Renaissance Center presents exciting art, music, theatre workshops for April
Release Date: 3/15/2004. Expired: 4/30/2004
From writing television shows to art projects with crayons to playing the fiddle, workshops at The Renaissance Center offer a variety of activities in April.
The Visual Arts Department presents the Crayola Dreammakers Workshop, which serves as a professional development/in-service credit for classroom and art teachers. The workshop is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 3 and tuition is $20. There is a limit of 25-30 teachers and the workshop serves as three hours of in-service credit.
Cynthia Birdsong, state art consultant for Crayola/Binney-Smith, will present new ideas, lesson plans and innovative art projects for students using Crayola products.
For more information, contact Camille Hickerson, senior director of Visual Arts at The Renaissance Center at (615)740-5565.
Curtis Southerland, Visual Arts Gallery curator and art instructor, presents another session of his Mat Cutting and Framing Workshops 12-4 p.m. April 10. There is a limit of 15 students and tuition is $50.
The workshop will cover the basics for matting and framing from start to finish. Students will learn calculations for matting and framing both standard and custom sizes and each participant will be supplied with materials to mat and frame an 8"X10" pictures. Students should bring their own photo or art to be framed.
For more information, contact Southerland at (615)740-5519.
Pottery instructor Kathy Carter will host another of her popular Raku Workshops, which will consist of lecture and glaze sessions in the morning and raku firing in the afternoon. The workshop is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24 and tuition is $40. There is a student limit of 10.
Raku is a method of fast firing clay with near instant results. Students must bring their own bisque pots made from raku or stoneware clay and the pottery should not be glazed.
For more information, contact Carter at (615)740-5625.
The Theatre Department offers a special two-day Screenwriting Workshop with award-winning writer and teacher Rick Reichman April 16-17. The deadline to register is April 5 and tuition is $170. The April 16 session will be 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and April 17’s session is 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
For anyone who ever walked out of a movie thinking, “I could do better than that,” this workshop is the perfect place to begin. In addition to detailing the critical aspects of formatting and writing a screenplay, Reichman also focuses on marketing a script and working with an agent. His students have sold scripts to Warner, Fox, HBO and Showtime, as well as television shows such as Roseanne, Home Improvement, Xena: Warrior Princess and Cupid. His students also have been on the writing staffs for shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Murphy Brown and Cybil.
For more information, contact Hickerson at (615)740-5565.
The Music Department offers a Fiddle Workshop for anyone age 12 and up. The workshop will be 10 a.m.-12 p.m. April 3. There is a limit of eight students and tuition is $40, which includes the workshop book but a fiddle is not provided.
The two-hour workshop consists of instruction on the basic fiddle technique.
For more information, contact Elaine Sherrill, senior director of Music, at (615)740-5545.
To register for any workshop at The Renaissance Center, call (615)740-5533.
The Renaissance Center is an arts and technology education and performing arts center at 855 Highway 46 South in Dickson, just 35 miles west of Nashville on Interstate 40 at exit 172.
Visit the Visual Arts Workshops page for more about the workshops.
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