Middle School Fine Arts Academy

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  • 3D is for Me

    Seated Class

    A.M. & P. M.

    Explore projects based in 3-dimensional sculpture using cardboard, wire, paper mache, and more.



  • Just Dance!

    Seated Class

    A.M. & P. M. 

    Explore a variety of dance disciplines and movement styles, engage with area experts, enjoy demonstration performances, create your own TikTok-inspired dance videos, and present an informal dance concert with new-found friends and collaborators.  This class aspires to provide exposure to multiple dance styles, an opportunity to learn from community arts professionals, an appreciation for the art and evolution of dance, and an outlet for personal expression. 

    Springfield Little Theatre


  • Creative Textiles

    Seated Class

    A.M. & P.M.

    Create 2D and 3D works of art using fabrics, yarns, beaded embellishments and much more.

     


  • Exploring Cultural Arts & Crafts

    Seated Class

    A.M. Only

    Learn about diverse cultural arts and crafts from around the world.  Engage in hands-on activities inspired by different cultural traditions, fostering an appreciation for global artistic heritage and cultural understanding and respect.


  • History of Art Through Broadway

    Seated Class

    A.M. Only

    Explore the history of America through your favorite classic Broadway musicals.  Look at costumes, characters, dialogue, music, character interactions, and more to compare it to the time within American history.


  • Dance! Dance! Dance!

    Seated Class

    P.M. Only

    Practice learning the amazing dances from many Just Dance games, the history, and what it took to make these games.  Compete with your friends to become the best Just Dancer!


  • Mastering the Still Life

    Seated Class

    P.M. Only

    Learn the techniques and nuances of capturing the essence of objects through drawing and painting.  Explore composition, lighting, and the use of different mediums to create still-life artworks.


  • One Act Plays

    Seated Class

    A.M. Only

    Learn the audition process, rehearsal process, and acting techniques for a one-act play to be performed at the end of the program.


  • Painting Like a Pro

    Seated Class

    P.M. Only

    Grow as a painter and an artist.  Learn about important color theory techniques and how to apply those to your paintings, as well as how to blend and layer paint.  Do projects focused on fun art styles such as pop art, plein air, contemporary, and abstract.


  • Pottery Throw Down

    Seated Class

    A.M. & P.M.

    Learn every method of working in clay from pinch, coil, slab, and potter’s wheel. Create a plethora of decorative and functional objects which you will paint in specialized glaze. 


  • Theatre Tech, Design & Construction

    Seated Class

    P.M. Only

    Learn the elements of stage design, how to run a light and sound board, and create a set. Help design and create the set for the one-act play to be showcased at the end of the program.


  • Songwriting & Composition

    Seated Class

    A. M. & P.M. 

    Practice songwriting and music composition. Projects can include singer-songwriter, rock/pop band, hip-hop, choir, orchestra, and band. Learn to create with the instrument or voice that you have!


  • Printmaking 101

    Seated Class

    A.M. and P.M.

    Enhance your creativity using drawings to generate and investigate new ideas.  Jump into the past to deepen your knowledge of the multiple techniques of printmaking.