Painting En Plein Air

May 18th, 2016 by Linda

Instructor: Kathi Smith    Kathismithpaintings.com
Dates: 
July 25 – 29
Times: 
Monday, Tuesday Wednesday & Friday 9am-4:30pm; Thursday, July 28: 8am – 7:00pm (Extended Day)
Cost: $465 + $35 materials fee
Location: Draper and Maynard room 316 (Art Education Room)
This course will offer students the opportunity to have a concentrated experience working en plein air in the New Hampshire landscape. Working from life, students will articulate and render their local surroundings in the medium of their choice: watercolor, acrylic paint, ink and drawing materials.   Demonstrations and individual instruction in a variety of mediums can and will be personalized to the student, and for those students just starting, daily demonstrations in watercolor and drawing will be the focus.  No experience is necessary.. Locations will include some of the different environments New Hampshire has to offer, mountains, woods, lakes, streams, and neighborhoods.

Students will rely on driving and carpooling and meet most often at the location we plan to work. The instructor will offer methods of working and discussion, as well as provide relevant reading material and resources, including books and slide presentations for further study.  This will be a studio-based course involving creative production, research, exploration of media, and the development of a coherent body of work. Open to participants at all levels of experience.

Click here to register:

https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=21214

Adult Learn to Swim & Stroke Improvement Program

May 10th, 2016 by Linda

Instructor: Celeste St. Pierre

Dates: Wednesdays, June 22 – July 27

Times: 10 – 11 a.m.

Cost: $135 + $18 lifeguard fee

Location: PSU P.E Center pool

This 6 week class takes you through the Total Immersion drills and strategies for full stroke freestyle. Celeste gives you the skills to gradually build your Freestyle and backstroke strokes. Over time, the results will be strokes that are faster, easier, and more efficient for the long haul. You will learn your strengths and opportunities for improvement.

You will learn the four key skills of a Fishlike Freestyle:

  1. Cooperate with Gravity – don’t fight gravity trying to swim, but find your natural equilibrium by sinking into weightlessness. Learning to relax into the water breaks the “survival – stroking” cycle, and frees your arms and legs for their best use.
  2. Take the Path of Least Resistance – Once you understand that you must swim through the water — water is almost 800 times denser than air — focus more on how well you streamline than how you pull and kick. Learn to shape yourself to cut through the water like a torpedo by alternating a right-side-streamline with a left-side-streamline. Each stroke will move you farther and faster with less effort.
    3. Swim with your whole body – You swim with your whole body, instead of your arms and legs. Celeste will teach you to propel with a simple 2-beat kick, relaxed and rhythmic weight shifts, rather than arm-and leg churning.
    4. Breathe easy – Learn the skills for breathing easily as you swim. With practice, you will experience less breathlessness. The air is free, take all you need!

Summer Camps 2016

July 17th, 2015 by Linda

SUMMER SCIENCE EXPLORERS
Instructor:
Dr. Mike Son
Dates:
June 27-July 1
Times:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages:
Going into grades 2 and 3
Cost:
$329
Location:
Boyd Science Center Lab

The world is full of amazing and mysterious things, and we all have questions about the different things we see, hear, taste, smell, and feel. Now is your chance to ask those questions as we explore the world around us, finding answers through science. Science is everywhere you look. Go ahead, look closer. Join us for a week-long science camp designed to introduce students entering grades 1 through 3 to the wonderful science world. We’ll explore everything from how seeds grow into plants, to live animals right here in Boyd, to the black magic of chemistry, to the invisible world of what germs really are. Bring your curiosity and your questions to a research lab in Boyd Science Camp. https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=20582

JR. LEGO ENGINEERING CAMP
Instructors:
Kelsey Gadwah & Sarah Cormeia
Dates:
June 27 – July 1
Times:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages:
Going into grades 2 and 3
Cost:
$295
Location:
Samuel Read Hall, RM 115

Our focus for this camp includes using advanced Lego parts, being presented with challenging model builds, and having lots of fun. Lessons will explore the use of mechanical lifts, nets, drills, ramps, and more. Campers will learn about working in partnership with fellow participants and experiment with power systems, sequence and control, pressure prototyping, kinetic and potential energy. If this sounds too serious, don’t worry! We balance the day with walking field trips, including an outing to our Ice Arena. Our campers leave tired and excited for more. Spaces are limited. https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=20568

LEGO ENGINEERING CAMP
Instructors:
Kelsey Gadwah & Sarah Cormeia
Dates:
July 11 – 15
Times:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages:
Going into grades 4 and 5
Cost:
$295
Location: S
amuel Read Hall, RM 115

Campers will be challenged to use science, engineering, problem solving, critical thinking skills and ingenuity to solve a variety of challenges using Lego systems that include solar power, simple machines, pneumatics and more. Campers will explore the world of sequence, logic and physics through design builds and real world challenges. The end of the week will culminate with an introduction to Lego Mindstorm robotics and a showcase for parents. Spaces are limited.

https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=20570

MINDFLIGHT
Instructors:
PSU and Keene State Faculty, local award-winning teachers, and artists
Dates:
July 17 – 22
Times:
Six Full Days and 5 Overnights
Ages:
Entering grades 7, 8, and 9
Cost:
$575 includes room, board, instruction and all materials

Mindflight is a six day, 5 night residential program offering seven strands this summer: Forensics, DNA research, Writing and making a book, Video Ventures, Acting and Theater, Astronomy and Weather, and Computer Programming. The overall theme this summer is Unsolved Mysteries and each strand will solve their own mystery. So many things make this camp stand out. For some campers, this is their first time away from home and a deep bonding takes place and new friends are made. This collegiate experience gives campers a “sneak peek” into life on a campus. Limited to 80 campers

https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=20542

MINDSTORM MADNESS CAMP
Instructor: Julie Panus
Dates:
August 1 – 5
Times:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages:
Going into grades 6 and 7
Cost:
$295
Location:
Samuel Read Hall, RM 115

Join us for a week of science, engineering and fun! Using the LEGO Mindstorms, campers will work in teams, learning to build and program robots. Teams will be challenged to solve real-world problems with their ‘bots, in both cooperative and competitive challenges. The week will culminate with a grand challenge designed to showcase the ingenuity and engineering skills of the campers! There will be new builds and lots of experimentation, so returning campers will find new and engaging challenges. Spaces are limited. https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=20580

THEATRE COMBAT CAMP
Instructor:
Jim Gleich
Dates:
August 8 – 12
Times:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages:
Entering 5th, 6th, and 7th grades
Cost:
$195
Location:
Silver Hall Dance Studio

Jim Gleich has been involved with theatre for many years and has intensely studied the art of theatrical/stage combat. These are specialized techniques designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. The term is also used informally to describe fight choreography for film and television. It is a common field of study for actors and dancers and is closely related to the practice of stunts. Campers will be learning the basic skills of Hand-to-Hand combat, rolling, simple falls, choreography notation/analysis, stage combat history, and introduction to single sword techniques. All students will perform their class fight each day at the end of class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a pad and pencil for notes.

https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=20581