The calendar is constantly under construction based on teens’ interest and needs. Check back frequently.
It’s important to know classes are just one aspect of the Open Doors experience. Each teen works individually with an advisor to create a relevant, specific, and inspired learning plan.
Instructor: Jacob Sabourin
A seminar in which teen members discuss real issues in their lives and current events they see in the local community. We connect these issues to regional and global patterns, media narratives, and international relations. Topics can range from biology to history to geography to sociology to politics to philosophy.
Instructor: Rebecca Kirk
Life is all around us. Let’s explore what we know about it and discover what we don’t.
Instructors: Mary Mystzka – watercolor
Terese Olson – watercolor
Patti Sevensma – photography
Deb Vandeusen – ceramics
Carol Laurn – drawing
Kim Gill – collage
Led by a team of six professional artists and members of Grand Valley Artists , Open Doors students have the opportunity to work in a real artist’s studio, experiment with their own ideas and designs, receive guidance on technique, and collaborate with others on group projects.
Instructor: Andi Job
A physical education class involving free play with a plethora of possible activities including but not limited to tennis, basketball, baseball, frisbee, martial arts, double dutch, poi, dance, battle gaming, badminton, hiking, water polo, dodgeball, skee ball, rock climbing, or general horseplay.