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Education and Outreach Director
Leo Cortez

New Theatre Enrichment Workshops begin this March.

PCPA offers virtual programming for youth ideally suited for home school, public school, and and independent study students.
PCPA is a Vendor for the Heartland, Granite Mountain and Blue Ridge Charter Schools. We welcome the Charter families, and we make it easy to register for your certificate to arrive in a timely manner.

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Theatre Enrichment Workshops
3 - 3:45 pm

Youth Scenography & Stagecraft
4 - 4:45 pm

All classes held
Mondays and Wednesdays

Enrollment fee: $120

March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, April 7, 12

Theatre Enrichment Workshops
10 - 45-minute workshops via Zoom
3:00 - 3:45pm, Mondays and Wednesdays

(About $30 of materials needed.)
Youth Scenography & Stagecraft
10 - 45-minute workshops via Zoom
4:00 - 4:45pm, Mondays and Wednesdays

(About $30 of materials needed.)

These workshops are for students between the ages of 10 to 16.

This is a 'hands-on" introduction to all aspects of the productions process which theatre artists take to develop a story, from the page to the stage.

This workshop offers a deeper exploration of production design, construction, and presentation.

This Theatre Enrichment experience is suitable for all students interested in Theatre, and also includes material specially designed for home-schooled or independent study students. This series of workshops will acquaint students with the various fascinating theatrical disciplines that bring a play production’s creative vision to life.

The ‘hands-on’ approach of these workshops offers each student the opportunity to discover and develop their own creativity by exploring the process of each member of a production’s creative team. Through the workshops, students will enjoy exercising their own creative ideas in application to real stage production processes -- from the genesis of a story idea by the Playwright, the conceptualization of the Director, the ingenuity of the Designer, the craftsmanship of the Artisan, the judgment of the Manager, the savvy of the Producer.

Each workshop will blend active Seminar-style discussions introducing concepts, followed by practical application in monitored Lab time. With the guidance of the Instructor, students use lab time to transform their idea into a tangible “concept” that will be communicated with writing, sketches, photographs, music, historical research, etc. to develop and support their ideas. Students will develop an enriched appreciation for the theatrical creative process - because they will have experienced it first-hand!
Scenography covers all areas of production designs. Sets, costumes, lights, props, sound, paints, wardrobe and make up. Understanding the basic principles of Scenography can offer young artist, in all areas of technical design, the confidence they need to be a member of a team that will deliver a production of quality and excellence.

Stagecraft is primarily the practical implementation of a production designer's artistic vision. Its focus is the technical aspects of theatre, rather that of performance. Young theatre students studying Stagecraft often discover new types of artistry and skills at which they may excel.

Scenography and Stagecraft bring a production to life. Students will be introduced to research and visual communication skills that are applied to every stage production. Students will be led through a “hands on” lessons and projects, in both Stagecraft and Scenography, to give them basic understanding the aesthetic principles and planning methods that go into production design. Projects will be an enlightening, challenging and fun introduction to the process a theatre craftsperson uses to transform an idea or image from paper to a tangible three-dimensional part of the story.

In this virtual learning environment, students will be guided through a series of techniques used in Technical Theater. This will include introduction to construction methods, scenic painting, sewing and alterations, music and sound, and even glimpse into Culinary Arts when we take a look at “consumable props.”

Though not required, this workshop series will be best enjoyed by students who are currently enrolled in, or have already completed, the Theatre Enrichment Workshops.

Please Note:

  • Class size is limited to 20 students.
  • All workshops take place in a virtual Zoom environment.
  • All students must be registered in the series to participate.
  • Once enrolled, in one or both programs, each student will receive a list of supplies they will need, including a variety of brands, prices, and local/online purchase options. Estimated materials expense is between $30-$40.
  • Enrollment in both workshops equates to 15 hours of combined workshop instruction/lab time.
  • Enrollment for one class is $120. Enroll in both classes simultaneously for $200 - a substantial discount!


Independent Study and Individuals
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Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts
Edwin and Jeanne Woods Family Foundation

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805 928-7731
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805 922-8313

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