Workshops - Fall 2020

Registration for fall workshops will be available September 11, 2020.

Workshops, including dance, will begin the week of September 21. 

Workshops will be offered either in person or remotely, consistent with the School's operating safety protocols and to maximize the students' learning experience.

If a workshop is cancelled due to underenrollment, we will notify families by Friday 9/18 and will provide a full refund. 

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Meeting after school weekly during the fall, winter, and spring seasons (3 separate trimesters), enrichment workshops connect students to passionate experienced instructors and teaching artists from the Portland community for an afternoon of exploration. Workshops include: arts, acting, dance, sports, cooking, technology, electronic music and role-play games (RPG) such as Dungeons & Dragons. 

Reminder of Fall 2020 SAFETY PROTOCOLS for parent pickup after workshops:

  • You are required to wear a mask when on campus. Masks should be in place before arriving at the campus boundaries.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet with people outside of your own household. 
  • Playgrounds are not available for families on weekdays. 

Waynflete enrichment workshops are typically open to the broader community. This fall we must limit enrollment to students who attend Waynflete. We look forward to the time when we can once again welcome students from all area schools to join our enrichment programs. 

For more information about workshops, contact the Enrichment Office at enrichment@waynflete.org or 207-774-7863:
Penny Prior, Enrichment Assistant, ext. 1355 
Tessa Anable, Director of Enrichment, ext. 1379 

 

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*All students must be registered to attend an enrichment workshop. Full up-front payment for workshops is required prior to attendance.

*Students enrolled in "Full-time Afterschool" receive a 25% discount on the price of enrichment workshops; use the code "FTAS" at checkout.

Have an idea for a new workshop? Contact Director of Enrichment Tessa  Anable at enrichment@waynflete.org.

 


 

Fall 2020 Workshops:

monday GRADES 2–3

2-3 Creative Dance
Instructor: Susan Nelson

Mondays 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Location: ARC Gallery

Session 1: September 21 to January 11, 2021

Session 2:  January 25 to May 17, 2021

$260 per session

Dancers will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Send a snack to be eaten outdoors before dance class.

Dancers should wear socks and stretchy clothing.

Susan inspires and motivates students to be confident, creative, and expressive through dance. This year, classes will be kept to a smaller number and will run in the Art Center Gallery, where we can move safely. Physical distancing will be practiced during class and movement will be modified to follow proper protocol. Masks are required and hand sanitizer will be provided. On a good weather day, we may dance outside. Dancers will focus on strengthening exercises, technique, creative movement, and dance appreciation.

Lower School Enrichment dance programs run in half-year sessions. This year our seasonal dance concerts will either be live streamed or presented on Zoom. More information will be provided to workshop participants.

Questions, contact Susan at snelson@waynflete.org


 

TUEsday Grade 6

Sixth grade dance choreography

Instructor: Susan Nelson

Tuesdays 3:30–5 p.m.

Location: ARC Gallery

Session 1: September 22 to January 19, 2021

Session 2:  January 26 to May 18, 2021

$350 per session

Basic dance wear is required for classes.

Students in this workshop will study and practice dance theory, expand technical skills, explore compositional tools, and choreograph short dance pieces. Dancers are guided through the process of creating, designing, and performing their own works in the Enrichment Dance Program Concert in December and the Waynflete Dance Collective Concert in May. 

This year our dance concerts will either be live streamed or presented on Zoom. More information will be provided to workshop participants.

Questions, contact Susan Nelson directly at snelson@waynflete.org.

 

Wednesday Grades K–1

K-1 Creative Dance

Instructor: Susan Nelson

Wednesdays 12:15–1:15 p.m. 

Location: ARC Gallery

Session 1: Sept 23 to January 20, 2021

Session 2:  January 27 to May 19, 2021

$260 per session

Dancers will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Send a LUNCH to be eaten outdoors before dance class.

Dancers should wear socks and stretchy clothing.

Susan inspires and motivates students to be confident, creative, and expressive through dance. This year, classes will be kept to a smaller number and will run in the Art Center Gallery, where we can move safely. Physical distancing will be practiced during class and movement will be modified to follow proper protocol. Masks are required and hand sanitizer will be provided. On a good weather day, we may dance outside. Dancers will focus on strengthening exercises, technique, creative movement, and dance appreciation.

Lower School Enrichment dance programs run in half-year sessions. This year our seasonal dance concerts will either be live streamed or presented on Zoom. More information will be provided to workshop participants.

Questions, contact Susan at snelson@waynflete.org

 

Thursday Grades 4–5

4-5 Creative Dance
Instructor: Susan Nelson

Thursdays 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Location: ARC Gallery

Session 1: September 24 to January 21, 2021

Session 2:  January 28 to May 19, 2021

$260 per session

Dancers will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Send a snack to be eaten outdoors before dance class.

Dancers should wear socks and stretchy clothing.

Susan inspires and motivates students to be confident, creative, and expressive through dance. This year, classes will be kept to a smaller number and will run in the Art Center Gallery, where we can move safely. Physical distancing will be practiced during class and movement will be modified to follow proper protocol. Masks are required and hand sanitizer will be provided. On a good weather day, we may dance outside. Dancers will focus on strengthening exercises, technique, creative movement, and dance appreciation.

Lower School Enrichment dance programs run in half-year sessions. This year our seasonal dance concerts will either be live streamed or presented on Zoom. More information will be provided to workshop participants.

Questions, contact Susan at snelson@waynflete.org

 

WEDNESDAY: GRADES 4-5 

Outdoor Karate
Instructor: Kyoshi Andy Campbell

Wednesdays 12:10-1:30 p.m.

Location: The Sanctuary (outdoors)

Sept 23 to Nov 4, 2020 

$198 

Kyoshi Andy Campbell returns this fall to teach outdoor karate classes. Classes will be in-person unless school safety protocols require a change. Karate students will be outdoors and will remain six feet apart.

Through skills practice and demos, students will develop a strong martial arts foundation. Returning karate students will build on skills learned last season, while adding and mastering new moves. Kyoshi Andy's classes develop students’ focus, respect, self-control and self-discipline through the development of basic karate skills (beginner or intermediate skill levels, depending on age and experience). 

Instructor Bio: Kyoshi Andy Campbell is an 8th degree black belt in Shotokan karate. He owns and runs his dojo, Dragon Fire Martial Arts, in South Portland. With 38 years of training and 34 years of teaching under his belt, he has competed in karate matches all over the world and is a 23-time world champion. Notably, Kyoshi Andy was an instructor of Tarah Frederick, Waynflete's former karate Sensei, when Tarah was a karate student progressing to the level of an international competitor.  

*If Waynflete's safety protocols require students to learn remotely, karate classes will continue in an online class format. Karate students from last spring found the remote live classes to be fun and an effective skill-building experience. 

 

 

Grades K-1 and Grades 2-3 

Stories to stage
Instructor: Hannah Daly

Location: Piney Woods (outdoors)

Grades k-1 Mondays 3:20 to 4:30 p.m.

Sept 21 to Nov 16; no class Oct 12

$180

Grades 2-3 Wednesdays 12:10 to 1:45 p.m.

Sept 23 to Nov 18; no class 9/30 and 11/11

$198

Stories to Stage actors will learn how to bring a story to life for an audience through stage presence and simple line delivery. Hannah Daly, professional actor and acting teacher, will lead aspiring actors through playful improv games, creative movement, dramatic skits and story-telling so that children practice expressing themselves freely in front of others and on stage.

Hannah will pick up actors from the classroom at dismissal. Please send a snack for your child to eat before the workshop. 

Pick up at the tetherball court directly following the workshop. 

*Hannah's acting program will start in-person, and we hope it will remain in-person throughout the session and school year. This fall 2020, the workshop will take place in an outdoor setting. The goal is for students to present a short performance outdoors for family and friends on the last day of the program. Otherwise, actors will have an opportunity to share through an online performance. 

 

Monday GRADES 4-5

Engineering games
Instructor: Susan Wiemer

Mondays 3:20 to 4:30 p.m.

September 22 to November 10, 2020

Location: Outdoors on the LS Lower Level Amphitheater Patio

Pick up 4:35 at the Loop / tetherball court 

$198

Students will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Please send a snack for your child to eat before the workshop begins. 

Starting in-person, with the potential for converting to online classes as needed, Engineering Games will take place primarily outdoors.

The overarching goal of Engineering Games is immersion in STEM concepts and the scientific process in ways that are engaging, challenging and fun. Lessons are not lectured, but experienced, through direct hands-on work and play. Students are presented with various challenges that require learning basic engineering and physics concepts to achieve. We set goals and sharpen problem-solving and analytical skills as we build our projects. 

Some of our projects this year?

"Inside-out" puppets, which are lessons in anatomy and an introduction to Biomimicry. We create "bones" from wire and talk about structure and stability. Rubber bands are "muscles," which move our puppets while we discuss potential energy, leverage and torque. 

Egg Drop and Egg Crash: these are timeless classics, for good reason. Our work with structure, stability and Biomimicry carry over into these challenges, which are great opportunities for exploration into how nature reduces impact on vulnerable organisms. 

A note from Susan: Thank you for your support of this program. There is a pressing need for our children to experience and view STEM as accessible, interesting and fun. This workshop brings kids in on the 'ground floor', introduces valuable STEM concepts, piques kids' natural curiosity, encourages them think about how the world works, and why, and to seek out science-based solutions. 

As always, the purpose of Engineering Games is to combine STEM principles with artistic expression, goal setting and teamwork. Let’s roll!

Health and Safety: *This fall 2020, Engineering Games will start in-person, and we hope the workshops will run in-person all year. In the case that School protocols require that classes are run remotely for a period of time, the instructor will provide kits/materials so that students can complete workshop projects together during remote classes.  

 

Wednesday Grades 4-5 

Fall Drama Club  
Instructor: Tiki Fuhro 

Wednesdays 12:10-1:45 p.m.

September 23 to December 2, 2020; no class 11/11 or 11/25

Location: Outdoor Performing Arts Tent

$220

Tiki will pick up students at the 4-5 classroom at dismissal. Please be sure to send a lunch so your Drama Club actor can enjoy eating lunch outdoors with the group before the workshop begins. 

Pick up at the tetherball court by the loop at 1:45. 

The Grade 4-5 Drama Club provides an opportunity for students to develop skills for the theatre in the company of like minded peers. We value playfulness, creativity, and collaboration. Sessions will include games, warm-ups, improvisation and producing a short play either live, live streamed or on Zoom. The company will hone their tools for acting, ensemble building and movement as they bring their theatre piece to life. Although we will not be able to create a fully realized production as in past years, students will not only perform but also imagine and create the world of the play as they consider set, costume and poster design. Our goal will be to explore the theatre process both onstage and off! 

No experience necessary.

Questions: tfuhro@waynflete.org

 

wednesday GRADES 4–5

Saltwater classroom
Instructor: Lexi Doudera

Wednesdays 12:10-3:00 p.m.

September 23 to October 28, 2020 

$295 (Six 3-hour sessions)

Location: outdoors on campus, with walking trips and one field excursion to the shore

Pick up by 3:00 p.m. at the tetherball court.

The Saltwater Classroom enrichment program is a six-week curriculum with in-person instruction on Wednesday afternoons. A popular Waynflete SUMMER camp program, we are offering Saltwater Classroom for the first time during the school year to enrich your student's half-day Wednesdays.

Through fun games and activities, as well as hands-on exploration, students will learn about marine animals, seabirds, ocean science and conservation. We will take a field excursion to the Intertidal Zone so participants can see and experience the ocean environment and ecology up close. Our final week will focus on the issues facing oceans today and how students can take action to help.

In addition to in-person activities, students will have opportunities for virtual engagement through My Saltwater Classroom Online (MySC), a web-based educational portal that gives students access to our videos, guest speaker Zoom events, guided activities and ongoing interaction with Saltwater Classroom participants.

Click here to view details and weekly themes.

 

Tuesday GRADEs 6-8 

Electronic Music Production (beginners welcome!)
Instructor: Chris Child "Kodomo"

Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

September 22 to November 10, 2020 

This workshop will be REMOTE (9/22, 10/13-11/10) with the exception of *in-person sound recording sessions on campus: Tuesday 9/29 or Monday 10/5.

$275

In this electronic music workshop, students will learn to record, create, and edit sounds from scratch, and will gain a foundation for creating electronic music. Chris welcomes beginners and anyone who wants to explore new ways to create music. View course curriculum outline and the syllabus. This program will be progressive so that students who begin in fall will continue to develop new skills throughout the year, and students may join as a beginner for any session later the year.  

Program requirements: Each student must have use of a consistent device (iPad or other Apple computer) with GarageBand installed (free and pre-installed on Apple devices), over-ear music headphones, USB flash drive

We will supply to each student: keyboard controller, third party software for you to install that will be used in tandem with GarageBand. The new software will maximize learning opportunities for returning students. 

Chris Child, Emmy-winning composer and electronic musician Kodomo, will share his experience, teaching campers the basic elements of electronic music production: 1) sampling, 2) synthesis (using different wave forms to create sound), 3) arrangement, and 4) production.

Listening to and recording new sounds will heighten musical listening ability. Chris will help students maximize their use of Garage Band, introducing students to new layers and depth within the software. Each student will need a good pair of ear-covering music headphones. 

Listen to a track created by a Middle School student.

*Last spring 2020, the Electronic Music Production workshop made a smooth and successful transition to a remote learning format. This subject matter is conducive to online interaction and learning, and by offering remote sessions, we can mix 'pods' and open the class to students in all three middle school grade levels. 

 

thursday GRADES 6–8

Outdoor Dungeons & Dragons
Instructor: Mike Dank

Thursday 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

September 24 to December 10; no class November 26

Location: Piney Woods, or Lowell's Porch (South side of US Emery building)

$185

Join your friends around the table to dive into a world of your own design!

*This fall, for health and safety reasons, D&D players will be divided into game groups by grade level for consistency with daytime pods.Sign up to play remotely or for your  in-person grade level group: 

- Grade 6 D&D, Grade 7 D&D, and Grade 8 D&D will run IN-PERSON, or

- Remote D&D for Grades 6-8 students who are not on campus on Thursdays. 

At its core, Dungeons and Dragons is a game of collaborative storytelling... Students will each take on the role of a unique character in a fantasy story and will need to work as a group to uncover treasure, solve puzzles and accomplish their goals.

Upper school mentors and more experienced students will help newer players learn the basic rules. Some of the best stories are invented by those who are new to the game!

D&D players are broken into groups of 4 to 5 students. Each group is led by a practiced dungeon master, who arrives prepared to lead the 'campaign.' D&D game groups will remain consistent throughout each trimester session so that players may continue developing an intricate game over consecutive weeks, or months.

What path you choose is up to you...but know that the D&D world is full of both danger and adventure...

Health and Safety: *D&D players should anticipate in-person games, with games taking place outdoors whenever possible. In wet weather, players can move indoors to assigned locations consistent with daytime pods. If School requirements change due to health and safety reasons, D&D games will continue online. Remote play will be led by the student dungeon masters, with oversight by Mike Dank, faculty leader/dungeon master. 

 

WEDNESDAY GRADE 6

Outdoor tennis clinic with apex 
Instructor: Kelly Anchors, APEX Tennis Pro

Wednesdays 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.

September 23 to November 18; no class November 11 (Veteran's Day)

Location: Waynflete Tennis Courts (Transportation provided)

Back up Rain Location: APEX Racket and Fitness Center, at 2445 Congress Street, Portland (Transportation included)

$425   (2 1/2-hour sessions include supervised picnic lunch, transportation, 1 hour court time and time for game play) 

Pickup at 2:45 at the Loop / tetherball court.

Players bring your tennis racket, water bottle(s), LUNCH to eat outdoors before the clinic. 

Health and Safety: tennis players will wear masks unless playing singles or distanced 15 feet apart. Mask breaks, water breaks provided. 

Coach Kelly Anchors (USPTA/PTR) will teach forehands, backhands, serves and volleys, game scoring, court position and ball placement through fun games and drills. This clinic is geared to the intermediate tennis player.

Kelly Anchors is a long-time tennis instructor and coach. She runs the U10 tennis program at APEX.  

Transportation is provided to and from the tennis courts. Sixth graders should meet the tennis bus driver outside the main (MS Office) entrance at 12:10 dismissal.

*APEX tennis pros will host our tennis players in-person. Students will learn new safety protocols to ensure player distancing and one-person touch/use of tennis balls and equipment.