Village Arts Studio Classes For Kids and Teens

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FALL CLASSES 

Except for CLAY, all classes will be held on the campus of Faith Presbyterian Church of Valley Village,
5000 Colfax Ave. (across the street from Colfax Charter E.S.) 

Colfax Students will be escorted across the street to the Village Arts space located on the campus of
Faith Presbyterian Church of Valley Village

FALL 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE 

MONDAY

  • Kids Musical Theatre Dance with Jeanne Simpson

    Monday | 3:00-4:00PM | 9/17 – 10/5 | 8 Classes | $125 

    Ages: 7-10 years old 

    Kids will have a blast working on dances from Broadway musicals as well as learning basic dance steps and dance language. Jeanne is a highly positive and loving instructor that will leave your kids feeling confident and inspired.

TUESDAY

  • Intro to Animation with John Eddings 

    Tuesday | 4:00PM-5:00PM | 9/11 – 10/16 | 6 Classes | $125

    (Supply fee included) 

    A six-week sessions where students will explore the basic techniques of animation as well as offering hands-on experience of creating various animation pieces – flip books, character drawings, stop-motion projects, pixelation and more.

THURSDAY

  • Comedy & Improv I with Paula Newman

    Thursday |3:00PM-4:00PM | 9/6 – 10/11 | 6 Classes | $110

    Grades: 2nd – 5th  

    Perhaps your child is always cracking jokes or is a bit shy a needs a little more encouragement to come out of their shell? This is the perfect home: warm up improv games followed by behind the mic techniques with the option to create their own mic time (be it story telling, their own jokes or classic jokes) – all are welcome to attend.  The class consists of confidence building techniques, joke formatting, microphone etiquette, creating an intro for yourself, finding your voice and developing your individual stage charm. The final class will be a culmination of performances where family and friends are invited to be their supportive audience.  Ms. Paula emphasizes the positive aspect of each child’s talents and insists that the class culture is a positive and supportive environment.

  • Comedy & Improv II with Paula Newman

    Thursday | 4:00PM-5:00PM | 9/6 – 10/11 | 6 Classes | $110

    Grades: 5th – 8th 

    This class is only for students that have completed level one or attended the summer camp class with Ms. Paula.

    Students will work towards creating a full 7 minutes “act” for the final performance (held the last class). Advanced Improv techniques will be practiced as warm ups followed by exercises to discover each students’ “voice behind the mic”. Each student will receive more personal time to create their seven minute performance. The performance can range from jokes, storytelling, impersonations, characters or any approved routine. Space is limited so each student can receive the needed attention to achieve success!

  • CLAY PLAY Session 2 with Ms. Klace on the Colfax Campus

    Thursday | 3:00PM-4:00PM | 10-4 – 11-8 | $120

    (Supply Fee Included) 

    Grades 1 – 5

    Come get your hands dirty and learn about the ceramic arts with Colfax’s own – Mrs. Klace! In this class, we will have tons of fun and learn the basics of clay hand building, while adding some new skills for students familiar with basic techniques. Open to 1st through 5th graders who want to get creative.

SATURDAY

  • Ms. Pam’s Jr. Acting Class

    Saturday | 11AM-12PM | 9/8 – 10/27 | 8 Classes | $125.00 

    Grades: 2nd – 5th

    An eight-week course filled with improvisation, theatre games, character and text work. Kids explore drama through a diverse and playful dramatic curriculum designed to stimulate their creativity, increase their confidence, and promote connection with classmates in a safe and nurturing environment.

  • Ms. Pam’s Teen Acting Class

    Saturday | 12:30 -2:00PM | 9/8 – 10/27 | 8 Classes | $140.00

    Grades: Middle school and up

    An eight-week course engaging older kids with more advanced improvisation, theatre games, character and text work. Whether your child is new to the acting process or a veteran this program challenges the older student with more in-depth scene and character work.

  • New Class Alert!

    Act – Sing – Audition Workshop! Jane Runnalls

    Saturday | 10:00AM-12:30PM | 9/15 & 9/22 | $110.00 

    In two intensive sessions, Ms. Jane will give an overview of vocal fundamentals, and break down the process of learning a song step by step. Using exercises and games involving voice, story, and character, students will gain the tools to transform their future audition and performance experiences from scary and nerve-wracking ones, to fun, joyful and fulfilling ones where they shine at their best!

  • Story Theatre with Miss Jeanne

    Saturday | 10:00AM-11:00AM | 9/8 – 10/13 | $125.00 

    Ages: 4 1/2 – 6 yrs.

    An six week class is for children ages 4 1/2 to 6 years old exploring imagination and theatre play. Children will engage in storytelling, improvisation and theatre games all designed to help them socialize, build confidence and share their own unique talents and imagination.

SEE WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT VILLAGE ARTS:

 

"My daughter, Mae's, involvement over the past 3 years with Pam and John and Village Arts has been phenomenal! I have seen her gain confidence onstage and off. Thank you, Village Arts!"

-Laurie Metcalf, Mae’s Mom
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"My daughter, Mae's, involvement over the past 3 years with Pam and John and Village Arts has been phenomenal! I have seen her gain confidence onstage and off. Thank you, Village Arts!" -Laurie Metcalf, Mae’s Mom
Village Arts Theatre is truly a precious gift for our son.  Not only does it promote listening skills, engagement with others and the importance of attention to others’ actions, but it does all of this in a warm, safe environment.  

-Maura Simon, Luke’s Mom
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Village Arts Theatre is truly a precious gift for our son.  Not only does it promote listening skills, engagement with others and the importance of attention to others’ actions, but it does all of this in a warm, safe environment.   -Maura Simon, Luke’s Mom
Under Pam’s nurturing guidance for the past five years, I have watched my daughter turn from a timid girl into a fearless performer, making such interesting choices on stage it actually surprises me sometimes.

-Laura Mulrenan, Anabelle’s Mom
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Under Pam’s nurturing guidance for the past five years, I have watched my daughter turn from a timid girl into a fearless performer, making such interesting choices on stage it actually surprises me sometimes. -Laura Mulrenan, Anabelle’s Mom
You drop your excited children off for 6-8 weeks and at the end of the session, the entire team of Village Arts has created a beautiful production made solely from a ton of passion and a lot of hard work.  We watched our child turn into an incredibly brave, outgoing, hilarious, and (who knew) really talented kid come to life. It truly is magical.

-Amy Hartwick, Connor, Sophie & Anabelle’s Mom
2017-04-11T11:13:05+00:00
You drop your excited children off for 6-8 weeks and at the end of the session, the entire team of Village Arts has created a beautiful production made solely from a ton of passion and a lot of hard work.  We watched our child turn into an incredibly brave, outgoing, hilarious, and (who knew) really talented kid come to life. It truly is magical. -Amy Hartwick, Connor, Sophie & Anabelle’s Mom
 

"Village Arts & especially Teacher Jodie has been so special to us in helping foster self confidence & pride in our daughter.  Although there were days we thought we should give up Teacher Jodie never did!  We have truly seen the results of care, consistency, love, & support.  Our daughter has both blossomed in her acting & singing abilities & her self worth.  Thank you" 

-Natasha Langhans M.A., MFT, Nicolette’s Mom

 

 
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  "Village Arts & especially Teacher Jodie has been so special to us in helping foster self confidence & pride in our daughter.  Although there were days we thought we should give up Teacher Jodie never did!  We have truly seen the results of care, consistency, love, & support.  Our daughter has both blossomed in her acting & singing abilities & her self worth.  Thank you"  -Natasha Langhans M.A., MFT, Nicolette’s Mom    
"There is nothing more fulfilling than watching your child develop and grow into her own.”

-Corrina Miller, Marta’s Mom
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"There is nothing more fulfilling than watching your child develop and grow into her own.” -Corrina Miller, Marta’s Mom