Playwriting Class

Playwriting is an exciting and engaging way to learn about performing arts and scriptwriting. To be successful, you need to know where ideas for plays come from, the lingo writers speak, how to create fully dimensional characters, how to write dialogue, where to start your play, how to develop your storyline and reach the story’s climax, and how to bring your play to a satisfying conclusion.

If you want to explore script writing and learn script writing this class is for you. The skills you learn in this class will help you write better stories, better dialogue and be useful in many other writing areas. This class is not just for writers, anyone with an interest in any aspect of performing will benefit from learning about the aspects of writing and storytelling techniques that will be presented. An experienced team of writers, directors, actors and designers, from Prescott Center for the Arts, will
teach this class. The team has years of experience working with elementary and secondary students. The goal of the class will be to guide students through the process of writing, revising and producing their work. Students will be encouraged to submit their plays for Prescott Center for the Arts Young Playwrights Festival. They will also learn about additional opportunities to submit their work for scholarships or other playwriting competitions. In the spring, a special festival production opportunity will be given to all writers who wish to take their play to the next step of performance.

This course will meet once a week for 2 hours for a total of twelve weeks. Additional work out of class will be encouraged and required for students to achieve the best results with their writing. (Students should plan to spend an average of 2 hours per week outside of class working on assignments and their play script.)

Learning Outcomes:
Students will understand the structure of a story and the structure of a theatrical script.
Students will learn how to fully develop a character for a play or story.
Students will learn to write dialogue that helps convey and move a story forward.
Students will write and revise a 10-minute script that will not exceed 10 pages.
Students will learn to submit writing for competitive opportunities.
Students, who desire, will participate in the process of bringing their writing to life for a showcase performance.

Class Location: Prescott Center for the Arts StageToo
Time: Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00pm
Class duration: 12 weeks beginning on Jan. 8, 2018
Cost: $125. Per student
https://www.pca-az.net/young-playwrights-festival.html
Prescott Center for the Arts Young Playwrights Festival Information
Email questions to:
Debra White
dclarewhite@me.com

PCA Ex. Director
director@pca-az.net

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Youth Quilting Class

Mountain Top Quilters Guild located in Prescott, AZ is sponsoring a Youth Quilting program open to youth 10 through 17 years old. The course will teach basic sewing skills, and promote and encourage the art of quilt making by the youth in our community. A sewing machine may be provided for use in class if student does not have access to one.
The cost is $15 per student for an 8 week session, plus $10 for youth membership in the guild. Families with 2 or more students will pay $10 per student for the 8 week session plus youth membership in the guild. Class size is limited to 10 students and early registration is encouraged.

Next session: Starts Wednesday, January 10, 2018 through February 28, 2018 from 3-5pm. Class meets at the LDS Church, 1001 N. Ruth St., Prescott, AZ. For questions or to register contact Diana Ramsey at 928-499-8792 or liv2quilt@cableone.net.

Thank you,

Lori McCarthy – Community Outreach

Mountain Top Quilters Guild

5th & 6th Grade Book Clubs @ Prescott Public Library

The Prescott Public Library is hosting a couple of book clubs this school year for 5th and 6th graders. 

“Registered participants will be given their own personal copies of books under discussion. The books, as well as snacks and other materials, are funded through the Friends of Prescott Public Library, an organization of volunteers. Both book clubs will begin meeting in September.

“The Newbery Book Club, centering on titles that have earned the highest literary distinction, will be meeting every fourth Tuesday at 4 p.m.

“I am excited about the Newbery books that we will be discussing this year. Many of them are older books, which I have found to deliver worthwhile morals in a clear, direct manner. Some of these books include insights into the ways of life of homeless persons; the development of strong character, summoned to make good choices and to defend others with disadvantages.

“Others of the books share stories that promote understanding of our country’s recent history, including the experiences of African Americans before and during Civil Rights movements.

“The specific book titles can be previewed here: Newbery Book Club.

“The second book club for this age group, the Graphic Noves Club, will meet every second Tuesday at 4 p.m. Graphic novels have come into their own as a legitimate literary format in our increasingly visual world. The assortment of titles for this group runs the gamut from funny (The Last Kids on Earth) to sensitive (Awkward), and from thought-provoking (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) to eye-opening (Drowned City). The lineup for this club can be previewed here: Graphic Novels Club.

“To register, please call the library’s Youth Services desk at 928-777-1537; stop by the Youth Services desk; or sign up online by going to the library’s events calendar and clicking on the name of the book club that you are interested in. The calendar is accessible from the library’s web site (www.prescottlibrary.info).

“Thank you so much for considering my request.

Best regards,

Steve Ryan

Youth Services Librarian”

928-777-1516

Free Day Camp at Sharlot Hall Museum

Update:

Thank you for sharing information concerning our upcoming Day in the Life program at the Sharlot Hall Museum. Due to the Prescott Homeschool Hub’s help in spreading awareness about our program, we have been able to fill in our available spaces for next week’s program! At this time therefore, we are unfortunately unable to take any more registrations. I just wanted to take a moment to update your forum about this opportunity in case in the coming days there may be more interest from its members.

Although we are unable to accept any more registrations for July 26th program, we are always interested in more programming opportunities with local educational communities, and welcome any questions community members have about tours, programs, and special events. If yourself or any other members may have questions about these possibilities, I would love to share information and do some brainstorming. I can be reached at (928) 277-2014 (in the last day or so I was provided with a new phone number for my office) or of course by email at jennyp@sharlot.org.

On July 26th, the museum is a hosting a free Day in the Life program for youth involved in local organizations. We currently have more openings than we anticipated in this program and would like to invite any interested youth ages 6 – 12 to join us at the museum for a free, fun day of games, crafts, and a private hands-on tour of our newest exhibit. In the morning, we will also be featuring Living History demonstrators who will be providing opportunities for youth to engage directly with history. The Living History experiences will provide participants with the opportunity to complete activities with the interpreters, such as using a 19th century printing press and interacting with toys from the late 1800s. This program will also include a pizza lunch provided by the Sharlot Hall Museum! Registration and check-in will begin at 9 am, with the program starting at 9:30. The program will conclude at 4 pm, with pick-up starting then as well.

I would greatly appreciate if this information could be shared within the Prescott Homeschool Hub. If any individuals are interested in this fun and free program, they should not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be happy to provide more information! I may be reached at 928-445-3122, ext. 29 or jennyp@sharlot.org. Our roster is limited, so interested families should register quickly to secure a spot! Registration will be closing Monday, July 24th. Once notified of individuals’ interest, I will send the application with additional information about the schedule and set-up for the day.

Best,

Jenny Pederson

Yavapai Music Scholarship

Yavapai College is offering scholarship auditions THIS WEEK for students in their musical programs. What does this have to do with homeschoolers? Well, high school students participating in Yavapai College musical programs can also apply. And that includes homeschoolers. But you’ll have to think quickly. Auditions are on:

April 5

3pm-5pm

Sign up for the auditions by following this link to the Yavapai College sign up form.

Also, you can click on the link below to see the flyer for more detailed information:

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Musical Instrument Lessons & More from Yavapai Music Instructors

I received this email from a music teacher at Yavapai College. He and his wife are reaching out to teach private instrumental and voice lessons to homeschoolers. Please take a look at the many other options he is offering! Maybe something will work out for your child (or yourself?)! While some of this is time sensitive, other options may be available in the future, too (for families whose kids aren’t in HS yet).

Here is a quick rundown of what he is offering:

  • Private lessons for low brass instrument (tuba, trombone, baritone)
  • Private voice lessons
  • College credit for music lessons for HS students
  • Auditions for Music scholarships on April 3rd ($$$ to pay for music lessons)
  • Participate in college bands for free: Collegiate Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra

For more information, call Calvin Audis at 928-460-2896

From Calvin Audis, Low Brass Instructor at Yavapai College.
I am providing private lessons for any low brass instrument. This includes the tuba, trombone, and baritone/euphonium. My wife, who is on faculty as well at Yavapai, provides voice lessons for all ages. These are private lessons outside of the school, and can be taught either at home or at the Yavapai College Prescott Campus.
Although registration is now closed for the college, we also provide lessons through Yavapai College’s Prescott Campus. For any student who is in high school, signing up for Music lessons would be ideal because they will receive credit towards College. Every degree requires a student to have so many liberal arts and elective credits, lessons can be applied to said requirements. On April 3rd, Yavapai College will be holding auditions for Music scholarships (which will pay for lessons). If anyone is interested, I can assist them with the audition process.
Finally, I work intimately with Chris Tenney (the head of the instrumental department). He has inform me that any student of high school age is invited to participate in one of the following bands for free:
Collegiate Band
Symphonic Band
Orchestra
The faculty at Yavapai College would like to see our program grow. We want to invite all of the kids and parents to our program and to our concerts. If anyone is interested, please feel free to give them my information.
Sincerely,
Calvin Audis

Beginning Art Classes

BALHello, my name is Victoria Stephens

I was homeschooled until I graduated in 2013

I have been teaching beginner art classes for over 5 years
I moved to Chino Valley two years ago and I am finally settled in.
I have started teaching classes again and I would love to get connected with the homeschool groups in my area.