The Journey School, an arts-integrated, community-learning center and homeschooling, parent cooperative in Chester, announces its Fall 2009 calendar of nature-based classes and activities for children and adults.
Beginning this week, several new classes will be offered, along with old time favorites and, for the first time, some Saturday opportunities. After-school and weekend classes include:
• Music and Arts, Ages 1-5: Tuesdays 9:45-10:45~October 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 17 and 24.
• Saturday - Open Studio for Families with Emily Burkland, All Ages: Saturdays 10:30-11:45 a.m October 24, November 21 and December 19.
Guitar Lessons, Ages 9-Adult: Taught by Jesse Peters, an accomplished musician and experienced music educator. Lessons will be available on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday after school, if enough interest.
Hand Drumming, Ages 12-Adult: Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. October 8 through November 12.
The Journey School also offers numerous individual home school classes that serve to supplement and enliven a child's home school experience, as well as provide support and inspiration to parents, teachers and the community.
Classes being offered this year are as follows: Art Studio, Ages 8-12: Session 1 (September 23-October 21) Ceramics with Heather Townsend Wednesdays 12:45-1:45 p.m;
Session 2 (To be determined). Creative Writing Taught by Mara Novak, Ages 8-12: Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. September 22-December
15. Exploring and Creating Music with Eric Johansson, renowned harpist, singer, creative artist and educator will work to bring the joy of music-making to children ages 8-12. Classes will take place on Wednesdays 2-2:45 p.m. beginning September 30 and running for at least six weeks.
Also this year, the ever-popular Wilderness Skills Program (serving homeschoolers and public school students who, with permission from their school, can partake in this experience and receive credit) meets on Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m for 22 weeks, 11 weeks in the fall and 11 weeks in the spring.
The program, open to children ages 6-16, is influenced by native mentoring techniques and modern naturalist studies. It allows students to study tracking, native scout skills, edible plants, ecological relationships, firemaking and relevant skills.
The Journey School offers other unique one, two and three day programs including Kinderhaven, a Waldorf-inspired preschool; a new, alternative Kindergarten; an Elementary Homeschool Enrichment Program featuring this year the game of Village, a complete and multi-disciplinary simulation of the essential elements involved in constructing a miniature town; and the new Teen S.P.E.A.K. group.
Visit our website at www.thejourneyschool. com for more details.
For questions, or to register for a class, call 376-4677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In keeping with Journey School's commitment to making all of our programs accessible, we offer payment plans and scholarships.