TPC Homeschool Arts Academy
TPC Homeschool Arts Academy offers high level, culturally transformative arts experiences for children wishing to broaden their cultural awareness as well as to develop mastery in the arts disciplines of their choosing. Visual art, Music, Dance, Theater, Media, and Literary arts are featured in this multi-disciplinary arts program to give young scholars opportunities to study under some of the Bay Area’s most renowned artists.
If you are interested in joining TPC Homeschool Arts Academy, please fill out the Registration Form below!
Visual Art with 2-D & 3-D Mediums
This class may include drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, paper mache, set design, printmaking, and more.
Octavio Hernandez has taught at several schools in the East Bay including Malcolm X Elementary and Roses in Concrete for over 15 years. He is an innovative arts-educator and youth advocate who uses the arts to foster the expression of intelligent, articulate, mindful visionaries.
This class may include emcee/rapping, filmmaking, acting, graffiti, music production, breaking and more.
Safahri Ra Hendrix is a hip hop educator, emcee, after school program director, Katrina survivor who over the past 20 years has built a career by teaching, facilitating workshops with teachers, consulting with schools, innovating after school programs, supporting principals, creating summer camps, presenting, performing & touring internationally, coaching young artists!
Safahri is currently starting his own Hip Hop company Pangea.
Capoeira Music and Movement
This class may combine aspects of dance, martial arts, yoga, Pilates, breakdance and other movement arts where one will explore conversational movements of self-expression, as well as playing music of the Roda.
Branch Nautu has been a capoeira instructor, fitness trainer, and body worker for over 20 years. He teaches JingaFit, a new integrative form of body weight exercise program without the need of any equipment. He teaches for all ages and levels of fitness, students enjoy elements of joyful play, destructive attacks and elusive defenses. Powerful yet continuously playful, where one will discover the movement mysteries and push the limitations of their body.
Dance of the Diaspora
This class may include dance, gymnastics and yoga.
Karma Smart currently teaches adults, teens and children of all ages dance for various community organizations and spaces. She has performed as a company member with Omi Tutu Dance Collective, Damasceno Dance Collective, and as a guest artist with Maracatu Pacifico for the annual Cuba Caribe Festival in March of 2017. Teaching children movement arts is her passion and inspires her daily.
Sistar Amani, Program Coordinator
Any K-12th grade child is eligible for enrollment in the TPCHAA program. Enrollment numbers can vary according to community needs. Once a maximum number of participants is reached in each pod, students may be added to a waitlist and matriculated into the program on a case-by-case basis. A student can elect to switch programs after a semester ends.
Registration forms will be made available online. Once forms are submitted and registration fees are paid, registration will be complete. A full list of classes will be made available on the registration forms. Pods have limited enrollment of up t0 8 students and are filled on a first-come first-served basis. In the event that a pod you have signed up for is full, you will be notified and given the opportunity to choose another pod. Early registration is recommended!
Each program is led by highly trained and qualified arts professionals who provide a nurturing, challenging and safe learning environment for your child(ren). All staff have been background checked/livescanned and have current TB tests on file. They will also have bi-weekly covid tests which must yield negative results.
We only operate under the most-up-to date safety procedures for Covid 19. All families must come in masks for drop off and pick up. We will ask you to wait outside in physically distanced designated areas until it is your turn to enter. Parents will check their children in and out on the sign in sheet at the door. Parents are not allowed into the program space. Students will be asked to leave their outside shoes in their cubby at the door. Students must wear a sweatshirt and a pair of shoes (optional) that will live on site at all times. Parents can wash the clothing at the end of the week and bring it back the following Monday. Parents must take students’ temperature before leaving the house everyday. The onsite administrator will also take their temperatures at the door. If your child exhibits any cold/flu like symptoms they must not come back to the program for 14 days. All teachers and staff will take bi-weekly covid tests which must yield negative results. In the case that a child or the teacher tests positive for covid the entire pod will be shut down for two weeks. If a student’s household family member tests positive for covid, the program must be alerted immediately and that student must be quarantined for 2 weeks. The pod will shut down for 14 days and reinstate should all students test negative for Covid or show no cold/flu like symptoms.
Hours of Operation
(unless otherwise noted).
Dance, Gymnastics, Tumbling, Yoga
Graffiti, Acting, Film, Breaking, Afro Beat Dance, Capoeira
Visual Art with 2D & 3D Mediums
Capoeira Music and Movement
*Please pack a bag lunch/snacks/water bottle for your child.
REMEMBER: Please pick up your child(ren) promptly when the program ends. If you are running late or in traffic, etc., please call the administrator on site so that arrangements for your child(ren) can be made. We will allow a 10-minute grace period however if the student is not picked up within that time, families will be charged a $20 late fee. Please note: Three instances of tardiness in picking up your child may result in their dismissal from the program.
TPCAA PROGRAM SEMESTER TUITION RATES
(September 28, 2020 to May 21, 2021)
ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE: ONE TIME PAYMENT OF $25 ($20 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL SIBLING)
Monthly Pay Schedule: $250 (per child)
Homeschool Groups must be kept limited in size for health and safety.
This impacts our monthly tuition per child, but the base rate of $250/monthly per child can lower the closer
we get to our cap (8 students).
***Sibling discount of 10% off applies to the older child.***
Group of 4 : $250/monthly per child
Group of 5 : $225/monthly per child
Group of 6 : $200/monthly per child
Group of 7 : $180/monthly per child
Group of 8 : $160/monthly per child