2022 Summer Classes  
 

Theatre


Missoula Children's Theatre Play-The Emperor's New Clothes (Grades 1-12)

Instructor: Missoula Children's Theatre Touring Directors

A tour team arrives in their “little red truck” loaded with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to put on a play…except the cast. The team holds an open audition and casts 50-60 local students to perform in the production. The show is rehearsed throughout the week and two public performances are presented at the end of the week.

Mon-Sat, Jun 6-11 | 4:30-8:45

Tuition: FREE | Get More Info

Missoula Children's Theatre Workshops (Ages 7-10)

*workshops will be held at the Paul Poag Theatre*

*students don't need to be in play to sign up for workshops* 
*sign up for all three: $25*
Instructor: Missoula Children's Theatre Touring Directors

Improv*
A grand adventure through a jungle awaits! Using active and energetic role-playing in a dynamic group setting, students will develop problem-solving skills by engaging their communication and imagination skills. Your kids will have so much fun - they won’t realize that they’re learning!
Tue, Jun 7 | 3:00-4:00

Tuition: $10 | 1 Class


Acting*
The basic tools of an actor’s trade - observation, memorization, concentration, and imagination are presented and explored in an entertaining manner.  Students participate in a variety of fun exercises, learning to apply the actor’s tools to both performing and everyday life.

Wed, Jun 8 | 3:00-4:00
Tuition: $10 | 1 Class

Mime*

People communicate with each other in many ways. Much of that communication is done without ever needing to speak. See how isolations, illusions, key gestures, and body language 

are all used to tell a story.

Thur, Jun 9 | 3:00-4:00

Tuition: $10 | 1 Class

Fine Arts
 

Beginner Oil Painting/Drawing (Ages 15+)
Instructor: Diamond Vigil
A practical introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Learn palette layout, color mixing, methods of paint application, and the selection, handling and clean-up of materials. Investigate issues of color and composition.
Wed, Jun 15-Aug 3 | 6:30-8:00

Tuition: $75 | 8 Classes

Painting Fundamentals (Ages 15+)
Instructor: David Forks
Learn the process of creating a finished painting. From concept and composition, value and color studies to finish a piece. Learn how to mix the color you want, create harmony, tje importance of edges, strengthen your photo reference and paint limited detail for a stronger painting.
Tue, Jun 7-Jul 26 | 6:00-8:00

Tuition: $85 | 8 Classes

 

Drawing (Ages 15+)
Instructor: Greg Germany
Focus on the basic elements of drawing-line, shape, light, shadow, texture, shading, proportion, perspective, and composition- and improve your drawing and observation skills. Learn and practice a variety of techniques while exploring different media. Get creative and see your own personal style, narrative, and imagination start to shine.
Wed, Jun 8-Jul 13 | 2:00-4:00

Tuition: $75 | 6 Classes

 

Artful Foundations (Ages 9-15)
Instructor: David Forks
This course is an introduction to the basic drawing and painting fundamentals necessary in developing a strong foundation for becoming an artist. Hands on activities will ensure students are prepared for more specific drawing, painting, and design courses by first providing a solid understanding of the essential tools and principles practiced throughout the artistic disciplines.
Tue, Jun 7-Jul 26 | 4:30-5:30

Tuition: $60 | 8 Classes

Dance & Yoga

Dance
Jul-Aug | TBA

Yoga (Ages 18+)

Instructor: Lindsey Gomez

A breath-centered vinyasa (flow) Hatha yoga class that will calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. The class will include a brief meditation at the beginning and end that will help you become more in-tune with your breath as well as quiet the busy-ness of the mind. Practice will be adapted to suit all levels from beginners to experienced practitioners.

Tue | 5:30-6:30

Tuition: $30/month | 4 classes/month

Cool Crafts
 

Kaleidoscope Summer Arts & Crafts (Grades K-3)

Instructor: Molly Harman

Come join us for a fun filled summer of shapes, colors, patterns, textures, and style. Twice a week students will work on creative crafts like 

Tue & Thur, May 24-Jun 23 and/or Jun 28-Jul 28 | 10:00-11:00

Tuition: $60 | 10 classes

Kaleidoscope Summer Arts & Crafts (Grades 4-6)

Instructor: Molly Harman

Come join us for a fun filled summer of shapes, colors, patterns, textures, and style. Twice a week students will work on creative crafts like 

Tue & Thur, Jun 28-Jul 28 | 11:00-12:00

Tuition: $60 | 10 classes

Pottery
 

Wheel Throwing (Ages 16+)

Instructor: Lida Scharton

Students will learn the basics of how to throw on the wheel. They will be provided with 25lbs of clay and the use of all Firehouse glazes. 

Mon, Jun 13-Aug 15 | 6:30-9:00
no class Jul 4 

or

Wed, Jun 15-Aug 10 | 6:30-9:00

Tuition: $130 | 9 classes

Open Pottery Studio (Age 18+)

Instructor: Molly Harman

Students with prior ceramics experience may sign up for open studio use of the ceramic room. The fee covers use of wheels and glazes. Firing is only done by Firehouse personnel when kiln is full.

Call for studio availability

Music

Singing Summer Music (Grades K-3)

Instructor: Molly Harman

Students will be singing, playing unique and handmade instruments, and having fun with music.

May 24-Jun 22 and/or Jun 28-Jul 27 | Tue 11:00-12:00 & Wed 10:00-11:00

Tuition: $60 | 10 classes

Singing Summer Music (Grades 4-6) 

Instructor: Molly Harman

Students will be singing, playing unique and handmade instruments, and having fun with music.

Jun 28-Jul 27 | Tue 2:00-3:00 & Wed 11:00-12:00

Tuition: $60 | 10 classes

Piano Lessons (Ages 7+)

Instructor: Molly Harman

Private piano lesson for kids and adults, beginner to intermediate level tailored to the needs of each individual student.

Wed, Thur, Fri, or Sat | 30 minute lessons
Please call for lesson time availability

Tuition: $40/month | 4 classes/month

 

Guitar or Ukulele (Ages 7+)

Instructor: Alejandra Urteaga

Private guitar/ukulele lessons for kids and adults, beginner to intermediate level tailored to the needs of each individual student.

Wed, 5:30-6:00 or Thur, 4:00-4:30 | 30 minute lessons
Please call for lesson time availability

Tuition: $40/month | 4 classes/month
Required: guitar or ukulele

 

Fiber Arts
 

Crochet (Ages 15+)
Instructor: Nancy O'Brien
Not a class but a gathering for those that enjoy crocheting. Share new projects and stitches every other weekend in the Firehouse Gallery.
Sat, every other weekend | 12:00-2:00

Tuition: FREE

Free Kid Workshops (Grade K-5)

Pre-registration required

 

Free Craft Workshop
Instructor: DRCA Staff

Fri, Jul 1 or Aug 5 | 4:30-5:30
Tuition: Free | 1 Class

 

Registration Information:

  • To register for a class, you can come by the Firehouse to fill out a registration form and pay for the class or for a limited time, visit our class registration page.

  • Class spots cannot be held until payment is received

  • You must pre-register for all classes

  • DRCA Members receive a 10% discount

  • Classes may cancel due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by phone

  • Full refund are given only if class is canceled by the Firehouse. If a student wishes to cancel before the first class day a full refund less 30% will be given.

  • No refund after first class

 

Note to Parents:

In order to better serve you and insure the enjoyment and safety of our youngest art patrons,

please be on time to pick-up your child. 
Please let us know if your child has any special needs. All classes are designed to be age appropriate and you will need to contact the Firehouse if you are interested in having your child attend a class outside of his/her age limit. Thank you for your interest as we continue to provide quality art education!

 

 

Class Scholarships

Scholarships based on economic need are available.

One scholarship a year per family

 


This project is supported by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, The United Way,

and the Val Verde Community Foundation, along with many of our other sponsors as shown on our sponsorship page