The ArtsCenter Photoblog

October 25, 2010

Acting Classes for Kids

Filed under: Classes, Kids, Theater — Lisa Pepin @ 8:29 pm

Little kids turn The ArtsCenter into a classroom, the beach and their own stage as they learn acting. Check out photos of The ArtsCenter’s acting class for kids below (click “see more” for more photos!), and click here to learn more about ArtSchool!

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August 29, 2010

Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory


Registration is now open for Fall 2010 Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory Classes. Classes are available for students in Kindergarten up through 12th grade. There are many classes to choose from including on camera acting, stage combat, improv and theater tech. Also, new this fall is the YPAC School of Rock and Roll. Classes are offered in music video production, concert lighting, live audio engineering and even being in a rock band! Students in the School of Rock and Roll will work together to produce a final live concert at Cats Cradle. Check out the ArtsCenter’s website for more information on the classes, and check below for some photos from some of this summer’s YPAC classes.

-Lyndsay

Looking over a script in preparation for auditions during the on-camera acting class.

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July 22, 2010

Drood


There are a ton of exciting things going on this week as the ArtsCenter. First up is the Summer Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory’s performance of Drood: The Musical.  The Summer Youth Conservatory is a collaboration between the ArtsCenter and Playmakers Repertory Company, the professional  theater company at UNC.  It pairs talented young theater students with professional directors, choreographers and designers. Five weeks of classes cumulated in a staged production.

Based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, Drood is a Tony Award winning musical in which the audience participates in solving a murder mystery.  I got to sit in on two rehearsals this week and these kids are really talented and the show is a lot of fun. You won’t want to miss it. Check out a few rehearsal photos below and be sure to go see the show, which runs through Sunday. Click here for more information about show times and how to purchase tickets.

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June 5, 2010

Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory Sharing Day


Last week, several classes from the Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory held a sharing day, show off some of the skills they have been working on all year. Students presented several skits including a re-telling of several familiar fairytale, as well as some skits about the first day of school. Check below for some photos! Remember, the summer preforming arts camp for teens start June 14, so make sure to register now!

-Lyndsay

Ta-da!

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February 2, 2010

Jewelry Making Class

Filed under: Classes — Tags: , — Lyndsay Booth @ 10:14 pm

The ArtsCenter’s ArtSchool offers more than just typical drawing classes. Today I visited a beginning jewelry making class.  The class serves as a beginning metalsmithing class where students learn how to design, sand, fill and finish a basic piece of metal jewelry. Another section of the class begins next week for those interested in learning. And as always, a special shoutout to the students and instructors for letting me hang around and get in the way.

-Lyndsay

A student uses a needle to add texture to her piece.

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December 12, 2009

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Filed under: Classes, Preview, Theater — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 1:29 pm

The cast of A Child's Christmas in Wales during a recent rehersal.

The ArtsCenter proudly presents A Child’s Christmas in Wales. The Youth Preforming Arts Conservatory has been hard at work all fall and now would like to share with you some of what they accomplished.  There are still plenty of opportunities to come see the show. Below is the description of the show from the ArtsCenter’s website and a list of show times! Check back soon for shots from rehersals!

The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory and ArtsCenter Stage team up to present Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, an opportunity for inter-generational collaboration and celebration.  Join us in the ice-cream hills for all the tall tales, balloons, dessertspoons, tinsled windows, fire brigades and tons and tons of useless presents.  We’ll leave a footprint so big, “people will think there’s been hippos”!

Showdates:  Saturday, December 12, Sunday, December 13, Friday, December 18, Saturday, December 19, Sunday, December 20

Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays 7pm, Sundays 3pm

-Lyndsay

November 17, 2009

Portrait Painting Class- The Finale!

Filed under: Classes — Tags: , — Lyndsay Booth @ 10:28 pm

The fall 2009 portrait painting class at The ArtsCenter has ended. I would like to thank the teacher, model and students for letting me come and document the class. Photographers are not always the most inconspicuous people in the world and I hope I was not too distracting for the students. The paintings turned out really well, so it looks like I didn’t get in the way too much. Check out the students’ completed work and other shots from the last class by clicking more at the bottom of the post.

The finished portraits sit on their easels.

Several finished portraits sit on their easels as the class draws to a close.

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October 26, 2009

Portrait Painting Class Episode 3

Filed under: Classes — Tags: — Lyndsay Booth @ 5:31 pm

Here is an update on the work of the students in the portrait painting class held at the ArtsCenter on Mondays. This set was taken two weeks after the last set. Some of the students have finished their first portraits and moved on to another rendering of the model. Check back in two weeks to see more!

A nearly completed portrait with the model sitting in the background.

A nearly completed portrait with the model sitting in the background.

Two different interpretations of the same person. Each student has a different angle of view. The student of the portrait in the foreground sees the model at a straigher angle than the student painting the portrait in the background. This differences also results in sublter differences than simply body position, including different positions for shadow and highlight.

Two different interpretations of the same person. Each student has a different angle of view. The student of the portrait in the foreground sees the model at a straigher angle than the student painting the portrait in the background. This difference also results in sublter differences than simply body position, including the necessity of different positions for shadow and highlight.

A completed portrait waits to be taken home.

A completed portrait waits to be taken home.

The artist of the completed portrait above begins work on a second portrait. Several of the students first draw the subject and then begins to paint.

The artist of the completed portrait above begins work on a second portrait. Several of the students first draw the subject and then begins to paint.

A student mixes color.

A student mixes color.

A student puts the finishing touches on her portrait.

A student puts the finishing touches on her portrait.

Students work on their pictures.

Students work on their pictures.

October 13, 2009

Portrait Painting 2!

Filed under: Classes — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 1:04 am

Here is an update on the portrait painting class held Monday’s at the ArtsCenter. These photos are taken two weeks after the first set. The students have made a lot of progress on their paintings in only two classes. Some are even finishing with one portrait and will move on to another interpretation. The model remains the same throughout the entire class.

A student adds his own interpretation of color to his portrait.

A student adds his own interpretation of color to his portrait.

A sampling of the tools the artists use. The triangle shaped instrument is used for mixing colors.

A sampling of the tools the artists use. The triangle shaped instrument is used for mixing colors.

Students concentrate on their portrait.

Students concentrate on their portraits.

A student mixes colors to attempt to match the model's skin tone.

A student mixes colors to attempt to match the model's skin tone.

A color palette

A color palette

Two different interpretations of the same person.

Two different interpretations of the same person.

A student adds layers to his painting.

A student adds layers to his painting.

Students get a close up look at the model's face during one of her breaks.

Students get a close up look at the model's face during one of her breaks.

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