Harry Potter and Storytelling through Visual arts

Dates: Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 21
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Grades: 6-8
Min/Max: minimum of 8 students, maximum of 15
Fee: $240
Instructors: Ben Williams, Noelle Marie

Course Description

HARRY POTTER AND STORYTELLING THROUGH VISUAL ARTS is a 10-week course on drawing and watercolor, connecting literacy through storytelling in Visual Arts. Our exciting class will be drawing characters and objects from HARRY POTTER, adding a splash of color through learning the medium of watercolor. You will become Hogwarts students through storytelling and your very own sorting hat ceremony. Once sorted, you will learn to draw and paint your self portraits as Hogwarts students as well as your respective house mascots. Class will culminate on your last day with a special art show for family and friends.

About the Instructors

BEN WILLIAMS is a native San Diego professional actor, singer, director and teacher of visual and performing arts. He received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from Cal State Long Beach. Ben has a love for visual arts. He has studied drawing and painting since junior high and has won several awards for his paintings in high school and college, including the Mira Costa Arts Faculty award. Ben has experience working with prismacolors, acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolor paints. He has enjoyed integrating both visual art and performing arts in classes at Lighthouse Players, the arts organization he co-founded.
NOELLE MARIE KERR is an award-winning director/musical director/performer, vocal teacher, educator and judicator who is an advocate for arts education and specializes in arts integration and cross-curriculum studies. Noelle first began arts integration while earning her Visual and Performing Arts: Arts and Education degree at Cal State University San Marcos. She continuing this passion in her student teaching program at Vista Academy Visual and Performing Arts. Noelle's love for storytelling crosses mediums into visual art. She has incorporated visual art integration in her theater practice in theater productions, classrooms, camps, ministry, and even as a Teaching Artist for Disney Theatrical Group. She is a co-founder of Lighthouse Players.


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Questions about the after-school extension program? Please contact Steve Dziekonski at sdziekonski@pacificridge.org.