Lumberyard Arts Center Classes

Pre-registration is required for all classes unless otherwise indicated. Register online by clicking the link below each class listing and filling out the short registration form. After completing the online form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006. 

Backstage at Summer Theater Camp 2017 


Playmakers Summer Theater Camp

Teacher: Jennifer Glenn

Dates: Tuesday-Friday, May 29-June 1; Monday-Friday, June 4-8

Times: 9am-12pm during week one; 9am-12:30pm during week two

Auditions: Thursday, May 24th at 9am at the Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High Street

Performance: Friday, June 8th at 7pm at the USD 348 Peforming Arts Center

Please Note: Auditions take place at the Lumberyard Arts Center. Rehearsals for week 2 and the performance take place at the USD 348 Performing Arts Center. 

Ages: 4th grade - high school

Class fee: $95  

You must pre-register by Thursday, May 24th to attend.

Come join the fun this summer as we produce a play! Participants will explore the process of putting on a production in this multi-age camp where everyone will have a chance to audition, be cast, and rehearse a scripted play. This summer we will be working on GREEK TALES OF MONSTERS AND BAD DECISIONS -and/or- I HAVE A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS, a comic take on greek myths. We will also use improvisation and theater games to learn to work together, warm-up, and have fun.This is a great opportunity for young actors to get their feet wet in a semiformal play situation or for the more experienced to work on their acting chops.

About the Teacher: Jennifer Glenn has been teaching and directing theater for more than thirty years.  She has worked with many Kansas communities, including Lawrence, Baldwin City, Hays, Overland Park, and Topeka. She has taught at the Lawrence Arts Center, the Lumberyard Arts Center, Theater Lawrence, Lawrence USD 497, Baldwin USD 348, Blue Valley USD 229, Olathe USD 233, and Shawnee Mission USD 512. She has directed plays for the Lumberyard Arts Center summer theater camp program, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, Bishop Seabury Academy, and Raintree Montessori School. At the Lawrence Arts Center, where she taught theater arts and preschool, she also directed in the Summer Youth Theater program, the First Saturday Players, and performed and directed with the Seem-To-Be Players for a number of years, including touring nationally. She has also taught teacher workshops at the National Association for the Education of Young Children; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Olathe, KS USD 233; and Emporia State University. She was the 2003 Phoenix Award winner for performance, presented by the Lawrence Arts Commission. She has a BFA from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and postgraduate education in Children’s Theater at the University of Kansas, where she studied with Jed Davis.

Register for Playmakers Theater Camp

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Play What You Dream Music Camp: Theory & Performance

Teacher: Jeff Furst

Dates: Tuesday-Friday, May 29-June 1; Monday-Friday June 4-8

Times: 4-6pm

Ages: 8 years old to adult

Class fee: $80

You must pre-register by Friday, May 25th to attend.

Learn to understand any music that you hear! Campers will play, sing, and learn the defining principles of tonal distance, understood by the most serious musicians the world over. These principles can be used to help learn any instrument the student gets into their hands. If your camper has always wanted to play an instrument, compose or perform in music, give them the head-start they deserve! If they’re already serious about the music they play, give them the tools to take their musicianship to the next level.

About the teacher: Jeff Furst is a Baldwin City musician with 30 years of playing experience and over 12 years of teaching experience. Jeff teaches private guitar, bass and drum lessons and is the owner and operator of the ‘Play What You Dream’ music school: a new and expanding local business showcasing his unorthodox, yet innovative teaching methods.

 Register for Music Camp

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Art Explorers Camp—Preschool

Teacher: Becky Weaver

Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 4-7

Times: 9-9:45am

Class fee: $25, plus $5 supply fee  

You must pre-register by Friday, June 1st to attend. Please bring the $5 supply fee when you walk your child in to the first class. Class limited to 10 students so sign up early!

Get ready to explore color, texture, and more. Preschool students will use a variety of traditional and non traditional media during this art camp. They will have the freedom to create unique works while developing fine motor skills and learning some of the basic fundamentals of art. All art will be available to take home. Remember, art is messy so please dress appropriately!  

About the teacher: Becky Weaver grew up in Baldwin City, graduating from Baldwin High School in 2003, and has been involved in community arts in a variety of ways.  She earned a BA in Studio Art from Simpson College and a BFA in Art Education from Washburn University. Weaver taught K-12 art in Osage City for four years. Currently, she is in her second year as the high school art instructor at BHS.

Register for Art Explorers for Preschoolers

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Art Explorers Camp—K-3rd grade

Teacher: Becky Weaver

Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 4-7  

Times: 10am-noon

Class Fee: $40, plus $5 supply fee

You must pre-register by Friday, June 1st to attend. Please bring the $5 supply fee when you walk your child in to the first class. 

Explore famous artists and their artwork! Each day, students will learn about a famous artist and have a chance to create a piece of art inspired by that artist.  Students will use primarily drawing and painting methods and materials. All art will be available to take home. Remember, art is messy so please dress appropriately!

About the Teacher: Becky Weaver grew up in Baldwin City, graduating from Baldwin High School in 2003, and has been involved in community arts in a variety of ways. She earned a BA in Studio Art from Simpson College and a BFA in Art Education from Washburn University.  Weaver taught K-12 art in Osage City for four years. Currently, she is in her second year as the high school art instructor at BHS.

Register for Art Explorers for K-3rd graders

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Art Explorers Camp—4th-8th grade

Teacher: Becky Weaver

Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 25-28

Times: 9-11am.  

Class Fee: $40, plus $5 supply fee

You must pre-register by Friday, June 15th. $5 supply fee due on the first day of class.

Can’t get enough art?  Come create with us in this class.  Students will get a chance to explore different media and art making techniques.  Projects include drawing, painting and sculpture. This class will be a balance of quality art instruction to enhance skills and the opportunity for creative freedom and self-expression. All art will be available to take home. Remember, art is messy so please dress appropriately!

About the teacher: Becky Weaver grew up in Baldwin City, graduating from Baldwin High School in 2003, and has been involved in community arts in a variety ways.  She earned a BA in Studio Art from Simpson College and a BFA in Art Education from Washburn University. Weaver taught k-12 art in Osage City for four years.  Currently, she is in her second year as the high school art instructor at BHS.

Register for Art Explorers for 4th-8th graders

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006 

 


Introduction to Sewing Camp

Teacher: Linda Ballinger

Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 18-21

Times: 10am-noon

Ages: 8 - 108 years

Class fee: $40, plus a $5 supply fee due on the first day of class

You must pre-register by Friday, June 1, to attend. Class limited to 8 students, so sign up early!

Learn the basic tools and techniques of sewing to complete many future projects! You will need a sewing machine (adult size works better for kids than those marketed to children, but we will work with whatever you have). In this class you will learn all about sewing and your machine: how to use it and care for it, how to use attachments, and more. If you have questions, please feel free to call instructor Linda Ballinger at 913-980-3831.

Supply List:

Sewing Machine (adult size recommended but we can work with whatever machine you have)

Owner’s manual for machine

7” fabric shear

4” craft scissors

Box of “yellow beaded” straight pins

72” sewing measuring tape

Metal hem measuring tool

thimble (to fit on your middle finger on either hand)

White or light colored thread

Pencil and small notepad for note taking

Box to keep supplies (plastic school boxes will work)

About the teacher: Linda Ballinger started sewing at age six. Her grandmother taught her on a Singer Treadle, and Linda has been sewing continually for sixty-eight years! She has two years of college training and has participated in 4H and high school Home Ec. classes. She has been involved in alterations and costuming for forty-eight years and made all her daughters clothing until they graduated to blue jeans.

 Register for Sewing Camp

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Beginning Watercolor for Adults

Teacher: Melinda Hipple

Dates: Tuesday & Wednesdays, June 12 & 13; June 19 & 20; June 26 & 27

Times: 1:30 - 3:30pm

Age: adult

Class Fee: $60, plus $20 supply fee

All supplies provided. Please bring the $20 supply fee to the first class.

Please pre-register by Friday, June 8th. Class limited to 10 students, so sign up early!

Learn color theory and painting techniques with one of the most-loved painting mediums. Students will learn how to use color to create depth and emotion in their work, and they will learn a variety of painting techniques from wet-on-wet to dry-brush to layering. Each student will bring a project of their choice for their final painting.

About the teacher: Winner of regional and national awards for art and photography, Melinda has exhibited a number of one-woman shows in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, and has had works accepted in numerous juried exhibitions. In addition to creating fine art works and commissioned portraits, she has taught visiting artist programs to elementary and high schools in Missouri and Iowa, as well as drawing and photography classes through community colleges in Nebraska and Iowa. She’s taught a number of drawing and watercolor classes through the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City, Kansas.

 Register for Beginning Watercolor 

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


Yoga with Art Workshop, K-5th Grade

Teacher: Jane Taul, Registered Yoga Teacher

Date: Saturday, June 23rd

Times: 9-11am

Class fee: $10

You must pre-register by Friday, June 15th to attend.

Jane Taul’s popular Yoga with Art class is back, with a workshop for K-5th graders! An exploration of coordination, balance, stability, creative thinking and problem solving, with an emphasis on calming the body and mind. We will be creating yoga poses to demonstrate the meaning of our individual drawings, so the students will be encouraged to create independently as well as part of a team. Thinking outside the box and coloring outside the lines is encouraged!

About the teacher: Jane Taul is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500), certified and insured through the National Yoga Alliance. She has completed a combined total of 28 months of Teacher Training and Advanced Teacher Training at Westside Yoga School in Lawrence, and has been teaching since 2008.

 Register for Yoga with Art, K-2nd grade

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006


Beginning Photography Workshop for Adults

Teacher: Melinda Hipple

Dates: Saturdays, June 23 & 30 (need to attend both sessions)

Times: 1:30 - 4:30pm

Ages: adult

Class Fee: $45

Supplies: digital camera with instruction booklet, laptop (for the second session)

Please pre-register by Friday, June 15th to attend. Class limited to 10 students, so sign up early!

Want to make your family photos better? Think you would like to make your photos more creative? Learn composition, cropping, lighting, and editing photos. The first workshop day will be spent behind the camera. The following week, we will learn GIMP, a free graphics program that anyone can download on their computers.

About the teacher: Winner of regional and national awards for art and photography, Melinda has exhibited a number of one-woman shows in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, and has had works accepted in numerous juried exhibitions. In addition to creating fine art works and commissioned portraits, she has taught visiting artist programs to elementary and high schools in Missouri and Iowa, as well as drawing and photography classes through community colleges in Nebraska and Iowa. She’s taught a number of drawing and watercolor classes through the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Register for Photography Workshop

After completing the online registration form you will have the choice of paying for your class using PayPal or by mailing a check made out to

Lumberyard Arts Center, P.O. Box 523, Baldwin City, KS 66006

 


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