Actor’s Workshop: Shakespeare Performance (7-12)1:00-3:00 PM | July 15-18 | Cost: $45 | Instructor: Mrs. Claire (Kirsch) Bona
In this workshop, actors with an interest in performing the works of “the Bard” will learn script analysis and table work skills, such as gaining an understanding of iambic pentameter and how it serves as the key to developing character and motivation. Movement techniques will be incorporated to help bring the text to life, and students will participate in theater games to help their vocal and physical performance. Students will each work on a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays to perform in a final showcase.
Beginning Watercolor (7-12)1:00-4:00 PM | August 5-8 | Cost: $45 | Instructor: Bernadette Gockowski
Join artist Bernadette Gockowski to learn the basics of watercolor painting, such as layers, washes, composition, materials, creative techniques, and more! No experience necessary. If you have previous experience or took the course last year, sign up for additional or more challenging assignments! Students do not need to bring supplies but are welcome if they wish. Visit bernadettegockowski.com to learn more about the teacher.
Creative Writing: Short Stories (5-8)10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | July 8-11 | Cost: $45 | Instructor: Mrs. Claire (Kirsch) Bona
In this workshop, students will develop their creative writing skills in the medium of the short story. We will read some excellent examples from the genre including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flannery O’Connor, and Ray Bradbury, and discuss what makes these stories work. We will develop specific writing techniques, including minimalist description, foreshadowing, narrative symmetry, and dialogue through concentrated exercises and group editing and feedback. Each student will complete one final short story, incorporating the techniques they’ve seen and revising their work with the support and help of classmates and teacher.
Actor’s Workshop: Creating a Character (3-6)1:00-3:00 PM | July 8-11 | Cost: $45 | Instructor: Mrs. Claire (Kirsch) Bona
In a week-long workshop, we will tap into the necessary skills for developing rich, believable, three-dimensional characters for the stage. Drawing on character-building techniques from Stanislavski, Meisner, and Spolin, each student will create one major character for a performance on the final day of the session, while also creating a range of others in our acting games, table work, and scene work. This workshop will be action-packed and fun, providing a real opportunity to hone acting skills and prepare for upcoming auditions.