The Arts 2022 – 23

FUNDAMENTALS OF FILMMAKING

Taught by  Nichole DeLaura

Fridays

2:00-3:00 pm

For 7th-12th graders, this class will introduce students to the basics of filmmaking. Over the course of the semester, they will learn about each of the major positions on a film set from screenwriter to editor. They’ll also get the chance to practice all of these skills themselves through in-class exercises and homework assignments.

 Along with giving students a fun and creative outlet, this class will also introduce them to a variety of skills that are increasingly important in today’s media-driven society, such as the fundamentals of photography, effective storytelling, professional editing software, and more.

 COST:     

$280/semester (plus a $15 materials fee*)

  • ADDITIONAL COSTS: Students will also be expected to purchase a 1-month subscription of Adobe Premiere Pro (aprox. $32) in order to complete the homework for the EDITING section. Additionally, they may want to purchase misc. other supplies in order to enhance their homework assignments. All students will need access to a smartphone.

 CHARTERS: I am currently in the process of becoming a vendor for Sky Mountain, Sage Oak, Granite Mountain, and Blue Ridge Academy.

 DURATION   1 semester (Fall 2022)

 CONTACT    To register or for more info, please contact me at:

                           Nichole DeLaura

                          zero.draft.nbd@gmail.com

                           434.249.4536

ABOUT ME:

 A home school alum myself, I now hold a B.A. in Film Production and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts where I received the Edward Small Writing Award. My work has screened at the 2021 LA Shorts International Film Festival and won “Best Screenplay” at the 2019 iFilm Festival.

 I have also spent the last five years working as an educator, including tutoring students from middle school to college. I strive to help my students creatively explore while promoting the philosophy that progress is more valuable than perfection. This year, I’m especially excited to be able to offer a hands-on approach to learning film making as I believe its one of the most powerful (and most fun) storytelling tools we have.

NATURE MAKERS

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays

8:00-9:00am

TARGET: Grades 1st-4th

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 14

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $260 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $285 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.

If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

CALLING ALL NATURE LOVERS, ANIMAL LOVERS, AND CRAFT LOVERS TO EXPLORE WILDLIFE WITH WONDER AND WHIMSY.

 In this class, students examine the growth and life of living things, enhanced by hands-on crafts and creative activities.  Each week, students will learn about an amazing mammal, bird, amphibian. ,fish, reptile, insect, flower, plant or tree on our fascinating planet.  We will touch on the topics of life cycles, habitats, ecosystems, competition, adaptation, and extinction.

 A hands-on craft or creative activity will be featured every week,  to expand or reinforce each lesson, and give student “Makers” a completed handmade project to take home.

 Upon registration, you will be provided with a simple materials list of some basic school supplies that students will need to have on hand.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions?

  • Text (626)482-8963 or
  • email: WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

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.

Tuesday 

2022 Dates
  • January 4, 11
  • February 1, 8
  • March 1, 8
  • April 5, 26
  • May 3, 10
  • June 7, 14
  • July 19, 26
  • August 2, 9
  • September 13, 20
  • October 4, 11
  • November 1,8
  • December 6, 13
Our acting class times:

 

2:00 – 3:30

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.

BEGINNING ACTING CLASS 

(IN PERSON OPTION AVAILABLE)

This class is highly suggested for kids 9 years old through 18.

  • Assorted acting skills including comedy improv, method acting, on camera scene study, and much more.
  • A  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 the 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 theatre-trained actor who needs to learn how to tone-down “theatre acting” and approach acting from a more organic and internal level.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ACTING CLASS

(IN PERSON)

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: 

Introduction to Singing, Performing, Songwriting, Recording and Audition Preparation 

Taught by:

 Janeen Ferdinand

 

Cost: $65 per one hour class.

Class meet’s twice a week for one hour each, by appointment only.

Mentoring Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced students 7 and Up

Does your child love to sing? Are they afraid to step out in faith and share their gift with the world?

Professional singer, songwriter, producer and mentor Janeen Ferdinand helps your child appreciate the uniqueness of their voice, sing with boldness, gain the confidence they need to dissolve any fear of public performance and land more auditions while discovering their true gifts, talents, calling and purpose.

Your child’s confidence will SOAR as they work with Janeen to turn their love for singing into a professionally written, recorded, mixed and mastered song OF THEIR OWN that could become a number one hit!

DID YOU KNOW: 

One of the only activities that stimulate, activate and use the ENTIRE brain is music? Studies show students with music training have more than twice as much cognitive and non-cognitive skills than those who are involved in sports, theater and dance AND they have better school grades, their more conscientious, open and ambitious! (Findings from the German Socio-Economic Panel, SOEP).

Parent, if your child is showing signs of anger or frustration, Janeen’s class is what they need.

In this class, students are not just taking singing lessons. They are performing, voice acting, singing, songwriting and recording their very own original song that they work one-on-one with Janeen to sing and perform for the world!

Janeen takes her students through her step by step songwriting process; from song idea, to song completion, performance coaching, to showcase in this very unique class.

Students are now enrolling.

*This is a 3 month course.

*This is a faith-based mentorship.

*All are welcome to interview, apply and audition.

*Students meet ONE-ON-ONE, twice a week for one hour each.

 

Call or email to meet with Janeen in her recording studio in San Gabriel California for a FREE 1 hour vocal audition to discuss your child’s music goals. (By appointment only).

References available upon request.

BIO: 

My name is Janeen Ferdinand. I am a worship leader, singer, songwriter, voiceover artist, composer and producer. I’ve been singing professionally for over 30 years and mentoring for over ten years.

I teach out of my own professional, state of the art, “really cool” (according to my students) recording studio in southern California. I specialize in singing, vocal tips and training techniques to preserve the longevity and quality of the voice, basic fundamentals of recording in a studio, audition preparation, songwriting, music production and performing.

I currently work with several Emmy Award winning producers in television and film and I’ve previously worked with multi-platinum, Grammy award winning producers Maurice Starr (New Edition and New Kids on the Block), Michael Jonzun, Donnie Wahlberg, Gerald Lee (songwriter for the multiple Grammy award winning singer Patti LaBelle) and Grammy nominated producer / saxophonist Scott Mayo. I’ve toured around the U.S. for many years performing, recording and opening for numerous national acts including multiple Grammy Award winners The Fugees.

I enjoy working with aspiring artists of all ages, helping them to discover and walk in their calling and purpose, inspiring them to help others do the same.

I have numerous client testimonials available on my website and by request.

My current students are landing auditions, excelling in singing, songwriting, vocal recording and courageously performing publicly and I am confident you will too.

My class is faith-based, personalized to your child’s specific needs and open to students of all ages.

I look forward to going on a musical journey with you!

Supplies: 
-Water bottle with temperature room water
-Music book that we provide

 Location & Contact Details

Tel: (626) 292-2258

843 Commercial Avenue San Gabriel, CA 91776

Email: mentoringwithmusic@gmail.com

Websites: MentoringwithMusic.com

JaneenFerdinand.com