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Perfect for the younger student, this class is designed as an introduction to dance. The class will explore movement through music, stimulate students' imagination and promote creativity.
This class will introduce younger students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing.
Students will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures.
This class is suitable for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will be introduced. It is recommended that students have taken Ballet I but it is not required.
Students will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures.
In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of ballet technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and alignment and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in ballet and to be more self-disciplined.
This is a great introductory class that will get young students used to making sounds with different parts of the tap shoe. Elements such as toe taps, heel digs, shuffles, and ball-changes are taught. Body rhythms and using imaginative play to explore improvisation will be incorporated. There will be an emphasis on dancing to the beat and hearing rhythms of different music.
This class teaches basic, fundamental tap technique. Students will enhance their rhythm skills by learning fun combinations. Musicality, improvisation and performance quality will be emphasized. It is designed for beginner students.
In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of tap technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in tap and to be more self-disciplined.
This class is being offered for the younger student who has an interest in jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.
This class teaches the fundamentals of jazz movement for older students or students who have previously taken jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.
In this class students will continue to build upon the fundamentals of jazz and tap dance. Class will include a warm up, technique, and choreography in both styles of dance. Students will need tap and jazz shoes.
Discover the joy of stepping onto a real stage! Bring your creativity to life and learn basic stage terminology. Use your imagination and tell your story to an audience while exploring acting, directing and playwriting. Develop characters while learning movement and vocal techniques in an exciting atmosphere.
Learn basic digital camera operation, image composition, image concept, and software applications to correct, enhance, or renew photographs. Save images from the camera for use on the computer. Learn basic editing, effects, macro and micro basics, and other photo editing techniques. Class includes photo walks with students outside on the campus grounds to take pictures of elements of art, such as textures and lines as well as their surroundings. This course uses Adobe Photoshop software. Students must bring a digital camera and thumb drive to class.
Be inspired by learning to act on a real stage! Small class size provides lots of one-on-one interaction and a true ensemble feeling. Learn blocking techniques, how to "act" with others, how to score a script and many other acting essentials.
This workshop covers the basics of Commedia dell'Arte, which is a comedic form of Italian theatre that began in the 16th century. Physical storytelling, improvisation and lazzi (traditional jokees and stage business) will be explored in a collaborative setting.
Have you ever watched "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" and wished you could try your hand at improvisation with a group of other actors ready to play? Actors will depict a variety of characters and scenes, and even perform songs using their imagination and playing off their fellow actors. This class will focus on the basic "rules" of improv to help you feel confident in front of an audience.
In this five-week painting class, students will learn proper brush technique while working with different types of mediums such as tempera, acrylic, and watercolor. This class is all about learning how to work with each medium and the different techniques that come with them. Come ready to paint on a variety of surfaces as well.
In this five-week painting class, students will learn proper brush technique while working with different types of mediums such as tempera, acrylic, and watercolor. This class is all about learning how to work with each medium and the different techniques that come with them. Come ready to paint on a variety of surfaces as well.
Did you say "Chewed Paper?" Yes, indeed! Paper mache actually means "the art of chewed paper!" Students in this hands-on class will be learning about the medium and creating 3D works of art from paper mache! We will create a variety of pieces including realistic food items, masks, and a vase! The students will paint each of their creations during this five-week class!
Did you say "Chewed Paper?" Yes, indeed! Paper mache actually means "the art of chewed paper!" Students in this hands-on class will be learning about the medium and creating 3D works of art from paper mache! We will create a variety of pieces including realistic food items, masks, and a vase! The students will paint each of their creations during this five-week class!
Join in the fun and learn more about the art of singing. Under the direction of an experienced music educator from the Fort Wayne Children's Choir, singers will be introduced to basic music theory through musical games, instruction, and, of course, singing. The week culminates in a short program for parents and family members. This camp is for students entering 1st-6th grade in the fall.
Run by Fort Wayne Philharmonic musician Marcy Trentacosti, this camp features string orchestra, chamber ensembles and group classes for violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students are coached by Philharmonic musicians and must have a minimum of two years of string instruction to take part in this camp. Learn new music in a week of string orchestra, group classes and chamber music playing. Call Melinda Haines, CAA director, at 260-481-6059, for information.
Woodwind Summer Music Week is a day camp for beginning to advanced woodwind students age 12 to 18. Offering instruction in clarinet, flute, oboe, French horn and bassoon, this program includes chamber music, master classes, large woodwind ensemble performance, and introductory music theory classes. Master class topics will include how to effectively and efficiently practice, scale studies, how best to warm up, and performing under pressure (audition preparation). Chamber music offers students an opportunity to make music with their peers without a conductor. They will learn how to solve musical challenges on their own, explore their own musical creativity, and receive expert coaching from Fort Wayne Philharmonic musicians. Music theory will provide younger students an opportunity to learn about how music is organized and composed. Music theory subjects will include interval identification, chord analysis, and meter and rhythm studies. Call 260-481-6059 for details.
This course is used to make monthly payments for CAA private music instruction. If you have questions, please contact Melinda Haines via email at hainesmd@pfw.edu
This course is used to collect registration fees for CAA private music instruction. If you have questions, please contact Melinda Haines via email at hainesmd@pfw.edu
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
This course is about the entire creative process from drawing an idea to final vector illustration. Learn how to create bold vector illustrations from your own pencil sketches. You will explore how to convert your drawings into digital vector art compositions that can be applied to various media such as graphic novels and comic books. This course uses Adobe Illustrator software.
This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Create a silhouette portrait, filling your form with colorful images.
This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Create a colorful watercolor poster or banner using text and color to express a concept.
Students who have either taken the ImprovWorkshop or have some experience with performing improv will be challenged to think on their feet and to take their creativity to the next level.
Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles.
Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles.
Students taking this workshop will learn the basics of building and performing with a Bunraku style paper puppet. Bunraku is a Japanese style of puppetry that uses three puppeteers to manipulate a single, large puppet. Class time will be spent building the puppets followed by learning how to create the effect of bringing them to life. Puppeteering skills such as physical movement with the puppet and how to make the puppet believably interact with other people on the stage and with the audience will be covered.
This workshop intensive is geared toward high school and college students, high school teachers, and other people who use lighting and want to learn how new technologies work and how to utilize and design with them for their specific needs. Hands-on experience will be provided during the workshop to see practically how new technologies can work when designing with LEDs and moving lights. Participants should plan to bring their lunch and drink each day. Closed toed shoes must be worn. This program will be led by Mark Ridgeway, Purdue University Fort Wayne Associate Professor of Scenic/Lighting Design.