WHO: Students ages 6-16, divided into groups by ability
WHAT: Music, Spanish, Drama, Handicrafts and more!
WHERE: Loft & Field Farm
WHEN: Alternate Fridays beginning September 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. See our calendar here.
COST: $40 per month, per student, charged on the 1st of every month. Loft & Field Membership required before you can sign up. No refunds, cancel anytime.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
See the Art AM time schedule here.
Devotional & Scripture – We begin with our eyes on the beauty of Christ with short devotions on sin & salvation, Christ & the cross, and Christian living. Students will practice reciting our assigned Bible verse. Taught by Mrs. Amanda. (15 minutes)
Immersion Spanish – Students are steeped in the Spanish language through songs, games, and role-play. More advanced students will also translate literature and write a simple story. Taught by Señora Annie. (30 minutes)
Kodaláy Music – Using a Kodaláy music training method, students will learn how to sight read notes through Solfege ear training, learn rhythms, improvise and write music, play recorder and percussion, and learn folk songs. The goal of this class is not a concert at the end, but to learn to understand and appreciate music. It will develop confidence in singing and give students the tools needed to express themselves in their own songs. Taught by Mrs. Johanna. (30 minutes)
Handicrafts (Sloyd) – Taught with the Swedish “sloyd” technique, handicrafts classes build harmony between our hands and minds. While students will learn how to make crafts, our main goal is helping students learn problem solving through knowledge of many craft processes. Therefore, children will work simultaneously on a “hard” (woodworking, cardboard, metal, etc.) and “soft” (knitting, crochet, embroidery, etc.) form of sloyd. This year we will study cardboard sloyd & embroidery, recreational mathematics & weaving, and structural engineering & knot-tying. Taught by Mrs. Rebecca and Mrs. Jenny. (50 minutes)
Fine Arts & Picture Study – “Fine Arts” is an umbrella term for all art forms, including visual arts, theater, and expressive dance. This year, we will rotate through studies of theater, sculpture ,and printmaking. Shakespeare will be fun to study through swordplay, a shakespearean insults contest, and a dramatic retelling of The Tempest. Students will work on confidence, expressive vocal techniques, stage presence, and prop-making. For sculpture and printmaking, we will study the expression and technique used in the works of famous artists. Then, students will create their own works of art with an emphasis on the process of art-making. Taught by Mrs. Stephanie. (50 minutes)
Poetry – We will delight in the beauty, cadence, and heart-expression of poetry. This year we will practice expressive recitations of: “The Ten Ways of Living Things” by Jack Prelutsky, “Space Poem” by James Carter, and a selection of haikus by Kobayashi Issa. Taught by Mrs. Rebecca. (10 minutes)
Hymn & Prayer – We finish our morning together by lifting our best voices and singing a hymn. Our hymns this year are “The Doxology” by Thomas Ken, “Nothing But the Blood” by Robert Lowry , and “Trust and Obey” by John H. Sammis . Taught by Mrs. Stephanie. (10 minutes)
Students & families are invited to stay for lunch. We picnic when we can! During lunch, there is a student-led book and art club. Here, we share books and artwork we loved with each other. A list of these works are then shared with everyone afterwards in our our newsletter.