Art Talk Monday

Winter Arts Academy Line-Up

North Central Louisiana Arts Council has an exciting line-up for its winter Arts Academy classes. These classes are part of NCLAC’s educational outreach. We believe the visual, performing and literary arts are a necessary enhancement for all individuals, so we seek to enrich the region by fostering opportunities for creative expression. On the schedule for this winter are classes for children, teens and adults.  All of NCLAC’s Arts Academy classes require pre-registration, and class space is limited in order to provide personal instruction. For more information, or to register for classes, call our office at 255-1450 or email us at nclac5@gmail.com
First on the roster is a 2-day Comic Book Workshop for teens, December 27 and 28, from 8:30am-3:30pm. This class, for those ages 13-18, will explore the design and creation of a comic book, discussing both story and execution. The workshop will be taught by Joshua Chambers, an area artist as well as a Gifted and Talented art teacher for the Ouachita Parish school system. The 2-day class fee is $60 for NCLAC members, $70 for non-members. The workshop will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday during the Lincoln Parish School System’s Christmas break. A daily snack and all supplies are provided with the class fee. Be sure to bring a sack lunch. This class will be held at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
The next day, Wednesday, December 29, will be Household Printmaking with NCLAC’s Executive Director, Leigh Anne Chambers. The full-day class will be held Thursday, December 29, from 8:30am – 3:30pm. Children ages 6-12 will be introduced to printmaking techniques, such as glue-line printing, that can easily be executed at home with on-hand materials. The class fee is $35 for NCLAC members, $45 for non-members. All supplies and a snack are included. Be sure to bring a sack lunch. This class will be held at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
In January, Leigh Anne Chambers will be teaching Petite Players. This theatre class proves you’re never too small to put on a show. For kids 6-12, your player will act, design, and write her own play! The 3-part class will be held on Saturdays, January 14, 21, and 28, from 9am – 12pm. The class fee is $40 for NCLAC members, $50 for non-members. All supplies are included. This class will be held at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
If learning or improving your guitar-playing is on your Resolution List, join Dr. Cain Budds in our January Arts Academy classes. Three guitar classes are being offered to those ages 16 through adult. Each will be held at Howard Recital Hall on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. Requirements for these classes are a guitar, and a desire to brush up your chops. These one-day guitar classes are $25 for NCLAC members and $30 for non-members.
First on the agenda is Beginning Guitar Theory, to be held Saturday, January 14, from 10am – 12pm. You can play with confidence when you understand the rhyme and reason behind what you’re playing.
Jazz Up the Blues will be offered the next week, Saturday, January 21, from 10am-12pm. This class will help you spice up your blues jams.
Finger-Style Guitar will be the third of the class series, and will be held Saturday, January 28, from 10am-12pm. Finger-Style is a perfect complement for chords you may already know.

Before the holidays get too busy, be sure to take care of your class registration. And if you need last-minute gifts, contact us about gift certificates for Arts Academy classes. Our office number is 255-1450.

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