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FALL ARTS CLASSES

 
 

October 1st  - 25th, 2018
ARTS COUNCIL OF GREATER BATON ROUGE FIREHOUSE gallery

 
 

Be a beginner again! Meet new people and find a new passion at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge this October. We are offering courses designed for adults of all backgrounds to expand their horizons and add a little fun into their lives. Join us to see where something new can take you! 

 

Unlocking Classical Music

Instructor: Rhaea D'Aliesio
October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Ages 18 and up
Price: $75 – 4 session package

6:00 - 7:30 pm ● Firehouse Gallery 

Come explore the rich world of classical music. This course is designed to give adult students of all backgrounds the tools necessary to unlock any classical piece. We will listen, discuss, and engage with music in new ways to enhance your experience of any concert or recording, unleashing beauty into your life and igniting your imagination. Whether you are already a classical music lover or couldn’t tell a symphony from a sousaphone, join us to delve into this singular art form and feed the part of you longing for more.

Instructor Information:

 Rhaea D'Aliesio

Rhaea D'Aliesio

Rhaea D’Aliesio received her B.Music degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and M.Music degree from the Longy School of Music. She was a roster artist with Boston Opera Collaborative for two years. Recent opera roles include von Frauenliebe in The Beautiful Bridegroom with Chicago Summer Opera, covering Micaela with Brott Opera in Ontario, Canada, Bianca (La Rondine: Remix), Clara (Mirror: an immersive song experience), Emilie (Dangerous Liaisons), with Boston Opera Collaborative, Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief), Clara (Signor Deluso), and the Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas) at Longy, as well as Nella (Gianni Schicchi) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) at the Amalfi Music Festival in Vietri sul Mare, Italy. In 2017, she was featured in a Surefire Creative Studios commercial for the Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Lovepop.

Rhaea loves song repertoire and frequently performs it in recitals and house concerts, as well as musical theatre, American songbook, and cabaret. She is currently a cantor at St. Aloysius Parish. Rhaea is a passionate teaching artist and arts administrator, and truly believes that classical music can bring healing, joy, freedom, and romance to anyone, regardless of background. She has taught private lessons and classes to students of all ages, and strives to use music to broaden students’ perceptions, empowering them to make things a bit more beautiful.

 
 
 Gaelin Craighead

Gaelin Craighead

 
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Expressions through Watercolors

Instructor: Gaelin Craighead
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Ages 18 and up
Price: $100 – 4 session package

6:00 - 7:30 pm ● Firehouse Gallery

Explore basic watercolor painting techniques and color mixing in this fun, accessible class. We will also experiment with using watercolor pencils in conjunction with brushwork. Students of any level experience will benefit from our exploration of this medium. 

Instructor information:

    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. 

    Website: www.gaelin-craighead.com

     

    Improv 101

    Instructors: Betty Mujica and T.C. Matherne of the Leather Apron Theatre Company

    Thursday evenings at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

    Ages 18 and up

    6:00 - 8:00 pm ● Firehouse Gallery

    LATCo. will host a series of classes introducing new improvisers to the basic tenets of improv comedy. Each 2-hour class will consist of group exercises focused on listening, support, and character development.  We’ll end each class with 30 minutes of improvised scene work in order to practice and integrate the tools learned around each theme. The series will culminate in a performance for family and friends to show off these very cool new skills!

    Each class in the series will have a theme including  Agreement or “Yes And,” Emotional Life, Object and Environment Work, and Ensemble Building.

    Register for this class by emailing Betty Mujica at bettymujica@gmail.com.

     T.C. Matherne

    T.C. Matherne

    Instructor Information:

    The founder of Leather Apron Theatre Co., T.C. has performed and taught improv nationwide for over 6 years. He trained in Chicago at The Second City, iO, and Annoyance theaters. After moving back to Baton Rouge in 2015, he felt like something was missing from the performance community and started a small improv group in the back room of Whole Foods. In October 2016, LATCo began putting on monthly performances, featuring guest monologists, local stand-up comics, and performance artists. Since then, LATCo has created a loyal following, drawing business to the local bars where they perform and exposing new people to improv.

     Betty Mujica

    Betty Mujica

    The creative director of LATCo, Betty has trained at Station Theater in Houston, TX, iO in Chicago, and The New Movement in New Orleans. After moving back to Baton Rouge in June 2016, she was looking for a creative outlet and was connected with T.C. After joining LATCo, she saw the growth potential of the group and their audience’s interest in wanting to perform. As someone who had to leave Baton Rouge to discover improv, she feels passionate about creating a space in our community for people to learn this art form without having to move.

    For questions about our Fall Classes, call or email Leea Russell, Director of Education and Community Engagement at lrussell@artsbr.org or (225) 344-8558.227