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  • 3D Printing with BlocksCAD

    Design intricate 3D objects using BlocksCAD, a software program that combines 3D modeling with block-based coding. You’ll learn computer coding, spatial and dimensional design, and use your problem-solving skills to drag and drop blocks of editable code to build 3D models that can then be exported to a 3D printer.
  • Acing Your College Application

    This class will coach you on some of the key things to consider in the college application process. Focus on how to go about gathering the information you will need to decide where you might want to apply. We’ll talk about how goals for education, plans for jobs after college, and learning styles should help with choosing colleges. In the second session, we’ll focus more on applications and how to best showcase achievements, write winning essays, and make your application the best possible representation of you.
  • Acing Your College Interview

    Please note: This class date is incorrect in the printed catalog; it will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12. Interviewing with alumni or administration staff at a college can be a vital part of the application process. Not only does it demonstrate your interest, but it can also increase your acceptance chances. Learn what you need to know from someone with almost 25 years of experience interviewing prospective students. Leave with a better understanding of how to secure an interview, common interview formats, likely questions, and good subjects to share with your interviewer. Discuss appearance, mannerisms, and ways to ensure your responses are engaging and exciting. Get your questions answered and nerves calmed.
  • Actor’s Toolbox

    Experiment with games, improv, voice, and movement to learn basic acting skills and build confidence, all while having fun. Each class begins with warm-up games followed by acting exercises—ranging from silly to serious—that build focus, confidence, and communication skills.
  • Adventure to Storia

    Play the popular game, No Thank You Evil, in which you will work as a team to take an improvised adventure to a place called Storia. We’ll overcome obstacles, solve mysteries, and explore exotic territories. Led by your guide, you will create a character for yourself, discover your special skills, and problem solve with your friends in a world of creative make-believe. As we act out our story, the adventure will continue to build in detail and depth.
  • Art en Español

    Pick up your paintbrush (pincel) and explore the world of colors (los colores). Use your colored pencils (lapices de color) and draw portraits (retratos) of your favorite people (gente) and animals (animales). As we combine art projects and the Spanish language, we will challenge ourselves to become a little better at both. Children with all levels of Spanish experience are welcome.
  • Babysitting Basics

    This program is designed to better prepare you to become a capable, caring, and responsible babysitter. Understand the responsibilities and skills—including basic first aid and what to do in an emergency—and develop confidence in handling situations you may encounter when caring for young children. Upon completion, your services will be in high demand in the neighborhood!
  • Balance & Bend Yoga

    Stretch your body and imagination in a playful yoga class. Traditional yoga poses will be interwoven with stories, challenges, crafts, and moments of being still. You will learn breathing exercises and team up with friends for partner/group poses as you balance, bend, and live in the fun moment.
  • Being Newton: Fun with Physics

    Join in entertaining and educational science experiments to gain an understanding of physics including Newton’s first, second, and third laws of motion, Newton’s law of gravity, and more. We'll make boats and rockets, make and play with marble runs and catapults, and experiment with many other fun physics projects.
  • Bike Repair & Maintenance

    In just two hours, you can learn the essentials of bike repair and maintenance from the head mechanic at Arlington’s hometown bike shop. This hands-on class will teach you how to fix a flat, adjust gears and brakes, and other topics dictated by the interest of the group. Please note: Bring your bike to class.
  • Bike Repair & Maintenance

    In just two hours, you can learn the essentials of bike repair and maintenance from the head mechanic at Arlington’s hometown bike shop. This hands-on class will teach you how to fix a flat, adjust gears and brakes, and other topics dictated by the interest of the group. Please note: Bring your bike to class.
  • Bike Safety

    Join Officer Bryan White and other members of the Arlington Police Department for a fun and informative course on bike safety. Learn proper hand signals, how to travel on bike lanes and the bike path, and general tips on how to ride safely to school and around town. Please note: While this program is free, pre-registration is required for each child attending as space is limited. All participants must bring their bike and a bike helmet! Please consider making a donation to our scholarship fund.
  • Boys in Motion

    Boys in Motion is a non-competitive program that introduces boys to the joy of running, building physical and mental endurance, and inspiring an active lifestyle. We meet weekly for fun and energizing sessions to prepare us for an optional 5K road race that we can run together on Saturday, November 19 (further details upon registration). No experience necessary. This program is inclusive of individuals identifying as transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming. T-shirts are included. Please note: This is an outdoor class so please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.
  • Chess Wizards

    Considered one of the greatest games ever invented, chess teaches many important life concepts such as how to win graciously, how to accept defeat with dignity, concentration, and sportsmanship. Learn chess rules, positional tactics, and basics to more advanced moves with the guidance of an experienced chess master. We will divide into groups according to experience and end the program with a mini chess tournament. All levels welcome.
  • Circuit Makers 101

    Let’s get creative with electricity! Create your own electronics such as light-up greeting cards, electric games, mazes, and even musical instruments. Each class consists of a circuitry lesson and a hands-on electronics project using components like lights, buzzers, switches, motors, and sensors. Most class days will include a project you can take home.
  • Clay Creations

    Experiment with clay to create a variety of imaginative and useful objects. We will discuss form and function and practice different hand-building techniques (pinching, coiling, and slab building) as well as surface decoration as we build sculptural, functional, and fantastical pieces of art.
  • Coding Fun

    Come join in on some coding fun. In this self-driven and self-paced course we will use Scratch Jr., Ozobots and code.org to explore coding and programming concepts that will bring computer screens to life. All junior coders are welcome.
  • Coding with Scratch and Python

    Begin by learning Scratch, a block-based programming language, where you will learn key coding concepts and build a small video game or a cool animation. As you advance, you can begin to apply these same coding concepts in Python. You will experiment with variables, conditionals, and loops, and combine these elements to create a second video game. Advanced students will be given the chance to tackle additional challenges.
  • Compositions—From Sound to Music

    Songwriting, graphic/visual composition, soundscapes, and group improvisation are just some of the ways we will explore turning individual sounds into music. We’ll ask, “Where does music come from? How does music relate to me? What inspires me to make music?” and use real and inspired musical instruments to create compositions.
  • Computer Art & Making Things

    Test your art-making talent as you learn to use detailed computer art programs. You’ll learn how to make awesome images, and then we’ll show you how to modify them so that they can be turned from 2D art into 3D sculptures. Using laser and vinyl cutters, you’ll make cool and useful objects to take home.
  • Creative Dance

    Increase your flexibility and strength as we explore movement, body awareness, and space. You’ll be introduced to foundational dancer skills and use them to build improvised routines. Together, we’ll choose music that moves us, learn from each other, and choreograph a final class dance.
  • Digital Photography: Bold Portraits

    Please note: The correct price for this class is $195. Explore your creative photography and self-expression talents with a longtime artist and high school teacher at Arlington High School’s brand-new professional media studio. Start by becoming acquainted with all of the options a camera has to offer and then explore cool photo manipulation applications in Adobe Creative Cloud. We’ll play with portraits that pop, make humorous selfies in PhotoBooth, and explore your cultural heritage in photomontages. Weekly assignments will provide you with several finished prints and a base knowledge of how to become a photographer with something to say. If we have time, we will also explore greenscreen and other editing applications.
  • Digital Photography: Bold Portraits

    Explore your creative photography and self-expression talents with a longtime artist and high school teacher at Arlington High School’s brand-new professional media studio. Start by becoming acquainted with all of the options a camera has to offer and then explore cool photo manipulation applications in Adobe Creative Cloud. We’ll play with portraits that pop, make humorous selfies in PhotoBooth, and explore your cultural heritage in photomontages. Weekly assignments will provide you with several finished prints and a base knowledge of how to become a photographer with something to say. If we have time, we will also explore greenscreen and other editing applications.
  • Drawing Club

    Join us for a fun adventure along with other artists your age who share a love for drawing. Together, we will practice drawing your ideas, plus learn some new techniques to broaden your skills. Use art to express who you are. Draw, draw, draw to your heart’s content!