CLASSES FOR TEENS - Arlington Community Education

Arlington Community Education
Spring 2015
All classes for teens meet at Ottoson Middle School unless
otherwise indicated; room numbers will be emailed to students
before start date of class.
Please use Youth Registration form (page 50) to register for
Teen classes.
Babysitting Basics • Grades 6-9
Va Shon Wallace-Hiltpold, 4-H Youth & Family Development
The excellent 4-H Babysitters’ Program is designed to
better prepare young people for babysitting and childcare
by educating them to become capable, caring, responsible
babysitters. Students will come to understand the
responsibilities of babysitting and learn the skills needed
to become good babysitters. You will develop confidence in
handling situations you may encounter when babysitting.
Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Babysitter’s
ID card and a certificate of completion. Please bring $8 for the
instructor to the first class to cover the cost of a member’s
guide. Note students must be at least 12 years old. 15 student
CODE: MS006 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays, 5/5-5/14
2:45-4:45pm $80
Meaghan Bassett & Mark Regan
Learn to run a 5K! Join a team of Arlington teachers who
have years of running experience and learn to run in a fun,
non-competitive atmosphere. During this six-week program,
students will build confidence as well their physical and mental
endurance. No experience necessary! We will wrap up the
course by running a 5K event together in the spring.
CODE: MS001 Tuesday & Thursdays, 3/24-5/7 (no class on
4/16, 4/21 or 4/23) 2:45-4pm $88
Mosaic Art for Teens • Grades 6-8
Mosaic Oasis, Betsy Rodman co-owner
Learn the ancient art of mosaics. This class will introduce teens
to the process of creating mosaics—from the use of color
and placement of tile to composition, as well as the technical
aspects of grouting and completing the piece. Students will
learn while doing, through demonstration and lots of hands-on
time. You will make a beautiful mosaic art project, such as a
10”-round or square mirror, address plaque /house numbers or
wall plaque of your choice. Tuition includes all materials.
CODE: MS003 4 Mondays, 3/16-4/6 2:45-4:15pm
DSLR Photography:
Get Out of ‘Auto’ Mode • Grades 6-8
Vinyasa Yoga for Teens • Grades 6-8
Sarah Barkhuff
Renee Cameron
Do you want to get out of “auto mode,” take an intro photo
course or learn the features of your DSLR camera to take
more interesting photos? This course will introduce you to the
mechanics of a digital SLR camera and photographic technique
including aperture, shutter speeds, depth of field, white
balance, exposure and the various types of digital files. Each
student will work to achieve a greater understanding of their
camera by learning what these terms mean, what they look
like and how certain settings affect an image. In addition, we’ll
have interesting weekly assignments related to techniques
discussed in class. Each student should have a DSLR camera
and at least one lens (preferably 35 or 50 mm). Bring your
camera (with fully charged batteries), memory card, camera
manual and any connection cords to each class. Renee is a
graduate of Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts,
where she earned a professional Photography Certificate. She is
currently a freelance photographer who focuses on portraiture,
but also enjoys landscapes, events, photojournalism and
CODE: MS002 4 Mondays, 3/16-4/6 2:45-4:15pm
Middle School Running • Grades 6-8
Power Vinyasa is a very athletic form of yoga. Perfect for teens,
it is challenging and fun! We will begin each class with five
minutes of focused breathing, go through an energetic yoga
class, then end with a relaxing guided meditation. Bring a yoga
mat. Sarah Barkhuff has been practicing yoga for many years and
teaching for the last three years. She loves to work with teens.
CODE: MS00 5 Wednesdays, 3/18-4/15 2:45-3:45pm
CADD for Kids: Computer Aided Drafting &
Design & 3D Printing • Grades 4-12 @ Arlington High
Kambiz Vatan, Mathematics Teacher, AHS
This class is for students interested in using computers to
digitally design and build their ideas while exploring the world
of architectural and mechanical drafting and design. This
class can go in different directions depending upon the choice
of the student. In project-based curriculum, students work
on hands-on, computer-oriented projects, generating final
products sparked by their own interests. CADD is a great class
for anyone, whether or not they have been exposed to digital
design. Meet in Room 403 @ Arlington High, 869 Mass. Ave.
Limited to 15 students
CODE: MS005 5 Wednesdays, 3/18-4/15 3-4:30 pm