STEAM Art Camps

Fall 2018 Classes

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 (2018) and have therefore already filled out waiver forms, only the registration form is required.


Session A (September - October)

  • Monday

It's a Trap! Minecraft Redstone Engineering

  • Ages: 8-12 (Must be in grade 3 or higher)
  • Dates: Sept. 17 - Oct. 22 (5 weeks; No class on Oct. 8)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30 pm (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $115

Despite its simple, blocky appearance, Minecraft can be more than just a building game. Using Redstone - the game’s substitute for electricity - students will learn how to create circuitry ranging from a simple lightswitch to a long-range TNT cannon. In addition, they will learn about the trigger mechanisms and time-delay circuitry needed for repeating circuits and deadly traps. Once the class concludes, copies of the students’ worlds will be sent home so they can see what traps and contraptions their classmates came up with.

Students must be familiar with the basics of Minecraft. For questions regarding experience, please email us.

  • Tuesday

Cardboard Creative Designs: Create Your Halloween Costume

  • Ages: 8-14 yrs old (Must be in grade 3 or higher)
  • Dates: Sept. 18 - Oct. 23 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $140

Halloween is around the corner, so start planning and building your costume now! We will help you to conceptualize your idea, and bring it to fruition using cardboard, duct tape, glue, and paint. Students will learn how to create, properly size, cut, and bring these patterns together to shape elements of their costume.

  • Wednesday

Intro to Minecraft on PC

  • Ages: 7-9 yrs old
  • Dates: Sept. 26 - Oct. 24 (4 weeks; No class on Oct. 17)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

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!

  • Thursday

Rocket Science: Aerospace Engineering Simulation

  • Ages: 9-14 yrs old
  • Dates: Sept. 20 - Oct. 25 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $135

Join us as we learn about aerospace engineering, and design a rocket that can reach the atmosphere and beyond. Using the game Kerbal Space Program, students will learn about key design principles, 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 missions to space. It actually is rocket science!

  • Friday

Intro to Concepts in Programming: Scratch Jr.

  • Ages: Kindergarten & grade 1
  • Dates: Sept. 21 - Oct. 26 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $135

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.

Hour of Coding Club: Intro to Python

  • Ages: 9-14 yrs old (Must be in grade 4 or higher)
  • Dates: Sept. 21 - Oct. 26 (6 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $135

If you've learned Scratch and other basic software programming, and want to continue to hone your skills, join us for our Coding Club. This semester, we will concentrate on Python, which is a programming language specifically designed for ease of readability and is used in many applications, from web and internet development to scientific computing to business applications.

Students must have prior experience with basic programming languages, such as Scratch. For questions regarding experience, please email us.


Session B (November - December)

  • Monday

LEGO Creation Club

  • Ages: 6-8 yrs old
  • Dates: Nov. 26 - Dec. 17 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

No following instructions here! While our club time will be mostly student-directed, we will focus the builds on specific design themes each week. Each theme is meant to provide context for students to make some design considerations given a few constraints, while keeping to their creative vision. One week, we might ask students to create animals and their habitat if they lived on Mars. Another week, we might introduce an artist like M.C. Escher and ask students to create a Lego build inspired by his illusionist art work. Every session is sure to be a creative blast!

  • Tuesday

Scratch Animation: Create Digital Holiday Cards

  • Ages: 8-14 yrs old (Must be in grade 2 or higher)
  • Dates: Nov. 27 - Dec. 18 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30 pm (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

'Tis the season to wish friends and family wonderful holidays. Join us as we create digital holiday cards to send to them. We will storyboard our animation, create the graphics and audio, and write code to bring it all together.

Students must have taken Scratch Intro course, or have prior experience with Scratch. For questions regarding experience, please email us.

  • Wednesday

Minecraft Winter Wonderland!

  • Ages: 7-9 yrs old
  • Dates: Nov. 28 - Dec. 19 (3 weeks; No class on Dec. 5)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $70

Spend afterschool with other Minecrafters as we build a Winter Wonderland! Each student will build their own neighborhood within our Winter Wonderland. At the end, students will tour the various neighborhoods and virtually visit with each other.

  • Thursday

Minecraft Command Blocks

  • Ages: 8-12 yrs old (Must be in grade 3 or higher)
  • Dates: Nov. 29 - Dec. 20 (4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

Learn to accomplish things you would never be able to do with normal Redstone! We'll enter into the world of programming by using command blocks, which can execute console commands when powered with Redstone. It is a great way to begin introducing coding within Minecraft. This class is great for Minecrafters who have worked with Redstone and want to extend their capabilities. It is also appropriate for those who are already familiar with command blocks and want to expand their knowledge.

Students must have intermediate Minecraft experience, and be familiar with Redstone. For questions regarding experience, please email us.

  • Friday

Storytelling with LEGO Stop Motion

  • Ages: 9-12 yrs old
  • Dates: Nov. 30 - Dec. 21(4 weeks)
  • Hours: 4:00 - 5:30PM (1.5 hrs)
  • Cost: $90

One part creation, one part production, all parts fun! Using any materials on hand, such as LEGO blocks or clay, students will combine their power of storytelling with image-capture technology to create videos in which their creations interact with each other through the power of stop-motion animation. We will help them develop short storyboards, set up the video camera, and use the animation software. At the end of class, we will email students their videos.

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).

Fall 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 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.