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.

Sew Easy

Taught by

Angelia Robinson

Monday

10:00 – 11:30

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 – Adult
Tuition: $250 per semester (Charter school students $300)

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 items like bags, throw pillows, barbecue aprons, and even simple “cosplay” costumes – perfect for girls and boys alike.

Required Tools and Materials:
Sewing machine*, fabric scissors, tape measure, 18″ transparent 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 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 you no longer have the manual on hand, try searching online since manufacturers often make PDF copies available on their websites. Instructor has a limited number of sewing machines available for purchase.

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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. Approved vendor with Gorman and Sky Mountain Charter Schools.

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,

Stitch Lab

Taught by

Angelia Robinson

Monday

9:00 – 9:50

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: $200 per semester (Charter students $250) 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. Tools and
materials for first project provided by instructor. Additional materials to be discussed in class.

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. Approved vendor with Gorman and Sky Mountain Charter Schools.

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,

Nutrition 101

Choose Life

Taught by:  Joanna Stewart

Meet the Teacher Video

Wednesday

1:00 – 2:00

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

Calico and Beyond

Quilting Class

Taught by:

Roxanne Gujda

Video presentation:

Calico & Beyond Quilting Class

 

Thursday

2:30 – 4:00

 

Ages: 8 – Adult

Tuition: $200 for fall semester

 

Learn the basics of quilting like getting to know your machine, cutting fabric, strip piecing, making various triangles, layering, etc.  Once you learn these basics, you will have the confidence to try even more quilting skills and create anything you can imagine.  Bless yourself, your family and others with your quilt creations.  Please call me at (626) 233-8897 if you have any questions regarding the class or required tools and materials.

Required Tools and Materials:

Sewing machine (not a toy machine)*, new needles (Schmetz Universal or Microtex 80/12), empty bobbin that fits your machine, Mettler 50 Weight Silk Finish Cotton Thread in a neutral off-white or very light grey**, 100% cotton fabric (2 fat quarters that contrast, but coordinate AND a 3/4 yard of coordinating fabric for backing and binding)^, extra fine glass-head pins^, more tools and materials required will be discussed in class.

*Please make sure your machine is in good working order and bring your manual.

**Mettler thread can be found at your local quilt shop.  If you live in the San Gabriel Valley, The Sew N Sew is located in Glendora.

^Can be purchased at Joann’s or at your local quilt shop.