Home Economics

EIE is excited to offer a wide variety of home economic courses.  Remember, all of our home economic classes are open to both boys and girls.  These classes are part of our desire to provide options outside the academic arena and allow for some exploration into subjects that will provide lifetime skills.  Check out the offerings and have some fun.

Nutrition 101

Choose Life

Taught by:  Joanna Stewart

Meet the Teacher Video

Wednesday

12:30 – 1:30

COST: Class duration 2 Semesters ~ $150 per semester

We study the function of each system and how our food choices influence wellness. This is a 2 semester course that covers all aspects of health including anatomy, biology, nutrition and chemistry. Each week there’s opportunity to sample food as a tangible way to experience nutrients. We learn the why’s of what to eat, not just the “because I said so”.  My goal is to equip students to make the best choices for improved health and abundant living. This class satisfies the Ca state requirements for health.

Both male and female students 13 and older are encouraged to enroll.

TEXT:  Nutrition 101: Choose Life! by Growing Healthy Homes.  I have a limited number of books for $79 plus tax. This text is a
book that your family can use as a constant resource for improved health. It’s much more than a textbook.

CONTACT: Joanna Stewart at nspirehlth@gmail.com or 626-482-0139

Knitting and Crochet

Taught by

Angelia Robinson

Thursdays

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

 

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

  • Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • California Enrichment Academy
  • Excel Academy
  • Golden Valley
  • Gorman
  • iLead
  • Inspire
  • Sage Oak
  • Sky Mountain

Ages: 5 and up
Tuition: $225 per semester (Charter Students $275)

Materials Fee: $25
Let’s play with stitches! In this class students will explore knitting, crochet, and hand sewing. Handcrafts can strengthen hand-eye coordination and encourage relaxation all while instilling practical life skills. Perfect for both girls and boys alike.

First class is FREE! Ask about family rates and payment plans.

For more details or to register, call Angelia Robinson at 323-425-YARN (9276), email AngeliaSmithRobinson@gmail.com, or visit www.AngeliaSmithRobinson.com/classes.

About the teacher:
Angelia Robinson is a knit and crochet designer and homeschooling mom residing in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in many publications including Vogue Knitting,

Sew Easy

Taught by Angelia Robinson

 

Thursdays

3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

  • Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • California Enrichment Academy
  • Excel Academy
  • Golden Valley
  • Gorman
  • iLead
  • Inspire
  • Sage Oak
  • Sky Mountain

Ages: 8 and up

Tuition: $275.00 per semester (Charter school students $325.00)  

Materials Fee:  $10.00

Optional Equipment Fee $35

Jump start your sewing savvy with this fun, hands-on class! Get to know your sewing machine – inside and out; learn to use commercial sewing patterns; create your own simple sewing patterns; discover the secrets of fabric selection; and more. Class projects include pillow cases, tote bags, pajama pants, and more. Ideal for students who are brand new to sewing –  girls and boys alike.

Required Tools and Materials:
Sewing machine with matching bobbin or equipment fee*, fabric scissors, tape measure, ruler, tailor’s chalk and/or disappearing fabric marker, straight pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, and scrap fabric such as an old bed sheet. Additional pattern and fabric requirements will be discussed in class.

Sewing Alterations and Upcycling

Taught by Angelia Robinson

 

 

Thursdays

4:30 pm – 5:50 pm

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

  • Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • California Enrichment Academy
  • Excel Academy
  • Golden Valley
  • Gorman
  • iLead
  • Inspire
  • Sage Oak
  • Sky Mountain

Ages: 8 and up

Tuition: $275.00 per semester (Charter school students $325.00)

Materials Fee $25.00

Optional Equipment Fee $35.00

Let’s take your stitches to the next level! Class projects will include building a personalized dress form, learning basic repairs and alterations, installing zippers and buttonholes, and upcycling old clothes to create new styles. Students will also have the flexibility to create their own projects. Prerequisite: Must have completed Sew Easy class or have other previous sewing experience.

Required Tools and Materials:

Sewing machine with matching bobbin or equipment fee*, fabric scissors, tape measure, ruler, tailor’s chalk and/or disappearing fabric marker, straight pins, pin cushion, seam ripper, plus old t-shirts, neck ties, jeans, and/or dress shirts. Additional pattern and/or fabric requirements will be discussed in class.

*Students may bring in their own sewing machines or pay a $35 equipment fee per semester for use of a classroom machine. Number of classroom machines is limited. Contact instructor to as soon as possible to guarantee one for your student.

Note: Sewing machines need not be new or computerized models. Any full sized machine in good working order will suffice. (No miniature or toy machines.) Please bring the machine manual to class if possible.

 

Adult Sewing Classes

Taught by Angelia Robinson

Thursdays

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ages 16 and up

Tuition: $130 per 4 week session

Sewing isn’t just for kids! This fun class is designed for adults who want to learn sewing and/or refresh their skills. Projects may include pajama pants, aprons, tote bags, pillow cases and more. Or get help with your own unfinished projects. Come on your own or bring friends for a creative night out. Ask about special parent/child rates.

Required Tools and Materials:

Sewing machine with matching bobbin or equipment fee*, fabric scissors, tape measure, ruler, tailor’s chalk and/or disappearing fabric marker, straight pins, pin cushion, seam ripper. Bring one yard of cotton fabric (woven not knit) or an old bed sheet to first class. Additional pattern and/or fabric requirements will be discussed in class.

*Students who do not have a sewing machine may pay a $35 equipment fee per semester for use of a classroom machine. Number of classroom machines is limited. Contact instructor to as soon as possible to guarantee one for your student.

EXTRA NOTES ABOUT SEWING AND KNITTING CLASSES

*Students who do not have a sewing machine may pay a $35 equipment fee per semester for use of a classroom machine. Number of classroom machines is limited. Contact instructor to as soon as possible to guarantee one for your student.

**Note: Sewing machines need not be new or computerized models. Any full sized machine in good working order will suffice. (No miniature or toy machines.) Please bring the machine manual to class if possible.

First class is FREE! Ask about family rates and payment plans. For more details or to register, call Angelia Robinson at 323-425-YARN (9276), email AngeliaSmithRobinson@gmail.com, or visit www.AngeliaSmithRobinson.com/classes.

About the teacher:

Angelia Robinson is a knit and crochet designer and homeschooling mom residing in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in many publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Crochet, Love of Knitting and Love of Crochet magazines.