IMAGO Courses

Private Lessons

Private lessons occur once a week in 30-minute sessions for the duration of the semester, coinciding with the public school calendar (16 lessons in the fall; 20 lessons in the spring; 8 lessons in the summer). Students will receive individualized instruction from their teacher on their instrument at a regular time each week. Private lessons will focus on technique, sight-reading skills, musicality, and good performance practices. Students will learn repertoire to present at end-of-semester recitals as a means of working toward a performance goal and sharing their progress with friends and family. Because musicians are learning a fine motor skill that develops over time, it is the expectation that students registering for private lessons will commit to lessons for the full school year. To maintain progress, summer lessons are highly encouraged.

Tuition for private lessons is $30/lesson (Fall: $480, Spring: $600, Summer: $240). IMAGO will offer lessons for the following instruments, with plans to expand our teaching staff to include other instruments as we grow:

  • Guitar (ages 7–adult) - Time Blocks:Tuesday-Thursday 3:30pm-7:00pm
  • Organ (ages 10–adult) - Time Blocks: Tuesday 4:00pm-7:00pm and Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Piano (ages 6–adult) - Time Blocks: Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm & 7:00pm-7:30pm and Thursday 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Voice (ages 11-adult)*
  • Violin/Viola*
  • Cello*

*Please contact IMAGO coordinator about enrollment


Group Classes

Group classes occur once a week for varying lengths of time, in 8-week or 12- week sessions. Class sizes will vary. As much as possible, classes will be grouped according to age and proficiency level.

Tuition for Art and Crochet group classes is $25/90-minute class. (Fall: $300, Spring: $300 & Summer: $200). For Dance group classes, the tuition is $15 p/class or $13.75 p/class if enrolled in 2 classes. (Fall: $180 for 1 class or $330 for 2 classes, Spring: $180 for 1 class or $330 for 2 classes & Summer: $120 for 1 class or $220 for 2 classes).

IMAGO will offer classes for the following disciplines in Fall 2018:

  • Art for Children (ages 6-11) - Wednesday 4:15pm-5:45pm
  • Art for Youth (ages 12-17) - Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm
  • Crochet (ages 12-adult) - Wednesday Afternoon 4:30pm-6:00pm and 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Beginning Drawing for Adults (ages 16-adult), Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm
  • Watercolor Painting (ages 11-adult) - Tuesday 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • Oil Painting (ages 11-adult) - Thursday 5:30-7:00pm
  • Independent 2-D Art Studio (ages 12-adult) - Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Beginning Ballet (ages 30-senior) - Saturday 9:30am-10:15am
  • Adult Ballet (ages 30-seniors) - Saturday 10:30am-11:30am
  • Adult Stretch and Strength (ages 18-40) - Saturday 11:45am-12:30pm

Recitals

Students in private lessons will perform in recitals at the end of each semester. Performances give private lesson students a goal to work toward, as well as the opportunity to share their progress with friends and family. An accompanist will be provided for the recital at no additional cost.

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    Adult Ballet (ages 30-seniors)

    This class is a slow-moving exercise class with movements inspired by basic ballet principals and positions. It is intended for those who are 30 or older; including seniors. Adult Ballet offers a safe and slow-paced form of exercise for those who would like to: exercise in a safe environment, increase flexibility, and increase balance.

    **Note: Please inform the instructor of any injuries or medical conditions that may hinder physical movement, PRIOR to the start of class.

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    Adult Stretch and Strength (ages 18-40)

    In this more challenging class, students will focus solely on flexibility, conditioning, and overall muscular strength. At the beginning of each class, students will be lead through a warmup, followed by a variety of individual stretches and strength building exercises. Offered to ages 18-40.

    **Note: Please inform the instructor of any injuries or medical conditions that may hinder physical movement, PRIOR to the start of class.

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    Art for Children (ages 6 - 11)

    This course focuses on building fundamental drawing skills supported by an introduction to basic art theory and an understanding of the art elements and principles of design. Students will partake in encouraging and structured art lessons geared towards the child artist. Great emphasis will also be placed on developing the student’s artistic eye, and references will be made to artists and artworks found in history as well in contemporary art and design. At the end of course, students will have an opportunity to present their art at the IMAGO recital and art show.

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    Art for Youth (ages 12 - 17)

    This course focuses on building fundamental drawing skills supported by an introduction to basic art theory and an understanding of the art elements and principles of design. Students will learn basic techniques such as gray scale and color shading, compositional skills and drawing methods such as pointillism, contour line and still life studies. Great emphasis will also be placed on developing the student’s artistic eye, and references will be made to artists and artworks found in history as well in contemporary art and design.

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    Beginning Ballet (ages 5 - 9)

    This class will focus on learning the basic arm and foot positions of ballet and executing basic ballet sequences across the floor. Beginning Ballet is intended for those boys and girls who have had little to no ballet training. Offered to ages 5-9.
     

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    Beginning Drawing for Adults (ages 16 - adult)

    Instruction not only includes careful explanation, but demonstration of how to do the drawings. Classes are kept small enough to get the one-on-one attention you need to be successful. Class focuses on right brain drawing techniques like upside-down drawing, mirrored image drawing, blind contour, and grid drawing. Great for beginners but will improve skills at all levels.

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    Crochet (ages 12 - adult)

    Students will learn the basic techniques of crocheting and how to read a pattern. Once they’ve learned these techniques and mastered them, the possibilities are endless!

    Beginners—Available projects to choose from are: Produce Market Bag, Apple Coaster, Fruit Bowl, Granny Square Pillow, Water Bottle Holder, Dish Cloths and Ducky.

    Advanced—For anyone who knows how to crochet, but who needs a little help with working a certain pattern or would like to learn to crochet Amigurumi Toys.

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    Independent 2D Art Studio (ages 12-adult)

    The IMAGO Independent Art Studio is designed for teen and adult students who have already taken a beginner’s art course in a 2-D drawing or painting medium or can demonstrate art skills in a 2-D art medium. Students who are self-motivated and who wish to create a body of work during this session are welcome to enroll. Those considering Independent Study should be aware that this course is offered as an opportunity for the student to focus on their art, with the guidance of the instructor to take their own work to a new level in both concept and technique. At the beginning of the semester the teacher and student will make objective goals to meet through the course of the semester. This course is also a great opportunity for students who need to prepare an art portfolio for presentation.

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    Oil Painting (ages 13 - adult)

    This course is for those folks who thought they would never consider picking up a paint brush to create something beautiful. With a belief that every person has a God-given ability to create, the instructor will teach students to develop individual painting skills and techniques to express themselves through creating art through the medium of oil paint. Students will learn about creativity, design, color, composition and value. By the end of the course, students will have the basic skills and techniques necessary to create oil paintings on their own.

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    Watercolor Painting (ages 13-adult)

    This course is for those folks who thought they would never consider picking up a paint brush to create something beautiful. With a belief that every person has a God-given ability to create, the instructor will teach students to develop individual painting skills and techniques to express themselves through creating art through the medium of watercolor paint. Students will learn about creativity, design, color, composition and value. By the end of the course, students will have the basic skills and techniques necessary to create watercolor paintings on their own.

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    Private Music Lessons

    Private lessons focus on music literacy, instrument technique (fingering, bowing, breath support, range, tone, etc.), healthy body position, expression, building repertoire, and stage composure. Private lessons are designed to meet the students’ individual needs at their level. Students are highly encouraged to participate in semester recitals.

    Private Music Lesson Instructors:

    Sergio De Los Santos, Guitar                                                                                         Zelda Meneses-Reus, Piano                                                                                              Dr. N. Seth Nelson, Organ                                                                                                 Julie De Hoyos, Music/Voice                                                                                         

    If you don’t see your preferred instrument listed, we will work to find a teacher for you!