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EAC’s College for Kids begins June 1

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EAC’s College for Kids begins June 1

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s summer College for Kids program is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1, 2009. Thirty-one classes in fifteen different subject areas will be offered for children ages 2-17.

The cost for these classes will range from $15 to $30. In a few instances, a modest lab or materials fee may be charged, and some classes require students to bring an item or two from home.

Archery will be offered, one section is for ages 8-11 and meets from 1 to 2 p.m.; the other section is for ages 12-17 and will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. These classes will be held at Gila Outdoors in Thatcher June 1-5.

The first two sections of Beginning Guitar for Kids are designed for ages 8-12 and will meet in the Fine Arts Classroom #1. One of these sections meets from 9 to 10 a.m. and the other from 10 to 11 a.m. The third section of this class is for kids ages 13-17 and meets from 11 a.m. to noon. All of these sections meet from June 8-12.

Bowling Camp, designed for students ages 3-17, will be held from June 1-5 everyday from Noon to 2 p.m. The class will be taught by Bridget Blair and will meet at Safford Bowl.

Two sections of Fun with Ceramics will be taught at Sage Ceramics by Deborah Perry with the first class meeting the week of June 1-5 and the second class meeting June 8-12. Both classes are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and are designed for students age 6-17.

Glenna Clonts and Tye Stewart will teach two sections of Tennis for 6-17 year olds, with the first class running June 1-5 and the second week running June 8-12. Kids should bring their racket if they have one and are encouraged to wear sunscreen. Both sections will meet from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the EAC tennis courts.

Tammy Campbell will be teaching two different classes involving computers, Computer Skills (which will meet from June 1-5 from 3 to 4 p.m.) and Surfing the Internet (which will meet June 8-12 from 3 to 4 p.m.). Both classes are reserved especially for kids ages 7-12.

Two sections of Horse-ology will also be taught by Tammy Campbell for 8-17 year olds. The first section will run from June 1-5, the second will run from June 8-12. Both classes will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. in South Campus Classroom #4.

Rangolee Art from India, a popular class that will be taught by Justine “Bee” Lancaster this year, is scheduled from June 1-5 in the College’s Math-Science Building Classroom #109. The class is scheduled to meet from 9 to 10 a.m. for 5-8 year olds, and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for 9-14 year olds.

Clogging for Kids will be taught by Starla Wright over a two-week period beginning June 1 and running through June 12 in Fine Arts Auditorium Classroom #16 on the College’s South Campus. Kids age 3-8 will meet from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and children age 9-17 will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Comfortable shoes are the only requirement.

Debbie Bass’ popular Ceramics classes are scheduled consecutively with the first class meeting June 1-5 from 10 a.m. to Noon and the second class meeting at the same time the following week, June 8-12. The class is for students ages 6-17 and will be taught at CraftConnection in Safford.

Camille Smith is offering four different Kindermusik Adventures classes. “Creatures at the Ocean,” for 2-3 year olds, will be taught June 1-5 from 10 to 11 a.m. The same week, “Around the World” is being offered for 4-7 year olds from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The following week, June 8-12, “Zoo Train” will be taught for the 2-3 year olds, and “Tell Me a Tale” will be offered for 4-7 year olds at the same times. Parental attendance is required at the classes for 2-3 year olds.

Pencil Drawing is being offered to two different age groups—8-10 and 11-17—during the week of June 8-12 in South Campus Classroom #13, by instructor Karen Fox. The younger kids will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. with the older group meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.

Karen Fox will also be the instructor for an art class called Origami and Paper Art, to be taught the week of June 8-12 from 3 to 4 p.m. The class is open to students ages 8-17.

Introduction to Dance will be offered by Jenny Rogers during the week of June 15-19 for students ages 3-15. The class will meet at the Safford Dance Academy from 11 a.m. to Noon.

Cornel Stemley will be teaching two sections of Crime Scene Investigation Workshop, for students ages 15-17. The first section will run from June 1-5, the second will run from June 8-12. Both classes will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. in Academic Programs Building Classroom #269.

EAC students Katie Elliot and Jordan Boltinghouse will be teaching two sections of Theatre Production each week, one for kids ages 3-8 and the other for kids ages 9-17. The first classes will meet June 1-5 (1 to 2 p.m. for ages 3-8, and 3 to 4 p.m. for ages 9-17); the second will meet June 8-12 (1 to 3 p.m. for ages 3-8, and 3 to 5 p.m. for ages 9-17). Students must register for both weeks if they would like to participate in the performance held on June 12.

Registration for all of the College for Kids 2009 classes can be taken care of on weekdays at the College’s Records and Registration Office, now through the first day of the class. Registration hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Specific class information such as exact times, place, and cost may be obtained by calling EAC at 428-8270.