Course materials are included in the price for the jewelry-making class, but an additional $10 material fee applies to all other art classes. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday classes are valued at $20 per class, and Wednesday courses are valued at $30 per class. Some courses span six weeks, and only the 10-class option may be used for these.
Brian Leaf has spent countless hours parsing through Family Guy, Twilight, The 40-Year Old Virgin, and myriad other pop-culture phenomena—not for his own amusement, but to pick out SAT and ACT vocabulary words lurking in the scripts, which he's compiled in six books. A seasoned test-prep instructor, Leaf has helped thousands of students surmount standardized tests through his books and workshops, which dole out insider advice for taking the entire tests as well as specific subjects such as math, reading, and dodgeball. Students leave each session with a collection of McGraw-Hill guidebooks, tips on stress management and avoiding common avoidable mistakes, and strategies for each subject.
Responsible for populating the sets of major motion pictures filming in the Boston area, Boston Casting compiles an experienced faculty to hone histrionics with professional acting instruction. For six Sundays starting January 8, Screen Acting 101: Breaking into Acting prepares students to light up the big and small screen or spice up programming on convenience-store surveillance monitors. Under the guidance of professional acting coach Jennifer Salvucci, students break down scripts, sweat through mock auditions, and practice acting in front of a camera. In Improv Technique for Film & TV, teens hone their craft through playful theater games to stay on their toes in audition situations and create their own comedy sketches. Children sharpen budding acting, voice, and dance skills through monologues set to music in Musical Theater for Kids as coach Lorna Brunelle shows them how to stand out in a crowd without resorting to flashy costumes or fireworks.