Winter `14 Classes revised - Black Mountain Center for the Arts

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Winter 2014 Classes - Black Mountain Center for the Arts
225 W. State Street in the old City Hall.
For more info call 828/669-0930 or visit blackmountainarts.org.
Slight variations in the schedule may occur, & classes will be cancelled if
minimum number of registrants is not received prior to the first class date. Call
or check the Classes page of our website for additional information. Additional
workshops that are scheduled will be posted closer to the individual dates at
blackmountainarts.org, & in the Black Mountain News.
VISUAL ARTS
Drawing & Painting. Instructor: Bob Travers. Mondays (10 am-12 pm) (1-3 pm,
dates TBA), Tuesdays (10 am-12 pm, 1-3 pm, 3:30-5:30 pm), ongoing, depending on
openings; fee is $80 for 4 lessons. Four to five separate weekly class sessions
(depending on the season) available for kids (age 8+), teens, & adults. Each
class is appropriate for beginner through advanced. Students work at their own
pace, with their choice of medium & subject. Bob Travers is a graduate of the
Pratt Institute & an award-winning wildlife artist who teaches in oil, acrylic,
pastel, watercolor & more. For more information & to register call Bob at 828776-6376 or visit http://www.bobtraversart.com.
Pottery Classes: 2-hour classes are available at various times Mon.-Sat.
Fee
is $135 for 6-weeks, which includes Open Studio practice times, plus a $50 Lab
fee that covers 25 lbs. of clay, glazing & firing. Dates: January 4 - Feb 11, Feb
15 - March 25 Instructors: Geoff Bird, Charles Freeland, Mathilda Tanner and
Annie Singletary, along with Guest Teachers for Workshops. Registration Deadline
is 2 days prior to first class. Click on CLAY icon on our website for more info
or see separate printed schedules. Independent Study option is available for
experienced potters who need no instruction – application necessary. $80
monthly. Clay extra.
MUSIC
JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians).
Instructors Cary Fridley, Ben Nelson and
Meredith Watson. For grades 3-9 (ages 8-14). Registration: Wednesday, January
8 from 3:30-5 pm. Semester: Jan 8-May 25 (no class 4/2). Cost: Tuition is
$162.75 for 19 weeks, payable in 2 parts of $68.50 and $94.25 (2nd payment due
prior to 3/5). JAM students learn to play traditional Appalachian tunes by ear &
play with small groups on banjo, guitar & fiddle. Home schoolers welcome. Some
instruments available for rental. JAM is a regional program; BMCA hosts the
Buncombe County classes.
Music Lessons.
Instructor: Joe Dinwiddie. Wednesday afternoons. For
Beginning PIANO students, ages 7 through adult, or for Beginning or Intermediate
BANJO students, high school & adult. Fee: $25 per ½ hour, or $40 per hour lesson,
payments must be made one month in advance of lessons. Joe Dinwiddie, a wellversed musician, earned his B.A. in Appalachian Studies from Berea College (KY) &
while there initiated curriculum development in regional music. He also served
as a state arts-in-education artist at the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In
addition to piano & banjo, he plays banjolin, harmonica, & jawharp, sings, & is
an experienced folk dancer. To register, call Joe at 828/318-4333.
Suzuki Violin. Instructor:
Keithie Knowles. Tuesdays, 2:30-5:45 pm beginning
January 7.
Fee: $25 per ½ hour. Age 4-6 with parent. Suzuki violin is a method & educational
philosophy used in teaching instrumental music to young children, using the
principles of language development. Initially, learning is by hearing or rote,
with many repetitions. Reading comes later. This is a long-term commitment.
Suzuki students listen daily to recordings of music to be performed, beginning
with simple folksongs. A parent must attend weekly private lessons with the
student, acting as the "home teacher" & supervising daily practice. Skills are
mastered in small steps, always with the support & encouragement of the parents &
teacher. Violins can be rented locally from Acoustic Corner. Knowles, a
graduate of Oberlin College, has been teaching Suzuki violin since 1984, & has
served on the faculty of the Furman University Suzuki Institute for many years.
DANCE & CREATIVE MOVEMENT
Ballet Studio. Instructor Casey Kristofferson Littlejohn. Two 8-week sessions.
Winter Session: Sat., January 4 - February 22 and March 1- April 26.
Primary:
Sat. 9 - 9:30 am (1/2 hour lesson); $36 a month.
Level One:
Sat. 9:30 - 10:30 am (1 hour lesson); $40 a month.
Intermediate Sat. 10:30 - 12:00 pm (1.5 hour lesson); $46 a month.
Adult Ballet: Mon. & Wed. 9 – 10:30 am (1.5 hour lesson); $46 a month.
All fees are payable by the first session of the month. Casey is a member of the
Asheville Civic Ballet, and also teaches dance at Artspace Charter School.
Required attire: ballet slippers + leotard & tights for females; leggings & white
tee for males.
Ballroom Dance. Instructor Micaela Scobie.
Mondays, 6-7 pm. Each session is
6 weeks. January 13 – February 17. Fee per session: $110/couple or
$60/individual. Focus: Waltz, Foxtrot & Night-club Merengue. Minimum # of
students required: 6. Ballroom is a two-person dance, but coming with a
partner is not required. Come prepared to have fun! Micaela Scobie,
accomplished in American-style Ballroom dance, has competed in numerous
regional events, receiving high honors.
Yoga in Motion taught by Viniyoga Instructor Renate Rikkers.
Two ongoing
classes for adults: Begins Tuesday, 1/14: 6:00-7:30 pm and Friday, 1/17: 9-10:30
am. Fee: $55 for 6 weeks. Improve posture, balance, & strength through the
practice of yoga postures. Some yoga experience is necessary. With questions & to
register, call Renate at 298-9988.
Ageless Grace taught by Carol Gerson. 10-week session Jan. 21-March 25. $80.
Tuesdays 1 pm. This class offers participants 21 simple movements for lifelong
comfort and ease. Students learn these natural movement that address aging
factors such as breathing, joint mobility, spinal flexibility, coordination,
balance and more all while sitting in a chair while listening to upbeat music.
T’ai Chi Qi Gong taught by Charles Pannell. 6-week session January 9 –
February 13. $60. Thursdays 10 am. Practice the art of moving meditation, a
set of simple movements that serve to improve blood flow and increase
circulation, boost concentration and energy, restore balance, lower blood
pressure, reduce stress, and calm the mind and heart. This is a flow-oriented
class about finding one’s own rhythm in T’ai Chi for health and nourishing
life. Charles Pannell is a licensed acupuncturist. He is the owner of the
Thrifty Taoist in Black Mountain. He has studied traditional and classical
Chinese medicine for many years and been teaching QiGong since 2007.
Coming in February: Amy Maze teaches contemporary dance to children and teens
after school.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography 101 with Ray Mata: Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, January 15 –
Feb. 5, $50.
Ever want to know what all those buttons and switches mean on your digital
camera? Ray Mata of Blue Ridge Pictures offers pointers from a pro on
composition, lighting, and techniques to improve your photographs.
Regardless of experience level, this class will cover your specific questions
and focus on your needs. Mata has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Loyola
Marymount University in Los Angeles, with a broad background in photography
from fashion to portraiture, film, and video.
Also available Photography 102 (photo walk, explore your creativity,
composition techniques) and
103 (LightRoom, photo editing) Tuesdays 6pm
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