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Theater and Music Class Schedule

MONDAY

Imagination Station
for ages 5-7
with Marisha Sullivan
5-5:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 11
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
Students will learn the basics of acting, developing skill and stage presence through interactive, creative play and exercises in imagination.

Storybook Stagecraft
for ages 8-12
with Marisha Sullivan
6-7 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 11
$80 class fee (or $72 for donors)
Focusing on a classic children’s story, students will learn the basics of acting — stage delivery, diction & projection, emotion, pantomime, focus, and blocking. At the final class, students will present a staged performance of the story as readers’ theater for family and friends.

TUESDAY

Improv Game Class
for ages 10-14
with Marisha Sullivan
5:30-6:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 12
$80 class fee (or $72 for donors)
Students will develop improvisational skills using prompts and props, learning to think on their feet and gaining the confidence directors look for in performers.

WEDNESDAY

Starlite Singers
for grades K-4
instructor TBA
4:30-5 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 13
$40 class fee (or $36 for donors)
We focus on learning at least one song and dance to share with family and friends on the final day of class.

The Showoffs
for grades 5-8
instructor TBA
5-5:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 13
$60 class fee (or $54 for donors)
We focus on puting together a show in the style of a cabaret to share with family and friends on the final day of class.

Beginning Music Theory
for ages 10 & up
with Kimberly Godfrey
5:45-6:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 13
$80 class fee (or $72 for donors)
Students will learn valuable skills like reading music that will help them build a strong foundation for future music & musical theater pursuits.

THURSDAY

Thursdays Are For Tots: Multi-Arts Mornings for Little Minds
for ages 3-5
5 weeks beginning Sept 14
1 class: $30 (or $27 for donors)
2 classes: $56 (or $50 for donors)
3 classes: $78 (or $70 for donors)
Preschool Music
with Carol Linsenmeier
Thursdays, 9:30-10 a.m.
As a start to a lifelong love of music, children will sing folk and traditional songs, play musical games, and more as we work to develop listening, social, and pre-reading skills.

Preschool Art Expression
with Nancy Mitchell
Thursdays, 10:05-10:45 a.m.
Children will explore the tools and materials used in making art. We’ll create with paint, paper, scissors, glue, and lots of other fun materials! Students will learn to make
connections between their projects and stories, ideas, and the season. They will receive instruction in the proper care and use of materials, and will be encouraged to build
confidence through doing. Dress for a mess!

Preschool Drama
with Kimberly Godfrey
Thursdays, 10:50-11:20 a.m.
This class focuses on using movement and imagination, and working with others.
We will create and tell stories as we explore the world of acting.

Theory of Acting
for ages 15 & up
with Marisha Sullivan
5:15-6:15 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 14
$80 class fee (or $72 for donors)
Students will learn multiple approaches to their craft, including emphasis on a mind/body connection, and drawing from memory & personal experience to connect with the emotion of a role or scene.

Young Adult Acting Class
for ages 14-18
with Marisha Sullivan
6:30-7:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Sept 14
$80 class fee (or $72 for donors)
Hone essential tools of acting like scene work, stage presence, and conveying emotion. Good for beginning or intermediate actors.

SATURDAY

Intro to Stagecraft
for ages 13 & up
with Brandon Carlson
noon-2 p.m.
4 weeks beginning Oct 21
$25 class fee (or $22 for donors)
This course is aimed at new and experienced “techies” alike and will introduce students to the various technical aspects of theater productions at the Ashtabula Arts Center. Classes will focus on prop and set piece management both on and off the stage, as well as rudimentary construction. Light board and sound board operation and programming will also be introduced. Other stage effects such as fly and curtain operation, fog, and other practical effects will also be covered. The course will culminate with the students having the opportunity to participate in the running crew for the Ballet Theatre Ashtabula production of The Nutcracker, where the skills learned will be utilized in a live production.

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