Spring 2015

arts Education Catalog Winter/Spring 2015 DANCE DRAMA CHILDREN MUSIC TEENS VISUAL ARTS ADULTS information The Grand Theatre Center for the ...
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arts Education Catalog

Winter/Spring

2015

DANCE

DRAMA

CHILDREN

MUSIC

TEENS

VISUAL ARTS

ADULTS

information 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. Directions Parking on the street is available free of charge and nearby parking lots can accommodate buses after curbside drop-off. From the North: Heading south on I-5, Exit 205 West towards San Francisco. Exit MacArthur Blvd., head south. Right onto 11th St. Left onto Central Ave. to 715 Central Ave. From the South: Heading north on I-5, Exit Grant Line Rd., head west. Left on Holly Dr. Proceed south on Holly Dr. until it turns into Central Ave. Proceed south on Central Ave. to 715 Central Ave.

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 9 am - 2:30 pm. The winter session begins Saturday, January 18th and ends Saturday, May 17th. The Center will be closed Monday, January 19th for Martin Luther King, Jr Day, and February 16th for President’s Day. Registration is available in person at the Leona Darr Willis Box Office located at 715 N. Central Avenue in Tracy and online at www.tracyartsandrec.com. Registration form with valid credit card number may be faxed to (209) 831-6271. Box Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. The Box Office may be reached at (209) 831-6TKT (6858). You may also send a completed and signed registration form via email to [email protected]

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

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Photo credits: Cover photo and various inside photos provided by Richard Beebe, Bill Wood, Lauren Carter, and Jim Haskell.

Grand Foundation The Grand Foundation (GF) is a communitybased, independent not-for-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 cultural arts programs at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. The Grand Foundation has served to advance technical support 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 art supplies, art making and technical equipment and hospitality services. Last year the Grand Foundation, working collaboratively with the City, premiered a Membership Program at the Center.

Share Your Artistic Knowledge and Inspire Others The Arts Education program accepts proposals from teaching artists who wish to offer classes at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, an institution that fosters life-long learning in Dance, Drama, Music, and the Visual Arts. Students of all ages take advantage of year-round courses taught by accomplished and experienced teachers. The 37,000 square-foot interdisciplinary arts center houses nine specialized classrooms for private or group instruction in the visual and performing arts. The Arts Education Program relies on enthusiastic instructors who are committed to quality and professionalism. We are currently seeking Contract Instructors to offer programs in Fall 2014 and subsequent sessions. For application information, contact the Arts Education Program by calling 209.831.6279. Complete information is also available at: http://atthegrand.org/OpportunitiesforInstructors.

contents FAQ 4 Registration Form 5 Dance 6-9 Drama 10-11 Music 12-15 Ceramics 16-17 Visual Arts 18-26 Facility Map 27

returning instructors

Stephanie Arganbright Richard Beebe – Tracy Camera Club Lisa Borba-Wa Beatriz Flores Wendy Goulart Jody Harcourt – Music Together Brian Hunt – Main Street Music April Kenton – Young Rembrandts Sunny Kim Inés Leontiev-Hogan – Tracy Art League Ryan Mead Sarah McNamara Abhilasha Natarajan – Tracy Art League Josephine O’Malley Vyacheslav Polovin Lynn Sampson Pat Sanchez – Tracy Art League Deborah Skinner – Academy of Performing Arts Aimee Shaw Jennifer Taloa – Siva Polynesia Rose Thomas Andrew Verdoes - Main Street Music Vince Walsh – Tracy Art League

new instructors Natalie Avery Erin Davis Leah (Arrvada) Isom Dennis Lancaster Sheryl Madison

For more information on current instructors and collaborators, visit the AEP online at: http://atthegrand.org/InstructorsandBios For updates on current happenings at the Grand, friend us on Facebook!

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questions

Q How do I register for a class? A 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 [email protected] All fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Q What if a class is full? A If you attempt to register for a class and find that it is full,

you may ask Patron Services Staff to place your or your child’s name on a waiting list. If a space does become available in the class, Patron Services Staff will contact the waiting list candidates in order of time on the list.

Q What if I withdraw from a class? A 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.

Q What happens if the class does not meet the minimum student enrollment?

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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.

Q What if I miss a day of class? If you miss a day of class, you will not receive a make-up Q What is a Resident Discount and Cost fee? A session or a refund for the day you missed. By registering for a class, you assume the responsibility of attending class during A If your address has five digits or more, your home may still be outside of Tracy city limits. It is possible to live in one of 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.

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

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class from taking place, the student will be notified.

Q Is financial assistance available? Q Are art materials provided in classes? A Yes, financial assistance is available to qualified applicants. A The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts does provide shared art Participants may request a financial aid application from Patron Services Staff and return it with the required forms of income verification. Applications must be accompanied by a registration form.

Q Is late registration available? space permits, class registration will be open for up to A Ifone week after the first day of class. After the first week of instruction, registration will be closed. Students are not allowed to register halfway through the class session, or for a fraction of the class.

Q Can I drop in the day of class to sign up? may not drop in to a class without having officially A Guests registered. In order to participate in a class, you must be

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enrolled. Guests may visit Patron Services at the Grand Monday through Friday, 10 am - 6 pm to register. Limited registration services are available on Saturdays through Arts Education staff. If a student registers the day of the class, they are advised to bring their receipt. Instructors cannot accept payments. All financial transactions and registrations take place through Patron Services at the Grand, online at www.tracyartsandrec.com, at City Hall on weekdays during business hours, or through Arts Education staff.

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.

Q Where is the nearest available parking? Free parking is available on Central Avenue and 7th Street, as A well as in nearby lots on 6th Street in Historic Downtown Tracy. Please observe City-posted signs to avoid parking tickets.

Q Are parents allowed to observe classes? A 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.

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

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Baby Combo

dance

This is an introduction to creative movement, dance, and music. Children will be introduced to and experience age appropriate coordination, and dance skills as well as a variety of music. We will use creative play along with props and costume pieces. Children will also be exposed to classical technique. This class is meant for pure enjoyment and will help children develop their listening skills as well. Parents are welcome to dance with their children if necessary. Instructor: Deborah Skinner, APA Location: Dance Studio Note: Necessary attire: leotard and tights, ballet shoes and skirts.

Deborah Skinner

Pre-School Combo I/II The children are introduced to a variety of dance genres, ballet, tap, jazz and creative movement. The class lays the foundation of how to participate and take a dance class successfully. From the very beginning students will be taught using traditional French as the vocabulary for the ballet portion of the class. The children will be learning the correct techniques that will both be enjoyable as well as enhance their co-ordination, learning, and listening skills. The class is meant to lay a long lasting foundation in which to build skills that will last a life time. Children will have a great time learning plies, jetes, turns and tendus while portraying their favorite princess, knight or character. Instructor: Deborah Skinner, APA Location: Dance Studio Note: Necessary attire: leotard, tights, skirts (optional) for girls. T-shirts and sweat pants for boys and ballet and tap shoes for all.

Kinder Combo A great class to see what form of dance a child would like to learn more about. After the age of 6, a child will be ready to move on to a class that focuses on one form of dance for an hour at a time. This class will allow children to experience ballet, tap, jazz within one hour and when the time comes they will be able to determine what form interests them. Instructor: Deborah Skinner, APA Location: Dance Studio Note: Necessary attire: leotard, tights, skirts (optional) for girls. T-shirts, and shorts or sweats for boys. Ballet and Tap shoes for all.

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Beginning Jazz Beginning Jazz will start with a stretching warm-up in the middle of the floor, and then we will go across the floor with various jazz-style moves. Time permitting students will also work on a combination routine. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

DANCE COURSE TIMES AND FEES BABY COMBO 5408

TUE

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

2:30 - 3 PM

5550

TUE

3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7

2:30 - 3 PM

Instructor: Deborah Skinner, APA Location: Dance Studio Note: Necessary attire: leotard, and tights, ballet shoes and skirts.

5590

TUE

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12

2:30 - 3 PM

Beginning Ballet

5409

TUE

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

3 - 4 PM

5591

TUE

3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7

3 - 4 PM

This is a fine introduction to the very refined Cecchetti and Vaganova ballet technique. Students will be learning proper French vocabulary, proper body alignment and design. They will be learning flexibility, strength building and coordination exercises. They will be experiencing barre, center floor and loco-motor movement in a fun supportive environment. Instructor: Deborah Skinner, APA Location: Dance Studio Note: Necessary attire: leotards, tights, skirts (optional) and ballet slippers.

Ages: 2.5 - 3

Ages: 3 - 4 5592

Residents $60

TUE

Non-Residents $66

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12

Ages: 3 - 4

Residents $50

3 - 4 PM

Non-Residents $55

KINDER COMBO 5410

TUE

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

4 - 5 PM

5593

TUE

3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7

4 - 5 PM

Ages: 5 - 6 5594

Residents $60

TUE

Ballet/Jazz Combo

Instructor: Deborah Skinner, APA Location: Dance Studio Note: Necessary attire: leotard, tights, jazz pants, jazz shoes.

Non-Residents $39

PRE-SCHOOL COMBO I/II

Non-Residents $66

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12

Ages: 5 - 6

This class is a ballet jazz combo class for 6-8 year olds. We begin class technical attributes of a ballet barre with stretching and end class with a lively jazz dance combination, using isolation, traveling across the floor and traditional classical jazz steps to a variety of music.

Residents $35

Residents $50

4 - 5 PM

Non-Residents $55

BEGINNING BALLET 5413

THU

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

5 - 6 PM

5599

THU

3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

5 - 6 PM

Ages: 6 - 8 5600

THU

Residents $60

Non-Residents $66

4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14

Ages: 6 - 8

Residents $50

5 - 6 PM

Non-Residents $55

BALLET JAZZ/COMBO 5411

TUE

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

5 - 6 PM

5595

TUE

3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7

5 - 6 PM

Ages: 7 - 10 5596

TUE Ages: 7 - 10

Residents $60

Non-Residents $66

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 Residents $50

5 - 6 PM

Non-Residents $55

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Creative Movement Improvisation What would childhood be like without the chance of expressing through dance? Children love to move! This class offers children the opportunity to explore their “inner dancer”. We will focus on positive body awareness, creativity, coordination, and increase strength and flexibility. They will learn how to put movements together and come to understand that dance-making can be about the expressions of feelings or ideas. Instructor: Rose Thomas Location: Dance Studio Note: Wear flexible or loose clothing you can move in and low traction shoes. NO CLASS ON 1/19 & 2/16.

DANCE COURSE TIMES AND FEES

Parent/Child Dance Class for Children with Special Needs This class is for the student 5 and up. This class is designed for a special bonding experience for the child with special needs and their parent. We are there to have fun. We use a variety of all dance techniques and develop dances and creative movement experiences. This class helps with balancing, strengthening, flexibility, and co-ordination. All are welcome. We can adapt to needs easily and safely. Instructor: Deborah Skinner, APA Location: Dance Studio

PARENT/CHILD SPECIAL NEEDS DANCE CLASS 5601

THU

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

6 - 7 PM

5602

THU

3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

6 - 7 PM

Ages: 5 - Adult 5604

THU

Ages: 5 - Adult

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, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and more. In addition students will learn the basic principles of pop and hip-hop. Instructor: Stephanie Arganbright Location: Dance Studio Note: Wear flexible clothing you can move in; low traction or dance shoes.

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Non-Residents $66

Residents $50

6 - 7 PM

Non-Residents $55

HIP POP HIP HOP 5415

WED

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

5:30 - 6:30 PM

5611

WED

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

5:30 - 6:30 PM

5612

WED

4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

5:30 - 6:30 PM

5613

WED

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

6:30 - 7:30 PM

5614

WED

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

6:30 - 7:30 PM

5615

WED

4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Ages: 6 - 8

Hip Pop Hip Hop

Residents $60

4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14

Ages: 8 - 12

Residents $60

Residents $60

Non-Residents $66

Non-Residents $66

CREATIVE MOVEMENT IMPROVISATION 5416

MON

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23

3 - 4 PM

5606

MON

3/2, 3/9, 3/23,3/30

3 - 4 PM

5607

MON

4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

3 - 4 PM

Ages: 5 - 7

Residents $40

5608

MON

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23

4:15 - 5:15 PM

5609

MON

3/2, 3/9, 3/23,3/30

4:15 - 5:15 PM

5610

MON

4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

4:15 - 5:15 PM

Ages: 8 - 12

Residents $40

Non-Residents $44

Non-Residents $44

Everybody Can Dance: Families Dancing Together

DANCE COURSE TIMES AND FEES

Are you looking for a way to do something new and invigorating as a family? On the last Sunday of the month, this class will get your entire family moving and having fun. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Come jazz-up your weekend at this fun-filled, family event! Instructor: Rose Thomas Location: Dance Studio Note: Wear flexible or loose clothing you can move in and low traction shoes. Students 3-5 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.

EVERYBODY CAN DANCE: FAMILIES DANCING TOGETHER 5758

SAT

3/14

12:30 - 1:30 PM

5759

SAT

5/16

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Ages: 3 - Adult

Non-Residents $12

POLYNESIAN DANCE - INTRO 5616

MON

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

5:45 - 6:30 PM

5617

MON

3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4

5:45 - 6:30 PM

Ages: 5 - 10

Polynesian Dance

Residents $70

Non-Residents $77

POLYNESIAN DANCE - BEGINNERS

These classes are for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Students will learn to tell stories for the islands through movement and dance. They will learn basic skills of Polynesian Dance including basic footwork, hip motion, and traditional hand movements within a choreographed dance routine. Class meets once a week for 7 weeks. Instructor: Jennifer Taloa Location: Dance Studio Note: NO CLASS ON 1/19 & 2/16.

5621

MON

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

6:30 - 7:15 PM

5620

MON

3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4

6:30 - 7:15 PM

Ages: 10 - Adult

Non-Residents $77

5622

MON

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

7:30 - 8:30 PM

5623

MON

3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4

7:30 - 8:30 PM

Intro to Cuban Salsa and Rueda

Residents $70

Non-Residents $77

INTRO TO CUBAN SALSA AND RUEDA - LEVEL 1

In these two level courses students will first be introduced to the dance and then be able to learn some routines. These are both fun, social, partner dances that are becoming more and more popular throughout the world. In these special workshops you’ll learn the essential steps and movements for both the one-on-one and group forms of the dance.

5624

Instructor: Ryan Mead Location: Dance Studio Note: No partner or experience required. Students should wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Prerequisite: In order to take Level 2 students have to be in attendance the first class of the day.

5760

Rose Thomas

Residents $70

POLYNESIAN DANCE INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

Ages: 13 - Adult

Stephanie Arganbright

Residents $10

5625

SAT

2/21

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

SAT

4/25

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Ages: 18 - Adult Residents $15 ONE CLASS / $25 BOTH Non-Residents $18 ONE CLASS / $28 BOTH

INTRO TO CUBAN SALSA AND RUEDA - LEVEL 2 5763

SAT

2/21

1:30 - 3 PM

SAT

4/25

1:30 - 3 PM

Ages: 18 - Adult Residents $15 ONE CLASS / $25 BOTH Non-Residents $18 ONE CLASS / $28 BOTH

Jennifer Taloa

Ryan Mead

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Public Speaking

drama

Join this class at the Grand Theatre! Students will learn to be more comfortable speaking in front of an audience as they learn how to use verbal skills, nonverbal skills, and strategies for marketing themselves for roles in dramatic or verbal projects such as plays, musicians, or debate teams. This class will meet once a week for 8 weeks. Hats and gum are not permitted. Instructor: Sarah McNamara Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: No class on 1/19, 1/26, 2/16, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6, 5/4, 5/11.

NEW

EVENT SERIES

The Art and Craft of Acting

NEW

This class is designed to increase artistic perception by opening young actors up to hidden resources within themselves. It will enable creative expression exploring new ways to achieve acting excellence on stage and assist students in making informed aesthetic judgments by providing an expanded menu of vocabulary and concepts. This is a series of lessons designed for experienced actors of all age levels.

Answering the claim that “There’s nothing to do for young people in Tracy!”, the Arts Education Program in collaboration with the local creative community has developed a new and exciting entertainment series in downtown Tracy.

Instructor: Lynn Sampson Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: Students should bring bottled water.

Each month a variety of local and regional talent, from headliner professionals to emerging artists, will be featured in a hip lounge setting for teens and adults.

Mermaid Special Effects Make-up

Dates: 02/18, 03/18, 04/15, 05/19 Location: Studio Theatre Time: 6:30 to 9:00 PM Age: 14+ 3rd Wednesdays monthly $5 Admission at the door Snacks & refreshments are complimentary.

NEW

Come and join this hands-on course where students will learn how to use shadow and contouring to create mermaid features. The use of liquid latex and basic prosthetics will also be used to create scales, webbed hands and gills. Instructor: Leah (Arrvada) Isom Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: All supplies will be provided. This class is underwritten by the generous support of the Grand Foundation.

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Leah (Arrvada) Isom

Performers such as actors, comedians, dancers, musicians, poets, storytellers, magicians, filmmakers, circus-style acts, DJs and more! Performers interested in participating in these events can contact Darlene Clendenen, Arts Education Coordinator, via email at [email protected]

Puppet Creation

DRAMA COURSE TIMES AND FEES

Join us in this unique workshop where students will use their imaginations to create large Muppet-style puppets. The workshop will then conclude with a puppet performance designed and produced by the students. Instructor: Dennis & Sheryl, Intermission Productions Location: Studio Theatre Note: Students will be asked to bring infant to toddler size clothing for their puppets in the class.

THE ART AND CRAFT OF ACTING 5627

5628

1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23

THU Ages: 6 - 8

Residents $60

THU

1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23

Ages: 8 - 12 5629

Residents $60

Non-Residents $66

Ages: 13 - Adult

Residents $60

6 - 7 PM

Non-Residents $66

1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23

THU

5 - 6 PM

7 - 8 PM

Non-Residents $66

MERMAID SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP Sarah

McNamara

Lynn Sampson

5630

SAT

3/7

Ages: 16 - Adult

Residents $75

12 - 4 PM Non-Residents $83

PUBLIC SPEAKING 5626

MON

2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/23, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Ages: 6 - 8

Residents $100

1 - 2:30 PM

Non-Residents $110

PUPPET CREATION Sheryl Madison

Dennis Lancaster

5745

MON - FRI Ages: 7-12

4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/, 4/10 Residents $131

10 AM - 1 PM

Non-Residents $141

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music

MUSIC COURSE TIMES AND FEES MUSIC TOGETHER®

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 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 variety. This live music making takes place in a fun, playful, nonperformance 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 for 10 weeks. Jody

Instructor: Jody Harcourt Harcourt Location: Children’s Studio – Tuesdays Dance Studio – Thurs & Fri Note: A non-refundable materials fee of $45 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, research-based program. Sibling discount and payment plan available; please ask Center staff.

5631

TUE

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24

4 - 4:45 PM

5632

THU

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

9:15 - 10 AM

5633

THU

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2

10:15 - 11 AM

5634

FRI

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

9:15 - 10 AM

5635

FRI

1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

10:15 - 11 AM

5636

TUE

4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9

4 - 4:45 PM

5637

THU

4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11

9:15 - 10 AM

5638

THU

4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11

10:15 - 11 AM

5639

FRI

4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12

9:15 - 10 AM

5640

FRI

4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/12

10:15 - 11 AM

Ages: Newborn - 5

Residents $210

Non-Residents $231

MUSIC TOGETHER MASTER CLASS 5641

TUE

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24

5 - 5:45 PM

5642

TUE

4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9

5 - 5:45 PM

Ages: NEWBORN - 7

Residents $210

Non-Residents $231

Music Together® Master Class This class is primarily for children in the 3 – 7 year age range who are experienced in Music Together® and would like to be in class with other older children. We know that older children thrive in a structured environment but still like to get silly. We will experiment with new activities like conducting and improvisation, story songs, and game songs. Younger siblings and children are still welcome! 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. Classes are led by registered Music Together teacher. Instructor: Jody Harcourt Location: Children’s Studio – Tuesdays Note: A non-refundable materials fee of $45 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, research-based program. Sibling discount and payment plan available.

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Piano for Pre-Schoolers Level 1 By combining two pre-school piano programs, students will learn to recognize piano keys and the sounds they make as well as music written on a staff. With the use of color coded notation, color strips, as well as the 5 finger friends’ warm-ups, songs, and games, children will develop recognition of colors, numbers, patterns, classification, and rhythm. They will also establish the ‘three c’s’ concentration, coordination, and confidence.

MUSIC COURSE TIMES AND FEES PIANO FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS LEVEL 1 5643

WED

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

3 - 3:45 PM

5644

WED

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

3 - 3:45 PM

Ages: 3 - 6 5645

Instructor: Lisa Borba-Wa Location: Musco Music Room Note: The class fee includes supplies.

WED

Residents $70

Group Voice Do you want to improve your singing technique? In this class you will be introduced to basic vocal technique, proper breathing and learn how to sight read. Instructor: Wendy Goulart Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students must bring a water bottle, pencil and notebook. The instructor will assign the music book at the first day of class.

Non-Residents $77

5646

WED

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

3:45 - 4:15 PM

5647

WED

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

3:45 - 4:15 PM

Ages: 3 - 6 5648

Residents $85

WED

Non-Residents $92

4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

Ages: 3 - 6

Residents $70

3:45 - 4:15 PM

Non-Residents $77

PIANO FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS LEVEL 3 5762

WED

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

4:15 - 5 PM

5650

WED

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

4:15 - 5 PM

Ages: 3 - 6 5651

Residents $85

WED

Beginning Group Guitar

Instructor: Andrew Verdeos, Main Street Music, Inc Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students must bring a playable acoustic guitar, the Mel Bay Guitar Method Book I, and a pen or pencil.

3 - 3:45 PM

PIANO FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS LEVEL 2

Non-Residents $92

4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

Ages: 3 - 6

Learn the basics of the guitar in a relaxed and fun group setting. Learn fundamental techniques, simple chords, and several sing-along songs. No previous experience required. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Non-Residents $92

4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

Ages: 3 - 6

Level 2 presents new note values, staff symbols, and rhythms with a few more complicated songs. Level 3 will continue use of the color coded music alphabet but, also introduces reading black notes by progressively learning finger numbers and hand position techniques. Students will explore the piano keys with all fingers, and continue new practice methods in preparation for private lessons. They will also learn music notation on the Grand Staff and have the chance to write their own piano compositions through musical math. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Residents $85

Residents $70

4:15 - 5 PM

Non-Residents $77

BEGINNING GROUP GUITAR 5653

THU

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

6 - 7 PM

5654

THU

3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

6 - 7 PM

5655

THU

4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

6 - 7 PM

Ages: 5 - 13

Residents $99

Non-Residents $109

GROUP VOICE: FREE PREVIEW 5659

MON

1/26

Ages: 8 - 14

Residents FREE

6 - 7 PM Non-Residents FREE

GROUP VOICE 5660

MON

2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

6 - 7 PM

5661

MON

3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

6 - 7 PM

Ages: 8 - 14

Residents $99

Wendy Goulart

Non-Residents $109

Lisa Borba-Wa

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Private Guitar. Electric Bass, or Ukulele Lessons Private guitar, bass, or ukulele classes are designed for the novice as well as the player with fundamental skills. The student starts by learning parts of the instrument, including the order of the strings and how to properly tune them. The fret board is then examined as well as the basic hand shapes. Once the student has a grasp of the notes on the instrument and an introduction to basic music reading, instruction on chords, lines, and three of the primary scales will follow. Students will also gain an understanding of the common chords or lines found in such genres as: Latin, blues, R&B, jazz, and rock. Instructor: Brian Hunt, Main Street Music, Inc. Ages: 5 - Adult Half-hour private lessons on Thursdays 3 - 6 PM Location: Music 4 Note: Students must bring their own instrument, pen or pencil and a notebook. Instructor will refer students to the appropriate books.

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 will advance at a pace that is 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 3 Instructor: Aimee Shaw Ages: 6 - Adult Half-hour private lessons on Thursdays 3 - 6:30 PM Location: Music 3 Note: Instructor will refer students to the appropriate music books.

PRIVATE LESSON FEES

Resident $130 for 4 weeks $240 for 8 weeks $360 for 12 weeks Non-Resident $142 for 4 weeks $264 for 8 weeks $396 for 12 weeks

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Private Drum Set Lessons Beginning through intermediate level students will explore the skills and techniques necessary to be wellrounded 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 30 minutes. Instructor: Wendy Goulart Ages: 6 - Adult Half-hour private lessons on Mondays 6 - 8 PM, Tuesdays 1 - 8 PM Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM Location: Music 2 Note: Instructor will refer students to the appropriate music books. Students must bring their own drum sticks. NO CLASS ON 4/4.

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 Half-hour private lessons on Mondays 6 - 8 PM, Tuesdays 1 - 8 PM Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM Location: Music 2 Note: Instructor will refer students to the appropriate music books. NO CLASS ON 4/4. Instructor: Aimee Shaw Ages: 6 - Adult Half-hour private lessons on Thursdays 12 - 6:30 PM Location: Music Room 3 Note: Instructor will refer students to the appropriate music books.

Private music students receive a discount for signing up for 2 or 3 consecutive months!

secure a preferred time slot. Classes will not be held without payment. Please call the Box Office to check class availability.

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

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.

The Business of Music

NEW

MUSIC COURSE TIMES AND FEES

Many talented musicians firmly believe they only need to be good at playing their music. This is only half of the challenge of being successful. In this class students will learn about being a good business entrepreneur and how to manage their music careers. Instructor: Lynn Sampson Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students should bring a notebook and pencil to class. NO CLASS ON 4/4. This class is underwritten by the generous support of the Grand Foundation.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY: PIANO 5662

SAT

1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

10 - 11 AM

5663

SAT

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

10 - 11 AM

Ages: 5 - 15

Would you like to learn how to play piano in a visual perspective? This class is designed for students with little or no skills. The class is unique and uses computer technology in order to be effective. Instructor: Vyacheslav Polovin Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students should bring a SD Memory Card. NO CLASS ON 4/4.

5664

SAT

1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

11 AM - 12 PM

5665

SAT

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

11 AM - 12 PM

Ages: 5 - 15

Residents $90

Non-Residents $99

DIGITAL STUDIO RECORDING 5666

SAT

1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

12 - 1 PM

5667

SAT

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

12 - 1 PM

Ages: 8 - Adult

Residents $90

Non-Residents $99

THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC 5668

SAT

1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

1 - 2 PM

5669

SAT

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

1 - 2 PM

Ages: 15 - Adult

Voice

Non-Residents $99

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY: VOICE

music technology Piano

Residents $90

Residents $30

Are you interested in improving your vocal abilities by visualizing what you are singing? This class is designed for students wanting to improve their vocal abilities. This class is unique and will use computer technology to help enrich skills.

Non-Residents $33

Andrew Verdoes

Instructor: Vyacheslav Polovin Location: Musco Music Room Note: Students should bring a SD Memory Card. NO CLASS ON 4/4.

Digital Studio Recording

NEW

Do you want to learn how to record a song effectively? In this class the instructor will go in depth the steps on how to use recording equipment and software in order to record a song. Students will become knowledgeable with the skills in order to be productive as a studio recorder. Instructor: Vyacheslav Polovin Location: Music 2 Note: Students should bring a SD Memory Card. NO CLASS ON 4/4.

Vyacheslav Polovin

Sunny Kim

Aimee Shaw

Brian Hunt

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Creative Hand Building Come join us for some creative fun! Projects will include pinch and coil pots, slab construction and sculpture. Participants will also have plenty of free choice time to create on their own. All pieces will be glazed with nontoxic lead free glazes. Instructor: Erin Davis Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: No previous experience required. Please wear clothes you can get messy.

ceramics

This class is underwritten by the generous support of the Grand Foundation.

Creative Hand building for Homeschoolers This class is for homeschooled students. Projects will include pinch and coil pots, slab construction and sculpture. Participants will also have plenty of free choice time to create on their own. All pieces will be glazed with non-toxic lead free glazes. Instructor: Erin Davis Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: No previous experience required. Please wear clothes you can get messy. This class is underwritten by the generous support of the Grand Foundation.

Erin Davis

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Youth Wheel Throwing Always wanted to try a throwing pot? Come give it a try in this relaxed environment. Small classes provide participants with ample one on one instruction. Instructor demonstrations provide helpful visual learning. Basic throwing skills will be learned including trimming. Instructor: Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Instructor: Erin Davis Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: No previous experience required. Please wear clothes you can get messy.

CERAMICS COURSE TIMES AND FEES CREATIVE HAND BUILDING FOR HOMESCHOOLERS 5746

TUES

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

2:30 - 3:30 PM

5747

TUES

3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14

2:30 - 3:30 PM

5748

TUES

4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Ages: 6 - 11

Instructor: Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Instructor: Erin Davis Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: No previous experience required. Please wear clothes you can get messy.

Non-Residents $44

CREATIVE HAND BUILDING 5749

TUES

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

4 - 5 PM

5750

TUES

3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7,4/14

4 - 5 PM

5751

TUES

4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

4 - 5 PM

Adult Wheel Throwing Come Join this creative group! Classes taught by instructor demonstrations as well as one on one instruction. Learn to center clay and make bowls, mug and plates, or brush up on some rusty skills! All skill levels welcome!

Residents $40

Ages: 6 - 11

Residents $40

Non-Residents $44

YOUTH WHEEL THROWING 5752

TUES

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

5 - 7 PM

5753

TUES

3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14

5 - 7 PM

5754

TUES

4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

5 - 7 PM

Ages: 12 - 14

Residents $95

Non-Residents $105

ADULT WHEEL THROWING 5755

TUES

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

7 - 9 PM

5756

TUES

3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14

7 - 9 PM

5757

TUES

4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

7 - 9 PM

Ages: 15 -ADULT

Residents $95

Non-Residents $105

Note: Students should wear washable clothing and shoes for all Ceramics classes and labs.

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visual arts Pre-School Drawing for Creativity and Imagination Young Rembrandts classes will improve a child’s 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. Instructor: April Kenton, Young Rembrandts Staff Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio

Humor + Art = Cartoon Drawing 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-bystep drawing method with a light-hearted subject matter that engages children’s sense of humor and imagination. 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. Instructor: April Kenton, Young Rembrandts Staff Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio

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Elementary Drawing: Expression Through Drawing All children can and should learn to draw. Our elementary-age curriculum develops basic through advanced drawing skills, art technique 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 class students will leave 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. Instructor: April Kenton, Young Rembrandts Staff Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio

April Kenton

Master Artist Workshop

NEW

Young Rembrandts Pastel Art workshop will focus on five different artists. Each day we will create a large original pastel drawing replicating a famous artist’s masterpiece. Each day will challenge us with the pastel media but, in the end we will be Masters ourselves, you will want the drawings framed! Students will not only learn to recreate these famous pieces they will also learn facts about each artist and compose a short paragraph of facts during class. No experience necessary. Please wear an old shirt or smock to class each day. Instructor: April Kenton, Young Rembrandts Staff Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio

African Safari Workshop

VISUAL ARTS COURSE TIMES AND FEES PRE-SCHOOL DRAWING 5417

WED

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11

3 - 3:45 PM

5670

WED

2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11

3 - 3:45 PM

5671

WED

3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

3 - 3:45 PM

Ages: 3.5 - 5

5418

WED

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11

4 - 5 PM

5672

WED

2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11

4 - 5 PM

5673

WED

3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

4 - 5 PM

Ages: 5 - 12

Go on a tour of U.S. states without leaving Tracy! Students study a different state in each session through a thematic and multi-sensory approach. Creative Corner is an exciting, fast-paced art as well as a cooking class. Social Studies will be explored through utilizing an atlas, playing cultural games, and sampling foods from across the U.S. Communication skills are practiced when students present their artwork to each other. Instructor: Sarah McNamara Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio Note: Please let instructor know immediately upon enrollment of any food allergies or restrictions. Flip flops and gum are not permitted. NO CLASS on 1/23, 1/30, 2/20, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10 5/8 & 5/15.

Residents $50

Non-Residents $55

CARTOON DRAWING 5419

WED

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11

5 - 6 PM

5674

WED

2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11

5 - 6 PM

5675

WED

3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

5 - 6 PM

Ages: 5 - 12

Residents $50

Non-Residents $55

CREATIVE CORNER ART 5421

2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/27, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1

FRI Ages: 5 - 12

Residents $100

3:30 - 5 PM

Non-Residents $110

MASTER ARTIST WORKSHOP 5676

MONFRI

4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 4/10

Ages: 6 - 12

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

Creative Corner Art

Non-Residents $55

ELEMENTARY DRAWING

NEW

Go on a Safari adventure with Young Rembrandts during Spring break. We will explore the exciting land of many animals that inhabit Africa. In five days we will draw a variety of animals in various scenes with different media. To keep things exciting, we will explore the African Safari through the fun technique of cartoon as well. We will even challenge our artistic talents by creating 2 large scenes – one in a graphic style filled with a variety of animals and another focusing on the twist and turns of an African snake completed with pastel chalks. Our exploration through Africa allows for a bounty of adventure and creativity. With our extra hour of fun we will learn lots of fun facts about animals in Africa. We will name each masterpiece at the end of class, and compose a short paragraph of facts during class.

Residents $50

Residents $165

9 AM - 12 PM

Non-Residents $182

AFRICAN SAFARI WORKSHOP 5677

MONFRI

4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 4/10

Ages: 6 - 12

Residents $165

12:30 - 3:30 PM

Non-Residents $182

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

Sarah

McNamara

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Introduction to Oil & Acrylic Painting Explore this exciting introductory class in oil and acrylic painting with local artist Vince Walsh. Over 8 weeks, students will follow a step-by-step guide to painting that covers such techniques as brush stroke, color theory, scale, and composition. Even the most tentative amateur will develop confidence and skills. Shared painting materials will be provided in class, and students may bring their own painting supplies. Registration includes lab fee for materials and studio use. Instructor: Vince Walsh Location: Visual Arts 1

Vince Walsh

Intermediate Oil & Acrylic Painting 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 may bring their own painting supplies. Registration includes lab fee for materials and studio use. Instructor: Vince Walsh Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Students must have completed Introduction to Oil & Acrylic Painting to take this class.

Relief Printmaking for Adults We will explore the study of relief printmaking for effective understanding at the introductory and intermediate levels. This course concentrates on linoleum and SafetyKut relief printmaking with some historical understanding of traditional printmaking styles and their modern variations. Techniques of carving in linoleum and SafetyKut are practiced with attention to the basic range of materials and safe usage of tools. We will place emphasis on how to incorporate the formal elements of design and composition to include line, space (positive/negative), texture, form, color, and value into our designs. Join us for an exciting class, and explore the possibilities that relief printmaking can offer! Instructor: Ines Leontiev-Hogan Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: La maestra habla español y todas personas que hablan español son bienvenidas. The registration fee for the class covers the cost of basic supplies. NO CLASS ON 4/15.

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Monotype Printmaking for Adults NEW Monotype printmaking is a fun and exciting way to explore your creative side in a safe environment! Join us and learn how monotype printmaking can enhance your art, and/or encourage exploration of this exciting technique! All artistic and non-artistic levels are encouraged. We will concentrate on monotype printmaking with some historical understanding of traditional and modern printmaking styles and their variations. Techniques and practice with attention to the basic range of materials and safe usage of tools will be covered. The formal elements of design and composition, to include how to incorporate line, space (positive/negative), texture, form, color, and value into our designs will be explored. Instructor: Ines Leontiev-Hogan Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: La maestra habla español y todas personas que hablan español son bienvenidas. The registration fee for the class covers the cost of basic supplies. NO CLASS ON 4/15.

Inés LeontievHogan

Drawing for Teens & Adults This course is a study of drawing for effective understanding at the beginning and intermediate levels. Techniques of drawing are practiced with attention to the basic range of materials and usage, as well as a focus on the formal elements of design and composition to include line, space (positive/negative), form, and value. Emphasis on developing your individual drawing style is encouraged. Join us for a fun class where you will learn to draw, or further develop your drawing skills! Instructor: Ines Leontiev-Hogan Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: La maestra habla español y todas personas que hablan español son bienvenidas. The registration fee for the class covers the cost of basic supplies.

Watercolor Painting With demonstrations and hands-on lessons, you learn techniques of using this challenging and beautiful medium. Subjects will be still life, art reproductions, and photos. The workshop will study the tools of the medium and will enhance the technological development of beginning and intermediate students, with an emphasis on color. Instructor: Josephine O’Malley Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Registration fee includes basic supplies available in class.

VISUAL ARTS COURSE TIMES AND FEES INTRODUCTION TO OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING* 5432

MON

1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

Ages: 12 - Adult 5678

MON

Residents $70

Non-Residents $77

4/6, 4/13,4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11

Ages: 12 - Adult

10 AM - 1 PM

Residents $61

10 AM - 1 PM

Non-Residents $67

INTERMEDIATE OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING* 5430

SAT

1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28

Ages: 12 - Adult 5431

SAT

Residents $70

Non-Residents $77

4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16

Ages: 12 - Adult

10 AM - 1 PM

Residents $61

10 AM - 1 PM

Non-Residents $67

WATERCOLOR PAINTING 5422

TUE

1/20, 1/27, 2/3

4:30 - 6:30 PM

5423

TUE

2/17, 2/24, 3/3

4:30 - 6:30 PM

Ages: 14 - Adult

Residents $65

5679

TUE

5680

TUE Ages: 55+

Non-Residents $71

3/17, 3/24, 3/31

9:30 - 11:30 AM

4/14, 4/21, 4/28

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Residents $65

Non-Residents $71

MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING FOR ADULTS 5425

MON

1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16

7 - 9 PM

5681

MON

3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11

7 - 9 PM

Ages: 18 - Adult

Residents $90

Non-Residents $99

RELIEF PRINTMAKING FOR ADULTS*

coming soon

5426

WED

1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11

7 - 9 PM

5682

WED

3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

7 - 9 PM

A NEW Drawing Workshop Series for Teens and Adults. Beginning this spring, a diverse series of drawing workshops will be offered on select Saturdays monthly, as part of our on-going Artists-Teaching-Artists Professional Development Workshop Series. This lab will be open to artists of all levels of experience in any appropriate two or three-dimensional media. Guest Instructors will offer drawing exercises, discuss tools and techniques, as well as provide a variety of themes and subject matter for artists to explore. The first drawing lab of its kind in Tracy! Life Drawing with Live Models, Mark-Making & Texture, Gestural Exercises, Motion Drawing, Plants & Animals, Still Life and more!

Ages: 18 - Adult

Residents $90

Non-Residents $99

DRAWING FOR TEENS & ADULTS* 5424

TUE

1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10

7 - 9 PM

5683

TUE

3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5

7 - 9 PM

Ages: 14 - Adult

Residents $80

Non-Residents $88

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

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digital photography Beginning Digital Photography

Travel Photography

Do you have a digital camera but, have no clue how to use it? Come and learn how to explore the creative controls on the modern digital camera. Through both classroom instruction and in-the-field exploration of the Grand, students will learn the basics 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.

This one-time workshop offers ideas for recording and documenting a travel experience in order to save memories of events, experiences, and places. The instructor will cover safe travel with a camera, awareness of surroundings, and techniques for saving, editing, and sharing travel photos.

Instructor: Richard Beebe, Tracy Camera Club Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Students will need to bring their own cameras with adjustable controls (no cell phone cameras, please!), the camera manual, and or media cards.

Intermediate Digital Photography Come and expand your skills learned in the Beginning Digital Photography class. Students will go far beyond the basic pointing and shooting of a digital camera (single-lens reflex, “dSLR,” models preferred). Through classroom discussions and working with the camera in various locations around the Grand, students will explore more complex and sophisticated digital photography techniques. Instructor: Richard Beebe, Tracy Camera Club Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Past enrollment in a photography class offered at the Grand (beginning or intermediate) or equivalent is required.

Advanced Digital Photography Learn how to become a professional photographer in this advanced course. The instructor will assist students’ with their specific questions and issues they are facing in their photography skills. This will be a hands-on focused 4-week session. It will address the questions you most want to tackle. Instructor: Richard Beebe, Tracy Camera Club Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Past enrollment in a photography class offered at the Grand (beginning or intermediate) or equivalent is required.

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Instructor: Richard Beebe, Tracy Camera Club Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: Students will need to bring their own cameras with adjustable controls (no cell phone cameras, please!), the camera manual, and or media cards.

Saturday Morning Photo Studio

VISUAL ARTS COURSE TIMES AND FEES

This monthly series of hands-on sessions focuses on one issue, style, or question of interest per session. • • • • •

1/23: Lighting Character 2/21: Available Light Portraits 3/21: Composing an Artistic Impression 4/18: Shooting modes: From “full auto” to “full manual” and many places in between 5/16: Still Life: A captured moment of a tabletop scene

Instructor: Richard Beebe, Tracy Camera Club Location: Visual Arts 2 Note: Past enrollment in a photography class offered at the Grand (beginning or intermediate) or equivalent is required.

BEGINING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY* 5420

THU

2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26

Ages: 15 - Adult

Residents $50

6 - 8 PM Non-Residents $55

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY* 5684

THU

3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Ages: 15 - Adult

Residents $50

6 - 8 PM Non-Residents $55

ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY* 5685

THU

4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23

Ages: 15 - Adult

Residents $50

6 - 8 PM Non-Residents $55

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY 5686

SAT

5/9

Ages: 15 - Adult

Residents $40

10 AM - 2 PM Non-Residents $44

SATURDAY MORNING PHOTO STUDIO*** 5687

“After 30+ years with a camera, I still carry a passion for a willingness to discover and explore this visual sense of expression through photography.” – Richard Beebe Richard Beebe

SAT

1/24, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16

10 AM - 12 PM

Ages: 15 - Adult Residents $20 Drop-In / $85 All Non-Residents $23 Drop-In / $94 All

INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP 5689

SAT

1/17, 1/24, 2/7

Ages: 14 - Adult

Residents $60

2 - 4 PM Non-Residents $66

*Tracy Camera Club members receive a 10% discount off class fees. *** These are drop-in sessions with unique registration numbers; students may register for all sessions for a discount, as indicated. The class # given is for the entire series. Note: For all studio classes, students should wear comfortable clothes appropriate for messy activities.

Intro to Photoshop

NEW

Did you ever want to learn how to edit photos professionally? In this class the instructor will go in depth the details of Photoshop. Students will learn and review the tools, selections and layers of the software then put this knowledge to use in a variety of projects that are sure to amaze. Instructor: Josephine O’Malley Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: Students must bring own personal laptop to class and have a working knowledge of computers.

Josephine O’Malley

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fused glass Puzzle Plates

Fancy Flowers Light Catchers

Learn how to make beginner friendly fused glass plates. Students will be given tools to work with and taught the basic skills for cutting and designing a glass plate. The finished plate will be 8”X 8” square.

Come create transparent light catchers for window hangs or the garden setting. Students will learn about the process of making art with fusible glass. You will be given tools to work with and taught the basic skills for cutting and designing a glass light catcher. The finished piece will be a fancy 7.5” circle.

Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio

Ornamental Fish, Birds, and Butterflies This course was designed as a creative outlet for students to make their own ornaments. Students will learn the process of art making with fusible glass. They will be given tools to work with and taught the basic skills for cutting and designing eye catching ornaments. Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio

Science Fiction Glasswork! This class was designed for science fiction fans interested in making their own glass wall art piece. Students can create space ships, time travel machines or other sci-fi related images in glass. They will be given tools to work with and taught the basic skills for cutting and designing glass art. Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio

Pretty Pendants A beginner friendly course, this is a great way to learn to make your own glass pendants and earrings. If you’ve been curious, this is a great place to begin. You will learn multiple techniques to try using fusible glass. You will be given tools to work with and taught the basic skills for cutting. Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio

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Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio

Saturday Fused Glass Lab Fused glass students can work independently alongside other artists in the glass studio. Students should be prepared with their own ideas and projects in mind to work on during this time. The instructor will be present but, no formal teachings will be given. SCRAP glass will be available during lab time only. Tools will be available to use freely and glass materials are available for sale. Students may drop in to individual sessions, or they may purchase a 6-lab punch card or semester pass, as follows: Drop In Price: $15 res / $18 non-res per lab Punch Card: $75 res / $83 non-res (6 labs for price of 5) Glass Artisans of Tracy Lab Passes* Once Per Week Pass*: $140 res / $154 non-res Instructor: Abhilasha Natarajan Location: Langley Ceramics Studio Note: Lab begins 1/17 and ends 5/16. No labs are scheduled for March. NO CLASS ON 4/4. Registration fee includes supply fee and kiln firings.

Glass Supplies Now Available! Glass Supplies are available for purchase through Arts Education Staff and/or Grand Theatre Patron Services. For more information, consult Arts Education Staff. Glass Artisans’ punch cards and semester lab passes are available for purchase (see above) and entitle the holder to significant discounts on weekly glass labs.

maker series

VISUAL ARTS COURSE TIMES AND FEES PUZZLE PLATES* 5690

SAT

1/31. 2/7

Ages: 10 - Adult

Hands-on! New Experiences!

Residents $70

9 - 11 AM Non-Residents $77

SCIENCE FICTION GLASSWORK!* 5691

Recycle Art

SAT

2/21, 2/28

Ages: 10 - Adult

Recycle Art maker series is about doing, learning and making art with recycled materials. Students will be creative in making a winter scene from toilet paper tubes, and a robot or can creature.

Residents $70

9 - 11 AM Non-Residents $77

FANCY FLOWERS LIGHT CATCHERS* 5692

SAT

4/11, 4/18

Ages: 10 - Adult

Residents $50

9 - 11 AM Non-Residents $55

PRETTY PENDANTS*

Instructor: Natalie Avery Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: All supplies will be provided.

5693

SAT

4/25

Ages: 10 - Adult

Residents $40

9 - 11 AM Non-Residents $44

ORNAMENTAL FISH, BIRDS, AND BUTTERFLIES* 5694

SAT

5/9, 5/16

Ages: 10 - Adult

Residents $70

9 - 11 AM Non-Residents $77

SATURDAY FUSED GLASS LAB* (DROP-IN) Abhilasha Natarajan

Natalie Avery

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SAT

1/17 - 5/16

Ages: 11 - Adult

Residents $15

11 AM - 1 PM Non-Residents $18

RECYCLE ART 5695

MON

Winter Scene 2/9, ,2/16, 2/23

Ages: 4 - 6 5696

MON

Residents $15

Winter Scene 2/9, 2/16, 2/23

Ages: 11 - 15 5697

MON

5698

MON

Residents $15

Residents $15

Residents $15

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Non-Residents $18

Robot or Can Creature 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

Ages: 11 - 15

3:45 - 5 PM

Non-Residents $18

Robot or Can Creature 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

Ages: 4 - 6

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Non-Residents $18

3:45 - 5 PM

Non-Residents $18

*Tracy Art League members receive a 10% discount off class fees. **Each session has a unique class number, available at time of registration. Students may also purchase a 6-lab punch card or a semester pass at significant discounts. Ask Arts Education staff for details. Notes: For health and safety reasons, glass classes and labs are not suitable for those with learning difficulties, or visual or breathing impairments. For all studio classes, students should wear comfortable clothes appropriate for messy activities.

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Art for the Autistic Child

NEW

Join us for this new class which is flexible and tailored to the needs of Autistic children and their parents. The class will cover academic, expressive, and improvisational components. The instructor will first meet with the parents the morning of class. During class time the parents will assist their children in following the sequence of each lesson to produce an expressive product. Class will meet twice a month on alternating Fridays.

VISUAL ARTS COURSE TIMES AND FEES GOURD ART 5699

Residents $35

12 - 4 PM Non-Residents $39

ART FOR AUTISTIC CHILD PARENT MEETING* 5701

FRI

1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8

Ages: ADULT

Residents FREE

10 - 11 AM

Non-Residents FREE

ART FOR THE AUTISTIC CHILD 5700

FRI

1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8

Ages: 3 - 10

Residents $10

6 - 7 PM

Non-Residents $13

*In order to attend the parent meeting your child has to be enrolled in Art for the Autistic Child class.

Gourd Art Join us in this unique class which takes you back to the ancient art of the Native American tribes. In this hands-on workshop, participants will not only learn the process and techniques of this medium, but will learn how to create a bowl with pine needle trim. Instructor: Pat Sanchez Location: Visual Arts 1 Note: All supplies will be provided. Suitable for first time and past students.

Beatriz Flores

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3/14

Ages: 14 - Adult

Instructor: Beatriz Flores Location: Community Banks Children’s Studio Note: All supplies will be provided by the instructor. This class is underwritten by the generous support of the Grand Foundation.

SAT

Pat Sanchez

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FIRST FLOOR

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Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Theatre

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Studio Theatre

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Dance Studio

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Galleries: GFW Energy, Souza & Matthews Art Galleries

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AEP Staff Darlene Clendenen Arts Education Coordinator Marketing & Public Relations [email protected] (209)831-6279 Liana Rocha Arts Education Coordinator Program Administrator [email protected] (209)831-6279 Susan Cate Recreation Leader [email protected] (209)831-6276 Arts Education Main Line (209)831-6276

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SECOND FLOOR

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Music Wing

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Visual Arts I & II

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Langley Ceramics Studio

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Community Banks of Northern California Children’s Studio

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City of Tracy Grand Theatre Center for the Arts 715 Central Avenue Tracy, CA 95376

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How Can You Share Your Artistic Knowledge and Inspire Others? We invite you to join our team! For more information on current instructors and collaborators, visit the AEP online at: http://atthegrand.org/OpportunitiesforInstructors.

To view or download the Arts Education Catalog at any time visit www.atthegrand.org. A limited number of printed catalogs are available at the Grand Theatre each semester.