Pellissippi State kicks off creative learning for kids beginning June 3

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Pellissippi State Community College is offering a wide variety of summer creative learning classes in June and July for children as young as 7. All classes are open for immediate registration.

Classes in June begin on June 3, and the late summer classes begin on July 8. The June youth summer course selection, available through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services Division, includes the following:

“The CSI Experience”—June 3-7, 9-11 a.m.; grades 5-8; $105. Students will have the chance to solve a mock crime using simple forensic techniques. Lab activities may include fingerprinting, blood typing with simulated blood and more.

“Adventure Into the Digital Science Classroom”—June 3-7, noon-2; grades 5-8; $105. A class for the “not so faint,” this course begins with virtual dissections and then moves on to actual dissections using forensic techniques.

“Girls on the Run”—June 10-14, 9-noon; ages 8-12; $75. This summer camp introduces attendees to the Girls on the Run program and helps them prepare for the 10-week fall season. Fee includes healthy snacks, water and a gift. Space is limited.

“Confident Teens in Today’s Changing World”—June 10-11, 12-1:30 p.m.; ages 13 and up; $65. Students will learn how to boost their confidence and decrease their feelings of awkwardness in this social skills class.

“Self-Defense for Kids”—June 17-21, 2-3:30 p.m.; ages 7-12; $85. Using role play and games, participants will learn basic self-defense techniques, as well as strategies covering escapes, strangers and bullies.

“Jewelry and Wearable Art”—June 17-21, 9-noon or 1-4 p.m.; ages 10 and up; $119. Students will leave this course with several completed pieces, which may include bracelets, earrings, pendants and more.

“Young Artist”—June 24-28, 9-noon or 1-4 p.m.; ages 8-15; $119. Activities may include basic drawing, figure drawing, perspective drawing, book and journal making, oil pastels, polymer clay, portraits, or sculpture.

“Manners Come From the Heart”—June 25-26, 10:30-noon; ages 7-12; $65. This class is meant to help younger students develop tools to make friends easily and feel confident as they learn manners for all occasions.

All courses listed take place at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus. Participants may bring snacks or money for snack machines (optional).

For additional information or registration, visit or call (865) 539-7167. The BCS website lists updated class schedules and information on new course offerings, as well as descriptions of the youth summer classes that begin in July.