Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents

Improv and Theatre Games for Youth Workshop
-6 weeks of classes on Thursdays, 1-3pm
-Workshop culminates in a Performance before Sidewalk Cinema at The Hometown Bank Plaza on August 29

Thursdays, 1-3pm beginning July 24, 2014.  
(July 24-August 28)
-Workshop goes for 6 consecutive weeks

The North Water Street Gallery. 257 N. Water St. Kent, OH

FEE:  $60 for 6 sessions


INSTRUCTOR:   Ruben Ryan

SIGN-UP: 330-673-4970


Ruben will be offering his skills in Improv and Theatre Games that he learned from Point of No Return Improv based in Cuyahoga Falls.  Ruben also has received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University in 2010.  His other experience includes The Bang and Clatter Theatre company, formerly based in Akron, and The Karamu House in Cleveland.

Goals:  To teach students the art of Improvisational Theatre.  Students will be taught techniques in spontaneous performance art, acting skills, and the nature of comedy.

Experience:  No experience necessary but previous theatre experience is helpful.

Week 1.  Intro to Improv.  Basic Warm-ups.  Getting to know each other.
Week 2.  “What Makes Us Laugh”.  Examples of physical and verbal humor.
Week 3.  Commedia Dell' Arte.  Style of Performance
Week 4.  Building Character with Masks.  (A continuation of Commedia Dell'Arte.)
Week 5.  Playing Together.  The art of ensemble acting
Week 6.  Creating a Performance

The Performance will occur Friday, August 29, 7:30pm at The Hometown Bank Plaza before The Sidewalk Cinema.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts presents

Watercolor Painting Workshop

-3 Separate Classes For Children, Beginners and Intermediate Level Students

Sundays beginning June 22nd , 2014. (June 22-July 27)

- For Beginners (Ages 12-Adult). Noon-1:15pm

- For Intermediate Level (Ages 12-Adult). 1:30-2:45pm

Wednesdays beginning June 25. (June 25-July 30)

-For Children (Ages 6-11). 1-2:30pm

-Workshop goes for 6 consecutive weeks

The North Water Street Gallery. 257 N. Water St. Kent, OH

FEE: $60 for 6 sessions


INSTRUCTOR: Joanne Schempp.

MATERIALS: Beginning materials provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own materials

after the 1st class.

SIGN-UP: 330-673-4970


Kent Watercolor Artist, Joanne Schempp, will be offering beginning & intermediate watercolor classes starting June 22nd. Joanne has been painting in the traditional watercolor style since childhood. She paints fantasy using the many techniques specific to watercolor. Over the years, her work has been displayed locally at “Art in the Park” and various city fairs. You may recognize her style by the use of beautiful candy colors, luminous layering and attention to detail. Her art is widely distributed on merchandising and licensing lines and originals are found in many personal collections worldwide.

Three separate six week classes will be offered for Children, Beginners, and Intermediate level Students. These Classes offer hands on training of watercolor techniques geared toward each students’ personal skill level. Each session starts with basic instruction such as use of colors, characteristics of paint, and types of supplies, and progress to painting techniques using the knowledge gained in each session. Come prepared to paint. On the 1stbut bringing own watercolor supplies for subsequent classes is recommended. It’s nice if you can draw but you don’t have to have drawing skills to learn how to paint! Each class holds a maximum of 12 day of each class, materials will be provided for class work

Beginning Classes Start on Sunday June 22nd, 12n – 1:15p $60

Intermediate Classes Start on Sunday June 22nd

Children's Classes Start on Wednesday, June 25, 1-2:30pm., 1:30pm – 2:45pm. $60