The Fine Arts Youth Academy is about children and the arts. When young people are active in the arts something changes in their lives. For some, it is their first chance at success, their first opportunity to feel really good about themselves. A well taught arts program can engage children’s hearts, minds and bodies and inspire a whole new level of performance and learning in them.
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Arts Express has one of the most dynamic summer arts immersion programs I have ever seen. The Fine Arts Youth Academy offers a great variety of arts classes – from band & orchestra to visual arts and cartooning. If you truly want your child to learn about a particular art discipline, this is the summer program to attend. Great work on the part of Arts Express, their board of directors, artistic leadership and highly qualified arts instructors. – Kavo
Miller Elementary and Arts Express happily announce a continued partnership offering fall arts classes to students at Miller. These classes will be offered at Miller every Saturday morning 8:30-10:30 a.m. from October 19th through November 23rd. There will be a special presentation by students for their families on Saturday, November 23 from 10:00-10:30. Offerings include a visual arts class for Kindergarten-2nd graders, and a dance class for 3rd-5th graders:
- Visual Arts (Grades K-2): Create a rainbow by exploring the expressive qualities of colors. Go on a color exploration to find the origin of colors, and find out how landscapes, local vegetation and history can influence colors in art. Investigate various cultures using colors through painting, free form sculptures, print making, and mixed media collage.
- Dance (Grades 3-5): This Hip-Hop dance class is designed to inspire and excite young dancers to explore their talents and express themselves through movement. Hip Hop dance is a form of dance that focuses on the hip hop culture, music, attitude, style and funk. Students will learn Hip-Hop steps and styles in an energized environment, while being challenged to interact with their peers and an audience. Students will learn dance sequences that are fun, funky, and a great work-out! In addition, they will view videos of different hip-hop performances and will perform in their own presentation at the end of the course!
The registration fee for these six 2-hour classes is $72 including fees for materials. Scholarships are available to students on the federal free and reduced lunch program, bringing the registration fee down to $36. Miller will be asked to verify the free and reduced status of students seeking those scholarships. Registration fees need to be submitted directly to Mrs. Federico with your registration form or online below, beginning on Monday, September 30. Registrations will NOT be accepted by the Miller office.
The classes will be limited to 25 students each. The first 50 paid registrations turned in to Mrs. Federico will get these classes and the opportunities for the limited scholarships. We feel this is a wonderful opportunity for your child to further pursue his/her interest in a specific art form that they have enjoyed in the OMA program. We look forward to enrolling your children.
For Information Regarding the FAYA program for Summer 2014, check back here in January 2014