EAC’s College for Kids Begins
By Jessica Morgenthaler
Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College will offer College for Kids classes once again this year for kids ages 3-17. Parents can register their kids Monday, May 12, through Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at EAC’s Records and Registration office located in the Student Services Building.
“Computer Game Programming,” taught by Kelly Van Shaar, is for kids ages 12-17. This class will meet weekdays, June 2-13, 2014. One section will meet from 10-10:50 a.m. and the other will meet from 11-11:50 a.m. in EAC’s Industrial Technology Building, Room #4. In this class, students will learn the basics of computer programming by designing their own games.
“DOT. MATH,” taught by Madhuri Bapat, is for kids ages 8-15. This class will meet weekdays, June 2-6, 2014, from 10-10:50 a.m., in the EAC Math/Science Building, Room #109. Students will learn to apply basic math concepts such as fractions, geometry, algebra, and basic operations.
“Intro to Dance,” taught by Jenny Rogers, will meet weekdays, June 9-13, 2014. There are three separate sections of this class for various age groups. Kids ages 3-5 will meet from 9-9:50 a.m., ages 6-8 will meet from 10-10:50 a.m., and ages 9-14 will meet from 10-10:50 a.m. All classes will be held at the Safford Dance Academy located at 517 W. Main St. in Safford. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of dance, and there will be a short performance for parents at the end of the week.
“Leather Craft,” taught by Duane DeSpain, is for kids ages 8-17. This class will meet weekdays, June 9-13, 2014, from 4-5:50 p.m. This class will be held in the EAC Math/Science Building in Rooms #401 and #402. Students will explore the world of leather by completing multiple projects. They will develop skills of stamping, staining, and stitching for projects such as a knife sheath/pouch, clutch/coin purse, wallet or bracelet, and will also be doing braiding projects such as lanyards, survivor bracelets, and key chains. This class meets minimum requirements for a Boy Scouts of America merit badge.
“Martial Arts for Beginners,” taught by Chad Jones, will be broken into three age groups. For ages 3-5, the class will run weekdays June 2-6, from 10-10:50 a.m. For ages 6-9, the classes will run weekdays, June 2-6, from noon-12:50 p.m. For ages 10-17 the class will run weekdays, June 9-13, from 11-11:50 a.m. All classes will meet at DePalma’s Team USA Martial Arts studio located at 514 W. 7th St. in Safford. In this class, students will learn the basics of martial arts while exercising and learning teamwork drills, self-defense, and coordination.
“Rangolee Art of India,” taught by Madhuri Bapat, is for kids ages 8-15, and will run weekdays, June 2-6, from 8-9:50 a.m. This class will be held in the EAC Math/Science Building, Room #109. Students will learn to draw various designs from Rangolee art from India, learning about symmetry and iterations. They will decorate their designs using mediums of colored sand and colored beans.
“School of Rock: Group and Solo Performance,” taught by Kelly Van Shaar, is for kids ages 10-17. This class will meet weekdays, June 2-13, 2014, from 2-2:50 p.m., in EAC’s Fine Arts Building, Room #111 (Choir Room). Students will learn to do group numbers and solos (for those who want to). The class will conclude with a performance for family and friends.
“School of Rock: Recording Studio,” taught by Kelly Van Shaar, is for kids ages 12-17. The class meets weekdays, 2-13, 2014, 1-1:50 p.m. in EAC’s Industrial Technology Building, Rooms #8 and #9. In this class students will pick their favorite solo songs, record themselves singing in the studio, and learn editing. The finished performances will be saved as an mp3 file for students to keep.
“Strings Group Class,” taught by Franklin Alvarez, is for kids ages 8-17. This class will meet weekdays, June 2-13, from 1-1:50 p.m., at EAC’s Fine Arts Auditorium, Room #104 (Band Room). Students will learn to play simple songs while developing basic techniques in this two-week class consisting of bow and finger technique, basic note reading, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, musical concepts, posture or habit reinforcements, listening skills and more. A short recital for parents is planned at the end of the week.
For information about College for Kids visit www.eac.edu or call EAC’s Records and Registration office at (928) 428-8270.