Special Interest

OPERA CLASS

Taught by

Carolyn Forte

Wednesday

4:30 – 5:30

TARGET GRADES:  For grades 6-12.

Cost:  $100.00

1 year course

This year, our trips to L.A. Opera will be part of a class in which we will study five operas presented during the 2017-18 season by L.A. Opera.  In addition to attending the last dress rehearsal for each opera, we will go backstage for talks presented by those who are part of each production.  In the past, we have been treated to talks by singers, musicians, choreographers, directors, special effects techs, stage designers and even composers. Students will be able to take at least one parent (sometimes both) as chaperone to the operas.  Consistent class attendance will be required in order to get opera tickets.  Chaperones will need to attend one meeting prior to their first opera.  Chaperones are also welcome and encouraged to attend the class itself. This class will count as one year high school credit for Music Appreciation, Music History or World Cultures: European (your choice). Operas we will attend this season include:

  • Carmen  – Wednesday, September 6, 5:30 pm
  • The Pearl Fishers – Wednesday, October 4, 5:30 pm
  • Nabucco – Thursday, October 12, 5:30 pm
  • Candide – Thursday, January 25, 9:30 am
  • Orpheus & Eurydice – Wednesday, March 7, 5:30 pm
  • Rigoletto – Thursday, May 10, 11:00 am

Note:  For those who do not wish to attend most of the operas, please sign up for individual operas in the Field Trip Book at EIE.  If you have not attended an opera with EIE recently, you MUST attend (student and chaperone) an Opera Orientation Meeting.  Pick one of the following dates during the summer.  Please sign up for the meeting you want by sending an email to Carolyn Forte at carolynmforte@gmail.com.

  • Tuesday, August 8, 11am-12pm
  • Thursday, August 10, 1-2 pm
  • Thursday, August 10, 4-5 pm
  • Tuesday, August 29, 7-8 pm

SECRET SOLVERS SOCIETY

 TAUGHT BY: Ani Janbazian, We Spark Learning

Wednesdays

10:15 -11:15am

 

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

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

TARGET: Grades 2-6

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15-week semesters) begins 9/13/17

COST PER SEMESTER : $225.00 (all materials provided)

+ $25.00 admin fee for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel Academy students

+ $50.00 admin fee using Homeschool Coaches for Gorman, Golden Valley, CA Enrichment Academy, and Academy of Arts & Sciences. Email us for details to use this option.

You are invited to become a savvy problem solver as a member of our distinguished society where we treasure critical thinking and out-of-the-box ideas!

Your exclusive S.S.S. membership entitles you to solve exciting weekly challenges, that will stretch your brainpower, flex your reasoning, boost your creativity, and harness the power of teamwork!

Your challenges will include:

Detective Mysteries

Perplexing Puzzles

S.T.E.M. Challenges (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Brain Games

Treasure Hunts

Escape Room Adventures

And more!

Your success will merit awards, that could grant you a place in the Secret Solvers Society “Brain Hall of Fame”.

TO REGISTER: Download and complete the registration form at WeSparkLearning.com and mail it in, along with payment (or P.O. request for charters).

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

 

BUILD-A-BIZ: PIZZA EDITION

 TAUGHT BY: Ani Janbazian, We Spark Learning

Wednesdays

2:15 – 3:15pm

 

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

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

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15-week semesters) begins 9/13/17

COST PER SEMESTER : $225.00 (all materials provided)

+ $25.00 admin fee for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel Academy students

+ $50.00 admin fee using Homeschool Coaches for Gorman, Golden Valley, CA Enrichment Academy, and Academy of Arts & Sciences. Email us for details to use this option.

As a classroom entrepreneur, you will plan and create your own pizzeria and take care of it’s daily operations, learning dozens of practical concepts related to your new venture along the way.

What will the week’s assignment be: Designing and naming your restaurant? Planning the Grand Opening? Calculating profit? Scripting a commercial? Making a brochure? Conducting an employee job interview?

In the exciting world of business, there is so much you can learn:

  • Writing a Simple Business Plan
  • Basic Economics
  • Money Matters
  • Math
  • Problem Solving
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Nutrition
  • and Design.

You will dream up weekly pizza specials to test the market as you look for successful dishes to grow your permanent menu. Will your new recipe be a hit? Find out the following week, through a Consumer Report showing customer sales and reviews.  We will track the collective profits of all class Pizzerias to earn real prizes.

You’ll also have one mid-year special project to complete at home,  followed by a chance to present it in front of your fellow “business owners”.

We will finish our year with a real-life Pizza Party to celebrate how well you Build-a-Biz!

TO REGISTER: Download and complete the registration form at WeSparkLearning.com and mail it in, along with payment (or P.O. request for charters).

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

Woodworking

Taught by:

Jeff Kreiger

Fridays

10:45 – 12:15

TARGET GROUP: 12 and older
COST:   $60.00 PER MONTH, $80.00 for Mommy and Me! Plus material fees
CONTACT:  EiE  (626) 821-0025

Learn the real “Tricks of the Trade” with woodworking.  This course is designed for the young person (and parents) to become familiar with the wonderful world of wood.  You will first of all be introduced to all the concepts of safety and how to use hand tools as well as power tools.  The student will understand the differences of various woods and will start out with simple projects and evolve into designing your own projects.  The instructor is a seasoned professional as well as a former teacher teaching woodworking classes to students and adults.  He is very motivated to provide your child a great experience.  The class is held at his cabinet making business just two doors down from EIE.

Scale Model Making

Taught by:

Robert Stuart

Video Introduction:

Video overview of Scale Model Making Class

Friday

9:00 – 12:00

OST:  $60.00 – $70.00 per month plus $50.00 material fee.

OK, we know that your are thinking that this is a class for making model cars, planes or boats from plastic kits.  Well, guess what, you are wrong!  This is a real modeling class that will teach the student how to create (conceptualize) from basic building blocks to fantastic creations of three dimensional items, much like an architect would build to present his ideas to a client.  Through the use of basic mathematics, a ruler, matt board, scale woods, plastics glue and other building materials you will create model buildings or other objects using the blue prints and woriking in 1/4″ scale.  The student will learn how t take a vision (concept) and convert it to a fantastic three dimensional object.  This will be a great class!!  Parents are encouraged to attend at not additional cost to observe and participate in the class.

CONTACT:  Robert Stuard  (626) 815-1426.

Kids and Teens On-Camera Acting Class

Taught by:

Casting Director and Set Coach

Chris Gillmore

Monday

1:00 – 2:00  Introductory Class

2:00 – 5:30  Regular Class

EIE Campus in Monrovia

See class dates under class description!

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

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

COST:  $85.00 per month plus $40.00 material fee.  ($125.00 monthly total)

So…Whatever you’re thinking an acting class for kids and teens is, you will be happily surprised!  This acting class, taught by professional casting director and set coach of over 15,000 kids and teens, Chris Gilmore.  It is much more than just a class where students learn how to act professionally on camera for movies, television and commercials.

The added benefits of this incredible series of classes are:  It builds the student’s self esteem and self image.  It teaches discipline and focus as well as teaching students to use their creativity and imagination.  It empowers the students to be able to speak in front of a group with great confidence and improves memorization, improvisation and even helps develop a sense of humor.

From start to finish all students will learn the art of comedy, drama, two-party scene study, cold-reading, monologue technique, comedy improvisation as applied to on-camera film and television performances as well as commercial techniques.  Every month is a different acting theme.  This course is the Real Thing, and if acting professionally is the goal, students will receive all the skills necessary to pursue a professional acting career while having fun learning them.

THE ADDED BONUS:  At the end of every month, all parents will receive an on-line video of the students’ performances in class so you can watch their progress. (upon request)

CONTACT:  Chris Gilmore  (661) 600-7372

CLASS DAYS:  

  • September 11, 18
  • October 2, 16
  • December 4, 11
  • January 8,22
  • February 5, 26
  • March 5, 12
  • April 2, 9
  • May 7, 14

 

Chess

Taught by:

Jeff Schwartz

Monday

1:00 – 2:00

$139.00  for each 11-week session per  student.  

First session starts September 11 and the second session starts on January 22, 2018.

Recommended   ages:   5  to    13   or   grades   K  to   8.

Open  to  beginners  and  advanced   students

Students  will learn to play the game of Chess and learn winning strategies.  They will become prepared for tournament  play which is organized  by  Coach  Jeff.  Tournament  play  is not required but is an added bonus.

Chess  is  a  wonderful  game that helps children develop mental discipline, analytical  skills, strategic  thinking, and  do  better academically.  Studies  have shown that   students   studying   Chess    demonstrated    a  marked   development   of  their  verbal    and math  aptitudes.  This  class  is  a great way for kids to have fun, improve  in  Chess, and  make  new  friends.

Added  bonus:   As  Coach  Jeff’s    program    is  in  twenty-one    elementary   schools   in   the  San  Gabriel   Valley,  Coach  Jeff organizes    three   tournaments   per  semester.

About  Coach  Jeff:   Jeff  Schwartz  has  played   tournament  chess    from  the  time  he  was  a  freshman   in  college.   Coach  Jeff  is a  Life  Member    of  the  United  States   Chess  Federation,  and  an  active  member  of  the  Arcadia  Chess   Club. Coach  Jeff  has taught  Chess   since   2007,   helping  hundreds   of   students  mature  in  the  world  of  Chess,  even  while  he   uses  an individualized  approach   for  each  student.

Contact:    chesscoachjeff@live.com or (626) 232-5466