This is always an exciting time of year. As kids find themselves heading back to school an entire world of possibilities begins to open up. New teachers and new friends are only just the beginning of a list of reasons to be excited. This time of year excites us a Kat’s Artist Tree as well because we now get to announce our NEWEST CLASSES!
Each class will alternate between group instruction and individual development/coaching. This will enable tailoring each activity to the level that each student is currently at in their advancement, with the goal of each moving ahead by several units to progress forward. Each student will work on developing their own songs to the point that they can be performed and/or recorded as professional level demos.
Meets Wednesdays 6:30-7:30
Students in the Recording Class will get hands-on experience in the new UPstage Recording Studio at Kat’s Artist Tree. From proper mic technique to creating beats and mixing audio, students will gain one-of-a-kind experience. Topics will not only include how to record others, but also how to realize music from their own imagination: a perfect compliment to the Songwriting Class.
Meets Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm
Jazz Dance Class
Jazz Dance classes are fun and energetic. They include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to a center floor combinations.
Meets Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00 and 6:00 – 7:00
Costume Making Class
This is a creative hands on course where students are able to acquire or build upon any sewing knowledge which will then turn into the individual student creating a piece or pieces for their own costume. Students will be able to use their imagination and artistic skills to create a wearable piece of art. In addition to the costuming skills, students will learn about stage makeup to complete an overall look. This class is for the student who is excited about learning those backstage skills.
Meets Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00
Puppet Theatre Class
Students will have an amazing time learning basic puppetry techniques, designing and creating their own sock puppets, building their storytelling skills along with puppetry set design and construction skills. This class is for the student who wants to be artistically creative along with gaining confidence within a performance setting.
Meets Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00
Group Voice for ages 5-10
Young voice are much different from those of “mature” teens and tweens; by popular demand, we are proud to offer a group voice class specifically designed for students in this special age group of 5-10. Classes will emphasize the development of good vocal technique to ensure an long and happy life of healthy singing.
Meets Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:00