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FALL 2017 Class Catalog

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

SESSION 1: Sept 12, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 (16 weeks)

QUICK VIEW OF CLASSES - NEW STUDENTS WELCOME!

Full class descriptions are below quick view section. Additional classes may be added, call SOTA for details. 

ACTING

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

Drama for Teens/Troupe / Stacy Ridgley (ages 12 & Up, by audition)
Thursdays 7p - 8:30p

 

MUSIC

Choir-Vocal Training / Erin Anderson (ages 13-18, by audition)
Tuesdays 5p – 6:15p 

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

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

Fiddle 1 (continuing students) / Lilja Voetberg (ages 6-12)
Thursdays 3:30p – 4:20p

new > Beginning Guitar / Blake Rasmussen (ages 11 - Adult
Thursdays 3:30p - 4:20p

Guitar 1 (continuing students) / Blake Rasmussen (ages 11 - Adult)
Thursdays 4:30p - 5:20p 

new > Harmonica / Bob Bixler (ages 10 - Adult)
Mondays 4:30p - 5:20p (4 weeks starting Jan 23rd)

Piano 1  (continuing students) / Lilja Voetberg (ages 6-12) 
Thursdays 4:30p – 5:20p

Additional classes may be added, call SOTA for details. 

ART

new > Mural Painting / Susan Clark (ages 10 to Adult)
Thursdays 4:30p - 5:30p

Mixed Media / Melinda Brein (ages 8 to Adult)
Mondays 5:30p - 6:30p
NEW CLASS starting April 10th - May 15th (six classes for $72, special pricing!) Register online or call 360.669.6355

new > Beginning Off-Loom Beadweaving - Melinda Brein (ages 12 to Adult)
call for details

 

SEWING

new > Beginning Quilting - Melinda Brein (ages 12 to Adult)
call for details

 

 

Dance/Ballet

Dance classes for ages 1 to adult 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  

Snare Drum for Beginners – 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 for Intermediate Students– 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 for Continuing Students

Guitar 1
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)
new > Thursdays 3:30p - 4:20p for New Students
Thursdays 4:30p - 5:20p for Continuing Students

new > Harmonica - Mini Session (4 weeks) - Bob Bixler
Learn to play the Harmonica! Play songs you know with only four holes. All you need is a diatonic harmonica in the key of C.
For ages 10 to Adult
Required Materials: diatonic harmonica in the key of C
Mondays 4:30p-5:20p / Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, & Feb 13 then join in at SOTA Jam Session on Feb 16th at 6:30p.
Mini Session Cost: $48 / 4 weeks

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 for Continuing Students

 

COST: Weekly Acting & Music Classes
$192 per 16 week session or four payments of $48 (first payment due on Jan 27th)

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


ART & SEWING CLASSES

Art

new > Mural Painting - Susan Clark
You will be learning mural painting techniques on a nativity set for display in Chehalis, as well as complete a class mural with a map of Lewis County as the starting point. Previous painting experience helpful.
For ages 10 to Adult
Thursdays 4:30p – 5:30p
Cost including supplies: $224 / 16 weeks


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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! This is a continuation of Session 1, but is open to new students. Note: this is an 1.5 hour class and includes supplies in cost.
Required Materials: an apron and gloves if skin is sensitive to paints, glues and inks. 
For ages 8 to Adult
Mondays 5:30p - 6:30p
Cost including supplies: call for details

 


new > Beginning Off-Loom Beadweaving - Melinda Brein
Learn the foundation stitches used in virtually all off-loom beadweaving. This session will be segmented into four mini-sessions - each covering a different stitch. Stitches learned will be peyote, brick, right angle weave and herringbone. 
For ages 12 to Adult
Mondays 7p - 8p
Cost: $50 per 4 week Mini-Session, call for dates

Required Beadweaving Supplies: 
Czech Seed Bead size 8/0: 1 hank $6 (all one color)
John James Beading Needles Size 10: pack 25/$6
Thread: Nymo Size B: 1 bobbin/$3
Beeswax: 1 bar/$3
Beading Mat: 1 pack of 3 (11x14")/$5


SEWING

new > Beginning Quilting - Melinda Brein
Build your foundation skills in this beginning class for quilting. Start off with an introduction to basic tools, techniques and materials used to create quilt blocks. Using a 9-patch foundation block pattern, each week will introduce a new variation, eventually creating a total of 12 blocks. We will finish the session by creating a 12 block top, layer it with batting and backing and machine quilt all layers together. The final touch will be adding an edge with binding and enjoying your new lap quilt! 
For ages 12 to Adult
Tuesdays 5p - 6p
Cost: call for details

Required Supplies: 
Rotary cutter: $10-25
Self Healing Cutting Mat: $20-30
Clear Quilting Ruler: $5-17
Flower Head Pins: 1 pack of 75/$4.50
Thread: Cotton spool
Fat Quarters: Minimum of 6 fat quarters for 12 blocks (this depends on what you pick up and where) $15-20


COST: Weekly Art & Sewing Classes are listed individually. 16 week session can be paid upfront or split over 4 payments. First payment due Jan 27th. 
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