Youth Improv is the most fun drama class! It's 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”! Train their brain for positivity, creativity and collaboration.
Beginner Guitar Class
Learn to play the guitar in a small class! Students will know how to tune their guitars and identify notes and rhythms. Learn tabulture, chord charts, and basic picking techniques. Strum along to favourite songs such as Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy", Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" and The white Stripe's "Seven Nation Army".
Teen acting for camera
Teen Acting for Camera gives young actors the chance to prepare a scripted scene in front of the camera. They will learn to take direction from the instructor and deliver film performances rather than theatre performances.
The emphasis is on rhythm, use of prop, and the honest experience of the actor.
Acting/Short Film Making
Adults need art class too! Enjoy two hours in the art studio experimenting with water colours, acrylics, and clay.
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.
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.
Youth/Teen Acting with scripts
Youth: 10-13 Teens: 13-18
Teen Acting with Scripts gives aspiring actors the chance to prepare a monologue and also perform a drama and comedy scene with a partner. We experiment with Stanislavski’s acting method of “experiencing” the emotion rather than “representing” it. Enjoy blocking and directing a scene, stage directions, and the “7 Principles of Actor Movement”.
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?”
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. 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!
Teen Improv explores character work, fast-thinking, and positive collaboration on the spot. Using a suggestion from the audience we perform unscripted scenes with a beginning, middle, and end.
Youth/teen Short film-making
Youth: ages 10-13
Teens: 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: a smart phone/ipad and a laptop.
Films will be viewed on the big monitor the last day of class.
Build your film portfolio for media and film post-secondary applications.