Academy for the Arts - Course Descriptions

Music Preparatory Department

Private Music Lessons - Ages : 5-Adult - All instruments including voice.
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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. A mini production will be the presented at the end of term.

Academy Youth Company: From Page to the Stage!   Through the use of theatre games and improvisation, youth company actors will build performance and playwriting skills while creating a theatre piece based on The King of Little Things, a story written WV author and storyteller Bil Lepp. This course will culminate with Youth Company performances on May 15, 16, and 17 in the Wallman Hall Theatre.

The Academy Youth Company is an audition-only performance group that works in cooperation with the FSU Academy for the Arts, Town & Gown Theatre, and the FSU Theatre Program.

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!

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 and also explore other painting methods on paper. 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.

Make a Print!   Discover and create art using many different printmaking methods. Students will learn about many methods in stamping and transferring of images to paper and to fabric. The different processes allow for creativity and exploration of different materials as well as varying results of the different methods.

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Grant Cooper performs two grand symphonies, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, “Tragic,” in its concert, “An Emotional Journey.”

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Friday, February 13, 2015

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Masquers theatre group present Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet” in February.

“I Hate Hamlet” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, on the Wallman Hall stage. Other performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26 through 28. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling the Box Office at (304) 367-4240. FSU students are admitted for free.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is offering three $100 scholarships—one in art, one in music and one in theatre—for the spring term from March 9 through May 16.

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