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ART-ventures in the Rainforest
(Ages 5–12)
Head off on a jungle safari! Art adventurers trek through the rainforest, discovering the wondrous and rare creatures that call it home. Journey into the world of parrots, jungle
cats, snakes, red-eyed tree frogs and more, and experiment with whimsical and original art forms and techniques. Create stained glass tigers, build rockin’ rain sticks, paint ceramic turtles, design repoussé reptiles, and sculpt froggy light switch covers. Throughout the voyage art adventurers learn about the importance of saving the rainforest, and pick up super artist survival skills like printmaking, painting, collage, and journaling. They even make their own t-shirts using a unique and unusual oil pastel technique. Surprises and laughter round out this fun-filled art safari. Adventurers return home with awesome works of art each week.
Instructor: ART-ventures Staff
Location: Community Center Art Studio
Day: Wednesday
Date: January 18–March 8 (8 weeks)
Time: 5:00–6:00pm
Fee: $155
Sticky, Shrinky, Shiny ART-ventures (Ages 5–12)
The amazingly imaginative 2 and 3 dimensional projects in this program will inspire children’s creativity as they experiment with a variety of unique art forms, tools, and techniques. Art explorers create Sequined Mexican Mirrors, Macaroni Mandalas, and Shrinky Dink Animal Pendants. Make Funny Felt Monsters, paint Ceramic Snail Banks, and create Mini Canvas Paintings with Easels. Design personalized Pencil Cases, sculpt Sweet Treat Clay Desserts, and learn how to draw Perspective Landscapes. Plus, paint Goofy Animals on canvases, create Colorful Pillowcases, and sculpt Clay Flying Pigs. These projects and more introduce children to a world of artistic wonder while we encourage their own original ideas and their own unique perception and interpretation of art.
Instructor: ART-ventures Staff
Location: Community Center Art Studio
Day: Wednesday
Date: March 29–May 24
(8 weeks, no class 4/12)
Time: 5:00–6:00pm
Fee: $155
Parks & Recreation
Secret Agent Lab – Mad Science
(Grades K–5)
Develop your special agent and detective skill in this super hands-on program! Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Sharpen your secret agent skills and discover how chemistry and the science of forensics can come to the aid of a secret agent. Identify and collect evidence – from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Use science and technology for investigation & sleuthing.
Instructor: Mad Science Instructor
Location: Community Center Art Studio
Day: Thursdays
Dates: February 2–March 23 (8 weeks)
Time: 5:00–6:00pm
Fee per session: $167
Spring ~ Space & Beyond – Mad Science (Grades K–5)
This program includes our NASA and Mad Science collaboration to educate the next generation! Children go on a voyage of discovery with unique hands-on activities, and amazing demonstrations that explore
the sun and stars, space technology, rocket science, the atmosphere, planets and moons, exoplanets, and exobiology, and more! Instructor: Mad Science Instructor Location: Community Center Art Studio Day: Thursdays
Dates: April 6–June 1 (8 weeks, no class 4/13) Time: 5:00–6:00pm
Fee per session: $167
Guitar Lessons (Ages 6–11)
Group guitar lessons for the beginner with individual attention. Class will emphasize basic guitar fundamentals. Students will learn how to read music, play chords and use correct hand technique. Your own guitar is required. Prior
to class the instructor can provide you with a referral on where to get one at a reasonable price.
Instructor: Brian Hartley
Location: Community Center Activity Room 4 Day: Saturdays
Winter Session: January 7–March 18
(10 classes, no class 2/18)
Spring Session: April 1–June 10
(10 classes, no class 4/8)
Time: 10:30–11:00am, ages 6–8, beginner; 11:15–11:45am, ages 9–11, beginner; 12:00–12:30pm, ages 8–11, some experience/ returning student
Fee per session: $150 residents,
$165 non-residents
Max.: 6
Youth Starter Tennis Lessons (Ages 4–10)
Quickstart Tennis is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified
games tailored to the age and size of the player. Sneakers with non-marking soles required. Equipment will be provided. For more information, contact the Tennis & Fitness Center at 860-563-8051.
Day: Saturdays
Winter Session: January 21–March 11 (8 weeks) Spring Session: March 25–May 13 (8 weeks) Time: 8:00–9:00am
Location: Tennis and Fitness Center,
1000 Elm Street
Fee per session: $150
Max.: 20
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