The RainTree Quilting After School program is a school-year long educational program for students from the age of 8 through middle school. This is NOT a daycare or childcare situation. The program will be staffed with a certified teacher with experience in facilitating the learning of fiber related art projects. The lessons will be planned according to student ability. The program opens October 4th and occurs Monday - Friday from 2:30 till 6pm. Students would be arriving between 2:35 and 3:35 depending when their school dismisses. Parents are encouraged to send healthy snacks with their students for the afternoon. We foresee each day starting with snack and home work help. The after noon will conclude with creative projects. Students will learn how to use sewing machines and possibly overlockers if they are ready for associated projects. Students will practice hand sewing skills and be given the opportunity to learn knitting and crocheting. Other fiber related projects include fabric painting and collage work.
RainTree Quilting is owned by a very experienced Home Economics teacher. Older students do have the opportunity to develop quite advanced clothing sewing skills if interested. Garment sewing projects apply a variety of algebraic, geometric and technical reading skill development opportunities.
The RainTree After School program will cost parents $600 per month during the months of October through May of 2022. The fee was determined by the overall cost of running the program divided by the months of the school year. The registration fee and tuition reserves the space for the student regardless of missed days. RainTree will be providing the materials needed for projects. The only exception may occur if advanced students, in agreement with their parents, choose challenging, costly projects.
The program will occur in the 1000 square foot space next to the RTQ store in the Mendenhall Mall. The room will have UV air purifiers at student workstations. Social distancing will be easily accomplished and face shields will be provided if desired
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