The Pulaski Technical College Arkansas Teen College, Arkansas's premier summer enrichment program, welcomes students to apply for the summer 2011 sessions to be held the weeks of July 18 and 25.
Middle and high school students may choose from two sessions, July 18-22 and July 25- 29, or enroll in both sessions. Classes run from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.
All classes are taught by college instructors at the campus of Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock.
Arkansas Teen College offers students the chance to choose from 15 classes over two sessions. Challenging, thought-provoking and fun subjects will give students a taste of college while they are still in high school, middle school or junior high.
This year's offerings are:
- You Wanna Be a Broadway Baby? (Session I and Session II) Beginners welcome! From Disco Dancing all the way to the Big White Way, this course will focus on dance moves from all genres. Sessions I and II are independent.
- So You Want to be a Star! (Session I and Session II) Learn the basics of acting. In this introductory course students will learn what the pros know, how to articulate, project, move on stage, build a character and much more! Sessions I and II are independent; students are encouraged to participate in both sessions.
- Stage Combat (Session I) This course will cover the basics of on-stage unarmed combat, single sword dueling and quarterstaff fighting. Class size is limited to ten students.
- Basic Scenic Construction Techniques (Session II) this course is a hands-on introduction to the basic building blocks of theatre. Class size is limited to ten students.
- Improv Insanity (Session I) Students can be silly, creative and just have fun as they learn the art of improvisational theatre.
- My Story (Session II) Who has a story to tell? In My Story, students will turn their life stories into a one-person performance through movement, acting, improvisation, and creative writing.
- Record Yourself with Garage Band! (Session I) In this class you will study recording, editing and producing with Garage Band using audio, loops and effects.
- Record Yourself using Free Open Source Tools - (Session II) In this class students will study the available open source tools for recording using loops, effects, software instruments, audio recording, projects, editing and producing a finished product.
- Going Graphic! (Session I and Session II) In this class, students will create a comic book about the adventures of their very own characters. Students will learn how to write and illustrate stories using pencil, ink, mixed media, and even some techniques that don't require drawing skill. Sessions I and II are independent.
- Digital Photography (Session I and Session II) This introductory course to digital photography will teach students how to effectively compose photographic images using the elements of art and principles of design. Students will learn about aperture, shutter speed and how to edit photos in Photoshop. Sessions I and II are independent.
- Multicultural Art (Session I) Paint, draw, and sculpt in this intensive workshop designed to introduce students to a wide variety of artistic processers that cross cultural boundaries. Sessions I and II are independent.
- Print It! (Session II) This class will teach students the fundamentals of printmaking and will allow them to create everything from basic prints to T-shirts to temporary tattoos. Sessions I and II are independent.
- Journey into Writing I (Session I) Students will use art, music, drawing and other forms of expression in this class to better understand how to use both right- and left-brain modes when writing poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Sessions I and II are independent.
- Journey into Writing II (Session II) Student who enrolled into Journey Into Writing in Session I will want to continue on to this session, which will continue to improve their poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction. Students wishing to sign up for Session II, however are not required to sign up for Session I. Sessions I and II are independent.
- Pottermania: Studying the Stories of Harry Potter (Session I and Session II) This class will allow students the opportunity to study Harry Potter and his environs, including characters, places and stories within the stories. Sessions I and II are independent.
All students who register will receive an Arkansas Teen College T-shirt and the learning experience of a lifetime.
The cost is $100 per session. Applications and more information can be found on the Pulaski Technical College website here.
Support for Arkansas Teen College is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the C. Louis and Mary C. Cabe Foundation.