January 23, 2019

Holiday Programmes

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.

Young Inventors™ Programme

Description:

Suitable for children aged 6-12.

In this 3-day multi-intelligences programme, children get to build and make their own things such as games, art pieces and even robots as they find real solutions to real problems affecting children. They also get to take part in a Marshmallow Challenge as they work with their friends to build the highest marshmallow tower!

Based on Design Thinking Principles originally from Stanford University, the participants of this workshop will be doing the following:

Identifying problems (Day 1)
 
Hands-on and interactive creation of products using recycled materials (Day 2)
 
"Selling" their products (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 as they get feedback from their peers and teachers.

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: 3, 4, 6 June (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)

Timings: 10 am-12.30 pm on all three days.

Cost: $250 per child (Early Bird) till 15th of May 2019

$270 per child (Normal)

(This includes all learning materials and a copy of the edited video clip of the presentation.)

 

*Each intake is limited to 10 participants.

 

Words and Music™: Junior Music Composition Workshop

Description:

In this two-day junior composer's workshop, children will learn:
1. The fundamentals of music composition (scales, chords, etc.)
2. The fundamentals of lyric writing (theme, rhymes, choice of words, imagery, etc.)
3. To collaboratively compose a musical tune using a portable piano
4. To collaboratively write lyrics to accompany that tune
At the end of the workshop, they will:
1. Perform the lyrics and the music (There will a video recording of this and parents will be sent the recording.)
2. Get a PDF file of the lyrics they have composed
No prior experience in music is needed.

Dates: 13 & 14th June 2019  (Thursday & Friday)

Timings:10 am-12.30 pm on the 13th of June

10am-1pm on the 14th of June

Cost: $200 per child (Early Bird) till the 15th of May, 2019

$220 per child (Normal)

 

 

*Each intake is limited to 10 participants.

 

It's Adventure Time!: A Writing and Coding Workshop

Description:

In this two-day writing and coding workshop, children will learn:
1. The fundamentals of computer programming using Scratch, an intuitive programming software
2. How to apply programming techniques to create an animated-based storyboard
3. How to integrate writing and coding with their own animated project by telling an engaging adventure story
4. How to present their animated story confidently to parents, fellow classmates and instructors
At the end of the workshop, they will get a video recording of their presentation.

Dates: 17th and 18th June, 2019  (Monday and Tuesday)

Timings: 10 am-12.30 pm on Monday and 10 am-1 pm on Tuesday

Cost: $200 per child (Early Bird) till the 15th of May, 2019

$220 per child (Normal)

 

 

*Each intake is limited to 10 participants.

 

Our Future World: A Workshop for 12 to 16 year olds

Description:

In this three-day multi-disciplinary workshop for students aged 12-16, students will be empowered to design and create a better future world by using their research skills, critical thinking prowess and creativity! By the end of the workshop, they will be confident ambassadors, ready to take on some of the challenges in the future.
Activities: 
1. Games to improve their general knowledge of current affairs and global problems (taken from the UN Sustainable Development Goals)

2. Interactive and hands-on activities to design 3D solutions for the future
3. Engage in debates and Pecha Kucha  (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) presentations to "world leaders" about their solutions
Dates: 19th, 20th &  21st June 2019  (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

Timings: 10 am-12.30 pm on all three days.

Cost: $250 per child (Early Bird) till the 15th of May, 2019

$270 per child (Normal)

*Each intake is limited to 10 participants.

 

Moving Storytelling Workshop

Description:

This is a very special workshop that combines storytelling in the form of writing, drama and filming!
In this workshop, students will learn:
1. How to tell a moving story using the narrative arc structure
2. How to dramatise this story through movement and drama
3. How to film the dramatisation
4. How to edit the film using basic phone apps
By the end of the three days, the presentations will be recorded and sent to the parents.

Dates: 26 and 27 June 2019  (Wednesday & Thursday)

Timings: 10 am-12.30 pm on Wednesday and 10am-1pm on Thursday

Cost: $200 per child (Early Bird) till the 15th of May, 2019

$220 per child (Normal)

*Each intake is limited to 10 participants.

 

Description:

Imagine your Primary or Secondary 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.

Application Process:

Please send us an email us at mail@artisticstrategies.com.sg with a sample of your children's written work (must be at least 200 words in length) and their illustrations by the 18th of May, 2019. The illustrations do not need to be linked to the written piece. The subject of the email should be "Young Authors Programme"

Please also include the following information:

1) Name and Age of Child
2) Preference of Batch

Dates and Timing:

Batch 1- 6th June 2019 (Thurs), 10am-12pm

8th June 2019 (Sat), 3-5pm

12th June 2019 (Wed), 10am-12pm

15th June 2019 (Saturday), 3-5pm

Batch 2- 19th June (Wed),  22nd June (Saturday), 26th June (Wed),  29th June (Saturday), 2019, 2-4pm on Wednesdays, 3-5pm on Saturdays

Please note that if your child is selected for this programme, he or she is required to attend all four sessions.

Cost: $400 (This includes all learning materials, including one copy of the completed book, ISBN barcode, two copies to be given to the National Library and one video clip. Additional copies of the completed book can be printed at a special rate.)