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Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center Preschool Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, September 8, 2016 9-10am

Parents of infants, toddlers and preschool age children are invited to join us at the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center in Newton for an open house.

Parents can meet the educators and the school’s director, tour the classrooms and register for the fall 2017 school year.
Operated by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, the school welcomes children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Flexible hours and days with full week or part week options, full year and school year programs, early drop-off and extended day, swim lessons for four and five year olds and optional in-house afternoon enrichment classes. Family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC included in tuition. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact 617-558-6420 or newton-elc@jccgb.org or visit bostonjcc.org/earlylearning.

Pre-Engineering: Mine, Craft, Build

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2016, End Date: 12/11/2016, Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO. Build engineer-designed projects like a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart. Create Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be hooked. Instructor: Play Well TEKnologies staff

Showstoppers Jr.

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2016, End Date: 12/11/2016, Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

(Ages: 5-7yrs) Showstoppers Jr. offers a fun introduction to musical theatre. Children are introduced to the different elements of musical theatre (acting, singing, dance and stage presence) and given the opportunity to discover their individual talents, creativity and self-expression. The class culminates in a mini musical theatre presentation for family and friends. Instructor: Emily Paley

Engineering FUNdamentals: Mine, Craft, Build

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2016, End Date: 12/11/2016, Time: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

(Ages: 9-11 yrs) Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO. Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart. This project-based class combines the basic format of engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Instructor: Play Well TEKnologies staff

Watercolor Studio

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/19/2016, End Date: 12/12/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(All levels) Explore color, textures and different techniques unique to watercolor. We will work in realistic and abstract forms in a supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course - but no previous experience is necessary. Instructor: Marjorie Gerber Gold

Oil and Acrylic Painting

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2016, End Date: 12/13/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Intermediate/Advanced) Study color theory and the fundamental concepts of mixing and controlling color. Emphasis will be on students’ needs and styles of expression. Still life, photos, art of the masters, and imagination will provide sources for projects. New students welcome with permission of instructor. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Ruth Kates

New to Oil Painting

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2016, End Date: 12/13/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Beginners) Start with exercises needed to learn oil painting such as brush handling and painting with limited palettes. Finding shape, values and edges, color mixing, drawing and compositions will be covered. Bring soft pencil, eraser, sketchbook and several choices of pictures to work from to first class. Instructor: Susan Kelley www.artistcolony.com/

LEGO Animation

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2016, End Date: 12/13/2016, Time: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM

(Ages: 6-8 yrs) Make movies with LEGO pieces. Create stories, chose mini figs, and make movie magic. Children will develop story-telling skills, learn professional software, and capture the action of their LEGO movies. After filming, students work on post-production process to add titles, transitions and sound. Movies will be available for home viewing. Instructor: Empow Instructor

Painting in Style

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2016, End Date: 12/14/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Bring your style to new frontiers using diverse painting media (oils, acrylics, collage) and a wide range of special effects. Color theory, composition and drawing skills are an integral part of this course. Learn to communicate your ideas and to critique your work in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Marjorie Gerber Gold

Pastel and Oil Portrait/Landscape

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2016, End Date: 12/14/2016, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(All levels) Elevate your understanding of values, color, form and composition, using your landscaped photographs. Sight-sized method can be explored in this class. Bring in family photos to work with. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Susan Kelley www.artistcolony.com/

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