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CLASSES & workshops

Our goal is to grow our student’s creativity by encouraging artistic aspirations through a fresh and proficient learning environment.






As we navigate this time together, Elm Street is passionate about connecting through creativity and arts. That is why we have developed three NEW classes to engage our community online–and they are made to be digital, from the comfort of your own home!

Classes meet weekly and vary in price based on term length and material. Workshops meet once and are $35.00.

There is a non-refundable fee (included in education fees) if canceled any time after registering. There is a 24-hour “grace period” to cancel with full refund prior to a class or workshop starting.

There will be no refund of any portion of the class fee once a class or workshop has begun.

Classes and workshops are taught by trained instructors who introduce children, teens, and adults to the exciting world of the arts, both performing and visual. Through a varied curriculum, students explore the craft of acting, singing, dancing, improvisation, drawing, and/or portfolio development and learn the discipline of the arts as they develop their unique creative voices. Elm Street’s classes and workshops are designed to meet students where they are, regardless of prior experience or skill level.

Elm Street’s Class & Workshop Objectives:
To help students learn skills and build self-confidence.
To help students better understand their role in their craft to build self-reliance.
To encourage students to become participants within local art organizations.
To help students learn to appreciate themselves and others.
To encourage students to learn cooperation and collaboration skills to work with others.
To offer students the opportunity to build relationships with others and create a connection through art.

Teaching vibrancy

Elm Street Cultural Arts is proud to offer classes (for both adults and children) that provide training in theatre, performance arts, and visual arts.

We’ve extended our outreach by giving schools opportunities to creatively participate in programming such as RepTouR – a trained group of actors that perform for over 10,000 students every year.

Through the use of crafts, we will be telling familiar fairy tales and fables and creating a colorful interactive storybook together. Each week your student will be supplied with all they need to “craft-a-long” with our storytellers. By the end of the 6 weeks, your child will have created their very own interactive storybook. Craft supply kits will be made available on the Friday before class for pick-up or delivery (extra fees for shipping).

Your mission, become an agent by infiltrating the enemy base (H.O.U.S.E.) and determine their secrets for world domination. Each week is a new mission: cracking codes, creating disguises, and solving puzzles–and each class time is dedicated to “reporting” your findings to the Head ESA Agent and determining your next mission or clues. By the end of the 6 weeks, your agent will have learned the basic skills to apply to acting through creative methods. Agent supply kits will be made available on the Friday before class for pick-up or delivery (extra fees for shipping).

What if we made a play based on a Zoom Room Meeting? Well, that’s just what this class is all about. Bad connections, muted microphones, or virtual backgrounds–this originally crafted script is unlimited by the creative minds that take this course. By the end of the 6 weeks, this class will perform their play live with all the mishaps and online confusion. Show is TBD and will take place live on an unlisted YouTube link shared only with those registered.

A dynamic series of drawing class sessions focused on teenage artists of all levels. Also an important choice for high school AP Studio & Portfolio Preparation students to build, improve & refine their work, focus their skills, and for those looking to experiment in their portfolios. It is highly recommended for junior and senior high school students. Students work in a project-based format to create 3 & 4 dimensional drawings! The basic tenets/principals of drawing and rendering are incorporated within the process & each project moves students further along in their development. Initially working mostly from photos – theirs or instructor provided. Beginner to intermediate students work with grids to ensure they understand & can create proportional perspective. We will work large (18×24), initially in graphite/charcoal (vine & compressed) to establish a solid understanding of value, then we move onto color. Classes are progressive, students can join at any time, and each successive session builds upon the last.
This is an introduction to improvisation. This 8-week class will focus on getting you excited about improv. Whether you sign up to perform or to just try something new, this class is designed for you. The lessons of acceptance, confident vulnerability and collaboration that Improvisation has to teach us can make us better partners, parents, co-workers, friends and, well, people. No previous experience is necessary to take this class. Class ends with a graduation show.
This class will work on building characters and relationships. In this 8-week class, students will focus on accessing emotions in-the-moment, building characters and relationships on emotional perspectives, and using patterns of emotional behaviors to drive scenes forward. Entrance of Level 2 class requires completion of Level 1 and/or previous experience along with director approval of admittance. Class ends with a graduation show.
Through the medium of oil painting, Chase King teaches expressive, organic, and improvisational painting techniques. In addition, students can expect demonstrations, explanations, encouragement, individual instruction, and a more meaningful understanding and appreciation for creativity and self-expression through visual art.






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