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CAMP YAKABOO 2014 – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 9 AND ABOVE @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI (MORNING SESSIONS)

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The Art of Public ‘SPEECH’ing

Public speaking consistently ranks as the #1 fear in the world-higher than death,ghosts or cockroaches! ‘Catch ‘ em Young’ is the song of the day,and young adulthood is the best time to nurture talent. With no inhibitions & limitless enthusiasm, they are ready to learn and excel.This practical, activity- oriented workshop is an introduction to the (art &science) of public speaking, with modules & exercises on

•Facing the Fear
•Impromptu Speaking
•Structure and essentials of a Speech
•Verbal & Non-verbal communication
•Voice & Volume, Emotions & Modulation
•Understanding Body Language & the Stage

Mentor:Bhavna Arya

Age group – 9 -12 || Dates – April 28th – May 2nd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3500 || Non Members – Rs. 3700

“Magnetism & Its Works”

Experience the Magic & Wonders of Magnetism.Investigate the powers & daily uses of magnets. •Explore magnetic fields & learn about magnetism & electromagnetism through experiments that are fun filled & amazing. Gear up for mind boggling fun & crazy design challenges as we build metal detectors, work the Indian snake charmer trick, make our own magnets , build our own direction seeker, use magnetic power to move and design fun gadgets using electro-magnetism .All brought to you in our very own inimitable CurioKidz way….. Where we get your hands dirty & ‘‘your minds to be passionately curious’’.

Mentors:Nagalakshmi (Curio kidz)

CurioKidz is powered by a team of professionals, professors and domain experts who create activity based learning modules that facilitate learning through inquiry and exploration. At CurioKidz every child is equipped with an individual kit and encouraged to participate in the learning experience. The experiments are performed under safe conditions and close supervision with a student to trainer ratio of 1:10. Having worked with Science and children for several years now , CurioKidz is now a proud partner to Schools for Designing and Implementing Activity Based Learning Programs.

Age group – 9 -12 || Dates – May 5th – May 9th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

Aim, Click, Shoot!!

Explore and capture the world through camera. This workshop aims to turn every camera owner into a photographer. Photography not only helps beat boredom blues but also whets children’s creative appetite. Kids will learn the art and craft of still photography. They will be introduced to the tricks of capturing great images and refining them through digital imaging. Develop this into a hobby or turn this into a career.

Mentors:Sudharsanam

Sudharsanam is a fashion / underwater portrait photographer based in Chennai. A Bachelor of Commerce who got diverted to photography & pursued it by completing post-graduation in Visual Communication, from Loyola College. He has won the Best Photographer Award from Behance International Portfolio Reviews and the National Runner up with an Online Portrait Photography Contest.

Age group – 9-12 || Dates – May 12 – May 16th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

Cook Up A Storm!!

More than just cupcakes, Its tarts, pies and shortbread bars this time, Of course wholesome tea time cakes as well, Chocolate ganache and homemade nutella from the scratch. Yummy sandwiches and Pita bread with interesting fillings, Boil pasta to perfection, and flavor them with sauces, Toss up a healthy salad with tangy dressings,
And last but not the least, Make quenching coolers to beat the summer heat. Do you have a budding master chef at home?? Grab your chef’s hat and apron and head over to Hippocampus for the coolest cooking workshop in town. A workshop that will enrich and equip the kids with the most essential life skill of all – COOKING.

Mentors:Anusha kaushik

Anusha kaushik, founder of Delicioso, a one stop bake shop conducts workshops for kids. Easy to make, simple recipes and methodologies which will introduce children to the world of baking.

Age group – 9-12 || Dates – May 19th – My 23rd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

Write Away!!

A 5 – day CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with JAYA NARAIN and BHAVNA ARYA using techniques and exercises that enhances your creativity and writing skills What happens to our words, images, phrases and ideas when we allow our brains to remain free ? Explore, Experience and enjoy the art of writing this summer. This workshop helps to develop their imagination, creative writing and thinking skills. Discover the joy in writing, and the confidence of authorship.

Mentors:Jaya Narain & Bhavna Arya

Age group – 9-12 || Dates – May 26th – May 30th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3500 || Non Members – Rs. 3700

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THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI- 8th JUNE ,2013

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MUSICAL PLATES !!

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Saturday, 8th June @ 11.00 am
Ages 3 -6
Can you imagine making beautiful music from a paper plate and some bells?
 
That’s exactly what Priyanka has in store for you this weekend!
 
Join the fun at hippocampus and take home a pretty,painted,paper plate tambourine for your very own!
 
 
POTTERY MAGIC !!
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Saturday, 8th June @ 11.00 am
Ages 7& above
We’re having a Pottery class just for you!
Watch  a lump of clay transform in Malini’s hands. Come along Roll, Knead, Shape and create a piece of art.
Join pottery expert Malini to make your own pots, masks and more!
Members- Rs 150
Non Members- Rs 250
Only 15 spots are available. Register to confirm.

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPU​S – CHENNAI – 8TH SEPTEMBER ’12

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Celebrate Syd Hoff’s Birthday!

Date: 8th Sep ’12 || Time: 11.00am to 12.30pm || Age: 3-5 Years

Come in and celebrate Syd Hoff’s Birthday!

The creator of Danny and the Dinosaur would be turning 100 this September.
Join the festivities and meet Mr. Dinosaur at HIPPOCAMPUS.

Come along and celebrate the life of an incredible cartoonist and children’s book author with story time, fun and activities.

WAR WITH VEGGIES

Date: 8th Sep ’12 || Time: 11.00am to 12.30pm || Age: 6 & above

TIME TO GO HOO HAA – HOO HAAA….

GUESS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO WITH THE VEGETABLES THIS SATURDAY?????????
PLANT THEM????? NOOOOOOO……. COOK THEM??
WRONG AGAIN…
EAT THEM???? AHHH NOO..
STILL CANT GUESS……?
HERES YOUR CLUE……
THEY ARE GOING TO MEET LITTLE ARTISTS TO MAKE THE HOOOO HAAAAAS…….
HERES WHAT WE ARE GONNA DO…….!
 
JOIN US FOR THE FUN AS WE TEACH YOU HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN WARLI PAINTING WITH VEGETABLES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS – CHENNAI – 4TH AUGUST ‘ 12

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FOLD A STORY !!

Date: Sat 4th August ’12|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm|| Ages 5-8 Years

 An exciting, fun-filled Story-origami session that will teach children how to create an origami model using just a story .

Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper. Children will not only get to create an origami model,but will also be encouraged to come up with stories of their own. 

Join us for an interactive story hour, filled with colour,creativity and concentration.

 

Creative Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired @ Hippocampus

Date: Fri 3rd August ’12|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm|| 

We at Hippocampus will now be housing books for the visually impaired too.This is an initiative by the Karadi Cultural Alliance Trust and supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust Fund.

 We would be delighted if you could be a part of the launch and support this venture. A first step towards inclusion and making reading easily accessible and fun for them.

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI – 23rd JUNE’12

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Meet Eric’s Carle’s Grouchy Ladybug and Hungry Caterpillar !

Date: Sat 23rd June ’12|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm|| Ages 5-8 Years

Master of the picture book, Eric Carle is often referred to as the ‘picture writer’. As the title suggests, it is mainly his distinct collage art-work that draws children to his books. He takes his inspiration from nature and often features animals (many of them small ones) in his books– a caterpillar, a ladybug and even fireflies that glow on the page!

Join us at Hippocampus to celebrate Eric Carle’s birthday. We will be reading some stories and of-course, making some collages .

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI 26TH MAY ‘2012

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Date: Sat 26th May|| Time: 10.30 a.m || Ages:6 – 8 Yrs

Learn verbs the fun way in an interactive art workshop using Warli Style pictograms .

Hippocampus along with Tara Books is organising – Do! a Workshop at their newly built space – the Book Building. An opportunity tomeet and interact with Gita Wolf , learn about her latest beautiful handcrafted book – Do ! 

Kids get to learn about the Warli Art and create their own scenes in the Warli style. Children relate to this art style and Do ! can be used in many ways as a picture book, to learn about verbs, to discover the stories on each page, to talk about village life  or to draw their own pictures and stories in the Warli style.