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Think you can't draw a straight line? Think only ‘talented’ people can draw? Think again! In this dynamic course you will be given the basic tools and tricks of the trade that will allow you to see better and draw exactly what you see. Composition, proportion, shading and much more is covered. Bring a #2 pencil and some 8*11 inch paper to the first class. Min 8/Max 12. Inst: Gerry Melot 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 6:30 - 9:30 PM 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Oct 6 - Nov 10 Oct 6 - Nov 10 Nov 2 - Dec 7 Nov 2 - Dec 7

6 sessions 6 sessions 6 sessions 6 sessions

$140m/$198p $140m/$198p $140m/$198p $140m/$198p

80700E 80700F 80701E 80701F

Gerry Melot has been teaching art in Houston for over 20 years. She has experience teaching children, adults, and 60+ art classes. Although she was a pottery major at Southern Illinois University, Gerry has worked as a jewelry designer, graphic artist and web art designer in recent years.



Basics of hand-building, under glazing, over glazing and use of ceramic molds will be taught. Continued individualized instruction of detail development will also be given. Fees include all materials, glazes, and firings. Min 6/Max 12. Inst: Judy Mellon Judy has over 15 years of ceramic teaching experience. She has worked with adults, JCC camps and BJE. T 7:00 - 9:00 PM Oct 6 - Nov 10 6 sessions $50m/$85p 80251B + $50 studio fee W 7:00 - 9:00 PM Dec 1 - Jan 5 6 sessions $50m/$85p 80251C + $50 studio fee



Learn the basic beginning skills to create your own jewelry. In this introductory metalsmithing class, learn design layout, sawing, piercing, riveting and beginning soldering. You will create at least one piece of jewelry. Min 8/Max 12. Inst: Kathy Kennedy W W

6:30 - 9:30 PM 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Sept 14 - Oct 19 Nov 2 - Dec 7

6 sessions 6 sessions

$75m/$105p 80252D + $75 studio fee $75m/$105p 80252E + $75 studio fee


3:00 - 3:45 PM 3:00 - 3:45 PM 3:00 - 3:45 PM

3+ YRS

Dance, Dance, Dance

3+ YRS

3 - 5 YRS

Mad Science is not just for the summer! We are now at the JCC year round! We will "edu-tain" children with fun, interactive classes such as Wiggly World of Worms, Digging for Dinosaurs and Science of Music. Each class includes a take-home project so that the fun can be continued at home! Min 10/Max 18. Inst: Mad Science T T T

Arts and Crafts Party


art | children • tween • teen



Birthdays at the



Sept 14 - Oct 19 Oct 26 - Nov 30 Sept 14 - Nov 30

6 sessions 6 sessions 12 sessions

$100 $100 $195

61602A 61602B 61602C

Entertainer & Theatre Blast Party All Ages $225 min Call for Quote

Four Walls Party (for two hours)

All Ages $150 min

Gymnastics Party

3+ YRS

Mad Science

5+ YRS

Create Your Own

3+ YRS

Tennis Party

5+ YRS

K - 2 GR

In Little Shakespeare's, children will explore their creative side through the wonderful world of theater. Through the use of tools such as poetry and props, participants will develop basic acting skills like imagination, concentration and listening to create plays and characters of their own. The class will culminate with a small production for family and friends. Min 5/Max 8. Inst: Gillian Richter T

4:15 - 5:15 PM

Oct 5 - Dec 7

10 sessions



For more information please contact Gillian Richter at or ext. 3256. NEW! BEGINNING CERAMICS

K - 3 GR

Our young ceramicists will learn the basic terms and be introduced to the methods of pinch pot, coil and slab. A sense of Judaism will be brought to the class and incorporated into many projects. Skills in dexterity and creativity will be fostered while having fun. Min 6/Min 12. Inst: Judy Mellon M

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Sept 20 - Nov 8

8 sessions


All Parties $225 for up to 15 children and $9 per person for additional children unless otherwise specified. Call the Childrens Department at ext. 3247 for more information.


K - 5 GR

After School Care at the J is moving! With the addition of the Game Room, After School Care is sure to be better than ever. Activities include: Snack Time, Homework Time, Sports, Crafts, Cooking, Games, Judaic Programming (including weekly Shabbat), Computer Lab and more. Transportation available from the following schools: Beren Academy, Beth Yeshurun, Herod, Horn, Kolter, Lovett, Parker and Shlenker.

4:30 - 5:30 PM 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Sept 13 - May 30 Oct 8 - Jun 3

3 - 6 GR

33 sessions 31 sessions

$412 $387

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

72560A 72560B

For more information please contact ext. 3247.

Kids nite out

K - 5 GR

Sept 25, Oct 9, 16, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 11, 25. 6:30 – 10:00 PM DAY UR SAT HTS


Nov 24



For more information please contact Gillian Richter at or ext. 3256.

1 - 2 GR JOIN THE GIRL SCOUTS TODAY AT THE J! WED, SEPT 15 • 7:00 - 8:00 PM The JCC will be hosting an Open House for parents interested in having their first or second grader join the NEW JCC Girl Scout Troop. There will be a representative from the Girl Scouts of America, and our very own Gillian Richter will speak about the program and answer your questions. We are also looking for volunteer parents to help and to lead this troop. Inst: Gillian Richter If interested in joining or to volunteer, please contact Gillian Richter at or ext. 3256.



This exciting, creative jazz/tap experience introduces young children to dance styles at the heart of the Broadway musical. Basic jazz isolations and tap steps appropriate for very young children help them develop rhythmic coordination and a sense of 'pizzazz.' Min 8/Min 15. Inst: Krysti Wilson M F


For more information please contact Gillian Richter at or ext. 3256.

For more information please contact ext. 3247. NEW! CREATIVE BROADWAY KIDS

School's out, so come play at the J! Thanksgiving Camp will feature a field trip, games in the gym, swimming, and much more! AM and PM care options available. Min 8/Max 35. Inst: Gillian Richter

$225 min

For more information please contact Gillian Richter at or ext. 3256 LITTLE SHAKESPEARE'S THEATER CLASS

Thanksgiving BREak CaMP K - 5 GR

This year, Kid's Nite Out events will feature arts and crafts, movies, sports, gymnastics and so much more. Activities vary each party. There will be a Kids Nite Out Sleepover on December 25. Min 12/Max 75.

Advance: $20 • At The Door: $25 Code: 61604

children • tween • teen

children • tween • teen


Be part of the full-scale musical production of Seussical the Musical to be performed in the Kaplan Theatre December 9, 11 & 12. A mandatory Parent Meeting will be on Sunday, September 12 at 6:00 PM to register and meet the director. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, September 14 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:45-6:45 PM. Auditions will take place during the first few rehearsals and casting may be limited. Min 12/Max 25. Director: Krysti Wilson T/Th 4:45 - 6:45 PM

Sept 12 - Dec 12



ASK ABOUT OUR SIBLING DISCOUNT PROGRAM! For more information please contact Gillian Richter at or ext. 3256. *This program is based on advanced registration. Dates listed are subject to change.


ELUL 5770 - TEVET 5771



No rehearsals Sept 23, 30 and Nov 5.

For more information contact Randy Comensky at ext. 3246 or 11

JCC Houston 2010 Fall Program Guide  

Fall classes and programs for the Jewish Community Center of Houston