Youth Education at the University of Utah is offering online after-school camps—at no cost to participants. The cost of these courses is covered through COVID course financial assistance for qualified applicants. With the fall 2020 classes filled up, Youth Education is hoping to offer even more in December.
“We are thrilled that so many parents and their children are taking advantage of these valuable courses,” said Holly Newell, program manager for Youth Education. “With subjects ranging from robotics and animation to drawing and acrylic painting, they can offer a fun and educational reprieve to traditional online learning. They are also a great way for kids to meet new friends and engage with their peers.”
“I had fun in the class especially since I was able to let out my inner creativity in such a friendly environment. I never felt small or ridiculed for my art or my inspiration. The class was also quite interesting since the discussions we had were very insightful and I learned a lot of about how well I could do different types of art. The class opened up a lot of possibilities in the way I could do art since I tried different styles that I never wanted or tried to do.”
– Student testimonial, Making a Masterpiece
“The teachers were excellent, calm, and patient with my 9 and 7-year-olds. My 9-year-old said one of the instructors was really funny and that she really loved making a movie with the class. They both loved making up stories with the animation software and were fully engaged the whole time. Thank you so much for a perfect course.”
– Parent Testimonial, Junior Animation
Morgan Aguilarcommunications specialist, University of Utah Communications