Arts Classes

Enliven your child’s discovery of 21st century communication skills

 

Porticos features school day and after-school arts classes in Pasadena, CA that are structured to serve the academic and developmental needs of young people in the surrounding area.

 

We offer classes in art, theatre, film, music and dance that meet the California Academic Content Standards for Visual and Performing Arts, and they are perfect for parents and kids who want more arts in their school curriculum.  This is especially useful for home schooled children giving them an additional socializing opportunity in a safe, caring environment.

 

This program offers a complete arts experience during the school day and after school - all on our beautiful campus.  Porticos features an art gallery and mainstage theatre for performances and exhibitions.

 

Porticos Arts Classes

For Ages  6 - 12

Inspire your child's inner artist!

For Ages  12 - 18

DESIGN WORKSHOP

Drawing basics, mask making, materials, color and texture - using mixed media and basic printmaking.  Students will have a public exhibition in the Porticos Art Gallery.  This class follows grade appropriate CA VPA content standards for Art.  Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

M: 2:30 - 5:30pm

T&TH: 9:30 - 11:30

MIXED MEDIA I

Fundamentals of visual art using mixed media.  Historical and cultural dimensions are covered.  Public exhibition in the Porticos Gallery.  May be combined with MIXED MEDIA II in the spring to complete a one year art course.  Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

T&TH: 12:30 - 2:30

T&TH: 3:30 - 5:30

KITCHEN KIDS

Learning how to cook by reading and following recipes.  Students will also learn safe food-handling procedures, what ingredients work well together, how to develop their own recipes, and proper etiquette in the kitchen and at the table.  And have lots of fun!    Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

W&F: 9:30 - 11:30

W&F: 3:30 - 5:30

FILM I

The art of visual storytelling. Students discover the historical roots of film while producing and editing using Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.  Combined with FILM II in the spring completes a one year art course.

Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

M: 2:30 - 5:30pm

T&TH: 9:30 - 11:30

IMAGINATION WORKSHOP

Students will explore their imagination through theatre games and improvization.  Public performance in the Porticos Theatre. This class follows grade appropriate CA VPA content standards for Theatre Arts.

Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

T&TH: 3:30 - 5:30

W&F: 12:30 - 2:30

ACTING I

Discovering the magic of theatre through pantomime improvisation, monologue, scene study and on-camera experience.   May be combined with ACTING II in the spring to complete a one year art course.

Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

T&TH: 12:30 - 2:30

W&F: 3:30 - 5:30

DANCE WORKSHOP

Basic modern, folk and court dance with a historical overview.  Participation in the fall dance concert.  There is a dress code for this class.  This class follows grade appropriate CA VPA content standards for Dance.      Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

T&TH: 9:30 - 11:30

W&F: 12:30 - 2:30

DANCE I

Study of Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Modern.  Historical and cultural dimensions. Participation in Pasadena Dance Festival classes. There is a dress code. May be combined with Dance II in the spring to complete a one year art course.   Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

M: 2:30 - 5:30pm

T&TH: 12:30 - 2:30

VOCAL WORKSHOP

Fundamentals of vocal music.   Beginning sight singing, listening, theory and vocabulary. Students do not need to be natural singers. Participation in the fall concert. This class follows grade appropriate CA VPA content standards for Music.      Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

M: 2:30 - 5:30pm

T&TH: 12:30 - 2:30

VOCAL MUSIC I

Fundamentals of vocal music as soloist or ensemble. Beginning sight singing, listening, theory and vocabulary. Participation in the fall concert.  May be combined with VOCAL MUSIC II in the spring to complete a one year art course.  Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

W&F: 12:30 - 2:30

T&TH: 3:30 - 5:30

JUNIOR SEWING WORKSHOP

Hand sewing making simple household crafts by designing patterns using simple seams, finishing seams, embroidery, button sewing/holing and cross stitching.

All ages may take this class.   Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

W&F: 9:30 - 11:30

TEEN SEWING WORKSHOP

With sewing machine.  Using simple patterns from pattern cutting to finishing techniques using various sewing notions.

Experienced younger children (over nine years of age) may take this class as well.  Enroll by mail (pdf form)  -  Or online (fee)

W&F 12:30 - 2:30

Not all classes may be offered at all times listed.  We will contact you ahead of time if there are changes to the schedule.

Contact us if you require a late start or drop-in after the semester has begun.  Contact us also for local area hardship scholarships.

Our Instructors & Staff

Tuition and Fees

Ms. Evans Doede, B.S.

Ms. Doede was an original member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and was also an Assistant Director for Taper, Too.  She danced and choreographed for The Nancy Hauser Dance Company, choreographed for Los Angeles Dance Invitational, and is Artistic Director of Nancy Evans Dance Theatre.  She was a founding member of Outpost Theatre Ensemble, Managing Director of The Actors' Company, and a producer for the Grammy nominated Children of the World Project.  She was on both the Theatre and Dance faculty at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and is currently teaching at La Salle High School and Lineage Performing Arts Center.

 

Jude Lucas  B.A., M.A., M.A.T.

Ms. Lucas is a veteran producer, director and production designer of over 100 musicals and stage plays.  She has worked for the Los Angeles County Dept. of Recreation developing the County Arts Performance Project.  She is the Artistic Director of the Valley Repertory Company/ Arroyo Repertory Theatre and is currently the Department Chair for Visual and Performing Arts at La Salle High School.  Ms Lucas serves as the Arts Director for ARCHES.

 

David Paul Needles  B.F.A. M.A.

Mr. Needles is ART Education Director, Theatre Instructor at La Salle High School, holds a BFA from Southern Methodist University and an MA from Loyola Marymount.  He served as Education Director for The Pasadena Shakespeare Co. and has professional designation in arts education from the L.A. County Arts Commission.  He taught acting and improvisation for The Dallas Shakespeare Festival, The Pasadena Shakespeare Co., The Norris Center for the Performing Arts, The Fremont Centre Theatre, Kidspace, Assumption BVM School, Saint Phillip the Apostle School, Woodrow Wilson MS, and The Accelerated School in So. LA.

 

Doug Rynerson M.A. M.A.T.

Mr. Rynerson holds a MA in business and an MAT in education from USC. He is an Apple Certified trainer in Final Cut Pro, the industry standard in film editing software. He has been teaching film making and editing for the past 6 years and was a color specilist for Fuji Film  He also is the Arts Technical Director at La Salle High School and Arroyo Rep.In hie spare time he teaches Algebra.

 

John Serembe  B.A.

Mr. Serembe was a chef and restaurant manager before spending 20 years producing video, graphics and multimedia for Fortune 500 companies.  A Theatre Arts graduate, he has taught at La Salle High School and Aveson Charter School.  He also originated Kids On Broadway through Sacramento Parks and Recreation and has performed for the Sacramento Rail Museum and the L.A. Co. Natural History Museum.

 

Lynette Charters Serembe  B.A.  M.A. 

Ms. Charters Serembe holds a BA(hons) from Cardiff School of Art & Design and an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, London. She has studied sculpture and printmaking and was assistant to Andy Goldsworthy.  She is an exhibiting painter and muralist.  She has also worked for over 20 years in the animation industry on 12 movies and various T.V. series and pilots.  She has supervised two special effects departments and was an effects sequence supervisor at Dreamworks Animation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR THE FIRST T&Th or W&F CLASS:

Tuition ($13.50/class for 24 lessons),

facility fee: ($50.) materials and

registration fee ($75.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total:  $449

 

MONDAY CLASSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total: $368

 

FOR AN ADDITIONAL CLASS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $317

 

To avoid the ticketing charge mail in

the enrollment forms with your check.

“arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic.”

 

      –  William Bennett,

          Former US Secretary of Education

See you in class!

Enrolling

ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED FOR THE FALL SEMESTER.

please click here to download a .pdf of our enrollment forms,

 

If you have questions about the enrollment process, or the Porticos School of the Arts, please contact us.