Fine Arts

Contemporary Worship Band

Course Description:  This class is a chance for students to really dive in to the art of playing worship music.  Students will learn not only how to play their individual parts, but will learn to listen, create, and produce as a team.  Throughout the course of the semester, students learn to understand their roles on chosen instruments, but more importantly will become a collective of musicians desiring to work together for a greater cause.

This class will be performing contemporary music. Songs will be picked by students and the instructor.  If you are looking for something exciting, hands-on, and creative this is the class for you!

Due to need for different instruments we will be accepting the following: 2 Electric Guitars, 1 Acoustic, 4 vocalists, 2 Drummers, 1 Bassist, 1 Keyboard/Pianist; also accepting Cello or Violin.

Tutor:    Nick Tucker

Class Length:  Full Year Course

Grade Level:  8-12

Tuition:  $175.00

Class Size:  Min 4 students (Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar, and Vocalist) / Max 13

Text:  None

Supplies:  Students will be expected to bring their instruments and amplifiers / Keyboard and Drum Set will be provided /Drummers will need to bring sticks

Prerequisite:     

  • Electric/Bass Guitar, Keyboard:  1 year of playing experience and ability to read/play chords and lead lines
  • Drum Set:  1 year of playing experience.  Ability to listen and learn drum parts, as well as experience playing to a metronome preferred
  • Vocalists: 1 year of singing experience and ability to harmonize and sing a melody

Homework:  Students will be expected to learn their music at home


 

WEST Secondary Choir

Description:

Do you love to sing? Do you love listening to music? Do you have a desire to perform?

Join your friends in this Choir experience for an exciting 90 minutes each week of singing together and exploring the passion of music!

Enroll in this class and build confidence in your singing voice and music skills while preparing choir selections for a student concert!

This secondary choir experience will take into consideration the student enrollment and music will be chosen to complement the size and the talents represented in the class.

Vocal techniques taught will include how to properly warm up the voice, correct posture, correct breathing skills, proper diction, tone production, musical expression, harmony skills with 2-4 part music, how to read vocal choir music and basic music theory.

Repertoire~

Music will be selected from a wide variety of styles including Classical, Jazz, Folk, Contemporary Christian, Pop and Musical Theatre Show Tunes.

Each student will receive vocal coaching.

Solo and Ensemble work will be included by audition.

Music History and listening may be included in this class period.

A student choir concert at the WEST Showcase will be included at the end of each semester.

Participation of each choir student will be required in the concert.

Vocal Coach/Director: Mrs. Linda Lindeen

Length: Year long classes; with the encouragement to stay in CHOIR and build skills year after year at WEST

Grade Level: 6th-12th grade

Class Tuition: $180 per semester, plus $10 music supply fee.

Class Size: Minimum 10 students/Maximum of 42

Prerequisite: No prerequisites

Homework: Student will be expected to work on music at home.


 

Drama

Class Description:

An exploration of the various facets of theatre.  We will be continually discussing the material and exploring it through acting exercises and other active in-classroom activities.  Much of the class will be hands on discovery and discussion.  We will have a structured curriculum, but there will be space to learn and explore types of theatre that interest the students in the class, such as improv.

Tutor:  Elizabeth Yoder
 
Class Length:   Fall and Spring Semester- Full year.
 
Grade Level: 6-12
 
Tuition:  $170 plus a $5 supply fee
 
Class Size: Minimum of 5; Maximum of 40
 
Textbook Requirements:  None
 
Supplies: None

 

Middle School Multi Media Art

Description:

Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums and learn about three master artists each semester. Mediums include drawing, colored pencils, sumi art, painting with tempera & acrylic paint, printmaking, watercolor, magazine and relief art, clay and more!
This middle school class is an excellent primer to WEST’s high school 3D Art and Drawing Basics courses.

Projects vary from year to year so that students may register for this course more than one year.

Tutor:  Terri Kryzer

Class Length:  Full Year

Grade Level:  5th-7th

Tuition:  $165/semester plus a $20 supply fee.
The supply fee will be collected from the tutor on the first day of class. Cash or checks written out to Terri Kryzer.

Class Size:  Minimum of 5 with a maximum of 15

Textbook Requirements:  None

Supplies:  2- #2 pencils with an eraser

Prerequisites:  None


 

High School 3D Art

Description:

3-D Art is an exciting, hands-on, creative class that focuses on color, form and texture through a variety of projects.

This course includes several clay pieces-glazed and fired, wire sculpture, paper-mache clay (different than paper mache), metal etching, soft-block printmaking, optical illusion drawing and much more. Students will discover a few of the great artists who mastered sculptures, a multi-media project on canvas where creativity is used to design and make an acrylic 3-D piece of art. Students will also silk screen, construct a mosaic and learn the ancient art of dyed cloth and fiber. They will make woven textile art through a hands-on experience using organic materials in a natural dyeing process. More art eperiences will be offered as well.

This class invites and encourages students to explore, fashion and learn not only about art but about their ability to create!

Tutor:  Terri Kryzer

Class Length:  Full Year

Grade Level:  8th-12th  

Tuition:  $175/semester plus a $25 supply fee.
The supply fee will be collected from the tutor on the first day of class. Cash or checks written out to Terri Kryzer.

Class Size:  Minimum of 5 with a maximum of 12

Textbook Requirements:  None

Supplies: 2- #2 pencils with an eraser

Prerequisites:  None


 

Beginning Oil Pastels (spring semester 2016)

Description:

Oil pastel is a fantastic medium for transitioning young artists from black and white to color. Lessons will cover fine arts concepts such as color, blending, light and shadow, perspective and dimension, and layering and composition. Class is fun and upbeat, and students apply everything they learn immediately into their work. The bottom line goal is to help students become familiar with techniques of pastel use and color to the point where they can use pastel to express their own ideas in painting. They will be amazed at what they’re capable of even when drawing isn’t really their strong suit. Each student is required to finish and submit at least one final painting demonstrating the techniques taught in class. All submitted work will be cropped and mounted onto matte board by instructor and made ready for presentation, if time and class size allows.

Students wishing to earn a full high school art credit will need to complete 60 class hours that include instruction, practice time, a sketch diary of all lessons and painting assignments, and 2 special projects to be mounted for presentation. Other students will need to attend all scheduled classes and complete assignments and projects given by instructor.

Tutor: Sandy Adler

Class Length: Spring Semester Only

Prerequisite: None

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES STUDENT MUST BRING TO EVERY CLASS:

* A spiral bound (important) sketch book minimum size 9 X 12. * A set of drawing pencils, ruler, eraser and sharpener. * Basic set of colored pencils.

Class Size: Minimum 8 students, maximum 18.

Class Tuition: $185.00 per semester plus an approximate $35.00 fee that includes pastel sets and blending tools (specific brand required), mounting materials and all copies/handouts. All other supplies are listed below and MUST BE BROUGHT FOR FIRST DAY OF CLASS. Any supplies used in Drawing Basics can be used for Pastels. The supply fee will be collected from the tutor on the first day of class. Cash or checks written out to Sandy Adler. Each supply fee will depend on individual student supplies. Please connect with tutor after registration.


 

Advanced Oil Pastels (fall semester 2015)

Description:

Rather than learning one lesson at a time, Advanced Pastel students will do a series of paintings from start to finish, with a goal of completing at least 4 paintings by the end of the year. We will incorporate all lessons learned in previous classes, including drawing basics for a good initial sketch, composition, backgrounds, blending, light and shadow, and perspective. Examples include sandcastles against a sunset background, trees against a cloudy sky in a field at dusk, complex still life using several objects and a full background, tropical underwater scenes, fall landscapes, etc. Paintings will be carefully planned and executed by the student. By the end of this year, they should have at least 4 beautiful, frameable pictures and be confident, independent painters!

Tutor: Sandy Adler

Class Length: Fall Semester

Grade Level: 7th-12th

Class Size: Minimum 7 students, maximum 12.

Prerequisite: Must have taken Beginning Drawing and Beginning Pastels from Mrs. Adler in the past, either through WEST or another co-op, OR speak with instructor about other painting classes taken to obtain special permission.

Requirements: Students will need to attend all classes if possible, and complete all paintings assigned. May require some work outside of class time.

Tuition: $185.00 per semester plus any reimbursement for supplies ordered by instructor. The supply fee will be collected from the tutor on the first day of class. Cash or checks written out to Sandy Adler. Each supply fee will depend on individual student supplies. Please connect with tutor after registration.

Supplies:

  • Set of Caron D’Ache oil pastels (a higher quality, blendable brand)*
  • Additional pastels to supplement starter set colors*
  • Spiral pad of 14 X 17 inch, heavy weight paper**
  • Drawing pencils with art eraser (O.K. to have regular #2 pencils for this class, but do need decent eraser)
  • Set of colored pencils
  • 2 pastel blending sticks***
  • At least 2 16 X 20 frames for completed work

*Many students may already own a set of Caron D’Ache pastels that are in good condition. If not, these can be ordered online or purchased at Dick Blick stores locally.

**This is a required purchase for all students due to the specific paper size and weight. Instructor can order spiral pads of paper at less than half the price available in stores.


         Brass Still Life                                   Fall Mountain Landscape

           Painting Reflective Metals                                         Study in Fall Colors

    Clownfish with Anemone & Coral                      Sandcastles at Sunset

       Learning to paint an underwater scene               Learning to paint sunset skies, ocean water, and silhouettes

   Dolphin Leaping at the Moon

                  Ocean scene at night.


 

Basic Drawing (fall semester 2015)

TUTOR NAME: Sandy Adler

SUBJECT: Drawing

CLASS TYPE: Fall Semester only, classes held every week.

CLASS OBJECTIVE: To provide a solid foundation in drawing basics. Drawing is a very important building block that is foundational to all other mediums of art.  Students will learn and apply a wide variety of art techniques, terminology, and uses of various drawing tools as they are introduced to elements of line, tone, shading, blending, graphing, and many other important concepts that will radically improve drawing skills. Lessons will cover fine arts concepts such as light and shadow, perspective and dimension, and layering and composition. Class is fun and upbeat, and students apply everything they learn immediately into their work.

REQUIREMENTS: Students 9th grade and up wishing to earn a full transferable high school art credit will need to complete 60 class hours that include instruction, reading & video assignments, practice time, a sketch diary of all lessons and drawing assignments, and 2 special projects to be mounted for presentation. Instructor will provide necessary forms. Other students will need to attend all scheduled classes and complete drawing assignments and projects given by instructor.

CLASS FEE:  $185/semester plus $5.00 fee for copies and mounting materials, plus supplies costs if ordered through instructor. (I am able to purchase supplies online for a radically reduced price at bulk rates, and it is also beneficial for students to be working with the same quality of materials). Supplies are listed below and MUST BE BROUGHT FOR FIRST DAY OF CLASS, or paid for by that day if ordered through me.  
The supply fee will be collected from the tutor on the first day of class. Cash or checks written out to Sandy Adler. Each supply fee will depend on individual student supplies. Please connect with tutor after registration.

SUPPLIES STUDENT MUST BRING TO EVERY CLASS:

  • A spiral bound (important) sketch book minimum 11 X 14.  Paper can be sketching/drawing quality, the more pages the better for optimal creativity (approx. $8.00)
  • A set of drawing pencils including at least one H-lead, and a range of B-leads at least including B-2, B-4, and B-6. (approx. $6.00)
  • At least one charcoal pencil. ($1.99)
  • Kneadable eraser ($1.25)
  • Ruler and sharpener (bring from home).
  • Blending tortillions (NOT the harder blending stumps, $.50 each, need at least 2)

          Capturing an object                                  Free-hand drawing using basic shapes

                                                                Graphing with pencil and charcoal             Introductions to the features and proportions of the human face

   Negative & positive space to create contrast              Simplifying a complex object using grid lines

        Storyboard Design in pencil & charcoal


 

Mixed Media Level I  (spring semester 2016)

SUBJECT: Mixed Media Level I

TUTOR NAME: Sandy Adler

CLASS TYPE: One Semester Course, SECOND SEMESTER ONLY, classes held every week.

CLASS SIZE: Minimum 8 students, maximum 18

PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Beginning Drawing AND Beginning and/or Advanced Pastels as well, either through WEST or another co-op, OR speak with instructor about other painting classes taken to obtain special permission.

DESCRIPTION: Students will be introduced to three new mediums: pen and ink, watercolor pencil, and compressed charcoal. Lessons will rotate through these mediums, beginning with the seven basic strokes of pen and ink, and incorporating watercolor into the pen and ink projects. Lessons will cover a wide variety of technique in all three mediums, from extremely detailed to more abstract.  Students will also learn how these mediums have been used by famous artists of the past, as well as present-day applications.

(Click here for Sample lessons of all mediums)

REQUIREMENTS: Students will need to attend all classes if possible, complete all assigned projects, and prepare at least two pieces for final mounting and display at the year-end Spring Showcase.  May require some work outside of class time. 

CLASS FEE:  $185.00 per semester plus supplies.

 SUPPLIES: Everything listed below can be purchased through instructor in a bulk order to save costs, and any supplies from previous semesters can be used.
The supply fee will be collected from the tutor on the first day of class. Cash or checks written out to Sandy Adler. Each supply fee will depend on individual student supplies. Please connect with tutor after registration.

1.    Blick Spiral Bound sketch pad 11 X 14, 70 sheets, 80 lb. paper - $7.50

2.    Drawing pencils, set of 6 soft B leads - $5.00

3.    At least one charcoal pencil - $1.50 each

4.    Kneaded Eraser - $1.00 each

5.    Blending tortillions (NOT the harder blending stumps…) - $.50 each

6.    Ruler, at least two paint brushes fine and medium, regular eraser, and sharpener (bring from home)

7.    Set of 24 watercolor pencils - $8.50 (I recommend buying this set through me, it’s an amazing price and the pencils are a good quality.)

8.    Sharpie marker ultra fine - $1.00