We begin with simple landscape paintings because students do not have to focus on fixed placement or structure as with complex objects or forms. In the beginning, it is our desire to develop confidence and to make painting a fun experience. Students become familiar with basic brushes, the palette knife, composition, contrast and blending colors.
The instructor will initially give hands on instruction the first and second painting to illustrate technique. Hopefully, by the third painting the student can independently paint a landscape with a minimal guidance.
Adventure class will focus on the planning, itinerating, and executing of an international trip (most likely to Iceland). There will be fundraisers (done by the class) outside of school hours. No one under 14 is eligible unless given permission by the instructor. A valid passport is required, or you will need to provide the $110 ($80 for ages 16 & up) to apply for one in the first two weeks of class. You will need to sign the attached document before joining the class.
Students learn how to draw animals realistically with correct proportions, fur, shading and markings, etc. The class will begin with animal features such as eyes, nose, and ears. They will move on to learn how to create the look of different types of fur or feathers. The students will then quickly move on to creating their first animal drawing, gridding the picture to help with proportion and proper placement.
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental elements of charcoal and pastel painting/drawing by learning and understanding the components of contrast through black and white mediums and applying those concepts to pastels. Students will begin with charcoal, look at contrasts, perspectives, composition and style then move on to applying the same concepts using a single color application and then multiple color applications.
Discover the process of hand-drawn, traditional animation. You'll learn the workflow, computer software, technique and artistry of frame-by-frame animation akin to the Disney classics so you can finally make your animated film about a spinach-obsessed sailor with an attitude problem! - What's that? That's already a thing? Drat…
Each drawing is given life when color is used. Color pencil will teach students how to apply, how to use and discover the technique behind making professional quality color pencil pictures. Students in the level 101 class create a color wheel, learning basic color theory and practicing blending and burnishing colors. Students learn to observe and apply unexpected colors. They will render an apple, building a simple round form with layers of colors. They're then introduced to more complex forms, applying the basics of light and shadow.
Covering a variety of international country dances, this class will focus on preparing students to step into the world of dance with confidence and ability. We will touch on introductions and etiquette, as well as cover the basics of waltz, swing, and folk dance styles. It will culminate in a dance event at the end of the school year.
Learn how to express your imagination on a digital canvas. From configuring a graphics tablet to utilizing powerful digital painting software, you'll be creating complex, multilayered artworks where the only limit is what you can dream up! That, and patience… ;3
Level I class study on fabrics, colors, and simple dyeing processes, along with Biblical and historical foundations.
The class will consist of learning about different types of textiles and fabrics and using two specific dyeing techniques, tie dyeing & ombre' dip dyeing. Students will use different kinds and weights of natural fabrics and cold process dyes to create one of a kind pieces of cloth art. The goal is to familiarize the students to expand their knowledge of color, fabrics, and dyes for future multi-media art.
Main Projects: Tie dye T-shirt, ombre' silk length (can be used for scarf/worship streamer, etc.), 1 Large Class Team silk billow for Winter Revue.
This class is for those students who have taken at least one year of drama or acting classes. This class is designed to build upon past theater experiences and enhance skills. The class will cover team work, movement, voice, scene and play analysis and acting techniques.
***This class is a requirement for all
The first few weeks students work on exercises that develop the right side of the brain in learning how to see artistically. The rest of the term will be spent copying a Masters black & white picture and possibly a landscape.
To learn to see artistically and create a well composed picture.
Join us and engage all of your senses: Beginning Hebrew will introduce letters, vowels and a small vocabulary. We will also delve into Israeli culture, food, music, and holidays. All class materials are provided.
Students will learn techniques in visual story telling. In class we look at many Illustrators' work and will produce copies and original art work for book illustrations, historical illustration and visual storytelling. Students will be encouraged to use there most familiar mediums and asked to branch out. This is an intermediate to advanced class.
Age Requirements: 12&Up, Prerequisites: Drawing 101 required, Color Pencil and Watercolor 101 preferred.
Explore the form of story-telling that is music and it's emotional power.
This is an introduction to pen & ink class, Students’ drawing skills will be greatly enhanced as they come to understand the value and depth of expression that can be achieved through drawing with pen. Students will become familiar with various pen techniques and styles through the copying of pen & ink illustrations.
Spray paint art is the application of Spray Paint to form landscapes of planets, comets, pyramids, cities, and nature scenes. The pieces can have a simple one-colored background or a multi-colored backgrounds in which the paint swirls together or fades from one color to the other through a series of differing values of each color.
Forging a choir from a collection of individuals is one of the most rewarding experiences in music. Able to compliment one another,
each voice blends and supports the others. If you love to sing, take this class.
“What are the stars? Space? Are they gods, peering down on us? Fallen souls, waiting to be released from purgatory? Is it rude to point at them?” These and many others have been the explanations of past generations. Then came the ancient Greeks who looked for a physical explanation for what they saw – the beginning of modern astronomy. Through all of it artists have sought to explain and picture the mystery of the heavens. We will examine their work and “The One who leads forth their host by number, who calls them all by name” (Isa.40:26) will be our guide.
Each student will learn about and experiment with color, mixing, washes, and various techniques and tools. Students will do several small projects, including a color wheel, stained glass window paintings, monochromatic designs, and paintings of fruits or vegetables. In addition, students will have the opportunity to do a final project that utilizes their favorite techniques.
An introduction to digital photography. Bring your camera and learn the basics! This class will provide the student with fundamentals of digital camera usage as well as focus on creative expression, travel photography, and aesthetic principles. It provides experience in traditional and photographic techniques for art, multimedia, and television.
**Must have a camera or cell phone with camera ability
From Letters to Stories and Poems to Resumes. We'll dive into communication via the written word.
Basic photo correction incl. sizing, cropping, lighting, color correction, and exporting.
Laptop and photo program required, Photoshop or lightroom preferred.
We will learn to tune, strum and play songs.
In this class you will learn the basics of cooking and baking. We will make foods like homemade pizza dough and French toast. We will talk about measurements, safety, how to be creative and make your food appealing.
We’re using the" The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs", written by America’s Test Kitchen.