The Arts 2019-20

Art History

Taught by:

Cynthia Rodriguez

Friday

9:30 – 10:30

Accepting new students all year.

We are vendors for:

Inspire Charter

Excel Charter

Sage Oak Charter

Tuition
  • $65.00 per month
  • Charters:$70.00 per month
  • All supplies included
This is a one year course that introduces the student to world history through the ancient art of major world cultures. We start with the famous French cave drawings and walk through the timeline to include Egyptian art, Roman art, Greek art and culture, Medieval art, Christian art, Renaissance art and famous painters of the 19th and 20th century.
Each week we will discuss
The social, political and artistic events of the major eras in world history. The lessons include: lecture time, one or two videos, and a short drawing lesson on the art being discussed that day. Included is a sample reproduction of a sculpture, coins, or painting of that time era, and a sample of cultural food groups to expose the student to a hands-on experience only found in museums or by visiting the ancient sites. The class is for 8th through 12th grade.
Please contact Cynthia Rodriguez for more info or to register at:
626-242-7410

Art Classes

TAUGHT BY:    Marisa Rodriguez is a homeschooled EIE Academy graduate who also attending  Pasadena City College to earn her Fine Arts degree.  Marissa and her mother Cynthia provide a very open and relaxing environment for learning the fine skills of art.  Each student works on their own special projects with Marissa and Cynthia providing helpful tips to the soothing influence of classical music.

Beginning Drawing

Taught by:

Marisa Rodriguez

 

Fridays

12:30 – 1:30

Classes Start September 13, 2019

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

Excel

Sage Oak

CONTACT:  (626) 242-7410 Cynthia Rodriquez     or email:  artistmarisarodriguez@gmail.com
COST:  $260.00 non-charter per semester

$310.00 per semester charter

Payment due no later than the first day of the semester.

 

In this class, students will learn  basic drawing and structure. Students will be taught different art techniques to create pencil sketches from both their imaginations, and from simple pictures. Each week, students will be taught how to use special tools such as different grades of pencils, colored pencil, cloth to blend, erasers, charcoal to create gradation from light to dark, perspective, and many more techniques used by artists today. The teacher will also cover the fundamentals of the color wheel and how it can be applied to the different mediums of art.  Students will also learn about famous artists such as: Monet, Van Gogh, Da Vinci and many more.

CONTACT:  (626) 242-7410 Cynthia Rodriquez     or email:  artistmarisarodriguez@gmail.com

Intermediate Drawing and Painting

Friday

2:00 – 3:00

Classes Start September 13

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

Excel

Sage Oak

COST: 

COST:  $260.00 non-charter per semester

$310.00 per semester charter

Payment due no later than the first day of the semester.

In this class, students will continue their drawing lessons with the teacher and slowly move into using watercolors and acrylic paint in the second semester. Students will learn how to mix primary colors to create custom paint for their acrylic art projects. Watercolor techniques will be taught using a high grade professional watercolor paper, suitable for framing. In addition, various tools will be used; training the student in a mixture of mediums, from colored pencil to charcoal, grades of pencils, cloth to blend, fine black pens for pen drawing, watercolor and acrylic paint (second semester). 10 students max.

CONTACT:  (626) 242-7410 Cynthia Rodriquez     or email:  artistmarisarodriguez@gmail.com

Advanced Drawing and Painting

Friday

3:00 – 4:00

Classes Start September 13

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

Excel

Sage Oak

COST:

$350.00 per semster for non-charter families.

$400.00 per semester charter families.

Payment due no later than the first day of the semester.

This class is for advanced drawing and painting students only. In this class students will work on individual art projects with the guided help of the teacher. Each student will bring in a picture of their choosing and will work with an 8X11 hard board high grade canvas to create their own acrylic rendering. One oil painting project on canvas in the second semester.  Prior experience is required for this class.  Each student will have time with the teacher to create a one on one experience for the student. Limited spots available.

CONTACT:  (626) 242-7410 Cynthia Rodriquez     or email:  artistmarisarodriguez@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Taught by:

Janna Christian

FRIDAY

1:00 – 2:00

Cost: $250 per semester

 Age: 7th-12th grade

Description:

  “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

—Dorothea Lange

In this class, I will introduce basic digital photographic methods and processes. This will include (but is not limited to):

  • Learning how to operate basic digital SLR camera functions to create well-exposed pictures (learning to understand and correctly use camera functions like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance).
  • Becoming more attentive to light (learning how to notice light color and intensity; recognizing how light changes throughout the day and when shooting indoors vs. outdoors or with natural vs. artificial light; shooting in different lighting situations; and editing photos to balance or correct poor lighting situations).
  • Learning how to compose a scene to create balanced, aesthetically pleasing, interesting images (learning basic elements of design such as color, line, texture, balance, proportion, emphasis, similarity and contrast and how to use them when composing photographs).
  • Learning basic post-processing techniques (learning basic editing functions in Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop and how to sort/organize images).

 Required supplies:

  • DSLR camera (If you don’t have one, a point-and-shoot camera or smartphone can work. Ideally though, you’d want to have a camera that allows you to adjust settings like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. If you happen to have a film SLR, that can work too!)
  • Flash drive or external hard drive (at least 32GB)
  • A smartphone or tablet on which you can install the Lightroom photo editing app and that you can use in class to edit photos. The Lightroom app is free to install, and most basic editing functions are free. Complete access to all functions is $4.99/month, but is not required for this class. If you’re going to spend money on editing software though, I would definitely recommend purchasing the desktop version of Adobe Lightroom instead of the phone version. The program is a subscription and is $9.99/month (see more info here: https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography.html?promoid=NQCJRBTZ&mv=other).
  • If you already have a computer and access to Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop, that would be ideal—please bring that instead! If you decide to enroll in this class, don’t worry about purchasing any programs right away! We won’t get to photo editing till about 2/3 of the way through the course.

 

Contact:

janna.e.christian@gmail.com

909-344-7805

or Contact EIE at 626-821-0025

THEATER ARTS

Kids and Teens On-Camera Acting Class

Taught by:

Casting Director and Set Coach

Chris Gillmore and Leo Gilmore

Watch the interview with Chris about her class.

Monday’s

GROUP 1:

Meet on the First and Second Monday of the month.

Young Class

12:00 – 2:00

Beginning Class

3:00 – 5:00

 GROUP 2:

Meet on the Third and Fourth Monday of the month.

Intermediate Class

12:00 – 2:00

Advanced Class

3:00 – 5:00

NEW SIGN UPS SHOULD MEET AT 11:45.

VENDOR WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARTERS:

  • Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • California Enrichment Academy
  • Excel Academy
  • Golden Valley
  • Gorman
  • iLead
  • Inspire
  • Sage Oak
  • Sky Mountain

COST: 

  • $125 per month private funds
  • $150 with charter funds made out to Home School Coaches 

So…Whatever you’re thinking an acting class for kids and teens is, you will be happily surprised!  This acting class, taught by professional casting director and set coach of over 15,000 kids and teens, Chris Gilmore.  It is much more than just a class where students learn how to act professionally on camera for movies, television and commercials.

The added benefits of this incredible series of classes are:  It builds the student’s self esteem and self image.  It teaches discipline and focus as well as teaching students to use their creativity and imagination.  It empowers the students to be able to speak in front of a group with great confidence and improves memorization, improvisation and even helps develop a sense of humor.

From start to finish all students will learn the art of comedy, drama, two-party scene study, cold-reading, monologue technique, comedy improvisation as applied to on-camera film and television performances as well as commercial techniques.  Every month is a different acting theme.  This course is the Real Thing, and if acting professionally is the goal, students will receive all the skills necessary to pursue a professional acting career while having fun learning them.

INTRODUCTORY ACTING CLASS

This class is highly suggested for kids 10 years old and under

  • The beginning steps of the same acting skills and themes taught in the intermediate/advanced class
  • A slightly slower paced class which encourages the student to ask questions and learn the techniques of acting from the beginning steps on
  • A strong focus on building the student’s confidence in themselves and in letting go of fear of performing in front of others
  • In this class, the teacher also evaluates the student’s learning style, confidence level, emotional needs, and develops a teaching plan for each individual student
  • Great class for a trained actor who has developed bad acting habits and needs to relearn the skills from a new perspective. (such as a theater-trained actor who needs to learn how to tone-down “theater acting” and approach acting from a more organic and internal level

 

 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ACTING CLASS

This class is highly suggested for teens

  • A faster paced class where students are challenged to utilize their acting skills to the max, as they learn new and more advanced skills
  • Many acting challenges are given which builds even more confidence
  • Great class for trained actors who are looking to continue growing in the art of on camera acting and seriously considering a professional acting career

THE ADDED BONUS:  At the end of every month, all parents will receive an on-line video of the students’ performances in class so you can watch their progress. (upon request)

CONTACT:  

SPACES ARE LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY! CALL (951) 243-9143

Or email:  Creativekidsacting@gmail.com

www.creativekidsacting.com