students will become scuba divers, swimming along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. We will turn the classroom into a beautiful coral reef with many creatures swimming around. The scuba adventure will include studying animals like the whale shark, parrot fish, octopus, and reef shark.
     
    Chess for Aspiring Girls
    Head Coach: Lori Osseward
    Ages 5-12 years old
    July 9-13  
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    Aspiring girls with a desire to learn new chess ideas and improve their play may enroll. Coach Lori is highly skilled at teaching and working with children at their appropriate chess-playing level. Girls will develop exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving skills through chess play and practice.
     
    Little Makers
    Instructor: Stasia Smith  
    Ages 6-8 years old
    July 9-13 and/or August 13-17
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180 each class    
    A STEAM class where we’re tinkering in our school’s innovation BIG Lab makerspace! Tinkering allows students the opportunity to think with their hands in order to construct meaning and understanding. We will be using mostly everyday materials to design and create projects, from catapults to sewn circuits and many more in between. Tinkering helps to increase design and problem-solving skills.
     
    Chinese Culture
    Instructor: Yuli Zhu
    Ages 6-9 years old
    July 9-13
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    Through this hands-on class, students will experience China. We’ll learn Chinese songs and words, make Chinese-inspired crafts, play traditional Chinese games, and taste Chinese food.
     
    Whether the Weather Be Cold …
    Instructor: Kimberly Norby
    Ages 7-9 years old, July 9-13
    Ages 5-7 years old, August 6-10
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180 each class
    Welcome to a week of experiments with condensation and evaporation! Students will learn about cloud types to predict the weather, the water cycle, and some dramatic kinds of weather such as tornadoes, lightning, and hurricanes. This week includes science craft projects, puzzles, and games.
     
    Beginning Typing/Keyboarding Skills
    Instructor: Stasia Smith
    Ages 7-9 years old
    July 9-13, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  
    July 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.      
    $180 each class
    Typing is an invaluable skill that takes time and lots of practice to master. This class is for students with little or no experience. Students learn about proper ergonomics and the home row keys, and we’ll also discuss the history of typing and why it’s important. Students will be exposed to several different typing programs and games. A list of resources will go home on the last day.
     
    Mindfulness Matters & More
    Instructor: Sandra Brown-Potter
    Age 8-10 years old
    July 9-13 and/or July 30-August 3
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180 each class
    If your child is curious about the state of mindfulness and loves art, then this is the perfect summer class! This relaxing class is a weeklong 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. Children will go home with a mind jar, a zen garden, and much more.
     
    City Explorers
    Instructors: Melaney Mayne and Erik Eriksen
    Ages 10-13 years old, July 9-13
    Ages 8-10 years old, July 16-20    
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.    
    $385
    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… and then we’re off 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.
     
    Saber Academy, Saber Building
    Instructor: Shayé Whitmer
    Ages 10-14 years old
    July 9-13
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $195
    Learn the code, live the code! Hone your skills! Students will learn techniques to safely wield a saber. One important task saber initiates 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.
     
    Babysitting Basics
    Instructor: Kimberly Norby
    Ages 11-13 years old
    July 9-13
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    A great introduction for aspiring babysitters! Students will learn simple first aid and safety, basic young child development, ideas for creative play, babysitter responsibilities, how to get babysitting jobs, and what parents look for in a good babysitter. The class will also spend some time with babies and young children to gain practical, hands-on experience.
     
  • Outdoor Education

    Hiking & Writing 
    Instructor: Rachel Edelman
    Ages 10-14 years old
    July 9-13  
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
    $385
    Inspiration for great writing comes in many forms, and immersion in an unfamiliar place has always been inspiring and productive. This class will take students out hiking each day prepared with journal and writing instrument. We’ll seek the beauty, write, and rework original works. There’ll be lots of time for other types of fun, too. What will each student need? A desire to write and to explore.
  • Performing Arts

    Making Music Together
    Instructor: Lee Hults
    Ages 4-6 years old
    July 9-13
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    A musical week! Students will be sing songs and play singing and movement games. Students will take home their own handmade instrument. We’ll experiment with painting to music and create stories from instrument sounds.
     
    Creative Drama ~ Magical Castles
    Instructor: Jen Ruzumna
    Ages 5-6 years old
    July 9-13  
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180
    In Magical Castles, students will travel to faraway kingdoms and explore the secrets and mysteries hidden in the walls of ancient castles. Using their bodies and voices, students will bring to life stories featuring wizards, witches, dragons, queens and kings, and all the characters that are in the castles of their imaginations. Each day is filled with stories, craft projects, games, and movement. On the final day, students will act out a story for friends and family.
     
    Mystery Theater
    Instructor: Eric Ankrim
    Ages 7-9 years old
    July 9-13
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    
    $180
    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 and typewritten 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.

    Musical Production ~ Seussical
    Instructors: Eia Waltzer and Melissa Fleming
    Ages 9-12 years old
    Two-week class: July 9-13 AND 16-20  
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $770
    Two shows on Friday July 20: 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 may only participate in one of our summer musicals (Seussical or Madagascar).
    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 20, in partnership with our Backstage Crew and Costume Crew classes, actors will present two big performances (at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm) 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.
     
    Beyond Hamilton: Self-expression through Rap
    Instructor: Eric Ankrim
    Ages 10-14 years old
    July 9-13    
    1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    $180
    Learn the art of rap and unlock your voice through rhythm, voice, 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.
     
    Tech Theater: Costume Construction  
    Instructor: Allison Taylor and Eia Waltzer
    Ages 10-14 years old
    July 9-13, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Seussical Production
    July 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Madagascar Production
    $180 each class
    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 Seussical or Madagascar. 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.
     
  • Sports

    Volleyball
    Instructor: Aaron Dean
    Ages 8-12 years old 
    July 9-13
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $180.00
    An opportunity for the children to learn the fundamental skills of volleyball. We will be teaching basic passing and setting, then hitting and serving to the students. Both beginning and advanced players are welcome for skill building and healthy game competition.

    Beginning Saber Academy
    Instructor: Shayé  Whitmer
    Ages 10-14 years old
    July 9-13
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    $195
    Learn the code, live the code! Hone your skills! Students will learn techniques to safely wield a saber. The mind, the body, and the spirit will be challenged. Class lessons include meditation, yoga, fencing, and some elements of parkour. As students learn these skills to have a chance to be chosen by a knight, they must also craft their own saber. As such, each apprentice will learn techniques for safely using small power tools and soldering, and they will design and build their own saber that is truly theirs to keep. 
We also offer Day Camp for kids in preschool (ages 3 & 4) and school-age kids (ages 5-10). For older kids (ages 12-14), we offer a Junior Leader in Training program. Click the link above to find out more about our weekly themes and offerings. 

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.