Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Youth Chess Academy at the Woodlawn Library!

* Learn to play the game of chess.
* Make improvements in your game.
* Learn to play with a chess clock.
* Try computer chess.
* Make chess friends.

ages 6-14

2:00 - 4:00 pm

On the following Saturdays:

June 13 and 27
July 11 and 25
August 8 and 22

Sign up in advance by calling or visiting the reference desk.

(302) 571-7425

Woodlawn Library
2020 West Ninth Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805



Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Artist Studio for Homeschoolers at the Delaware Art Museum

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
April 15 – June 3
(8 weeks)

Ages 10-14

Students will learn the fundamentals of art in the Museum’s studios. Basic drawing, painting, and sculpting will be explored, focusing on processes and techniques. Art history will be discussed, including visits to the Museum galleries, focusing on artists in the collection. Students will learn creative techniques and develop an appreciation for art.

Sam Mylin

$ 100. Members
$ 120. Non-Members

To Register:
member online registration
non-member online registration

Questions about the Studio Program?
Heather Jo Wingate
Studio Programs Manager
302 571 9590 ext. 551


Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19806


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Art for Homeschoolers - Spring Classes at the Delaware Art Museum

Black Matriarch, c. 1970s. Clementine Hunter

Becoming an Artist

Wednesdays, April 15 – May 6,
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (4 weeks)

Cost per child: $14 Members / $16 Non-Members

Students will discover the many ways artists become artists and define what art can be through exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and the special exhibition Ancestry and Innovation: African American Art from the American Folk Art Museum. Each week will include activities and discussions focused on looking at, thinking about, and responding to works of art.


The Artist’s Language

Wednesdays, May 20 – June 17

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (4 weeks, no class May 3)

Cost per child: $14 Members / $16 Non-Members

Learn how the basic elements of design (line, color, shape, and texture) work together as a visual language through exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and the special exhibition Ancestry and Innovation: African American Art from the American Folk Art Museum. Each week will include activities and discussions focused on looking at, thinking about, and responding to works of art.


The above classes will break into groups based upon age and will engage in age appropriate activities as follows:

Ages 3 – 6
Students and parents/guardians participate in a story-reading which leads to a viewing of relevant works of art, followed by a hands-on art project. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child during the story and tour portion of the program and may be asked to assist during the art activity.

Ages 7 – 9
Students take a guided theme tour for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute art activity inspired by their tour.

Ages 10 – 13 and 14 – 18
Students take a guided theme tour for 60 minutes which includes writing exercises, sketching in the galleries, and take-home assignments.

For more information & to register:


Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager


Homeschool Cooking Class at Wayne Art Center!

Cooking with Brenda
For Homeschoolers
A new 4-week class!

(subject matter chosen by current students)

April 2 - Breakfast
April 16 - Breakfast
April 23 - Homemade Pasta
April 30 - Advanced Baking

Cost is $75 per student.

Class is limited to 8 students.

Registrations now being accepted!

Kathy Bright
Outreach Coordinator
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne PA 19087



Cecil College ~ Classes for Homeschoolers!

Art, Math, Computers, Theatre, Foreign Language, Music and more.

Cecil College is honored to offer a wide variety of enrichment classes specifically for the homeschool community. These innovative and motivated classes are taught by qualified and enthusiastic teachers. Try a parent child class and you can join in on the fun too!


Tina Durborow
Director of Lifelong Learning
Cecil College
410-392-3366 ext 628


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Anatomy of Herps ~ Homeschool Program at the Brandywine Zoo!

April 23
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
(Grades K-12)

Join the Brandywine Zoo and dive into the wonderful world of herpetology (the study of amphibians and reptiles.) Learn about the anatomy and behavior of herps, both near and far!

Programs will be held simultaneously for older and younger grades.
ONE adult is free per family.


$8.00 per person
$6.00 per Delaware Zoological Society members.

Please visit website to register

Nicole Goodsell, Education Outreach Coordinator

Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr. Wilmington, DE 19802
phone: 302-571-7850 x224
fax: 302-577-7480



Spring Into Nature at the Delaware Museum of Natural History!

Tuesday, April 7
Tuesday, April 14

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fresh activities for the whole family!

· Observe newly hatched chicks and eggs in an incubator
· Discover the world of bees and pollination
· Create a flower craft to take home
· Embark on a museum-wide bird scavenger hunt
· Learn about the many different animals spotted in local backyards

$6 for adults, $5 for children (3-17),
$4 for seniors,
free for children 2 and younger.
Free for museum members.

For more information:
(302) 658-9111

Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE

The only natural history museum in Delaware.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History opened its doors in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. The museum has the state's only permanent dinosaur display, surrounded by exhibits of mammals, shells, and other specimens from around the world. The museum houses world-renowned scientific collections of mollusks and birds, including the second-largest collection of birds' eggs in North America.


Kite Day at the Brandywine Creek State Park!

Saturday, April 18th
1-3 p.m.

Help us celebrate Earth Day at this annual event by trying your hand at making and flying your own kite!

A day of fun and adventure in the great outdoors.

Program fee:
$2 per kite.

Brandywine Creek State Park is open 8 a.m. to sunset, year round.
Park entrance fees are charged daily from March 1 through November 30.
Annual Park Passes - Delaware State Parks - Available.

Contact the Nature Center
(302) 655-5740


All The Great Books (abridged) at the Delaware Theater Company!


April 1 - 19

From the creators who broke down the Bard with the wildly popular The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), comes the hilarious All the Great Books (abridged)! It's a wild, cross-dressing, fish flying romp through all of Western Literature (and a few extras) that will make you realize how much (and how little) you know about great literature!

Best suited for ages 13 and up.

Student Discounts:
$15 - Full time students with ID.
Bring a teen FREE! - with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Box office


Delaware Theater Company
200 Water St
Wilmington, DE 19801


Intro to Homeschooling/Unschooling ~ Free Presentation at Open Connections!

Sunday, April 19
4-6 pm

Open Connections, an educational resource center and learning community for young people and their families, is giving a presentation on Sunday, April 19 for those just starting out with home education or for those interested in pursuing home education. The presentation provides parents or guardians with information on how to comply easily and fairly with the state law, a diverse list of potential resources, and suggestions about how a family can clarify the homeschooling or unschooling path that is right for them.

Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road,
Newtown Square, PA 19073

For more information and to register:
Please contact Barbara
(610) 459-3366.


Spring Break Theater Camp!

Still a few spaces left!


April 8-10, 2009

Ages 7-12
9AM to 3PM
Fee $130
Theatre Games, Improvs and another "world premiere"!
There will be a final performance for friends and family Friday at 2:30 PM
Ages 5 & 6
9 to 11AM
Fee $70
Young actors recreate classic stories on stage
There will be a final performance for friends and family Friday at 10:45 AM

Thursday/Friday Only
Ages 7-12

Ages 5&6

Call or email to register your child.
Don't miss the fun!


Pennsylvania & Rech Aves.
Oreland, PA 19075