PHCC Kids College announces schedule

Patrick Henry Community College has announced classes available in its Kids College. Unless otherwise noted, classes are for children in grades sixth through eight
Pre-registration is required. Call (276) 656-5461 to register.
• Junior Top Chef: Desserts: Chef Colleen of Uptown Sweets teaches how to make delicious desserts and decorate them with flair. Classes will meet June 6-10 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $75. The class will meet at Uptown Sweets.
• SEEK: Summer Engineering Experience for Kids: The SEEK Program is a fun and engaging educational experience, utilizing a hands on design curriculum. Students work in teams, using knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved. Students take on a project, culminating with a presentation, design competition, and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend.
Classes will meet June 6-9 from 9 a.m. to noon at New College Institute. The cost is $60, which includes a snack. Contact Steve Keyser at (276) 403-5612 or skeyser@newcollegeinstitute.org.
• Minecraft Makers Camp: Design your world in Minecraft and build characters using various Fabrication Lab equipment including laser cutters, 3D printers, and more. The class will meet June 6-9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dalton IDEA Center. The cost is $75 and the instructor will be Matthew Wade.
• Cooking Around the World: Learn a cuisine from a different country every day and make delicious meals like pasta from scratch, crepes (thin French pancakes), and more. Classes will meet June 13-17 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Uptown Sweets with instructor Chef Colleen Butker. The cost is $75.
• Glass Art Camp: Students will explore a wide range of glass art techniques, including the safe use of tools and the basics of cutting glass. Throughout the week, students create beautiful and functional pieces. Classes meet June 13-17 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Studio 107. The cost is $70; the instructor is Lynn Berry.
• Engineering for Girls: An engineering summer camp for girls to explore science, engineering and math through the art of making. Armed with an understanding of math and science, a bit of engineering know how, and boundless creativity, nothing is impossible. Girls explore the creative process and craft items that have form and function. Learn new computer tools to make creative ideas into actual designs and then use the Martinsville Fab Lab to build a final product.
This class is for rising sixth and seventh graders and will meet June 13-16 from 9 a.m. to noon at New College Institute. The cost is $60 and includes a snack. Contact Steve Keyser at (276) 403-5612 or skeyser@newcollegeinstitute.org.
• Artist Adventures: Focus on a different artistic medium each day and create projects in drawing, printmaking, collage, and sculpture. Classes meet June 20-24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at PHCC in Martinsville. The cost is $75; the instructor is Meritha Rucker.
• Programming your World: Coding Camp: Technology is everywhere at the heart of it lies computer programming, strange words in what look like a foreign language, on a computer screen that give life to so many things around us. Use Arduino microcontrollers to explore how computer programming can be used to manipulate things like lights, switches, sensors, and motors.
This class, for rising sixth and seventh graders, will meet June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to noon at New College Institute. The $60 cost includes a snack. Contact Steve Keyser at (276) 403-5612 or skeyser@newcollegeinstitute.org.
• Fab Lab Innovation Camp: Students learn to conceptualize, design, and prototype new products. They use various Fabrication Lab equipment including laser cutters, 3D printers, and more to manufacture ideas. Students design and produce a variety of projects to take home, like t-shirts, stickers, and 3D-printed objects. The class will meet June 20-23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dalton IDEA Center. The cost is $75; instructor is Matthew Wade.
• Engineering for Boys: Explore different types of engineering through hands-on, team-based design projects. Rising sixth and seventh grade boys learn, that armed with an understanding of math and science, a bit of engineering know-how, and boundless creativity, nothing is impossible. Boys work with engineering faculty from NCI’s Academy for Engineering and Technology to explore the engineering design process and to take these ideas beyond the abstract into real life.
The class will meet June 27-30 from 9 a.m. to noon at New College Institute. The cost is $60 and includes a snack. Contact Steve Keyser at (276) 403-5612 or skeyser@newcollegeinstitute.org.
• Photography Camp: Take digital photo skills to the next level with lessons from a professional photographer while exploring the scenic campus. Students learn to use a digital camera and are introduced to Adobe Photoshop for editing and creating a photo collage. Digital cameras are provided or bring your own. Class will meet June 27-July 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at PHCC with instructor Rick Dawson. The cost is $75.
Call (276) 656-5461 or visit http://ph.augusoft.net for more information.

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