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Class Descriptions

2019-2020

Class Schedule & Handbook

For a view of all the classes at a glance, check out the Class Schedule.
For information about payment options, deadlines, policies, etc., please see the Student/Parent Handbook.

Art

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Elementary Art

Ages 6-8
Time: 4:30 on Tuesday
Instructor: Cassi Sultemeier
Price per year: $285

Course Description:
The young artist will develop skills in the basic elements of art including line, shape, color, texture, value and design. Students will have opportunities to work in varied mediums in this course such as basic drawing skills, basic line drawing and shading, life drawing, color mixing, basic color theory, watercolor, aspects of painting, brush strokes and texture, mixed media, and aspects of color and three dimensional art.
We will also study artists of the past and present, and create our own artwork using their specific styles and techniques. The goal of the course is to inspire and encourage each child’s natural God-given creativity while laying the foundation for art education. Cost of class includes $250 tuition and $35 fee for art supplies.

Additional supplies:

  • apron or smock to cover clothes (A large T-shirt will work as well.)

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Mixed Media Art 1

Ages 9-11
Time: 3:30 on Tuesday
Instructor: Mara Johnson
Price per year: $285

Course Description:
Mixed media allows for artists to use a multitude of mediums, like acrylics, watercolors, inks, speciality papers, texture pastes, and much more all together in artwork pieces. Each artist will delve into a journey of new beginnings, self discovery, and God’s world. Some of the exciting journey will include whimsical drawing, Plein Air, sketching, studying nature, monoprinting, face mapping, and art journaling.
We will also study real life working artists of today and form a connection with him or her by creating projects reminiscent of the artist’s style. This class artwork may be shared on Instagram under Tintedowl or Painted_potatoes, so the working artist may comment and dialogue with the class. Young artists may have art homework periodically, which will focus on either building class skills or completing or adding to a project. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $35 fee for art supplies.

Additional supplies:

  • sketch pencils, eraser, pencil bag, and a large t-shirt or apron

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Mixed Media Art 2

Ages 12-Adult
Time: 5:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Mara Johnson
Price per year: $285 (Adult discount: $100 off)

Course Description:
Mixed media allows for artists to use a multitude of mediums, like acrylics, watercolors, inks, speciality papers, texture pastes, and much more all together in artwork pieces. Each artist will delve into a journey of new beginnings, self discovery, and God’s world. Some of the exciting journey will include whimsical drawing, Plein Air, sketching, studying nature, monoprinting, face mapping, and art journaling.
We will also study real life working artists of today and form a connection with him or her by creating projects reminiscent of the artist’s style. This class artwork may be shared on Instagram under Tintedowl or Painted_potatoes, so the working artist may comment and dialogue with the class. Young artists may have art homework periodically, which will focus on either building class skills or completing or adding to a project. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $35 fee for art supplies.

Additional supplies:

  • sketch pencils, eraser, pencil bag, and a large t-shirt or apron

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Drawing and Painting

Ages 12-18
Time: 3:30 on Tuesday
Instructor: Cheryl Bandy
Price per year: $375

Class description:
Drawing and painting skills will be the main focus of this 90 minute class. Students will learn how to draw and shade with pencils. Class members will also learn to mix paint colors to apply to major art projects. Extended class time will allow for specific practice assignments and major projects. Students will be expected to bring their materials to class each week, and to be on time! Cost of the class includes $350 tuition and $25 fee for art supplies.

Additional supplies:

  • Crayola or Prismacolor Colored Pencils, 24 or 50 count set (Prismacolor brand recommended)

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Graphic Design

Ages 14-Adult
Time: 6:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Bubba Stallcup
Price per year: $280 (plus optional $100 lab fee) (Adult discount: $100 off)

Class description:
This class focuses on the similarities between art and graphic design and gives students exposure to design thinking and the design process as a way of introducing them to visual communication. Students will learn the fundamentals of two-dimensional design, learn and practice the design process in order to find solutions to the visual problems they take on, and learn to use typography to organize and communicate the meaning of an idea. This course will also include an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator (basic use and relation to graphic design). Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $30 fee for classroom supplies. Each student will need a computer with Adobe software. Students may bring their own or use Reclaim’s computers and software for an additional $100 lab fee.

Additional supplies:

  • Computer with Adobe software, your own or Reclaim’s ($100 lab fee)
  • Sketchbook
  • Notebook
  • Pencils and pens

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Photography

Ages 11-Adult
Time: 5:30 on Tuesday
Instructor: Cassi Sultemeier
Price per year: $290 (plus optional $100 lab fee) (Adult discount: $100 off)

Class description:
This class is an introduction to Photography that will instruct students in the fundamental principles necessary for creating well composed and captivating photography as well as camera function, exposure, composition, and basic lighting. Intro into professional photography, black and white photography, art photography and basic editing. As well as, exploring social media as a platform for a digital portfolio. Professional matted prints will be made of the student’s work. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $40 fee for prints and matting. Each student will need a computer with Adobe Photoshop software. Students may bring their own or use Reclaim’s computers and software for an additional $100 lab fee.

Additional supplies:

  • A point and shoot camera (latest generations of iPhone or Android devices are okay) or a Digital SLR (example: Canon Rebel). Owner’s manual where the parents will help their student discover how to access some of the basic functions of your particular camera.
  • The ability to transfer photos from the camera to a computer (by either a USB cord, card reader, or cloud transfer).
  • Computer with Adobe Photoshop, your own or Reclaim’s ($100 lab fee)

Drama

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Drama 1

Ages 5-6
Time: 3:45 on Tuesday
Instructor: TBA
Price per year: $265

Class Description:
​This year our class focus will be gaining confidence on stage, learning proper stage directions and terms and how to keep our focus on giving glory to God through drama. We will also learn to apply stage makeup for a variety of roles, set designing, how to improvise on stage and how to enjoy the full range of gifts God has given us. Students will perform skits/monologues for the student showcase, with possible opportunities to use their skills in worship. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $15 fee for scripts and supplies.

Additional supplies:

  • 3 ring binder 1 1/2 inches
  • Pencil
  • Student ruled paper
  • 3 dividers marked “Terms” “Handouts” “Notes”

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Drama 2

Ages 7-10
Time: 3:45 on Tuesday
Instructor: Julien Jamar
Price per year: $265

Class Description:
​This class will focus on advanced techniques in gaining confidence on stage, learning proper stage directions and terms and how to keep our focus on giving glory to God through drama. We will also learn to apply stage makeup for a variety of roles, set designing, how to improvise on stage and how to enjoy the full range of gifts God has given us. Students will perform skits/monologues for the student showcase, with possible opportunities to use their skills in worship. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $15 fee for scripts and supplies.

Additional supplies:

  • 3 ring binder 1 1/2 inches
  • Pencil
  • Student ruled paper
  • 3 dividers marked “Terms” “Handouts” “Notes”

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Musical Theater

Ages 8-18
Time: 4:00-6:00 on Wednesday (Spring semester only)
Instructor: multiple directors (TBA)
Price per year: $310

Class description:
Students will dive headfirst into acting, singing and dancing as they work together to prepare a full length Broadway-style production. Students will have the opportunity to audition for speaking roles and solos. In addition, all class members will participate in vocal ensembles and group choreography. Students will learn basic vocabulary for acting, singing, and choreography. The show will be presented multiple times at the end of the spring semester. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition, $50 costume fee and $10 cast shirt.

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One Act Play

Ages 8-18
Time: 4:00-5:30 on Wednesday (Fall semester only)
Instructor: multiple directors (TBA)
Price per year: $310

Class description:
If you’ve always wanted to act, this is your chance! The stage is our classroom for this full-length, non-musical production. In addition to performing in the play, students will learn stage directions, theater vocabulary and basic performance techniques. We will perform multiple times in January, the culmination of our class will be “Dessert Theater”. In addition to tuition, there is a $50 costume fee and $10 cast shirt.

Music

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Strings (Violin/Cello)

Ages 8-Adult
Time: 4:00 on Tuesday & Thursday (Student will attend both classes each week)
Instructor: Beth Rudy
Price per year: $450 (Adult discount: $100 off)

Class Description:
The student will develop skills in the fundamentals of music, including note reading, music theory, and performing alone and with a group. The class is open to anyone who wishes to learn violin or cello and is at least 8 yrs old. Daily practice is expected and necessary for progress. Each student will need their own instrument and book. A music stand for home practice will be helpful. Before renting or purchasing an instrument, be aware that they come in different sizes and it is very important to have the correct size. Feel free to contact Beth if you have questions concerning size or type.

The cost of this class includes $450 tuition.

Additional supplies:

  • Students provide their own instrument and book.
    Essential Elements for Strings, interactive, Book 1 (violin or cello)

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Beginning Guitar

Ages 10-Adult
Time: 6:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Kenneth Jordan
Price per year: $270 (Adult discount: $100 off)

Class Description:
The Beginner guitar class will focus on learning the basics of guitar. The course will cover the following:

  • History of the Guitar Instrument
  • Guitar Structure and Topography
  • Basic Chord Structures
  • Basic Strum Patterns
  • Guitar Maintenance and Care
  • Basic Transposing

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to play basic chords
  • Learn basic strum patterns
  • Learn how to play chords and strum at the same time
  • Learn how to switch between chords while strumming
  • Learn basic care & maintenance of a guitar

The cost of this class includes $250 tuition and supply fee of $20 per student for instructional materials.

Additional supplies:

  • Students need to be able to bring their own guitar to class by 4th class(can be borrowed, used, new). Many good deals can be had at pawn shops, antique stores, garage sales and estate sales. If you need help choosing a guitar, contact Kenneth or Dorey.

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Elementary Choir

Ages 9-11
Time: 5:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Sarah Spillman
Price per year: $285

Class Description:
Elementary Choir is a beginning choral ensemble for children ages 9-11. Students need no prior music or vocal training, and no audition is required. Elementary Choir provides a fun environment for each child to develop their God-given instrument, the voice, and to sharpen the necessary skills to belong to a musical ensemble. Musicianship, diction, introduction to solfege, ear training, and learning to read music are all components of the Elementary Choir experience. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $35 fee for music and choir shirt.

Additional supplies:

  • 1″ black 3-ring binder with pockets
  • mechanical pencils

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Chorale

Ages 12-18
Time: 4:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Sarah Spillman
Price per year: $285

Class Description:
Chorale is an advanced choral ensemble for children ages 12-18. Chorale provides a more challenging environment for each child to develop their God-given talent, the voice, and to refine the necessary skills to belong to a musical ensemble. Musicianship, diction, vocal technique, breathing, music literacy, and part-singing are all components of the Chorale experience. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $35 fee for music and choir shirt.

Additional supplies:

  • 1″ black 3-ring binder with pockets
  • mechanical pencils

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Music Theory & Sight Singing

Ages 11-Adult
Time: 6:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Sarah Spillman
Price per year: $275

Class Description:
Music Theory & Sight Singing is a class where students learn basics of music theory and put it into practical use through sight-reading. Students will learn the fundamentals of music language through the foundations of music theory: notes, rests, clefs, staff, pitch, rhythm, meter, dynamics, tempo, articulation, flats, sharps, enharmonics, key signatures, and scales.

Students will then learn solfege syllables and hand signs. The combination of music theory fundamentals and solfege are the basis of sight-singing. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $25 for handouts and the book ‘Sing at First Sight.’

Additional supplies:

  • 1″ black 3-ring binder with pockets
  • mechanical pencils

Dance

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Lyrical Praise 1

Ages 5-7
Time: 5:15 on Tuesday
Instructor: Stefany Nelson
Price per year: $300

Class Description:
This class will introduce the basics of ballet technique, choreography and dance expression. Students will learn how to express themselves through dance while using proven techniques as well as learn scripture to music. This is an extremely effective tool to memorize scripture and introduce children to praise in the form of dance. Music used will be inspirational and/or Christian music as they learn basic ballet terminology and music theory terms. No previous experience is needed. This class will have one performance in the Spring and other possible opportunities to perform in worship services. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $50 costume fee. See additional costs below.

Additional supplies/costs:

  • tan pull on type jazz shoes.
  • tights and leotard
  • spiral notebook and pen or pencil

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Lyrical Praise 2

Ages 8-11
Time: 6:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Tenisha Graham
Price per year: $300

Class Description:
This class will expand upon a base of ballet and lyrical techniques and will give students the skills to further their technique and performance skills. Students will learn scripture to music and multi-part choreography. This class hopes to connect the dancer with God as they learn to dance as a form of worship. Students will have one performance in the Spring and other possible opportunities to perform in worship services. Class cost includes $250 tuition and $50 costume fee. See additional costs below.

Additional supplies/costs:

  • tan pull on type jazz shoes.
  • spiral notebook and pen or pencil

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Lyrical Praise 3

Ages 12-Adult
Time: 5:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Tenisha Graham
Price per year: $300 (Adult discount: $100 off)

Class Description:
This class will continue to expand ballet and lyrical techniques and will give students the skills to further their technique and performance skills. Students will learn scripture to music and complicated, multi-part choreography. This class hopes to connect the dancer with God as they learn to dance as a form of worship. Students will have one performance in the Spring and other possible opportunities to perform in worship services. Class cost includes $250 tuition and $50 costume fee. See additional costs below.

Additional supplies/costs:

  • tan pull on type jazz shoes.
  • spiral notebook and pen or pencil

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Hip-Hop 1

Ages 8-11
Time: 7:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Stefany Nelson
Price per year: $300

Class Description:
Through contemporary Christian music, the goal of this class is to lead the student to process their daily thoughts in a positive manner and find a way to express themselves in the form of dance and freestyle. As an introductory class, there is no experience necessary. All that is needed is a student with a heart willing to learn from life experiences and is wanting to build a close relationship with God through dance as a form of worship. This class will have one performance in the Spring and other possible opportunities to perform in worship services. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $50 costume fee. See additional costs below.

Additional supplies/costs:

  • Comfortable sneakers with good foot support and flexibility
  • Knee braces (when necessary)
  • spiral notebook and pen or pencil

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Hip-Hop 2

Ages 12-Adult
Time: 6:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Stefany Nelson
Price per year: $300 (Adult discount: $100 off)

Class Description:
This class is meant to expand upon a general knowledge of rhythm and different hip-hop styles to give students the skill to further their form and performance skills as well as feel empowered to express themselves confidently in freestyle dance. Contemporary Christian music will be used with multi-part choreography meant to challenge any dancer, despite age or experience. Students will learn scripture through relevant music and will continue growing to understand what it means to have a relationship with God through dance. This class will have one performance in the Spring and other possible opportunities to perform in worship services. Cost of the class includes $250 tuition and $50 costume fee. See additional costs below.

Additional supplies/costs:

  • Comfortable sneakers with good foot support and flexibility
  • Knee braces (when necessary)
  • spiral notebook and pen or pencil

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Scottish Dance 1

Ages 8-13
Time: 4:00 on Wednesday
Instructor: Britany Dooley
Price per year: $260

Class Description:
Scottish country dancing (or SCD, for short) is a modern form of the “country dancing” popular in England and Scotland in the 18th century. It involves groups of six to ten people (most of the time). A “set” – dancing to the driving strains of reels, jigs and strathspeys played on the fiddle, accordion, flute, piano, drums, and bagpipes. Think of SCD as a cross between square dance (although there is no caller) and ballet. Scottish dance is a very social form of dancing, not only because you get to dance with seven or so people at once instead of just with one partner, but also because there are workshops, balls and social dances being held in places all over the world. This will be a fun and informative class for both children and adults! Class cost includes $250 tuition and $10 fee for music.

Additional supplies/costs:

  • Jazz or ballet shoes (the traditional dance shoe is called ghillies). Tennis shoes, sneakers, sandals and shoes with heels will hinder your dance.
  • Comfortable clothing that is easy to move and dance in. Traditionally women wear knee length or longer dresses or skirts, and men wear kilts (if they’re brave and manly enough!).

 

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Scottish Dance 2

Ages 13 – Adult
Time: 5:00 on Wednesday
Instructor: Britany Dooley
Price per year: $260 (Adult discount: $100 off)

Class Description:
Scottish country dancing (or SCD, for short) is a modern form of the “country dancing” popular in England and Scotland in the 18th century. It involves groups of six to ten people (most of the time). A “set” – dancing to the driving strains of reels, jigs and strathspeys played on the fiddle, accordion, flute, piano, drums, and bagpipes. Think of SCD as a cross between square dance (although there is no caller) and ballet. Scottish dance is a very social form of dancing, not only because you get to dance with seven or so people at once instead of just with one partner, but also because there are workshops, balls and social dances being held in places all over the world. This will be a fun and informative class for both children and adults! Class cost includes $250 tuition and $10 fee for music.

Additional supplies/costs:

  • Jazz or ballet shoes (the traditional dance shoe is called ghillies). Tennis shoes, sneakers, sandals and shoes with heels will hinder your dance.
  • Comfortable clothing that is easy to move and dance in. Traditionally women wear knee length or longer dresses or skirts, and men wear kilts (if they’re brave and manly enough!).

Writing

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Creative Writing/Publishing

Ages 12-Adult
Time: 5:00 on Tuesday
Instructor: Julien Jamar
Price per year: $250 (plus optional $50 lab fee) (Adult discount: $100 off)

Class Description:
How do you get that book out of your head and down on paper? Then, how do you get it into the hands of people who need to read it? This writing course will move through the process of writing your book, building your online presence, publishing your book and finding the right marketing strategies. The lessons will be fun, fast-paced and full of information. Each student will need a computer with word processing software. Students may bring their own or use Reclaim’s computers and software for an additional $50 lab fee.

Additional supplies/costs:

  • Laptop with word processing software, your own or Reclaim’s ($50 lab fee)
  • email account