All Classes

Below are all the noncredit classes for adults and children offered through August 30. Fall classes will display August 10. Use Browse by Category to choose courses by topic. Children's classes are at the bottom of the page. 

EEAC 757 -- Photography: a Field Experience -- Jul. 20 to Jul. 20

Are you looking for a hands-on photography experience? Gain confidence and learn to take better photographs while working side-by-side with award-winning photographer, Adam Van Houten. Begin in the classroom with a quick review of exposure basics, composition, and the various shooting modes on your camera. Then take your skills outside for practice, personal instruction, and instant feedback. End the afternoon with an opportunity to review what worked and how to improve what didn’t work. Bring your digital camera with memory card, fully charged battery, and all your questions. This is not a beginning class. You should have a solid understanding of your camera and its setting modes.

Registration Code = CRN 2224
Meeting dates = Jul. 20 to Jul. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #112
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $49
EEBC 329 -- Get the Most from Your Android Smartphone -- Jul. 20 to Jul. 20

Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Explore the ins and outs of Android technology for tablets and smart phones. Learn important navigation and operational tricks to use your device efficiently. You’ll discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2184
Meeting dates = Jul. 20 to Jul. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $39
EEBC 336 -- Excel 2013: Formatting Worksheets, Charts, Graphics -- Aug. 18 to Aug. 18

Are you bored with sleepy spreadsheets that all look the same? Tired of not getting your information across? Learn the ABC’s of using charts, graphs, fonts, borders, shading, and more to produce spreadsheets that communicate better and really get attention. Discover five formatting guidelines that apply to any worksheet. Leave with a pack of professional tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. Basic Excel skills required.

Registration Code = CRN 2198
Meeting dates = Aug. 18 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 980 -- Advanced Data Analysis -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 26

After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skills necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is large or small, this will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

Registration Code = CRN 2190
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 26
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 982 -- Intro to Final Cut Pro X - Apple Certification -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. In this hands-on course, you’ll learn to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface, then work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. You’ll work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects. Designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X. The last day consists of a testing review and the Apple FCPx End User Exam for you to become Apple Certified as a Pro. Includes the Official Apple Training Course Book. Details at nmc.edu/apple. Students should have knowledge of Mac OS X, and basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended. Class breaks for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 2384
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #204
Instructor = Caroline Schaefer-Hills
Cost = $1395
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 982 -- Intro to Final Cut Pro X - Apple Certification -- Jul. 22 to Jul. 26

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. In this hands-on course, you’ll learn to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface, then work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. You’ll work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects. Designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X. The last day consists of a testing review and the Apple FCPx End User Exam for you to become Apple Certified as a Pro. Includes the Official Apple Training Course Book. Details at nmc.edu/apple. Students should have knowledge of Mac OS X, and basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended. Class breaks for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 2383
Meeting dates = Jul. 22 to Jul. 26
Meeting days = Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #204
Instructor = Caroline Schaefer-Hills
Cost = $1395
EEFO 393 -- Endless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving -- Aug. 24 to Aug. 24

Would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labor longer? Find out how to preserve vegetables and fruits from your garden or the local market in this basic canning and freezing class. Learn the safe method of canning in the step-by-step process of basic water bath canning. You’ll get hands on with a pickling project and prepare jams to take home. Discover how to blanch and make simple, yet delicious syrups while you pick up tips and other techniques to stretch out the bounty of summer. Includes a canning book to take home.

Registration Code = CRN 2327
Meeting dates = Aug. 24 to Aug. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids (for adult & child age 8-14) -- Jul. 21 to Jul. 21

Spend an evening with your favorite child (age 8-14) cooking up a storm. Chef Stephanie Wiitala, Pastry Chef for Black Star Farms and mother of three, leads an evening of fun and seasonal food. Learn fundamental culinary skills and nutrition education while building self-esteem and exploring creativity. Team up to make delicious fresh from the garden veggie salsa while “sharpening” your knife skills, add hummus and homemade pita chips. What’s summer without flat bread pizzas – you choose the toppings! Finish the evening with a summer berry cobbler and super quick food processor ice cream. Cost includes one adult and one child.

Registration Code = CRN 2296
Meeting dates = Jul. 21 to Jul. 21
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $85
EEFO 583 -- Tastes of the Caribbean -- Aug. 31 to Aug. 31

Enjoy a culinary cruise and tales of the Caribbean from Kylie Simpson, a seasoned and well-traveled chef. Explore Caribbean flavors and influences as you prepare some traditional and some not so traditional dishes, using ingredients that are available to you in your own neighborhood. Recipes include Seafood and Avocado Parfait, Bahamian Bread, West Indian Chicken, and for dessert, Mango Soufflé with Coconut Lime Crème Anglaise. Get great tips on menu creation and international ingredient substitutions.

Registration Code = CRN 2318
Meeting dates = Aug. 31 to Aug. 31
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Kylie Simpson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 584 -- A Taste of Italy: Primi -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 18

Primi is the Italian name for first course. It includes pasta, risotto, and gnocchi. Chef Janene Silverman returns to Traverse City to share more of her culinary experiences from living in Italy. Under her guidance, learn how to make a variety of authentic pastas, pizzoccheri from Valtellina, and spaghetti alla chitarra from Abruzzo. Try your hand at several kinds of gnocchi made from potato, ricotta, semolina and more. Discover the secrets to making a creamy risotto using the king of Italian rice, carnarole. Come prepared to cook, learn, and of course, Mangia! Ci Vediamo li!

Registration Code = CRN 2324
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 18
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Janene Silverman
Cost = $79
EEFO 586 -- Thai Cooking at Home -- Jul. 26 to Jul. 26

Experience the tantalizing culinary world of Thailand from Australian chef Kylie Simpson. Kylie traveled to northern Thailand to study the regional and local cuisine for six weeks, and stayed six months. Learn how to balance the delicate flavors of ingredients in recipes that include Thai spring rolls, shrimp wonton soup, Thai basil chicken with jasmine rice and Thai coconut crème caramel. Hear stories of Asian history and traditions while you savor the flavors of Thailand.

Registration Code = CRN 2325
Meeting dates = Jul. 26 to Jul. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Kylie Simpson
Cost = $75
EEFO 587 -- Farm-Fresh Cooking -- Aug. 9 to Aug. 9

Bring the farm-to-table concept home to your kitchen with Chef Ali Lopez and Taste the Local Difference. Discover what to do with the wide variety of produce and other products available at this summer’s local farms and farmers markets. Learn to prepare creatively delicious and versatile dishes that bring out the best in farm-fresh ingredients. Great cooking isn’t always about the recipes—it’s about experimenting with new flavors and textures. You’ll get savvy shopping tips, best places to find local foods, and strategies to extend the harvest.

Registration Code = CRN 2326
Meeting dates = Aug. 9 to Aug. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Alison Lopez
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 3

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2247
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 385 -- Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch & Cook -- Aug. 28 to Aug. 28

Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off Leland’s coast as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlson’s Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Cove in Leland. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. Cost includes dinner.

Registration Code = CRN 2345
Meeting dates = Aug. 28 to Aug. 28
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 12:30PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Scott Anderson
Cost = $165
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 385 -- Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch & Cook -- Aug. 27 to Aug. 27

Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off Leland’s coast as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlson’s Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Cove in Leland. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. Cost includes dinner.

Registration Code = CRN 2299
Meeting dates = Aug. 27 to Aug. 27
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 12:30PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Scott Anderson
Cost = $165
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 385 -- Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch & Cook -- Aug. 21 to Aug. 21

Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off Leland’s coast as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlson’s Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Cove in Leland. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. Cost includes dinner.

Registration Code = CRN 2386
Meeting dates = Aug. 21 to Aug. 21
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 12:30PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Scott Anderson
Cost = $165
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 450 -- Personal Trainer for Fitness Center -- Jul. 27 to Aug. 31

Need extra focus to reach your fitness goals? Get personalized 50-minute training sessions with highly qualified, certified personal trainers. Ages 17 to 90+ are welcome. Call 231-995-1700 to register for 10-sessions for $350 ($295 with LIFE Discount) or 6 sessions for $225 ($190 with LIFE Discount). Academic student rates are available. NMC Fitness Center Membership is required.

Registration Code = CRN 2402
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Aug. 31
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $350
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPH 301 -- Reflexology for Life -- Aug. 25 to Aug. 25

Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

Registration Code = CRN 2298
Meeting dates = Aug. 25 to Aug. 25
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 463 -- The Savvy Film Viewer -- Jul. 19 to Jul. 20

The TC Film Festival is July 26-31, 2016. Maximize your film festival experience by exploring the art of cinema before you view the movies. Dr. Mark Howell, NMC communications professor, introduces you to a new level of motion picture awareness and appreciation. What makes a film exceptional? Explore aspects of cinematography, cultural mythology, narrative structure, and their interplay, as stories take the creative journey from page to screen. Your “homework” will be to watch two films by a featured writer/director prior to class so you are ready to make new discoveries through discussions, presentations, and reviewing clips. Leave with distinctive insights that will enhance your cinematic experience for years to come. Instructor Mark Howell's NMC courses include Popular Culture and Film as Literature. He was coordinator of the NMC film series for several years. Movie titles will be emailed to students prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 2287
Meeting dates = Jul. 19 to Jul. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #217
Instructor = Mark Howell
Cost = $45
EEYA 113 (Ages 4-6) -- Discover Dinosaurs -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Brontosaurus, Triceratops—even dinosaur names are big and mysterious! Learn fun facts about dinosaurs everyday through hands-on projects. Go on a fossil hunt, make fossil prints, and create a dinosaur skeleton. You will even make up a new kind of dinosaur just discovered in this class! There will be art, crafts, music, and lots of dinosaur play. Come join the Dino fun.

Registration Code = CRN 2006
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = Jennifer Hoffman
Cost = $79
EEYA 114 (Ages 4-6) -- What's Cookin'? -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Banana dippers, fresh veggie pizza, and waffle sandwiches…learn to make these fun foods and lots more in this hands-on week in a big shiny kitchen. You’ll stir, blend, measure, mix, bake and taste your way through good food you can fix at home. Every day has a theme and includes a story and hands-on prep. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens.

Registration Code = CRN 1995
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Margaret Steele
Cost = $115
EEYA 119 (Ages 4-6) -- Art, Art, and More Art -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

Unleash your imagination as you explore all kinds of fun and messy art in this week of hands-on discovery. Each day, you’ll create your masterpieces with ideas from popular picture books. Paint with marbles and shaving cream, design your own Rainbow Fish, shape with clay, create a colorful collage, and much more. Venture outside for a nature walk to find materials for your “Leaf Man.” Parents, this week of art exploration develops fine motor skills and encourages creativity to flourish.

Registration Code = CRN 2014
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Jaclyn Stremlow
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYA 123 (Ages 4-6) -- Dancing Feet Creative Movement -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

Spin, stretch, walk, slide—your body wants to move! Let your feet tell stories as you explore jazz, ballet, and modern dance. You’ll learn to stretch like a dancer and balance your body as you leap and twirl. As we move our bodies to different kinds of music, you’ll create your own dances. No dance experience is needed. Wear comfortable clothes for moving (no jeans, please), and dance shoes (bare feet are fine, too).

Registration Code = CRN 2016
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Anne Froehlich
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYA 136 (Ages 4-6) -- Music for Little Mozarts -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

All kids love to make music! Enjoy a week of musical magic as you sing, move, listen, and create. Discover how to use your singing voice, feel the beat in fun ways, learn simple folk dances from around the world, and move to all types of music. You’ll also explore and play many different rhythm instruments. You’ll even make your own instrument to perform in a “class band” and take home at the end of the week.

Registration Code = CRN 2015
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #105
Instructor = Stephanie Schall-Brazee
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYA 140 (Ages 4-6) -- Yummy Art! -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

Eat your art out and grab your spoon, paintbrush, and Kool-Aid—we’re creating art! From cupcake design to Kool-Aid finger painting, learn all about the wonderful and wacky world of food art. Build spaghetti sculptures, play foodie games, and make your own incredible edibles. Each day, you will explore ways to take normal food items and create exciting art projects. Get ready for a week of fun “playing with your food.”

Registration Code = CRN 2007
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = Jennifer Hoffman
Cost = $79
EEYA 144 (Ages 4-6) -- Imagineering Your World -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Attention Imagineers! Have you ever wondered what London Bridge and a bird have in common? Why the world’s tallest buildings don’t fall down in a wind storm? Each day you’ll discover amazing engineering feats. Create your own city using marshmallows, launch a race car across a desert, and make someone’s hair stand straight up. Using art, math, movement and humor, explore your own amazing engineering abilities. Prepare for a week full of multi-sensory scientific discovery. Dress to get messy and move. Please bring one empty shoe box Monday.

Registration Code = CRN 2008
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = Anne Froehlich
Cost = $79
EEYA 149 (Ages 4-6) -- Paint 'n Play -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Use your imagination and bright colors to concoct unique art projects using salt, mud, glue, milk and more. Get active in creating your own painting masterpieces during freeze-dance painting and bubble-wrap-stomp painting. If you like to mix, brew, sift, and invent, you’ll love this wonderful week of making art indoors and out in nature.

Registration Code = CRN 2011
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = Nicole Mullin
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 106 (Grades 1-3) -- In the Days of Dragons -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

Imagine living in a fantasy world where wizards cast spells and knights defend castles against ogres and dragons. Would you be a queen, a knight, a wizard? Choose a character to role play and make yourself a costume. Would you tame a dragon as a pet? Decide as you make your own dragon. Build your castle and a catapult to defend it. Stir up a wizard’s potion and a puddle of ogre ooze.

Registration Code = CRN 2034
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Nicole Mullin
Cost = $79
EEYB 110 (Grades 1-3) -- Kids in the Kitchen -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

**The June 20-24 class is full. There is still room in July 25-29. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Stir, blend, measure, mix, and bake—be a chef for a week of kitchen discovery. We’ll make main dishes like chicken enchiladas and lasagna, and for snack day, made-from-scratch granola bars and other tasty treats. Try your hand at homemade bread. You will be amazed at how much math you use to be a chef. On the last day, you can bring a guest to a special family dinner prepared by you and your new chef friends. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens.

Registration Code = CRN 2022
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Margaret Steele
Cost = $139
EEYB 117 (Grades 1-3) -- Way Cool Science -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

The “magic” of science is all around us! From making slime and foaming cups of colored goop to using bubbles to forecast weather…this is science! Science is everywhere—outside, in your kitchen, and in the air around you. 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. You’ll learn how to produce real chemical reactions right in your own kitchen—with your parent’s help, of course!

Registration Code = CRN 2041
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Janine Winkler
Cost = $79
EEYB 121 (Grades 1-3) -- Drawing and Painting -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Watercolors, tempera, pastels, brushes, sponges, charcoal, graphite—even the words sound inviting and creative. 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, you will capture on paper images around you and in your imagination. Bring a paint shirt.

Registration Code = CRN 2042
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Nancy Katzenberger
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 122 (Grades 1-3) -- Outdoor Art -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

Nature is filled with intricate patterns and shapes, and amazing colors and textures. Just what an artist needs! Get outdoors and explore the beauty in nature. Then get creative with clay, sand, rocks, and found natural objects to make collages, mobiles, prints and more. There’s so much for the nature artist to see and do! Wear shoes for being outside (not flip flops) and clothes for delightfully messy activities.

Registration Code = CRN 2047
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Jaclyn Stremlow
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 123 (Grades 1-3) -- Space Kids -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Launch into outer space for a week of starry discoveries! Imagine living in space as you explore stars, our solar system, meteor showers, and more. Will you be the first person to walk on Mars? Each day, you’ll do out-of-this-world projects including building a rocket. One day even takes you inside our “star lab” to view the constellations.

Registration Code = CRN 2040
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #226
Instructor = Nicole Mullin
Cost = $79
EEYB 126 (Grades 1-3) -- Inventor's Workshop -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Inventors wanted! Are you curious and full of ideas? Learn about famous inventors and the things they discovered. Build and test a car made from simple machines, construct a spool pulley, design a toy marble run and a toothpick bridge strong enough to hold heavy objects. Compete with your own designed aerodynamic paper airplanes. Create your own invention and showcase it in the Contraption Carnival. Who knows, you might invent something that makes you famous!

Registration Code = CRN 2039
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Janine Winkler
Cost = $79
EEYB 127 (Grades 1-3) -- Shelter Building -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

**Both weeks of this class are full. To add your name to a waiting list, please call 231-995-1700. **You’re hiking and your friend sprains an ankle…and there’s a storm coming! You need shelter, but none can be found. We’ll listen to great stories and tales as we learn to construct different types of shelters from materials available to us in nature. If you like forts and, more importantly, like to build them, this adventure is for you! You will work together to build a shelter large enough for the whole group! Bring a water bottle.

Registration Code = CRN 2026
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Trav.Bay Area ISD Conf. Center, Room #PARKINGLOT
Instructor = Scott Birch
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 142 (Grades 1-3) -- Cheerleading Camp -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

We’ve got spirit–yes we do! We’ve got spirit–how about you? Get ready for a week of fun where you start the day by warming up your muscles with flexibility and strengthening exercises. Learn the FUNdamentals of cheerleading with beginning tumbling skills, basic motions, stunting, and jumps. You’ll practice each day and show your team spirit on the last day, complete with your own set of pom-poms. Wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle every day.

Registration Code = CRN 2043
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Jerrilynn Pike
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 153 (Grades 1-3) -- It's a Glittery Girl Thing -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

Want to add a little dazzle to your wardrobe? Create your own necklaces, bracelets, rings, belts and other unique accessories. Learn techniques to make your own jewelry and hair accessories using beads, rhinestones, buttons, shrink plastic, clay, ribbon, and more! Design many items that nobody will believe you made yourself.

Registration Code = CRN 2046
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Laura Wright
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 158 (Grades 1-3) -- Dig It! Archaeology for Kids -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Do you like getting dirty and solving puzzles? Come discover how archaeologists uncover mysteries of the past. You’ll find hidden secrets, make your own fossils, and explore shipwrecks right here in Grand Traverse Bay. Investigate unusual objects and examine artifact replicas from thousands of years ago. Learn how to excavate and try your hand at it with an archaeologist’s tool kit and simulated dig site. If you’re careful, you could find missing clues to the past.

Registration Code = CRN 2038
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #115
Instructor = Janet Steinhoff
Cost = $79
EEYB 163 (Grades 1-3) -- Super Science Sleuths -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

Super science sleuths wanted! Have you ever wondered why bears sleep all winter? Why leaves change color in the fall? Or why the birds and squirrels are so busy in the spring? Come along on a journey through the seasons of Northern Michigan. Using art, engineering, math, and scientific discovery, you’ll explore how each season is uniquely scientific. Track the wildest animals, create a blizzard in summer, grow plants in a milk container, and so much more in this week of multi-sensory science fun.

Registration Code = CRN 2045
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #117
Instructor = Anne Froehlich
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 171 (Grades 1-3) -- Lil' Chemists -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Be a scientist as you run experiments and make amazing discoveries about how things in the world work. You’ll grow crystals of many colors and shapes and create your own work of art. Learn about acids and bases while you make sherbet. Experiment with solids, liquids, and gases. You’ll mix ingredients and brew concoctions to create chemical reactions!

Registration Code = CRN 2044
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #115
Instructor = Janet Steinhoff
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYB 173 (Grades 1-3) -- Scooby-Doo: Detective Extraordinaire -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

Jinkies! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Incorporated gang need your help to dig up answers to a mystery. You’ll be hands-on using your super-sleuth skills to problem solve. Recreate monster clues out of slimy ooze, make your own mystery-themed board game and go on daily scavenger hunts to find answers to the unknown. Document your discoveries in your detective journal with decoder pen.

Registration Code = CRN 2033
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Elizabeth Dornbos
Cost = $79
EEYB 174 (Grades 1-3) -- Camp Frozen -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

You’ve undoubtedly seen the movie—now experience Frozen in Traverse City! Through art, science, and imagination, you’ll jump into Elsa’s frozen world. Create 3-D snowflakes, frozen snow slime, and your very own take-home Elsa and Olaf! You’ll paint Olaf and design your own crown, wintery wand, bracelet, and more. We’ll “let it go” on the last day with a frozen ice cream bar. Be cool in this week of frozen fun!

Registration Code = CRN 2037
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #226
Instructor = Nicole Mullin
Cost = $79
EEYB 180 (Grades 1-3) -- Jedi Training Camp -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

**The July 18-22 class is full. There is still room in the other date. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Do you want to harness your inner Jedi? Join Jedi Christina for a week of physical and mental Jedi training. Practice mindfulness and patience, light saber safety, and you’ll embellish your own Jedi robe. Put your training to the test as you compete as a team in a Jedi obstacle course. Parents are invited to the award ceremony on the last day for all Jedi graduates.

Registration Code = CRN 2035
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Christina Collins
Cost = $79
EEYB 183 (Grades 1-3) -- Cowabunga Dude! Ninja Turtles -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

Get pumped for a bodacious week of fun. It’s time to shell out this summer with Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. Find out about the artists they were named after with fun art projects. Party ninja style with a TMNT obstacle course, play musical manholes, and knock-out Shredder Sensei Says. Learn some ninja skills with pool-noodle nunchucks. Celebrate a week of fun with your favorite TMNT four.

Registration Code = CRN 2036
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Nicole Mullin
Cost = $79
EEYC 114 (Grades 2-4) -- Junior Robotics Academy -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

NEW added option! August 8-12 (10 am-Noon class) is still available! Learn the basics of robot building and the skills to compete in regional robotic competitions using VEX IQ Robotics Kits. With your team, you’ll build a “bot” and run it through fun challenges—some will even require you to build, test, and rebuild your bot. Learn to program its brain and operate controls to run an obstacle course, carry objects, and obey your commands. Finish with the Ultimate Team Challenge where teams compete face to face.

Registration Code = CRN 2400
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #K
Instructor = John Gilligan
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYC 114 (Grades 2-4) -- Junior Robotics Academy -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

NEW added option! August 8-12 (10 am-Noon class) is still available! Learn the basics of robot building and the skills to compete in regional robotic competitions using VEX IQ Robotics Kits. With your team, you’ll build a “bot” and run it through fun challenges—some will even require you to build, test, and rebuild your bot. Learn to program its brain and operate controls to run an obstacle course, carry objects, and obey your commands. Finish with the Ultimate Team Challenge where teams compete face to face.

Registration Code = CRN 2055
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #K
Instructor = Philip Leete
Cost = $99
EEYC 114 (Grades 2-4) -- Junior Robotics Academy -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

NEW added option! August 8-12 (10 am-Noon class) is still available! Learn the basics of robot building and the skills to compete in regional robotic competitions using VEX IQ Robotics Kits. With your team, you’ll build a “bot” and run it through fun challenges—some will even require you to build, test, and rebuild your bot. Learn to program its brain and operate controls to run an obstacle course, carry objects, and obey your commands. Finish with the Ultimate Team Challenge where teams compete face to face.

Registration Code = CRN 2056
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #K
Instructor = John Gilligan
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYC 115 (Grades 2-4) -- Magician's Workshop -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

YOU can do magic! Learn and practice magical skills necessary to amaze, mystify, and delight your friends and family. In the magician’s workshop, you’ll find out how to levitate small objects, control decks of cards, instantaneously freeze water, bend spoons and keys, and much more. Make your own magic trunk and fill it with your tools of the trade.

Registration Code = CRN 2057
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Valinda Domkiv
Cost = $79
EEYC 116 (Grades 2-4) -- Mazes, Games and Art: Coding for Kids -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Discover the power of coding! Learn to solve problems and think creatively using computer technology. Start building your skills through games like Robo Turtles and Gravity Maze. Then you’ll guide Angry Birds through a maze on screen and explore a Minecraft world. Create stories and art on the computer, and design your own games. By the end, you’ll use your programming skills to create your own project that you can share with others.

Registration Code = CRN 2058
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #110A
Instructor = Kaitlyn Rickman
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYD 113 (Grades 3-5) -- Clay Works for Kids -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** 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 will be fired at the end of the first week and be ready for glazing the following Tuesday. Wear comfy clothes that can get messy as you hand-build your very own clay creations. Time for pick-up of finished pieces will be arranged. Class meets 6 days: July 25-29 and Aug. 2, 2016, all 10 a.m.-noon.

Registration Code = CRN 2067
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #135
Instructor = Lisa Hockin
Cost = $89
EEYD 117 (Grades 3-5) -- Cheer Squad -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Give me an F, give me a U, give me an N…What does it spell? FUN! Dance, prance, and cheer for five days of spirit! Begin each day warming up your muscles with flexibility and strengthening exercises. You’ll learn the FUNdamentals of cheerleading with basic motions, stunting, jumps, and dance routines. You’ll practice each day and be ready to show your team spirit on the last day complete with your own set of pom-poms. Wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle every day.

Registration Code = CRN 2068
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Jerrilynn Pike
Cost = $79
EEYD 129 (Grades 3-5) -- Minecraft Designers -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

If you love the game Minecraft™, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3-D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft™ games. To access your project at home, you must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft™. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft™ are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3-D modeling software. You will work in teams for most of the week.

Registration Code = CRN 2062
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #204
Instructor = Andrew Sias
Cost = $135
EEYD 135 (Grades 3-5) -- Make Your First 3-D Video Game -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of traditional 2-D game design. You’ll learn the physics behind 3-D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. The games you and other students create will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Registration Code = CRN 2070
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #204
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $135
EEYD 136 (Grades 3-5) -- Minecraft Modders -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding is taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Registration Code = CRN 2072
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #204
Instructor = Jarred Araujo
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYE 101 (Grades 3-6) -- Meet Me at the Ranch-Horseback Riding -- Aug. 22 to Aug. 24

**All dates of this class are full. To be added to a waiting list for the full class, call (231) 995-1700** Get to know horses in this three-day camp where you will be assigned your own horse. At the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf (7200 Brown Bridge Road, TC), you will learn how to safely groom, care for, handle, lead, saddle, and bridle your horse. You will also learn basic western riding—from corral, to pasture, to the last day’s trail ride. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a snack, water bottle, and clothes for inclement weather. Helmets provided.

Registration Code = CRN 2381
Meeting dates = Aug. 22 to Aug. 24
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Ranch Rudolf
Instructor = LeeAnn Jacobs
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYF 101 (Grades 3-7) -- Art of Tree Climbing -- Aug. 12 to Aug. 12

Climbing trees is not only fun, it’s a sport! Using arborist’s ropes and harnesses, you (and your parent) will learn to ascend into the canopies safely. You’ll even learn how to camp there. Equipment is provided; bring drinking water. An in-tree snack is provided. Dress for the weather and wear shoes and long pants. Cost includes one adult and one child. Meets at Cedar Lake Boat Launch, west of TC, off Cedar Run Road - ask for directions when registering.

Registration Code = CRN 2079
Meeting dates = Aug. 12 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Andrew Burke
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 103 (Grades 4-6) -- Fizzics in a Can -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

Make a tornado, crush a can with no hands, build a stethoscope, and cause a fizz phenomenon! Pop cans, pop bottles, and soda pop do the teaching in this physical science extravaganza. Bring a clean, empty can to the first day of class and prepare to wear your goggles! Can you explore physics with pop? Yes you CAN! Sign up early for this “pop”-ular class!

Registration Code = CRN 2094
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #110B
Instructor = Janine Winkler
Cost = $79
EEYG 112 (Grades 4-6) -- Wind, Wings, & Wheels -- Aug. 9 to Aug. 11

Do you look to the skies when you hear an airplane? Do you wonder what the earth looks like from half a mile up? From the Wright brothers through today’s high-tech aerospace industry, experience the world of flight. Learn about the differences between a helicopter and an airplane. Design, build, and test-fly a balsa airplane. Manipulate the controls of an aircraft flight simulator and take to the skies with a certified flight instructor on the last day to observe the world from above. Limited to eight students.

Registration Code = CRN 2105
Meeting dates = Aug. 9 to Aug. 11
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-11:00AM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #224
Instructor = Paul Hurlbert
Cost = $119
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 115 (Grades 4-6) -- All ABoard the Hogwarts Express -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

**All 3 of these classes are full. To be added to a waiting list for the full class, call (231) 995-1700** Don’t be late! Once you cross platform 9¾, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you’ll 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’ll 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2086
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #115
Instructor = Shannon McCann
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 115 (Grades 4-6) -- All ABoard the Hogwarts Express -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

**All 3 of these classes are full. To be added to a waiting list for the full class, call (231) 995-1700** Don’t be late! Once you cross platform 9¾, you will be transported to the Hogwarts School for wizardry. Upon arrival, you’ll 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’ll 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2085
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #115
Instructor = Janet Steinhoff
Cost = $99
EEYG 116 (Grades 4-6) -- Chef School -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 11

**The June 27-30 class and the July 11-14 class are both full. The Aug. 8-11 class still has room. To be added to a waiting list for the full class, call (231) 995-1700** Slice and dice; roast and toast; boil and broil; stir and whir in the teaching kitchen at the Oleson Center. Each day you will learn to prepare lots of tasty recipes using basic cooking techniques. Then eat your creations and make a cookbook to keep up your chef skills. Gain experience selecting foods for freshness, nutrition, and cost with a mid-week field trip to the Traverse City Farmers Market. Bring a take-home container each day. Recipes from this class and other cooking classes held in the kitchen may contain gluten, tree nuts, dairy or other food allergens.

Registration Code = CRN 2362
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 11
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $149
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 119 (Grades 4-6) -- Drawing and Sketching -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Are you always drawing? Want to sharpen your skills? Guided by an artist and teacher, you will practice lots of drawing and sketching techniques as you draw favorite toys, landscapes, and portraits (yours or others). Make still life drawings and sketch from photos—animals, trees, and who knows what else! Experiment with art pencils, chalk pastels, and other art media as you learn to draw from visual observations and your imagination. Bring a sketch pad (8.5 x 11-inch or larger, not newsprint) and your creativity!

Registration Code = CRN 2092
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #226
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $79
EEYG 126 (Grades 4-6) -- Create Your Own Website -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Learn to design and publish your own website! Practice working with text and creating and editing graphics, images, and digital photos. Find out how to include hyperlinks, tables, backgrounds, and borders. You’ll then be ready to publish your impressive pages on the Internet for friends and family to see.

Registration Code = CRN 2103
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Marcos Cabrera
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 130 (Grades 4-6) -- The Actor in You -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

Let’s put on a play! Create a play from brainstorming the plot, to set design, to the final bow. You’ll be part of creating a script, inventing characters, designing a set, and performing it all in front of a live audience. Story, art, stage, and acting come together to make a theater experience come alive. Family and friends are invited to the Friday performance.

Registration Code = CRN 2104
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #217
Instructor = Mark Rozeboom
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 161 (Grades 4-6) -- Computer Keyboard Wizards -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

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.

Registration Code = CRN 2096
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $79
EEYG 165 (Grades 4-6) -- Project Runway - Pajama Party -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Summertime, BFF time, sleepover time—be the star of the party with your one-of-kind pajama bottoms, tote bag, and pillow. Learn basic sewing skills: pin and cut a pattern, operate a sewing machine, stitch and press seams while you make your pajama party accessories. You’ll also learn hand-sewing and other embellishing techniques to make everything say “this is me.” Invite your family and friends to a runway show on the last day. Includes all materials.

Registration Code = CRN 2101
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Laura Wright
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 166 (Grades 4-6) -- Project Runway - Sassy Skirt -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Designers wanted! Have an eye for fashion? Begin by brainstorming ideas in a sketchbook with fabric swatches and design sketches. Then learn basic sewing skills: pin and cut a pattern, operate a sewing machine, stitch and press seams while you make your uniquely designed skirt and totebag. You’ll also practice hand stitching techniques to embellish your outfit. Walk the runway on the last day to show off your awesome designs! Includes all materials.

Registration Code = CRN 2095
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #222/224
Instructor = Kristi Wodek
Cost = $89
EEYG 168 (Grades 4-6) -- Chemistry Kids -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Become a chemistry sleuth as you work in a college science lab conducting fascinating experiments. Bring your creativity and spirit of adventure as you stretch eggs beyond their limit, blow up a balloon without touching it, make ice that is hot, and work with alum to create a crystal garden, make rock candy, and even ice cream. You’ll investigate and make predictions while you mix and measure to collect data and test your hypothesis. Who knew the lab could be so much fun!

Registration Code = CRN 2099
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #115
Instructor = Janet Steinhoff
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 170 (Grades 4-6) -- LEGO Architecture -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Build towers and engineer cool structures with Traverse City’s own LEGO® Builder. Challenge yourself to design and build a model skyscraper. Build a bridge that will hold up to the weight of the vehicle that crosses it. You’ll build towers, sculptures, bridges, and fancy designs. Bring your mind’s hidden creations to life while exploring interesting building techniques used by experienced LEGO® builders. Cost includes a custom assortment of LEGO® bricks so you can create at home.

Registration Code = CRN 2102
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #226
Instructor = Christina Collins
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYG 182 (Grades 4-6) -- Star Wars - An Intergalactic Adventure -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

Come to a galaxy far, far away and learn the mysterious ways of the Force. Join Jedi Christina for a week of intergalactic awesomeness! Create planetary prints, participate in Star Wars science experiments and build a galaxy with your fellow Jedis. Design planet beads to swap at the end of the week. Come battle with the dark side and restore Jedi order.

Registration Code = CRN 2091
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Christina Collins
Cost = $79
EEYG 186 (Grades 4-6) -- Camp Half-Blood -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Attention Percy Jackson fans! Are you fascinated by Greek mythology? Join us at Camp Half-Blood for a week of games, projects, and fun. Create a shield like Zeus’ and artifacts inspired by the Greek gods. Show off your writing skills as you develop your own Greek myth. At the end of the week, you’ll take home your creations along with a set of camp beads that you traded with your fellow demigods.

Registration Code = CRN 2098
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #226
Instructor = Christina Collins
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYH 102 (Grades 4-8) -- Say It in Japanese -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 21

Discover Japan, “Land of the Rising Sun”! You’ll 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), try your hand at shodo (Japanese calligraphy), read and write haiku (a poetry form), and practice using chopsticks. Read manga, watch animé, and discover how kids in Japan spend their days. “Nihongo O hanashimashoo!”

Registration Code = CRN 2110
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 21
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #218
Instructor = Rosemary Rokita
Cost = $79
EEYH 104 (Grades 4-8) -- Video Game Creation w. Scratch -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

Produce your own video games, interactive stories, music, animation, and art with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language created at MIT that makes it easy to generate your own digital creations and even share them on the Web. Create and share Scratch projects and learn important mathematical and computation ideas at the same time. You’ll also learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Registration Code = CRN 2111
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #110A
Instructor = Kaitlyn Rickman
Cost = $89
EEYH 104 (Grades 4-8) -- Video Game Creation w. Scratch -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Produce your own video games, interactive stories, music, animation, and art with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language created at MIT that makes it easy to generate your own digital creations and even share them on the Web. Create and share Scratch projects and learn important mathematical and computation ideas at the same time. You’ll also learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Registration Code = CRN 2112
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #110A
Instructor = Kaitlyn Rickman
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYI 101 (Ages 4-15) -- Lunch Break -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

If you enroll in a morning AND afternoon session the week of July 18-22 only, you are invited to join the Lunch Break hour that meets between classes in the Parsons-Stulen Building. The kick-back-and-relax supervised hour from noon to 1pm offers time to eat, relax inside or outdoors, and join in recreational options. Junior Counselors will help you get to the lunch area and afternoon sessions. Bring your lunch each day; juice packs and water are provided. Financial aid is not available for Lunch Break. If you plan to participate in the College for Kids Lunch Break, be sure to register with course code 2100 for summer 2016.

Registration Code = CRN 2100
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 12:01PM-12:59PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #157
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $15
EEYK 113 (Grades 5-8) -- Doctors and Vets: Dissection -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Put on your lab coat and gloves and get ready to explore the inside structures found in several specimens. Each day you’ll dissect a different subject and have the opportunity to look below the surface of an insect, crustacean, and fish. Identify the organs and learn to use dissection equipment whether you are curious about anatomy, animals, or simply a budding scientist.

Registration Code = CRN 2123
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #117
Instructor = Jamie Roster
Cost = $89
EEYK 116 (Grades 5-8) -- VEX IQ Robotics -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

Learn to design, build, program, and test a robot using the VEX IQ Robotics Kit. These robots are a step up from the LEGO® Mindstorms™ bots. Working in teams, you will be presented with various challenges throughout the week requiring you to design and redesign your robot and its programming to successfully complete each assigned task. Configure sensors to aid your robot with decision making and finish with the Ultimate Team Challenge where teams compete face to face.

Registration Code = CRN 2120
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #K
Instructor = Philip Leete
Cost = $129
EEYK 117 (Grades 5-8) -- Retro Crafts -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Let’s go “old school” with these crafts that are making a BIG comeback. Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind string art design and create a weaving using a variety of colorful fibers. Try your hand at a tie-dye using bold, high-quality procion dyes, then learn knotting techniques to design a unique macramé. You’ll keep up with the current trends once you learn these cool techniques. Cost includes t-shirt.

Registration Code = CRN 2121
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #155
Instructor = Kristi Wodek
Cost = $89
EEYK 118 (Grades 5-8) -- Project Runway: Chef Inspired Sewing -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Do you love to bake? And sew? Take your skills to new levels as you learn to sew your own one-of-a-kind apron and a cupcake-inspired stuffed pillow. Learn basic hand and machine sewing skills, how to cut fabric, and pin and iron seams—all to give you the confidence to work more independently. Then move to the kitchen where you’ll learn to decorate cupcakes with whimsical designs to serve guests on the last day runway show. No sewing experience required.

Registration Code = CRN 2118
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #222
Instructor = Kristi Wodek
Cost = $89
EEYK 119 (Grades 5-8) -- Sharpie Marker Art -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 22

Grab a Sharpie and make some bold art! Sharpie markers are a versatile art media which can be used on a variety of surfaces. Learn art techniques that will take your art to the next level while exploring work by today’s leading Sharpie artists. You’ll work on paper, plastic, rocks, and more. Bring your own white t-shirt for one of your project designs.

Registration Code = CRN 2119
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #226
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $79
EEYN 132 (Grades 6-9) -- Minecraft Modders -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding is taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Registration Code = CRN 2136
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #204
Instructor = Jarred Araujo
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYN 134 (Grades 6-9) -- Make Your First 3-D Video Game -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! Develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of traditional 2-D game design. You’ll learn the physics behind 3-D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of game play, and story telling. The games you and other students create will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Registration Code = CRN 2133
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #204
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $135
EEYO 103 (Grades 1-4) -- Hangin' with Horses (includes an adult) -- Aug. 12 to Aug. 12

Kids, partner up with your favorite adult to share some quality time together (and enjoy a unique afternoon) while learning about the beauty and grace of horses. Find out how to safely approach, handle, and work around horses. You’ll also learn about basic grooming and even get to braid horse tails just for fun! You’ll be paired up with a horse and quickly see for yourself how being in a barn is not only good for the soul, but is also a great confidence booster. No prior horse experience needed, but closed-toe shoes are required. Cost includes one adult and one child. Meets at Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolph (7200 Brown Bridge Road, TC).

Registration Code = CRN 2051
Meeting dates = Aug. 12 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-11:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Circle H -7200 Brown Bridge Rd
Instructor = LeeAnn Jacobs
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYS 101 (Grades 7-10) -- Survivor! Backcountry Skills -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Tribes vie for survival as you learn the skills necessary for success in the backcountry. You’ll use compass, maps, and GPS to find hidden caches and discover how to safely use backcountry gear and survival equipment. You’ll overcome challenges including having to cook a backcountry meal and “leave no trace” that you were there. Challenge yourself and your team to earn the title of Backcountry Survivor. Come prepared to be outdoors most of the week.

Registration Code = CRN 2147
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Trav.Bay Area ISD Conf. Center, Room #PARKINGLOT
Instructor = Scott Birch
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYS 111 (Grades 7-10) -- Photography Workshop -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Attention aspiring photographers! Learn to use your camera as an imaginative tool to create exciting photographs. Gain experience shooting portraits, landscapes, close-ups, indoor scenes and more! Get professional tips on lighting, composing your pictures, points of view, framing, and important camera settings. After taking lots of photos, use the FREE open-source program GIMP to edit and enhance your images bringing them to a whole new level. Bring your camera, memory card, camera manual, card reader (or camera cord) and imagination.

Registration Code = CRN 2144
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #210
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $95
EEYS 114 (Grades 7-10) -- Keyboarding: Learn to Type Faster -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Do you use one or two fingers to get yourself through your computer projects? Before you send another e-mail, write another letter, or start another report, you can learn to type—REALLY! Typing is an essential skill for getting along in this technological world. Have fun learning how to “touch type” with keyboard patterns, hand positions and typing techniques. You’ll be glad you did!

Registration Code = CRN 2146
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $79
EEYS 121 (Grades 7-10) -- How it Works-"Under the Hood" on Cars -- Jul. 18 to Jul. 19

Are you completely fascinated or even a little curious about how cars work? What happens under the car when you push the accelerator or touch the brakes? Take a look at the science and math hiding under the hood of the family auto. In the auto lab, you’ll explore the workings of an engine and brake system while learning the parts, functions, and processes that go to work every time that ignition fires and the wheels roll out the driveway.

Registration Code = CRN 2143
Meeting dates = Jul. 18 to Jul. 19
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Automotive Service Tech (AT), Room #104
Instructor = Wayne Moody
Cost = $39
EEYS 123 (Grades 7-10) -- Tribute to David Bowie -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Join this fun, inspirational, hands-on tribute to music legend David Bowie and his musical stylings. Explore an amazing range of music as you listen, learn, compose, play, and record in a fully equipped music lab. You’ll jam in a full band setting with guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals, and more. Further develop your own songwriting and music making by learning from one of the masters and classics like “Space Oddity” and “Changes.” Cost includes music, access to instruments and a performance studio, and a CD of the music produced in class. Meets at The Beat Lab (3886 Cass Road, TC).

Registration Code = CRN 2145
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Beat Lab (3886 Cass Rd.)
Instructor = Brad Novak
Cost = $89
EEYS 124 (Grades 7-10) -- The Art in Science -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 12

Michelangelo is known as an artist, but did you know he was a scientist too? Experiment in the science lab with chemistry and physical concepts, using the tools of science: microscopes, stereoscopes, petri dishes, and more. Grab your sketch book, art pencils, and water colors as you examine the unique forms that are created as you conduct experiments in the science lab and create your art. This fun course amazes and inspires your explorations of science and art.

Registration Code = CRN 2148
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #115
Instructor = Annette Johnson
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYT 115 (Grades 7-12) -- Teens Love to Cook -- Aug. 2 to Aug. 5

**The afternoon class is full; there is one space left in the morning class. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Mama Mia! Be a chef in training in NMC’s teaching kitchen at Oleson Center this summer with all new recipes. Develop new skills, get fresh ideas, and enjoy daily tastings. Construct your own Sicilian pizza with a made-from-scratch yeast dough, homemade red sauce, pesto, and toppings. Prepare your own flaky pie crust, and prep apples and spices for apple pizza with vanilla drizzle. Sharpen your knife skills as you practice the technique of chiffonade with freshly grown herbs for a delectable pizza pasta. Finish the week with your own “death by chocolate” pizza! Cooking classes may not be appropriate for those with severe food allergies or special dietary needs.

Registration Code = CRN 2152
Meeting dates = Aug. 2 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $149
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYT 115 (Grades 7-12) -- Teens Love to Cook -- Aug. 2 to Aug. 5

**The afternoon class is full; there is one space left in the morning class. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Mama Mia! Be a chef in training in NMC’s teaching kitchen at Oleson Center this summer with all new recipes. Develop new skills, get fresh ideas, and enjoy daily tastings. Construct your own Sicilian pizza with a made-from-scratch yeast dough, homemade red sauce, pesto, and toppings. Prepare your own flaky pie crust, and prep apples and spices for apple pizza with vanilla drizzle. Sharpen your knife skills as you practice the technique of chiffonade with freshly grown herbs for a delectable pizza pasta. Finish the week with your own “death by chocolate” pizza! Cooking classes may not be appropriate for those with severe food allergies or special dietary needs.

Registration Code = CRN 2153
Meeting dates = Aug. 2 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $149
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYT 125 (Grades 7-12) -- Creative Polaroid Photography -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

Have you ever wondered where Instagram gets all those interesting filters? Well, that creative app is rooted in instant film photography. Learn to combine the operation of a vintage Polaroid camera with modern technology to produce something you thought was impossible. Fine tune your composition techniques, apply them to the instant film and create unique artwork through a fun and easy alternative photographic process called “emulsion lift.”

Registration Code = CRN 2151
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Melissa Bernazzani
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYT 126 (Grades 7-12) -- Sketching on Location -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 29

Discover plein air drawing! Artists throughout history have escaped to the outdoors to become trained observers and inspire their own work. Grab your sketchbook and we’ll head outside where you’ll learn about the process of selecting a subject to sketch. Gain tips and techniques using a variety of drawing media from pencil to charcoal. Experiment with some of the fundamentals that will take your art to the next level. Bring a 9x12 or larger sketchbook and a regular pencil to the first class. All other materials will be provided.

Registration Code = CRN 2150
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #211
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $89
EEYU 103 (Grades 8-12) -- 3-D Modeling and Printing -- Jul. 23 to Jul. 23

Explore the exciting world of 3-D modeling using Solidworks Design software and a 3-D printer in NMC’s Modeling lab. Each day, you’ll build on what you’ve learned as you work with drawing, presentation environments, and assembly environments. You’ll design, build, and assemble a model to take home. Basic computer skills are needed—comfortable with menus, mouse, and keyboard. Bring a sack lunch for an outdoor noontime break.

Registration Code = CRN 2157
Meeting dates = Jul. 23 to Jul. 23
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-03:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #227
Instructor = Thomas Dollar
Cost = $79
EEZA 106 (Ages 3-4) -- Bonkers Over Bugs -- Jul. 25 to Jul. 28

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Bugs, bugs, bugs, oh my! Busy bees, silly spiders, quick crickets, and beautiful butterflies come to visit as we listen to bug stories, sing songs, and “buggy down” to creative movement activities. Go on a nature walk in search of bugs, then get creative making totally buggin’ art projects like a spider mask and your very own insect collage. Learn fun facts through lots of hands-on projects, create your own bug rock, observe insects, and have lots of buggy fun.

Registration Code = CRN 1991
Meeting dates = Jul. 25 to Jul. 28
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = Olivia Meyer
Cost = $79
EEZA 107 (Ages 3-4) -- "Sense"ational Art -- Aug. 8 to Aug. 11

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** Do you like to get messy…and have fun? Experience good vibrations and smelly fun as you create art and explore the world of touch, smell, sight, sound and taste. Create beautiful art with Cool Whip, shaving cream, salt, crayons, paint, and more. Listen to music, read stories and meet new friends in this week of “sense”ational art. Bring a paint shirt or wear clothes that can get messy.

Registration Code = CRN 1993
Meeting dates = Aug. 8 to Aug. 11
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #101
Instructor = Kathryn Scott
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEZA 108 (Ages 3-4) -- Princess Manners -- Aug. 1 to Aug. 5

**This class is full. To be added to a waiting list, call (231) 995-1700** You’re invited to join the magnificent fun and learn to act like a princess. Learn to be kind and gracious from Cinderella. Snow White will teach you great table manners. Let Princess Jasmine show you how to be a good guest and Princess Ariel will tell you when and how to say, “I’m sorry.” All week long, we’ll be preparing for our Princess Tea with Elsa, which takes place on the last day. You’ll love this fun week of games, crafts, and new friends. Parents, this is a great week for socializing and developing school-ready skills.

Registration Code = CRN 1992
Meeting dates = Aug. 1 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #101
Instructor = Annette Richter
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
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