Learning is a process; it never ends.

Such is the approach for Venice Theatre’s education programs. We offer a “no shortcuts,” high-quality theatre training program with top-notch, caring instructors. We also offer classes, camps and workshops that are fun for all involved.

Graduates of our program are currently working in the theatre field as professional actors and technicians. And they’re studying across the U.S. in prestigious theatre programs. Our graduates are also teachers, medical students, and emerging writers.  All of them one will tell you that their theatre training–the problem-solving, the collaboration, the public presence–helped them grow in their careers. Each one will tell you that Venice Theatre classes and camps afforded them some of the most fun they’ve ever had.

Whatever career young people pursue as adults, they will be more successful as a result of our arts education programs. They will be more creative, more disciplined, more conscientious…and more fun to be around.

We are also so proud of our adult students who keep pursuing new opportunities. They truly understand that learning never ends.

So, whether you’re in kindergarten or a retiree looking to brush up on your theatre history or start a new comedy career, Venice Theatre is ready to make a dramatic impact on your life!

Murray Chase, Producing Executive Director
Sandy Davisson, Director of Education & Outreach

NOTES

  • 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.

Creating Space Elementary Level

Ages:

Aug 10-24

Instructor: Kelly Duyn

Have you been itching to create something? Class participants along with Kelly will create their own performance specifically geared toward the zoom platform! Students will have a hand in writing, performing & directing the final piece.

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Creating Space Middle School Level

Ages:

Aug 10-24

Instructor: Kelly Duyn

Have you been itching to create something? Class participants along with Kelly will create their own performance specifically geared toward the zoom platform! Students will have a hand in writing, performing & directing the final piece.

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Storybook Adventures

Ages:

Aug 12-26

Instructor: Kelly Duyn

Join Kelly as she takes the Kindergarten and Grade 2 students through some of the best-loved fairy tale classics, helping students build characters and worlds. Kelly will send an interactive activity home via email that will coincide with each lesson.

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Digital Performance

Ages:

Aug 13-27

Instructor: Kelly Duyn

Does quarantine and COVID-19 have your creativity ready to burst?!?! This class is designed to let your voice be heard. Students will use subject matter of their choice to create their own video (approx. 2-3 mins.) based on the topics of discussion, using graphics, effects, sound, music, color, and more to bring additional pizzaz to their piece.

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NOTES

  • 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

Ages:

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

Ages:

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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NOTES

  • All August-September classes are online classes.
  • 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.

Introduction to Digital Image Photo Editing

Ages:

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 KellyDuyn@venicetheatre.net. 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 KellyDuyn@VeniceTheatre.net 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.

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Scholarships

  • 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 kellyduyn@venicetheatre.net. 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.