Alban Arts Academy

Educating the Artists of tomorrow with the artists of today!

 

All classes are $225 for the full 12 Week Semester.

Register before February 20th and get the $25 Early Bird Discount!

Receive a 10% Discount for registering for 2 or more classes within the same household.

Scholarships are available.  Forms can be downloaded HERE.  Scholarship forms must be returned to the Alban by 5:00pm on February 15th.

Online Registration costs only $25, and reserves your students spot in class.  The remaining balance will be due in person on the first day of class, or a payment agreement may be arranged as well. 

All Performance Classes will have a final presentation and must be present for Tech Week Rehearsals.  Students in these classes will meet daily the week of May 7th-13th to rehearse their showcase presentations.   Showcase performances will be held on May 11th, 12th, and 13th.

Class Title                           Teacher Day Start Time End Time
Grade Level/Prerequisite                          
 
1. Improv                                
Jeff Bukovinsky Tues 5:30 6:30 9th-Adult                   Register 
Students play a variety of games that improve their ability to interact within improvised scenes and think quickly on their feet. Also, a great class for students looking to have fun on stage.
2. Directing                         
Adam Bryan           Tues 6:45 7:45 5th – Adult           Register 
This class will introduce students to the leadership role of directing live theatre. Directors will learn scene analysis, blocking, and rehearsal techniques; as well as gain effective skills for communicating with actors and designers that contribute to creative and fun directing. Students will complete a directors book, complete with directorial goals and objective, designs, budgets, and supply needs, for a scene/one act of their choosing
3. Stage Makeup                                                
John Barton             Tues. 8:00 9:00 3rd-Adult                                 Register 
Students will learn the basics of safely and correctly applying stage makeup, from crème foundations to latex. Techniques covered will include Basic Corrective, Old Age, Fantasy, Glamour, and Special Effects. As SFX covers such a wide variety of techniques, much of the course will be focused here: building and applying latex prosthetics, cuts, burns, bruises, broken bones, embedded objects, and torn flesh (necessary for zombies). Students will create a digital portfolio of their work as a final project. **There is a $65 supply fee for students’ personal makeup kit, which they will keep.
4. Acting                               
Adam Bryan        Tues. 5:30 6:30 1st—5th        Register
This class gets students comfortable on stage. We explore theater basics: character, voice, memorization and confidence. Students will take part in a variety of acting exercises to find students’ strengths and weaknesses. Then work on honing those skills by working on a short play that will be presented at the end of semseter showcase. **Students must be able to read.
5. Acting                                
John Barton          Tues. 6:45 7:45 6th—8th        Register
Designed with both new and experienced young actors in mind, this class will focus on building essential acting skills while becoming more comfortable on stage. Observation, movement, character development and improvisation skills will be taught through theatre games. Relaxation and visualization exercises will be taught to help reduce anxiety. Students will gain confidence and learn to become more comfortable performing. Students will perform a short play at the end of the semester.
6. Acting for Adults                      
Adam Bryan Tues. 8:00 9:00 9th-Adult       Register
Designed with both new and experienced actors in mind, this class will focus on giving students of all ages essential tools to succeed on stage in theatre.  Tools such as character development, script analysis, goals and objectives, the actor brain, and much more.  Students will learn the majority of these skills through theatre exercises and games, as well as discussion and debate.  Students will also apply there newfound skills to performing a final scene/one act in the end of semester showcase.
7. Pre-Acting                             
Jan Johnson           Tues. 5:30 6:30 PreK—K    Register 
This class encourages use of the imagination. We introduce students to storytelling, acting and improvisation. They will create stories through creative play. Students learn to memorize simple lines and use their Big Voice on stage as well. Early participation in drama develops confidence, speaking skills, social skills and serves as a great introduction to acting that begins a life-long enjoyment of creative arts.
8. Improv                                       
Jeff Bukovinsky   Wed. 5:30 6:30 1st-5th            Register 
Students play a variety of games that improve their ability to interact within improvised scenes and think quickly on their feet. Also, a great class for students looking to have fun on stage.
9. Improv                                         
Jeff Bukovinsky   Wed. 6:45 7:45 6th-8th                     Register 
Students play a variety of games that improve their ability to interact within improvised scenes and think quickly on their feet. Also, a great class for students looking to have fun on stage.
10. Intro to Music Improv                      
Richard Simpson Wed. 8:00 9:00 11 yrs old to adult    Register 
(11 years old and older, or with recommendation from music teacher. Recommended for students with one or more years previous instruction on their instrument.) Students will learn basic skills in group and solo improvisational styles. Through a combination of music theory instruction, listening exercises, and improv games, we will establish confidence across a variety of genres and musical situations and help students build a strong foundation for exploring their interests.
11. Singing for Musical Theatre
Kenneth Morrison Wed. 5:30 6:30 7th-12th    Register 
This class serves as an introduction to musical theatre and basic production elements. A short musical will be rehearsed and performed with emphasis on singing technique.
12. Singing for Musical Theatre Kenneth Morrison Wed. 6:45 7:45 1st-6th    Register 
This class serves as an introduction to musical theatre and basic production elements. A short musical will be rehearsed and performed with emphasis on singing technique.
13. Advanced Classical Acting                       
Marlette Carter Wed. 8:00 9:00 Completion of either
Classical Acting or Advanced Acting
   Register 
This class will expand upon the Classical Acting class and will delve into the subject of the Classical Tragedies. From the brooding Hamlet to the madness of Medea; this class will further understanding of monologues and full scenes, as we take a walk on the dark side. Students will perform a scene from one classical tragedy for showcase.
14. Stage Craft                                    
Marlette Carter       Tues. 5:30 6:30 6th-Adult                  Register 
An introduction to the behind-the-scenes world of technical theatre. Students will learn to use hand/ power tools in set construction, set painting, lighting/sound design, and prop making. They will then use their new-found skills in the practical application of creating the sets for the performance showcase. Students should be prepared for physical activity such as climbing ladders. Please have closed toe shoes, and a three-ring binder for class.
15. Advanced Acting                    
Leah Turley           Wed. 6:45 7:45 Invite only            Register
Students learn advanced acting concepts (Meisner, Chekhov, Stanislavski, sensory awareness, Tsuzuki), script analysis, character development & professional standards & practices. Advanced actors are held to a higher standard of behavior and work ethic. The Spring 2018 semester of Adv. Acting students will work through a series of scenes by applying the above mentioned advanced acting concepts.
 16. Collegiate Acting                 
Leah Turley          Wed. 8:00 9:00 Invite only 15+          Register
Fall semester 2017 & Spring semester 2018: Students learn audition & application processes for college/university & arts school auditions. Each student will memorize 4 monologues , create a resume and receive a mini headshot session with Emily Basile (photographer/graphic designer for Appalachian Artists Collective).
17. Pre-Acting                    
Jan Johnson           Wed. 5:30 6:30 PreK—K    Register 
This class encourages use of the imagination. We introduce them to storytelling, acting and improvisation. They create stories through creative play. Students learn to memorize simple lines and use their Big Voice on stage as well. Early participation in drama develops confidence, speaking skills, social skills and serves as a great introduction to acting that begins a life-long enjoyment of creative arts.
18. Classical Acting              
Marlette Carter       Wed. 6:45 7:45 5th-Adult                  Register 
“To be, or not to be“ – This class will focus on the performance and understanding of Classical Theatre (Pre-1800). The works of Shakespeare, Sophocles, Molière, and Marlowe; we will be bringing to life great monologues and comedic scenes. A great class for High School students in learning to understand Shakespeare. “All the world’s a stage,” isn’t just a saying in this class.