Registration is open for Wharton Center’s Institute for Arts and Creativity’s whARTon at Home spring sessions. Join Wharton Institute for Arts and Creativity staff for a variety of classes in performing arts. With courses aimed at all interest levels, you will have the opportunity to learn from and create alongside professionals right from the comfort of your own home. Classes are open to participants of all ability levels from birth through 12th grade.
• Weekly 30-minute music enrichment classes
• Tuesday or Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m.
• $35 for a 6-week session (per family/login)
• Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.
• $35 for a 6-week session
Students in grades 3-5 will get a broad look into the many areas that make up theatrical arts — from acting, movement, improv, design and much more. This highly interactive course will feature a new topic each week with professional teaching artists and education staff from Michigan State University Extension. This course is perfect for beginners and active performers alike.
Students in grades 5-8 will participate in a completely virtual musical theater program, rehearsing and performing “The Show Must Go Online!” — a charming virtual children’s musical written specifically for Zoom. Participants will work on the basics of acting, singing and dancing, with a unique focus on how these skills translate to “on camera” work. Actors will meet once a week for a synchronous lesson, and materials will be shared for practice in between sessions. This will culminate in a performance that combines pre-recorded and live elements for friends and family to attend. No prior experience is needed.
Wharton Center Institute For Arts & Creativity is supported by MSU Federal Credit Union.
whARTon at Home is sponsored by Capital Region Community Foundation’s Youth Action Committee; and Jackson National Life Insurance Company.