Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

REGISTRATION FEES

AVPA requires a registration fee. Below are the amounts:

  • Single - $35
  • Two Students - $45 total
  • Three or more  $55 total

*A convenience fee of 2.75% will be applied to any online or credit card total.

Registration fees may be submitted through the following ways:

The 2014-2015 academic year for AVPA will officially start on Tuesday, Sept. 2, immediately following Labor Day. What is new this academic year is the implementation of a formal registration period which will begin August 18th and run until September 2.

In the music division, students enrolling in private music lessons will be enrolled in a set number of lessons for the fall which will culminate with our Fall Recital on December 14th. Students having lessons on Tuesday - Sunday will enroll for 14 lessons. Those having Monday lessons will enroll for 13.

A 7 percent discount will be offered to those who pay for the entire session of lessons (This works out to one free lesson). For those who choose not to pay their balance in full, we will offer a monthly payment plan which will have to be set-up prior to the first lesson. In addition, families who were enrolled in AVPA during the last year and enroll during our formal registration period(August 18-Sept. 2) will have their registration fees waived.

Please fill in the form as best as you can and return to our office where we will complete the registration process together.

REGISTRATION FORM HERE

TUITION PRICES

Music Courses

Private Music Lessons:

Please note that you can select a private instructor by the following criteria:

  • La Sierra University Student Teachers
    • They are endorsed by their Master Teacher
    • Their music degree is in progress
  • La Sierra University Degreed Teachers
    • They are endorsed by their Master Teacher
    • They have a music degree
  • La Sierra University Master Teachers
    • They are current La Sierra University Music Faculty

Prices vary by length of lesson and by selection of teacher:

  • Student Teachers - 30 minute lessons, $25
  • Student Teachers - 45 minute lessons, $35
  • Student Teachers - 60 minute lessons, $45
  • Degreed Teachers - 30 minute lessons, $30
  • Degreed Teachers - 60 minute lessons, $55
  • Master Teachers - 60 minute lessons, rate varies...please inquire

Children's Choir:

Have a great time singing fun songs with the beloved Ms. CK Francisco. Aimed for 3rd to 6th graders, the Children’s Choir meets once a week on Tuesdays at 6pm. Essentials in music will be taught as part of the program, including note reading, rhythm reading and counting, terminology and many more. Come join us to learn wonderful music and make a lot of friends! Our first session will be on October 7, 2014! (For Youth Choir, please inquire)

Class limited to twenty students. Must have a minimum of four students for class to be offered.

Requirements:

*Students are required to attend all rehearsals

*Students will need to plan daily practice time throughout the week to complete the assignments  given in the class.

$125, including material(s)

Chamber Music/Instrumental Ensemble:

Have a great musical experience learning and performing chamber music with fellow students. This class is a 10-week course designed to educate and challenge students both as individuals and as a group. Music will be provided to all members, whom will meet with a coach once a week on a mutually agreed-upon time. Expect to have guests appearances of master teachers who will give valuable opinion and methods of approach to raise the level of performance. Class limited to five students. Must have a minimum of three students for class to be offered.

Requirements:

*Students need to own an instrument that they can bring home to practice on.

*Students will need to plan daily practice time throughout the week to complete the assignments  given in the class.

*Students must be endorsed by their private instructor to participate in the chamber group/ensemble

*The Academy and coach reserves the right to assign students to specific chamber groups as they deem appropriate.

$250, including material(s)

Guitar (Group Lessons):

Have fun learning to play the guitar in a small class environment.  This 5-week course will get you started with the basic techniques you will need to begin playing songs for your own pleasure or for continued study for more advanced performance.  The class covers note reading, strumming chords, basic rhythms, and proper hand positions while learning simple songs and melodies. Class limited to eight students. Must have a minimum of three students for class to be offered.

Requirements:

*The student needs to have a guitar to bring to class and to practice on at home.

*Students will need to plan daily practice time throughout the week to complete the assignments  given in the class.

*Students will need to purchase the method book: Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Book 1 (second edition)

$125 not including book(s)

Ukulele (Group Lessons):

Even if you’ve never played an instrument before, you can learn to play the Ukulele.  This is a fun 5-week course that will get you started playing the Ukulele, strumming along to your favorite songs.  You will learn about basic rhythm for strumming different rhythmic patterns, while learning several chords to play songs that are covered in the class. Class limited to eight students. Must have a minimum of three students for class to be offered.

Requirements:

The student needs to have a ukulele to bring to class and to practice on at home.  The different sizes Soprano, Concert, and Tenor are tuned the same so any of these will be fine.

The instructor will give handouts in class to cover the material.

$125 not including book(s) 

Garage Band (Group Lessons):

Learn to work with one of the most popular and fun applications for creating music with a computer. Using the computers and piano keyboards in La Sierra University's Computer Music Lab, we'll go over basic audio and keyboard input and editing. We'll also explore some of GarageBand's hidden power user features and you can even try your hand at being a movie composer and by creating your own soundtrack for a short film. Class limited to ten students. Must have a minimum of three students for class to be offered.

Prerequisites: Basic music reading and basic piano skills.

$240 includes lab fee and materials

ART COURSES

Photography:

Everyone who takes pictures today don’t always have time or the interest in editing or changing what they capture. This workshop is geared towards owners of compact or DSLR cameras, who are frustrated with the automated modes programmed into their cameras. Attendees will learn how and when to over-ride the automated modes for best results.

Those with cameras which don’t allow that control or those who are interested in learning how to manipulate their images will be given an overview on how to use Adobe Photoshop which is the 2nd part of our Digital Photography workshop series.

October 5 to - November 2

5 Sundays, 11am to 11:50pm
VAC Building 3, Visual Arts Center
La Sierra University

$120 (includes $10 material fee)

Photoshop:

An introductory workshop on using Photoshop to manipulate images geared towards photographers. Attendees will use Adobe Photoshop CS6 on Macintosh computers to learn how to:

- fix images that are too dark or too light
- adjust colors to their liking
- organize, archive, and back up their digital images
- upload images to online photo labs for printing

October 9 to - December 14
5 Sundays, 11am to 11:50pm
VAC Building 3, Visual Arts Center
La Sierra University

$120 (includes $10 material fee)

Drawing:

Anyone can draw! This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to move far beyond stick figures. The old master artists like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Bonaroti utilized a process called the grid method to begin many of their famous works. You can actually still see the remains of it in some of their unfinished works. Today it is still an incredibly effective way to learn to draw and to have a pleasing finished product.

The first 5-weeks are geared toward learning about the basic elements/ principles of drawing and creating a finished piece using the grid method.

October 5 to - November 2
5 Sundays, Noon to 12:50pm
VAC Building 3, Visual Arts Center
La Sierra University

$120 (includes $10 material fee)

Painting:

Many of the finest artists of old were excellent watercolorists. This workshop deals with color theory and the basic techniques of watercolor as well as creating a pleasing finished painting. This workshop is for anyone ready to dive in to watercolors.

The second 5-weeks are geared toward learning about color theory, basic elements/principles of watercolors, and creating a finished painting by the end of the session.

November 9 - December 14
5 Sundays, Noon to 12:50pm
VAC Building 3, Visual Arts Center
La Sierra University

$120 (includes $10 material fee)

Ceramics:

An introductory ceramic studio experience consisting of hand building and sculptural methods of construction.

The course will include an examination of clay, glaze, decoration methods, and firing process. The emphasis of this course focuses on understanding and applying the aesthetics, processes, form, and function of the ceramics art form.

Competencies will include technique, craftsmanship and the expressive potential of clay, related to the ceramic processes and aesthetics of the finished object. Students will develop a vocabulary specific to the medium and be aware of the safety issues involved in working with ceramic materials, techniques, and equipment.

Processes:

Hand Building – pinch, coil, slab, press, mold
Firing – oxidation, reduction, electric/ gas kilns methods
Glazing – low or high temperatures (cone system)
Sculptural – additive, subtractive, and molding

October 5 - November 2 and November 9 - December 14
5 Sundays, 1pm to 1:50pm
VAC Building 3, Visual Arts Center
La Sierra University

$120 (includes $10 material fee)