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Fine Arts Classes for Community (Spring '13)

Bluefield College’s Fine Arts Community School has released its schedule of courses for the spring 2013 semester.

Chris Shoemaker

January 11, 2013

Register online for FACS classes.

 

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Dedicated to providing quality fine arts instruction to the community since 1993, BC’s Fine Arts Community School (FACS) is a community service outreach program that enables local families and students of all ages and interests, including home-schoolers, to explore and study the arts with the guidance of mentors and professionals who have appropriate training and experience.

 

Twenty classes, lessons and workshops are available on the FACS schedule this spring, including “Pottery,” “Easter Pottery and Crafts,” “Figure Drawing,” “Basic Art,” “Collage for Kids,” “Refrigerator Art,” “Fun Fine Art Friday,” “Circular Patchwork Quilting,” “Memoir Writing,” “Piano Lessons,” “Guitar Lessons,” “Instrument Lessons,” “Violin Lessons,” “Harp Lessons,” “Voice Lessons,” “Preschool Music Time,” “Scottish Highland Dance,” “Scottish Country Dance,” “Acting,” and “Youth Theatre.”

 

Pottery

Learn hand-building, glaze applications, wheel-turning techniques, and ways to manipulate clay by creative means to form functional and decorative ware.

  • Mondays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Beginning January 21 for 10 weeks
  • Tuition: $125
  • Ages: 15 and up
  • Instructor: Jessica Chambers-Paris

 

Basic Art

Beginning artists will learn techniques for sketching, including smudging, hatching, cross-hatching and stippling, to create still life building design.

  • Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Beginning January 29 for four weeks
  • Tuition: $60
  • Ages: teens and adults
  • Instructor: Frankie Kane

 

Figure Drawing

Beginning artists will learn proportions of the body, contour and line drawings of the figure, and face proportions to draw from a live model.

  • Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Beginning January 31 for four weeks
  • Tuition: $60
  • Ages: teens and adults
  • Instructor: Frankie Kane

 

Fun Fine Art Fridays

Enjoy a variety of the arts, including theatre, music, painting, and pottery.

  • Fridays form 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Beginning February 1 for eight weeks
  • Tuition: $100
  • Ages: 8-12
  • Instructors: Amanda Parks, Jessica Chambers-Paris, Jeri Lynn Anderson and Jennifer Bohannon

 

Preschool Music Time

Singing, dancing, playing instruments and puppets. Perfect for the active, energetic, creative and imaginative preschooler.

  • Mondays 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Beginning February 4 for five weeks
  • Tuition: $75
  • Ages: 3-5 (parents welcome)
  • Instructor: Jeri Lynn Anderson

 

Acting/Theatre Class

Learn the fundamentals of acting, discover what it's like to work on stage, develop a solid acting technique, experience improvisation, get an introduction to basic stage direction, find out how to work a scene and monologue, and build confidence in the ability to act out scenarios.

  • Tuesdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Beginning February 5 for four weeks
  • Tuition: $75
  • Ages: 10 and up
  • Instructor: Bobby Hall

 

Circular Patchwork Quilting Class

Turn a square into a circle, back into a square and finally back into a circle. Bring your sewing machines, rotary cutters, pinking shears, pencil, threads, and fabric. 

  • Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Beginning February 19 for six weeks
  • Tuition: $80
  • Ages: 12 and up
  • Instructor: Gloria Coffey

 

Easter Pottery Craft Workshop

Two fun days of making ceramic Easter eggs and a basket.

  • Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 9
  • Tuition: $35
  • Ages: all ages
  • Instructor: Jessica Chambers-Paris

 

Collage Class for Kids

Explore the art of collage making using a variety of media.

  • Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Beginning March 12 for six weeks
  • Tuition: $75
  • Ages: 6-10
  • Instructor: Amanda Parks

 

Memoir Writing

This workshop will help participants begin a short memoir and teach writers how to get their memories down on paper in a way that makes them enjoyable to readers.

  • Saturdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Beginning April 6 for five weeks
  • Tuition: $75
  • Ages: Beginners to adults to senior citizens
  • Instructor: Crystal Kieloch

 

Refrigerator Artists

Hands-on enrichment course designed to stimulate learning and creativity through self-expression. Sessions will include painting, self-portraits, and collages.

  • Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Beginning April 23 for six weeks, including exhibit during last session
  • Tuition: $65
  • Ages: 5-7
  • Instructor:  Marsha Boozer

 

Youth Theatre

Be a part of the 11th production of Bluefield Youth Theatre in the Disney classic “Aladdin.”

  • Rehearsals 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Beginning April 26 for four weeks. Production May 23-26.
  • Tuition: $150
  • Ages: 6-18
  • Instructors: Charles Reese and Rebecca McCoy-Reese

 

Scottish Highland Dance Class

Learn the dance moves of the Scottish Highland Dance.

  • One hour each week for eight weeks
  • Days and times to be determined by students and instructor
  • Tuition: $80
  • Ages: All ages, beginners to advanced
  • Instructor: Heather Sylvain

 

Scottish Country Dance Class

Learn the dance moves of the Scottish Country Dance.

  • One hour each week for eight weeks
  • Days and times to be determined by students and instructor
  • Tuition: $40
  • Ages: All ages, beginners to advanced
  • Instructor: Heather Sylvain

 

Private Piano Lessons

  • 30-minute lessons once each week for five or 10 weeks
  • Days and times to be determined with student
  • Tuition: $190 (10-week session) or $110 (five-week session)
  • Tuition with student instructor: $170 (10-weeks) or $90 (five-weeks)
  • Ages 5 and up
  • Instructors: Sharon Ziegler, Colleen Thorburn or student Alandra Blume

 

Private Instrument Lessons

Saxophone, clarinet, tuba, trombone, trumpet, flute, oboe and bassoon.

  • 30-minute lessons once each week for five or 10 weeks
  • Days and times to be determined with student
  • Tuition: $190 (10-week session) or $110 (five-week session)
  • Ages 10 and up
  • Instructors: Sharon Ziegler and Teresa Hedrick

 

Private Guitar Lessons

  • 30-minute lessons once each week for five or 10 weeks
  • Days and times to be determined with student
  • Tuition: $170 (10-week session) or $90 (five-week session)
  • Ages 8 and up (beginners)
  • Instructor: Philip Cyrus-Farmer

 

Private Violin Lessons

  • 30-minute lessons once each week for five or 10 weeks
  • Days and times to be determined with student
  • Tuition: $170 (10-week session) or $90 (five-week session)
  • Ages 7 and up (beginners)
  • Instructor: Alandra Blume

 

Private Voice Lessons

  • 30-minute lessons once each week for five or 10 weeks
  • Days and times to be determined with student
  • Tuition: $190 (10-week session) or $110 (five-week session)
  • Ages 5 and up
  • Instructors: Sharon Ziegler and Mindy Blume

 

Private Harp Lessons

  • 30-minute lessons once each week for five or 10 weeks
  • Days and times to be determined with student
  • Tuition: $190 (10-week session) or $110 (five-week session)
  • Ages 10 and up (all skill levels)
  • Instructor: Colleen Thorburn

A non-refundable $25 registration fee is due per student per class when registering for most BC Fine Arts Community School lessons and classes (but not workshops). If registering more than one person within a family, the registration fee is discounted to $15 per person.

 

In some cases, an additional supplies fee (i.e. art supplies) may be charged in addition to tuition. Tuition and fees are due by the start of instruction and may be mailed and made payable to Bluefield College, FACS, 3000 College Drive, Bluefield, VA 24605.

 

Register online with a major credit card by visiting www.bluefield.edu/facs. To register by phone or for more information about fall FACS classes, including payment plans, call 800-872-0175 (x4246) or 276-326-4246, or e-mail

 

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