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FREE Summer Camp for Kids 2013 at your local Apple Store

At Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This free workshop, held at Apple Retail Stores, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, so sign up now for a super-creative adventure.*

Day One (1.5 hours)
Get an introduction to the basics of moviemaking, including creating a storyboard.
Create an original soundtrack by making a song in GarageBand on an iPad.
Prepare for shooting footage outside the store overnight or inside the store at the end of the workshop. On day one, Apple Camp also includes an optional, one-hour Parents Workshop that will focus on using and setting parental controls on the Mac. Registration is not required.

Day Two (1.5 hours)
Get an introduction to iMovie — simple-to-use moviemaking software.
Use a Mac to import and edit collected movie footage, incorporating stills and music.
Create a film. With guidance from Apple Camp Counselors, kids will use iMovie — part of the iLife suite of creativity applications built into every Mac — to create, edit, and produce their films.

Day Three (Saturday morning, 1.5 hours)
Film Festival
Kids will have the opportunity to showcase their movies to invited parents, relatives, and friends. Participation in the festival is optional. Campers can take their completed movies home at the end of day two, if they prefer.

Register by following this link

Don’t miss out on these two great homeschool classes !!

Homeschool Novel Writing Workshop for ages 12-16. 

Starts: Thursday Sept 6, 2012- 10:30-12:30pm.

Produce your own novel, practice writing skills, and earn one full English composition credit. 

Learn step-by-step techniques, develop essential writing skills and apply them in a meaningful way. 

Course will involve work in class and at home.   Established writing skills are required in order to be successful. 

This is a year long course with TWO 12 week sessions.  Cost: $200 for each session. 

Parents supply required texts: Learn to Write the Novel Way by Carole Thaxton, and The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus.

Homeschool Photography Workshop for ages 12-16.

Awaken to the joy of photography!

Using a digital camera, students will develop the technical and artistic skills necessary to take interesting and well-composed photographs.   The course includes, essential techniques, elements of design, color and perspective, nature and scenic photography, sharing photographs on Flickr, and developing technical skills.   Students will build a portfolio of work to share.

COST: $180 for a 12 week session. 

Starts: Thursday Sept 6, 2012 at 1pm-3pm.

To register for these classes: pay an online deposit of $25 at

Classes will be held at Coconut Creek Recreation Center North
Lyons rd and Johnson Rd.

Denise Thompson is an accomplished writer, photographer and FL certified educator
Contact her at 954 757 5186


Fall Session Starts Saturday
October 16th through December 18th
Every Saturday (except Thanksgiving weekend)

For ages 10 and upArt supplies included

  • 9:30am– 11:00 Basic Drawing Skills Class for new, artistically inclined students who want to learn foundational drawing skills and techniques, including line drawing, shading, composition, and perspective, to refine their artistic talent and start them toward a hobby or career in art.
  • 11:30- 1pm Color Theory Class for students who have already taken the Basic Drawing Skills Class.  Students will learn about painting and drawing with water colors and colored pencils. They will learn about design regarding how colors interact with each other. They will continue to practice drawing more complex shapes from real life. They will work on a final project to be completed by the end of the session.

WHERE: Broward Christian School- on the corner of Flamingo Rd. and Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation.

Cost: $10.00 per class with a one-time registration fee of $15 for the 9-week session which covers the cost of art supplies.

To register, please email or call 954-472-8282.

Mr. Dober plans, God willing, to offer these classes again in the spring and summer.

Taught by Mr. Jim Dober.  He is a homeschooling father of 5, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL in 1998.  He is currently working as a Product Designer for Atico International trading company in Fort Lauderdale.  He also published his first children’s chapter book this year, called Hickory Woods Adventures, Waiting for a Bubble, for children ages 7-12 at

Coral Springs Museum of Art. Homeschool Creative Writing and Art Classes

Fall Session

Classes start October 26th, for a seven week session.   Cost is $75. (Includes $5 materials fee).

Creative Writing and Literature classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm-2:30pm. (Choose one)
Art Appreciation class is Thursday ONLY at 2:30pm-4:00pm.
At Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

Denise Thompson. FL Certified Educator K-9.     (954) 757 5186
Register and pay online at