STEAMing Through the Holidays Kids Night Out

In this special winter holiday themed evening session, we'll be racing penguin sleds, creating spinning snowmen, crafting our magical wintry color-changing slime, and much more! Join us for this fun night out for kids, which also provides a well-deserved break for parents!

Challenge Island is an award-winning STEAM enrichment program where kids solve fun, hands-on "challenges" which teach them about STEAM fundamentals, crosscurricular topics, problem solving, and more. Students work together in small "tribes" to solve our challenges, giving them an opportunity to grow their teamwork and social skills as well. We look forward to seeing you on Challenge Island!

Dates: Friday, Dec. 3, 2021        Time: 6:45pm-8:15pm

Fee: $30                                Ages: 6-12

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Basic Drawing Series

    

Learn the basic skills of drawing in a fun and educational 4 week course. Each session focuses on a specific technique such as contour lines, shading, gestural drawing and urban sketching. You also receive weekly handouts with suggested homework to help reinforce what you learned in class. Registration fee includes your drawing kit of 7 pencils, drawing book, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, ink pen, pencil case, tortillion and carrying pouch. 

Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 5 to Jan. 26, 2022        Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm

Fee: $150 Res.   $170 Non-Res.                       Ages: 9-17

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Beginning Guitar Class

Do you have a guitar, but not sure what to do with it? This class is for you! We'll learn all the basic skills and build the muscles you need to play the guitar with confidence. You'll learn how to play open chords, the most common strumming patterns, and great songs! 

Location: Sounds Like Fun Music Studio: 1809 Northfield Dr. Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309

Date: Thursdays, Jan. 6, 2022 - Mar. 10, 2022 (10 Weeks)   Click Here to register

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm          Fee: $125 Res.   $145 Non-Res.

Ages: 8+

Jumpstart Ukulele Class

Dreaming of summer, spending your time on the beach, playing your ukulele? JumpStart Ukulele brings you one step closer. This ten-week class gets you playing right away. Participants are required to bring their own soprano or concert ukulele.

Location: Sounds Like Fun Music Studio: 1809 Northfield Dr. Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309

Date: Tuesdays, Jan. 11, 2022 - Mar. 15, 2022 (10 weeks)

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm          Fee: $125 Res.   $145 Non-Res.

Ages: 7+

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Beginning Piano Class

Have you ever wanted to play the piano? The Simply Music piano method will get you playing great sounding music from your very first lessons! Simply Music is a playing-based (as opposed to reading-based) method that puts the emphasis on playing. We start by finding the patterns and shapes found naturally in music. This gets you playing. Then we apply those same patterns and shapes to the "theory" of music. Come try it out for yourself!

Additional Materials Fee: $35 

Location: Sounds Like Fun Music Studio: 1809 Northfield Dr. Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309

Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 12, 2022 - Mar. 30, 2022 (12 weeks)

Time: 7:00pm-7:45pm                Click Here to register

Fee: $125 Res.   $145 Non-Res.

Ages: 7+

Child Art Studio Series

     

This class is perfect for young artists who love to create! Students will work with a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, collage and paint to create unique compositions while learning how to express themselves. Class fees include all materials.

Date: Tuesdays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, 2022        Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Fee: $160 Res.   $180 Non-Res.                     Ages: 5-9

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Youth Art Studio Series

     

This class is perfect for young artists who love to create! Students will work with a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, collage and paint to create unique compositions while learning how to express themselves. Class fees include all materials.

Date: Tuesdays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, 2022        Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Fee: $160 Res.   $180 Non-Res.                     Ages: 10-14

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Winterfest! STEAM Kids Night Out

    

Join us for a Friday “kids night out” event, where we’ll celebrate the winter season with fun, hands-on STEAM activities including building a ski lodge, creating our own working avalanche roller coasters, and design crystal snowflakes that you can take home!

Challenge Island is an award-winning STEAM enrichment program where kids solve fun, hands-on "challenges" which teach them about STEAM fundamentals, crosscurricular topics, problem solving, and more. Students work together in small "tribes" to solve our challenges, giving them an opportunity to grow their teamwork and social skills as well. We look forward to seeing you on Challenge Island!

Dates: Friday, Jan. 21, 2022        Time: 7:15pm-8:45pm

Fee: $30                                Ages: 6-12

Location: RARA 500 Building: Wright Room

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Chinese New Year Art Party

Let your inner artist go wild as we honor the Chinese New Year. Students will be creating multiple art projects during this workshop. Class fees include all materials. 

Date: Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022        Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Fee: $40                    .                     Ages: 6-12

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Shark Tooth Island STEAM Weekend Camp Series

In this fun, hands-on Challenge Island “weekend camp” program, we’ll learn fun facts about sharks and island life each week, while solving STEAM challenges like flying copters, dropping eggs “safely”, building towers, and sailing wind-powered carts.

Challenge Island is an award-winning STEAM enrichment program where kids solve fun, hands-on "challenges" which teach them about STEAM fundamentals, crosscurricular topics, problem solving, and more. Students work together in small "tribes" to solve our challenges, giving them an opportunity to grow their teamwork and social skills as well. We look forward to seeing you on Challenge Island!

Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 29 to Feb. 19, 2022        Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Fee: $80 Res.   $100 Non-Res.                         Ages: 6-12

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Wood Framed Valentine's Day Sign Workshop

Enjoy an evening making this 10x10 canvas with wood frame sign to add to your holiday d├ęcor! Choose from several paint colors to personally customize your sign! All supplies are included. 

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022        Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Fee: $35                                              Ages: 13+

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Valentine Art Party

Celebrate Valentine’s day in style with a variety of art projects that’ll challenge your artists as they creatively express themselves. Class fees include all materials.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022        Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Fee: $40                    .                     Ages: 6-12

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Valentine's Day STEAM Kids Night Out

Join us for a Friday “kids night out” event, where we’ll celebrate Valentine's Day with fun, hands-on STEAM activities including creating launchers to fling candy hearts, flying Valentine planes, and experimenting with Dissolving Hearts!

Challenge Island is an award-winning STEAM enrichment program where kids solve fun, hands-on "challenges" which teach them about STEAM fundamentals, crosscurricular topics, problem solving, and more. Students work together in small "tribes" to solve our challenges, giving them an opportunity to grow their teamwork and social skills as well. We look forward to seeing you on Challenge Island!

Dates: Friday, Feb. 11, 2022        Time: 7:15pm-8:45pm

Fee: $30                                Ages: 6-12

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Drum Circle Class

Drum circles are not just about drumming. They are so much more. They are an effective tool for health and wellness and a breath of fresh air in our fragmented stressed out world. Research is pouring out pointing to Therapeutic Drum Circles as a powerful option for stress reduction and that is good news given that stress is the precursor for mental and physical illness. They are also a great tool in cooperative team-building and community. But, above all, it's a lot of fun! Anyone can participate. Instruments are provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Location: RARA 500 Building: Studio D

Date: Friday, Feb. 18, 2022

Families/Children 5+:     6:00pm-7:00pm     Click Here to register

Adults/Teens 15+:     7:15pm-8:15pm     Click Here to register

Fee: $5

Slime Making Class

  

Don’t have your child sit at home bored! Sign them up to take a class all about making slime! They have the opportunity to make a variety of different slimes such as scented slime, fluffy colored slime, or themed slime! Participants will get to take home all of the slime that they make at the end of the class. 

Winter/Spring Session:

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room     Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm              Ages: 7-12 Years Old                        Fee: $12

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Kid's Unicorn Drawing Class

Spend the evening learning to draw this beautiful unicorn. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated. Handouts will be provided so you can practice your new skills at home.

Supply list: drawing book, 2B, 4B & 6B pencils, pencil sharpener, blending tortillion and eraser.

Kits are available for purchase for $15.00. It includes a 9x12 Strathmore drawing book, 2B, 4B, & 6B pencils, pencil sharpener, blending tortillion, kneaded eraser, carrying pouch and pencil case.

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022        Time: 6:15pm-8:00pm

Fee: $25                                              Ages: 8-13

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Acrylic Pour Workshop

Learn the art of acrylic pouring! During this amazing workshop, PCCA will demonstrate the "dirty pour" and "ribbon pour" techniques and teach you how to create cells in acrylic to transform an ordinary canvas into a mesmerizing and unique piece of art. Participants are encouraged to come dressed for a mess! Each participant will be painting two canvases. Since canvases need to fully set up and dry, students will need to come back 3-5 days after the workshop to pick up their pieces.

This workshop is offered to adults, but children 14 and up may also attend if accompanied by an adult.

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022        Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Fee: $60                    .                     Ages: 14+

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Magic is Fun Workshop

     

Want to learn some magic? In this workshop, young “Magicians” will learn tricks that are easy to do, yet good enough to fool mom and dad.  Best of all, they will be having fun while building their presentation skills and self-esteem. Students will leave with a magic bag full of cool tricks, a magic wand, a balloon animal they learn to make themselves, and instructions to take home with them. This class is very interactive and hands-on. All required supplies is provided. Be ready for fun, laughs, magic tricks, and more!

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022        Click Here to Register

Fee: $20              Ages: 7-12

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: RARA 500 Building Messy Room

St. Patrick's Sports Fest STEAM Kids Night Out

Join us to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Challenge-Island style in this special “kids night out” program, where we’ll tackle the STEAM behind some of our favorite “green” sports by creating and playing our own working versions of tennis courts and minigolf courses!

Challenge Island is an award-winning STEAM enrichment program where kids solve fun, hands-on "challenges" which teach them about STEAM fundamentals, crosscurricular topics, problem solving, and more. Students work together in small "tribes" to solve our challenges, giving them an opportunity to grow their teamwork and social skills as well. We look forward to seeing you on Challenge Island!

Dates: Friday, Mar. 18, 2022        Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fee: $40                                Ages: 6-12

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Teen Linocut Printing Workshop

Participants will use small pieces of carved soft block linoleum, like a stamp, to create pictures and scenes. These can be used again and again to make prints. 

Date: Monday, March 28, 2022        Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Fee: $40                                            Ages: 13-17

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Teen Intermediate Drawing Series

     

This 4-week series will concentrate on specific techniques of skill development. We will develop skills in Perspectives, Anatomy, Still Life, and Wildlife.  Registration fee includes your drawing kit of 7 pencils, Strathmore drawing book, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, pencil case,  blending tortillion and carrying case.

Date: Wednesdays, April 6 to April 27, 2022        Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm

Fee: $150 Res.   4170 Non-Res.                          Ages: 12-17

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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Spring Break: Scuba & Surfing STEAM Kids Night Out

Join us for this special “kids night out” program where we’ll travel to the ocean for spring break and learn the basics of scuba diving and windsurfing, as we create & test our own miniature scuba divers, followed by designing and racing our own wind-powered boats across the sea!

Challenge Island is an award-winning STEAM enrichment program where kids solve fun, hands-on "challenges" which teach them about STEAM fundamentals, crosscurricular topics, problem solving, and more. Students work together in small "tribes" to solve our challenges, giving them an opportunity to grow their teamwork and social skills as well. We look forward to seeing you on Challenge Island!

Dates: Friday, April 8, 2022        Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Fee: $40                                Ages: 6-12

Location: RARA 500 Building: Messy Room

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