PLAY IN THE CLAY FOR A DAY with Debbie Gregory
Are you looking for some inspiration? Have you wanted to try clay but are just not sure? Debra Gregory will lead students through a sampling of methods of construction and explore your untapped creativity. Your pottery will be fired and glazed by Debra to be picked up at a later date. $35 each session. Materials included.
Session 1: September 16 hand building
Session 2: September 23 wheel throwing
Session 3: November 4 hand building
Session 4: November 11 wheel throwing
Students will learn the very basics of working with clay. We will learn how to hand build small projects using pinch pots, slabs, and coils. Students will learn the importance of what it means to 'slip and score' to keep their projects from falling apart! This class is more about the process than the product, but students will still have a fun time, learn a lot about clay and make some cool stuff! And we will get dirty! So, please wear old clothes!
Register by Friday before first class
Join us to learn about the joy of creating on the stage. Whether you are a beginner or an old hat, this is a chance for you to improve your skills on the stage and learn the ins and outs of the theatre. Skill we will work on include listening, speaking, body language, confidence and team building. We will learn about improvisation as well as comedy, tragedy, opera and dance. We will even explore the possibilities of writing and producing your own skit. Set earlier in the day to accommodate homeschoolers, but open to anyone interested. Middle and High School Grades. Register by September 17, 2019
A companion to our Acting 101 class, this class is for older teens and adults. Join instructor Marney Wooldridge to learn the basics or improve skills for bringing a character to life in the theatre. Students will explore stage direction, body language, vocal dynamics and stretch into a variety of characters and emotions to find discover how to become a character. They will practice cold readings as prep work for auditions. Ages 15 and up.
Learn the art of printmaking using relief linocut press. Linocut allows for a variety of effects to create unique works. All tools provided and materials provided at a nominal cost. Each 5 week session will include student work matted and framed. 8" x 12" block = $3; 12" x 24" block = $8, 5 weeks
Clay: Hand-Building Pottery with Anne Schultz
Clay: Wheel Throwing Pottery with Anne Schultz
Clay: Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing Pottery with Anne Schultz
Stay centered with clay. Students with wheel throwing experience will focus on progressively building wheel throwing, trimming and glazing skills to make sets and complex pots. Some hand building techniques will be included. Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 per bag.
Join Dave Robinson to learn the ins and outs of Digital Photography. Students will cover the principals of composition, editing and the use of light. They will look at everything from smartphone photography to the use of professional photographic equipment. Each session will result in a print of the students choice matted and framed. Each 8 x 10 print = $0.05, each 13 x 19 print = $1.00; Teacher will provide materials. Student needs at least a smart phone that can take pictures, but will also get to work with professional photographic equipment. 5 weeks
The Working Model is an advanced class for kids and teens interested in working in the biz. This class equips our talent with audition techniques to improve chances of more callbacks and more bookings. Emphasis is placed on delving deeper into the audition process. Models are encouraged to act, strengthen their photo movement skills and network! This class is for students who have already taken the first course of modeling. Or, you may audition for this class if you have prior experience. $150 for first timers and 50% off for returning students to session 2 or 3.
The main goal for this class is to get students ages 4-7 to love art! We will look at the basic concepts of art, practice basic art skills, use various art mediums, learn about famous artists and feel successful at being an artist ! After all, a famous artist named Picasso, once said, “Every child is an artist.” And he should know! Register by Friday before first class.
Roll up your sleeves and learn how to throw on a potter's wheel and the basic hand building methods of pinching, coiling and slab construction to make beautiful and functional pottery you will be proud to say you made! Beginners and experienced students welcome. All pottery made in this class is food safe. This class is geared towards adults and teens. Clay may be purchased through the Arts Center for $25 dollars a bag.
Join Dr. Kevin McKinney for a fun exploration of percussion on the djembe drum. Students will learn how to play on actual djembes and other percussion instruments. They will learn the basics of rhythm and meter including musical notation. Students will also learn how to create their own drum patterns. Materials: Students should bring a binder to hold drum pattern pages. Ages 7 to adult. Class date and time is TBD depending on interest.
Join Acting Coach Kim Scott for a comprehensive class in acting for the stage. Whether you are new to the art or a practiced hand at treading the boards, this class will help you improve the skills needed to bring a character to life. You will learn ways to use your voice, body and mind to create as realistic or fantastical a persona as is needed. Learn cold reading and other preparation skills that will give you the confidence to go for it at the auditions and for your showcase on December 2nd! Ages 8-14
Adult and teens, put on your creative hat and come play in the clay with Debra Gregory as your guide. Using pinch methods, coiling, slab rolling and various methods for decorating, you will create functional and decorative pottery. All experience levels welcome. All pottery created in this class is food safe. Clay may be purchased through the Arts Centre for $25 a bag.
Grades 4 through 8
Young potters explore the wonderful world of clay under the guidance of instructor Debra Gregory. Students develop confidence and spark their creativity learning the basics of ceramic hand-building and glazing. Supplies, including clay , are provided.
Join Marney to power up for the day with Pilates. These workouts strengthen your core, improve your posture, flexibility, balance, and tone your entire body without adding bulk – creating long, lean muscles. Pilates can be a positive change in your life and help you achieve your goal to a healthier lifestyle. Sessions are $40 a month for one session a week, $80 for two sessions a week and $100 for unlimited sessions per month. Walk ins are $15 per class.
Join Marney to work off the tensions of the day with Pilates. These workouts strengthen your core, improve your posture, flexibility, balance, and tone your entire body without adding bulk – creating long, lean muscles. Pilates can be a positive change in your life and help you achieve your goal to a healthier lifestyle. Mondays. Sessions are $40 a month. Walk ins are $15 per class.
Are you ready to send out your beautiful hand written cards and invitations for holiday events? Do you have certificates or diplomas that need just the perfect lettering? Join Margo Cook to learn the Art of Calligraphy. Margo will give you thorough instruction over the course of three evenings to insure that you are creating lovely letters that will capture the eye of any who receive them. Get ready for the holidays! Teen and Adult.
Ever wonder about the stunning lighting effects created on stage during a production or how to know which light works to create a mood or best light an actor. Stage magic happens in large part by the creative minds and hard work of designers and technicians behind the scenes. Join Arts Center Technical Theatre Director Richard Kiraly for an introduction to stage lighting covering the various aspects of lighting a theatrical production. Ages 16 and up. Date is TBD depending on interest.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to start with a script and turn it into a live stage show? Join Technical Theatre Director Richard Kiraly and friends to learn the technical and organizational skills needed to direct a show. Each student will be actor and director as the class will culminate with a production directed by you on stage before a live audience. Ages 16 and up. Class times and dates TBD depending on interest.
Join horticulturist and landscape designer Kristi Dodson to learn the basic principals of landscape design. The first class will be a primer on design, while in the second class you will create a mini landscape of your own to take home. First class wear what you will, but the second class you will be playing in the dirt! Materials provided, but if students have a shallow 6-8" planning container they would like to bring to the second class. they can; though one will be provided for use. 15 - Adults
Inclement weather make up for the second night will be January 23.
Recommended for Beginner level Artists or those looking to advance their Art skills.
In the first 6 sessions, you will be learning drawing and coloring techniques which will include understanding different art mediums and styles from Abstract to Realism with an emphasis on applicable use in Graphic Design and Comic Book/Graphic Novel Art. You will also be exposed to color theory, object and human anatomy, composition, design, and perspective. In the second 6 weeks, we will delve into mixed mediums as we explore creating unique pieces which include Caricatures in Pastels, Flowers in watercolor, and Animal Heraldries in Acrylic.
Ready to take your art to Comic-con or do you want to finally start that Webcomic or Manga!? Learn Art techniques that could get your artwork on Phone apps, T-shirts, and more! Recommended for those looking to Advance their Art Skills. (Not for Beginners)
Learn the ins-and-outs of self-published comic book and Graphic Artists. Learn to create professional Model Sheets and Storyboards, and learn other great Graphic Storytelling Techniques from Controlled Sequencing to Dynamic Compositing that will take your Graphic Art up a level. Emphasis on design, technique, art marketing, and creative development using Traditional and Digital mediums.
Any sized Sketchpad (at least 8.5” x 11’’)
Strathmore 346-1 Paper 300 Series Sequential Art Bristol, Smooth, 11 x 17 Inches, White 24 Sheets
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