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4th grade

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Animation Creation *1

$43

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th

Students will be able to explore the art of animation. Our young animators will be able to take cartoon characters that they have created on their own and use them to make animated cartoons using Animation Creator HD app. At the end of the session, cartoons will be posted on the art website www.mrbelonio.weebly.com.

Prerequisites – Students who have taken Cartoon Creations class and/or knowledge of the app Animation Creator HD. Materials: iPad, stylus, and Animation Creator app ($3.99) Limit (10 students)

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Arkidtech Superstructures *1

$74

with Alana Berke

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades:  K - 6th

For kids who love to design, build, create, invent and innovate!  Each class will feature a different design challenge.  From testing the strength of different shaped columns to drawing floor plans to designing roller coasters, this class is filled with super cool, hands-on creative projects!

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Beginning Acting *1

$38

with Alison Henderson - Rm Stage

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50 - Grades: 3rd - 6th

Learn the fundamentals of acting while preparing a short script for presentation to parents on the last day.  A fun way to work on speaking, teamwork and character development for use in school projects or when trying out for the school play. Due to the short duration of the class, scripts will be used in the final presentation.

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Bridge Building *1

$53

with Peter Miserendino - Rm 101

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th

In this class, students study how bridges are made, learning about different structural designs and the relative strength of each style. Each student will build two bridges and decorate them using their imagination. There are no makeup classes if a building day is missed. This class is for any student interested in building and design. Hot glue guns will be used in this class.

Simple knots will be used for one of the bridges; students should know how to tie their shoes.

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Cartoon Creations *1

$49

with Jon Belonio - Rm 125

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  3rd - 7th

In this class, we will explore the world of animation and comic strips. Students will get to create their own unique cartoon characters and settings. Projects will involve comic strips, animation cels, working with cartooning apps on the iPad, and flipbooks. It is VERY possible that you may have the NEXT Walt Disney in your family! www.mrbelonio.weebly.com

No prerequisite – this class is for any student interested in learning cartooning.

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Codes and Ciphers *1

$53

with Peter Miserendino - Rm 101

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th

Do you want to stop your little brother from reading your diary? Do you want to feel like a real "secret agent" by passing a coded message between friends? This class will show you many codes and ciphers, from simple letter switching to historic code tools. Students will also learn tips and secrets of breaking many types of codes. Each student takes home everything learned in class, including actual code tools!

No prerequisite - this class is for any student interested in keeping or breaking secret messages. Also, we do not endorse passing notes in any classroom setting (except maybe this one).

Coding for Beginners *1

$45

with Robert Luciano - Rm 126

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 2nd - 4th

Students in this beginners coding class will learn how to understand basic code and create codes on their own. Students will be learning coding language through Bitsbox, as they create simple commands to create cool apps that really work. Students will also be exposed to other apps ( Kodable and Scratch Jr.) and practice with coding challenges and begin developing codes that allow characters to move and talk.

(Students will need to bring their 1:1 iPad device)

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Continuing Knitting *1

$53

with Chris Busch - Rm 103

Calendar Jan 27, 2018 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

11:00 - 11:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th, Adults

If you have mastered casting on, binding off, and the simple knit stitch, then this is the class for you! In this class we will focus on purling and simple pattern reading. Students will create a fun project combining all the skills learned. Needles and yarn will be provided.

Experience with casting on, binding off, and the simple knit stitch. This class is open to adults, too!





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