Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Theatre Opportunities at Primo Art Spa

Primo Art Spa is hosting Laugh at Lunch (a.k.a. Artist’s Support Group) from 11:30 - 12:30 on Thursdays at 323 N 2nd Street, Brainerd.  Bring a sack lunch, your hopes, fears, and playful spirit. 
Call Joy 503-975-9906.

Puppet Plays!

Coming soon:
                Adults Acting Out – starting March 6,th 7-8pm. Theatre games and script reading. $5 suggested donation. Drop in at the Primo Art Spa, 323 N. 2nd Street, Thursdays.
                Puppet Plays for grades 1-4.  9-10 am Saturdays April 12th-May 10th.  Class to be held at the Franklin Arts Center Elemental Studio.  Performance on May 10th.  $50 per child.  Email primoartspa@gmail.com to sign up.
                Middle-School Scriptfrenzy for grades 5-8. 10:30-noon Saturdays April 12th-May 10th. Class to be held at the Franklin Arts Center Elemental Studio.  Performance on May 10th.  $55 per child. Email primoartspa@gmail.com to sign up.

Also available: Pottery classes and Voice lessons.  Contact Joy @503-975-9906 for more information.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Puppet Theatre at The Crossing Arts Flipside Class

Today, I taught a class for the Crossing Arts Alliance Flipside class. Flipside is for kids in our area to experience the arts in various ways. Every month on the 2nd Saturday, you can bring your kids to the Franklin Arts Center for an art class or Arty Party. They also offer classes in the summer for art, theatre, and writing. I taught the writing class with Guy Kelm last summer, and we'll be teaching it again this coming June. Can't wait....for the class and summer!

For my class today, I had the kids make puppets out of paper plates or bags. They created characters with the puppets and used large tag board to illustrate the backdrop of their puppet play. They all performed a play at the end of the time. They did all this in less than two hours! Thanks to the parents who stayed and helped their kids create.

Paper, glue, popsicle sticks, pens, pencils, and markers

Getting the setting ready

A director in the making, Cora had many hands helping her!

The art is in the details

In "Erin and Hans meet the Cyclops" by Kaya, Erin and Hans' date takes an abrupt turn when Cloppy, the Cyclops shows up!

In "A Day with a Friend" Dina the Dinosaur and Cookie Monster have an adventure involving a park, a slide, a sleepover, and of course, COOKIES!

The playwright Rilee

I believe the name of this show is "Chocolate Bunnies" by Cora.
What happens when a prince eats too many chocolate bunnies and gets turned into a monster?

Caleb tells the tale of "A Bad Fishing Day."
A tragedy at sea.

He needed assistance from his sister to manipulate all the charaters:
the fisherman, three fish, a shark, and a net!

On a quest for the special macadamia nut, several characters run into trouble, including a cyclops that looks like a lion, and the three-headed monster named Bill BillBob and Bob, in that order.

Playwright Karl already had a detailed plot.
I can't wait to watch the sequel.

As Joy and I are forming classes at the Primo Art Spa, we want to offer experiences in performing arts. If you are interested in classes in acting, puppet plays, and/or writing plays, send us a message.

Look for a Saturday morning class for elementary age kids this spring on creating your own puppet plays!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Music Party at Primo Art Spa

We had a blast at our Primo Art Spa Music Party, Monday, 12/30/13. Joy and I invited our students and their friends and family to come over for music and cookies to celebrate a great year of music making. They also got in on a photo shoot by Joey Halvorson for the Feb. issue of Her Voice. Sheila Helmberger wrote a story on our Primo Art Spa. Here are a few highlights from our party.

Parker playing, her sister Peyton singing, and Ava looking on.

Joy and I baked cookies for the event.
The kids could decorate their own cookies.

How many can we have, Mom?

The photographer, Joey Halvorson, chatting with piano mom, Rachel Rahn.
I wonder what they're cookin' up for the New Year?

Ava, Peyton, and Parker wanted to keep playing piano all day.
Girls after my own heart.
I love a piano...

Young player, watching, learning, and admiring the advanced player.

A great day to hang at the Primo Art Spa!

What artistic dreams do you have for 2014? Can we offer you space to create, a class, voice lessons? What's your word for the year? My friend JeMA picked brave. I chose Prosper and fun. I'll write about that on my writer's blog, Play off the Page. Joy said she and her friend Genesa want the phrase ridiculously happy!

Have a Very Blessed New Year!

In a world of creative constipation, we're here to get things moving!