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ARTS CORPS
Community ARTS Education for Teens

ARTS CORPS is a free arts education program for children and teens ages 10-18.  Every Thursday, from 3pm-5:30pm, the ARTS at Marks Garage will host workshops in visual and performing arts taught by  partners who are local artists currently working in the field. This opportunity is completely free for students, and includes snacks.  Students will create and experience different styles of art from different teachers, socialize with other students, and to learn about communication and self expression.  To register for classes, or for more information, email info@artsatmarks.com, or go to our website at http://www.artsatmarks.com/arts-corps/
 

Schedule and Individual Class Descriptions:
Thur June 14 – Hip Hop Dance Class w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur June 21 –  Hip Hop Dance Class w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur June 28 – Hip Hop Dance Class w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur July 5 – ITS ALL ABOUT ME - A Self Portrait w/ Hawaii Watercolor Society
Thur July 12 - ITS ALL ABOUT ME - A Self Portrait w/ Hawaii Watercolor Society
Thur July 19 –  Slam Poetry w/ Chris Emory
Thur July 26 – Slam Poetry w/ Chris Emory
Thur Aug 2 – Fan Painting/Decorating w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur Aug 9 – Stage Combat w/ Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
Thur Aug 16 – Stage Combat w/ Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
Thur Aug 23 – Stage Combat w/ Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
Thur Aug 30 - Stage Combat w/ Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
Thur Sept 6 –Playwriting w/ Playbuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company
Thur Sept 13 - Playwriting w/ Playbuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company
Thur Sept 20- Playwriting w/ Playbuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company
Thur Sept 27 – Playwriting w/ Playbuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company
Thur Oct 4 - Playwriting w/ Playbuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company


About Hip Hop Dance Class w/ Becky McGarvey:
Participants will engage in a group warm up, learn choreography, and also how to freestyle pop and lock, and to be confident in movement improvisation.

Becky McGarvey is the program director of ARTS Corps, and is a dancer with IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre.  She has choreographed work for the Oahu Fringe Festival, Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, and PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company.  She has a BFA in Dance Theatre from the University of Hawaii which included a summer abroad at the Boston Conservatory.

@thepiratebeckstabber

 

About ITS ALL ABOUT ME: A SELF PORTRAIT w/ Hawaii Watercolor Society:
Participants will Learn about painting in Acrylics & essentials of color and basics of composition to create a self portrait of any type of  style that expresses the students’ personality and self.

Class will be led by Frances Hill, an artist, educator, and board member of the  Hawaii Watercolor Society. She has led workshops for students at the Palama Settlement, as well as produced work for the Hawaii Watercolor Society Exhibitions at Marks Garage.

www.hawaiiwatercolorsociety.org

 

About Slam Poetry w/ Chris Emory:
Participants will learn to write and perform their own slam poetry through writing exercises, discussion, and private performance of their work.

Chris Emory is an award winning slam poet. She currently works with various non profit groups across Oahu educating children about healthy self expression through art and performance.  

 

About Fan Painting w/ Becky McGarvey:
Students will be given plain paper fans and various colorful mediums to let their expression and imagination run wild. Students will be able to take home their projects at the end of the workshop.

Becky McGarvey is a dancer, performer, and a long time craft enthusiast. Who loves to decorate, hot glue, and make plain things colorful.

 

About Stage Combat w/ Hawaii Shakespeare Festival:
Participants will do some basic exercises, learn a bit of stage combat choreography, and discuss the charcter’s intention and behavior.  Disciplines include hand-to-hand combat, rapier and dagger, and lightsaber.

Tony Pisculli is the artistic director of the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, which produces 3 full length plays during the summer season.  Each season strives for contemporary relevance and accessibility in its productions.

www.hawaiishakes.org

 

About Community Based Storytelling Through Playwriting w/ Playbuilders:
Participants will work with award winning playwright Terri Madden to learn about a unique playwriting process that is deeply grounded in community. Terri will introduce students to the concept of the community story circle and how it may be used as a collaborative means to shape shared stories into a play derived from a community-centric point of view. Students will participate in several rounds of story circle and will begin the process of writing a short one act play based on what they heard and shared.  

Terri is a member of the Dramatist Guild and holds a BA in political science and MFA in theater from the University of Hawaiʻi. She has been managing director and founder of PlayBuilders of Hawai'i Theater Company for 7 years.  Her most recent project was collaborating with Oahuʻs foster care community in the development of a musical which was titled, Dragonfly, The Story of a Young Local Girl’s Journey Through Foster Care. Songs by Layla Kilolu, Apu Turano, and Ruth Shiroma Foster. Book by Terri Madden. PlayBuilders mission is "to gather and share real stories that resonates with, empowers, and connects individuals within the many rich and diverse communities in Hawai'i." 

www.playbuilders.org


ARTS CORPS SHOWING STUDENT WORK AT MARKS GARAGE

This summer and more, the ARTS at Marks Garage will be showcasing student work from their community arts education program for young people: ARTS Corps ARTS Corps is a once a week free arts education program for young people ages 10- 18. Partners at the ARTS at Marks garage host classes and workshops in different disciplines from theatre to mosaics. In the past two months the students have created and worked with the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Playbuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company, and Friends of the Library.

The Friends of the Library hosted workshops in which students wrote, illustrated, and published their own zines. Led by local art educator, writer, and illustrator Elizabeth Oh, and a member of Friends of the Library. The students original work will be on display in the “hive” of Marks Garage throughout the summer, and copies of their zines will be available at the Hawaii State Public Library.

The purpose of ARTS Corps is to expose children and teens in the community to art, encourage confidence in creativity and self expression, and learn healthy communication skills through discussion and “talk story”. It creates a direct connection with professionals and young people of the community, and brings partners and people together as they coordinate these unique programs.

ARTS Corps will continue to be open to all students ages 10-18 every Thursday from 3pm-5:30pm. Marks Garage provides light snacks, and the program is completely free.