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FALL ’18 FINE ARTS COMMUNITY SCHOOL CLASSES

by | Sep 12, 2018

Bluefield College’s Fine Arts Community School has released its schedule of camps and classes for fall 2018, filled with a variety of fun and educational activities for local youth and adults.

Bluefield College’s Fine Arts Community School has released its schedule of camps and classes for fall 2018, filled with a variety of fun and educational activities for local youth.

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. Expanding beyond the arts in recent years, FACS also offers training in a variety of other trades and skills to reach an even broader audience of those who enjoy learning and experiencing new interests.

Multiple classes and workshops are available on the FACS schedule, including opportunities in dance, photography, pottery, sewing, cookie decorating, grant writing, all detailed below in chronological order.

Preschool Dance
Dates: Tuesdays, September 18 to December 11
Times: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuition: $125 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: 2-5 years old
Instructor: Ashleigh Farmer

Dance
Dates: Tuesdays, September 18 to December 11
Times: 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Tuition: $225 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: 6+ years old
Instructor: Ashleigh Farmer

Introduction to Photography
First Session:  Wednesdays, September 19, September 26, October 3, and October 10
Second Session:  Wednesdays, October 24, November 7, and November 14 and Saturday, November 10
Times: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuition: $50 plus $25 registration fee
Ages: Adults
Instructor: Ray Vance

Wheel-Thrown Pottery Class
Dates: September 24 to November 5 (7 weeks)
Times: Mondays 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tuition: $120 plus a $25 registration fee and $15 materials fee
Ages: 14 years and up
Instructor: Norma Accord

Engage and Inspire Your Workplace
Dates: Tuesday, September 25
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuition: $99
Ages: adults
Target Audience: Managers or supervisors
Instructor: David Hite

Introduction to Grant Writing
Dates: Tuesdays, September 25 to October 16
Times: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuition: $150 plus a $25 registration fee ($100 if more than one registration from the same company, plus $25 registration fee)
Ages: adults
Instructor: Dr. Roderick Neal

Mixed Media for Young Artists
Dates: Mondays, October 1 to October 22
Times: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuition: $100 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: 9+ years old
Instructor: Bronwyn Owen

Ace the Interview Workshop
Dates: Monday, October 15
Times: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuition: $40 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: Teens-Adults
Instructor: David Hite

BC Youth Theatre: A Christmas Story
Dates: October 16–17
Times: 4–6pm
Cost: $150.00 plus $25.00 registration fee
Ages: Under 18
Instructors: Rebecca McCoy-Reese and Charles Reese
Performance Dates: December 13–16

Beginning Dressmaking Class
Dates: Thursdays, October 18 to 25
Times: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuition: $45 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: 12 to adult (must have basic sewing experience)
Instructor: Lorraine Denton

Introduction to Sugar Cookie Decorating: Halloween!
Dates: Friday, October 19
Times: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuition: $45 plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: 8+ years old (Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Instructor: Laura Grubb

Jewelry Making
Dates: October 23
Times: 6–8pm
Tuition: $30
Instructor: Bronwyn Owen
Ages: 14–adults

Beginning Calligraphy
Dates: Tuesdays, October 23 to November 13
Times: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuition: $100 plus a $25 registration fee ($25 supplies fee collected on first night of class)
Ages: Adults
Instructor: Joan Moore

Advanced Grant Writing
Dates: Tuesdays, October 30–November 20th
Times: 6–8pm
Tuition: $150.00 plus a $25.00 registration fee $100.00 if more than one registration from the same Company/Organization, plus a $25.00 registration fee per person
Instructor: Dr. Roderick Neal
Ages: Adults

Begin Sewing Class (One Day)
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuition:  $45 – includes fabric and thread for project
Ages: 12 years to adult
Instructor: Lorraine Denton

Drone Piloting
Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 10am–3pm
Tuition: $90 – Includes a Cheerwing CW4 drone
Ages: 8–adult
Instructor: Josh Grubb

Cookie Decoration: Thanksgiving
Dates: Friday, November 16
Times: 6–8pm
Tuition: $45 (includes all samples)
Instructor: Laura Grubb
Ages: 8+ (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Cookie Decoration: Christmas
Dates: Friday, December 14
Times: 6–8pm
Tuition: $90
Instructor: Laura Grubb
Ages: 18+

Private Music Lessons
Dates & Times: 30-minute lesson dates and times determined by student and instructor.
Tuition: $110 for five lessons or $190 for 10 lessons, plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: All Ages

Private Writing Lessons
Dates & Times: 30-minute lesson dates and times determined by student and instructor.
Tuition: $65 for three lessons, $100 for five lessons or $175 for 10 lessons, plus a $25 registration fee
Ages: All Ages


To register for a FACS class, visit bluefield.edu/facs or call 276-326-4215. A $25 non-refundable registration fee and is due per student per class when registering for most 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. For more information, contact FACS coordinator Burma McChesney by email at [email protected] or by phone at 276-326-4248.

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