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Fatou Kora teaches African Dance Class at St. Joseph's Cultural Center

Little Players Day Camp
Offering half day, and full day options for kids ages 7-15.

Little Players prides itself on teaching performing arts as a fun and creative mode of self-expression in an environment that is safe, fun, and educational.
Through the five-week program students are exposed to a dozen genres of performing arts, with a strong focus on drama, both scripted and improvisational, and a secondary focus on theatrical dance.
Students also learn theater history and become quite proficient in theater terminology throughout the course of the program.
Guest speakers offer demonstrations and classes in other areas such as: tap, swing, salsa, ballet, African, belly, hula, and break dance, as well as magic and more!
In addition to the fun they have within the program, students learn valuable life lessons taught through performing arts such as: dedication, responsibility, commitment, accountability, teamwork, pride, and confidence.
At the conclusion of the five-week program students have the wonderful opportunity to display their talents in both drama and dance in the performance showcase, with four performances Thurs. - Sun. July 20th-23rd.
Complete program dates are Mon. June, 20th - Sun July 24th. Class is held Monday through Friday for five weeks, with the exception of 4th of July week. The 5th week culminates with performances Thursday-Sunday, with a cast party following the Sunday matinee performance.
Camp is held conveniently at the Center for the Arts in historic downtown Grass Valley. We use the off Center stage and lobby for our program. The entrance is off Richardson street with a nice large parking lot for further convenience.

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African Style Dance Classes at St. joseph's Cultural CenterStudy Jazz With Bill Douglass
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Taiko Camp 2006

Check out the following list of individual artists & organizations
that provide programs, workshops, and instructional classes for all ages.
Visit their websites, or contact directly from e-mail,
by clicking on the their name, logo, or artist portrait.


Susan Barry
Introduction to Beginning Watercolor, Watercolor Pencils, & Crayons.

Loana Beeson
Painting; design & paint art for ad use & coloring books.
Produces cards & prints of her paintings of Nevada County scenes.

Eileen Blodgett

Painter, print maker, & arts educator.

Russell Chamberlin
Classic, traditional, & playful spirit style sculpture.
Figurative & animal sculptures in stone & bronze. Studio classes offered.

Bill Douglass
Upright bass instruction, jazz, & Chinese flute.

The Drum Studio
Drum lessons with John Basa.

Janis Lacey EllisonJanis Lacey Ellison
Plein air pastel artist.
Teaches ongoing workshops.

Chris & Emma Farrell Swing!

Chris & Emma Farrell
In The Swing Of Things
Swing dance lessons & workshops.

Alasdair Fraser
Scottish fiddle music concerts & workshops. Culburnie Records.

Ursula Freymuth
Porcelain ceramics. Teaches clay sculpture.

Gary W. Graham
Murals, paintings, art instruction, high school teaching credential.

Donna Hanelin
Creative Writing & autobiography.

Ludi Hinrichs
Classical & jazz performance, instruction on trombone, piano, vocals, all levels. Arranges, composes, & leads band of up to 6 players.

Richard Hotchkiss
Drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics.

Scott Ingram
Hand blown Glass. Drawing with Ink & Brushes.

Holly Irons
Ceramic sculpture. Large studio. Workshops & classes every week.

Faye Jacobs
Teaches papermaking & textile dyeing.

Ann Marie Jaggi
Easy floral swag design.

George & Beth Jayne
Perform & teach jazz, ballet, tap, & voice.

Jitterbugs Inc.
Swing dance instruction.
Beginning & Intermediate Classes.

Deborah Jordan
Leads color workshops for childern.

Patricia Jose
Watercolor paintings of landscapes, street scenes.

Maxima Kahn 

Poetry, essays, fiction, writing workshops & tutorials, editing.

John Michael Keating
Private Classes taught in painting & drawing.

Teddy Kell
Ink/acrylic drawings & paintings. Studio & gallery open to visitors.
Call for appointment. Workshops in drawing & painting.

Rick Kirkpatrick

Singer Songwriter, Film music, Music lessons.

George Kreshka
Writes children's songs; teaches autoharp to adults.

Lin Larson
Painting & drawing in multi-media. Cartooning.
Extensive background in cartooning at Disney & Warner Bros.

Karen Leigh
Private acting instruction for children & adults. Intricate scene study & character development.

Chic Lotz 

Chic Lotz
Functional kitchenware pottery, as well as clay sculpture.
Teaches functional & sculptural ceramics
to pre-schoolers, kids & adults
at The Mud Hut Ceramic Center.

Valerie LoweValerie Lowe
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist,
& "Finding Your Voice" Workshop Leader.

Mim Meakin
Representational watercolor, mixed media, watercolor tissue collage, pen & ink.
Portraits by commission.

Louis Mukri
Portraits, metal engravings, illustrations, & mixed media.
Teaches Chinese calligraphy in classrooms.

Lex Munson
Professional watercolorist. Professional instructor for 1-7 day workshops & classes. Gallery teaching studio in downtown Nevada City.

Richard Murowski-Brown
Fun-filled juggling shows & parties. Teaches juggling to anyone.

Nora Nausbaum
Manager & Flutist. Bach To Bebop, musical groups. Flute instruction, classical, & jazz.

Nelda & Lennie's Dance Studio
Youth Theatre workshops, ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, & ballroom.

Contemporary Painter for private acquisition
& commissioned work including murals.
Illustrator, for publication & commercial businesses.
Arts Educator: classroom & studio classes.

Jon Chris Olander
Poet/teacher. Poetry readings & poetry workshops in grades K-12.
Students write a poem in 1 hour.

Drea Pacot 

Flamenco dance instructor.

Bunnie Quint
Contemporary Dance Class directed by Marianne Reagan. Modern dance technique & creative improvisation on a sprung-wood floor with live musical accompaniment provided by Florence Armour.

Marianne Reagan
Creative dance for kids. Teaching the "Kids Can Dance" program at Moving Ground Studio located at St. Joseph's Cultural Center in Grass Valley.

Delo Rio-Price
Watercolor instructor

Peggy Roloff
Porcelain artist & china painter. Paints & fires custom tiles, sinks & toilets as well as gifts & decorative items.

Teaches oriental dance, aka: Belly dance.

Steve Sanfield
Children's books/poetry. Storytelling performances. Writing & storytelling workshops.

Jack Savage

Jack Savage
Potter. Wheel throwing techniques. All ages.

Bob Scarlett
Drumming workshops, ongoing drumming classes.

Mary Street
Mixed media, relief printmaking, artist's books, bookmaking, & papermaking.

Jessica Subotnik
Painter: still lifes, portraits in watercolors or pencil.

Yoshi Suennen
Painting in multi-medium.

Patricia Sussberg
Oil painting instructor - realistic impressionism,
landscapes & children at the beach.

Margaret Warner Swan

Mary Thelander
Oil painting - modern impressionism. May be seen at Gallery II in Nevada City. Teaches adults drawing & oil painting classes.

Lew Toll
Teaches drawing, Painting, Mixed media to adults & children.

Tommyknocker Cloggers
Performing & Instructional Clogging Group.

Mary Richardson Trethewey
Painting, drawing, clay sculpture.

Nicole Tristani

Nicole Tristani
International performer, instructor & choreographer
with over ten years of Oriental Dance experience.

Teaches & performs on harp.
Specializes in early medieval, renaissance, & ethnic music.

Joan Unter

Joan Unter
Piano Lessons: Adults & Children, Acoustic Piano,
Digital Piano with Sound synthesizer & CD Recorder.

Jerianne Van Dijk
Watercolor illustrations for books, logos, & products.

Village & Early Music, c/o Richard Geisler
Music Arrangement, transcription, & publishing. Music lessons.

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Nevada County Arts Council

 "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
 ~ Edgar Degas