Thin Ice Theater September 2015

Hello all,

Hope you are having a great summer!  Classes will be starting for Thin Ice Ensemble Theater in September.  Here is what we are offering this fall.  If you are interested, register at .


Eileen Hand

Artistic Director TIET

Offerings for Fall 2015:

Beginning Scene Study Class

Students will learn and perform scenes from great plays. Students will learn stage movement, projection, character develop as well as gaining a deeper understanding of the text. These classes are designed to enhance self-esteem as well as prepare them for full productions.

Dates: Mondays, September 14 – November 16

Time:  1-3pm

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Ages: 12 and up

Cost: $135.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand

Register for this class:

Scene Study Class

This class will teach theater techniques through staging scenes from plays based on great literature.

Dates: Fridays, September 18th – November 20th

Time: 1-3pm

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Ages: 8 and up

Cost: $135.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand

Register for this class:

Musical Theater Classes

Come be a Broadway baby and sing and dance your way to fame! Students will learn new and classic B-Way songs along with choreography and movement. A final performance will be done at the end of the session. Friends and family are welcome to attend this free performance.

Musical Theater Class

In this class we will dance and sing songs from some of the greatest Broadway musicals past and present. Come be a Broadway baby!

Dates: Mondays, September 14 – November 16

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 younger 11:00 – 12:00 older

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 616 Lake Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Ages: younger 6 – 12   older 12 and up

Cost: $125.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand

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Dr. Seuss from Page to Stage – Green Eggs and Ham

“Do you like green eggs and ham?” Come join us as we bring the classic Green Eggs and Ham to the stage! Kids will create set and costumes straight from the page. Performance of play November 19th.

Dates: Wednesdays, September 16 – November 18

Times: 10:00 – 11:30am

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $160.00

Instructor: Eileen Hand, Ruth Haas & Cheryl Yenter

Register for this class:

Cooking Classes

What: Cooking Classes for 2015-16 at Whole Foods
When: Tuesdays once/month, see dates below, 11am-3pm
Where: Lincoln Park Whole Foods, 1550 N. Kingsbury Street
Who: suggested age 10 and up (must be able to handle a 10” chefs’ knife)
Cost: $90/3-class session
Class themes are suggestions from the staff at Whole Foods and may change based on interest/suggestions of participants.
Please reply to Rachel Allard if you are interested in signing up (and if you have specific dietary issues/menu ideas). We will need to have at least 12 kids signed up for Session 1 by September 20 for the class to be a go.
Hi again!  Dates and themes are below.  All classes are on Tuesdays from 11a-3p.
Each child is $30/day.
We will charge like we have in the past.  3 sessions at a time, for a total of $90/child/session. Minimum of 12 students, Maximum of 18.


Session 1



Oct 6—Basic Knife Skills
Nov 3—Thanksgiving Day Foods
Dec 1—Appetizers for the Holidays
$90 + tax is collected between Sept 14-20
Session 2
Jan 12—Healthy Foods for the New Year
Feb 2—Sushi Class
March 1—Tamales and Salsa
$90 + tax is collected between Dec 14-20
Session 3
April 5—Stuffed Ravioli
May 3—Grilled Cheese and Mac n Cheese
June 7—Summertime Sweets
$90 + tax is collected between March 14-20

Chicago Museums: Educator and Homeschool Resource Page

as of 9/1/2015, these are the current links to the admission policies for Illinois Educators and or Homeschools at various Museums in Chicago, Il

Adler Planetarium

Art Institute, educator pass

Brookfield Zoo

Chicago Childrens Museum, educator pass

Field Museum, educator pass

Field Museum-field trip

International Museum of Surgical Science

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Photography

National Museum of Mexican Art

National Veterans Art Museum

The Oriental Institute

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Shedd Aquarium-field trip

Shedd Aquarium, educator pass

Smart Museum of Art

Swedish American Museum & Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration


Each Museum has its own policy. Many extend free admission to Illinois Educators. In Illinois, home schools are considered private schools, and the parents are considered educators. You can create an ID with an online template, design your own, or some homeschool groups offer IDs to their members.  Some of the museums allow for free visits for homeschool groups. Some of those field trips may have minimum participants, maximum chaperones, restrictions on days or hours of admission. Some of them require pre-registration. Please confirm the details of your planned visit by contacting the museum directly if necessary.

You may also be able to visit the museum of your choice on one of it’s Free Admission days, or borrow a pass from a Chicago Public Library. You may search if a Kid Museum Passport is available at any library on the Chicago Public Library website. Use “Kid Museum Passport” plus the museum name in the search bar.