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New summer art, science and technology classes for youth at Penn State DuBois

5/11/2006 —

A new series of summer youth courses are being offered for students in grades 7-12 at Penn State DuBois.

Classes are designed for students who want to express themselves through an acrylic landscape masterpiece or through the camera lens, who are intrigued by evidence left at a crime scene, want to write a novel, or who dream of designing games for X-Box®

According to coordinator Sueann Doran, the Art, Science and Technology Institute contains enrichment classes designed especially for middle and high school students. “We’ve tried to offer the most popular areas of interest for students in this age group. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in the areas of art, science and technology.”

These new classes join the other youth programs – Kids in College (PreK-6th grades) and Sport Camps – available this summer at Penn State DuBois.

Doran urges participants to register now; classes fill early and space is limited. For a registration form and fee information, contact Sueann Doran in the Penn State DuBois Continuing Education office at (814) 375-4716, 1-800-346-ROAR or go to the campus website at www.ds.psu.edu/ce/youth.

The grade is determined by the grade the student will enter in the fall.
Intro to Acrylic Landscape Painting (Grades 7-12) Instructor:  Ellie Taraborrelli
Mon. – Thurs., June 12-15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn to paint with acrylics. This class will introduce you to the subject of landscape painting through discussions, demonstrations, practice, and finished paintings.
Must register by May 19.

Forensic Science I (Grades 7-9) Instructor:  Michele Singer
Friday, June 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Team up to learn modern forensic techniques used to solve crimes. Learn how to analyze the physical evidence left at a crime scene.

Digital Photography (Grades 7-12) Instructor:  Fred Terwilliger
Mon. – Thurs., June 19-22, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Make the most of your digital camera and photos! Take this hands-on course to learn the types of digital cameras and their different features, different concepts and techniques of photo taking and digital manipulation of photos—using Adobe® Photoshop® Elements. Must register by May 19.

Forensic Science II (Grades 7-9) Instructor:  Michele Singer
Friday, June 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Can’t get enough forensic science? This class will teach you more advanced techniques.

Creative Writing
Instructors:  Antonio Vallone and Robert McGovern
Grades 7-9, Mon. – Thurs., June 26-29, 9 am. – Noon, $75
Grades 10-12, Mon. – Thurs., June 26-29, 12:30 – 3:30, $75
Love to write fiction or poetry? This summer workshop will instruct and engage young writers in the current techniques and practices of contemporary writing and publishing.

Videogame Development Workshop (Grades 9-12)
Brian Tokarcik, Mon. – Fri., July 10 – 14

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Are you interested in videogames? Would you like to understand the process of creating your own videogame?  In Videogame Development Workshop, you will learn gameplay theory and the basics of videogame design.  Using Game Maker® software, you will design, create and test multiple test versions of your own videogame. During the final hour of class, games will be demonstrated for family and friends. Remember to pack a lunch. Must register by June 15.

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