Spring Classes From the Hillcrest Center for the Arts!

 

Spring CRPD Cultural Class
In-District Registrations Open Monday 3/8
Out-of-District Registration Begins at 9am on Monday, March 15, 2021
In-person classes held at Hillcrest Center for the Arts (map) or at Conejo Community Park (map). Please note: all classes are subject to change; current information
will be regularly updated on our website HillcrestArts.com
IN PERSON CLASSES
ACTING FOR KIDS
BEGINNING ACTING, Age 10-17 Introduces children to the world of acting, stimulating confidence and creativity. Includes warmups, theatre games, audition technique, diction, scenes, and monologues. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
Instructor: Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory. Enrollment: Max 12
3501.2211       Su            9:00-9:45am             $69              4/11-5/16        6 wks
IMPROVISATION, Age 10-17 Fun improvisations to strengthen skills in listening, responding, reacting to your environment, creative thinking, brainstorming, and working as a team. Improv sports and games from popular TV shows. For beginners and experienced actors. Kids under age 10 must have taken Beginning Acting or equivalent. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
Instructor: Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory. Enrollment: Max 12
3503.2211       Su            10:15-11:15am          $69              4/11-5/16        6 wks
ART FOR ADULTS
Basic watercolor techniques, including wet on wet, dry technique, and proper handling of materials. $10 cash materials fee due first class. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
Instructor: Juliette Chayet-Cole. Enrollment: Max 10
3750.2211       M            10:00-11:30am          $150            3/29-5/17        8 wks
Discover basic elements of drawing and composition. Learn use of watercolor pencils, pastels, prismas, pen & ink. Also techniques of print making, lino cut, dry point, mono print, and others. SUPPLY LIST: Small & Large Drawing Pads, #2 – #6 Pencils, A Gum Eraser. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
Instructor: Juliette Chayet-Cole. Enrollment: Max 10
3751.2211       W            10:00-11:30am          $118            3/31-5/19        8 wks
Use colored pencils on a variety of surfaces and backgrounds: drawing, watercolor, pastel, sanded papers, etc. Blending, layering, and burnishing techniques covered. $10 materials fee due first class. Set of 48 Prismacolor Premier pencils required. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines. Class will switch to ZOOM if health orders change or instructor has not received the vaccine before first class. 
Instructor: Judith Crowe. Enrollment: Max 12
3755.2211       M            12:30-2:30pm            $126            4/19-5/24        6 wks
  
DANCE AND FITNESS
Develop rhythm and coordination. Stay fit and have fun. Tap shoes required. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
Instructor: Jess Coffman, professional dancer/choreographer. Enrollment: Max 20.
3882.2211       F              5:00-6:30pm              $120            4/23-5/28        6 wks
Build your Broadway-level muscles and stamina learning fierce work-out level choreography. Get those high kicks up and supported by building a strong and flexible core! Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
Instructor: Jess Coffman, professional dancer/choreographer. Enrollment: Max 10.
3886.2211       F              10:00-11:00am          $96              4/23-5/28        6 wks
Let the stress of the week melt away as you learn to manage your breathing and focus your intentions. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
Instructor: Jess Coffman, Evergreen Meditations. Enrollment: Max 10.
3885.2211       F              9:00-9:30am              $48              4/23-5/28        6 wks
TAI CHI
For first time Tai Chi students. Learn the basic elements: the tai chi walk and shifting of weight while improving balance, strength, and grace. Gradually learn the 24 patterns of Yang Style. Begins with Qigong exercises for breathing and good health. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Class held in the picnic area at Conejo Community Park with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines. Best parking is at the Botanic Garden on Jeaunine Dr. off of W. Gainsborough Ave.
Instructor: Elaine Pawelczyk. Location: Conejo Community Park. Enrollment: Max 30.
3903.2211       W            10:15-11:15am          $60              3/31-6/2          10 wks
Continue to learn the basic elements: the tai chi walk and shifting of weight while improving balance, strength, and grace. Gradually learn the 24 patterns of Yang Style. Begins with Qigong exercises for breathing and good health. For students who have taken at least one semester with Stella prior. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Class held in the picnic area at Conejo Community Park with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines. Best parking is at the Botanic Garden on Jeaunine Dr. off of W. Gainsborough Ave.
Instructor: Stella Shizuka Matsuda. Location: Conejo Community Park. Enrollment: Max 30.
3904.2211       W            9:00-10:00am            $60              3/31-6/2          10 wks
For those who have learned the basics of 24 Yang Style but wish to continue to perfect their form. Begins with Qigong exercises for breathing and good health. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Class held in the picnic area at Conejo Community Park with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines. Best parking is at the Botanic Garden on Jeaunine Dr. off of W. Gainsborough Ave.
Instructor: Stella Shizuka Matsuda. Location: Conejo Community Park. Enrollment: Max 20.
3901.2211       M            9:00-10:00am            $54              3/29-5/24        9 wks
Intermediate and Tai Chi II classes practice together 9-10am, (students do not sign up for both) then Intermediate students remain through 10:30 to practice Long Form and Lotus Fan. Begins with Qigong exercises for breathing and good health. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Class held in the picnic area at Conejo Community Park with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines. Best parking is at the Botanic Garden on Jeaunine Dr. off of W. Gainsborough Ave.
Instructor: Stella Shizuka Matsuda. Location: Conejo Community Park. Enrollment: Max 20.
3902.2211       M            9:00-10:30am            $63              3/29-5/24        9 wks
Teaches two forms of Qigong: the Ba Duan Jin form “8 Pieces of Brocade” and Wu Qin Xi form “5 Animal Frolic.” Also reinforces Yang Style tai chi 24 form. Must know basics of the 24 form to sign up. Class held in the picnic area at Conejo Community Park with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines. Best parking is at the Botanic Garden on Jeaunine Dr. off of W. Gainsborough Ave.
Instructor: Harrie Ng (Can speak Chinese). Location: Conejo Community Park. Enrollment: Max 30.
3910.2211       F              9:00-10:00am            $80              4/2-6/4            10 wks
 IN PERSON OR VITURAL CLASSES
WRITING AND CREATIVITY
Many people have a book idea, and perhaps know how the story ends, but getting through that middle section is hard! Discuss characterization, plotting, pacing, point of view, tone, genre, and more. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10.
In-person     3800.2211          M           12:00-1:00pm           $99                 4/19-5/24        6 wks
Zoom           3800.2212          M           12:00-1:00pm           $99                 4/19-5/24        6 wks
Make the best of your stay-at-home time and WRITE! This workshop will offer you encouragement and structure to spark your creative fiction or document your personal experience during this dramatic and memorable moment in history. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
(Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10
In-person     3803.2211          F            1:00-2:30pm            $60                 4/23                1 day
Zoom           3803.2212          F            1:00-2:30pm            $60                 4/23                1 day
So, you’ve written a book and now you want to see it online or in print. Walk through the process of how your book goes from computer screen to online book retailers. Requirements such as cover art, ISBNs, digital formatting, and marketing basics are explained. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10
In-person     3801.2211          F            1:00-2:30pm            $50                 4/30                1 day
Zoom           3801.2212          F            1:00-2:30pm            $50                 4/30                1 day
So, your book is complete and on Amazon. How do people find it? Discuss marketing, blog tours, cover reveals, Facebook/Twitter parties, Pinterest boards, and generating buzz for your book. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10
In-person     3802.2211          F            1:00-2:30pm            $50                 5/7                  1 day
Zoom           3802.2212          F            1:00-2:30pm            $50                 5/7                  1 day
Yoga improves flexibility, burns calories, and helps build strong muscles. It is also an outstanding practice for the mind and can even improve creativity. In this 2-hour workshop, a certified yoga instructor and 15-year publishing professional takes attendees through a yoga flow designed to stimulate creativity, followed by journaling exercises to unleash the story within. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, certified yoga instructor and book publisher. Enrollment: Max 10
In-person     3805.2211          F            1:00-3:00pm            $60                 5/14                1 day
Zoom           3805.2212          F            1:00-3:00pm            $60                 5/14                1 day
With millions of books available online, marketing your title is not only imperative, but also challenging. Learn tips and strategies that won’t break the bank including: effective keywords and categories, blogging for SEO (search engine optimization), how to find reader “magnets” and hangouts. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10
In-person     3804.2211          F            1:00-2:30pm            $50                 5/21                1 day
Zoom           3804.2212          F            1:00-2:30pm            $50                 5/21                1 day
Bundle all 5 writing workshops and save $75! Creative Writing, Self-Publishing Help, Social Media Marketing for Authors, Yoga for Creativity, and Book Marketing Q&A. Make a commitment to create! Classes offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10.
In-person     3809.2211          F            1:00-2:30pm            $175               4/23-5/21        5 wks
Zoom           3809.2212          F            1:00-2:30pm            $175               4/23-5/21        5 wks
VIRTUAL CLASSES
THEATRE
This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration. Play fun theatre games and work on your quick thinking and storytelling skills. Get a little silly and explore characterization, movement, and voice. Creativity thrives, with unique adventures each week. Kimberly Davis Basso is an award-winning author and theater veteran who spent more than twenty years directing and producing for the stage.
Instructor: Kimberly Davis Basso. Enrollment: Max 15.
3510.2211       M            3:00-3:45pm              $66              4/12-5/17        6 wks
This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration. Choose and perfect 1 comic and 1 dramatic audition monologue. Discuss audition best practices and learn how to show yourself in the best light to impress directors and casting professionals. Bring some suggestions for monologues to the first class meeting. Kimberly Davis Basso is an award-winning author and theater veteran who spent more than twenty years directing and producing for the stage.
Instructor: Kimberly Davis Basso. Enrollment: Max 15
3513.2211       Su            11:00-11:45am          $66              4/11-5/16        6 wks
WRITING
This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration. Write your story with a little help determining the genre, selecting the form, outlining, and weekly feedback. Kimberly Davis Basso is an award-winning author and playwright with an emphasis on autobiographical short stories, currently working on her third book.
Instructor: Kimberly Davis Basso. Enrollment: Max 10.
3817.2211       Su            9:00-9:45am              $78              4/11-5/16        6 wks
This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration. Each class is different with free writing from prompts in a variety of forms and genres and feedback on weekly assignments. Kimberly Davis Basso is an award-winning author, playwright, and writing coach; currently working on her third book.
Instructor: Kimberly Davis Basso. Enrollment: Max 12.
3818.2211       Su            10:00-10:45am          $78              4/11-5/16        6 wks
YOGA
This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration. Fall in love with your life through yoga! Good stretches and great feelings; invigorate your body. Suitable for levels 1 and 2. Have mat, block, blanket, and strap. Late joiners welcome!
Instructor: Maggie Mellor. Enrollment: Max 35
3930.2211       M            5:00-6:15pm              $121            3/29-5/24        9 wks
DANCE
Art, culture, energy, passion, and physical activity through graceful upper body work, sounding feet, and short choreography. Beginning/Intermediate students welcome. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration. 
Instructor: Evelyn Nacif, Deseo Flamenco. Enrollment: Max 20
3857.2211       Sa            10:15-11:00am          $60              4/3-4/24          4 wks
3857.2212       Sa            10:15-11:00am          $60              5/1-5/22          4 wks
More advanced techniques, steps, and choreography for the continuing student. Improve skills, grace, and flow. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration. 
Instructor: Evelyn Nacif, Deseo Flamenco. Enrollment: Max 20
3858.2211       Sa            11:15-12:00pm          $60              4/3-4/24          4 wks
3858.2212       Sa            11:15-12:00pm          $60              5/1-5/22          4 wks
Conejo Recreation & Park District classes at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts;
403 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. for more information visit HillcrestArts.com
or call 805-381-2747
All classes through the Hillcrest Center for the Arts!
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Situated on the Hill overlooking The Oaks Mall and the beautiful city beyond, the Hillcrest Center for the Arts is an epicenter of arts activity in the Conejo Valley. The Hillcrest Center for the Arts is staffed by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, owned by the City of Thousand Oaks, and houses the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley – it is truly the intersection of Community and Art!
The Hillcrest Center for the Arts is proud to function as the Conejo Valley’s connection to professional and quality community theatre, performing and fine arts classes for youth and adults, and music and dance performances of all kinds.
Hillcrest Center For The Arts | 403 W. Hillcrest DrThousand Oaks, CA 91360

 

 

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