Schedule and Room Assignments

Classes meet on Wednesdays and Fridays in Oakton, VA. Filter by subject or grade below.

Quarter beginning October 26, 2018

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Wednesday Classes (Click here for Friday Classes)

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Sanctuary

Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Outer Space Race Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Outer Space Race - Acting is an adventure! Young actors will embark upon an imaginary Outer Space Race where they will create an original storyline and unique characters. Together, they will create their very own original play about out-of-this-world creatures, outrageous aliens, and a race through the vast expanse of outer space. 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).

12:00 pm-12:55 pm

1st-2nd

Acting- Kids' Theater: The Wizard of Oz, Act 2 of 2 Acting- Kids' Theater: The Wizard of Oz, Act 2 of 2 - Students will not want to miss the chance to play a part in this delightful musical classic which generations of children have enjoyed since it hit the big screen in 1939. This story began when Dorothy and her little dog Toto were swept away in a cyclone and land in the mixed-up, magical world of Oz. The Good Witch of the North sent Dorothy on a magical journey homeward where she met the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West. Act One (and quarter one) ended in a cliffhanger when the witch revealed that she will stop at nothing to stop Dorothy and her friends. Second quarter students will play all new roles and continue the adventure. The group will learn Act 2 of the story which takes the gang from the perilous journey to the Emerald City, through Dorothy's and Toto's safe return home. This is a story of friendship, courage, and the realization that, there's no place like home. 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).

2:00 pm-2:55 pm

3rd-5th

MP Room
Room 2

Pottery Workshop: Hanging Creations Pottery Workshop: Hanging Creations - 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 second quarter, students will create hanging slab houses with a personalized message glazed onto them; several holiday ornaments with textures and unique shapes; and a mobile/wind-chime with hand-pressed organic materials. During week seven, students will string together the pieces of their mobile/wind-chime and if they decide they would like to give it as a gift, they will have a chance to wrap it and make a card, time permitting. Students will sculpt projects in weeks one, three, and five and paint/glaze projects in weeks two, four, and six each quarter. 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 $35.00 per student material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class."

10:00 am-10:55 am

1st-3rd

Pottery Workshop: Hanging Creations Pottery Workshop: Hanging Creations - 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 second quarter, students will create hanging slab houses with a personalized message glazed onto them; several holiday ornaments with textures and unique shapes; and a mobile/wind-chime with hand-pressed organic materials. During week seven, students will string together the pieces of their mobile/wind-chime and if they decide they would like to give it as a gift, they will have a chance to wrap it and make a card, time permitting. Students will sculpt projects in weeks one, three, and five and paint/glaze projects in weeks two, four, and six each quarter. 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 $35.00 per student material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class."

11:00 am-11:55 am

4th-6th

Room 4
Atrium A
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 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, 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 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 instruments, 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.(PR 9/13)

11:00 am-11:55 am

5th-10th



 

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

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Mosaic Masterpieces: Creative Compositions with Curvy Glass Mosaic Masterpieces: Creative Compositions with Curvy Glass - 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.
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.
Second quarter, students will practice and improve their skills with a pistol grip scorer, breaking pliers, and running pliers to custom cut curved glass. The featured project will be a mosaic that uses many different shapes of glass including circles, squares, diamonds, waves, and slides to create a chaotic, modern design. The mosaic can be monochromatic, complimentary, or contrasting colors.
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, millifiori, 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.

1:00 pm-2:55 pm

7th-12th

Room 2

Paint Studio: Still Live- Values, Form, and Space Paint Studio: Still Live- Values, Form, and Space - 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.
Second quarter, students will begin painting still life such as fruits, vegetables, bowls, and glassware. Through the still life study, painters will learn techniques with acrylic paints such as shading, blending, stippling, and broad stroke to help them replicate the different effects in still life subjects with contrasting textures. Elements of art taught in the second quarter projects include line, shape, form, space, color, value, and texture. Students will complete one or two 16 X 20 canvases this quarter, depending on personal pace and development of their piece.
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 $16.00 per student material and supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for two canvases, acrylic paint, a sketchbook, a 5x7 pad of acrylic paint paper, 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 $12.50 fee for all 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.

10:00 am-10:55 am

7th-12th

Music