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Music & Worship Arts Academy

Music, Art and Architecture Classes

About the Music, Art & Architecture Classes
I have taken a lot of information from my many years of college-level teaching and study in the areas of music, art and architecture and put it in an age-appropriate format for students in grades 6-12. For six years I served as an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana Wesleyan University where I taught a course in fine arts that included art, music and architecture from biblical times through our present culture. Having spent six years teaching this material to college students, I thought it would be fun to offer similar classes for kids in grades 6-12. So, I designed both a middle and high school course that covers music, art and architecture from the beginning of time until now. I will begin offering classes for junior high and high school students in the fall of 2017. My daughter Joy, who is 14, is very excited about it and so am I! One of the best parts is that we will take a field trip every 6 weeks to see what we have been studying.  Why? Because we’re homeschoolers and we can go to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts for free on Thursdays, that’s why!

Registration
For each class, we need to have a minimum of eight students registered in order for the class to make. Also, days and times are subject to change based on enrollment and classroom availability. The registration fee is $20 per student, per class and will be refunded if the class does not meet the minimum enrollment of eight students. Click here to register.

  • The single semester course classes meet on Thursdays from noon-2 p.m.  The field trips at the end of the 6 weeks will be 4-5 hours per trip.
     
  • The full academic year course classes meet on Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. The field trips at the end of the 6 weeks will be 4-5 hours per trip.
     
  • The tuition is $160 month for 1 student. Additional students from the same family receive a 25% discount, so it’s $120 for the 2nd student.

Music, Art & Architecture

The following courses in music, art and architecture have been designed with the homeschool student in mind.  Every class includes a wealth of overall historical information in addition to the subject of fine arts.  Students will learn about master artists as well as world leaders, all from a biblical perspective.

There are two sections of this course, the single semester or the full academic year course.  Both courses are available for students in grades 6-8, and 9-12, and would begin in September of 2017. The same, single semester course would be offered again in January of 2018.

Single Semester Course
This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of each topic. Students will use a study guide throughout the course and will be required to read, and reflect in writing each week. Each six-week class unit concludes with a fun and educational, guided field trip. These are fantastic trips you won’t want to miss! Students will get to see up close what they have been studying for several weeks.

Here is the schedule for the Single Semester Course.  We will study fine art, music and then architecture, each for 6 weeks. The final class of each six weeks is a field trip to a significant location for the class.

History and Art I
Week 1: Antiquity, the Greeks, Romans and the Early Christians (Antiquity-500 A.D.).
Week 2: The Medieval Eras, Romanesque & Gothic (500-1400 A.D.).
Week 3: The Renaissance, Baroque & Rococo (1400-1775 A.D.).
Week 4: The Classical Period (1750-1800 A.D.).
Week 5: The Romantic, Impressionism & Modernism (1800-1900 A.D.).
Week 6: Field trip to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

History and Music I
Week 7: Music of the Old Testament: Psalms & Canticles.
Week 8: Music of the New Testament: Christ Hymns & Spiritual Songs.
Week 9: The Medieval through the Renaissance (500-1600 A.D.).
Week 10: The Baroque, Rococo & Classical (1600-1800 A.D.).
Week 11: The Romantic, Impressionism & Modernism (1800-1900 A.D.).
Week 12: Field trip to a professional performance or a substantial musical event (The Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah, a symphony rehearsal, etc.).

History and Architecture I
Week 13: Biblical Architecture, the Cornerstone, Antiquity - Romans (Antiquity-500 A.D.).
Week 14: The Medieval Eras, Romanesque & Gothic (500-1400 A.D.).
Week 15: The Renaissance (1400-1600 A.D.).
Week 16: The Baroque, Rococo & Classical (1600-1800 A.D.).
Week 17: The Romantic, Impressionism & Modernism (1800-1900 A.D.).
Week 18: Field trip tour of a significant architectural structure such as a Greek Orthodox Church or a Messianic Synagogue, the Chapel of St. Basil, etc.

  • The single semester course classes meet on Thursdays from noon-2 p.m.  The field trips at the end of the 6 weeks will be 4-5 hours per trip.
     
  • The tuition is $160 month for 1 student. Additional students from the same family receive a 25% discount, so it’s $120 for the 2nd student.

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Full Academic Year Course

There are two sections of this full academic year course, one for junior high and one for high school.  The subject matter is similar but the amount of material presented and the amount of work expected of each group is different.

This course will provide students with a more in-depth and age appropriate level of understanding of each topic. Students will use a study guide throughout the course and will be required to read, and reflect in writing each week. Each six-week unit concludes with a fun and educational, guided field trip which also includes students taking the 6-week course. These are fantastic trips you won’t want to miss! Students will get to see up close what they have been studying for several weeks.

History and Art I - 12 weeks
Week 1: The Art of the Egyptians, Hebrews & Greeks (Antiquity-100 B.C.)
Week 2: The Greeks, Romans and the Early Christians (100 B.C.-500 A.D.)
Week 3: The Medieval Era-Romanesque (500-1400 A.D.)
Week 4: The Medieval Era-Gothic (1100-1400 A.D.)
Week 5: The Renaissance (1400-1600 A.D.)
Week 6: Field trip to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
Week 7: The Baroque & Rococo (1600-1775 A.D.)
Week 8: The Classical Era (1750-1800 A.D.)
Week 9: The Romantic Era (1800-1900 A.D.)
Week 10: Impressionism (1860-1900 A.D.)
Week 11: Modernism & Modern Art (1900-present
Week 12: Field trip to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

History and Music I - 12 weeks
Week 13: Music of the Old Testament: Psalms & Canticles.
Week 14: Music and the Arts in the Old Testament.
Week 15: Music of the New Testament I: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs.
Week 16: Music of the New Testament II: Hymns, Canticles & the Music of The Revelation.
Week 17: The Medieval through the Renaissance (500-1600 A.D.)
Week 18: The Baroque & Rococo (1600-1775 A.D.) (Possible field trip)
Week 19: The Classical Era (1750-1800 A.D.)
Week 20: The Romantic Era (1800-1900 A.D.)
Week 21: Impressionism & Modernism (1860-1945 A.D.)
Week 22: Sacred Music in America
Week 23: The Birth & Development of Contemporary Christian Music
Week 24: Field trip(s) to a professional performance or a substantial musical event (The Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah, a symphony rehearsal, etc.). *The field trip(s) may occur in a different week based on when performances are available.

History and Architecture I - 12 weeks
Week 25: Biblical Architecture: From the Ark to the Cornerstone
Week 26: Biblical Architecture: The Tabernacle & The Temple
Week 27: The Architecture of the Egyptians (Antiquity)
Week 28: The Greco-Roman Era I (300 B.C.-400 A.D.)
Week 29: The Greco-Roman Era II (300 B.C.-400 A.D.)
Week 30: The Medieval Eras, Romanesque & Gothic (500-1400 A.D.)
Week 31: The Renaissance (1400-1600 A.D.)
Week 32: The Baroque, Rococo & Classical (1600-1800 A.D.).
Week 33: The Romantic, Impressionistic & Modern (1800-1900 A.D.).
Week 34: Modern Architecture I (1945-Present)
Week 35: Modern Architecture II (1945-Present)
Week 36: Field trip tour of a significant architectural structure such as a Greek Orthodox Church or a Messianic Synagogue, the Chapel of St. Basil, etc.

  • The full academic year course classes meet on Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. The field trips at the end of the 6 weeks will be 4-5 hours per trip.
  • The tuition is $160 month for 1 student. Additional students from the same family receive a 25% discount, so it’s $120 for the 2nd student.

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