CGFAA Spring 2016 Courses

CGFAA is now registering for Spring 2017 courses.

CGFAA offers the building and works to find qualified teachers to connect those who wish to take a course with.  The following courses will be offered.  You must meet the requirements for the course (age/grade).  All courses are first-come/first-registered.

How much are courses?  Families will pay, per semester, a $50.00 ($52.50 if paid online) Registration Fee per family.  This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and is payable to Center Grove Church.   Payment for each course goes directly to the teacher ($180 for 2 hour course $150 for 1 hour dance course) per semester which may paid in 2 installments.  First payment will be due on the first day of class.

Spring 2017 Schedule for classes:
January 8-May 18, 2017
Spring Break – No classes for week of March 27
Holy Week – No classes week of April 10
Beauty & The Beast Tech Week – No Classes week of April 24

CGFAA HANDBOOK (Rules/Expectations)

General Information about courses

Steps to register for courses:

  1. Request Membership in our new Homeschool-life website by clicking here.
  2. Pay your Family Registration Fee online by clicking here, or drop your check off at the church office. OR  Provide proof of current enrollment in SCHA courses to Mark Landis, Fine Arts Ministry Director by clicking here.  (Examples of proof – Screenshot of student current schedule, print out of current schedule, or email from SCHA Board showing current enrollment)
  3. Once the Family Registration Fee or proof of current SCHA enrollment has been received your Membership in our new Homeschool-life website will be approved and you will be able to register for the courses you would like to participate in.

Details for each course are listed below.  Registration for courses is available to all who have paid the Family Registration Fee, or have sent proof of current enrollment in SCHA courses to Mark Landis.

Acting Courses offered:

Musical Theater Auditions & Callbacks (Acting course 13-18 year olds)
Abbey Ziemba & Katie Landis
Thursdays 4:30-6:30

This class is for students ages 13-18 who are interested in learning more of how to prepare for auditions, and expectations of directors. This course will include preparation and selection of audition material (solos and monologues) best fit for you as an individual and the character you are preparing the audition for.  This course will also include the “do’s and don’ts” of auditions.  At the end of the semester this class will have a public performance of the solos and monologues prepared.

  • Students will be responsible for purchasing legal copies of sheet music and accompaniment tracks selected for their audition.
  • Students will pay a $7 fee to the instructor at the beginning of the semester to cover additional materials the teacher will purchase for the students.

Youth Theater Production: Alice in Wonderland (Acting course 8-12 year olds)
Dr. Kathy Phipps
Mondays 4:15-6:05

This class is for students ages 8 – 12 who are interested in strengthening their acting skills through the rehearsal and performance of a one-act play.  Alice in Wonderland is full of great roles, so everyone will have something fun do. If you would like to play Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, or the Caterpillar, then this class is for you. Performers will learn about auditions, the rehearsal process, character development and bringing an authentic character to life on stage.  We will audition and rehearse Alice in Wonderland during class time. Students will also learn about costumes, props, and basic scenic elements.  At the end of the semester, we will have a public performance and a reception afterwards.

  • Students will pay a $20 fee to the instructor a the beginning of the semester to cover the cost of the scripts, licensing, and the video rights for the play performance

Dance Classes taught by Christa Runion include:
Mondays from 5:30-6:30 – Preschool Combo Class for 4-8 years old
Mondays  from 6:30-7:30 – Jazz Dance for 8 to 12 years old
Mondays from 7:30-8:30 – Jazz Dance for 13 and over
Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 – Ballet Dance for 13 and over
Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 – Tap Dance for 13 and over

Art Classes taught by Maria Guevara:
Drawing Class – Mondays 5:30-7:30 for 4th grade and up.

This class will start with the basic fundamentals of drawing like line drawing, light and shadow, proportion and scale with still life, perspective with landscape and face and figures.

The last 5 weeks will be an introduction to Pen and Ink, colored pencil, and 2-3 final projects.

A required supply list will be sent via email to students (or parents) prior to the first day of class. This list will include websites and local stores to purchase the supplies. The cost of supplies is in addition to class fees.

Your teacher will supply drawing boards, additional paper, and tools when needed.

Watercolor Journaling – Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 for 4th grade and up.
This class will offer a variety of watercolor painting techniques, color theory, and journaling in a series of fun and creative classes.Each student will be required to purchase a 90 to 140 lb watercolor paper journal to use during the duration of this class. This journal my be any size or style of your choosing.In addition, a required supply list will be sent via email to students (or parents) prior to the first day of class. This list will include websites and local stores to purchase the supplies. The cost of the journal and supplies are in addition to class fees.

Your teacher will supply additional paper and tools when needed.

Choir – Group Voice taught by Peggy Wunderle (Grades 3-12)
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00

Participating in a choir often provides many positive and cherished memories which return to us throughout our lives. We find ourselves singing pieces that we learned decades ago. Most powerful are the Scripture texts which stick with our memory!

Our class will be structured primarily as a choral setting, but we will move, play, and create; devoting time to many music making experiences. The desire is to support each student as a developing musician individually, and collaboratively within a choral setting.  More details about the class can be read by clicking here.