Course: Middle School Choir/Ladies Ensemble (Boys and Girls)
Grade Level: 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:20 – 3:50pm Combined Choirs/ 3:50 – 4:10 Ladies Ensemble
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $45 per month + $45 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 continue for an additional 30 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: Middle Grades Art*
Grade Level: 5-8**
Day/Time: Monday 10:25 – 11:40am OR 1:35 – 2:50pm OR 3:00 – 4:15pm
Instructor: Emily Ann Simpson
Cost: $51 per month + $50 application fee
Books: Drawing with Older Children and Teens, by Mona Brookes, ISBN# 0874776619; Child’s Introduction to Art: The World’s Greatest Paintings and Sculptures, by Heather Alexander, ISBN# 978-1579129569. Order new on-line at Amazon or other book websites.
Description: In this course, students will learn the basics of two and three-dimensional design as we celebrate the work of our Creator God. Students will learn to enjoy and build on their knowledge of the visual arts and integrate this learning with examples from art history. Our work in class will include illuminated letters, cave painting, wheat paste posters, cartooning, soap carving, pottery, negative space studies, realistic drawing and shading, and gesture drawings! Various materials will include gold foil, sharpie, bar soap, pencil, markers, charcoal, ink blotters, pastels, and clay. Each student will be encouraged to work within their skill level and also be challenged to improve while having fun! Homework will be given weekly. Homework 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. Art experiences required outside of class will also further each student’s learning. Students will grow not only in expressing their individual God-given creativity visually, but verbally as well. Most importantly, students will learn to use their art as a platform to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others! Of note, a 2-year curriculum rotation is incorporated so your child can take the class 2 years in a row without repeating information, homework, projects, 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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