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Continuing Education

Youth Programs         

SAT I Prep

There’s a lot riding on your SAT scores.  This course will prepare you to deal successfully with exam topics ranging from writing to critical reading and math.  Learn about short passages, long passages, and paired passages that test reading comprehension, as well as higher level math questions (geometric notation, basic trigonometry, and new statistics concepts), and the required essay.  Bring pencils, notebook, and a scientific/graphing calculator.  Required text available at BRCC Bookstore, The Official SAT Study Guide. 

Meets: Six Tuesdays, Mar 24-Apr 28, 6:45-9:45 pm; BRCC Augusta Center OR
Six Wednesdays, Mar 18-Apr 29 (no class 4/1), 6-9 pm; BRCC Harrisonburg Center 
Instructors: Judy Hevener and Sam Alexander – Augusta Center; Abigail Montgomery and Karen Ruozzi – Harrisonburg Center
Fee: $150 (#65177-Augusta; #65176–Harrisonburg)

Pottery Workshop

Designed for 12–16 year-olds, this exciting workshop will provide a unique opportunity for you to discover the wonderful world of pottery!  In just eight sessions, instructor Arnesa Lind will teach you how to throw cups, bowls and other shapes on the potter’s wheel, as well as create hand built pots using coil-building and slab-building techniques. The basics of textures and ways to make different marks, as well as the glazing process, will be covered. No prior ceramics experience is necessary.  The workshop will culminate in an exhibition and reception in which you will show your work.  Space is limited, so register early!  Reception/Exhibition on Saturday, Apr 11, 11 am -noon.

Meets: Eight Saturdays, Feb 7–Apr 4 (No class 3/7), 9:30 am-noon; BRCC Fine Arts Center, Ceramics Studio, V113.
Instructor: Arnesa Lind
Fee: $189 (#65193) 

Instructor Arnesa Lind, who began working with clay as an undergraduate student, earned her Art Education degree from Radford, and completed a Master’s degree in Education from James Madison University.  She has taught art in Augusta County Schools for more than 30 years, always including pottery in her curriculum.  Currently the pottery teacher at Fort Defiance High School, Arnesa continues to hone her skills as a regular participant in Phil Ungar’s continuing education pottery classes at BRCC.

Theatre Workshop for Youth

Theatre Workshop for YouthThis exciting workshop for 8- to 15-year-old students culminates in a Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre performance. Justine Juart leads the 13-week program that includes dramatic exercises as well as rehearsal for a production of All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play. Enrollment for the 17 roles is on a first-come, first served basis. Registered students will audition (cold readings from the script) the second Saturday of the workshop, Jan 31, for the assignment of roles. 

Meets: Thirteen Saturdays, Jan 24– May 2 (no class Mar 7 or Apr 4), 9am-noon; BRCC Fine Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, V135. 
Tech Week: Sun, May 10, 2-7 pm; Mon–Wed, May 11-13, 6-9 pm
Performances: Thu-Sat, May 14-16, 7 pm and Sun, May 17, 3 pm
Instructor: Justine Juart
Fee: $275 (#65194)

All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play

Based on several disastrous theatrical experiences, Bad Play peels back a tattered curtain to examine the process of putting on a show that is less than good. A stuffy narrator (what bad play is complete without a stuffy narrator?) guides the audience through the whole sorry process. We go from the audition—where the director is more worried about roast beef than paying attention to the warm-up exercise, and the neurotic cast pretends to be bacon—to rehearsals—where a passive-aggressive stage manager gives everyone grief. There's also a special meeting of the Small Part Support Group and a production of Romeo and Juliet set in a Starbucks with costumes of potato sacks and bowler hats. Written by Werner Trieschmann, this bad play within a play will keep audiences in stitches.

Justine Juart has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She teaches fourth grade for Augusta County Public Schools. Justine has been involved in local community theatre in the Shenandoah Valley since her move here in 2007. She has performed with ShenanArts, Oak Grove, Waynesboro Players, and Blue Ridge Community College. Justine is a strong advocate of the performing arts for children and young adults. Her directing credits include The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; The Stories of Scheherazade; The Third Wave; James and the Giant Peach; and Charlotte’s Web. She is thrilled to spread her love of acting to young performers.

Online Classes

Introduction to Algebra

Understand how algebra is relevant to almost every aspect of your daily life, and become skilled at solving a variety of algebraic problems.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.

Math Refresher

Gain confidence in your basic math skills and start using math to your advantage.
$99.  Visit ed2go.com/blueridgecc/ to register.