STEAM Art Camps

Spring 2018 Classes


Session A (March - April)

  • Monday

NEW! Race to the Stars: A Space Simulation

  • Ages: 8-10
  • Dates: Mar. 12 - Apr. 16 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30 pm (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $135

Join us as we take to the stars! Using the game Kerbal Space Program, students will learn about rocket engineering and design, such as overall shape, when to disconnect sections, and how much fuel to take. Using what they’ve learned, students will split into teams to command their own mission to space, and compete against other teams to see who can create the best rocket. It actually IS rocket science!

  • Tuesday

Creative LEGO Club

  • Ages: 5-7 yrs old (Must be in kindergarten or higher)
  • Dates: Mar. 13 - Apr. 17 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $135

No following instructions here! We’ll have building themes each week for you to use your Special builder talents. During furniture week, you might want to create your own double decker couch. During car week, create your own superhero vehicle. It’s all up to you. Each week, we’ll take a photo of your creation. This way, you won’t ever forget.

  • Wednesday

New! Introduction to Python Programming

  • Ages: 10-14 yrs old
  • Dates: Mar. 14 - Apr. 18 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $135

Python is a programming language specifically designed for ease of readability, and as such is a great way to introduce students to the wider world of coding. It is used in many applications, from web and internet development to scientific computing to business applications. While veterans of coding languages such as Scratch may quickly recognise some of Python’s constructs and layout, the format is simple enough that even someone with little to no experience can understand it fairly quickly.

  • Thursday

Minecraft Architects

  • Ages: 7-9 yrs old
  • Dates: Mar. 15 - Apr. 19 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $135

Using real-world buildings and landmarks, students will improve their building skills by determining what makes different styles of buildings unique. One week we may be constructing the stone-wrought walls of medieval castles, the next we could be recreating the great pyramids at Giza. As we travel the world, students will amass a small collection of wonders, which will be sent home in an email when the class concludes.

  • Saturday

Mini Engineering Marvels

  • Ages: 10-14 yrs old
  • Dates: Mar. 17 - Apr. 21 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 1:00 - 2:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $15 per session

Join us on Saturdays, when we’ll plan, build, test, and improve marvelous mini-creations and play challenges with them. Learn how to build catapults that launch marshmallows; a game of Operation requiring a steady hand; a classic extending grabber toy tool, and more! Apply a bit of engineering ingenuity along with a glue gun to create these cool contraptions using everyday items like plastic spoons, popsicle sticks, binder clips, paper clips, and rubber bands. At the end of class, students take home their marvelous creations.

Green Screen Hand Puppet Theater STEAM Fusion!

  • Group A: 8-10 yrs old | Group B: 11-14 yrs old
  • Dates: Mar. 17 - Apr. 21 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 3:00 - 4:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $135

This class seamlessly combines art and technology by teaming up with The Painted Turtle Art Studio.

Put on your own puppet production with any background you want! In this class, technology and art unite to combine character design with green screen technology.  Students will unleash their creativity to create their own hand puppets, and then students will work with webcams and video production software to overlay a variety of backgrounds on a green screen. These will ultimately come together as a puppet show that can take place anywhere students choose. Students will have the choice of doing an individual project or work with their friends.

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Session B (May - June)

  • Monday

NEW! Think Like an Engineer

  • Ages: 5-7 yrs old (Must be in kindergarten or higher)
  • Dates: May 7 - 21 (3 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $65

Children are natural scientists and engineers. Each week, kids will be asked to solve a problem and we will help them to approach it like an engineer. How would you build a sturdy structure using marshmallows and toothpicks? How can you create a paper structure that can hold up a laptop? Let’s see what these junior engineers will concoct!

  • Tuesday

Introduction to Python Programming

  • Ages: 8-10
  • Dates: May 8 - 29 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30 pm (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

Python is a programming language specifically designed for ease of readability, and as such is a great way to introduce students to the wider world of coding. While veterans of coding languages such as Scratch may quickly recognise some of Python’s constructs and layout, the format is simple enough that even someone with little to no experience can understand it fairly quickly.

  • Wednesday

NEW! Learn to PERL

  • Ages: 10-14 yrs old
  • Dates: May 9 - 30 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

This class will introduce a programming language that is widely used in fields such as network programming, finance, and bioinformatics. Perl is a high-level, dynamic programming language with the motto “There’s more than one way to do it.” It provides powerful text and big data processing capabilities that students can use for years to come.

  • Thursday

Minecraft Puzzlecraft

  • Ages: 8-11 yrs old
  • Dates: May 10 - 31 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

Adventuring by yourself is hard, but when you have friends to help you out, sometimes it can be even harder. During Puzzlecraft, students will be working in teams to try to navigate through puzzle and challenge maps created in Minecraft, with one catch: both players must cooperate and work together if they are going to overcome obstacles. Once the teams have an idea about what makes a challenging cooperative puzzle, they will have an opportunity to design and implement the challenge for other teams to overcome.

  • Saturday

Never Bored Board Game Club

  • Ages: 11-14 yrs old
  • Dates: May 12 - June 2 (4 sessions)
  • Hours: 1:00 - 2:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $15 per session

Join us on Saturdays to play the latest and greatest board games. With all the online games and electronic communication, we wanted to create an opportunity for boys and girls to interact with each other face-to-face and develop new friendships. Games will involve strategy, cooperative play, and tons of fun.

Space STEAM Fusion - Minecraft & Toy Theater

  • Group A: 8-10 yrs old | Group B: 11-14 yrs old
  • Dates: May 12 - June 2 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 3:00 - 5:00PM (2 hrs)
  • Cost: $120

This class seamlessly combines art and technology by teaming up with The Painted Turtle Art Studio.

Space is the final frontier and in this class, we will learn about what it’s like on the moon, the planets, and the Milky Way. Then using our imagination, we will go another level to think about what would it be like to live there? Or what would a life form look like on that planet?

We will give our imagination form through Minecraft and mixed media art! With Minecraft, we will create these environments in Minecraft, and learn what machines and supplies they need to fill their space base with in order to survive on an alien world. But we don’t stop here! While Minecraft might work one part of our brain, we will also exercise students’ other creative side by using various mediums, such as clay, decoupage, and paint, to form space-themed worlds and extra terrestrials.

Familiarity with Minecraft is helpful but not required. We can go over basic building skills, which is all you need to start creating.

Learn more about The Painted Turtle Art Studio:

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Registration Forms

To register, all participants must submit the following paperwork:

All courses are subject to cancellation, should a minimum enrollment not be met. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed 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).

Spring 2018 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.

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.