Schedule and Room Assignments

Classes meet on Wednesdays in Oakton, VA, with some classes also meeting on Fridays.  Filter by subject or grade below.

Quarter beginning January 10, 2018

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Wednesday Classes (Click here for Friday Classes)

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Acting: Kids Theater: James & the Giant Peach Acting: Kids Theater: James & the Giant Peach - Students will not want to miss the chance to perform this set of scenes from Roald Dahl's hilarious book, James and the Giant Peach. Learning that a little magic can take you a long way," strange things start to happen to James in his new town. Grown from magic crystals, a peach the size of the house leads him to meeting oversized friends-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. When the giant peach braks away, James' world is turned upside down and inside out! Students will have fun leaving their real identities and using their imaginations to become these crazy characters. Students will develop the tools needed to be a performer - body, voice, and imagination by playing their part in this twisted adventure. They will further their craft by working on characters, setting, and plot, as they develop a student production in which everyone has a role. Students will receive positive, constructive feedback which helps them develop acting skills, some of which are: facing the audience, projecting their voice, and dramatizing their character through their voice, body language, and movements. Students will benefit from experimenting with public speaking in this safe, supportive environment, and enjoy the satisfaction of working as a team. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, can follow directions, can collaborate with others, do their best to memorize lines, and enjoy working in a group. The final class will showcase their process and performance of all they have learned. This course fee includes a $6.00 charge for the paperback edition of the script.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

3rd-5th

Room 3

Junior Art Studio: French Artists Junior Art Studio: French Artists - This class is a multi-media art sampler for our youngest artists! Each week students will learn a few fun facts about a type of cultural art, view sample works of art, and then will create a project in the style of the cultural object using a wide variety of materials and representative colors, patterns, textures, and embellishments. Young artists will have the opportunity to work with a different media each week such as tempera paint, various papers, color pencils, markers, tissue paper, translucent tracing paper, cray pas, oil pastels, charcoals, and watercolors. In this session, we will study French Artists from the genres of Impressionism through Post Impressionism to include Rodin, Cezanne, Seurat, Degas, Renior, Monet, Matisse and Gauguin. These artists were sculptors, painters, draftsmen, and print makers. Each artist influenced the art world with style, color study and interpretation in their own personal way. Junior artist's projects will vary, from painting, to doing draft drawings, to sculpting, and color study. We will discuss which artist featured dancers in his subjects, who experimented in color, an learn which was multi talented artist using many mediums. There is a material/supply fee of $20.00 due payable to the instructor on the first day for special paper, tempra paints, and sculpting clay. Future themes in this series include History of Photography (4th quarter).

11:00 am-11:55 am

K-2nd

Atrium B
Music Room

Homeschool String Orchestra Homeschool String Orchestra - Students who play violin, viola, cello, or bass are invited to join this homeschool string orchestra! Musicians will have an opportunity to develop ensemble skills and enjoy the experience of practicing, playing, and performing as a group. The class will start with tuning and warm-ups such as playing musical scales and simple exercises. Then the class will work on 3-4 group songs each quarter where they will improve musical literacy, learn to follow the directions of the conductor, and learn to play in different keys- as a group. During the final class of the third quarter (week 8), parents will be invited to hear a working session of what the students have been learning. On the last day of the second quarter (week 16), a concert will be held for friends and family. This orchestra is intended for advanced beginners and intermediate strings students who are currently (or recently) enrolled in private lessons. At a minimum, a beginning student should be able to play a D major scale in two octaves on his/her instrument. Students are expected to be able to locate notes on the their instrument, read music and be able to identify all rhythmical patterns. For any new students interested in joining, we encourage you to contact Compass to set up a brief meeting with the instructor to demonstrate the student's skills. The instructor will provide the orchestral repertoires, and these arrangements will be specially composed to accommodate the range of abilities of all stringed players in the orchestra. Students will be asked to pay a fee $5.00 for their individual music which will be provided on the first day of class. Participants are expected to prepare and practice at home for at least 15 - 20 minutes per day.

10:00 am-10:55 am

3rd-8th

Acting FUNdamentals: Puppet Theater Acting FUNdamentals: Puppet Theater - Do you like stories? How about puppets? In Puppet Theater, students will learn to be a puppeteer from a professional, working puppet master! Each week students will develop a story and learn a different form of puppetry: hand puppets, moving mouth puppets, rod puppets, and even shadow puppets. The young performers will be adapting folk tales from around the world in a structured improv style: getting to know the story, characters, and sequence then creating original dialogue. Children will learn about puppet manipulation and tricks of the trade along with some new stories!
Students will practice fine motor skills as we manipulate the arms of traditional hand puppets and open and close moving mouth puppets. They will discover the similarities between shadow puppet and rod puppet forms: manipulating the puppets with a stick or rod. In Bunraku-style puppetry, our young performers will work together in groups of three to manipulate one puppet. Students are welcome to bring puppets from home to join in the fun at any time. Youngsters will practice the skills of improvisational theater by listening to, responding, and incorporating classmate's ideas. Students will work collaboratively with fellow puppeteers to reach a common goal and perform for each other in a risk-free, low-pressure environment. Reading skills are not required, but students must be age 6 by the start of this class. Families are invited to attend a puppetry workshop led by the students on March 7. This is a seven-week class that begins on January 17.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

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Friday Classes (Click here to jump back up to Wednesday classes)

9:00
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Room 3

Introduction to Calligraphy: Foundational Majuscule (Capitals) Introduction to Calligraphy: Foundational Majuscule (Capitals) - Write elegant cards! Letter one-of-a-kind invitations! Pen your favorite saying! Gain an appreciation for the ancient art of manuscripts. In this introduction to calligraphy course, students will learn the language of the craft, how to use a broad-edge nib pen, and the miniscule and majuscule (upper and lower case) letters of Foundational hand. Foundational hand is a style that was developed in the early 1900s by Edward Johnston of England. This hand (calligraphers do not call it a font!) is similar based on to the Humanist hand used in the fifteenth century Renaissance for manuscript writing. Foundational is used universally to give beginning calligraphers a firm foundation in how letters are formed and provides a useful style of writing to the new calligrapher. While some hands are based on ovals or rectangles, Foundational is based on a circle and is considered the ideal alphabet to teach slope (are the letters vertical or at an angle?), weight (how big are the letters in relationship to the side of the broad nib?) and pen angle (how is the edge of the nib held in relation to the writing line?). While students work, the instructor will share some history on the art of calligraphy. Students will have the choice of a final project such as an accordion book, a greeting, or short quotation. If you are new to the class, there is a supply fee of $16 due payable to the instructor on the first day for the selected felt tip calligraphy pens, a pad of layout paper for practice, and a sheet of high quality paper for final projects. Returning students are asked to pay a $3.00 supply fee for project paper. This is a 7-week class that will not meet on 2/16/18 (Compass week off). The additional week off will be announced.

10:00 am-10:55 am

7th-Adult

Music Room
Kitchen

Mosaic Masterpieces: Hidden in Plain Sight Mosaic Masterpieces: Hidden in Plain Sight - Taking inspiration from the world around us, new and experienced mosaic artists will create a mosaic featuring a place that they love, (think: beach, mountains, farm scene) and will accent their favorite part of the piece with special glass that glows in the dark. The second mosaic will be a night sky or outer space scene and will have glowing highlights that will create depth and add a sense of wonder to their mosaic. The final project composition will show motion with glass, and students will have the option to add hidden messages to their mosaics using glow-in-the-dark glass. Each project will expand student s learning to include use of a pattern, coordinating colors, glass cutting and fitting, and creating the illusion of something incredible. Students will be able to use their choice of glass tile colors to add individuality to each piece, and new for this quarter, students will be learning the score-and-pliers method of cutting larger pieces of glass. Students will choose from a selection of beautiful glass gems, millifiori and shells, which will become the focal point of their final mosaic piece. Students will follow their own creativity to create patterns or waves of color to complete a rich, 3D composition. This course will cover design, layout, basic glass cutting and as time allows students will learn grouting and finishing methods. The number of projects completed depends on the student's work speed and attendance in class. There is no prerequisite for this class. Students who are new to mosaics class this quarter, will begin with a quick, small, pattern project to learn the process of spacing and clean lines, before jumping into these projects. Compass parents are welcome to register for the class to work alongside their teens, or to work on their own, while their teen is in another Compass class. There is a $40.00 per student material and supply fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Homeschool families who are creating a high school transcript may want to count this class as a component, or partial, Fine Arts credit. The fourth quarter theme for mosaics will be, Painting with Glass."

1:00 pm-2:55 pm

7th-Adult