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
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Norma Acord

Mondays, 6:30pm-9:30pm, February 15 to April 4 (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, 6:30-7:30pm, February 16 to March 22 (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.

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. An additional $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: Alandra Blume, Elizabeth Decker
Ages: 5+

Private Voice Lessons

Instructors: Alandra Blume, Elizabeth Decker
Ages: 5+

Private Trumpet Lessons

Instructor: Charles Priest
Ages: 10+

Private Flute Lessons

Instructor: Linda Flowers
Ages: 10+

Private Guitar Lessons

Student Instructor: Will Workman
Ages: 5+

Tatting (Lace Making)

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

Saturdays, March 5, 12, and 19, 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.

Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Tuition: $150
Ages: 12-18
Instructors: Charles M. Reese & Rebecca McCoy-Reese

Performances March 3-6, 2016
The older youth of Bluefield Youth Theatre return to Narnia for volume three in the exciting Chronicles of Narnia series, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Join Lucy, Edmund, Caspian and Reepicheep as they board the ship Dawn Treader in order to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia. It will be a journey filled with adventure and excitement. For more information call Charles or Rebecca at 304.952.5368 or 5383.

Rehearsals begin on or about January 11 and will be held Monday through Friday from 4:00-6:00pm.

Stage Combat Workshop

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

Saturday, January 16, 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 will get to not only learn the basic techniques of stage combat, but will also learn 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.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Tuition: $150
Ages: 6-18
Instructors: Charles M. Reese & Rebecca McCoy-Reese

Performances May 12-15, 2016
Bluefield Youth Theatre’s spring musical for 2016 will be Disney’s beloved classic Beauty and the Beast. Come join Belle as she meets the enchanted inhabitants of the Beast’s castle in this magical “tale as old as time.” For more information call Charles or Rebecca at 304.952.5368 or 5383.

Rehearsals begin on or about April 4 and will be held Monday through Friday from 4:00-6:00pm.

Retrain Your Brain for Healthy Eating

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

Saturday, April 2, 10:00-11:30am
We often think of all the foods we can’t eat when on a diet, but there are good foods for us and ways to cook to make healthy foods taste great! This workshop will explain what each food group does for your body and highlight basic nutrition. The focus is on eating and cooking healthier, being mindful of food choices, reading food labels for your health and portion control.

Spring Herbs Workshop

Tuition: $50, no registration fee
Ages: All Ages
Instructor: Ellen Reynolds

Saturday, April 16, 10:00-11:30am
Marjoram, sage, mint, parsley. Support your healthy eating routine this spring by growing a green thumb! Many herbs are easy to plant and maintain, and they bring fresh zest and flavor to your meals. Participants will learn about different herbs and practice working with a few they’ll get to bring home.