• Early Bird Registration! Get $5 off if you register by Aug. 5, 2020. Use the code ED082020.
  • If your financial situation prohibits you from taking a class, please contact the office at 941-486-8679.
  • Don’t forget to look over the important info and paperwork.

Teen Grab Bag Workshop Series


Aug 12-26

Instructors: Peter Madpak, Brad Wages, John Andzulis

It is a smorgasbord for teens only! This workshop series led by John, Brad and Peter is a fast-paced introduction to lighting design, cold reading, and music theory. Sing your song. Say your lines. Find your light.

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Introduction to Digital Image Photo Editing


Aug 20-Sep 24 (MUST REGISTER BY AUG 15)

Instructor: Brian Freeman

Let your inner graphic artist come out and play! Interested in learning digital image editing? We can teach you the basics. From touching up that profile picture, to making posters for your next event, tapping into your inner artist has never been easier. Students will learn using the award winning Affinity Software, and even get their own copy to keep!

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Keeping the health and safety of our students and community foremost in our decision making, Venice Theatre has transitioned to online classes. In-person classes will resume when it is safe to do so.

Registration Notes

  • Click “read more” for details about any class.
  • Questions? Please email If you don’t have email, call 941-486-8679 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.
  • If you want to be put on a waitlist for a class that is full, please contact Kelly Duyn at or call 941-486-8679.
  • For online classes, you will need access to a good internet connection and a device (computer or tablet) that can run the “Zoom” application. You will not need to join “Zoom” or give your personal info, you simply click a link the teacher gives you to download the app and join the class. There is no cost to use the app.
  • Please register a minimum of two days prior to the class start date.
  • The first class may last an additional 20 minutes to answer any questions about technical aspects.



  • A limited number of scholarships are available for qualified applicants.
  • Due to COVID-19, processing and granting of scholarships may be delayed.
  • Scholarships may not be available for all classes.
  • For further information, please email If you don’t have email, call 941-486-8679 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.
  • How to apply for a scholarship.