Course: Elementary Art
Grade Level: 3-4 (advanced 2nd graders are welcome to apply)
Day/Time: Monday 9:00 – 10:15am OR 12:05 – 1:20pm
Instructor: Emily Ann Simpson
Cost: $44 per month + $35 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, Cubism, and Pop Art.  During this process, we will learn about different artists, their styles, and how they can teach us through what they did. We will look at various masterpieces and examples of artwork that defined many cultures, even Japanese and African art. During class we will experiment with many different types of media like charcoal, paint, inks, fabric, clay, and materials that are found. Students will have weekly homework, and projects will be assigned each quarter. Homework will reflect and expand what we have studied and done in class, as well as sometimes preparing students for what is coming up in class. Each class will be a journey into how God’s creation reflects His character, beauty, and creativity, as students see how history was told by the art that was made.  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.

Course: Middle Grades Art
Grade Level: 5-7*
Day/Time: Monday 10:25 – 11:40am OR 2:55 – 4:10pm
Instructor: Emily Ann Simpson
Cost: $48 per month + $40 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 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 Africa, Asia and beyond. We will begin our studies at the tail end of the Renaissance and carry on our journey through movements such as Impressionism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Minimalism. We will also venture into Japanese art and African art. 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. We will use all sorts of media, from drawing and painting to print-making and sculpture!  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 through time and around the world.  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. *If your child is in 8th grade, please refer to our High School Art class.

Course: Elementary & Middle School Drama
Grade Level:
 5-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05pm (this class is full)
Instructor: Kim Tisdale
Cost: $42 per month + $40 application fee
Book: Script to be announced and provided for students at no additional charge
Description: Journey through the land of imagination to explore theater in a truly sensational way! This course looks at drama holistically as we help students use their mind, body, emotions and spirit to explore the dramatic arts!  Beginning with our imaginations, we implement fun and creative workshops to develop and build on the fundamentals of theater, such as: scene setting, expression, vocal technique, character analysis and more. Students will become familiar with the many functions of a working theater and what it takes to make a successful theatrical production as they prepare for and present a play in the spring semester. Specific play and production date in April or May 2018 TBA. Please note that extra rehearsals outside of class time WILL be required, 6-8 sessions early in the spring semester (Jan –March). Of note, limited spaces (24) are available.

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 2:55 – 4:10pm
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $32 per month + $25 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 music. 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. 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.)

Course: Middle School Choir (Boys and Girls)
Grade Level:
 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 10:40 – 12:10pm
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $42 per month + $40 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, as we often offer group voice lessons during class periods. 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. No prior musical experience is required. We will study music history and appreciation through class work, games, and listening CDs. Music theory, sight-singing, and rhythm drills will be regular components of the class. “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)

 

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