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Farm classes

Double J offers a variety of Farm Classes that focus on teaching children skills that nurture a reverence for life, care-taking of both animals and the environment, learning about sustainable agriculture and creating a strong sense of community. Activities are hands on, teach a variety of socially responsible and environmentally friendly lessons and provide city kids an opportunity to get down and dirty on the farm.

Programs run Year Round and are open to children from Kindergarten-12th grade. All ages are recommended ages.

 

Class options:

Animal Courses:

  • Horsemanship 101- Ages 7-12 yrs
  • What Pet Should I Get?- Ages 6-12 yrs
  • Introduction to Veterinary: Large and Small Animals- Ages 8 & ^

Art Classes:

  • Introduction to Digital Photography - Ages 10-18 yrs
  • Mixed Media Art- Ages 6-15 yrs

 

Animal Courses:

 

 

Horsemanship 101
Ideal for Grades 2nd-10th

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona and Rachel Harms

 

Are you looking for a cost effective way to see if riding is a good fit for your child? Are you looking for a fun and healthy activity geared towards developing responsibility and good work ethic? Are you interested in expanding your skills and knowledge caring for horses? If so, this is a wonderful opportunity to accomplish those goals.

Horsemanship 101 is a class series aimed towards teaching students the basis to becoming a safe and knowledgeable equestrian while allowing them to spend hands on time at the barn putting that knowledge to use. This class is structured to give students the building blocks that will allow them to be comfortable around horses either before transitioning into riding or if currently riding a building block to strengthen their ground work and become a more educated equestrian.

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding of horsemanship through readings, hands on activities, and journaling. During this educationally rich science program, students will learn: how horses move, their anatomy, horse's jobs, horse's gaits, different horse breeds, their wants and needs, proper care, horse history and more!

 

This hands on and classroom oriented class is perfect for avid horse lovers to extend their equine knowledge. 

Classroom time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

Cost & Schedule:

WINTER CLASSROOM PORTION:

$120 for 6 week session

(Missed the start of the session, do not worry we can prorate it for you)

Dates are:
November 7th
November 14th
November 21st
December 5th
December 12th
December 19th

WINTER SCHEDULE:

Saturdays from 11:30-1:00 pm

 

WINTER MINI CLASSROOM PORTION:

$45 for 3 week semester (Winter Mini Semester class is 1 hour in length)

Dates are:
December 2nd

December 9th

December 16th

WINTER SCHEDULE:

Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45 PM

 

Interested in a group riding lesson during the week?

Contact us for placement!

 

What Pet Should I Get?
Ideal for Grades 1st-4th

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona 

 

"We want a pet. We want a pet. What kind of pet should we get?" Pets are life changing. They greet us when we walk in the door, comfort us when we are sad, and love us unconditionally. Many can live over a decade and are dependent on us for all of their needs. Committing to caring for a pet as a cherished member of the family is a big decision. Whether you are looking to add to your personal menagerie or just an animal lover extraordinaire, come join us on this pet adventure!

In each 60 minute class, students will explore and compare two different species of animals. Activities may include: learning animal fun facts, building toys for animals, creating animal art masterpieces, viewing animal habitats, caring for animals, playing fun animal themed games, cooking animal treats in the kitchen, and of course meeting the animals!

Each class is themed (e.g. Chinchilla vs Hedgehog, Bearded Dragon vs. Skink) and will guide our activities for the week. This is the perfect way to get your child exposed to a variety of different species of animals.

 

This hands on and classroom oriented class is perfect for avid animal lovers to extend their animal science knowledge. 

Classroom Topics for Weeks of November 30th- December 14th:

Week 1: Chicken vs Duck

Week 2: Skink vs Bearded Dragon

Week 3: Bunny vs Guinea Pig

 

Cost & Schedule:

 

CLASSROOM PORTION:

$15 per week

SCHEDULE:

Thursdays from 3:45 pm- 4:45 pm

Saturdays from 10:00 am- 11:00 am

 

Introduction to Veterinary: Large and Small Animals
Ideal for Grades 3rd and Up

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona

Through out this course students will learn the importance of preventive care, proper diet, common illnesses, animal anatomy, wound care and more using the animals on Double J Riding Club's property. This course will work with both our large and small animals and will include the full horse veterinary mini session within the schoolwork.

Class time: Tuesdays from 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Wednesdays 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm for Winter Mini Semester

Cost: $45 for Winter Mini Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

 

ART Courses:

 

 

Introduction to Digital Photography
Ideal for Grades 4th-12th Grade

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Get to know your camera with this class as we explore the basic fundamentals of photography. Throughout the semester we will master camera lenses, lightning, portrait techniques, landscapes and much more! Each class will include indoor and outdoor photo shoots, class critiques and post processing tips.

  • Class Requirement: Digital SLR Camera

** WINTER MINI SEMESTER WILL FOCUS ON THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF HORSES​

Class time: Sundays from 2:30-3:30 PM, Mondays from 3:45-4:45 PM, AND Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM

Cost: $45 for Winter Mini Semester

$150 for Winter Full Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Winter Full Semester runs for 10 weeks from week of January 11th- March 15th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Holiday Gifts: Winter Log Snowman
Ideal for Ages 8-15

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Create your very own woodsy winter snowman. A hand painted winter decoration using cut logs, paint and other winter themed accessories. Each student will go home with 1 winter log snowman wrapped up and ready to give to a loved one this holiday season or to display in your home. Throughout class students will meet with some of the farm's favorite animals.

 

Class times: 

December 16th: 3:45-4:45 pm

December 16th: 1:30-2:30 pm

December 20th: 12:00-1:00 pm

 

Cost: $20 per class

 

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Holiday Crafts: Winter Fairy Gardens
Ideal for Ages 6-15

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona

Create a beautiful winter fairy garden using soil, snow, glitter, accessories and so much more! Throughout class students will meet with some of the farm's favorite animals.

 

Class times: 

December 17th: 1:30-2:30 pm

December 17th: 3:45-4:45 pm

December 19th: 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

 

Cost: $20 per class

 

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Holiday Gifts: Coasters
Ideal for Ages 8-15

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Using stickers, inks and a variety of other mediums students will celebrate the holidays by creating your own coasters. Each student will go home with 4 beautiful coasters wrapped up and ready to give to a loved one this holiday season. Throughout class students will meet with some of the farm's favorite animals.

 

Class times: 

December 2nd: 3:45-4:45 pm

December 2nd: 1:30-2:30 pm

December 6th: 12:00-1:00 pm

 

Cost: $20 per class

 

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Holiday Crafts: Sugar Cookie Decorating
Ideal for Ages 6-15

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona

Learn how to make your own decorated royal icing holiday cookies. Students will learn how to make different consistency of icing, how to create layers, colors, flood and techniques. Each student will go home with a plate full of beautifully decorated cookies as well as recipes and techniques to make their own at home. All cookies will be pre-made to save time. 

 

Class times: 

December 3rd: 1:30-2:30 pm

December 3rd: 3:45-4:45 pm

December 5th: 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

 

Cost: $20 per class

 

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Holiday Boards
Ideal for Ages 7-15 yrs

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Holiday Boards:

  • Using techniques such as sanding, staining, painting, and collaging students will spend 3 weeks creating beautiful holiday boards worthy of displaying on your front door or inside your home. Each photo board will include a holiday photo of the student with a horse taken by our photography instructor Jennifer Michalski.

Class time: Tuesdays from 3:45-4:45 PM

Cost: $60 for Winter Mini Semester

Session Dates:

Mini Winter Semester runs for 3 weeks from week of November 30th- December 14th

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Holiday Gifts: Snow Globe Candle Holders
Ideal for Ages 8-15

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

A creative twist on a traditional winter decoration, you will design a snow-globe candle holder using a wine glass, paint, accessories and your own creativity. Each student will go home with 2 beautiful snow-globes wrapped up and ready to give to a loved one this holiday season or to display in your home. Throughout class students will meet with some of the farm's favorite animals.

 

Class times: 

December 9th: 3:45-4:45 pm

December 9th: 1:30-2:30 pm

December 13th: 12:00-1:00 pm

 

Cost: $20 per class

 

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Holiday Crafts: Ugly Holiday Sweater
Ideal for Ages 6-15

Instructed by Stephanie Barcelona

Using a wide variety of holiday decor, students will design their own ugly holiday sweater perfect for a holiday party this year. Throughout class students will meet with some of the farm's favorite animals.

*Students are required to bring in your own sweater or long sleeve t-shirt.

 

Class times: 

December 10th: 1:30-2:30 pm

December 10th: 3:45-4:45 pm

December 12th: 11:30 am- 12:30 pm

 

Cost: $20 per class

 

Sign Up Here for Mini Winter Semester! 

Questions?
Call or email us to discuss the Farm Programs!
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708-528-4674

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