Wellspring Fall 2019
Co-op Classes

Click a link to find out more about the classes offered during the Fall 2019 semester

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 will repeat in the spring.

Teacher: Tiffany Jones

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 will repeat in the spring.

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 will repeat in the spring.

Teacher: Lindsay Elliott

 

Wiggle, Giggle, Stomp!

Join us as we learn by wiggling, giggling and stomping! Through the use of hand's 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 will repeat in the spring.

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 will repeat in the spring.

Teacher: Evonne Kincer

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, please dress your child appropriately! This class will repeat in the spring.

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 will repeat in the spring.

Teacher: 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 will repeat in the spring.

Teacher: Jessica Evans

 

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 will repeat in the spring.

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 will repeat in the spring.

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 will repeat in the spring.

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 will repeat in the spring.

Teacher: Samantha Smoker

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.  You may take this class either or both semesters.

Teacher: Sarah Mashburn

Baton Twirling

Baton twirling is an art involving the manipulation of a metal rod and the performers body to a coordinated routine. It includes aspects of dance and gymnastics. During this class you will learn basic baton tricks and body movements in a short routine. Closed toed shoes are required for safety reasons. Batons will be provided for use during class. You may take this class either or both semesters.

Teacher: Tara Howard

 

Dessert Design

In Dessert Design we will  learn how to make a new dessert or learn a new decorating technique each week.  Learning how to make cake pops, trifles, homemade buttercream icing, as well as cake decorating and icing piping are just a few of the fun things your little chef will learn in this hands on class.  At the end of each class everyone will have a chance to taste test their creations. This class is offered in the fall only.

Teacher: Michelle Dillon

Artists of Kentucky

Each week students will learn about a different artist who was born, grew up in, created art in our great state, or drew inspiration from Kentucky.  Using that newfound information, students will create their own art using the techniques, artist's works, and/or the mediums they worked in as inspiration.  Also included in this class will be some of many forms of folk art that our state is known for.  This class is offered in the fall only.

Teacher: Tosha Reeves


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Ages 10 & 11

Cost: $45

K'Nex Bridge Building

Through hands-on projects, participants in this class will enjoy learning the basic engineering concepts of bridge building. Using K'Nex building sets, students will build 13 different bridge structures, including truss, suspension, cantilever, beam, arch, bascule, and cable-stayed. This class is offered in the fall only.

Teacher: Amanda Moore

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.  They 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 fall only.

Teacher: Leah King

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 tornados 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 will repeat in the spring.

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 will repeat in the spring.

Teacher:  Mindy Patterson

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 will be offered again in the spring.

Teacher: Sarah Howard

Edible Experiments

In this class students will learn some of the basic principles of chemistry through hands-on and often tasty experimentation. We’ll learn about chemical reactions, acids and bases, and more as we use both food and kitchen .  This class is offered in the fall only.

Teacher: Susie Doll

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 repeats n the spring.

Teacher: Cristin Keeling

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 repeats in the spring.

Teacher: Amy McGuire

 

Imagine That!

Using imagination, teamwork and creative problem solving skills, students will rise to the occasion and offer solutions to a variety of challenges presented to them throughout the semester. A combination of logical thinking and creativity, this class is designed to appeal to both right and left brained learners. The challenges presented will be similar to those used in Destination Imagination and Odyssey of the Mind, two nationally recognized creative problem solving programs.

This class will be offered in the fall only.

Teacher: Kristen Simpson

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Ages 14 & up--High School

Cost: $65

 

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 fall only.

Teacher: Teri Kelley-Reynolds

Stop Motion Animation

This class will teach students the basics of Stop-motion Animation.  Over the course of the semester, they will learn how to write, storyboard, animate, and edit a 2-3 minute short, and more.  This class will be offered in the fall only. 

Teachers: Kathy and Aidan Mills

Local Government

During this class, you will find out more about your local government. Understand the way local governments are constituted, their roles and responsibilities, and how they are funded. We will hold elections and role play so students can understand first hand what the elected offices entail.This class will be offered in the fall only.

Teacher: Lindsey Morgan

Fiber Arts 2

 In Fiber Arts 2, students will get hands-on experience with fiber as a form of artistic expression. This class is guaranteed to get their creative juices flowing. Over a period of a few weeks, they will learn a technique (such as felting, knitting, or weaving), and then dive into a project (including ‘painting’ with wool; knitting items such as mitts, hats, bookmarks, washcloths; and weaving a work of art.) All supplies will be provided for the projects. This class can be taken by both new and returning students as new techniques will be learned and all skill levels will be able to increase their own level of skill.  This class will be offered in the fall only.

Teachers: Heidi Earl and Teresa Beck

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 will be offered again in the spring.  Students may take this class either or both semesters.

Teacher: Greg Wilhite

Chopped

In this class, students will put their cooking skills to the test! Each week students will be given a secret set of ingredients and a target dish to create without the help of a cookbook or Google.  Dishes will be sampled by teams and judges and the winner will have bragging rights...at least until the next week! This class will be offered in the fall only.

Teacher: Stephanie Somerville

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 will be offered in the fall only.

Teacher: Tae Scott-Smith

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 fall only.

Teacher: Jessica Conley

 

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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