In one child's hand, a tiny tambourine jangles along to a song while another child claps to the rhythm. It's not an uncommon sight at any of MusicalMe/Music Together's educational classes, where kids up to age 6 express themselves through music. And parents attend along with their children to sing, dance, and have fun, whether by helping littler participants along or by ripping a mean solo during a kazoo jam session. With classes holding up to 14 students, each child gets a significant amount of attention and guidance as they learn to appreciate melody and rhythm and learn to love making music.
Chef Koochooloo's international educational program blends humanity's oldest means of socialization—cooking and eating together—with its most modern lessons. Teachers lead classes framed around recipes from a specific country or culture; as they prepare the food, kids learn about cooking-related math and science skills and social-responsibility issues. Additionally, the lessons provide children with healthy cooking techniques to use over and over again at home with their families.
Creativity can be cultivated at any age. That's the philosophy at Art Hub, a welcoming center hosting classes for children, teens, and adults. Participants learn skills such as basic drawing techniques, sculpting three-dimensional pieces, and maintaining a portfolio, all in a welcoming environment.
Digital Media Academy is a technology camp for kids, teens, and adults which landed a spot on Worth magazine's Top 10 Summer Camps list in 2010. Founded at Stanford University in 2002, the camp hires industry professionals to lead campers in exploring a huge variety of topics in STEM fields—that's science, technology, engineering, and math. Kids and teens ages 6 through 17 learn video game design, app development, filmmaking, photography, computer programming, Python, and more—all while practicing physical and teamwork skills as well. Adult classes focus on practical skills for career advancement, including topics such as digital photography, app design, and computer-graphic design.
Though the word collage may conjure images of elementary-school projects covered in macaroni art, the form has been around for centuries and practiced by renowned artists such as Picasso and Matisse. Twin Soul Art Studio founder Jeanne teaches the techniques of collage to students as young as 7, drawing on her BFA in graphic design and career as a children’s book illustrator. During classes and collage parties, Jeanne guides each student toward creating aesthetic and functional pieces with disparate items such as newspaper clippings, buttons, photos, and pets' obedience-school diplomas.
Want something more than just a weekend out at the bars? Los Gatos' Los Gatos Ballet offers the perfect theater to shake your weekend up.
If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this theater for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food.
This theater is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
These kickboxing classes allow you to build endurance and learn basic kickboxing moves.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So as you can see, Los Gatos Ballet is the place to be this weekend.