Summer 2012 Classes

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Sunday,  May 20, 2:00-5:00pm
Fee $50 

Learn from one of Oregon’s most successful writers, Monte Merrick. Merrick's major motion pictures include Memphis Belle, 8 Seconds, and Mr. Baseball. He is the  recipient of the prestigious Shubert Fellowship and Charles MacArthur Playwriting Award for his plays which have been produced Off-Broadway and in regional theatres. Mr. Merrick will discuss a range of topics from writing a script to getting it produced (process, management, distribution). This class will appeal to all interested in the craft of writing whether you are a seasoned writer, just starting to write, or curious about the process.  There will be class participation, and participants are encouraged to bring their own work which may be read and discussed, time permitting.

The maximum number of participants is 12. Limited space available for non-participants to observe the class but pre-registration is required. Call to register, 635-3901.


SUMMER 2012 


Instructor: Liz Hayden        $100
Ages 4 -7         1 week
Six sessions: Monday - Friday,        2 - 5 PM
Due to an overwhelming response we have added two more weeks to this popular program! Children will step into the world of creating, designing and making their own show from pure imagination. Through games, play, art, music and dance students will create an exciting show. Please bring a snack. There will be a performance on the last day of each camp.

  •  Session 1: The Golden Island, July 9 - 13
  •  Session 2: The Lost Ship, July 16 - 20
  •  Session 3: Legends from Sea, July 23 - 27
  •  Session 4: The Great Camping Trip, July 30 - August 3
  •  Session 5: The Legend of Yellow Stone Park, August 6 - 10
  •  Session 6: Tales by the Camp Fire, August 13 - 17

MIME:  Too Funny for Words   New Class

Instructor: Burl Ross        $110
Two sessions: July 9 – 13 & July 30 – Aug. 3
Ages 6-11          9:00-10:30 Mon-Fri
Ages 12-16        1:00-3:30 Mon/Wed/Fri
How are Jim Carrey and Michael Jackson alike? They both studied MIME.  (Jackson’s “Moonwalk” is really Marcel Marceau’s “Walking Against the Wind").  Push a wall, pull a rope, walk your pet dinosaur. Mime artist and comic actor Burl Ross reveals the secrets of mime illusion through a fast-paced, fun-packed series of theatrical body movement and physical comedy exercises.  Like mute actors from medieval court jesters to silent film stars to Cirque du Soleil clowns, students will master simple mime-movement techniques to create amazing and comical invisible worlds of people and things through physical motion, gesture and facial expression alone.  Students will use their new mime skills to develop and present mime vignettes of their own, for future performances onstage or off.  (Sense of humor, imagination and human body required.)


Instructor: Sandra Peabody     $105
August 6 - 10    1 week only

  •  Ages 8-12    2 - 3:30 PM
  •  Ages 13-18    3:30 - 5 PM

Get a taste of stardom and have fun while developing your acting technique through on-camera experience. Practice improvisation, presentation, and audition skills using commercial, film, and TV scripts (both comedy and drama). Parents are invited to observe the last class in action! Each class limited to 8 students.



  • Session 1: Saved by the Farce 2 - The Emperor
 Strikes Back, July 16 - 27
  • Session 2: Who’s The Fairest, Aug. 6 - 17

Ages 7 - 16         2 weeks
Instructor: Steve Christensen        $195
All sessions: Monday - Friday,        9 AM - 2 PM
Performances at 1:00 PM on last two days of the session

Sleepy Hollow is back for their 13th year of conducting workshops at Lakewood Center for the Arts! The ten day-sessions on theater production, using original works as a vehicle to teach all areas of Musical Theater. The final product of the workshop will be two public performances. Areas of study include: Auditioning, Staging, Character Development, Vocal Techniques, Creative Dramatics, Direction, Improvisation and Evaluation. The Workshop is open to a maximum of 50 students on a first come, first served basis. All roles are speaking/singing with multiple lines. Parts are available for all levels, from beginning to advanced. Auditions for specific roles take place the first morning of the workshop. The cost includes a Workshop T-Shirt and 2 complimentary tickets to any of two Sleepy Hollow performances.

Session 1: Saved by the Farce 2, July 16-27, 2012

This play is the sequel to one of our most popular plays: Saved by the Farce. The Govenor has broken out of Jail, formed a new army and has a new secret weapon to take over the Northwest Territories.  The Govenor has also declaired himself Emperor and has only the town of Slugflats and the Deadeye Knights to keep his conquests complete. Through trickery and deceit, the now Emperor and his armies turn many of the Deadeye to the "greyside." Can the only remaining Deadeye (Ope Phenope) and Boston Flowers (and his British) friends save the day?  Will the town of Slugflats be saved again?  Is the Emperor really going to take over the world?  With seven new songs and enough plot twists to keep the audience in comic suspense.

Session 2: Who's The Fairest . . or Snow White, 17 vertically challenged miners, the Evil Queen & her Mirror/Minnions, some bumbling hunters and one bad apple, August 6 - 17, 2012

he play is a retelling of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story in a modern-day and politically correct setting. With seven new songs and parts to challenge all level of performers, Who’s ... is the latest musical by camp director Steve Christensen.  


COLLAGE and DECOUPAGE (ages 8-18)

Instructor:   Michaela Houston       $105
Mondays July 9  - July 23  (3 weeks) 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Wow - two very fancy words.  What do they mean? In the Collage section of the course we will create a fabulous piece of original art on real canvas tailored after great artists like Gustav Klimt and Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Go ahead: look them up!) using nothing but acrylic paint and clippings from magazines and newspapers.  You will be amazed what you can create using little bits and pieces of colored paper and arranging them to form a larger image - your art piece! During our Decoupage segment we will be decorating useful every-day items such as flower pots and picture frames also using images on paper and then preserving them with acrylic, so you can enjoy them for a long time to come!
What to bring to the FIRST class: an old newspaper with all its inserts, a few fashion magazines, and a few home decorating magazines - and the patience to complete a longer term project. Some "homework" will be required!  I wouldn't miss this one if I were you!


Ages   14+                                             Fee: $ 120
Instructor: Amalya Nané Tumanian      6 weeks          
Saturdays, July 7 – August  11              2 – 4:30 pm
Acrylic is a very versatile media with many areas of  application. Skills gained in this class will assist you in practicing painting – professionally or as a hobby, crafts, creating graphics, or utilizing in many other decorative projects. During the class we will learn and/or refine acrylic painting techniques, will and gain experience in painting in different styles such as realistic or expressive-interpretative on different surfaces in addition to a traditional canvas or paper. Different painting surfaces will be used during the last class. These will include plates, ceramic or glass vases, tiles, wood, and more. Supplies needed: Participants need to bring acrylic paint, brushes, water bucket, paper towel, 9” x 12” canvas on boar. Painting surfaces from the above list and  acrylic spray varnish are optional. Amalya Nané Tumanian holds a MFA in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco. Click here to see her website.



Instructor: Nancy McDonald        $150
(Ages 18-Adult)                          8 weeks
Mondays Jul. 9 - Aug. 27,          7 - 9 PM
Back by popular demand!  This acting class brings together a love of language, magic, mood, intrigue and, of course, some of the most beautiful theatre ever written!  All in a frothy concoction that's just As You Like It. No previous experience required. Taught by the founder of New York City's Shakespeare Stage Company.


Instructor: Nancy McDonald     $150
(Ages 18-Adult)                       8 weeks
Thursdays Jul. 12 - Aug. 30       7 - 9 PM
If you've always wanted to try acting, this is the class for you!  Come and have fun while you learn theatre skills and techniques that will enhance your ability to think on your feet and feel comfortable and relaxed in front of others.  Returning students welcome.


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