Master the Symbols of Communication

Art History 

Instructor:  D.O "Oliver" Woods 
E-mail: Admin@KingsWayClassicalAcademy.com
Phone: 503-658-0385

Course Description

A knowledge of art is necessary to communication in the modern world. This course covers art principles and techniques from the point of view of the Medieval/Renaissance period. An overview of the history of prominent artists of the period is presented with reference to corresponding trends in philosophy and music. 

An Art Gallery module links students to the works of the masters on line. The student is introduced to and gains facility reproducing basic shapes -- the "alphabet of art." A studio module contains exercises in visual perception, visual-spatial organization, and attention to detail which build confidence and fundamental skills. Concepts of space and perspective are mastered by practice, and will further enable the student to build upon the foundation of these fundamentals in Art II.  Text for the Course is Art History by Barry Stebbins.

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Asynchronous          Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: See above               Textbook:  See above





Art Theory

Instructor:  Mrs. Jane Raymond 
E-mail: pastor@HisGlory.us
Phone: 434-352-2667

Course Description

Students practice and apply techniques learned in Art 2I under the tutelage of a professional artist. Subtleties of technique are explained. Student projects are mailed in weekly for email critique and returned at the end of term. Advanced techniques of color, light, shading, texture, volume and design are mastered. There is an introduction to representation of the human form and emotion.   The required textbook is How Great Thou Art..    

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   
  • Mode:      Asynchronous 
  • Offered:   Spring        
  • Textbook: See above       

Music History

Instructor:  D.O "Oliver" Woods 
E-mail: Admin@KingsWayClassicalAcademy.com
Phone: 503-658-0385

Course Description

It's hard to fully appreciate music if you know nothing about the history of its development. This colloquium level course offers an overview of western music history and appreciation from ancient times to the present. Covers the six main musical periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern.  On the darker side, there is an emphasis on how music has been used to convey the worldview of prominent humanist philosophers of the modern era.

Students gain familiarity with many musical styles and common musical forms such as the symphony and the concerto. They are introduced to over fifty influential composers and the cultures in which their music was written and performed. The class includes extensive listening and analyzing classical repertoire, additional instruction on topics relating to the weekly lesson, and student interaction.  Required Textbooks are "Worldviews in Conflict" and "The Gift of Music" by Smith & Carlson.

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  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   
  • Mode:      Asynchronous      
  • Offered:   Fall                     
  • Textbook: See above            


Music Theory

Instructor:  D.O "Oliver" Woods 
E-mail: Admin@KingsWayClassicalAcademy.com
Phone: 503-658-0385

Course Description

The logical progression for learning music is to first gain some understanding of music history, music terminology and development of musical styles since the Reformation. This course shows how each featured composer was both a product of and shaper of the history of his era. A biblical interpretation of the composer's life and work is the goal.

The theoretical aspect of the course offers more in-depth instruction in advanced principles including keys, chord structure, and harmony as well as development of music theory and notation. The goal is to equip the student to pick any song in the hymnal and sing it without instrumental accompaniment. .

Developments in music theory are studied in the work of 12 of the greatest composers of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods of music history. The unique contributions of each composer are discussed together with the personal influences on their work. The influence of music style is related to broader philosophical currents and historical trends. The emphasis of the two textbooks, “The Marxist Minstrels” and “Measuring the Music” is on grasping the power of music to convey philosophies and attitudes.  Student' answers to essay questions will provide the basis for class discussion

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Asynchronous          Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:   Fall or Spring
  • Textbook: See above               Textbook:  See above

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