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.

Arts Academy for Fall 2021


September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9

We have an exciting year ahead of us, and we'd love for YOU to join us! Check out our fall lineup below. Classes are FREE, but space is limited. Please note the various start times and dates for each class. Register below. Questions? Contact Andrea Grunden at agrunden@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

K-1 Arts Exploration

FULL

Time:  5:30-6:30 pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  5 - 7 years old

Students K-1st grade will have the opportunity throughout the course of the class to explore different artistic disciplines. Students will have age appropriate activities that will teach them some basics in each of the areas of art including: music, drawing/painting, dance, singing, drama and culinary arts.

2nd - 3rd Grade Art

FULL

Note Start Date:  November 4
Time:  5:30 - 6:30 pm
Number of Students:  7
Ages:  2nd - 3rd Grade

Students will learn art skills and techniques like color theory, sketching, design and much more. A variety of mediums such as watercolors, colored pencils, marker, pastels and more will be used to create unique and one of a kind masterpieces.

4th – 6th Grade Art

FULL

Time:  5:30 - 6:30 pm
Number of Students:  8
Ages:  4th – 6th Grade

Students will learn art skills and techniques like color theory, design, contour drawing, and much more. A variety of mediums such as watercolors, colored pencils, marker, pastels, paints, canvas and more will be used to create unique and one of a kind masterpieces.

Drama

Time:  5:00 - 6:30 pm
Number of Students:  15
Ages:  5th Grade - 12th Grade

Drama students will have the opportunity to learn staging, voicing, and many other aspects of theater over the course of the class. Students will have opportunity to perform in smaller skits and a larger production at the end of the year.

K-3rd Lyrical Dance

FULL

Time:  4:30 – 5:30 pm
Number of Students:  8
Ages:  K - 3rd Grade

Students will learn dance technique with a lyrical style and worship focus. Dancers will learn lyrical routines that will be incorporated into worship.

4th-12th Lyrical Dance

Time:  5:30-6:30 pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  4th - 12th Grade

Students will learn dance technique with a lyrical style and worship focus. Lyrical is a fusion of ballet, jazz, and modern dance styles. Dancers will learn lyrical routines that will be incorporated into Worship, including Carols for Advent.

Beginner Painting

Time:  5:30 - 6:30 pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  5th Grade - Adult

Beginner painting will teach students the basics of acrylic painting. Students will have the opportunity to create a variety of pieces throughout the course of the class.

Sewing

FULL

Time:  5:00 - 6:30 pm
Number of Students:  5
Ages:  4th Grade - Adult

Students will learn the basics of machine and hand sewing, as well as how to read and work from a pattern. Students will learn how to properly use a sewing machine and will create a variety of projects throughout the year.

Paper Art Class

Time:  5:30 – 6:30 pm
Number of Students:  10
Ages:  8th – Adult

Students will learn a variety of techniques for using paper to create beautiful projects such as handmade cards.

Art Class

Time:  9:00 – 11:00 am
Number of Students:  6
Ages:  Adults

Beginners will learn the process to plan, design and create pieces of art using a variety of artistic mediums.

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