Academy of Arts

General Information

SRBC Academy of Arts

Est. 1992
Committed to Developing the Talents of Our Community
A Non-Degree Granting, Non-Profit Institution

Music for Everyone

Music is the one study that uses the entire brain! Studies show that participating in music study helps the young develop numerous skills and the adult keep their brain sharp!

One – on – one music instruction is offered year round for all ages. Improve your child’s studies, keep your brain active or follow a dream!

Fall lessons begin August -May

Registration is now open!

Register at any time. No fee at the time of registration. 

Resources

Drama

Everyone is a star!

— ACT ONE classes for pre-school ages 4-5

— Fall (or summer) drama for school age

Private Music Lessons

One-on-one music instruction is offered weekly in piano, organ, violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone and low brass, solo guitar, drums and voice. Lessons are taught by qualified experienced instructors with music degrees and are offered in 30, 45 and 60 minute sessions. Thirty-four weekly lessons are scheduled from August through May in conjunction with the local school calendars. Ten weekly lessons are offered in the Summer Session.

Fall Fees

August – May
(34 weeks – 17 weeks per semester)

Academy Registration Fee
$45 per student (Family max $125) covers all event registrations for the entire academic year (August-July).

A student may register for as many events as desired with out additional registration fees. This covers all arts events sponsored by the Arts Academy.

Lesson Tuition Fees

The per-lesson tuition for fall lessons is the same as for summer; however, fees may be paid in 9 equal monthly payments, 2 equal semester payments or one full year payment.

Please specify desired payment arrangement when registering. There is no additional charge for monthly payments.

Please know the monthly payments are the same regardless of the number of lessons in any given month.

Tuition must be paid before the 1st lesson.

The 9 monthly payments run August – April and are due by the 1st of the month. A $10 late fee is applied by the 10th.

Lessons are subject to termination if tuition is not received by the 15th of the month. May tuition is reserved from your August payment.

Semester payments are due before the first lesson of each semester (August / January)

30 minute weekly lesson
(34 weeks)

Monthly: $100

Semester: $450

Year: $900

Summer Weekly: $26.50

45 minute weekly lesson
(34 weeks)

Monthly: $150

Semester: $675

Year: $1350

Summer Weekly: $39.75

60 minute weekly lesson
(34 weeks)

Monthly: $200

Semester: $900

Year: $1800

Summer Weekly: $53.00

Musikgarten

Music with Ginger

Children are naturally drawn to music which will make your time in Musikgarten classes both fun and beneficial. Activities include bouncing songs and rocking songs, finger plays and body awareness games, dances and instrumental play, all of which stimulates the brain, fosters physical development, and cultivates listening skills. And only Musikgarten can offer you coordinated, sequential curricula to grow with your child all the way through group piano lessons.

Musikgarten involves the whole family! In addition to attending classes with your child, you will receive a wonderful CD full of fun songs to sing, beautiful lullabies to rock with, lively melodies for bouncing your child, and instrumental pieces for playing rhythm instruments or dancing to. Additionally, you will receive a set of instruments, and a book to help support you as continue the music-making at home.

Musikgarten classes for all preschool ages: Family Music for Babies, Toddlers and Babies and Cycle of Seasons, ages 3 – 5. Class curriculum is based on meeting the developmental needs of children as they grow. Favorite songs, stories, and dances are revisited throughout – building on what each child has mastered and enjoyed – making successful learning easier.

Ginger Tankersly is a certified Musikgarten instructor. Ginger is a Music Education graduate of University of Mississippi. She taught in Yokkaichhi, Japan before returning home to Atlanta and teaching in the public schools. Ginger has over 20 years experience teaching children music in the public and private schools. She is married and has 2 boys.

Classes Offered Fall / Spring Semester

BRING A FRIEND
You and a friend can receive 20% discount on your first semester tuition for any MUSIKGARTEN class.
(Limited to one semester)

Oil Painting

Painting Class with Linda Pollak

Instructor: Linda Pollock
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Sessions: Every 6 weeks (August- July)
Tuition: $135
Registration: $45
(One time registration for all Academy classes August 2016-July 2017)

Wednesday Sessions
9:30am 9:30am – 2:00pm (bring sack lunch)

Summer Sessions
June 1 – July 13

Details

Students will learn the techniques of the Masters, how to mix colors and see in depth.

  • No art or drawing experience necessary
  • Choose your own subject matter
  • Work at your own pace
  • Paint from your own photos!
  • Still life painting will be introduced
  • Easels are furnished

Some supplies are available, but additional supplies may need to be purchased. Estimated cost of $45-$50 for additional supplies. Supply list will be furnished by the instructor at the first class.

Contact Us

For more information regarding evening sessions, session start dates, or instruction in other mediums please call the Academy Office at 678.533.0562.

Photography

Details

Learn about your camera, downloading and storing files, black and white or color, self portraits, animal and family portraits, studio set up, and more.

Some classes will be held on location for special photo shoots.

Ages: 8 – 18 (Class divided to accommodate ages)

Tuesdays 7–8pm

September 1 – November 17 (12 weeks)
January 5 – March 22 (12 weeks)

Tuition fee: $250 (12 weeks)
Supply Fee: Included

Instructor Christine Cliatt holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has been a professional photographer since 1996 specializing in children, families, weddings, corporate and school event portraits. She teaches children’s classes in schools and after school.

Visual Arts

For children & youth

Mixed Media Elementary Art

Tuesdays 6–7pm
Ages: 6 – 11
September 1 – November 17 (12 weeks)
January January 5 – March 22 (12 weeks)

Tuition fee: $250 (12 weeks)
Supply Fee: Included

Students will learn the technique of the great artists – drawing, sketching, and painting and using various media forms. Students will work on long term projects while perfecting their artistic skills. Students will learn colors and shapes to create their masterpieces.

Instructor Christine Cliatt holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She has been a professional photographer since 1996 specializing in children, families, weddings, corporate and school event portraits. She teaches children’s classes in schools and after school.

Twinklers Violin

For ages 4-5

“Twinklers” will build starter violins to be used for the first few classes. Students will be fitted for appropriate sized violins. Students will learn to play their violin, using proper posture and producing a pleasing tone. The fun and rhythmic approach to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is always a crowd pleaser!

Class will be structured to involve parent participation, so as to equip parents for assistance with home practice. Violins may be rented from various music stores. The Suzuki violin School Book 1 listening CD is strongly recommended for daily listening. Supply list will be issued by the instructor.

Registration fee: $45
(one time academy registration covers all classes throughout the academic year)

Tuition fee: $60 monthly September – May

Contact Us

For more information please call the Academy Office at 678.533.0562.

Summer Class

Wednesdays 1:45-2:30pm
Intro to Fall/Spring classes: July 6 – 2
Summer registration (new students): $5

Fall Class

Wednesdays 1:45pm – 2:30pm, Room S225
Classes begin September 7, Class size limited
Instructor: Denise Burcham

Dance

Express in Motion

Everyone loves to dance, and at the Academy of Arts, we teach dance as an incredibly exciting art form.

Our lively classes provide a happy and safe environment for students of all ages and abilities (adults included!). Dancers ages 3 and up are encouraged to express themselves creatively, while also developing rhythm, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and confidence. As a non-competition program, we believe that every dancer is unique and will grow at his or her own pace. Periodic dance performances share our love for this world-wide art form with our family, friends and greater community.

As a part of our dance program, you or your child will also be exposed to the most beautiful and dynamic form of exercise there is. Dancers have always been known for their physical strength, endurance and an impeccable health. Our programs continue with this tradition of blending art and physical activity to make the perfect mind-body workout! This year, in addition to our popular pre-tap & ballet class, we are excited to offer you several new classes for school age children and adults!

Academy Registration fee: $45 yearly registration fee per student covers all registration events from August-July. ($125 family max)

Please note: The classes are offered through the Smoke Rise Academy of Arts, not the Smoke Rise Weekday School.

Preschool Dancers

Pre-Tap & Ballet
ages 3-4-5; 45 minute class
Thursdays 1:35pm – 2:20pm
September-May

This class is a perfect combination of ballet and tap. Since ballet is the basis for all dance technique, the combination of both tap and ballet work hand in hand. The technical training is taught through ballet; which in turn helps teach the proper shifting of weight and patterns in movement for tap. The year’s study concludes with an adorable recital free to the public.

Tuition fees: $52 / monthly

2016 classes begin September 8.

Elementary Dancers

Young Elementary Dance
ages 5-7
Tap, ballet & Jazz Dance
Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm
2016 Classes begin September 8

We will be continuing our younger dancers’ educations in graceful ballet and rhythmic tap, while also introducing high energy jazz dance. This level is geared toward ages 5-7and requires no prior experience. Dancers will expand on foundation dance steps while continuing to work on coordination, memorization and confidence. Students will also be introduced to original choreography that will be both fun and challenging.

Tuition: Fall/Spring Dance Young Elementary – $70 / Monthly

Elementary Dance
ages 8-10

Tap and Ballet – Thursdays 6:00-7:00
2016 classes begin Sept 8
Tuition: Fall/Spring Dance Elementary Ballet/Tap $55 / Monthly

Jazz only – Tuesdays 6:00-6:45
2016 classes begin Sept 6
Tuition: Fall/Spring Dance Jazz $52 / Monthly

Young Adult Dancers

Jazz Dance
ages 10-14
Thursdays 7:00 – 7:45
September – May
Tuition: Fall/Spring Dance Jazz $52 / Monthly

For young adults who love to dance, we will be offering a new jazz dance class geared toward ages 10-14. This class will include elements of popular dance, modern jazz, hip-hop and theatrical dance, culminating in one fast paced adventure. All levels of experience are welcome!

Liturgical Dance:
ages 9-14
Sundays 3:00-3:45
Tuition: $52/monthly (if not currently attending Smoke Rise children / youth programs)

This year, in partnership with the Smoke Rise Children, Youth and Music Ministries, the Academy of Arts will also be offering a liturgical dance class to all young adults. Liturgical dance is a beautiful form of faith expression, conveying prayer and worship through gentle movements. Our class will focus on sharing God’s love through our graceful storytelling, including both choreographed and improvised dance.

Adult Dancers

Adult Stretch and Jazz Dance
Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 am
September – May
Tuition: $55/monthly; 2016 classes begin Sept 7

If you are looking for a class that combines the art of dance with fitness, our new adult stretch and jazz dance class is for you! This exciting class welcomes both novice and seasoned dancers and is a fabulous way to greet the day. We will begin each class with an invigorating stretch and jazz warm-up, which will help to alleviate aches and pains while also increasing muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. After our bodies are warm, we will continue with fun and upbeat dance combinations and choreography to keep you movin’! We will learn several different jazz dance styles and techniques, but will always keep our focus on having fun while staying active.

Contact

Find Us

Smoke Rise Academy of Arts
5901 Hugh Howell Road
Stone Mountain Ga. 30087

Email Us

artsacademy@smokerisebaptist.org

Call Us

Academy of Arts
678.533.0562
Denise Burcham, Director

From I-285

• Take Hwy 78 East to Stone Mountain.
• Exit at Hugh Howell Road and go through the first traffic light.
• The church will be on your left.

From I-85 North

• Exit at I-285 East.
• Take Hwy 78 East to Stone Mountain.
• Exit at Hugh Howell Road and go through the first traffic light.
• The church will be on your left.

From Tucker

• From the intersection of Lawrenceville Hwy and Hugh Howell Road.
• Go east toward Stone Mountain for approximately 3 1/2 miles.
• The church will be on the right.

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