HomeSchool Class DescriptionKathy Ho2017-08-07T20:44:13-08:00
Drawing and Painting FUNdamentals
This class will teach a wide-range of fundamental art techniques to young artists in a warm and fun learning environment. Pastels, oil pastels, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic as well as some occasional 3D mediums will be used to create individualized projects. Students will also learn about works by famous artists and their unique characteristics. Each week techniques will be learned to create a monthly project based on the medium used.
Bugs and Botany
Dig deep and explore the amazing world of insects and plants with a trained entomologist! Young scientists will engage in hands-on exploration, perform experiments, interpret data, and learn to think and convey information scientifically. Content is aligned to California science standards.
Children will focus on physical fitness with indoor sports and athletics while developing strength and coordination. Includes exercises and games at Playland Playground!
Children will learn the latest hip hop moves in this fun dance class brought to you by OC Dance Productions.
Students enjoy acting, singing and performing choreographed dances from movies and Broadway musicals.
Tasha Chang Poblete is a an art teacher and professional artist with an extensive educational background that includes a BFA from Cal State University Long Beach and a Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Art from National University. Her art clientele have included Skechers, Red Robin, Disney, and Warner Brothers. Tasha has taught private art lessons and high school art in the inner cities of LA. She also taught at Creekside High School in IUSD and taught English overseas in China. Her accolades include Fourth District Reflections Visual Arts Judge and several Outstanding Supporting of Prevention awards from the City of Irvine.
Soon Im Park
Soon Im Park has over 30 years of experience teaching children. She was an elementary school teacher in Korea for over 20 years and teacher and vice principal at Korean International School in China. Mrs. Park has also taught at Weekend Bethel Korean School in Irvine and has published her own Korean language curriculum. She holds a Bachelor of Elementary School Education degree from Incheon National University and has been the head Korean teacher at Karis Academy since its inception.
Frances Tan is Karis Academy’s resident “Bug Lady.” She holds a M.S. in Entomology and Agricultural Studies and a B.S. in Entomology/Biology. She has over 20 years of experience conducting research projects, managing laboratories, and supervising students at the University of California at Riverside Department of Entomology. She has published several scientific papers and has conducted 18+ years of experimental research on caterpillar and parasitic wasp relationships. In addition to her background in Entomology, Frances is an experienced teacher of children. She has over 15 years of experience teaching Mandarin to elementary students in private and public schools in California.