Inspiring Artists To Discover and Share Their Passion

Fall 2016 Class Catalog

(all classes located in Bethel Downtown Centralia, 413 N Tower Ave)

SESSION 1: SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 - JANUARY 20, 2017 (16 weeks)
SESSION 2: JANUARY 23, 2017 - MAY 19, 2017

Quick View of Classes - New Students Welcome!

ACTING

Drama for Kids / Stacy Ridgley (ages 8-12)
Thursdays 6p - 6:50p

Drama for Teens / Stacy Ridgley (ages 12 & Up)
Thursdays 7p - 7:50p

 

MUSIC

Choir-Vocal Training / Erin Anderson (ages 13-18)
Tuesdays 4p – 5p - CLASS IS FULL

Snare Drum / Tim Dyeson (ages 7 - Adult)
Tuesdays 4:30p – 5:20p

Drum Set / Tim Dyeson (ages 7 - Adult)
Tuesdays 5:30p – 6:20p

Fiddle 1 / Lilja Voetberg (ages 6-12)
Thursdays 3:30p – 4:20p - CLASS IS FULL

Guitar 1 / Michael Green (ages 11 -Adult)
Thursdays 4:30p - 5:20p - CLASS IS FULL

Guitar 2 / Jack Travares (ages 11 - Adult)
Call for details

Piano 1 / Lilja Voetberg (ages 6-12) - Almost full
Thursdays 4:30p – 5:20p - CLASS IS FULL

Additional classes may be added, call SOTA for details. 

 

ART

Art (Pencil & Acrylic) / Susan Clark (ages 10 & up)
Thursdays 4:30p - 6p

Mixed Media / Melinda Brein (ages 8 & up)
Mondays 5p - 6:30p

 

SEWING

Sewing 1 / Melinda Brein  (ages 8 & up)
Call for details

Hand Embroidery and Appliqué / Melinda Brein  (ages 8 & up)
Call for details

 

 

Dance classes are available thru Centralia Ballet Academy, located in the same building!

Class descriptions & required materials listed below. All classes located in Bethel Downtown Centralia, 413 N Tower Ave
Discounts offered for full payment, multiple classes or students. See Registration Form for details.

ACTING Classes

Drama for Kids - Stacy Ridgley
Come 'play' with us as we work on basic and intermediate acting skills.  We will explore drama through a variety of kid-friendly games and exercises culminating in a recital performance at the end of the session.
For ages 8 - 12
Thursdays 6p - 6:50p

Drama for Teens - Stacy Ridgley
Using improv games and skill building exercises, we will continue to explore and enhance teens'  theater abilities.  Students will also explore script writing as we work toward a culminating performance at the end of the session.
For ages 12 and up
Thursdays 7p - 7:50p

MUSIC CLASSES

Choir/Vocal Training – Erin Anderson
In this class we will explore techniques and skills to better improve the students singing abilities such as interval training, how to sing and breathe properly, and proper vowel placement. We will focus on singing together as a group of mixed voices, both a capella and accompanied. This will grow the student’s ear training skills and teach them how to work together as a group, not just a solo singer. Weekly assignments given to strengthen ability, so student must be committed to daily practice. At the end of the 16 week period, the student will perform pieces we have worked on in class and be able to take what they have learned and apply it to other performing groups in the future.
For ages 13-18
Requirement: Must have ability to sing on pitch
Tuesdays 4p - 5p  - CLASS IS FULL

Snare Drum – Tim Dyeson
This class will teach basic rudiments on the snare drum and transition to the drum set. The emphasis will be on training the ear to hear and the body to respond. There will some limited sight reading training. The emphasis of the course is to introduce students to drumming for a worship setting.
For ages 7 - Adult
Required Materials: Snare Practice Kit
Tuesdays 4:30p - 5:20p

Drum Set – Tim Dyeson
This class will teach basic skills on the drum set. The emphasis will be on training the ear to hear and the body to respond. There will some limited sight reading training. The emphasis of the course is to prepare students to enter a worship drumming setting.
For ages 7 - Adult
Required Materials: Snare Practice Kit
Tuesdays 5:30p - 6:20p

Fiddle 1 – Lilja Voetberg
Learn the basics of playing the fiddle by listening and watching and doing! The main focus of this class is to help students develop a “good” ear, however, they will also be introduced to basic note-reading. I emphasize fundamental technique; bowing, intonation, and rhythm by teaching fun fiddle tunes and creating opportunities to perform. I will be using the O’Connor method which takes into consideration that, even at the beginning levels, learning music that contains a timeless quality is a healthy bridge that can be built between all generations and develops a lifelong love of music-making. Beginner tunes can be great tunes, and could very well stay with the student for a lifetime of playing and performing.
For ages 6-12
Prerequisites: Must be able to have fun!
Required Materials: Violin (in playable condition) and Shoulder rest available at Ray Violin Shop in Olympia
Thursdays 3:30p - 4:20p  - CLASS IS FULL

Guitar 1 – Michael Green
In this class we learn the basic and most common guitar chords, along with music theory necessary to utilize the chords in songs. Improvisation and a variety of music genres will be explored.
Limited or no experience
For ages 11 - Adult
Required Materials: standard 6-string guitar (acoustic/wooden preferred)
Thursdays 4:30p - 5:20p

Guitar 2 - Jack Travares
Building on your knowledge of guitar chords and basic songs, come learn how to join in at Jam Sessions as well as play in a band. 
For ages 11 - Adult
Required Materials: standard 6 string guitar
Call for details

Piano 1 – Lilja Voetberg
Learn the basics of playing the piano by listening and watching and doing! The main focus of this class is to help students develop a “good” ear, however, they will also be introduced to basic note-reading. I emphasize fundamental technique; fingering, dynamics and rhythm by teaching fun songs both new and old and creating opportunities to perform. Students will also be introduced to what it means to improvise and create solos. Performing is a great opportunity for kids to become more confident in their abilities as well as an over all better musician. 
For ages 6-12
Prerequisites: Must be able to have fun
Required Materials: Keyboard or piano at home for daily practice. Set of flash cards which include notes as well as key signatures. 
Tuesdays 4:30p - 5:20p  - CLASS IS FULL

 

COST: Weekly Acting & Music Classes
$192 per 16 week session or four payments of $48 (due on the 15th)

Discounts offered for full payment, multiple classes or students. See Registration Form for details.


ART & SEWING CLASSES

Art

Pencil & Acrylic - Susan Clark
This course will cover realistic and stylized images, shading, composition, color as well as drawing and painting techniques. You will finish this class with 3 projects and a full sketchbook. No experience needed, all abilities welcome.  
For ages 10 & up
Thursdays 4:30p – 6p*

Mix Media - Melinda Brein
Explore the art of mixed-media in a fun, relaxing environment as you learn different techniques weekly. Mixed-media art happens when one uses multiple types of medium in one piece of art. Textured backgrounds on different types of paper using paint, pastel, gel medium, embellishments, stamps and so much more! 
Required Materials: an apron and gloves if skin is sensitive to paints, glues and inks. 
Supply fee included in Session price.
For ages 8 & up
Mondays 5p - 6:30p*

Sewing

Sewing / Melinda Brein  (ages 8 & up)
Beginning and Intermediate: Work at your own pace as you learn how to sew! Practice the use of sewing techniques to create projects. By the end of the class session student will have mastered the use of both hand and machine sewing, how to plan and execute a sewing project, and use a sewing pattern. Have fun creating projects as you work through kits designed to teach at different skill levels.
Examples of projects created in this class: Pillow cover/doll sleeping bag (kit 101), pincushion (kit 102), drawstring bag (kit 103), pajama pants (kit 200) and more. Class is open to new and continuing students!  SOTA sewing lab now has sewing machines for students to use. Having a working sewing machine at home allows students to work on their skills regularly. 
Supplies Fee: $25- includes: Fabric, felt, tracing paper, thread, trims, patterns, elastic, buttons, needles, bean bag filler.
Call for details

Required items for Sewing Class:
Fabric Scissors/snips
Functional seam ripper
Notebook – SOTA will provide!
We are excited to have sewing machines available for student use in our Sewing Lab!

Hand Embroidery and Appliqué / Melinda Brein  (ages 8 & up)
Learn essential techniques that ensure your stitches are consistent every time you pick up a project. Discover the joy of creative sewing with smooth satin stitches that won't pucker and French Knots that always stay put, and use whipped and threaded stitches for an impressive look with easy execution. Master tricky knotted, looped and fill stitches like the fishbone, cretan and bouillon for polished designs, and learn three easy methods to transfer any design to fabric–including two that don't even require an iron! Embellish a T-shirt (or pillow, etc) with dazzling stitched detail as you learn stabilizing strategies for stretchy knits (or just applique), and create your own appliques for further creative enhancement.
Recommended Materials: scissors or snips, thimble, lap pillow and a container to hold threads and needles
Supply fee is included in session price.
Call for day and time

COST: Weekly Art & Sewing Classes (1.5 hours - 2 hours)
$272 per 16 week session or four payments of $68 (due on the 15th)
Discounts offered for full payment, multiple classes or students. See Registration Form for details.


Contact Info:
Bethel Church—School of the Arts
Erica Dyeson, Director
360.669.6355     *     email
www.bethel-church.com/sota