Houston, TX Arts Courses

Introduction to Bollywood Dance

Instructors:

Ananya Bhawsinka

(FULL) Section 1: Grades 3-7, Tues, Thurs 11AM- 11:45AM, CDT

Prerequisites: None

Want to get in touch with your cultural roots or just want to learn a new dance form? This is the perfect course for you! Bollywood is a fusion of many dance styles, including hip-hop, belly dancing, Indian folk, jazz, etc. In this introductory course, we will learn basic hook steps of popular Bollywood songs, and different choreographies. There’s no prior experience or level of dance required, just have fun while expressing yourself and busting a move!

Cartoon & Animé Art 

Instructors:

Jada Li

(FULL) Section 1: Grades 3-5, Wed, Fri: 2PM- 2:45PM, CDT

(FULL) Section 2: Grades 6-8, Mon, Thurs: 2PM- 2:45PM, CDT

Prerequisites: Has access to paper, pencils, black pens, and colored pencils.

In this course, students will learn how to draw in a cartoon and anime style, starting from the basics, including an introduction to human anatomy and its applications to different styles of art as well as other techniques such as how to use colors to manipulate mood, etc. Ultimately, the goal for students is to plan and complete a piece of finished artwork, from rough sketch to lineart and color, utilizing the knowledge they have accumulated from each class.

Introduction to Drawing

Instructors:

Ujjaini Das,

Laiba Farooqi

(FULL) Section 1: Grades 2-4, Tues, Thurs 11AM- 11:45AM, CDT
(FULL) Section 2: Grades 5-6, Mon, Wed: 12PM- 12:45PM, CDT
(FULL) Section 3: Grades 7-8, Tues, Fri: 2PM- 2:45PM, CDT

Prerequisites: Has access to paper, pencils, and colored pencils.

The purpose of this class is to help students enhance  their inner creativity and knowledge through understanding different elements of drawing. Students will receive a brief description of each element of art such as  color, form line, etc, so they can further incorporate these elements into their own drawings. Once students understand these critical elements, they will be assigned different projects that will incorporate these elements. Students will also explore different mediums such as colored pencils. Accommodations will be made for students who have limited supplies.

Introduction to Public Speaking

Instructors:

Ananya Bhawsinki

(FULL) Section 1: Grades 3-7, Tues, Thurs: 2PM- 2:45PM, CDT

Prerequisites: None 

Speaking in front of an audience can be pretty intimidating, but with practice and effective delivery, each speech can have a lasting impact your audiences will carry with them for long after. In this introductory course, we will lay out a basic groundwork for the essentials of public speaking, covering important components such as connecting with the audience, body language, hand gestures, tone of delivery, etc. By the end of the course, students will be able to successfully deliver a short impromptu speech on a topic of choice.

Introduction to Technical Theatre

Instructors:

Sonali Garg

(FULL) Section 1: Grades 1-4, Thurs, Sun: 2PM- 2:45PM, CDT
(FULL) Section 2: Grades 5-8, Wed, Sat: 3PM- 3:45PM, CDT

Prerequisites: None 


Technical Theatre is all about the backstage elements needed to put on a production whether it be a play, musical, or movie. This course will teach students the basics about creating effective light, set, and costume designs. It will also go over the writing aspects of a production such as script writing and creating analytical essays about other shows.

 
 
 
 
 

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