Calendar

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

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*

Jun
26
Tue
Nurture Your Passion: Beginning Photography
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This is the first workshop in our new workshop series we call “Nurture Your Passion”. This series is designed for teens and adults to explore hobbies they are passionate about. Rediscovering our passions (or discovering new ones) can bring some simplicity back into our lives. This can lead to new freedom in our day-to-day routines.
I am Heather Craig at Sourwood Photography in Chapel Hill, and I’d love to help you learn the basics of photography. A class like mine can really start you off in photography with a lot less frustration and trial and error, and shorten your learning curve.
You’ll learn how ISO, aperture and shutter speed work together for a good exposure, what depth of field is, some great composition tips and more in this 2-hour beginners class.
This class is for ages 14+. Students should have a DSLR they can put in ‘Manual’ mode, and come to class with their camera, a charged battery, SD card and something to take notes with. Students should also know how to change their ISO, shutter speeds and aperture values so they can practice what they’ve learned during the breaks (every camera is a little bit different, so this is worth looking up before getting to class).
* We are located in the Woodcroft neighborhood in Durham in the same location as the Clubhouse and Pool*
Open House Information Session
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our info session gives you the chance to tour and learn about our new school and meet our leadership team. We are excited to welcome you to our space and answer any questions you may have!
We will be providing pizza, childcare and guest passes for the Woodcroft Community Pool for all who attend.
6-6:15pm
Tours of the school and introducing students to the STEM Design lab
6:15-7:15pm
Discussion of our program which includes our philosophy, the flow of our day including our curriculum and answering participant questions
7:15-7:30pm
Session wrap-up
Jul
12
Thu
Nurture your Passion: Musical Performance w/ Rissi Palmer
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

2 Hour Workshop includes:
• short performance from Rissi
• Q&A
• one on one work sessions in a classroom setting (at least 8 minutes of one on one)
• tackling trouble spots vocally
• connection to a song emotionally
• stage presence and microphone technique
• song critique (for songwriting)
Having studied voice for 18 years under industry veterans Louis Valenzi (Broadway and television actor) and Robin Brown (accomplished vocalist, vocal coach to Destiny’s Child, Solange, Usher, etc.), Rissi Palmer has partnered what she has learned from her esteemed instructors and her years of touring and recording to create a voice curriculum for students who are interested in performing as well as singing. She is passionate about helping her students find and develop their own unique sound by tailoring her lessons to the student’s age and experience level. In addition to using traditional vocal warm ups, exercises, and breathing techniques in her curriculum, students are encouraged to choose the music they are interested in. While she doesn’t believe in traditional voice lessons for any child under the age of 13, Ms. Palmer believes that it’s never to early for a student to develop ear training and learn to sing tunefully.
Since writing her first song at 6 and receiving her first publishing deal at the age of 19, Rissi has taken her years of songwriting in Nashville and New York City and created a curriculum for students who are interested in lyric and music composition. She is passionate about helping her students find and develop their own unique voice and style by teaching the differences and similarities of various genres (i.e. Country, R&B, Pop, Rock, Indie, etc), encouraging students keep a journal, and using various exercises to dissect and learn the techniques of great songwriters of yesterday and today.
*This workshop is designed for teens and adults ages 14+
Jul
22
Sun
Open House Information Session
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Our info session gives you the chance to tour and learn about our new school and meet our leadership team. We are excited to welcome you to our space and answer any questions you may have!
We will be providing a frozen yogurt bar, childcare and tickets to a Durham Bulls game for all who attend.
3-3:15pm
Tours of the school and introducing students to the STEM Design lab
3:15-4:15pm
Discussion of our program which includes our philosophy, the flow of our day including our curriculum and answering participant questions
4:15-4:30pm
Session wrap-up
Aug
26
Sun
Launch Party!
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Launch party!

Aug
27
Mon
Student Orientation
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for an hour of student orientation.  Parents should accompany their student for the hour.

Aug
28
Tue
First Day of School
Aug 28 all-day

First Day of School

Sep
3
Mon
Labor Day – School Closed
Sep 3 all-day

School Closed for Labor Day

Sep
30
Sun
Info Session
Sep 30 @ 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.

Oct
20
Sat
Spooktacular Pumpkin Carve
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us at the Studio School of Durham for a festive morning of pumpkin carving! We will provide everything you need to decorate and carve – pumpkins included. All families with children ages 4-10 are welcome. Tickets are $5 per family.

Oct
28
Sun
Info Session
Oct 28 @ 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.

Nov
12
Mon
Fall Conferences
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day

School closed for student conferences.

Nov
16
Fri
AFTER DARK: The Art of Tinkering
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the SSD team to sip, tinker, and create on November 16th! We will provide the wine, beer, and appetizers for this adults only event to fuel you as you tinker, build, and problem solve. We will have design challenges, items to ready for mechanical deconstruction, and egg drop materials galore. Come ready to innovate!

Nov
21
Wed
School Closed – Thanksgiving Break
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day

School Closed – Thanksgiving Break