The Arts Academy

Growing through the ARTS word

The Arts Academy at First Christian Church serves to develop the next generation of artists – trained with excellence for the task of ministry. It also serves as an avenue for growing disciples of Jesus Christ and expressing his love for people in our community.

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Arts Academy Recitals


SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019 AT 10AM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019 AT 6:30PM
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019 AT 2PM

Music students from the Arts Academy will perform the musical pieces they’ve learned through the year. Everyone is welcome, and a dessert reception will follow. Questions? Contact Anita at agifford@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

 

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Arts Academy Summer Workshops


JUNE 24-27, 2019

Join the Arts Academy for our Summer Workshops! Workshop classes offer students of all ages — kindergarten through adult — the opportunity to experience Arts Academy classes, as well as learn new skills. Morning and evening classes including dance, choir, arts exploration, culinary arts, choir, sewing, hand lettering, and much more available . . . all for FREE! Class descriptions and registration links are listed below.

Morning Classes


Intro to Melody & Rhythm

Time: 10-10:30am
Ages: 4-6 years old
Number of Students: 10

This beginner class allows students an introduction to music. Students will have the opportunity to explore the basics of rhythm and melody by exploring various instruments and music styles.
* Parents are welcome, but not required to join students.

REGISTER HERE

 

Arts Exploration 1

Time 10-11:30am
Ages: 5-7 years old
Number of Students: 20

Arts Exploration provides students with the opportunity to learn about different artistic disciplines and create projects using a variety of materials.

FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Arts Exploration 2

Time: 10-11am
Ages: 8-9 years old
Number of Students: 10

Arts Exploration provides students with the opportunity to learn about different artistic disciplines and create projects using a variety of materials.

REGISTER HERE

 

Beginner Sewing

Time: 10am-noon
Ages: 10 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 6

Students will learn the basics of hand and machine sewing and create a couple of different projects utilizing hand and machine sewing.

REGISTER HERE

 

Culinary Arts

Time: 10am-11:30am
Ages: 10 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 12

Students will have the opportunity to learn how use various tools in the kitchen and create easy to prepare dishes.

FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Video Production

Time: 10-11am
Ages: 11 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 3

Video production will teach students to use a production equipment to capture and create videos.

FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Evening Classes


Youth Choir

Time: 6-7:30pm
Ages: 6-18 years old
Number of Students: 30

Youth choir offers beginning students the opportunity to learn basics of melody, rhythm and vocal technique. Advanced students will have the opportunity to refine vocal technique and to work in sectionals.  Students will play games and learn music. Youth Choir members MUST perform in Hymnoscope, held during weekend worship services, June 29-30.

REGISTER HERE

 

Storybook Art

Time: 6-7pm
Ages: 7-9 years old
Number of Students: 15

Students will use different mediums to create art based on a variety of children’s books.

REGISTER HERE

 

Culinary Arts

Time: 6-7:30pm
Ages: 10 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 12

Students will have the opportunity to learn how use various tools in the kitchen and create easy to prepare dishes.

FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

Lyrical Dance

Time: 6-8pm
Ages: 10 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 10

Students will learn beginning and advanced lyrical choreography. The lyrical dance students MUST participate in Hymnoscope, held during weekend worship services June 29-30.

REGISTER HERE

 

Acrylic Painting

Time: 6-8pm
Ages: 11 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 10

Students will learn different painting techniques and will create a unique piece of art. Class is open to all skill levels.

REGISTER HERE

 

Hand Lettering

Time: 6-7pm
Ages: 11 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 15

Students will learn to create works of art using hand lettering and typography.

REGISTER HERE

 

Intermediate Sewing

Time: 6-8pm
Ages: 12 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 8

Intermediate sewing will allow students the opportunity to develop their sewing skills. Students will create a couple of projects during the class.
* Previous experience hand and machine sewing required.

REGISTER HERE

 

Lace Knitting

Time: 6-8pm
Ages: 12 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 10

Students will learn the basics of lace knitting, reading lace patterns and charts, and some tips for lace work.
* Students should be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and bind off.

REGISTER HERE

 

Handbells for Hymnoscope

Time: 6-7pm
Ages: 13 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 12

Students will prepare songs for Hymnoscope, held during weekend services June 29-30. Students must be a proficient reader of either treble or bass clef (or both). Students MUST participate in Hymnoscope, held during weekend worship services June 29-30.

REGISTER HERE

 

Hand Quilting

Time: 6-7:30pm
Ages: 13 years old - Adult
Number of Students: 8

Students will learn the basics of hand quilting and create a project to take home.
* Students should be able to thread a needle and do a running stitch.

REGISTER HERE

 

Questions? Contact Andrea at agrunden@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.