Fall 2012 Classes at Lakewood Theatre Company
Lessons For All Ages
Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Center for the Arts announces its fall term of classes for visual and performing arts.beginning the week of September 17th.
Two new classes include:
Inside Out: Awesome Visual Storytelling for 2000 Teens:
Picture books, comics, graphic novels, animation, video games, and film - what do they have in common? All tell their stories visually. Illustrator/author Mark Fearing and screenwriter Randall Jahnson are combining their decades of professional experience to focus on the core skills necessary to make entertaining stories for visual media. Young artists, writers, and directors will learn character development and depiction, narrative structure, and how to create drama using dynamic images as they adapt a classic story into a script and storyboard. Drawing skills are not necessary but imagination is!
The six-week session Sept. 20 - Oct 25 is designed for students ages 13-18 $150 and meets Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 at Lakewood Center. Cost for the class is $150
Writing Movies: A Beginner's Guide with Randall Jahnson.
Everyone has a story to tell - and most see it as a movie. But for the story in your head to become one on the screen, some heavy lifting has to occur: writing the screenplay.
This 6-week course focuses on the basics of writing a dynamic and entertaining script. Topics include formatting, story conception and structure, character development, and the essence of drama: conflict and its resolution. Students will apply their skills to two short assignments. Screenwriting software is recommended. Geared for ages 12-18, Thursdays, September 20 - October 25, 7:00-8:30 and the fee is $150.
Randall Jahnson has been a working screenwriter for more than 26 years. Among his film credits are Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO cable series, Tales from the Crypt. He has worked closely with such filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Jonathan Demme, Alec Baldwin among others. He also wrote the epic Western video game, Gun, which was voted Best Story at the 2005 IGN Video Game Awards.
Mark Fearing has been production manager for Walt Disney Television Animation, art director for Sony Online Entertainment and a creative director of new media for Pearson Television. Along the ways he's also worked as a graphic designer for Apple Computer, Microsoft and Adobe and writes and draws award winning picture books and graphic novels. His newest graphic novel, Earthling! was just released by Chronicle Books.
In addition to the new classes, Lakewood Theatre Company still provides their regular fall class schedule. Visit their website for more information on the classes offered for adults and children.
Class size is limited. Call 503-635-3901 to pre-register. All classes are at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.