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Current Classes

community Arts Academy

For proper placement, please use the student’s grade level during the 2023–24 school year. 

Clay Hand Built for Grades K-3
Veteran art teacher and Purdue Fort Wayne grad Morgan Schrock leads students using coil, pinch, and slab hand building methods. Kids will experiment and use fine-motor skills creating multiple clay projects. Give your kids the extra attention small CAA classes sizes allow!
Saturdays, Feb. 24 - March. 9
11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Building, Room 118
3 sessions | $79
Register now!

*Load up on the fun—take Movement Mix or Dramagination before Clay Hand Built

Clay Hand Built for Grades 4-8
Veteran art teacher and Purdue Fort Wayne grad Morgan Schrock leads students using coil, pinch, and slab hand building methods. Kids have a two hour block of uninterrupted time to dive deeper into clay and get more one on one attention in our smaller CAA class sizes.
Saturdays, Feb. 24 - March. 9
8:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
Visual Arts Building, Room 118
3 sessions | $89

Class is full! 
Email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist—we may add another class.

Wood Sculpture for Grades K-5
Forest Park Elementary art teacher and Purdue Fort Wayne grad Marissa Bishop leads this new class! Wood offers limitless possibilities and introduces kids to the challenges of creating a project that holds together visually and physically. PFW's theatre department has a woodshop to build sets. Guess who's using those wood shop scraps to build a sculpture with glue—the kids in this class!
Saturdays, April 13 – 27
10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Visual Arts Building, Room 209
3 sessions | $69
Register now!

NEW Mommy* and Me Clay Class - Valentine's Edition 
Finally—a class where the whole family creates. Join us in January to create hand built or wheel thrown pieces that will be glazed and ready for your Valentine.
Saturdays, Jan. 27 & Feb. 3
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Visual Arts Building, Room 112
2 sessions | $125 for two
Stay tuned for our next Mommy & Me Mother's Day Edition!

Check out our Daddy* and Me Ukulele Summer Class! See music classes section.

*All care givers welcome!

Individual Art Instruction
Our PFW art faculty and art education students will customize lessons to meet your personal interests and goals. Prepare your porfolio for college or learn the Adobe Creative Suite.
Learn more!

 

For proper placement, please use the student’s grade level during the 2023–24 school year.

Creative Movement for Ages 2-4
Move your body and explore the space around you! Learn different ways to express feelings and emotions through movement. Great way to bring friends and parents together on a Saturday morning!
Saturdays, Jan. 27 – March 16
8:30 - 9 a.m.
Williams Theatre, Room 113
8 sessions | $89
Registration Closed

Movement Mix for Grades K-3 - 2nd Spring Session
A combo class for kids who are new to dance or just need a little variety! Explore ballet, jazz, and modern dance components. Bring together kids who do not attend the same school—perfect for home schoolers! Class culminates in a final recital.
Saturdays, March 23 – May 18 (No class April 6)
9 - 9:45 a.m.
Williams Theatre, Room 113
8 sessions | $99
Registration Coming! Email [email protected] to reserve a seat.

Have an older child interested in dance?
Contact Molly Papier at [email protected] to discuss options.

Daddy* & Me Ukulele Class
There really is something magical about the ukulele—it is almost impossible to play one without smiling or at least feeling a sense of peace and calm. This is a beginners kickstart class for parent and child. Join us with your child for time away from screens. Learn to play ukulele—together! 
*Ages 8 and up with any caregiver!

Tuesdays, July 9–30, 2024
Purdue Fort Wayne Music Center
$100 for two | 4 sessions | 7 - 8 p.m.
Option to buy ukulele with class

Email Molly Papier for more information—[email protected].

For proper placement, please use the student’s grade level during the 2023–24 school year. 
 
Dramagination for Grades K-3
Learn theatre basics from Gloria Minnich on a real stage! Students use their imagination to create, act out, and direct stories. Class culminates with a live performance.
Saturdays, Feb. 3 - March 23
9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
Kettler Hall, Studio Theatre, Room G32
8 sessions | $99
Registration closed.

*Load up on the fun—take Exploring Art after Dramagination!

Youth Drama for Grades 4-8
Learn theatre essentials and how to work together with your fellow actors on a real stage! Actor and instructor Gloria Minnich creates a script based on the classes interest which is performed at the final class.
Saturdays, Feb. 3 - March 23
10:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Kettler Hall, Studio Theatre, Room G32
8 sessions | $109
Registration closed.

*Load up on the fun—take Hand Built Clay before Youth Drama!

Theatre Masters for Grades 8-12
Gain confidence in your acting abilities and character and scene development from actor-instructor Gloria Minnich. Master audition techniques and exercises using industry-standard practices. Class culminates in a live performance.
Saturdays, Jan. 27 - March 16
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Kettler Hall, Studio Theatre, Room G32
8 sessions | $109
Registration closed.

Shakespeare Workshop for Grades 8-12
Unlock the text and put fun and energy into Shakespeare! Students will use the same techniques as the Royal Shakespeare Company in England to get the story to the stage. Gloria Minnich has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company over the course of several years and has learned techniques that help take the fear out of learning Shakespeare.
Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. 
Kettler Hall, Studio Theatre, Room G32
$30 per session; option to add on performance of PFW's Tempest.
Registration closed.

Individualized Audition Preparation
Theatre veterans Gloria Minnich and Kate Black will fine tune your techniques ensuring you get the part. Contact instructors for times and rates. 
Learn more!

 

For proper placement, please use the student’s grade level during the 2023–24 school year.

Virtual Reality Class for Grades 6-8 
See pfw.edu/camps to register for our 2024 Virtual Reality Summer Camp for Grades 6-8. 
Registration is open now.

GarageBand Workshop for Grades 6-8 
See pfw.edu/camps for a description of our Music Technology Camp for Grades 6-8—registration opens Feb. 1, 2024.