Improv+Icing just announced!

Over the years, many people have asked me why I choose to homeschool my older two, who are now 14 and 12 (my youngest is in school, for various reasons). One of the reasons is because I am amazed at how they can learn subjects in unique ways, to help them understand the material better and to get more immersed in it. I remember the years of sitting at a desk with a textbook, my mind wandering as I doodled in my notebook. I wasn’t learning much, just going through the motions and doing what I had to do to get by. School was an annoyance, not enjoyable at all!

I love that homeschooling offers classes where kids can have a more hands-on experience and explore at their own pace. And I love that AWIP provides many of these opportunities for the community! The classes highlighted here are among them. Check out these classes by popular instructor Nicole Cannella, especially the “Improv+Icing” class just announced, starting next week! Learn more about Nicole here.

Swinging Thru Science: where students learn all about anatomy+physiology through improv, rhyme, song, and creative projects. For ages 7-12, Tuesday mornings for 10 weeks. Culminating in a small showcase for parents!

Improv+Icing: where students learn the art of fondant creations mixed in with improv! A totally unique and fun class to engage students ages 9+

And stay tuned because a few more classes will begin next week. Register today to engage in hands-on, multi-sensory approaches to learning what may have been “boring” subjects at one time. Not anymore thanks to embracing the arts in education.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us!


Miss Jen, for all of us at AWIP

Media Arts Crash Course: starting Tuesday Jan 14

Many AWIP classes begin this week, but a few are starting next week and we wanted to highlight them for you! The Media Arts Crash Course was introduced last year as a way to combine all areas of digital art into one course. In this class, students will explore Digital Media Art through video, photography, and a little bit of graphic design. Students will gain a solid foundation in these fields including both technical knowledge and learning creative technique. Classes will have a discussion and lecture time as well as the opportunity to do lots of hands on work.

Part One is designed to be an overview of all things Media Arts, while Part Two is where they put their skills to practice: creating an original film during the span of the class – a new film each semester! Click below to see “Cereal Wars,” which was the fall semester’s original film. We have also linked here to instructor Cole Paul’s introduction of the class as presented at our Open House on Jan 2, 2020. Click here to register!

AWIP Media Presents “Cereal Wars”

Click here to register!