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Grasshopper strives to empower your student to communicate with confidence! We join your child at their level and challenge them to their personal best. Our caring and compassionate educators see each student as individual learners where they are encouraged and challenged. We view each family as a team with open communication between student, parent and educator. We are on your team! The end result is confidence that translates to better grades in school and success in life!

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“This was a very well organized class and the content was well designed. There was great communication and regular updates from the teacher to keep us in the loop. I am a happy parent!” Parent, Aspiring Authors

Author Series

Grades: 1 – 5

Our Author Series goes deep into all aspects of the creative writing and publishing process. We suggest that After-School Enrichment Coordinators schedule the total year series in their line-up of after-school classes. Offer Aspiring Authors in the fall and winter to get the basics in creating and publishing and then follow up with The Bestselling Author in the spring to hone their craft to master their story writing skills.

Aspiring Authors


Does your student love to write, illustrate and express themselves creatively? If so, we want them to join our publishing company! Using a unique two brain approach in a positive environment, students are inspired to write and “publish” their own book. Each student will be an author, editor, and artist “hired” by the publishing company to create their own unique masterpiece. As a company, we will assemble and bind the books creating professional results*. Students will learn how to use the elements of story building to captivate their readers and enhance their illustrations to make their words come alive. After our last class, parents and friends are invited to join us and “Celebrate the Authors”.

The Bestselling Author

Grades: 2 – 5

Your Aspiring Author has learned the elements of story writing and book creation as well as beginning editing skills. But to be an author with a “bestseller”, one must be able to critically look at their work and learn how to craft a mesmerizing, memorable story that uniquely stands out and captivates their audience. Authors will learn more tricks to great writing and mastering their editing skills. Once their masterpiece is transformed, the authors will learn the process of contacting a real publisher and submitting their magnificent manuscript. Prerequisite recommended: Aspiring Authors

*Time will be given in class to write and illustrate their books. Professional results, however, require additional homework to complete a rough draft, edit for a final draft, and illustrate.





emPOWER Camp – Leadership & Public Speaking – Level 1
City of Bellevue, NW Art Center, Bellevue, WA

June 22-26, 2020, 5 days, 10AM – 3PM