Three Things Theatre Taught Me
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Three Things Theatre Taught Me

Just the other week, I was walking through town late at night. I felt utterly alone, having lost eight thousand dollars that would surely see my company go under, and I had just finished screaming at my whole family even though they had done nothing wrong. As I stopped to stare off into the distance,...

“I Vowed They’d Never Dance”
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“I Vowed They’d Never Dance”

One family’s journey to AFAA By Brittany Dellinger   “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 The ways we move our body; the words we say and how we say them; the things we make with our hands; it’s all worship. God made man to be His image bearers. He...

The Monster of Racism
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The Monster of Racism

    The Monster of Racism By Diane Faison -Mckinzie All lives matter, and that includes black lives too. The last breath of a black man not only ascends upward toward the sky as his neck is stretched in a noose hanging from a tree, but in our day that last breath is pushed into...

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.

Doodle Bugs: These classes are specifically designed for our littlest budding artists! We will practice fine motor skills through cutting (using safety scissors!), pasting, and tracing, etc.; learn shapes, colors, and color-blending; and create seasonal and holiday projects utilizing those skills.

Arts & Crafts: Our middle elementary students will begin with an introduction to the Elements of Art, and create a series of fun projects based on those elements. Pieces will cover a variety of themes, including seasonal and holiday arts and crafts.

Visual Art I (ages 10-13): We will begin with a quick review of the Art Elements and then dive into more specific art technique. We will study several famous artists and discuss and replicate technique we observe in their pieces. Throughout the year we will utilize a variety of media and focus on seasonal and holiday-themed projects.

Visual Art II (ages 14-18): Our goal in this class is to have the students focus on more advanced artistic skills and take the art elements to the next level through fine-tuning and applying technique they will learn as they study various artists and their styles. A variety of media will be utilized, and the focus will be on seasonal and holiday-themed projects.

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 participate in each production by auditioning and being offered one of the rolls listed below. All roles are vital,  and when you accept your role, regardless of what it is, you are committed to the show, from the first rehearsal until closing curtain of the final run. Our instructors utilize several methods to teach theatre technique, and many of them are exercises that feel like games to the students. Also, there can be quite a bit of having to sit, observe, and learn from scenes run onstage.  So if your student comes home saying, "We just play games and then sit around." they are indeed receiving instruction! :) 

Onstage Roles:

Lead role
Supporting role
Extra
Character Study

Backstage Roles:

Stage Manager
Assistant stage manager
Set construction
Prop master
Light board operator
Sound designer
Crew
Wardrobe master/mistress (makeup and hair)

Preparatory Roles:

Dramaturg
Director
Assistant Director
Character Study
Costume Designer
Light and sound design
Prop design
Set design

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

Chrissy Hahn
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Chrissy Hahn

Born and raised in NJ, Chrissy Hahn moved to NC to attend Elon and graduated in 1998 with a degree in Elementary Education. She fell in love with the area upon arrival, and has enjoyed making NC her home ever since. She loves being around people--especially children--and is thankful the Lord has blessed her with opportunities to work with children over the years as a 4th grade teacher at BCA; summer camp director and after school care director for Burlington Parks and Rec; board member for ACCHE; teacher for Veritas Classes, Inc.; member at Antioch Community Church; office helper for Arts Alive; and now as Office Manger at AFAA. But her most-loved role is as a wife to Scott and mom to her three kids; Simeon, Zach, and Vada.

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