Course: Middle School Choir (Boys and Girls)
Grade Level:
 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 10:40 – 12:10pm
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $41 per month + $30 registration fee
Music: $15 fee for music will be added to your first month’s bill (this will cover the entire year)
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. Girls of middle school age have the option to also enroll in ladies ensemble (Wednesdays at 2:15). 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)

Course: Middle Grades Art
Grade Level: 5-7*
Day/Time: Monday 10:25 – 11:40am OR 2:55 – 4:10pm
Instructor: TBA
Cost: $47 per month + $40 registration fee
Book: Drawing with Older Children and Teens, by Mona Brookes, ISBN# 0874776619; Cave Paintings to Picasso, The Inside Scoop on 50 Art Masterpieces, by Henry Sayre, ISBN# 081183767x. Order at Amazon or other used book websites.
Description: In this course, students will learn the basics of two and three dimensional design. Students will learn to enjoy and build on their knowledge of the visual arts and integrate this learning with examples from art history. We will also learn how to discuss what we are learning and celebrate the work of our Creator God. Our work in class will include drawing still life, portraits, and abstract designs. Spring semester we will study painting, printmaking, 3D design with sculpture, and ceramics. Various materials will include pencil, markers, charcoal, pastels, inks, paint, found objects and clay. Projects and art experiences required outside of class will solidify the work we have done in class. Each student will be encouraged to work within their skill level and also be challenged to improve while having fun! 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, tests, etc.

*If your child is in 8th grade please refer to our High School Art class.

Course: Elementary and Middle School Drama
Grade Level:
 5-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05pm
Instructor: Kim Tisdale
Cost: $41 per month + $40 registration fee
Book: Script to be announced – a small fee of $6-10 will be charged when scripts are handed out.
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, proper breathing /vocal projection, 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: Ladies Ensemble
Grade Level:
 6-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45pm
Instructor: Tina Holcombe
Cost: $41 per month + $30 registration fee
Music: $15 fee for music will be added to your first month’s bill (this will cover the year)
Description: Ladies Ensemble provides an opportunity for girls in Middle School and High School to participate in a treble choir. This format is excellent for the developing voices of young women, as we often offer group voice lessons during the class period. Our performances and field trips 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. Girls of high school age have the option to enroll in this class and High School Choir (Tuesdays) and girls of middle school age have the option to enroll in this class and Middle School Choir (Wednesdays at 10:40). We will study music history and appreciation through class work, games, and music listening. 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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