STEAM Art Camps

After School Classes: Winter 2019

Pre-registration is required for all course content, including single workshop days. If you are a returning client who has taken a course in the same calendar year (2019) and have therefore already filled out waiver forms, only the registration form is required. All course and workshop prices include a material fee.



After School

  • Monday

Playground Programmers: Scratch Jr. (ages 5-7)

  • Dates: Jan. 14 - Feb. 11 (no class on Jan. 21)
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Cost: $90

Using Scratch Jr., a simplified programming language developed by MIT, students will be introduced to the basics of coding. This class is for young students new to programming. Specifically created with simplicity in mind, Scratch Jr. helps young kids visualize their own code with a variety of colorful blocks and characters. In this course, we will be using playground games as a framework to teach aspects of coding, such as sprites and scripts.

  • Tuesday

Blockify It! Minecraft Pixel Art (ages 7-10)

  • Dates: Jan. 15 - Feb. 12
  • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Length: 5 weeks
  • Cost: $110

Who says art needs to have curved lines and smooth color gradients to look fantastic? In this class, students will take an image of their choice, learn how to convert it into a pixelated form, and rebuild it into an enormous mural in Minecraft with colored wool. At the end of class, each student will have a veritable statue garden of 2D pixel art creations, and we will provide instructions on how to access the creations so they can continue their artistry at home.

  • Wednesday

Scratch Arcade: Asteroids (Intermediate) (ages 8-12)

  • Dates: Jan. 16 - Feb. 13
    • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    • Length: 5 weeks
    • Cost: $110

Using Scratch, a programming language developed by MIT, our campers will learn and expand their programming skills by recreating classic video games. Specifically created to mirror the command structure of languages such as python and C, Scratch helps kids write their own code with a simple layout and techniques that can be easily grasped by both newcomers and veterans. This class uses the classic video game Asteroids to introduce applied programming concepts to campers while they recreate mechanics such as user input and control, collision detection, and win/loss conditions.

  • Thursday

The Block: Minecraft Survival Build Challenge (ages 7-9)

  • Dates: Jan. 17 - Feb. 14
    • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    • Length: 5 weeks
    • Cost: $110

Calling all builders, miners, and deep divers - we need your Minecraft expertise. The goal is The Block - an enormous castle filled to the brim with treasure, feast halls, and everything a king needs to be the mightiest in the land. Band together with your fellow classmates to explore, mine, and complete this impressive, completely impractical, fantastic challenge! Attendees will work together on a Minecraft Survival Server as a single group to plan out their design, find a suitable build location, collect resources, and work around design challenges and problems that arise during construction.

  • Friday

Plane Science: Aeronautical Engineering Simulation (ages 8-10)

  • Dates: Jan. 18 - Feb. 15
    • Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
    • Length: 5 weeks
    • Cost: $110

Join us as we learn about aeronautical engineering, and design a plane that can take off and fly. Using the game Kerbal Space Program, students will learn about key design principles, such as overall shape, where to focus and balance weight, and how much fuel to take. Using what they’ve learned, students will split into teams to command their own flight missions. The sky’s the limit - literally!


Drop-in Week (Single Sessions, Feb. 18-22)

  • Tuesday

DIY Crystal Engineering (ages 9-14)

  • Date: Feb. 19
  • Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $30

Combine art, geology, and chemistry to make your own crystals! Everyone knows about diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, but did you know that you can make crystals out of household supplies, or even sugar? Join us as we learn how and why crystals are made by making them ourselves!

  • Wednesday

3-D Paper Architecture & Aeronautics (ages 8-10)

  • Date: Feb. 20
  • Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $20

Can one sheet of paper hold up a laptop that is 600 times its weight? In this architectural engineering workshop, students will learn how changing the shape of an object can change how strong and stable it is. Concepts on force and load will be reviewed as students roll, fold, and tape notecards together to build the strongest bridge, a stand that can hold many times its weight, like an entire computer, or the furthest flying paper airplane!

  • Thursday

Rocket Science: How High Can You Fly? (ages 8-12)

  • Date: Feb. 21
  • Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $25

Join us as we take to the stars during this afternoon! Using the game Kerbal Space Program, students will learn about rocket engineering and design, as teams compete to see who can fly highest with a custom-built rocket!

  • Friday

Intro to Minecraft on PC (ages 7-9)

  • Date: Feb. 22
  • Times: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Length: Single session
  • Cost: $25

This class introduces the basics of resource gathering, crafting, and building to new Minecrafters. We will teach exclusively in creative mode and show students how to play safely and responsibly. To facilitate the learning process, we will draw on inspirations from iconic architectural marvels, such as the pyramids of Egypt, and the Great Wall of China. We will also have students work on a world together, such as a carnival or fantasy neighborhood. The possibilities are endless!

Registration Forms

To register, all participants must submit the following paperwork:

All courses are subject to cancellation, should a minimum enrollment not be met. There are no refunds or reductions once a participant is registered for any reason, unless The Enrichment Center @ 2nd Nature Academy cancels a course, whereupon all participants will be informed in advance and payment will be refunded.

Registration forms and payment (cash or check only) may be mailed or hand-delivered to The Enrichment Center (10 Groton Road, Nashua, NH 03062).

Winter 2019 Discounts

Sibling Discount: If enrolling 2 or more siblings, full price must be paid for the 1st child and a 5% discount per additional child may be applied for up to 2 siblings thereafter. This discount is not to be combined with any other discount and only applies to after school or weekend classes in the same session.

2nd Nature Academy After School Discount: If student is signed up for 2nd Nature Academy After School program on the day of the corresponding class, they will receive 50% off above prices. Costs cover registration, all materials, and facility rental time. This discount is not to be combined with any other discount and only applies to after school programs.

Refer-a-New-Friend Discount: For each new friend who registers for the same course that your child is registered for, you are eligible to receive 10% off of the cost of that course for up to a total of 10 friend referrals. This discount only applies to referrals who have not previously participated in any of The Enrichment Center/The Painted Turtle's programs. This discount may not be combined with any other discounts.