Class Descriptions

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Basic Drawing and Cartooning!

 

Students will learn effective drawing techniques using simple basic forms.  This class is easy for kids!  Danny Gordon has taught in schools for years and is masterful at making drawing fun and simple.  Anyone can do it!
All supplies included. This is a 4-week class. Cost $70 per student ($65 ea/Siblings). Wednesday, August 10-August 31. 3-4:15 pm.  Contact Danny with questions or to enroll at dgordonart@sbcglobal.net.


 

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Violin and Viola Lessons
Times Vary
Taught by Gus Weaver

Violin and Viola Lessons for students of all levels in a group or a private setting. Lessons range from 30 to 60 minutes and focus on technique, musicianship, and repertoire in a manner unique to each student.

Ages – 9 and up

Cost – Contact instructor

To enroll, contact Gus.

Beginning Violin Group

This class will take students through obtaining and caring for their own instruments, proper performing posture, and basic performing skills with an emphasis on classical technique. Basic rhythm, listening, and note reading will be covered. Ages 8 and up. 23 sessions, $10/session EPIC payments accepted See Course Description attached below for more details. Please contact Gus Weaver at j_a_weaver@hotmail.com or 503-460-3496 for more information and to sign-up for the class.

Music Appreciation

 
In this introductory class, we focus on introducing basic musical concepts, styles, and forms. Topics covered include: various musical instruments and their sounds; musical notation; the circle of fifths and basic harmonic functions; and a survey of Western musical history. Class size is from 2 to 5 students. $12/session per student plus materials. Meets Tuesday and Thursday from late August through November for a total of 23 sessions. Ages 8 and up. Please contact Gus Weaver at j_a_weaver@hotmail.com or 503-460-3496 for more information and to sign-up for the class.

 

Chelsea Gonzales - Irish Dance and Theater

Theater Class

Students will focus on improving auditioning, acting, singing, and dancing skill in order to perform in a variety show at the end of the session. Ages 5-6 leave at 9:45, ages 7-16 stay until 10:15
 Contact Chelsea for more information at chelseaattheloop@gmail.com.
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Time and Stress Management for Teens

 
In this three-week workshop, students learn effective ways to manage time and stress, set goals and stay focused. Please contact Chrysinda Myers at 405-365-7976 or chrysinda@gmail.com to sign up. Classes are $30 a month or $200 for 8 months’ of workshops, if paid in advance.

Motivation Matters for Teens

 
This workshop introduces students to the importance of motivation and resources that can strengthen their academic abilities based on motivational influences including intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. Participants will learn the significance of having grit as well as resilience, adversity, and perseverance. Students will identify a variety of techniques and skills for applying motivational strategies to their courses, career, and everyday lives. This workshop focuses on empowering students to improve and create more meaningful motivation to meet challenging and achievable goals. Register by contacting Chrysinda Myers at 405-365-7976 or chrysinda@gmail.com. Classes are $30 a month or save $40 by paying $200 for 8 months’ of workshops in advance.

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Robots -4 – U
Fall 2016 Class Times TBD
Taught by Cindy McAtee

Our programs and kits teach the basics of STEM using ROBOTS as a hands on tool. They allow students to progress at their own speed and learn new skills with every robot built. New Skills include design and building of robots, Physics, such as gears and pulleys, Programming, Sensors, and how robots and humans interact with their environment. We follow a success based model that encourages students to excel, but also realizes that challenges and failure are some of the best ways to learn.

Ages – 7-17

Cost – $199 per student, Epic payments accepted, payment plans available

Students will need to bring a peanut free lunch.

To enroll, contact Cindy.

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Create Your Own Board Game!

Create a board game! Students will design a board game based on their favorite book. The game will incorporate details from the book and will include: rules and moving pieces for 2-4 players. Limited to 15 students. Instructor: Danny Gordon All supplies included. This is a 4-week class. Cost $88 per student ($80 ea/Siblings). Wednesday, August 10-August 31. 10-11:30 am and -2:30 pm. Contact Danny Gordon with questions and to enroll at dgordonart@sbcglobal.net.

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Visual Journaling
Fall 2016 Class Times TBD
Taught by Nancy VanWinkle

A visual journal is a fun expression of YOU! It’s a book that you draw and write in, with plenty of bling added to the pages. There are no mistakes and no pre-determined outcome… it’s a journey. You don’t have to be a “good” artist or writer to make a visual journal. You just need to want to express yourself and play around with fun materials. Each class will start with a theme and some new techniques to use in your journal. You’ll learn how to splash color onto your pages, how to make stamps out of erasers, and how to sew right into your book. The possibilities are endless and you can choose what you want to experiment with!

Ages – 10-Adult

Cost – $30 per 4 week session, $20 one-time materials fee

To enroll, contact Nancy.

 

Personal Skills Workshops

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Basic Drawing/Cartooning!

 
Students will learn effective drawing techniques using simple basic forms. This class is easy for kids! Danny Gordon has taught in schools for years and is masterful at making drawing fun and simple. Anyone can do it! All supplies included. This is a 4-week class. Cost $70 per student ($65 ea/Siblings)  Contact Danny with questions or to enroll at dgordonart@sbcglobal.net.

Music Theory
Fall 2016 Class Times TBD
Taught by Gus Weaver

The material covered in this class is determined by the needs and desires of the students. Music theory involves learning how music is put together. It includes: note reading, sight singing, rhythm practice, exploration of different musical styles and forms, learning different types of chords, learning the function of different chords, and analyzing music. An understanding of music theory will help students appreciate the complexity of pieces they hear, talk about what makes one piece of music attractive or unattractive, and help them compose and perform music more successfully.

Ages – Contact instructor

Cost – Contact instructor

To enroll, contact Gus.

 

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Music History
Fall 2016 Class Times TBD
Taught by Gus Weaver

The material covered in this class is determined by the needs and desires of the students. Music history study involves learning about different musical styles, composers, forms, and the historical contexts in which music is and has been created. An understanding of music history will help students appreciate different styles of music they hear, better understand the meaning of music, understand differences between the music of different composers, learn how to listen more attentively, talk about what makes one piece of music attractive or unattractive, and help them compose and perform music more successfully

Ages – Contact instructor

Cost – Contact Instructor

To enroll, contact Gus.

 

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Prophetic Art
Thursdays 10:30-11:30
Taught by Marilyn MacPhee Garvey

 Ages – All ages (adults included)

Cost – $35 per month, $40 one-time materials fee per 12 week session

To enroll, contact Marilyn.

 

Adult and Teen Evening Prophetic Art with Marilyn!

WhenMon, August 15, 7pm – 9pm
DescriptionThe Adult and Teen Evening Prophetic art class will begin on August 15th thru Oct, 10th. It is on Mondays from 7:00- 9:00 The class fee is $45.00 a month with a $30.00 supply fee. An 8 week class There will be no class on Labor day Sept. 5th. Contact Marilyn Garvey for more information at 405-615-3720 or mgarvey7@cox.net.

Improv
Thursdays 1:00-2:00
Taught by Marilyn MacPhee Garvey

Do you want your child to learn how to think on their feet, to get out of their comfort zone, to become a better listener to discover a lot about themselves, to develop creative thinking skills and have the confidence in their ability to handle whatever comes their way? Improv class can build these skills that will cause success. Being willing to fail spectacularly means being willing to take risks. Lack of success is not due to trying and failing; it’s due to not trying often out of fear of failure. This class imparts the courage to continue even in the face of what’s seems to be defeat.
You will LOVE this class! It’s great for adults and kids alike. The Improv show last semester was a smash!

Ages – All ages (adults included)

Cost – $30 per month, $10 one-time materials fee per 12 week session

To enroll, contact Marilyn.

 

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Odyssey of the Mind
Thursdays 11:30-12:30
Taught by Marilyn MacPhee Garvey

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program whose mission is to provide creative problem-solving opportunities for students from Kindergarten through college. Through solving open ended problems, students develop creative-thinking skills that can be applied to real-life situations. Teams from throughout the US and more than 20 other countries participate in the program. Students learn to work together, develop team building skills, examine problems and identify the real challenge without limiting the possible solutions and their potential success. Ultimately the creative-thinking process is nurtured and developed as a problem-solving tool. Your kids will have a blast and beg for more!

Ages – All ages (adults included)

Cost – $35 per month, $20 one-time materials fee per 12 week session

To enroll, contact Marilyn.

 

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Public Speaking
Thursdays 2:00-3:00
Taught by Marilyn MacPhee Garvey

Ages – All ages (adults included)

Cost – $25 per month, $10 one-time materials fee per 12 week session

To enroll, contact Marilyn.

 

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Drum and Percussion Fundamentals
Contact instructor for times
Taught by Sean Stoneman

In this exciting class students will be taught drum and percussion performance. The instruction will cover a variety of percussion instruments, to include hand drums and ethnic percussion, and musical styles. However, the majority of in-class time will focus on snare drum, concert percussion, drum set, and ensemble percussion performance.

Instruction will also include reading percussion annotation and musical scores, ear training, and understanding the fundamentals of musical style. The scope of instruction is comprehensive, covering a variety of western musical genres and percussion instruments. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for performing in percussion ensembles or community bands, and to have fun!

Students will be required to complete weekly assignments ranging from basic sticking and drumming exercises, to ear training and musical selection reading and performance. A suggested materials list will be provided at the first session, and will include sticks, books and other needed equipment.

Ages – 8-13

Cost – Contact instructor

To enroll,  contact Sean.