AFAA: A Parent’s Perspective
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AFAA: A Parent’s Perspective

Being involved in a Christian Fine Arts studio has been such a blessing to our family. It has impacted the lives of all 3 of our children! I love that the focus taught is not bringing glory to self, but to “Do everything to the glory of God.” My two sons were involved in theatre...

Rejoice! Remains True After 24 Years
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Rejoice! Remains True After 24 Years

“It was a prompting from the Lord. We wanted to expose people to the Christian arts, how they are legitimate and valuable while also being a form of worship.” Ginger Strickland began Rejoice! Dance Ministry in 1993 and used those words to describe its early stages. Thankfully, her words remain accurate in describing the ministry...

Visual Art
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Visual Art

Since the beginning of time, God instilled in humans a desire to communicate through drawings and symbols. Not only were they used for language, but also to express feelings and emotions. In our Visual Art classes, the students will learn to express themselves through worship using various mediums, and create pieces that ultimately express the awesomeness of God they see surrounding them every day.

Visual Art Classes: This year we will be learning the Principals of Art through practice using a variety of methods such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and mixed medias. We will also be cultivating a little love for Art History as we study some of the people and pieces that have been heralded in the art world over time. Our budding artists will also get to share their talents with our Theatre Department by doing some projects throughout the year that are in conjunction with productions being staged.

Advanced Art: Exploring Mediums and Techniques: We are created in the image of God. As a result, we appreciate beauty in creation and we desire to create beautiful things as well. In this class we will seek to offer our talents as an offering of praise to God in response to the gifts He has given us. Our focus will be on developing the students skills in a variety of mediums with an emphasis on painting techniques in acrylic and oil. We will also work on specific projects throughout the year related to the productions that the Theatre department has planned.

Theatre
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Theatre

Acting as a form of art is a truly inspirational gift from God.  To be able to capture an audience and draw them into a story performed on stage is a most effective tool in spreading the Word of God, as well as a way to worship our Creator.  In this class students will learn all aspects of theatre and will perform what they learn in several productions throughout the year.

Our theatre classes will be broken up into individual components starting with basic foundations like learning how to communicate and tell a story, using physical and verbal communication, and learning monologue technique. We will then build from there by studying character development, sharing the stage, how to develop a scene, developing an emotional connection with the audience, working backstage, and how to "learn your lines," just to name a few! Our goal is produce students who are well versed in all areas of theatrical production.

*Note: Students may not join the class mid-production.  Please email us at office@alamancefinearts.com to learn the next enrollment period.

Theatre Tech Class:

We have heard over and over again from our theatre program alumni that they are grateful for the experiences they had with us in the behind-the-scenes, technical aspect of theatre. We've even had alumni tell us they've landed jobs purely b/c they had experience with set building. Therefore our director created this Theatre Tech class to provide a great opportunity for those wishing to learn those aspects of the theatre world. This class is perfect not only for those looking to pursue a career in theatre, but also for anyone who is interested in learning the backstage portion of productions but does not want to perform. This class will cover a wide range of disciplines within theatre including set construction and design, costume design, light design, audio design, and more. Students will have an opportunity to work closely with the instructor each week but will also gain the experience of actually constructing the sets for our yearly productions as well as being crew members for those productions.

Minimum age is 13
Students must bring the following to class every week: tape measure, hammer, and small sewing kit. The studio will provide safety goggles and work gloves.
Students must wear pants and closed-toed shoes and their AFAA shirt.
It is mandatory for students to attend all tech week productions as well as all performances, as they will be the tech crew for the shows.

Why Worship Through the Arts?
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Why Worship Through the Arts?

Post by Chrissy Hahn. God created us for the purpose of worship. Every person illustrates this fact through the choices he or she makes; choices which demonstrate the need to offer worship to something or someone. According to Webster’s Dictionary, worship means: “extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem.” If...

Kari Fox
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Kari Fox

Kari is an invaluable member of our administrative team. She and her husband, Micah, have five beautiful children, and are active members in many Alamance County communities and at their church.  Her talented eye for design, as well as her administrative and organizational skills, help keep AFAA going, and we're so thankful for her!