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June 28, 2011 (El Cajon) -- Every summer the Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, has week-long classes for students going into fifth through ninth grade.  All of the classes are taught by retired school teachers.  The cost for each five-day class is only $50.00.  For more information, you can call the Museum at 619-670-5194 or visit the web site at

The classes at the Museum are very unique, fun, and educational.  The first two sessions are called Survivor: Pioneer Skills in the Computer World.  This class teaches students things that they won’t learn sitting in front of a computer.  They’ll build a model shelter, make fire by friction, and rig and lift a weight using a rope and pulleys, and more.  The list of activities goes on and on and the students always have a great time.  

The two “Survivor” classes are followed by two different art classes.  In Art Stars, a variety of art techniques are taught.  Students use the Museum for inspiration for some of their paintings.  Art appreciation is also covered, with a look at the art masters.  You, the Artist helps students develop their own artistic style.  A variety of skills are taught.  High quality art materials, which the students take home, are funded through a grant from the Friends of East County Arts, Inc..
On the web-site, you will find descriptions of each class, biographies of the instructors, the dates and times of each class, and the registration forms, which can be downloaded and mailed to the Museum with a check for payment. 

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