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AJCW Fall 2013 Session One – Registration Open! – Nakita Baby
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AJCW Fall 2013 Session One – Registration Open!

AJ Collective Workshops (AJCW)
Session 1 – Fall 2013 Schedule
September 19th through October 24th

Registration happens directly with the instructor of the workshop.
Please read the description through and find contact information of each of the teachers at the end of the description. All classes are held on Thursdays at the Ethical Humanist Society, 7574 N. Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL.
General questions can be answered by emailing: mommy@nakitababy.com

Thanks much and see you at AJCW soon! 

Train Club
10:00am – 11:00am

Who wants to play trains for an hour? Me! I’m offering a space for those youngsters who can’t get enough of things with wheels to play with trains. We can listen to train sounds, and train themed songs, build our own trains and tracks from a variety of materials, watch Buster Keaton’s silent classic, The General, and basically occupy the train table.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Class Instructor: Seana Huizenga is a realistic hologram, a continuing experiment projected from the underground labs of the famed Professor Praxis, missing since his 2005 attempt to journey to the center of the earth in a drill-nosed craft of his own design. It is unclear from the Professor’s notes if the simulacra based on a real person or not.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Class geared toward ages:  5 years on down.
Class cost per student: $40 for first child, $20 for siblings.
Drop in Fee: $10.
Prerequisites for this class? A fanatical devotion to trains/stuff with wheels.

With questions or to register contact Seana Huizenga: huizebe@earlham.edu.

 

 

 

American Sign Language
10:00am – 11:00am

We will learn common phrases in ASL as well as gaining an understanding of Deaf culture. We will also get creative with storytelling techniques and create ASL stories and poems.

 Class Instructor: Amy became fluent in ASL after a year of immersion with the traveling theater group, “Sunshine Too”. In addition to being able to talk to Deaf people, she finds it a very useful skill to have when you want to talk to someone across the room or through a window.

Class geared toward: 8 years+ (or by permission)
Class cost per student: $60 or $110 per family pair
Drop in fee: $12
Prerequisites for this class? Any knowledge of ASL is helpful but not necessary.
With questions or to register contact Amy Eaton: amyceaton@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Knitted Christmas Gifts (2 hours)
10:00am – 12:15pm

This is a knitting class/group that will meet to work on independent projects to complete and give as Christmas presents.  Denyse will act as facilitator and trouble shooter.  Students will bring their own projects or pick from some suggestions Denyse will have on hand.  We will also learn how to make a tiny sweater ornament.  It’s the perfect quick gift, and can be personalized by double-stitching a monogram on it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Class Instructor: Denyse Ffrench does a lot of things but knitting happens every day.  She started teaching knitting last year and have successfully converted some into the cult of knitting.  We plan to take over the world.  Are you interested?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Class geared toward:  9 years – adult
Class cost per student: $50 (1 hour) or $65 (2 hours). Students bring their own supplies and projects.
No drop in for this class.
Prerequisites for this class? Students must already know how to knit independently or have taken Denyse’s knitting 101 or 102 class.
With questions or to register contact Denyse Ffrench: denyseffrench@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

 

Color Theory
10:00am – 11:00am

The science of color is fascinating! Students will learn basic color theory through a variety of art projects. We will be making and using color wheels, exploring the characteristic of light and color as well as learning to mix paints creating shades and tints.

Class Instructor: Joyce Elias is an Evanston based artist and former homeschool parent. She works in a variety of mediums including collage, assemblage and ceramics. She has been teaching art to home school children for many years in and out of her studio.

Class geared toward: 12 years and up.
Class cost per student: $75 per student.
No drop in for this class.
Prerequisites for this class? None.
With questions or to register contact Joyce Elias: krinklebein@aol.com or (h) 847-475-7992 and (c) 847-337- 6212.

 

 

  

French In Action
10:00am – 11:00am

Students will learn basic French, such as greetings, colors, numbers, family members and other vocabulary as desired.  Class will involve singing, expressive movement, games and other activities to afford students the opportunity to use French and become more comfortable with speaking and decoding it.  The idea is to immerse students in the French language and to teach them some aspects of French culture through holidays and practices in France as well as other French-speaking places.  This class, hopefully, will serve as the first in a series.                                                                                                                                                                                 

 
Class Instructor: Andrea Parkins is a homeschooling parent of two children.  Prior to taking on this endeavor, she was an educator with Chicago Public Schools.  She has taught numerous grades and subjects, including Kindergarten, 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades, as well as French.  She majored in French at the University of Chicago and has traveled to France and Quebec.                                            

 

Class geared toward: 5-9 years (with some flexibility for parents who feel their students will do well with this group.)
Class cost per student: $70
Drop in fee: $10.
Prerequisites for this class? The only prerequisite for this class is a desire to learn French and a willingness to participate.  (Parents should notify the teacher if there is any specific concern.)
With questions or to register contact Andrea Parkins: edermom67@gmail.com or 773-220-5756.

 

 

 

Peace Within YOUth
10:00am – 11:00am

In this class we will explore what it means to create peace inside and out.  Using yoga, meditation and self-reflection activities we experience what it’s is to ‘practice peace’.  Incorporating Non-Violent Communication practices, we learn how to safely communicate feelings and how to support the space for others to do the same.  Stories from around the world that share idea of peace, a group art project and discussion will be incorporated in each class too.                                                                  

 
Class Instructor: Yoli Maya Yeh is a Yoga Therapist (VYASA, Yoga for the Special Child) and an Educator in Comparative Religions and Global Studies (MA Comparative Religious Ethics).  Yoli spent twelve years of her young adulthood studying language, yoga, tantra, healing arts and meditation in India.  A native of Evanston, IL, she blends her understandings of Indigenous wisdom teachings, mind-body science, yogic discipline, and play into innovative learning programs for all ages and abilities.  Her recent teaching adventures in cross-cultural education work took her to Jordan, Israel, India, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia with 15-23 year old students challenging themselves to understand what it means to be a Global Citizen.  More info at: www.yogawithyoli.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Class geared toward: 5-10 years
Class cost per student: $60
Supply fee: Separate cost $12
Drop in fee: $10
Prerequisites for this class? None.
With questions or to register contact Yoli Maya Yeh: kokypus@yahoo.com.

 

  

 

HOYANOWRIWO (Homeschool Young Adult Novel Writing Workshop)
10:00am – 11:00am

In this class, the ambitious writer will explore the various methods of coaxing a novel out of their brains. We will start with our vague ideas, a character, or a theme, and push beyond those first few pages of ideas to create a rich, complex world in a book. We will accomplish this by supporting each other with readings, peer led feedback, examining established author’s thoughts and methods on novel writing, and engaging in group exercises that break down barriers between the writer and the creative mind. The goal of this class is not to produce a finished novel (although that may be your personal goal and if so we support it) but to become comfortable with the process of novel writing. You may work on multiple books, comic books, novellas, or epic novels.

This course will continue through in to the next sessions, since it is difficult to write a book in 6 weeks.

 
Class Instructor: Kim Campbell has found plenty of opportunities to share her love of writing with the Chicago community of homeschoolers. She has worked as a literacy tutor, taught writer’s workshops and zine writing workshops and was the founder of the tween and teen clubs with NUG kids.                                                                                                                                       

Class geared toward: 11 years and up.
Class cost per student: $70, $130 for siblings.
Drop in fee: No drop in fee. Students are welcome to try one class free of charge but must register for it in advance and indicate their trial class preference.
Prerequisites for this class? Students should be familiar with basic writing methods, have use of a computer and printer and be willing to share their work with classmates.
With questions or to register contact Kim Campbell at kim@kimzyn.com or 773-559-6860.

 

 

Riot Grrrlz!
11:15am – 12:15pm

Our days will consist of a self-awareness workshop geared towards attachment feminism to awaken the inner movement of female empowerment. We will learn from each other and grow together as stronger selves and sisters. Our time spent will be diverse, inclusive and sprayed with music, art (Zine making: a process we will complete at the closing of our session or as the projects pull together; one or more are possible) liberal topic discussion introduced by pre-chosen and carry along articles and spontaneous debates. Our time together will be girl-driven and with luck sparked with energy, compassion, fire and love. My role as facilitator is to assist with barriers and momentum. I am very proud to be able to congregate these emotions as a model for liberation and bringing these ideas to a more compact lifestyle: Feminism.

 
Class Instructor: Mom of four Unschoolers: Ecclectic, Independant, Ethnocentric, Loud Mouth, Rambler, Emylee Delgado.

Class geared towards ages: 9 to 14 years (and open). Girls should be willing to share, speak and bring all they have. Our strengths could be within or immediate, together we will work to find our paths.
Class cost per student: $65 singular, $100 pair.
Drop in fee: $12
With questions or to register contact Emily Delgado: cosmicjustice@rocketmail.com or mommy@nakitababy.com

 

 

 

Lil’s Story & Art
11:15am – 12:15pm                                                                                                                                                                          

Each week we will read a story together and then do a related art project or activity. Some projects will focus on the illustrator’s technique; other projects will focus on a theme or character from the story. We will use a variety of materials to paint, draw, cut, glue, blow bubbles and have FUN!                                                                                                                                                                     

 
Class Instructor: Joanne Fortuna is a lifelong learner and homeschooling mother of two. She loves trying new things and spends most of her time with her daughters, as well as her nieces, nephews and any other children she accumulates along the way.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 
Class geared toward: 3 – 6 years (under 3 years with a parent).
Class cost per student: $40 (includes a $10 supply fee).
Drop in fee: $10
With questions or to register contact Joanne Fortuna: birth-doula@live.com or phone: 773-386-3003.

 

  

 

Art Supplies
11:15am – 12:15pm

Sometimes you just don’t need to go to the art store for supplies. Each week we will be making art supplies such as watercolors, chalk and chalk boards, ink and paintbrushes. Students will have the opportunity to use the materials in class and will have the chance to take some home.

Class Instructor: Joyce Elias is an Evanston based artist and former homeschool parent. She works in a variety of mediums including collage, assemblage and ceramics. She has been teaching art to home school children for many years in and out of her studio.

Class geared toward: 5-12 years.
Class cost per student: $75 per student.
No drop in for this class.
Prerequisites for this class? None.
With questions or to register contact Joyce Elias: krinklebein@aol.com or (h) 847-475-7992 and (c) 847-337- 6212.

 

 

 

Electronic Gaming Club
11:15am – 12:15pm

Bring your own laptop or any other gaming system. Play your favorites games or try out something new. Play by yourself or with others. This hour is all about playing – whatever you want to play, however you want to play it. We will provide some organized fun and competitions, but those will be completely voluntary.

Class Instructor:   Henry Kopp – video game aficionado – will be playing Minecraft, SimCity, and maybe some Steam games on the laptop. Has Nintendo 3DS with various games also. He is looking forward to sharing his passion with others.

Martha Campbell – mother of Henry Kopp – will be in the room to do tech support (and keep the peace, if necessary).

Henry and Martha have learned a lot from doing a game class last year. They are going to promote a fun, laid-back hour for everyone to just play, improve their skills, or learn a new game. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!                                                                                                                   

Class geared toward: 7 to 13 years.
Class cost per student: $25
Drop in fee: $5 fee if class is not full or students are absent
Prerequisites for this class? Bring any electronic device and games to play – computers, tablets, handhelds all welcome.
With questions or to register contact Martha Campbell: campbellkopp@gmail.com or 773-764-6302

 

 

 

Peace Within YOUth
11:15am – 12:15pm

In this class we will explore what it means to create peace inside and out.  Using yoga, meditation and self-reflection activities we experience what it’s is to ‘practice peace’.  Incorporating Non-Violent Communication practices, we learn how to safely communicate feelings and how to support the space for others to do the same.  Stories about people around the world that speak/have spoken on the idea of peace, a group art project and discussion will be incorporated in each class.                                                                                                                          

Class Instructor: Yoli Maya Yeh is a Yoga Therapist (VYASA, Yoga for the Special Child) and an Educator in Comparative Religions and Global Studies (MA Comparative Religious Ethics).  Yoli spent twelve years of her young adulthood studying language, yoga, tantra, healing arts and meditation in India.  A native of Evanston, IL, she blends her understandings of Indigenous wisdom teachings, mind-body science, yogic discipline, and play into innovative learning programs for all ages and abilities.  Her recent teaching adventures in cross-cultural education work took her to Jordan, Israel, India, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia with 15-23 year old students challenging themselves to understand what it means to be a Global Citizen.  More info at: www.yogawithyoli.com                                                                                                           

Class geared toward: 10-20 years.
Class cost per student: $60.
Supply fee? Separate cost $12.
Drop in fee: $10.
Prerequisites for this class? None.
With questions or to register contact Yoli Maya Yeh: kokypus@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

Philanthropists Unite!
11:15am – 12:15pm

 

We will continue with your do-good projects as kids learn that they have an impact too. Our past groups have helped HeroBox.com, Defenders.org, Niles Food Pantry, Lincoln Park Community Shelter, Between Friends (battered women and children’s shelter), Big Run Wolf Ranch, Willowbrook and more! Do you have passion to make the world a better place? Do you strive to be more empathetic to your neighbors in need? Do you want to make changes to create a healthier earth for generations to come? This may be the class for you. This philanthropy group is everything that YOU make of it. Bring your passions, questions and concerns and we will strive to work together for the greater good. Utilizing our “do-good budget” we will work towards projects the projects and passions of your choosing. Philanthropists Unite needs YOU!

Class Instructor: Unschooling mom Amy Jarjusey who has come realize just how eager children are to be an integral part of the world around them. There is a genuine desire to do good and why not allow that to spread? She is eager to gather with your philanthropists and develop help-plans and projects that they feel passionately about.

Class geared toward: 9 years and older. (Families might like to join together!)
Class cost per student: $60 per student ($100 per pair, and $120 max per family), plus a “do-good” donation of $15 per person. The “do-good” donations are collected to allow students a budget for projects they would like to implement, collect for, donate to, etc. (Bottom line: It is their 6 week budget to work with and all will be donated to the cause of the groups choosing.)
With questions or to register contact Amy Jarjusey: mommy@nakitababy.com

 

 

12:15pm – 1:00pm     *********** LUNCH BREAK ************

 

 

 

Sculpey Miniatures Advanced
1:00pm – 2:00pm

It’s time to get serious! Dahlia invites the hard-core polymer enthusiasts back for some serious skill building. This class will be limited to 8 students who want to learn the following techniques: chalk pastels, liquid clay, convergence of miniatures, mold making, fruit cane slices and texturing techniques. Each week there will be one new skill learned and practiced, a time for other advanced artists to share a new technique, AND a time for art trading for those who would like to do a little swapping. (All baking should be done at home this session!)

Class Instructor: Dahlia Jarjusey is an unschooling artist who has been teaching at AJCW for several sessions now. She has her own Facebook fan page as well as an Etsy Shop. Check out Jani Potoo at either spot to see her work!

 

Class geared toward: 9 years and older.
Class cost per student: $35 + supply fee.
Supply fee: Additional $20.
Prerequisites for this class? Must have taken at least 2 of Dahlia’s previous classes, or be an advanced miniature sculpey artist.
With questions or to register contact Dahlia Jarjusey: dnj.daarilaa@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 ¡Chévere! (Spanish 3-7)
1:00pm – 2:00pm

 
This Spanish immersion class will focus on building vocabulary and basic communication skills through songs, games, and movement.

Class Instructor: Andrew Yearick has been teaching Spanish in the city for 7 years to kids from toddlers to adults, and has a degree in Education from Lock Haven University with concentrations in Spanish and German. When not teaching Spanish, Andrew pursues an artistic career as a musician and actor. He uses all of those skills in the classroom, and always enjoys his time with the kids.

 

Class geared toward: 3-7 years.
Class cost per student: $75, $15 sibling discount.
Drop in fee:  $15.
With questions or to register contact Andrew Yearick: andrew.yearick@gmail.com

 

 

 

Chess Club
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The club is intended for students that are familiar with the basic rules of game and will focus on developing student’s chess skills. The club is not intended for absolute beginners. The instructors will help strengthening the players understanding of the game and will practice the use of various strategies during the different stages of the chess game: openings, mid-game development and end-game. The class will include a mini tournament with prizes. For those interested in extra practice, the instructors will provide recommendations for guide books and online websites.                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Class Instructors: Tom Bareket, homeschool student and chess master to-be, learning chess for ~2 years with a teacher at home; playing competitive chess for a year+, USCF rated ~1200. He enjoys listening to online chess lectures, solving chess puzzles and developing tactics. Tom also loves reading horror and science fiction literature, playing video games and some old  fashioned sports like swimming, soccer and basketball. 

Adam Bareket, homeschool student and an advanced chess player, learning chess for ~2 years with a teacher at home, playing competitive chess for a year+, USCF rated ~1200. He loves winning, not so much loosing. Adam also enjoys reading fantasy novels and comics; play and watch basketball and soccer.                                            

 

Class geared toward: 6-14 years.
Class cost per student: $20 supply fee ONLY.
Drop in fee: No. But free trial of the first class only.
Prerequisites for this class? Basic knowledge of chess rules.
With questions or to register contact Tom Bareket: tombareket@gmail.com or 773-557-9387.

 

 

 

Art of Chain Maille I – Beginning Course
1:00pm -2:00pm                                                                                                                                                                              

Come learn how to weave metal rings together to make chain maille. Chain maille has gone from being used to clothe and protect King Arthur’s knights to being used to create some of the most beautiful jewelry there is. It is gaining in popularity as a hobby because the results are so stunning and the hobby so fun. And portable.

We will start with the very basics – how to open and close metal rings properly – and then we will be making and creating a variety of jewelry pieces using copper, brass, aluminum, and rubber rings. We will learn at least six different weaves, and students will have a very solid foundation for continuing on his/her own or moving on to more advanced classes.

If you want some ideas of what chain maille is all about:
http://www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/b3/projects

 

Class Instructor: Martha Campbell – I’ve been interested in chain maille for years and have taken classes from many of the best chainmaillers in the country. I would be delighted to teach you what I know and help you learn to create whatever you wish to weave with small metal rings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Class geared toward: 9 years to adult.
Class cost per student: $45 per student.
Supply fee? Separate charge of $45 – this fee includes many different sizes and types of rings to give the student a full beginner’s course. We will be making mostly bracelets which are perfect for gifting or selling – or just keeping!
Prerequisites for this class? Good fine motor skills. Patience.

*NOTE* Equipment needed: the only equipment needed for chainmailling are two pairs of non-serrated jewelry pliers. I have a few sets I can lend, but not enough for a whole class. I recommend getting two pairs of flatnose or one flatnose and one chainnose. Having the correct pliers makes all the difference. I can acquire a pair for you if you talk to me about it. If you will not have pliers, please let me know ASAP.

With questions or to register contact Martha Campbell: campbellkopp@gmail.com  or phone 773-764-6302

 

 

 

Blogging for Work or Play 
1:00pm -2:00pm

Have you ever dreamed of starting a blog? Or do you own a blog that could use a face lift and more page views from family, friends, employers or the general public? In 6 weeks, blogger, freelance writer, journalist, and homeschooling mom of two, Christine Escobar, will help you transform your blog idea or your existing blog into a simple, effective platform for your personal or business communication.

You’ll learn everything from the basics of getting started with your first post to effective do-it-yourself blog design to the latest tools and applications available to enhance your blog. In addition, we’ll discuss blogging ethics and privacy, as well as best practices for using social media to build and connect to your audience.

Class Instructor: Christine S. Escobar has been featured in the book, “The Huffington Post Guide to Blogging” (Simon and Schuster) and Kiwi magazine. Her writing has been mentioned on National Public Radio. After a stint as a regular national correspondent for The Huffington Post’s very first citizen journalism project covering Election 2008, where she secured an exclusive interview with the late Elizabeth Edwards, she founded her own blog, Green Parent Chicago. 5 years later, Green Parent Chicago remains the only online publication solely dedicated to green living and natural family living, news, events and activities in the Chicago area.                 

Class geared toward:  This class is geared to the adult. However, teens who are interested in taking their existing blog to the next level OR are serious about learning the basics of a great blog are welcome.
Class cost per student: $90 per student.
Prerequisites for this class? None.
With questions or to register contact Christine Escobar: enhippo@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

Fun & Games       
1:00pm -2:00pm                                                                                                                                                              

Fun & Games is for kids age 3-6 (parents can drop off if child can participate without them, parents are welcome to stay and participate with a shy child : ) There will be games, music, singing, dancing, and lots of Fun! Each class is designed to encourage Big Muscle Movements, Coordination, and Cooperation. 

 

Class Instructor: Nancy Machaj-homeschooling mother of two. Self-taught enthusiast in many areas, entertaining children being just one. She also loves to cook and sew and read and watch movies and tv, spend time with family and friends, stretch herself creatively and take on new challenges. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Class geared toward: 3-6 years (parents can drop off or stay).
Class cost per student: $60 (sibs +$40).
Drop in fee: $10.
With questions or to register contact Nancy Machaj: nancymachaj@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Natives and Invaders in the Americas: Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Inca & Northeast Coast (2 hours)
1:00pm -3:15pm                                                                                                                                                              

Who were the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Inca and Northeastern civilizations that once populated the Americas?  Who or what was responsible for the conquest/genocide of these groups, starting in 1492? The answers are more complicated than simply blaming men like Columbus (though they too, deserve their fair share of blame).  The course will start with a look at how human settlements were first established around the world, and how this impacted the initial meeting of Native Americans and Europeans thousands of years later, and will end by taking a look at contemporary Native American issues today.  The historical perspective of this course is rooted in Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs & Steel” and Charles Mann’s “1491”.  Students will be asked to do some reading on their own between sessions from these books.  Purchase of the texts will not be necessary. Copies will be provided.  This will be a 2 hour class.

 

Week 1: Building Blocks of Civilization: Food and Animal Domestication, Writing, Technology and Diffusion

Week 2: Peopling the Americas, The Olmec, Columbus & the Taino

Week 3: The Aztec & Cortes, The Maya

Week 4: The Maya cont, The Inca & Pizarro

Week 5: Northeast Coast Native Americans & British

Week 6: Student Debate – Who or What was most responsible for the genocide of these Native American groups? Also – Native Americas in cinema and other contemporary environmental and political issues.                  

 

Class Instructor: Marnie Goodfriend is a certified French and History teacher with 6 years of classroom experience.  She is currently taking a few years away from the classroom to raise her son, born in February of 2013.  Prior to teaching in the States, Marnie taught the English language to French students in Martinique.  Upon her return to Chicago in 2003 she mentored a Togolese refugee family in French through the Pan-African Association while working as Communications Director at the Service Employees Union Local 880 for several years.  Marnie has a B.A. in Political Science, French, and German from the University of Minnesota.  She currently serves on the Executive Council of the Chicago chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.

                                                                               

Class geared toward: Anyone at a 9th grade reading level is welcome.
Class cost per student: $70 per pupil for 2 hour class.
Drop in fee: None for the first week, $15 for all subsequent weeks.
Prerequisites for this class? Student should be at a 9th grade reading level in order to comprehend all texts and be willing to read a few articles between sessions.
With questions or to register contact Marnie Goodfriend: marnsgoodfriend@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 


Yoga for Kids
2:15pm – 3:15pm

Yoga within a story-telling format and at the end of class a fun, group game.  This class will engage the physical needs of stretching and body awareness while engaging the imagination.  The game will address social needs for ages 3 -5.

Class Instructor: Sophia Bigg, age 9, has been practicing yoga informally for approximately six years.  She has experience interacting with young people of all ages through her participation in the Chicago homeschooling community and with family friends.  Karen, her mom, will supervise.

 

Class geared toward: 3-5 year olds.
Class cost per student: $20.
With questions or to register contact Sophia Bigg: sophiabigg@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

¡Exploramos! (Spanish 8-12)
2:15pm -3:15pm

This is a Spanish immersion class for kids 8 and over which will focus on communication, both in speaking and writing.  Emphasis will be on games, songs, and conversation, with a reading and writing component to each class.  

Class Instructor: Andrew Yearick has been teaching Spanish in the city for 7 years to kids from toddlers to adults, and has a degree in Education from Lock Haven University with concentrations in Spanish and German. When not teaching Spanish, Andrew pursues an artistic career as a musician and actor. He uses all of those skills in the classroom, and always enjoys his time with the kids.

Class geared toward: 8-12 years.
Cost per student: $75, $15 sibling discount.
Supply Fee: No, but I would like students to purchase this book for class use.  (It suggests that it is for middle/high school, but I believe it is appropriate for this age range, and use it often with kids 8-12) http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/088724758X
Drop in fee: $15.
With questions or to register contact Andrew Yearick: andrew.yearick@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Mandinka 101
2:15pm -3:15pm

What’s this you ask? Mandinka is one of the many local languages you would hear when traveling West Africa. Learn basic language skills of this indigenous West African tongue along with some amazing cultural tidbits of The Gambia. This class is designed for kids, adults and families alike.

 
Class Instructor: Seringe Jarjuesy, unschooling dad to four kids and native of The Gambia eager to share a bit of his part of the world with you. As a Language Instructor hired by the U.S. Peace Corps, he has lots of practice sharing this wonderful language and culture with those eager to learn.

 

Class geared toward: 6 years – adult. Families welcome.
Cost per student: $55, $100 per pair, and $130 max per family.
Supply Fee: $10 (for printed take home materials).
With questions or to register contact Seringe Jarjusey: mommy@nakitababy.com.

 

 

 

 

Art of Chain Maille II – Advanced Course
2:15pm -3:15pm                                                                                                                                                                              

We will review the basics – how to open and close metal rings properly – and then we will be learning some intermediate and advanced weaves. We will also explore differences in metals, wire gauges, aspect ratio, how rings are made, etc. We will learn a few wireworking techniques along the way. Students can pick a project that they would like to learn to complete.

Class Instructor: Martha Campbell – I’ve been interested in chain maille for years and have taken classes from many of the best chainmaillers in the country. I’m excited about trying out this new class!

 

Class geared toward: 9 years to adult – experience necessary
Class cost per student: $45 per student. You are welcome to come in during Basic Chain Maille (one hour before this class time) for additional time to work on your projects for an additional $15. There is plenty of room for all.
Supply fee? Separate cost of $45 (project might be additional)
Prerequisites for this class?  Chainmailing experience.
*NOTE* Equipment needed: Your own pliers. Having the correct pliers makes all the difference. I can acquire a pair for you if you talk to me about it.
With questions or to register contact Martha Campbell: campbellkopp@gmail.com or 773-764-6302

 

 

Discussion Group
2:15pm -3:15pm

A tween-teen based discussion group is designed to hit hot topics such as:

–          Are we all related? (Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhtgINeaJWg) – (Week 1),

–          Current Events (Bring in a current event news article from the week and share/discuss.) – (Week 2),

–          The Secret (Documentary available at Netflix watch instant or YouTube.) – (Week 3),

–          Apocalypse…. Could it be? (A discussion about the if’s, how’s, what’s, when’s an apocalypse could happen. What do you think?!) – (Week 4),

–          Will We Ever Run Out of Music? (Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAcjV60RnRw)  – (Week 5),

–          Navigating Early (book by Clare Vanderpool … also available in audio at the library) – (Week 6).

The weeks are mapped out in advanced so you can review the material beforehand and come on out to enjoy the company and opinions of peers based on that week’s topics.

Class Instructor: Kaidin Jarjusey is unschooled student who is really into movies, computers, gaming, hot topics (both current and historic) and more. He’s looking forward to leading this discussion group, developing the tween-teen community and sharing ideas and opinions with his peers.

Class geared toward: 10 years and older.
Class cost per student: $25.
With questions or to register contact Kaidin Jarjusey: mommy@nakitababy.com.

 

 

 

 

Traditional Taekwon-do
2:15pm -3:15pm

Participants will learn the basic courtesies and customs, techniques and applications, of traditional Taekwon-do, a Korean martial art.

Class Instructor: Tim Peebles is a 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do and a red belt/black stripe in Hapkido (both Korean martial arts) and a certified Kidpower instructor in “people safety skills.” For the last four years he has been an instructor in Connelly’s Academy of Martial Arts, teaching Taekwon-do classes in a variety of contexts, including homeschool co-ops, Chicago, Evanston, and Skokie elementary schools, church after-school programs, and neighborhood park districts.             

 

Class geared toward: 7 years through adult. 
Class cost per student: $12 per class, per participant, or $72 for 6 classes; 25% discount for all other family members ($9 per class; $54 for 5 classes).
Prerequisites for this class? None. Please contact tjpeebles@gmail.com for a registration form/waiver.
With questions or to register (and receive waiver form) contact Tim Peebles: tjpeebles@gmail.com.

 

 

 

ROOM   1

ROOM   2

ROOM   3

COMMUNITY   RM.

LIBRARY

AUDITORIUM

UPSTAIRS

10:00   -11:00AM

TRAIN CLUB

(UNDER 5 YRS.)

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

(8 YRS.- ADULT)

KNITTED CHRISTMAS GIFTS

(9 YRS. – ADULT)
 
 

COLOR THEORY

(12 YRS.++)

FRENCH IN ACTION

(5-9 YRS.)

 

 

PEACE WITHIN YOUth

(5-10 YRS.)

HOYANOWRIWO

(11 YRS.++)

11:15   – 12:15PM

RIOT GRRRLZ

(8 YRS.++)
 
 

LIL’S STORY AND ART

(3-6 YRS.)

 

KNITTED CHRISTMAS GIFTS (CONT.)

(9 YRS.- ADULT)

 

 

ART SUPPLIES

(5-9 YRS.)

ELECTRONIC GAMING

(7-13 YRS.)

PEACE WITHIN YOUth

(10-20 YRS.)

PHILANTHROPIST UNITE

(9 YRS.++)

12:15   – 1:00PM

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

LUNCH BREAK

1:00   – 2:00PM

SCULPEY MINIATURES ADVANCED

(9 YRS.++)

 

¡CHEVERE! SPANISH

(3-7 YRS.)

CHESS CLUB

(6-14 YRS.)

ART OF CHAIN MAILLE 1 -BEGINNER (OPEN WORK TIME FOR CHAINMAILLE 2)

(9 YRS. – ADULT)

 

BLOGGING FOR WORK OR PLAY

(ADULT)

 

FUN AND GAMES

(3-6 YRS.)

NATIVES & INVADERS IN THE AMERICAS

(10 YRS.++)

2:15   – 3:15PM

YOGA FOR KIDS

(3-5 YRS.)

¡EXPLORAMOS! SPANISH

(8 – 12 YRS.)

MANDINKA 101

(6 YRS. – ADULT, FAMILIES WELCOME)

ART OF CHAIN MAILLE 2 – ADVANCED (CONT.)

(9 YRS. – ADULT)

 

DISCUSSION GROUP

(10 YRS.++)

 

TRADITIONAL TAEKWON-DO

(7 YRS.++)

NATIVES & INVADERS IN THE AMERICAS
  (CONT.)

(10 YRS.++)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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