El Marino Catalog

El Marino Program Catalog #

Dates & Basic Information #

Spring 2024 Term: April 8 – June 14

Afterschool Cornucopia is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to offering a wide variety of afterschool enrichment classes.

Our classes meet at El Marino Language School at 11450 Port Road in Culver City. Unless otherwise noted in the individual class descriptions, classes will begin on Monday, April 8th and end on Friday, June 14th. Classes are held once a week. This session will be 10 weeks long. Most of our classes are one hour long. Fees and number of classes have been adjusted for the following school holidays:

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
5/27

How Do I Enroll? #

Enrollment is on a first–come, first–served basis. You can register on our website through our registration page.

If you have any trouble with the registration form, please email [email protected]

Payment #

Payment can be made by Venmo, PayPal, check, or cash.

To pay with Venmo, please send a payment to @Afterschool-Cornucopia and be sure to include your child(ren)’s name(s) and “El Marino” or “E.M.” in the note.

To pay by check, please make checks payable to Afterschool Cornucopia and include your child(ren)’s name(s) and “El Marino” or “E.M.” in the note. Checks may be hand–delivered to your Cornucopia site manager or mailed to: Afterschool Cornucopia
P.O. Box 2734
Culver City, CA 90231

For cash or PayPal instructions, please email [email protected]

Please do not attempt to send payments to [email protected]

Payment Plan: if you cannot pay all the tuition at once, you can split the payment in two: one dated 4/8/24 and the other dated 5/8/24.

How to Attend Class #

Students in Aftercare #

Please be sure to inform your child’s aftercare program about their Cornucopia enrollments; specifically which days they have Cornucopia. If your child does not have aftercare on days when they’re taking Cornucopia classes, please see the following section about students not in aftercare. If your child is in an Office of Child Development aftercare program, you’ll need to submit a waiver to the OCD.

Our staff will pick up all students in aftercare and bring them to class. When Cornucopia classes end, we will return students to their respective aftercare.

Students not in Aftercare #

Please be sure to inform your child’s daytime teacher about their Cornucopia enrollments; specifically which days they have Cornucopia.

  • Younger students (grades TK–1) will be retrieved from their dismissal gate by Cornucopia staff.
  • Older students (grades 2–5) will walk themselves to their Cornucopia classes. If they don’t know where to go, or need help with anything, they can find Cornucopia staff by the lunch patio, or get help at the school office.

After class, Cornucopia teachers will bring students to the school’s front gate to await pickup.

Due to the pandemic restrictions, parents are not invited to come on campus.

If you wish to pick your child up early, or need anything else during Cornucopia, please call or text our site manager, Judy via 310 890 2103. Tap here to download our contact to your phone. For less immediate questions, please email [email protected]

Absences #

If you cannot attend a class, you may attend another class offered on a different day as a make–up during the same term. Please email [email protected] to arrange a make–up.

Refunds #

If you withdraw from a class within the first four weeks of the session, we will refund a prorated portion of your fee corresponding to all forthcoming classes.

If classes are cancelled for any reason, we will refund a prorated portion of your fee corresponding to all cancelled classes.

Please email [email protected] if you would like to request a refund.

Late Pickups #

If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick your child up, we may charge you a late pickup fee of $1 per minute.

Classes by Weekday #

Unless otherwise indicated, classes meet from 3:25–4:25 PM on all days except Wednesdays, and from 2:00–3:00 PM on Wednesdays.

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
Basketball Basketball American Sign Language Drawing Harry Potter Breakdancing
Bento Cooking Drawing Anime Coding with Scratch Japanese Homework Support Ceramics
Chess Engineering with Legos 3:25–4:55PM Comic Book Creators Jewelry & More Filmmaking
Cooking for Kinders Hip-Hop/Jazz Cooking Musical Theater Let’s Draw
Japanese Homework Support Improv & Theater Games Jr. Dungeons & Dragons Stop Motion Animation Pokemon Card Game
Kitchen Science Japanese Homework Support Improv & Theater Games Tennis Science Inventors
Piano/Keyboard Mindful Crafts Japanese Homework Support Ukulele/Guitar Self-Defense
Storybook Ballet Sewing & Fiber Arts Nerf Sports Yoga for Kids Track & Field
Zoology Soccer Paper Engineering Wild Child Sports
Parkour
Pokemon Card Game
Visual Art
Watercolor
Arts & Crafts 3:00–4:00PM
Cooking 3:00–4:00PM
Drawing Cuddly Creatures 3:00–4:00PM
Dungeons & Dragons Jr. 3:00–4:00PM
Parkour 3:00–4:00PM

Class Descriptions #

American Sign Language #

Grades 1–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220 Taught by Teacher Sarah, ASL Interpreter in training, movement artist and instructor. Enter the world of silent communication with American Sign Language. This program transforms learning ASL into an exciting exploration, blending interactive games, animated storytelling, and hands–on activities. Students will not only master the fundamentals of ASL but cultivate confidence in expressing themselves. Through the lens of Deaf culture and history, students will gain a deeper understanding of diversity. Empower your child with a valuable, lifelong skill, fostering inclusive communication and meaningful connections. No prior knowledge necessary.


Arts & Crafts #

Grades TK–5
Wednesdays 3:00–4:00 PM (CANCELED)
Class meets 10 times
$230
This class has been canceled and is unavailable to join.
Taught by Teacher Tamara, artist and designer. Ready for some exciting art and crafting projects? Each week we will be doing new hands–on projects consisting of 3D and 2D work using various materials. Some of our fun projects include hypnotizing lava lamps, fire breathing dragon, and slime monsters. Let’s get our hands busy and creative juices flowing!

Basketball #

Grades TK–5
Mondays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 9 times
$198
or
Tuesdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220
Under the guidance of Coach Lauri Powell and led by Jemeel Powell, former elite athlete, speed and strength training coach and trainer and led by EJ Moore, a former practice player for the UNLV Men’s Basketball team. “Basketball FUN” offers a dynamic one–hour instructional class. The primary objective of this class is to provide participants with a solid foundation in basketball fundamentals, while also incorporating enjoyable games that revolve around essential skills, physical fitness, sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, and personal growth. Whether you’re a beginner seeking to learn the basics or an individual looking to enhance your existing skills, this class is designed to cater to a wide range of skill levels.


Bento Cooking #

Grades 1–5
Mondays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 9 times
$234
Taught by Ms. Noriko, a skilled cooking instructor specializing in Kyaraben, we explore the art of crafting character bento. Kyaraben, short for Anime Character in a Bento, involves shaping ingredients into familiar characters like Pokemon, Totoro, Hello Kitty, as well as animals, flowers, and other animated images. This culinary approach not only enhances food presentation but also adds an element of fun to both the cooking process and the dining experience. Join us to learn how to create delightful character shapes, convey the joy of handmade Japanese cuisine, and make your food presentation adorable. Come be a part of our enjoyable learning experience!


Breakdancing #

Grades TK–5
Fridays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$250
Taught by the WeBreak Hip-Hop Dance Company. Our breakdancing class is designed for both beginners with little or no experience and intermediate breakers that have experience dancing. We use our proprietary curriculum to teach the basic and intermediate concepts and moves of breaking. Together, we’ll focus on learning moves to express ourselves through dance, building confidence and developing a positive environment through helping one another; all the while having a great time. On the last day, we will have a show for family at the end of class.


Ceramics #

Grades TK–5
Fridays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$260
Taught by Ms. Sylvia, teacher and ceramic artist. Join us in this hands-on, creative class where students will explore working with clay. We will learn the basic hand building techniques: pinch, coil and slab and make exciting seasonal projects while learning about the ceramic process. Our creations will include pinch pots, coil pots, tiles, vases, plates, animal sculptures, wind chimes and beads as well as free choice projects. All clays and glazes are certified non-toxic, food safe and included in the class price.


Chess #

Grades 1–5
Mondays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 9 times
$171
Taught by Mr. Jeffreys, author of 3 chess books, including 150 Deadly Checkmates. Mr. Jeffreys has been teaching his fun and enthusiastic style of chess to children for the past 30 years at schools throughout Los Angeles. This class is for children who already know how to play chess. Chess teaches focus, patience, and how to win and lose with grace. In addition to learning chess tactics, strategies and checkmates, the benefits of chess include: improved ability to focus, concentrate, to think ahead, and to consider multiple solutions to a problem before settling on the very best option. Each class begins with an instructive and always entertaining 20-25 minute chess lesson with Mr. Jeffreys on his large chess demo board. This is followed by the students doing battle against each other on the provided chess sets (which are regularly sanitized).


Coding with Scratch #

Grades 2–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$210
Taught by Mr. Nick, math tutor, B.S. in Math. Students will build their own programs, animations, and games in the block-based programming language Scratch. Developed by MIT, Scratch is a great way for kids to learn basic programming concepts. It allows coders to build their programs by dragging and dropping colorful coding blocks instead of typing out complicated syntax. We will work our way through a variety of projects, ranging from simple animations to building our own mini-games. This class is a good opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the basics of computational thinking, as well as a chance for them to express themselves creatively. No prior experience or knowledge necessary.


Comic Book Creators #

Grades 1–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$230
Taught by ACE Enrichment staff. This session, students will discover their inner Superhero through the creation of their very own comic book! In this awesome class, students will learn how to build characters, story, and the step-by-step process of creating a comic book. Through sketching, creating self-portraits, & developing backgrounds, you’ll transform yourself and your everyday surroundings into an amazing comic book. Our instructor will guide our illustrators as they Brainstorm, Storyboard, Pencil, Ink, and Color. After the session is over, the comic pages are taken back to our studio and professionally edited and printed. When complete, the comic books will be delivered to the students and are theirs to keep. Returning students are encouraged-new comic book creators welcome. No art experience necessary.


Cooking #

Grades 1–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM (FULL)
or
Wednesdays 3:00–4:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$270
The 2–3PM instance of this class is full and unavailable to join.
Taught by Chef Angela & Staff, urban farmer, chef and teacher. Students will learn, make, and take home a new recipe from world cuisines each week. Students work with teachers, in small groups, and individually at times to explore the world of food and flavor in a fun, no-pressure environment. Students do not handle hot or sharp equipment, but do get a chance to work with their hands every class to learn fundamental cooking and kitchen safety practices. Recipes are seasonally-minded and ingredients are sourced from local farmers markets when possible. Perfect for foodies and picky eaters alike, this class is equal parts tasting lab, food education, edible crafting, and cultural exploration.


Cooking for Kinders #

Grades TK–K
Mondays 3:25–4:25 PM (FULL)
Class meets 9 times
$252
This class is full and unavailable to join.
Taught by Lunch Bunch instructors, our lessons are written by our executive chef and certified teacher alongside our talented enrichment team. Lunch Bunch is on a mission to change kids’ nutrition and access to knowledge about healthy eating - and ultimately influence the role food can play in educating kids in a fun, creative, inspiring way. Our goal is to to build healthy habits that stick with kids and to get them excited to eat well while including them in the process!


Drawing Anime #

Grades TK–5
Tuesdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$190
Taught by Ms. Pam, artist and art teacher. Watch your child’s imagination soar as they illustrate imagery from fairy tales and stories old and new. Your child will learn to draw animals and people in the fanciful and fun anime-style of “Hello Kitty”. Each class the children will draw an enchanting character, and then they will add their own background to finish their unique work of art ready to hang in their room.


Drawing Cuddly Creatures #

Grades TK–5
Wednesdays 3:00–4:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$190 Taught by Ms. Pam, artist and art teacher. The children will begin with a guided lesson which will teach them to recognize and replicate shapes in pictures. Then they will apply a variety of pattern techniques to fill that world with their own color and beauty, creating a place that they would want to be. Students will draw baby animals from every continent and take home a completed piece of art every week, ready to display.


Drawing Harry Potter’s World #

Grades TK–5
Thursdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$190
Taught by Ms. Pam, artist and art teacher. Be amazed as your child falls in love for the first time or all over again with the wizarding world of Harry Potter. They will learn to draw their favorite characters along with the magical creatures that have enchanted us all. Watch your child’s imagination soar as they join fellow Harry Potter fans in this celebration of JK Rowling’s enchanted world.


Dungeons & Dragons #

Grades 3–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$260
Taught by The Hero Workshop staff. Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons is an interactive storytelling workshop for Heroes in grades 3rd - 5th. Heroes will join a group for a weekly appointment with adventure, where one of our professional narrators (called a Dungeon Master) will present scenarios to the group, and together they decide what happens next in the story. Every participant will take on the role of a hero in a story, where we will explore concepts such as what it means to be a Hero, cooperative storytelling, encounter design, and narrative. Big moments in the story are decided by random chance with a roll of the dice. It’s fun, a great way to ignite the imagination, and we will touch on many educational aspects as part of our adventures including basic math, algebra, puzzle solving, teamwork and collaboration, and of course storytelling.


Dungeons & Dragons Jr. #

Grades 1-3
Wednesdays 3:00–4:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$250
Taught by The Hero Workshop staff. For our younger Heroes, we will be focusing on exercising our imaginations as we create our very own superhero. Then, we will present scenarios to the heroes with problems for them to solve, and roll dice to see what happens next. Character creation is a mixture of your favorite superhero combined with your favorite animal to determine what your powers might be. Then, each player will take the role of an animal at a fantasy zoo when a powerful wizard cast a spell on the zoo turning the animals into animal people! Kobolds have stolen the baby dragon eggs from the zoo, and it will be up to our new animal heroes to find them scattered all over a magical land full of mushroom forests, underwater cities, and deep caverns lit with glowing crystals. This class is a great introduction to interactive storytelling, will be tons of fun, and will include craft activities to support the story that we are telling together.


Engineering with Legos #

Grades K–5 (no TK)
Tuesdays 3:25-4:55 PM
Class meets 10 times
$300
Taught by Play-Well Teknologies staff: teaching engineering to students. Create, play, and learn in this 1.5 hour class. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as build chirping birds, design blossoming flowers, and make a paddle boat. Motorized pieces will be used. Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your ideas. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to build at the next level! This class is not affiliated with the LEGO Group.


Filmmaking #

Grades 3–5
Fridays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$240
Taught by Ms. Kelci & Studio Schmudio staff, filmmakers and actors. Do you dream about being in the movies? Do you love writing stories? Do you ever find yourself thinking of great ideas that should totally be a movie? Then this is the class for you! In this class students will write, shoot, edit, and star in their own short films. We will be learning about all of the different jobs and people that it takes to make our favorite films, and have so much fun creating our own! Students will be taught the filmmaking process by actual independent filmmakers and professional educators. Studio Schmudio teaches the importance of making your own work, and helping students understand that anything is possible with imagination and teamwork. Make sure you practice your autograph and have something fun to wear at our premiere on the last day! Lights, camera, action!


Hip-Hop/Jazz #

Grades TK–5
Tuesdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$200
Taught by Funky Divas & Dudes staff. Are you ready to ROCK? Learn the basic techniques of dance and how to move to the beat. We promote a healthy lifestyle through fun, physical activity that encourages self-expression through music and movement. This is a performance-based class, designed to help students gain confidence and self-esteem. We teach age-appropriate dance routines to pop music and classics from the past. We put on a rockin’ performance in costumes on the last day for family and friends to enjoy.


Improv & Theater Games #

Grades 3–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220
Taught by Ms. Kelci & Studio Schmudio staff, improv teachers and actors. Ms. Kelci has worked with Missoula Children’s Theatre, The Hangar Theater’s Next Generation, The Theatre Institute at Sage, The Artsy Wagon, and more. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre, and has taken acting classes with Lesly Kahn, The Groundlings Studios, and Scott Seditas Studios. Improvisation is the art of acting, without a script. Does your child love playing pretend? Are they always making up silly stories? Do they come alive in front of an audience, or would they like to, but nerves have held them back? This is the right class for them! We work together to use our imaginations to explore characters, make up stories, and play pretend. This class is a safe space to learn more about acting, fearlessly. We play theater games of all sorts to work on creating characters, storylines, and to have a good laugh while doing it. This class also encourages teamwork, confidence, public speaking, and personal creativity.


Improv & Theater Games Jr. #

Grades 1-3
Tuesdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220
Taught by Ms. Kelci & Studio Schmudio staff, improv teachers and actors. Ms. Kelci has worked with Missoula Children’s Theatre, The Hangar Theater’s Next Generation, The Theatre Institute at Sage, The Artsy Wagon, and more. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre, and has taken acting classes with Lesly Kahn, The Groundlings Studios, and Scott Seditas Studios. Improvisation is the art of acting, without a script. Does your child love playing pretend? Are they always making up silly stories? Do they come alive in front of an audience, or would they like to, but nerves have held them back? This is the right class for them! We work together to use our imaginations to explore characters, make up stories, and play pretend. This class is a safe space to learn more about acting, fearlessly. We play theater games of all sorts to work on creating characters, storylines, and to have a good laugh while doing it. This class also encourages teamwork, confidence, public speaking, and personal creativity.


Japanese Homework Support #

Grades 1–5
Mondays 3:25–4:25 PM
or
Tuesdays 3:25–4:25 PM
or
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM (FULL)
or
Thursdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$230
The Wednesday instance of this class is full and unavailable to join.
Taught by An Sensei, Japanese tutor and adjunct. Each tutoring class will consist of instruction and enrichment in some of the following areas: Japanese homework, math homework, kanji, Japanese vocabulary, hiragana and katakana. After we finish our homework, we’ll keep practicing our Japanese with conversation and vocabulary activities, and we’ll learn more about Japanese culture. Class is taught in Japanese.
On days when there is a holiday, students may attend the class on a different day that week.
Please note: This class is intended for students enrolled in El Marino’s Japanese immersion program.


Jewelry & More #

Grades TK–5
Thursdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$260
Taught by Art Lessons LA staff. Children will learn the art of jewelry and accessory making. We will explore materials like clay, pipe-cleaners, string, shrinky-dink plastic and fabric. Projects include bracelets, keychains, hats, ornaments, scarfs and more. Make awesome pieces to wear or give away!


Kitchen Science #

Grades 1–5
Mondays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 9 times
$261
Taught by Ms. Erin, a credentialed science teacher, private tutor, and mother of two kids at El Marino. We will explore the wonders of physics, chemistry, and biology using safe, everyday household items. Students will learn about these fascinating subjects through hands-on activities and experiments such as making ice cream in a bag, butter in a jar, slime, oobleck, baking soda experiments, edible engineering, invisible ink messages, and more.


Let’s Draw #

Grades 1–5
Fridays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$240
Taught by Ms. Maya, fabrication arts instructor. Take your drawing to the next level, drawing with a plan. In this class we break down an image to its basic shapes and then build up from there. Great for beginners and experienced drawers. Empowering students one drawing at a time. All materials included: Paper, pencil, eraser, color pencils or crayons.


Mindful Crafts #

Grades TK–4
Tuesdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$230
Taught by Ms. Pepper & Staff, mindfulness instructors. We will be creating fun new crafts such as Kaleidoscopes, Sunset Sand Art, Watercolor Paint by Numbers, Hanging Yarn Monograms, “I AM” inspirational Collages, Dreamcatchers and more! This class teaches mindfulness through creativity, which is one of the easiest and most fun ways to teach children mindfulness and self-expression. These art projects and take-home crafts will inspire your kids to be as creative as they like while learning the tools of Mindfulness and self-regulation. Classes will start with breathing exercises, and mindfulness is taught throughout the hour of class. All materials are included in cost.


Musical Theater #

Grades 1–5
Thursdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220
Taught by Ms. Allie, dancer and teacher. Get into character! Come dance and act in a class where you will express yourself through performance. We will present songs and dances from one of the longest running Broadway hits, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats! this term. Ms. Allie will teach you fun songs and dances that you won’t be able to get out of your head! At the end of the term, students will showcase what we’ve been working on for friends and family. Now and forever, meow!


Nerf Sports #

Grades 1–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220
Taught by ACE staff. Nerf Sports is a fun and safe way for students to build endurance; develop coordination, and work on new skills by playing all types of sports and games! Dribbling, passing, shooting and hand-eye coordination are all practiced as students enjoy basketball, soccer, dodgeball, capture the flag and more. This class is for all children, regardless of their skill level or experience. Our instructors will place emphasis on sportsmanship, teamwork, fairness, and fun. All equipment and materials provided.


Paper Engineering #

Grades K–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$250
Projects and lessons are designed by Ms. Irene, professional engineer and pop-up enthusiast. Use paper and cardboard to create imaginative, kinetic art. This session, students will explore mechanical concepts by creating playful moving projects using Lever and Linkages. Each week, students will learn about mechanical principles to create 2D and 3D art projects. Students will work on fine motor skills and simple engineering concepts in a creative way. Visit Irene Yu’s Instagram @i.and.yu to see examples of past projects.


Parkour #

Grades TK–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM (FULL)
or
Wednesdays 3:00–4:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220
The 2–3PM instance of this class is full and unavailable to join.
Taught by Coach Lorenzo, professional traceur (practitioner of Parkour) and teacher. This program will teach children the fundamentals of climbing, crawling, jumping, rolling, running and vaulting over obstacles using the playground, a giant foam block and the environment. Parkour is about overcoming obstacles mentally and physically in our lives. Students will learn some team building exercises, gain confidence and get an amazing workout. Students should bring bottled water to stay hydrated and be ready to jump around.


Piano/Keyboard #

Grades TK–5
Mondays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 9 times
$216
Taught by Maestro Coffey, musician and music teacher. This is a group class to introduce students to the joy of playing piano. Maestro has arranged and notated favorite children’s songs in an easy, fun way to play. Students should practice playing the songs often. Multiple studies show that music training and learning to read music is good for the developing brain. Maestro Coffey ensures that students will learn the essentials of music theory with favorite songs. Class will have a recital on the last day of the term. Parents will need to buy a roll-up keyboard (such as PicassoTiles PT49 available online for ~$25) and headphones with a 3.5 mm connector (such as Maxell 190319 available online for ~$5), which students will bring with them to school on Mondays for piano class. Printed music and other materials are supplied. Please leave all chargers and cables at home, as we do not have the capacity to charge keyboards during class. Also, please be sure to tell your child to bring and use their headphones during class. When the teacher plays with a group of students, we unplug headphones, but when the teacher moves to the next group and students practice on their own, it is much better for all when they use their headphones.


Pokemon Card Game #

Grades 1–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$230
or
Fridays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$230
Taught by Mr. Alex, Pokémon enthusiast and teacher. Let’s become Pokémon Masters! Learn how to play the popular Pokémon Trading Card game, battle your friends, and immerse yourself in the exciting world of Pokémon. Students will learn interesting facts about Pokémon history, while becoming adept at the incredibly popular game. Students must have their own decks. We look forward to seeing where your Pokémon journey takes you. Please note: no cards will be won or traded permanently during class time!


Science Inventors #

Grades K–3
Fridays 3:25–4:25 PM (FULL)
Class meets 10 times
$280
This class is full and unavailable to join.
Taught by Prof. Egghead staff. This session, students become real-life inventors as they experiment with awesome inventions like helicopters, hovercraft, rockets, and catapults and learn the science behind what makes them work! Then they’ll create their very own inventions to take home at the end of each class.


Self-Defense #

Grades TK–5
Fridays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$210
Sensei Ross is a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate with more than 15 years experience studying and teaching the martial arts. Continuing and new students are welcome. Although we all want to make this a safe and peaceful world for our children, reality can sometimes deliver unwelcome surprises. As adults, it is our responsibility to give our children the tools that will help keep them safe in any number of situations and to teach them to carry themselves with a confidence and awareness that will steer them away from danger. In Self-Discipline & Self-Defense, we will learn the fundamentals of defense, such as environmental awareness, blocks, kicks, strikes, stances, foot maneuvers, and the all-important KI-YAH! In addition to providing an excellent workout and instilling children with self-confidence, studying the martial arts stresses the value of being a good citizen, being kind to your peers, respectful to your elders, mindful of nutrition and diligent in your studies. Plus, it’s a lot of fun. Students will be working towards the goal of earning a gi (uniform), then belts.


Sewing & Fiber Arts #

Grades TK–5
Tuesdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$260
Taught by Ms. Sylvia, teacher and artist. Learning how to sew is an essential skill and a lot of fun. We have wonderful projects planned to suit your level as a beginning, intermediate or advanced student. In this class, students will learn the basics of sewing, like sewing on buttons and applications as well as a variety of stitches, handling sewing tools and designing and completing beautiful projects step by step. We will use colorful fabrics, needles, thread, scissors, buttons, sequins, beads and embroidery. Our projects will include bookmarks, pin cushions, sachets, stuffed dolls and animals, felt collages and more. In addition, we will make a few fiber arts projects that are fun and decorative like pom poms, tassels and tassel garlands, bracelets and wall hangings. All materials are included in the class price.


Soccer #

Grades TK–5
Tuesdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220
Taught by ACE Staff. Coaches will teach students the following skills: kicking, dribbling, goalkeeping, passing and ball control. Students will learn how to play position soccer and perform various drills to sharpen individual skills! Each week, students will scrimmage while increasing the complexity of each game as the season goes on. This is to ensure players can focus on their core skills early on, before playing in a full field soccer game. Students are encouraged to bring water.


Stop Motion Animation #

Grades 1–5
Thursdays 3:25–4:25 PM (FULL)
Class meets 10 times
$220
This class is full and unavailable to join.
Taught by Mr. Nick, filmmaker and teacher. Create your own little stop motion videos in this class. Students will use paper, toys (bring your own if you like) and teamwork to make their stories come to life. We’ll use iPads/tablets to film, edit and show our work.


Storybook Ballet #

Grades TK–2
Mondays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 9 times
$243
Taught by Zooga Yoga staff. Embrace your inner princess as our dancers transport themselves into a ballet wonderland, bringing beloved storybook characters to life. Guided by ​Zooga’s experienced ​instructor, dancers embark on a journey through warm-up exercises, center work, and creative movement, all woven together with enchanting storytelling through dance. Our class incorporates enchanting props such as tutus, butterfly wings, colorful scarves, tiaras, and wands. Designed to be beginner-friendly, this lively session encourages children to nurture their creative instincts and express themselves individually through the magic of ballet and timeless Disney melodies! We’ll have a performance on the last day.


Tennis #

Grades K–5
Thursdays 3:25–4:25 PM (FULL)
Class meets 10 times
$240
This class is full and unavailable to join.
Taught by Coach Susan, award-winning youth tennis coach (USPTA & PTR certified). Learn tennis by exploring 4 areas of focus: Technical (forehand/backhand/serves), Tactical, Athleticism (agility, balance, coordination, speed, strength), and Mental (emotional, confidence). Perfect for beginners. Coach Susan brings all the equipment: a portable net, beginner children’s tennis balls (Red Balls), and rackets. Students should wear sneakers, and shorts or pants.


Track & Field #

Grades TK–5
Fridays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220
Taught by Coach Eric, coach, music teacher and El Marino parent. On your marks, get set, go! We’ll be running and jumping and throwing frisbee discs. Join us for an hour of speed and agility training. Over the session, students will perform sprint relays, hurdle over cones, long jumps, high jumps, and other fun and safe events. Students will set, and achieve, their weekly, monthly, and session goals. See you on the field!


Ukulele/Guitar #

Grades TK–5
Thursdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$240
Taught by Mr. Gaku, session guitarist, producer, and seasoned performer. This class is a great introduction to the joy of playing music. The ukulele is a small string instrument which kindergarten students can handle with their small hands. Older students who want to learn to play guitar are also welcome. The instructor will teach how to play simple holiday songs and children’s songs. Students will learn basic music reading skills using color stickers. No books or scores are required. The instructor will provide a folder with music scores, color system/tuning instructions, and stickers. (The folder will have different music scores every semester.) A ukulele or guitar is required for this class. Ukuleles can be found for as little as $40 online or in local stores.


Violin/Viola #

Grades 2–5
Private Lessons Off-Campus
Class meets 6 times
$180
Private study with Jody Rubin, who has performed with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the LA Philharmonic and the LA Opera Orchestra. Ms. Rubin can also be heard on such soundtracks as Pirates of the Caribbean and X-Men. Get a head start on the 4th grade instrumental music class and develop and supplement skills introduced in school. 30-minute lessons consist of foundation studies such as note reading, rhythm, and scales as well as learning pieces that can be performed with piano accompaniment. Lessons are taught in the instructor’s home around the corner from El Marino. Students must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Beginners to advanced students are welcome. Bring your own violin or viola, or email Ms. Rubin if you wish to buy or rent.


Visual Art #

Grades TK–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM
Class meets 10 times
$260
Taught by Art Lessons LA staff. Explore all kinds of materials, both traditional and experimental, to make fun 2-D and 3-D art projects. Students will love choosing from a variety of interesting materials such as tape, plastics, clay, paint and paper. We will apply a range of techniques like painting, decoupage, printmaking and sculpting. Students will learn about contemporary mixed media artists while developing their own innovative, artistic voice.


Watercolor #

Grades TK–5
Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 PM (CANCELED)
Class meets 10 times
$230
This class has been canceled and is unavailable to join.
Taught by Teacher Tamara, artist and designer. Students will be introduced to basic watercolor painting techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry on dry. Various artistic materials will be used along with watercolor to create texture and structure. Each week, we will be observing images of animals and objects and recreate them on your own paper! Watercolor painting is a great activity to learn and understand the fundamental elements of painting like color theory and value.


Wild Child Sports #

Grades TK–3
Fridays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$220
Taught by Wild Child Gym staff. This class is a great introduction to sports. Children will learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports in an active, fun and inclusive way. From team-building to individual skill development, Wild Child’s coaches will build each child’s self-esteem, coordination, strength and core skill set through active play. Weaving in playful games and a weekly muscle focus, this program will give students the fundamentals to confidently throw, catch, jump, kick, shoot and more. Students are encouraged to bring water and dress comfortably.


Yoga for Kids #

Grades TK–3
Thursdays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 10 times
$270
Taught by Zooga Yoga staff. Come with us on an imaginative yoga adventure around the world. Yogis will develop their focus, strength, flexibility and coordination in this fun and active themed-yoga class. We practice the basics of a real yoga routine through the use of playful yoga games, easy yoga postures and our very own Zooga music. Students also learn breathing, mindful meditation and visualization techniques, a sense of self and respect for others on our unique yoga adventures. All skill and experience levels welcome. Great for kids with ADHD and little athletes. We provide yoga mats.


Zoology #

Grades TK–5
Mondays 3:25–4:25 PM
Class meets 9 times
$225
Taught by Critter Squad staff. Meet live animals and learn about their world. Some are furry, some are feathered, some have a lot of legs, but they are all coming to visit, and they are safe and friendly. Each class will feature educational games and activities and a visit with a real live animal.