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COMMUNITY FINE ARTS CLASSES AVAILABLE

by | Jan 6, 2011

Bluefield College’s Fine Arts Community School has released its schedule of courses for the spring 2011 semester.

In existence for more than 16 years, BC’s Fine Arts Community School (FACS) is designed to enable local families and students of all ages and interests, including home-schoolers, to explore and study the arts with the guidance of mentors who have appropriate training and experience.

Classes this spring will begin as early as January 25 with others beginning as late as April. The spring course listing includes “Private Instrument Lessons,” “Private Guitar Lessons,” “Private Voice Lessons,” Private Drum Lessons,” “Private Violin Lessons,” “Pottery,” “Jewelry Making,” “Bookmaking,” “Refrigerator Artist,” “Fun Fine Art,” “It’s All Greek to Me,” “The Lost Art of Basket Making,” “Circular Patchwork Quilting,” “Building a Better Vegetable Garden,” “Writing for Young Writers,” “Writing for Adults,” “Quilting,” “Forensic Science,” “Wreath and Bow Making,” “Basics of Growing Herbs,” and “Butterfly Gardening.”

Private Instrument Lessons

Piano, organ, saxophone, clarinet, tuba, trombone, trumpet, or flute

30-minute lessons once each week for 10 weeks

Days and times to be determined with student

Tuition: $170 or $90 for five-week session

Ages 5 and up

Instructors: Sharon Ziegler, Chrisa Johnson, and Dr. Charles Priest

Private Guitar Lessons

For beginners to intermediate students

30-minute lessons once each week for 10 weeks

Days and times to be determined with student

Tuition: $170 or $90 for five-week session

Ages 8 and up

Instructor: Jeremy Hardy

Private Voice Lessons

For beginners or experienced vocalists

30-minute lessons once each week for 10 weeks

Days and times to be determined with student

Tuition: $170 or $90 for five-week session

Ages 8 and up

Instructor: Sharon Ziegler

Private Drum Lessons

For beginners or experienced vocalists

30-minute lessons once each week for 10 weeks

Days and times to be determined with student

Tuition: $170 or $90 for five-week session

Ages 8 and up

Instructor: Rosa Wilson

Private Violin Lessons

For beginners or experienced vocalists

30-minute lessons once each week for 10 weeks

Days and times to be determined with student

Tuition: $170 or $90 for five-week session

Ages 8 and up

Instructor: Della Limbert

Pottery

Learn hand-building, wheel-throwing techniques, and glaze applications to form functional and decorative ware.

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM

Beginning January 25 for 10 weeks

Tuition: $120

Ages 12 and up

Instructor: Jessica Chambers-Paris

Jewelry Making

A beginner’s class to crafting bead jewelry using a variety of styles and material.

Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM

Beginning March 24th for four weeks

Tuition: $50

Ages 8 and up

Instructor: Amanda Parks

Book Making

A beginner’s class to binding and creating books using a variety of styles from different cultures.

Mondays 5:30-6:30 PM

Beginning March 7 for four weeks

Tuition: $50

Ages 8 and up

Instructor: Amanda Parks

Refrigerator Artist for the Younger Child

Hands-on enrichment course designed to stimulate learning and creativity through self-expression.

Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 PM

Beginning March 1 for six weeks.

Tuition: $60

Ages 5-7

Instructor: Marsha Boozer

Fun Fine Art Fridays

Four instructors team up to teach drawing, painting, pottery, theatre, and music.

Fridays 5:00-6:00 PM

Beginning February 4 for 10 weeks

Tuition: $120

Ages 8-12

Instructors: Jeri Lynn Anderson, Danielle Workman, Jessica Chambers-Paris, and Amanda Parks

It’s All Greek to Me

Designed to enrich the experience of reading the New Testament by learning to read it in Greek.

Mondays 4:00-5:00 PM or Mondays 6:00-7:00 PM

Beginning February 7 for 10 weeks

Tuition: $80

Ages 12 and up

Instructor: Dr. Shawn White

The Lost Art of Basket Making

Learn the basic techniques of basket making by making a napkin/mail holder.

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM

March 15 and March 22 only

Tuition: $30 Ages 10 and up

Instructor: Mary Martin

Circular Patchwork Quilting

Beginner or experienced quilters will turn a square into a circle, back into a square and back into a circle.

Thursdays 10:00-11:30 AM

Beginning March 3 for six weeks

Tuition: $70

Ages 10 and up

Instructor: Gloria Coffey

Building a Better Vegetable Garden Workshop

Beginning or experienced gardeners learn how to improve soil, start seeds, and grow the best vegetables.

Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

March 19 only

Tuition: $20 Ages 12 and up

Instructor: WVVA-TV meteorologist Corey Henderson

Writing Workshop for Young Writers

Hear a writer and storyteller read Appalachian poetry and prompt students to find their poetic Appalachian voice, and learn from a retired English professor and writer a step-by-step process for writing flash fiction.

Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

April 9 only

Tuition: $60 Ages 10-18

Instructors: Susanna Holstein and Salvatore Buttaci

Writing Workshop for Adults

Explore with a writer and storyteller your place in the mountains through discussion and creative writing, and learn from a retired English professor and writer how to create different forms of poetry.

Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

April 9 only

Tuition: $60

Adults

Instructors: Susanna Holstein and Salvatore Buttaci

Quilting Workshop

Learn the basics for making and completing a quilt in six hours.

Saturdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 20 and March 27 only

Tuition: $70 Ages 10 and up

Instructor: Gloria Coffey

Forensic Science Workshop

Be part of a team collecting and analyzing evidence to solve a crime in this thrilling crime scene investigation.

Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

March 26 only

Tuition: $30

Ages: grades 9th-12th

Instructors: Emily Lambert and Kelly Walls

Wreath and Bow Making Workshop

Learn the basics of wreath and bow making.

Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

May 7 only

Tuition: $20

All ages

Instructor: Sharon Porter of Friends of Christ Crafts

Basics of Growing Herbs

Get all your questions about herbs answered while getting your hands dirty in planting an herb pot to harvest fresh herbs all summer long.

Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

March 26 only

Tuition: $25 Ages 12 and up

Instructor: Ellen Reynolds of Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Butterfly Gardening: How to Attract Flying Flowers to Your Garden

Learn the lifecycle of the butterfly and host and nectar plants, and take home a garden plan, host plant, and plant list.

Saturday 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

March 26 only.

Tuition: $25 Ages 12 and up

Instructor: Ellen Reynolds of Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

A $20 non-refundable registration fee is due when registering for 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. Registration fees for classes and tuition for workshops are due by the start of instruction and may be mailed and made payable to Bluefield College, 3000 College Drive, Bluefield, VA 24605.

To register or for more information about spring FACS classes, including payment plans, call 800-872-0175 (x4246) or 276-326-4246, or e-mail [email protected], or visit the Bluefield College web site at bluefield.edu/facs.

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