Students / Young Adults
Martin Hames Mentoring ProgramThis mentoring program introduces middle and high school students to the world of the performing arts. Local artists and arts educators serve as volunteer mentors who are matched with groups of students to attend selected ASC performances during the 2011-2012 season. Immediately following each performance, students participate in facilitated group discussions called “Talk Backs,” and often have the chance to meet guest performers.
This season’s participants will meet and talk with artists from groups from the ASC season. This unique arts learning experience is designed to create a safe place in which to discuss and share ideas, and to encourage leadership and critical thinking. The planned discussions also provide opportunities for students to interact directly with arts professionals. This exciting, year-long program culminates in a final event for participants, parents, and mentors.
ASC's "Make it Happen" Performing EnsembleThrough a partnership with “Make it Happen” Theatre Company the ASC’s ArtPlay invites high school students to audition for this performance-based program in which students will attend weekly theatre classes and rehearsals that will culminate in the performance entitled, “Our Journey: A History Through Song, Dance and Spoken Word” This performance will be researched, written, and performed by the student participants as part of the ASC Kids’ Club series. Students selected for the ensemble will also participate in the Martin Hames Arts Mentoring Program (above). The program requires a year-long commitment to all rehearsals, performances, and activities. Auditions are held every September.
Master Classes and Workshops
ArtPlay master classes are a wonderful opportunity to connect local intermediate and advanced students of a variety of ages with masters of their art forms who are here as ASC presented artists. In a master class all the students (and often spectators) watch and listen as the master teacher works with one student at a time. Limited spaces are available for student participants, but audience members are always welcome.
ArtPlay workshops allow a larger group of people to participate in learning a new art form or expanding on a student’s current knowledge. There are geared more toward beginning or intermediate level students.
Master classes and workshops take place at ArtPlay, the Alys Stephens Center, and sometimes in local schools. Master classes and workshops are free unless otherwise notated. For detailed information please call ArtPlay at 975-4769 or visit www.ArtPlayAsc.org. For a full roster of classes, click here.
Open rehearsals give students a rare opportunity to see renowned artists prepare for an evening’s performance at the ASC. Additionally, audience members are able to ask the performer(s) questions at the end of the rehearsal. Please call for reservations.
For more information, call (205) 975-4769 or visit www.ArtPlayAsc.org.