Upcoming Workshops

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SCIENCE: SPARKING THE IMAGINATION
Creative Science Exploration Workshop led by Dawn Holtan
Calling all curious creative thinkers! How does stuff work? We will use the scientific method to come up with our own ideas, and then rigorously test them and share our findings. Each participant will choose an area of focus, and will conduct research to find out what is already known. Then, everyone will come up with their own questions and create their own hypotheses. We will test those hypotheses, refine our questions, and test some more! All of our research will be driven by the participants, based on natural curiosity and the outcomes of our experiments.
We will share our research online with family, friends and our community.
Participants must be able to observe phenomena, conduct online and library research, think up interesting questions, create ways to test their ideas, listen to each other, follow directions, work independently and with others, and be excited about spending time in nature.
Workshop meets from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursdays, from April 20th to June 8th 2017.
$175 for the session (eight meetings spread over nine weeks). Or register for this AND Writing: Science Fiction for $325. Register now.

 

 WRITING: SCIENCE FICTION
Creative Language Arts Workshop led by Dawn Holtan
IMG_7495Calling all writers with wacky imaginations!
Do you love a good science fiction story? Do you dream about mutant super heroes? Alien invasions? Alternate realities? Spaceship battles? Sentient animals? Populating Mars? Zombies? Dystopian futures?
Immerse with us! We will draw, write, talk, and support each other as we create our own unique science fiction stories. We will play draw and play games to get our imaginations going, and then we will write. Whether you do all of your writing while we’re together, or take your work home with you and flesh it out on your own time, everyone will write their own science fiction.
We will share our fiction online with family, friends and our community.
Participants must be able to follow directions, work independently and with others, read and write (or have an available literate assistant willing to take dictation), be able to give encouragement and feedback to other writers, and be excited about writing their own science fiction stories.
Workshop meets from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Mondays, April 17th to June 12th 2017 (no meeting on May 29th due to Memorial Day).
$175 for an eight-week session.Or register for this AND Science: Sparking the Imagination for $325. Register now.

ALL THEATER GAMES, ALL THE TIME
With costumes, props, and fun!
A Creative Performing Arts Workshop led by Dawn Holtan
IMG_7475Calling all playful actors and creative improvisers! Do you like theater games? Is your favorite part of any acting workshop the improv explorations? Come join us! We will play lots and lots of theater games together, and look at what makes them fun and how they improve our acting skills. Then, as a group, we will invent and play our own theater games! We will work with simple props and costumes to help us further ignite our imaginations and expand our improv abilities. We will share our games with family and friends during our last meeting on June 8th at 11:00 am.
Participants must be able to improvise, play theater games, listen to each other, follow directions, work independently and with others, and be excited about creating new theater games together.
Workshop meets from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Thursdays, from April 20th to June 8th 2017.
$175 for an eight-week session. Register now.

MARIONETTE PUPPET THEATER MAKE-A-PLAY
A collaboration with Rose Hill Studio’s Samantha Cook. Make the puppets. Make the play.
A Creative Visual & Performing Arts Workshop led by Dawn Holtan & Samantha Cook
Calling all marionette puppeteers!
From start to finish, create your own marionette puppet character(s) from scratch, learn to manipulate and move your puppet, build a theater, learn how to write a play, and produce a performance featuring your script and marionette! This class is perfect for kids attracted to theater but shy about being on stage, as well as more seasoned actors. This collaborative class will also cover a holistic view of puppetry, the history of marionettes and puppetry, and a keen understanding of materials and skills. Co-facilitated by Dawn Holtan and Samantha Cook of Rose Hill Studios.
We will share our marionette plays in performance after our last class, on June 5th in the evening.
Participants must be able to follow directions, listen to each other, work independently and with others, and be excited about creating original marionette puppet theater performances together.
Workshop meets from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Mondays from April 17th to June 5th 2017 (no meeting May 29th due to Memorial Day). Performance on June 5th in the evening.
$275 for an eight-week session. Register for this workshop at Rose Hill Studio.


COMING SOON…TEASERS

MYSTERY MAKE-A-PLAY
Immerse in mysteries. Make a performance.
Creative Performing & Language Arts Workshop led by Dawn Holtan
Calling all mystery-loving actors and directors!
Do you love a good whodunit? Immerse with us! We will read short mysteries together (from Encyclopedia Brown to Lemony Snicket) and do deeper independent research as homework. Then, we will create our own mystery plays and perform them for our family and friends. We will share our plays in performance.
Participants must be able to enjoy and understand mystery plots, improvise, play theater games, listen to each other, follow directions, work independently and with others, and be excited about creating an original theater performance together.