Registration open at Oxford Community Arts Center for new children's classes | Arts & Culture
OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - The Oxford Community Arts Center now has open registration for six different Children’s Classes.
Students may register for more than one class as long as they do not overlap. Classes are available in vocal studies, dramatic arts, creative writing, and visual arts. Registration is required for all classes and course fees vary. Scholarships are available for After School Art (ASA)and ArtKicks on a first come, first serve basis. Scholarships for other classes may also be available. Bus service from Kramer Elementary, Bogan Elementary, Marshall Elementary, and Talawanda Middle School to the Oxford Community Arts Center is available for ASA and ArtKicks. Registration forms for all classes are available in the OCAC office.
Born to Sing! is a group voice class for young vocalist ages 8-13 instructed by Dana Lentini The students sing both group songs and solo selections. The class has an emphasis of the students learning proper voice techniques and performance skills. This class will meet Mondays from 5-6pm starting January 28th culminating with a public recital on Sunday, April 22nd.
Curtain Call and Theater Investigation are the Children’s (ages 6-9) and Youth (ages 10-14) theater classes, respectively, at the Oxford Community Arts Center. These classes are taught by instructor Teresa Gordon. Gordon will be staring as “Liz” in OxACT’s upcoming performance of The Book of Liz. Students will advance through the class from studying basic acting skills, improvisation, voice control, scene blocking, and completing the class with public performances on April 21st and 22nd. Class begins Saturday, February 16th, in the OCAC Rehearsal Hall.
Authors in the Afternoon is an exciting, six-week-long creative writing workshop for students in grades 3-5. Students will broaden their talents in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The emphasis of the workshop is to build on the imaginative approach to writing rather than emphasizing convention and correctness. Authors in the Afternoon will be led by Kathleen Veslany, who has an MFA in creative writing and has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Arizona, the University of New Orleans, and the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project. Classes will be held Mondays 4:15-5:15 in the Killy Library at OCAC starting Monday, January 28th continuing through March 11th.
ArtKicks is offered to Middle School Students, grades 6-8, to develop and refine advanced art skills. The class may be taken without previous enrollment in the OCAC After School Art children’s program. ArtKicks is taught by local artist & Miami University Fine Arts Graduate, Hilary Oswald.
Students in ArtKicks will be able to meet and work with professional artist and create art in a variety of mediums. Clay sculpture, paper making, fused glass, and other advanced arts skills will be covered in ArtKicks. Classes will begin Monday, February 4th and continue until April 15th. ArtKicks students will participate in the creation of the OCAC April exhibit, which will kick off at April’s Second Friday.