Upcoming Holiday Programmes

There is a range of interesting topics available during our school holiday programmes (in March, June, September & November-December).   

These programmes, which also use the Artistic Writing™ teaching approaches, are the perfect way to ensure that your child is productively occupied while enjoying their break from school. 

To view pictures of the holiday programmes we have run in the past, visit our Facebook Page Album here.

Description: This 2-day workshop by Artistic Strategies Academy and Kodecoon is designed to boost children's confidence in their story writing skills and to translate that into coding using the software, Scratch! As part of this programme, the children will be adopting the role of their very own Superhero or Superheroine, writing a story about their heroic adventures and creating a short animation piece by the end of 2 days.

They would also be doing a mini-presentation at the end of the second session. Parents are invited to attend this presentation.

Schedule:

Day 1 (Friday, 25th of May, 3-5 pm) 

Participants will be:

-Learning how to use appropriate vocabulary in relation to the theme of "Superhero(ine)s"

-Designing their own superhero T-shirt and writing about their designs. By doing this, they will be applying their creativity, critical thinking and reflective skills.

-Creating a storyboard about their superhero(ine) adventures, synthesising and organising all their ideas into a clear and coherent narrative.

Day 2 (Sunday, 27th of May, 10am-12.30pm)

Participants will be:

-Learning the fundamentals of computer programming using Scratch, an intuitive programming software. (Children have the option of bringing their personal laptop or utilizing the ones provided)

-Applying programming techniques to create an animated-based storyboard

-Able to integrate English literacy with his or her own animated project, to confidently conduct a presentation to parents, fellow classmates, and teachers

Cost: $150 per child (This includes all learning materials.)

*Limited spaces available. 

Artistic Strategies

Young Inventors Programme

Description: Perfect for the budding entrepreneur!! In this 3-day multi-intelligences programme, children take on the role of young inventors as they find real solutions to real problems affecting children. Based on Design Thinking Principles originally from Stanford University, the participants of this workshop will be doing the following:

  1. Research into problems (Day 1)
  2. Creating prototypes of solutions (Day 2)
  3. Presenting and "selling" their solutions to classmates, instructors and parents (Day 3)

At every stage, children will be writing and journaling about their process leading up to their prototype. This ensures that they are actively thinking about how to problem solve and reflecting on how to improve their design.

The presentation on Day 3 also trains them to be confident speakers & writers, as they persuade others to use their products as a viable solution.

Dates & Times:

  1. 4 June (Monday), 1.30-3.30pm
  2. 5 June (Tuesday), 1.30-3.30pm
  3. 6 June (Wednesday), 1-3.30pm 

Cost: $250 per child (This includes all learning materials and a copy of the edited videoclip.)

*Each intake is limited to 6 participants. 

Artistic Strategies

Speak Up, Speak Well! : A Confidence Building Programme for Introverted Children

Description: This 3 day workshop is designed to boost students' confidence (especially introverted children) in their speaking and presentation skills and their ability to express themselves in a safe space. As part of this programme, the children will be engaged in artistic activities like drama and movement, origami, sketching and clay making, to help them generate ideas for the presentation of these topics:

  1. Food
  2. Role Models
  3. Dreams & Aspirations

At every stage, children will be given guidance on body language, pronunciation, projection of voice, clarity and fluency of speech.

They would also be doing a mini-presentation at the end of every session and video-recordings of these presentations will be sent to the parents.

Dates:

11th, 12th, 13th June (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) 2018

Time: 1.30-3.30 pm

Cost: $180 per child (This includes all learning materials and video clips of the child.)

*Each intake is limited to 6 participants. 

Young Authors Programme

Description: Imagine your Primary School child being a published author! In this programme, children will get to publish their own illustrated children's book (approximately 15 pages) after 4 lessons! They will be taught how to enhance their illustrations and guided closely in the process of planning, writing and editing their stories. As a bonus, they will be getting feedback from a real life published author and an illustrator. In addition, they could choose to print additional copies of their books to be sold and the proceeds from the sales would go to their adopted charity.

Dates and Timings: 

Batch 1:

1. 30 May (Wednesday), 1.30-3.30pm

2. 2 June (Saturday), 3-5pm

3. 7 June (Thursday), 1.30-3.30pm

4. 9 June (Saturday), 3-5pm

Batch 2:

1. 14 June (Thursday), 1.30-3.30pm

2. 16 June (Saturday), 3-5pm

3. 20 June (Wednesday), 1.30-3.30pm

4. 23 June (Saturday), 3-5pm

Cost: $350 (This includes all learning materials, including one copy of the completed book. Additional copies of the completed book can be printed at a special rate.)

*Each intake is limited to 5 participants. Only selected participants will be able to attend this programme. 

Read an article written about our Young Authors Programme by Sassymama here.

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