IPFW School of Visual and Performing Arts will present special workshops for adults in art, dance, theater and music on July 14. A sampling of the arts with School of Visual and Performing Arts faculty will feature workshops on a variety of art topics and experiences, held from 10 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.
The $25 registration fee includes lunch and two complimentary theater tickets to any performance of the IPFW American Classics Summer Theatre Revue on July 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m. or July 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. For a brochure or to register by credit card, call Jane Frazier, director of the Community Arts Academy, at 260-481-6059.
The creative process of printmaking
Christopher Ganz will discuss the history and practices of printmaking. Using examples of actual work and demonstrations, participants will gain first-hand insight into this century’s favorite medium of artists. Topics include intaglio, lithography, woodcuts and the monotype.
Music for health and wellness
Investigate with IPFW music therapists Linda Wright-Bower and Melissa Reinhardt how music and music-making can contribute to health and a sense of well-being. Explore the mind-body connection and learn how to "drum your way to health!"
Stage movement: Physical and psychological therapy
Brittney Coughlin will conduct a demonstration of many of the techniques and exercises utilized in teaching theater professionals, which have been found to be very beneficial to non-theater people for use as relaxation, strengthening and mind expanding therapy.
The Fine art of evaluating fine art for purchase
John Hrehov and a local gallery owner will focus on the advantages in collecting original art as well as some of the common pitfalls. Topics include local versus national artists, worth and value, and preservation.
The sounds of music
Joyanne Outland will explore the language of music and the means by which it communicates. The workshop will encompass a comparison of the sounds and structural components of types and styles of music and of their dialects and moods.
Putting it together
Larry Life will conduct a journey of developing a musical production from beginning rehearsals to opening night. Concept discussions and weekly production meetings will be considered as well as dance, vocal and staging rehearsals.
Using color in art and design
This session will allow participants to explore how color is used to enliven one’s surroundings. AnnMarie LeBlanc will lead discussions and demonstrations to help participants understand how color influences and is influenced by culture, environment, emotion and physics.