The ART is proud to announce our first after-school theatre program designed for kids! ARTiS stands for Acrosstown Repertory Theatre in School, and represents the beginning of the ART’s expansion to include family-friendly and child-oriented education opportunities as part of its community offerings.
All About ARTiS
The ARTiS mission is to provide theatre education to interested 6th-12th graders in Alachua County using an interactive, low-impact, after-school model. The program teaches basic artistic and technical theatre knowledge, in an environment that also fosters cooperation, leadership, communication, self-awareness, team-building, and goal-setting. No prior theatre experience is necessary.
- In our first tier program, students will learn the basics of acting, dance, stage makeup, properties design, and scenic painting.
- In our second tier program, students will learn script analysis and writing, advanced acting, puppetry, costume design, and choreography.
Our workshops are led by professional theatre designers and performers. Meet our talented and qualified educators.
Each workshop meets for 1-2 hours per week for 6 weeks at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.
Spring 2014 Curriculum
Schedule information is available here. We encourage you to declare conflicts in your enrollment submission so that we can accommodate all students’ needs.
Tier 1 ($50 per workshop)
Tier 1 workshops will be between 4 and 6:15 pm on Monday thru Friday. Grades 9-12.
- Props/Scenic 101: taught by Kenneth Brown
- Dance 101: taught by Charles Ely
- Stage Makeup 101: taught by Rachel Wayne
Tier 2 ($75 per workshop)
Tier 2 workshops will be between 10 and 2 pm on Saturdays. Grades 6-12.
- Puppetry: Marionettes 202: taught by George Steven O’Brien
- Costume/Wardrobe 201: taught by Jessica Kreitzer
Students will have the opportunity to perform their scenes/dances or demonstrate their work at the ARTiS Graduation Ceremony (date TBA) at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. This event will be open to all friends and family to attend and enjoy! Refreshments will be served, and graduates will receive a Certificate of Participation and Achievement.
If you have any questions, please read our FAQ.
To register, fill out the form below. The deadline is Jan. 8, 2014. If you are applying for a scholarship or financial assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before Dec. 1. Upon receipt of your enrollment, information on how to pay will be sent to you. We currently require a 50% holding deposit per child per Tier; the deposit may be paid via check or cash at our box office or by mail, or via PayPal below.
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After registering above, you may pay your holding deposit via PayPal; please put your child’s name in the Note box. We only require 1 holding deposit per child per Tier; for example, if you have one child taking one Tier 1 workshop and one Tier 2 workshop, we would require two deposits; if you have two children each taking one workshop in each tier, we would require four deposits (please adjust quantity in PayPal after using the dropdown menu below). Thank you!
ARTiS is an outreach education program with an intentionally low tuition rate, and relies on volunteerism, grants, donations, and sponsorships to fund its scholarships and operational costs. Scholarships are made available to students based on financial need and availability of funds. Please contact the ARTiS Director, Rachel Wayne, to make a donation or learn more about volunteering.