Morrill's after school program is a partnership between Morrill Community School Initiative and Columbia College Chicago bringing multi-talented teaching artists, who are experienced working artists in their field, and dedicated parent leaders to create with our students in the afternoons. We offer a variety of classes and are dedicated to continuing and deepening knowledge as we build off of what students have learned during the day while providing a safe place to unwind and relax a bit from the rigor of the school day.
Flow: Poetry, Writing and Rhyme: Immerse yourself in hip-hop and songwriting. You will explore the techniques of MCs as they Flow (rap) and even create your own “raps” and lyrics!
Chess: Students will be taught how to play the game of chess that will help them lead to academic success.
Dance: Travel the world through dance! Explore the music, folktales, and culture of countries such as Puerto Rico, Egypt, France, the Dominican Republic, and more!
Storytellers: storytelling creation and visual art techniques, including shadow and light play, story acting, mosaic arts, photography, collage, sculpture, bookmaking, and more!
Scientists for Tomorrow:
Experiment, explore, and discover with this
exciting, fun approach to science!
Blog it Out: Through writing, digital photography, drawing, and reflection. This is your opportunity to speak your mind, share what happened during your day, and tell your story while learning some digital photography.
Yoga: Have fun at this Yoga party with games, stories, crafts, and more! You will learn basic Yoga poses while deepening your connection to yourself and your world!
Sports: Travel the world through dance! Explore the music, folktales, and culture of countries such as Puerto Rico, Egypt, France, the Dominican Republic, and more!
Printing: Students will use a variety of printing and
collage techniques to create machines or 3-D objects with stop motion
Makerspace: is a place where people come together to create with technology. You’ll have the opportunity to use some really cool tools, learn about circuits and robots, and spend a lot of time working on your own projects that you design — whether by yourself or with your friends!
Teaching Artist bio's and photos coming soon!
Bio's and photos coming soon!