AfterSchool Arts Enrichment (ASAE)

Afterschool funtivities at Floyd Elementary School students in grades 1-7 for the 2012-2013 school year

SESSION ONE:

Wednesdays 3:30-5pm – Starting September 26 – December 5 (skipping November 21)

Thursdays 3:30-5pm – Starting September 27 – December 6 (skipping November 22)

Community Night: Monday, December 10, 6-8pm

SESSION TWO:

TBA

Our experience teaching children to learn echoes a significant body of social research, and has revealed that lifelong access to artistic/creative pursuits is an essential component to an individual’s enhanced employability, civic involvement, social empathy, ability to continuously learn, and the application of inventive solutions to society’s and industry’s challenges. As The Jax has grown and our community’s needs have changed, we have focused more of our attention and resources on creative expression for our youthful residents: improving our infrastructure so we could more frequently open our facilities, gallery spaces, events, equipment, and professionals to youth-only activities. We are making youth education a cornerstone of what we do, drawing a line in the sand that says, “No child in Floyd County shall be without access to creative expression.”
The Floyd AfterSchool Arts Enrichment Program is one of our first comprehensive efforts to address the need for creative outlets for children in our community.  It is an after-school enrichment program for Floyd County school students in grades 1 – 7 who demonstrate interest in creative arts education and is sponsored by The Jax. A wide variety of challenging enrichment courses will be offered, for a very small tution of only $20 per session, over the course of two sessions in the 2012-2013 school year (and hopefully in future years too!) focusing on fine arts, technology, language (written, sign and foreign), natural sciences, physical education, world cultures, and more.
Courses are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so it is very important for students to complete and turn in an application no later than September 10, 2012 to their homeroom teachers or to the main office at the Jacksonville Center.
These newsletters are distributed through homeroom teachers on September 4th. Depending on space, students may take one class on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays.  The cost for this program is $20, unless financially qualified for a reduced rate.  Please read the registration form carefully.
Click HERE  to download the Newsletter and Application Form for the 2012-2013 Session 1.  Click HERE to read the FAQ.
Ever child deserves arts education.  You can support FAR by clicking this link and donating today!: Support Floyd ArtReach

 

Wednesdays Grades 1-3

 

Wednesdays Grades 4-7

We Love Nature! – Mixed Media

This class will utilize a wide variety of mediums with an emphasis on the wonderful natural world around us. Classes will include discussions about art in nature and appreciation of the world around us.   Projects will include natural wind mobiles, clay critters, and dried bean animals. – Instructor: Sharon Hall is a previous preschool teacher and was taught the art of traditional quilting by her mother, which  spawned a love of all arts.  Sewing side by side, she came to appreciate not only the art of quilting, but also the close connection it created between them. She has rekindled her love of quilting over the past ten years and is excited to challenge her teaching skills by imparting creative knowledge to our area youth.

Taekwondo/Bodies ALIVE! – Movement

Introduce your child to a new way to think about movement in this half & half class! This Taekwondo class will teach self-respect, discipline, confidence and martial arts education!  Wear comfy clothes and come learn the basics of this age old tradition! The Bodies ALIVE! class will often be outside, we’ll explore a variety of fun games, exercises and potential habits that we can use throughout our lives that keep both our brains and bodies healthy and happy. – Instructor: Skip King for Taekwondo.   Mr. King has been researching and teaching TaekwonDo for 11 years is a Black belt, and Master of Special Education.   Mr. King has taught more than 5,000 students and has conducted TaekwonDo Kidz children’s classes at Floydfest for the past four years.

 Instructor: Sandy Burg for Bodies ALIVE!   Sandy Jahmi Burg is a mother of 3, a landscape designer and previously, a Medical Technologist and the founder of Circle Toward Wholeness, a nonprofit dedicated to education for inner peace and wellness.  She loves sharing her enthusiasm for ‘feeling good’ with kids of all ages.

Animal Art

Create your favorite real or mythological animals in 3D by using fun sculptural techniques and mediums like wire, paper mache, and clay. Make and paint “lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!” or maybe your pet dog! How about a spectacular dragon or unicorn? It’s your choice! Instructor: Sarah Greene is a professional photographer who has taught art courses for children for many years.

Drum For Fun– Music and Movement

In my home in Ghana we do everything with RHYTHM! In this class we will learn traditional African drumming and dance moves from Ghana. We will learn to play traditional songs from the Ghanaian culture on the djembe, Djun Djun, Cowbell and many other rhythm instruments.  Instructor: Nii Anang is a master drummer who toured with the Kusun Ensemble and the Pan-African Orchestra. He currently teaches adult African dance and drumming classes at Floyd Fitness and the Zion Lutheran Church and has been teaching children’s drumming in Floyd and Roanoke for several years.

 

Art Explorations – Drawing

Practice observational drawing skills using, pencil, charcoal, pastels and more. Drawing from nature and studying from the masters. We’ll consider some elements of design. Use different types of perspective and drawing techniques. Seeing, feeling and discovering what you want to create.   Instructor: Kim Washburn is an art instructor at The Jacksonville Center and taught art to kids in California not long ago.

Taekwondo/Bodies ALIVE! – Movement

Introduce your child to a new way to think about movement in this half & half class! This Taekwondo class will teach self-respect, discipline, confidence and martial arts education!  Wear comfy clothes and come learn the basics of this age old tradition! The Bodies ALIVE! class will often be outside, we’ll explore a variety of fun games, exercises and potential habits that we can use throughout our lives that keep both our brains and bodies healthy and happy.  Instructor: Skip King for Taekwondo.  Mr. King has been researching and teaching TaekwonDo for 11 years is a Black belt, and Master of Special Education.  Mr. King has taught more than 5,000 students and has conducted TaekwonDo Kidz children’s classes at Floydfest for the past four years.

Instructor: Sandy Burg for Bodies ALIVE!  Sandy Jahmi Burg is a mother of 3, a landscape designer and previously, a Medical Technologist and the founder of Circle Toward Wholeness, a nonprofit dedicated to education for inner peace and wellness.  She loves sharing her enthusiasm for ‘feeling good’ with kids of all ages.

Comic Time – Drawing

Zap! Pow! Shazam! Do you enjoy reading comics? In this class we’ll develop our own styles and stories, learn to create unique characters and their worlds and some techniques to bring them to life on paper. We’ll also be taking a look at the history of visual storytelling, different styles of comic art (anime, graphic novels, comic strips, and super heroes to name a few) and what makes for excellent storytelling both through drawing and writing. By the end of the session you will create your very own comic.  Instructor: Micah Accord is a comic artist from Floyd who is developing his own comics and has had his work published in a children’s book.

Do It With Duct Tape – Mixed Media

Make durable and totally functional items using the old stand-by silver tape we love so much! This class will focus on creating items that will be useful as well as whimsical. We will explore creative 3 dimensional uses of duct tape, using both the basic silver along with various colors. Each participant will make a wallet and several other items for display on community night.   Instructor: Sarah Reyburn has designed and presented creative arts classes for children in summer arts programs, after school activities programs and enrichment programs for over twenty years.

 

Thursdays Grades 1-3

Thursdays Grades 4-7

Cultural Creations – Mixed Media

When did the Woodlands Indians live and what games did they play? Who is the Monacan Chief and how close to Floyd does she live?  How would you write your name in Cherokee What sorts of nature designs did the Pueblos use in their art work?  In this session you will explore all these questions through picture books, storytelling, music, poetry, and, of course, fun and artsy projects with lots of drawing, painting, and crafting.  Instructor:   Susan Mead is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ferrum College and teaches cultural creativity through the arts for children in her spare time.

Nature Journaling – Mixed Media

Each week we’ll go on a new adventure, where we discover, examine, observe, draw, color, write about, and share the amazing natural treasures that lie in wait for us right outside our classroom doors.  So bring your eyes, ears, and some comfortable walking shoes, and come ready to explore! Instructor: Meredith Dean teaches Appalachian Social and Environmental Issues, Ecological Ethics, and Creative Group Action at Virginia Tech and Radford University.  She also writes about her own adventures with her Floyd County land and animals for NPR’s Morning Edition.

Details and Dimension -Drawing

Strengthen your drawing muscles! Using basic shapes and colors as a template to produce increasingly detailed creations, you will learn how to master paper and pencil. Emphasis in this class will be on visual storytelling and techniques for adding interest through detail.   Instructor: Scott Brooke has Illustrated for Copley News Service, as well as for various children’s books, maps and publications. He is currently involved in identity and sign design.

Colorful Clay Creations -Polymer Clay

Learn awesome techniques for working with polymer clay. Start with some basics using specialized tools to create colorful clay works of art. One project will be to develop a personal journal “page” by using polymer clay over a ceramic tile and sculpting out our stories.  Instructor: Teri Walters  was introduced to polymer clay in 1999 and quickly became a “polyholic”.  She loves sharing her love of PC with children and does workshops and events year round.

Art Appreciation – Mixed Media

Create your own masterpieces using tools, materials and styles of famous artists throughout the ages. Experience primitive mask making, paint the Sistine chapel as Michelangelo did, discover realism and more!  Instructor: Sarah Greene is a professional photographer who has taught art courses for children for many years.

Sculpture Mania- Mixed Media

Dig into fun in this creative class. Building dexterity and creative problem solving skills, you will learn how to build with clay, paper mache and mixed media.   Piece things together and overall just enjoy getting your hands dirty. Instructor: Aven Tanner is currently the elementary school art teacher for Floyd County and is excited to have the opportunity to spend some quality time with some of her students playing with clay.