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.

MAY/JUNE:

American Shakespeare Center
Staged Reading: The Tragical Reign of Selimus, Sometime Emperor of the Turks, by Robert Greene and Thomas Lodge (1594)
May 3, 7:00pm
Selimus and Acomat, each fearing that their imperial father will pass him over for the other, attempt to out-murder each other to secure the inheritance. This early revenge tragedy showcases the fantastic allure of Tamburlaine, the body count of Titus Andronicus, and the family drama of Hamlet and King Lear put together, Revenge tragedy! Selimus is a great Richard/Edmund sort of blend. Has some really fun language, a lot of bombast, very over-the-top. This play pairs nicely with Hamlet… which is playing at 2pm the same day. This staged reading will be performed by Sweet Tea Shakespeare from North Carolina.
Free and open to the public

ASC Theatre Camp (Session I)
June 21-July 12
ASC Theatre Camp offers two summer Shakespeare intensives for ages 13-18. Each three-week session gives campers the opportunity to explore Shakespeare study, theatre training, and gain performance experience on the Blackfriars stage. ASC Theatre Camp participants attend all professional productions at the Blackfriars Playhouse and are taught by ASC Scholars and artists. We offer both residential and day-student options.
Residential: $3475.00, Day $2150
Apply through the online form.

ASC and JMU: Content Teaching Academy
June 22-June 26, 2015
The 16th Annual Content Teaching Academy will be held on the campus of James Madison University. The American Shakespeare Center Academy offers high quality professional development that includes the playing and the plays which will come together in old/new and challenging/fun ways as we explore how Shakespeare and his companies used these texts to mount the plays and how that information can inform the explorations teachers engage in in the English/Language Arts Classroom. Earn Professional Development Points and optional Graduate credit.
Cost $395-990 (depending on lodging and credit options selected)
Register online

BalletSchool of Charlottesville
My Body Raqs
May 7-June 25, 2015
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
BalletSchool of Charlottesville, 2409 Ivy Road
Free bellydance classes for cancer survivors! A gentle and joyful way to reconnect with your body and feel like yourself again.
To register, email mybodyraqs@gmail.com.

Beverley Street Studio School
Workshops
Jump Right In: Moving from the Real to the Abstract
Kathleen Craig
Intermediate/Advanced
Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14; 9:30am-4pm (1/2 hr. lunch breaks)
TUITION: Members: $170; Non-members: $200
Art historian Arthur Danto said the contemporary art world is “a field of possibilities in which nothing is necessary and nothing is obliged.” With no limits, where do you start? How do you assess your work? This workshop helps chart a path for students who are interested in moving toward abstract painting. Planned exercises will be centered on a large colorful and complex still life, which will be the jumping off point for a series of experimental paintings. The goal is to become comfortable with NOT knowing what a painting is “supposed” to look like, and enjoying the investigational process of abstract painting. Students may work in oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastel.

Connecting With Nature and the Landscape through Watercolor
Shay Herring Clanton
Beginner-Advanced; Location: VanDerVeer Studio and outdoors TBA (youth with permission of instructor)
Saturday & Sunday, June 27-28; 9am-3:30pm (1/2 hr. lunch)
TUITION: Members: $170; Non-members: $200
In this weekend workshop students will spend mornings learning basic watercolor techniques including color mixing, washes, brushwork skills and methods for sketching in watercolor. In the afternoons, we will move outside to paint from nature and the landscape. Focus will be on creating a series of small to medium size watercolor paintings that reflect your experience of the landscape. Students will learn to make spontaneous and energetic sketches – a way of working with watercolor that is wonderful for nature journals or travel journals. Other paintings will be inspired by carefully observed textures in nature, and some by the particular sense of light in the landscape. Bring a packed lunch from home, so that we can move directly from the studio to the plein air location.

Events
Free Golden Acrylics Demo
Amy Shawley
Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Saturday June 6; 10am-12pm OR 1-3pm
No charge, but registration is required
Choose from a morning or afternoon session. Registration open to BSSS Members until May 15, then open to the general public until filled. Reservations required.
The Golden Paints lecture/demo is a two-hour free educational presentation on paint covering a broad range of acrylic products plus a brief introduction to Williamsburg Oils and QoR Watercolors. The lecture covers pigment properties and paint formulations, gels, pastes, grounds, color mixing, drying time, health & safety concerns, and much more! Various acrylic materials and techniques will be demonstrated to enrich your understanding of the medium. Learn tips for how to extend paint, make glazes, image transfers, acrylic “skins,” and mix paints with gels and pastes to create exciting textures!
We will also discuss Golden’s newest products, including the High Flow paints. Discover the possibilities and become inspired with how these materials can be added to your own creative process! Participants will receive an information packet and some acrylic paint samples to take home.

Community Programs
Location: BSSS Gallery (22 West Beverley Street) unless otherwise noted

INFORMAL MONTHLY CRITIQUES
1st Tuesday of the month, 12:30pm. No Charge! Participate in an informal critique of works in progress.

SPANISH GROUP
Tuesdays, 4-5pm. No Charge! Practice your Spanish conversational skills in an informal gathering. All levels are welcome – fluency is not required. Call Den Frumen for more information, 540-885-1526.

READING ABOUT ART
3rd Thursday of the month, 12:30-1:30pm. No Charge! Bring your lunch and join us for discussions on books about art and artists. Beverage and cookies supplied. Call Sondra Shaner for more information, 540-886-3928.

YEAR-ROUND MODEL SESSIONS
Figure Drawing and Painting; Location: Echols Studio; Mondays, 6-8:30pm and Fridays, 10am-12:30pm. $10 per person, per session to cover modeling fee. Please join us – No registration required.

Big Blue Door

Blue Ridge Irish Music School

Charlottesville Ballet

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

City Clay
Surface Treatment on Thrown Pots
June 6-7 (Saturday & Sunday), 9:30 am to 5 pm
$220
Join Nan Rothwell at City Clay for two days devoted to texture on wheel-work. We’ll use wiggle-wires, sodium silicate, lace, and a variety of found objects to vary the surface of newly-thrown pots. Participants should know how to center and pull up a cylinder. Come prepared to take home leather-hard work.

Crozet Arts
Please register online at CrozetArts.org for all of the following classes:
THEATER
Spring Children’s Theater Classes
Tracy Diamond Allen
Mondays, May 4 – June 1 (no class May 25)
3:45 – 4:30 Grades K-2
Registration $55
4:30 – 5:30 Grade 3-5
Registration $67
This Spring, Crozet Arts will offer two children’s theater classes with Tracy Diamond Allen. In a fun, creative and non-competitive atmosphere, these classes aim to stimulate children’s imagination & creativity, inspire inventiveness, challenge children to work creatively in a group while developing their own individuality, and build communication skills. Classes will explore a range of theater activities including (as time allows) theater games, improvisation, story telling/enacting, poetry & verse, voice exercises & jingles, characterization, group scenes, musical movement & expression and (for older children) performance skills.

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

MUSIC
CHAMBER STRINGS
Andrew Gabbert
Teens & Adults of advanced-beginner to intermediate playing level (Suzuki 3-6)
Thursdays: 7:00-8:15pm
Spring Session: May 21, 28, June 11 and 18 (4 weeks – no class 6/4)
Registration Fee $81

GROUP GUITAR
Daniel McCarthy
Various classes for ages 7-adult.
Wednesdays: April 29 – June 3 (6 weeks)
Beginners: Ages 7 – 10 5:00-5:30 pm
Beginners/Advanced Beginners: Ages 11 – 15 5:45-6:30pm
Advanced Beginners: Ages 13 – Adults 6:40-7:25pm
Intermediate: High School/Adults 7:30-8:15pm
Tuition: $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.

ART
WATERCOLOR SKETCHING CLASS
May 30 – June 27 (no class June 13)
John A. Hancock
4 weeks: Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm
Mature teens & adults

HI ART! THE SELFIE
Madeleine Rhondeau
Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm
May 9, 16, 30 and June 6 (no class May 23)
For grades K-5
Tuition: $93
A five-week art class session for Grades K-5 that introduces kids to color, materials, and art process. Kids will be introduced to both traditional and contemporary portraiture all while having important discussions about different types of art and the importance of personal expression! In addition, we will be creating a collaborative piece to donate to Crozet Arts. Come be a part of the Hi Art Crew and get ready to have fun!

EXPERIMENTAL PORTRAITURE: A Critical Examination of the Selfie
Madeleine Rhondeau
Saturdays 10:30am-1:00pm
May 9, 16, 30 and June 6 (no class May 23)
Grades 6-8
Registration: $98
Famous artists of the past and contemporary artists have used portraiture and self portraiture to address issues related to their everyday life, psychology, social and cultural identity, even politics. This class will raise discussion on how and why we define ourselves through self-portraits, and the way in which artists present themselves in their work. This class will examine the ways artists address, both technically and conceptually, personal, cultural, and political issues using self-portraits and then put techniques and styles on to canvas. This class will build on the technical handling of materials, however its main purpose is to expose young artists to a variety of contemporary artists, interpretive styles, and ultimately what it means to be an artist.

OPEN PAINTING STUDIO
John A. Hancock
Wednesdays 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
April 15 – May 27
Registration Fee: $110
Any 3 weeks in this session: $75
Would your drawing, painting, or collage projects be easier to work on in a spacious, warm, and bright studio space? It even has northern light! Could your art projects benefit from a little guidance and some helpful critiques? Come join me and a small group of fellow artists working and supporting each other in a wonderful studio setting. We have chairs, tables and easels ready to go.

Please see 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, Charlottesville, VA 22902
May 13, May 27, June 10, & June 24 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, Charlottesville, VA 22902
May 20 & June 17 at 6pm
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 email ht@jmrl.org or call 434.979.7151 ext 4.

Creative Writing Group
Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
May 19 & June 2 at 6:30pm
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.
Call the library or email acox@jmrl.org to register.

Window Stars Craft Workshop
Central Library, 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
May 6 at 6:30pm
Learn how to fold colorful paper stars to display in the window. All supplies provided. Ages 14+.
Required registration begins April 22. Class size is limited.

Hypertufa Planters Workshop
Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
May 6 at 6:30pm
Make hypertufa planter what will look great in your garden. All supplies provided. Dress to get messy.
Required registration begins April 15. Class size is limited.

Red, Wreath, and Blue Workshop
Central Library, 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
June 10 at 6:30pm
Learn to make a variety of paper shapes to create a patriotic wreath or decorative star. Ages 14+.
Required registration begins May 27.

Mason Jar Herb Garden Workshop
Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
June 15 at 7pm
Come get your hands dirty planting a small container garden of herbs. All supplies will be provided, but extras are welcome. Ages 14+.
Required registration begins May 26.

Button Bonanza
Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
June 27 at 2-4pm
Decorate an initial with buttons to create a personalized art piece. For all ages.
No registration required.

Light House Studio
Intermediate Filmmaking (Session 2)
June 15th – 19th
Description: Work in teams and with a pre-provided script to produce a short film in this production-intensive workshop! In addition to directing, shooting and editing you will also be auditioning actors, building props, designing sets and lighting scenes. Local filmmakers and other industry professionals will be dropping in to offer guidance and real world experience. This workshop is ideal for students who have already taken Intro to Filmmaking or want to prepare for the Advanced Directing workshop.
Register here.

Young Directors, Session 1
Session 1: June 22nd – 26th
Description: Great Scott! Sign up now for Light House Studio’s Time Travel Film Summer Camp! A fun hands-on introduction to the exciting world of movie production, with a twist! Learn what it takes to make a time travel film from scratch! This workshop is geared towards younger students (8-11 years old) with an interest in fantasy movie making. The students will work in small groups and be guided by mentors through each step of the production process from script to screen. Along the way, they will be exposed to the fundamentals of storyboarding, screenwriting, cinematography, directing, and editing. The students will use high-definition digital video cameras and non-linear editing software just like they do in Hollywood. At the end of the week the students will be official young directors with their own short time travel film that they helped produce.
Register here.

Young Directors, Session 2
Session 2: June 29th – July 3rd
Description: Let’s get adventurous with our Adventure Movie Summer Camp! Get a fun hands-on introduction to the exciting world of movie production. This workshop is geared towards younger students (8-11 years old) with an interest in action and adventure movies! The students will work in small groups and be guided by mentors through each step of the production process from script to screen. Learn every step of what it takes to make a great adventure movie! Along the way, they will be exposed to the fundamentals of storyboarding, screenwriting, cinematography, directing, and editing. Green-screen yourself on a pirate ship or slaying a clay dragon! Put those fantasy tales up on the big screen! The students will use high-definition digital video cameras and non-linear editing software just like they do in Hollywood. At the end of the week the students will be official young directors with their own short film that they helped produce.
Register here.

VFX
June 22nd – July 3rd
Description: In this workshop students will run through the gamut of visual effects production. We’ll talk through the effects we want to create, shoot a video with those effects in mind, and then edit it all together in Adobe Premiere. We’ll jump into Adobe After Effects and learn everything we need to make the shots look awesome, and get them working together seamlessly in the edit.
Students will learn how to shoot and edit for visual effects, how to key and track footage, and how well thought out visual effects can aid in storytelling. We’re not going to fix it in post. We’re going to fix it in camera!
Register here.

Live Arts
MUSICAL THEATER CAMP: SESSION ONE
DATES: June 15 – June 26, Monday-Friday, 9:30a-3:30p *extended day option available from 9a-5p
Ages: Rising 3rd – 12th grades in two levels.
The Live Arts Musical Theater Summer Camp specializes in every aspect for musical theater performance including solo and choral vocal performance, Broadway, jazz, and tap dance, acting, improvisation, and all the skills for auditioning for musicals. With a core team of seasoned instructors and an impressive roster of special guest artists, you’ll experience an intense training that will develop your skills and tune your talent. Each session culminates in a public showcase performance on the Gibson Theater stage.
Questions? Email Miller at miller@livearts.org.
Register online here.

MUSICAL THEATER CAMP: SESSION TWO
DATES: June 29 – July 10, Monday-Friday, 9:30a-3:30p *extended day option available from 9a-5p
Ages: Rising 3rd – 12th grades in two levels.
The Live Arts Musical Theater Summer Camp specializes in every aspect for musical theater performance including solo and choral vocal performance, Broadway, jazz, and tap dance, acting, improvisation, and all the skills for auditioning for musicals. With a core team of seasoned instructors and an impressive roster of special guest artists, you’ll experience an intense training that will develop your skills and tune your talent. Each session culminates in a public showcase performance on the Gibson Theater stage.
Questions? Email Miller at miller@livearts.org.
Register online here.

McGuffey Art Center
Lee Alter
Summer Art Camp with Lee Alter
Students gain experience in watercolor, drawing, and working in sand trays. Each group makes a large canvas that is hung at the Main Street ice skating arena.
One week sessions, $250 each
10am-12:30pm
June 15-19, 22-26, and 29-july 3
July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24 and 27-31
August 3-7
Call (434) 963-0540 to register.

Ninni Baeckstrom

Rebekah Wostrel

Nevarr, Michelle

The Paramount Theater

Second Street Gallery

Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center

Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Hand Binding with Leather
Mondays, 6-8pm, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 2015 (Four Two Hour sessions, additional VABC workshop facilities/hours available as needed)
Instructor: Dean Dass
Location: Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Fee: $400 VABC Member / $450 Non-members and UVa Certification
Materials: Some supplied by student
Led by artist and bookmaker Dean Dass, participants will gain a working understanding of the fundamental concepts in codex construction.
These basic principles are then applicable to a wide variety of binding structures and allow us to conceptualize individual approaches and techniques. Yet the premise remains that we will engage that venerable form – the codex – strong, durable, structurally sound.
For Registration Information visit the website.
For additional, course specific information, contact Dean Dass at dad@ virginia.edu.

Saturday Bookbinding Series
“Buttonhole”/”Key Hole” Binding
Saturday, May 9 12:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Janet Eden
Enrollment limit: 10
Fee: $25 for VABC members; $30 for non-members.
Skill level: Appropriate for intermediate-level skills, although a person with strong craft skills can also be successful.
The class will explore the “buttonhole” or “key hole” binding, a dramatic structure that combines long-stitch binding with exposed spine binding. Participants will see examples of the structure, make at least one complete soft-bound version, get instructions for making a hardbound version, and explore variations. This workshop is appropriate for beginners with basic paper craft skills, yet has variety that will appeal to those with intermediate skills and above.
This class is part of the VABC’s Saturday Bookbinding series.
For more information about this class visit the website.

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.