Courses

Taiko is a drumming and movement form based on Japanese tradition. Students will play both traditional and contemporary songs on big drums, practicing technique and drills. No experience is necessary.

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Taiko is a drumming and movement form based on Japanese tradition. Students will play both traditional and contemporary songs on big drums, practicing technique and drills. No experience is necessary.

Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.

Taiko is a drumming and movement form based on Japanese tradition. Students will play both traditional and contemporary songs on big drums, practicing technique and drills. No experience is necessary.

Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.

Bring your sisters, brothers, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends! Everyone is welcome at this group-style Taiko class! No experience necessary.

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Taiko is a drumming and movement form based on Japanese tradition. Students will play both traditional and contemporary songs on big drums, practicing technique and drills. No experience is necessary.

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Students will be creating a variety of projects inspired by nature including painting, drawing, and printmaking. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan Schrock.

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Students will be creating a variety of projects inspired by nature including painting, drawing, and printmaking. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan Schrock.

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In this five-session class, students will learn about art and how it has evolved through history. We will start with cave art and end with modern art, creating four projects that represent different time periods throughout art history. Kids will experiment with a variety of mediums and art forms such as painting, drawing, and sculpture.

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In this five-session class, students will learn about art and how it has evolved through history. We will start with cave art and end with modern art, creating four projects that represent different time periods throughout art history. Kids will experiment with a variety of mediums and art forms such as painting, drawing, and sculpture.

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Students will learn about the ceramic process and complete clay projects such as coil, pinch, and a bonus project. All pieces will be finished with glazes of their choice. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan Schrock.

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Students will learn composition through the lens, overlapping mediums within photography, and simple manipulation techniques to elevate their approach within their art practice.

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In this mixed-media class, students will have the opportunity to learn or expand on their knowledge and skill of self-portraiture.

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In this mixed-media class, students will have the opportunity to learn or expand on their knowledge and skill of self-portraiture.

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Students will learn about the ceramic process and complete clay projects such as coil, pinch, and a bonus project. All pieces will be finished with glazes of their choice. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan Schrock.

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Students will create a series of planters using hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Students will be given the opportunity to use PFW Ceramics Department's high-fire glazes and fire their work in the gas kiln.

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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.

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Students will use a variety of mediums such as paint, oil pastels, and chalk pastels to explore art in 2D. Students will create at least three projects throughout the five sessions. Class will be taught by PFW art education graduate Morgan Schrock.

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Students will use a variety of mediums such as paint, oil pastels, and chalk pastels to explore art in 2D. Students will create at least three projects throughout the five sessions. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan Schrock.

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Students will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures. All supplies will be provided. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan Schrock.

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Students will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures. All supplies will be provided. Class will be taught by IPFW art education graduate Morgan Schrock.

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In this five-session 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.

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In this five-session 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A new combo class for kids who are new to dance or just need a little variety! This class will cover ballet, jazz, and modern dance components and will culminate in a recital.

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A new combo class for kids who want to switch things up! This class will cover ballet, jazz, and modern dance components and will culminate in a recital.

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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.

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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.

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Learn theatre basics on a real stage! Students will use their imagination to create, act out, and direct stories. Class will culminate in a recorded or live-streamed performance.

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Learn theatre essentials and how to work together with your fellow actors on a real stage! Class will culminate in a recorded or live-streamed performance.

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Learn to think on your feet and increase your confidence in quick and witty responses! Students will learn how to actively listen, create characters and relationships, and work together as a group through drama games and exercises.

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Unlock the text and put fun and energy into Shakespeare! Students will use the same techniques as the Royal Shakespeare Company in England to get the story to the stage.

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Students will make life-sized puppets, learn basic puppetry operating techniques, and create a story with their puppet that can be recorded/performed on the last day. This class will also incorporate shadow puppetry.

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Gain confidence in your acting abilities and character and scene development! Master audition techniques and exercises using industry-standard practices.

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Chamber music is one of the many great learning experiences for young musicians studying music. It can strengthen individual playing skills as well as build self confidence and working together as a team. CAA Chamber Music students are provided with a chance to excel in their musical abilities and creativity through weekly coachings by CAA instructors, followed by a recital at the end of the semester. We are offering an experience of musical community, creativity and excellence.

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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 Emily Grillo at 260-481-6059 for information.

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Come and enjoy workshops in ceramics, painting, photography, and web design during the Summer Arts Camp at Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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Be part of this marvelous opportunity to get inside the creation of virtual worlds through the most advanced technology available. You will be able to create your own virtual worlds, full of interactive objects that will teach you how a virtual world looks and reacts. Moreover, you will be the creator and the protagonist of this cinematic experience as well.


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The Indiana Clarinet Experience (ICE) is a six-day overnight summer program for clarinetists in grades 7-12 to have a fun musical experience with a dedicated faculty of young, energetic professionals. The camp takes place in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Music where students spend the week on campus with fellow participants. Contact Kylie Stultz-Dessent at stultzk@pfw.edu.

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Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Fall term runs July 31 - December 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Fall term runs August 3 - December 31, 2020. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.

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Fall term runs August 3 - December 31, 2020. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Fall term runs August 3 - December 31, 2020. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.

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Fall term runs July 31 - December 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.

Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.

Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Fall session runs from July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Fall session runs from July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, Rhinehart Music Center Rm TBD
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


August 2, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to March 20, 2022
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to December 31, 2021
Spring/Summer term runs January 1 - July 31, 2021. Contact private music instructors with the Community Arts Academy (see contact information above) for general information and scheduling options. Please register before your first lesson of the term. Schedule your instruction day and time directly with the instructor.


July 31, 2021 to March 20, 2022
Theatre is more than just performing on stage! In this all-encompassing camp, students will study all parts of working in theatre. They will work with professionals to learn the processes of design, acting, and set and costume building.

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Learn how music gets recorded in this behind-the-scenes camp! Students will work with industry professionals to participate in the process of recording a live band and learn about careers in music. The first day of camp will take place at PFW's facility on the campus of Sweetwater Sound, and the second day will be in the studios at Rhinehart Music Center on the campus of Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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