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Fine Arts and Electives

Elementary Art

Needle Arts

Mrs. Victoria Rose

Needle Arts for ages 9 and up. Weekly classes will introduce students to a variety of techniques to produce original needle art projects. Will require time outside class to complete projects. This course requires a 75 dollar supply fee.

1st Quarter – Embroidery & Needlecraft
2nd Quarter – Crochet
3rd Quarter – Knitting
4th Quarter – Beading & Embellishment

Art 1

Mrs. Amy Browning-Dill

Grade levels: Middle and High School

In this class we will explore a variety of media including charcoal, oil pastel, watercolor, collage, clay, and metal embossing while learning how to incorporate the Principles of Art and Design in both 2- and 3-Dimensional art. We will often look to art styles and techniques throughout history for inspiration. The ultimate goal of the class is to allow the students to dive into their creative potential while providing them with the skills and knowledge of making and critiquing art.

1st Quarter – Drawing Media

2nd Quarter – Painting

3rd Quarter – Clay

4th Quarter – Collage and Final Project of choice

Supply fee: $60.00

Art 2

Mrs. Amy Browning-Dill

This course is for students with prior experience in studio art who would like to hone their drawing, painting, and design skills with the option to submit a body of work for a portfolio exam towards college credit and/or advanced placement. The students will be asked to exhibit their own research, experimentation, inventive thinking and artmaking, critical analysis, and problem solving in their work. They will choose between working in 2-D Design or Drawing with the goal of creating college-level work. In order to enroll in this class, students should schedule an interview with the instructor for a portfolio review of prior work. Students will be expected to work both in and outside of class.


Classical Guitar Studio Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30-2:00pm   Mr. Scott Schwertfeger   This is course is designed for players at all levels, from beginner to advanced, in a Christ-centered, non-critical environment. The focus is on a structured technique, and a track development of the physical mechanics required for developing ease of playing and confidence in performance. In addition to this, the student will develop music literature concepts, involving standard notation, and music theory, and begin developing a standard repertoire for the Classical Guitar.   Required Materials: ·         Standard Nylon String Classical Guitar (Preferred, but will work with whatever instrument is available) ·         Footstool (available at most retail music stores) ·         Music Stand (available at most retail music stores) ·         If possible, a bench is recommended for sitting, but not required, as most unarmed chairs will suffice ·         Texts: o   The Art and Technique of the Classical Guitar, Vol.1-Christopher Parkening(available at most retail music stores) o   Bridges: A Comprehensive Guitar Series (www.frederickharrismusic.com) ·         Repertoire and Etudes, Introductory ·         Repertoire and Etudes, Volume 1 ·         Guitar Technique (comprising scales and music theory)   Cost: Sessions are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Individual weekly lessons (30 minutes) $25.00   Ensemble: For Students who have advanced beyond the beginning level and are interested in participating in a performing ensemble that will challenge their current skills. The class meets once a week for a 60-minute rehearsal and is scheduled to accommodate each student’s availability.   Required materials:

  • Standard Nylon String, Acoustic/Classical guitar, (preferred)
  • Footstool

   Cost for ensemble: $30.00 for each 1-hour long session. Sessions are held once a week on Tuesday or Thursday. Please contact instructor for details about the schedule.   For more information about Scott, please see his tutor bio and webpage (where you listen to some of his music) at http://www.reverbnation.com/scottschwertfeger. Contact him directly at scottschwertfeger@yahoo.com.


SAT Prep

STARS has certified College Prep Genius instructors available to provide a two-day Boot Camp of instruction for students (grades 7 through 12). This unique program of instruction developed by Jean Burke, a very successful homeschooling mother, teaches strategies to improve timed standardized test scores. Graduates will have access, for one year, to a self paced on-line review of material covered and will have met the prerequisite for enrolling in STARS’s twelve week “in person” SAT Accountability course (to be scheduled as interest is made known). For more information select the SAT Prep button on the survey form found beneath the STARS Class Schedule and/or email: bowen@collegeprepgenius.com

To learn more about College Prep Genius visit its website at http://www.collegeprepgenius.com The website, based in Texas, currently states that it has suspended its “in person” Boot Camps due to COVID-19 and is offering an interim virtual boot camp. For personal explanation of all of these options email; bowen@collegeprepgenius.com

Weight Training 101

Ryan Spinello

Teen to adults
Tuition $280

In Weight training 101:  Students will learn how to train their mind and their body to become more efficient functional movers and athletes.  The class will go over how to choose the right exercise for each student’s personal workouts.  In the end students will know how to train themselves safely and effectively to be able reach their own weight training goals.

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