What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer?

Do they want to write their own movie scripts? Make and decorate clay pottery? Perhaps they’d like to learn Kung Fu or how to operate a teleprompter. Or better yet—how about designing and 3D printing a cool toy?

College for Kids offers these classes and more!

A College for Kids participant works with Legos.
A College for Kids participant works with Legos.

College for Kids (CFK) is a summer program for students entering 3rd through 8th grades. For the last 35 years, CFK has offered two-week classes ranging from engineering to art, radio broadcasting to astronomy, and everything in between. Classes are hands-on, grade-free environments. This summer’s sessions are June 15–25 and July 6–16. Classes meet 12:15–2:15 p.m. and 2:30–4:30 p.m.

This summer, CFK is offering favorites like Lego Engineering, Lego Mindstorm, and Lights, Camera, Action, as well as new classes like Geometric String Design, Video Games from Scratch, and The Human Body. Portraits in Clay and Decorative Pots provide a new take on the classic ceramics class. Students have an opportunity to ferment their own food in the Extraordinary Science of Ordinary Food, or write their own screenplays in Introduction to Screenwriting.

IMG_1274Classes meet across the Parkland College campus, and CFK students use the same facilities as Parkland students. Parkland’s new Fine and Applied Arts building provides brand new, state-of-the-art studios for Kinetic Painting, Portraits in Clay, Decorative Pots, Papier Maché Studio, and Sculpture. The new Black Box Theatre will be an incredible and dramatic backdrop for Performance Art.

College for Kids in PCTV studio
College for Kids students learn video production.

College for Kids inspires students to develop a lifetime love of learning and questioning. Check out the rest of CFK’s classes here (www.parkland.edu/collegeforkids) and mark your calendar for the first day of registration—May 4!

College for Kids photo
Kids really enjoy College for Kids classes!

Registration for this summer’s program opens at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 4 . Session 1 meets Monday through Thursday, June 15 through June 25, and Session 2 meets Monday through Thursday, July 6 through 16. Classes are from 12:15-2:15 p.m. and 2:30- 4:30 p.m. Tuition for each class is $135 and includes all supplies. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early. You can register online or in person at 1315 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign.

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