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whARTon at Home Summer Sessions

Join Wharton Institute for Arts & Creativity Staff for a variety of classes in the performing arts.

With courses aimed at all interest levels, you will have the opportunity to learn from and create alongside professionals right from the comfort of your own home.

Registration open until Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5pm.


Monologue and Scene Study for Teens

Grades 8-12
May 17 to June 25, 2021, Six weeks, Wednesdays from 4-5pm
$35

Participants will need access to a video device (i.e., a laptop, tablet, or phone) and internet service. 

This course will focus on acting skills within scene and monologue study for beginners and experienced performers alike. Instructor Sarah Hendrickson will lead participants through exercises and activities centered on creating character, listening and responding, and intent and objective, all within the context of age-appropriate material.

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Introduction to Theatre

Grades 5-8
May 17 to June 25, 2021, Six weeks, Thursdays from 4-5pm

Participants will need access to a device that has video and audio capabilities (i.e., a laptop, tablet, or phone) and internet service. 

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Students in grades 5-8 will get a broad, introductory look into the many areas that make up theatrical arts, including acting, movement, voice, improv, design, and more. This highly interactive course will feature a new topic each week, with professional Wharton Center teaching artists and education staff from Michigan State University Extension 4-H. The six weeks will culminate with a sharing session, where participants can invite friends and family to observe some of the skills they learned. This course is perfect for beginners and active performers alike!

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Introduction to Voice

Grades 3-5
May 17 to June 25, 2021, Six weeks, Tuesdays from 4-5pm

Participants will need access to a device that has video and audio capabilities (i.e., a laptop, tablet, or phone) and internet service.

For beginning and intermediate students alike, this course will introduce the basics of singing-breath, production, registration, style, vocal health—in an age-appropriate format for students in grades 3-5. Students will sing for each other in a supportive and positive environment and have the chance to “perform” for family and friends in the last week.

Instructed by Kelly Stuible-Clark. 

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Questions about any of our spring offerings? Contact Kelly at [email protected] or (517) 884-3166.

Registrations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis for all the above classes. Space is limited. Apply early to guarantee your spot.

Sponsored by Capital Region Community Foundation's Youth Action Committee and Jackson National Life Insurance Company.

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