Youth Art, STEAM & Specialty Classes

Unlock your child’s “inner artist” in The Connection’s art classes. Students also learn skills often not emphasized elsewhere including visual-spatial abilities, reflection, self-criticism, and the willingness to experiment and learn from mistakes. And, it’s never too early to teach kids the benefits of good nutrition and how to prepare healthy foods… and to have fun in the kitchen! Your kids will LOVE cooking at The Connection. Specialty classes at The Connection teach your child fundamental skills in a warm and welcoming environment which fosters creativity and self expression.

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ART CLASSES

  • STEM-tastic Art | ages 5 – 7 and 8 – 12
    Create your own fine and functional art “masterpieces”  from S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) experimentation.

COOKING CLASSES

  • Cooking Around the World | ages 6 – 12
    Learn to make delicious foods from all over the world, while learning kitchen safety and cooking basics too. You will impress your family and friends with your new skills in making meals and desserts. *Please note: The Connection’s kitchen is NOT nut-free.

STEAM CLASSES

  • STEAM Curiosity | ages 11/2 – 3 and parent
    Experience the wonder and excitement of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) with your child as they begin to investigate the unique world around them, while fostering their willingness to express themselves.
  • STEAM Explorers | ages 4 – 5
    Hands-on exploration of the wonders of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)!
  • Edible STEAM | ages 5 – 6 and 7 – 9 
    A tasty way to explore the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! While there may be some sampling, discoveries will go home for optional consumption.
  • Tinker with STEAM  |  ages 6 – 8
    Actively participate in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) exploration!

SPECIALTY CLASSES

  • Land, Sea & Air | ages 1 – 3 and parent
    An exciting class for you and your child to experience activities, games, songs and stories modeled after your child’s favorite types of transportation.
  • Messy Play | ages 1 – 2 and 2 – 4 and parent
    Explore the wonderful world of mess making with your child. Water play, finger painting, sand, rice, crafts and much more are a fun introduction to the ideas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math).
  • Jungle Fun | ages 2 – 3 and parent
    Join your child in using your imaginations to transform our “big gym” into the Jungle!  Explore the “terrain” and the animal inhabitants while developing balance, coordination and listening skills.
  • Kids Yoga | ages 4 – 12
    Develop flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance.
  • Yoga for Special Needs | ages 5 – 11
    Fun stretches and poses designed to engage the body, mind and spirit. Modifications provided as needed.
  • Chess Club | ages 6 – 11
    Playing chess helps children learn responsibility, improve concentration and discipline, and sharpen thinking skills. Have fun learning and playing this ancient game.
  • *COMING SPRING 2017* Beginner Programming/”Scratch” | ages 7 – 9
    “Scratch” is an up-and-coming, fun introductory programming language that we are going to use to teach beginner concepts to your children. Students need to bring their own laptop that can access the internet.