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Solo Zoom Musical with Amanda Britt, 13 and up
During this class you will sing songs right from home! You will do research and learn about your song and show. You will create costumes, props and sets from what you can find at home. We will work on the emotional connection between the character and the words or the moments in the songs you choose! Depending on the number of students we will have half meet on Monday and half on Tuesday! The show will end with a recital to be determined!
Monday and Tuesday (6 weeks and a "show")7 pm to 8 pm
Aged 13 and up
Fairytale Puppet Theatre with Amanda Britt, 7 and up
Join us as we bring your favorite fairytales to life with homemade puppets! During this class we will be making our own puppets to tell the Little Red Riding Hood, The 3 Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the 3 Bears! We will make sock puppets, popsicle puppets, paper plate puppets, and paper bag puppets! You will need to purchase some supplies from Dollar Tree! If your child is interested please email email@example.com and I can send you the supply list! Tuesday and Thursday (4 weeks final show) 11am to 12pm
Ages 7 and up
ART FOR KIDS with Jess Age 4-7 Summer
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! This is an six weeks online class. The teacher will be in touch with the students/parents to let then know when and where to find the lessons once you have registered.
Monologues from Home with Amanda Britt, 9 and up
During this class we will talk about Monologues and how to find and choose the right one for yourself. We will also discuss Shakespearean Monologues and use them for performances and practice. The participants will perform their monologues during an ending recital. Their costumes, props, and set will be made using the materials from home! Wednesday (5 weeks and show) 6pm to 7pm
Auditions for the Future with Amanda Britt – All ages
In this Zoom class we will discuss how to audition for plays, musicals, and tv commercials. We will discuss content, what to wear, what to say, and more. Learning to audition is so important. Some people audition for plays and musicals and some will audition for college music scholarships or theatre scholarships. Learning how to do it will help everyone be prepared for their auditions! Thursday (4 weeks) 6pm to 7pm
Creating a Self Portrait with Lori Isom
Learn the basics of creating a self-portrait. We'll be using charcoal sticks (to make learning how to shade easy), and white Bristol paper.
6 weeks (30 minute sessions). Class size 4-10 students; Ages 13 and up. Instructor will be in contact to provide links for the class once you have registered.
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Project: Photo with Richard Kiraly
This series is for Ages 10 through Adult.
Your Mission: To have fun and to be creative! In this project-based online series, you will receive weekly missions for focused studies of specific subject matter that will build your basic photography skills!
Entry-Level Class: designed to be fun and interactive - students work independently (parental supervision recommended for minors).
Photography Building Blocks will be established in Session one through four (July 18-Aug 8).
Each session will focus on one single theme, technique, or subject. Students will be given a photo assignment weekly and will take the whole week to complete a final piece or pieces. Sessions will be a live online (Zoom) session, which will include a presentation and review of the piece(s), discussion, and constructive critique, followed by a new Mission.
Each session is designed to be modular so that students can take on a single project, or a series of projects. Pricing is available per-class or per-four week session. Can't make the LIVE Session time slot? Purchase the Single-Class option for access to the recorded sessions at your convenience. Projects will continue indefinitely as long as there is interest.
All equipment is allowed. There are no special supplies or equipment required other than access to a portable camera such as a cell phone, laptop, instant, film, digital, or video camera. This series is for ages 10 and up.
Richard Kiraly is a photographer who's primary goal is to celebrate and document the Arts in all of its forms. A South Carolina resident since 2001, he has worked with Town Theatre, Trustus Theatre, and The Arts Center of Kershaw County to spotlight theatrical art and artists from all over the state and beyond.
Brass instruments with Dr. Kevin McKinney August
Improve your playing with better embouchure, technique, reading, efficient practice, and musicianship. Detailed curriculum based on student’s needs and goals. Get better fast! Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Beginning Guitar with Dr. Kevin McKinney August
Learn to play guitar and to read standard notation at the same time! Systematic, time-tested approach makes it easy. No book needed; teacher will provide lesson sheets to download and print. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Songwriting/Composition with Dr. Kevin McKinney August
Learn to write your own songs, or sharpen your existing skills. Create lyrics, chords, beats, or melodies as unique as you are. All skill levels welcome. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Music Theory II with Dr. Kevin McKinney August
Harmony, part-writing, counterpoint, arranging. Learn how to put different parts together to create a greater whole. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Musicianship with Dr Kevin McKinney August
Build the ability to recognize and understand basic elements of music; learn to read notation and to “see what you hear, and hear what you see.” You’ll sing from notation, play games that sharpen your sense of rhythm, and learn the language of music. May be combined with basic keyboard or guitar. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Music Theory I with Dr. Kevin McKinney August
Learn the fundamental building blocks of music! Notation of pitch and rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, basic harmony. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Beginning Piano with Dr. Kevin McKinney August
Learn to play piano and to read standard notation at the same time! Systematic, time-tested approach makes it easy. No book needed; teacher will provide lesson sheets to download and print. Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
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Voice Lessons with Amanda Britt August
Amanda Britt is a graduate of Winthrop University. She studied Opera, Musical Theatre and Classical Music. Amanda has been performing in shows at the AC for 4 years and teaches several Musical Theatre classes for all ages. She has been the musical director for the AC’s children’s shows for the last 4 years. Amanda is also available to teach music theory. Classes are paid for by the month. The teacher will contact students as to days and times once they have registered. (ages 8 to adult)
Harp with Nina Brooks August
7 years through adults
Join Nina Brooks to learn that most magical of instruments, the harp. Nina teaches classical study (Salzedo) of technique, method and repertoire, as well as folk study of Celtic repertoire. You will learn origination, memorization and theory.
INFORMATION on purchasing individual harps is available from Teacher with lists of suppliers.
Instructor will be in contact to set up dates and times once you have registered.
Band instruments with Ike Pitts
Ike Pitts has taught for 6 years in the Kershaw County School District most recently teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands at North Central Middle School and serving as the assistant director for the Silver Knights Marching Band at North Central High School. Ike also serves as organist and accompanist at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden.
Ike is a product of Kershaw County - a graduate of Camden High School. He received a degree in music from Newberry College and a degree in music education from Winthrop University.
Keyboard instruments with Ike Pitts
Music Composition with Ike Pitts
How to Read Music All ages with Amanda Britt
In this class you will learn how to read music. We will cover everything from basic music theory to how to find your notes on the piano. Knowing how to read music is very important if you want to be in a musical or a choir. It is also important for anyone interested in music. This is for all levels of readers. Some of this will be a review for some and brand new for others! Sunday (4 weeks) 6pm to 7pm
Beginning Piano with Dr. Kevin McKinney September
Voice Lessons with Amanda Britt September
Voice Lessons with Jaston Hawes September
Jaston Hawes graduated from the USC/Columbia earning a Performance Certificate in Voice as well as his B.A. in Music Education (K-12). He earned his Masters in Choral Conducting (under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt and Dr. Alicia Walker) and served as the assistant Director of the Dutch Fork Choral society). Jaston has acted as the music director for musicals at the AC for the last 3 years and teaches General Music Education for Kershaw County Public Schools. Classes are paid for by the month. The teacher will contact students as to days and times once they have registered. (ages 8 to adult)
Piano Lessons with Jaston Hawes September
Band instruments with Ike Pitts September
Music Theory II with Dr. Kevin McKinney September
Music Theory I with Dr. Kevin McKinney September