S.T.E.A.M. is the focus of much attention these days. A focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math is important for filling skills gaps and giving the future workforce the ability to solve creative problems in their fields. Plus, the hands on nature of S.T.E.A.M. makes for a fun learning environment that kids can get excited for!
Valpo Parks is one of the many community organizations helping kids get on track with their S.T.E.A.M. education. By offering various youth enrichment courses they’re checking the boxes that make for great leaders and workers, all while having fun!
Check out the classes they have coming up!
Origami and S.T.E.A.M.
Classes start September 12th or October 24th for this month long program. With a focus on origami, even for those who have never tried it before, it promises to be a ton of fun and engage students in many aspects of S.T.E.A.M. This program is designed for kids age 9 to 12 and meets at the Banta Center in the evenings.
Drawing for Young People
Created for kids aged 9-12, this drawing class focuses on learning the language of drawing. Students can learn about different materials, tools, observation, and techniques to create either abstract or realistic drawings. Classes begin September 6th or October 18th!
Halloween Coffee and Canvas Paint: Pumpkin Witch
All ages are welcome for this spooky canvas paint on October 6th! For $20 attendees get an 8”x10” canvas and will be able to follow directions to create a masterpiece all their own! This event will be great for focusing on following directions and creating something fun.
Young Go-Getters Workshop
This class is on October 24th and aims to help children understand what it takes to own and operate their own food business. Located at Nana Clare’s Kitchen, children aged 10-17 and a parent can learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur!
This program focuses on a new art or design material and process each and every week! Inspired by historical and contemporary art practices from around the globe, participants will create mosaics, clay sculptures, batik, prints, drawings, paintings, and masks. These classes are made for kids aged 5 to 9 and begin September 6th or October 18th!
Valpo Parks is offering plenty of programs for kids and doesn’t plan to stop! 2018 has been full of fun activities, so sign up for some while you still can! To see all of Valpo Parks’ available programs or register, visit them here!