APAC Offers Two Winter Workshops for Kids
APAC OFFERS TWO WINTER WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS
Aloha Performing Arts Company will offer two creative workshops for Kona youngsters during this year’s winter break. The first will be “Where the Wild Things Are,” a multi-media workshop led by local artist and designer Gerald Lucena, Monday through Friday, December 26-30, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This workshop, for children ages 8 to 15, is inspired by the classic illustrated children’s book by Maurice Sendak. Students will create their own unique “wild thing” puppet, incorporating Hawaiian animals like the pua’a, pueo, i’o, and a host of other possible beasts. Simple materials such as recycled fabric, plaster cloth, dowels, and glue, will be used as each student focuses on texture, facial expression, and costumes, as well as character movement and voice experimentation. Students will give a free public performance with their creations on the final class day. Each student should bring a lunch and wear work clothes and sturdy, closed shoes. All necessary materials and an afternoon snack will be provided. Tuition for this workshop, which offers over 20 hours of instruction by a professional artist, is $175 per student, with multiple family member discounts available. Class size is limited, so early registration at alohatheatre.com is recommended.
A second workshop, “Hail to the Chiefs” will be offered Monday through Friday, January 2 through 6, from 2:00 until 5:00 each afternoon. APAC artistic director Jerry Tracy will lead this workshop, utilizing his original script, which features dramatizations of all of the presidents of the United States. The workshop is open to children ages 8 through 12, and will feature acting, singing, and movement. Every child will portray several characters, including presidents, in a free public performance on the last workshop day. Students should wear clothes suitable for movement, and sturdy, closed shoes. All necessary materials and an afternoon snack will be provided. Tuition for this 15 hour theatre arts workshop is $75 per student, with discounts for multiple family members and for students attending both workshops. Class size is limited, so early registration at alohatheatre.com is recommended. For more information, call 322-9924.