By: Elena Lai Etcheverry, Founder/Executive Director, Charity Wings
North County homeschooling moms are getting a place to satisfy the Arts requirement in their children’s curriculum.
Starting on January 13, 2015, The Charity Wings Art & Craft Center in San Marcos will be offering low-cost classes geared toward this specific demographic.
The homeschooling art program is a 5 week-curriculum aligned to state and Common Core standards. The course is a two-hour, once-weekly class (10AM to 12 noon) held onsite at the Center. The classes will be divided by age group: Tuesday-Primary, Wednesday-Elementary, Thursday-Middle, and Friday-High School. Registration is open and is required to insure the quality of the experience.
The format is inspired by the Documented Life Project (www.arttothe5th.com) and taught by Dr. Sabine Lawless-Reljic (Ed.D) a doctor of education. Each week, students will build an art portfolio that will result in an art reference journal illustrated with a relevant creation of their own making.
In this program they will learn the grand masters’ techniques, and about famous art periods such as Impressionism, as well as less known ones such as Steampunk. They will use different art disciplines such as painting, sculpting, metalsmithing, and architecture, to name a few. The cost per 5 week session is $120 for members and $160 for non-members.
The Charity Wings Art & Craft Center is member supported and relies heavily on the community to keep its doors open. The center is open to the public and hosts daily classes for other charities and groups who can benefit from creative ways of self-expression or healing. Memberships start at $10 per month.
Dawne Morris, a homeschooling parent says,
“Being at Charity Wings is so inspiring. My son has been coming here for the past year and is learning things I would never be able to teach him on my own. The best part about taking classes here is that it supports their mission. With art programs being cut from schools, there are a lot of people who can really benefit from this place.”
Charity Wings Art Center is located at 287 Industrial Street, San Marcos, CA 92078. 760-591-3010