Youth Programs

Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts
  July 3 - July  26
The Chicopee Parks & Recreation Department is offering classes in Tang Soo Do a Korean Martial Arts. Come learn with Master Jeffrey Bulissa, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and learn about Self-defense, confidence and physical fitness. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesday evenings, Each session will consist of 8 classes.

Little Dragons (ages 5 to 7):  6 – 6:30 PM, 
Youth (ages 8 to 15):  6:30  – 7:30 PM. 
Adults (ages 16+):  7:30 - 8:30 PM.

All classes are held at Chicopee Parks & Recreation Dept.. Pre-registration for program at the Chicopee Parks Department.

Costs: $40/Little Dragons

Chicopee Parks & Recreation Presents Summer Art Ventures with Let’s Gogh Art

August 21 - 25, Splish Splash Artblast
This Inspiring week of art-ventures sparks creativity, engagement, exploration and individual expression. Learn about the fascinating underwater world of seahorses, sea turtles and other wonderful creatures while exploring original art forms and techniques. Design beach hats, sunglasses and T-shirts. Discover the art of mosaics while creating sea shell boxes. Sculpt shimmery coral and goofy clay octopuses. Paint ceramic fish banks, and design ocean creature stuffed animals. Experience painting, printmaking, stained glass, ceramics, collage, mosaics, fabric art and working clay. Lots of surprises, round out these totally cool splish splash art-ventures. 
Time: 9am to 12pm each day. Grades: K-5 
Location: Chicopee Parks and Recreation, 687 Front St. 
Fee: $135 for residents/$140 for non-residents 
(Limited Space, sign up early)

Register online @ www.ARTventuresfor Click “Register Now” or in person at the Chicopee Parks Office 687 Front St.

Mad Science:  "Brixology"
August 14-18 from 9:00-12:00 at the Chicopee Parks Department
$150 for the week

Join Mad Science as they introduce a new program called "Brixology" to children entering grades 1-6 in the fall.  The camp sets the foundation for our next generation of makers!  Kids learn about different engineering-themed projects using LEGO bricks.  They learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station.  They explore mechanical engineering as they build boats ad vehicles.

From carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss bridges, your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills.  Let the tinkering begin!

Pre-register at the Chicopee Parks office.  There is a maximum number of participants we can take so sign up soon!

'Toons For Fun!
August 21-25 from 9:00-12:00 at the Chicopee Parks Department
$90 for the week

Freelance professional artist Michael Cady is back again as he brings this fun and informative course exploring how to tell our funny stories through cartoons.  Children will be drawing all types of cartoons and characters as well as experimenting with different types of drawing tools; pencils, markers etc.

They will learn tricks and tips of the cartoon world; how to create characters, how to design and draw cartoons and graphic novels and where and how to sell them.

The focus of the class is on each individual's personal style with a lot of one-on-one instruction.  Whether you want to become a professional artist or just want to have fun with a really cool hobby, this is the place to be!

Sketch books and pencils included.  Please bring a snack and a drink.  Pre-register at the Parks Department by Friday, August 18.