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FALL ’17 FINE ARTS COMMUNITY SCHOOL CLASSES

by | Sep 11, 2017

Bluefield College’s Fine Arts Community School has released its schedule of courses for the fall 2017 semester.

luefield College’s Fine Arts Community School has released its schedule of courses for the fall 2017 semester.

Dedicated to providing quality fine arts instruction to the community since 1993, BC’s Fine Arts Community School (FACS) is a community service outreach program that enables local families and students of all ages and interests, including home-schoolers, to explore and study the arts with the guidance of mentors and professionals who have appropriate training and experience.

Nearly 20 classes, workshops and lessons are available on the FACS schedule this fall, including LadySafe Self Defense, Screenwriting, Beginning Sewing, Introduction to Grant Writing, Art Therapy, Beginning Calligraphy, Illustration and Cartooning, Beginning Photography, Magic, Wheel-thrown Pottery, Youth Theatre, First Steps in Music, Pre-school Dance, Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Dance (for ballet, jazz/musical theatre, hip-hop and contemporary/modern), and private lessons in music, dance and writing, all detailed below in chronological order.

LadySafe Self Defense Workshop
Date: Friday, September 8
Times: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuition: $25
Ages: 13 and up
Instructor: Melissa Bishop

Screenwriting Classes
Dates: September 11 to October 9
Times: Mondays 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuition: $50 plus $25 registration fee
Ages: adults
Instructor: Mark Botts

Pre-school Dance Classes
Dates: September 11 to November 13, plus dress rehearsal and recital
Times: Mondays 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuition: $100 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: Preschool
Instructor: Ashleigh Farmer

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Dance Classes
Dates: September 11 to November 13, plus dress rehearsal and recital
Times: Mondays 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (for ballet), 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (for jazz/musical theatre), 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (for hip-hop), and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (for contemporary/modern)
Tuition: $60 per class or $200 for all four classes, plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: 6 to adult
Instructor: Ashleigh Farmer

First Steps in Music©
Dates: September 13 to November 15
Times: Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuition: $150, plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: birth to 2
Instructor: Dr. John Moir and Esther Mabe

Beginning Sewing Classes
Dates: September 18 to October 23
Times: Mondays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuition: $65 plus $25 registration fee
Ages: 12 to adults
Instructor: Lorraine Denton

Wheel-thrown Pottery Classes
Dates: September 18 to November 6
Times: Mondays 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $125 plus $25 registration fee and $15 materials fee
Ages: 14 and up
Instructor: Norma Acord

Introduction to Grant Writing Classes
Dates: September 19 to October 24
Times: Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuition: $150 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: adults
Instructor: Dr. Roderick Neal

Beginning Calligraphy Classes
Dates: September 19 to October 17
Times: Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuition: $125 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: adults
Instructor: Joan Moore

Art Therapy Workshop
Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuition: $75
Ages: adults
Instructor: Dr. Robert Winter

Illustration and Cartooning Workshop
Date: Saturday, September 30
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuition: $85 or $75 if you register and pay before September 20
Ages: 10 and up
Instructor: Christopher Epling

Beginning Photography Classes
Dates: October 12 to November 2
Times: Thursdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuition: $80 plus $25 registration fee ($105 total) or $70 plus $25 registration fee ($95 total) if you register and pay before October 2
Ages: 14 to adults
Instructor: Hal Brainerd

Bluefield Youth Theatre Presents Elf the Musical
Dates: Rehearsals beginning on or around October 23
Times: Mondays through Fridays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuition: $150 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: 6 to 18
Instructors: Charles Reese and Rebecca McCoy Reese

Magic Workshop and Show
Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (workshop) and 6 p.m. (show)
Tuition: $40 or $30 if you register and pay before November 8 (workshop) and $8 or $5 for children under 12
Ages: 8 and up
Instructor: Joseph Young

Private Writing Lessons
Dates and times: 30 minute lessons with dates and times determined by the
student and instructor
Tuition: $65 for three lessons, $100 for five lessons, and $175 for 10 lessons, plus
a $25 registration fee
Ages: all
Instructor: Crystal Kieloch

Private Dance Lessons
Dates and times: 30 minute lessons with dates and times determined by the
student and instructor
Tuition: $25 per lesson or $240 for 10 lessons, plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: all
Instructor: Ashleigh Farmer

Private Music Lessons
Dates and times: 30 minute lessons with dates and times determined by the student and instructor
Tuition: $110 for five lessons or $190 for 10 lessons, plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: all
Instructors: Teresa Hedrick (woodwinds), Alandra Blume Hinkle (piano and voice), Dr. Alexa Schlimmer (piano and voice), Dr. John Moir (piano, strings and voice), James Lilly (guitar), Ron Mullinnex (banjo, mandolin), Linda Flowers (flute), Dr. Charles Priest (trumpet), Laurel Thompson (harp)

A $25 non-refundable registration fee and is due per student per class when registering for most 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.

In some cases, an additional supplies fee (i.e. art supplies) may be charged in addition to tuition. Tuition and fees are due by the start of instruction and may be mailed and made payable to Bluefield College, FACS, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605. Payment plans are available.

Register online with a major credit card by visiting bluefield.edu/facs  or by phone at 276-326-4215. For more information about FACS classes, including payment plans, contact FACS coordinator Burma McChesney by email at [email protected] or by phone at 276-326-4248.

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