FACS Class Schedule

Writing | Theatre | Music | Art | Knitting

 

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Writing

Writing for Self-Discovery and Enjoyment

Tuition: $50
Instructor: Crystal Kieloch

This workshop will introduce several styles of writing to help participants realize the wonder of writing for pleasure and discovery. Workshop topics will include keeping journals, writing a memoir, writing poetry, and writing fiction. Participants will have the opportunity to practice writing in each genre. This will be a one-day workshop, offered on two different dates from 10 AM to 3 PM with a short lunch break (lunch on your own). Choose either March 1 or May 10.

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Theatre

Acting/Theatre Class

Tuition: $75
Instructor: Bobby Hall

Exploring acting techniques through theatre warm-ups, games, and group exercises. Learning the basic skills used by actors and how to utilize those skills in plays and musical theatre. The class will meet on Tuesday nights from 5 PM to 7 PM, starting February 11 for four weeks; ages 10 through 18.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Tuition: $150
Directors: Charles M. Reese, Rebecca McCoy-Reese

Bluefield Youth Theatre presents a new adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved masterpiece about the struggle of light over darkness in the mythical land of Narnia. Rehearsals will begin in mid-January with performance dates set for mid-March. Rehearsals for the production will be held Friday and Saturday. This production is intended for young actors, ages 10-18. Come join Aslan and the forces of Good as they battle the White Witch for control of Narnia.

Mulan

Tuition: $150
Directors: Charles M. Reese, Rebecca McCoy-Reese

This spring, Bluefield Youth Theatre will present Disney’s Mulan, a story about finding your place in your society and in your world. Join Mulan, the young Chinese girl who takes her father’s place in the armies of ancient China to stop the invading Mongol horde and saves her people. The production is intended for all children, ages 6-18. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin March 24 with performances in mid-May. Mulan will rehearse Monday through Friday, afternoons 4 PM to 6 PM.

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Music

Private Piano Lessons

Tuition: $190 (10-Week Session), $110 (5-Week Session)
Instructors: Sharon Ziegler, Colleen Thorburn, Mindy Blume

Tuition: $170 (10-Week Session), $90 (5-Week Session)
Student Instructor: Alandra Blume

Private piano and organ lessons. Lesson times to be determined. Thirty-minute lessons meeting once a week. Ages 5 and up.

Private Instrument Lessons

Tuition: $190 (10-Week Session), $110 (5-Week Session)
Instructors: Sharon Ziegler, Teresa Hedrick, Joseph Whitt

Private saxophone (alto, tenor, baritone), clarinet, tuba, trombone, trumpet, flute, french horn/mellophone, baritone/euphonium, oboe, and bassoon. Please bring your own instrument. Lesson times to be determined. Thirty-minute lessons meeting once a week. Children, teens, and adults welcome.

Private Percussion Lessons

Tuition: $190 (10-Week Session), $110 (5-Week Session)
Instructor: Joseph Whitt

Private percussion lessons. Lesson times to be determined. Thirty-minute lessons meeting once a week. Children, teens, and adults welcome.

Private Violin Lessons

Tuition: $170 (10-Week Session), $90 (5-Week Session)
Student Instructor: Alandra Blume

Private violin lessons for beginners. Lesson times to be determined. Please bring your own violin. Thirty-minute lessons meeting once a week. Ages 7 and up.

Private Voice Lessons

Tuition: $190 (10-Week Session), $110 (5-Week Session)
Instructors: Sharon Ziegler, Mindy Blume

Private thirty-minute voice lessons meeting once a week. Lesson times to be determined. Ages 5 and up.

Private Harp Lessons

Tuition: $190 (10-Week Session), $110 (5-Week Session)
Instructor: Colleen Thorburn

Private harp lessons for all levels. Lesson times to be determined. Thirty-minute lessons meeting once a week. Instructor can help you locate a place to rent a harp. Ages 10 and up.

Private Guitar Lessons

Tuition: $190 (10-Week Session), $110 (5-Week Session)
Instructor: Joseph Whitt

Private guitar lessons. Lesson times to be determined. Please bring your own guitar. Thirty-minute lessons meeting once a week. Children, teens, and adults welcome.

Preschool Music Time

Tuition: $75
Instructor: Jeri Lynn Anderson

Come join us for a time of singing, dancing, instruments, and puppets. We will tap into your preschool child's imagination. Perfect for your active, energetic, creative, and imaginative preschooler! Each week we will be learning how to share, participate in group activities, and interact with other children while having fun. Parents are welcome to stay for the class. We will meet for five weeks, starting on Monday, February 3, meeting each Monday from 4 PM to 5 PM; ages 3-5, must be toilet trained.

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Art

Pottery

Tuition: $125
Instructor: Jessica Chambers-Paris

Students will be taught hand building and wheel turning techniques. Various glaze applications will be demonstrated. Students will learn to manipulate clay by creative means to form functional and decorative ware. Ages 15 and up. This will be a 10-week class, starting on February 3; Mondays 6 PM to 8 PM. Please bring $10 to the first class to cover materials.

Acrylic Painting

Tuition: $50
Instructor: Amanda Parks

Get to know materials used in acrylic painting and experiment basic painting techniques. Create a painting from start to finish. A materials list will be provided before the first night of class. This will be a six-week class, starting on March 4. Tuesdays 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM; ages 7-13.

Oil Painting

Tuition: $75
Instructor: Amanda Parks

Get to know materials used in oil painting and experiment basic painting techniques. Create a painting from start to finish. A material's list will be provided before the first night of class. This will be a six-week class, starting February 6. Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8 PM; ages 14 and up.

Refrigerator Artists

Tuition: $65
Instructor: Marsha Boozer

Hands-on enrichment course designed to stimulate learning/creativity through self-expression. Sessions will include painting self-portraits, collages, and an introduction to some of the great masters. Students should come dressed in paint-friendly clothing. Class will meet once a week on Mondays for five weeks, starting February 24 from 6 PM to 7:15 PM. There will be an exhibit night on Monday, March 31 at 7 PM. Material fee of $25 will be due to the instructor at the first session; ages 5-7.

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Knitting

Knitting

Tuition: $25
Instructor: Melinda Blume

"Looking to channel that inner craftiness you know you possess, no matter how deeply it may be buried? Why not learn to knit? No more feeling unproductive while you watch your favorite show: you can be making a gorgeous scarf that only you will have! Learn the basics in just four weeks by coming to my one-hour class."

The basics of knitting: casting on, binding off, knit stitch, purl stitch, joining edges, and applying fringe. In four one-hour sessions, Friday evenings on January 17, 24, 31, and February 7; 6 PM to 7 PM. Bring the following supplies to the first class: one pair of knitting needles (size 8 might be considered standard, but you can bring whatever size you like; the bigger or smaller your needle, the tighter or chunkier your product will be, respectively) and one skein of yarn.

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