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INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC, ART, THEATRE, SCIENCE AVAILABLE IN BC SUMMER FINE ARTS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

by | Apr 9, 2010

Among the offerings available to the community this summer are camps in music, art, theatre, math, and science; classes in theatre, Kindermusik, media art, and fly tying; and lessons in piano, guitar, and voice.

Created for the purpose of enabling children and adults in the area to explore and study the arts with the guidance of mentors who have appropriate training and experience, Bluefield College’s Fine Arts Community School (FACS) has been in existence for more than 16 years.

Camps, classes, and lessons in the summer 2010 FACS program will begin as early as mid-May with others beginning later in the summer in June and July.

DNA Camp

– June 14-18, 2010

– Time to be determined

– For high school students

– Tuition: $200 (early bird $190 by May 14)

– Students will probe the inner workings of DNA and perform hands-on laboratory experiments with DNA to solve a fictional crime. They will also be introduced to genetic engineering as they study E. coli.

Math and Science Camp

– June 28 through July 2

– 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

– Rising 5th through 9th graders

– Tuition: $125 (early bird $115 by May 28)

– Students will explore through hands-on experiments the natural sciences, including chemistry, earth science, astronomy, physics, and biology with BC professor Dr. Joe Saunders.

– Students will also explore math, including algebra, geometry, measurements, and conversions through extraordinary hands-on games and play with Doriann Breisch, a BC math education graduate.

Middle School Theatre Camp

– June 28 through July 9

– 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

– Tuition: $200 (early bird $190 by May 28)

– For middle school students

– Students will be introduced to different theater techniques and terms through games and group exercises and acquire a basic knowledge of theater history, character development, and stage design. The camp will conclude with the performance of a one-act play, open to the public.

High School Theatre Camp

– July 12-23

– 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

– Tuition: $200 (early bird $190 by June 12)

– For high school students

– Students will be introduced to different theater techniques and terms through games and group exercises and acquire a basic knowledge of theater history, character development, costuming, lighting, and stage design. The camp will conclude with the performance of a one-act play, open to the public.

Fine Arts Camp

– July 26-30

– 8:45 a.m. to noon each day

– Rising 1st through 9th graders

– Tuition: $125 (early bird $115 by June 26)

– Students will rotate each day through sessions of music, theatre, and art.

Preschool Fine Arts Camp

– July 26-30

– 8:45 a.m. to noon each day

– 4-5 year olds

– Tuition: $65 (early bird $55 by June 26)

– Students will rotate each day through sessions of music and art.

Private Piano or Keyboarding Lessons

– 30-minute sessions for five weeks

– Days and times to be determined with instructor

– Ages 5 to adult, beginner to intermediate

– Tuition: $85

Private Guitar Lessons

– 30-minute sessions for five weeks

– Days and times to be determined with instructor

– For ages eight to adult, beginner to intermediate

– Tuition: $85

Private Voice Lessons

– 30-minute sessions for five weeks

– Days and times to be determined with instructor

– For ages five to adult, beginner to intermediate

– Tuition: $85

Youth Theatre Classes

– May 3 through June 6

– Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day

– For ages 5-18

– Tuition: $75 (for ages 5-9), $100 (for ages 10-18)

– Students will receive training and hands-on experience through creative dramatic exercises and stage experience. Classes will culminate in a full stage public production of Oliver Twist, June 6.

Kindermusik Classes

– May 17 through June 14

– Mondays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day

– For ages 3-5

– Tuition: $115

– Classes will inspire students’ natural sense of wonder and imagination in a developmentally appropriate, musical way.

Fly Tying Class

– June 1-29

– Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day

– For ages 13 to adult, beginning to intermediate

– Tuition: $100 (includes tools and materials)

– Students will learn both trout and bass fly tying techniques and material applications.

Family Friendly Mixed Media Art Classes

– June 10 through July 8

– Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day

– For all ages

– Tuition: $50 per family member, $40 per member for families of three or more

– Families will explore different art media and create works of art using mixed media.

To register or for more information about Bluefield College’s summer Fine Arts Community School, including family discounts, payment plans and registration fees, contact the FACS office by phone at 800-872-0175 (x4246) or 276-326-4246, or visit the Bluefield College web site at bluefield.edu/facs.

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