Rio Grande Enrichment Studies L.L.C.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Traditional * Tutorial * Christian Education
Electives offered for grades 8-12 on Tuesdays
Descriptions of Selected Electives:
This class is for students who would like to greatly improve their singing and musical skills in the course of one school year! Although we will sing at the same Christmas and Spring Concerts along with the Concert Choir, our focus is learning basic music reading, ear training, and singing skills, rather than learning as many pieces as the Concert Choir. The class size is limited to 20 students to give each student individualized attention. An audition is requested but not required. Please email Mrs. Mouchet (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RGES Concert Choir - Tuesdays 2:00-4:30 pm
This choir is for the more advanced singer/musician. The required audition will consist of singing Amazing Grace, rhythm reading, tonal memory test, range assessment, interval recognition (written), and note names (written). Class size is limited to 30. We hope to have many performance opportunities. (Those students selected for All-State Choir will not need to audition.) Please email Mrs. Mouchet (email@example.com).
Students learn coil and slab building techniques as they create basic pottery forms. Plaster casts give a grasp of volume. Students create a mold using their hand from which they make a cast. As skills improve, sculptural projects are assigned with units in animal anatomy and forms, as well as the human head and portraiture.
Mr. Waid Griffin has taught art classes for RGES for more than a decade. He has a BFA in painting and drawing from Texas Tech and earned a MM in Theory and Composition also from Texas Tech. He is a professional painter and a member of Rio Grande Artists Association, and Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. His studio is located in Albuquerque.