Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Creative Endeavors Workshop

Creative Endeavors Workshop has posted a link to the application they will be using this year. CEW is in the process of being licensed with the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. So, they are going to use ODJFS enrollment forms.

This LINK allows you to use either MS Word or PDF and you can fill it out online and either print it out or email... it to Paul Kristofco at pkristofco@gmail.com. Please remember they ask for a $25 registration fee. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fall is coming

We're gearing up for fall and it's going to be a whammer!

Registration is open for Music Together in Athens. Please click HERE for more information and to sign up!

Some other classes we have in store for you include:

ARTS LIVE! produced by Appalachian Progressive Education and ARTS/West, is a brand new program that provides local teens with a fun and casual place to gather, learn, explore and thrive. Weekly sessions will include theater and improv games, movie nights, dance nights and workshop hosted by local artists and artisans. All future program content is to be determined by the student participants.

Fridays, 6:00-8:00pm. Whether you’re a budding young artist looking for a place to exercise and express your artistic talents or a local teen looking for somewhere to hang out with friends, try new things and meet new people, ARTS LIVE! is a safe, fun and creative space for teens from the Athens and local communities to get out, hang out and be creative! This is YOUR space, so come, raise your voice and share in the fun!

R.S.V.P. to:
ARTS LIVE on facebook
or call Beth at 614-937-6096

Belly Dancing: Open your heart, body and mind to unaccustomed rhythms and movement while empowering yourself to appreciate your body through a dance that celebrates the womanly form, no matter what size or shape.


Basics: 5:15pm-6:15pm

Advanced: 6pm- 7:15pm

Inquiries and registration call Ellie Olin at 740-590-1896

Burmese Bando Yoga And Aerobic Workout For Women & Girls. Get in shape at your own pace and have fun in a supportive class! WHEN: Monday and Thursday 5:30 to 6:45 COST: $5.00 per class or $30.00 per month. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear athletic shoes & comfortable clothing.

Inquiries: call Cheryl at 740-594-7452
All women and girls welcome!

Creative Endeavors Workshop will continue to offer arts based enrichment and homework help after school on weekdays from 2:30-5:30 for Athens City School students. Our program is child-centered and focuses on project based learning. We offer a wide range of artistic projects based on the student’s interests. Creative Endeavors Workshop located at ARTS/West, contact information contact Paul Kristofco: (740) 591-6432, pkristofco@gmail.com.

Mama And Baby Yoga!

Ages 4 weeks to crawling
You have already bonded with your child as he or she grew inside you for nine months. Now that you can hold your baby, you can share the beauty and health benefits of yoga with him or her. In class we stretch with the babies, smile, laugh and even sing with them. This unique yoga class will leave both mama and baby peaceful and happy. Contact Laura Post for dates, times and registration: lp342300@ohio.edu.

Prenatal Yoga -
Prenatal yoga helps mothers gain a deeper awareness of their bodies while helping to alleviate some discomforts pregnancy can bring. In class we will strengthen the lower back, pelvic floor and many other key muscles important for the journey into Motherhood. Yoga promotes circulation, better night's sleep and overall better health. This class offers a safe environment for you to share and hear about mama's journey while tapping into your innate wisdom about birth and life. Contact Laura Post for dates, times and registration: lp342300@ohio.edu.

World Citizen Culture Drumming class is an exploration into the rhythms and cultures of West African. We study traditional Mande djembe(hand drum) and djun djun(bass drums) arrangements. Students in the class will learn hand techniques, poly-rhythmic percussion harmony, solo techniques for djembe, drum tuning and arrangements for traditional rhythms from Ivory coast, Congo and the African Diaspora. Cost is $5 a class and the classes are from 5-6 Sundays. From 6-7 there will be a free open jam. Contact Instructor Lawrence Greene: greenesone@aol.com.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Awesomeness All Around

Hey Everyone! Ashley reporting. For those of you who don't know, I'm the Events Coordinator here at ARTS/West. Wow, we've had quite a summer so far! It has been amazing having so many interns and work study students. (Normally, its just Emily and me but now there are 3 of us in my tiny office!) They've really been awesome. Besides having less crowded offices, I can't imagine what Emily and I would have done without them! So, if you're in the area, you should stop by and meet one, or all, of these fantastic individuals!

Speaking of fantastic....we have gotten some truly amazing donations this summer. Room 8, our resident craft room, is going to be stocked to the gills by the time we get everything organized in it. We've received construction paper, a ton of fabric, cardboard tubes, recycled plastic containers and so much more! Room 8 isn't the only room that's getting an upgrade. We received a dresser with a mirror for the Green Room as well as some metal shelving units! In addition, a collapsible round table was donated for general use throughout the facility! The generosity of the individuals who donated these items, and those who have donated other items in the past, is truly incredibly. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you want to see some pictures of the donated craft supplies in action, if you will, check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ARTSWest)! Emily posted pictures of "The Team" participating in KidsMania at Trimble High School. We made rain sticks out of the cardboard tubes and masks out of construction paper and paper plates. We also attempted a game of baseball but that didn't go so well. That may have been because we were using a long cardboard tube as a bat and a large plush ball as the baseball. (We're very resourceful.) The baseball game was fun while it lasted though. All in all, KidsMania was a success. A good time was certainly had by all.

Please don't forget, we always want to hear from you! So stop by, shoot us an email (artswestathens@gmail.com), Facebook stalk us (http://www.facebook.com/ARTSWest), or give us a call at 740-592-4315. And don't get discouraged if the phone rings and rings...just leave us a message and we'll get back to you!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Drew's First Blog Post!

Greetings, fellow ARTS/West-ers! My name is Drew, and I am the work study student here at 132 West State Street who ardently works to bring artistic performances and opportunities to the Athens community (with the help of 'The Team' here at ARTS/West, of course!).

I've gotta say, so far this summer, I've seen some pretty fantastic things happening here in the building. We started the season off with OVST's three-week summer Youth Camp, and I couldn't have asked for a better bunch of kids! Swiftly after a performance of the Camp's production of "Furry Tales With A Twist," everyone here had to start burying their noses into all of the play submissions for the 2010 Humble Play Festival. Although not all submissions will be included in the Festival, I'm really looking forward to seeing what the local theater companies end up doing with those plays that were deemed worthy of our selection. The process a play has to go through in order to become a Fine-Tuned Theater Machine has always been an interesting one to me due to the fact that I'm a Theater Performance Major here at OU, so just working at ARTS/West during the Festival definitely satisfies my sweet tooth for playwriting!

Recently, The Team (that's Emily, Ashley, myself, Katie, Jess, and Nate) sat down to brainstorm new ways to get the word of what we do here out to the community, and since then I've been diligently creating new ways to market the space. Because the building here is fit for the possibility of concerts, art shows, classes, plays, and so many other things, we figured that we should work towards getting the ARTS/West name all over town. In order to complete said mission, I've put my Photoshop skills to the test by designing a new marketing campaign for ARTS/West that not only addresses a wider variety of artists, but also concentrates on what they, as an individual or group of artists, may be looking for when it comes to showcasing their art. Be it a rehearsal space, photography studio, classroom, concert venue, or screen to premiere their newest film on; ARTS/West wants to help!

Here's a little preview of the posters. Make sure to keep your eye out for them when you're out on the town!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Life Drawing Club

Contact us about the Life Drawing Club now forming at ARTS/West.

Meets: every Tuesday in August from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Call us to subscribe at 740/592-4315.

Fees will be modest, based on number of artists participating.