Monday, December 17, 2007

Winter Classes


Teen Theater Workshop: acting class
When: Saturdays, January 5-March 15
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $60 Email Sarah Guthrie at with your interest, the class needs 8 students to go, it will close at 15 students. Tuition is due at the first class, payable to Sarah Guthrie.
What: This class is open to teens and will be taught by a student from the Ohio University School of
Instructor: Kate Mussey: Currently a junior in the BFA Performance Theatre program at Ohio University. She has been apart of numerous plays and musicals including: The Adding Machine, Seussical, Godspell and also several grad student films seen around the Athens campus. Originally from Pittsburgh, she is the third child of six and has been a part of the theatre community since she was thirteen years old - starting out at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre in the downtown area. Kate hopes to pursue a Master's degree in Education after finishing her undergraduate studies in June 2009. Kate looks forward to working with everyone and hopes to bring performance techniques (voice and movement) along with script work and improv to the upcoming class.

Story of their Life 10-week class for Middle School aged students.
When: Thursdays, January 10-March 13
Time: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Fee: $45.00- call or email ARTS/West office to register,, (740) 592-4315.
What: Story of their Life 10-week class for Middle School aged students.
Synopsis: Students go through their life and identify six meaningful/important moments to them.
Students will write a play and perform the play based on one moment of their choosing.
Objective: Students will learn how to work together, basic crafting in acting and how to write with
specificity. Each student will have authored his or her own five to ten minute play, directed and performed by the students.
Instructor: Kate Scholl is an MFA graduate from the Ohio University Professional Actor Training
Program. She has worked professional as an actor in New York and California. She is also certified by the State of Ohio Department of Education to teach drama/theater for grades P-12.

Music Together in Athens ® contact Laura Nadeau (740) 818-5357 for further information. You can also check her website: Classes Wednesdays and Saturdays for 10 weeks starting January 5, 2008.
Chrysalis at Village Productions will also be presenting a variety of classes and workshops in dance, arts and crafts, and music this winter. Contact Village Production at (740) 448-7480. Jennifer Rusynyk’s Adult Modern Dance Class. Designed for ages 18+ (If there is interest in the 15-18 age range, please call to discuss the class in further detail Jen: 740.504.2686). Geared toward adults with little or no formal dance training, but a desire or curiosity for movement. Jennifer hopes to use her skills as a dancer, instructor and choreographer to find and teach movement that is enriching for movers with mixed abilities and/or a variety of physical limitations. She believes movement can be healing and empowering on many levels and hopes to share this experience with those who may feel that more traditional dance classes are inaccessible to them. This class meets Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 at Arts/WEST beginning January 7, 2008.


December 17-19
At 7:00 p.m.
The Studio for Young Actors presents A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol is a Victorian morality tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one evening. Mr. Scrooge is a financier/money-changer who has devoted his life to the accumulation of wealth. He holds anything other than money in contempt, including friendship, love and the Christmas season.

December 21
At 7:30 p.m.:
Factory Street Studio will present their Winter Dance Concert December 21st at 7:30pm. This concert features original student choreography by the Creative Kids Company, Intermediate and Advanced Composition classes. A dessert reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and children; proceeds benefit Factory Street Studio's "Come Build with Us!" campaign.


The Appalachian Progressive Education (APE) Center at ARTS/West
The Appalachian Progressive Education (APE) Center's mission is to provide high-quality progressive educational programs to school students and homeschoolers in Southeast Ohio. The APE Center brings the Arts and classroom together by merging multiple core curriculum subjects with theater, visual art, music, and dance to fulfill academic standards from pre-K to grade 6. These programs are offered during-school hours as well as after-school. CONTACT THE APE CENTER AT ARTS/West or VISIT THEIR WEB SITE:

The Aquabear Legion at ARTS/West
The Aquabear Legion is an Athens, Ohio based collaborative of musicians and artists from the state of Ohio. The Legion is committed to enhancing, promoting, supporting, and cultivating local music in the area and existing as a resource for creative people... Aquabear Legion provides resources to area musicians and artists in an effort to enhance the local music scene. The Legion does this in a variety of ways: including our website (, an upcoming ‘zine used to support and promote local music, our free compilations of music, and countless events and shows every year. We hope to continue to expand our operations in the future, offering recording services, workshops, live programming, and much more. We hope to continue to make Athens and Ohio great communities for music and art. Support local art and music in your community by supporting your local Aquabear!

Want to support Ohio Artists? Check out the Art of Ohio website:

Many thanks to The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Athens Foundation, O’Bleness Foundation, The Hocking Valley Bank, The Ohio Arts Council, The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, The Ohio University School of Music, Magic Video, our Olympian Founders, individual donors and the time donated by our army of volunteers, for making this possible.

The mission of ARTS/West is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to arts organizations, individual artists, and community residents. ARTS/West harnesses community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts and promotes activities preserving the beauty, heritage and culture of our town