Archives for February 2016

Session 3 Electives 2015-16

We are into our third session of electives courses.  In this session we are offering Greenworks Environmental, Tae Kwon Do, Ultimate Frisbee, STEAM, Aca-Awesome Music Elective, and Straight Painting to Decorative Painting.  We also have Upcycling Fashion Design and Iron Girls.
The GreenWorks Environmental 101 elective with Christine Brown will teach students how to “love your earth. Want to learn how to protect it? Come hang out with Asheville GreenWorks educators while exploring recycling, composting, water quality, and natural resource management. Get dirty for a great cause!”

                                  TAE KWON DO W/ Master Morris of Asheville Sun Soo

Tae Kwon Do with Master Tony Morris of Sun Soo Asheville: “This will be an entry level class introducing the fundamentals of traditional Tae Kwon Do. 
Physical Development: balance, coordination, reflex, strength, stamina, muscle control, precision, accuracy, left / right distinction, flexibility, spacial awareness, basic self-defense…

Mental and Emotional Development: focus, concentration, compassion, empathy, self-respect, respect for others, responsibility / accountability, fundamentals of manners, safety awareness, bully-prevention, identity as a “martial arts” (aware, capable, humble, generous, true to personal principals)…

Spiritual Development: commitment to live in harmony and in the pursuit of”win-win” (not win-lose)… The class will be taught personally by Master Tony Morris, owner and head instructor at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do ( Master Morris is an internationally certified 6th degree black-belt with over 30 years experience in martial arts and numerous technical and teaching awards. Master Morris additionally holds a BS in Chemistry, a Masters in Architecture, a 20 year career in architecture, international certification as a Business Coach and Trainer, and is a nationally renowned portrait artist.”


In Ultimate Frisbee Coach Craig Shearer says “The Ultimate experience in Ultimate Frisbee. Get your fit on and learn strategy and technique in this two hour course in Ultimate Frisbee. Live, Play, and Have Fun… Maybe too much.”


In ACA-AWESOME with Sean Donnelly: Students will learn the basics of a cappella from Mr. Sean in a comfortable group setting. We will explore the different sounds made with the mouth/voice. This includes beat boxing (Mouth Percussion). Also, singing harmonies will be a main focus for the songs we will learn. Not only will students see an increase in performance skills and musicality, but also in self-confidence, presence, and the ability to work as part of a team. No musical reading is required.

  STEAM W/ Ms. Ashley
The S.T.E.A.M. Electives with Ashley Merrill will learn about how “We use electricity everyday, but we rely on it more than we think. In this elective we will look different types of circuits and how they conduct electricity! We will build several different types of circuits before learning to solder, where we will apply our electrical engineering skills onto circuit boards. We will make motors spin, lights flash and music play.” 


Straight Painting to Decorative Painting with Jennie Wing is a “period of time that will be used to teach and practice professional painting skills, from the mundane to the creative! We will discover the skills that go along with Roller painting, trim painting, cutting in, and proper coverage. We will practice proper use of tools with applications of paint, decorative “faux” painting and clean-up.”

Iron Girls with Ms. Amber, Ms. Anne and Ms. Becca: “Want to help you develop your special strength, both inside and out! Iron Girls is a fun and exciting Crossfit Program just for you. You will be amazed at what you are truly capable of while having fun and getting fit with gymnastics, weightlifting and human power. @ Crossfit Asheville. ”

 UPCYCLING W/ YaYa Wenning
In UpCycling with YaYa Wenning we will learn from a Textile Artisan that creates one of a kind wearable art. Each piece is recycled materials that is usually old clothes, and upcycle them into something fresh and new.

Iron Girls W/Ms. Amber and Ms. Becca of Asheville Crossfit

In Iron Girls students will develop strength both inside and out.  Iron Girls is a fun and exciting Crossfit program. Students will learn what they are truly capable of while getting fit with gymnastics and weightlifting.