Wellspring Spring 2020
Co-op Classes

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Ages 4&5     Ages 6&7    Ages 8&9     Ages 10&11      Ages 12&13     Ages 14 and Up

Ages 4 & 5 (Kindergarten Program)

Cost: $45

FOR THESE CLASSES, PLEASE DRESS YOUR CHILD APPROPRIATELY.  THEY WILL GET MESSY! 

Kentucky Alive!

Each week students will learn about the people, places, and things that make our state unique as they explore what makes our commonwealth special. This class will be very hands-on and anything but boring!  They may climb through pretend limestone caves, learn about horses, or sample some edible Kentucky favorites.  Each week students will learn something new about our state and explore it with with hands-on games, snacks, multi-sensory activities, and fun projects.  

This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Megin Morgan

Every Day is a Holiday!

During this class, we will explore the different, unique and odd holidays that are celebrated throughout the year.  Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving?  NO WAY! This class will focus on days like International Penguin Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, or National Ice Cream Day.  Each class will explore a different day through a varying combination of snacks, experiments, crafts, and other hands-on learning activities.  This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Jennifer Christman


 

Science Fun!

Join us in exploring the world around us. Children will have fun doing simple experiments and playing hands-on learning games.  In this class, learning about science will be fun!  This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Lindsay Elliott

 

Wiggle, Giggle, Stomp!

Join us as we learn by wiggling, giggling and stomping! Through the use of hands-on activities, music, finger plays, games, tactile learning, stories and themed projects, we will explore the world around us. Each week we will explore a new topic and have a whole lot of fun doing it!  This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Jessica Angel

Books Alive!

During the Books Alive! class we will be bringing books to life. We will read a story (or two) and then use those stories as a springboard. Each week's story time will be followed by one or more of the following activities: hands-on art projects, science experiments, outdoor exploration, themed snacks, games, dramatic exercises or other activities that will bring the books to life. This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Amanda Moore

Artists Alive!

In this class, the masters will come to life as we learn about them and then put some of their techniques to use while we make mini-masterpieces of our own!  This class will be full of messy hands-on fun, so please dress your child appropriately! This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Amelia King

 

Ages 6 & 7

Cost: $45

FOR ALL CLASSES BELOW, PLEASE DRESS YOUR CHILD APPROPRIATELY.  THEY WILL GET MESSY!

PE 6/7 

In PE participants will work on strength and flexibility while playing a wide assortment of fun games that promote good sportsmanship and teamwork. These games will increase cardiovascular endurance and physical fitness. All levels are encouraged to participate.  This class continues in the spring.

Teacher: Bailey Smith

Simple Machines

This class is all about learning the different types of simple machines and how to use them. Using hands-on activities and experiments, we will explore how movement of large objects can occur. From levers to pulleys to inclined planes, this basic introduction to physics is all about fun! This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teachers: Timothy Simpson and Sean Scott-Smith

Our Old Kentucky Home

Through hands-on activities, games, snacks, and crafts, students will enjoy learning about the great state of Kentucky.  We will explore the history, culture, places, people, plants, and animals of Kentucky as well as interesting trivia and facts about our commonwealth. This class is a repeat of the fall class. 

Teacher: Amy Silverthorn

 

Food Art

In Food Art, we will be using our creative side to make edible art projects and then snacking on our masterpieces. Food items will be used to make edible crafts and complete fun projects.  This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Brittany Hunt

Everyday is a Holiday

 In this class, we will celebrate the often overlooked, lesser known holidays. Have you heard of National Talk Like a Pirate Day? How about National Ice Cream Day? In this class, we will explore twelve of the lesser known celebrations that are scattered throughout the year in honor of foods, games, inventions, products, and people. Each week we will take a look at a new, often unsung, holiday and celebrate it through games, projects, snacks and more.  This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher:Holly Blevins

 

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Ages 8 & 9

Cost: $45

Potato Chip Science

In Potato Chip Science, we will turn empty chip bags, tubes, and lids plus potatoes and chips into experimental fun. We will munch our way through the areas of acoustics, aeronautics, forensics, and physics. Discover the science behind the world's most miraculous munchie. This class is totally hands on! This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Melanie Stratton

Everyday is a Holiday Making art projects, playing games, putting together a snack, or even doing an experiment are some of the hands-on fun that awaits you in this class based on unusual, wacky, and often overlooked holidays.  Have you heard of National Talk Like a Pirate Day? How about National Ice Cream Day? In this class, we will explore twelve of the lesser known celebrations that are scattered throughout the year in honor of foods, games, inventions, products, and people.This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Holly Blevins 

PE 8/9

In PE participants will work on strength and flexibility while playing a wide assortment of fun games that promote good sportsmanship and teamwork. These games will increase cardiovascular endurance and physical fitness. All levels are encouraged to participate.  This class continues from the fall.

Teacher: Yvonne Peace

Earth Science

Join us for this hands-on science class. We will use labs and experiments to learn about how the earth works. A few of the topics that will be covered are weather, earth and ocean layers, earthquakes and volcanoes, and recycling. This class is offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Michelle Dillon

Rock Painting

This class will explore techniques and materials used to paint rocks for a variety of projects, some planned and others individual creative ventures.  We will also take a look at local (Richmond Rocks Ky [RKY]) and larger-scale (Kindness Rocks Project) rock painting groups to see if it is something students would like to participate in.  No special skills required for this class, but do expect a fun, creative time to collaborate with friends and grow individual skills.  Get ready to rock! This class is offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Tae Scott-Smith


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Ages 10 & 11

Cost: $45

Elements of Art

Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered how the artist decided to begin making it? The seven elements of art are the basic building blocks of all art. Every piece of art created consists of one or more of these elements: line, color, shape, form, value, space, and texture.  In this class, we will study each and create works of art based upon each form. This class will be offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Jamie Smith

Electricity and Magnetism

In this class, students will learn the basics of electricity and magnetism through hands-on experiments and fun projects. We'll learn about types of electricity, circuits, resistance, fuses, and create our own batteries, electromagnets, and motors. This class will be offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Kristen Simpson

Wonders of Kentucky 

Join us for this hands-on science class.  We will explore the plants, animals, geology, weather, and land forms that are found in our state great.  From wildcats to tornadoes and limestone to waterfalls we will use experiments, hands-on activities, and other projects to come to a better understanding of our surroundings here in Kentucky.   This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Rosalyn Patton-Pelt

Everyday is a Holiday

Have you heard of National Talk Like a Pirate Day? How about National Ice Cream Day? In this class, we will explore twelve of the lesser known celebrations that are scattered throughout the year in honor of foods, games, inventions, products, and people.  We will use these unique holidays as jumping off points for creating art, making our own tasty treats, experimenting, exploring mind-bending logic, and playing fun games.  This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Tosha Reeves

PE 10/11
In PE participants will work on strength and flexibility while playing a wide assortment of fun games that promote good sportsmanship and teamwork. These games will increase cardiovascular endurance and physical fitness.  All levels are encouraged to participate.  This class continues in the spring.

Teacher: Sandy Maillet

 

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Ages 12 & 13

Cost: $55

Cake Decorating

Learn to decorate your very own cake for a birthday or special occasion.  In this class, students will learn basic piping techniques using buttercream and also learn to make simple flowers using fondant.  At the end of the semester, students will decorate a small cake to take home with them.   If students wish, decorating kits may be purchased for a small fee during the last class.  This class repeats from the fall

Teacher: Sarah Howard

Photography

This class will cover the basic concepts of photography, including understanding and use of the camera in manual.  We will also talk about aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light and color. This class will be offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Jessica Conley

Kentucky the Beautiful

In this class we will explore the many different art forms which make their home here in Kentucky.   We will learn about famous Kentucky artists and recreate our own works of art based on their styles. We will also showcase the diversity of folk art forms found throughout Kentucky.   Join us as we learn more about the culture of our own state through art!  This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: Lindsey Morgan

Weather

Weather affects our daily decisions, from what to wear to what plans we might have that day, or sometimes even causing a need to find safety.  What causes a hurricane to form?  What is a barometer?  Why does the United States have more tornadoes than anywhere else in the world?  How do you interpret a weather map?  In this hands-on class we will investigate all of these things and "snow" much more! This class is a repeat of the fall class.

Teacher: James and Amy McGuire

Science Exploration
Join us on a scientific journey through exploring God’s creation. We will learn how to collect scientific data, make science notebooks, do some interesting experiments, and learn how we can appreciate science in our everyday lives. We will be exploring several areas of science including botany, geology, astronomy, entomology, and more. This class will be offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Toni Wilkinson

Stop Motion Animation

This class will teach students the basics of stop-motion animation.  Over the course of the semester, students will use the provided tablets to photograph scenes they have created using clay, legos, art supplies and other random items. Once they have created the scenes and taken the pictures, they will merge those photographs together with a simple to use app to create their very own stop-motion videos.   This class will be offered in the spring only. 

Teacher: Sarah Howard

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Ages 14 & up--High School

Cost: $65

 

Cookie Decorating

 In this class we will be familiarizing the students with cookie decorating tools, making icings with the proper consistency for the task, and teaching them how to outline and flood.  As we advance through the class, we will learn about detail work with various decorating techniques.This class will be offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Tosha Reeves

Kentucky History

A visiting 18th century minister once described heaven as a “Kentucky kind of place.” In this class, you’ll learn the history of Kentucky. From early settlement, revolution, and independence; to statehood, Civil War, and beyond. Find out how Kentucky has contributed to America’s independence and success.

Teachers:Teresa Beck and Heidi Earl

 

Kentucky Art

This class will draw inspiration from both historical and modern art forms found here in Kentucky as well as the unique people, places, and things that make Kentucky great.  Students will learn a little about our state's history, a little about the culture, a little bit about the folk art, and have a whole lot of fun while doing it.  From basket weaving to walking stick making this class will be packed with hands-on creation.  This class will be offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Leah King

Life Skills

This class will be divided into three sections. First Impressions- introductions,  conversational skills, telephone etiquette and body language. Dining 101- place settings, being a good guest/host and formal dining. Interviewing 101- dress, resume, interview skills and mock interview with real world employers. This class will be offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Evonne Kincer

Wellspring Gives Back

In this class, students will explore the needs in our local community (and beyond).  They will work in groups to collaborate and find ways to help meet some of those needs.  Each group will be given seed money from the class budget to use while working on their chosen community service project(s). 

This class continues from the fall.  Students may take this class either or both semesters.

Teacher: Heidi Nystrom

Cartooning 

This class will explore different aspects of developing a cartoon - a story with pictures. The goal is to expand students’ imaginations and divide the class period evenly between drawing and story telling. Students will be exposed to different kinds of narratives (character development, short stories, jokes, longer narratives, etc.) as well as different styles of drawing. Students will work at their own pace, while developing their interests. The goal is to have students more comfortable in telling stories through cartoons.

This class will be offered in the spring only.

Teacher: Bernardo Scarambone

​​Service hours are often critical to the college application process and an approach to set yourself above others on a college application. This is an opportunity for students to volunteer their time helping teachers and classes complete their material and projects. At the end of the semester, students will be awarded a letter of recognition, serving as a record of their time. It is available any hour a high school student is not in class.  There will be no study hall available. 
 

 

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