Kids Shine On! 2021
Kids Shine On! 2021 is an award-winning program that helps children and teens build confidence and communication skills. Taught by Kathryn Hume, the classes are also available online and include drawing, painting and fun-filled craft projects! There are multiple therapeutic benefits of creating art, including reducing anxiety and stress.
The Theatre Arts portion includes more than 50 edutaining videos starring eight characters, plus printed curriculum, performance poetry and theatrical material. Your child will enjoy the personal interaction, the opportunity for self-expression, as well as essential life skills that are part of these fun and unique classes!
"Your curriculum is impressive. More students should learn these simple, yet valuable concepts while growing up. Too many of these qualities are not taught anywhere. Keep up your good work!" —R. DeLuca, principal
"Ms. Hume was the inspiration for our son and she formulated the groundwork for his future academic and personal accomplishments."—O. Rada
"I was impressed with the high quality of the work that Ms. Hume brought out in her students. Additionally, as a director, she was able to manage a large cast, and achieve a final product that was rigorous, artful, and extremely well thought out."—G. Smogard, Theater Program Director, Metropolitan State University
"Her students over the years have ranged from gifted young actors to children with special needs. She is able to improve each of their performances with her wisdom, imagination, sensitive, calm demeanor, intuition, sense of humor, and soft-spoken yet strong direction. Every student loves and respects her."—N. Bender-Kelner, attorney
"Kathryn embraces the dynamics each child brings to the group, finding and nurturing their strengths and unique gifts. They develop presence, etiquette, poise, self-confidence and an ability to get up in front of groups, among other skills. Our son now has the confidence to put himself out there and reach for all he can do."
—S. Tufte, teacher and business owner
"These enjoyable classes have been essential for building confidence and self-esteem in my kids."—G. Ginder
"Bravo! The show had simplicity, beauty, and grace. Thank you for sharing your gift. You help a lot of people open up and share theirs."—R. Chartier
"Kathryn is a dedicated teacher who has affected our lives tremendously and wonderfully. Anyone who is associated with her will feel her magic and benefit from that association."—D. Cochran, legal administrator and business owner
"Let Us Make You Smile! What a truthful description. Superb!"—I. Watson
"Thank you for another wonderful, productive year! The benefits received are priceless. We are very pleased!"
"Our daughter loves your class!...Thanks for your input in her life."—B. Istas
"We are so grateful for your classes and feel they give so much to the children. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."—A. Sewell
"I love you. Thank you. I liked class so much. I will miss it."—Rosalind
"Thank you for the wonderful drama experience. I've had lots of fun...I really love it!"—Emily