Summer Program for Children 2017

 

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: 12:30−3:30pm, with supervised lunch between.

Register for half or full days.

Cost per week: $200 for half day, $351 for full day.

Week of July 3rd: $160 for half day, $284 for full day. (No class July 4.)

Early Drop-Off / Extended Day:

Leave your child with us for some relaxed time outdoors (if weather permits) or in our art room. Mixed ages, 6–14.

Early Drop-Off: 8–9am, $37/week

Extended Day: 3:30–5:30pm (pick up 5–5:30pm), $98/week

Combo: Early Drop-Off + Extended Day, $124/week

Please note that registration for Early Drop Off and Extended Day are for the whole week only.


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

 

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–Thursday, 11:30 am–6pm, Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm, and Saturday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

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.


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.


Week 1 • June 12-6

Morning 

1-A1 Woodworking
Instructor: Nancy King
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

OPEN

ages 9-12

1-A2 Art Zone
Instructor: Josh Cornillon
Each Art Zone week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new stuff, skills and ideas.

OPEN

ages 9-12

1-A3 Robotics with DEILab
Instructor: Aaron Lee
NEW! Design, engineering, innovation, and fun with robots. 

OPEN

ages 6-8

Afternoon

1-P1 Woodworking
Instructor: Seth Mazor
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

OPEN

ages 6–8

1-P2 Sewing & Style
Instructor: Carol Price
Make stuffed toys, pillows and simple clothing. Novices and experienced students are all welcome.

FULL

ages 9-12

1-P3 Robots with DEILab 
Instructor: Aaron Lee
NEW! Design, engineering, innovation and fun with robots. 

OPEN

ages 9–12


Week 2 • June 19-23

Morning

2-A1 Woodworking: Skateboards
Instructor: Julio Fuentes & Seth Mazor
Create a sophisticated skateboard ready to take home and ride.

FULL

ages 9-12

2-A2 Comics
Instructor: Rachel Maguire
Taking inspiration from comics, anime and manga, create comic books with characters, stories, dialog and drama.

FULL

ages 9-12

2-A3 Animation
Instructor: Klementina Budnik
Create collaborative and independent projects using hand-drawn, stopmotion and experimental animation techniques

FULL

ages 6-8

 Afternoon

2-P1 Woodworking
Instructor: Verónica Ramírez Martell
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

FULL

ages 6-8

2-P2 Exploring Photography
Instructor: Brooke Scibelli
Discover the magic of photography through the lens, while exploring a variety of techniques.

FULL

 

ages 9-12

2-P3 Animation
Instructor: Klementina Budnik
Create collaborative and independent projects using hand-drawn, stopmotion and experimental animation techniques

FULL

ages 9–12


Week 3 • June 26-30

Morning

3-A1 Woodworking: Scooters
Instructor: Julio Fuentes & Seth Mazor
Create a sophisticated scooter ready to take home and ride.

FULL

ages 9-12
3-A2 Art Express
Instructor: Lauren Kent

Each Art Express week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new materials, skills and ideas.

FULL

ages 6–8

3-A3 LEGO with DEILab
Instructor: Aaron Lee
Design, engineering, innovation, and fun with Legos.

FULL

ages 6-8

Afternoon

3-P1 Woodworking
Instructor: Verónica Ramírez Martell
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

FULL

ages 6–8

3-P2 Duck Tape Madness
Instructor: Lauren Kent
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.

FULL

ages 6–8

3-P3 LEGO with DEILab
Instructor: Aaron Lee
Design, engineering, innovation, and fun with Legos. 

OPEN

ages 9–12


Week 4 • July 3-7*
(No class July 4)

Morning

4-A1 Woodworking Mini Racers
Instructor: Julio Fuentes
Design, build and race your very own wooden race cars.

FULL

ages 6-8

4-A2 Comics
Instructor: Rob Stull
Taking inspiration from comics, anime and manga, create comic books with characters, stories, dialog and drama.

FULL

ages 9-12

4-A3 Art Zone
Instructor: Natalie LaChall
Each Art Zone week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new stuff, skills and ideas.

OPEN

ages 6-8

Afternoon

4-P1 Woodworking
Instructor: Verónica Ramírez Martell
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

FULL

ages 9-12

4-P2 Sewing & Style
Instructor: Natalie LaChall
Make stuffed toys, pillows and simple clothing. Novices and experienced students are all welcome.

OPEN

ages 6-8
4-P3 Art Express
Instructor:  Jennifer Hughes

Each Art Express week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new materials, skills and ideas.

OPEN

ages 6-8


Week 5 • July 10-14
Musical Week

Morning

5-A1 Woodworking Musical Instruments
Instructor: TBA
Make your very own wooden musical instruments. Gather for a concert on our lawn at the end of the week!

FULL

ages  6–8

5-A2 Electric Art: Musical Instruments
Instructor: Seth Mazor
Make your very own electronic musical instruments. Gather for a concert on our lawn at the end of the week!

FULL

ages  9–12

5-A3 Art Zone: Musical Instruments
Instructor: Lauren Kent
Make your very own mixed media musical instruments. Gather for a concert on our lawn at the end of the week!

OPEN

ages 6-8

Afternoon

5-P1 Woodworking: Musical Instruments
Instructor: Seth Mazor
Make your very own wooden musical instruments. Gather for a concert on our lawn at the end of the week!

FULL

ages 9-12

5-P2 Invention Zone: Musical Instruments
Instructors: Josh Briggs
Design & build creative musical instruments. Gather for a concert on our lawn at the end of the week!

FULL

ages 6-8

5-P3 Art Express: Musical Instrument Ages
Instructor: Lauren Kent
Make your very own mixed media musical instruments. Gather for a concert on our lawn at the end of the week!

OPEN

ages 6-8


Week 6 • July 17-21

 

Morning

6-A1 Woodworking
Instructors: Verónica Ramírez Martell
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

FULL

ages  9-12

6-A2 Sewing & Syle
Instructor: Natalie Lachall
Make stuffed toys, pillows and simple clothing. Novices and experienced students are all welcome.

OPEN

ages  6-8

6-A3 Animation
Instructor: Klementina Budnik
Create collaborative and independent projects using hand-drawn, stopmotion and experimental animation techniques

OPEN

ages  6-8

6-A4 Fiber Arts
Instructor: Diane Ivey
Dive into a variety of fiber arts projects including yarn dyeing, needlefelting, weaving, sewing and silkscreening.

FULL

ages 12-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon

6-P1 Woodworking
Instructors: Seth Mazor
Projects in wood for young hands. Some toys, some furniture, some surprises.

FULL

ages  6–8

6-P2 Animation
Instructor: Klementina Budnik
Create collaborative and independent projects using hand-drawn, stopmotion and experimental animation techniques

FULL

ages  9–12

6-P3 Studio Art
Instructor: Natalie LaChall
Explore a variety of media and processes through drawing, painting, printmaking and more. 

OPEN

ages 12-14

6-P4 Art Express
Instructor: Brooke Scibelli
Each Art Zone week uses different materials and makes different projects. Be exposed to new stuff, skills and ideas.

OPEN

ages  6-8

Week 7 • July 24-28

Morning

7-A1 Woodworking: Parade!
Instructor: Verónica Ramírez Martell

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.

OPEN

ages 6-8

7-A2 Art Express: Parade!
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.

OPEN

ages 6–8

7-A3 LEGO with DEILab
Instructor: Aaron Lee
Design, engineering, innovation, and fun with Legos. 

OPEN

ages 9–12

7-A4 Photo: City and Ourselves
Instructor: Robin Radin
Explore your self and your city through the camera's eye. 

OPEN

ages 12–14

 

Afternoon

7-P1 Woodworking: Parade!
Instructor: Seth Mazor

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.

OPEN

ages 9-12
7-P2 Art Zone: Parade!
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.

OPEN

ages 6–8

7-P3 LEGO with DEILab
Instructor: Aaron Lee
Design, engineering, innovation, and fun with Legos. 

OPEN

ages 6–8

7-P4 Comics & Graphic Novels
Instructor: Rob Stull
Explore storytelling, drawing, lettering and inking. Look closely at narrative and visual techniques in your favorite comics and graphic novel classics.

OPEN

ages 12-14