What We Offer

X-Time offers a variety of classes, so children can be exposed to new activities from their homes. The classes will change each month, and they will include gymnastics, writing, performing arts, math, martial arts, yoga, acting, cooking, coding, and so much more!

These free, online classes are 30 minutes long on Zoom. Families can register by either emailing us or completing the registration form below. All classes are free, and any donations will go directly to the COVID-19 Relief Fund through the United Way of Champaign.

Below are classes being offered for the months of September and October. Some classes have a maximum capacity, so please sign up as soon as possible!

upcoming classes:

How to Plant: Wednesday, May 12 from 4 to 4:30 pm
Come join the University of Illinois Horticulture Club for a fun and engaging planting class. Whether you have a green thumb or new to gardening, the Horticulture Club will help you learn how to plant! The Club generously will be providing free planting supplies, which you can pick up at the doors on the north side of the Plant Sciences Laboratory, 1201 S. Dorner Drive, Urbana on either Wednesday, May 5th, from 5-6:30pm; Monday, May 10th, from 4-5pm; or Tuesday, May 11 th, 4:30-5:30pm. Please email Dr. Andrea Faber Taylor when you are planning to pick-up the kit. We hope you will join us to plant, and X-Time is grateful for their generosity! 

Here is an image of the succulents the class will be planting. Each participant will be receiving one plant.

Cardboard Automata: Monday, May 10th 4 to 4:30pm
Come join the CU Fab Lab over Zoom to make a unique cardboard automata. Participants will learn simple engineering mechanics to create a moving diorama. Free kits will need to be picked up beforehand at the CU Fab Lab and the recommended age is 2nd Grade and older. Also, because of the limited supplies, this class is open to the first ten registrants. X-Time asks that if you sign up, please pick up the materials and attend the class. Kits will include: cardboard frame, wooden dowels, straws, foam pieces, and scrap cardboard. Supplies not included, but needed, will be glue (craft or hot glue) and scissors.  SIGN UP CLOSED.

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Cardboard Automata

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previous classes:

Martial Arts lead by Dragon Claw Academy
Acting lead by Class Act
Creative Writing with Alice McGinty
Yoga lead by Amara Yoga
Gymnastics with Champaign Gymnastics Academy
Music lead by Sam’s Cello Studio
Ballet with Champaign Ballet Academy
Math with Grace Jaffe, PhD candidate at the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics
Little Medical School
Halloween Party
Martial Arts lead by Leaders for Life
Hip Hop lead by Urbana Fine Arts
Create & Communicate with Confidence lead by Erin Tarr
Winter Celebration
Does this have DNA?
Drawing Class for Kids
Valentine’s Day Party
Dance Class lead by The University of Illinois Department of Dance
The Science and Engineering of Chocolate lead by Dr. Kim and Dr. Dave Henthorn from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Spanish lead by Maestra Flores
Biology Bites lead by three University of Illinois graduate students in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Creative Writing lead by children’s author Ted Sanders

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Please complete this form to sign up for one or more of our free, online classes. After you complete this online form and hit the send form button, you will soon receive a reply email from X-Time with details.

We hope to hear from you soon!

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