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We are happy to host face to face classes again this summer! Each of the classes below meets on NMC's Main Campus in June, July or August.

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2D and 3D Art - Try it all! (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Do you love art class and want to try it ALL? Spend a week learning and creating all types of projects. Make a drawing and then turn it into a painting! Create a mixed media project and try out printmaking! Discover 3-dimensional techniques like sculpture, weaving, and carving.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505382
Actor's Workshop (Grades 7-10)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 9 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Have you imagined yourself on stage or do you want to further develop your acting and theatrical skills? Hone your creative abilities as you work with others to write, produce and act in a play--that YOU create! Learn the art of acting, playwriting and directing through exercises in dialogues, conflict and confrontations, and improvisation. Demonstration and guided practice help develop creativity, confidence and practical skills like literacy and public speaking. Participate in a final performance for family and friends on the last day. All levels welcome. Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520743
Aeronautics: Up- up- up in the Air! (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Have you ever wondered how planes and birds stay in the air? How about what it takes to launch a rocket into outer space? Would you like to create an innovative aircraft that can outperform even the most technologically advanced prototypes? Join us on a STEM exploration of all aspects of flight. We'll create artistic interpretations of new specifics of birds and insects, construct prototypes of gliders, conduct experiments involving precious cargo safely and much more!

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506839
Course ClosedAll Aboard the Hogwarts Express AM (Grades 4-6) — 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Don't be late! Once you cross platform 9¾, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520685
Course ClosedAll Aboard the Hogwarts Express - PM (Grades 4-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 1-3:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Don't be late! Once you cross platform 9 3/4;, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520676
America's Boating Course (Grades 7-12)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-24$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 21-24, 9 a.m.-noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall, Rm. 104. Become a safe and confident boater with this fundamental U.S. Power Squadron course. Learn boat terminology, safe watercraft operation, rules and regulations, boat navigation, and communication. We'll discuss how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions and how to operate a boat trailer and a personal watercraft (PWC). You will also learn how to tie knots that are essential to boating. Cost includes the textbook. You must attend each day and take an exam to earn the U.S. Power Squadron course completion certificate and card. This course is partially underwritten by the America's Boating Club americasboatingclub.org.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520998
Art Camp (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-07-30$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Calling all art lovers! Spend a week working on your own beautiful works of art. Each day you will have the chance to explore a new medium and have the opportunity to use different materials. Use pencils, markers, pastels, watercolor, tempera and acrylic. Paint indoors in a classroom studio, or outdoors in nature. Become familiar with famous artists like Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso. Learn how to draw and paint objects so they look 3-dimensional. Express your creativity using the universal language of art! Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505731
Art is Everywhere! Drawing and Painting the Outdoors (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-25$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 21-25, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. The outdoor environment provides endless inspiration for any young artist. Draw and paint plants, animals and landscapes. Create abstract artworks using the wonderful shapes found in nature. Every day after a short walk you will use different materials and create artworks inspired by the great outdoors.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520695
Course ClosedBeginning Guitar (Grades 5-10)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 1-2 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Guitar--give it a go! Start working on basic chords (learn what a chord is) and strum patterns, with a light amount of music reading mixed in. In this small group lesson of no more than six students you'll receive lots of individualized instruction. Before you know it, you will be playing a few songs. Bring your own guitar and purchase Progressive Guitar Methods Book 1, which is available at local bookstores, Traverse City Guitar Company, or online.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520804
Boxing Our Food: Creating Commercial Art (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 28-July 1, 1-4 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm 104. Have you ever wanted to create your own food? Well, now you can! In this course you will learn all about how to create your very own incredible food package! You will create a fun food box, a zany character or logo, and a name for your food along with the imaginary ingredients. Add a fun toy or a cool game to include on the back of your box for kids to play while they enjoy your food!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506834
Broadway Choreography (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. Kick ball-change your way to the stage! This week you will learn dance combinations performed to Broadway music and put together a show staged with choreography. Beginners welcome; no dance experience required. Wear comfy clothes and closed toe shoes each day and be ready to dance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505752
Broadway Choreography (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-07-30$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 26-30, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. Kick ball-change your way to the stage! This week you will learn dance combinations performed to Broadway music and put together a show staged with choreography. Beginners welcome; no dance experience required. Wear comfy clothes and closed toe shoes each day and be ready to dance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505738
Camp Hawk Owl Week 1: Outdoor Insects and Indoor Games (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-16$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Explore the fascinating world of critters that fly and crawl. Go on daily hunts to locate, observe, count, and collect exciting critters like butterflies, dragonflies, ants, spiders and worms. You'll learn to catch them with nets to add to your custom-made habitat. Then, after your lunch break you will join the world of Rooks, Knights, Bishops, Pawns, Kings and Queens. Stretch your skills with strategies and tactics for opening, capturing and winning--checkmate! Chess is perfect for those who are drawn to learning something new, enjoy pondering and sitting for periods of time, and appreciate focusing on the game at hand. Chess sets are provided for in-class use, but feel free to bring your own. You'll be outside most mornings (weather permitting), so wear shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506811
Camp Hawk Owl Week 2: Magic Tricks and Art Masters (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. YOU can do magic! Learn and practice magical skills necessary to amaze, mystify and delight your friends and family. In the magicians workshop, you will find out how to levitate small objects, control decks of cards, instantaneously freeze water, bend spoons and keys, and so much more. Make your own magic trunk and fill it with your tools of the trade. Experience a week of fun and hands-on multimedia art! In the afternoon you will expand your artistic talents by mimicking the styles of the most celebrated and talented artists: Seurat, Chagall, O'Keefe and others. Learn about their lives through stories and discover their art through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and more. Celebrate on the last day with your awesome masterpieces! Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505801
Course ClosedClay Works for Kids (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 days, Mon.-Fri., July 12-16 and Tues., July 20, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Explore the fabulous feel of clay while making useful and unique objects. Use pinch, slab, and coil methods to create original items and glaze them. Make a clay relief sculpture that is also a bowl, an animal that whistles or rattles, or a vase with a face! Items are fired at the end of the first week and ready for glazing the following Tuesday. You will be notified when the finished pieces are ready to pick up. Dress for an artsy mess. This class meets Mon.-Fri. July 12-16 plus the following Tues., July 20, for glazing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506815
Computer Keyboarding Wizards (Grades 5-8)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 206. You're always using the computer--but are you still using that one-finger search-and-strike method to type? Want to type more quickly and accurately? Improve your efficiency and discover how to find the letters without looking at the keyboard. Games and drills make it engaging and exciting. You'll be amazed at how quickly you pick up speed and comfort.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520773
Create a Game with Greenfoot (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Beckett Bldg. Rom 217. Explore programming with Greenfoot and create a game world with characters from your imagination! With Greenfoot's easy Stride block-coding interface, you will build scenarios where you make your characters interact with the game world you create. Use your imagination to make the rules that control your characters and share your game with your classmates. Work together by giving and getting suggestions on making games more fun for the players. Experiment with your game to make it better and better.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503208
DIY Crafts - Decor and Gifts (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Get ready for fun-filled days of crafting decor for your bedroom and gifts for your friends. Spread kindness and celebrate friendship while creating fun projects like a photo clip string and a gallery wall that celebrates your unique style.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505376
Drawing and Painting (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Watercolors, acrylics, pastels, graphite, sponges, brushes, canvas and more--we have so much to inspire your creativity. Be an artist for a week of exploration into the world of color, shape, line, form, and space. From landscapes to portraits to favorite animals, capture the images around you and in your imagination. Bring a paint shirt.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503215
Electrical Circuits - Controls - Automation: Introduction to Robots (Grades 6-8)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Aero Park Campus, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 107 (2600 Aero-Park Dr., Traverse City). Learn about electrical circuits and the wires within a house, a car and inside machines. Connect switches and lights and learn how switches work to turn on bulbs, motors and sirens and run a motor. Discuss safety around electricity and in what ways automation and robots work for all parts of our lives. Did you know that robots make just about everything we wear and eat? Learn how robots keep workers safe using automation. Take home your own customized electronics kit at the end of the course! This course is held at NMC's Aero-Park Campus, 2600 Aero-Park Dr.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520753
Endless Shades of Blue-Drawing and Painting Scenes of Lake Michigan (Grades 3)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-25$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 21-25, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Have you noticed how the color of Lake Michigan changes depending on the sun? Learn how to use different mediums and mix colors to create the varied hues that color the landscapes, sunsets and sailboats of Lake Michigan. Each day we will create new artwork using pencils, pastels, watercolors and acrylics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520690
Explore! Nature and the Outdoors (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 10 a.m.-Noon, Meeting/Pick-up location: NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 104 (This class will be primarily outdoors). Join the staff of Grass River Natural Area for a week of exploration in the outdoors. You will search for salamanders under logs, dip nets in water to look for critters, go birding in the woods, and learn all that Northern Michigan has to offer--perfect for the child that loves the outdoors. Bring a backpack with a water bottle and snack. Wear walking shoes or boots (not flip flops). Class meets outdoors when weather permits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411504332
Fun Play the Ukulele Way (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 9:30-10:30 a.m., NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Ukulele may be hard to spell and say, but it is sure fun to play. You'll be playing on your first day as you learn basic chords and strums. In this small group lesson of no more than six students you'll receive lots of individualized instruction. By the end of the week, you'll know how to tune and maintain your instrument and play lots of fun songs at home. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book 'Ukulele Primer for Beginners' by Bert Casey (approx. $15) which is available online or at the local guitar store. Textbook includes either a DVD or online video access for additional 1.5 hours of video instruction.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505387
Great Tween/Teen Writers' Machine (Grades 5-8)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Expand your mind and discover 'limitless writing'. Starting with unique prompts each day, you'll create new worlds, tell the stories of original characters and get some of your existing ideas down on paper. Get more comfortable as a writer while you learn different strategies for successful story development. There will be plenty of opportunities to share your writing with others who love to write as much as you. Bring a notebook and pencil/pen and get ready to write! Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520838
Hip-Hop Dance (Grades 5-8)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-06-30$65— Face to FaceView Details

3 days, Mon.-Wed., June 28-30, 4-5:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. This high-energy dance style is perfect for anyone with a passion to move! Learn to dance to upbeat music and the latest hits. Discover how to develop rhythm, flexibility and precision in your muscle memory. This awesome dance week will keep you hip-hopping! Wear clean gym shoes. Beginners welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 412263838
Course ClosedItalian Mosaic Tile Art Level 1 (Grades 6-8)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-05$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 2-5, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Learn the groutless Italian method of mosaic tile art. Leelanau artist Adam Phillip Begeley trained in Italy and teaches workshops throughout the area for artists of all ages! This class teaches the specific method of placing ceramic tiles close together to create an image. Take home your image after this 4-day class. Bring basic safety goggles. All other supplies provided but you are welcome to bring any extra ceramic tiles you may have from past home improvement projects!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520797
Italian Mosaic Tile Art Level 2 (Grades 6-8)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-16$149— Face to FaceView Details

5 days, Mon.-Thurs. Aug. 9-12 and Mon. Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Material art started with mosaics in the ancient world. Join Leelanau artist Adam Phillip Begeley and get an introduction to creating your own mosaic fish or bird design. Working with ceramic tile you will cut, arrange, glue and grout your first finished piece to bring home and hang on a wall. Moreover, you will leave with the tools and knowledge of how to create more works of art. Bring rags or cotton towels plus basic safety goggles. All other supplies provided but you are welcome to bring any extra ceramic tiles you may have from past home improvement projects! This class meets Mon.-Thurs. Aug. 9-12 plus the following Mon., Aug. 16, for grouting. No prerequisites.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520766
Jumpstart to College Planning- helpful & easy guide for your teen! (Grades 9-11)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 16-19, 1-2:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 218. Looking for help with college planning and scholarships for your teen but don't know how to motivate them to start? Do you know scholarships can be applied for as early as middle school and some are super easy! Help your teen with this 4-session course on career interests, introductory resume writing and finding and submitting scholarships--knowing where to find them is half the battle. Students will leave this interactive course with an important jump start including a resume and several scholarship entries. Your teen will be empowered knowing college planning can be fun and not frightening!

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520747
Junior Babysitters Club (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Calling all future babysitters, teachers, and camp counselors! Do you love spending time with younger kids? Learn about activities that younger audiences adore based on popular books. Create a 'no-heat cookbook' with recipes for healthy snacks. Learn some themed crafts to build up your 'Kid Kit'--a toolbox that every good babysitter should create for their clients!

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503259
Just Bee Kids Yoga (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Get ready for a fun week of yoga, mindful games, crafts and fun! Each day will be a different theme with an opportunity to explore cool practices for health and wellness! Classes will include a daily yoga practice, breath-work, mindfulness exercises, relaxation and yoga games that teach focus, concentration and cooperation. We will nurture connection, self-exploration and self-care. It provides a space where movement fosters learning and teaches body awareness. A space where children are reminded of their innate power to find calm and ease within. Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary. Bring a yoga mat if you own one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505779
Course ClosedLEGO Camp: Architects & Producers (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-16$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Love those LEGO movies you see on YouTube? Take your LEGO skills to the next level and Join Christina Collins for a week-long exploration into the movie set building, planning, creating and making of LEGO animation. In the morning, you'll work on the architecture of your movie set. Learn to build structures from blueprints and building plans while maintaining scale. Choose and work on your own scale model of an actual local building. In the afternoons, hone your skills using the Stop Motion Studio (free or Pro edition $4.99). By the end of the week you'll have your own stop-motion film and put it on YouTube. This app is available on iOS, Google Play and Kindle App Store: https://www.cateater.com/. Bring your own device; smart phone, ipad, tablet, or laptop computer. There will be a supervised lunch break at noon and regular outside breaks; please bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506305
Mixed Media Exploration (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$139— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Explore the opportunities that the tools in an art room can provide. Create art pieces with all kinds of mediums! From acrylic paints and Gelli plates, to markers, inks and oil pastels--you are certain to be inspired in this fun class. We will make small daily projects as well as one big project. Get ready to get messy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411504315
Musical Theatre Workshop (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-30$249— Face to FaceView Details

2 weeks, Mon.-Fri., July 19-30, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. Actors have been using song and dance to help tell stories since the days of the ancient Greeks! You'll learn musical theatre showstoppers, create props and stage a final routine, featuring singing and dancing in a final performance. This two-week class is a great companion class for the morning Stars on Stage Acting class for the student who is also interested in singing and dancing. Beginners welcome; no dance experience required. Wear comfy clothes and closed toe shoes each day and be ready to dance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505787
Pet Lovers (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm 101. How can you tell if your pet dog, cat, bird or reptile is happy or sad? What do they like and dislike? Join a former zookeeper and current animal trainer to explore the biology of many different kinds of animals and all their peculiar behaviors and adaptations. Through games, you will explore the unique ways that pets see, hear, smell and touch. Research fascinating (and weird!) facts about these friendly pals. Expect some four-legged visitors!

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506847
Recycling Art History! A STEAM Adventure (Grades 4-6)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Come along on a curious journey through the history of art as we spend time with famous artists! We won't stop there though; imagine using cardboard to construct Greek and Hellenistic architectural feats, discarded labels to create new masterpieces similar to Warhol; flowers, grass, branches and other natural objects to tune into Monet's Impressionist style and found recyclables to construct unimaginable structures in the style of Frank Gehry! Prepare for a STEAM adventure as we find materials and use science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to explore the artistic and amazing world of art.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505392
Course ClosedSay It in Japanese (Grades 4-8)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-19$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 16-19, 9 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Discover Japan, Land of the Rising Sun! Learn Japanese words and phrases as you explore the fascinating art and culture of this exotic island country. Learn the art of origami (paper folding) and kirigami (paper cutting); try your hand at shodo (Japanese calligraphy), read and write haiku (a poetry form); have ocha (tea). Look at manga, watch anime, and discover how kids in Japan spend their days. Nihongo o hanashimashoo--let's speak Japanese!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503193
SES: Seasonal Environmental Science Thinktank (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-25$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 21-25, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. How do the seasons of Northern Michigan affect our biggest environmental problems? How can we create solutions? You will spend a week 'diving' into the waters of our area during each season. Will you be the scientist to design a system to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes? Maybe your filtration system will remove the microplastics in the water. Do you have great ideas about slowing sediment runoff and algae blooms? What is the safest way to perform maintenance on the pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac? Grab your inventor cap and help create solutions to these environmental concerns. Perhaps you will discover the answer!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506868
Sewing Basics & More! Make a Crossbody or Shoulder Bag (Grades 6-8)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-15$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 12-15, 9 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 104. Are you ready to learn a lifelong skill to develop into a craft, hobby or career? Jessica Crawford, fabric artist and interior design retail business owner, will help you select a project that matches your personal taste and functional style! Create the project of your choice--either a shoulder bag or cross-body bag. Learn the basics of operating a sewing machine, plus other tools of the trade. Gain basic knowledge of hand stitching, cutting and figuring a pattern, inserting a zipper or button, plus how to repair or personalize your own garments! Jessica will oversee your custom projects with extreme care and supervise the entire process with a creative eye and attention to detail. For more sewing instruction and a chance to make a second project, register for the afternoon class, 'Make a Phone Clutch or Duffle Bag'. Classes can be taken as stand alones or as companion classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520834
Sewing Basics & More! Make a Phone Clutch or Duffle Bag (Grades 6-8)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-15$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 12-15, 1-4 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 104. Are you ready to learn a lifelong skill to develop into a craft, hobby or career? Jessica Crawford, fabric artist and interior design retail business owner, will help you select a project that matches your personal taste and functional style! Create the project of your choice--either a phone clutch or a dufflebag. Learn the basics of operating a sewing machine, plus other tools of the trade. Gain basic knowledge of hand stitching, cutting and figuring a pattern, inserting a zipper or button, plus how to repair or personalize your own garments! Jessica will oversee your custom projects with extreme care and supervise the entire process with a creative eye and attention to detail. For more sewing instruction and a chance to make a second project, register for the morning class, 'Make a Crossbody or Shoulder Bag'. Classes can be taken as stand alones or as companion classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520828
Simple Machines: Imagineering Your World (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Are simple machines really that simple? Come along as we investigate how 6 wondrous inventions improve our lives! Jump into a world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Imagine driving a car without axles or not being able to turn your head from side to side. We will dissect chicken wings, create a hovercraft, cultivate a mini-garden, and test our physical strength with a weightlifting experiment!

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506855
Skills for the Backcountry (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 1-3 p.m., Meeting/Pick-up location: NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 104 (This class will be primarily outdoors). Experience your own week of Survivor camp with Grass River Natural Area staff! Your adventure takes you deep into the woods where you will discover useful backcountry, survival, and nature skills. Learn to build an outdoor shelter, store food, wilderness safety, map and compass reading, tracking, and other nature skills. Bring a backpack with a water bottle and snack. Wear walking shoes or boots (not flip flops). Class meets outdoors when weather permits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411504309
Sports Camp (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Practice makes perfect! Improve your skills in sports such as basketball, track, volleyball, soccer and more! Have fun playing outdoors, as weather permits, or in the gym. Every day is packed with fun and games as you learn the basics and beyond. Learn the importance of teamwork, gain skills to become a better athlete, and get tips for making each sport more FUN. All levels of fitness and sports backgrounds are welcome. Wear tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle and plenty of energy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503201
Stars on Stage (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-30$249— Face to FaceView Details

2 weeks, Mon.-Fri., July 19-30, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 202. Have you ever wanted to try acting? Come play with us! You will get to do amazing activities in this class including improvisation, skits, and adaptations of stories, myths, and fairytales. Become comfortable on stage, play theatre games, improvise, practice physical comedy, and strengthen your voice projection ability. Finally, you will have the opportunity to collaborate and perform an original play and share it with your parents and friends. This class is taught by professional teaching artists.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505792
STEM Camp Week 1: Chemistry Apprentices and Geo Explorers (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-16$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Imagine you are a little chemist frothing up freaky foams or a physicist causing a fizz phenomenon! Explore the effects of water, wind, and weather. You'll be outside most days (weather permitting), so wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506825
STEM Camp Week 2: Slime Superstars and Return of Way Cool Science (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Bring your curiosity! The 'magic' of science is all around us! Create flubber, explode a volcano, make flowers change colors, and more. Become a scientist for a week of experiments as you discover how plants grow, how bread rises, why pop cans crush, and what creates a gas. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505759
STEM Camp Week 3: Secret Agents and Ingenious Inventors (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-07-30$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Science is used to solve mysteries AND create cool inventions! Use your powers of measurement, observation and your scientific knowledge to break cases. Explore the engineering design process and experience firsthand the power of perseverance. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505744
The Actor in You (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 1-4 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Show off your creativity by creating a script, inventing characters, designing a set and performing a play all in front of a live audience. Work on practical skills like acting, literacy and public speaking. Gain independence and self-esteem as you work with your team to create your own play. Story, art, stage and acting come together to make this theatre experience come alive! Family and friends are invited to the performance on the last day! Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503188
Third Grade Academy: Animal Research Lab (Grade 3)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Did you know that sea otters hold hands while sleeping so they don't float apart? Did you know that over 60% of living creatures live in the rainforest but that rainforests only make up 6% of the Earth's land surface? We will explore the rainforest, desert, ocean, polar and wetland animal habitats to learn about the unique animals that call these regions home. Fun animal-themed math, science and language arts learning activities will be infused to prepare for 3rd grade - but don't worry, this week will not feel like anything other than a fun week of summer with play, art and exploration! You will create animal inspired projects, taste regional foods and learn more fun facts about these amazing animals! Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505768
Third Grade Academy: Learning and Creating Outside (Grade 3)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-16$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Spend a week working on projects to show off outside at your home! Projects include building your own birdhouse, fairy house/gnome home, bug village and more. We will infuse fun outdoor themed math, science and language arts learning activities to prepare for 3rd grade but don't worry, this week will not feel like anything other than a fun week of summer with play, art and exploration! Wear clothes that can get messy and closed toe shoes as we will be exploring outdoors as much as possible. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505808
Third Grade Academy: Learning in Color (Grade 3)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-07-30$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. This will be one of the most colorful weeks you'll have this summer! We'll channel the colors of the rainbow as we create projects including string art, tie-dye, jeweled sun catchers, sand art and more. Each day you will leave with your hands full of projects to show off at home. We will incorporate colorful learning activities with design-themed math, science and colorful language arts concepts to help you prepare for 3rd grade - you won't even realize you are learning with all the fun we will be having! Please bring a white t-shirt for tie dying. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505403
Ukulele University (Grades 6-9)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 11 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Ukuleles are more popular than ever. They are inexpensive, easy to learn, portable and so fun to play! Learn to play new songs each day and get hands-on instruction on basic chords and strums. In this small group lesson of no more than six students you'll receive lots of individualized instruction. Discover how to tune and maintain your instrument. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book 'Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD' by Bert Casey (approx. $15) which is available at local bookstores, Traverse City Guitar Company, or online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520780
Course ClosedVex IQ Robotics Camp: Championship Level (Grades 4-8) — 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$599— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Join the exciting world of robotics with our local partner, Quarkmine. Design, build, program and test your own custom-built robots with Vex IQ Robotic kits! Capped at ten students, and led by World Champion Level instructors, you won't want to miss this unique, individualized, high-level experience. Each kit contains hundreds of structural parts along with motors, gears, axles, sensors, batteries, and a robotic brain. Challenge your skills as you learn how to build or modify your robot to complete a variety of tasks through computer programming. The final robots will compete in the Ultimate Team Challenge--a fast-paced, head-to-head robot rumble that will highlight driver skill, team strategy, and autonomous programming. This workshop is designed so that all levels, beginner to advanced, can participate and grow their skills. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411504263
Course ClosedWheel and Hand-built Pottery (Grades 6-12)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-08-03$169— Face to FaceView Details

6 days, Mon.-Fri., July 26-30 and Tues., Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Pottery Studio, Rm. 135. Discover the art of clay and the fun of shaping it with your hands. Learn to use the potter's wheel and hand-building techniques through demonstration, instruction and lots of hands-on experience. In the NMC pottery lab, create interesting and useful objects using the wheel, coil, slab and mold methods. Items are fired at the end of the first week and ready for glazing the following Tuesday. You will be notified when the finished pieces are ready to pick up. Dress to get joyously messy. This class meets Mon.-Fri. July 26-30 plus the following Tues., Aug. 3 for glazing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520812
Writing and Publishing: Finding Your Voice (Grades 5-8)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-24$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 21-24, 1-3:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Don't wait until you grow up to become a real writer! Learn how to write stories that readers cannot put down. See which magazines publish writing by young people and how to successfully submit your work. As a group, we will make our own magazine featuring the stories written in class--so you will get the chance to see your story IN PRINT! The magazine will be sent out for printing, then mailed to you later in the summer. Bring a notebook and pencil/pen and get ready to write! Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520976
Yoga Camp (Grades 6-8)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 1-3:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Whether you are continuing your yoga practice, or have never tried it before, spend a week at yoga camp with instructors Kay Epple and Cathy Fitzgerald of Just Bee Yoga to learn about poses and the proper way to do them. Practice mindfulness and meditation to help with stress and anxiety. Discuss the benefits of each pose, open those shoulders that have been hunched over your devices, and learn breathing techniques for stressful times. Each day revolves around a different theme and will include a welcome activity, 45-minute yoga class, yoga and mindfulness games and breathing activities, and a daily craft. Each day ends with some quiet time, mindful relaxation or guided meditation in story form. Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary. Bring a yoga mat if you own one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520819
Art is Everywhere! Drawing and Painting the Outdoors (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-25$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 21-25, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. The outdoor environment provides endless inspiration for any young artist. Draw and paint plants, animals and landscapes. Create abstract artworks using the wonderful shapes found in nature. Every day after a short walk you will use different materials and create artworks inspired by the great outdoors.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520695
Endless Shades of Blue-Drawing and Painting Scenes of Lake Michigan (Grades 3)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-25$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 21-25, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Have you noticed how the color of Lake Michigan changes depending on the sun? Learn how to use different mediums and mix colors to create the varied hues that color the landscapes, sunsets and sailboats of Lake Michigan. Each day we will create new artwork using pencils, pastels, watercolors and acrylics.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520690
SES: Seasonal Environmental Science Thinktank (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-25$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 21-25, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. How do the seasons of Northern Michigan affect our biggest environmental problems? How can we create solutions? You will spend a week 'diving' into the waters of our area during each season. Will you be the scientist to design a system to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes? Maybe your filtration system will remove the microplastics in the water. Do you have great ideas about slowing sediment runoff and algae blooms? What is the safest way to perform maintenance on the pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac? Grab your inventor cap and help create solutions to these environmental concerns. Perhaps you will discover the answer!

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506868
America's Boating Course (Grades 7-12)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-24$89— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 21-24, 9 a.m.-noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall, Rm. 104. Become a safe and confident boater with this fundamental U.S. Power Squadron course. Learn boat terminology, safe watercraft operation, rules and regulations, boat navigation, and communication. We'll discuss how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions and how to operate a boat trailer and a personal watercraft (PWC). You will also learn how to tie knots that are essential to boating. Cost includes the textbook. You must attend each day and take an exam to earn the U.S. Power Squadron course completion certificate and card. This course is partially underwritten by the America's Boating Club americasboatingclub.org.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520998
Writing and Publishing: Finding Your Voice (Grades 5-8)— 2021-06-21 through  2021-06-24$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 21-24, 1-3:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Don't wait until you grow up to become a real writer! Learn how to write stories that readers cannot put down. See which magazines publish writing by young people and how to successfully submit your work. As a group, we will make our own magazine featuring the stories written in class--so you will get the chance to see your story IN PRINT! The magazine will be sent out for printing, then mailed to you later in the summer. Bring a notebook and pencil/pen and get ready to write! Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520976
Course ClosedAll Aboard the Hogwarts Express AM (Grades 4-6) — 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Don't be late! Once you cross platform 9¾, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520685
Pet Lovers (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm 101. How can you tell if your pet dog, cat, bird or reptile is happy or sad? What do they like and dislike? Join a former zookeeper and current animal trainer to explore the biology of many different kinds of animals and all their peculiar behaviors and adaptations. Through games, you will explore the unique ways that pets see, hear, smell and touch. Research fascinating (and weird!) facts about these friendly pals. Expect some four-legged visitors!

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506847
Course ClosedAll Aboard the Hogwarts Express - PM (Grades 4-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 1-3:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Don't be late! Once you cross platform 9 3/4;, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you will be sorted into houses and whisked away to a week of fun--Harry Potter style. Use your wand to mix potions, play wizard games and practice Quidditch. All week, you will earn points in hopes of winning the house cup. End the week on a sweet note with treats from Honeydukes and butter beer you make yourself.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520676
Aeronautics: Up- up- up in the Air! (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Have you ever wondered how planes and birds stay in the air? How about what it takes to launch a rocket into outer space? Would you like to create an innovative aircraft that can outperform even the most technologically advanced prototypes? Join us on a STEM exploration of all aspects of flight. We'll create artistic interpretations of new specifics of birds and insects, construct prototypes of gliders, conduct experiments involving precious cargo safely and much more!

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506839
Simple Machines: Imagineering Your World (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Are simple machines really that simple? Come along as we investigate how 6 wondrous inventions improve our lives! Jump into a world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Imagine driving a car without axles or not being able to turn your head from side to side. We will dissect chicken wings, create a hovercraft, cultivate a mini-garden, and test our physical strength with a weightlifting experiment!

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506855
Boxing Our Food: Creating Commercial Art (Grades 3-6)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., June 28-July 1, 1-4 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm 104. Have you ever wanted to create your own food? Well, now you can! In this course you will learn all about how to create your very own incredible food package! You will create a fun food box, a zany character or logo, and a name for your food along with the imaginary ingredients. Add a fun toy or a cool game to include on the back of your box for kids to play while they enjoy your food!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506834
Hip-Hop Dance (Grades 5-8)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-06-30$65— Face to FaceView Details

3 days, Mon.-Wed., June 28-30, 4-5:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. This high-energy dance style is perfect for anyone with a passion to move! Learn to dance to upbeat music and the latest hits. Discover how to develop rhythm, flexibility and precision in your muscle memory. This awesome dance week will keep you hip-hopping! Wear clean gym shoes. Beginners welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 412263838
Great Tween/Teen Writers' Machine (Grades 5-8)— 2021-06-28 through  2021-07-02$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., June 28-July 2, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Expand your mind and discover 'limitless writing'. Starting with unique prompts each day, you'll create new worlds, tell the stories of original characters and get some of your existing ideas down on paper. Get more comfortable as a writer while you learn different strategies for successful story development. There will be plenty of opportunities to share your writing with others who love to write as much as you. Bring a notebook and pencil/pen and get ready to write! Class offered through a partnership with the National Writers Series.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520838
Course ClosedClay Works for Kids (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 days, Mon.-Fri., July 12-16 and Tues., July 20, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Pottery Studio Rm. 135. Explore the fabulous feel of clay while making useful and unique objects. Use pinch, slab, and coil methods to create original items and glaze them. Make a clay relief sculpture that is also a bowl, an animal that whistles or rattles, or a vase with a face! Items are fired at the end of the first week and ready for glazing the following Tuesday. You will be notified when the finished pieces are ready to pick up. Dress for an artsy mess. This class meets Mon.-Fri. July 12-16 plus the following Tues., July 20, for glazing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506815
Third Grade Academy: Learning and Creating Outside (Grade 3)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-16$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Spend a week working on projects to show off outside at your home! Projects include building your own birdhouse, fairy house/gnome home, bug village and more. We will infuse fun outdoor themed math, science and language arts learning activities to prepare for 3rd grade but don't worry, this week will not feel like anything other than a fun week of summer with play, art and exploration! Wear clothes that can get messy and closed toe shoes as we will be exploring outdoors as much as possible. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505808
STEM Camp Week 1: Chemistry Apprentices and Geo Explorers (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-16$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Imagine you are a little chemist frothing up freaky foams or a physicist causing a fizz phenomenon! Explore the effects of water, wind, and weather. You'll be outside most days (weather permitting), so wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506825
Course ClosedLEGO Camp: Architects & Producers (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-16$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Love those LEGO movies you see on YouTube? Take your LEGO skills to the next level and Join Christina Collins for a week-long exploration into the movie set building, planning, creating and making of LEGO animation. In the morning, you'll work on the architecture of your movie set. Learn to build structures from blueprints and building plans while maintaining scale. Choose and work on your own scale model of an actual local building. In the afternoons, hone your skills using the Stop Motion Studio (free or Pro edition $4.99). By the end of the week you'll have your own stop-motion film and put it on YouTube. This app is available on iOS, Google Play and Kindle App Store: https://www.cateater.com/. Bring your own device; smart phone, ipad, tablet, or laptop computer. There will be a supervised lunch break at noon and regular outside breaks; please bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506305
Camp Hawk Owl Week 1: Outdoor Insects and Indoor Games (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-16$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Explore the fascinating world of critters that fly and crawl. Go on daily hunts to locate, observe, count, and collect exciting critters like butterflies, dragonflies, ants, spiders and worms. You'll learn to catch them with nets to add to your custom-made habitat. Then, after your lunch break you will join the world of Rooks, Knights, Bishops, Pawns, Kings and Queens. Stretch your skills with strategies and tactics for opening, capturing and winning--checkmate! Chess is perfect for those who are drawn to learning something new, enjoy pondering and sitting for periods of time, and appreciate focusing on the game at hand. Chess sets are provided for in-class use, but feel free to bring your own. You'll be outside most mornings (weather permitting), so wear shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411506811
Sewing Basics & More! Make a Crossbody or Shoulder Bag (Grades 6-8)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-15$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 12-15, 9 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 104. Are you ready to learn a lifelong skill to develop into a craft, hobby or career? Jessica Crawford, fabric artist and interior design retail business owner, will help you select a project that matches your personal taste and functional style! Create the project of your choice--either a shoulder bag or cross-body bag. Learn the basics of operating a sewing machine, plus other tools of the trade. Gain basic knowledge of hand stitching, cutting and figuring a pattern, inserting a zipper or button, plus how to repair or personalize your own garments! Jessica will oversee your custom projects with extreme care and supervise the entire process with a creative eye and attention to detail. For more sewing instruction and a chance to make a second project, register for the afternoon class, 'Make a Phone Clutch or Duffle Bag'. Classes can be taken as stand alones or as companion classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520834
Sewing Basics & More! Make a Phone Clutch or Duffle Bag (Grades 6-8)— 2021-07-12 through  2021-07-15$149— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., July 12-15, 1-4 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 104. Are you ready to learn a lifelong skill to develop into a craft, hobby or career? Jessica Crawford, fabric artist and interior design retail business owner, will help you select a project that matches your personal taste and functional style! Create the project of your choice--either a phone clutch or a dufflebag. Learn the basics of operating a sewing machine, plus other tools of the trade. Gain basic knowledge of hand stitching, cutting and figuring a pattern, inserting a zipper or button, plus how to repair or personalize your own garments! Jessica will oversee your custom projects with extreme care and supervise the entire process with a creative eye and attention to detail. For more sewing instruction and a chance to make a second project, register for the morning class, 'Make a Crossbody or Shoulder Bag'. Classes can be taken as stand alones or as companion classes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520828
Broadway Choreography (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. Kick ball-change your way to the stage! This week you will learn dance combinations performed to Broadway music and put together a show staged with choreography. Beginners welcome; no dance experience required. Wear comfy clothes and closed toe shoes each day and be ready to dance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505752
Third Grade Academy: Animal Research Lab (Grade 3)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Did you know that sea otters hold hands while sleeping so they don't float apart? Did you know that over 60% of living creatures live in the rainforest but that rainforests only make up 6% of the Earth's land surface? We will explore the rainforest, desert, ocean, polar and wetland animal habitats to learn about the unique animals that call these regions home. Fun animal-themed math, science and language arts learning activities will be infused to prepare for 3rd grade - but don't worry, this week will not feel like anything other than a fun week of summer with play, art and exploration! You will create animal inspired projects, taste regional foods and learn more fun facts about these amazing animals! Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505768
STEM Camp Week 2: Slime Superstars and Return of Way Cool Science (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Bring your curiosity! The 'magic' of science is all around us! Create flubber, explode a volcano, make flowers change colors, and more. Become a scientist for a week of experiments as you discover how plants grow, how bread rises, why pop cans crush, and what creates a gas. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505759
Camp Hawk Owl Week 2: Magic Tricks and Art Masters (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. YOU can do magic! Learn and practice magical skills necessary to amaze, mystify and delight your friends and family. In the magicians workshop, you will find out how to levitate small objects, control decks of cards, instantaneously freeze water, bend spoons and keys, and so much more. Make your own magic trunk and fill it with your tools of the trade. Experience a week of fun and hands-on multimedia art! In the afternoon you will expand your artistic talents by mimicking the styles of the most celebrated and talented artists: Seurat, Chagall, O'Keefe and others. Learn about their lives through stories and discover their art through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and more. Celebrate on the last day with your awesome masterpieces! Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505801
Stars on Stage (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-30$249— Face to FaceView Details

2 weeks, Mon.-Fri., July 19-30, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 202. Have you ever wanted to try acting? Come play with us! You will get to do amazing activities in this class including improvisation, skits, and adaptations of stories, myths, and fairytales. Become comfortable on stage, play theatre games, improvise, practice physical comedy, and strengthen your voice projection ability. Finally, you will have the opportunity to collaborate and perform an original play and share it with your parents and friends. This class is taught by professional teaching artists.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505792
Musical Theatre Workshop (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-30$249— Face to FaceView Details

2 weeks, Mon.-Fri., July 19-30, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. Actors have been using song and dance to help tell stories since the days of the ancient Greeks! You'll learn musical theatre showstoppers, create props and stage a final routine, featuring singing and dancing in a final performance. This two-week class is a great companion class for the morning Stars on Stage Acting class for the student who is also interested in singing and dancing. Beginners welcome; no dance experience required. Wear comfy clothes and closed toe shoes each day and be ready to dance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505787
Just Bee Kids Yoga (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Get ready for a fun week of yoga, mindful games, crafts and fun! Each day will be a different theme with an opportunity to explore cool practices for health and wellness! Classes will include a daily yoga practice, breath-work, mindfulness exercises, relaxation and yoga games that teach focus, concentration and cooperation. We will nurture connection, self-exploration and self-care. It provides a space where movement fosters learning and teaches body awareness. A space where children are reminded of their innate power to find calm and ease within. Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary. Bring a yoga mat if you own one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505779
Yoga Camp (Grades 6-8)— 2021-07-19 through  2021-07-23$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 19-23, 1-3:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Whether you are continuing your yoga practice, or have never tried it before, spend a week at yoga camp with instructors Kay Epple and Cathy Fitzgerald of Just Bee Yoga to learn about poses and the proper way to do them. Practice mindfulness and meditation to help with stress and anxiety. Discuss the benefits of each pose, open those shoulders that have been hunched over your devices, and learn breathing techniques for stressful times. Each day revolves around a different theme and will include a welcome activity, 45-minute yoga class, yoga and mindfulness games and breathing activities, and a daily craft. Each day ends with some quiet time, mindful relaxation or guided meditation in story form. Beginners welcome! No experience is necessary. Bring a yoga mat if you own one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520819
Broadway Choreography (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-07-30$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 26-30, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Dance Rm. 120. Kick ball-change your way to the stage! This week you will learn dance combinations performed to Broadway music and put together a show staged with choreography. Beginners welcome; no dance experience required. Wear comfy clothes and closed toe shoes each day and be ready to dance.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505738
Third Grade Academy: Learning in Color (Grade 3)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-07-30$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. This will be one of the most colorful weeks you'll have this summer! We'll channel the colors of the rainbow as we create projects including string art, tie-dye, jeweled sun catchers, sand art and more. Each day you will leave with your hands full of projects to show off at home. We will incorporate colorful learning activities with design-themed math, science and colorful language arts concepts to help you prepare for 3rd grade - you won't even realize you are learning with all the fun we will be having! Please bring a white t-shirt for tie dying. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505403
STEM Camp Week 3: Secret Agents and Ingenious Inventors (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-07-30$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Science is used to solve mysteries AND create cool inventions! Use your powers of measurement, observation and your scientific knowledge to break cases. Explore the engineering design process and experience firsthand the power of perseverance. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505744
Art Camp (Grades 3-6)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-07-30$349— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., July 26-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Calling all art lovers! Spend a week working on your own beautiful works of art. Each day you will have the chance to explore a new medium and have the opportunity to use different materials. Use pencils, markers, pastels, watercolor, tempera and acrylic. Paint indoors in a classroom studio, or outdoors in nature. Become familiar with famous artists like Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso. Learn how to draw and paint objects so they look 3-dimensional. Express your creativity using the universal language of art! Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505731
Course ClosedWheel and Hand-built Pottery (Grades 6-12)— 2021-07-26 through  2021-08-03$169— Face to FaceView Details

6 days, Mon.-Fri., July 26-30 and Tues., Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Pottery Studio, Rm. 135. Discover the art of clay and the fun of shaping it with your hands. Learn to use the potter's wheel and hand-building techniques through demonstration, instruction and lots of hands-on experience. In the NMC pottery lab, create interesting and useful objects using the wheel, coil, slab and mold methods. Items are fired at the end of the first week and ready for glazing the following Tuesday. You will be notified when the finished pieces are ready to pick up. Dress to get joyously messy. This class meets Mon.-Fri. July 26-30 plus the following Tues., Aug. 3 for glazing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520812
Fun Play the Ukulele Way (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 9:30-10:30 a.m., NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Ukulele may be hard to spell and say, but it is sure fun to play. You'll be playing on your first day as you learn basic chords and strums. In this small group lesson of no more than six students you'll receive lots of individualized instruction. By the end of the week, you'll know how to tune and maintain your instrument and play lots of fun songs at home. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book 'Ukulele Primer for Beginners' by Bert Casey (approx. $15) which is available online or at the local guitar store. Textbook includes either a DVD or online video access for additional 1.5 hours of video instruction.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505387
2D and 3D Art - Try it all! (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Do you love art class and want to try it ALL? Spend a week learning and creating all types of projects. Make a drawing and then turn it into a painting! Create a mixed media project and try out printmaking! Discover 3-dimensional techniques like sculpture, weaving, and carving.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505382
DIY Crafts - Decor and Gifts (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Get ready for fun-filled days of crafting decor for your bedroom and gifts for your friends. Spread kindness and celebrate friendship while creating fun projects like a photo clip string and a gallery wall that celebrates your unique style.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505376
Recycling Art History! A STEAM Adventure (Grades 4-6)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Come along on a curious journey through the history of art as we spend time with famous artists! We won't stop there though; imagine using cardboard to construct Greek and Hellenistic architectural feats, discarded labels to create new masterpieces similar to Warhol; flowers, grass, branches and other natural objects to tune into Monet's Impressionist style and found recyclables to construct unimaginable structures in the style of Frank Gehry! Prepare for a STEAM adventure as we find materials and use science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to explore the artistic and amazing world of art.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411505392
Ukulele University (Grades 6-9)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 11 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Ukuleles are more popular than ever. They are inexpensive, easy to learn, portable and so fun to play! Learn to play new songs each day and get hands-on instruction on basic chords and strums. In this small group lesson of no more than six students you'll receive lots of individualized instruction. Discover how to tune and maintain your instrument. You will need to bring your own ukulele and purchase the book 'Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD' by Bert Casey (approx. $15) which is available at local bookstores, Traverse City Guitar Company, or online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520780
Course ClosedBeginning Guitar (Grades 5-10)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-06$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 2-6, 1-2 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 105. Guitar--give it a go! Start working on basic chords (learn what a chord is) and strum patterns, with a light amount of music reading mixed in. In this small group lesson of no more than six students you'll receive lots of individualized instruction. Before you know it, you will be playing a few songs. Bring your own guitar and purchase Progressive Guitar Methods Book 1, which is available at local bookstores, Traverse City Guitar Company, or online.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520804
Course ClosedItalian Mosaic Tile Art Level 1 (Grades 6-8)— 2021-08-02 through  2021-08-05$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 2-5, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Learn the groutless Italian method of mosaic tile art. Leelanau artist Adam Phillip Begeley trained in Italy and teaches workshops throughout the area for artists of all ages! This class teaches the specific method of placing ceramic tiles close together to create an image. Take home your image after this 4-day class. Bring basic safety goggles. All other supplies provided but you are welcome to bring any extra ceramic tiles you may have from past home improvement projects!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520797
Skills for the Backcountry (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 1-3 p.m., Meeting/Pick-up location: NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 104 (This class will be primarily outdoors). Experience your own week of Survivor camp with Grass River Natural Area staff! Your adventure takes you deep into the woods where you will discover useful backcountry, survival, and nature skills. Learn to build an outdoor shelter, store food, wilderness safety, map and compass reading, tracking, and other nature skills. Bring a backpack with a water bottle and snack. Wear walking shoes or boots (not flip flops). Class meets outdoors when weather permits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411504309
Explore! Nature and the Outdoors (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 10 a.m.-Noon, Meeting/Pick-up location: NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 104 (This class will be primarily outdoors). Join the staff of Grass River Natural Area for a week of exploration in the outdoors. You will search for salamanders under logs, dip nets in water to look for critters, go birding in the woods, and learn all that Northern Michigan has to offer--perfect for the child that loves the outdoors. Bring a backpack with a water bottle and snack. Wear walking shoes or boots (not flip flops). Class meets outdoors when weather permits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411504332
Mixed Media Exploration (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$139— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Explore the opportunities that the tools in an art room can provide. Create art pieces with all kinds of mediums! From acrylic paints and Gelli plates, to markers, inks and oil pastels--you are certain to be inspired in this fun class. We will make small daily projects as well as one big project. Get ready to get messy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411504315
Junior Babysitters Club (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 101. Calling all future babysitters, teachers, and camp counselors! Do you love spending time with younger kids? Learn about activities that younger audiences adore based on popular books. Create a 'no-heat cookbook' with recipes for healthy snacks. Learn some themed crafts to build up your 'Kid Kit'--a toolbox that every good babysitter should create for their clients!

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503259
Course ClosedVex IQ Robotics Camp: Championship Level (Grades 4-8) — 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$599— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 105. Join the exciting world of robotics with our local partner, Quarkmine. Design, build, program and test your own custom-built robots with Vex IQ Robotic kits! Capped at ten students, and led by World Champion Level instructors, you won't want to miss this unique, individualized, high-level experience. Each kit contains hundreds of structural parts along with motors, gears, axles, sensors, batteries, and a robotic brain. Challenge your skills as you learn how to build or modify your robot to complete a variety of tasks through computer programming. The final robots will compete in the Ultimate Team Challenge--a fast-paced, head-to-head robot rumble that will highlight driver skill, team strategy, and autonomous programming. This workshop is designed so that all levels, beginner to advanced, can participate and grow their skills. Bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle and sunscreen daily.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411504263
Computer Keyboarding Wizards (Grades 5-8)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 206. You're always using the computer--but are you still using that one-finger search-and-strike method to type? Want to type more quickly and accurately? Improve your efficiency and discover how to find the letters without looking at the keyboard. Games and drills make it engaging and exciting. You'll be amazed at how quickly you pick up speed and comfort.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520773
Italian Mosaic Tile Art Level 2 (Grades 6-8)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-16$149— Face to FaceView Details

5 days, Mon.-Thurs. Aug. 9-12 and Mon. Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Material art started with mosaics in the ancient world. Join Leelanau artist Adam Phillip Begeley and get an introduction to creating your own mosaic fish or bird design. Working with ceramic tile you will cut, arrange, glue and grout your first finished piece to bring home and hang on a wall. Moreover, you will leave with the tools and knowledge of how to create more works of art. Bring rags or cotton towels plus basic safety goggles. All other supplies provided but you are welcome to bring any extra ceramic tiles you may have from past home improvement projects! This class meets Mon.-Thurs. Aug. 9-12 plus the following Mon., Aug. 16, for grouting. No prerequisites.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520766
Electrical Circuits - Controls - Automation: Introduction to Robots (Grades 6-8)— 2021-08-09 through  2021-08-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 9-13, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Aero Park Campus, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 107 (2600 Aero-Park Dr., Traverse City). Learn about electrical circuits and the wires within a house, a car and inside machines. Connect switches and lights and learn how switches work to turn on bulbs, motors and sirens and run a motor. Discuss safety around electricity and in what ways automation and robots work for all parts of our lives. Did you know that robots make just about everything we wear and eat? Learn how robots keep workers safe using automation. Take home your own customized electronics kit at the end of the course! This course is held at NMC's Aero-Park Campus, 2600 Aero-Park Dr.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520753
Course ClosedSay It in Japanese (Grades 4-8)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-19$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 16-19, 9 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Discover Japan, Land of the Rising Sun! Learn Japanese words and phrases as you explore the fascinating art and culture of this exotic island country. Learn the art of origami (paper folding) and kirigami (paper cutting); try your hand at shodo (Japanese calligraphy), read and write haiku (a poetry form); have ocha (tea). Look at manga, watch anime, and discover how kids in Japan spend their days. Nihongo o hanashimashoo--let's speak Japanese!

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503193
Sports Camp (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. Practice makes perfect! Improve your skills in sports such as basketball, track, volleyball, soccer and more! Have fun playing outdoors, as weather permits, or in the gym. Every day is packed with fun and games as you learn the basics and beyond. Learn the importance of teamwork, gain skills to become a better athlete, and get tips for making each sport more FUN. All levels of fitness and sports backgrounds are welcome. Wear tennis shoes, and bring a water bottle and plenty of energy!

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503201
The Actor in You (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 1-4 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Show off your creativity by creating a script, inventing characters, designing a set and performing a play all in front of a live audience. Work on practical skills like acting, literacy and public speaking. Gain independence and self-esteem as you work with your team to create your own play. Story, art, stage and acting come together to make this theatre experience come alive! Family and friends are invited to the performance on the last day! Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503188
Drawing and Painting (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 1-3 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 106. Watercolors, acrylics, pastels, graphite, sponges, brushes, canvas and more--we have so much to inspire your creativity. Be an artist for a week of exploration into the world of color, shape, line, form, and space. From landscapes to portraits to favorite animals, capture the images around you and in your imagination. Bring a paint shirt.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503215
Create a Game with Greenfoot (Grades 3-6)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 10 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Beckett Bldg. Rom 217. Explore programming with Greenfoot and create a game world with characters from your imagination! With Greenfoot's easy Stride block-coding interface, you will build scenarios where you make your characters interact with the game world you create. Use your imagination to make the rules that control your characters and share your game with your classmates. Work together by giving and getting suggestions on making games more fun for the players. Experiment with your game to make it better and better.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411503208
Actor's Workshop (Grades 7-10)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-20$125— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Fri., Aug. 16-20, 9 a.m.-Noon, NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Theater Rm. 217. Have you imagined yourself on stage or do you want to further develop your acting and theatrical skills? Hone your creative abilities as you work with others to write, produce and act in a play--that YOU create! Learn the art of acting, playwriting and directing through exercises in dialogues, conflict and confrontations, and improvisation. Demonstration and guided practice help develop creativity, confidence and practical skills like literacy and public speaking. Participate in a final performance for family and friends on the last day. All levels welcome. Offered in partnership with Drama Kids of Northern Michigan.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520743
Jumpstart to College Planning- helpful & easy guide for your teen! (Grades 9-11)— 2021-08-16 through  2021-08-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 16-19, 1-2:30 p.m., NMC Main Campus, Scholars Hall Rm. 218. Looking for help with college planning and scholarships for your teen but don't know how to motivate them to start? Do you know scholarships can be applied for as early as middle school and some are super easy! Help your teen with this 4-session course on career interests, introductory resume writing and finding and submitting scholarships--knowing where to find them is half the battle. Students will leave this interactive course with an important jump start including a resume and several scholarship entries. Your teen will be empowered knowing college planning can be fun and not frightening!

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 411520747