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Jedi Engineering

$235

with Play-Well TEKnologies

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 8:30 am

Agesfor students entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles with LEGO® materials as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Daily Schedule

  • 8:45-9:00 Arrival and greeting
  • 9:00  First LEGO meeting
  • 9:15  LEGO projects and programming
  • 10:30 Outside break time
  • 10:45 LEGO programming resumes
  • 12:00 Dismissal. PLEASE NOTE: Students registered for the 1:00 pm afternoon program stay for lunch & outdoor recess.

Play-Well TEKnologies was founded in 1997 and has run LEGO® building system programs for summer camps and after schools all across the country. Through the use of fun-filled LEGO® engineering and architectural projects, Play-Well helps children learn problem-solving skills and self-reliance while fostering creative expression.

Payment plan available: $90 deposit plus 2 payments of $72.50, paid every four weeks.

Nature Writing Workshop (advanced)

$200

with Drew Egan

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Ages: for students entering 3rd through 5th grade

Curious about the natural world? Bugs, rivers, and snakes? Well, take time to smell the flowers and write about it! This workshop will give you time to see, smell, feel, listen, and taste the experiences of our outdoor world. Then, with teacher-guided prompts and periods of free writing, you can doodle, write, and record your observations through a nature journal. Other experiences include reading nature poems, engaging with science research, and learning about nature writers. You will be able to complete and share a creative piece of your choosing.

Sign up for this program and JEDI Master Engineering with LEGO® Materials (1:00-4:00) for a full day of programming starting at 8:30 and ending at 4:00.

Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:00 Arrival and greeting
  • 9:00  Beginning of workshop
  • 10:30 Outside break time
  • 10:45 Programming resumes
  • 12:00 Dismissal. PLEASE NOTE: Students registered for JEDI Master Engineering with LEGO® Materials (1:00-4:00) stay for lunch & outdoor recess from 12:00 to 1:00.
Payment plan available: $67 deposit plus 2 payments of $66.50, paid every four weeks.

Jedi Master Engineering

$235

with Play-Well TEKnologies

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 1 pm

Agesfor students entering 3rd grade to 5th grade

The Force is strong in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Use the force and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts to raise your X-Wing from the Dagobah swamp, challenge the AT-AT walkers on Hoth, and fly the Millennium Falcon through the Kessel Run. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while you explore a galaxy, far, far away.

Daily Schedule

  • 12:00 Lunch & Outdoor recess for students registered for morning and afternoon classes
  • 1:00 Afternoon registrants arrive. First LEGO meeting 
  • 1:15 LEGO projects and programming
  • 2:30 Outside break time
  • 2:45 LEGO programming resumes
  • 4:00 Dismissal

Play-Well TEKnologies was founded in 1997 and has run LEGO® building system programs for summer camps and after schools all across the country. Through the use of fun-filled LEGO® engineering and architectural projects, Play-Well helps children learn problem-solving skills and self-reliance while fostering creative expression.

Payment plan available: $90 deposit plus 2 payments of $72.50, paid every four weeks.

Nature Writing Workshop (intro)

$200

with Drew Egan

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Ages: for students entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade

Curious about the natural world? Bugs, rivers, and snakes? Well, take time to smell the flowers and write about it! This workshop will give you time to see, smell, feel, listen, and taste the experiences of our outdoor world. Then, with teacher-guided prompts and periods of free writing, you can doodle, write, and record your observations through a nature journal. Other experiences include reading nature poems, engaging with science research, and learning about nature writers. You will be able to complete and share a creative piece of your choosing.

Sign up for this program and JEDI Engineering with LEGO® Materials (8:30-12:00) for a full day of programming starting at 8:30 and ending at 4:00.

Schedule:

  • 12:00 Lunch & Outdoor recess for students registered for JEDI Engineering and Writer's Workshop: Intro
  • 1:00 Afternoon registrants arrive. Workshop begins.
  • 2:30 Outside break time
  • 2:45 Programming resumes
  • 4:00 Dismissal 
Payment plan available: $67 deposit plus 4 payments of $33.25, paid every four weeks.

Art Quest

$300

with Barbara Neulinger

Calendar Jun 29, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Ages: For students entering grades 2nd through 6th grades

Closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independance Day.

This summer, set out on an adventurous week loaded with a variety of fun and challenging art projects. Our work will include tie dye with traditional and less traditional types of patterns.  We will paint on watercolor paper exploring abstract art and representational approaches with brightly colored inks, and make sculptures with clay. We will also use collage to play with scale and content, creating unexpected combinations of objects, people, animals, and places. 

Barbara Neulinger has been a painter and art educator for over 20 years. She has taught art at the primary, elementary, middle school, high school and college level and has been the art teacher at the Montessori School of Northampton since 2001. She received her MFA in painting from Indiana University. Barbara has exhibited her in art work New York City, Boston, Mexico City, and Lecce, Italy, and locally at the Oresman Gallery, Smith College, and at the Hampden Gallery, UMass. In addition to teaching art, Barbara works as an architectural color consultant:  barbaraneulingercolor.com

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 4 payments of $50.00, paid every two weeks.

Animal Architects with LEGO® Materials

$235

with Play-Well TEKnologies

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Ages: for students entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.

Sign up for this program and Visual Arts: Artists & Animals (Intro) (1:00-4:00) for a full day of programming starting at 8:30 and ending at 4:00.

Daily Schedule

  • 8:30-9:00 Arrival and greeting
  • 9:00  First LEGO meeting
  • 9:15  LEGO projects and programming
  • 10:30 Outside break time
  • 10:45 LEGO programming resumes
  • 12:00 Dismissal. PLEASE NOTE: Students registered for the 1:00 pm afternoon class Visual Arts: Artists & Animals (Intro) stay for lunch & outdoor recess from 12:00 to 1:00.

Play-Well TEKnologies was founded in 1997 and has run LEGO® building system programs for summer camps and after schools all across the country. Through the use of fun-filled LEGO® engineering and architectural projects, Play-Well helps children learn problem-solving skills and self-reliance while fostering creative expression.

Payment plan available: $79 deposit plus 2 payments of $78.00, paid every four weeks.

Visual Arts: Artists & Animals (Advanced)

$200

with Alex Fischer

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Agesfor students entering 3rd through 5th grade

This advanced art program will explore the animals themes of famous artists, with students making their own creature creations using the techniques and media of the greats! We'll make use of a variety of materials and mixed media, from painting to clay and beyond. First participants will explore the works of Laurel Birch, using her colorful stylized cat paintings and jewelry as inspiration for their own creations. Then students will study artist Henri Rousseau and his jungle paintings. From there each young artist will create a jungle themed diorama creation using a shoe box, construction paper, and paint.

Sign up for this program and Animal Master Architects with LEGO® Materials (1:00-4:00) for a full day of programming starting at 8:30 and ending at 4:00.

Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:00 Arrival and greeting
  • 9:00  Begining of art class
  • 10:30 Outside break time
  • 10:45 Programming resumes
  • 12:00 Dismissal. PLEASE NOTE: Students registered for Animal Master Architects with LEGO® Materials (1:00-4:00) stay for lunch & outdoor recess from 12:00 to 1:00.
Payment plan available: $67 deposit plus 4 payments of $33.25, paid every four weeks.

Animal Master Architects with LEGO® Materials

$235

with Play-Well TEKnologies

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Ages: For students entering 3rd through 5th grade.

Be inspired by the natural innovation and engineering of the animal world with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts. Design and build fluttering butterflies, stomping elephants, and fierce Tasmanian devils. Apply real-world mechanical engineering concepts as you design, build, and explore your craziest ideas.

Sign up for this program and Visual Arts: Artists & Animals (Advanced)  (8:30-12:00) for a full day of programming starting at 8:30 and ending at 4:00.

Schedule

  • 12:00 Lunch & Outdoor recess for students registered for Visual Arts: Artists & Animals (Advanced) (8:30-12:00) and Animal Master Architects with LEGO® Materials (1:00-4:00)
  • 1:00 Afternoon registrants arrive. First LEGO meeting 
  • 1:15 LEGO projects and programming
  • 2:30 Outside break time
  • 2:45 LEGO programming resumes
  • 4:00 Dismissal

Play-Well TEKnologies was founded in 1997 and has run LEGO® building system programs for summer camps and after schools all across the country. Through the use of fun-filled LEGO® engineering and architectural projects, Play-Well helps children learn problem-solving skills and self-reliance while fostering creative expression.

Payment plan available: $79 deposit plus 2 payments of $78.00, paid every four weeks.




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