Saturday Classes for Young People Winter 2021 Registration


In-Person Classes

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9:00am and 9:30am Classes:
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11:05am Classes:



Y1100: H.G.A. Hofstra Gifted Academy: Grades K-1
The Hofstra Gifted Academy (H.G.A.) is designed to enrich the lives of advanced students by expanding the scope of experiences provided by their school as well as to stimulate new creative interests in the students. Students will be challenged through three courses of their choice in subjects such as math, science, arts, and humanities. Each semester brings new courses to the gifted academy so get in now and be prepared for years of intellectual stimulation. Students who wish to participate in the Hofstra Gifted Academy must submit an application and $50 non-refundable application fee. To apply for consideration to this program; click here to download Application Form. Once accepted to the Hofstra Gifted Academy students can register for their H.G.A. courses in the current semester or any future semester. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1110: H.G.A. Hofstra Gifted Academy: Grades 2-3
The Hofstra Gifted Academy (H.G.A.) is designed to enrich the lives of advanced students by expanding the scope of experiences provided by their school as well as to stimulate new creative interests in the students. Students will be challenged through three courses of their choice in subjects such as math, science, arts, and humanities. Each semester brings new courses to the gifted academy so get in now and be prepared for years of intellectual stimulation. Students who wish to participate in the Hofstra Gifted Academy must submit an application and $50 non-refundable application fee. To apply for consideration to this program; click here to download Application Form. Once accepted to the Hofstra Gifted Academy students can register for their H.G.A. courses in the current semester or any future semester. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1120: H.G.A. Hofstra Gifted Academy: Grades 4-5
The Hofstra Gifted Academy (H.G.A.) is designed to enrich the lives of advanced students by expanding the scope of experiences provided by their school as well as to stimulate new creative interests in the students. Students will be challenged through three courses of their choice in subjects such as math, science, arts, and humanities. Each semester brings new courses to the gifted academy so get in now and be prepared for years of intellectual stimulation. Students who wish to participate in the Hofstra Gifted Academy must submit an application and $50 non-refundable application fee. To apply for consideration to this program; click here to download Application Form. Once accepted to the Hofstra Gifted Academy students can register for their H.G.A. courses in the current semester or any future semester. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1130: H.G.A. Hofstra Gifted Academy: Grades 6-8
The Hofstra Gifted Academy (H.G.A.) is designed to enrich the lives of advanced students by expanding the scope of experiences provided by their school as well as to stimulate new creative interests in the students. Students will be challenged through three courses of their choice in subjects such as math, science, arts, and humanities. Each semester brings new courses to the gifted academy so get in now and be prepared for years of intellectual stimulation. Students who wish to participate in the Hofstra Gifted Academy must submit an application and $50 non-refundable application fee. To apply for consideration to this program; click here to download Application Form. Once accepted to the Hofstra Gifted Academy students can register for their H.G.A. courses in the current semester or any future semester. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1212: Kindergartners Prepare To Read: Ages 5-6
This course is the sequel to Preschoolers Prepare to Read! - Part II, and focuses on the needs of students who are in kindergarten and want to continue expanding their skills before they begin first grade. Additional emphasis is placed on the phonetic instruction of the pre-reader, while sight vocabulary is further enhanced. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1300: Reading Is Fun: Grades 1-2
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Using a thematic approach to reading enrichment for the beginning reader, this program is designed for those who enjoy reading as well as those who need extra help. In-class instruction incorporates the use of vocabulary words, reading passages and language arts skills to enhance the progress of the new reader. Themes include a variety of stimulating experiences that make reading fun and meaningful. Through the use of manipulatives, stories, and auditory and visual experiences, ideas come alive and excite children about reading. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1314: Reading Fundamentals: Grades 3-4
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course is designed to assist students in expanding their comprehension skills and utilize them as they become reading detectives. Students will get engaged in close readings to analyze text. Through hands-on activities they will find evidence to support their answers. Students not only become stronger readers, but also develop a love for reading they can enjoy inside and outside of the classroom. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1320: Literacy Essentials: Grades 5-6
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Building solid reading skills is essential for all successful students. In this course students build on comprehension, fluency and decoding skills while increasing and expanding their vocabulary. Our small class environment allows students to feel comfortable and confident engaging in class lessons and discussions. Students will be able to take the skills learned and apply them to everyday reading as well school assignments. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1410: Beginning To Write: Grades 1-2
This course is designed to meet the needs of emergent learners who require extra emphasis on writing skills. Students are motivated to write in a relaxed and supportive environment, using their everyday language and experiences. Imagination and creativity guide young writers to use developmentally appropriate spelling, organize their ideas and increase their awareness of punctuation. Students use the different phases of the writing process: pre-writing, revision and editing, and learn to see themselves as authors and their work as literature. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1412: English Grammar and Composition: Grades 6-8
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Concentrating on grammar, punctuation, paragraphs, development of ideas and sentence structure, students use templates and visual aids to improve their writing skills. This process enables writers to successfully complete paragraphs and essays. Moreover, students can then transfer the knowledge gained from this course to their individual school settings. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1413: How to Write Better: Grades 5-6
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. The best way to become a better writer is to practice, practice, practice. Students complete weekly writing assignments while learning how to convey ideas quickly, clearly, and persuasively. Good writing reflects clear thinking - a process that serves the student throughout his/her lifetime. Activities include practical suggestions on writing style, organization and content of letters and essays, and how to write creatively. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1416: Assessment Writing: Grades 9-12
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course is geared to prepare students for Assessment (Regents/AP/SAT) Essays: Thematic, Document Based Questions (DBQ), and Critical Lens. The students will examine the best ways to organize, interpret and analyze both the information given and student content knowledge to aid student development in creating a cohesive final essay. The class will work on structure and layout by outlining and drafting before the final essay is written. This is a great course for any student preparing to take/re-take any examination.
Y1420: Calling All Writers!: Grades 3-4
Students in this course learn amazing writing tips while they explore the power behind the writing process. This class is challenging while at the same time exciting and engaging for each student. The focus is on helping children find ideas for writing projects by using their imaginations. By brainstorming in class to identify their special project, they create plots and characters. Both fiction and nonfiction materials are utilized, as well as graphic organizers. By the end of the session, students begin to think of themselves as authors with the experience of taking a story idea to its finished product - their own book. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1422: Aspiring Authors Club!: Grades 5-6
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This class will inspire students with a passion for writing to follow their dreams and show their creativity on paper! With the use of literature from all genres students will create writing pieces that have descriptive details, organization and sentence fluency and show their individual voice. Works such as original short stories, poems and narrative essays and skits will be created in order to build your students writing portfolio. Basic review of spelling, grammar and punctuation will be incorporated into the class to ensure steady progress in your young author. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1475: Pen to Paper in All Genres: Grades 7 - 12
This course invites young authors to challenge themselves as they enter the exciting world of literature. Students learn the basic fundamentals of literacy genres across the board,such as fiction, poetry, science fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction, memoirs, short stories, fairy tales, fantasy, and drama. With the infusion of NYS Regents-based literacy elements and language skills, students celebrate creativity and individuality. Much of what is taught in this course helps students with their English school curricula by further enhancing their writing abilities in a well-rounded fashion. The instructor encourages students to take both risks and pride in their work while having fun! Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y2105: Kindergarten Math: Ages 5-6
Numbers and patterns and shapes, OH MY! This course focuses on the building blocks that all kindergarteners need to be successful in math. Using hands-on, interactive activities, students learn to form and identify numbers, recognize patterns, distinguish shapes, and much more. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y2110: Big Ideas for Young Mathematicians: Grades 1-2
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. While learning such topics as time, money, patterns, logic and more in this interactive course, students discover mathematical concepts and learn to apply them in their everyday worlds. Since research suggests that many adults have a fear of math, this course is designed to foster a love of math by engaging in hands-on activities that inspire students to love math! Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y2450: Math Made Easy - Part I: Grades 5-6
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course is designed to help students develop their math problem solving abilities. In both small and large group settings, the most challenging topics of grades 5 and 6 are addressed: fractions, decimals, percents, mean, median, mode, probability, signed numbers and word problems, to name a few. Students are encouraged to ask questions and discover how math can be made easy once they acquire the skills taught in this course. The major goal of this class is to provide the correct strategies to help children discover that math is fun and easy. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y2470: Math Made Easy - Part II: Grades 7-8
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course is for students who need help in solving more difficult math problems involving decimals, fractions, percents, signed numbers, algebraic equations, and word problems. Time is spent reviewing basic concepts, and practice exercises within small group settings are used to reinforce concepts and their applications. Students are encouraged to bring work from their regular school math class to use as examples. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y2485: More Math Please!: Grades 2-3
This course is for the hesitant mathematician and for those who just simply love math. All students participate in hands-on activities designed to help them utilize strategies for understanding and applying basic math concepts and skills. Each week a different math skill is reinforced through fun and creative approaches. In this class we practice working with numbers, operations, money, time, algebra, graphing, probability measurement and word problems. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y2495: Making Sense of Math: Grades 4-5
This course consists of drills and practice in mathematic fundamentals: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Using applications of math in everyday settings and a variety of activities to extend problem-solving abilities, students solve mathematical problems that further strengthen their math skills. Students focus on what numbers would make sense to get the correct answers, and learn to self-check by asking, "Does it make sense?" Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y2551: Algebra 1 Regents Review Course
Students will focus on all topics covered on the Algebra 1 Common Core NYS regents exam. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y2551: Algebra 1 Regents Review Course
Students will focus on all topics covered on the Algebra 1 Common Core NYS regents exam. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y2560: Geometry Regents Review Course
Students focus on all topics covered on the Geometry Regents examination. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y2560: Geometry Regents Review Course
Students focus on all topics covered on the Geometry Regents examination. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y2570: Algebra 2 Regents Review Course
Students focus on all topics covered on the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents examination. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y3111: Science - The First Step: Grades 1-2
The amazing life of the earthworm, the undersea life of the squid, intriguing rocks and minerals, the excitement of the dinosaur - these and many other wonders of science are presented to our young future scientists through hands-on experiences. Science concepts are presented in fun-filled ways, motivating young minds toward future learning. Different experiments are taught each season so that our students are able to continue their scientific experience throughout the year! Limited enrollment; register early! Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y3112: Applied Science: Grades 2-4
Students are encouraged to investigate basic scientific concepts using hands-on activities. Each class will be broken into two parts. The first half of class will be a lesson about the science behind the activity for the day. The second half of the class, the students will use their supplies to solve a problem. Possible course topics include DNA, temperature, and currents. Scientific method, effects of pollution, animal adaptation, and engineering concepts may also be discussed. Instructor will provide a list of household materials needed prior to each class.
Y3113: Young Inventors at Work: Grades 3-4
Students learn what it takes to solve a seemingly overwhelming problem using only their wits, creativity, and ability to put the pieces together. In this hands-on workshop, students combine observation with a newfound familiarity with the scientific method to discover the inventor within. Each class will be broken into two parts. The first half of class will be a lesson about the science behind the activity for the day. The second half of the class, the students will use their supplies to solve a problem. They learn to create a flotation device that can save lives, devise a bridge that can withstand crushing under its own weight, and maybe even build a plane that may travel the distance of a football field! There are no limits to what an inventive mind can conceive. Instructor will provide a list of household materials needed prior to each class.
Y3410: Earth Science Regents Prep Review Course
In this course, students review major topics of the study of earth processes as they relate to astronomy, oceanography, meteorology and geology. Preparation includes reviewing actual questions from past exams. Students who have taken this course show better than average results on this exam. It is recommended for students who are taking the upcoming Earth Science Regents examination. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y3410: Earth Science Regents Prep Review Course
In this course, students review major topics of the study of earth processes as they relate to astronomy, oceanography, meteorology and geology. Preparation includes reviewing actual questions from past exams. Students who have taken this course show better than average results on this exam. It is recommended for students who are taking the upcoming Earth Science Regents examination. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y3411: Living Environment Regents Review Course
This course focuses on the study of the life sciences as they relate to zoology, botany, cell physiology and biochemistry. Time is given to analyze the related strengths and weaknesses of each student’s abilities. The instructor also advises students on test-taking strategies. It is recommended for all students taking the upcoming Biology Regents examination. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y3412: Chemistry Regents Review Course
This course focuses on the study of matter and energy as they relate to atomic structure, bonding, electrochemistry and nuclear processes. In a small-group setting, students gain a stronger grasp of the key topics in the curriculum and are better prepared to take the upcoming Chemistry Regents examination. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y3520: STEM: Engineering Design: Grades: 6-8
In this course, students will begin their journey as the future builders and creators of the 21st century as they learn the fundamentals, the fun, and frustration of engineering design. Students will build something new each class and learn the importance of testing and evaluating their original design as they take thoughtful steps to improve their design through the process of iteration. In this course, students will also learn how to refine their cooperative, evaluative, design, creative, and presentation skills as they move through the weekly projects. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y4031: GBA: 3D Printing and Animation: Grades 5-12
This specialty course will have students diving head first into the exciting world of 3D modeling and animation, with the fantastic addition of 3D printing! Students will have an incredibly fun experience creating their own 3D art, including 3D characters, environments and animations – with no prior drawing or art experience required – and will bring their creations into the real world using cutting edge 3D printers! Whether you’ve seen it in video games, at the movies, or on TV, 3D animation is everywhere, and students will be breaking into the industry using state-of-the-art software, MAXON’s Cinema 4D – the same software used by professionals to create many of the animated films you see in the movies! By the end of the course, each student will have created a multitude of digital 3D models and animations complete with textures, lighting and other effects, as well as one to two 3D printed models to bring home for friends and family to see. Also, upon completion of the course, each student gets the opportunity to take home an exclusive student copy of the powerful Cinema 4D software for free! Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y4035: GBA: RPG Video Game Design: Grades 2-5
Design and code your own video game! By popular demand, this course will have students utilizing the revolutionary RPG Maker MV engine to create one of the most successful genres of video games: Role Playing Games! As with best-selling titles such as Undertale, Pokémon, Final Fantasy, Earthbound, and Paper Mario, students will create games complete with sprawling maps and tile sets, story-driven characters with dialogue, sophisticated battle systems, event-based coding, and more! By the end of the course, students come away with their own original finished RPG video game to share with friends and family, as well as a huge boost in their technical skills, creative writing skills, and self-confidence! Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y4070: GBA: Minecraft Builders Club: Grades 2-5
It’s Minecraft Mania at Hofstra University! In this fun new course, students use the ever popular Minecraft video game to build worlds, solve puzzles, and create together. Students have specific goals and challenges each day, which they take on both individually and by playing together as a group! While building and playing, students gain a great appreciation for math and science, and see their creativity and social skills soar. Both newcomers and experienced Minecraft players are invited to have fun and learn together.! Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y5105: Creative Kids: Exploring Multi-Media: K-2
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Young artists are encouraged to explore multi-media in an inquiry-based setting. Lessons will encompass age appropriate stories related to famous artists, technique, critical thinking skills, and exploration of art culture. Instructor will provide a list of basic art supplies needed for each week prior to class. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y5110: Art Enrichment: Grades 3-5
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This class is open to beginner and intermediate artists. Exciting lessons are aligned with NYS and Common Core Visual Art Standards to enhance the depth of personal growth within your child. An inquiry-based and holistic approach to art will guide the young artist in their journey to find self-identity and balance in nature. Children will be introduced to art critique and gallery discussions. Instructor will provide a list of household items needed for each week prior to class. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y5350: Discovery, Self Expression and the Visual Arts: Grades 6-8
This class gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of mediums and artist tools as well as creating original work that is in service of their own personal vision. Instruction is given in the artistic process as well as a number of mediums such as pencil, pen and ink, pastels, charcoal and watercolor painting. The goal of the class is to encourage students to generate their own ideas and choose the tools and mediums they enjoy using to create art that is truly their own to achieve their goals as a visual artist. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y5355: Portfolio Development and Personal Vision: Grades 9-12
This class instructs students in the process of creating a coherent portfolio that reflects their own personal vision. Instruction is given in the process of taking an original idea from rough sketch to finished piece using a number of different mediums such as pencil, pen and ink, pastels, color pencils, markers, watercolor and acrylic painting. The class also emphasizes basic concepts like anatomy and composition. Students are encouraged to experiment with ideas and mediums in an effort to help them fulfill their artistic goals. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y6100: Introduction to Cartooning: Grades 2-5
Elementary-aged students with an interest in cartooning learn the basics of cartooning, from character structure, penciling, inking, coloring and storytelling through a series of fun and creative projects such as creating their own character key chains, cards and buttons to making their own comic strips. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y6200: Cartooning: Intermediate: Grades 5-12
Students with a passion for cartooning this class is for you! With step-by-step instructions, participants learn to draw some of today's most popular characters while they are introduced to perspective and the proper way to ink and color their work. The students create their own original comic strips, comic books, storyboards and more with the support and guidance of the instructor. Limited enrollment; register early! Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map. This course has been approved by Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Please refer to Girl Scouts of Nassau County Possibilities Program and Event Guide for program/badge details. To register and receive the registration discount or for further information, contact Jessica Dease, Program Director at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu. Note: To receive tuition discounts must contact our office and provide your Girl Scout Troop number.
Y8210: Road to Success: Grades 6-8
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Every successful student started with a solid foundation in studying. As students progress in their academic careers, study skills, time management, note-taking, organizational skills and test-taking techniques play an integral part in their achievements. This class focuses on these fundamental components to improve a child’s way of studying and learning. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y8230: Public Speaking/Debate: Grades 7-12
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. In this course, students will learn and develop the skills necessary for public speaking while working to develop strong debate tactics. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their speeches through writing and practice the delivery of their messages through oral presentations in class. Students will be asked to customize their speeches to different audiences to enhance proper delivery styles. Class will work individually, and in teams to practice group debating skills. They will develop the self-confidence needed to fluently deliver and argue their ideas and effectively counter-argue their debate opponents in the future. This course will allow students to set and reach personal goals to confidently express themselves verbally and dynamically. This course has been approved by Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Please refer to Girl Scouts of Nassau County Possibilities Program and Event Guide for program/badge details. To register and receive the registration discount or for further information, contact Jessica Dease, Program Director at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu. Note: To receive tuition discounts must contact our office and provide your Girl Scout Troop number.