Arts in Action

The arts play a vital role in the Central Florida community and in each and every person. Sponsored by the Winter Park Health Foundation and in partnership with numerous organizations, Central Florida Community Arts brings the arts to life with Arts in Action! This collaborative program offers a variety of classes and experiences at a low cost and is geared toward older adults. Participants must register in advance as space is very limited.

CFCArts’ mission is to create opportunities for artists of any age to connect, serve, and perform. In order to uphold that mission, the three-year-long program will be kept affordable and accessible. Those who are unable to pay may apply for scholarships by contacting 407-937-1800 Ext. 703, or emailing School@CFCArts.com

Classes are $35 when you register for all 6 sessions!

For step-by-step instructions on how to register for Arts in Action Classes through Patron Manager, click here.

To register over the phone, call 407-937-1800 ext 703. With questions, email School@CFCArts.com

About the Directors

Joshua earned a B.A. Degree in General Education/Music at Palm Beach Atlantic University and has been a Worship Pastor, Fine Arts Director and Executive Producer of Central Florida Christmas Celebration. He has lead adult and youth choirs and orchestras with memberships exceeding 300 and has been a producer, director, vocal coach and clinician in many of his ministry and educational roles. Joshua was employed by Walt Disney World for 5 years, most recently as an entertainment leader. He is an arts consultant and a member of Leadership Orlando, Central Florida Partnership, Young Nonprofit Professional Network and a Member Partner of Visit Orlando.

Leah is originally from Columbus, Ohio.  After receiving her Bachelor of Arts and teaching certification in Theatre Education from Ohio Wesleyan University, Leah relocated to Naples, Florida to take the position of Director of Education at the regional theatre Gulfshore Playhouse.  While in Naples, Leah and her husband Jason co-founded Ave Maria Children’s Theatre, where Leah served as Managing and Outreach Director.  Leah is thrilled to be a part of the Central Florida community and the CFCArts family!

With a degree in Music Education, Kaileigh Anne has had diverse experiences working with musicians, performers, and students of all ages. She has over 16 years experience in vocal performance, in addition to credits in directing, pit conducting, and stage-managing. Her past experiences include teaching music and theater courses to young performers, in addition to teaching workshops regarding the techniques of Creative Drama to peers at the collegiate level. Additionally, she works for the Walt Disney Company in a variety of different capacities.

Rebekah has been dabbling in the arts since second grade when she starred in Ponderosa Elementary’s rendition of The Little Red Hen. She became heavily involved in chorus opportunities throughout her schooling including and was able to participate in Florida’s All-State Chorus multiple times. In college, she studied language arts and received a Master’s Degree in Education. She is excited to have joined the team at CFCArts and looks forward to putting her personal experiences in the arts and education to use helping others.

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Fall 2020 Classes

Songwriting 101

Mondays at 1pm – November 2 – December 14

Songwriting is an accessible artform! Learn the components that outline the basic structure of a song and how to set lyrics to a melody by using chord charts.

Drums Alive: Golden Beats In Partnership with Joyful Music Therapy

Tuesdays at 10am – November 3 – December 15

Drums Alive® is the original and only evidence-based drumming fitness, health, wellness program that provides a “Whole Brain & Whole Body” workout which promotes physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health at all life stages. Golden Beats uses music from the 1950’s and beyond to motivate the participant in this fun workout! The certified instructor will offer many modifications so that everyone can participate at their own level. In this class, we use a yoga ball, bucket or laundry basket, and 2 drum sticks.

Beginner Ukulele

Wednesdays 10-11am – November 4 – December 16

This course will teach the fundamentals of the ukulele including tuning, hand positions, chord fingerings, strumming patterns, and the fundamentals of reading music. Best of all, students will learn to play and sing songs quickly in a relaxed atmosphere.

Intermediate Ukulele – Sing-Along Style Class

Thursdays 10-11am – November 5 – December 17

This sing & play style class will feature news songs each week as well as a recurring repertoire of past class favorites! This course is intended for an intermediate level ukuleleist with an understanding of basic chords and strumming patterns.

Intermediate Ukulele Technique

Thursdays 11:15am-12:15pm – November 5 – December 17

This technique driven class will focus on breaking down the unique skills needed to be a ukuleleist. From alternative chord fingerings, barre chords, and challenging strumming patterns, this class will take you to the next level of playing. This course is intended for an intermediate level ukuleleist with an understanding of basic chords and strumming patterns.

Playwriting

Thursday at 2-3pm – November 5 – December 17

Learn the basic techniques of writing for the stage. Develop characters through dialogue and stage direction while creating plot in an immersive style. Work with the teaching artist and your peers to get feedback on your work. Course will culminate in a table read of plays.

Materials Needed: Paper & Pencil

Storytelling

Wednesdays at 2-3pm – November 4 – December 16

Expand your imagination and explore your creativity by sharing the stories and experiences of your life. We will use prompts to help you tell classic stories along with both fictional and nonfictional stories.

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Contact us at (407) 937-1800 x703, or email School@CFCArts.com

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