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EAC’s College for Kids begins June 7

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EAC’s College for Kids begins June 7

By Jeanné Schaser By Jeanné Schaser

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s summer College for Kids program is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 7, 2010. Fifteen classes in eight different subject areas will be offered for children ages 3-17.

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. Registration for College for Kids begins on May 17.

Two sections of Art with Clay and Ceramics will be taught at Sage Ceramics by Deborah Perry, with the first class meeting the week of June 7-11, and the second class meeting June 14-18. Both classes are scheduled from 3-5 p.m. and are designed for students age 5-17. Students will create fun art projects with clay and ceramics and learn painting techniques as well as pouring and opening molds.

Beginner Martial Arts, designed for students ages 3-17, will be offered both weeks, June 7-11, and June 14-18. The classes will be held at DePalma’s TEAM USA Martial Arts from 11 a.m. to Noon. The instructor, Chad Jones, will teach the basics of martial arts and a fun way to exercise while learning teamwork drills, self-defense, and coordination. Each class will have a different drill, game, and challenge. Students should wear comfortable clothes appropriate for working out and bring a water bottle.

Debbie Bass’ popular Ceramics classes are scheduled consecutively with the first class meeting June 7-11, from 10 a.m. to Noon and the second class meeting at the same time the following week, June 14-18. The class is for students ages 6-17 and will be taught at Craft Connection in Safford.

A single section of Horse-ology will be taught by Tammy Campbell for 7-17 year olds. The class will be held June 14-18, from Noon to 1 p.m. in South Campus Classroom #5. This class is for horse lovers who want to learn more about horses and share their horse experience with others. Students will use a computer to make color flyers with horse pictures and interesting horse facts.

Two sections of Introduction to Dance will be offered by Jenny Rogers at Safford Dance Academy the week of June 14-18, one for students ages 3-5 (will meet 9-10 a.m.) and another for students aged 6-15 (will meet 10-11 a.m.). Students will be introduced to a variety of dances and learn the basic technique of each. A short dance will be performed for the parents on Friday. Children should wear dancewear or comfortable clothing that can stretch. Dance shoes are not required but are allowed if students have them.

Pencil Drawing is being offered to two different age groups, 8-10 and 11-17, during the week of June 14-18, in South Campus Classroom #13, by instructor Karen Fox. Each week, the younger kids will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. with the older group meeting from 2 to 3 p.m.

Rangolee Art from India, a popular class taught by Madhuri Bapat, is scheduled from June 7-11, in the College’s Math-Science Building Classroom #109. The class is scheduled to meet from 8 to 9 a.m. for 5-10 year olds, and from 9 to 11 a.m. for 11-17 year olds. Students will learn to draw traditional rangolee design patterns from India. This mathematical art teaches symmetry and patterns using paper and pencil. The pattern designs are then decorated using crayons, markers, colored powder, and beans.

Registration for all of the College for Kids 2010 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.