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Acting- Kids' Theater: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: John Waldron

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Join Charlie, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Marcie, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, Pig Pen, and even Snoopy in the hilarious, classic adventures of the Peanuts gang of friends. Students love performing the quintessential scenes with the beloved Charlie Brown and his pals, as average kids experiencing childish encounters and woes! Good grief!

Young actors will further their theatrical skills and stretch their imaginations by working on characters, envisioning settings, and exploring the plot as they develop scenes in which everyone has a role. 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 be a class performance which showcases what 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 cost of the class script is included in the class fee. Topics in this year s class series include: Wizard of Oz, Act 1 of 2 (first quarter); Wizard of Oz, Act 2 of 2 (second quarter); The Jungle Book (third quarter), and Treasure Island (fourth quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $120.00

Acting- Young Peoples' Playhouse: Magical Monsters

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Rebecca Wahls

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites:

Acting is an adventure! Young actors will embark upon an imaginary encounter with Magical Monsters where they will create an original storyline and unique characters. Together, they will create their very own original play about magical monsters, curious creatures, and a silly sequence of events.

Students will think about the actions, voices, and personalities of characters as they develop their own through exercises and games. Students will explore skills such as sensory awareness, listening, stage movement, character development, emotional development, and observation/concentration while learning to perform their own unique character. Young actors will learn aspects of acting by script read-through, blocking, costume/prop discussion, and planning the show. Through individual and group activities, young actors build confidence in preparation for a final sharing for parents.

This program has been specially adapted for Compass from Acting for Young People's curriculum, and is ideal for students with any level of experience.The script will be developed and customized uniquely for this class by the instructor with input from the students. All actors must be at least age 6 to sign up for this class. Topics in this year's class series include: Safari Adventure (first quarter), Outer Space Race (second quarter), Magical Monsters (third quarter), and Our Own Fairy Tale (fourth quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $95.00

Acting-Teen Stage: Improv Scenes, Long Form

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: John Waldron

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites:

This is a fun improvisation class for teens to learn ways to interact spontaneously within character to create a scenes. Students will work on long form improv, which is taking an idea and creating a multi-character and multi-scene play. The art of developing a scene with a partner will be explored. Students will learn the components of scene building such as character development, environment, listening skills, accepting ideas from your partner, and building upon those ideas. A random or unusual setting can be a catalyst for wild and funny ideas.

Popular improvisational techniques such a Scene Jump and Columns will be performed. Students who took the scripted One-Minute Plays class and all new students, will have fun going script -free and strengthening their improvisation skills, with games such as "Two-Minute Stories." Students cooperative work will result in a scene full of fascinating facts, objects, and relationships. Students will improve their ability to think and react "on the fly." Actors' creative thinking and interpersonal skills will be strengthened as they work "out-of-the-box." This class will enhance cognitive development, imagination, and listening skills.

Drawing on their favorite improv games, including long form improv, the students will perform for family and friends at the end of the quarter. There is no prerequisite for this class. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, are flexible and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and can work 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. This class is an excellent warm-up, for the Mystery On Demand class coming in 4th quarter, where students will improvise their way through a mystery story (setting, characters, plot) created cooperatively by the class.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $120.00

Art: Painting with Pastels

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lori Goll

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites:

Pastels are not just colored chalk! Did you know they are sticks of pure pigment, just like paints, and working with pastels is even considered painting? In soft or "chalk" pastels, the pigment is mixed with binder to form a stick that can be held, and color is applied without a brush or instrument...a more sophisticated version of finger painting! We will explore the medium of pastel, learning techniques of blending, layering, and shading while also learning fundamentals of color theory, value, composition, and perspective. We will experiment with different artistic styles such as realism, surrealism, and abstract painting. Subjects will vary each week and will include basic still lifes (geometric shapes, fruits, vases, flowers, etc), landscape (from photograph or online examples), and animals. Each week students will learn art vocabulary and terms which are relevant to the lesson, and look at the life and work of different artists. Instructor Lori Goll works predominantly in pastels professionally. She will teach and continually stress proper studio techniques since pastels can be dusty! There is a $10.00 supply fee due to the instruction on the first day.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $129.00

Art: Painting with Pastels

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lori Goll

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

Pastels are not just colored chalk! Did you know they are sticks of pure pigment, just like paints, and working with pastels is even considered painting? In soft or "chalk" pastels, the pigment is mixed with binder to form a stick that can be held, and color is applied without a brush or instrument...a more sophisticated version of finger painting! We will explore the medium of pastel, learning techniques of blending, layering, and shading while also learning fundamentals of color theory, value, composition, and perspective. We will experiment with different artistic styles such as realism, surrealism, and abstract painting. Subjects will vary each week and will include basic still lifes (geometric shapes, fruits, vases, flowers, etc), landscape (from photograph or online examples), and animals. Each week students will learn art vocabulary and terms which are relevant to the lesson, and look at the life and work of different artists. Instructor Lori Goll works predominantly in pastels professionally. She will teach and continually stress proper studio techniques since pastels can be dusty! There is a $10.00 supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $129.00

Art: Painting with Pastels

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lori Goll

Grade Range: 7th-9th

Prerequisites:

Pastels are not just colored chalk! Did you know they are sticks of pure pigment, just like paints, and working with pastels is even considered painting? In soft or "chalk" pastels, the pigment is mixed with binder to form a stick that can be held, and color is applied without a brush or instrument...a more sophisticated version of finger painting! We will explore the medium of pastel, learning techniques of blending, layering, and shading while also learning fundamentals of color theory, value, composition, and perspective. We will experiment with different artistic styles such as realism, surrealism, and abstract painting. Subjects will vary each week and will include basic still lifes (geometric shapes, fruits, vases, flowers, etc), landscape (from photograph or online examples), and animals. Each week students will learn art vocabulary and terms which are relevant to the lesson, and look at the life and work of different artists. Instructor Lori Goll works predominantly in pastels professionally. She will teach and continually stress proper studio techniques since pastels can be dusty! There is a $10.00 supply fee due to the instructor on the first day.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $129.00

Beginning Guitar 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lee Nathanson

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites:

Students will continue to learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar! In this class, students will learn basic melodies, such as Ode to Joy, Happy Birthday, Jingle Bells, etc. Kids will learn to play chords and strumming patterns for familiar songs chosen by the instructor and students. Students are encouraged to bring in music they are interested in learning. New chords and new songs will be added each week as students also learn to read music and basic music theory. Students will also learn how to hold, tune, and care for their guitars. Students should be able to read at grade level for this class, and should plan to practice at home several times each week. Each student will need a least a beginner level acoustic guitar. There is a materials fee of $5.00 for new students payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a music notebook. Students who wish to enroll 3rd quarter should have at least 12-15 hours of prior instruction in order to match the pace of the enrolled students.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $165.00

Junior Art Studio: Famous Abstracts

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites:

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 art or artist, view sample works, and then will create a project in the style of the artist 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.

Third quarter, Junior Artists will learn about famous abstract and geometric artists and their art- what designs and patterns will we be able to see in their works? Through weekly projects, Junior Artists will learn about and make their own abstract and geometric art while learning about the artist, the technique, and the subject matter. We will do projects focusing on artists such as Miro and his geometric abstract art; Calder with his whimsical abstract sculptures; Klee and his childlike colorful designs; and Mondrian with his Yellow, Blue, Red and Black Line art. There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints. Topics in this year s studio series include: Unique Craft Art (first quarter); Seascape Art (second quarter); Famous Abstract-Inspired Projects (third quarter); and Animals in Art (fourth quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $129.00

Junior Art Studio: Famous Abstracts

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites:

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 art or artist, view sample works, and then will create a project in the style of the artist 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.

Third quarter, Junior Artists will learn about famous abstract and geometric artists and their art- what designs and patterns will we be able to see in their works? Through weekly projects, Junior Artists will learn about and make their own abstract and geometric art while learning about the artist, the technique, and the subject matter. We will do projects focusing on artists such as Miro and his geometric abstract art; Calder with his whimsical abstract sculptures; Klee and his childlike colorful designs; and Mondrian with his Yellow, Blue, Red and Black Line art. There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints. Topics in this year s studio series include: Unique Craft Art (first quarter); Seascape Art (second quarter); Famous Abstract-Inspired Projects (third quarter); and Animals in Art (fourth quarter).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $129.00

Little Hands Music

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kathy Priesinger

Grade Range: Ages 0-4

Prerequisites:

Little Hands is a family music and movement classes for parents and children, aged infant to 5 years old. Be part of an engaging musical world while building confidence, coordination, and communications skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification foster language skills. Creative movement to various musical moods develops a sense of balance, timing and spatial awareness. Listening and taking turns encourage blossoming social skills. Children and parents meet weekly for a 30-minute class and enjoy singing, moving, listening, and playing simple, specially designed instruments. Structured time runs from 12:15-12:45 pm, with time before and after for gathering and transitions.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $109.00

Music Makers- Tempos

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kathy Priesinger

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites:

Music Makers explores many facets of the musical experience- singing, moving, dancing, listening, and playing instruments. The class will explore musical stories, famous composers, and different genres of music while playing a variety of percussion instruments (drums, sticks, triangles, woodblocks and more!). Students will learn to play a beginning pitched instrument on glockenspiels (a small barred instrument like the xylophone). Using an Orff-based approach, students will learn to read and write beginning musical notation and learn musical terminology all in the context of fun and play. Music Makers classes provide a fun, pressure-free environment to experience music and movement with the goal of general musicianship and excellent preparation for further, individual instrument lessons if desired. Music Makers helps every child acquire the essential building blocks for a future of musical learning!

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Pottery Workshop: Funny Faces

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Andrew Cummins

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites:

Young sculptors will enjoy working hands-on with clay and experiencing the many forms this medium can take. Working with clay is multi-sensory, and young sculptors enjoy the tactile experience of pounding, pinching, rolling, flattening, squeezing, coiling, stretching, squashing, and bending clay into many forms. Working with clay engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing and encourages creativity to sculpt and represent objects in three dimensions. In this workshop, students will create original hand-made pieces inspired by different themes and clay construction techniques.

During third quarter, students will be creating faces of many styles! The first project will be in honor of the abstract, cubist, and surrealist movements where the faces shape and features will be loosely representative of a face with dimensional pieces added. The second project will be a self-portrait, and will build on the skills learned in the previous class and quarters to produce a more lifelike representation of a face. For the third project, we will be going into the third dimension and adding the facial characteristics we learned to a pinch pot that will be a small planter, where a cactus or succulent will be the hair! The fourth and final project for the third quarter will be a sculpted 3D bust. Students will sculpt projects in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7, and paint/glaze projects in weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8.

Students will use natural, low fire white clay and non-toxic glazes on their pieces. They will experiment with different textures and patterns formed in clay with tools, found objects, and with a variety of glaze colors. Clay projects will be taken to back to a studio to dry and be fired. All pieces are considered food safe once they are glaze fired and returned to students. Each quarter, students will further develop hand building techniques and painting skills with each new lesson and project. Topics in this class series include: Ancient Vessels and Modern Vases (first quarter); Hanging Creations (second quarter); Funny Faces (third quarter), and Springtime Sculptures (fourth quarter.) There is a $40.00 per student material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class."

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $204.00

Pottery Workshop: Funny Faces

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Andrew Cummins

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites:

Young sculptors will enjoy working hands-on with clay and experiencing the many forms this medium can take. Working with clay is multi-sensory, and young sculptors enjoy the tactile experience of pounding, pinching, rolling, flattening, squeezing, coiling, stretching, squashing, and bending clay into many forms. Working with clay engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing and encourages creativity to sculpt and represent objects in three dimensions. In this workshop, students will create original hand-made pieces inspired by different themes and clay construction techniques.

During third quarter, students will be creating faces of many styles! The first project will be in honor of the abstract, cubist, and surrealist movements where the faces shape and features will be loosely representative of a face with dimensional pieces added. The second project will be a self-portrait, and will build on the skills learned in the previous class and quarters to produce a more lifelike representation of a face. For the third project, we will be going into the third dimension and adding the facial characteristics we learned to a pinch pot that will be a small planter, where a cactus or succulent will be the hair! The fourth and final project for the third quarter will be a sculpted 3D bust. Students will sculpt projects in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7, and paint/glaze projects in weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8.

Students will use natural, low fire white clay and non-toxic glazes on their pieces. They will experiment with different textures and patterns formed in clay with tools, found objects, and with a variety of glaze colors. Clay projects will be taken to back to a studio to dry and be fired. All pieces are considered food safe once they are glaze fired and returned to students. Each quarter, students will further develop hand building techniques and painting skills with each new lesson and project. Topics in this class series include: Ancient Vessels and Modern Vases (first quarter); Hanging Creations (second quarter); Funny Faces (third quarter), and Springtime Sculptures (fourth quarter.) There is a $40.00 per student material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class."

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $204.00

Singing: Compass Chorale- Broadway Bound

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Wyndy Frederick

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites:

This is a singing class, focused on the vocal development, using music from stage and screen. Repertoire will include at least one chorus number from a major Broadway musical, and students will work on other music as solos, duets, or small group numbers. This introduction to vocal performance will include posture, breathing, intonation, and the principles of blending vocal harmonies. Basic musical notation will be introduced as well as melodic and harmonic intervals. No previous musical experience is required just joy in singing! It is recommended that students have at least one of the following books with CD or computer accessible accompaniments:
- Kids Musical Theatre Audition, Boys Edition (HL00001125)
- Kids Musical Theatre Audition, Girls Edition (HL00001124)
- Kids Musical Theatre Collection, Vol 1 (HL00230029)
- Kids Musical Theatre Collection, Vol 2 (HL00230031)
- The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology, Children's Edition (HL00159518)

Fourth quarter will feature greatest hits of Disney. A performance will be held in May at the end of fourth quarter and will showcase students' songs from both 3rd and 4th quarter.

This is a 7-week class that will not meet on January 30 due to instructor's travel. There is a $10.00 materials fee for copies, purchased sheet music, and CDs.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $105.00

Singing: Compass Jr. Chorale- Broadway Bound

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Wyndy Frederick

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

This is a singing class, focused on the vocal development, using music from stage and screen. Repertoire will include at least one chorus number from a major Broadway musical, and students will work on other music as solos, duets, or small group numbers. This introduction to vocal performance will include posture, breathing, intonation, and the principles of blending vocal harmonies. Basic musical notation will be introduced as well as melodic and harmonic intervals. No previous musical experience is required just joy in singing! It is recommended that students have at least one of the following books with CD or computer accessible accompaniments:
- Kids Musical Theatre Audition, Boys Edition (HL00001125)
- Kids Musical Theatre Audition, Girls Edition (HL00001124)
- Kids Musical Theatre Collection, Vol 1 (HL00230029)
- Kids Musical Theatre Collection, Vol 2 (HL00230031)
- The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology, Children's Edition (HL00159518)

Fourth quarter will feature greatest hits of Disney. A performance will be held in May at the end of fourth quarter and will showcase students' songs from both 3rd and 4th quarter.

This is a 7-week class that will not meet on January 30 due to instructor's travel. There is a $10.00 materials fee for copies, purchased sheet music, and CDs.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $105.00

Super Structures: Bridge Build Lab

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Katherine Hoeck

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites:

Did you know that the Golden Gate bridge has cables 36 inches in diameter? Or that the USA boasts the world's longest, continuous bridge over water- the 24 mile-long Lake Pontchartrain Causeway? Whether arched, trussed, cantilevered, suspension, cable-stayed, fixed, or even double-decker, bridges are engineering marvels: super structures!.

In this class, students will learn about different types of bridges and how each type is designed to meet load, stress, and aesthetic challenges. The class will learn how civil and structural engineers work and what goes into designing and building these complex, but critical structures used by people in all parts of the world, every day. Students will work in engineering teams to investigate different types of bridges. Teams will plan, construct, test, evaluate and redesign their own bridges to meet class challenges using a variety of materials. Which team will be able to span the greatest distance or support the most weight? Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of civil and structural engineering and design, problem solving, and teamwork skills that will make them competitive learners as they progress into physics and other higher level classes.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $190.00

Wizard's Workshop: Harry's Hogwarts Handicrafts, Book 3

Quarter 3: Starts on January 9, 2019

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites:

Bring some magic into your life by joining us for an enchanting crafting adventure inspired by the third book of the Harry Potter series. It s time to get "Sirius" about crafting as you create magical artifacts, Hogwarts inspired school supplies, and even a magical map! Don t be "Grim", Escape from the Prison of ordinary life and hold your wand high, even if your friends think it s a bit "Riddikulus." Students can earn House Points and compete against the other houses for the House Cup. Crafters should bring good scissors for cutting fabric and paper and a low temp mini hot glue gun. Items from home should be labeled with the student's name. A supply fee of $25.00 is due payable to instructor on the first day of class. (Note to Muggle parents: Grim, Sirius, Escape from the Prison, Riddikulus are all book references.)

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $163.00

Mosaic Masterpieces: Winter Works in Ceramic and Porcelain

Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-Adult

Prerequisites:

Mosaics is run as a studio art class where students create unique compositions and work at their own pace under the guidance of an experienced mosaic artist. Each quarter, students are taught new design, cutting, layout, and finishing techniques and are introduced to new mosaic materials which they can incorporate into inspired, original pieces. Throughout the quarter, the instructor will suggest possible themes for projects based on the featured materials, but students are always welcome to pursue a different direction.

Third quarter, students will practice and improve their skills with a pistol grip scorer, breaking pliers, and running pliers to custom cut ceramic and porcelain tiles. Students who are new to mosaics will complete a quick checkerboard project (complete with wooden checkers) to teach pattern, layout, and lines before starting their specialized projects. For each project, students will be able to choose from a variety of substrates- rectangular, square, shaped, or circular backboards (new students), or special forms such as mirrors, pots, small boxes, a 3D dress form, or top hat (experienced students).

Each project will expand a student's understanding of color, pattern, rhythm, texture, and spacing as they complete rich, dimensioned compositions. Students will be able to incorporate other glass, ceramic, and porcelain tiles into their projects and may select feature elements such as beautiful glass gems, millifiori, sliced stone, metallic ornaments, mirrored bits, or shells, to serve as focal points in their mosaic piece. The mosaic can be monochromatic, complimentary, or contrasting colors.

There is no prerequisite for this class. The number of projects completed each quarter depends on the student s work speed and attendance in class. 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.
Each project will expand a student's understanding of color, pattern, rhythm, texture, and spacing as they complete rich, dimensioned compositions. Students will be able to incorporate other glass and ceramic tiles into their compositions and may select feature elements such as beautiful glass gems, sliced stone, metallic ornaments, mirrored bits, or shells, to serve as focal points in their mosaic piece. For each project, students will be able to choose from a variety of substrates- rectangular, square, shaped, or circular backboards, or special forms such as mirrors, pots, or small boxes.

There is no prerequisite for this class. Students who are new to mosaics will complete a quick checkerboard project (complete with wooden checkers) to teach pattern, layout, and lines before starting their specialized projects. The number of projects completed each quarter depends on the student s work speed and attendance in class. 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. Topics in this year s studio series include: Whimsical Works in Wavy Glass (1st quarter), Creative Compositions with Curvy Glass (2nd quarter), Winter Works in Ceramic and Porcelain (3rd quarter), and Spring Sampler with Cut China (4th quarter). Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component, or partial, credit in fine arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $170.00

Paint Studio: Landscape Composition-Unity & Repetition

Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Luc Atangana

Grade Range: 7th-Adult

Prerequisites:

Students will be introduced to painting with acrylics in a relaxed, informal studio setting under the guidance of a professional paint instructor. Students will work on framed canvas and easels and will learn elements of art and principles of design in addition to methods in painting.

Third quarter, students will begin landscapes including trees, rivers, mountains, and moons. Through this landscape study, painters will learn techniques with acrylic paints such as shading, blending, stippling, and broad stroke to help them replicate the different effects in landscape subjects with contrasting textures. Elements of art taught in the third quarter projects include unity and harmony to create a dynamic composition, as well as line, shape, form, space, color, value, and texture. Students will complete two 16 X 20 canvases this quarter.

This class is suitable for beginners who have never painted before, or returning art students who have worked in any medium and are interested in expanding their knowledge and abilities with acrylic paint. Compass parents are welcome to register for this class to work alongside their teens, or to work on their own, while their teen is in another Compass class. Painting can provide a relaxing, needed mid-day break between rigorous academic classes and over-scheduled lives in a fun, supportive environment with an instructor who will meet students where they are with art skills.

There is a $18.00 per student material and supply fee due, payable to the instructor on the first day of class for two canvases, acrylic paint, a sketchbook, and use of shared class supplies (desktop easels, brushes, paper products, etc.). Students who are continuing in this class from first quarter can continue using their sketchpad, but there is still a $14.00 fee for the other materials. Topics in this year s class (or studio) series include: Botanicals Line, Color, Shape, and Texture (first quarter); Still Life- Values, Form, and Space (second quarter); Landscape Composition, Unity, and Repetition (third quarter) and Create Your Own- Balance, Emphasis, and Proportion (fourth quarter). Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component, or partial, credit in fine arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $116.00

Stage Combat Masters: Dual Wielding

Quarter 3: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: Audition or instructor approval

We're used to having a sword in one hand, but what about the other? No lazy hands here! Put a weapon in each hand! Now, let the fun begin! In this class, students will explore what it's like to use a weapon in their non-dominant hand along with a sword in their main hand. Whether you have a second sword, a dagger, a cloak, or a buckler, it's a game-changer and new techniques must be learned. Have fun exploring all the moves you thought you knew, but on a whole new level! Add onto the skills you learned last quarter and try to choreograph for both hands!

This class demands a high level of personal discipline and focus from the student. Stage Combat Masters is 'by invitation/audition only" for students who have been recommended by or performed for the instructor. Former students who wish to be considered for this advanced class should contact Compass to inquire. Topics in this year's class series include: From Sticks to Steel, Practice Precision, and Perfection (first quarter); Advanced Choreography (second quarter); Dual Wielding (third quarter); and Multiple Opponent Battles (fourth quarter). Prerequisites: Evaluation from the instructor. The student needs a thorough command of stage combat basics (ex. Cuts, parries, footwork, vocabulary, etc.) as well as demonstrate consistency in targeting, weapon handling, and self-discipline.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $163.00

Director's Chair: Behind the Scenes of 'Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery'

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Bette Cassatt

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites:

Velcome to Baskerwille; a funny, mad-capped, physical comedy version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s 'The Hound of the Baskervilles.' Have you ever wondered how the team behind the scenes brings a production to stage? The answer is anything but elementary! It takes a team of people to put on a show: stage managers, costume designers, set designers, props designers, lighting designers, sound designers, choreographers, actors, and a director to guide them all. This class will explore the different elements of production team, designers, and crew responsibilities as students analyze a script and make decisions as if they were the director and design team. Students will learn how a production and design team bring a show to life while working with a professional director/fight choreographer/actor/costumer/playwright/dramaturg.

Students will begin with script analysis and developing the director s vision. The group will consider stage management, casting, set design, costume design, and dialect work (selecting & learning accents for the various characters). As their vision takes shape, the class will continue to explore the jobs of director and stage manager. They will consider the roles of working with actors, planning fight/dance choreography, selecting props, and designing technical elements such as lighting, sound, and music. Example activities for our student design team include creating and aesthetic concept, setting casting requirements, and writing an audition notice. The team may sketch set concepts, design character costumes, and figure out accents. The group will learn to block scenes, create moments of physical comedy, and figure out sound effects. This class is good for beginners as well as continuing theatre and production students. Every play is different and offers new sets of challenges. The emphasis in this course is on the vision, design decisions, and the teamwork required to bring a performance to stage, but the class will not be putting on an actual production.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $340.00

Intermediate Guitar for Teens/Adults

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Lee Nathanson

Grade Range: 7th-Adult

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Intermediate guitar students will continue to build on the fundamentals of playing the acoustic guitar! In this class, students will continue learn basic melodies to familiar songs and will add new chords and strum patterns each week. Students are encouraged to bring in music they are interested in learning. The class will continue to learn to read music, use tablature notations for guitar, and cover basic music theory. As an intermediate level class, most students will have had 14-30 weeks of instruction through Compass, or equivalent. The pace of the class and material covered will be adapted by the instructor once he has assessed enrolled students. Students should plan to practice at home several times each week. Each student will need a least a beginner level acoustic guitar. There is a materials fee of $5.00 payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a music notebook if the student does not have one. Compass parents are welcome to enroll in this class

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $330.00

Introduction to Digital Photography

Quarter 3,4: Starts on January 11, 2019

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Angela Goodhart

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites:

Learn the art of photography, including photographic composition, lighting, portraits, nature photography, black and white photography, and special projects. Students will have hands-on practice in every class. They will be encouraged to develop a special project of their own and share it with the class. On the last day, there will be an art show for the parents. Students are encouraged to bring SLR cameras, but any digital camera that is better than a phone camera will be adequate. There is a material fee of $10.00 payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a beautiful 12x18 frame-worthy, composite print of each student's favorite photographs from the semester. This is a 13-week class that will end on April 26.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $237.00

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