Calendar

The Studio School of Durham calendar utilizes a ten-month school year, allowing families flexibility to travel during the school year.

Dec
4
Mon
Student Progress Meetings (During school day)
Dec 4 – Dec 8 all-day

Student Progress Meetings are a time for students, their parents, and the studio guide to come together and discuss the progress the student has made in the first semester of the school year.  These meetings are scheduled during the school day at the convenience of the student and parents.

Dec
20
Wed
Winter Break
Dec 20 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
Jan
21
Sun
Info Session
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm

Please join us at The Studio School of Durham to learn about our program. You will have time to explore the space, learn about our school and ask our administrators questions.

Please RSVP via our contact form.

Jan
31
Wed
Parenting Workshop: The Present Parent
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Present Parent: Carrie Becker, parent coach, and founder of Transforming Early Childhood Education will discuss parenting styles, Brain Development in Children, and how to be present and active in your child’s life.

This event is free to the community.

Please RSVP via our contact form.

Feb
4
Sun
Tinker Date for OPH families
Feb 4 all-day
Feb
11
Sun
Mindful Parenting
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Mindful Parenting: A workshop on meditation, tools, and resources to cultivate a mindful parenting practice
Description: Shannon Salentine is a parent, leadership coach, and global program director. Over the last five years Shannon and her husband have been cultivating a spiritual practice for their family that is aligned with their values, the developmental stages of their children, and what feels right. In this effort, Shannon’s family discovered a community of parents dedicated to practicing mindfulness. Through this community and her own self-immersion, Shannon developed a strong appreciation for the tools mindfulness offers parents and a practice that serves her daily.

Join Shannon as she shares how meditation and various mindfulness resources have helped her as a parent. During the workshop we’ll talk (and practice) mediation and discuss the integration of mindfulness into family life. You’ll come away from this workshop with examples of mindfulness tools and some practice in using them!

This event is free to the community.

Please RSVP via our contact form.

Feb
18
Sun
Workshop: Color Play with Jesa Richards
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come spend an hour collaborating with your child in a playful workshop that weaves music, color and improvisation.

*This workshop will involve parents and children working together on a piece of art. Listening to a variety of recorded instrumental songs, they will be encouraged to let the music inspire their mark making as they experiment with different art materials such as oil pastel, liquid watercolor and chalk. The focus of the workshop will be supporting parent-child connection through creativity.

This workshop is open to all ages. Parents and children will attend together

This event is free to the community.

Jesa is an art educator and preschool teacher at Our PlayHouse Preschool in Durham, NC

Please RSVP via our contact form.

Mar
4
Sun
Info Session
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm

Please join us at The Studio School of Durham to learn about our program. You will have time to explore the space, learn about our school and ask our administrators questions.

This event is free to the community.

Please RSVP via our contact form.

Mar
10
Sat
Experimental Drawing with Jesa Richards
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

If your child loves to draw, dance or play, they will delight in this workshop that incorporates playful movement and creative drawing.

*This workshop will involve movement explorations and experimental drawing, including drawing with our toes, large-scale wall drawing (on paper) and other playful exercises that incorporate art, movement and new perspectives. Materials will include a variety of drawing materials and paper. The focus of the workshop will be to encourage experimentation in movement and art making and to support embodied, playful creativity.

Childrens (age 5-10) 10 child maximum

Jesa Richards Jesa is an art educator and preschool teacher at Our PlayHouse Preschool in Durham, NC

This event is free to the community.

Please RSVP via our contact form.

Apr
5
Thu
School Closed – MLK Jr Holiday
Apr 5 @ 1:46 pm – 2:46 pm

School Closed

Apr
18
Wed
Workshop: Cultivating Mindful Parenting Practices
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free Event: Registration Required
Join Shannon as she shares how meditation and various mindfulness resources have helped her as a parent. During the workshop we’ll talk (and practice) mediation and discuss the integration of mindfulness into family life. You’ll come away from this workshop with examples of mindfulness tools and some practice in using them!
Shannon Salentine is a parent, leadership coach, and global program director. Over the last five years Shannon and her husband have been cultivating a spiritual practice for their family that is aligned with their values, the developmental stages of their children, and what feels right. In this effort, Shannon’s family discovered a community of parents dedicated to practicing mindfulness. Through this community and her own self-immersion, Shannon developed a strong appreciation for the tools mindfulness offers parents and a practice that serves her daily.
Shannon is a leadership coach and global health program director. She coaches groups and individuals on topics including self leadership, career, and personal growth. Shannon lives in Durham, NC with her husband and two children. www.shannonsalentine.com
Apr
21
Sat
Introduction to Sewing
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Free Event: Registration Required

Come learn how to sew! We will practice straight seams to make a small “dream pillow” and discuss the uses of some basic aromatherapy herbs as we stuff your pillows to promote creativity, restfulness or calm.

Ages 5+

Apr
22
Sun
Family Cooking Class with Chef Jeff Seizer of Royale
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Free Event: Registration Required

Chef Jeff Seizer and Teacher Sally Stark-Dreifus are teaming up to offer a fun filled afternoon of culinary creations. Chef Jeff will teach your children safe knife skills while Teacher Sally brainstorms everyday cooking challenges at home, for example how can I get my child to eat more vegetables, the time crunch of getting ready in the morning versus a healthy breakfast, afternoon snack ruts, and more.

Then parents and kids will work together to cook a healthy make ahead breakfast dish (veggie frittata muffins). While that is cooking, Sally and Jeff will work with the kids to create their own afternoon snack, making one for you and one for them to eat at the end of the workshop( fruit yogurt parfaits). Everyone will take home their frittata muffins for the following morning!

Ages 5+

Apr
28
Sat
Parent and Child Yoga with Irene
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Partner with your child in simple poses and breathing exercises that will help to strengthen coordination and build body awareness.

Ages 5+

*This is a FREE event but tickets are required*

*We are located in the Woodcroft Community in the same location as the Woodcroft Clubhouse*

*Irene is a clinical psychologist, a mom, and a yoga teacher. She has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching yoga since 2011. Her interest in teaching yoga grew from wanting to integrate yoga into her clinical psychology practice and also wanting to share her love of yoga with others in her community. She loves both the physical practice of opening and moving her body and the mental peace and grounding that she experiences through yoga. Irene also loves the energy and playfulness that kids bring to yoga*

May
12
Sat
Teacher Workshop: Making Learning Visible
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This workshop is designed for teachers in the field of early childhood education. It is approved by NC Division of Child Development & Early Education for 2 Contact Hour Credits.

Documenting a child’s learning is the art of making learning visible. How do you show what your student’s know through observation and documentation? In this workshop participants will be given the tools and techniques needed document and present a child’s learning to show growth and the depth of their experiences.

Mother’s Day Creative Weaving
May 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

We will use a variety of yarn & thread to create multi-textural weavings. Parents & children can collaborate on a single weaving or work independently on a pair of weavings that complement one another.

This is a FREE event but tickets are required

Age 5+

May
19
Sat
Printmaking Workshop
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come spend some time collaborating with your child in a fun workshop exploring three types of printmaking. Whether you love the process or have never tried it before, this workshop will invite you play, experiment and create beautiful works of art using mono-printing and two types of relief printing.

Ages 6 and up with parent.

This workshop may be messy, please wear your work clothes.

Jun
9
Sat
Encouraging Growth Mindset
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Does your child give up easily when learning a new skill? Have you noticed that your child gets overly frustrated if they don’t see success come easy to them?
Today’s scientific brain research shows that by teaching kids about something called “Growth Mindset” – you can help them become better learners, become more persistent, and more intelligent and resilient overall. In this parent/child workshop participants will explore the topic of growth mindset, how to guide children through fixed-mindset obstacles and ways to apply growth mindset strategies in the everyday lives of their child.
*for parents/caregivers and children in grades K-5th*
*We are located in the Woodcroft neighborhood in the same location as the community pool*
Jun
14
Thu
Nurture Your Passion: Creative Still-Life Painting
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Whether you love to paint, would like to paint or feel intimidated by the thought of picking up a brush, this workshop aims to inspire and support you. Working from a still-life fresh from the garden, we will combine instruction in various techniques with artistic experimentation to create unique works of art on canvas.

* This workshop is designed for teens and adults ages 14+
* A minimum of 4 participants is needed for the workshop to take place

Jun
19
Tue
Mindful Parenting Workshop
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A workshop on meditation, tools, and resources to cultivate a mindful parenting practice.

Shannon Salentine is a parent, leadership coach, and global program director. Over the last five years Shannon and her husband have been cultivating a spiritual practice for their family that is aligned with their values, the developmental stages of their children, and what feels right. In this effort, Shannon’s family discovered a community of parents dedicated to practicing mindfulness. Through this community and her own self-immersion, Shannon developed a strong appreciation for the tools mindfulness offers parents and a practice that serves her daily.

Join Shannon as she shares how meditation and various mindfulness resources have helped her as a parent. During the workshop we’ll talk (and practice) mediation and discuss the integration of mindfulness into family life. You’ll come away from this workshop with examples of mindfulness tools and some practice in using them!

*We are located in the Woodcroft neighborhood in Durham in the same location as the club house and community pool*

*Ticket purchase price $20*