Acting Program

$60.00 Per Month (2) 60 min. Acting classes a week. (Sibling discounts available) Grades 3 - 8.

This program is designed to give as much exploratory freedom to the participants as possible in a structured environment. Because the essence of acting lies in the simultaneous presence of live actors and spectators, it is important to develop both discipline for the craft as well as spontaneity. It is the decision of the faculty to focus on areas that are basic and elemental to the process which allows a beginner or intermediate student to find real value in the program in order to prepare them for opportunities in film, television or theatre. Classes are divided according to skill and experience as well as age.

 

Our program will give students an opportunity to explore their acting skills through small film projects, (some weekends needed) staged dramatic and comedy scenes and monologues. We will also provide them with a headshot and demo reel of their acting work at the end of the year at no additional cost!

 

If you've ever been interested in your child being on stage or in a film, then this is the perfect opportunity to make it happen. As always, Laity is about teaching excellence so not only will your child have fun but they will learn the art of acting. Don't wait. Register now! Seats for this program will go fast.

 

Courses Taught:

  • Beginning & Intermediate Acting

  • Acting for Film & Television

  • Scene Study

  • Monologues

  • Character Development

  • Musical Theatre

  • Acting & Audition Techniques

 

Benefits of LIA's Acting instruction:

 

  • Improvisation Skills - Our program provides an opportunity for students to hone their Improvisation skills. Improvisation is the spontaneous response to new and unexpected situations. Life is improvisation. We respond in new ways when spontaneous and unexpected things occur to us.

  • Playmaking - In Drama, you will be expected to create plays.  Playmaking is the process of experimenting with new roles. Through plays, students can re-examine old rules and challenge society’s values and interpretations.

  • Acting as a Co-operative Process - Students will be asked to participate in group work. This will help them to explore relationships on and off stage. It will help their communication skills and it will help them to make friends.

  • Personal Benefits - Acting helps with building self-confidence, speaking in public, and developing interpersonal skills. Our program will help your student to be more aware of how their physical presentation can affect the way people see them. Ethically, it provides the motivation to start to evaluate their own values and beliefs.

  • Acting Influences our Lives - By studying drama’s impact on their culture they can begin to look more critically at what the media is offering them and they can choose whether or not to accept the messages that it gives. At Laity we want our students to study Drama to become intelligent spectators who can distinguish between good and bad drama as well as ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ ideologies.

 

                                                          

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Adult Acting Program

$180 Adult Acting Workshop 6 Week Session | 2 classes a week | 1.5 hour class 18 & Up

Adult Acting Workshop 501 A & B

Beginning to Intermediate Class.

 

Students build a solid foundation in acting through lecture, acting techniques, scene study, character development and script analysis. Here they learn the building blocks of professional acting techniques to further their training by exploring the craft of acting on an elevated level by learning advanced techniques from Meisner to Stanislavsky. Perfect for the beginner looking to branch out and explore as well as the seasoned actor looking to stretch and explore new ways of looking at the craft.

 

Adult Acting Workshop 502 A & B

A Scene Study Class. Prerequisite 501 or by audition.

 

This class uses methods from several well known acting methods to help synthesize an actor's performance on stage. Emphasis is placed on the distinction between the mental understanding and the totality of the mental, physical, and emotional experience. This class is designed for full group participation as well as individual scene study. The class culminates in an actor's showcase. Recommended for intermediate to advanced actors.

 

“Successful actors on all levels take class, (or get a coach) sharpen their skills, listen, work, apply what they learn and get the parts they go after. Mediocre actors know everything, won’t improve their skills, are afraid to learn, don’t get callbacks, are satisfied (comfortable) where they are, don't get the parts they want and complain. Learn or don't learn. Your choice”  

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Art Program

$60.00 Per Month (2) 60 min. Art classes a week. (Sibling discounts available) Grades 1 - 8

LIA Instructors strive for excellence in teaching and communicating the essentials of visual arts to each and every student. Students learn to accept that other's preferences may differ from their own but begin to appreciate multiple artistic solutions and interpretations. Questions asked in response to artwork become more refined and probing. Study of historical and cultural context gives students insight into the role of visual arts as a record of human achievement. As they consider artworks in historical perspective, students begin to gain a clearer understanding of what they themselves value. (Private 1-1 lessons also available. Click Here)

 

Benefits of LIA's Visual Arts Program:
 

  • Motor Skills Development

  • Language Development

  • Decision Making Skills

  • Visual Learning

  • Inventiveness

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Improved Academic Performance

 

Courses Taught in: 

  • Pastels

  • Charcoal

  • Watercolors

  • Sketching

  • Collage

  • Acrylics

  • ...and more!

Prices subject to change without notice

Animation Program

$60.00 Per Month (2) 60 min. Animation classes a week. (Sibling discounts available) Grades 5 - 8.

LIA's Animation program prepares students with foundational in-depth training in the essential techniques of  2D animation first. We’ll start with lessons in drawing and character design, along with an introduction to basic anatomy and character design. Once a solid foundation is built, we move on to the other lessons listed below. Laity uses the #1 animation software and Industry standard for 2D animation, Toon Boom!

 

Courses Taught in:
 

  • 2D/3D Animation

  • Drawing and basic anatomy

  • Character and Object design for animation

  • Story-boarding

  • Principles of animation

  • Acting and movement

 

Benefits of LIA's Animation Program:

 

  • Motor Skills Development

  • Language Development

  • Decision Making Skills

  • Visual Learning

  • Inventiveness

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Improved Academic Performance

Prices subject to change without notice

Dance Program

$60.00 Per Month (2) 60 min. Dance classes a week. (Sibling discounts available) Grades K - 8

The LIA dance curriculum is a comprehensive program designed to provide a complete study in dance and is aligned to the National Core Arts Standards for grades K through 8th. 

 

Benefits of LIA's Dance Program:

 

  • Development of Motor Skills

  • Increased ability and skill to apply elements of space,
    time and force in producing dance sequences

  • Capacity for centering and shifting body weight and
    tension/release in performing the movement for artistic intent

  • Technical control of body movements

  • Health and cardio strength

  • Promotes self-discipline

  • Boosts self-esteem

  • Performance opportunities

 

Courses Available: 

  • Ballet 1

  • Ballet 2

  • Hip Hop
     

NOTE: There is a $100 production fee due 10/25/19

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Music Program

$110.00 Per Month (1) 30 min. Music lesson a week. (Sibling discounts available) Ages 7 & Up

LIA believes that music classes are a vital part of student academic achievement. The importance of music and fine arts has been debated in school board rooms across the country for several years. As budgets are trimmed and school music programs are cut, this becomes an important question to answer. These music and arts programs are an important component of student learning and success.

 

LIA has music training programs with lessons for all ages and abilities. Lessons in piano, drums and voice are currently offered at this time. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of each student regardless of skill or level.  Each teacher is specialized in the areas they teach and provides caring, focused and excellent guidance on helping each student find and fulfill their musical voice.

Benefits of LIA's Private Music Instruction:

  • One-on-one instruction geared to individuals needs & goals

  • Instruction at students pace & teaching materials suited for that student

  • Regular written evaluations

  • Encourages music skill development

  • Theory instruction 

  • Fosters responsibility

  • Establishes work ethic

  • Helps children achieve goals with guidance

  • Gives constructive leisure involvement

  • Promotes self-discipline

  • Boosts self-esteem

  • Performance opportunities

Classes from Beginner to Advanced in Technique & Theory:

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LIA Art Program

Laity acting student Joleen Matamoros is featured in the beginning and end of Taylor Swift's video - Lover.

Laity Arts Dance

Master Class with Pacific Ballet Theatre

Your Drum Instructor

Javo Barrera is a three-time Grammy-winning drummer, composer, producer, bandleader, and arranger from Mexico City.

Laity uses Toon Boom 

Toon Boom Harmony named Animag’s Best Animation Tool of 2018. Toon Boom Harmony was named Best Animation Tool, beating out runner-up TV Paint. This further confirms Toon Boom animation software as the industry-standard digital solution, used in 80 percent of productions worldwide.

Your Piano Instructor

Mandy Hong Cal Arts Master Degree Jazz Piano Prodigy

Your Piano & Voice Instructor

Huan (Hu) Meng. BA & Masters in Music

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Monday - Friday 11:00am -7:00pm

Saturday by Appt. Closed Sunday

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Palmdale CA. 93551-3577

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