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MACC Offers Fresh Slate of Classes for Winter Enrichment
By Michelle Michaud
Every season, the MACC changes its slate of offerings to reflect the season, its student’s needs, and teacher’s offerings. This winter is no different and boasts a rich selection of music, art, drama, and more.
Winter semester begins the week of January 12, 2015. We encourage registration no later than 1 week before your class begins to ensure you get a spot, and to make sure the class will make. You can register online. Payment is due no later than the first class session. Top of the list is MACC’s Mini-Metropolis, a fairy garden experience, geared toward ages 9-18. (Please see the Mirror Article in this edition outlining the special class.)
In addition to the popular “Acting for Kids” offered to grades K-8 on Tuesday nights, there are plans in the works for a Puppet Festival with guest performances and workshops in 2015. Plans for the Puppet Festival are on-going and special guest appearance dates will be announced on SignalMACC.org soon.
High school aged students interested in theatre production will love MACC’s new offerings:
Contemporary Scene Study for High Schoolers: Come learn the nuances of acting with scenes from stage and screen!
In this class we will be taking an in depth look at scenes from age appropriate modern plays, and some of your favorite movies. Breaking down scenes and themes, and learning to partner with your fellow actors, is one of the basics in acting.
Intro to Stage Combat for High Schoolers:
This class with use the skills learned in the scene study class and build on them to learn the art of stage combat. In this class we will focus on hand to hand combat. First you must learn how to knap and prat fall before you can sword fight, young grasshopper. Pre-requisite: Contemporary Scene Study for High Schoolers
Intro to Technical Theatre for High Schoolers:
Have you ever seen a play and been curious about anything other than the acting? Have you always wanted to be involved with theatre but are too shy to get on stage? Well, then this class is for you! In this class we will learn about stage managing, set design, costume and prop design, lighting and sound design.
Advanced Technical Theatre for High Schoolers:
The subject of this class will be decided bases on interest from the Intro class. Pre-requisite: Intro to Technical Theatre for High Schoolers, or a letter of recommendation from high school theatre teachers.
Senior citizens have more options than ever for staying fit. Four days a week, Aimee Zukowski teaches, prods and encourages everyone to become strong and healthy.
Kay Turner comes back with Piloxing – a perfect blend of boxing moves and palates. This regime works your entire body and is fun to boot. Kick and hit your way to fitness coupled with floor work to keep you limber and strong. Kay also offers Total Body Strong. Both classes are a sure way to get fit in the New Year.
If one of your new year’s resolutions is to learn a new instrument, then the MACC is your destination. If it’s an instrument, then the MACC probably has a teacher to teach it. No instrument is too strange. Our teachers are true musicians and play professionally. In many cases we have more than a few teachers to choose from in any given category.
Val Gibson teaches almost every age how to draw and paint. Her studio on MACC’s back hall is an artist’s wonderland of creative work. Even the smell of it invokes creativity. Drop by to look around and see what’s going on. You’ll fit right in as you set your canvas on an easel and begin to paint for the first time.
Have you ever thought about pottery? If you’ve never tried it, then Lolly Durant is the teacher for you. Supportive and kind, she gently leads you through slab building or throwing on a wheel. You’ll be hooked because anyone can create useful objects of art for your own home or as gifts. Lolly will be offering a 2 day family pottery workshop on Feb 20 and 21. She will teach how to build Gnome Dwellings. The family can work together on this project and learn slab building and wheel throwing.
NEW SCULTPING CLASS WITH ADAM KIRBY – learn how to create something out of a block of clay with your hands and various trimming tools. Language classes begin in January. New Dance classes begin with Rachel Clark. She will be teaching Ballroom Dance 101, and Modern and Musical Theater Dance. Make 2015 the year you finally put yourself first. Learn something new, meet new people, get out and enjoy the arts up close and personal at the MACC. Log on to SignalMACC.org for more information or call MACC’s staff at 886-1959