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A Kaleidoscope of Courses at the Westfield Summer Workshop

A selection of 65 course offerings awaits area students who are seeking a fun-filled and exciting summer experience at the 2011 Westfield Summer Workshop.

Among those choices are classes in the Kaleidoscope Department.  There are separate  courses for various age levels in Chess I, where students will learn the basics of this classic game, while Chess II, for grades 4-6, will teach advanced strategies.

The very popular CSI: Westfield  class, for grades 4-6 or 6-8, will combine the participants’ interest in science and mystery as they become part of an investigative team.

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This department also contains the Exploring Science course, for grades 2-3, which works with simple experiments.  In a new offering for grades 4-6, called Science Mysteries, the children use problem solving and critical thinking skills and work together to solve interactive mysteries and investigate mysterious phenomena.

Another addition  to the Kaleidoscope Department  this year is Strategy Games, for grades 5-8.  Students will experience the challenge and excitement of the latest strategy games which will test one’s decision making and tactical skills.  Participants will learn team strategies and simulate world situations.

The extremely popular cooking courses, Little Chefs, for grades 2-3, and Gourmet Kids, for grades 4-6, continue to teach children techniques in food preparation, using tantalizing  recipes. 

Kaleidoscope is one of the many departments of the WSW, which includes Arts and Crafts, Communications, Dance and Movement, Drama, Music, and separate pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade classes.

The   program also includes  the Summer Stage Theater, for aspiring actors in grades 6-12, which will present  the jukebox musical Leader of the Pack:The Ellie Greenwich Story.  No audition is necessary to be part of this lively production of 1960’s rock ‘n’ roll music.  There are many roles to showcase all talents and ability levels.

The  2011 Westfield Summer Workshop will be held at Edison Intermediate School, Westfield, from June 29 until July 29, from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm.  A 7:30 am early morning drop is optional, as well as  a late pick-up in conjunction with the Westfield YMCA Afternoon Adventures program.

Degreed and/or certified teachers, experienced performers and professional artists comprise the staff of the WSW. Most faculty members  have advanced degrees in their fields of expertise.   A registered nurse is  also in attendance during regular Workshop hours.

To celebrate the 40th. opening of the WSW, this summer’s program will include drawings  for tuition discounts, special guests and raffle prizes.  To be part of this exciting year, request the  WSW brochure by calling  908-518-1551, or visit the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts studios at 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield.  Additional information and the brochure are  available on the web at www.njworkshopforthearts.com.

  

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