FACS Class Schedule

A $25 non-refundable fee is due when registering for lessons and classes. Music lessons require one registration fee for ongoing lessons for the academic year. All dance, art, drama, and textile classes with more than one meeting require one registration fee per term (fall, spring). There will be one registration fee per student for these classes per term, regardless of the number of classes being taken. One day workshops do not require a registration fee.

Private music lessons are offered throughout the year, with frequency of meetings, dates, and times determined by the student and instructor. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students (including adults) are equally encouraged to register online.

Tuition is $110 for 5 lessons and $190 for 10 lessons. An additional $25 deposit (referenced above) is due before beginning lessons and applies to the full academic year.

Banjo Instruction

Instructor: Ron Mullennex
Banjo instruction will be in the old-time style (mainly the downstroke style often referred to as "clawhammer") and can be at any level, from beginning to advanced. The tune repertoire for intermediate and advanced players will include a generous helping of tunes that I learned from the generation which predates radio and recorded music, for the most part.  

Mandolin Instruction

Instructor: Ron Mullennex
Focuses on oldtime tunes and style, and can also accommodate beginning to advanced levels. Instruction will be by ear and visually in the oral tradition, without written music or tablature. The use of a recording device is encouraged but not mandatory.

Private Piano Lessons

Instructors: Elizabeth Decker
Ages: 5+

Private Voice Lessons

Instructors: Elizabeth Decker
Ages: 5+

Private Trumpet Lessons

Instructor: Charles Priest
Ages: 10+

Private Flute Lessons

Instructor: Linda Flowers
Ages: 10+

Tatting (Lace Making)

Tuition: $75.00
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Alana Anderson

Thursdays, June 2, 9, and 16 (three weeks), from 1:00-3:00pm
Learn the delicate art of making lace with knots! This technique was popular from the late 1700’s through the 1950’s, and is now making a comeback. Find out how to turn tatting into jewelry, ornaments, and accessories. No experience needed, and supplies will be provided.

Stage Combat Workshop

Tuition: $50, no registration fee
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Jennifer Bohannan

Tuesday, June 28, 9:00am-5:00pm
One-day workshop exploring the fighting styles of quarterstaff, falling and rolling, hand-to-hand combat and swashbuckling sword play. Students learn not only the basic techniques of stage combat, but also the techniques used to choreograph a major fight for a main stage production. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch; students should bring their own lunches.

Smart Walk

Tuition: $50
Ages: All Ages
Instructors: Ashlyn VanDyke and Hannah Tatum

Saturday, June 6 through July 13 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Does cardiovascular exercise intimidate you? Do you loathe the treadmill? If so, fear not! This program is perfect for you. This summer program will be a six-week class meeting on each Monday and Wednesday starting June 6th and ending July 13th (excluding July 4th) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This course is designed to educate students on the importance of cardiovascular exercise and proper exercise practices designed to improve cardiovascular health. Throughout the course, students will receive a personalized walking program complete with individualized training and testing. Come out and meet friends or make new friends while getting healthy!

Mother's Journaling Workshop

Tuition: $40, no registration fee
Instructor: Crystal Kieloch

Saturday, June 11, 10:00am-1:00pm
Memories captured in time, personal thoughts, reflections, hopes and dreams – a journal captures all of these if Mom is given time and tools to record them. This workshop will help Mom with writing prompts to set down important memories and wisdom for her children and grandchildren, share important moments in her life, and even help her find her voice and write for self-discovery. Each participant receives a beautiful journal, pen, and handouts as part of the workshop. This would make a great Mother’s Day gift!

Etiquette Classes

Tuition: $30, no registration fee
Ages: Separate classes for elementary students, middle school students, and adults/high school students
Instructor: Charlotte Sacre

Tuesday, June 28, 10:00am-12:00pm (Elementary grades 3, 4, & 5)
Tuesday, June 28, 4:30pm-6:30pm (Ages 14 – adult)
Wednesday, June 29, 10:00am-12:00pm (middle school grades 6, 7, & 8)

Courtesy matters! Even though we are "perfect" in our grandmothers' eyes, others will form their opinions by observing our behaviors in many settings. By re-visiting basic courtesy and etiquette practices, students will learn helpful table manners, cell phone and social media courtesy (and safety), and awareness of differences in various settings: family, social, business, school, church/religious. Have fun polishing your image and building self-confidence.

Writing for Life: Have Fun and Learn

Tuition: Registration fee only, no tuition fee
Ages: Grades 3-12
Instructors: Tamara Williams, Tazewell County Public Schools reading coach and Appalachian Writing Project Teaching Fellow (Grades 3-7); Rob Merritt, Professor of English at Bluefield College and Appalachian Project Teaching Fellow (Grades 8-12)

June 20-24, 8:45am-12:00pm. One week summer writing camp at Bluefield College.
Sponsored by Bluefield College and the Appalachian Writing Project at the University of Virginia at Wise. Class will be held at Easley Library on the BC campus.

Grades 3-7

  • Journaling
  • "What is Home?”
  • Biography
  • Folktales

Grades 8-12

  • Journaling: Write free and from prompts; follow your ideas where they lead
  • Creative Nonfiction: Use poetic techniques to tell your own story
  • Fiction: How to “make-up”
  • Poetry Performance: From the page to the stage
  • What is College Writing?: For older students – what college teachers expect

Unplugged – Outdoor Camp

Tuition: $70 (price includes a t-shirt)
Ages: Grades 6-9
Instructor: Kevin Downer

June 20-24, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students
Escape the boredom of summer by enrolling in the FACS Unplugged Camp. Let’s get outdoors and rediscover that fresh air! Activities include disc golf, capture the flag, nature hike, kite flying, wacky relay races, treasure hunt, wiffle ball, water day (slide, balloon toss, etc.), and obstacle course. Enjoy a week of fun activities!

Summer Creative Writing Week

Tuition: $50
Ages: All
Instructor: Crystal Kieloch

July 11-14, 6:00p-8:00pm
Ever thought you might like to write? If there are stories bouncing around in your head and you love the feel of a pen gliding across the page and a fresh new notebook excites you with possibility, consider spending four evenings with like-minded individuals who are interested in putting pen to paper and expressing themselves with words. (Laptop computers are welcome too!) Explore different forms of creative writing to find what you enjoy. The workshop will give learners an opportunity to write short fiction, poetry, memoir or personal stories and learn how to write for self-discovery. Many handouts and materials will be provided. For ages 14 to 104! 

Science Camp

Tuition: $110
Ages: 8-12yrs
Instructors: Dr. Joe Saunders and Dr. Emily Lambert

July 18-22, 9:00am-3:00pm
Join us for a week of adventures in science. Through games and projects, we will explore topics ranging from recycling, germs, and tide cycles to butterflies, electricity, and rockets.  Students are asked to bring their own lunches, snacks and drinks.

Multi-Sports Camp

Tuition: $70 (price includes a t-shirt)
Ages: Grades 6-9
Instructor: Kevin Downer

July 18-22, 9:00am-11:30am
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students
Campers will have the opportunity to experience several sports during this week. Find a sport that you may fall in love with! Learn a new sport or sharpen your skills on a sport you already know. You will learn game rules, have a chance to practice fundamentals, and participate and compete in flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball and ultimate frisbee.

Sauté into Summer Ballet Camp

Tuition; $65
Ages: 4-17yrs
Instructor: Peyton Bartley

July 18-22
Ages 4–8 9:00am–11:30am

Ages 9-17 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Join us for a fun filled dance camp. In this beginner ballet camp you will learn the joy and respect of fine arts while studying Ballet. Students will also be exploring other dance forms such as, Improvisation, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, and more. Students will expand their creativity, make new friends, and learn the importance of team work, all while creating a passion for the art of dancing. At the end of the week, all parents and friends are invited to join us for a recital at Bluefield College's Harman Chapel to showcase their children’s progress and hard work. What better way to spend your summer? No prior dance experience required. Ballet shoes recommended, but not required. Students are asked to bring their own snacks and drinks. 

Fine Arts Camp for PK Through Rising 1st Graders

Tuition: $110
Ages: 4yrs through rising 1st graders

July 25-29, 9:00am-12:00pm
Students will rotate between music and art each day!

Music: Bring your child for a fun filled time of music, dancing, singing, learning, laughing, playing and even puppets and instruments. We will explore and experience all kinds of activity that involves music. Our time will be filled with Kids Bop, Kids Praise, Music and Movement, Silly Songs, and many different styles of music. We will learn about instruments and play them during some of our songs. We will have puppets come and visit every day to talk to the kids about all kinds of fun stuff; so, come and join us for an amazing, fun-filled week of music!!!

Art: Preschoolers will have an art adventure during this hands on morning camp. Students will be introduced to many art forms and will develop their skills in painting, drawing, cutting, gluing, and more. Famous books will be introduced, which will inspire a different art project each day. Imaginations will soar in this hands-on, creative environment that will nurture your child’s inner creativity.

Fine Arts Camp for Rising 2nd Graders Through Rising 8th Graders

Tuition: $150
Ages: Rising 2nd graders through rising 8th graders (must have completed 1st grade)

July 25-29, 9:00am-3:00pm
Students will rotate between music, art, theatre and more each day!

Art: Travel the world through art! Experience the art and cultures of countries from around the world! During our week-long journey, we will take a virtual tour of art from the United States, China, Australia, Mexico and Ancient Egypt! Hands-on art activities will allow students to learn about and create pieces from each culture. No passports are required for this trip, join in the fun!

Music: Singing, one of the most natural things in the world, and everything is more fun in a group! Being part of our camp choir will give your child the opportunity to learn about music in an enjoyable, low-pressure environment. Prepare to be amazed when you hear this group perform at the end of the week!

Theatre/Improv: Theatre has a rich history that can be traced back to ancient times and yet it is still a dynamic part of our culture today. An important skill to have in theatre is improvisation, or improv for short. In this class, your child will not only have a blast, but will also learn how to be part of an acting ensemble. Whether you have a drama star or a book worm, improv is sure to be a favorite summer memory!