Course: Elementary Art
Grade Level: 3-4 (advanced 2nd graders are welcome to register)
Day/Time: Monday 9:00 – 10:15am OR 12:05 – 1:20pm
Instructor: Emily Ann Simpson
Cost: $43 per month + $35 registration fee
Book: Drawing with Children, by Mona Brookes, ISBN# 0874778271; Cave Paintings to Picasso, The Inside Scoop on 50 Art Masterpieces, by Henry Sayre, ISBN# 081183767x. Order used at Amazon or other used book websites.
Description: This course is an excellent introduction to the arts through two and three dimensional media. Students will explore God’s beauty and majesty as they learn elements of design and explore examples in art history. Some activities in class will include drawing animals, still life and people. Spring semester there will be painting with watercolors and tempera, printmaking, and building with clay and found objects. Various materials will include pencil, markers, charcoal, pastels, inks, paint, and clay! Projects and art experiences required outside of class will further each student’s learning. Students will grow in expressing their individual God-given creativity, while also being able to explain what they have created. 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.
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: $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 & 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, 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: $31 per month + $20 registration fee
Book: A $10 fee for music will be charged to your first month’s bill (this will cover the entire year).
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: $41 per month + $30 registration fee
Book: $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. 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: Critical Thinking and Skill Building Games (both sections are FULL)
Grade Level: 3-6
Day/Time: Monday 1:30 – 2:45pm OR 2:55 – 4:10pm
Instructor: Peter Bradshaw
Cost: $20 per month (no registration fee)
Description: We will use a variety of fun games to help students learn how to critically think, strategize, plan, and collaborate with others. Students will learn how to play Chess, Backgammon, Settlers of Catan, Hive Pocket, and other board games in a fun-filled environment. We will also incorporate various games, such as 24 Game, Analogy, and various puzzles. Our goal is for students to have fun as they learn different games, play and collaborate with one another, while increasing various skills used in learning and life. The only “homework” assigned will be for students to practice at home with mom, dad, grandparent or sibling on the game we incorporate every 4-6 weeks. While this is listed as a class, it will be treated very differently than our typical academic course and students will not be graded. Of note, your child must be involved in at least one other HHL class in order to register for this class.