Classes

Classes

Table of contents :

- Arts After School

- Home Schooler Art

- Theatre

- Middle Tennessee Community Choir

- Studio Painting Class

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Arts After School (grades 1-9)

Classes once a week throughout the school year, 9 month program, following Sumner County public school calendars.

Each class is limited in size in order to give more individualized instruction so sign ups are encouraged ASAP.

Programs for children ages 6 – 15. This is a 9 month program that students attend once a week. It teaches the basics in color theory, drawing, painting, clay, sculpture and printmaking. Grades 1 -3 are taught by Tracy Givens and grades 4 -9 by Sandra Kandros both of whom are teachers in the Sumner County school district.
Costs per month is $40 dollars per student and for the entire 9 months is $360.
Supplies : A non refundable fee of $42.50 made payable to the art teacher is due with registration to pay for most supplies throughout the year.
Classes fill up fast, so sign up today!

4:30-6pm - Mondays (grades 4- 6), Wednesdays (grades 7-9), and Thursdays (grades 1-3)

Click here to view and/or print class registration form (pdf file).

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Home Schooler Theatre and Art Classes

Wednesdays : Art

Thursdays : Theatre

Art Class :

Kids will learn to implement and identify the Elements of art and Principals of design from Bettye Zettergren.  The use of multia media and art techniques will be explored in our classes. Students will be introduced to art history with artist of inspiration. Multicultural art projects will enrich our learning around the world. Look forward to Fun with hands on experiences. Paint shirts will be provided.

DATE TBD:  friends and family will be invited to attend a simple art show at the Arts Council.  Come and be proud of your student’s accomplishments in the fall semester.
Theatre Class : This class will explore acting technique, stage voice, movement, mime, stage combat as well as a major emphasis on scene and monologue study and presentation. Students will be expected to rehearse and memorize short scenes and monologues outside of the class time to make their time in class the most productive it could possibly be. This class is 8 weeks and will culminate in a recital/performance of work from the class sessions.
Click HERE to download registration forms. Class sizes are limited so sign up today to secure your child’s seats.
About our Teachers :

Bettye Zettergren (Art)She received her BA in art education from the University of Mississippi. Bettye attended O’ More College of Design and has worked as an interior designer for 35 yrs.  She owned her own business and work room for 25 years and is now employed part time for Dandelion Interiors.  For several years Bettye taught at T.W. Hunter Middle school, Beech High School, and Merrol Hyde Magnet.  She has been married to Al Zettergren for 34 years. They have two grown children Zack and Liz and three grandchildren- Carlee(who attends MHMS elementary) Grant and Luke.

Greg Wilson (Theatre) Greg Wilson has been a Hendersonville resident for 16 years.He is the Founding Artistic Director of Actor’s Point Theatre Company. Greg has been acting and directing professionally and semi-professionally for over 30 years. Greg has been seen locally in many theatrical productions as well as in TV commercials and has appeared in 5 feature films to date. He is the host of two online talk radio podcast programs for ShowcaseView found on both I-Tunes and Stitcher. In addition Greg is the Producing Director of The Tennessee Shakespeare Festival. He is also a founding board member of Carpe Artista – an organization whose mission is to develop local arts communities through the nurturing of young creatives to reach their full potential in character, calling, craft and community. In addition, Wilson is a respected acting teacher and acting coach in the greater Nashville area coaching many area actors for commercial, television, and theatrical roles. In fall of 2012, Greg was named the Artist in Residence for the theatre department of Martin Methodist University.

 

Click HERE to download registration forms. Class sizes are limited so sign up today to secure your child’s seats.

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Middle Tennessee Community Choir & Music Academy

Show Choirs (or Glee Club) for Kindergarten-8th Graders

Beginning: September 8, 2014, placement auditions (TBA) 

Classes are Mondays from 4-6:30pm

All classes taught by mtcc founder and director, Alyson Haley (B.A.) 

This is an 8 month program, with 2 x 13 week semesters, with strong emphasis on healthy signing and development of each singer’s voice. The program includes group voice lessons, basic choreography, movement games; performance coaching; singing in unison and in parts; sight-singing and ear-training; and private lessons for 3rd-8th graders. Mtcc will also have multiple performance opportunities in some of the following : art exhibits, humanitarian fund raising events, festivals, concerts, sporting events, and a group photo shoot by a professional photographer. 

     MTCC founder and director, Alyson Haley, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Advanced Certificate in Music Education, and Masters of Music degree (Dec. 2014) at Belmont University in Vocal Performance, where she has served as one of two merit scholarship 2012-2014 artist Fellows with the Nashville Opera.  Ms. Haley has been a professional performer and teacher for over 20 years and favorite experiences include performing with the Nashville Opera, Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater, and being one of eight original cast member of the Imagination Playhouse Children’s Theater at Dollywood.

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Studio Painting Classes (all levels welcome): 

- brief lectures on technique and procedures in developing technique
- demonstrations of still life
- individualized instruction and guidance to completing works
- beautiful historic venue

Beginning Tuesday Sept. 2. 6-8pm.

Conducted by Jerry Grubbs :

Jerry Grubbs is a native Tennessean who currently lives in Hendersonville.  He started painting after retirement in 2008, fulfilling a long held dream.  Although primarily self-taught, Jerry has studied with several local artist as well as taking classes with Igor Babailov, Mary Miller Veazey, Annie Tagg, Roger Dale Brown and Rebecca Neef.

Jerry’s work is in private collections in Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas.  He has had works in The Gallery on Fifth, Second Floor Gallery at Tennessee Art League, Art and Invention Gallery and Gallery on the Square in Franklin, Kentucky.  He has also sold works in local art shows.  In the spring of 2012 his work was featured in a one person show at Towne Centre Gallery in Brentwood.

His work has been exhibited in various businesses in Hendersonville and Nashville.  A piece was sold in support of charitable activities of the Nashville Corvette Club.  His work was shown and sold in the Earl Swensson and Associates, AIA, show and sale in support of the American Heart Association.

Jerry has taught beginning oil painting at Studio G in Hendersonville and is now teaching a weekly class at Monthaven Mansion for the Hendersonville Arts Council.

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Visit the 2014 SUMMER CAMPS portion of the website : HERE

Film Camp 2014  - June 9th – June 15th, 2014

Tuition for camp is $350 (lunch and t-shirt included) a $100 deposit will be due with registration and the remaining $250 will be due by May 5th.
Camp times : Monday – Saturday 10-3pm, Sunday June 15th will be a mini Film Festival and reception at Monthaven where students will showcase their films made during the week to family and friendsIn this intensive week long camp, students are provided a unique opportunity to learn all about the film making process, from pre-production through production into post-production and editing.  Instructors Erica Tachoir, Paul Penczner, and Matthew Troy are NYU alumnus and founding members of Buffalo Picture House productions in New York City.Space is limited with 20 spots available, be sure to register soon, camp is going to fill up fast!
Application to enroll will be available soon.
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I Want to Paint! How do I Start? – SOLD OUT (resuming in Fall 2014)

10 seats available for Art Classes for Beginning Artists • Monday evenings : 6pm – 8pm (8-week Class starting on Monday January  27, 2013) … Detailed info on the application below :

Click here for the application.

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Home Schooler Art and Music Classes

Wednesdays, ongoing, Class time options between Noon and 3pm

Click Here for more information and application

PreK-8th grade Music:
Our PreK-2nd grade class, taught by Valerie Trantum, will focus on performing steady beat/patterns, finding and properly using our beautiful singing voices, and expressively moving to a variety of quality recorded music.  Simple percussion instruments will be provided.  Comfortable clothes are recommended. Our older students will learn to read musical notation using recorders (classroom recorders will be provided, purchasing one for home practice is recommended).  We will also sing, play percussion instruments, move, folk dance and have an introduction to composers and music history.  Comfortable clothes are recommended.
PreK – 8th grade Art :

Kids will learn to implement and identify the Elements of art and Principals of design from Bettye Zettergren.  The use of multia media and art techniques will be explored in our classes. Students will be introduced to art history with artist of inspiration. Multicultural art projects will enrich our learning around the world. Look forward to Fun with hands on experiences. Paint shirts will be provided.

SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 2 to 3 PM parents, friends and family are invited to attend a simple musical performance and art show at the Arts Council.  Come and be proud of your student’s accomplishments in the fall semester.
About our Teachers :
Valerie Trantum has been teaching music for 21 years.  Her experiences have included Preschool music, public school K-12 music and sacred music directorships.  Mrs. Trantum holds a bachelors degree in piano performance from Gettysburg College and earned her masters in music education and choral conduction at The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.  She resides in Cottontown with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a lizard.  She loves homeschooling because she loves learning with her children and everyday is a new adventure.

Bettye Zettergren  She received her BA in art education from the University of Mississippi. Bettye attended O’ More College of Design and has worked as an interior designer for 35 yrs.  She owned her own business and work room for 25 years and is now employed part time for Dandelion Interiors.  For several years Bettye taught at T.W. Hunter Middle school, Beech High School, and Merrol Hyde Magnet.  She has been married to Al Zettergren for 34 years. They have two grown children Zack and Liz and three grandchildren- Carlee(who attends MHMS elementary) Grant and Luke.

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Arts After School 2014-2015 

Ongoing classes throughout the school year, 9 month program

Each class is limited in size in order to give more individualized instruction.

Programs for children ages 6 – 15. This is a 9 month program that students attend once a week. It teaches the basics in color theory, drawing, painting, clay, sculpture and printmaking. Grades 1 -3 are taught by Tracy Givens (Thursdays, 4:30pm-6pm) and grades 4 -9 by Sandra Kandros (Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30-6pm) both of whom are teachers in the Sumner County school district.
Costs per month is $40 dollars per student and for the entire 9 months is $360.
Supplies : A non refundable fee of $42.50 made payable to the art teacher is due with registration to pay for most supplies throughout the year.
Classes fill up fast, so sign up today by emailing : artscouncil@monthaven.org

Click here to view and/or print class form (pdf file) from 2013. 

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A COMING SOON : “Mommy/Daddy and Me” class : Friday mornings 10-11:15am

Thirty minutes of art, followed by thirty minutes of music, with a fifteen minute break between.  Art in this weekly class will be centered around popular children’s board books.  Each week we will read a different story and make art based on some of our favorite characters while learning basic studio techniques through drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. Taught by Megan Hardgrave, a current Arts graduate student at Belmont in Nashville, also employed by Cheekwood.

For the music portion, “1st steps in Music,” is curriculum designed to make children musical. We will find and use our beautiful signing voices; develop a sense of steady beat through games, rhymes, and use of simple instruments; plus encourage musical sensitivity through movement exploration. This will produce a lifelong love, confident participation, and appreciation in music.  Taught by Valerie Trantum, who has been teaching music for 21 years.  Her experiences have included Preschool music, public school K-12 music and sacred music directorships.  Mrs. Trantum holds a bachelors degree in piano performance from Gettysburg College and earned her masters in music education and choral conduction at The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.  She resides in Cottontown with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a lizard.  She boasts a 100% acceptance rate of her students into Merrol Hyde.

$55 for the month, or $150 for the full 10 weeks, plus a one-time $10 supply fee for each child.
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Theater Class – coming in 2014 – if interested please call or email. 

This is an 8 week class, Once per week, beginning in 2014. More info to come.

The cost is $150.00

Study with Greg Wilson – See Greg’s Bio

This class will explore acting technique, stage voice, movement, mime, stage combat as well as a major emphasis on scene and monologue study and presentation. Students will be expected to rehearse and memorize short scenes and monologues outside of the class time to make their time in class the most productive it could possibly be. This class is 8 weeks and will culminate in a recital/performance of work from the class sessions.

Click here for application.

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