Morning Session

Our morning session is from 9 a.m.– noon.


The Art of Storytelling

Entering grades 3-5
Instructor: Beth Kraft

As long as there have been people, there have been stories. We are surrounded by stories every day. Storytelling is an ancient and valuable art that extends around the globe. In this class, students will discover the origin of familiar stories, develop their own storytelling talents, create storytelling guides, and apply storytelling techniques to their own stories that they will perform in front of others. Through story, students will learn about diverse cultures from around the world and what we share in common with the others. Students will explore using different tones and volume of voice as well as facial expression and body language to bring forth emotion and action into the story.

Engineering and Design

Entering grades 3-5
Instructor: Brian Nielsen

Design and create simple machines and then infuse technology to make your machine work for you. We will program a microcontroller and wire small motors to our projects. We will finish the Summer Odyssey Engineering and Design class by building a robot that the kids can take home after Open House on Friday, August 10.

Crocheting in the Kitchen with Libby

Entering grades 4-5
Instructor: Libby Silvestri

Yes, we will! At the exciting risk of getting marinara sauce in our yarn, we will enjoy the delight and deliciousness of cooking while learning how to crochet! What's on the menu? Thought you'd never ask! Pizza, soup, cookies, salads, salsa, bread to name a few! And while cooking away and because wait time is a key factor for any chef, we will be getting our crafty on with the crocheting fever! Endless possibilities are just beyond this kitchen door!

Visual Touch: Computer Graphics and Digital Media Art

Entering grades 4-7
Instructor: Luis A. Santos

Appropriate for learners at all levels of computer knowledge, this project-based class is designed for students who want to express themselves and have fun using computers and digital tools. We will cover the basics of graphic design, page layout and simple animation using the same editing tools graphic design professionals use. Students will work with Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash and Premier) to develop their own creative projects.

Yes…It IS Rocket Science

Entering grades 4-7
Instructor: Ron Pembleton

How would you like to build and launch a real rocket? From paper airplanes to plastic bottle rockets, you will learn the principles of flight and put them into action. You’ll construct your own solid-fuel rockets from Estes kits and launch them into space. You’ll learn to determine just how high your rocket could go, and the best way to bring it back. This class is always a real blast!

Constructures – Adventures in 3-D Art Making

Entering grades 5-7
Instructor: Erin Sorensen

Young artists will explore the principles of historic and modern sculpture. Learning from the greats (Michelangelo, Henry Moore, Calder and Goldsworthy), students will sculpt in clay, fabricate with found objects, construct techno art from recycled electronics, and design, engineer, and build fantasy structures based on spatial design and architectural drafting. Taking inspiration from Gaudi, Wright, Gehry and Hadid, participants will take their art to a new dimension.

OPC-Odyssey Publishing Company

Entering grades 5-7
Instructors: Norma Shaner

Do you have an active and imaginative mind? Do you love to draw and create? Join us to write, illustrate, and create your very own hardbound book. Be a part of our exciting ‘start up’ as you use your creative powers to not only write, but also to illustrate an original book in a short period of time. This is a no-pressure class, where you will have lots of fun writing and illustrating.

The Studio Art Experience

Entering grades 6-9
Instructor: Jennifer Lipson

Artists work in so many different mediums — how do you decide which one is your favorite? The answer is you have to try them all! For two weeks we will transform the classroom into a vibrant art studio as we explore ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. We will look at works by famous artists, fill a sketchbook, learn a variety of artist’s tricks and techniques, and use many different tools and materials as you create your Summer Odyssey art portfolio.

The Art of Games and Strategy

Entering grades 6-9
Instructor: Micah Franks

Join the games renaissance. Strategy has taken a new visage over the last 20 years. Come and practice mathematical planning, probability, and abstract experimentation, while engaging in the social milieu of positive sportsmanship and fun. Follow your imagination into the study of anthropology and history with eurogames like Carcassonne, Settlers of Cataan, Cyclades, and Dominion. Exercise your creative streak with Magic: The Gathering, and Eclipse. Build your own game together with friends, or bring your own favorites to play and analyze.