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Family Ties Homeschool Program...


2013/2014 Theme: Connections

Fall Session: Mondays, September 9 - December 16, 2013 (15 weeks)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sharing Day Performance: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Corning Auditorium

Spring Session: Mondays, February 3 - May 19, 2014 (15 weeks)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sharing Day Performance: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Corning Auditorium

Homeschool Curriculum Overview (class code #HSSP1400):

The Family Ties Homeschool Program provides an enriching hands-on arts experience for students ages 5-18. 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. Students are divided into two age groups, "lower school," and "upper school."

Join The Fine Arts Association as we connect cognitive and creative learning processes while making and performing art during the 2013/2014 year.


  • November 4, 11, 18 and 25 (for Fall Session registrants only)
  • December 2, 9 and 16* (for Fall Session registrants only)
  • February 3, 10, 17, 24
  • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • April 7, 14, 28 (no session on April 21)
  • May 3, 12, 19*

(* students will meet during the day as regularly scheduled. They will also participate in the Sharing Day Performance for family and friends - free and open to the community - at 7:00 pm in the Corning Auditorium)

Spring 2014 Session Overview:

Lower School: Students celebrate their individuality and creativity by learning and performing a monologue and other short, group skits. Works explored will be from Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky and Roald Dahl.

Upper School: Students join together to rehearse and perform scenes from Alice in Wonderland.

Visual Arts:
Focus: We are People - celebrating who we are and the community we live in. Sandra Patterson will work with students to draw and paint the human figure, create their own self portraits and then work in the style of Picasso to create a self portrait in a new way. Dianne Stiver will also work with students to further their explorations of self by creating a mini sculpture bust celebrating their unique traits.

Focus: Foundations in Music/Symphony 101
Spring-boarding from the Fall Session where students learned about some of the "greats" in music, the Spring session of Family Ties puts the students in the role of composer. Students explore the art of composition and even create their own musical work(s) which they will share with family and friends in May.

Focus: Many Ways of Dance - Just as there are many different people around the world, there are also as many types of dance! The Spring session of Family Ties includes an exploration of Hip Hop, the South African Gumboot Stomp (similar to tap, but no special shoes needed!) and even a'trip' to Easter Island to learn about the dance of this South Pacific island. Students perform components of the dance curriculum during Sharing Day.

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 .

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 2014 Faculty: Francesco Binda (Music), David Malinowski (Theatre), Sandra Patterson (Art), Rebecca Sanders (Dance), Dianne Stiver (Ceramics).

Tuition: $355 per student.

Registration Fee: $15/Individual Registration or $20/Family Registration

A maximum of 48 students will be accepted into the program to ensure individualized attention.

A payment plan is available. Please call for details.

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Home School Multi Art Program

Students Student Name(s) Class Price Did you Register?
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