Welcome to Clark University Hybrid Splash

Our next Splash will be November 13, 2022!



Splash Spr 2022
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Arts

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A1087: An Introduction to Watercolor
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Gabriella DiPinto

Join your instructor in a guided exercise with watercolor paint! Learn basic techniques and tricks, and leave with a completed painting!

HYBRID - Students are able to join via Zoom if they cannot come to SPLASH in person


Prerequisites
No art experience required.


Cultural & Diversity

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d1085: Mutual Aid: Organizing for a Better Future
Difficulty: *

Join us for a conversation where together we will define mutual aid and talk about ideas and strategies to build a culture of collective support. We will examine how wealth, skills, and labor can be shared among our communities to the benefit of everyone. We want to hear about your values and experiences, as they are a crucial part of the mutual aid process.

HYBRID - Students are able to join via Zoom if they cannot come to SPLASH in person


Humanities

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H1073: Godhood for Beginners
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Honey Snyder

Do you suffer through the agonies of human daily life? Would you like to escape from that constant drudgery? Would you like to force your friends to obey the laws of a foreign world full of swords and sorcery? Or robots? Or... whatever else kids are into these days? Well do I have the class for YOU!

Five-time universe creator and moderately attractive internet deity Honey Snyder here to recommend a course about world building!

In this one hour seminar... thing, students will learn a few tips and tricks for imagining and bringing to life their own fantastical worlds.

Good for creative writing, aspiring D&D dungeon masters, and anyone who wants to dip their toes into the world of making stuff up for fun!

HYBRID - Students are able to join via Zoom if they cannot come to SPLASH in person

H1086: 10 Minute Writings Expanded
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Anna Camfield

Students will first write whatever comes to mind for the first ten minutes. Then, they will spend the rest of the class time learning to edit and expand upon their pieces.

HYBRID - Students are able to join via Zoom if they cannot come to SPLASH in person

H1088: Why Do We Keep Making Cinderella Movies?
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Annelisse Lynch

Since the creation of the classic Cinderella tale, we've seen countless retellings of her story in movies over the years. From the animated Disney movie (1950) to Brandy Norwood in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" (1997) to Selena Gomez in "Another Cinderella Story" (2008) and other variations, Cinderella lives on in Hollywood.

But why we keep telling her story? Is she a damsel in distress or is she evolving into a modern woman too? Can we learn anything from this fairy tale and its many adaptations?

Join us for a discussion about the Disney princess herself and learn some film terms along the way too!

HYBRID - Students are able to join via Zoom if they cannot come to SPLASH in person


Science

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S1071: Urban Ecology
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Jesse Lowe

Whether we notice or not, Worcester is a unique and complex ecosystem. Come meet the plants, animals, and microorganisms that we share our neighborhoods with! We will discuss how to care for nature in the city.

HYBRID - Students are able to join via Zoom if they cannot come to SPLASH in person


Technology

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t1070: Creating Video Games That People Want to Play: The Business of Games
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Joseph Ressler

Is there a particular video game you like? Can you list 5 reasons why you like it? Those reasons and more could be what made that game successful. In this class we'll be learning about the fundamentals of selling games, how to make games that will be sold, and why everyone cares so darn much about video games (from a business perspective)!

HYBRID - Students are able to join via Zoom if they cannot come to SPLASH in person


Miscellaneous

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X1072: Intro to Rowing
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jesse Lowe

Students of all fitness + experience levels are welcome to learn how to use rowing machines! Being able to row can help you stay fit on land, or prepare you to join a rowing team and use actual boats. Class includes a short demonstration and then time for students to practice using Clark's varsity rowing equipment in the Kneller Athletic Center on campus. We recommend bringing clothes you can stretch in and a water bottle.


IN-PERSON CLASS

X1083: Women's Self Defense and Sisterhood
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Ella Fontaine

In this course, Ella Fontaine (a Sensei with two black belts) will teach some badass self-defense for womeen and girls, while learning the importance of sisterhood and looking out for one another. This will be lowkey, with music and hopefully laughing, so bring your friends and have a good time.

We will learn a few simple and very effective techniques to overcome attacks and deal with unpleasant situations (while acknowledging that it is never the women's fault!) We will be doing lots of partner work, which is walways fun with a friend, or come alone and meet someone new! No prior martial arts or fitness training is required, just a good attitude :)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Section 1 (grade 5-8)
Section 2 (grade 9-12)

HYBRID - Students are able to join via Zoom if they cannot come to SPLASH in person


Prerequisites
Must be female identifying student