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

Private music lessons are available for ages 5-adult on any instrument including voice. Lesson rates depend on the length of lesson and instructor. See instructor info below.

Student level instructors: Student level instructors are currently working on their undergraduate degree in music specializing on their instrument.

Student Level Instructor Rate:
10, 30 minute lessons- $160
10, 60 minute lessons- $320

Standard level instructors: Standard level instructors have obtained their undergraduate degree in music specializing on their instrument.

Standard Level Instructor Rate:
10, 30 minute lessons- $180
10, 60 minute lessons- $360

Master level Instructors: Master level instructors have obtained their master's degree in music specializing on their instrument.

Master Level Instructor Rate:
10, 30 minute lessons- $220
10, 60 minute lessons- $440
 

Theatre Preparatory Department

Let's Act!   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.  From ensemble casting to leading roles, children will learn various ways to find and develop characters for live theatre productions.

The Art of Auditioning.   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.

Modge Podge Art Class.   Discover and create art using many different materials and methods.  Students will learn about contemporary art, interesting processes, and unconventional materials in the creation of art.  In this class we will also explore these processes through drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography.  Students will leave the camp with knowledge in art making processes, methods utilized by contemporary artists, and many creative works of art. At the closing of the class students work will also be displayed in an art show at Fairmont State University.

Look and See! Foundations of Drawing.   Explore the shapes, forms, and lines found in the fundamental structure of drawing.  In this course we will complete drawing exercises to train the brain.  We will also create finished drawings using animals, people, and places as a subject matter.  We will also explore shading to create realistic shadows, highlights, and textures.

 

FSUNow Stories

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts Department of Music will present the annual Fete de Noel Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Colebank Hall.

A dessert reception will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for those age 65 and older, faculty and staff; and free for students. For more information, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.

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Monday, December 01, 2014

A Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts faculty member recently served as a visiting artist at two local high schools.

Art Department Coordinator Jeff Greenham demonstrated ceramic art at Lewis County High School and North Marion High School for more than 250 students.

Greenham discussed the importance of creativity in all fields, talking about the history of ceramics and his career in the arts. 

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Fairmont State University’s Masquers and Town and Gown Theatre is scheduling auditions for “I Hate Hamlet” and “Far Away.”

Auditions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 9, in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the Fairmont State campus. The productions will be performed in late February and mid-April 2015.

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