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Brilliant Summer from a Distance



We are excited to launch “Brilliant Summer from a Distance” — virtual academic and enrichment classes. Our innovative teachers have developed new courses that will allow girls and boys to connect and continue exploring throughout the summer months. 
Drawing on the strengths of our academic Distance Learning Program, virtual summer classes and camps will include a blended model of synchronous real-time learning with a teacher and a group of students with asynchronous independent activities plus short breaks. We recommend that parents regularly monitor their children’s activities, especially for younger ages. A week prior to the class, teachers will share with parents a detailed daily schedule. 


Early Childhood Virtual Classes

Age 3 - Grade 1

List of 12 items.

  • Builders in Training

    Calling all inventors, builders, and designers; come and build some awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and make structures using building blocks, recyclable materials, and many other interesting items. Skills necessary: none! Skills gained: communication, problem-solving, reasoning, developing creativity and teamwork. Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Ages: 5-7
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructor: Little Scholars
     
  • Dino Discovery

    Do you know which dinosaur was nicknamed “long neck?” Do you know which dinosaur had the biggest head? Join us for a colossal journey into the world of dinosaurs. Build a dinosaur replica and have an archaeological dig just like a real paleontologist. Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Ages: 3-4
    Dates: July 6-10, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructor: Little Scholars
     
  • Enchanted Adventures

    Sprinkle some pixie dust and jump on your unicorn, we are heading into the Enchanted Forest! Adventure seekers will spark their creativity as they learn about the secret world of fairies, gnomes, elves, unicorns, and all things whimsical. Let your imagination run wild! Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Ages: 3-4
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Little Scholars
     
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

    S-T-R-E-T-C-H, WIGGLE, and MOVE! Get your body moving through movement, fitness, music and yoga. Our games and creative play are designed to strengthen the core muscles, balance and coordination as well as improve gross and fine motor skills. Come on and get moving with us! Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Ages: 3-4
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructor: Little Scholars
     
  • Jumping Beans

    Hop, Run and Skip to Jumping Beans! S-T-R-E-T-C-H your muscles and get your wiggles out all while learning about a new sport each week. Jumping Beans is great for developing gross motor and fine motor skills in a structured format that builds coordination, balance and confidence. Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Ages: Age 5 - 7
    Dates: July 20 - 24, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Kindergarten, Here We Come! (virtual)

    Kindergarten, Here We Come!
    We will not be on campus yet but with parental help the girls will get to know one another and become familiar with the kindergarten routines using Zoom. We will learn about the calendar and how we mark our daily activities. We will read some great stories and take a break from the screen to make crafts at home using kindergarten materials. (A list of suggested material will be sent to parents one week before the class) We will help your daughter get excited about starting kindergarten!
    Grade: Rising St. Catherine’s Kindergarten girls
    Dates: Aug 3 -7, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Tara Seward
  • Mateys and Mermaids

    Ahoy there! The ocean is calling your name! Dive in with us as we sneak a peek into the world below. We will discover the hidden treasures of the sea through enchanting hands on activities, music, arts, and social skills. Don’t be shark bait and miss this adventure! 
    Ages: Age 3 - 7
    Dates: July 6 - 10, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Mini Med School

    Is there a doctor in camp? Join us this summer as we bring Mini Med School to camp! Our little doctors will use stuffed animal patients to take blood pressure readings, give “stitches,” put on a cast and make their own first aid kit, all while learning lots about what doctors, dentists, EMTs, and other medical professionals do on a daily basis. Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Ages: 3-4
    Dates: June 22-26, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructor: Little Scholars
     
  • Princesses and Superheroes

    Do you have what it takes to save the world? Do you have the sparkle to rule the world? Train to be the superhero or princess you were meant to be! Save the world from evil-doers everywhere in this interactive and high energy camp. The training combines cooperative games, team building activities, literature, educational enrichment activities and craft projects to ensure your powers will be supreme. Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Ages: 3-4
    Dates: July 13-17, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructor: Little Scholars
     
  • Scientists in Training

    Take a dash of engineering and a sprinkle of earth science, toss it together with some fun and games, and you have this STEAM-based class. Scientists will explore the different worlds of science through weekly creations such as pizza gardens and rockets. Join us for this exciting journey into the world of science. Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Ages: 5-7
    Dates: July 13-17, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructor: Little Scholars
     
  • Singapore Math

    This class is designed to provide the foundation for Singapore Math through hands-on activities and the application of skills to problem-solving. Intentionally designed for students new to St. Catherine’s Lower School.
    Grades: 1-4 (new to St. Catherine's)
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Katherine Applewhite
     
  • Wild, Wild West

    Giddy up and gallop on over to the wild, wild west! Gather around the campfire as we tell stories, play games, and participate in activities designed to enrich our campers’ fine and gross motor skills, encourage cooperation and social skill strategies! Yee Haw! Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Ages: 5-7
    Dates: June 22-26, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructor: Little Scholars
     
 

Virtual Classes for Grades 2-3

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  • Accessories!

    Learn how to make a wide variety of different accessories from headbands and hair barrettes to necklaces out of fabric! We will be using fabric, wire, beads and more!
    Grades 2-3
    Dates:  June 15 - 19 or July 6-10; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
     
  • Creative Coding

    Students will learn the basics of coding and computer science as they are immersed in STEM activities. Students work with emojis as they dive into the online Codemoji platform and participate in unplugged coding activities. Throughout the program, students will design a website and learn to utilize their newly acquired coding skills to advance through interactive lessons. The creative coding program will challenge students as they advance through HTML, CS, and JS coding basics and promote the desire to continue their coding learning outside of the classroom. Students will need access to a laptop(Chromebook) or desktop computer with ZOOM and Google Chrome Installed. 
    Grades: 2-3
    Dates: June 15 - 19; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.  or July 6 - 10; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $175
    Instructors: Codemoji
  • Elements of Art

    Did you know that making art is just like baking a cake?  All you need are some basic "ingredients" that you can put together to form visual pictures.  In this course, we'll take an in-depth look at these essential "ingredients" known as the elements of art known which are: line, shape, color, form, texture, value, & space.  Then we'll synthesize how to put these "ingredients" together to create amazing works of art such as drawings, paintings, and collages using basic art materials commonly found at home.   
    Grades 2-3
    Dates: June 22 - 26 or July 13 - 17; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
  • Famous Art Through Time

    Get ready to learn about some of history's greatest artists and their fabulous creations! We are going to learn about some of the greats like Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Faith Ringgold, and Frida Kahlo. In this class, we are going to draw inspiration from these artists while we learn about techniques to make our own art as beautiful as theirs!
    Grades 2-3
    Dates: July 13 - 17;  8:45 - 11:45 a.m
    Class fee: $95
    Instructor: Olivia Penn
     
  • Joni Jam Dance Camp

    This camp welcomes dancers of all ages and levels to join St. Catherine's dance teachers for a week full of movement in a virtual setting. 
    Grades: 2-6
    Dates: June 8-June 12, 2020 
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructors: Kendall Neely & Ashley Wyatt
     
  • Love to Move, Move to Love

    Learn to move without any equipment and look forward to doing it! We will explore how to use our energy for good—how to get it up and out. We will exercise together, learn about healthy habits, and HAVE FUN. This course will explore bodyweight exercise, yoga and mindfulness to get the wiggles out or up (whichever happens to be your need).
    Grades: 2-3
    Dates: June 8-June 12, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Sara Bacote
     
  • Mindful Fitness Club

    Need a little mindful exercise in your life? Get moving as fast as you can for a camp full of fitness, fun, and mindfulness! We will play games, have spirited team challenges and participate in activities to create a mindful state. Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Grades: 2-3
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructor: Little Scholars
     
  • Mystical Creature Adventures

    Lochness Monster, Big Foot, Greek Gods, and mystical creatures…did we get your attention? We are going to fill your days with discoveries about these legendary creatures. Not only will you have fun, but you will broaden your creative mind and gain critical reasoning skills. This is one adventure you will not want to miss! Materials will be mailed to your home prior to camp.
    Grades 2-3
    Dates: July 13-17, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
     
  • Origami for Everybody

    Welcome beginners and returning friends. The Asian art of paper folding is an ancient art form, but it's as fun today as ever. Fold flat squares of paper into incredible three-dimensional shapes!
    Grades 2-3
    Dates: June 15 - 20 or July 6 - 10; 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Ming-hua Chang
     
  • Oven Bake Clay Creations

    This class offers a fun opportunity to create jewelry, miniature food, and adorable miniature animals! You will use oven-bake clay to make a variety of sculptures and creations by pinching, rolling, cutting, and flattening your clay.
    Grades 2-3
    Dates: July 20 - 24;  8:45 - 11:45 a.m
    Class fee: $95
    Instructor: Olivia Penn
     
  • Singapore Math

    This class is designed to provide the foundation for Singapore Math through hands-on activities and the application of skills to problem-solving. Intentionally designed for students new to St. Catherine’s Lower School.
    Grades: 1-4 (new)
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Katherine Applewhite
     
  • Spanish is Fun, Let’s Give It a Try!

    Join us on an exciting journey as we explore the Spanish-speaking world! We will learn the basics of the Spanish language while enjoying the thrill, movement, and color of this diverse culture. My goal is to provide your child with meaningful Spanish language experiences in a virtual, fun-filled setting.
    Grades: 2-3
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Anamaria Scozzaro
     
  • Summer Science and STEM

    Use concepts from areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math to solve everyday problems!  We'll practice our STEAM skills by designing and testing tall towers, strong bridges, egg-drop safety devices and more!
    Grades: 2-3
    Dates: June 22 - 26; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Joyce Tzavellas
     

Virtual Classes for Grades 4-6

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  • Beginner Portrait Drawing

    Have you ever wanted to draw a face correctly? In this class we will learn about proportion and different ways to correctly draw a face. We will also explore beginner shading techniques to make a portrait look 3D.
    Grades 4-8
    Dates:  June 22- 26 or July 20- 24;12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Mae Berglas
     
  • Career Exploration

    Explore how different personality traits guide career selection. Students will complete personality surveys and then explore suggested fields. In the process, students will select a field of interest, create a professional resume, and contact a professional in the respective field. During this course, students will hone professional writing skills- resume and professional emails. In addition, students will hear from women in various fields.
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: June 22-26, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Marjorie Nunn
     
  • Chemistry of Home Economics

    Students will gain an understanding of the chemistry of cooking and cleaning by making their own kitchen concoctions.
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: June 22 - 26
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Cynthia Beausang
     
  • Code It

    If you love everything about games, computers and the web, Code It! is the program for you! Have fun while learning complex coding skills using popularized emojis that represent HTML text. This approach lowers the barriers to new coders and increases their excitement and understanding of computer science. While HTML, CSS, JS is the bedrock of coding, we also want students to also explore their creativity and problem-solving skills. Using a combination of Codemoji’s online platform and Scratch, another open-ended coding application, we have created engaging content that allows students to continue to explore computer science concepts long after our class time together is complete. 
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: June 22 - 26, 2020; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $175
    Instructors: Codemoji
     
  • Design-a-Bag

    Whether it is a tote bag, handbag, beach bag, or purse, bags are popular and essential to our everyday living.  Design and create your own one-of-a-kind bag out of fabric or recyclable objects using various crafting, sewing, or weaving techniques.
    Grades 4-6
    Dates:  July 20 - 24; 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
     
  • Elementary Chinese

    This is a great time to set a goal and learn another language. Through this online class, you will have fun and learn some basic Chinese skills! 
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: July 13 -17; 12:45 - 3:45 p.m
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Kefu Dorian
     
  • Entrepreneurship

    Do you want to run the biggest dog walking business in town? Open a restaurant?  Design your own fashion or video games? Entrepreneurship is for kids who dream of starting a business, now or in the future. Students will learn essential skills for owning and operating a successful business, like budgeting and designing a brand. Turn learning into earning!
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: July 13-17, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Rachel Smalley
     
  • Exploring Watercolor

    Dive into watercolor to explore wet-on-wet, dry brushing, resist and mixed media techniques. Learn traditional and experimental watercolor techniques and create a variety of beautiful paintings.

    Join classically trained watercolor artist Laura van Bylandt for an exploration of watercolor techniques! Ms. van Bylandt is a Nationally Board Certified Art teacher with a Master’s in Art Education and 15 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching watercolor classes at St. Catherine’s summer programs since 2005! Samples of Laura’s work here.
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates:  July 13 - 17; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Laura van Bylandt
     
  • Hogwarts Adventure

    Take a ride on the Hogwarts Express for three weeks during day camp. Get sorted into a house, complete with Harry Potter crafts and activities and compete for the Hogwarts House Cup.
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: June 15 - 19 or  July 13 - 17;  8:45 - 11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Joyce Tzavellas
     
  • Intro to Drawing Basics

    Want to learn how to draw 3-D?  In this course you'll learn the basic fundamentals to drawing better.  We'll uncover why it's important to trust your eyes and make close observations of the natural world in order to render 3-D objects more realistically.  We'll go over how to draw 3-D forms, add shading, use perspective techniques, and create the illusion of space on a flat piece of paper.  We'll also review the correct proportions of the human body and face to draw people more accurately.  Get out your pencils, paper, & basic coloring supplies, and let's have fun practicing skills that will help you gain more with drawing.
    Grades 4-8
    Dates:  July 6-10; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
  • Joni Jam Dance Camp

    This camp welcomes dancers of all ages and levels to join St. Catherine's dance teachers for a week full of movement in a virtual setting. 
    Grades: 2-6
    Dates: June 8-June 12, 2020 
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructors: Kendall Neely & Ashley Wyatt
     
  • Kick Start to Fourth Grade

    Fun-filled activities to help practice and review math, reading and study skills in preparation for the upcoming school year.
    Grade: Rising grade 4
    Dates: July 27 - 30, 8:45–11:45 a.m.
    Cost: $95
    Instructor: Sloan Hiscock
     
  • Kick Start to Middle School

    For students new to St. Catherine's Middle School. Get your motor running! Come experience fun-filled activities to help you get acquainted to St. Catherine’s Middle School while learning new skills in math, reading and studying.
    Grades: Rising 5
    Dates: July 27-31 or Aug. 3 -7, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Rachel Smalley
     
  • Life in the American West

    Learn about the many peoples and cultures who shaped the amazing American West.  Students will develop historical thinking skills, by analyzing primary and secondary sources from journals to photographs, while enjoying hands-on survival, homemaking, and arts activities inspired by Native American and pioneer ways of life. 
    Instructor: Rachel Smalley
    Dates: June 15 - 19
    Grade: 4-6
     
  • Love to Move, Move to Love

    Learn to move without any equipment and look forward to doing it! We will explore how to use our energy for good--how to get it up and out. We will exercise together, learn about healthy habits, and HAVE FUN. This course will explore bodyweight exercise, yoga, and mindfulness to get the wiggles out or up (whichever happens to be your need).  
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: July 6-10, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Sara Bacote
     
  • Origami for Everybody

    Welcome beginners and returning friends. The Asian art of paper folding is an ancient art form, but it's as fun today as ever. Fold flat squares of paper into incredible three-dimensional shapes!
    Grades 4-6
    Dates: June 22 - 26 or July 13 - 17; 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Ming-hua Chang
     
  • Pawsitively Pets

    If you love to write and you love your pet, then Pawsitively Pets is "pawsitively" perfect for you! In this class, you'll learn how to make your pet the star of your stories or poems and publish your masterpieces (along with pictures of your pet) on our student-safe blogging platform.
    Grades 4-8
    Dates:  July 6 - 10; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
     
  • Poetry and Pictures

    Poetry creates pictures in our minds, but who says pictures can't create poetry? In Poetry and Pictures, you'll be a photographer and a poet. You'll take pictures based on the theme of the day, use these pictures as inspiration for writing different types of poetry, and publish your pictures and poetry on our student-safe blogging platform. 
    Grades 4-8
    Dates: July 27 - 31; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Rise UP! Basic Bread Making

    Rise up! will show you the basic skills of baking with yeast. We will cover basic bread loaves, in pans and free form. We will learn about buns and make some cinnamon rolls. Will will learn about and make a filled loaf and if time- bagels.
    Grades 4-6
    Dates:  June 15 - 19 or July 6-10; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Brigette Newberry
     
  • Singapore Math

    This class is designed to provide the foundation for Singapore Math through hands-on activities and the application of skills to problem-solving. Intentionally designed for students new to St. Catherine’s Lower School.
    Grades: 1-4 (new)
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Katherine Applewhite
     
  • Stitchin' Sewing Machine Basics

    Stichin’ will show you how to use a sewing machine to create quilted pieces, a quilted bag and a small blanket. Learn about maintenance, about fabrics and basic sewing techniques. Must have your own sewing machine.
    Grades 4-8
    Class Fee: $95
    Dates June 22 - 26 or July 13 - 17; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m
     
  • Stop Motion Animation

    Create your own animated movie using objects from home, a phone and a free editing app! Learn how to design a storyboard, make a movie set and transform photographs into an animation.
    Grades 4-8
    Dates:  June 15 - 19 or July 13 - 17;12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Mae Berglas
     
  • Study Skills

    Maximize your learning at school and at home. Students will practice a variety of strategies, related to self-reflection, goal setting, organization, time management, reading comprehension, writing, note taking, and test taking. Build confidence and success while having fun!
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Rachel Smalley
     
  • Summer in the City

    Have you ever wondered what past summers in Richmond looked like? What did people do for fun? Where were the most popular spots on the James? What were the big news stories? Using the Richmond Times-Dispatch, students will select a specific year to research big news stories from that summer. Students will apply historical thinking skills to analyze primary sources, gain a better understanding of Richmond’s history, and write their own news stories about summer 2020.
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Marjorie Nunn
     
  • Summer Science and STEM

    Use concepts from areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math to solve everyday problems!  We'll practice our STEAM skills by designing and testing tall towers, strong bridges, egg-drop safety devices and more!
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: July 6 -10: 8:45 - 11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Joyce Tzavellas
     
  • Ukulele for Beginners

    Aloha! The ukulele is becoming one of today’s most popular instruments for all ages. It’s easy to carry and play. Learn to read tablature, chords and songs. No experience required. Must have your own ukulele.
    Grades 4-8
    Dates: June 22-26 or July 6-10; 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
     
  • Villains and Heroes

    We all love stories about evil villains and the heroes who save the day. In this class, you'll get to decide if good triumphs over evil in your own short stories. Learn how to develop villains and heroes, setting, conflict, and dialogue to create and publish short stories on our student-safe blogging platform. 
    Grades 4-8
    Dates: July 20 - 24; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Visual Journaling

    You can write, draw, paint, doodle, paste, rip, tear, crumble, or scribble all you want. Visual journals are a place to engage and reflect with the world around you. Let your creative process bloom. 
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Pamela Shelor
  • Vocabulary Fun with Multimedia

    Words are powerful! Learning new words should be powerful too. Become a Vocabulary Superhero. Use multimedia to make your words come alive. Get ready to express yourself!
    Grades: 4-5
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Time: 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Judy McCallum
     

Virtual Classes for Grades 7-12

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  • Career Exploration

    Explore how different personality traits guide career selection. Students will complete personality surveys and then explore suggested fields. In the process, students will select a field of interest, create a professional resume, and contact a professional in the respective field. During this course, students will hone professional writing skills- resume and professional emails. In addition, students will hear from women in various fields.
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: June 22-26, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Marjorie Nunn
     
  • Close Reading

    Grounded in critical thinking, this course is a mini-refresher on the art of literary analysis that will help you approach a text with purpose and confidence. Designed to complement summer reading assignments, the goal of this class is to enhance and improve understanding of the personal reading process and create a strong foundation of useful critical reading practices.
    Grades: 9-10
    Dates: June 22-26, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Jenny Watkins
     
  • Don't Worry, It's Just Shakespeare!

    In this class we will learn, not to fear “the Bard."  We will use helpful tips, explore ways to better understand some of his literary tricks, and learn to make Shakespeare our friend.  This class is great for students so they will have a leg-up for any upcoming classes where Shakespeare will be studied. 
    Grades: 7-10
    Dates: June 15 - 19 or July 20 - 24; 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Aaron Willoughby
     
  • Driver Education Endorsement Virtual Course

    This course prepares students for safe motor vehicle operation. Students will receive endorsement for driver education, meeting state mandated requirements for the classroom phase.
    Grades: Rising 9-12
    Dates: June 15-25, 2020; Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $160
    Instructor: Denise Manuel
     
  • New Date! Driver Education Endorsement Virtual Course

    This course prepares students for safe motor vehicle operation. Students will receive endorsement for driver education, meeting state mandated requirements for the classroom phase.
    Grades: Rising 9-12
    Dates: July 27- Aug 6, 2020; Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $160
    Instructor: Denise Manuel
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  • Intro to Drawing Basics

    Want to learn how to draw 3-D?  In this course you'll learn the basic fundamentals to drawing better.  We'll uncover why it's important to trust your eyes and make close observations of the natural world in order to render 3-D objects more realistically.  We'll go over how to draw 3-D forms, add shading, use perspective techniques, and create the illusion of space on a flat piece of paper.  We'll also review the correct proportions of the human body and face to draw people more accurately.  Get out your pencils, paper, & basic coloring supplies, and let's have fun practicing skills that will help you gain more with drawing.
    Grades 4-8
    Dates:  July 6-10; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
  • Learn. Code. Build

    If you love all things related to gaming, computers, and web Learn. Code. Build! is the program for you! Students will learn how to build open-ended projects during this coding program created for grades 7-12. Covered first in this class are programming terms, wireframing, HTML, CSS, JavaScript basics. During the latter part of the program students’ knowledge is put to the test as they each build a few projects! Students will learn how to build a web-based calculator, website, and more. Students will need access to a laptop (Chromebook) or desktop computer with ZOOM and Google Chrome Installed. 
    Grades: 7-10
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $175
    Instructors:Codemoji
  • Monologues: Your Time to Shine!

    In this class, we will look at how to find the right monologues for you, discuss performance tips and tricks for audition, and allow you to shine with a new monologue to nail any audition! 
    Grades: 7-10
    Dates:June 22 - 26 or July 27 - 30; 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Aaron Willoughby
     
  • Pawsitively Pets

    If you love to write and you love your pet, then Pawsitively Pets is "pawsitively" perfect for you! In this class, you'll learn how to make your pet the star of your stories or poems and publish your masterpieces (along with pictures of your pet) on our student-safe blogging platform.
    Grades 4-8
    Dates:  July 6 - 10; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
     
  • Poetry and Pictures

    Poetry creates pictures in our minds, but who says pictures can't create poetry? In Poetry and Pictures, you'll be a photographer and a poet. You'll take pictures based on the theme of the day, use these pictures as inspiration for writing different types of poetry, and publish your pictures and poetry on our student-safe blogging platform. 
    Grades 4-8
    Dates: July 27 - 31; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Stitchin' Sewing Machine Basics

    Stichin’ will show you how to use a sewing machine to create quilted pieces, a quilted bag and a small blanket. Learn about maintenance, about fabrics and basic sewing techniques. Must have your own sewing machine.
    Grades 4-8
    Class Fee: $95
    Dates June 22 - 26 or July 13 - 17; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m
     
  • Stop Motion Animation

    Create your own animated movie using objects from home, a phone and a free editing app! Learn how to design a storyboard, make a movie set and transform photographs into an animation.
    Grades 4-8
    Dates:  June 15 - 19 or July 13 - 17;12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Mae Berglas
     
  • Summer in the City

    Have you ever wondered what past summers in Richmond looked like? What did people do for fun? Where were the most popular spots on the James? What were the big news stories? Using the Richmond Times-Dispatch, students will select a specific year to research big news stories from that summer. Students will apply historical thinking skills to analyze primary sources, gain a better understanding of Richmond’s history, and write their own news stories about summer 2020.
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Marjorie Nunn
     
  • Ukulele for Beginners

    Aloha! The ukulele is becoming one of today’s most popular instruments for all ages. It’s easy to carry and play. Learn to read tablature, chords and songs. No experience required. Must have your own ukulele.
    Grades 4-8
    Dates: June 22-26 or July 6-10; 12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
     
  • Villains and Heroes

    We all love stories about evil villains and the heroes who save the day. In this class, you'll get to decide if good triumphs over evil in your own short stories. Learn how to develop villains and heroes, setting, conflict, and dialogue to create and publish short stories on our student-safe blogging platform. 
    Grades 4-8
    Dates: July 20 - 24; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Visual Journaling

    You can write, draw, paint, doodle, paste, rip, tear, crumble, or scribble all you want. Visual journals are a place to engage and reflect with the world around you. Let your creative process bloom. 
    Grades: 6-8
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Time: 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Pamela Shelor
     
  • Watercolor - Exploring Richmond Through Paint

    Learn to paint sunsets over the James, native birds such as osprey, great blue heron, and bald eagles in their natural habitat. We live in a gorgeous city! Let’s capture it together in watercolor!

    Join classically trained watercolor artist Laura van Bylandt for an exploration of watercolor techniques featuring the beauty of Richmond Virginia. Ms. van Bylandt is a Nationally Board Certified Art teacher with a Master’s in Art Education and over 15 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching watercolor classes at St. Catherine’s summer programs since 2005! Samples of Laura’s work here.
    Grades: 7-10
    Dates:  July 6 - 10; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $95
    Instructor: Laura van Bylandt
     
  • Writing the College Application Essay

    Don’t put off what you can do today. Take this course and by the end of the session you will have several drafts that could be used for topics that colleges predictably assign.
    Grades: Rising 11–12
    Dates: June 15 - 19, 2020;  10 a.m.-noon
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: John Morgan