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ACTING PROGRAM*

$75.00 A Month Per Student. (2) 60 min. Acting classes a week. Grades 4 - 8

8 classes per month.

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.

($110 Per Month for Private 1:1 Acting Lessons also available.

 

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.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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ART PROGRAM

$75.00 A Month Per Student. (2) 60 min. Art classes a week. Grades 1 - 8

8 classes per month

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. The 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 from a historical perspective, students begin to gain a clearer understanding of what they themselves value.

Courses Taught :
 

  • Pastels

  • Charcoal

  • Watercolors

  • Sketching

  • Collage

  • Acrylics

  • ...and more!

 

Benefits of LIA's Visual Arts Program:
 

  • Motor Skills Development

  • Language Development

  • Decision Making Skills

  • Visual Learning

  • Inventiveness

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Improved Academic Performance

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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Fine Arts - Ceramics Program - ClassPending

$75.00 A Month Per Student. (2) 60 min. Art classes a week. Grades 4 - 8

8 classes per month

LIA Instructors strive for excellence in teaching and communicating the essentials of visual arts to each and every student. Students will learn how people have used ceramics in their lives, culture and current events for centuries and how the ideals of this search have changed over time. We will explore the work of others with an aesthetic, historical and critical eye. During this
course, students will be able to create 3D objects with the use of clay as their primary medium. Students will study ceramics through art history, art aesthetics, art criticism, and art production. Students will work with other classmates in the process of recycling clay, and will also learn to understand the firing processes involved in making completed projects. After the original structures of the works of art are made, students will glaze items and work with the effects created from the different glaze techniques.

 

Global connections:
As a result of learning in visual arts, students should become critical thinkers able to creatively solve problems using their knowledge and intuitive interpretations. They should become holistic in their approach to problem-solving, being able to accept and
evaluate within the structure of everyday society. They should be able to exercise flexibility in thought and work successfully with others while still retaining confidence in their own individual strengths. The visual arts student should apply retained knowledge
to "think outside the box," ensuring they are valuable and contributing members of a team.

Courses/subjects taught and touched upon through this course are:

  • Ceramics

  • Painting

  • Drawing

  • Sculpting

  • Design

  • Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Mining

  • Geography

  • Geology

  • Archaeology

  • Sociology

Benefits of LIA's Visual Arts Program:
 

  • Motor Skills Development

  • Language Development

  • Decision Making Skills

  • Visual Learning

  • Inventiveness

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Improved Academic Performance

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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ANIMATION PROGRAM*

$75.00 A Month Per Student. (2) 60 min. Animation classes a week. Grades 5 - 8

8 classes per month

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 industry-standard software for 2D animation.

 

Courses Taught:
 

  • 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 are subject to change without notice.

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MUSIC PROGRAM*

$110.00 A Month Per Student. (1) 30 min. Music lessons each week. Ages 8 & Up

4 lessons per month

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.

Classes from Beginner to Advanced in Technique & Theory:

  • Piano:

    • Your Piano Instructor

      • Ms. Mandy Hong - Online & In-Person
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      • Mrs. Clara Kim - In-Person Only

  • Drums:

    • Your Drum Instructors

      • Mr. Lucio Vieira -  Online Only
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      • Mr. Robert Anderson - In Person Only

  • Voice:

    • Your Voice Instructor

      • TBA Online - Only

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

  • Provides constructive leisure involvement

  • Promotes self-discipline

  • Boosts self-esteem

  • Performance opportunities

Prices are subject to change without notice.