UD for Kids

UD for Kids is an enrichment opportunity going into its 26th year for gifted and talented students in the tri-state area. Students demonstrating advanced abilities in the areas of academic, leadership, creativity, visual, and performing arts are NOMINATED TO ATTEND UD for Kids.

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Summer of 2017 dates

Week 1:  June 19-23   (current 1st and 2nd grade)

Week 2:  June 26-30   (current 3rd and 4th grade)

Week 3:  July 10-14   (current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade)

 

Registration has started and will stay open until classes are full.   Available classes are listed below.  

 

 

Chad Biermeier
cbiermeier@dbq.edu

 


Please direct questions to UD for Kids Assistant Rhonda Dyer at rdyer@dbq.edu 

Click here to begin Registration


Here is the list of this year's UD for Kids Classes

Week 1: Current 1st-2nd Graders

Mache A Do About Nothing
12:30:PM
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Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

Musical Times
12:30:PM
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Share your talents and joy all while making new friends!  Jump, gallop, skip your way through merry melodies. Rock your rhythm skills using percussion instruments. Dance and twirl on your tippiest of toes to music from around the world. Musical Times is all about the wonders of being you! So, why not invite friends and family to your performance at the end of the week?

Paper Mache Animals
12:30:PM
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Create a paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper and cardboard tubing, taped together.  Perceive and discuss similarities and differences with animal carvings from other cultures.  Paint their animals with background colors, and finish with painted patterns.  Understand that artists communicate ideas visually and sometimes use symbols to do that communication.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, Alebrijes, copal wood, paper mache, and Oaxaca Mexico. You will use various materials to finish your creative animal.

Mache A Do About Nothing
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

Musical Times
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Share your talents and joy all while making new friends! Jump, gallop, skip your way through merry melodies. Rock your rhythm skills using percussion instruments. Dance and twirl on your tippiest of toes to music from around the world. Musical Times is all about the wonders of being you! So, why not invite friends and family to your performance at the end of the week?

Paper Mache Animals
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create a paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper and cardboard tubing, taped together.  Perceive and discuss similarities and differences with animal carvings from other cultures.  Paint their animals with background colors, and finish with painted patterns.  Understand that artists communicate ideas visually and sometimes use symbols to do that communication.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, Alebrijes, copal wood, paper mache, and Oaxaca Mexico. You will use various materials to finish your creative animal.


Week 2: Current 3rd-4th Graders

American Girl Dolls Continued
12:30:PM
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New Girls! New adventures! New years of US history! Learn about new American Girl Dolls and even act out a play based on the American Girls' lives! Each day, enjoy a celebration of one of the American Girls and learn about the history of women. Make new friends from around the region and create projects, accessories, and food based on the American Girl Dolls!

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
12:30:PM
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Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

 

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

 

 

Mache A Do About Nothing
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

Mini You Musical
12:30:PM
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Join us for an up-beat collection of activities, dances, and songs celebrating your miniature self. It’s good to be you! Get energized while dancin’ to the beat and singin’ ‘til the cows come home! Plus, new friends are just a rhythm away…! Ta, ta, ti-ti, ta to an awesome performance at the end of the week!

UD for Kids Team Building
12:30:PM
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Be ready for a fun and challenging week in learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, to help support others within the class, develop and increase levels of agility. To increase physical coordination and most of all to have fun! 

 

 

American Girl Dolls Continued
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

New Girls! New adventures! New years of US history! Learn about new American Girl Dolls and even act out a play based on the American Girls' lives! Each day, enjoy a celebration of one of the American Girls and learn about the history of women. Make new friends from around the region and create projects, accessories, and food based on the American Girl Dolls!

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

Mache A Do About Nothing
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

Mini You Musical
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join us for an up-beat collection of activities, dances, and songs celebrating your miniature self. It’s good to be you! Get energized while dancin’ to the beat and singin’ ‘til the cows come home! Plus, new friends are just a rhythm away…! Ta, ta, ti-ti, ta to an awesome performance at the end of the week!


Week 3: Current 5th-6th-7th Graders

1 course for the week

Acting: On-Stage and Off
12:30:PM
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Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

Mache A Do About Nothing
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

Metal Mask and Plaster Sculpture
12:30:PM
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You will have a fun week working with unique materials while creating two different kinds of sculpture.  You will explore the Inca, a lost civilization from Peru.  Look at hand-crafted Inca objects made of metal, taking a close look at the gold and silver masks unearthed from the Inca tombs.  Next you will draft a design for a mask of your own, combining what you know about the Inca people and their style of art and throw in a bit of imagination as well!  Your ideas will be embossed into a sheet of metal foil, and then antiqued to make them look like they were tarnished or older.  Miro paintings will inspire the next 3-D wire and plaster sculpture.  You will bend wire into Miro-like forms, wrap them with newspaper, glue strips and plaster.  Finally painting the figures in Miro’s style.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the week you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics art show in the Bisignano Art Gallery.  We will finish off the week with an opening reception of UD for Kids' art work in Heritage Center.

Showcase Theatre
12:30:PM
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This is your venue…to explore and experience a variety of music styles. Dance and sing your heart out in “Dance Evolution,” that’s “Hound Dog” to “Hey Ya!” in less than five minutes! No kidding. Then cool off to some jazz sounds and, finally, pour your heart out in a smooth ballad. This is a mixed bag sort of showcase that’ll entertain your mind, heart and body. Don’t forget to send invites to the final show on Friday!

UD for Kids Team Building
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Be ready for a fun and challenging week in learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, to help support others within the class, develop and increase levels of agility. To increase physical coordination and most of all to have fun!