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FALL 2012

ARTS EDUCATION CATALOG

Youth

Teen

Adult

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

information Mission Statement

Grand Foundation

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is an interdisciplinary arts center owned and operated by the City of Tracy, and serving the region. The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts offers fine arts programming through a partnership between the City of Tracy and the Grand Foundation. Through the Arts Education, Exhibitions, and Presenting Programs, the Center provides professional and diverse experiences to our audiences.

The Grand Foundation (GF) is a community-based, independent notfor-profit organization, formerly known as the Arts Leadership Alliance (ALA). The original ALA was founded in 1998 to promote the cultural development of the community. Its activities, on behalf of the City, include developing and implementing programs which foster the broadest possible public use of the the cultural arts programs at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.

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The GF has served to support the operations and programming of the Grand with annual underwriting contributions since opening in 2007. Foundation underwriting has supported concerts, exhibitions, classes, workshops and special events, in addition to providing arts supplies, art making and technical equipment and hospitality services.

Parking on the street is available free of charge and nearby parking lots can accommodate buses after curb side drop-off.

Arts Education Program The Arts Education Program operates full-time with classes scheduled Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays. Classes are offered weekdays from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The Fall session begins September 10, 2012, and ends December 22.The Center will be closed 11/12, 11/22, 11/23, and through the December-January holiday break. Registration is available in person at the Leona Darr Willis Box Office located at 715 Central Avenue in Tracy and online at www.tracyartsandrec.com. Registration form with valid credit card may be faxed to (209) 831-6271. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. The Box Office may be reached at (209) 831-6TKT (6858). You may also send a completed registration form via email to boxoffice@ci.tracy.ca.us.

From the North: Heading south on I-5, Exit 205 West towards San Francisco. Exit Macarthur Blvd., head south. Right onto 11th Street. Left onto Central to 715 Central Ave. From the South: Heading north on I-5, Exit Grant Line Road, head west. Left on Holly. Proceed south on Holly until it turns into Central. Proceed south on Central to 715 Central Ave.

This year the GF, working collaboratively with the City, will premiere a Membership Program at the Center. We invite you to learn more about the Grand Foundation, and become a supporter of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts!

From the Bay Area: Proceed East on 580, until it turns into 205. Exit 11th Street, head east. Right on Central to 715 Central Ave.

Photo credits: Cover photo and various inside photos provided by Richard Beebe, Lauren Carter and Elizabeth Sayre.

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Returning Instructors

where to look FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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REGISTRATION FORM

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DANCE

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DRAMA

10-11

MUSIC

12-15

CERAMICS

16-17

VISUAL ARTS

18-25

WORKSHOPS

26-27

Stephanie Arganbright Richard Beebe – Tracy Photography Club Ingrid Canton Lauren Carter – Staff Barbara De Vol – Tracy Art League Beatriz Flores Wendy Goulart Addie Hall Jody Harcourt Sunny Kim Clemmie King Deborah Littleton Sarah McNamara Catherine Medeiros Abhilasha Natarajan - Tracy Art League Lynn Sampson Larry Stewart – Main Street Music Jennifer Taloa Vince Walsh – Tracy Art League

New Instructors Niko Magee Josephine O’Malley

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How do I register for a class? To register for a class in person or by fax, complete the registration form located on page 5. Make sure to include your name, contact phone number, and the class number that corresponds to the class in which you wish to enroll. Bring the completed form to the Grand Theatre Patron Services located at 715 Central Avenue in Historic Downtown Tracy. Registration forms can be faxed to (209) 831-6271. Online registration is available at www.tracyartsandrec.com. For your family ID and password, please call (209) 831-6858 or email boxoffice@ci.tracy.ca.us. All fees must be paid at the time of registration.

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What if a class is full? If you attempt to register for a class and find that it is full, you may ask the Patron Services Staff to place your or your child’s name on a waiting list. If a space does become available in the class, the Patron Services Staff will contact the waiting list candidates in order of time on the list.

What is a Resident Discount and Cost fee?

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Is financial assistance available?

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Is late registration available?

Yes, financial assistance is available to qualified applicants. Participants may request a financial aid application from the Patron Services Staff and return it with the required forms of income verification. Applications must be accompanied by a registration form.

If space permits, class registration will be open for up to one week after the first day of class. After the first week of instruction, registration will be closed. Students are not allowed to register half way through the class session, or for a fraction of the class.

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Can I drop-in the day of class to sign up? Guests may not drop-in to a class without having officially registered. In order to participate in a class, you must be enrolled. Guests may visit the Patron Services between the hours of 10-6 PM, Monday through Friday and Saturday 10-2 PM, to register. If a student registers the day of the class, they are advised to bring their receipt. Instructors cannot accept payments. All financial transactions and registration takes place through the Patron Services, online at www.tracyartsandrec.com.

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To withdraw from a class and obtain a full refund, you must complete the “Class Withdrawal Form” at least five business days prior to the start of class. If you decide within the first week of class that you are not satisfied, you may withdraw and receive a prorated refund or credit. All withdrawals or transfers will be charged a non-refundable $5 transaction fee. These fees do not apply to withdrawals made on tracyartsandrec.com. Please allow 2-3 weeks to process a withdrawal and/or a refund.

What happens if the class does not meet the minimum student enrollment? If a class does not meet the minimum student enrollment, staff or the instructor may cancel the class. Students will be notified of the cancellation in advance, and issued a full refund or class credit and will not be charged a transaction or refund fee.

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What if I miss a day of class?

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Are art materials provided in classes?

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Where is the nearest available parking?

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Are parents allowed to observe classes?

If your address has five digits or more, your home may still be outside of the Tracy city limits. It is possible to live in one of the three Tracy zip codes and still not live within the Tracy city limits. Families residing inside the city limits receive the Resident Discount. All others pay the non-residents fee. Call Patron Services if you are unsure.

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What if I withdraw from a class?

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If you miss a day of class, you will not receive a make-up session or a refund for the day you missed. By registering for a class, you assume the responsibility of attending class during the times and dates scheduled. The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts will only issue a make-up day or a prorated refund for classes cancelled by staff or instructors. If a class is cancelled by the instructor, or an unforeseen circumstance prevents the class from taking place, the student will be notified.

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts does provide shared art supplies and equipment for most visual arts classes. In some cases instructors may request that students purchase specific materials outside of class. See class descriptions for more details.

Free parking is available on Central Avenue, 7th Street, as well as in nearby lots on 6th Street in Historic Downtown Tracy.

We encourage parents to wait outside the classroom to prevent overcrowding and distractions. Parents may relax in our lobbies or loggia while waiting. There are also windows on our classroom doors where parents can temporarily monitor their children at any time. In the event you feel you need to accompany your child in class, please call (209) 831-6858.

Are food or drinks allowed in the classrooms? Food, drinks, candy or gum is not allowed in the classrooms with the exception of bottled water. Instructors will ask students to dispose of food, drinks, candy or gum if taken into the class.

registration

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dance dance

Combo for Tots

Preschool Combo I/II

Intermediate Combo

Introduce your child to tap and ballet in this fun interactive class! Students will learn proper ballet and tap technique, coordination, and footwork combinations. The instructor will lead students through warm-ups, center exercises, and across the floor movements. No prior experience required. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Preschoolers will be introduced to tap and ballet through playful interaction and a variety of dancerelated activities. Classes will begin with basic dance steps and develop into more challenging tap and ballet techniques. Participants will develop motor skills, coordination, and self-confidence in a fun learning environment. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

This class is a continuation of the tap and ballet curriculum of Preschool Combo I/II. Students will be challenged in a fun learning environment by new techniques and steps through stretching, across the floor step combinations, and creative movement. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Instructor: Addie Hall Location: Dance Studio Note: Students are to bring ballet slippers, black tap shoes, and wear leotards and tights.

Instructor: Addie Hall Location: Dance Studio Note: Students are to bring ballet slippers, black tap shoes, and wear leotards and tights.

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Instructor: Addie Hall Location: Dance Studio Note: Students must complete Combo dance classes or receive instructor approval prior to enrollment. Students also need to bring ballet slippers, black tap shoes, and wear leotards and tights.

dance Advanced Combo

Ballet I/II

Social Dance Sampler

This class will contain advanced aspects of ballet and tap to challenge participants while furthering comprehension and appreciation of dance as a fine art form. Students will incorporate fundamental skills such as stretching, strengthening, memorization, and mastery of dance technique, evolving at a progressive and constructive pace. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Students will learn to appreciate the art of ballet by learning barre and floor exercises. Participants will develop flexibility, grace, strength, and knowledge of ballet terminology in a fun learning environment. Students will be able to apply the skills learned in ballet to various art forms, and become more effective dancers. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to enroll. Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks.

New format for fall 2012! The first session meets from 7:30-8:30PM and covers swing. The second class meets from 7:30-9PM and focuses on a smooth dance (Waltz, Tango, or Foxtrot). The third class meets from 7:30-9PM and covers a Latin dance (Salsa, Cha Cha, Merengue, or Rumba). The class meets 3 times for a total of 4 hours of instruction.

Instructor: Addie Hall Location: Dance Studio Note: Students must complete a Combo dance class or receive instructor approval prior to enrollment in this class. Students are to bring ballet slippers, black tap shoes, and wear leotards and tights.

Instructor: Addie Hall Location: Dance Studio Note: Students should bring ballet slippers, and wear leotards and tights. Students should also wear clothing that allows free movement and bring a pair of jazz shoes.

Instructor: Cathy Medeiros Location: Dance Studio Note: Students should bring a dark pair of socks or dance shoes for this class.

Course Times and Fees Class Name Combo for Tots

Preschool Combo I/II

Intermediate Combo

Advanced Combo

Ballet I/II

Social Dance Sampler

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

35312

TUES

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

2:30-3 PM

2-4

$35

$39

35313

TUES

10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

2:30-3 PM

2-4

$35

$39

35317

TUES

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

3 - 4 PM

3-5

$60

$66

35318

TUES

10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

3 - 4 PM

3-5

$60

$66

35789

TUES

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

4 - 5 PM

4-6

$60

$66

35790

TUES

10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

4 - 5 PM

4-6

$60

$66

35308

TUES

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

5 - 6 PM

5-7

$60

$66

35309

TUES

10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

5 - 6 PM

5-7

$60

$66

35310

TUES

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

6 - 7 PM

7 - 11

$60

$66

35311

TUES

10/30, 11/6, 11/13 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

6 - 7 PM

7 - 11

$60

$66

35787

TUES

11/13, 11/20, 11/27

7:30 - 9 PM

9 - ADULT

$50

$55

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dance Ballroom Bootcamp

Polynesian Dance

This class meets for two hours on two consecutive Tuesdays. The first night of instruction will cover a slow dance (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, or Rumba), and the second night will feature a fast dance (Salsa, Cha Cha, or Swing). After two weeks of intense effort, you will be ready to burn up the dance floor!

This class is for beginning and intermediate students. In this introduction to Hawaiian and Tahitian dance, students will learn basic footwork, hip motion, and traditional hand movements within a choreographed dance routine. Class meets once a week for 8 weeks.

Instructor: Cathy Medeiros Location: Dance Studio Note: Students need to wear dark socks, ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or ballroom shoes for this class.

Instructor: Jennifer Taloa Location: Dance Studio Note: Students will dance barefoot and wear a sarong or pareu for dance practice. NO CLASS 11/12.

Private Ballroom Lessons Are group dance classes too fast paced and impersonal for you? Are you preparing for a special event and looking to impress your guests? Schedule four private 30-minute lessons with Cathy Medeiros and receive the personal attention you deserve. Ballroom dancing is for couples and individual registrants have the option of bringing a partner for no additional fee. Students can select the type of dance that will be covered at each meeting. Class meets once a week for 4 weeks. Instructor: Cathy Medeiros Location: Dance Studio Note: Students should bring a pair of dark socks or dance shoes.

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Latin Grooves Have you ever wanted to go Salsa dancing but, felt too shy to set foot on the floor? Cathy Medeiros will have your hips moving to pulsepounding Latin beats in 4 easy lessons. Participants can choose to study Merengue, Cha Cha, or Salsa for the 4 hours of instruction. This class meets once per week for 4 weeks. Instructor: Cathy Medeiros Location: Dance Studio Note: Students should bring a dark pair of socks or dance shoes for this class.

No Regrets:The Basics of Performing Is your child a triple threat? Would he or she like the opportunity to become one? Look no further! No Regrets is a performance based group that focuses on dancing and singing routines. Even students without extensive vocal or dancing experience are welcome. Students learn jazz, character, hip-hop, modern, and elements of lyrical and tap dancing styles. There will be large group numbers as well as smaller ensembles. My approach to dance is to teach students a wide variety of methods, blending multiple styles to make the students more versatile performers. This is a great way for your child to gain self-confidence in a fun and active setting. By the end of the season, students will have learned enough techniques to perform in a show. This class meets once a week for 6 weeks. Instructor: Stephanie Arganbright Location: Dance Studio Note: Wear flexible clothing you can move in, and low traction dance shoes.

dance Hip-Pop Hip-Hop

Contemporary Dance

Have you ever wanted to learn the dance moves of your favorite music artists? Well, here’s your chance! This class will teach you the latest steps and the most recent dance styles of artists like Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Usher and more. In addition students will learn the basic principles of pop and hip-hop. This class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Come learn a new type of dance. This is a free dance style which expresses your feelings and is not bound by traditional forms. Class starts with a warm-up and stretches, and will consist of a variety of routines to be learned by the end of the session.

Instructor: Stephanie Arganbright Location: Dance Studio Note: Wear flexible clothing you can move in; low traction or dance shoes. NO CLASS ON 9/20, 11/22.

Instructor: Niko Magee Location: Dance Studio Note: No dance experience is required. Students will dance barefoot and should wear comfortable clothing.

Course Times and Fees Class Name

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

Ballroom Bootcamp

35778

TUES

9/18, 9/25

7 - 9 PM

9 - ADULT

$50

$55

35779

TUES

12/4, 12/11

7 - 9 PM

9 - ADULT

$50

$55

Private Ballroom Lessons

35783

TUES

10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

7 - 7:30 PM

9 - ADULT

$120

$132

Polynesian Dance Beginners

35314

MON

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

5:45 - 6:30 PM

4 - 10

$80

$88

Intermediate

35315

MON

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

6:30 - 7:15 PM

11 - ADULT

$80

$88

Advanced

35316

MON

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

7:15 - 8:15 PM

11 - ADULT

$80

$88

Beginners

35811

MON

11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10

5:45 - 6:30 PM

4 - 10

$40

$44

Intermediate

35812

MON

11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10

6:30 - 7:15 PM

11 - ADULT

$40

$44

Advanced

35813

MON

11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10

7:15 - 8:15 PM

11 - ADULT

$40

$44

Latin Grooves

35786

TUES

10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

7:30 - 8:30 PM

9 - ADULT

$50

$55

No Regrets: The Basics of Performing

35774

WED

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24

7 - 8 PM

8 - 12

$60

$66

35775

WED

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24

8 - 9 PM

13 - ADULT

$60

$66

35776

WED

11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

7 - 8 PM

8 - 12

$60

$66

33577

WED

11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

8 - 9 PM

13 - ADULT

$60

$66

35802

THURS

9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

6:30 - 7:30 PM

8 - 12

$60

$66

35803

THURS

9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

7:30 - 8:30 PM

13 - ADULT

$60

$66

35804

THURS

11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20

6:30 - 7:30 PM

8 - 12

$60

$66

35805

THURS

11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20

7:30 - 8:30 PM

13 - ADULT

$60

$66

35788

WED

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7

6 - 7 PM

10 - ADULT

$60

$66

Hip-Pop Hip-Hop

Contemporary Dance

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drama

Tales for Tots Welcome to a world of makebelieve where parents and toddlers will listen and play along as if they are in the story. Children may dress up for class as a character of their choice. Class meets once a week for 4 weeks. Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Musco Music Room 10

Little Actors’ Theatre (Fairytale Theatre)

Beginning Acting for Youth, Teens, and Adults

Get ready to use your imagination and transform into the world of fairytale! In this class children will listen to classic fairytale rhymes and stories and learn how to act them out in a group setting. This is a great way to introduce your child to theatre and to collaborating artistically with others. Acting builds self-confidence, self-esteem, creativity, and expression for all ages. Class meets once a week for 4 weeks.

In this fun-filled class, students will learn the basics of acting through the use of warm-ups, theatre games, improvisation, and monologue training. The focus will be on memorization, movement, and stage techniques. This class provides a foundation in acting, while building self-esteem. Acting is ideal for improving speaking skills and building self-confidence in public settings. Class meets once a week for 5 weeks.

Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students may come dressed in costumes or bring their favorite stories.

Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students should bring a view type binder and a sharpened pencil. Students are also encouraged to search for monologues online, in the library, or in a book store.

drama Beginning through Advanced Private Auditioning Technique

Lights, Camera, Action: Live at the Improv!

Students will be taught one-on-one to analyze and perform a successful monologue and commercial audition. If the student chooses to return for further sessions, the instructor will coach the student on breaking into and staying in the business, and will lead the student through various exercises to develop listening and responding rather than simply quoting lines without emotion. As they progress through these exercises, students develop a scene with the instructor that incorporates the Meisner method. Class meets once a week for 4 weeks.

‘And ACTION!’ will be the operative words in this fast-paced acting exercise/technique, very similar to the style of comedy sketch shows. Improv is great for getting new and shy actors onstage faster. With kids, it’s like they’re just playing ‘pretend,’ and for adults, it’s that ‘think-quick’ that they do every day when resolving problems on the job. Students will begin each day by stretching their minds and their bodies to bend around scenarios and theatre games. Students are also encouraged to think of their own scenarios. Improv is a great team building exercise and ‘time-out’ for corporate groups; adults can invite co-workers! Kids of all ages enjoy improv. Come see what all the fun’s all about!

Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Musco Music Room Note: Supply fee is included in class fee.

Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students should come dressed to move. Families are invited the last day of class for an improv recital.

See additional Drama Workshops on page 26

Course Times and Fees Class Name

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

36003

TUES

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2

4 - 4:30 PM

2-3

$35

$39

36004

TUES

10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

4 - 4:30 PM

2-3

$35

$39

36005

TUES

11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27

4 - 4:30 PM

2-3

$35

$39

36006

TUES

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9

5 - 6 PM

4-6

$55

$61

36007

TUES

10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

5 - 6 PM

4-6

$55

$61

36008

TUES

11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

5 - 6 PM

4-6

$55

$61

36099

WED

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

5 - 6 PM

7- 12

$57

$63

Teen

36100

WED

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

6 - 7 PM

13 - 18

$57

$63

Adults

36101

WED

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17

7 - 8 PM

18 - ADULT

$57

$63

35321

TUES

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9

6 - 7 PM

7 - ADULT

$90

$99

35322

TUES

10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

6 - 7 PM

7 - ADULT

$90

$99

36268

TUES

11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

6 - 7 PM

7 - ADULT

$90

$99

36031

WED

11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

5 - 6 PM

7 - 12

$55

$61

36032

WED

11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

6 - 7 PM

13 - 18

$55

$61

36033

WED

11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

7 - 8 PM

18 - ADULT

$55

$61

Tales for Tots

Little Actors’ Theatre (Fairytale Theatre)

Beginning Acting Youth

Beginning through Advanced Private Auditioning Technique Lights, Camera, Action: Live at the Improv!

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music PHOTOS COMING

Music Together Big Kids

Music Together Music Together recognizes that all children are musical, and that every child needs a stimulating, supportive music environment to achieve basic competence in the wonderful human capacity of music making. Adults and children come together for 45 minutes each week to sing songs, experience rhythm chants, dance and move to music, play instruments, make up silly rhymes for songs and experience a wide range of rhythmic and melodic musical variety. All of this live music making takes place in a fun, playful, non-performance oriented and age-appropriate setting, with adults and teacher acting as encouraging role models. Classes are led by a registered Music Together teacher. Class meets once a week for 10 weeks. Instructor: Judy Harcourt Locations: Dance Studio Notes: A non-refundable materials fee of $40 will be charged in addition to the registration fee. It includes two professionally recorded CDs, a beautifully illustrated songbook and a parent guide to help you get the most out of this internationally-acclaimed, researchbased program. Sibling discount and payment plan available for Music Together; please ask Arts Education staff. NO CLASS ON 11/12, 11/23.

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“Music Together Big Kids” is a 60-minute class geared to the interests and social nature of children ages 5–8 year olds. (To attend the your child must be 5 years of age by the start of the semester you wish to attend.) Although this is a DROP-OFF class one parent/caregiver of each child enrolled must attend (without younger sibling) 2 full classes to provide adult support. To preserve a family atmosphere the last 10 minutes of class parents/ caregivers and siblings of ANY AGE may join in for the Lullaby, Goodbye, and general announcements. The class will use the current semester Music Together song collection and additional materials. For the enrolled child, game songs, folk dances, jam sessions, dramatic play, and more structured work in rhythm and tonality will be included. Formal instruments such as the guitar, various drums, and recorders will be demonstrated and explained by the teacher. Round singing and holding ostinato pitches will be encouraged. Individual singing opportunities for each child available. Music Together play-based philosophies with elements of fun, and informal experimentation in singing and movement will be maintained. While this will not be a dance class, it will be an excellent foundation or accompaniment to a dance class as it will instill a sense of rhythm and phrasing into the body-vital for success in dancing. Class meets once a week for 10 weeks. Instructor: Jody Harcourt Locations: Dance Studio Notes: This is a drop-off class. A non-refundable materials fee of $40 which provides 2 CDs, songbook, binder, home play pages and solfege cards will be charged in addition to registration fee. Classes are led by a registered Music Together teacher. Sibling discount and payment plan available for Music Together; please ask Arts Education staff. NO CLASS ON 11/12.

music

Beginning Group Guitar I

Group Guitar II

Learn how to play several singa-long songs on the guitar in a relaxed atmosphere among friends. No previous experience required. Students will learn basic guitar chords and fundamental techniques. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

This class is intended for those who have taken and completed Beginning Group Guitar I and would like to advance to the next level. Students will further their understanding and practice of chords, scales and music reading. Class meets once for 6 weeks.

Instructor: Larry Stewart, Main Street Music, Inc Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students must bring a playable acoustic guitar, a notebook, and a pen or pencil. NO CLASS ON 11/22.

Instructor: Larry Stewart, Main Street Music, Inc Location: Musco Music Room 1 Note: Students must bring a playable acoustic guitar, a notebook, and a pen or pencil. NO CLASS ON 11/22.

Music Course Times and Fees Class Name

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

36054

MON

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26

2:15 - 3 PM

3mos - 5

$160

$176

36055

MON

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26

4:30 -5:15 PM

3mos - 5

$160

$176

36056

FRI

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30

9:30 -10:15 AM

3mos - 5

$160

$176

36057

FRI

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30

10:30 - 11:15 AM

3mos - 5

$160

$176

Music Together Big Kids

36114

MON

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26

3:15 - 4:15 PM

5-8

$175

$193

Beginning Group Guitar I

35323

THURS 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

5 - 6 PM

5 - ADULT

$109

$120

35324

THURS

5 - 6 PM

5 - ADULT

$109

$120

Group Guitar II

35325

THURS 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

6 - 7 PM

7 - ADULT

$109

$120

35326

THURS

6 - 7 PM

7 - ADULT

$109

$120

Music Together

10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6

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music Private Drum Set Lessons Beginning through intermediate level students will explore the skills and techniques necessary to be well-rounded and accomplished drummers. Students will learn rudimentary techniques, stick control, syncopated rhythms, various time signatures, solid foundations of rock, jazz, and Latin styles, as well as double-bass, triple strokes, advanced rudiments, soloing, and tuning, and drum kit maintenance. Classes meet once a week for 40 minutes.

Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Private Voice Lessons Learn how to sing in tune freely and easily with excellent projection. In this class students will be challenged to learn proper vocal technique and production, improve their range, develop good diction habits, and increase their self-confidence. Adults, teens, and pre-teens will receive guidance in finding the true beauty and power behind their natural singing voice.

Instructor: Wendy Goulart Ages: 6 - ADULT Location: Music Studio 2 / 40-minute lessons Mondays 1 - 7:40 PM Tuesdays 1 - 7:40 PM Fridays 1 - 5:40PM Saturdays 10 AM – 12:40 PM Note: Students must bring their own drum sticks (for drum students). Instructor will refer students to the appropriate books. NO DRUM SET OR VOICE CLASS 11/12, 11/23 & 11/24.

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Private Guitar Lessons Private guitar classes are designed for the novice as well as the player with fundamental skills. The student starts by learning parts of the guitar including the order of the strings and how to properly tune them. The guitar fret board is then examined as well as the basic guitar shapes. Once the student has a grasp of the notes on the guitar and an introduction to basic music reading, instruction on chords and three of the primary scales will follow. Students will also gain an understanding of the common chords found in such music genres as: Latin, blues, R&B, jazz, and rock. During the final week participants will learn how to play a simple song. Instructor: Larry Stewart, Main Street Music, Inc. Ages: 6 - ADULT Half-hour private lessons on Thursdays 2 - 5 PM. Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students must bring their own guitar, pen or pencil and a notebook. Instructor will refer students to the appropriate books.

music Private Piano Lessons This class allows beginning, intermediate, and advanced students to reach their fullest potential on the piano while expanding their appreciation for music. Students will work at a personal level and a pace that are comfortable yet challenging. Learn how to play piano with confidence and expression using the correct touch, fingering, and interpretation, and bring your sheet music to life! Instructor: Sunny Kim Ages: 4 - ADULT Half-hour private lessons on Mondays 3 - 6 PM Location: Music Studio 3 Note: Instructor will refer students to the appropriate music books.

Fees for all Private Lessons Resident

$130 for 4 weeks $240 for 8 weeks $360 for 12 weeks

Non-Resident $143 for 4 weeks $264 for 8 weeks $396 for 12 weeks

See additional Music Workshops on page 26 Private music students receive a discount for signing up for 2 or 3 consecutive months! Private music students may sign up on a month-by-month basis with the understanding that the class times may change from month to month. Alternatively, students can pay for two months of instruction in advance to secure a preferred time slot. Classes will not be held without payment. Please call the Box Office to check class availability. Online registration is available for single class enrollment. To receive the discounted rate you must enroll in person at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, by fax at 209.831.6271, or by phone at 209.831.6858. 15

ceramics

Ceramics Lab Intro to Clay-Working for Kids Sign up your youngster for one or all of these short-term, projectbased classes. Kids will learn the basic techniques for hand building with clay through a different project each session. Instructor: Staff Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: NO CLASS 11/12. The lab fee is included in the registration fee. The students will be called when the work is ready for pick-up. Any artwork left for up to 2 weeks after class ends will become property of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. 16

Beginning to Intermediate WheelThrown Pottery Whether you are new to ceramics or you have a bit of experience this class is perfect for learning how to throw pottery on a wheel or for building on your existing technique. Beginners will learn the basics while intermediate students will cover projects focused on specific forms (i.e., cups, bowls, etc).This class meets twice weekly for 5 weeks. Instructor: Lauren Carter, Staff Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: NO CLASS 9/12, 11/12. The lab fee is included in the registration fee and includes the 1st bag of clay along with kiln firings.

Join us Tuesday nights, 6 to 9 pm, for extra time to practice the skills you are learning in class. Students, both beginning and advanced, currently enrolled in any of our ceramics classes are strongly encouraged to attend lab to enhance their learning experience. Labs meet weekly but do not include instruction. You can register for several in advance or pay for a drop in. Check out our bundle deal and buy a punch card for 6 labs at the price of 5. Clay is available for purchase separately. Instructor: Lauren Carter, Staff Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: CERAMICS LAB BEGINS 9/18 AND ENDS 12/18. Registration fee includes lab fee and kiln firing. Punch Card Resident Discount: $49 Punch Card Cost: $54

ceramics Ceramics Supplies Now Available! Ceramics supplies are now available for purchase through the Grand Theatre Patron Services, including clay and a wide variety of tools. All students will need to submit a ceramics materials request form with payment. If you have further questions, please consult the Ceramics Studio Technician.

Clay Purchase Purchase clay at low prices right here at the Grand Theatre for your projects. Use clay for your classes or in our lab on Tuesday nights. Present your receipt to the Ceramics Studio Technician for clay. New clay: $10 / 25lb bag Recycled clay: $5 / 25lb bag

The Grand Theatre Potters This group of artists and students is affiliated with the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. We are organized for the purpose of uniting students involved in the ceramic arts program and encouraging their development. Meetings and events will be posted via email, and/or our blog. Check out more at www.grandtheatrepotters.blogspot.com

Potters Club Discounts New clay: $8 / 25lb bag Recycled clay: $3 / 25lb bag

Course Times and Fees Class Name

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

Intro to Clay Working for Kids Mugs & Teacups

35815

MON/WED

9/10, 9/12, 9/17, 9/19

4 - 5:30 PM

8 - 12

$85

$94

Toolbox or Pencil Box

35816

MON/WED

9/24, 9/26, 10/1, 10/3

4 - 5:30 PM

8 - 12

$85

$94

Candy Dishes

35817

MON/WED

10/8,10/10,10/15,10/17

4 - 5:30 PM

8 - 12

$85

$94

Bird Houses

35818

MON/WED

10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31

4 - 5:30 PM

8 - 12

$85

$94

Penny Banks

35819

MON/WED

11/5, 11/7, 11/14, 11/19

4 - 5:30 PM

8 - 12

$85

$94

Holiday Gift Boxes

35820

MON/WED

11/26, 11/28, 12/3, 12/5

4 - 5:30 PM

8 - 12

$85

$94

Holiday Ornaments

35821

MON/WED

12/10, 12/12, 12/17, 12/19

4 - 5:30 PM

8 - 12

$85

$94

Beginning to Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Pottery

35286

MON/WED

9/10, 9/17, 9/19, 9/24, 9/26, 10/1, 10/3, 10/8, 10/10, 10/15

6 - 9 PM

16 - ADULT

$185

$202

35287

MON/WED

10/29, 10/31, 11/5, 11/7, 11/14, 11/19, 11/21, 11/26, 11/28, 12/3

6 - 9 PM

16 - ADULT

$185

$202

*

TUES

Begins 9/18 & Ends 12/18

6 - 9 PM

16 - ADULT

$10

$13

Ceramics Lab

*Each session has a unique class number, available at time of registration.

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visual arts Art II: Creating with Watercolors

Introduction to Art I is a beginning class for younger individuals. Students are introduced to color theory, highlights, shadows, and will learn how to use watercolors, acrylics, dry/oil pastels and a broad range of painting techniques. The instructor provides detailed drawing demonstrations, and students are encouraged to bring their own subject matter to paint. Color and creativity is highly encouraged in the class and a student art exhibition for parents is held on the last day of class.

Art II is a continuation of Introduction to Art I. Students will review acrylics and pastels, however Art II is primarily focused on watercolors. Students will develop color appreciation and theory by mixing and creating new color palettes. Watercolor techniques are demonstrated and used for the final project. Students will continue to bring individual subject matter to paint and receive additional drawing examples from the instructor. Students will learn to step back and slow down with projects to further understand the use of media. Students will participate in a group project to create one final piece which will be raffled off to one of the enrolled students as a keepsake. Color and creativity is highly encouraged in this class, and a student art exhibition for parents is held on the last day of class. Students must have completed Intro to Art I to continue into Art II.

Instructor: Ingrid Canton Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio Note: Class fee includes basic supplies.

Instructor: Ingrid Canton Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio Note: Class fee includes basic supplies.

Introduction to Art I: Theories, Highlights and Shadows

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Art III: Pastels, Watercolors, Acrylic… Oh My! Students will use their experience from Art I and Art II to further develop skills in creating advanced artwork. Art III reviews pastels and watercolors, but acrylic is its primary focus. Students will have more time to paint on limited pieces, and will demonstrate techniques used by current and historically relevant artists. Students will continue to bring individual subject matter and will paint in the style from the artist highlighted that week. Color appreciation and creativity are highly encouraged throughout this class, and a student art exhibition for parents is held on the last day of class. Students must have completed both Intro to Art I and Art II to qualify for this class. Instructor: Ingrid Canton Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: NO CLASS ON 11/12,11/26. Class fee includes basic supplies.

visual arts Beginning and Intermediate Acrylic Painting

Intro to Oil & Acrylic Painting: Theories & Compositions

Intermediate Oil & Acrylic Painting: Shapes and Values

Learn to mix and apply the colors and textures of nature with easy to handle acrylic paint. Join local artist and instructor Barbara De Vol in a close look at still-life, portrait, and landscape painting. Students will develop their masterpieces in layers from a simple sketch to a detailed painting, with emphasis on highly successful outcomes all around. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Explore this exciting introductory class in oil and acrylic painting with local artist Vince Walsh. Over six weeks, students will follow a stepby-step guide to painting that covers such techniques as brush stroke, color theory, scale, and composition. Even the most tentative amateur will develop the confidence and skills to become an experienced painter. Shared painting materials will be provided in class, and students are welcome to bring their own painting supplies. Registration includes lab fee for materials and studio use.

This class is intended for students who have taken Introduction to Oil & Acrylic Painting or who feel they have a basic understanding of painting. Students will explore color, value, and shapes while focusing on still life and landscape. Shared painting materials will be provided in class, and students are welcome to bring their own painting supplies. Registration includes lab fee for materials and studio use. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks. Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Oil & Acrylic Painting.

Instructor: Barbara DeVol Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Please bring a canvas board (8x10 or larger) for your first painting. Registration fee includes lab and supply fee.

Instructor: Vince Walsh Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Students should bring an apron and/or clothes to paint in. NO CLASS ON 11/12.

Instructor: Vince Walsh Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Students should bring an apron and/or clothes to paint in. NO CLASS ON 11/24.

Course Times and Fees Class Name

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

Art I: Theories, Highlights, Shadows

35456

MON

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1

4 - 6 PM

7- 12

$60

$66

Art II: Watercolors

35428

MON

10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

4 - 6 PM

7 - 13

$60

$66

Art III: Pastels, Watercolors, Acrylic

35429

MON

11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

4 - 6 PM

7 - 13

$60

$66

Beginning and Intermediate Acrylic Painting*

35432

TUES

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

9 - 11 AM

18 - ADULT

$88

$97

35433

TUES

10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27

9 - 11 AM

18 - ADULT

$88

$97

35450

MON

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

10 AM - 12 PM

13 - ADULT

$90

$99

35451

MON

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

6 - 8 PM

13 - ADULT

$90

$99

35452

MON

10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

10 AM - 12PM

13 - ADULT

$90

$99

35909

MON

10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

6 - 8 PM

13 - ADULT

$90

$99

35447

SAT

9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

10 AM - 12 PM

13 - ADULT

$90

$99

35448

SAT

11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

10 AM - 12 PM

13 - ADULT

$80

$88

Intro to Oil & Acrylic Painting: Theories and Compositions*

Intermediate Oil & Acrylic Painting: Shapes and Values*

*Tracy Art League members can receive a 10% discount off class fees. Note: For all studio classes, students should wear comfortable clothes for messy activities.

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visual arts Pre-School Drawing for Creativity and Imagination

Elementary Drawing: Expression through Drawing

Humor + Art = Cartoon: Cartoon Drawing

Young Rembrandts pre-school drawing class will improve a child’s personal creativity, imagination, art vocabulary, and attention to detail. In this step-by-step class, children will learn fundamentals of drawing along with a variety of tools and techniques they will need to become skillful artists. Lessons will include portraiture, still life, and perspective drawing. Students will leave every class with completed drawings. New lessons are presented in each session. No prior art class experience necessary. Class meets once a week for 4 weeks. All materials are supplied by Young Rembrandts.

All children can and should learn how to draw. Our elementary-age curriculum is designed to develop basic through advanced drawing skills, art techniques, and vocabulary in a positive and nurturing environment that brings out the best in each child. We believe that drawing is the foundational skill required for future artistic success. Children are taught everything they need to know to express their creativity through two-dimensional art. At the end of each one-hour class, students will leave with completed drawings. No prior art class experience necessary. All materials are supplied by Young Rembrandts. New art lessons are taught during each class session.

Learning how to draw can be fun, especially when we create silly characters, funny expressions, and drawing sequences that tell a joke! This delightful program combines Young Rembrandts’ innovative, step-by-step drawing method with a light-hearted subject matter that engages children’s sense of humor and imagination. New lessons are presented in each session, and no prior art class experience necessary. All materials are supplied by Young Rembrandts. New art lessons are taught during each class session. Class meets once a week for 4 weeks.

Instructor: Young Rembrandts Staff Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio

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Instructor: Young Rembrandts Staff Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio

Instructor: Young Rembrandts Staff Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio

visual arts

Chinese Brush Painting

Drawing

Design and Color

This is an introduction to the art of drawing. Students will learn to use a variety of media and techniques as they explore the relationship of drawing, painting and illustration. Registration includes lab fee for drawing materials and studio use.

In this course students explore the basic principles and elements of two-dimensional design techniques. Students learn to identify these elements in successful designs and also learn to use these elements to solve their own design problems. Registration includes lab fee for drawing materials and studio use.

Instructor: Josephine O’Malley Location: Visual Arts 1

Learn the Joyful Art of Chinese Brush Painting (Sumi-E) using traditional Asian brushes and ink. This course will teach you to paint the strokes necessary to create lively images of bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum and plum which are considered the “Four Chinese Gentlemen.” Instructor: Clemmie King Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Supply fee includes basic supplies for class. Students may purchase additional supplies through the Grand Theatre Patron Services and may borrow equipment and supplies for the course of the class.

Instructor: Josephine O’Malley Location: Visual Arts 1

Course Times and Fees Class Name

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

Pre-School Drawing for Creativity and Imagination

35822

WED

10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31

3 - 3:45 PM

3-5

$47

$52

32823

WED

11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

3 - 3:45 PM

3-5

$47

$52

Elementary Drawing: Expression through Drawing

35827

WED

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3

3 - 4 PM

6 - 11

$47

$52

35828

WED

11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

4 - 5 PM

6 - 11

$47

$52

Humor + Art = Cartoon: Cartoon Drawing

35830

WED

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3

4 - 5 PM

6 - 12

$47

$52

35831

WED

10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31

4 - 5 PM

6 - 12

$47

$52

Drawing

35939

WED

9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24

4:30 - 6 PM

9TH GRADE ADULT

$125

$137

Design and Color

35940

WED

11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

4:30 - 6 PM

9TH GRADE ADULT

$125

$137

Chinese Brush Painting

35937

FRI

10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

10 AM - 12 PM

16 - ADULT

$150

$163

Note: For all studio classes, students should wear comfortable clothes for messy activities.

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visual arts Beginning Digital Photography

Cultural Arts Series #1: Amate Bark Painting

This class will explore the creative controls on the modern digital camera. Involving both classroom instruction and in the field exploring the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, students will learn the basic concepts of working with an adjustable camera including f-stops, shutter speeds, “ISO” speed, lens, focus, and focal length. Class meets once a week for 4 weeks.

Create your own version of this popular and colorful Folk art of Latin America. Learn about the process and unique characteristics developed by the Otomi Indians of the Mexican State of Puebla. No prior experience is necessary.

Instructor: Richard Beebe Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Students will need to bring their own camera with adjustable controls (no cell phone cameras please!), the camera manual, and film rolls or media cards. NO CLASS ON 11/22.

Intermediate Digital Photography This lesson picks up where the Beginning Digital Photography class leaves off. In this class, students will go far beyond the basic pointing and shooting of a digital camera (single-lens reflex, “dSLR,” models preferred). Using classroom discussions and working with the camera in the varied locations around the Grand Theatre, students will explore more complex and sophisticated digital photography techniques. Instructor: Richard Beebe Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Past enrollment in one of the Beginning and/or Intermediate Photography classes offered at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is required.

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Instructor: Beatriz Flores Location: Children’s Studio Note: All supplies will be provided by the instructor.

Cultural Arts Series #2: Medieval Foil Relief – Suit of Armor Have you ever dreamed of jousting in a suit of armor? Here’s the next best thing! Use aluminum foil, India ink and a few other materials to draw in relief your own knight’s shining armor! No prior experience is necessary. Instructor: Beatriz Flores Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: All supplies will be provided by the instructor.

visual arts Creativity Unleashed: Creative Writing & Illustrating for Adults

Creative Corner

Quite often, there are stories just burning a hole in your pocket that you just have to get out on paper. Come join the journey into brainstorming and planning a short story, children’s story, your first novel, or even a screenplay. Students will learn how to outline stories, develop characters, and storyboards. Come join a fellowship of new and ‘used’ (experienced) authors. The class will gain inspiration from everyone’s springboard of creativity. For those who want to illustrate as well, Deborah will demonstrate how to illustrate from examples, while others write. We will discuss publishing, self-publishing, online eBook publishing, and copyrighting. Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: Students should feel free to bring a laptop, iPad, or notebook and drawing materials to class. Students are also encouraged to bring photographs, children’s books, or other artwork for drawing inspiration.

Go on a tour of U.S. states without leaving Tracy! Students study a different state each session through a thematic and multisensory approach. Creative Corner is an exciting, fast-paced art and cooking class rolled into one. Children will learn to appreciate fine arts by studying a famous artist’s style and then making their own masterpiece. Students will learn life skills in kitchen safety and cooking, language arts skills through reading and following recipes. Students will also touch on mathematics and science by using time and measurements. Social Studies will be explored through utilizing an atlas, playing cultural games, and sampling foods from across the USA. Communication skills will be practiced through students’ presenting their artwork to each other. Instructor: Sarah McNamara Location: Children’s Studio Note: NO CLASS ON 10/19, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 12/7. Supply fee includes all ingredients and materials. NOTIFY instructor of any food allergies upon enrollment or first day of class. Flip-flops and gum are not permitted in the class.

Course Times and Fees Class Name

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

35430

THURS

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11

6 - 8 PM

15 - ADULT

$60

$66

35431

SAT

10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10

10 AM -12 PM

15 - ADULT

$60

$66

35910

THURS

11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

6 - 8 PM

15 - ADULT

$60

$66

35446

SAT

9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6

12 - 2 PM

16 - ADULT

$60

$66

35911

THURS

10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3

6 - 8 PM

16 - ADULT

$60

$66

35912

SAT

11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

12 - 2 PM

16 - ADULT

$60

$66

Cultural Arts Series #1: Amate Bark

36044

SAT

9/29, 10/6

10 - 11:30 AM

6 - 12

$20

$22

Cultural Arts Series #2: Medieval Foil Relief – Suit of Armor

36045

SAT

10/20, 10/27

10 - 11:30 AM

11 - 14

$20

$22

Creativity Unleashed: Creative Writing & Illustrating for Adults

36041

TUES

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9

8 - 9 PM

18 - ADULT

$70

$77

36042

TUES

10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6

8 - 9 PM

18 - ADULT

$70

$77

36043

TUES

11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4

8 - 9 PM

18 - ADULT

$70

$77

36046

FRI

9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/30, 12/14, 12/21

12:30 - 2:30 PM

4.5** - 12

$65

$70

Beginning Digital Photography*

Intermediate Digital Photography*

Creative Corner

* Tracy Camera Club Members can receive a 10% discount off class fees. ** Students under 5 enrolled in Kindergarten will be accepted. Note: For all studio classes, students should wear comfortable clothes for messy activities.

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visual arts Fused Glass 101 A&B: A Brief Intro & Two Sided Panels for Teens This course is meant for teens interested in studying the medium of fused glass. It will provide students with basic cutting and cold working skills and an understanding of the nature of glass with regards to kiln forming. The class will also provide students with an overview of commonly used glass materials, tools, accessories and how to use them. Supplies and lab fee are included in the course fee. Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: No previous knowledge required. This course would not be suitable for those with learning difficulties, visual or breathing impairments for health and safety reasons.

Fused Glass 101C: Working with Powders

Fused Glass Jewelry for Teens

Students will learn various ways to work with powdered glass. They will create sample tiles using techniques such as cracked powder, powder painting stencil work, wafers, liquid application, and sgraffito. They will be introduced to works by contemporary glass artists and given an introduction to the process of kiln firing. Supplies and lab fee are included in the course fee.

Students will learn basic glass cutting and cold working skills. Students will also learn about commonly used glass materials, tools, accessories and how to use them to create fused glass jewelry. At the end of 3 weeks, each student will complete and present several pieces of jewelry in the form of pendants, earrings and/or bracelets. Supplies and lab fee are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: No previous knowledge required. This course would not be suitable for those with learning difficulties, visual or breathing impairments for health and safety reasons.

Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: No previous knowledge required. This course would not be suitable for those with learning difficulties, visual or breathing impairments for health and safety reasons.

Fused Glass: A Plate for Me! Students will learn about commonly used glass materials, tools, accessories and how to use them safely to create a 9� personalized fused glass plate. The plate will NOT be ready to take home the day of the workshop. It will take two separate firings in our glass kiln to create this unique masterpiece. Supplies and lab fee are included in the course fee. Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: No previous knowledge required. This course would not be suitable for those with severe learning difficulties, extreme visual or breathing impairments for health and safety reasons.

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visual arts Tuesday Fuse-day

Saturday Fused Glass Lab

Students will be given basic instructions and given time to explore creative projects of their choice. Tools and small scraps of glass will be provided. Larger glass pieces may be purchased on site through the Grand Theatre Patron Services. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate students. This is a drop-in class.

Fused glass students can work independently on projects of their choosing. Instructor will be present but no formal teachings will be given. NO GLASS IS PROVIDED with this class. Larger glass pieces may be purchased on site through the Grand Theatre Patron Services. Tools will be available. This is a drop-in class.

Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Ages: 12-Adult Note: FUSE-DAY BEGINS 9/11 AND ENDS 12/18. Registration fee includes tools and small scraps of glass as well as kiln firing.

Ages: 12-ADULT Note: LAB BEGINS 9/15 AND ENDS 12/15. NO LAB ON 11/24. Registration fee includes supply fee and kiln firings.

Glass Supplies Now Available! Glass Supplies are available for purchase through the Grand Theatre Patron Services. All students will need to submit a glass materials request form with payment. For more information consult the Ceramics Studio Technician.

Course Times and Fees Class Name

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

Fused Glass 101 A&B: A Brief Intro/ Two Sided Panels for Teens*

36078

MON

10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

10 AM - 12 PM

13-18

$230

$252

Fused Glass 101C: Working with Powders*

35936

SAT

9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

10 AM - 12 PM

18 - ADULT

$225

$247

Fused Glass for Jewelry for Teens*

36029

SAT

11/3, 11/10, 11/17

10 AM - 12 PM

13 - 18

$150

$164

A Plate for Me!*

36028

SAT

12/8

10 AM - 11:45 AM

6 - 12

$95

$104

Tuesday Fuse-day*

**

TUES

Begins 9/11 & Ends 12/18

1 - 2:30 PM

12 - ADULT

$20

$23

Saturday Fused Glass Lab*

**

SAT

Begins 9/15 & End 12/15 NO LAB ON 11/24

10 AM - 12 PM

12 - ADULT

$15

$18

*Tracy Art League members can receive a 10% discount off class fees. **Each session has a unique class number, available at time of registration. Note: For all studio classes, students should wear comfortable clothes for messy activities.

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workshops FREE Program Audition Workshop

Drama

Students will enhance their ability to audition for school plays, community theatre, or film and television. They will learn how to get an edge on the competition and to calm their stage fright response. Students will work on audition and cold reading skills as well as an optional musical theatre piece. This workshop may also help develop presentation skills. Registration is required. Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students may bring a prepared comedic, dramatic, or classical monologue or musical theatre audition piece to be read to the class for feedback.

Visual Arts

Acrylic Painting Workshop

The Acrylic Painting Workshop focuses on still life and several acrylic techniques that fully explore the genre. This class is open to beginner to intermediate students who would like to learn how to use the medium, and those who have knowledge would learn more about the medium. Subject matter will be provided. Workshop fee includes basic supplies such as paper, paint, and brushes. Students are free to bring additional supplies and age appropriate music with personal listening devices. Instructor: Ingrid Canton Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: Students should wear comfortable clothes that can get paint on them. 26

Drama

Drama

“Accentuate the Positive” Dialect/Accent Workshop

Breaking into the Biz Workshop

In this workshop, students will learn about researching, discerning, and speaking in dialects and accents from a wide variety of regions around the US and the world. If you’ve ever thought you had a good ear, or a talent for accents, this workshop will help you solidify your skill in mimicry. Students will come away with an understanding of why people from different regions and countries have diverse accents and different turns of phrases. They will learn how actors from abroad can come to America and sound like they were born here and vice versa.

Are you ready for Broadway, L.A., or your local theatre? Do you have what it takes to start building your portfolio? Acting takes confidence, intelligence, determination, and business sense. Start now before you head to L.A. or New York! In this class students will go through a mock on camera audition in preparation for the big time.

Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Musco Music Room Note: Bottled water will be provided. Students will be reading several pieces out loud in several different accents.

Visual Arts

Creative Holiday Cards Workshop

What would be better than to share the gift of your creativity in season’s greetings? Students will create four holiday cards and be provided with ideas for more! Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: Basic materials will be provided. Students can bring their own fancy scrapbook papers, tools, stamps, and images for a collage or illustration.

Instructor: Deborah Littleton Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students may bring a prepared comedic, dramatic, or classical monologue or musical theatre audition piece to class for feedback. Students should also bring a pen or pencil and a notebook to class.

Music

Special FREE Program Music First: Bach in the Classroom

Bach in the Classroom is a fast-paced exploration of the exciting world of Baroque Music for kids from kindergarten to 8th grade. Each child will have the opportunity to come up on stage and act out the stories of four different Baroque sonatas. After this hands-on workshop no child will ever think Baroque music is boring. Do not miss this opportunity to expose children to the wholesome, fascinating, and beautiful world of Baroque music. Please note that this free event has limited seating. Registration is required to reserve your seating. Instructor: Lynn Sampson Location: Studio Theatre

workshops Course Times and Fees Class Name

Class #

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Resident

Non-Resident

36039

SAT

9/22

10AM - 12 PM

7 - 14

FREE

FREE

36040

SAT

9/22

12 - 2 PM

15 - ADULT

FREE

FREE

Breaking into the Biz Workshop

36036

SAT

10/27

10 AM - 12 PM

7 - 14

$35

$39

36037

SAT

10/27

12 - 2 PM

15 - ADULT

$35

$39

“Accentuate the Positive” Dialect/Accent Workshop

36079

SAT

12/15

12 - 1:30 PM

15 - ADULT

$26

$29

Acrylic Painting Workshop

36102

SAT

9/22, 9/29

12 - 2 PM

12 - 17

$60

$66

36103

SAT

10/20, 10/27

12 - 2 PM

12 - 17

$60

$66

36104

SAT

11/10

10 AM - 2 PM

12 - 17

$60

$66

Creative Holiday Cards Workshop

36034

SAT

12/1

10 AM - 12 PM

7 - 14

$20

$22

36035

SAT

12/1

12 PM - 2 PM

15 - ADULT

$20

$22

Bach in the Classroom

36030

SAT

11/3

12 AM - 1 PM

K - 8TH GRADE

FREE

FREE

Free: Audition Workshop

Share Your Artistic Knowledge and Inspire Others in Our Community The City of Tracy Arts Education Program accepts applications for Contract Instructors who wish to teach at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Arts Education Program, fosters life-long learning by offering tiered classes in Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts. Students of all ages are able to take advantage of year-round courses taught by accomplished teachers in specialized classrooms. The 37,000 square-foot interdisciplinary arts center houses nine classrooms for instruction in the visual and performing arts. Classes can be held in private or group settings. Workshops and seminars may also be considered. The Arts Education Program relies on enthusiastic instructors who will bring a commitment to quality and professionalism to the program. We are currently seeking Contract Instructors to offer classes as early as the Winter/Spring 2013 Quarter. For application information, contact the Arts Education Coordinator. By phone: (209) 831-6279 By email: elizabeth.sayre@ci.tracy.ca.us 27

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We’re Going Green! In an effort to reduce the amount of paper consumption and promote a “green” environment, the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts will no longer distribute future Arts Education Catalogs by mail to all households in Tracy. You may view or download the Arts Education Catalog at any time by visiting our website at www.atthegrand.org. You can also view and register for any of the Arts Education classes online at www.tracyartsandrec.com. To receive your family ID and password, call the Grand Theatre Box Office at (209) 831-6858. A limited number of catalogs will be available at the Center during each semester. Thank you for supporting our efforts to make the City of Tracy an Emerald City!


Grand Theatre Arts Education Catalog Fall 2012