Eleven awesome
WORKSHOPS 
for 6th-8th graders*


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JUNIOR COUNSELOR WORKSHOP!

When: June 23, 24; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

June 25; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. *note: dates changed

Where: Lower school campus

Cost: $225, includes CPR, First Aid, Babysitting certification

Are you self-motivated, enthusiastic and like working with children? In this workshop you will gain confidence, build your self-esteem and grow your leadership skills to help prepare you for a successful school or job interview, or starting your own babysitting business. Learn about money management, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, leadership, responsibility, maturity, and teamwork. You will earn certifications in CPR/AED and First Aid and Babysitting & Child Care. You will also be assigned as a volunteer to work at one of the week-long Summer@Seabury lower school camps. You'll assist the instructors, mentor the younger campers and help ensure their safety.

AS THE WORM TURNS!

When: June 26-30, 10 a.m to 3 p.m

Where: Lower school campus

Cost: $275, includes art & garden supplies

Want to get your hands dirty? We will design, organize, prepare the soil, construct a bean teepee and a few raised beds – and plant an amazing edible garden. Learn about composting, worms and decomposition. (Google vermicomposting!) Beautify the garden area with art and garden sculptures. Discuss Native American gardening practices parallel to today's practices, species and techniques. If we do a great job, we might even be able to share in the garden's bounty by picking up a bundle of fresh veggies and herbs later in the summer.


COOKING 101!

WHEN: July 10-July 14; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Middle school campus

Cost: $250, includes food, take-home chef kit, Food Worker Card fee


This workshop is for the novice chef. Develop confidence, excitement and an appreciation
for cooking. Learn the fundamental skills to last a lifetime of cooking in a hands-on environment. Learn knife skills, recipes, stove safety, food handling and kitchen fire safety protocols. Work alongside fellow chefs to create and taste each dish. During the last class work in teams of two for an Iron Chef-style cook-off against the other chef teams. After the completion of an online exam, earn your Washington state Food
Worker Card.
*Workshop limited to 16 students


TOP CHEF – EXPERT EDITION!

When: July 10 to 14; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Middle school campus

Cost: $250, includes food, take-home chef kit, Food Worker Card fee

This workshop is for experienced and kitchen savvy chefs. Learn advanced culinary techniques and fine tune the ones you have. Learn how to cook and cut meats properly and the secrets to perfect baked goods. Make sauces, salads, dressings, pie crust and pasta from scratch. Review proper food handling procedures and kitchen fire safety protocols. Work alongside fellow chefs to create delicious dishes that will impress friends and family. During the last class you will work in teams of two and have an Iron Chef-style cook off against your fellow chefs. After the completion of an online exam you will earn your Washington state Food Worker Card.
*Class limited to 16 students


THE ART OF ANIME!

When: July 12-Aug.16;

Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Middle school campus

Cost: $175

Love anime? Love film? Love thinking, learning and talking about them both? This is the workshop for you. You'll analyze films with a focus on the influential artistry and storytelling of anime. Each evening will feature viewing, group discussion and analytical writing. The focus will be on understanding key concepts in film such as cultural influence, morals, symbolism, character development, foreshadowing and film aesthetics. When possible, films will be shown in their native language with English subtitles.

FAKE NEWS & REAL JOURNALISM!

POSTPONED UNTIL THE SCHOOL YEAR

Like all of us, middle schoolers today are bombarded with news from all directions. Instead of striving for truth and fairness, much of it is driven by opinion and ideology. The result is a loud, mean and confusing cacophony of voices – especially on the internet and cable television – that abuse the truth to preach a snarky sermon to their particular choir. Our future depends on you making savvy choices about who to trust and what to believe when reading, watching or listening to "news". In this workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of good journalism, tips and tools for determining the reliability of information. You'll role play news events and write stories. What you work on here can serve as a springboard to start a publication during the school year – or get a job on one that's already in place at your school.

SHORT CIRCUIT!

When: July 24-28; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Middle school campus

Cost: $220, includes all materials

Do you like to take things apart and see how they work or see if you can make a toy glitch out? Then we'll see you at this mid-level workshop in circuitry and electronics. Hack a toy, learn the basics of DC electronics, light an LED, use a microchip to make it blink, read a schematic, make a weird sound generator, put a 9-volt battery on your tongue (ouch, don't do that!) Learn prototyping and circuit board design from an expert. Design it, build it, test it. Electronics!

MAKE IT SEW!

When: July 24-28; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Middle school campus

Cost: $220, includes all supplies

Learn the basics of hand and machine sewing. Make a softie. Cute or ugly, it's up to you! Bring in T-shirts that are too big or small and make them into useful items like a pillow or a reusable shopping bag. Sew a pillowcase for your bed, and one to give as a gift. Take a pair of old jeans and make a cell phone charging pocket, a wall pocket organizer, a lunch sack or an organizer basket. Learn how to personalize a journal and sew the pages to the cover. It will be sew fun!

COMPUTER COMPOSITION!

POSTPONED UNTIL THE SCHOOL YEAR

Using music notation software, explore key music production concepts including song structure, song writing, arrangement and instrumentation. Create your own musical score or song and have both a visual and an audio product by the end of the workshop. Can't read music? Not a musician? While some musical knowledge is a plus, a keen desire to understand how music is put together will work fine, too! *Limited to eight students.

URBAN WATERCOLOR SKETCHING!

When: July 31-Aug. 4; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Middle school campus

Cost: $220, includes all supplies

Learn how to use watercolor paints to capture the urban environment of Tacoma. Learn how to mix watercolor paint and make a color wheel, as well as various brush and texture techniques. Learn about one and two point perspective and different sketching techniques. Then make your own watercolor field box and venture out into Tacoma to capture what you see!

THE ASTOUNDING SOUND!

When: July 31-Aug. 4; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Middle school campus

Cost: $220, includes field excursions

Learn about the local inhabitants of the Puget Sound. Visit beaches and waterways and discover what lives under the rocks and in the mud, swims in the water, and grows on the pilings. You'll be a naturalist, visiting tidal flats, rocky beaches, the Thea Foss Waterway and the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Explore our Sound's biological diversity.


* Students should bring a lunch for workshops with times that span the lunch hour and snacks for other workshops (probably not necessary for cooking workshops).

Summer@Seabury is open to all students in the community. Please fill out a separate registration for for each student. Thanks! It's going to be a great summer!



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