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.

Wheel-Thrown Pottery

Tuition: $125
Instructor: Norma Acord

Mondays, 6:30pm-9:30pm, September 28-November 16 (8 weeks)
This course offers students an introduction to the potter’s wheel. Participants will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and bowl forms, and trimming and adding handles. Students will also learn how to finish their pots using standard decorating and glazing techniques. This class is for students with no prior wheel experience; all are welcome. Class size is limited to 8 students.

Kids' Pottery

Tuition: $100
Ages: 7-13
Instructor: Norma Acord

Tuesdays, September 29 to November 3, 6:00-7:00pm (6 classes)
Students will learn to manipulate clay by creative means to form functional and decorative ware, using various hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Different glaze applications will also be demonstrated.

Acrylic Painting

Tuition: $100
Ages: All Ages
Instructor: Amanda Parks

Wednesdays, September 23-November 11, 7:00-8:30pm (8 weeks)
Learn about color, painting techniques, and explore your style to produce a painting from start to finish. A materials list will be provided. All ages and both beginners and knowledgeable painters are welcome.

En Plein Air

Tuition: $25, No registration fee
Ages: All Ages
Instructor: Amanda Parks

Saturday, October 3, 10:00am-1:00pm
Paint the colors of fall “in the open air.” Bring any medium and paint outside at the Bluefield College Art Building.

Starting this fall, FACS is offering beginning ballet and jazz classes for 4-8 year olds and 9-18 year olds. No previous dance experience is required. Classes will be offered on Tuesdays from September 29 to November 17 (8 weeks), with a FACS dance studio recital at 4pm on Saturday, November 21 in Harman Chapel. Tuition is $75 for a half-hour class (4-8 year olds) and $90 for a one-hour class (9-18 year olds).

Ballet 1

Student Instructor: Ashleigh Farmer

Ages 4-8: Tuesdays, September 29 to November 17, 4:00-4:30pm
Ages 8-19: Tuesdays, September 29 to November 17, 5:00-6:00pm

Jazz 1

Student Instructor: Ashleigh Farmer

Ages 4-8: Tuesdays, September 29 to November 17, 4:30-5:00pm
Ages 9-18: Tuesdays, September 29 to November 17, 6:00-7:00pm

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 or by phone. First-time students will be placed with an appropriate instructor and allotted 1 trial lesson before payment is necessary. Continuing FACS music students will continue with their previous instructor(s) unless a new instructor is required. New students are encouraged to register by the end of September to guarantee quick placement in a private studio. All music lessons are payable in installments throughout the year: $110 for 5 lessons and $190 for 10 lessons. The $25 deposit (referenced above) is due before beginning lessons and applies to the full academic year from Fall 2015 through Summer 2016.

Private Piano Lessons

Instructors: Susan Allen, Alandra Blume
Ages: Ages 5+

Private Voice Lessons

Instructors: Alandra Blume, Elizabeth Decker
Ages: Ages 5+

Private Harp Lessons

Offered Saturday mornings only.
Instructor: Colleen Thorburn
Ages: Ages 10+

Private Trumpet Lessons

Instructor: Charles Priest
Ages: Ages 10+

Private Flute Lessons

Instructor: Linda Flowers
Ages: Ages 10+

Private Guitar Lessons

Student Instructor: Will Workman
Ages: Ages 5+

Circular Patchwork Quilting

Ages: Ages 12+
Gloria Coffey

Saturdays, September 19, 26 and October 3 (3 weeks), 10am-12pm
Circular patchwork quilts are lots of fun to make! In this three-week class, student’s will learn to make Cathedral windows, a quilting technique which will enable them to create lap quilts, placemats, and ornaments. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.

Tatting (Lace Making)

Tuition: $75 for a three-course session
Ages: Ages 14+
Instructor: Alana Anderson

Saturday afternoons, November 7, 14, and 21, 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.

Grimmer than Grimm

Tuition: $150
Ages: Ages 6-12
Instructors: Charles M. Reese & Rebecca McCoy-Reese

Performances September 24-27
A fun, twisted approach to everybody’s favorite fairy-tales featuring Little Red Riding Hood, the Frog Princess, Cinderella, and many others. Grimmer than Grimm is designed especially for the younger children, ages 6 to 12, of Bluefield Youth Theatre. Rehearsals begin on or about August 17 and will be held Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. For more information, call Charles or Rebecca at (304) 952-5368 or (304) 952-5383.

True Colors Personality

Tuition: Free!
Ages: All Ages
Instructor: Andi Bennett

Saturday, November 7, 10:00am-12:00pm
Everyone has their own personality style. This program categorizes people’s personalities into four different “color” styles. Learn your color, your strengths, weaknesses, how you see others and how others see you! A real eye opener when you deal with people! This is a great program that helps deal with relationships of all kinds, team-building, understanding differences and even choosing careers.

Essential Oils Workshop

Tuition: $35, no registration fee
Ages: All Ages
Instructor: Ellen Reynolds

Saturday, October 17, 10:00-11:30am
Learn about essential oils, what they are composed of, and how you can use them in your everyday life and at home to achieve increased skin, endocrine, and immune system health. Participants of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend this hands-on workshop.