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Classes for K-5th Grade
Fall Session
Sept 16 - Nov 16

Monday

Creative Arts Sampler 1

K-2nd

4:00-5:30

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Draw, Paint, Illustrate

3rd-5th

4:00-5:30

Tuesday

Creative Arts Sampler 1

K-2nd

3:30-5:00

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Creative Arts Sampler 2

3rd-5th

3:30-5:00

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Art Club

3rd-5th

5:00-6:30

Wednesday

Reader's Theater

K-2nd

4:00-5:30

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Scene Writing & Performance

3rd-5th

4:00-5:30

Thursday

Musical Theater Revue

1st-5th

4:00-5:30

Saturday

Creative Arts Sampler 1

K-2nd

10:00-11:30

Most classes need at least 3 registered in order to run.

Sampler 1

Creative Arts Sampler 1

K-2nd Grade

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Mondays

4:00-5:30

Fall Session: 7 weeks

Sept 16, 23 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4

(No class Oct 14 or Nov 11)

 $250

Tuesdays

3:30-5:00

Fall Session: 8 weeks

Sept 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12

(No class Nov 5)

$280

Saturdays

10:00-11:30

Fall Session: 8 weeks

Sept 21, 28 Oct 5, 19, 26, Nov  2, 9, 16

(No class Oct 12)

$280

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Our original, signature interdisciplinary workshop explores a variety of creative areas with a central story and a themed art project. We may fill our time each week with additional art projects or stories, creative writing, music, and/or movement. 

There is an end-of session art show during the last 30 minutes of the final class of the session.

 

Session focus: Fall Fun - be inspired by windy days, fresh apples, crunchy leaves, rainy days, and more!

Creative Arts Sampler 2

3rd-5th Grade

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Tuesdays

3:30-5:00

Fall Session: 8 weeks

Sept 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12

(No class Nov 5)

$280

Sampler 2 explores the elements of art & principles of design using a variety of materials and techniques. Projects will be inspired by stories, cultures, and/or famous artists. Time may be filled with related stories or creative writing. 

There is an end-of session art show during the last 30 minutes of final class of the session.

Session focus: Color Explosion - color wheel, color mixing, crazy colors, color combinations, clashing colors, complementary colors, etc!

Draw, Paint, Illustrate

3rd-5th Grade

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Mondays

4:00-5:30

Fall Session: 7 weeks

Sept 16, 23 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4

(No class Oct 14 or Nov 11)

 $250

In "Draw, Paint, & Illustrate", students will move through artistic discovery with a different focus each session, moving towards creating a final illustrated story project in Spring Session 2.

 

Each session builds on the next and it is recommended that students plan to attend multiple sessions to get the most out of this class.

Fall Session: Drawing - students will learn/review the foundational skills for drawing such as shading, perspective, and blending and then move on to application when drawing faces, forms, & figures.

Winter Session: Painting - students will learn/review basic painting skills moving from a focus on practicing techniques to one of applying these techniques to create finished works of art.

Spring Session 1: Illustration - Students will apply their knowledge of painting and drawing techniques towards creating characters for illustration. Characters can be realistic or fanciful illustrations and students may use a medium of their choice as they bring characters to life. Time will be spent on rounding out their character’s traits as students develop their individual style and begin to generate ideas for a story.

Spring Session 2: Character & Story Creation - Students will take characters they have created and write a simple story to  be illustrated. The goal is to have a short story written & illustrated by the end of the session in a comic strip, graphic novel style, or a children's picture book format.

Art Club

3rd-5th Grade

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Tuesdays

5:00-6:30

Fall Session: 8 weeks

Sept 17, 24 Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12

(No class Nov 5)

$280

Join us each week to explore something new! One week we might focus on drawing, another might be painting, maybe the next we’ll tackle mixed media or work with clay. Keep the colorful mess of creative discovery at Total Arts!

 

Students will be given the opportunity to suggest projects and materials as they explore, discover, and create together. There is no expectation of creating something “art show worthy” in this exploratory class, but if the group wants an end-of-session art show we can make that happen!

Sampler 2
Draw, Paint, Illustrate
Art Club

Reader's Theater

K-2nd Grade

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Wednesdays

4:00-5:30

Fall Session: 8 weeks

Sept 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6

(No class Nov 13)

$280

What is "Reader's Theater"? - Reader's Theater blends performance with oral reading practice to improve reading fluency, comprehension, and expression. It provides students the opportunity to explore characters and gestures without the pressure of memorization. - Children may end up memorizing their parts through repeated readings of the script but the primary goals are comprehnsion, increased fluency, and confident vocal expression - This format is a perfect introduction to performance for the emerging reader and/or the student who is hesitant about being on stage.

Students will bring stories and poems to life as they work on reading fluency without the pressure of memorization. As a group, familiar stories, poems, fairy tales, and more will be written into short segments and/or skits to be read & performed at the end of the session.

 

Children will be encouraged to learn how to read with confidence and expression as they share their scenes. Memorization will not be required although a child may choose to do so. This is a perfect first step into stage performance for the new or hesitant reader or for the child who is nervous about memorizing lines but wants to be on stage.

There is an end-of session showcase during the final class of the session.

Scene Writing & Performance

3rd-5th Grade

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Wednesdays

4:00-5:30

Fall Session: 8 weeks

Sept 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6

(No class Nov 13)

$280

Students will explore the structure of short scenes for the stage as they learn to write their own scripts or adapt known stories to a stage setting.

 

In small groups students may be asked to come up with lines for a scene, figure out the staging, come up with simple costume & set ideas, and memorize their lines as they prepare for a final showcase performance. Students should be fairly comfortable writing down their ideas independently. 

There is an end-of session showcase during the final class of the session.

Musical Theater Revue

1st-5th Grade

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Thursdays

4:00-5:30

Fall Session: 7 weeks

Sept 19, 26 Oct, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14

(No class Oct 3 or 31)

$250

Students will explore vocal performance techniques and dance choreography as they sing along with favorite songs, learn short scenes, and create simple sets & props for a final end-of-session showcase.

 

This is not a full musical theater production class. Perfect for the student who loves to sing & dance, this is a great introduction to musical theater and performance in a relaxed, supportive environment.

There is an end-of session showcase during the final class of the session.

Reader's Theater
Scene Writing
Musical Theater Revue
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