Children's Classes

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Dogs on the Farm - Basic Obedience
Jun
2
to Jun 30

Dogs on the Farm - Basic Obedience

  • Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Instructors:  Michelle Surran, Anna Malik and Beth Ann Sabo
  • Cost:  $130

Learn the fundamentals of companion obedience and how to communicate with your best friend.  Your dog will learn mouth manners (take it, leave it, get it, drop it), control behaviors (sit, down, stay) and safety behaviors (wait, recall).  We'll also work on polite leash walking and more, and add games and tricks to keep your dog engaged and learning.  No pre-requisite.  This is where your dog's education starts!

The Dogs on the Farm program has welcomed dogs and their people at the Barrier Islands Center since 2010.  Please contact Beth Ann at Eastern Shore Dog directly by email to reserve your place in dog classes.  bethann@easternshoredog.com.  A $25, non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

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Summer Camp: Pirates, Princes and Princesses Camp (ages 3-6 yrs.)  - SOLD OUT
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Summer Camp: Pirates, Princes and Princesses Camp (ages 3-6 yrs.) - SOLD OUT

  • Instructors: Traci Jones (art) and Heather Travis (music). 
  • Camp size is limited. Pre-registration is required two weeks prior to start of camp. 
  • Cost: $125. 

Calling all pirates, princes and princesses to join us as we visit mysterious lands.  Off we go to days when pirates ruled the seas and royalty ruled the land.  We make castles, crowns, sea monsters, pirate maps and more. ARRRRGGG, your majesty,  this camp is filled with a bounty of music, games, activities and creative art experiences for our noble princes, princesses and sea-faring pirates!  

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Beginning Sewing Class for Kids
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Sewing Class for Kids

  • Ages 8-12 years
  • Cost:  $10

Children will learn the fundamentals of sewing (how to sew a running stitch, blanket stitch, and how to sew on buttons, and more!) from members of Shore Can Sew, a neighborhood group of the American Sewing Guild.  Sewing is a life-long skill that always comes in handy, saves you money, allows you to create unique one-of-a-kind gifts, plus it can be both relaxing and FUN!  Cost includes sewing notion and a project.

 

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Summer Camp: Big B.I.C. Circus Camp (ages 7-10 yrs)
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Summer Camp: Big B.I.C. Circus Camp (ages 7-10 yrs)

  • Instructors: Traci Jones (art) and Heather Travis (music). 
  • Camp size is limited. Pre-registration is required two weeks prior to start of camp. 
  • Cost: $125. 

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… welcome to the greatest camp on earth! The circus is coming to town, BIC style! Stretch your creative muscles as you design out of this world costumes. Clown around with circus paintings and circus faces. Tame clever circus animal sculptures. Swing along to create a balancing trapeze artist! Be the ringmaster of your own imagination at the Big BIC Circus, complete with music, carnival games, costumes, laughter, oohs and aahs and spectacular fun!

 

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Dogs on the Farm - BIC Dog Camp - New Class!
Jul
9
to Jul 30

Dogs on the Farm - BIC Dog Camp - New Class!

  • Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Instructor:  Beth Ann Sabo
  • Cost:  $80

Learn all about your best friend!  This special class is for kids 9-12 and their dogs.  We will work on calming behavior, obedience and handling, and nose games.  Kids will be in charge of the dogs and must be accompanied by a quiet adult.  No pre-requisite.  

The Dogs on the Farm program has welcomed dogs and their people at the Barrier Islands Center since 2010.  Please contact Beth Ann at Eastern Shore Dog directly by email to reserve your place in dog classes.  bethann@easternshoredog.com A $25, non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

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Yoga for Heroes Kids Workshop
Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Heroes Kids Workshop

  • Workshop offered by Breathe Easy and Smile Yoga Co.
  • Ages 8-12 years
  • Cost:  $25

One recurring theme in yoga is the idea of meeting challenges with patience and perseverance.  The history of the Barrier Islands has countless stories of watermen and members of the Life Saving Service who embodied these virtues, facing the challenges of a livelihood dependent upon the water.  This 90 minute youth yoga program at the BIC begins with storytelling about these real-life heroes and then relating that back to the core issue of embodying heroism in our own lives.  Children will be asked to reflect on their own heroes as we practice yoga poses that embody certain elements of the character of the hero (i.e. balance, strength, bravery).

 

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Summer Camp: Art in Nature (ages 7-12 yrs)
Aug
13
to Aug 17

Summer Camp: Art in Nature (ages 7-12 yrs)

  • Instructors: Traci Jones (art) and Heather Travis (music). 
  • Camp size is limited. Pre-registration is required two weeks prior to start of camp. 
  • Cost: $125. 

Fish, birds, and reptiles…oh my! Come explore the natural world around us through art. Discover the wonderful colors, patterns, and textures in our own backyard. Young artists will create their own nature-inspired masterpieces- from mixed media birds and colorful windsocks to reptile relief pastels and fish printing banners. The Eastern Shore’s natural beauty will bring out the artist and musician in all of us! 

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Twisted Chimney Christmas Workshop and Book Reading
Dec
3
1:30 PM13:30

Twisted Chimney Christmas Workshop and Book Reading

  • Sunday, December 3rd at 1:30 p.m. Book Reading of The Hog Island Sheep in a Twisted Christmas Tale. Cost: Free
  • Sunday, December 3rd from 2-4 p.m. Twisted Chimney Christmas Class. Cost: $25 Class limited to 15 participants.

BIC’s Twisted Christmas Fun!

Join author Andrew Barbour at 1:30 pm as he reads the BIC holiday favorite about an orphan, a very twisted chimney, and those wily Hog Island sheep. Karyn Belknap of Ten Good Sheep will do a wool spinning demonstration on a traditional wheel.

Then at 2 pm, children (ages 4-12) will decorate their own yummy house and twisted chimney- and make a sheep ornament. Ho, Ho, Baaa! What a fun way to ring in the holidays!

Please sign up for the class in advance by registering online or by calling BIC at 678.5550.

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Carving Class with PG Ross (for Children and Adults)
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Carving Class with PG Ross (for Children and Adults)

Saturday, November 11 1:00-4:00 p.m. AND Sunday, November 12 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Class open to both children and adults (maximum 10 students). Cost: $100 per person

Participants will make a traditional style "robin snipe" (aka red knot) shorebird decoy. Ross will share stories of duck hunting and good old common sense wisdom while learning the basics of carving. Ross grew up gunning waterfowl on marshes and waters on the Eastern Shore. Using and admiring handmade wooden decoys inspired him to start whittling in his mid-teens. Today, he makes decoys using traditional tools and techniques that are based on characteristics of live birds. However, their form has been strongly influenced by both past and modern carvers who fashion birds in the gunning tradition.

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Parent/Child Decoy Carving Class
Dec
5
to Dec 9

Parent/Child Decoy Carving Class

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. AND Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $90 per participant. Class size limited to 12 people. Students MUST register and pay at least 7 days in advance. 

What could be more fun than carving a bird? How about sharing the experience with your child or parent? Parents (or grandparents) and their child can learn and practice the technique of carving together under the guidance of P.G. Ross. Each person will make a cork canvasback (choice of drake or hen) and finish the class with a pair of canvasbacks, one made by the parent and one by the child.  NOTE: the class is open to individuals as well as child/parent combos. 

 

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