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June 2013 at the NC Museum of Art

NC Art MuseumNorth Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607

You can read about our experience attending the Drop-In Studio and Summer Family Film here.

Drop-In Studio
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids.

Summer Family Films
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (Capturing Color)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013  (Ancient Worlds)
Ages 5+ (Under 12 Must be Accompanied by an Adult)
Free (Ticket from Box Office Required)

This series showcases new and classic live-action and animated films, with themes changing weekly. Viewing time approximately 1 hour.

Family Fun Saturday: All That Glitters
Saturday, June 22, 2013
10:00am and 1:00pm
Ages 5 – 11
$3 Members/$5 Nonmembers

Artists in medieval times sometimes used sheets of gold pounded thinner than paper to adorn their work. In this workshop you’ll see the delicate process of applying gold leaf to a painting and then create your own “golden” masterpiece.

Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. Kids and adults delight in exploring the Museum’s collection, creating projects together, and discovering one another’s creativity. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to explore. Register online, by calling (919) 715-5923, or in person at the Museum Box Office.

Summer Movies – Madagascar 3
Friday, June 28, 2013
All Ages
$5 (Free for Members)

Open-air cinema has been a popular NCMA tradition for over 20 years. Our summer series features recent Oscar winners, family favorites, and timeless classics. Occasionally we program special Music/Movie Combos that combine a live performance with a film screening.

Gates open 90 minutes before screenings, and patrons often arrive early to enjoy a picnic with family and friends. Movie concessions are available for purchase, and beer and wine are sold before and during most shows.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Museum Box Office in East Building, by calling (919) 715-5923, or online.

Weekend Family Tours
Saturdays and Sundays
10:30 am
Ages 5 – 10

Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries. Each free tour lasts 30 minutes and is designed for kids age 5 to 10 and their adult companions. Themes change monthly, so be sure to visit often. Meet at the West Building Information Desk. No reservations are necessary, but space is limited.

Please confirm events with the venue before attending.




Summer 2013 Programs at The Sertoma Arts Center

The Sertoma Arts Center
1400 West Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-420-2329

Registration is available online through Raleigh Parks and Recreation RecLink.

Art – Sertoma Art Around the World
Wednesdays, July 24, 2013 – August 28, 2013
4:00 – 6:00pm
Ages 7 – 10
$70 Course Fee 

Come travel with us! Each week, we’ll learn about a different country, and create projects inspired by its art. Destinations may include places like Australia, China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru, and more. No two sessions are ever alike, so sign up for them all! Michelle Davis Petelinz, Instructs

Art – Sertoma Art Explorers
Tuesdays, July 23, 2013 – August 27, 2013
4:15pm – 6:15pm
Ages 5 – 7
$70 Course Fee

Young artists explore a variety of traditional and innovative art projects to encourage both individual creativity, as well as group collaboration. No sessions are ever the same! Michelle Davis Petelinz instructs

Art – Sertoma Get smART
Thursdays, July 25, 2013 – August 29, 2013
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Ages 6 – 10
$70 Course Fee

Aspiring artists develop knowledge and techniques for drawing, painting, and much more! No sessions are ever the same! Michelle Davis Petelinz, Instructs.

Art – Sertoma Spotlight on Famous Artists
Mondays, July 22, 2013 – August 26, 2013
4:15pm – 6:15pm
Ages 7 – 12
$70 Course Fee

Each week, we’ll focus on the work of a famous artist or genre, and create projects inspired by them. Projects will include various materials and techniques. Sign up for either session or both they are never the same. Michelle Davis Petelinz instructs.

Art – Sertoma Summer Arts Adventures
June 24, 2013 – June 28, 2013 (Prehistoric Palooza)
July 15, 2013 – July 19, 2013 (Reduce, Reuse, Recycled ART)
July 29, 2013 – August 2, 2013 (Whirling, Swirling, Soaring and Flying)
9:30am – 12:30pm
Ages 5 – 8
Course Fee $84 (Per Week)

Summer Arts Adventures: A kaleidoscope of fun and adventure. Students will explore a variety of arts media, techniques and topics each session. On the final day students will showcase their master pieces and invite family and friends to attend and art opening. No week is the same so sign up for one or all. (Children will need to bring bottled water and a snack every day!) Dress for the mess: indoor and outdoor fun! Instructor Kelli Still

Music – Sertoma Raleigh Children’s Orchestra
Thursdays, June 6, 2013 – August 1, 2013
5:50pm – 7:00pm
Ages 6 – 13
$65 Course Fee

The Raleigh Children’s Orchestra is a multilevel string orchestra for students in grades 1-7, who have played for 6 months or more. The orchestra provides a rare opportunity for young players to rehearse and perform in an orchestra setting. Each semester begins anew with the learning of new pieces of music, culminating in a free public concert for friends and family. Students provide their own instruments, music stand, and 3 ring binder. Director: Ilse Mann.

Performing Arts – Sertoma Musical Theatre Production
July 8, 2013 – July 19, 2013
11:00am – 5:00pm (M-Th), 9:30am – 1:00pm (F)
Ages 8 – 17
$300 Course Fee

In this two-week course, participants will build skills in acting, singing, and dance. Students will also delve into musical theatre production practices as they produce and are cast in ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid jr.’ Instructor: Cathy Minjkives. Cathy teaches theatre and directs shows for Wake County Schools. Final Rehersal Sat. July 20 @ 10a, Performance at 1pm on July 20, 13

Pottery – Sertoma Handbuilding for Children
Wednesdays, June 19, 2013 – July 17, 2013
2:30 pm – 3:45pm
Wednesdays, July 24, 2013 – August 21, 2013
4:15pm – 5:30pm
Ages 5 – 8
$52 Course Fee

Children work with real clay and learn various methods of constructing pottery, such as pinch, coil, and slab to form their own unique creations. Pieces will be glazed during the last class so don’t miss it! Student’s can pick up finished work after course is completed.

Pottery – Sertoma Wizards & Lizards in Clay
Thursdays, June 13, 2013 – July 11, 2013
Wednesdays, June 19, 2013 – July 17, 2013
4:15 – 5:30pm
Ages 6 – 10
$52 Course Fee

Young artists form and sculpt figures or animals, real or mythical from clay. Students are encouraged to use their imaginations to create unique pieces of art. Works are decorated and glazed during the last class and left for firing. Work can be picked up at the Center one week after class has ended. Materials included.

Fall 2013 Homeschool Enrichment at New Life Camp

New Life Camp

New Life Camp
9927 Falls of Neuse Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614



Homeschool Enrichment Activities – Clubs & Clinics
Thursdays from September 19, 2013 – November 21st, 2013
Various Classes from 9:30am – 3:25pm
K – 7th Grade
$80 – $115/Class (Cost Varies By Class)
See Schedule & Pricing Here
Registration Starts Wednesday, May 29th at 10:00am

Fall 2013 Classes:
History Alive (3rd – 7th)
Hands On History (3rd – 7th)
Science Experiments (3rd – 7th)
Science Discovery (K – 2nd)
PE – Let’s Move (K – 2nd)
Adventures in Stories (3rd – 5th)
Pottery (3rd – 7th)
Literary Fun (K – 2nd)
Dance for Musical Theatre (3rd – 7th)
It’s Puzzling! (K – 2nd)
Let’s Play Sports! (3rd – 7th)



June 2013 Classes at Historic Yates Mill

Historic Yates MillHistoric Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

Family Feature:  A Side of History – Mapping North Carolina
Saturday, June 1, 2013
1:00pm – 2:30pm
All Ages
$5/Family or $3/Person (Preregistration Required)


Maps are amazing! They can tell us so many important things about where we live and where we need to go. But maps also have secrets if you can learn how to identify them. Explore historical maps from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Special Collection, make your own map of the mill pond, and then put your newfound knowledge to the test with an orienteering challenge.

Homeschool Day:  The Little Red Hen
Monday, June 3, 2013
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Ages 7 – 10
$6/Child (Preregistration Required)

Get excited about adventures in baking.  Join the Little Red Hen as she grinds wheat, visits the mill and collects ingredients for a special surprise! This program includes a visit inside the mill, story-time and a craft.  

Little Historians:  Flour Sack Clothing – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Friday, June 7, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 5 – 7 (Preregistration Required)

Hard times during the Great Depression meant everybody in North Carolina had to find creative ways to make do and get by. Flour, sugar, seeds, animal feed, and many other things came in cloth bags, so many women saved the pretty printed fabric to make curtains, towels, and even clothes or quilts. Share with us all the ways you like to reduce, reuse and recycle and print your own apron to take home.  For ages 5-7; $4/Child (or $10 for 3 LH programs).  Pre-registration is required.

Art In Nature Summer Camp
Monday, June 17, 2013 – Friday, June 21, 2013
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages 9 – 12
$158/Child (Preregistration required)

Explore nature through art during this 5-day hands-on camp. The beautiful mill pond provides the perfect setting for creative kids to explore the beauty in nature and to participate in a variety of artistic field explorations.
Yates Mill’s camps offer your child hands-on history and nature activities including tours of the old mill, visits with live animals, hikes, crafts, games, and more. Each day offers a different theme. There will be 2 adult staff with the kids at all times. Kids bring their own lunch. Camp size is limited, so sign up early!