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.

Aug
15
Wed
LWTA – Robert Schalkoff
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Robert Schalkoff

Lunch with the Arts: Robert Schalkoff
Japanese Pottery and Glassware
Wednesday, August 15 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 for students)

Using photographs and pieces from his own collection, the speaker will present a brief history of porcelain and glass production in Japan followed by an introduction to the Japanese aesthetic as it relates to both arts. He will give tips and pointers for those interested in collecting Japanese art or traditional arts and crafts as well provide some instruction on how to appreciate the Japanese aesthetic sense in general. Concepts like iki or Japanese chic, wabi sabi or the appreciation of imperfection or impermanence, and ma or the sense of space will be addressed.

Robert Schalkoff is currently the Director of the Lincoln Scholars Program at Centre College. Previously, he was a faculty member at Yamaguchi Prefectural University in Yamaguchi, Japan, where he lived for over 25 years. Robert is fluent in Japanese and has worked as a commentator and translator/interpreter of Japanese culture, literature and traditional Japanese arts and crafts for museums, educational institutions and public television in Japan.

Sep
6
Thu
Elementary Homeschool: Greek & Roman Art
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Elementary Homeschool: Greek & Roman Art

Elementary Homeschool: Greek & Roman Art
Thursdays, September 6 to October 18
11am to 12pm | $60
Instructor: Niki Kinkade

Join us for an exploration of the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. We’ll take a hands-on approach to art history in this class, creating original artwork inspired by our historical studies and discussion. This is a six-week class. Please note class will not meet on 10/11. Registration fee includes all materials.

Register here

Registering for multiple classes? Payment plans are available to spread out the registration fee. Families that sign up for the entire 2018-2019 homeschool curriculum (4 sessions) will receive a $40 discount. 

MS/HS Homeschool – Elements of Art
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
MS/HS Homeschool - Elements of Art

Middle/High School Homeschool: Elements of Art
Thursdays, September 6 to October 18
11am to 12pm | $60
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 10/11. Registration fee includes all materials.

Register here.

Registering for multiple classes? Payment plans are available to spread out the registration fee. Families that sign up for the entire 2018-2019 homeschool curriculum (4 sessions) will receive a $40 discount. 

Sep
14
Fri
Ugandan Kids Choir Performance
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Ugandan Kids Choir Performance

Ugandan Kids Choir Concert
Friday, September 14 
10:30am to 11:00am
$5 per adult/$2 per student, at the door

The children in the Ugandan Kids Choir are known for their musical talents and their joyful performances. They sing traditional African songs, play authentic African instruments, and dance in their colorful African attire. 

The Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide, which has been devoted to empowering children in the developing world since 1981. Childcare Worldwide serves children in nine developing countries by taking care of their physical, spiritual, and educational needs.

Sep
19
Wed
LWTA – Johann Van Niekerk
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Johann Van Niekerk

Lunch with the Arts: Johann Van Niekerk
Music of South Africa
Wednesday, September 19 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 students)

Johann Van Niekerk joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of music. He is an active conductor, pianist, educator, writer and collaborative artist, originally from South Africa.

He earned his DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington, his M.M. from Temple University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He hails originally from the Republic of South Africa and has lived in the United States since 2009.

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

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.

Middle/High School Homeschool: Greek & Roman Art
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Middle/High School Homeschool: Greek & Roman Art

Middle/High School Homeschool: Greek & Roman Art
Thursdays, October 25 to December 6
11am to 12pm | $60
Instructor: Niki Kinkade

Join us for an exploration of the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. We’ll take a hands-on approach to art history in this class, creating original artwork inspired by our historical studies and discussion.
 
This is a six-week class. Please note class will not meet on 11/22. Registration fee includes all materials.

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.