Giving kids the chance to stretch their creative wings is just one aspect of the philosophy at Fun Arts Afterschool. Workshops suited for kids aged 9-14 include the introductory Acting For Film, where students learn Method Acting and the Meisner Technique—which uses a series of exercises designed to help students improvise. Likewise, teens in the DVD film class acquire knowledge to storyboard, write scrips, and even act on film.
At Follies of Yore, practicing painter and ceramicist Janet Talmage shares her lifelong love of art with the community. The gallery space houses her collection of ceramic pieces, paintings, and prints, all inspired by the language of architectural follies. Talmage also shares her creative expertise in a more direct way during weekly ceramics classes, where she teaches students the basics of hand building and glazing clay.
OnStage School of Performing Arts offers a wide range of lessons, classes, camps, and productions. Faculty is well educated and considered as some of the top performing artist in Charlotte making their instruction of the highest level.
Studio Hollywood can quickly become a second residence for independent filmmakers. Not only can they study acting, screenwriting, directing, marketing, and distribution, but they can also enlist the studio to help them produce projects ranging from 30-second commercials to feature-length pieces. After projects are complete, Studio Hollywood can even screen them in its 105-person theatre, which boasts a 12-foot HD screen and surround sound.