Homeschool Curriculum Overview
The Family Ties Homeschool Program provides an enriching hands-on arts experience for students ages 5-18. (Students are divided into two age groups: lower school and upper school.) Fun-filled, hands-on arts education programs are specifically designed for homeschooled students. Caring, experienced faculty guide students through visual arts, theatre, music and dance classes. Students share what they have learned with family and friends when they gather for a celebration of the arts at the close of each session.
Join us as we connect cognitive and creative learning processes while making and performing art.
Fall 2014 Session Overview:
Theme: "Everyday Arts"
Program Dates and Times: Mondays, September 8-December 15, 2014(14 wks) from 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Sharing Day Performances: Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Daily Schedule: Students rotate through four 55-minute classes in visula arts, theatre, music and dance. All students meet for lunch and outdoor time from Noon-1:00 pm. (Students bring their own bag lunch.)
Theatre: Focus: From Page to Stage
The Fine Arts Association' s 2014 Holiday Show is Roald Dahl' s Willy Wonka. Homeschoolers delve into this theatrical production as they learn scenes and songs. All students will receive a copy of the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl to be used to compare and contrast literature with the play. Homeschoolers also receive one complimentary ticket voucher and two "buy-one-get-one" ticket vouchers to attend Roald Dahl' s Willy Wonka in December. Ticket vouchers and book are included in tuition price.
Visual Arts: Focus: Art in Life
Students create--through multi-mediums--the art we see in life. A core project is developing an advertising poster for the "Wonka Bar." All student creations will be displayed in the Main Gallery at The Fine Arts Association. Students also spend 4 weeks in the ceramics studio where they create a ceramic piece to celebrate holiday fun.
Music: Focus: We Create Together
Students create music together as they learn how to play the recorder! Weekly music instruction includes participation in a group ensemble. Recorder (1 per student) is included in the tuition price.
Dance: Focus: Dance onto the Stage
Students discover Musical Theatre through dance! In addition to learning a musical theatre excerpt from Roald Dahl' s Willy Wonka, students obtain basic instruction, exploring various genres of dance.
For a personal tour of Fine Arts or more information about The Fine Arts Association' s Homeschool Program, please contact Jeannie Fleming-Gifford, Director of Education at 440-951-7500 x118.
Fall 2014 Faculty:
Judith Elias (Music), David Malinowski (Theatre), Sandra Patterson (Art), Rebecca Sanders (Dance), Dianne Stiver (Ceramics).