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 Theory

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

Course Description

This course examines the historical development of music theory in the lives of the great musicians from ancient times to the present.  That encompasses six main musical periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern.   Over fifty influential composers are introduced:   their styles, musical forms (such as symphony & concerto) and the cultures in which they worked.

Theory is summarized in an online subcourse, including instruction in keys, chord structure, harmony, and notation. The goal is to equip the student to pick any song in the hymnal and sing it without instrumental accompaniment.  Required text is The Gift of Music by Smith & Carlson.     .

  • 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

As a foundation for music appreciation, a brief music history is presented in the form of 12 biographical sketches.   This includes development of musical styles over 5 periods:  Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern.  The influence of style is related to broader philosophical currents and historical trends.  A Biblical interpretation of each composer shows how each was a product and shaper of the history in his era.   

The historical overview is interspersed with a study of the personal and cultural impact of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) using the text “Measuring the Music.”   This Biblical analysis fosters an appreciation for the power of music to convey and reinforce philosophies and attitudes.  An online subcourse of short musical excerpts builds awareness of the dynamic components that contribute to the listening experience and influence interpretation of lyrics. 

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