June 12, 2017

Variety of classes in the Arts offered this Fall

Release your creativity and experience the Arts at Kishwaukee College this Fall! The Arts/Communications/Social Sciences (ACSS) division at Kishwaukee College is offering several courses in the arts that allow for hands-on experiences for area students. The courses are credit-bearing and include 2D and 3D studio art classes, group and private individual music classes in both instruments and voice, and writing courses. Registration is currently in progress. The Fall semester begins on Monday, August 21.

Here is a small sampling of what is available: ART 260/261 is Beginning/Intermediate Painting and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 6:15p.m. Beginning Painting is an introduction to oil and/or acrylic painting, focusing on traditional painting methods, materials, and techniques. Intermediate Painting meets simultaneously in the studio with and is a continuation of Beginning Painting with a focus on technical processes, formal relationships, and conceptual issues. The instructor is Miles Halpern, a Kish facukty member and artist whose works have been shown in galleries in Chicago and East coast.

ENG 299 is Creative Writing – Fiction and meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 – 3:15p.m.  This course is a study of the structure and elements of fiction and the writing process. Students will produce fully developed works of fiction and demonstrate understanding of the critical terminology of the writer. The instructor is John Desjarlais, a published author as well as Kishwaukee College faculty member.

THE 130 is Introduction to Acting and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:45p.m. This course is performance-oriented and introduces theories and techniques of acting with an emphasis on the actor's resources for character development along with fundamental principles of voice and body techniques. Student experiences will be the preparation and performance of monologues and scenes, including solo, duet, and ensemble work. The instructor is Nadine Franklin who is also the resident director for Kishwaukee College Theatre productions and is a three-time nominee for the Irene Ryan Acting Award.

For more information on hands-on courses in the Arts at Kishwaukee College, contact Jaime Long, Dean of ACSS at 815-825-9532 or at jaime.long@kishwaukeecollege.edu.

For more information on enrollment and registration for Fall 2017 at Kishwaukee College, contact Enrollment Services at 815-825-9375 or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/get-kish-now.

Pictured is Theatre faculty member Nadine Franklin (back row, far right) with several Acting students from the Spring semester.