March 1, 2011

Yes, summers really coming: UW Summer Youth Programs open for registration

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Elementary school art students parade home-made headdresses in August, 2010. | Photo by Mary Levin.

Elementary school art students parade home-made headdresses in August, 2010. | Photo by Mary Levin.

Attention young artists, writers, dancers, researchers, gamers and even architects to be (and their parents): UW Summer Youth Programs has a cool variety of summer courses for all ages, and is taking registration now.

There are fun and educational courses for students the elementary, middle school and high school levels over eight weeks from late June into August. The programs usually enroll about 600 students a year.

Leslie Rome-Nagata, who manages the program for UW Educational Outreach, said shes excited about a new course for middle-schoolers being offered in tandem with the Seattle Architectural Foundation. Its called Community Architecture: Solving Social and Environmental Issues Through Design, and will help students understand how architecture can address social and environmental issues and shape a community. Other middle school classes are in dance, computer game programming, writing and even robotics.

Rome-Nagata said there are also new classes for high school-age students Web comics and ‘zines, and a three-week course in playwriting. Other high school courses are in dance, screenwriting and programming in Java.

To learn more or register for UW Summer Youth Programs, visit Educational Outreachs new website.