(Photo: Arvada Arts Center)
By: Allie Tracy, Staff Reporter
Do you like art? Consider yourself creative? Or just want to try something new? Then maybe you should try the new one credit art classes Regis is offering next semester! Regis just signed a new partnership agreement with the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Through this new partnership, they are now able to offer several fine arts classes to our undergraduate students. These classes just might be the academic break you were looking for at the end of a long school day.
This is also a great opportunity for you to explore off campus because all classes will be held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, which is about 5 miles away. Don’t worry about transportation, there is conveniently an RTD Bus and Rail stop right in front of the building. These art classes are a great opportunity for students to try something new and explore the Fine Arts programs here at Regis!
FAT 223 Basic Acting
This course is designed for adult beginning actors. We explore basic acting technique, including the famous Stanislavski method. Students select material for scene work and monologues from contemporary plays with support from the instructor. Students explore rehearsal techniques with scene partners and learn about script analysis and character development along the way. Join us for this enjoyable exploration of acting.
Supply List: Please bring pencil, paper and scene or monologue ideas.
Mon., Jan. 8 – Mar. 12, 6:00–8:00 pm, 10 weeks
FAD 235A Adult Ballet I
Always wanted to take ballet, or start again after many years away from the ballet studio? Then this class is for you. Students work on basic ballet vocabulary which trains the body to perform simple combinations both in center and across the floor. A friendly atmosphere creates a great learning environment for all.
Thurs., Feb. 1 – April 5, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
FAD 235B Adult Ballet II
If you are not a beginner, but are ready for putting together combinations with speed and complexity yet, then this class is a great fit for you. Students work on developing their ballet vocabulary, moving across the floor with a variety of steps and gaining a greater understanding of their placement and technique.
Tues., Jan. 30 – April 3, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
FAD 235C Adult Ballet III
This class is a perfect fit for dancers who have several years of training, or who are returning to ballet after a hiatus. Dancers gain strength and balance, while dancing fun and challenging combinations in one of metro Denver’s most beautiful studios.
Thurs., Feb. 1 – April 5, 8:00-9:15 pm
FAD 234 Tap I for Adults
This is an introductory course for adults to learn the very basics of tap dancing in a simple format that builds from week to week, slowly and using repetition. Students learn the basic steps in a supportive atmosphere and by the end of the session are able to execute the basic steps. All you need to participate is a pair of tap shoes and comfortable clothes.
Fri., Feb. 2 – April 6,5:15–6:15 pm, 10 weeks
FAA 258 Handbuilding
This course is designed to accommodate all skill levels. Beginning students learn hand- building techniques including pinch, slab, and coil methods of construction. Students with previous experience in clay expand on their basic skills and gain further knowledge of clays, firing and surface treatments. Learn through discussion and hands-on experience the techniques used throughout history. This class encourages students to keep a journal of their clay experience. Clay tools and clay for beginners can be purchased at the Arvada Center for approximately $30.
Tues., Jan. 9 – Feb. 6, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, 5 weeks
Tues., Feb. 13 – Mar. 13, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, 5 weeks
FAA 459 Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel
Designed for the beginning throwing student, this course covers the basics of working with the potter’s wheel. Learn to wedge clay, center and throw basic forms. Also included is an overview of the various clay bodies, surface decoration and firing methods. Students should have previous clay experience equivalent to five weeks of Beginning with Clay. Clay tools and clay for beginners can be purchased at the Arvada Center for approximately $30.
Wed., Jan. 10 – Feb. 7, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 5 weeks
Wed., Feb 14 – March 14, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, 5 weeks