Playing With Classics 2

10:00am-12:00pm Fridays     Ages 10-12

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.  

Playing with Classics is truly a class for every child. Five years ago, I was hesitant to enroll my daughter in PWC because she had many learning disabilities and delays. Laurie consistently reassured me she would be fine and to try it. Now, five years later, It has remained my daughters favorite class. Not only does she love the class because it’s just so fun every week, but she has learned so much and been exposed to classics that she never would have otherwise. We were in a toy store recently and the one thing my daughter wanted most was a children’s collection of Shakespeare plays that she knew well because of Laurie’s class. That certainly says a lot about how fun and inviting and inclusive Laurie makes her classes.    -Meggan


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 2018: $360

Sept. 14th, 21st, 28th; Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; Nov. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th; Dec. 7th, 14th (13 days)

(No Classes Nov. 23rd Day after Thanksgiving)


Winter 2019: $275

Jan. 11th, 18th, 25th; Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th; March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd (10 days)

(No Classes Feb. 22nd Winter Break)

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Spring 2019: $275

March 29th; April 5th, 12th; May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; June 7th (9 days)

(No Classes April 19th, 26th Spring Break)