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Gadsden: Photography, Choir, Drama and Bible classes

Photography, Choir, Drama and Bible classes starting this Fall in Gadsden 

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to let you know about some new classes available in Gadsden beginning in August. The classes will be held on the campus of Coosa Christian School/Crosspoint Community Church. They are open to students in 7th-12th grade. They will be held in the evenings beginning the week of August 16th and will meet once a week for nine weeks. Classes are \$90 per student. Registration for classes has begun. For more information please email me, Angela Montgomery at angelbird21@hotmail.com.

Photography I: 
Instructor Angela Montgomery 

Topics that will be covered are:
Getting to know your camera
History of Photography
Camera types
Mega pixels and other digital photography information
Image creation & design
Photoshop and digital image manipulation
Framing, printing and showing your art

Two field trips will be taken. One will be an outdoor photo excursion where you will use your knowledge to complete an assignment. The other will be to some sort of photography exhibit that is yet to be determined.  You can view Angela\'s work at at www.AngelaMontgomeryPhotography.com

Art Appreciation I:
Instructor Angela Montgomery

The art appreciation class will give students a better understanding of the history of art and what it means to us today.  In Art Appreciation I, topics covered will be Prehistoric, Mesopotamia and Egyptian art.

Home School Choir: 
Instructor Kim Anderson

Choir is an opportunity for students to not only use their gifts and talents, but to also grow and continue learning more about the voice and vocal techniques. Choir provides the opportunity to work as a group and learn performance techniques for choral singing. There will be opportunities within the community to share the repertoire of the group. 

Instructor Kim Anderson

This course is to give students an appreciation of experience in theater as an art form. The students will act, direct, or be technically involved in scenes and short classroom productions. They will read, write and evaluate plays as well as view and critique video and live performances. A full length play will be performed at the end of the 4th 9 weeks. 

Bible Study Methods:
Instructor Lance Anderson

This class will teach students how to study the Bible using the Inductive Study Bible method. There will be weekly assignments allowing them to practice what they have learned on a passage from the Bible, as well as daily reading assignments. At the end of the course, students should be able to read, interpret and apply the Word. Students should be able to study the Bible for all that it\'s worth!

New Testament Survey I: 

Instructor Rev. Gary Hood
New Testament study with the emphasis on application and memorization of the Scriptures for the student to apply to living in and challenging the current ungodly culture of our society.  Gary believes in a Biblical World View and hopes to instill in the student a love for the Scriptures and a love for the Savior who gave us the “Good News” of Salvation for all to enjoy.

Instructor Bios:
Angela Montgomery is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor or Art degree with a concentration in Photography. Angela has been a freelance photographer for five years. She began teaching photography classes for homeschoolers in 2009. Her work has been shown in several local art shows and galleries. Angela has been married to her husband Shane for 12 years and they have a four year old daughter. They attend Edgewater Church in Gadsden, Al.

Kim Anderson is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College with a degree in Bible and Theology/Music Education. Kim has served as Children\'s Minister at Eastside Baptist Church in Roebuck, and is currently a member of Crosspoint Community Church where she volunteers as Kidz Choir Director. She also teaches General Music, Junior High Choir, and Drama at Coosa Christian School. She and her husband Lance have been married for 4 years.

Lance Anderson is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College with a degree in Bible and Theology. Lance has served in church ministries such as Children\'s Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Singles Ministry. He is a member of Crosspoint Community Church in Gadsden. He and his wife Kim have been married for 4 years. 

Rev. Gary L. Hood is a graduate of Baptist College of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology, and Master of Arts in Religion, Biblical Studies from Liberty Baptist Seminary. He has eight years experience in Church Pastoral work. He has taught Middle and High School students at a private Christian School in Pell City. Gary has taught Bible courses to Children, Youth, and Adults for over thirty-five years in a church setting. He and his wife JoElla are members of Crosspoint Community Church in Gadsden.

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