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JCPRD offers two different homeschool programs beginning in January
POSTED: 12/13/2017
Art and history are the subjects of separate homeschool programs for youth being offered by JCPRD during January.

The programs include Homeschool History Adventures being presented at and by the Johnson County Museum, and Homeschool Art being presented by JCPRD’s Fine & Performing Arts Department at two locations.

Homeschool History is for ages seven to 13, and will let participants examine artifacts from the museum's collection, explore the museum's main exhibit called "Becoming Johnson County," and put their brains and hands to work with interactive projects, games, and activities in the museum classroom. These monthly sessions serve as an engaging supplement to homeschool curriculums, and give students an opportunity to build both new friendships and a new appreciation for what came before us.

The cost for each two-hour program is $6 per person, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration includes admission to the Johnson County Museum and KidScape.

The first program in the series is called All Aboard, and will allow students to discover Johnson County’s railroads during this fun, hands-on program. Students can see how trains got our community on track with an interactive journey through our exhibit, imagine life in boom and bust towns, and compete to design and build their own bridge that will bring the railroad to town!

This program is offered at two different dates and times. One program will take place beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, while the other will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5.

Click on the dates below to register for the other upcoming Homeschool History Adventures programs this season: “Lamp of Freedom” on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, "Hold the Phone, History's Calling" on March 1 and March 2, and "What's Cookin'?" on April 5 and April 6.

Homeschool Art is for ages five to 15. Participants will have collaborative experiences meant to encourage them to explore art through consideration, conversation, and creation. This class has the theme "Art Adventures," and is designed to supplement homeschool curriculums.

Two different sessions of the Art Adventures program are offered beginning in early January. One meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 10 at the Roeland Park Community Center, while the other meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 11 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. For either location, classes begin at 10 a.m., and the cost for nine two-hour sessions is $85 per person for Johnson County resident or $90 for nonresidents.

Additional Homeschool Art classes with the theme "Clay Creations," are offered beginning April 4 at RPCC and April 5 at JCAHC.

The Heritage History programs are also eligible for credit in the Mindfulness dimension, while Homeschool Art classes are eligible for credit in the Intellectual dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U call Nathan at (913) 826-2950.

The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, which includes the Johnson County Museum, is located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The Roeland Park Community Center is located at 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.

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