Adults (18+) : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

Education For Adults (18+)

Classes noted as in person will shift to online based on current COVID-19 recommendations. Should we have to move to virtual instruction, arrangements will be made for supply pick up.


BLOCKING SHORTHAND FOR THE STAGE MANAGER

Learn to take blocking notes for the whole cast from our Resident Production Stage Manager, Mike Artis.
When: Sunday October 18 and 25, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Virtual Classroom
Cost: $60

TAPING OUT THE STAGE

Alongside Resident Production Stage Manager, Mike Artis, Learn to read scale plan drawings and to transfer that information onto the rehearsal room floor.
When: Sunday November 1 and 8, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Kalamazoo Civic (Rehearsal Room TBA)
Cost: $80 (supply fee included)

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING

Learn the basics of fusing metals using welding techniques guided by our Resident Technical Director, Phillip Miller. Safety equipment will be provided. Due to small class sizes, welders of all skill levels are welcome. (Two students may take the course at the same time. Younger students will be accepted in parent/child combinations)
When: Call to schedule, 5 days/1 hour each
Where: Kalamazoo Civic - Scene Shop
Cost: $100 (supply fee included)

CNC - PROGRAM, MAKE AND TAKE

Chose from one of our patterns such as a tool caddy or bottle tote. Those with more experience can create their own project. Students will learn to set up the tool pathing on our CNC machine, use the machine to cut out their design and then assemble their project working alongside our Resident Technical Director, Phillip Miller. Each class results in one project. This would be a great opportunity for a parent/child learning event.
When: Call to schedule, we estimate 2 days, 2 hours each
Times will vary based on project and individual computer programming skill
Where: Kalamazoo Civic - Scene Shop
Cost: $75/Project (A family unit can take the class together for this fee)

CHAIN MAILLE SAMPLER

Learn to create chain maille from metal rings! Students will complete several sampler blocks and leave with tips, ideas, and knowledge to continue this starter project into a wearable piece of art.
When: Thursdays, November 5-19; 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Kalamazoo Civic (Room TBA)
Cost: $110 (supply fee included)
Tools to Bring: You will need to provide two pair of your own needle nose pliers. Contact Education if you need ideas for where/what to purchase.

TURN THRIFT STORE T-SHIRTS INTO WEARABLE ART

For sewers of all levels. Costume Designer, Elaine Kauffman will lead the class through cutting and hand embroidery techniques to turn worn out staples into a piece of art you could wear to opening night. Students will need to provide two t-shirts and embroidery floss. We will send some photos and ideas to help you chose the right colors for your project.
When: Mondays, November 2-16 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Kalamazoo Civic (Room TBA)
Cost: $90

INTRODUCTION TO LIGHT BOARD PROGRAMMING

Resident Master Electrician, Delaney McKenzie and Intern, Juliet Merillat participants will be introduced to basic programming skills including patching, color picking, cuing, and writing effects. Using a provided Magic sheet, students will each design their own cue list. During the second class, students will upload their cues in our Carver Studio Theatre to see the results and workshop their programing ideas. *Prior to the first class - students will need to download free EOS virtual software found here: https://www.etcconnect.com/EosFamilyVideos/Level-1/
1. Click on the link and go to the gray box on the right.
2. Click and download either the ETCnomad PC or Mac software
3. Extract the file and run the application downloader
4. Open the application and click offline w/viz to open the application
When/Where:
Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm, On-Line
Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm, In Person (Carver Studio)
Cost: $60

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