If you want your child to be put on a waiting list for any of the classes that are full, please email Eddy Hilger at: hhlearning@epbfi.com or call him at 423.653.1333

Course: Elementary Art* (THIS CLASS IS FULL)
Grade Level: 3-4
Day/Time: Monday 12:10 – 1:25pm 
Instructor: Emily Ann Simpson
Cost: $51 per month + $55 application fee
Books: Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists, by Marion Deuchars, ISBN# 978-1780672816. Order NEW on-line at Amazon or  other book websites.
Description: Does your child enjoy doodling, being creative, and making fun, imaginative things? If so, this is a hands-on and highly engaging class to further your child’s artistic ability and creative mind! This year we will study art history, beginning at the tail end of the Renaissance, making our way through movements like Romanticism, Impressionism, Pointillism, and Fauvism. In addition, students will explore art-making practices of today! During this process, we will learn about different artists, their styles, and how they can teach us through what they did and/or what they are doing. We will look at various masterpieces and examples of artwork that defined many cultures, even Japanese art! During class we will experiment with many different types of media like acrylic paint, watercolor, inks, clay, found materials, Styrofoam, pastels, and needle and thread! Homework and projects will give each student a chance to explore, more thoroughly, what we have touched on in class as well as sometimes preparing students for what is coming up in class. Homework will be given weekly. Art experiences required outside of class will also further each student’s learning. Each week will be a journey into how God’s creation reflects His character, beauty, and creativity. Finally, students will also learn how to use their creative abilities as a platform to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others!  Of note, a two-year rotation of books is incorporated so your child can take the class two years in a row without repeating information,  homework, etc.
*This class will not be offered via Online Real Time (ORT).  However, if a student is on vacation, otherwise absent or sick, they will be able to Zoom in for class to keep up with the class and missed work.
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Course: Middle Grades Art*
Grade Level: 5-8**
Day/Time: Monday 9:00 – 10:15am (THIS SECTION IS FULL) OR 10:25 – 11:40am (THIS SECTION IS FULL) OR 1:35 – 2:50pm (THIS SECTION IS FULL) OR 3:00 – 4:15pm
Instructor: Emily Ann Simpson
Cost: $53 per month + $60 application fee
Books: Child’s Introduction to Art: The World’s Greatest Paintings and Sculptures, by Heather Alexander, ISBN# 978-1579129569; A Line is a Dot that went for a Walk: An Inspirational Drawing Book, by Sterling Children’s Books, ISBN# 978-1454920830. Order new or used on-line at Amazon or other book websites.
Description: This course will be an exciting hands-on journey through Art History!  We will work through the major art movements of the Western World, as well as important artwork in Asia. We will begin our studies at the tail end of the Renaissance and carry on our journey through movements such as Romanticism, Impressionism, Pointillism, and Fauvism. We will study specific artists and their techniques.  Homework and projects will give each student a chance to explore, more thoroughly, what we have touched on in class as well as sometimes preparing students for what is coming up in class. Homework will be given weekly. Art experiences required outside of class will also further each student’s learning. We will use all sorts of media such as acrylic paint, sumi-e ink, clay, chalk pastel, oil pastel, and mixed-media!  This fun survey course will guide your student through art history, while giving your child the perspective that our Creator is evident in what man creates throughout time and around the world.  Most importantly, students will also learn how to use their creative abilities as a platform to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others! Of note, a 2-year rotation of books is incorporated, so your child can take the class 2 years in a row without repeating information, homework, etc.
*This class will not be offered via Online Real Time (ORT).  However, if a student is on vacation, otherwise absent or sick, they will be able to Zoom in for class to keep up with the class and missed work.
**If your child is in 8th grade, you can choose between this and our High School Art class.
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Course: Elementary Choir and Music Appreciation
Grade Level: 3-6 (advanced 6th graders are encouraged to participate in Middle School Choir or Ladies Ensemble)
Day/Time: Monday 3:00 – 4:15pm
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $37 per month + $35 application fee
Book: All music will be bought by the teacher and provided for students at no additional charge
Description: The goal of this class is to increase students’ capacity for joy in music and encourage a lifetime of loving singing. Our hope is that as students develop an understanding of their voices and music in general, singing will become more comfortable and fun. We will explore the concepts of rhythm, pitch, note-reading, and music appreciation in a fun and friendly environment. Students will enjoy singing a wide range of musical styles and genres, as well as learning to work together as a choir. Large motor skills, ear-training, correct vocal placement, mathematical concepts, reading skills, and mental retention are all exercised and improved upon as the year progresses. In essence, this class is educational, unifying and fun!  Plus, no prior musical experience is required. Students will participate in concerts at the end of each semester. What a fun way to learn! “Early musical training helps develop brain areas involved in language and reasoning. It is thought that brain development continues for many years after birth.  Recent studies have clearly indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language.” (Carolyn Phillips, Twelve Benefits of Music Education.)
Supplies List:  1-2″ (inch) Black 3-ring Binder, Mechanical Pencil, and Water Bottle.

Course: Middle School Choir/Ladies Ensemble (Boys and Girls)
Grade Level: 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:20 – 3:50pm Combined Choirs/ 3:55 – 4:15 Ladies Ensemble
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $53 per month + $55 application fee
Book: All music will be bought by the teacher and provided for students at no additional charge
Description: Middle School Choir provides an opportunity for Middle School Students to participate in a choir.  This format is excellent for the developing young voices at an important time of vocal development.  Our performances and classes are educational, unifying and fun. Students improve musical and vocal skills (becoming comfortable and secure in part singing), while cultivating close friendships among their fellow singers.  We are excited to offer this class in a combination format.  The group will meet together until 3:50, while the girls will have a 5 minute break and continue for an additional 20 minutes for Ladies Ensemble. We will be learning additional women’s repertoire during this time.  No prior musical experience is required.  Music theory, sight-singing, and rhythm drills will be regular components of the class.  Students will participate in concerts at the end of each semester.  Additional opportunities may be available through the East Tennessee Vocal Association for choral festivals and honor choirs if the students are interested.  “Music classes offer many benefits which make them very indispensable. Performance programs enhance a student’s sense of self-esteem as well as their social skills. Students become a part of a positive group and organization. Not only do students profit socially from music programs, but they also gain academically.” (Resource: The College Board)
Supplies List:  1-2″ (inch) Black 3-ring Binder, Mechanical Pencil, and Water Bottle.

Course: Physical Education/Activities (This will be at a Gymnasium close to HHL)
Grade Level: 3-6
Day/Time: Mondays 3:00 – 4:15pm
Instructor: Chase Cochran
Cost: $37 per month + $35 Application fee
Description:  This class is designed to give your child an opportunity to engage in physical activity, strengthen motor skill development, provide an opportunity for positive encouraging teamwork, and delight in God’s good gift of play! Class will consist of a warmup period of stretches and cardio. Followed by games designed to engage students in fun activities that will build motor skills, coordination, agility and positively encourage teamwork.  Our goal is to help students develop physical fitness and the ability to perform and enjoy day-to-day physical activities with ease. Students will also develop skills necessary to participate in a wide range of activities and athletics.

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