Advent Lutheran Church in Morgan Hill 408-779-3551

Beloved Community Arts Center (BCAC) Classes and Schedule

BCAC Classes and Schedule

 

2019 Fall Schedule*

*Late registrations are accepted through the second day of instruction.  The student will be responsible for learning all material from the previous two weeks of instruction.

**For intercambio potlucks, you are invited to bring a dish to share with everyone.  While we share the meal, conversation will be in Spanish for 30 minutes and then English for 30 minutes.

Class Schedule and Room Assignments

Class availability is contingent upon a minimum of 4 students.

Class Descriptions

Creative Arts Class

This class will explore a variety of artistic disciplines, from visual arts to creative writing. This sampling
of instruction will give the student a first impression of what a future summer camp would have to
offer. The first four classes will be creative writing and the the last classes will be visual arts. This class is offered free of charge.

Group Guitar

Do you think the guitar may be right for you? Enroll in our Group Guitar Class and find out! This course is designed to introduce basic guitar playing to beginners, with no previous music study needed. Emphasis is placed on learning guitar skills through playing classic pop songs. Essential guitar skills and basic note-reading are taught in a fun, supportive setting that allows students to develop at their own pace. Classes are formed by age group, and class materials are flexible to accommodate the interests of each class group. 

Group Singing & Drumming

This class is designed to introduce young beginning singers, with no previous experience, to various
basics skills of healthy vocal production through the teaching of diverse songs from all cultures. We
will learn through the oral tradition of paperless singing as well as learn some basics about how to read
music.

Cultures throughout the world sing and play hand drums to bring their community together as one.
Learn how to play the basic drum tones on your hand drum while staying relaxed and at ease. This
class is geared towards those who have little or no prior drumming experience, but can also easily
accommodate intermediate players. For the warm-up we cover the basics such as holding and striking
a drum and basic coordination drills. After that we will learn and play the rhythms listed on the class
handout.

Group Trumpet

For beginners, this class will focus on proper breath control, tone production, note recognition, rhythm and counting skills. Time will also be spent on instrument maintenance.  For intermediate students, the focus will be focused air, range and flexibility, finger technique through the use of scales and chromatics.  Phrasing and articulations.

Group Violin

If your child has expressed curiosity in learning violin, this class is perfect for them! This small, engaging group will allow your child to discover the excitement of violin playing. Students will learn the basics of violin playing and musical literacy by using the Suzuki method. Beginner students will start with fundamentals such as learning the parts of the violin, bowing and proper finger placement all while learning fun songs. BCAC Mentors will help students discover their potential of producing a good, controlled, solid sound of the violin and will instruct in a very understandable way so that learning will be enjoyable. Their learning will culminate in a final performance for family and friends to attend at the final session.

Introduction to Theatrical Movement

Dancers and actors are performers who use their bodies in a beautiful, artistic and expressive manner to communicate stories and convey emotions. Dance/movement can be used to enhance and promote music or simply be a means to connect with others socially.  We often experience dance in music videos or concerts that capture the audience’s imagination and elevate our audio-visual experience.  This class will introduce basic movements, body awareness, and train/develop the student’s body to achieve optimal range of movement and creative potential.