Playing With Classics

2:30pm-4:30pm Thursdays     Ages 8-11

This hands-on class will focus on the “playing” of scenes from classic plays and poems. Shakespeare will definitely make an appearance this year. It will include acting, literary and communication skills, vocabulary building, history, social skills and laughter all along the way. Games, improvisation, and lots of student input lead to our creations.  Each semester new material will be explored; so new and returning students will find a fresh class.  There may be some imaginative assignments for students to do between sessions - optional to respect the differing philosophies in your home schooling.  Our simple costumes and props will be student driven.  Parents and friends may be invited to an open class presentation during the term.  

I really can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed Playing with Classics for my 8 yr old son. His class worked on Pandora’s box, King Midas, as well as Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. It thrilled me to watch him dive deeply into the plot and characters in this classical literature.Thank you Laurie!    -Rhonda


Teacher: Laurie Heineman

Laurie Heineman  is an experienced teacher, author, mom, and Emmy winning actor, who loves having fun as students of all ages ‘play’ in depth. Laurie follows her great mentor Albert Cullum in helping each person find his or her own touch of greatness- knowing that whether one learns quickly or at a slower pace, engages easily or with hesitation, each is unique and gifted.  Her BA is from Harvard and her Masters from Pratt.  Laurie’s acting resume includes on and off Broadway, films, television and lots of Shakespeare. She was last seen as Judge Sweeny in the 2016 Academy Award winning movie Spotlight.  Laurie is also a board certified arts therapist and certified teacher.  She has taught classes with home schoolers since 2010, as well as in private and public schools for years.

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Fall 2019 : $375 + $15 materials 14 days

Sept. 12th, 19th, 26th Oct. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st. Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th,

No Classes Nov 28th Thanksgiving Break


Winter 2020: $300 + $15 materials 10 Days

Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Feb 6th, 13th, 27th, March 5th, 12th, 19th

No classes Feb 20th Winter Break


Spring 2020 : $300 + $15 materials 10 Days

March 26th April 2nd, 23rd, 30th May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (field trip) June 4th, 11th

No Class April 9th and 16th (Spring Break)