THE ARTISAN ACADEMY - 2020 SUMMER VIRTUAL CAMPS


 

Meghan Webb - Instructor

 

Young Actor’s Toolbox

Ages: 6–8   Class Limit: 10   Cost: $175

June 11–July 2   Thursdays, 3pm–4pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Meghan Webb

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Through creating and portraying original characters as well as playing fun theatre games, these young actors will be introduced to basic stage directions and theatre terminology for the young performer.

 

 

PRE-K Adventure Stories

Ages: Pre-K (3–5)   Class Limit: 10   Cost: $125

June 11–July 2   Thursdays, 4pm–4:30pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Meghan Webb

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In this class, students will engage their imaginations by portraying different characters in interactive adventure stories!

 

 

Meghan WebbInstructor's Biography

Meghan Webb is a graduate of Oklahoma City University where she received her BFA in Theatre for Young Audiences with minors in Stage Management and Directing. During her time in Oklahoma, Meghan stage managed productions at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and performed and taught literacy and arts integration workshops at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre. After returning to Fort Worth, Meghan stage managed CATS and taught classes at Artisan, and she currently works in the Education office at Casa Mañana.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Acting Fundamentals

Ages: 13–18   Class Limit: 8   Cost: $250

June 8–June 12   9am–10:15am

Location: Online

Instructor: Camille Haley

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This class will cover traditional theatre warm up techniques and will introduce students to the basics of creating a character through exercises and intensive work on monologues and scene work.

 

 

Let's Improv!

Ages: 13–18   Class Limit: 8   Cost: $250

June 15–June 19   9am–10:15am

Location: Online

Instructor: Camille Haley

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In this class, students will learn improvisational techniques and theatre games while having fun and improving their acting skills! Our class will culminate in an improv show for your family and friends!  

 

 

Film Studies

Ages: 13–18   Class Limit: 8   Cost: $250

June 22–June 26   9am–10:15am

Location: Online

Instructor: Camille Haley

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In this class, students will learn the basics of acting for film and will have an opportunity to perform a commercial script as well as scenes from television and film. Students will have an opportunity to perform and receive feedback from their peers.

 

 

Stage Make-Up

Ages: 13–18   Class Limit: 8   Cost: $250

June 29–July 3   9am–10:15am

Location: Online

Instructor: Camille Haley

*Materials required by student

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Dive into the exciting world of stage make-up and special effects! Create fun, imaginative characters with some simple tools and your face!  In this class, we will learn the basics of theatrical make-up including color, highlight, shadow, aging, fantasy, gore and glamour techniques. We will explore how make-up can help create a total character! Supplies may be needed depending on tools already owned.

 

 

Broadway Boot-Camp

Ages: 13–18   Class Limit: 8   Cost: $250

July 6–July 10   9am–10:15am

Location: Online

Instructor: Camille Haley

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In this intensive class, students will select musical theatre solos, duets, and group numbers, and explore vocal technique, character development, and choreography. Students will receive one-on-one coaching and will perform in a showcase for their friends and family.

 

 

Camille HaleyInstructor's Biography

Camille Haley is in her 12th year as a theatre educator and holds a B.A. in Drama from Texas Woman’s University and an M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College. She currently serves as Theatre Director at Richland High School. She has worked professionally as an actor and director in the DFW and Boston areas.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Creating Exciting and Engaging Characters

Ages: 10–14   Class Limit: 20   Cost: $250

Same One-week Class with Three Date Options:

Class Option 1: June 8–June 13   10am–11am

Class Option 2: June 15–June 20   10am–11am

Class Option 3: June 22–June 27   10am–11am

Location: Online

Instructor: Trevin McLaughlin

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I just got cast in a show! What do I do now?! Through storytelling, theatre games, creating big characters, and lots of fun, students will learn the process to develop and create interesting, exciting and engaging characters that can be used for any show.

 

 

Trevin McLaughlinInstructor's Biography

Trevin McLaughlin is a 2010 graduate of Texas Tech University. He is the Theatre Teacher at North Oaks Middle School and considers this the best job in the world. He loves to teach kids all aspects of theatre and help them find a life-long passion for the artform. You may have seen him on the Artisan Stage as Rooster in ANNIE in 2017. He has also appeared in many shows at theatres around the Metroplex, including Plaza Theatre, Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players, Gateway Performing Arts, and Bare Bones Shakespeare.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Playwriting

Ages: 10–18   Class Limit: 12   Cost: $275

5-week Class

June 16–July 14   Tuesdays, 10am–11am

Location: Online

Instructor: Renee Norris

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Through spring boards, read alouds, individual conferencing, and guest speakers, students in this class will learn the ins and outs of playwriting, will write their own ten-minute play, and will present their work in a play reading event.

 

Guest Speakers:

Don Zolidis (Playwright) – topic: creating conflict for characters

Tim Long (Circle Theatre) – topic: entering the Circle Theatre Playwriting Contest for teens

Dana Schultz (Stage West) – topic: entering the Stage West Playwriting Contest

Connie Whitt-Lambert (Texas Wesleyan University) – topic: what judges are looking for in a ten-minute play

Nicole Oglesby (Playwright) – topic: writing and producing original works for modern audiences

 

 

Auditioning

Ages: 12–18   Class Limit: 25   Cost: $275

3-week class

Week 1: July 6–July 9   Mon–Thur, 2:30pm–3:30pm

Week 2: July 13–July 16   One-on-one appt. set by instructor.   Mon–Thur, 2:30pm–3:30pm

Week 3: July 20–24   Mon–Thur, 2:30pm–3:30pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Renee Norris

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In this class, students will select two contrasting monologues; will study Michael Shurtleff’s 12 Guideposts of Acting; will learn physical, vocal, and emotional techniques; will learn script analysis and scoring; will have individual coaching sessions with the instructor, and will perform in a mock audition.

 

 

Renee NorrisInstructor's Biography

Renee Norris is entering her 25th year as a Theatre Educator. She holds a degree in Theatre and in English from Texas Wesleyan University and is certified to teach Theatre, English and Dance along with non-degree graduate performance hours from Texas Woman’s University. She has taught and directed at Haltom High School, Casa Mañana, and CATS in Arlington. She has choreographed for Texas Wesleyan University and Ft. Worth Shakespeare in the Park. Renee has performed in shows at Circle Theatre, Stage West, Ft. Worth Shakespeare in the Park, and The Jubilee Theatre. Renee’s passion is preparing her students for their next level of education, performance, or life.
 

 

 


 

 

Creative Dramatics

Ages: 56   Class Limit: 15   Cost: $125

Same Class with Two Date Options:

Class Option 1: June 9June 30   Tuesdays, 9am10am

Class Option 2: June 10July 1   Wednesdays, 1pm2pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Crystal Salazar

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In this class, students will expand their creativity by creating characters through movement, voice, and puppetry. Students will create their own sock puppet and will perform a puppet show for friends and family at the end of the week.

 

 

 

Why Improv?

Ages: 712   Class Limit: 15   Cost: $125

Same Class with Two Date Options:

Class Option 1: June 8June 29   Mondays, 11amNoon

Class Option 2: June 10July 1   Wednesdays, 3pm4pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Crystal Salazar

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What are the basics of improvisation? How does it help actors? Will I use improv skills in a scripted scene?

This class will give you the answers to all these questions and more! If you are new to improv, want to work on your skills, or you're an expert, come join this online improv class and gain insight on how improv can help you on stage!

 

 

Crystal SalazarInstructor's Biography

Crystal Salazar received her BA in Theatre Arts at Texas Wesleyan University with a minor in Psychology. She is currently the theatre teacher at Meacham Middle School and has loved building the new theatre program. She also teaches for the Children’s Ministry Team at Harvest United Methodist Church. Crystal is bilingual, loves costuming, and has had the pleasure of being an IATSE Dresser (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) for Dallas Summer Musicals for the LION KING and HAMILTON Tours. Crystal’s goal is to use theatre as a tool to help students find their identity and creative spirit.


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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