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IN APRIL 2013
Children's Art Classes:
Painting in the Style of Cave Dwellers, Roman Portrait Artists and French Impressionists
Appalachian Arts Center offers a new series of art classes for kids this Spring. Led by master watercolor artist and mural painter, Ellen Elmes, participants will engage in hands-on techniques utilized by artists over a long span of art history. These creative activities will include learning how paint was made from scratch and put on cave walls by Prehistoric painters; painting with wax and pigment to make people portraits in the Roman encaustic style; and using layered dots and brush strokes to make "impressionistic" landscapes.
Children ages 5-12 are eligible for this class, and should wear old clothes or bring a smock or old shirt to cover their clothes while painting. All painting supplies will be provided.
The classes will be held from 4:00-6:00PM on Thursdays: April 18, April 25, and May 2, 2013 at Appalachian Arts Center. Tuition for the 3 class series is $50.00, but scholarships are available.
Please call Appalachian Arts Center at 276.596.9188 to register for the classes, or for more information about scholarships. There is space in the class for twelve children and participants will be registered for the class on a first-come, first-served basis.
IN MAY 2013
Children's Acting Classes
Appalachian Arts Center, a part of Southwest Virginia Community College, will once again be hosting acting workshops for children, youth and adults this spring. The four-week workshops will be held on Saturdays: May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2013 at the Arts Center.
Ryan Henderson will be the instructor for the workshops. A former Barter Player, Ryan is currently a teaching artist with Barter Theatre’s Project R.E.A.L. He has performed in numerous educational tours with the Barter Players and has acted with twelve professional theatre companies.
The following workshops will be offered: “Just Play” for ages 7-12 will be from 10:00am-11:00am. As children we are constantly told to censor ourselves and how to behave. Not here! There are a lot of parallels between playing and acting. They each have an objective and they each have rules. This workshop will focus on teaching the roots of theatre—goals, obstacles and tactics—by playing games that encourage…PLAY. Tuition for this four-week workshop is $60.
“Team Effort” for ages 13-18 will be from 11:15am-12:15pm. When we think of working together as a team, theatre may not be the first activity that comes to mind. In fact, teamwork and collaboration are essential to creating great theatre. This workshop will be full of activities and games that encourage ensemble play and collaborative discovery—ideas that can be practiced both on and off the stage. Tuition for this four-week workshop is $60.
“Yes, Lets” for ages 19+ will be held from 1:00-2:30pm. Improvisation for all! Whether you are looking to sharpen your creative skills, get more comfortable with public speaking or just want something fun to do on a Saturday morning, this workshop is for you. We will explore the fundamentals of improvisation in a safe environment that encourages us to follow our every creative impulse. Tuition for this four-week workshop is $90.
Space is limited in these workshops, so register early! There is a registration deadline of April 27th, and payment should be made to Appalachian Arts Center by this date in order to hold the slot. A limited number of scholarships are available for these classes. Please contact the Arts Center at 276-596-9188 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to register for the workshops, or to inquire about scholarship opportunities.
Appalachian Arts Center is located on Route 19 in the ‘Old Archie Helton Store’ – 2.5 miles south of Claypool Hill. Regular business hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 12:00- 6:00 p.m.; Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday: 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
EXHIBITIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS
APRIL 9-JUNE 8, 2013
"No Limits: A Celebration of the Creative Spirit" with an ArtBall on Saturday, April 20th starting at 1:00 p.m.
In conjunction with this year's Festival of the Arts theme "No Limits", the Appalachian Arts Center has invited a number of exceptional young artists as well as long time practitioners who continuously push the limits of their own artistic vision to show their work at the Center. Artists include Nadya Warthen-Gibson, Kyle Buckland, Courtney Wyatt, Perry Johnson, Sylvia Richardson, Ned Johnson, Leila Cartier and D.R. Mullins. The public is invited to pull out their wildest clothes and come artfully attired to the ArtBall to enjoy refreshments, meet the visual artists and enjoy some of the favorite selections of musical artist, John Sharpe, playing on piano and the bass
For more information, contact the Appalachian Arts Center at 276.596.9188 or email email@example.com