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.)
Spring Session: Mondays, February 2 - May 18, 2015 (14 weeks)*
* no class Monday, February 16 and April 6, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sharing Day Performance: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 7:00 pm in the Corning Auditorium
(Students will meet during the day as regularly scheduled. They will then participate in the Sharing Day Performance at 7:00 pm for family and friends. This performance is free and open to the community.)
Daily Schedule: Students rotate through four 55-minute classes in visual arts, theatre, music and dance. All students meet for lunch and outdoor time from Noon-1:00 pm. (Students should bring their own bag lunch.)
Spring 2015 Session Overview:
Theatre: Focus: From Page to Stage
Students will work together to create their own scenes and skits from their original writings, taking them from page to stage.
Visual Arts: Focus: Art in Life
Students create - through multi-mediums - the art we see in life. In this session, they will design a large advertising poster from a product they create. Students also spend 4 weeks in the ceramics studio hand-building a ceramic bowl and cup which they can use in their everyday life!
Music: Focus: We Create Together
Students sing! In the Fall, students explored playing the recorder together in ensemble. Older homeschool students will continue working together in recorder ensemble. Younger students will discover their own instrument - their voice - as they sing in ensemble together.
Dance: Focus: Dance onto the Stage
Students will explore jazz and modern dance and then create and share their own dance compositions.