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 April 4, 2018

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Wednesday Classes (Click here for Friday Classes)

9:00
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Sanctuary

Acting Improv Stage: Mystery on Demand Acting Improv Stage: Mystery on Demand - Students will create a unique, improvisational "Who Dunnit" mystery. As a group, the teens will select a unique theme and a intriguing location for their own, original mystery. Will it be a luxury cruise ship, a crowded mall, an Italian restaurant, or bomb shelter- who knows? Over the course of the workshop, students will develop their own characters including suspects and investigators- all who have a motive- and a victim. The cast will guide the audience along the path to solve the mystery. The final class will showcase their process and performance, where students will enjoy the artistry of putting it all together in a group setting. The question, Who done it? remains until the final performance, where no one knows until the final reveal. Every quarter is completely new and offers students their opportunity to bring their story development, acting, and improv skills to the next level. Students benefit from experimenting with public speaking in this safe, supportive environment, and enjoy the satisfaction of working as a team. Students will receive positive, constructive feedback which helps them develop acting skills, such as facing the audience, projecting their voice, and dramatizing their character through their voice, body language, and movements. Expectations: This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, are flexible and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and enjoy working in a collaborative group. Students need to be able to stay in sync with the flow of the class. This is not an "anything goes" or free-for-all class.

1:00 pm-1:55 pm

7th-12th

Acting: Kids' Theater: The Fantastic Mr. Fox Acting: Kids' Theater: The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Students will not want to miss the chance to perform this set of scenes from Roald Dahl's hilarious 1970 book about the Fantastic Mr. Fox, the clever, crafty culprit in a series of robberies of tasty tidbits. The Fantastic Mr. Fox tries to control his sticky fingers, but he gives in to temptation and gets his family and animal friends into a tricky situation. The wildly frustrated farmers, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, work hard to put a stop to Mr. Fox, but he fantastically figures out a way to outwit them time and again. Many children met The Fantastic Mr. Fox in the 2009 stop-motion animated film produced by 20th Century Fox, and now they can act it! Young actors will further their theatrical skills and stretch their imaginations by working on characters, envisioning scenes, and exploring the plot as they develop a student production in which everyone has a role in this twisted adventure. Students will benefit from experimenting with public speaking through acting in a safe, supportive environment, and enjoy the satisfaction of working as a team. Students will be coached on acting basics such as facing the audience, projecting their voices, and dramatizing their character through body language and movements. The final class will showcase their process and performance of all they have learned. 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. Students should be able to read on grade level in order to follow the script. The class fee includes $9.00 for the new, paperback script book which students will receive on the first day of class.

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

3rd-5th

Room 2
Room 3

Junior Art Studio: The History of Photography Junior Art Studio: The History of Photography - 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 the History of Photography. We will discuss famous photographers, such as Man Ray, Annie Leibowitz, Ansel Adams, Maisel, and Brassa (pseudonym for Gyula Halasz), whose beautiful works are considered art. We will discover the History of Photography with a weekly topic such as how the ancient Greeks and Chinese used an optical device called the camera obscura . Our art projects will center around photography art, photography collage, coloration study of the same image, making 3-D trees and a real photo to drawn photo art (the children will attempt to draw the mirrored image of a photograph). There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers materials such as image printing of the children, specialty scratch color art paper, watercolor pencils, paints and papers.

11:00 am-11:55 am

K-2nd

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

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 each week with tuning and warm-ups such as playing musical scales and simple exercises. Then the class will work on several group songs each semester where they will improve musical literacy, learn to follow the directions from the conductor, and learn to play in different keys- as a group. During the final class of the semester (week 14), 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. As a guideline, a students 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. Students with less experience will be asked to play for the conductor or to submit a brief video to help establish placement.
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. This is a 13-week semester program, and the week off will be announced by the instructor.

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

3rd-8th



 

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

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Kitchen

Mosaic Masterpieces: Monochromatic, Movement, and Micro-Mosaics (Teen) Mosaic Masterpieces: Monochromatic, Movement, and Micro-Mosaics (Teen) - Students will create a mosaic mirror using Van Gogh s method of movement but in glass (instead of paint). Taking inspiration from a great master, new and experienced mosaic artists will create a mosaic demonstrating movement using monochromatic glass. The second project will be a micro-mosaic using 5 mm ceramic tiles. Each project will expand student s learning to include use of a pattern, coordinating colors, and glass cutting and fitting. There will be several new substrate choices for students to choose from.
Students will be able to use their choice of glass and ceramic tile in a spectrum of colors to add individuality to each piece. Students will choose from a selection of beautiful glass gems, millifiori, and shells, which will become the focal point of their mosaic piece. Students will follow their own creativity to create patterns or waves of color to complete a rich 3-D 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. Note that students new to mosaics class this quarter, will begin with a quick, small, pattern project to learn the process of spacing and clean lines, before starting 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.

1:00 pm-2:55 pm

7th-12th

Mosaic Masterpieces: Monochromatic, Movement, and Micro-Mosaics (Adult) Mosaic Masterpieces: Monochromatic, Movement, and Micro-Mosaics (Adult) - Students will create a mosaic mirror using Van Gogh s method of movement but in glass (instead of paint). Taking inspiration from a great master, new and experienced mosaic artists will create a mosaic demonstrating movement using monochromatic glass. The second project will be a micro-mosaic using 5 mm ceramic tiles. Each project will expand student s learning to include use of a pattern, coordinating colors, and glass cutting and fitting. There will be several new substrate choices for students to choose from.
Students will be able to use their choice of glass and ceramic tile in a spectrum of colors to add individuality to each piece. Students will choose from a selection of beautiful glass gems, millifiori, and shells, which will become the focal point of their mosaic piece. Students will follow their own creativity to create patterns or waves of color to complete a rich 3-D 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. Note that students new to mosaics class this quarter, will begin with a quick, small, pattern project to learn the process of spacing and clean lines, before starting 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.

1:00 pm-2:55 pm

Adult