Innovative Kids

Summer School 2021

The InnovativeKids Summer School 2021 provides young and budding creatives with a versatile & fun schedule of art and design courses.

InnovativeKids by AK Malta was conceived as an idea to promote INNOVATION and CREATIVITY through multi-disciplinary learning experiences aimed at 21st century knowledge and skills.

The InnovativeKids Summer School offers an interesting mix of workshops in Visual Arts (Drawing, Painting, Sculpting & Pottery etc…), Game design & DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCT DESIGN & Elementary Engineering, Film production and Digital ANIMATION complimented with weekly outings and outdoor workshops relating to a specific theme of the week.

⚠️ Places have been filling up very quickly. MOST AM SESSIONS ARE FULLY BOOKED. Contact us before applying for availability confirmation.⚠️

📢 SHE’s BACK – 3rd Edition of the InnovativeKids Summer School!

Following last year’s great success with both our Physical and Online summer program we are pleased to announce that for the 2nd consecutive year the InnovativeKids summer school remains the foremost summer school program in Malta which is Available both Physical (Class-based) and Online [LIVE]

Since last year we have further adapted and refined all our programs and courses for all eventualities.

⚠️ Places have been filling up very quickly. MOST AM SESSIONS ARE FULLY BOOKED. Contact us before applying for availability confirmation.⚠️

Admission details:

The Summer School is open for students between 5-8, 9-12 and 13+ grouped accordingly.

Summer School Commencement Date: 5th July until 3rd September 2021 (7 Full Weeks)

*No sessions will be held during the St. Maria shut-down* (8th-21st August 2021)

Extended Program: until the 17th of September ’21 (9 weeks)

Official Summer School Times: 8:15AM-1:30PM  *9:00AM-1:30PM – Virtual Summer School 

Summer School Package options & fees: 

5-day (Monday through Friday)

OR 3-day (Monday through Wednesday / Wed-Friday)

OR 2-day (Thur-Fri) NEW option

OR 1-Day or Custom (Wednesday or any Single course)

5-day week 3-day week
Single 599 499
Sibling Rate (20% Off) 539 449

Enrollment Deadlines: Early Enrollment until 15th March; Final Enrollment Deadline 1st May 2021

To benefit from Early Enrollment Prices. Use coupon code: EarlyEnrollment21  Enroll Today

Note: Prices are inclusive of all tuition, outdoor activities, in-class shared materials and/or resources used during the summer school workshops. Extra school hour rates apply if opting for extended summer school hours. Other optional transportation fees for outings, and personal-use supplies are excluded and may be added.

No sessions will be held during the St. Maria shut-down* (8th-21st August 2021)

Shared classroom materials will be Limited due to COVID-19 ⓘ

As part of our School COVID-19 Mitigation protocols and Continuity of Learning policy the use of classroom shared materials and items will be limited for safety purposes. Each student is recommended to have their own materials for personal and individual use. Having personal items at home ensures that the student will be able to follow the lessons remotely with ease in case of quarantine, sickness or any other reason which may result in may prohibit the student from attending in-class.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

In today and tomorrow’s world students require multidomain knowledge and skills. We break the mould of teaching by subject. Through our project-based system students are able to learn mathemathics, literacy and history through the arts. They are able to mix knowledge from different domains to come up with a creative solution or outcome.

ORGANIC LEARNING

Our competence-oriented approach allows students to learn through their own mistakes, reflect and improve. It allows students the space and time for errors and correction. A system which aims to reshape how students portray Failure.

 

INTEREST DRIVEN

Motivation like in anything else in life is a key aspect in a child’s learning experience. When learning is joyful and desirable, students are hungry to learn on their own, without outside persuasion

Our Mission – a different Ethos

Our aim is to cultivate a culture of curiosity, which allows students to inquire for answers rather than just listen and conform. We want to cultivate diversity by creating the space for different ideas to be shared and individual growth to happen.

The main aim is to generate a learning experience that these children will reflect on and continue to develop for the rest of their lives. To develop a Growth Mindset – that is to teach students to acknowledge that their knowledge, skills and talents are malleable and can be developed-. This mindset opens individuals to endless possiblities.

Another objective that we aim to transcend is about Failure! Many of our children often become sanitized and averse towards the idea of failure by the current ‘schooling’ system which rewards test scores over process. We celebrate failure for it allows students to reflect and think of better ways and solutions. Failure is a critical part of learning which encourages creativity and individual growth.

 

Summer school Location: 72, Spiteri Fremond, Qormi (Right across from PAVI)
*Plenty of street parking available*

Yes!! We’ve sensed you without asking… Extra hours are also available!

For all of you – the busy parents – extended program hours are available during Early Drop-off (7.45am-8:15am) and Extended Pick-up (1:30PM-2:30PM) times at an extra charge of 3 euros per 30 minutes. For more info visit here

Note: Whilst we encourage sharp punctuality as a result of the traffic reality a cushion of -/+ 10 minutes is provisionally afforded. Hence if a student is dropped-off between 8:05AM-8:15AM or picked up between 1:30PM to 1:40PM no extra fess will be charged.

Live Streamed Sessions

Direct and personalized live classrooms

Material & Resource Boxes

Ready picked for our students

Sit Back, Learn and Chill!

This Summer we’re bringing Education to your Home.

Discover our Digital Summer School Experience!

With seamless LIVE streamed sessions and ready packaged material and resource boxes for the respective courses the Virtual Summer School will offer a fully Personalized, Fun and seamless Digital Learning Experience which can be accessed from the comfort of the student’s home!

As the saying goes- “Necessity is the mother of invention!” and we can’t wait to share this new experience option with you soon!

 

THE SCHEDULE

The Online schedule will run from 9AM-1;30PM (Monday-Friday) just like the regular summer program minus the icebreaker period which takes place between 8:15-9AM.

Stay Safe. Learn Online & Benefit from a 20 euro voucher! It’s on us!

Students who choose to attend their sessions online will benefit from a further 20 euro voucher. A coupon discount will be emailed to you after your first enrollment.

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What our students and parents are saying

Art Classes Malta they are very good and talented. My daughter she really learned a lot since she started attending their classes. They are great! thanks a lot keep it up with your good work I recommend.

Rose ZarbParent, Children Arts Programme

My daughter really loves attending her lessons with ms Kelsey. I also attended 2 adult courses one with Kelsey and with Stefan.Great tutors I am very happy and thankful for offering us with such great courses!

Carmen AgiusParent, Children Art Programme

Great tutors, would recommend to anyone that wants to develop their drawing and painting skills or just spend some time doing what they enjoy.

Alison RogersStudent

It was an amazing workshop! looking forward to the next 🙂

Sephora BaldacchinoAfter attending the Golden Proportions

Our daughter enjoys every second of her art lessons and she's always looking forward for the next one. We highly recommend Art Classes Malta

Ann Marie Scerri GrassoParent, Children Art Programme

We value the fact that our son is feeling at home, happy to learn new things and making new friends along the way!

ParentInnovativeKids Summer school 2019

For those art lovers out there, Art Classes provides the right environment where you can indulge in learning about real art. If you’re hooked on classical and fine art, this is the place to be.

Paul FarrugiaAfter attending the Classical Realism Introductory course and the Life Portrait Painting specialization course

Learning was fun, our child developed new skills which till now were never explored. During this experience he had the time and guidance to help him develop new skills.

ParentInnovativeKids Summer school 2019

Amazing experience and looking forward for the next!

ParentInnovativeKids Summer school 2019

It was a great experience and helped me learn the basics of programming/ design.

ParentInnovativeKids Summer School 2019

The art lessons with a difference in a free environment that does not look like a school

ParentInnovativeKids Summer School 2019

Highly recommend their classes. The teachers are dedicated and the kids are truly treated as young artists - challenged to think outside the box and be their best artistic self. My daughter has been going for the last 2.5years and she never has enough of their lessons.

Denise BiancoParent, Children Art course (2017-present)

Important Notices:

Our InnovativeKids summer school program is like an iceberg! Only 10% is evident… with the rest 90% of all the work, effort and preparations made months in advance.

This year due to our School’s stringent H/S protocols we will be limiting the summer school to 30 persons Only.

It is therefore very important to enroll in advance to avoid disappointments.

Our enrolment periods are as follow:

Early Enrollment Period (15eu discount) – 1st March – 15th March ’21

Final Enrollment deadline is until 1st May ’21. A 15 euro charge will apply on later enrollments (subject to availability).

COVID-19 FAQ (updated):

What are your COVID-19 school protocols for class-based?

For more information about our School policy and COVID-19 protocols visit here

What happens if my child falls sick and has to quarantine?

COVID-19 is real and will remain with us for the foreseeable future. But don’t worry. No minute will be missed! With our Continuity of Learning policy students who fall sick or fall under mandatory quarantine and therefore cannot attend any of the classroom-based lessons will be able to attend the sessions LIVE and remotely form their home. 

It is therefore very important for the student to advise the school management immediately for access to the online rooms.

How are materials delivered?

All material and resource boxes will be made available 1 week prior to commencement and available for pick up from our Art studio in Qormi. All details will be communicated to you via email.

What will my child need to attend from home?

Preferably a laptop and good connection to internet! Students can connect with any electronic device (smartphone or tablet) from anywhere.

How will the Explorers' activities be held online?

All the outdoor activities that were included during the Explorers program (Wednesday) have been adapted and can be accessed and followed from home.

Some of these ‘home activities’ include: Virtual Museum visits, Home cooking, Gardening and plant seedling at home, Science at home, Music workshops and Home Workouts.

How will my child interact during the lessons? Are the sessions LIVE or recorded?

All sessions and activities during our InnovativeKids Summer School are LIVE streamed via video conferencing. Students will be able to directly engage with both their tutors and classmates in real-time and virtually.

Furthermore, we maintained our usual class capacity limits (of no more than 15 students per course) to ensure that personalized learning and individual feedback are maintained throughout the course sessions.

SINGLE SUMMER WORKSHOPS

The 2021 InnovativeKids Summer School is made up of all or many of the following courses and workshops. Students may also choose to join any of these summer workshops and courses individually.

Fine Art & Creative Expression (Ages 5-8; 9-12)

/ In Drawing and Painting  –  Starting July- September (multiple sessions available)

Academic Preparation (Ages 13+)

/ Building a Versatile Portfolio  –  Every Saturday from 11AM-1PM

Game Design & Development (9-13; 13+)

/ Starting July- September, every Monday or Saturday between 9AM-1:30PM

Summer enrollment open > 

3D Film-making & Digital Animation (5-8; 9+)

/ Stop Motion Animation –  Starting July- September, every Tuesday and Friday between 11:30AM-1:30PM

Toy Production (Ages 9-12; 13+)

/ Elementary Engineering & Design Thinking  –  Starting July- September, every Thursday 9AM-1:30PM

Sculpting, Pottery and Creative Crafts (Ages 5-8; 9-12; 13+)

/ Starting July- September, every Monday & Wed 9AM-1:30PM

Comic Art, Film & Animation [2D] (9-12; 13+)

Starting July- September, every Tuesday and Friday between 11:30AM-1:30PM

Electronics & Gadgets (Ages 9-12; 13+)

/ Elementary Engineering & Design Thinking  –  Starting July- September, multiple sessions available

EXPLORERS (5-8; 9-12; 13+)

/ A range of Creative, Fun & Exploratory weekly workshops in Science, Art, History, Real-world connection etc… every Wednesday from 9-1:30PM

Naughty Scientists (9-12; 13+)

Starting July- September, every Tuesday between 4:30PM-7PM

Mużika (Ages 9-12; 13+)

/ Electronic Music Production and Instrument Building –  Starting July- September, Wednesday between 5-7PM

You cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do is like a farmer create the conditions under which it will begin to flourish.

— Ken Robinson

Got a question?
No problem.

We encourage you to check the FAQ (on the right) for answers to some of the most frequent questions.

For other questions or further information you may also contact us directly through our online chat (bottom-right); via email at admin@ak-artistry.com 

or Call us directly on +356 79031444 (Ms. Kelsey May Connor)

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Where will the summer school be held?

All the summer school courses will be held at our Art and Creative space at 72, Spiteri Fremond in Qormi (right across from PAVI). Plenty of street parking is available.

For more details about our locations visit here

Are extra hours available?

We are well aware of the many daily commitments. For sure reason we do allow for early drop in or later pick up times as you may find below:

Early drop in extension times between 7:30AM-8:15AM 

Later pick up extention times between 1:30PM-2:30PM 

 

An extra cost of 10euros per time extention is to be charged if students are droped in earlier that 8:15 or picked up later than 14:00PM. A full 15 euros is to be charged if students are both dropped in earlier and pick up at the later times.

Note: Summer school does not operate after 2:30PM

Do we need to buy any materials for the Summer School and/or the courses?

All resources are provided during the Summer school. Personal Tablets may be handy for the Game design course.

What will the weekly outings/excursions include?

The weekly outings which will be held every Thursday will include several art/cultural activities such as museum visits accompanied by creative activties, treasure hunts, outdoors art sessions and other art apprecitation activities aimed to keep the students alive and on their toes!

Is transport available (to and from)?

Based on general inquiry we are currently considering some different private transportation services at an extra charge which depends on the number of students.

Parents who wish to opt for the private transport, both to or from the summer school are encouraged to email us directly via admin@ak-artistry.com for further information.