hands on exploration
At Golden Key Enrichment, we recognize that there are many subject areas beyond Russian an Math to which we want to expose our students at this very exciting and creative time in their lives. Therefore, we designed special programs that present arts and crafts and technology to our students in an eye-opening, hands-on, age-appropriate, fun way.
We created our Art History course for our older students (4-6th grade) to combine a more sophisticated and systematic discussion of Art History with age-appropriate hands-on elements. Students will learn about world art masterpieces from various epochs, study biographies of the artists who created them and learn about life, culture and values in different societies throughout history. The class will be conducted entirely in Russian and a discussion element will be stressed. Students need to be fluent enough in their verbal Russian expression to be able to participate in class discussions. If there is demand, an English language equivalent course can be created.
The Toddler Arts and Crafts program is new and is offered in combination with the Teremok and Kolobok programs. In this program, our youngest students will have the opportunity to work on visually stimulating arts and crafts projects that focus on improving fine motor skills and facilitating language development.
Toddler Arts and Crafts
We found a logical extension of our Math curriculum into lego robotics, where the understanding of Math principles is important. In the lego robotics class our students learn to construct and operate robots with legos and programming software on their ipads. Under the careful guidance of the teacher and class assistants, the students follow step-by-step on-screen instructions to build their robots, and then write suggested programs to get their robots to perform specific tasks. The course consists of a series of lessons that help build a student's understanding of technology and how their decisions in constructing their robots affect what their robots will do.
Our Art Foundations class focuses on enhancing children’s artistic potential and developing their vision and skills through following a careful step-by-step instructional format that guides them through the creative process. In class, we will work on the dynamics of line and color, explore simple basics of perspective and the interaction of shapes and elements. Using simple tools, children will be able to depict any animal, bird and plant, still life and landscape, and even human beings. In our program, we’ll richly use examples from classical and modern art, and while learning about its immense values, render it our "own." To learn more, click here.