Clubs and Classes


Current Classes:
MONDAY

Mapping the Body with Art: 
Module One Biochemistry & Cells
Ellen McHenry has a knack for making complicated biological processes make sense for younger children.

This class is based on a video course. You will need to purchase the eCourse ($24.95) available at: http://ellenjmchenry.com/product/mapping-the-body-with-art-part-1-biochemistry-and-cells/

Our class will be spent drawing along with the video as well as doing the supplemental labs, games, activities and cooking together.

Students will also be required to spend time doing an online drawing lesson (30-50 minutes) at home each week as well as watching the supplemental videos at their discretion throughout the week.

Why drawing? At the end of the course you have created your own textbook. 

Mondays: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (runs 10 wks.)
Ages: 10-15
Activity Rating: Tangy
Leader: Heather Suhrie
Registration fee: $30 (paid online)
Materials fee: $10 (paid first class)
eCourse fee: $24.95

Register online:
https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/course/mapping-the-body-with-art-module-one-biochemistry-cells

Minimus Secundus: Moving on in Latin
Join us for the second book of this lively introduction to the Latin language and the culture of Roman Britian. Students will learn basic grammar and Latin vocabulary through stories featuring a real family who lived in Roman times. Minimus the Mouse guides students through learning their first past tense and other verb forms using comic strips and a variety of activities.

Students will need to purchase a copy of the Minimus Secundus Pupil's Book: Moving on in Latin by Barbara Bell (used copies can be purchased on Amazon) for this 24 week class. They will have some homework each week from the text.

Parents are encouraged to participate, especially if they haven't studied Latin themselves.

Mondays: 11-12  (runs 24 wks.)
Ages: 10-13
Activity Rating: Tangy
Leader: Rebecca Paten
Registration fee: $62 (paid online)

Register online: https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/course/minimus-secundus-moving-on-in-latin


Math Problem solving
Math puzzles, problem solving strategies


Mondays: 12:30-1:30  (runs 12 wks.)
Age range: 11-15
Activity rating: Tangy
Instructor: Melody Panttaja

Bio of instructor: 9 years homeschooling, MA in Mathematics.

To register for this class, go to: https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/course/math-problem-solving


TUESDAY

Mr. G's Magic Academy - Purple Wand (First Course)

The internationally recognized life skills Discover Magic curriculum is taught with unique magic tricks for young hands, secret file folders, and an online video vault for rehearsal and learning other tricks.  A family/friends magic show is created for the final day.


Tuesdays 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. (runs 4 weeks)

Ages: 7-12 and able to focus for short periods of times & be respectful at all times while having FUN
Activity Rating: Tangy
Leader: Stan Grindstaff
Instructor Fee: $240 (paid first class)

Full Class Description & Register on CourseStorm: 
https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/course/mr-g-s-magic-academy-purple-wand-first-course


WEDNESDAY

Mr. G's Magic Academy - Green Wand (Second Course)

Internationally recognized Discovery Magic curriculum teaching life skills while having FUN learning cool magic. Can be taken with the Purple Wand course or separately. A family/friends magic show is created for the final day.


Wednesdays 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. (runs 4 weeks)

Ages: 7-12
Activity Rating: Tangy
Leader: Stan Grindstaff
Instructor Fee: $240 (paid first class)

Full Class Description & Register on CourseStorm: 
https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/course/mr-g-s-magic-academy-green-wand-2nd-magic-course


THURSDAY

Magic FUN

Card magic, puzzles, and other magic


Thursdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (runs 4 weeks, no class Thanksgiving 11/23)

Ages: 7-12
Activity Rating: Tangy
Leader: Stan Grindstaff
Instructor Fee: $80 (paid first class, includes $45 materials fee)

Full Class Description & Register on CourseStorm: 
https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/course/magic-fun


FRIDAY 

Spanish Made Easy for Kids
An exposure to Spanish speaking cultures through art, music, games, and food.


Fridays: 1:00 - 2:00  (9/15-12/8, no class 11/24)
Age range: 5-8
Activity rating: Tangy
Instructor: Patricia Christenden

Registration fee: $65 (paid online)
Materials fee: $10 (paid first class)
Instructor's fee: $195 (due to instructor first day of class, or via Ocean Grove P.O.)

About the Instructor: I am an Ocean Grove vendor IEM 172279, and former homeschool parent. Experienced Spanish instructor and native of Peru offering Spanish and tutoring for children. Over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring in Spanish. I incorporate culture into all the lessons. My degree in counseling helps establish a personable connection and sets students at ease.

To register for this class, go to: https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/course/spanish-made-easy-for-kids

What do your kids want to learn?

Hosting a club or project at the DLC is a great way to meet others who share your interests, be they MineCraft, volunteering in the community, knitting, or starting your own business.

Do you know a great teacher you would like to bring to the DLC? You can help coordinate with DLC volunteers to recruit awesome educators to teach (paid) classes in our space.


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What would you like to teach?

Is there a topic you are passionate and knowledgeable about? Maybe you are an awesome amateur astronomer! Or, maybe you’d like to carve out time to really focus on learning something specific with your kids in community, like how to write in cursive or how to take stuff apart and put it back together.

Learn more about organizing an activity at the DLC, including teacher compensation information, on our Submitting an Event Proposal page.

We are now offering an online system for class registrations.

You can register for classes and pay ahead anytime at: 
https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/ 

Most of our parent-led clubs and classes are free to supporting members, all others pay a suggested donation of $2-$5 per family per day to support the space. Professionally taught classes are fee-based and require pre-registration. 

We are accepting new class and club proposals.

Please take a few minutes to complete our online form to submit your class, club, or event idea.

The DLC board will review class submissions on the third Monday of each month at our monthly meetings.

Classes for our spring term (January to May) are now being accepted.







Current clubs and parent-led class pages: