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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.






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.

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.

What can improv do for you? This three hour improv workshop will introduce you to the foundations of improvisation! Whether you’re looking to elevate your acting skills, develop your knack for public speaking, sharpen your communication and listening, or even make some cool new friends, you’ll want to take this workshop. Take a journey into the fascinating world of imagination and creativity led by iThink Improv Director Joe Lemmo. This workshop will consist of group work, partner work, and even a little solo action! What a great way to kick off your summer!

Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do? Perhaps build some connections with other creative people? This introduction to improv will take you through the basics of improvisation. What is improvisation? Well, basically it’s what you do every day! Taking this three hour workshop led by iThink Improv Director Joe Lemmo will teach you how to enhance basic communication skills such as: listening, trust, agreement, taking risks, and much more. Whether you’re an aspiring actor or just looking to learn and have fun, this workshop will surely satisfy your craving!

Have you taken improv classes before and are looking for a way to build on those skills? This advanced improv workshop will push you to the next level. In this workshop you will explore character work and relationships, accessing emotions in the moment, and even some object, environment, and mime work. This workshop will go at a faster pace than the intro class, so previous improv experience is necessary. Join iThink Improv Director Joe Lemmo in this highly-energetic three hour workshop!






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