Sunday, February 10, 2019

STEP 2: Saturday Serendipity COURSE CATALOG

~~REGISTRTION IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE!  WE HAVE GREAT INSTRUCTORS AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE MARCH 16TH.
PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL THE WEEK OF THE EVENT FOR CLASS ASSIGNMENTS AND LAB FEES DUE.  ALL STUDENTS WERE PLACED IN ONE OF THEIR TOP FOUR CHOICES!~~

Saturday Serendipity 2019
COURSE CATALOG
March 16, 2019 ♦ 9:00am-1:30pm

ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE 
RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 28th



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FULL DAY CLASSES 
Students will attend ONE class (9:00-1:30) with a slightly different lunch schedule.  Students will need to bring lunch.  Please be sure to note grade levels as those who register for a class outside of the suggested grades will be placed in a different class selected. 

Checkmate! Chess   GRADES: 3-5
INSTRUCTOR: Matt Perkins
Explore the methods and strategies of being a solid chess player. Students will have the opportunities to play against multiple different opponents of varying abilities. Class is open from beginner to expert levels.
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 

American Pioneer Life  GRADES: 3-5
INSTRUCTOR: Daniel Cabage
A fun, historical look at what it was like to be a pioneer. We will discuss how the pioneers lived, the foods they ate, the games they played, and make pioneer related crafts and food. Students will churn their own butter and make a tin art craft.
NO SUPPLIES NEEDED
LAB FEE: $5 


HALF DAY CLASSES 

Students will attend TWO classes (9:00-11:00/11:30-1:30) at Wilson Middle School.  Students will need to bring lunch.  Please be sure to note grade levels as those who register for a class outside of the suggested grades will be placed in a different class selected.  


Fun with Paper Product and Stamps GRADES: 2-5
INSTRUCTOR: Becky Pilcher
Join paper crafter extraordinaire for a fun time with paper and stamps! Enjoy your time making your own post it note holder, a card that will delight anyone, and a bookmark that will be great for a gift or for yourself and your favorite book!

Students may want to wear an old shirt or painting smock.
LAB FEE: $2

Belly Dancing   GRADES: 1-5

INSTRUCTOR: Taghreed Karadsheh
Expose your students to a new form of exercise!  The graceful hip drops, rolls, and pivots in this dance utilize muscle groups in the abdomen, pelvis, trunk, spine and neck, working with the body instead of against it.  Belly Dancing improves posture, muscle tone, flexibility, weight loss and is a great way for kids to expend excess energy! 
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Small scarf
LAB FEE: $10 for hip scarf (returning students can bring from prior year)

The Art of Clowning   GRADES: 3-5

INSTRUCTOR: Laura Anderson
Learn the history of clowning and makeup design with easy to remove water soluble face paint, skits, and more. You will learn the world still needs the humor of clowns. Not all clowns wear makeup. You will be able to use your new skill to bring joy to those in nursing homes or where ever your heart leads you. You might recognize Daizy Dee from Pizza Ranch on Tuesdays or any number of local events!
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Bring a camera if you want pictures!
NO LAB FEE




Mini Scrapbook Class   GRADES: 1-5
INSTRUCTOR: Deena Beck
Create a SMASHED mini scrapbook! Kids will be creating a foldable mini scrapbook their choice of color and theme. To get the best experience, 10-12 wallet sized photos should be brought to class. Kids will create a foldable booklet with all paper, glue, LOTS of cute embellishments (stickers, letters, buttons, jewels, etc.), and a variety "book bindings" will be provided to allow the kids to express their creativity. Note for returning students: This is a new variation of the class that was previously the paper bag scrapbook.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Photos. 10-12 Wallet sized or can be trimmed to wallet size. Mini book pages will be approx 3x4.
LAB FEE: $5

Balloon Art   GRADES: 2-5
INSTRUCTOR: Patti Altobelli
Patti brings balloon creatures to life in this fun class!  Forget about boring balloon animals, these are works of art! Students will learn how to create various balloon sculptures using many different styles of inflated and uninflated balloons. They will also learn fun tricks and games to play with inflated balloons such as a flying mouse and spiral rocket. Work with a nationally known artist and teacher!  Students will take home cool creations!
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE


French Fun GRADES: 1-5
INSTRUCTOR: Beth Schrup
Vive la France!  Bonjour!  Have fun learning more about the French and their culture.  Start learning to read and speak French with games and music.  Beth has been teaching students in this program for many years and is a student favorite!
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Colored pencils or crayons or markers and a regular pencil.
LAB FEE: $2

Magic Fun GRADES: 1-5
INSTRUCTOR: Eugene Brammer
Learn how to fool your friends and family with slight of hand tricks.  You will learn a variety of tricks that will make you look like a pro in no time!  This class offers fun for all skill levels.

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Please bring to class a deck of cards that has a box. 
LAB FEE: $5

Drums & Percussion 101   GRADES: 3-5
INSTRUCTOR: Terry Hansen
Do you find yourself always tapping out a beat to a song?  Have you ever wanted to play drums but didn't want to commit to lessons?  This class is a great way to learn the names of and how to play different drum and percussion instruments.  You will also learn about notes and counting.  Students will also learn about playing solo and then with a group.  Mr. Hansen is a fun instructor with lots of energy.

NO SUPPLIES NEEDED
LAB FEE: $5 

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids  GRADES: 1-5
INSTRUCTOR: Daina Lewis
Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids is a fun way to learn about some of the core poses and mindfulness techniques that can help kids become more aware of their power as well as the calm place within. This workshop will have some of foundation poses and breathing techniques that have help kids get focused and have more confidence.  Daina has been teaching yoga to kids in the Quad Cities for over 12 years sharing her love of yoga!   
Please bring a yoga mat or even a towel to mark your spot in class.
NO LAB FEE

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk Dance   GRADES: 2-5
INSTRUCTOR: Abbey Gustaf
Join singing and dancing sensation and Illinois beauty queen for a funky class! Abbey has been dancing for over 17 years. Learn fun new iconic dance moves with some style and sass. Boys and girls will love it! Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle!
Students should wear tennis shoes
NO LAB FEE

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Many classes need student supplied items.  Feel free to send along in a grocery sack or backpack.  Don't forget your lab fees!


CLASSES BELOW ARE FULL

Detective For A Day   GRADES: 3-5
(HELD AT MOLINE POLICE DEPT.)
~CLASS IS FULL~

INSTRUCTOR: Detective Jon Leach
This class is designed to give young people an idea of how investigations work and how police officers collect information, as well as evidence. Students will have the chance to investigate their own crime scene. **Please note: This class is very popular and has a limited capacity.

NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 

Re-Purposed ART  GRADES: 1-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Suzon
Get those creative juices flowing while saving the planet. Students will make ART using trash that might otherwise be thrown into a landfill. ART is about using what you have, not how much money you need to spend. Students will have several items to take home and share. Work with a local artist who has been featured in area shops as well as on tv! Pics show her style!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Please bring photos of family/friends or magazine pages with pics or words that are of interest or reflective of your personality.  Students may want to bring an apron or old shirt and a bag to take things home.
LAB FEE: $8
 


Metal Stamping   GRADES: 3-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Marla Albertson Metal stamping is a huge jewelry trend that allows you to personalize a unique item! You will learn how to stamp on metal discs or bracelet blanks using metal letter stamps and design stamps. Pic shows samples of metal stamping, not actual item, as they will be personalized by each student. You will take home a beautiful, unique necklace or bracelet, perfect for yourself or to give as a gift!
NO SUPPLIES NEEDED

LAB FEE: $2

All About Dogs GRADES: 2-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Tammie Good
Do you love dogs? Would you like to learn more about "man's best friend" and how to train them? This class will teach you how to make the most of your relationship with your pet friend. We also will be making dog toys and treats! **NOTE: This class is not recommended for those with allergies.**
NO SUPPLIES NEEDED
LAB FEE: $2.00 dog toys and treats. 

Cupcake Decorating   GRADES: 2-4
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Angie Thompson Show off your your cake decorating skills or if you just wanna have fun and make some cool treats this is perfect for you! We will be making some sweet treats that you will be able to take home and show off to your friends and family! **NOTE: This class is not recommended for those with allergies!**
SUPPLIES NEEDED: A grocery bag for carrying treats home! Treat containers will be provided for each student.
LAB FEE: $8

Computer Fun: Comic Life   GRADES: 4-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: John Sullivan Computer fun! We will be using Comic Life the application to
create comic strip type media that the student will be able to add images and experiment with texts and fonts. There will be a project created that students will be able to share with friends and family that they can take home if they bring a USB flash drive to save their work.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: USB Flash drive (optional)

NO LAB FEE

DIY Wood Sign  GRADES: 4-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Hull
Have you seen specialty signs in shops and wish you could make one for your own room? Melissa will help you take a blank wood piece and turn it into something you'll be proud to display! Use unique stenciling skills to create a charming and on trend home decor sign. Instructor provides all supplies.
Students may want to wear an apron or old shirt.

NO LAB FEE

Cakes Cakes Cakes!   GRADES: 1-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTORS:  Gloria "Memaw" and Maverick Friederichsen
Do you love baking shows for kids?  This is your opportunity to learn some of those skills.  Join a former bakery owner and learn the tricks of the trade.  Learn how to frost and decorate cakes.  Students will practice first and then use their skills on a round cake to take home.  Students will learn to mix colors use plastic bags and tips to frost their finished product. This will be messy, but fun!
**Note: This class is not recommended for those with allergies**

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Students will want an apron or old shirt.  A bag for finished treats will also be helpful.  Instructor will provide containers for cake.

NO LAB FEE


Geology and Construction    GRADES: 2-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Sara Somsky
We will talk about how earthquakes have shaped our planet over time, then we will have a hands-on experiment to learn how the ground can affect buildings in an earthquake and how engineers can help.  Bring your imagination and eagerness to learn!
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE

Crazy for Colors!   GRADES: 1-3
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Lily Tackett
Learn to mix your favorite colors, paint a rainbow, create with clay, explore with watercolors using different textures, and make your favorite colored slime!

NO SUPPLIES NEEDED

LAB FEE: $5

Hot Mess Canvas Painting   GRADES: 1-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Cindy Horvath
Using acrylic paint on canvas you will create your own "hot mess" in the colors of your choice. After drying we will apply a vinyl stencil and paint again. When the vinyl is removed after the second layer of paint your hot mess creation will show thru! Please specify your choice of theme. Harry Potter, Suicide Squad, Star Trek, Transformers or unicorn. Younger students may need assistance in removing the vinyl. Pics are samples only. **NOTE: We will be using needles to help remove the vinyl.**
Students will want an apron or old shirt.

LAB FEE: $3

Creative Cooking   GRADES: 1-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Meredith Brower
Kitchen fun isn't just for moms and dads! Join this class for a fun experience learning fun and delicious foods you can make for your family! This will include two items during the class time as well as the time to eat them.
**NOTE: This class is not recommended for those with allergies.**
Please bring a clean, large storage container to bring home leftover creations if you have one at home.
LAB FEE: $5

Circuits and Robotics   GRADES: 3-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Lakin Sheeder
Learn how simple circuits work, and the basics of coding and programming! Simplicity is key when it comes to making electricity. Build a circuit that lights up or makes noise. The power is in your hands! Learn to program the Putnam Museum’s Dot and Dash Robots!
NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 

Lego Machine Building   GRADES: 4-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Blake Slizosky
This isn't just about the Lego blocks you normally play with! Learn the basics of building machines with Legos.  Structure, simple machinery and beginner robotics will be emphasized.
Students will team up for structural challenges.

NO SUPPLIES OR LAB FEE 


That Crazy T-Shirt  GRADES: 3-5
~CLASS IS FULL~
INSTRUCTOR: Kandis Cooper
Do you have a special Tee that just doesn't fit and you don't want to throw it away? Or maybe you have a tee from someone special and you want to keep it forever. In this class we will talk about the various ways to reuse, renew, recycle textiles. Things like old jeans, shirts, blankets, towels, and more. We will also make your own reusable t-shirt bag, t-shirt pillow, jean pocket pencil holder for your locker, or pick another of the projects offered.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Bring an old T Shirt, old jeans, I will have a few to choose from for those that forget this. Bring both or multiples if you want to make more than one project. The more you bring, the more you can make.

LAB FEE: $1

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