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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso

Values

Our values

Education at IT STEP Academy is based on three essential components of active learning:

Up-to-dated Curricula

The knowledge and skills that our students gain must meet the requirements of employers today and in the future. Therefore, we review and update our course program every six months.

Instructors - Practitioners

Instructors at STEP Academy are specialists in their field with more than five years experience. The methods they teach you are the same methods they use on a day-to-day basis at leading companies. In our classrooms, students receive only relevant knowledge from real practice.

Friendly atmosphere

We have created a unique learning environment where teachers and students communicate on an equal footing. Our classrooms and laboratories are equipped with comfortable workplaces, computer equipment, and licensed software.

For whom

This program is developed for

From 5 to 6

Arts, Dances and Theatre

From 7 to 9

Arts, Dances and Theatre

From 10 to 15

Manual Fabrication

Curriculum

Curriculum

  • explore the world of filmmaking
  • take part in the filming process
  • create a music clip
  • create a travel-blog video
  • discover music and dance
  • build something out of wood
  • learn how to handle tools
  • understanding of mechanics and creativity
  • apply of different artistic techniques
  • widen the field of imagination
  • participate in exhibition of the artworks
  • discover Argentinean music and dance
  • learn tango, chacarera and zamba
  • participate in presentation of choreography
Forms of study

Forms of Education

Filmmaking & Performance Arts

500 CHF per one week

Your child will explore the world of video and theater, take part in the production and filming of an online play in several genres. It will be a fascinating journey into the world of new heroes, new emotions, and skills with an experienced teacher. In a week, your child will improve diction and articulation, increase emotional intelligence, gain more courage and self-confidence, and begin to enjoy speaking in public.
 

Dates of the camps and topics:

  • 13-17 July: 5-6 years old - Travel-style videos
  • 20-24 July: 7-10 years old - Travel-style videos
  • 27-31 July: 5-6 years old - My first clip
  • 03-07 August: 7-10 years old - My first clip
  • 10-14 August. 5-6 years old - Interview
  • 17-21 August: 7-10 years old - Interview

 

More dates available upon request
 

English / French

5 days

5-9 years old

from 9:00 to 18:00

Knock-on-Wood - Manual Fabrication Camp

580 CHF per one week

 

In collaboration with Knock-on-Wood Europe - knockonwoodeurope.com

 

We invite your kids to Knock On Wood, a week of woodworking, playing and doing something out of the ordinary. It’s all based on the attitudes of Nordic education systems being famous for connecting academics to practical skills in a playful manner.

Design Thinking, fine-and gross motor skills via learning to handle tools, basic understanding of mechanics and creativity, all of which are implemented in individual and collaborative projects outdoors and indoors. A week of fun is guaranteed!


 

Dates of the camps: 13.07 - 17.07

 

More dates available upon request
 

English / French

5 days

10-15 years old

from 9:00 to 18:00

Arts and Creativity Development

500 CHF per one week

Objective of the camp is to widen the field of imagination through the use of different artistic techniques and playful exercises, exemplifying through artistic movements that will allow them to revisit stages in the history of art. The children will explore one technique per day, so on Friday an exhibition of the artworks will be exposed. The material are provided.

 

Dates of the camps:

  • 13-17 July: 7-10 years old
  • 20-24 July: 5-6 years old
  • 27-31 July: 7-10 years old

 

More dates available upon request

English / French

5 days

5-9 years old

from 9:00 to 18:00

Argentinean Dance: Tango and Folklore

500 CHF per one week

In this camp, the children will discover Argentinean music and dance: tango, chacarera and zamba. The connection to others, the relationship to space, listening and musical sensitivity, awareness of the body and movements in relation to others and to music are the key elements that will allow us to step into the world of dance. 
At the end of the workshop, the children will present a choreography that brings together the different elements learned during the week.
 

Dates of the camps:

  • 10-14 August: 5-6 years old
  • 17-21 August: 7-10 years old

 

More dates available upon request
 

English / French

5 days

5-9 years old

from 9:00 to 18:00

3D-Printing & Advanced Robotics

550 CHF

Promotional: 400 CHF

3D-printing & robotics are changing the world. From 3D-printing food & clothes to future colonies on Mars with the help of advanced nano-materials. Robots become more and more human, transforming their rigid parts to more natural biomaterials. Working together, these technologies are capable of reshaping the world.

 

Each student will have a personal computer, 3D-printer, 3D-pen, Makerbot mBot, Micro:bit chip, Arduino board, Velleman VR408 Allbot.

 

Dates of the camps:

  • 6-10 July
  • 13-17 July
  • 20-24 July
  • 27-31 July
  • 03-07 August
  • 10-14 August
  • 17-21 August

 

Age: 8-12

English / French

5 days

8-12 years old

from 9:00 to 18:00

Professors

Professors

Maria RAKOTONARIVO

Maria Rakotonarivo is a founder of the Theatre Studio BELOE. During the five years of running the Studio, Maria had staged 3 successful performances with one of them being awarded a participation in the Moscow Night of Arts. 11 times acted in the main museums of Geneva - Musée d’art et d’histoire and he Grand Théâtre


More info: theatrebeloe.com

Languages: English, Russian, French.

Ingrid KAUFMANN

Ingrid Kaufmann is a Swiss and Argentinian artist. Graduate of the P. Pueyrredon Fine Arts School  and of the Buenos Aires Santa Ana Institute. Ingrid has made various exhibitions in Miami and Geneva, and currently prepares a new about Trees of Geneva sponsored by ProNatura.

 

More info: ingridkaufmann.com

Languages: French, English, Spanish.

Dorothée SCHEPENS

Dorothée Schepens is a musician (Argentinean and Latin American music)  and teaches tango and Argentinean dances at the maison de quartier de Plainpalais and in private lessons. For the past two years, in particular with the association Bariolée, she has been developing artistic workshops for children around Argentinean culture.

 

More info: dorothees.blogspot.com

Languages: French, English, Spanish.
 

Knock-on-Wood Europe

We are in-and-around Switzerland and Hungary to show you where you can realise your projects or get started with woodworking in fully-equipped open wood workshops with the assistance of professional carpenters.

 

More info: knockonwoodeurope.com

14-17: Summer Bootcamps for Teens
14 - 17 years
5-13: Summer Computer Camps
5 - 13 years
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