“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem
SUMMER STARTS HERE
This year, we had big successes in our outreach programs, and the reason was simple: outstanding teachers.
They are why we are so excited about the lineup of classes and camps that we have designed with you in mind.
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
We have Katie Deyoe to thank for making our new Annex such a hit. She will be teaching Intro to Dance, two new classes for first- through fifth-graders and sixth- through eighth-graders.
Katie creates an exciting energy where everyone has fun no matter the skill level. They come away with a new confidence having learned the basics of coordination, balance and team spirit. These classes will begin this Monday, 2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. at our Annex at 309 14th St. across from City Market.
DANCE & THEATER CAMP
Terry Muldoon, our mixed media guru, and Maddie Melia (on summer break from American Musical and Dramatic Academy, College of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles) will introduce kids 6-12 to the exciting world of theater. They will learn script reading and writing, theater dance, set building, the art of makeup and costume creation. This camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday with a mini-performance in August. This camp is also new to the Center’s curriculum.
VOICE WITH KAREN MILLS-COCHRAN
A valley favorite, Karen was part of our musical A-Team at Fine Arts Friday at TRCS. She will be taking 6- to 9-year-olds up and down the scales and bringing out the singer in each child. Classes take place 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
INTRO TO GUITAR AND GUITAR I
Ashton Taufer, guitarist from the legendary local band Let Them Roar, brings all of his amazing musical talents to kids new to the guitar and kids with experience from 4-4:45 p.m. and 4:45-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
INTRO TO PIANO AND PIANO I
Brad Vierheller, the Fine Arts Friday piano master, will be teaching kids 5-7 years and old pros 8+ years the art of the piano. Patience and individual attention are Brad’s strong points and, before you know it, your child will be playing at the next family reunion.
Ceramics, Adult Wheelthrowing, Adult Sculpture, Mixed Media, Oil & Acrylic, Silversmithing, Pottery and Art Camps — these are just a few of the exciting art, pottery and silversmithing classes we have lined up for children and adults with top flight teaching talent like Josefina Gordh, Judy Davis, Kay Cochran, Terry Muldoon, Noemi Kosmowski and Jessica Kidd. These artists may come from different backgrounds but they speak the same language: artistic excellence.
I have highlighted just some of the classes that will be starting next week, but it is never too late to register for the one that is just right for you and your family. Visit our website for the full listing or call us at 970-945-2414 and register.
The Center is at the heart of lifelong learning, and we make sure that each month of the year has opportunities for everyone to take a step in a new direction and see where that path might lead. We are all about leaps of imagination and dreaming.
Christina Brusig is the executive director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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