YOUTH CLASSES and WORKSHOPS

  • April and May continue to be busy months at the Surry Arts Council with youth classes and workshops every weekday throughout the month led by Artistic Directors Madi Chitty and Shelby Coleman. There are classes for all ages so be sure to see what else is available on the Adult Program & Workshops page.

    Register online through our Eventbrite site. Please email the class instructor (listed below) or call SAC at 336.786.7998 with questions.

    Download our April or May flyer and share with friends.

  • SPECIAL WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

  • Cinco De Mayo Craft

    Friday, May 4, 2018
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    All Ages Welcome, $5
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Surry Arts Council. Come make a mini piñata of your own while learning about the Hispanic culture. All materials provided.

  • Jedi Workshop

    Saturday, May 12, 2018
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Ages 6-12, $10
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Are you ready for you Jedi training to being? Learn how to use the force, make your won light saber and even learn the best battle moves!

  • ART WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

  • Kids Art Class

    Thursday, May 3, 17, 24 and 31, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 5-12, $30
    Surry Arts Council Photo Gallery Room

    Instructor: Madi

    From finger painting to portraiture, we will be exploring the amazing world of art. Each student will bring home a masterpiece after class. All materials provided.

  • Kids Art II Class

    Thursday, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 9-12, $30
    Surry Arts Council Siamese Twins Classroom

    Instructor: Madi

    From finger painting to portraiture, we will be exploring the amazing world of art. Come to learn about shape, composition, color, and much more! Each student will bring home a masterpiece after class. All materials provided.

  • Watercolor Class

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Ages 12 and up, $5
    Surry Arts Council Photo Gallery Room

    Instructor: Madi

    This class will help your learn how to manipulate watercolor paint and create works of art using fun, easy techniques. For all skill levels, all materials provided. Bring a smock if needed.

  • Painting with Parents

    Thursday, May 29, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Ages 5 and up with an adult, $45 per pair
    Andy Griffith Photo Gallery Room

    Instructor: Madi

    Let's paint together! Both of your canvases will combine to form a single masterpiece It will be a creative and memorable experience for your and your child. Take home a work of art you made together! Includes two canvases and all other materials. Bring a smock if needed.

  • THEATRE WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

  • Beginning Acting

    Monday, April 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-12, $30
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Instructor: Shelby

    Do you want to be star? In April, learn how to take your energy and turn it into a performance. In this class we will discover how to use our everyday life skills to play a part.

    Monday, May 7, 14, 21, and Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-12, $30
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Instructor: Shelby

    In May we will put together a short readers theatre show for Tuesday, May 29th. Ever actor will be a part of the show. No memorization necessary. Attendance all month strongly suggested.

  • Beginning Dance

    Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Ages 7-11, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    A look into the world of dance. We will learn the basic techniques to help with all styles of dance while learning balance, confidence, and rhythm. No experience necessary.

  • Modern Dance

    Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018
    5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Ages 12 and up, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Explore your individual dance style while incorporating basics from ballet and jazz. This will allow you to find your own voice with dance while expanding your previous dance knowledge.

  • Musical Theatre Dance

    Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018
    6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Ages 12 and up, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Come learn different styles of musical theatre dance. You will learn how to dance as part of an ensemble as well as solo work while adding acting to your dancing.

  • Tap Dance

    Thurssday, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 10 and up, $30
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Discover how to use tapping to develop rhythm, style, and sound. This class will focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankle. coordination, and speed of movement. No experience necessary, tap shoes needed.

  • Improv Night

    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Ages 7-13, $5
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Who says actors need scripts? Come for a night of activities, exercises and games that will help you improve your improvisation skills.

    Instructor: Shelby

    Information on our Improv Night for ages 14 and up is available here.

  • Musical Theatre Dance Workshop

    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Ages 13 and up, $5
    Andy Griffith Museum Theatre

    Instructor: Shelby

    Learn how to handle a dance audition while also learning some moves from the upcoming musical production of South Pacific. You will be sure to rock your audition after taking this workshop taught by the actual choreographer! Please wear jazz shoes or be prepared to dance in you socks.

  • Audition Workshop

    Saturday, May 19, 2018
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Group 1: Ages 6-13, $5 per person
    Group 2: Ages 14 and up, $5 per person
    Andy Griffith Playhouse

    Instructors: Shelby and Madi

    Excited for summer auditions? Come try out your audition materials for our Artistic Directors who have worked as professional actors, directors, and teaching artists. Get feedback that will help you ace that audition! Please bring a monologue and song.

  • YOUTH CLASSES & PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

  • TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAMS (TAPS) Free Youth Old-Time Dance Lessons

    Monthly on the First Thursday
    4:30 p.m.
    Historic Earle Theatre

    Join award-winning old-time dancer Marsha Todd for flat foot lessons. All ages welcome. This program is sponsored in part by a TAPS grant from the Folklife Division of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. No reservations necessary.

  • TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAMS (TAPS) Free Youth Music Lessons

    Weekly on Thursdays
    5:30 p.m. Fiddle
    6:15 p.m. Guitar
    Historic Earle Theatre

    No reservations necessary - instruments available. Award-winning musician and teacher Jim Vipperman leads classes. Instruments are provided if needed. Drop by for a hands-on music experience if you are visiting with your children or grandchildren. Bring your child weekly for lessons. Parents and Guardians are welcome to stay and participate. This project is funded in part by a TAPS grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

    INSTRUMENTS NEEDED! The Surry Arts Council is looking for additional guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, and upright basses for our TAPS program. If you would like to donate an instrument, please come by the Surry Arts Council or call us at 336.786.7998.

  • CLOGGING

    Register for classes with Samantha Wilhelmi by calling at 540.392.5257. Details are at the Rhythmic Expression website.

    Clogging is one of the fastest growing dance forms in the nation and is among the most versatile. From bluegrass to hip-hop, clogging is a high-energy, fast-paced rhythmic form of expression that is as tradition-rich as it is modernly fresh. It has been called 'the melting pot of step dances,' and this still proves true as clogging continues to adapt to today's contemporary culture. With influences from around the work, clogging's heritage is vividly colored and well-rounded; at present it is no different, embracing whatever is current, allowing any idea to develop its expression.

  • DANCE

    Classes are taught by Rhythm On Main Dance Academy staff.

    Details of the 2017-18 dance classes and schedule are on the Rhythm on Main website under the Mount Airy page.

  • ART & NATURE FESTIVAL

    June 16, 2018

    Andy Griffith Playhouse and Historic Earle Theatre

    Held annually in June, the Art & Nature Festival is a family-friendly event featuring art, music, and movement. Check back for the schedule in September.

    Supported in part by the Cindi and Andy Griffith Endowment & the North Carolina Arts Council

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