Fine Arts Academy
The Etz Chaim Learning Center offers a Fine Arts Academy which serves as an alternative to traditional Jewish learning for students in grades 4-6. This innovative program provides students with a Jewish and Hebrew learning experience through Fine Arts using painting, sculpting, pottery, sketching, photography and more. Each year culminates with an art gallery. This class satisfies all ECLC requirements.
For more information please contact Keri Loventhal, ECLC Director, 818-530-4046.
The educational goals of this program is to provide students the opportunity to participate in an alternative Jewish learning experience. Through a unique curriculum students will connect Torah, Holidays, Social Action, Israel, Prayer, and much more to Fine Art. Students will learn how Jewish learning can be combined with Fine Arts and the impact and influence it has. Students will work collaboratively to research their Jewish learning and apply it various projects.
Who Can Join
This program is open any students in grades 4, 5 and 6 in the community, including VBS Day School Students. Membership to a synagogue is a prerequisite; if not a member a synagogue, membership at VBS is required. For VBS members, participation in this program will satisfy the academic and hourly student requirements of the Etz Chaim Learning Center as well as B’nai Mitzvah preparation.
Class Days and Times
The Fine Arts Academy meets at the same time as our traditional school: Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.