Heritage Arts




2:00-3:00 - Weaving

5:30-7:00 - Sewing and Fiber Arts

11:30-12:30 - American Girl Class I

11:30-12:30 – American Girl Class II
11:30-12:30 – American Girl Class III
11:30-12:30 – Adventure History for Boys 

4:00 - 5:30 - Survival & Bushcraft

1:30-2:30 - Faith, Food, & Culture

4:00-5:00 - Carving 


2:30-3:30 - Chess Club 


11:30-12:30 - American Girl Class I


Adventure History for Boys 
Ages: 3rd – 6th grades

The theme of this class is “The Spirit of Adventure,” and we will look for it in the ordinary and the extraordinary.  Embracing adventure in what God has called you to is part of His invitation to know Him.  The goal is to encourage young men to begin to think about their God-given adventure in the world!

American Girl Historical Class I 

Teacher: Olivia Merritt
Ages: 2nd – 5th grades

We will study one Historical American Girl doll each month including: games, etiquette, arts and crafts of that dolls specific time period, along with how and what a school girl of that period studied.  In addition, within this school year we will host a mother/daughter Victorian tea.  It is not mandatory for participation in the class to own an American Girl Doll but students are encouraged to bring their favorite doll along with them each week.  This class studies Kaya, Felicity, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Kit, & Molly.

American Girl Historical Class II
Teacher: Catrina Howell
Ages: 3rd – 6th grades

This class will continue the study of the characters of the American Girl Doll books and what life was like for girls who lived in those time periods.  With hands on activities, students will have the opportunity to meet Caroline (1812), Rebecca (1914), and Cecile & Marie-Grace (1953) by in-depth exploration into what shaped their worlds.  Students will take a journey through time as they create an American Girls’ timeline, notebook, and time related crafts.

American Girl Historical Class III

Teacher: Adonna Pryor
Ages: 3rd – 6th grades

The American Girl series paints a beautiful and inspiring picture of girls from times past.  We read about their necessities such as clothing and food.  We witness their everyday struggles during major historical periods in America.  Their character encourages us to be more.  Now, in American Girl III, we will examine what that looks like in the modern era.  What does it mean to be an American Girl today?  What are our responsibilities?  With that in mind we will study issues concerning ourselves, our families, our communities, and our friends, all under the wing of our faith.
American Girl III will be divided into four 9-week sections of “Basic Maintenance”.  The basics in: self (hygiene, etiquette, nutrition), family (traditions, budgeting, organization), community (volunteering, first aide, work ethics), and friends and the election process.
It is my belief that the Lord never puts any two people together except they can learn from each other.  I fully expect and indeed I know that I will learn more from these girls than I will teach.  My prayer is for the Lord to knit our hearts together, that we may show each other the love of God.  Our guiding verse will be Colossians 2:2, “that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

Chess Club 

Teacher: Chloe Brzdek

Ages: beginner-intermediate level, 4th-12th grade eligible

Beginning chess, including tactics and openings, progressing to intermediate level tactics and skill sets.  Older & younger students will be grouped according to ages for matches when appropriate.  There will be opportunities to travel and compete in local and regional tournaments, as well as possibly participate in online play.

Faith, Food, and Culture

4th-6th grade

Teacher: Karen Love

Gaining a taste of World foods and its cultures as well as incorporating God’s understanding of food in our lives. 

We will not only learn other views of cultural foods but also bring an understanding of food preparations and etiquette based on learned culture chosen by the students.


Hand Carving 

Teacher: Asa Settles

Grades: 5th and up

The purpose of this class is to teach students to make beautiful, useful objects out of wood using only hand tools. Students will be taught to use a knife and a hand axe effectively and safely to make handmade spoons, spreaders, and more. This class will tap into the roots of handcraft, building strength and skill in the art of carving. 

Sewing & Fiber Arts 

Ages: 8 yrs. and up

Teachers: Jessica Hagar 

 This class will alternate between sewing skills and working with fibers. The fiber portion of the class will be an hour and a half taught by Jessica Hagar, and will examine different forms of fiber art such as weaving, dyeing, knitting, felting and more. We will also touch on the history of the craft. The goal is to learn how to design and make our own fabric, then use it to create such items as accessories, decor, or clothing!

The sewing portion will be one hour, and will be taught by Hannah Rentschler. It is designed with an emphasis on creativity and expression through sewing. We will begin by learning basic to advanced sewing skills (sewing by hand & machine) and move into completing projects. Each student will have alternating slots in each of these 2 disciplines, ending the school year with a semester of each. **Limited to 8 students. 

Survival & Bushcraft

Teacher: Kurt Settles

Ages 12 yrs. and up

This class builds a foundation 
of basic knowledge and skills through lecture and hands-on projects to help young people know how to practice survival and bushcraft in 
wilderness environments.

Students will learn about subjects such as:
- Using and maintaining knives and saws
- Building warming and cooking fires
- Tying and using knots
- Building basic shelters
- Making simple containers

Students are required to:
- Be able to read, hear, and follow written or verbal instructions
- Write English sentences legibly
- Have the physical wrist and hand strength to grip and hold sharp tools 


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