“AFTER SCHOOL” CLASSES
VIRTUAL CLASSES with JCAS
Experiment. Play. Make new friends. All from the comfort of home!
We’ve taken all the best parts of an after school experience and created a program that can be enjoyed from the comfort of home.
What will JCAS classes look and feel like?
As always, at the heart of our class experience is a creative and experiential curriculum provided in a warm, open and creative environment. Students feel encouraged to take risks, explore ,and try their hand at a myriad of skills and techniques.
Full of traditional after school experiences – we’ll provide respite from a full day of school and engage your little one with activities and games including community building, art-making, experiments, and play time with friends!
What will my child do during virtual classes?
Students will meet via zoom and be tasked with activities and challenges for the day.
- Students will have hands-on, fun and creative projects to complete and will receive one-on-one time with instructors for feedback and support.
- We’ll also hold virtual recess — being silly and playing games with camp friends!
- At the class we’ll hold a virtual exhibition so that students can share their process and projects with family and friends online.
What do I need to be able to participate in Virtual Classes?
For most camps (unless otherwise noted) you will just need a computer or tablet with access to internet and zoom.
Supplies and Materials
For camps where special supplies and materials are needed you will receive information about materials lists or curbside pick up for prepared supplies and materials.
If you are registered for class at least 10 days in advance, delivery options are also available for an additional fee.
Virtual Class best practices
Once registered for camp, you’ll be emailed with additional information including a “best practice” guide complete with tips + tricks and suggestions for setting up the best workspace for your child at home.
3:00 – 4:00
|Do you have a storyteller at home? Have them share their ideas and tell their own tale by creating their very own zines! A zine is a multi-page book that uses different techniques to create a story. Students will use drawings, paintings, poetry, photos and more to tell their own visual tale.
4:00 – 4:45
|In this warm and fun filled class young artists will take part in a virtual adventure – taking risks using new media and discovering new ways to make art. Students will be encouraged to stretch their minds, bodies and imaginations in this sensory-rich art experience – exploring drawing, painting, sculpture and more!
3:00 – 3:45
|Get your drumsticks (and pencils) ready for a fun and interactive drumming and music class! Using our bodies, a few pots and pans from the kitchen, and our creativity, we’ll learn about rhythms and musical styles from places like Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and more! We’ll even design and prototype an instrument of our own with objects found around the house. We look forward to making music with you!
|6 – 8
4:30 – 5:45
|In this class students will explore the art form of photography using expressive techniques, learning a bit of photography art history, and exploring mixed media. Led through inquiry and discussion students will gain inspiration from contemporary photographers and share their own ideas by creating their own original photo book.
|Stop Motion Animation
|Tap into the incredible practice of stop-motion animation production and technique! No previous experience required.
Each week’s focus will be on learning how to create an animation using a different technique: we’ll create our own flip books, whiteboard, cut paper, clay, and digital slide animations. Then, you’ll use all your favorite techniques to create a mixed media animation with a custom soundtrack!
|8 – 10
4:00 – 5:30
|VISUAL ARTS CLUB!
|Want some time to make new art friends and make and share your own creations? Led by a practicing artist, join us for Art Club! A weekly gathering to make something new in a fun, casual environment.
4:15 – 5:30
|Game Design: Intro to coding with Scratch
|Ever wondered how video games are made? Explore the world of coding using Scratch – an introductory coding platform. Students will investigate coding, video game design, animation and storytelling.
Together, students will learn to think like software engineers and game designers while turning their ideas into their very own animated games and stories.
CLASS RATES AND TERMS
Camp at the Junior Center costs approximately
The cost to run our programs is approximately $260 per student.
We aim to make our programs affordable to all families and
offer pricing on a sliding scale fee.
Prices are reduced to accommodate new virtual format.
Sliding scale begins at just $55 for over 10 class sessions.
Families choose the amount they are able to pay.
The Junior Center continues to fundraise to make our sliding scale available and know that families will be as generous as possible.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Upon registration you will be emailed a confirmation of weeks enrolled and fees.
Please note: JCAS enrollment is non-transferable.
In the event you need to cancel your child’s enrollment, we offer the following refund policy:
– Four (or more) weeks prior to the camp week you are cancelling: 50% refund
– Less than four weeks notice to camp week: no refund.
Due to a limit in camp capacity, no credit is given for partial attendance. No portion of tuition will be refunded if the child is absent, has withdrawn, or should otherwise fail to complete the activities.