Summer Season 2018

The 2018 Dunes Youth Program Coming Soon

ACTING CLASS FOR YOUTH & TEENS

Youth 8 to 12, Tues. and Thurs. 10-Noon CST

Teens 13 to 18, Mon. and Wed. 10-Noon CST

Classes run from July 1st with Student Showcase on August 5

Tito Sanchez-Williams, a graduate of the New School of Drama in NYC with a Master or Fine Arts in Acting, returns this summer to teach our Youth and Teen Acting Classes. In these 5 week, fun-packed courses, young actors will learn skills to help them listen, focus, and find their inner voice. Using proven techniques and fun theatre games, students will discover the elements of a script, how a play is "blocked," working with props, and the ins-and-outs of the rehearsal process - all culminating in a showcase of 10 minute plays on Monday, August 5 starting at 10AM CST. 

 

During this summer program your young actor can develop their creative abilities, learn team work required for performing, vocal projection, articulation, timing, improve their listening and memorization skills, confidence and grace. The summer culminates in a showcase celebrating your young actor's new found talents. Each class is limited to 12 students, so reserve your spot early. Price: $125 

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KIDS POTTERY CLASS

Ages 5 to 10

June 27- July 30 2019

Tues. & Thurs. 1:00 - 3:00 CST

Recent graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Samantha Purze, teaches this engaging summer camp class for kids ages 5-10. Participants will learn basic ceramic hand-building skills including but not limited to; building a coil pot, slab box (with or without a lid), and ceramic tiles which can be used in a garden, hung on the wall, or placed on a table for decoration. At the end of the month, each child will go home with at least 3 ceramic works, which they made themselves. Not only will individuals pick up a new hobby, they will also be welcomed into an environment where their creativity is encouraged and make new friends along the way! The price of this workshop is $170 per child which includes all materials, tools, firings and 9 instructed classes. All skill levels are welcome, as the class will be catered to the individuals needs.

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TEEN CERAMICS CLASS

Ages 11 to 16

June 27- July 30 2019

Tues. & Thurs. 11-1 CST

Recent graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Samantha Purze, teaches this engaging summer camp class for teens ages 11-16. Participants will learn basic ceramic hand-building skills including but not limited to; building a coil pot, slab box (with or without a lid), ceramic jewelry and ceramic tiles which can be used in a garden, hung on the wall, or placed on a table for decoration. At the end of the month, each child will go home with at least 3 ceramic works, which they made themselves. Not only will the teens pick up a new hobby, they will also be welcomed into an environment where their creativity is encouraged and make new friends along the way! The price of this workshop is $170 per student. Price includes all materials, tools, firings and 9 instructed classes. All skill levels are welcome, as the class will be catered to the individuals needs.

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ADULT POTTERY WORKSH0P

Ages 18+

Saturday 12-3 CST 

June 29 - July 27

This is a workshop for those child-at-heart adults who wish to explore their creative side. Individuals new to working with clay will be introduced to both hand building and wheel throwing techniques so they can see which best suites their own interests. Those who are familiar with the material will be challenged to develop their skill set using surface decoration, design, form, texture, and color. The focus of this workshop is to give adults a space to come and enjoy creating small sculptures and vessels out of clay with the direction of an experienced ceramic artist. The class will be catered to each individual; so all skill levels are welcome.  Registration fee for 5 instructed classes is $85, which includes all supplies, use of tools, firings and materials.

 
 
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OPEN CLAY STUDIO 

All Ages

Session 1                               Session 2

Tues, Thurs, & Sat 3-6pm      Tues, Thurs, & Sat 3-6pm

June 25 – July 30 2019          August 1 – August 31


The newly remodeled Dunes Summer Theatre Clay Cabin is a perfect place to go to relax, calm your mind, and get your hands dirty. Resident artist Samantha Purze will be present in the studio during this time to answer questions and assist if needed, but this is not a guided class. This is your free time to work in a local ceramics studio. Walk in studio time is $30 per visit- you can pay with cash or check at the Studio when you arrive, or click Enroll Now, then choose your date, and pay online. 

Clay will be available for purchase  at the Clay Cabin for $2 per pound. Registration fees cover the cost of firing work and use of 

studio glazes. All ages and skill levels welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

 
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CRAFT BEER & CLAY NIGHT!

Ages 21+

Scheduling Groups of 2 and more

Grab your friends and take a break from the stress of life, relax in the woods, have a drink, and decorate ceramics! Participants will create a beautiful work of art, while having a great time with friends. Registration fee is $60 per person which includes 2 ceramic works pre-made for you to decorate, use of all studio tools and glazes, firings, and 1 craft brew. We'll also have a bonfire outside of the Clay Cabin, so you are welcome to bring hot dogs and smores. Ages 21+ only.

To schedule your group during the months of July and /or August, email Samantha. Please give one weeks notice. And yes, you can switch beer out for one of our house wines! 

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PRIVATE CLAY LESSONS

Ages 7+ 

June 27 - August 30
 

Private lessons are available by appointment only and will be taught by our resident artist Samantha Purze, a recent graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics. Lessons available include hand building with clay, making of ceramic sculptures and/or learning to use the pottery wheel. Lessons can be catered to the individual, so please email Samantha or visit her at the Clay Cabin at least 1 week in advance. Private lessons available from June through August. Lessons will cost $60 per hour which includes complete use of studio tools and the cost of clay, glaze, and firings.

 
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