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Exploring the Diversity of the KIA Collection/ African American Art (608)

Harvey Myers, Multi-Purpose Classroom
Thursdays, March 1-22
1-3 pm/4 weeks
$80/Members: $60

This introductory exploration of African American art will highlight masterworks that are part of the KIA s diverse permanent collection. Enjoy an in-depth look at artists Romare Bearden, Robert Seldon Duncanson, Henry Ossawa Tanner and Jacob Lawrence and Renee Stout through lectures and participatory discussions about the artists listed above.

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Introduction to Improvisational Acting (611)

Marissa Harrington, Multi-Purpose Classroom
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
7:30 - 8:30 pm/6 weeks
$65/Members: $45

Have you ever wanted to learn the craft of improvisation? Would you like to know the secrets and tricks of the Improv trade and nd out how to develop these skills with Face Off Theatre Company? Discover the fundamentals of improvisational comedy, improve your storytelling skills, and learn techniques to think quickly on your feet and be more creative. This class is for anyone who wants to learn the essentials of good scenic improvisation or to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Through coaching, warm-up exercises, creative performance games and basic short-form scene-work, you will learn how to be more spontaneous, trusting, and cooperative and how to listen in a fun, creative atmosphere.


Traditional Chinese Calligraphy (606)

Dr. Chengjun Yin, Studio 2
Saturday, May 12
1-4 pm/One day
$50/Members $30

Calligraphy is one of China s greatest high art forms and a cornerstone of Chinese culture. Participants will receive an introduction to the history of Chinese calligraphy; learn about the main schools of the art form, and how to paint Chinese calligraphy. All materials are included.
Dr. Yin is a visiting scholar at the Confucius Institute at WMU.


Creative Writing/Prose & Poetry (605)

Scott Bade, Board Room
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$120/Members: $100

We ll explore how language and imagination come together to make the literary arts we are passionate about. We will read, write and discuss contemporary poetry and prose in a range of styles. Each class will include in-class writing activities, reading and discussion, and will often include workshop discussion of one another s writing.

Filmmaking: Scriptwriting (832)

Todd Bannon, Multipurpose Classroom
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
6:30 - 9 pm / 6 weeks
$115/Members: $95

Learn to write stories for stage and screen. Students will learn correct script formatting, story structure, character development, and the secrets of good dialog. Get tips and exercises for finding inspiration, developing ideas, and finishing with feedback and revision. Find our how the pros protect and shop their scripts, and how and where to connect with local producers.


Art for the Non-Art Teacher (600)

Karen Matson, Studio 4
Thursdays, April 12 - May 10
6:30 - 9 pm/5 weeks
$140/Members: $120

Discover practical tips, resources and lessons to help bring art into your classroom or children s group. You ll create a variety of easy, entertaining, and educational hands-on projects that are not only fun, but integrate creative activities into other subjects. All supplies will be provided. No prior art experience necessary! A limited number of scholarships are available for the tuition. Please contact Barb Scott in the Art School Office.