Homeschool Resources

The Arts Center is pleased to offer educational opportunities to support homeschool families in our community. In addition to the classes and programs listed below, the Arts Center is pleased to facilitate hands-on arts field trips. Exhibit field trips last 90 minutes and include a guided gallery talk and a related hands-on activity. Find out more about field trips by clicking here.

2018/2019 Classes & Programs

Need-based scholarships may be available. Contact Niki Kinkade at director@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to find out more. Payment plans are also available. To pay for a class in installments, please contact Kate Snyder at kate@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054.

Oct
17
Wed
LWTA – Lee Patrick and Loren Tice
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Lee Patrick and Loren Tice

Lunch with the Arts: Lee Patrick and Loren Tice
Wednesday, October 17 | 12pm
$5 at the door

Patrick and Tice have been performing together for more than thirty years, with Patrick on the alto saxophone and Tice on the piano. In 2009, they began playing for senior and church groups in Central Kentucky. For these performances, they develop a theme and prepare an hour-long musical program related to this theme. Recent themes have included From Russia with Love, Legends in Music, Italian Splendor, and This Good Earth.

Lee Patrick began playing the saxophone in the 10th grade and has been trying to get better ever since. Through the years, he has encouraged countless others to do likewise. There is a rumor that he has adapted more music for the saxophone than anyone else in history. A vast catalog of publications supports this rumor.

Loren Tice started as pianist, then added organ. He has conducted numerous community choral groups and wrote music criticism for the Herald-Leader. Because of Patrick and Tice’s many years as colleagues at Transylvania University, saxophonists have claimed the lion’s share of his enjoyment. Added to this enjoyment is a long association with the summer Saxophone Institute, founded and directed by Dr. Patrick. Professor Tice helps lead the distinguished early-music vocal ensemble Musick’s Company

Thanks to our event sponsors, Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and D.E.A.L., Inc.

Oct
25
Thu
Elementary Homeschool: Elements of Art
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Elementary Homeschool: Elements of Art

Elementary Homeschool: Elements of Art
Tuesdays, October 25 to December 6
11am to 12pm | $60
Kindergarten to 5th Grade
Instructor: Brandon Long

No matter what medium you are working in, there are certain core principles to all artistic design. In this class, we will explore some of these fundamental concepts, including line, shape, value, texture, form, and space. Students will deepen their understanding of how these concepts form the building blocks of art and will create original artwork that utilizes these concepts. This fast-paced, hands-on class will introduce students to a range of media and techniques. 
 
This is a six-week class. Please note class will not meet on 11/22. Registration fee includes all materials.

Register here.

Jan
17
Thu
Elementary Homeschool Music
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Elementary Homeschool Music

Elementary Homeschool Music
Thursdays, January 17 to February 21
11am to 12pm | $60 | Grades K-5

Join us for a six-week exploration of music theory and practice. Details are still forming but this will be a fun, hands-on class that introduces several different musical style and instruments

Register here

MS/HS Homeschool – Famous Women Artists
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
MS/HS Homeschool - Famous Women Artists

MS/HS Homeschool: Famous Women Artists
Thursdays, January 17 to February 21
11am to 12pm | $60 | Grades 6-12

In this hands-on art history class we will study the lives and artwork of several (yet-to-be-selected!) famous women artists then create our own original artwork inspired by the masters! This class will have more in-depth content and more involved projects than the elementary version.

Register here

Feb
20
Wed
LWTA – Maurice Manning
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Maurice Manning

Lunch with the Arts – Maurice Manning, Poet
Wednesday, February 20
12pm to 1pm | $5 at the door ($3 students)

Maurice Manning is a Danville native and a nationally-recognized poet. His first collection of poems, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, was awarded the Yale Younger Poets Award, chosen by W.S. Merwin. Since then he has published four collections of poetry. Manning’s book, The Common Man, was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize. His next book, Railsplitter, will be published in the fall. Manning teaches at Transylvania University and lives with his family in Washington County.

Thanks to our event sponsors, Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and D.E.A.L., Inc.

Feb
28
Thu
Elementary Homeschool: Famous Women Artists
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Elementary Homeschool: Famous Women Artists

Elementary Homeschool: Famous Women Artists
Thursdays, February 28 to April 11
11am to 12pm | $60 | Grades K-5

In this hands-on art history class we will study the lives and artwork of several (yet-to-be-selected!) famous women artists then create our own original artwork inspired by the masters! Please note, class will not meet on 4/4.

Register here

MS/HS Homeschool – Music
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
MS/HS Homeschool - Music

MS/HS Homeschool Music
Thursdays, February 28 to April 11
11am to 12pm | $60 | Grades 6-12

Join us for a six-week exploration of music theory and practice. Details are still forming but this will be a fun, hands-on class that introduces several different musical style and instruments! This class will have more in-depth content than the elementary version.

Register here