Summer Enrichment Courses

 

Elective Courses 

Discover new subjects you have always wanted to try or practice activities you already enjoy! Electives meet for 50 minutes each day, Monday through Friday and students choose one elective per three week session.  

 Elective Course Offerings

Graphic Design: The Illustrator Within

Sessions 1 and 2

Bring your art into the digital world! In this class you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to use computer technology to design and manipulate drawings, photographic media, and other graphic projects.  The course will provide an introduction to the principles and techniques of graphic design using the latest computer technology and software.  Topics covered will include page layout design, logos, vector-based illustration, and photographic manipulation. Programs used will include Adobe Photoshop.


Creative Art: An Adventure for Budding Artists

Sessions 1 and 2

Explore and discover fundamental drawing, sketching, and painting techniques. You will learn the nature of line, space, color, composition, and form using a variety of mediums including charcoal, pen, ink, pastels, and paint. This elective features studio work and outdoor sketching across TASIS England’s sprawling private campus.

Let's Dance!

Sessions 1 and 2

Collaborate with other dance enthusiasts to create an original dance piece. With the guidance of your teacher, you choose the music, develop the choreography, perfect the dance, and perform it at the end-of-session Talent Show.

Lights, Camera, Action: Film Production

Sessions 1 and 2

An introduction to film-making will provide you with the opportunity to write, direct, produce, and edit your own short films. The course is designed to expose you to the three phases of film production:

1. Development/Pre-production 

2. Production

3. Post-production. 

You will work collaboratively in front of and behind the camera to express your ideas and bring your film to the big screen!


Music Production

Sessions 1 and 2

Become a music producer! You will create, combine, enhance, and mix your music using digital software to create an original music composition.

 

Introduction to Robotics

Sessions 1 and 2

Discover robotics - the study of the design, construction, operation, and application of robots. You will learn about robotic vision, motion planning, mobile mechanisms, kinematics, and sensors. Projects will feature the construction of robots driven by a microcontroller, and each project will reinforce the basic principles developed in class.

The Influencer: Intro to Blogs and Vlogs

Sessions 1 and 2

Blogging, Vlogging, and Influencing, Oh My! Whether to share your passion or sell a product, the ability to create a blog or vlog can put you ahead of your peers as you look to bring your ideas to the masses. In this “How To” course, students will be introduced to blogging and vlogging as a social media platform, business resource, and writing outlet. Topics covered will include, introduction to blogs/vlogs, page layout, creative and investigative writing, SEO with Google Analytics, link usage, and online marketing and market research.


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