Arts & Humanities
3-5 year olds will enjoy music, movement and preschool learning in this fun filled class. Join Kelli as she uses a variety of songs and props to help kids stay active and reinforce important concepts. This is an independent learning experience for preschoolers.
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Looking for something to do Saturday Mornings? Come explore a variety of parent-child activities in our summer sampler class. Take a taste of cooking, science and more with fun projects that emphasize fun and skill building.
Beginner Piano (ages 6-15)
In this series of private lessons students will learn the basics of reading music and how to play simple songs. For the first-time student music will be provided for the first lesson. For the remaining lessons students must have the required book purchased from a local store. Continuing students should check with the instructor about their music. It is necessary that students have a piano and practice at home to complete their assignments. If a student must be absent, please contact the instructor prior to the Saturday class. A parent must also be present during the class period. Because enrollment is limited the class is available to Y members only. For registration please contact the program coordinator at 734/661-8034.
Beginner Guitar (Ages 6-11)
In this class local jazz musician, popular instructor and guitarist David Swain will teach students the basic elements of playing the guitar – holding, strumming, string names and tuning. Students will also have the fun of learning to play a number of new and fun songs. Everyone needs to bring a guitar. In fairness to acoustic guitar players, amp power for electric guitars will be set by the instructor
This class offers children an opportunity to have fun, express themselves and experiment with a wide variety of media. Rita Malone will help your child create collages with an emphasis on self-expression and fun. Tuesdays 6:30-7:15.
In this class students will explore the world of art through a variety of mixed media projects. Creative two and three dimensional projects using pastels, cut paper, water color, tempera and more will provide opportunities for individual expression and allow each child to discover the budding artist within. All materials are provided. NOT OFFERED WINTER 1 SESSION.
Fun with Theater (Ages 7-11)
This class is an introduction to the "fun"damentals of theater. Students develop their confidence and creative acting, speaking and movement skills in an enjoyable and supportive setting. Short scripts, theater games and improvisation will help class members understand how to communicate a story on stage. The class provides many sessions of fun for those interested in the craft of acting and can offer experience for students wishing to participate in the Theater Performance class.
This session students will learn and rehearse a new short play featuring scenes based on African folk tales. We will explore the stories, characters and movement and even some traditional music. Auditions will take place during the first class and everyone will get a part. The performance will take place on Friday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. A cast party will follow. Students should have some experience in the Fun with Theater class or some other theater experience. Attendance in the class is important as each student will have a role in the play. One or two extra rehearsals may be arranged at the convenience of the director, actors and their families.