Summer Enrichment Courses for Grades 6-12

Watertown Community Education is pleased to offer summer enrichment courses for Watertown Public Schools students entering grades 6-12. While some of these courses may have an academic component or complement a core subject area, these enrichments are not academic courses, are non-credit-bearing, and do not provide grades. The intention of these summer enrichment courses is to provide students with the opportunity to try a new hobby, explore an area of interest, engage in activities with their peers, be physically active, and simply have fun! We are most fortunate to share that for the 2021 Summer only, these enrichment courses are being offered FREE of charge to students as we have additional federal funding for schools. 

Please see below for a running list of our confirmed enrichments. Registration links will be live at 6:00 PM on Friday, June 11th. Additional enrichments may continue to be added below until this time.

For questions regarding summer enrichment courses, please contact Debi Cornelius debora.cornelius@watertown.k12.ma.us or Jeff Bodner jeffrey.bodner@watertown.k12.ma.us. 

2021 Summer Enrichments For Students Entering Grades 6-12 In September 2021
Please see below for a list of our FREE enrichments this summer. All grades listed refer to the student's grade in the Fall of 2021. Registration links for each enrichment will be posted below and will be live on Friday, June 11th at 6:00 pm.

Enrichments For Grades 6-8

Creative Journaling For Grades 6-8

* 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
* Monday-Thursday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22
* Watertown High School Room 315
* Instructor: Kara Conceison
* 12 student maximum
* Do you enjoy writing? Do you like to draw, sketch, or express yourself through ways other than just your physical voice? Would you like some journaling ideas, inspiration, and prompts as well as a safe space for reflecting and/or sharing?  Then this class is for you! Here you will find a judgment free zone to write, create, reflect, and maybe discover some things about yourself you hadn't realized before.  There is no requirement to share any of your writing; you are in charge of your journal and your creative space.  The only requirement to join our group is an open-mind! 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CREATIVE JOURNALING FOR GRADES 6-8 (Session 1)

Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture For Grades 6-8

* 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16
* Watertown High School Room 215
* Instructor: Sarah Runkle
* 20 student maximum

* This enrichment course will introduce you to basic and fun Japanese language, and dive into a variety of Japanese cultural topics such as the evolution of anime, celebrations and food.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE FOR GRADES 6-8 

Photo Adventure For Grades 7-12
* 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16 
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor: Daniel Dressler
* 16 student maximum
* Welcome to Photo-Adventure.  During this 5 day workshop you will have the opportunity to apply your creativity to both digital and analog photographic processes. Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop.  Manipulate and collage photographic imagery while creating original works of art. Create Digital Negatives with Photoshop and produce Positive Prints in the Darkroom. Experiment with found materials to produce Photograms in the Darkroom. Create impactful photographs while addressing composition guidelines and more. 
* It is recommended that students bring either a digital point and shoot camera or a cell phone camera to class with them. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PHOTO ADVENTURE FOR GRADES 7-12

Self Defense For Grades 6-12
* 2:00-3:00 PM
* Tuesdays & Thursdays
* July 13, July 15, July 20, July 22, July 27, July 29, August 3, August 5
* Craig's Kempo Karate, 222 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472
* Instructor: Shihan Craig
* 12 student maximum
* This 4-week Self Defense course was created by Shihan Craig to teach the participants how to protect themselves in a fun and safe manner. Using time tested Kempo Karate techniques mixed with modern teaching methods, each participant will learn the fundamentals of striking / kicking, blocking, and grappling for a self defense situation. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SELF DEFENSE FOR GRADES 6-12


Basketball Skills & Development For Grades 6-8 (Co-Ed) - Session 1
* 9:00 AM-2:00 PM (Includes a lunch break)
* Monday-Friday
July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23
* Watertown High School Gym
* Instructor: Josh Smith
* 20 student maximum
* Join Watertown High School’s Girls Varsity Assistant Coach Josh Smith for an enrichment focused on athletic and fundamental skill development basketball. Josh has been coaching varsity for the last 6 years, and has run Camps for Nike, the Boston Celtics, and throughout the Metro Boston area.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BASKETBALL SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT FOR GRADES 6-8 (CO-ED) - SESSION 1 

Modern Makers (Grades 7-12)
* 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16
* Watertown High School Room 217
* Instructor: Dawn Evans Scaltreto
* 20 student maximum
* Take a deep dive into amazing, Instagram-worthy art projects!  We'll start with Zen watercolor painting with fluid watercolor paints, and use our paintings to make art and cards and add modern calligraphy styles.  We'll explore basic print-making, painting cool art on rocks, craft stunning alcohol ink magnets and make mesmerizing mandalas. Try elaborate Zentangle patterns, make art butterflies, wearables and paper boxes.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MODERN MAKERS (GRADES 7-12)


Concert Band For Grades 6-12
* 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16, July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23, July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30, August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 236
* Instructor: Maxwell Thew
* 20 student maximum
* Welcome to Concert Band! This is where all band instruments will be able to play fun, engaging music together in a band! Instruments available to play in concert band: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Bass (upright or electric) and Percussion. All rising 6th-12th grade students welcome!
*At least 1 year previous experience required (or approval from teacher). Students should provide their own instrument. If a student does not have their own instrument, a loaner will be provided when possible.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONCERT BAND FOR GRADES 6-12 

Drumline For Grades 6-12
* 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16, July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23, July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30, August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 236
* Instructor: Maxwell Thew
* 20 student maximum

* Want to learn how to play in a drumline? This is the chance to learn! You will learn all your fundamentals while learning awesome drumline grooves. Join us in Drumline!
*At least 1 year previous experience required (or approval from teacher). Students should provide their own drumsticks. If a student does not have their own drumsticks, a loaner pair will be provided when possible.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DRUMLINE FOR GRADES 6-12 

Jazz Band-Improv For Grades 6-12
* 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16, July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23, July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30, August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 236
* Instructor: Maxwell Thew
* 20 student maximum

* Learn how to improvise in Jazz Band! This crash course in improv is the perfect way to start your journey to learn how to play great on the spot! This is a daily course for four weeks to get everyone sounding great playing over a solo. All instruments in band are welcome, as well as piano, guitar, and bass guitar! Come improv with us!
*At least 1 year previous experience required (or approval from teacher). Students should provide their own instrument. If a student does not have their own instrument, a loaner will be provided when possible.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JAZZ BAND-IMPROV FOR GRADES 6-12 

West Coast Swing For Grades 8-12 

* 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
* Tuesday-Thursday
* July 13, July 14, July 15, July 20, July 21, July 22
* Watertown High School Gym
* Instructor Kaeshini Rajah
* 14 student maximum

* West Coast Swing is a style of partner dance. It is for people of all ages and is danced to modern top-40 pop music. In middle and high school, college, and beyond it is a way to connect with other people who care about dance or fitness and want to meet new people socially!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WEST COAST SWING FOR GRADES 8-12 

A Basic Approach To DSLR Cameras & Digital Photography For Grades 6-12
* 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
* Tuesday-Wednesday
* July 13, July 14
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor Scot Langdon, Longhill Photography
* 12 student maximum

* This class features:
- A hands-on, basic approach to learning how to use your DSLR camera and photography skills. 
- Shooting both in manual and automatic modes, we will discuss shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and
explain the advantages of each and how they work together to maximize the quality your photos. 
- Required Materials: Any brand DSLR camera 
- Suggested Materials: wide angle lens (preferred) such as 18-55mm, extra battery,  and memory cards.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A BASIC APPROACH TO DSLR CAMERAS & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR GRADES 6-12

Yoga for Middle Schoolers (Grades 6-8) 
* 9:00 AM-9:45 AM
* Friday
* July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6
* Phillips Building Gym
* Instructor: Tracy Affonso, Artemis Yoga
* 20 student maximum

* Our Yoga for Middle Schoolers Class is an opportunity to explore and learn yoga in a supportive, fun environment. You'll develop healthy strategies to use your breath and mind to calm nerves and quiet active minds. Yoga is a great way to build strength and flexibility while also inviting calm and confidence. Class will end with a relaxation period that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Yoga is for everybody; no particular fitness level or experience level is necessary. Led by Tracy Affonso, an experienced yoga instructor and former public school educator from Artemis Yoga in Watertown, Tracy is known for her ability to bring mindfulness and calm while building group camaraderie. You will enjoy this class - get ready to feel fit, relaxed, meet new people and have fun!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOGA FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (GRADES 6-8)

Design Academy For Grades 7-12

* 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
* Monday-Friday
* July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23 
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor: Daniel Dressler
* 16 student maximum
* Welcome to Design Academy.  During this 5 day workshop you will have the opportunity to apply your creativity to a series of Design challenges while working with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.  Create original illustrations and incorporate typography to promote messaging. Explore the Elements and Principles of Design and apply these concepts to your own original works of art. Produce color prints of your work with our lab printer. Other topics explored include collage and animation.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DESIGN ACADEMY FOR GRADES 7-12

Rise Up! Getting Ready for 6th and 7th Grade Orchestra
* 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23
* Watertown High School Room 236
* Instructor: Macullen Byham
* 20 student maximum
* Are you a string player entering 6th or 7th grade next year? It's time to get your playing chops in order! Join us for our week long crash course to get you ready for the next year of playing in orchestra. This course is open to all rising 6th and 7th graders who have been playing a stringed instrument for at least two years, regardless of whether or not you participated in strings in elementary school. If you're new to Watertown but played in your previous district, you can join as well! We'll work on technique, learn a new song, and get to know our peers in the orchestra program at Watertown!
*At least 2 years previous experience required. Students should provide their own instrument. If a student does not have their own instrument, a loaner will be provided when possible.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR RISE UP! GETTING READY FOR 6TH AND 7TH GRADE ORCHESTRA 

Summer Strings: Mentoring and Performing Together For Grades 8-12
* 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23
* Watertown High School Room 236
* Instructor: Macullen Byham
* 20 student maximum

* Calling all string players in grades 8 - 12! Join us for a week long, performance based program. Rising ninth graders can get to know their new high school peers, and rising eighth graders should join us to get a jump start on techniques and music that we'll be working on in high school. We'll meet for two hours, every day, for one week. In addition to learning new material, we'll also spend thirty minutes mentoring and working with our rising 6th and 7th grade students. Mentorship roles would include sitting with a student and helping them understand the technique being explained, helping them when they forget fingerings or bowings, etc. It's a fantastic opportunity to get your playing chops ready for the school year, perform with friends, and help our youngest musicians feel like they belong in the program. Can't wait to make some music with you this summer!
*At least 3 years previous experience required. Students should provide their own instrument. If a student does not have their own instrument, a loaner will be provided when possible.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER STRINGS: MENTORING AND PERFORMING TOGETHER FOR GRADES 8-12 

Creative Journaling For Grades 6-8 (Session 2)
* 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
* Monday-Thursday
* July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30, August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 315
* Instructor: Kara Conceison
* 12 student maximum
* Do you enjoy writing? Do you like to draw, sketch, or express yourself through ways other than just your physical voice? Would you like some journaling ideas, inspiration, and prompts as well as a safe space for reflecting and/or sharing?  Then this class is for you! Here you will find a judgment free zone to write, create, reflect, and maybe discover some things about yourself you hadn't realized before.  There is no requirement to share any of your writing; you are in charge of your journal and your creative space.  The only requirement to join our group is an open-mind! 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CREATIVE JOURNALING FOR GRADES 6-8 (Session 2)
 
Comics, Collector's Cards, and Graphic Novels (Grades 7-12)
* 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30
* Watertown High School Room 217
* Instructor: Dawn Evans Scaltreto
* 20 student maximum

* Learn the secrets of professional artists in this portfolio-building workshop.  Take your work to the next level in creating panels, pages, collector cards and 'zines to print or share online.  Learn the lingo like roughs, bleeds, layouts, mock-ups, comps and more.  Work with color concepts and new materials that will wow your followers. Find out where to find info about publications and competitions that want to publish YOUR art now.  Create compelling storyboards, color comps and final art that will be published in a collaborative digital publication at the end of the workshop.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMICS, COLLECTOR'S CARDS, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS (GRADES 7-12)

Street Photography: Photojournalism For The Beginner For Grades 6-12
* 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
* Tuesday-Wednesday
* July 27, July 28
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor Scot Langdon, Longhill Photography
* 10 student maximum

* Welcome to Street Photography: Photojournalism for the Beginner!
- This is a people photography class, focusing on photographing real life activities in the downtown Watertown area. This class is NOT a basic “how to use your camera” class. Students need to know most of the basics of their DLSR camera so they may work independently when shooting street photography. If they need the basics first, please consider the prerequisite “A Basic Approach To DSLR Cameras & Digital Photography” scheduled prior to this class. After this class, “The Basics of Adobe Lightroom” will be offered to learn how to post-process for finished images in digital photography. 
- A hands-on refresher approach to using your basic DSLR camera skills to photograph the sights, sounds and people of Watertown by foot. (We won’t walk too far from Watertown High School.)
- Required Materials: Any brand DSLR camera and moderate knowledge of DSLR camera and photography (enough to work independently).
- Suggested Materials: a wide angle lens (preferred) such as 18-55mm, extra battery, memory cards, comfortable walking shoes, snacks and water. We will stop along the way as the group desires, to take a break.
-Pre-requisite: Moderate knowledge of DSLR camera and photography (enough to work independently). For students without moderate knowledge, this prerequisite can also be filled by enrolling in and attending the 3 hour A Basic Approach To DSLR Cameras & Digital Photography enrichment.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOJOURNALISM FOR THE BEGINNER FOR GRADES 6-12 

Paint Box For Grades 7-12

* 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
* Monday-Friday
* August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor: Daniel Dressler
* 16 student maximum
* Welcome to Paint-Box! The perfect destination for the painting enthusiast. During this 5 day workshop Watercolor and Acrylic painting processes will be explored. Tonality, blending, glazing, color theory, visual composition and Art History will be considered as we produce original works of art. Create Acrylic Transfers (Collage - Multimedia) , Landscapes, Still Life studies and more. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PAINT BOX FOR GRADES 7-12 

Basketball Skills & Development For Grades 6-8 (Co-Ed) - Session 2
* 9:00 AM-2:00 PM (Includes a lunch break)
* Monday-Friday
August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Gym
* Instructor: Pat Ferdinand
* 20 student maximum
* Join Watertown High School's Girl's Basketball Coach Pat Ferdinand for an enrichment focused on athletic and fundamental skill development in basketball. Pat has been the girls varsity coach the past 9 years, has run camps for Nike and the Boston Celtics, and is a 3 time Coach of the year in Massachusetts.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BASKETBALL SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT FOR GRADES 6-8 (CO-ED) - SESSION 2 

Creative Spirits (Grades 7-12)
* 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
* Monday-Friday
* August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 217
* Instructor: Dawn Evans Scaltreto
* 20 student maximum
* Awaken your creative spirit in this exploration of art methods and materials.  Create mesmerizing mandala patterns and paint them with vibrant fluid watercolors. Try the ancient technique of paper marbling.  Make stunning mini-books that express your inner self.  Paint a cloud-scape in acrylic on canvas and make tiny paper treasure boxes to cherish.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CREATIVE SPIRITS (GRADES 7-12)


Bringing Your Photos To Life: Learning The Basics Of Adobe Lightroom Classic For Grades 6-12
* 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
* Wednesday
* August 4
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor Scot Langdon, Longhill Photography
* 12 student maximum

* In this one-session course, students will learn the following: 
- A hands-on, basic approach to learning how to use Adobe Lightroom Classic. 
- We will cover the basics of how to get around the software as a new user. 
- Learn the basics for setting up your file folders on your computer to stay organized.
- Learn the basics of how to organize your photos for retrieval using keywords and star ratings. 
- Learn how to create a Photo Catalog to organize your work.
- Learn how to import and export your photos from your computer. 
- Learn the basics of editing, cropping, adjusting color, contrast, and more. 
- Complete the course by post-processing a few of your best photos, all ready to have printed. 
- Students should bring SD cards with photos in JPG file format on them to be edited in class.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BRINGING YOUR PHOTOS TO LIFE: LEARNING THE BASICS OF ADOBE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC FOR GRADES 6-12 

Enrichments For Grades 9-12

Basketball Skills & Development For Grades 9-12 (Co-Ed) - Session 1
* 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (Includes a lunch break)
* Monday-Friday
July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16
* Watertown High School Gym
* Instructor: Pat Ferdinand
* 20 student maximum
* Join Watertown High School's Girl's Basketball Coach Pat Ferdinand for an enrichment focused on athletic and fundamental skill development in basketball. Pat has been the girls varsity coach the past 9 years, has run camps for Nike and the Boston Celtics, and is a 3 time Coach of the year in Massachusetts.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BASKETBALL SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT FOR GRADES 9-12 (CO-ED) - SESSION 1

Concert Band For Grades 6-12

* 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16, July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23, July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30, August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 236
* Instructor: Maxwell Thew
* 20 student maximum
* Want to learn how to play in a concert band? This is the chance to learn! You will learn all your fundamentals while having fun playing music with others. Join us in Concert Band!
*At least 1 year previous experience required (or approval from teacher). Students should provide their own instrument. If a student does not have their own instrument, a loaner will be provided when possible.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONCERT BAND FOR GRADES 6-12 

Drumline For Grades 6-12
* 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16, July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23, July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30, August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 236
* Instructor: Maxwell Thew
* 20 student maximum
* Want to learn how to play in a drumline? This is the chance to learn! You will learn all your fundamentals while learning awesome drumline grooves. Join us in Drumline!
*At least 1 year previous experience required (or approval from teacher). Students should provide their own drumsticks. If a student does not have their own drumsticks, a loaner pair will be provided when possible.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DRUMLINE FOR GRADES 6-12

Jazz Band-Improv For Grades 6-12
* 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16, July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23, July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30, August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 236
* Instructor: Maxwell Thew
* 20 student maximum
* Learn how to improvise in Jazz Band! This crash course in improv is the perfect way to start your journey to learn how to play great on the spot! This is a daily course for four weeks to get everyone sounding great playing over a solo. All instruments in band are welcome, as well as piano, guitar, and bass guitar! Come improv with us!
*At least 1 year previous experience required (or approval from teacher). Students should provide their own instrument. If a student does not have their own instrument, a loaner will be provided when possible.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JAZZ BAND-IMPROV FOR GRADES 6-12 

Photo Adventure For Grades 7-12
* 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16 
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor: Daniel Dressler
* 16 student maximum
* Welcome to Photo-Adventure.  During this 5 day workshop you will have the opportunity to apply your creativity to both digital and analog photographic processes. Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop.  Manipulate and collage photographic imagery while creating original works of art. Create Digital Negatives with Photoshop and produce Positive Prints in the Darkroom. Experiment with found materials to produce Photograms in the Darkroom. Create impactful photographs while addressing composition guidelines and more. 
* It is recommended that students bring either a digital point and shoot camera or a cell phone camera to class with them. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PHOTO ADVENTURE FOR GRADES 7-12 

Modern Makers (Grades 7-12)
* 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16
* Watertown High School Room 217
* Instructor: Dawn Evans Scaltreto 
* 20 student maximum
* Take a deep dive into amazing, Instagram-worthy art projects!  We'll start with Zen watercolor painting with fluid watercolor paints, and use our paintings to make art and cards and add modern calligraphy styles.  We'll explore basic print-making, painting cool art on rocks, craft stunning alcohol ink magnets and make mesmerizing mandalas. Try elaborate Zentangle patterns, make art butterflies, wearables and paper boxes.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MODERN MAKERS (GRADES 7-12)

Self Defense For Grades 6-12
* 2:00-3:00 PM
* Tuesdays & Thursdays
* July 13, July 15, July 20, July 22, July 27, July 29, August 3, August 5
* Craig's Kempo Karate, 222 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472
* Instructor: Shihan Craig
* 12 student maximum
* This 4-week Self Defense course was created by Shihan Craig to teach the participants how to protect themselves in a fun and safe manner. Using time tested Kempo Karate techniques mixed with modern teaching methods, each participant will learn the fundamentals of striking / kicking, blocking, and grappling for a self defense situation. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SELF DEFENSE FOR GRADES 6-12


West Coast Swing For Grades 8-12 
* 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
* Tuesday-Thursday
* July 13, July14, July 15, July 20, July 21, July 22
* Watertown High School Room Gym
* Instructor: Kaeshini Rajah 
* 14 student maximum
* West Coast Swing is a style of partner dance. It is for people of all ages and is danced to modern top-40 pop music. In middle and high school, college, and beyond it is a way to connect with other people who care about dance or fitness and want to meet new people socially!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WEST COAST SWING FOR GRADES 8-12 

A Basic Approach To DSLR Cameras & Digital Photography For Grades 6-12
* 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
* Tuesday-Wednesday
* July 13, July 14
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor Scot Langdon, Longhill Photography
* 12 student maximum

* This class features:
- A hands-on, basic approach to learning how to use your DSLR camera and photography skills. 
- Shooting both in manual and automatic modes, we will discuss shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and
explain the advantages of each and how they work together to maximize the quality your photos. 
- Required Materials: Any brand DSLR camera 
- Suggested Materials: wide angle lens (preferred) such as 18-55mm, extra battery,  and memory cards.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A BASIC APPROACH TO DSLR CAMERAS & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR GRADES 6-12 

Yoga for High School Teens (Grades 9-12)
* 9:45 AM-10:30 AM
* Friday
* July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6
* Phillips Building Gym
* Instructor: Tracy Affonso, Artemis Yoga
* 20 student maximum
* Our Yoga for High School Teens is an opportunity to explore and learn yoga in a supportive, fun environment. You'll develop healthy strategies to use your breath and mind to calm nerves and quiet active minds. Yoga is a great way to build strength and flexibility while also inviting calm and confidence. Class will end with a relaxation period that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Yoga is for everybody; no particular fitness level or experience level is necessary. Led by Tracy Affonso, an experienced yoga instructor and former public school educator from Artemis Yoga in Watertown, Tracy is known for her ability to bring mindfulness and calm while building group camaraderie. You will enjoy this class - get ready to feel fit, relaxed, meet new people and have fun!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOGA FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEENS (GRADES 9-12)

SciArtists (Grades 9-12)
* 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23
 * Watertown High School Room 217
* Instructor: Dawn Evans Scaltreto
* 20 student maximum
* Bring on the Future with dazzling, science-based creative projects.  This program explores the best of STEAM disciplines as creative art and maker projects that will look amazing on IG and TicToc.  Grow colorful geodes in eggshells and crystals in jars. Build and paint a real model rocket and blast it off!  Paint space art inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope and make mind-bending op-art with Sharpies.  We'll build a pendulum to paint with and craft paper geometric solids and cover them with zen art patterns.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SCI ARTISTS (GRADES 9-12)


Summer Strings: Mentoring and Performing Together For Grades 8-12
* 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23
* Watertown High School Room 236
* 20 student maximum
* Instructor: Macullen Byham * Calling all string players in grades 8 - 12! Join us for a week long, performance based program. Rising ninth graders can get to know their new high school peers, and rising eighth graders should join us to get a jump start on techniques and music that we'll be working on in high school. We'll meet for two hours, every day, for one week. In addition to learning new material, we'll also spend thirty minutes mentoring and working with our rising 6th and 7th grade students. Mentorship roles would include sitting with a student and helping them understand the technique being explained, helping them when they forget fingerings or bowings, etc. It's a fantastic opportunity to get your playing chops ready for the school year, perform with friends, and help our youngest musicians feel like they belong in the program. Can't wait to make some music with you this summer!
*At least 3 years previous experience required. Students should provide their own instrument. If a student does not have their own instrument, a loaner will be provided when possible.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER STRINGS: MENTORING AND PERFORMING TOGETHER FOR GRADES 8-12 

Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture For Grades 9-10
* 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23
* Watertown High School Room 215
* Instructor: Sarah Runkle
* 20 student maximum
* This enrichment course will introduce you to basic and fun Japanese language, and dive into a variety of Japanese cultural topics such as the evolution of anime, celebrations and food.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE FOR GRADES 9-10 

Design Academy For Grades 7-12
* 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
* Monday-Friday
* July 19, July 20, July 21, July 22, July 23 
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor: Daniel Dressler
* 16 student maximum
* Welcome to Design Academy.  During this 5 day workshop you will have the opportunity to apply your creativity to a series of Design challenges while working with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.  Create original illustrations and incorporate typography to promote messaging. Explore the Elements and Principles of Design and apply these concepts to your own original works of art. Produce color prints of your work with our lab printer. Other topics explored include collage and animation.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DESIGN ACADEMY FOR GRADES 7-12

Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture For Grades 11-12
* 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30
* Watertown High School Room 215
* Instructor: Sarah Runkle
* 20 student maximum
* This enrichment course will introduce you to basic and fun Japanese language, and dive into a variety of Japanese cultural topics such as the evolution of anime, celebrations and food.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE FOR GRADES 11-12 
 
Basketball Skills & Development For Grades 9-12 (Co-Ed) - Session 2
* 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (Includes a lunch break)
* Monday-Friday
July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30
* Watertown High School Gym
* Instructor: Josh Smith
* 20 student maximum
* Join Watertown High School’s Girls Varsity Assistant Coach Josh Smith for an enrichment focused on athletic and fundamental skill development basketball. Josh has been coaching varsity for the last 6 years, and has run Camps for Nike, the Boston Celtics, and throughout the Metro Boston area.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BASKETBALL SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT FOR GRADES 9-12 (CO-ED) - SESSION 2

Comics, Collector's Cards, and Graphic Novels (Grades 7-12)
* 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
* Monday-Friday
* July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 30
* Watertown High School Room 217
* Instructor: Dawn Evans Scaltreto
* 20 student maximum
* Learn the secrets of professional artists in this portfolio-building workshop.  Take your work to the next level in creating panels, pages, collector cards and 'zines to print or share online.  Learn the lingo like roughs, bleeds, layouts, mock-ups, comps and more.  Work with color concepts and new materials that will wow your followers. Find out where to find info about publications and competitions that want to publish YOUR art now.  Create compelling storyboards, color comps and final art that will be published in a collaborative digital publication at the end of the workshop.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COMICS, COLLECTOR'S CARDS, AND GRAPHIC NOVELS (GRADES 7-12)

Street Photography: Photojournalism For The Beginner For Grades 6-12
* 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
* Tuesday-Wednesday
* July 27, July 28
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor Scot Langdon, Longhill Photography
* 10 student maximum
* Welcome to Street Photography: Photojournalism for the Beginner!
- This is a people photography class, focusing on photographing real life activities in the downtown Watertown area. This class is NOT a basic “how to use your camera” class. Students need to know most of the basics of their DLSR camera so they may work independently when shooting street photography. If they need the basics first, please consider the prerequisite “A Basic Approach To DSLR Cameras & Digital Photography” scheduled prior to this class. After this class, “The Basics of Adobe Lightroom” will be offered to learn how to post-process for finished images in digital photography. 
- A hands-on refresher approach to using your basic DSLR camera skills to photograph the sights, sounds and people of Watertown by foot. (We won’t walk too far from Watertown High School.)
- Required Materials: Any brand DSLR camera and moderate knowledge of DSLR camera and photography (enough to work independently).
- Suggested Materials: a wide angle lens (preferred) such as 18-55mm, extra battery, memory cards, comfortable walking shoes, snacks and water. We will stop along the way as the group desires, to take a break.
-Pre-requisite: Moderate knowledge of DSLR camera and photography (enough to work independently). For students without moderate knowledge, this prerequisite can also be filled by enrolling in and attending the 3 hour A Basic Approach To DSLR Cameras & Digital Photography enrichment.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOJOURNALISM FOR THE BEGINNER FOR GRADES 6-12 

Paint Box For Grades 7-12
* 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
* Monday-Friday
August 2, August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor: Daniel Dressler
* 16 student maximum
* Welcome to Paint-Box! The perfect destination for the painting enthusiast. During this 5 day workshop Watercolor and Acrylic painting processes will be explored. Tonality, blending, glazing, color theory, visual composition and Art History will be considered as we produce original works of art. Create Acrylic Transfers (Collage - Multimedia) , Landscapes, Still Life studies and more. 
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Creative Spirits (Grades 7-12) 
* 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
* Monday-Friday
* August 2August 3, August 4, August 5, August 6

* Watertown High School Room 217
* Instructor: Dawn Evans Scaltreto
* 20 student maximum
* Awaken your creative spirit in this exploration of art methods and materials.  Create mesmerizing mandala patterns and paint them with vibrant fluid watercolors. Try the ancient technique of paper marbling.  Make stunning mini-books that express your inner self.  Paint a cloud-scape in acrylic on canvas and make tiny paper treasure boxes to cherish.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CREATIVE SPIRITS (GRADES 7-12)


Bringing Your Photos To Life: Learning The Basics Of Adobe Lightroom Classic For Grades 6-12
* 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
* Wednesday
* August 4
* Watertown High School Room 172/173
* Instructor Scot Langdon, Longhill Photography
* 12 student maximum

* In this one-session course, students will learn the following: 
- A hands-on, basic approach to learning how to use Adobe Lightroom Classic. 
- We will cover the basics of how to get around the software as a new user. 
- Learn the basics for setting up your file folders on your computer to stay organized.
- Learn the basics of how to organize your photos for retrieval using keywords and star ratings. 
- Learn how to create a Photo Catalog to organize your work.
- Learn how to import and export your photos from your computer. 
- Learn the basics of editing, cropping, adjusting color, contrast, and more. 
- Complete the course by post-processing a few of your best photos, all ready to have printed. 
- Students should bring SD cards with photos in JPG file format on them to be edited in class.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BRINGING YOUR PHOTOS TO LIFE: LEARNING THE BASICS OF ADOBE LIGHTROOM CLASSIC FOR GRADES 6-12