ACADEMY of ARTS
FALL 2017 SESSION - ADULT CLASSES

8 WEEK SESSION
SEPTEMBER 24- NOVEMBER 19, 2017

MONDAYS

NEW CLASS

BEGINNING GUITAR CLASS
3:45-4:45 PM

Age: HIGH SCHOOL-ADULT // FEE: $80.00 // INSTRUCTOR: DRAKE MADRID // CHILDREN'S MINISTRY CENTER

     This course examines the fundamental concepts and techniques for beginning guitar players. Anyone picking up the guitar for the first time must learn how to care for the instrument properly as well as be able to successfully execute the basic techniques needed in order to make playing smooth and enjoyable. 
     Students will develop the tools needed to make practice profitable as well as fun. We will explore ways to make scales interesting as well as learn the necessary chord shapes. Understanding chords are very important when learning guitar, and we will dissect the basic major and minor shapes. The basic pentatonic scales will also be taught to help with navigating the fret board with ease. We will give special consideration to the challenges of finger style guitar as well as learning how to utilize a guitar pick, both are equally important to know. We begin these tasks with the assumption that dedication to daily practice is the only way to claim mastery over aforementioned skills..
     At the end of the session students will be able to 1) identify all the parts of the guitar as well as learn to keep the instrument in top condition 2) play all the basic major and minor chord shapes 3) play the pentatonic scales; and 4) be able to play basic finger style as well as use a guitar pick.

BEGINNING PIANO CLASS
6:15-7:15 pm
Age: High School-Adult // Fee: $80.00 // Instructor: Marsha Beeler // Choir Room

Students will learn basic keyboard skills and music fundamentals, including: correct hand position, note names, rhythm/counting, and note reading. Students will be quickly introduced to chords, and
accompaniment patterns, making their beginning songs more interesting.

A limited number of keyboards are available to registrants on a first come basis. Student may bring their own keyboard, if they have one available.

HANDBELL CHOIR
7:30-9:00 pm

Prerequisite: Music background and sight-reading ability and audition and/or consent of the Director required.
Age: Teen-Adult // Fee: None // Director: Marsha Beeler // Choir Room

This is an on-going ministry of 3Crosses Church.

 TUESDAYS

 

3CROSSES CHURCH ORCHESTRA
7:00-8:30 pm
Fee: None // Director: Kevin Ledbetter // Choir Room

This is an on-going ministry of 3Crosses Church. For more information, please contact Pastor of Fine Arts/Orchestra Director:  Kevin Ledbetter (kevin@3crosses.org).

WEDNESDAYS

MUSIC THEORY I
5:45-6:45 pm
Age: High School-Adult // Fee: $80.00 (includes workbook) Discount: $30.00 for participants of 3Crosses Church Choir/Worship Teams //Instructor:Kevin Ledbetter // Choir Room

This course is designed for those who desire to learn the basics of music theory. The following material will be covered: Musical notation in bass and treble clefs, note values and rhythms, dynamics, piano keyboard layout, staff and ledger lines, time and meter signatures.

INTRODUCTION TO SCENIC PAINTING
5:45-7:15 pm

Pre-requisite: None // Age: High School-Adult // Fee: $80.00 // Instructor: Patrick Brandon // Scene Shop

Students will learn about materials used in scenic painting, tools and components of color mixing. At the end of the course students will be able to identify different types of paint and their make up, in order to use the proper paint for a project. Students will also construct and prepare their own flat for painting using materials that are safe with a complete understanding of mixing paint color by eye. After taking this course, students will be prepared to work in a paint shop cleaning tools, mixing paint colors, preparing flats, base coating, texturing, and priming surfaces to be painted.

3CROSSES CHURCH CHOIR
7:00-8:30 pm (immediately following music theory class)
Fee: None // Director: Kevin Ledbetter // Choir Room

This is an on-going ministry of 3Crosses Church. For more information, please contact Pastor of Fine Arts/Musical Director: Kevin Ledbetter (kevin @3crosses.org).

THURSDAYS

Vocal Master Class
September 28, OCtober 19, November 16
7:00-8:30 pm

Pre-Requisite: None. All Levels of Ability are Welcome // Age: High School to Adult// Fee: $25.00 each class // Instructor: Ricardo Garcia // Choir Room

A Master Class in Solo Vocal Instruction and Coaching. Three separate 90-minute classes are offered. Students may register for one, two, or three classes. Please bring a prepared solo, with 3 copies of the sheet music, to work on in class.

For QUESTIONS:
Faith Blevins, Artistic Director
faith@3Crosses.org

For REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:
Meg Willadsen, Administrative Assistant
meg@3crosses.org