Session 1 Schedule 2020

 Youth: 9-12   Teens: 13-18   Adults: 18+

date & time

Mondays

October 5-November 9 – 5 weeks only

5:00-6:30 Youth Improv                                          FULL                                                 $158 

7:00-8:30  Teen Acting with Scripts                      1 spot                                                $158 

Tuesdays

October 6-November 10
6:00-7:30  Youth Art                                                1 spot                                             $190

6:30-8:30   Teen Short Film-Making                     3 spots                                              $239

Wednesdays

October 7-November 11
6:00-7:00    Ukulele All Ages                                   3 spots                                            $175

7:30-9:00    Adult Improv                                         3 spots                                            $180


Thursdays

October 8-November 12


6:30-8:30 p.m. Adult Art                                           2 spots                                            $210

Saturdays

October 3-November 7


10:30-12:00 Youth Art                                              1 spot                                              $190
12:30-2:00  Teen Art                                                 1 spot                                              $190
12:15-1:45  Youth Improv                                         FULL                                               $180
2:15– 4:00   Teen Improv                                          FULL                                               $190
4:15-6:00    Teen Acting for Camera                       1 spot                                              $190

*Prices do not include HST

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Session 1

Youth Improv

Oct. 5-Nov. 9

(No class on Oct. 12)

Mondays, 5:00-6:30 pm

Saturdays 12:15-1:45 pm

Ages: 9-12

Youth Improv is about having fun while building confidence with presentation
skills. Young actors will explore character work, story-telling, and theatre sports. The number one rule in improv is to say “YES”! Let us train your youngster’s brain for positivity and creativity.

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Sheri Prescott

Improv/Acting Instructor

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Teen Art

Oct. 3-Nov. 7

Saturdays 12:30-2:00 pm

Ages: 13-18

Teenagers will enjoy this calm and friendly art studio community. Quietly
sketch and paint along with talented instructors who will offer best practices and direction. A minimum of three art projects will be produced in just 6 weeks. Teens will take their art skills to the next level and build their art portfolios at Arts on Fire.

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Holly Young

Art Instructor

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Teen Acting with scripts

Oct.5-Nov. 9

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm

Ages: 13-18

Teenagers will explore how to approach and deliver comedic and dramatic scripts. Classic British comedies from Monty Python as well as nail-biting scenes from plays such as Frankenstein will keep their imaginations on fire. Actors will also choose a monologue to rehearse over the course of the session so they have a solid audition monologue ready to go for their next big part. Stage positions, directions, use of props, and Uta Hagen’s acting
methodology are also taught.

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Sheri Prescott

Improv/Acting Instructor

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Adult Improv

Oct. 7-Nov. 11

Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 pm

Ages: 18+

Improv for Adults is highly recommended! In real life, it is easy to become paralyzed by overthinking which hampers real progress to solve a problem. Improv comedy helps to break that cycle by forcing you to make a choice and run with it. This theatre style also teaches us to laugh at ourselves and loosen up. A willingness to laugh at ourselves gives us the courage to live life to the fullest. Explore fun acting exercises as well as theatre sports as seen on the

popular TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

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Sheri Prescott

Improv/Acting Instructor

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Youth Art

Saturdays 10:30-12:00 pm

Oct. 3-Nov. 7

-Sarah Russell

Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm

Oct. 6-Nov. 10

- Holly Young

Ages: 9-12

Young people with an interest in drawing and painting will love this visual arts class. Aspiring artists will produce a minimum of three art projects for their portfolio. This is a great opportunity for youth who want to have a small studio experience and learn high-level art techniques.

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Sarah Russell

Art Instructor

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Teen Improv

Oct. 3-Nov. 7

Saturdays 2:15-4:00 pm

Ages: 13-18

Teen Improvisers build a fun community of actors who love to laugh. The improviser’s skills use emotion, action and imagination to produce a story, character, props and a world on an empty stage. This brainy and socially compelling interaction makes improvisation training effective for strengthening
the capacity to cope with uncertainty and manage anxiety. Improv training is
training for life!

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Connor Atkins

Improv/Acting Instructor

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teen Short film-making

Oct.6-Nov.10

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm

Ages: 13-18

Start your movie-making career at Arts on Fire! Explore key skills needed for short film production such as camerawork, directing, lighting, sound, and special effects. Each session will feature a different genre
short film for you to produce. Film-makers can choose to act or direct in their own short film and then focus on editing. Materials needed: an iphone 6 or newer and a laptop with the free app WeVideo.

Films will be viewed on the big monitor the last day of class and posted on our website’s “Films on Fire”page. (with film-maker permission).

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Phil La Rosa

Film-Making Instructor

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ukulele Class

Oct. 7-Nov. 11

Wednesdays 6:00 -7:00 pm

Ages: 9-99

The ukulele is one of most fun instruments to play! This iconic four-string Hawaiian instrument makes
beautiful sounds for such a little “guitar”. Our lessons are beginner-friendly and no musical experience
is necessary. We provide a colourful ukulele and the best ukulele teacher in Durham. Sing along and learn to play popular songs such as “Over the Rainbow”, “I’m Yours”, and “Hey, Soul Sister”. Our best songs will be featured on the website under “Ukuleles on Fire”. Ukulele class will be the highlight of your week!

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Joseph Slegtenhorst

Ukulele Instructor

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Teen acting for camera

Oct. 3-Nov. 7

Saturdays 4:15-6:00 pm

Ages: 13-18

This exciting class for Teens offers a unique blend of film and voice acting.
Actors will learn techniques that will enable them to build a foundation of stage acting, movement, voice and camera acting. Monologues and partner scenes will be explored and rehearsed in class and at home. Start building your audio/video demo reel portfolio and build the confidence to audition as an actor for film, TV, or stage!

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Connor Atkins

Improv/Acting Instructor

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adult art 

Oct. 8-Nov. 12

Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm

Ages: 18+

Adults need art class too! Enjoy two hours in the art studio experimenting with water colours, acrylics, and lino-print making. Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

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Holly Young

Art Instructor