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Art Class

ages 6 - 12 years

 

Let your kids explore the world through color!
Creating art expands a child's ability to interact with the world around them and provides a new set of skills for self-expression and communication.
Activities include painting and drawing. Students will learn color theory, play with colors through painting techniques. Materials needed: paint (acrylic), color pencil, brushes (small and medium) paper


Date and Time: Fridays at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Teacher: Nono Judit Sipos is a professional painter and photographer.
Tuition: $90/course

(Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7)

DID YOU KNOW?

Santa's Love

MIKULAS TOUR
Christmas Gift Bag

Please join us for a fun and interactive children's play of the clock of Santa on Sunday, December 6th at 9:30 am by Podium Theater Budapest.

The play is free but you need to register at info@hungarianschool.org


About an old Hungarian Tradition

Easter Eggs Decorating

On Easter Sunday, most Hungarian households have a basket filled with beautifully decorated Easter Eggs.

Above video shows, how the ancient custom have  been preserved and brought to life with traditional colors and motifs by the hands of a talented young Hungarian artist, Ildiko Fekete.

Ildiko explains the techniques of various Hungarian Easter Egg decorating traditions and designs, from all around the Carpathian Basin. 

 

The decorated eggs served almost the same purpose as modern day greeting cards: they had a message scratched on them that you could “read” if you knew what the various symbols meant. When someone received an egg, it may have wished them a long life, or health, or many children.

 

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All about Hungarian culture,

people, music, education and beyond ...

Kodaly's views

on Music Education

Zoltan Kodaly, one of Hungary's most renowned contemporary music composer,conductor, expresses his views on Music Education.

As he says "...music is spiritual food for everybody" and it's "education should start nine months before the birth of the child".

 

He also implies that music should be part of general education regardless if someone, might be later on developing into a professional musician, every child should receive the same basic education of music. By the age of 14 all children should be on the same musical level.

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September 18, 2018

Every Year Walnut Creek has a fun and exciting Parade through Main street called the Twilight Parade. Last year, our school was lucky enough to participate

Twilight Parade

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Hungarian Festival 2018

Hundreds of people gathered in September  at the Hungarian Festival in Downtown Walnut Creek to celebrate Hungarian culture, food and wine.

Hungarian Festival 2018

Hundreds of people gathered in September  at the Hungarian Festival in Downtown Walnut Creek to celebrate Hungarian culture, food and wine.

September 22, 2018

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The Four-Squared Round Forest_ Négyszögl

Pilvax Players, Hungarian American Theater Company presented, a very special new international interpretation about our modern society

Theater

Pilvax Players, Hungarian American Theater Company presented, a very special new international interpretation about our modern society

February 28, 2018

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OUR SPONSORS 

Thomas Jackovics

Csoori Sandor Foundation

Elvira Orly

Szabo Winery

Erzsebet Legrandy & Tamas Kerekjarto

Erika & Ferenc Pazmandi

Katherina & Mark Thomas

Carol Hoy

 

Performance schedule

11: 00 am - 11:05 am -- Laszlo Tihanyi, Traditional Man Folk Dance

11:05- am - 11:20 am -- Live Pipe Gardon by Ferenc Tobak

11:25 am -- Opening Ceremony, speeches Andras Doncsev, Consul, Science and Technology Attache in San Francesco

& Justin Wedel, Mayor of Walnut Creek

11:35 am - 11:45 am -- Hungarian Folk Performance by Eszterlanc

11:50 am - 12:55 pm -- Danubius Band Performance

 1:00 pm -   1:15 pm -- Corvinus Chorus (with kids)

 1:20 pm -   1:45 pm -- Living the tradition – performance by Lilla Serlegi and Ferenc Tobak

 1:50 pm -  2:25 pm -- Zala Folk Dance Group with Children Zither Performance

 2:30 pm -  2:40 pm -- Karpatok Folk Dance Ensemble

 2:45 pm -  3:10 pm -- Hungarian Folk Dance Circle with Laszlo Tihanyi

 3:15 pm -  3:25 pm -- Karpatok Folk Dance Ensemble

 3:30 pm -  3:55 pm -- Zala Folk Dance group with children Zither Performance

 4:00 pm - 4: 05 pm -- Laszlo Tihanyi, Traditional Man Folk Dance

 4:10 pm -  4:20 pm --  Karpatok Folk Dance Ensemble

 4:20 pm -  4:50 pm -- Zala Folk Dance group with children Zither Performance

 4:45 pm                -- Finale with Karpatok Folk Dance Ensemble

Kid’s Corner schedule

11:15 am Little Red Riding Hood - Children's performance in Hungarian

11:45 am Let's go Places. Creative interactive play by Csaba Hernadi

12:15 pm Music Circle with Balazs Horvath

12:30 - pm Arts And Crafts

1:00 pm Children zither and folk instruments workshop

1:30 pm Arts and Crafts, Face paint 

2:15 pm Pumpkin pipe making and interactive music and hands on instruments. Train Dance with Ferenc Tobak and Lilla Serlegi

2:45 pm Dance house with Zala Folk Band

3:15 pm Arts and Crafts

3:15 pm Pottery with Erika Pazmandi

ALL YEAR

MATCHING COMPANY DONATION

 

Thank you for making our school and community better and bigger.

March 28

PÖTTYÖS BÖGRE
CHILDREN'S BAND
CONCERT

 

Sports Basement, Community Room

(inside the store)
1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Saturday, March 28

 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Basic Video Making

ages 9 - 12 years

This course introduces and teaches students the basics of video making and editing. Creating videos is a natural medium for today’s generation. Having students make their own videos helps them be in charge of their own learning, develops storytelling skills, and guides them to see the world from a different perspective. Children can create short videos, share personal moments, and explore the video world. They can make their ideas stand out and share with friends, family and even on YouTube

Date and Time: Sundays at 10:00 am
Teacher: Klara Egei
Tuition: $90/course
(Sept 13, Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18)

Hungarian Folk Dance 
ages 5 -12 years


Students will be introduced to Hungarian folk music and learn and practice basic Hungarian dance steps.
 

Date and Time: Wednesdays at 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Teacher: Laszlo Tihanyi
Tuition: $60.-/course
(Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21)

JOSIE LANE

Art Director

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JOSIE LANE

Art Director

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MARTIN REED

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CARLA JONES

Product Manager

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Upcoming

Vlogging

ZOOM Discussion 
and Q&A

Join us for a casual, afternoon conversation with Youtuber Zsuzska Hajdu.

She has been an important part of the Hungarian community as she portraits life stories of other Hungarians in her youtube channel.

The discussion will be led by:

Timea Zsedely psychologist, director, organizer

Sunday, December 13th, 5:30 pm PT


To register for a zoom link, please email:
 info@hungarianschool.org 

Events

December 5

MIKULAS

 Lafayette Park

SAN FRANCISCO

Gough St & Washington St

 

Saturday, December 5th

11:00 am – 11: 30 am

December 5 

MIKULAS


Civic Park, Gazebo
WALNUT
 CREEK,
1375 Civic Drive

 

Saturday, December 5th

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

December 5

MIKULAS

Diablo Vista Park
DANVILL

1000 Tassajara Ranch Dr.

Saturday, December 5th

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

ALL YEAR

MATCHING COMPANY DONATION

 

Thank you for making our school and community better and bigger.

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Basic Video Making 

ages 9 - 12 years

 

This course introduces and teaches students the basics of video making and editing. Creating videos is a natural medium for today’s generation. Having students make their own videos helps them oversee their own learning, develops storytelling skills, and guides them to see the world from a different perspective. Children can create short videos, share personal moments, and explore the video world. They can make their ideas stand out and share with friends, family, and even on YouTube


Date and Time: Saturdays (Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Febr 6, 13) at 10:00 am (Pacific Time) 

Teacher: Nandor Tary
Tuition: $95.-/course


(Nandor Tary has been editing videos since he was 12 years old. He is currently a communication major at university. The class will use DaVinci  Resolve for editing.)

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Advanced Video Making 

ages 9 - 14 years

 

Students who worked with us in the previous video-making classes will continue creating their videos in a more advanced setting. The objective of the class is to practice the skills they learned, understand how to use video making tools to their advantage, and create and edit more and more professional videos to share with family and friends.


Date and Time: Fridays (Jan 15, 22, 29, Febr 5, 12, 19) at 6:00 pm

Teacher: Eva Szabo

Tuition: $95/course


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Drawing Art Class

ages 6 - 12 years

 

Drawing is the most useful of all the visual arts. This class will focus on shading, dimension, composition, portraiture, still life, realism, abstraction, landscape drawing, fashion design, and more.

Students will work in a combination of pencil, and colored pastels.

 

Date and Time: Mondays (Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Febr 1, 8)  3:00 pm.

 

Teacher: Nono Judit Sipos

Tuition: $95/course

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Video Game Making

ages 8 - 12 years

 

Join us for a fun and interactive video game making and coding class by video game creator Nora Falcon. Kids will engage and learn the secrets behind video gaming using the program Scratch.

The course requires basic Hungarian understanding.


Date and Time: Saturdays (Jan 16, 23, 30, Febr 6, 13, 20) 11:00 am.

Teacher: Nora Falcon

Tuition: $130/course

Microphone

Media Class

ages 7 - 14 years

 

Learn about the secrets of Podcast, Radio, and live reporting.

The reporter’s job is to “see and show”.

- How to use a microphone?

- How to create live broadcasting?

- How to create live interviews?

 

Participants need to be able to understand and speak Hungarian at a basic level. They will also need a microphone and phone or computer

 

Date and time: Febr 6,13,20,27, March 6,13 at 10:30 am -11:30 am (Pacific Time)

 

Teacher: Attila Patkos, Radio Personality

 

Tuition: $110/course

Baking

Baking Class
ages 7 - 14 years

Intermediate Hungarian understanding is needed.

 

Does your child love to cook and bake? Join our cooking/baking class and learn about Hungarian gastronomy. Practice new and exciting recipes and your Hungarian along the way.

 

 Date and time: Febr 6,13,20,27, March 6,13 at 9::30 am -10:30 am (Pacific Time)

 

Teacher: Natalia Bednai

 

Tuition: $110/course