Academy for the Arts - Course Descriptions

Music Preparatory Department

Private Music Lessons - Ages : 5-Adult - All instruments including voice.
                   For more info, click here to see the Private Lesson Tuition and Fees Form

Theatre Preparatory Department

Wolf Tales. Through the exploration of the tradition of storytelling, children will learn the concept of story development through the various forms of theatre and entertainment.   From book to script, rehearsal process to final production.  By using common fairy tales with a wolf character, stories will be developed into a theatre production.    Children will learn several acting techniques as well as various jobs in the theater.

Acting for Teens.   Various acting techniques and styles will be explored.  Script reading, monologue preparation, warm ups, and improv will all be incorporated into this workshop style class to find and discover what works best for each individual actor.

Acting for Pre-Teens.    Various acting techniques and styles will be explored.  Script reading, monologue preparation, warm ups, and improv will all be incorporated into this workshop style class to find and discover what works best for each individual actor.

The Art of Theatre Production.   Did you know that it takes a whole artistic team to create a play? Join Sarah Rowan, a local radio personality and international producer, as she walks your young ones through the exciting and imaginative wide world of theatre. In this class, students explore the art of storytelling with costumes, sets, light, sound, makeup, props, puppetry and more! Come armed with your imagination and be prepared to flex your creative muscles as we examine how characters may dress, what they might sound like, and the settings they may find themselves in. This crafty class will use interactive and hands-on activities that play with color, texture, shape and scale to construct theatrical designs. Students will be working on artistic skills, inventiveness, communication, collaboration, creativity, and more, in a fun and nurturing environment.

There's No Business Like Show Business.   Work on audition material, learn the fundamentals of building a resume, and begin to explore your “type“ as you prepare for a future in musical theatre. Sarah Rowan, a theatre practitioner who has worked with theatres all over the country and internationally, including multiple Tony Award winning theatre companies, will coach students through the art of the business. Whether you just love to sing, or want to make a career out of the performing arts, this class will work with you on honing your vocal skills, acting abilities, and self-marketing.

Visual Art Preparatory Department

Digital Art Making Private Lessons:  Private Lessons in Digital Art Making include learning skillsets in Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Premiere and Encore CS5 and Adobe Flash CS5. Individual lessons are tailored to students knowledge base from beginner to advanced. Click the following link to see what is being offered this summer.

Private Art Lessons:  Private lessons are available for children and adults of any age in painting or drawing. At the closing of the class students work will also be displayed in an art show at Fairmont State University.

Scribble! Kinder Art Class.   Inspire your child’s imagination and creativity through the exploration of many art mediums.  In this class toddlers will develop fine and gross motor skills while creating drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures.  This class will focus on developing skills, increasing confidence, and creative potential while having fun and making a mess!  At the closing of the class students work will also be displayed in an art show at Fairmont State University.

Kids On Canvas: Acrylic Painting.   Do you have a child that loves to paint? In this class kids will learn to paint on canvas using acrylic paints. They will explore artists and find inspiration of their own to create unique paintings. Through this exploration students will learn painting techniques, color theory, and art vocabulary.  They will have many paintings that will look beautiful on the walls of your home. At the closing of the class students work will also be displayed in an art show at Fairmont State University.

Mommy/Daddy and Me Art Class.   Collaborate with your child in the creation of art through the exploration of various art mediums such as painting, printmaking, drawing, and found materials. Parents and children will work together to create masterpieces and build meaningful relationships through the creation of art together.  Art created in this class will be great additions to the walls of your home where you and your child will be able to enjoy and cherish the memories of your creations.  
 

FSUNow Stories

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fairmont State University will host the inaugural West Fork New Music Festival on campus on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sept. 13. Guest composers and performers from West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania will attend.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is accepting registrations for fall classes and private lessons in art, music and theatre. Classes and lessons begin the week of Sept. 2.

For schedules, dates, registration forms, prices and instructor information, click here  or call Academy Director Leigh Anne Bolyard at (304) 333-3655. Find the Academy on Facebook at Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts. 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Town & Gown theatre group announce open auditions for “Sleepy Hollow,” an original musical written by Jim Christian and Tom Edward Clark.  The story is inspired by “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the classic American short story written by Washington Irving. The production is directed by Francene Kirk; the music director is R.J. Nestor, and the choreographer is Susan Cato. 

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