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culturally relevant transformative art design academy for youth from all backgrounds

 
 
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Theater field Trip!

Friday, February 9, 7:30

West Ottawa Performing Arts Center (behind Harbor Lights Middle School)

1024 136th Avenue
Holland, MI 49424

I have 5 FREE tickets – first come, first served!  Let me know if you’d like to join us in seeing CultureWorks student Megan Hotchkiss in The Miracle Worker.  Meet us at the performing arts center, or hitch a ride with Emily from Fellowship Reformed Church (after the Life Drawing class) at 5:45  – we’ll stop for pizza on the way.

 

2018 Winter/spring Studios

Registration is still open for Book Club Arts and Open Studio!

- all other studios are full - 

all classes are open to both middle and high school students, with the exception of open studio, which is reserved for high schoolers.

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Advanced digital photography - THURSdays

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Photographer Jack Burk is back!  This studio is for those who have taken an introduction to photography studio with CultureWorks or elsewhere, and are ready for a more in-depth study of the camera and its capabilities.  Whether you want to pursue a career in photo-journalism, marketing, or enjoy photography as a hobby, this class is a great place to cultivate your skills and explore the possibilities.  We will be learning how to capture personality through portraits, tell stories with images, and use Adobe software to enhance photos.  Come dressed for the outdoors – we will be walking to various sites downtown Holland, photographing the faces and places that make this city unique.    

When?  Class will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:45-5:45, January 25 – April 19, with no class the weeks of February 19, March 26 or April 2.

Where?  Class will meet at the Treehuis conference room, 31 E 8th St. Suite 310.  Enter through the back door of Loker Shoes from the parking lot off 7th St, and take the stairs or elevator up to the 3rd floor.

Cost?  You Decide!  The full price of the class is $200, but we ask only that you pay what you can afford.

 
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Multimedia life drawing - fridays

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The practice of drawing from life is a fundamental skill for every visual artist.  It helps us gain spatial awareness and trains our eyes to accurately observe and portray movement, emotion, gesture, and form.  The ability to portray the human form accurately and convincingly allows us the freedom to sketch and create new forms from our imagination – giants, trolls, sirens…even anthropomorphic animals, are all rooted in reality, and begin with drawing from life.  In this class Illustrator Alysha Lach White will lead students through the process of drawing from a live model, using classic techniques and a mix of traditional and playful media.

When?  Class will meet on Friday afternoons from 3:45-5:45, January 26 – April 20, with no class the weeks of February 19, March 26 or April 2.

Where?  Fellowship Reformed Church Art Studio. Located at 2165 W Lakewood Blvd., on 168th just north of Lakewood.  Enter church through Door D on the north side of the building.

Cost?  You Decide!  The full price of the class is $200, but we ask only that you pay what you can afford.


 
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Theatrical storytelling - Mondays

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Has anyone ever used words like “animated” or “dramatic” to describe you?  Would you like to like to spend more time on stage?  Or perhaps behind the scenes as a playwright or director?  In this class, you will learn to physically and vocally create interesting characters in order to tell a story. You’ll have the opportunity to work individually or with others to write, direct and perform a short original or adapted performance piece. Instructor Elissa Lappenga (long-time theater nerd) and other special guests will introduce you to the various elements that will help create your story, including staging, voice work, movement, physicality, costumes, make-up, and more. The skills you will develop can be applied in school and community theater productions, public speaking, and even your interpersonal relationships!

When?  Class will meet on Monday afternoons from 3:45-5:45, January 22 – April 16, with no class the weeks of February 19, March 26 or April 2.

Where?  Class will meet at the Park Theatre, 248 S River Ave., Holland, MI.

Cost?  You Decide!  The full price of the class is $200, but we ask only that you pay what you can afford.

 
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book club arts - tuesdays

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From Dick and Jane to Dr. Seuss to JRR Tolkien and the Harry Potter series, we have seen an unbelievable transformation of Youth and YA literature and illustration in just two generations!  But, what exactly goes into the making of a book?  How do illustrators, art directors, publishers and book binders influence the experience of reading a book?  With artist and educator Jazz Sambrina, we'll explore the art of bookmaking, and also make some art from books.  We'll be looking at some of your favorite books for inspiration as we create our own characters, illustrations, comics, handmade books and paraphernalia related to the world of story.

When?  Class will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45-5:45, January 23 – April 17, with no class the weeks of February 19, March 26 or April 2.

Where?  Class will meet in the 2nd floor teen room at the Herrick District Library, 300 S River Ave., Holland, MI.

Cost?  Free!  Thank you, Herrick District Library!

 
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open studio - wednesday evenings

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Your voice matters! Art is a powerful way to advocate with your voice TO BRING ABOUT POSITIVE CHANGE. Explore personal and pressing social issues in society today in supportive community. Learn the importance of self-awareness, teamwork, and creative problem-solving as you become a creative leader for our community. The best part: youth dialogue and pick the topics, and then are challenged with new materials each project.  Expect to create for an authentic audience so your work can inspire others. This is a class for seasoned CultureWorks students! This class requires an application; email emily@thecultureworks.org for details. Please see application for details and class expectations.

When?  Class will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30, January 24 – April 18, with no class the weeks of February 19, March 26 or April 2.

Where?  Fellowship Reformed Church Art Studio. Located at 2165 W Lakewood Blvd., on 168th just north of Lakewood.  Enter church through Door D on the north side of the building.

COST?  You decide!  We simply ask that you pay whatever your family is able to offer.  Full cost is $200.