Propsective Student Reception
Thursday, April 24
4 - 7 PM
Join us for this time to learn about the programs and classes FHU | Dickson has to offer this Fall.
Coming to The Renaissance Center This June...
The Little Mermaid Jr.
Join us for this exciting Young Entertainers On Stage performance brought to us by The Renaissance Players.
Y.E.S.(Young Entertainers on Stage) Production of The Little Mermaid Jr. contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film, as well as, three new songs from the Broadway Show. The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Before she can achieve her happy ending, she'll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice.
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Children's Choirs: Tuesday, May 6th, 7pmAdult Choirs: Thursday, May 8th, 7pm
Tickets ON SALE NOW! Come join us for these wonderful performances by our Community Choir Members led by Chris Greene!
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GO TO: Art Workshops
Children will create a new painting on canvas or watercolor paper along with the instructor each week. Themes will vary and will be adapted to suit multiple ages and interests. Students will follow step-by-step along with the instructor, but will be encouraged to make their artwork unique.
Oil painting with Sonja DiMeola (ages 6-18)
Students will receive individual instruction in oil painting and basic drawing in a group setting, no two students will be working on the same painting at the same time. No previous art training is required. Students must purchase their own oil paints, supply list available online at www.sonjasartclass.blogspot.com. Student limit 8.
Acrylic & Oils with Frank Baggett
The course consists of learning how to begin a painting all the way to applying the finishing sealant. The students begin with a basic composition and end with a completed painting. This course is for both acrylic and oil painters alike. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome to learn new techniques such as experience Plein Air Painting and combining acrylic and oils on the same piece. Frank Baggett walks each artist through the process of creating by creating demonstration pieces himself throughout the series. A drawing is held at the end of the series for one lucky student to take home one of Frank's signed demo paintings made during the series.
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In this course students with no formal photography experience are invited to get to know those mysterious manual functions on the camera. You will learn how to creatively control the look of your images by getting to know the functions on your camera. Through weekly assignments, field trips, and discussions you will gain confidence and comfort with the possibilities of your camera. TBA
Open Studio with Hannah Rowell
This class opens the studio doors for students working in all 2-D media. Bring projects in Oil, Colored Pencil, Charcoal, collage, etc. Create in the spacious studios with the guidance of an instructor. Projects can be self-directed if preferred or the instructor can help students choose projects.
Still life, figure drawing, landscapes, charcoal, graphite, pastels. How do you draw/paint that? Now is the time to learn how to draw or paint anything. This course is designed so students can come to a class with an idea they want to draw or paint. That idea can then be discussed and implemented by the student with help from the instructor. So pick a medium, pick a style and come create. Student limit 12.
Adult Beginning Watercolor Painting with Jolene Clement
Students will learn and experiment with mixing colors, blending, applying transparent layers, glazing, and fun techniques in texturing. Simple lessons to bring in the importance of contrast, tone, value, design and composition will be given for you to try; with the outcome being beautiful paintings. Demonstrations will be given for students to follow step by step which are helpful for beginners as well as refreshers for those who have painted in watercolor before. The idea is to give students the basics as well as provide variety so each student can find their own creative niche and discover/enhance the artist within. Those who have painted before may follow the demonstrations & lessons or may branch out into individualized lessons, goals, and painting techniques. Students may bring their own supplies and may borrow some supplies or special materials.
Intermediate and Advance Adult Watercolor with Jolene Clement
This class is for students who have already had the beginning class or have experience with watercolor painting and the basic techniques. In this class, students will be encouraged to explore the types of techniques and styles that best suit them as individual artists. These students will be trying more advanced compositions and using their skills from their own individual levels of painting. There will be some group demonstrations for the class to follow as they wish but there will also be much more individualized instruction. The idea is to help the students to progress at their own levels and to develop each student as individual artists. Instruction is modified according to the student's and class's needs but will also introduce new materials and techniques.
Oil painting with Sonja DiMeola (all ages and experience levels)
Students will receive individual instruction in oil painting and basic drawing in a group setting, no two students will be working on the same painting at the same time. No previous art training/experience is required. Students must purchase their own oil paints, supply list available online at www.sonjasartclass.blogspot.com. Student limit 8.
Pottery: Handbuilding with Sarah LongeneckerLearn the fundamentals of handbuilt pottery by watching class demonstrations while building pieces of your own! No experience is required! Learn more about Sarah's classes at www.sarahlongenecker.com/ceramic-classes/
If you are interested in one of the classes listed above, please email the corresponding instructor. If you do not see the class you are looking for please call or email us.
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