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Fancy Cookie Decorating & Building Workshop *1

$62

with Kelly Henrikson Rm 149B

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

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  2nd - 12th

Learn how to make your cookies look darling. Students will learn how to create the most amazing cookies by learning the best decorating and building techniques. Turn a regular cookie into the most gorgeous delicious cookie. Each student will have cookies to decorate and take home each week. Recipe booklet will be provided at the end of the class. All cookie supplies included.

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Fantastic Digital Photography I & II *1

$49

with Kelly Henrikson - 124

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

10:00 - 10:50  Grades:  2nd - 12th

Do you love to take photos?  This class gives easy camera technical explanations, shooting exercises, and a review of student photography to allow students to grow and take the best photos.  Students will explore how to use light and depth, compose and capture the most compelling photographs. Students will also learn about fine art photography.  Students must be able to take photos during class, and must bring a camera or device with them.  DSLR cameras, iPads, iPhones or any digital camera are welcome.

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Fused Glass Fanatics *1

$63

with Rose Jarecki - Rm 123

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

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  2nd - 8th, Adults

Get fired-up with all new color-infused glass art! Experience a variety of artistic techniques to create seasonal decorations, jewelry, and functional home décor. Artist grade materials; professionally kiln fired by a full-time, juried Illinois glass artist.

No prerequisites. This class is open to adults, too!

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Improvisation *1

$38

with Alison Henderson - Rm Stage

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

9:00 - 9:50 - Grades:  5th - 8th

Spontaneity, creativity and teamwork are life skills enhanced by learning improvisation. Improvisation builds confidence and public speaking skills. Have an edge by learning how to create characters and scenes instantly while having a great time exercising your creativity and imagination! Listen for the classroom with the most laughter!

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Introduction to Knitting *1

$53

with Chris Busch - Rm 103

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

10:00 -10:50  Grades: 3rd - 8th, Adults

Always wanted to learn to knit? Well here is your chance! In this basic hands-on class, students will learn casting on, binding off and the basic knit stitch. Students will also work on a simple project. Needles and yarn will be provided.

No previous experience required. This class is open to adults, too!

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Introduction to Quadcopters I *1

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

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

9:00 - 9:50  Grades: 4th - 9th (contact instructor for exceptions)

Quadcopters (a/k/a quadrotors) have become an inexpensive vehicle to introduce students to a variety of aeronautical and controls concepts and universities often incorporate quadcopters into their aerospace lab curriculum. This class will introduce students to quadcopter theory together with actual “hands-on” flying of quadrotors in each class session.

The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with outdoor flying as weather permits. Each student in the Intro to Quadcopters class will be given a quadrotor to take home after the last class session.

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Introduction to Quadcopters II *1

$88

with Bill White - Rm Cafeteria

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

10:00 - 10:50  Grades: 4th - 9th

contact instructor for exceptions

Quadcopters (a/k/a quadrotors) have become an inexpensive vehicle to introduce students to a variety of aeronautical and controls concepts and universities often incorporate quadcopters into their aerospace lab curriculum. This class will introduce students to quadcopter theory together with actual “hands-on” flying of quadrotors in each class session.

The O’Neill cafetorium provides a large space for indoor flying with outdoor flying as weather permits. Each student in the Intro to Quadcopters class will be given a quadrotor to take home after the last class session. 

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Jr. Chefs I *1

$68

with Cathy Oriatti - Rm 149

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

9:00 - 9:50  Grades:  4th - 8th

Full participation cooking class for students K-8th grade.  Recipe selections allow for students to explore essential cooking techniques using an assortment of kitchen tools and gadgets.  Individual and group recipes will be prepared.  Kitchen safety and ingredient & tool knowledge will be a part of each session.  All recipes will be nut free.  Parent participation is welcome, online sign up is available.  Students are encouraged to bring reusable containers to transport food samples home, but disposable containers will be available each week.  Students may bring an oversized T-shirt or apron to wear to protect clothing, if desired.





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