Summer Program for Children 2016

 

So much fun! June 13–July 29

Registration • Schedule • Fees • Scholarships

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Our popular Summer Program for Children combines creativity and hands-on fun. Our classes are small with lots of attention for each child. All levels are welcome. Each week is different. Sign up for one or many.

You’ll notice Woodworking, Art Zone, Fantastic Photography and other classes with the same name. Each one is different, with plenty of new projects, new skills and new materials each week.

Each program is one week, Monday through Friday:

• Mornings:    9am–12pm
• Afternoons: 12:30pm–3:30pm
Supervised lunch in between

• Early Drop-off:  8–9am
• Extended Day:
  3:30pm–5:30pm (Pick up 5–5:30pm)


Registration

Please fill out a separate registration form for each child. If you have any questions call 617-524-3313 x12 or stop by the office, we are open Monday–Friday, 9:30am–5:30pm. 

The code next to each session – “(1–P2)” – is the course code. Include this on your registration form for each session you select. Enter Early Drop-off and Extended Day separately for each child, clearly indicating the week.

We process registrations strictly on a first-come first-served basis. It can take us a day or two to catch up with registrations that come in overnight or on weekends. As classes are both small and popular, they can fill up quickly. You may wish to give a second or third choice in the Comments box on your registration form in case your first choice is full.

To be honored, registration must be accompanied by full payment. Please read our policies on refunds and withdrawals before you register.


Fees 

Cost per week: $196 for half-day, $349 for full day.
Week of July 4:
$156 for half-day, $280 for full day.

Early Drop-off: $36/week
Extended Day: $97/week
Combo: Early Drop-off plus Extended Day $122/week

Sibling Discount: 10% discount for the second sibling taking a class in the same time slot.


Scholarships / Becas

Scholarships are available to low-income students participating in our School Partnership Program:  Boston Collegiate Charter • Boston Teachers Union • Brooke Charter • Chittick Elementary • Codman Academy • Conley Elementary • Davis Leadership Academy • Grew Elementary • Guild Elementary • Henderson Inclusion Elementary • Holmes Elementary • Irving Middle • Lee Academy • Mattahunt Elementary • McCormack Middle • Mozart Elementary • Murphy K–8 • Neighborhood House Charter • Philbrick Elementary • Sumner Elementary • UP Academy Charter • Young Achievers

We consider other scholarship applications on a case-by-case basis. Space is limited.

Estamos alegres de poder ofrecer becas este verano a estudiantes con bajos ingresos y que atienden los colegios:Boston Collegiate Charter • Boston Teachers Union • Brooke Charter • Chittick Elementary • Codman Academy • Conley Elementary • Davis Leadership Academy • Grew Elementary • Guild Elementary • Henderson Inclusion Elementary • Holmes Elementary • Irving Middle • Lee Academy • Mattahunt Elementary • McCormack Middle • Mozart Elementary • Murphy K–8 • Neighborhood House Charter • Philbrick Elementary • Sumner Elementary • UP Academy Charter • Young Achievers.

Cada estudiante es elegible para una semana de clases de todo el día o dos semanas de clases de medio día gratis. Espacio es limitado.

   • Download a scholarship application (pdf) and Income Verification Form in English.
   • Descargue una solicitud para becas Forma de Verificación de Ingresos en Español.

Contact us for more information.
Consider a donation to our Scholarship Fund.


2016 Schedule

Week 1 • June 13–17, 2016

Morning

Art Express (1–A2) – OPEN
Instructor: Josh Cornillon
Each Art Express week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new materials, skills and ideas.

ages 6–8

Woodworking (1–A1) – FULL
Instructor: TBA
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

ages 9–12
Comics (1–A3) – OPEN
Instructor: Rachel Maguire
Taking inspiration from comics, anime and manga, create comic books with characters, stories, dialog and drama.
ages 9–12

Afternoon

Woodworking (1–P1) – OPEN
Instructor: Julio Fuentes
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.
ages 6–8

Art Zone (1–P3) – OPEN 
Instructor: Josh Cornillon
Each Art Zone week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new stuff, skills and ideas.

ages 9-12

Electric Art (1–P2) – FULL
Instructor: Brooke Scibelli
Explore some electronic magic. Create art objects that contain circuits and switches and that light up and might even move or make sounds.

ages 9–12


Week 2 • June 20–24, 2016

Morning

Woodworking (2–A1) – FULL   
Instructor: TBA
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

ages 6-8

Sewing & Style (2–A3) – FULL
Instructor: Carol Price
Make stuffed toys, pillows and simple clothing. Novices and experienced students are all welcome.

ages 6-8

Animation (2–A2) – FULL 
Instructor: Klementina Budnick
Create collaborative and independent projects using hand-drawn, stopmotion and experimental animation techniques.

ages 9–12

 Afternoon

Animation (2–P3) – OPEN
Instructor: Klementina Budnick
Create collaborative and independent projects using hand-drawn, stopmotion and experimental animation techniques.

ages 6-8

Art Express (2–P2) – FULL
Instructor: Jennifer Hughes
Each Art Express week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new materials, skills and ideas.

ages 6-8

Woodworking (2-P1) – FULL
Instructor: Alex Borovski
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

ages 9–12


Week 3 • June 27–July 1, 2016

Morning

Art Express (3–A2) – FULL 
Instructor: Keri Lydon
Each Art Express week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new materials, skills and ideas.
ages 6–8
Lego with DEILab (3–A3) – FULL  
Instructor: Aron Lee
Design, engineering, innovation and fun. Learn more about DEILab here.
ages 6–8

Woodworking: Skateboards (3–A1)FULL
Instructors: Julio Fuentes
Create a sophisticated skateboard ready to take home and ride.

ages 9–12

Afternoon

Woodworking (3–P1)FULL 
Instructor: Annette Lippert
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

ages 6–8

Duct Tape Madness (3–P2) – FULL
Instructor: Keri Lydon
Make a myriad colorful objects, both useful and artful, from this flexible, fun material. For 3-D construction, this makes a great counterpart to woodworking, with soft vs hard materials.

ages 6–8
 Lego with DEILab (3–P3) – FULL
Instructor: Aron Lee
Design, engineering, innovation and fun. Learn more about DEILab here.
ages 9–12


Week 4 • July 5–8*, 2016

* No class July 4

Morning

Art Zone (4–A3) – OPEN  
Instructor: Maggie Carberry
Each Art Zone week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new stuff, skills and ideas.
ages 9–12

Woodworking (4–A1) – FULL
Instructor: Annette Lippert
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

ages 6–8

Sewing & Style (4–A2) – FULL  
Instructor: Natalie LaChall
With hand and machine sewing, make clothes and accessories to take home. Novices and experienced students are all welcome.

ages 9–12

Afternoon

Woodworking (4–P1) – FULL  
Instructor: Annette Lippert
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

ages 9–12

Sewing & Style (4–P3) – FULL  
Instructor: Natalie LaChall
Make stuffed toys, pillows and simple clothing to take home. Novices and experienced students are all welcome.

ages 6–8
Art Express (4-P2) – OPEN  
Instructor: Maggie Carberry
Each Art Express week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new materials, skills and ideas.
ages 9–12


Week 5 • July 11–15, 2016

Morning

Woodworking (5–A1) – FULL
Instructor: Alex Borovski
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

ages 6–8
Comics (5–A2) – FULL
Instructor: Rob Stull
Taking inspiration from comics, anime and manga, create comic books with characters, stories, dialog and drama.
ages 9–12

Photography: The City and Ourselves (5-A3)  - FULL
Instructor: Robin Radin
Explore your self and your city through the camera's eye. (Please note: the time slot for this class has changed)

ages 12–14

Afternoon

Art Zone (5–P2) – FULL
Instructor: Keri Lydon
Each Art Zone week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new stuff, skills and ideas.

ages 6–8
Woodworking (5–P1) – FULL
Instructors: Alex Borovski
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.
ages 9–12

Studio Art (5–P3) – OPEN  
Instructor: Natalie LaChall
Explore a variety of media and processes through drawing, painting, printmaking and more. (Please note, the time slot for this class has changed)

ages 12–14


Week 6 • July 18–22, 2016

Morning

Art Zone (6–A2) – FULL
Instructor: Maggie Carberry
Each Art Zone week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new stuff, skills and ideas.
ages 6–8
Electric Art (6–A4) – FULL
Instructor: Brooke Scibelli
Explore some electronics magic Create art objects using circuits and switches, that may light up or make noise.
ages 9–12
Woodworking: Scooters (6–A1) – FULL
Instructors: Julio Fuentes
Create a scooter and ride it out of the wood shop at the end of the week.
ages 9–12

Animation (6–A3) – OPEN  
Instructor: Klementina Budnick
Create collaborative and independent projects using hand-drawn, stopmotion and experimental animation techniques.

ages 12–14

Afternoon

Woodworking (6–P1) – FULL 
Instructors: Alex Borovski
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

ages 6–8
Art Express (6–P2) – OPEN  
Instructor: Maggie Carberry
Each Art Express week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new materials, skills and ideas.
ages 9–12

Animation (6–P3) – FULL
Instructor: Klementina Budnick
Create collaborative and independent projects using hand-drawn, stopmotion and experimental animation techniques.

ages 9–12
Comics & Graphic Novels (6–P4) – FULL
Instructor: Rob Stull
ages 12–14


Week 7 • July 25–29, 2016

Morning

Woodworking: Parade! (7-A1) – FULL
Instructor: Annette Lippert
Work together to create an amazing parade float on a fun theme. At the end of the week, take it on a turn 'round the neighborhood.

ages 6–8

Lego with DEILab (7–A3) – OPEN
Instructor: Aron Lee
Design, engineering, innovation and fun. Learn more about DEILab here.
ages 6–8
Invention Zone (7-A4) – FULL
Instructor: Josh Briggs
Combine science, art and creativity, inventing objects that may move, make noise or light up.
ages 9–12

Art Express: Parade! (7-A2) – FULL
Instructor: Natalie LaChall
Create elements that will come together at the end of the week, when you join the woodworking group for a parade through central Jamaica Plain's business district.

ages 9–12

Afternoon

Art Zone: Parade! (7–P2) – FULL
Instructor: Natalie LaChall
Create elements that will come together at the end of the week, when you join the woodworking group for a parade through central Jamaica Plain's business district.
ages 6–8
Invention Zone (7–P4) – FULL 
Instructor: Josh Briggs
Combine science, art and creativity, inventing objects that may move, make noise or light up.
ages 6–8

Woodworking: Parade! (7–P1) – Full
Instructor: Annette Lippert
Work together to create an amazing parade float on a fun theme. At the end of the week, take it on a turn 'round the neighborhood.

ages 9–12

Lego with DEILab (7–P3) – FULL
Instructor: Aron Lee
Design, engineering, innovation and fun. Learn more about DEILab here.
ages 9–12