Fall 2019 Youth Arts Classes

Our classes are designed for individuals of all backgrounds to meet new people and expand their horizons through the Arts. While all available students are welcome to register, these classes are scheduled specifically with homeschoolers in mind. Classes will take place on the second floor of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, inside the Firehouse Gallery.

 
Gaelin Craighead

Gaelin Craighead

visual art
Mondays, october 7 thru december 16
$230 per student
payment plan and discounts available

9:00 am - 10:00 am; ages 5-11
10:00 am - 11:00 am; ages 12-17

Using the elements of visual art and their imagination, students will delve into the creative process using mixed media methods, creating works of art that promote self expression, cooperation, and social interaction. Projects will include painting, drawing, batik, weaving, and sculpture.

Classes will not be held on Monday, November 25, 2019

About the Instructor:

Gaelin Craighead is a mixed media fiber artist living in Baton Rouge, LA. Craighead received her BFA from Louisiana Tech University and her MFA from Florida State University in 2016. Craighead's artwork explores her personal history and spirituality and the act of meditation using repetitive and domestic sewing and weaving techniques. She is currently teaching visual art classes at Baton Rouge Community College.

 
 
Jena Vangjel

Jena Vangjel

music
Saturdays october 5-december 21
$225 per student
payment plan and discounts available

10:00 am - 11:00 am; ages 5-8
In this eclectic, upbeat music class for young people, students will learn basic music fundamentals through songs and handheld percussion instruments! Students will explore concepts from steady beat all the way to beginning music literacy, and will also work on pitch matching, call and response, and movement through music. Participants will sing, dance, and use everything from body percussion to egg shakers to bucket drums. This class will introduce your student to the language of music while helping their brain develop in the way that only music can!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm; ages 9-12
In this class for pre-teens, students will get a chance to solidify basic music fundamentals and also try their hand at playing basic percussion instruments and the trumpet. Weekly group lessons will involve singing (a great tool for musicians of all ages to help internalize time, pitch, and rhythm), learning the foundations of music literacy (how to read music), and then applying these skills to bucket drums and trumpets. This class will help your student in their general development and understanding of the arts. It will be very hands on, and its varied content will make it fun for any student!

Classes will not be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019

About the Instructor:

Jena Vangjel, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, is a freelance trumpeter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the surrounding area. She has performed with the New World Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Tucson Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. She is incredibly passionate about how music can create community, and works extensively with Street Symphony—a Los Angeles-based non-profit that brings high-level classical performances to the city’s most underserved citizens. Vangjel is a founding member of the Cypress Brass and is a member of the internationally acclaimed Fountain City Brass Band. She holds a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.

 
 

For questions about our classes, contact Leea Russell at
lrussell@artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558 ext. 227