Explore Arizona – Hole in the Rock

Join us  Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 8:00am at Papago Park – Hole in the Rock Trailhead.  We will be doing a quick hike up to the hole in the rock and taking photos.  This is a great way to experience the city and the desert at the same time.  Be reminded why this is a great place to live while having a good time.  This is the kickoff towards Explore Arizona with Gangplank!

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Anatomy of a Drum Solo

Today Brandon Franklin and Nicholas DiBiase from Gangplank Studios as a part of the Year of Music helped us make drum kits and learn some basics about rhythm. What are you creating today?

Anatomy of a Drum Solo from Gangplank on Vimeo.

The year of music strikes a gain. Encourage kids to create. Not only music, but their very only instruments as well. Watch out world we have released a group of drum soloists ready to rock your socks off.

Poker Tournament

Help send our two First LEGO League teams to the state-wide competition this fall by participating in our Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament on Thursday, September 16th at 6:30pm. A $40 donation will provide you with the chips to play. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Your donations will go towards covering registration and build kit fees, as well as purchasing shirts for the team members.

Seats are limited. RSVP to reserve your spot.

Welcome

Elementary, Middle School and High School educational institutions continue to slash budgets for the arts and sciences and focus more and more on standardized testing. Universities lead this trend, enforcing rote memory learning instead of inspiring students to succeed through exploration and failure.

Gangplank Junior exists to allow students to learn and explore with the freedom to fail. We take education back to its roots, encouraging real world, hands on learning with experienced professionals. Here, students have the opportunity to learn directly from the people in the trenches, those cutting new paths in the creative and technical fields. No tests, no techniques that only help a student succeed on one particular assignment, Gangplank Jr encourages children to use their imaginations to problem solve, create solutions and implement them, without the pressure of performance.

In addition to educating our youth in the arts and sciences, Gangplank Jr promotes overall child development. We believe a healthy child works harder and can more easily stay in step with their peers. As a result, we host activities that keep kids active and promote healthy lifestyle choices at a young age