Engage & Thrive

Westridge is excited to offer an innovative summer program providing an opportunity for girls to develop their creativity and passions through the development of their technical and artistic skills.

Open to girls from all schools entering grades 3 - 8, our program offers focus in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), Coding, 3D Design, and Art.

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For more information, please contact us at (626) 799-1053, ext. 177 or summerprogram@westridge.org


Offered to Grades: 3-6

In this highly creative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) program, innovation and creation take center stage while participants learn the fundamental concepts of programming. Participants will learn or build upon foundational skills of Scratch programming and coding, and discover how to create character animations, music, and art.  The girls will also have the opportunity to build and program robots and work with 3D printers and 3D design software. 

Each day includes hands-on art classes designed to encourage creative thinking and problem-solving in a fun and nurturing environment. Girls will work with a variety of different media, and projects will range from individual works of art to large constructions created in groups.

Lunch and snacks included in the cost of tuition.

Offered to Grades: 3-6 & 7-8

This course takes advantage of the technology and tools available in Westridge’s STEAMWork Design Studio, and introduces creative projects utilizing 3D printing and scanning, vinyl cutting, and CNC technology. These hands-on projects may include: 3D-printed characters, custom vinyl stickers, making a jewelry box, pop-up papercraft cards, 3D-printed stamps, matchstick rockets, and more. Students learn to translate simple sketches into physical creations using digital software, combining technology, design, and art with both practical and creative applications. The course encourages girls to tinker with computer programs including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and 123D Design in combination with hands-on processes like woodworking and moldmaking. 

 

Offered to Grades: 7-8

In this STEAM-inspired program, participants will discover the art of storytelling through coding and digital art and create their own interactive stories. Participants will learn or build upon foundational skills of Scratch programming, work with 3D design software and printers, and learn the basics of digital photography and graphic design in order to foster creative expression. Students will also learn to create personalized digital art, including 3D creations, to compliment and support playable video games and animations.

Lunch and snacks included in the cost of tuition.





Offered to Grades: 3-6

Join us at Westridge’s Clay Land for an adventure in storytelling.  Participants will explore unlikely combinations in drawing, linoleum carving, printing, and embossing to create dramatic texture and imagery in their final clay projects.  Each day includes hands-on instruction, demonstrations, explorative walks through campus, even clay games and team challenges, culminating with a personal project of the student’s own choosing.   

Offered to Grades: 7-8

Can one infinity be bigger than another infinity? If you always must go halfway to a point before you get there, and you must go halfway to THAT point, and so forth, so that there are an infinite number of previous goals to be met, how do we ever get anywhere at all? If you’re running a hotel with an infinite number of rooms, all full, and a new customer shows up, what can you do? Prepare to have your mind blown as we explore these questions and more. Participants will consider infinitely repeated patterns, such as fractals and tessellations, pulling in the art of M.C. Escher along the way, and will play with Mobius strips and Klein bottles, leading to a discussion of the fourth dimension and higher. If your daughter is into thinking big – really, REALLY big – this workshop is for her.

An independent forward-thinking
day school for girls, grades 4–12

324 Madeline Drive
Pasadena, California 91105
Phone: 626-799-1153
Fax: 626-799-9236
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