Si View Metropolitan Park District
Si View Metropolitan Park District

Youth Special Interest Classes

Artworks: Mixed Media Masterpieces

In this 8-week creative arts class, students will have the opportunity to learn about art concepts and terminology and apply the elements and principles of art while exploring a variety of art media; including acrylic and watercolor paints, oil and chalk pastels, regular colored and watercolor pencils, clay, and textiles. Designed for new and returning students of different ages and abilities, young artists will learn techniques and gain new skills to create unique and expressive works of art each day. There might even be some fun homework! No previous experience necessary. Class fee includes all child-friendly materials, and your child will receive an art kit to keep. Creating art can be messy; please have your artist dress appropriately!

Holiday Gift Workshops

Would your child like to create one-of-a-kind hand-crafted art gifts for this holiday season? Here are two opportunities to learn and apply some art concepts and skills while making gorgeous gifts for someone special. In each workshop, young artists will create two unique gifts and decorate a gift bag for each. Workshop fees include all child-friendly materials. Creating art can be messy; please have your artist dress appropriately!

Beginning Sewing

Master the basics of sewing. Learn to read a pattern, use a machine, create PJ pants, fabric baskets, pillowcases, scrunchies and more! Head into fall with projects you can be proud of and have fun with fabric.

Robot U

Build from plans or design your own. Class spends a full ten weeks building or creating incredible working, sensing, moving ROBOTS! All elementary ages welcome. They will have their choice of sets to work with, from simle to complex, LEGO WeDO for the young ones and MINDSTORMS for the ones that need maximum capabilities. Build from over 100 plans or create your own with instructor help.

Safe Kids 101 Home Alone

How do parents know when their child is ready to stay home alone? What should your child know about first aid, choking, fire prevention or aggressive dogs? Don’t know how to initiate the discussion on stranger danger, abduction, abuse or digital safety, like cyberbullying or sexting? This class has you covered, teaching your child how to be safer at home and in the community! All participants will receive the Safe Kids 101 book. Bring a water bottle and a snack.

Polite Kids 101

Would a manners class help your child stay on track with kind and respectful living? Look no further! This class includes how to introduce yourself and others, interrupting politely, how to set a basic table setting, table manners, being a guest in someone’s home, and birthday party manners. All participants will receive a Polite Kids 101 handbook to allow your child to practice some of what they learn. A light snack of crackers & cheese, apple slices and carrot sticks will be served, so please let us know of any food allergies. Bring a healthy beverage and additional nut-free snack.