Youth Classes

Program Description

Game Programming
Instructor: T. Clayton

(Ages 12-15)  Create your own games and play against your computer. You will use GameMaker to create graphic-oriented computer games. Learn the objects needed to create games, such as sprites, behaviors, sound, and collision detection. Concepts will be covered and introduced in an easy format as the class moves quickly.

Mon. – Thurs.      June 11 – June 14      9:00 a.m. – noon
CRN 50226         Location TBA              Fee $79


Clay on the Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: D. McMullen

(Ages 8-14)  Have fun learning basic wheel-throwing techniques. Work on the potter’s wheel and create projects using low-fire clay and stoneware clay. Projects will be finished with acrylic paints and a glaze. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first session.

6 Thursdays        June 14 – July 19        5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
CRN 50227         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 102        Fee $85


Babysitting Clinic
Instructor: L. Carey

(Ages 11-16)  This clinic will teach students the responsibilities of being a babysitter, what parents expect, how to handle emergencies, caring for and handling infants and young children, feeding techniques and diapering, age-appropriate toys and activities, tips for bedtime issues and much more! Students will learn basic first aid and how to handle emergencies that arise such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents. As babysitting will be many students’ first job, interviewing also will be reviewed. Preregistration is required. Sorry, walk-ins are not allowed. Students need to bring their own sack lunch and snack. Certificate will be awarded upon completion.

1 Saturday          Apr. 7                           9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11371         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 311        Fee $55

1 Saturday          Apr. 28                         9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 11372         CEC – Rm. 121             Fee $55

1 Monday            June 11                        9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CRN 50228         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306       Fee $55


Safety First – Home Alone
Instructor: L. Carey

(Ages 10-14)  It is a big responsibility to stay home alone. Are you ready? This fun and interactive class will focus on internet safety, accident prevention, basic first aid skills, weather, sibling relationships, and how to handle emergencies and create a plan.

1 Saturday           June 2                          9:00 a.m. – Noon
CRN 50229         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Fee $25


WeDo Lego Robotics
Instructor: S. Horst-Sommer

(Entering grades 1-2)  This class is designed to be a student’s first exposure to robotics. Student partners will build playful motorized creations using the Lego WeDo Robotic system. Working in pairs, students will build and learn beginning block programming to make the creations come to life!

Mon. – Thurs.      June 18 – June 21      9:00 – 11:00 a.m. — FULL
CRN 50230         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Fee $89

Mon. – Thurs.      July 16 – July 19         9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
CRN 50532         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Fee $89


Robotics
Instructor: S. Horst-Sommer

(Entering grades 6-8)  This class is an exploration in building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics System. Students will build a variety of robots and program them with a computer to move, spin, and much more in order to solve challenges. Students will work in pairs and small teams, sharing a robotics kit and computer. This class is good preparation for students interested in robotics competitions or even for students who enjoy LEGOS and are looking for a new and exciting way to explore with them.

Mon. – Thurs.      July 9 – July 12            9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
CRN 50231         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 306        Fee $125


College 101
Instructor: Staff

Prerequisite:  Incoming junior in high school

Making plans after high school can be scary. You probably have a lot of questions but not a lot of answers. Join Black Hawk College, St. Ambrose University and Western Illinois University experts to get answers to questions such as – Why do I need to take the ACT or SAT? What’s the best way to pick a college? How do I complete a college application? How do I apply for financial aid?

1 Saturday           June 16                        8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CRN 50232         HSC – Rm. 203             Fee: FREE

The class is free; however, registration is required.


Animal Art with Air-Dry Clay
Instructor: A. Rogers

Prerequisite: Ages 8 and up

Let’s make animals! Register as a twosome with your child or grandchild for this fun class. Using a simple method that’s easy to learn we will sculpt our favorite pets out of air-dry clay and add texture and facial expressions. During the second class, we’ll add color with acrylic paints. Whether you are looking to create a gift or just want to be creative, this is a wonderful opportunity to spend time together.

2 Tuesdays Apr. 3 – Apr. 10 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11373 Bldg. 4 – Rm. 131 Fee $30 for pair


Etiquette — Manners Still Matter
Instructor: S. Adamson

(Middle School/High School) You never get a second chance to make a first impression! Good eye contact, introductions, making small talk and overall good manners are necessary social skills. Etiquette, ‘netiquette, politeness, getting and giving compliments, common courtesy and dining skills are all foundations for success in life! The first night of fun interactive instruction will be held at BHC and the 2nd night of practical application will be in the private dining room at The Cellar. (Fee includes student’s meal at The Cellar.)

2 Tuesdays Apr. 17 – Apr. 24 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
CRN 11370 Bldg. 3 – Rm. 302 Fee $35

April 17: BHC – Building 3 – Rm. 302, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL

April 24: The Cellar, 1375 State Street, Geneseo, IL

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