In 2013, PCA transitioned the Community Arts Education Handbook to an online directory of arts education resources. In 2014, PCA supplemented this directory with the online Community Arts Education resource, available below. This new format offers several advantages, including improved searchability, links to resource websites, and bi-monthly updates.

Email us if your organization offers community arts education resources.

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BalletSchool of Charlottesville

Beverley Street Studio School
CLASSES
Monday Mornings on Beverley Street
Mary Echols
BSSS Members only; Location: BSSS Gallery (22 West Beverley Street)
9 Classes: March 23-May 18; Mondays 10:30am-12pm
TUITION: NO CHARGE FOR BSSS MEMBERS! Not a member? Call the office today to learn about this and other membership benefits!
Join a great group of fellow BSSS members in looking at and discussing art and how it works. Enjoy sharing ideas and information, while learning about the many forms of art-both past and present. Participants will cultivate an enhanced appreciation for art and an improved ability to express artistic opinions. For all levels of education and experience.

Art as Exploration: Critique Class
Robert Stuart
Intermediate/Advanced; Location: VanDerVeer Studio
4 Classes: April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18; Mondays 2-4pm
TUITION: Members: $130; Non-members: $160
Participants bring their work in any media for constructive criticism. The goal is growth as an artist through a deepening discernment of strengths and challenges in one’s work. Artistic development will also be supported with the study of current art exhibitions and topics in contemporary art. Exhibition catalogs, exhibition reviews, other articles on art, and pertinent visual material will be presented and discussed.

Beginning Painting
Jeffery Stockberger
Beginner; Location: VanDerVeer Studio
7 Classes: April 7-May 19; Tuesdays 1-4pm
TUITION: Members: $220; Non-members: $250
This class will focus on the fundamentals of painting and its craft. Through exercises, demonstrations and discussions, we will explore building a painting, creating a foundation, choosing a subject, creating a strong composition, working with light and color, mixing paint, understanding tools and creating overall good studio habits. This class is geared toward the beginner working in oil paint, but all skill levels and mediums are welcome.

White Line Printmaking
Josef Beery
Beginner-Advanced; Location: Echols Studio
4 Classes: April 28-May19; Tuesdays 10am-1pm
TUITION: Members: $154; Non-members: $184
White line printmaking allows an artist to make a beautiful printed image without a printing press and using simple everyday materials. It does not require special technical skills – and it is this accessibility which is the basis of its appeal. Developed in the early twentieth century primarily by women, the technique involves making an uncomplicated line drawing, transferring it to a woodblock and then cutting out the lines. The artist applies watercolor between the “white” lines, then hand presses paper over the wet block. It is a slow but very rewarding process, open to lots of surprises and experimentation.

Theory and Practice of Painting
Ron Boehmer
Intermediate/Advanced; Location: VanDerVeer and Echols Studios and TBA
5 Classes: April 1-29; Wednesdays Full: 9:30am-3pm; Half: 9:30am-12:30pm
TUITION: Members: Full: $245; Half: $205; Non-members: Full: $275; Half: $235
Emphasis will be on individual critique and personal development of skills. Class will meet outdoors when possible to focus on plein air painting processes. Instruction includes group discussions and demonstrations by instructor as appropriate. Students may work in any painting or drawing medium, and should have at least basic previous experience in painting and/or drawing. New students must contact Ron in advance of enrolling to discuss the class and obtain a personal supply list. Call 434-528-4795 or email boehmerart@yahoo.com.

Still Life Painting
Jeffery Stockberger
Intermediate/Advanced; Location: VanDerVeer Studio
7 Classes: April 9-May 21; Thursdays 10am-2pm
TUITION: Members: $262; Non-members: $292
Explore the concept of indirect painting. Working from still life, students will concentrate on developing a painting’s composition and color palette by responding to and building on marks made on the canvas. Through group and individual critiques, you will work on establishing good oil painting habits and techniques. Students may work in other painting materials with the permission of instructor.

Figure Drawing
Jeffery Stockberger
Intermediate/Advanced; Location: Echols Studio
7 Classes: April 9-May 21; Thursdays 3-5pm
TUITION: Members: $223; Non-members: $253 (includes model fee)
This class will focus on mastering the nuances and complexities of the body’s representation in art while working from a live model. Through individual and group instruction, you will develop and improve composition, technique, and tonal development while concentrating on the human form as a means of expression. Formal critiques will also be utilized to reinforce and establish good drawing habits.

WORKSHOPS
Materials, Metaphor and Memory
Colleen Pendry
Beginner-Advanced; Location: Echols Studio
Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19; 9am-3pm (3/4 hr. lunch breaks)
TUITION: Members: $170; Non-members: $200 (includes materials fee for wax medium)
Creativity, like memory, tends to sneak up on you! Students are encouraged to work intuitively as they create their own artistic narrative using a variety of materials in a collage format. Through the manipulation of rich oil color, dry pigments and beeswax students capture each gesture in the creative process as materials, color and memory become a reflection of a personal space. Not suitable for students with a sensitivity to melted beeswax.

Alla Prima Portraiture: A Practical Approach
Al Gury
Beginner-Advanced; Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Saturday, April 18; 9am-4pm (1/2 hr. lunch break)
TUITION: Members: $112; Non-members; $142 (includes model fee)
Students will receive practical tips and guidance on how to do a directly painted portrait. Beginning with an overview of the history of portraiture and the materials and practices of portraitists through the centuries, the instructor will discuss palettes, color theory, and how to create a likeness, then provide a targeted demonstration from the model. Students will paint a small head study in the medium of their choice. A critique will follow. There will be opportunities to ask and answer questions regarding painting in general, and portraiture in particular.

Big Blue Door
Telling True Stories
Instructed by: Joel Jones
6-Session Course beginning on Tuesday, March 24 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Tuition: $145
Telling True Stories is Big Blue Door’s fun and fantastic six-session course designed to help students find and tell their own stories. Early sessions focus on talking in front of others, finding a voice, and building a body of great story material. Over the last two sessions students choose one story to polish, memorize, and perform at the class show. The course also broaches privacy issues, memorization techniques, and how to use a microphone. Register online.

Blue Ridge Irish Music School
Scoil Sampler*
Ages 5-11,
12 Weeks, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm
$255 (BRIMS member price) $275 (non-member price)

Bridge Ensemble*
Ages 9-13, 12 Weeks. By permission.
Tues, 4:00-6:00pm
$255 (BRIMS member price) $275 (non-member price)

*Scoil Sampler and Bridge are group, youth music classes in which students work on various skills including music, singing, drama, dance & performance skills. Space is limited.

Trad Ensemble**
12 Weeks
Tues, 5:00-6:00pm

**Trad Ensemble, the performing arm of BRIMS, is free of charge to any student, 12 & older, taking any paid BRIMS class.

Irish Fiddle from Scratch
Ages 8-12, 10 Weeks, Marie Borgman,
begins Feb. 3rd
Tues, 6:00-7:00 pm
$205 (BRIMS member price) $225 (non-member price)

Session Workshop Level II All Instruments
Brock Napierkowski, 12 Weeks
Tues, 6:00-7:00pm
$245 (BRIMS member price) $265 (non-member price)

Dance for Performance & Ensemble
12 Weeks
Tues, 6:00-7:00pm
Dance for Performance & Ensemble is free of charge to any student,12 and older, taking a paid BRIMS dance class. If not enrolled in a BRIMS dance class, enrollment is by permission and the fee is $265 ($245 for BRIMS members).

~~to enroll in BOTH Trad Ensemble and Dance for Performance without paid class: $395($375 for BRIMS Members).
Beginner Flute/Tin Whistle
6 weeks, Fiona Balestrieri (1st 1/2 semester)Tues, 6:00-7:00pm
$123 (BRIMS member price) $133 (non-member price)

Intermediate Tin Whistle/Flute
Fiona Balestrieri 6 Weeks ,(2nd half of semester)
Tues, 6:00-7:00 pm
$123 (BRIMS member price) $133 (non-member price)

Irish Guitar in DADGAD Tuning
6 Weeks, John Blandin (2nd 1/2 of semester)
Tues, 6:00-7:00pm
$123 (BRIMS member price) $133 (non-member price)

Fiddle I
Ages 12-Adult, 10 Weeks, Marie Borgman, begins Feb. 3rd
Tues, 7:00-8:00 pm
$205 (BRIMS member price) $225 (non-member price)

Singing (Teen/Adult)

Fiona Balestrieri, 12 weeks
Tues, 7:00-8:00pm
$245 (BRIMS member price) $265 (non-member price)

“This Little Jiggy II”
(continued from last semester) Beginner Ages 5-7
Thurs, 4:00-5:00pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

Dancing for Boys
Beginner ages 7-11
Thurs, 4:30-5:30pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

“Butterflies”
Youth Intermediate. By permission.
Thurs, 4:30-5:30pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

“Tir na Nog”
Level I Beginner Ages 5-6
Thurs, 5:00-6:00pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

Beginner Hard Shoe first time in hard shoes
Thurs, 5:30-6:30pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

“Reel Treble II” Hard Shoe Advanced Beginner
Thurs, 5:30-6:30pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

“Garden of Daisies”
Youth Intermediate
Thurs, 5:30-6:30pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

“Tir na Nog” level II
Beginner Ages 8-12
Thurs, 6:00-7:00pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

“Blackbirds” Youth Adv.Step
By permission.
Thurs, 6:30-7:30pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

“Cosa Si” Teen/Adult Advanced Soft Shoe
Thurs, 6:30-7:30pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

Teen/Adult Beginner 13-Adult
Thurs,7:00-8:0pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

Int./Adv.Hard Shoe By permission
Thurs,7:30-8:30pm
$245 (BRIMS members) $265 (non-members)

Visit the website for more information on classes and registration.

Charlottesville Ballet

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

City Clay
Teen Wheel
Ages: 12 – 16
Instructed by: Liz Herlevsen
Mondays, March 30 – May 18 (8 weeks), 4:30pm to 6:00pm
OR Saturdays, April 11 to May 23 (8 weeks) 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Tuition: $225.00
What is it like to give shape to mud on a spinning wheel? How do you keep it from wobbling, how tall can you make it? What about color and texture? Explore your ideas as you design and make cool stuff for you, for gifts, maybe even for your favorite pet. You will keep what you make and you can even enjoy using your pots because we use food safe clay and glazes. Students who have completed one Teen Wheel class may use the studio on Saturdays and Sundays provided they have a bag of clay and their own tools (both available in the shop). There is also a weekend fee of $10.00 which can be paid each week or paid by the month.

Kids Clay Club

Ages: 8 – 11
Instructed by: Liz Herlevsen
Wednesdays, April 1 – May 20 (8 weeks), 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Tuition: $225.00
What do wild animals, ice cream bowls, and toad or fairy houses have to do with each other? They are just some of the things you can make in the Kids Clay Club. From sea creatures to fun pottery for you, your dog or your favorite grownup, this class will help you learn how to make great things out of – MUD!

Crozet Arts
Please register online at CrozetArts.org for all of the following classes:

BALLET with Sharon D. Tolczyk
Please visit CrozetArts.org for schedule and more info about these classes:
Children’s Exploring Movement, Creative Movement and Ballet
Offered by drop-in or class card:
Teen/Adult Beginner/Advanced Beginner Ballet
Teen/Adult Intermediate Ballet
Teen/Adult Advanced Ballet

THEATER with Boomie Pedersen
Free Improv for Adults led by Boomie Pedersen On-going (drop-in!) Mondays 6:00-8:00pm
Call 434-960-5936 for further information & to confirm meeting dates.

CHAMBER STRINGS with Andrew Gabbert
Thursdays: 7:00-8:15pm
Winter Session Two: March 26, April 2, 16, and 23 (4 weeks)
Tuition: $78 + $3 Registration Fee = $81
This class offers string players an opportunity to explore advanced-beginner to intermediate level chamber music (quartets and trios) in a relaxed and friendly group setting. Classes will also include tips on developing better technique, ensemble playing, and group tone quality.

GROUP GUITAR with Daniel McCarthy
Wednesdays: March 11-April 22
Beginners: 5:00-5:30pm
Beginners/Advanced Beginners: 5:45-6:30 pm
Advanced Beginners: 6:40-7:25pm
Intermediate: 7:30-8:15pm
Tuition: $102 + $4 registration fee = $106
Instructor Daniel McCarthy will show you correct playing technique, how to read music, and basic guitar maintenance to equip you with basic knowledge and skills to play your favorite songs, learning in an enjoyable and supportive group setting. Instruction materials will be provided; all you need to bring is your guitar and a desire to learn and have fun! Daniel has a Masters degree in music, has over 10+ years of teaching experience, and is currently the guitar teacher at The Covenant School and the music teacher at Renaissance School.

OPEN PAINTING STUDIO with John A. Hancock
Wednesdays 10:00am-1:00pm
Email info@CrozetArts.org for info.

SEWING MACHINE 101 WORKSHOP with Tiffany Clarke
Sunday, March 29th 2:00-5:00pm
Ages 8 & up with parent or 12 & up without parent (adult students without a child are also welcome). Tuition: $40 per student or student/parent pair (includes all materials; just bring your sewing machine).

Please check CrozetArts.org for updates and additions to class listings!

Charlottesville Swing Dance Society

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Creative Writing Critique
Central Library, 201 E. Market Street
March 11 at 6pm
Improve your writing by getting feedback from your peers. Participants will bring copies of work previously written to share with peers, and will help constructively critique others work as well.
No registration necessary. For more inquiries, contact ht@jmrl.org or call 434.979.7151 ext 4.

Creative Writing Group
Central Library, 201 E. Market Street
March 18 at 6pm
Come explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non-judgmental environment.
Registration requested: please e-mail ht@jmrl.org or call 434.979.7151 ext 4.

Pressed Flowers @ Your Library
Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road
April 1 at 6:30pm
Ages 14 and up
Nature crafter Nancy Campbell has been collecting and pressing leaves and flowers. In this workshop we’ll use them to create a collage worthy of framing.
Registration begins March 19. Class size is limited. Call 434.973.7893.

Milmitjpa Manikay (Evening Songs)
Central Library, 201 E. Market Street
April 16 at 7pm
Adults and Young Adults, age 14 and up
Australian Aboriginal artist, elder, and musician Wandjuk Marika once said “there is no real distinction for us between art and life.” How can art, music, and poetry fit into the daily rhythms of our busy lives? Join us in exploring Australian Aboriginal art and music to find inspiration for your own writing. Bring your favorite pen and notebook. Sponsored by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Registration required, and begins Monday, March 23. Call 434.979.7151 ext 4.

Creative Writing Group
Northside Library, 705 West Rio Road
April 21 at 6:30pm
Come explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non-judgmental environment.
Registration requested: please e-mail acox@jmrl.org or call 434.973.7893.

Milmitjpa Manikay (Evening Songs)
Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932
April 21 at 7pm
Australian Aboriginal artist, elder, and musician Wandjuk Marika once said “there is no real distinction for us between art and life.” How can art, music, and poetry fit into the daily rhythms of our busy lives? Join us in exploring Australian Aboriginal art and music to find inspiration for your own writing. Bring your favorite pen and notebook. Sponsored by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa in celebration of National Poetry Month. Adults and Young Adults, aged 14 and up.
Registration required, and begins Monday, March 30. Call 434.823.4050.

Hypertufa Planters Craft Workshop
Central Library, 201 E. Market Street
April 29 at 6:30pm
Age 14 and up
Make hypertufa planters that will look great in your garden. All supplies are provided. Dress to get messy. Class size is limited.
Registration begins April 15. Call 434.979.7151 ext 4.

Light House Studio
Michael’s Horror Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 21
Hours: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Age: High School
This workshop will be screening “R” rated films. All parents/guardians must sign a permission form.
Attention, boils and ghouls! Do you like horror movies? Monsters in fog shrouded castles? Knife wielding summer camp killers? Aliens and werewolves and poltergeists, oh my? Well, now is your chance to study the genre, from silent films to full color modern nightmares. We’ll explore theories about what makes horror work, and why people love being scared.
So sign up today! It’s sure to be a scream.
Mentor: Michael Leonberger is a writer, filmmaker, horror make-up effects artist, and teacher. He has an obsessive love of the horror genre, from gothic literature to modern slasher movies.
Tuition: $45 (Register by March 9th for $40)

Film Club: Indie Films
Dates: Wednesdays, March 25th, April 22nd, & May 6th (3 sessions)
Times: 5:30-8pm
Grades: High School
This workshop will be screening “R” rated films. All parents/guardians must sign a permission form.
STATIC is back! We’re starting off our Spring STATIC bi-weekly club with The Best of The Indies. We’ll discuss what makes an indie movie an indie movie, and why independent movies can be so great. We’ll watch and critique the famous films, the infamous films, and the downright weird films.
About STATIC: You can’t be a great filmmaker without seeing the great films. Static gives young film enthusiasts an opportunity to view modern and classic film works in a critical environment. Students will watch important films and discuss the cinematic and artistic devices used in the film as well as the film’s cultural impact. These critical discussions are an excellent way for students to increase their analytical abilities as well as their media literacy. It’s also an incredibly fun environment for young people to meet peers with similar interests and to see some films they have heard about, but never taken the time to watch.
Mentor: Amanda Patterson
Tuition: $45

Special Skills: Editing in FCPX
Date: Sundays, March 29th & April 12th
Hours: 1-5pm
Grades: 8th-12th
Light House is offering the opportunity to learn Apple’s most advanced version of the world’s most popular editing software: Final Cut Pro X. This workshop will be taught by Stace Carter, a professional editor, Director of University Visual, and a filmmaking instructor at UVA. Stace is an Apple Certified Trainer for Final Cut Pro X and has been editing for 20 years. Here is your chance to learn advanced editing techniques from an expert!
Tuition: $125

Special Skills: Audio Design
Dates: Saturdays, March 21st & 28th (2 sessions)
Time: 10am-3pm
Ages: 11-13 yr old
Have you ever noticed the work that goes into audio design? Usually in movies, when audio is well designed, we don’t even notice! That’s because audio designers and foley artists work tirelessly to make sure that the sound in movies is as perfect as the day the film was shot. Foley sounds are everyday sound effects, which are added to movies to enhance the final product. They can be common sounds like pouring a cup of coffee or shoes running on pavement. In this new Light House Studio “Audio Design” class, you’ll learn about professional audio equipment, how to foley sound, and how to add your new sound effects to enhance a movie.
Mentor: Amanda Patterson
Tuition: $125

Spring Break Camp: In the Scenes, Behind the Scenes
Date: April 6th-April 10th (spring break)
Time: 9am-3pm
Ages: 10-13 years
Location: 313 2nd Street, SE, Suite 112 (The Glass Building)
Light House Studio and Live Arts present the IN THE SCENE: BEHIND THE SCENES Workshop, which simultaneously introduces young filmmakers to the crafts of on-camera performance and visual storytelling. A combination acting/filmmaking workshop taught by a Live Arts acting coach and a Light House mentor, young artists will spend half of their camp time studying acting and the other half learning basic camera operation and visual story telling techniques. The workshop culminates in the presentation of a short film on Friday 4/6 at 3 pm showcasing the skills and abilities of the group. Amanda Watson will represent Live Arts, and Amanda Patterson is the Light House mentor-go Team Amanda!
Tuition: $325 (REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 1st for the MAGIC HOUR DISCOUNT and save 10% for a total tuition of $292.50)

Live Arts
IN THE SCENE: BEHIND THE SCENES WORKSHOP
Dates: April 6-April 10, 9am-3pm
Light House Studio and Live Arts present the IN THE SCENE: BEHIND THE SCENES Workshop, which simultaneously introduces young filmmakers to the crafts of on-camera performance and visual storytelling. A combination acting/filmmaking workshop taught by a Live Arts acting coach and a Light House mentor, young artists will spend half of their camp time studying acting and the other half learning basic camera operation and visual story telling techniques. The workshop culminates in the presentation of a short film on Friday 4/6 at 3 pm showcasing the skills and abilities of the group. Amanda Watson will represent Live Arts, and Amanda Patterson is the Light House mentor-go Team Amanda!
To register, visit the Live Arts website.

Spring Classes at Live Arts, including acting training for kids and adults, Tap, Broadway-style Jazz, Alexander Technique, and more!
Come and play with Live Arts this spring! Register on our website starting March 1. Classes begin in early April.

McGuffey Art Center
Lee Alter
Watercolor & Mixed Media Classes for Adults
McGuffey Art Center Studio 6
Mondays 6:00-9:00pm March 23-May 18
Wednesdays 10:00am-1:00pm March 25-May 20
Sign up for the semester or 4 weeks at a time
To register, call (434) 963-0540. For more information visit the website.

Art Classes for Children
McGuffey Art Center Studio 6
Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm March 26-May 21
Saturdays 2:00-4:00pm March 28-May 23
Sand tray work, watercolor, clay, drawing
Sign up for the semester or 4 weeks at a time
To register, call (434) 963-0540. For more information visit the website.

Ninni Baeckstrom

Rebekah Wostrel
Handbuilding: Pottery, Sculpture, Mosaics
Adults and mature teens
Thursdays, 6-9
2/26-4/2
Cost: $225, materials included
Students will learn to create with clay using a variety of building techniques. All projects will be glazed and fired to take home and use. Materials are non-toxic and food-safe.

Clay for Kids: Mud Masterpieces
Ages 5-11
Thursdays, 3:30-5pm, Saturdays 10:30am-12pm. $160 (6 wk session)
Thursdays, 3:30-5pm 2/26-4/2
Saturdays, 10:30am-12pm 2/28-4/4
Kids will have fun learning how to make colorful pottery and sculptures. Students will decorate and glaze their own pieces and all projects will be fired to take home and use! All materials non-toxic and food-safe.

Private lessons and custom classes (pottery, sculpture and wheel-throwing) for all ages available on request. Put your own class together with friends! BIRTHDAY PARTIES TOO!!
For more information, contact: Rebekah Wostrel at rawostrel@gmail.com or call (434) 971-1033.

Nevarr, Michelle

The Paramount Theater

Amazon Aid Foundation Presents: Amazon Gold Documentary with Panel Discussion
March 24, 10:30am-12:00pm
Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into the Amazon rainforest. Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists led by a Peruvian biologist uncover the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. They bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction in the pursuit of illegally mined gold with consequences on a global scale. An animated Agouti springs to life to tell the story of his ecosystem.
Advanced reservation for groups required, and recommended for individuals. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Paramount Presents: The Great Gatsby
April 16, 7:30pm
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic literary work is brought to the stage with this invigorating and compelling production by Montana Repertory Theatre, one of the nation’s premier touring companies. Themes from the Roaring Twenties resonate with current times. This show brings the beauty, grandeur, and poetry of the original masterpiece to life, refreshing our understanding of this remarkable tale told by an American genius.
Tickets are $19.50, $24.50, available online.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites

April 26, 2:00pm
Three beloved stories by award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, Eric Carle, are magically retold through innovative “black light” staging, fanciful puppets, and original music. This triple-bill includes The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; Little Cloud’s playful transformations as he travels through the sky; and The Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. This production features the gentle storytelling style that has earned Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia international acclaim.
Tickets $7.50 youth $12.50 adult, available online.

Second Street Gallery

Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center
Writing retreat: Look Closely
March 7th, 2:30-4:30pm
Registration: $25
Description concerns itself with the study of things as they exist, bringing forth attributes without labeling them. Every time we sit down to write, we set out to discover a truth, at least part of which we did not fully know before. This workshop will demonstrate this truth. Participants will write poems and flash fiction pieces in response to specific prompts. Participants will experience how writing becomes a way of discovering and shaping understanding of a subject.
To learn more and to register, visit the website.

Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Devils Night Out
Every Wednesday Night, 5:30-7:30pm
Devils Night Out will be a weekly gathering of those wishing to develop and improve their skills in the craft of Letterpress pre-press and printing. Organized along the lines of an apprenticed print shop, rather than structured classes, we’ll explore all aspects of the “Black Arts,” with the participating devils creating works under the eye of a licensed printer. While not adhering to a formal structure sessions will include workshops, demonstrations and on specific projects (brought forth by participants), all chosen to challenge our collective print making expertise. Works will range from ephemera to art prints and strive to utilize the full range of the printing craft.
A nominal fee of $10 per session is suggested ($20 non VABC Members).
For additional information, click here.

Paper Marbling: Acrylic Marbling and Japanese Suminagashi
Instructor: Lindsey Mears
Saturday, March 7 repeated on Sunday, March 8: 10am to 4pm. (Depending on enrollment, the same class will be offered both on Saturday and Sunday. When registering please indicate your choice of day and please note if either day is acceptable)
Location: Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Course Fee: $125 Members ($150 Non-Members). Workshop Fee Includes $25 for Materials.
Participants in this 1-day workshop will learn two methods of paper marbling, one with acrylic and watercolor pigment manipulated on a thick size, the other a Japanese technique of floating inks on water. Both yield a multitude of undulating patterns and decoration, often seen in historic endpapers. Students will learn the basics of materials and techniques, so that they can recreate the set-up at home, and spend the majority of the day making their own marbled papers. Paper preparation and finishing will also be covered. All materials provided.
To register: Send your payment (by check made out to VFH) to: Kevin McFadden Virginia Foundation for the Humanities 145 Ednam Drive / Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629
For additional course information contact Lindsey Mears at lindseymears@gmail.com.

Saturday Bookbinding Series
Location: Virginia Arts of the Book Center
March 14-Tunnel Book, taught by Barbara Payne
April 11-Blizzard Book, taught by Jennifer Billingsley
May 9-Buttonhole book with open-spine binding, taught by Janet Eden
This series of classes-offered 10 times per year, usually on the 2nd Saturday of the month-focuses on mastering specific bookbinding skills and learning new binding structures. Each class is four hours long, usually noon-4:00pm. Some classes are suitable for novices, others require mastery of basic bookbinding skills.
For additional information and to register for a session, visit the website.

Virginia Discovery Museum

WriterHouse


Community Arts Education Handbook

Community Arts Education HandbookDownload the PDF of the 2012-2013 Community Arts Education Handbook for Charlottesville-Albemarle educators.

This FREE directory lists arts programs offered for K-12 school groups by artists and arts groups in the community. The handbook serves as a resource for teachers and administrators in area schools by providing information about arts opportunities for school groups to take advantage of during the academic year. Some listings offer specific dates of arts performances, while others describe free school tours that can be scheduled, and still others explain learning experiences that artists can provide in schools.

Please share this information with any other teachers, principals, parents, or community members who might benefit from the resources listed in the handbook!

Artists or arts organizations providing programming for school groups can contact info@charlottesvillearts.org to be listed in the next Community Arts Education Handbook.