Enrichment Classes & Music 1:1

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Enrichment Class Schedule: Fall 2019
September 9 - December 13, 2019
No classes: October 14 & 31, November 1 & 22-29

Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled or two sessions may be combined into one. If classes are cancelled, you will be notified. Families enrolled in discounted tuition are eligible to register for one enrichment class per block, per student, at the same discounted rate. Class fees will be added to your bill.

There are no classes when school is closed or on school half days.

Class Descriptions

Capoeira (K): Monday 2:30-3:30 pm

Capoeira
Monday 2:30-3:30 pm (Kindergarten only) - Maximum of 11 students
Instructor: Nexplore Games
Fee: $375

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of combat, acrobatics, music, dance and rituals in a very elegant and dynamic way. During a Capoeira session, students will learn martial arts techniques, discover acrobatics, play musical instruments and explore cultures. Capoeira improves coordination, builds flexibility, enhances concentration, boosts self-confidence and promotes an active lifestyle. This unique technique and educational approach to fitness makes Capoeira a martial art like no other!

Clay (1-8): Monday 3:35-4:35 pm

Clay: Fun, Form & Function
Monday 3:35-4:35 p.m. (1-8) - Maximum of 11 students
Artist: Len Carella
Fee: $350

Let’s get our hands in clay!  This class is for new and experienced clay workers.  We will work on a variety of projects, functional and decorative, based on the wishes of the participants.  We’ll explore a variety of techniques of working with clay, slab work, and coil building, etc.

Len Carella has worked in clay for 20 years creating both functional ware and sculpture.  He works full time from his studio in San Francisco.  His work is carried at retail shops, websites and galleries around the U.S.  To see a wide variety of his work, please follow him on Instagram: @lencarella.com.

Chess Wizards (1-4): Monday 3:40-4:40pm

Chess Wizards
Monday 3:40-4:450p.m. (1-4) - Maximum of 14 students
Instructor: Chess Wizards
Fee: $350

Chess Wizards will be returning to San Francisco Day School to offer their great programming and instruction to our lower school students.  Chess Wizards offers fun, intellectual, and challenging chess education and tournament experiences to children of all abilities and ages.  Their curriculum is designed to impart the many benefits of learning chess - such as critical thinking, sportsmanship, and learning from our mistakes in a challenging and exciting way.

Visual Storytelling (1-8): Monday 3:45-4:45 pm

Visual Storytelling: Comics, Animation, Film and Storybook
Tuesday 3:45-4:45 pm (1-8) - Maximum of 10 students
Instructor: Sam Sharpe
Fee: $350

In the visual storytelling class, we will be exploring how artists make work for comics, animation, film and storybooks. Students will learn fun tips to improve both their writing and drawing skills as they tell stories through comics, flip-books, videos, painting and stop motion animation. Sam is a talented cartoon and graphic novel artist who has been inspiring young comic creators for many years.

Toyology - Science Through Toys (K): Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm

Toyology: Science Through Toys
Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm (K) - Maximum of 18 students
Instructor: Sarah's Science
Fee: $425

In these exciting hands-on science classes, we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism, and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in every class. The classes will be taught by our award-winning staff. Each student will make and take home:

  • Thumbapult
  • Tubular Conductivity Robot
  • Krazy Kaleidoscope
  • Rubber Band Powered Ladybug...and more!

Toyology: Science Through Toys (1-3): Tuesday 3:35-4:35 pm

Toyology: Science Through Toys
Tuesday 2:30-3:30 pm (1st-3rd) - Maximum of 18 students
Instructor: Sarah's Science
Fee: $425

In these exciting hands-on science classes, we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism, and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in every class. The classes will be taught by our award-winning staff. Each student will make and take home:

  • Thumbapult
  • Tubular Conductivity Robot
  • Krazy Kaleidoscope
  • Rubber Band Powered Ladybug...and more!

Creative Architecture (1-3): Tuesday 3:40-4:40 pm

Creative Architecture
Tuesday 3:40-4:40 p.m. (1st-3rd) - Maximum of 12 students
Instructor: Children of Bisheh
Fee: $395

In this course, children will learn and practice elements of structural design and build three dimensional structures and buildings using wide range of materials (including clay, wood blocks, cardboard, foam boards, discarded material, etc.). They’ll learn how architects combine functional needs for a building with designs that excite our imaginations.

Design is a Catalyst for Learning! When children are engaged in the process of designing, they are learning to identify needs, frame problems, work collaboratively, explore and appreciate the contexts within which a solution must work, weigh alternatives, and communicate their ideas verbally, graphically, and in three dimensions. This course is introducing the discipline of architecture to kids, to nurture their talents, interests, & encourage interdisciplinary pollination of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) topics.

Cooking (1-4): Tuesday 3:45-5:15 pm

Cooking
Tuesday 3:45-5:15 p.m. (1-4) - Maximum of 12 students
Instructor: Cooking Around the World
Fee: $395

Cooking Around the World will be returning to San Francisco Day School to offer their wonderful curriculum designed to educate students about healthy eating and the basics of cooking. Each lesson will consist of the completion of two recipes from the country of the day and teaching students more about that specific nation. Upon completion, they will get to enjoy their food. They do a great job of taking into account students' allergies and other dietary restrictions.

Drama (K): Wednesday 2:30-3:15 pm

Drama
Wednesday 2:30-3:15 p.m. (K) - Maximum of 10 students
Instructor: New Conservatory Theatre Center
Fee: $350

Theme: Superheroes and Fantastic Villains
Play, create and explore 

In this action-packed workshop, we’ll develop your super powers so you can take on the world’s biggest villains and save the world from total destruction! Each week, you’ll become bold characters, create thrilling plot lines and explore the themes of justice, kindness, and helping others. Our experienced teaching artists will use group theatre games that encourage storytelling, cooperation, spontaneity and physical activity in a fast-paced format. On the final day of class, parents will be invited to a behind-the-scenes look at our drama workshop games and activities.

Drama (1-4): Wednesday 3:20-4:20 pm

Drama
Wednesday 3:20-4:20 p.m. (1st-4th) - Maximum of 10 students
Instructor: New Conservatory Theatre Center
Fee: $350

Theme: Superheroes and Fantastic Villains
Play, create and explore 

In this action-packed workshop, we’ll develop your super powers so you can take on the world’s biggest villains and save the world from total destruction! Each week, you’ll become bold characters, create thrilling plot lines and explore the themes of justice, kindness, and helping others. Our experienced teaching artists will use group theatre games that encourage storytelling, cooperation, spontaneity and physical activity in a fast-paced format. On the final day of class, parents will be invited to a behind-the-scenes look at our drama workshop games and activities.

Fabric & Metal Arts (1-8): Wednesday 3:35-4:35 pm

Creating with Fabric & Metal Arts with Ms. Richards
Wednesday 3:35-4:35 p.m. (1-8) - Maximum of 10 students
Artist: Karen Richards
Fee: $350

This class will explore all types of textiles from yarn to fabric and many metals from wire to sheet metal. Students will study textile arts techniques such as sewing, crochet and weaving. Using metal arts techniques and tools they will cut, shape and connect metal. We will combine fiber and metal in many of our functional and sculptural creations. 

Drawing & Printmaking (1-8): Wednesday 3:35-4:35 pm

Grow Your Drawing & Printmaking Talent 
Wednesday 3:35-4:35 p.m. (1-8) - Maximum of 12 students
Instructor: Grady Gordon
Fee: $350

So you want to be great at drawing? Drawing “hang out” with our beloved Mr. Gordon is for you! This after-school arts class is designed to help you discover the secrets and shortcuts to better drawing habits. Mr. Gordon makes drawing fun with games and a chance to explore many different drawing tools. Mr. Gordon is known for his exquisite printmaking and drawing skills. His work is shown and sold in galleries throughout the world. His love of monsters, superheroes, and mythical creatures is contagious. This class helps students illustrate their creative thinking and ability to draw what they see.

Movie Making (1-4): Wednesday 3:45-4:45 pm

Movie Making
Wednesday 3:45-4:45 p.m. (1-4) - Maximum of 10 students
Instructor: Fabiana Davila-Viera
Fee: $350

Lights, Camera, Action! In our Junior Movie Making Class, our students will learn how to create an original film! Students will learn everything from storyboarding an idea to actually filming and editing their work on iMovie! This class is taught by an AEP staff member who currently studies media and film at the University of San Francisco.

Kinder Spanish (K): Thursday 2:30-3:15 pm

Kindergarten Spanish
Thursday 2:30-3:15 p.m. (Kindergarten only) - Maximum of 8 students
Instructor: Loyda Ramos
Fee: $350

This class is designed to help kindergarten students begin to learn Spanish. Students will learn in this class through songs, stories, talking and playing.  Knowledge or experience speaking Spanish is not required for this class. All we ask is that students are open to learning new things!

 

P Things (1-4): Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm

P Things
Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m. (1-4) - Maximum of 11 students
Instructor: Isabel Taylor
Fee: $350

Our ‘P-things’ class is an art class where we will spend time doing paper-mache, making puppets, painting, making plays and working with paper.  All P-art forms! Our instructor Issy Taylor is a current Teaching Fellow and taught our enrichment classes last year.

Build It (2-3): Thursday 3:35-4:35 pm

Build It
Thursday 3:35-4:35 p.m. (2nd & 3rd) - Maximum of 11 students
Fee: $350

In this class students learn to use a variety of materials to create and design 3-dimensional art and structures.  Some will sew, some will knit and some will learn to use drills, hammers, saws and other building tools safely. The class is aimed at 2nd and 3rd grade students and no prior knowledge is needed. Sign up to start building today!

Woodworking Wonders (1-4): Thursday 3:40-4:40 pm

Woodworking Wonders 
Thursday 3:40-4:40 p.m. (1-4) - Maximum 10 students 
Instructor: Bill Bocheff
Fee: $330

Hammer, hammer, saw, saw, bang bang! Learn the basics of woodworking so you can design and build fantastic forms for function and fun.  Mr. Bill comes to us from Town School's woodworking department each week to help you make objects that move and groove. Bill has helped students build just about anything imaginable over his many years as a woodworking teacher at Town School. Students will construct with tools, wood, and found objects while developing woodworking skills and expanding their imaginations. Bill stresses safety and design as the foundation of creative woodworking. This class is ideal for woodworkers of all genders!  

Tennis I (K): Friday 2:30-3:15 pm

Tennis I 
Friday 2:30-3:15 pm (Kindergarten only) - Maximum of 8 students
Instructor: Higgins Tennis
Fee: $350

Higgins Tennis, Inc. is a full-service tennis facility and tennis program management company. Our community-based programs welcome new and returning players to tennis through convenient, high-quality lessons, team play, and family events. Our curriculum is goal-oriented with an emphasis on developing sound technique. This class is designed for entry level tennis players in Kindergarten who are looking for some fun structured play that allows students to learn the basics of the game.

Tennis II (1-3): Friday 3:15-4:15 pm

Tennis II 
Friday 3:15-4:15 p.m. (1-3) - Maximum of 8 students
Instructor: Higgins Tennis
Fee: $350

Higgins Tennis, Inc. is a full-service tennis facility and tennis program management company. Our community-based programs welcome new and returning players to tennis through convenient, high-quality lessons, team play, and family events. Our curriculum is goal-oriented with an emphasis on developing sound technique. This class is designed for entry-level tennis players who are looking for some fun structured play that allows students to learn the basics of the game.

Tennis III (4-8): Friday 4:15-5:15 pm

Tennis III
Friday 4:15-5:15 pm (4-8)
Instructor: Higgins Tennis
Fee: $350

Higgins Tennis, Inc. is a full-service tennis facility and tennis program management company. Our community-based programs welcome new and returning players to tennis through convenient, high-quality lessons, team play, and family events. Our curriculum is goal-oriented with an emphasis on developing sound technique. 

Model UN (6-8): Date/Time TBD

Model United Nations
Meeting Date TBD
Ages: 6th-8th Grade
Instructor: Buchanan YMCA

 

This year, the Model UN program at Buchanan YMCA operates from the first week of January until the end of May. Weekly meeting days are still being determined but have been Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm in the past. Here at SF Day, we will create community within our delegation, learn about the origins of the UN, learn how to write proposals and resolutions, discuss current events and more. There are two statewide conferences for Model UN that take place from March 23rd-25th in Paso Robles and April 26th-29th at the Sheraton LAX. 

The full cost of the program has been $1050 for facility members and $1275 for community members; this is a fee charged by the YMCA of San Francisco. All billing, payment and financial aid is handled with the YMCA. The cost of this program includes all of the following:

  • weekly meetings

  • advisor fees

  • a delegation sweatshirt

  • transportation to and from conferences (bus and plane)

  • lodging at each of the conferences (in barracks and hotel)

  • almost all meals (delegates may be responsible for a max. of 3 meals)

  • program supplies

  • one-day event at USF (date TBD)

  • one-day event at Point Bonita (date TBD)

  • 3-day conference registration at Camp Roberts

  • 4-day conference registration in LAX 

We will host a parent information night towards the end of December exact date TBD where you can meet Jen Hughes the YMCA of San Francisco Lead Advisor and ask any questions about the information above. 

If you are interested, please indicate your interest on the registration form and we will keep you posted with any upcoming informational meetings.

 

Music 1:1 Lessons

Drums/Beginner Piano (Tu/Th/Fri)

Drums/Beginner Piano

Tuesday - 3:30-6:00 p.m. (5 lesson times available)
Thursday - 3:00-6:00 p.m. (6 lesson times available)
Friday - 3:30-6:00 p.m. (5 lesson times available)

Instructor: Brian Fruechtenicht
Fee: $50 per 30 minute lesson

Brian is thrilled to return as our drum and piano instructor. As with last year, Brian looks forward to growing with our children, interacting with parents/guardians, and contributing to a solid music program here at San Francisco Day School!

Brian has been playing and teaching the drums professionally for over 20 years. After seven years of enjoyable piano lessons as a child, Brian moved on and joined his high school drum line at the age of 15. He carried his passion for music into higher education and received a BA in Percussion Performance from CSU Chico in 1997. Brian then furthered his musical training and career by graduating from the prestigious UNT Music Program with an MM in Performance in 2000. Brian has been working and teaching in San Francisco for the last 15 years, and he is also the founder and owner of Dynamic Drumming Studio, located in the SOMA district.

 

Guitar (Mon/Tu/Wed) with Lindsay Boullt

Guitar

Monday - 3:00-5:00 p.m. (4 lesson times available)
Tuesday - 3:00-5:00 p.m. (4 lesson times available)
Wednesday - 3:00-5:00 p.m. (4 lesson times available)

Instructor: Lindsay Boullt
Fee: $50 per 30 minute lesson

Lindsey Boullt has devoted his entire career to building excellence and community in the music world. As an artist, performer, and instructor, Lindsey has taught thousands of students of all ages, some of whom have gone on to top music schools like Berklee College of Music, University of North Texas, Musician's Institute in Los Angeles, and NYU’s Clive Davis Programs. Lindsey previously taught at Musicians Institute from 2005-2008, graduated with honors from Musicians Institute in 1987, and received his music degree from UT-Arlington in 1984. He was a Billboard Magazine artist from 2008-2012 and has been a Gibson Brands artist since 2013.

 

Guitar (Mon & Thur) with Matt Wrobel

Guitar

Monday - 3:00-6:00 p.m. (6 lesson times available)
Thursday - 3:00-6:00 p.m. (6 lesson times available)

Instructor: Matt Wrobel
Fee: $50 per 30 minute lesson

We are excited to welcome Matt Wrobel back as an after-school music instructor at SF Day! Matt has many years of experience teaching young students and is a seasoned performer as well. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan and have performed with world-renowned musicians Henry Threadgill, Rajeev Taranath, Jim Black, Bill McHenry, Andrew D'Angelo and many others. Matt holds a BFA in Jazz Studies from California Institute of the Arts.