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Continuing Education

Learning Can Be FunLearning Can Be Fun (LCBF) Summer Youth Program
(rising grades K-12)

Art, Music, Dance, Theatre

Acting Development (rising grades 4-6) 

If you already love acting or have always wanted to learn how to act, then you will want to build a foundation of acting skill and knowledge in this exciting class!  You will spend some time getting to learn and practice the basic skills of acting, the elements of script study and drama, as well as directions on the stage (where is “stage right”?  “upstage left”? etc.).  You will participate in exercises and discussions about how the five senses (sight, smell, taste, feel, and sound), the mind, and the whole body are very important in character development. You will learn the fundamentals of the acting method with fun activities and techniques created by professionals. You will also have lots of opportunities to join in playing acting games, many of which were originally designed just for this class! And, best of all, you will rehearse a short play which you will perform for your family and friends on Friday!
19598   $129
M-F, July 21-25, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, Room V135
Instructor: Matthew Grandpre’

Acting Intensive (rising grades 6-9) 

If you love acting and performing on stage with exciting characters, then this is the class for you!  In this all-day experience, you will explore team building, problem solving, unique character development, voice & speech techniques, trust building, and creativity (thinking fast on your feet!) through a variety of fun games, workshop exercises and group activities.  You will have the opportunity to experiment with characterization and emotion as we dive into intense scene study. You will have a variety of challenges to meet as well as activities to help you laugh and bond as we collectively help each other grow into stronger stage performers. You will also be rehearsing dramatic and comedic scenes written especially for you, with the goal being a performance for parents, family, and friends on Friday!
18533   $259
M-F, July 7-11, 9 am-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, Room V135
Instructor: Matthew Grandpre’

All Around the World (rising grades 2-4) NEW

Using all kinds of art media – paint, clay, papier mache, and much, much more – you will have the opportunity to “visit” the seven continents of our world.  Get ready to learn something fun and unique about many different places on earth while creating some really great art!
18388  $129
M-F, June 16-20, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V205
Instructor: Jennifer Rodriguez

Candy Land Clay Workshop (rising grades 1-3)

Lollipops, cupcakes, and cookies will dazzle the eyes when you learn to create these goodies using the medium of Model Magic.  Sketch books will be provided to illustrate confections, and the process of hand modeling will begin an exciting culinary experience!  All goodies will be painted and presented on Friday’s Yum Yum Art Show. 
18542  $129
M-F, July 7-11, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V205
Instructor – Nilda Jolloff

Creating a Musical (rising grades 1-3)

Join us as we create a musical, using stories, music, costumes, and art made completely by you!  Together we will let music inspire us to read, write, move, talk, laugh, sing, play, pretend, dance, design...the list goes on!  The week will end in a one-time performance of this original musical masterpiece for your friends and parents!
18293   $129
M-F, June 16-20, 9 am-Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, V135
Instructor:  Cara Cline Price

Digital Photography (rising grades 7-9)

Do you love taking pictures?  Would you like to learn some techniques that will make your photographs even better?  This is the class for you!  This interesting class will give you an overview of the history of photography and the evolution of the camera.  You will also learn about photo composition and editing.  You will become familiar with basic photographic terms and be able to apply new techniques to your own photography.  Please bring your digital camera to class.  By the end of the week, you will have created your own portfolio!
18543  $129
M-F, July 7-11, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Plecker Center, Room P100
Instructor: Lindsey Walters

Drawing Workshop (rising grades 5-8)

Did you know that anyone can learn to draw?  In this exciting workshop, you will have a great time developing skills through a series of exercises that will increase your visual awareness. A variety of mediums will be used including pencil, charcoal, India ink, and markers in order to expand the drawing experience.  Sketch books will be provided for notation and sketches.  You will present your finished art work in an art show on Friday that everyone is welcome to attend.
18520  $129
M-F, June 23-27, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – E Building, Room E110
Instructor: Nilda Jolloff

Dulcimer (rising grades 4-8) NEW

If you can count to ten, then you can learn to play the dulcimer!  This fun class will have you making beautiful sounds in just five short days.  No musical experience is  required, and you do not have to know how to read music.  You will learn the basics of the instrument and be able to play 2-3 songs, which you will perform for family and friends at the end of the week. Instruments provided for classroom use.
18544  $129
M-F, July 7-11, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – E Building, Room E110
Instructor:  Dinah Ansley

Four Seasons of Art (rising grades 1-3)

You will explore the four seasons using a variety of mediums including pencil, crayons, watercolor, collage, and acrylic paint.  Sketch books will be provided and used during a nature walk on the BRCC campus and will also be used to complete finished work for the our art show on Friday!
18534  $129
M-F, July 7-11, 9am-Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V205
Instructor: Nilda Jolloff

Fun with Clay! (rising grades 4-6)

This hands-on class will have you creating hand-built animals, buildings, pottery, or other sculptures using coil, slab and pinch methods.  You will also have an opportunity to try your hands at making something on the potters' wheel!
There is a separate class period scheduled for glazing pieces on Thursday, July 24, from 9 am - noon.  You can pick up your finished work on Friday, Aug. 1.
18535  $149
M-F, July 7-11, 9 am-Noon AND Thursday, July 24, 9 am-Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V113
Instructor:  Arnesa Lind

Glee Club Workshop (rising grades 7-12)

Do you love to sing and dance?  Would you enjoy spending a week with like-minded individuals learning 3-4 full-blown musical numbers all taken from the contemporary music scene?  Multi-talented Choreographer Lindsey Walters and Music Director Melissa Dull will guide you through your paces as you prepare these numbers for a grand finale performance for family and friends on Friday!  Come join this all-day class for an experience in musical expression you won’t soon forget!
19588   $259
M-F, July 14-18, 9am-4pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, Room V135
Instructors: Melissa Dull and Lindsey Walters

Group Improvisation (rising grades 4-6)

Join us on an exciting adventure!  You will learn how to “act on the spot” on stage, or “improvisation”, building comedy skills, learning how to react quickly, and overcoming stage fright in a teamwork setting.  You will work together in a variety of extremely fun drama improvisation games and activities, such as “Movie Shoot”, “Spy Game”, and “Super-Villain Academy”, to further growth in many important acting skills. Through laughter, you will bond with your classmates, creating many hilarious memories, as well as playing games that present challenges you will have to work together to overcome. After a week of comical group fun, you will perform some of your favorite group games for parents, family, and friends on Friday!
18521   $129
M-F, June 23-27, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, Room V135
Instructor: Matthew Grandpre’

The Greatest Art Show on Earth! (rising grades 2-4) NEW

Do you love the circus?  Here is your chance to have a week filled with all kinds of circus fun!  You will create masks, costumes, animals, and other neat things using papier mache, paint, clay, and much, much more!
18295             $129
M-F, June 16-20, 9 am-Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V205
Instructor:  Jennifer Rodriguez

Guitar (rising grades 7-12)   

Bring your guitar and join us as we experience the world through six strings!  Whether you’ve never played or have been playing for a while, you will learn techniques of playing and practicing in a variety of styles.  The focus of the course will be both on learning more about playing, as well as learning more about the history of the instrument, the many styles of music played with it, and a lot of musical interaction!  Come join us for the fun and thrills of playing the guitar!
19600   $129
M-F, July 21-25, 9 am-Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – E Building, Room E110
Instructor: John Dull

Hand Building Fantastical Clay Creatures (rising grades 9-12) NEW

Get ready to let your imagination and creativity run wild!  In this amazing class, you will work with clay to build one or two fantasy creatures.  You may start with print materials and/or photos of animals, or you may already have a design in mind.  From there, you will work all week to craft your design(s) into something that can either be hung on the wall or perched on a shelf.  Please note that an extra class has been set up for glazing your work once it has dried. You can pick up finished work on Friday, July 25
18531  $149
M-F, June 23-27, AND Thursday, July 17, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V113
Instructor: Liz Beavers

Improv Comedy Workshop (rising grades 6-9)

Do you like to laugh or make others laugh?  This comedy workshop is an educational experience designed to introduce you to the world of improvisational comedy. Loads of laughs and tons of fun are in store while you learn to think on your feet and explore the dramatic aspects of improv.
18476  $129
M-F, June 16-20, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, Room V135
Instructor: Caleb Towns 

Nature in Art (rising grades 5-8)

Beautiful art can be created from materials and images gathered in nature.  Using a variety of media, you will create amazing works of art including a landscape diorama, a lenticular summer/winter painting, a natural sculpture inspired by the works of Andy Goldsworthy, a pressed flower frame, cyanotype sun prints, a watercolor rain painting using salt, and more!
19585  $129
M-F, July 7-11, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave –Plecker Center, Room P128
Instructor: Allison Church

Paint, Draw, and Be Merry (rising grades 1-3)  

You will experience the basics of painting and drawing through the media of paint, charcoal, pencil and collage.  Sketchbooks will be provided, and exercises in creative thinking will stretch your imagination.  Included is a mural project in which you will learn to work together and share your creative ideas.  You will then select your best work and be oriented in the method of matting in preparation for an art exhibit.  So put on your beret, pick up a brush, and paint with us!
18514  $129
M-F, June 23-27, 9 am-Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V205
Instructor:  Jennifer Rodriguez

Pottery (rising grades 7-10)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a pot on the potter’s wheel or by hand?  Learn how to throw cups, bowls and other shapes on the potter’s wheel and create hand built pots using coil-building and slab-building techniques. Decorate your creations with wild textures and colors. Clay is a fun and challenging medium and the projects are limited only by your imagination. No prior ceramics experience is necessary.  There is a separate class period scheduled for glazing pieces on Thursday, July 24, from 1-4 pm.  You can pick up your finished work on Friday, Aug. 1.
19586  $149
M-F, July 7-11, 1-4 pm   AND   Thursday, July 24, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V113
Instructor: Arnesa Lind

Singing to Perform! (rising grades 5-8) NEW

Are you interested in learning how to sing for stage, auditions, school musicals, talent shows, rock bands, choirs, music videos, karaoke, or all of the above? Then this is a class that will thrill you on a daily basis! You will learn the techniques of deep breathing, speech singing, powerhouse projecting, pop and rock vocal techniques, vocal improvisation, vocal runs, and harmonizing through activities and games! You will practice performing with a group, small ensemble, and alone as you prepare for a knockout vocal performance by the end of Friday’s class!
18515  $129
M-F, June 23-27, 9 am – Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre, Room V135
Instructor:  Matt Grandpre

Stage Combat (rising grades 5-8)

If you love to watch exciting, edge-of-your-seat action scenes on stage and wish you knew how to perform them yourself, then this class is for you! In this five-day class, you will have the chance to learn secret techniques created by theatre professionals and stunt doubles to convince your audience that you’re really engaging in combat while all the time you are never actually getting hurt but absolutely loving it! This class involves aerobic exercise, some sparring and dance techniques, as well as fast-paced action and recovery. Exercise, gym clothes, or clothes and shoes you can easily move in will be required. We will rehearse stage combat routines to perform for parents, family, and friends on Friday.
19605  $129
M-F, July 21-25, 9 am - Noon
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center Black Box Theater, Room V135
Instructor: Matthew Grandpre’

Ukulele (rising grades 5-9)  NEW

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could learn to play the ukulele?  If you love music, this is the class for you!  Not only is the ukulele a totally hip instrument, with many current pop acts using it, but it is also very easy to learn.  You will learn 3-4 songs, which you will play in a recital on Friday, to show off your new skills to family and friends.  Instruments provided for classroom use.  
19606  $129
M-F, July 21-25, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – E Building, Room E110
Instructor: John Dull

Wildlife Art in 3D (rising grades 2-4)

Discover how much fun you can have using a variety of sculpting techniques to make different animals from around the world. We will be using such 3D materials as papier mache, ceramics, multi-media, and Model Magic.  If you love animals and art, this is the class for you!
18532               $129
M-F, June 23-27, 1-4 pm
BRCC Weyers Cave – Fine Arts Center, Room V205
Instructor:  Jennifer Rodriguez