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Classes

Classes

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Ages 5-7
(6 Hours)  Dec. 26-28  
Wed.-Fri. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This three-day workshop capitalizes on the natural mimicry of this age group to develop acting fundamentals - the use of the voice, face and body, character and scene work, and acting games that develop imagination and self-confidence.  While perfect for the beginner thespian, this session is just as useful to the experienced actor in introducing new skills.


Ages 7-11
(12 hours) Dec. 26 - 28
Wed. - Fri. 10:30am – 2:30pm

Instructor:  Lydia Bratton
What do you know about cartooning? Join our mini-camp and improve your character illustration skills and personal style. We will look at eastern and western comics, and then use hand drawing, digital tablets, and cartooning software to illustrate a page, just like the professionals!  Course Fee includes tuition and supply fee.


Ages 8-12
(9 Hours)  Dec. 26-28 
Wed.-Fri. 1:30 - 4:30 pm

This workshop will build on the growing attention span of this age group and explore a broad range of acting experience, improvisation and scene work, with the opportunity to develop characters and allow them to flourish in a variety of theatrical situations.  The session is perfect for honing the skills of the confident young actor, but newcomers are welcome to join the fun in developing their talents and gaining the resources to pursue the theatre.


 Ages 15 - Adult
Jan. 3 - 31
Thurs.  6:30-9pm

Instructor:  Mike Flynn

Explore the endless possibilities when using fluid and dry media together to make beautiful art. Working with watercolor, gouache, brushes, pencils, pens and ink we will blend line, stroke, wash, transparent and opaque color to create compelling compositions with subtle and bold textural variation. Subject matter options may vary among a variety of landscapes, seascapes, florals, still-life, and abstraction. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Course fee includes $12.00 supply fee.


Teens & Adults
Jan. 3 - Feb. 7
Thu. 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Barbara Brennan
Ballroom Dancing brings out the social dynamics and best of everyone who likes to “move.” With practice, we will get to know how to Cha-cha, Fox-trot, Swing and more. For each dance we learn, the first 5 basic steps of that dance are taught.  This class is for singles, couples, beginners or those who need a refresher course.


Teen & Adult
Jan. 3 - Feb. 7
Thu. 8:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Barbara Brennan
Want to polish what you’ve mastered in Basic Ballroom? We’ll keep the steps going and learn all the other moves for each dance we’ve studied. Feel your confidence grow as you move, step, swirl and spin around the dance floor.


Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) Jan. 4 - Feb. 8, No class Jan. 25
Fri. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Jump into an adventure and into the world of watercolor. Beginners will learn the basic tools and techniques of the medium; more advanced students are encouraged to explore new methods, materials and styles. You can grow as an artist with the class since it is offered throughout the year. A different approach or subject matter is presented each session. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor, along with individual instruction geared for your comfort level. Supply list will be provided. Course fee includes tuition and paper supply fee.


Ages 12-Adult
(4 Hours) Jan. 5
Sat. 9am-1pm

Instructor: Dale Walsh
Behind the Scenes will give students a chance to learn the art of technical theatre. Topics to be covered include design and operation of lighting and sound systems, set design and construction, special effects, and stage management. Classes will take place in real working theaters and will include hands-on-experience. Learn what goes on behind the curtain–this class is a must for aspiring “techies” both for school drama activities as well as for upcoming Pied Piper Theatre productions.


Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  Jan. 8 - Feb. 5
Tue. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Versatile and forgiving, water-based acrylics may be manipulated with a wide array of methods, applied to many different surfaces, and modified with various additives. We will explore application techniques, surface variations, and the effect of medium additives to stretch the reach of our creativity. Small class size allows for individual instruction: students new to acrylics will learn introductory basics; more advanced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. The class may be taken multiple times; new subject matter is presented in each session. Canvases and boards will be provided by the instructor; registrants will receive a list of materials to bring to class via email after registration.  Course fee includes tuition and $12 canvas fee.


Teens & Adults
Jan. 8 - Feb. 12
Tue. 7:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Cookie Bell
Warm up winter nights with fiery TANGO, the Latin dance style renowned for beautiful music, syncopated rhythms, and exciting moves. This six week session will introduce basic steps, proper posture, and correct dance holds of the dramatic and elegant American style Tango. Start off 2019 with sultry beats, Latin music & movement!