April 20, 2013


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...

April 1, 2013


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,...


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