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Homeschool Classes

Center for Community Arts offers art classes for our homeschool community! Our classes build your student’s creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking through visual and performing arts education. Professional teaching artists lead every class.

Spring Homeschool Classes

Ceramics

Clay for Homeschoolers (Ages 5 - 16 years)
Mondays, 8:30 to 10:30am
Instructor: Ellen Sachtschale

Your hands are the two best clay tools in the world. Come see what you can learn to make. Cups, bowls, boxes, people, animals, bookends, houses, cars, signs, dinosaurs, miniature scenes, and lots more. Learn all the techniques to make your ideas work, plus a variety of decorative and glaze finishes. Flexibility in projects and assistance for students with different needs.

Clay II for Homeschoolers (Ages 5 - 16 Years)
Mondays, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Instructor: Ellen Sachtschale

Students with previous experience in clay, who are interested in devoting more time to each project, will explore surface treatments and more sculptural hand-building techniques. They will enjoy creating detailed animal sculptures, lidded jars with words and imagery carved into the surface, fairy house lanterns and more.

Drawing, Painting and Printmaking

Homeschool Creative Nature (Ages 6+ Years)  
Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:00pm
Instructor: Karen Kelly

Emphasis on encouraging each child's unique self-expression as they discover the beauty found in natural forms. Work on skills necessary to draw animals and natural objects using a variety of techniques. Through playful use of tempera, pastels, watercolors and colored pencils, students observe and draw plants and animals from the Lindsay Museum (taxidermy).

Homeschool Masters & Contemporary Painters Studio  (Ages 8 to 12 Years)
Fridays, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Instructor: Karen Kelly

Visit the works of a different artist each week and examine their techniques and methods of working with the medium. Focus on an important piece of that artist's body of work. Children often find these studies and exercises to be huge confidence builders, exposing them to new approaches to their own creative expression. Work in both acrylic and oil paint, selecting artists from Michelangelo to Picasso. Completion of Paint Box or a similar class recommended. $10 supply fee due at first class.

Digital Media and Photography

Introduction to Digital Photography for Homeschoolers (Ages 8 to 16 Years)
Thursdays, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Instructor: Jordan Jurich-Weston                         

This beginning level course will introduce students to the fundamental basics of digital photography. Students will learn the ins and outs of digital camera controls and how to use them to create proper exposures. This class will cover technical information such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, composition, and basic editing skills using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills learned in class with weekly photography assignments. $15 supply fee due at first class.

Music

Introduction to Piano for Homeschoolers (Ages 6 to 9 Years)
Wednesdays, 9:15 to 10:05am
Instructor: Cynthia Schultz

Develop music reading, good practice habits, musicianship and solid technique at the piano. Must have a piano or keyboard at home for practice. $8.50 supply fee due at first class.

Let It Go! Singing for Homeschoolers (Ages 6 to 12 Years)
Fridays, 12:00 to 1:00pm
Instructor: Ivanna Taratula

This is a music appreciation class emphasizing vocal development and learning vocal technique, vocal range and breath control. Students will be exposed to different composers, various genres and styles of music. Have confidence when singing. Most important, have fun singing as a group!

Do you have a suggestion for a homeschool arts class that you would like to see? Email us here.