Fall Term 2019

September 30 - December 12
(No classes week of Thanksgiving)

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Weekly Schedule Class Descriptions

To request a printed course catalog please email Anya at aroberts@phamepdx.org.
Please visit our registration page for registration information and our school calendar for key dates.


Weekly Schedule

Mondays

Doors open at 12:15 pm

Vocal Studio…………………………12:45 PM-2:15 PM
Ballet…………………………………..…1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Improv…………………………………..2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Songwriting………………………….2:45 PM-4:00 PM
Fashion Design…………………….4:15 PM-5:45 PM
Podcasting……………………………4:15 PM-5:30 PM


Tuesdays

Doors open at 10:00 am

Yoga……………………………………10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Circus Arts……………………………12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Digital Photography………….…12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Visual Art………………………..……2:00 PM-4:00 PM
iPad Music Production….……2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Creative Writing…………….……4:15 PM-5:30 PM
iPad Ensemble……………………4:15 PM-5:45 PM


Wednesdays

Doors open at 11:30 am   

Rhythm & Drumming…………..12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Musical Theatre (Sec. 1) …….12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Commedia dell'Arte………..…..1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Videography……………………....3:30 PM-4:45 PM
Rock Ensemble……………….....3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Voice Acting…………..……….…..5:15 PM-6:30 PM


Thursdays

Doors open at 11:30 am

Musical Theatre (Sec. 2)………12:00 PM-1:15 PM PAL………………………………………..12:00 PM-1:15 PM Kick It Up………………………………1:30 PM-2:30 PM Scene Study…………………………1:30 PM-2:45 PM Choir……………………………………..3:00 PM-4:30 PM

 

 

Class Descriptions

Mondays

Vocal Studio
$225
Mondays 12:45 PM-2:15 PM
Teacher(s): Tess Raunig

This intensive music class focuses on the fundamentals of good singing technique and the development of each student’s personal solo repertoire. Selected music will range from Art Song to Modern Pop, and students will be expected to rehearse material on their own outside of class time. Students of all vocal abilities are encouraged to register. Spots available: 8. This class conflicts with Ballet.

Ballet
$170
Mondays 1:00 PM-2:15 PM New class!
Teacher(s): Sarah Brown

We're thrilled to be offering ballet in partnership with Oregon Ballet Theatre. If you’ve ever seen The Nutcracker, you’ve seen ballet in action, but this popular dance form is so much more than tutus and twirls. In this introductory dance class, you'll learn the basics of ballet, explore how your body likes to move, dance with a group and as an individual, and discover your own movement potential! Students of all physical abilities are welcome in this brand new class. Spots available: 10. This class conflicts with Vocal Studio.

Improv
$170
Mondays 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Teacher(s): Jason Rouse

Improv is a form of theatre that is created without the use of scripts or planning. Instead, improv actors work together to create spontaneous—and often funny—original scenes. Students in this introductory acting class will explore improv through theatre games, prompts, and collaboration. Spots available: 12.
This class conflicts with Songwriting.

Songwriting
$170
Mondays 2:45 PM-4:00 PM
Teacher(s): Tess Raunig

Learn to combine original melodies with compelling lyrics in this collaborative songwriting class. Students will work together to create songs based on their own experiences. Whether you’re a musician interested in writing your own songs, a writer looking to create songs for others to sing—or if you simply love music and want to know what songwriting is all about—this class will introduce you to the nuts and bolts of writing a great song. Spots available: 8. This class conflicts with Improv.

Fashion Design
$170
Mondays 4:15 PM-5:45 PM New class!
Teacher(s): Liliane Hunt

The story of fashion isn’t just about clothes—it’s also about the fabrics, silhouettes, accessories, designers, and men and women who were the fashionistas of their day. In this multidisciplinary class students will explore the history of fashion and will sketch their own unique designs. Starting at the turn of the twentieth century, students will learn about the cutting-edge fashions of each decade and the legendary couturiers that defined them. Working independently and as a group, students will create their own original fashion designs inspired by historical fashion trends.
Spots available: 8. This class conflicts with Podcasting.

Podcasting
$170
Mondays 4:15 PM-5:45 PM
Teacher(s): Jason Rouse

Podcasting is the practice of using the Internet to make digital recordings to broadcast for download on a computer or mobile phone. In this class, students will produce at least one episode of the podcast “PHAME Studios Presents: Listen Up!” which will be made available to the PHAME community online. If you are interested in Internet radio, journalism and the like, this class will take your creative writing, journalism and Internet savviness to new heights. Spots available: 8. This class conflicts with Fashion Design.

Yoga
$170
Tuesdays 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Teacher(s): Amaya Alvarado

Improve balance, flexibility and focus in this peaceful yet challenging class. Students of all abilities, body types and experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. All equipment will be provided, though students who have their own yoga mats are welcome to bring them. Spots available: 10.
This class has no conflicts.

Circus Arts
$135
Tuesdays 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Teacher(s): Amaya Alvarado

Come run away with the Circus! Learn and build on circus tricks and skills to increase your strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and confidence in a fun and supportive environment. Students will explore juggling, acrobatics, physical theatre and more! Spots available: 8.
This class conflicts with Digital Photography.

Tuesdays

Digital Photography
$225
Tuesdays 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Teacher(s): David Chachere

Anyone can take pictures, but you need to understand what’s happening “under the hood” to take your photos to the next level. This introductory class will teach students about light and shadow, composition, color, perspective, and other tools for creating compelling photographs. Students are strongly encouraged to use their own cameras, however PHAME has a limited number of cameras to use in class and to check out for at-home use. Special thanks to Pro Photo Supply for providing equipment for this class. Tuition includes the cost of printing students’ photos. Spots available: 10.
This class conflicts with Circus Arts.

Visual Art
$225
Tuesdays 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Teacher(s): Linnea Solveig

Explore the fundamentals of drawing, color, and multi-media art making in this skill-building art class open to artists of all levels. Students will experiment with a variety of materials including charcoal, graphite, pastels, and colored pencils, and may also learn about printmaking techniques. Class tuition includes the cost of materials and paper. Spots available: 14.
This class conflicts with iPad Music Production.

iPad Music Production
Formerly called iPad Music Lab
$170
Tuesdays 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Teacher(s): David Chachere

Learn to use this amazing musical tool from the ground up, starting with iPad basics. This class focuses on creating rhythms, bass lines and harmonic patterns with Apple’s GarageBand software. Through individual coaching and cooperative games like "round-robin" composition, students will explore basic musical concepts like tempo, dissonance, style and beat. Students will discover ways to represent moods and ideas with music, and will compose "tone poems" on themes like seasons, birds, flowers and emotions. Spots available: 8.
This class conflicts with Visual Art.

Creative Writing
$170
Tuesdays 4:15 PM-5:30 PM New teacher!
Teacher(s): Jude Brewer

Learn to express yourself using the written word in this introductory writing class. Students will learn about different kinds of creative writing including poetry, short story, and memoir. Students will write original texts in their own notebooks, and are welcome to use their own smart phones or iPads for voice dictation. PHAME has a limited number of iPads that students can use during class time. Spots available: 8. This class conflicts with iPad Ensemble.

iPad Ensemble
$170
Tuesdays 4:15 PM-5:45 PM Audition required
Teacher(s): Matthew Gailey & David Chachere

Students in this auditioned, rehearsal-based class will use iPads as musical instruments to create and perform music. Together they will explore the various digital instruments and sounds available on iPads, and will also learn about rhythm, tonality, electronic-based music, and live performance. While PHAME’s entry-level iPad Music Production class focuses on independent work, this class encourages students to work collaboratively to learn and perform music together as an ensemble. The ensemble will have opportunities to perform publicly throughout the year. PHAME provides iPads for students to use, however students who own their own iPads are welcome to bring them. Spots available: 8. This class requires an audition to join. Please email mgailey@phamepdx.org to request an audition. Please do not register for this class until you have received the results of your audition. Students who have previously taken iPad Ensemble do not need to audition. This class conflicts with Creative Writing.

Wednesdays

Rhythm & Drumming
$170
Wednesdays 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Teacher(s): Rob Smith

This class focuses on basic rhythm skills while immersing students in percussion instruments from all over the world. Come explore group drumming, hand clapping, bongos, congas, djembe, doumbek, shakers and more! Spots available: 12.
This class conflicts with Musical Theatre (Section 1).

Musical Theatre (Section 1)
$170
Wednesdays 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Teacher(s): Laura Loy & Michael Galen

Explore scenes and songs from your favorite musicals, sharpen your song and dance skills, and develop understanding of musical theatre history in this fun class that teaches you how to be a triple threat. Spots available: 16. Two sections of this class are offered; please only register for one section.
This class conflicts with Rhythm & Drumming.

Commedia dell'Arte
$170
Wednesdays 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Teacher(s): Laura Loy

Commedia is a fun and energetic theatrical art form that began in 16th century Italy. Using masks that represent different stock “types”—such as the Lover, the Clown, and the Brave Capitano—students will build a knowledge of the performance style while developing physical theatre skills. This term will focus on slapstick, a hilarious style of comedy that relies on exaggerated physical gestures. Spots available: 12.
This class has no conflicts.

Videography
$225
Wednesdays 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
Teacher(s): Jason Rouse

Channel your inner Spielberg in this hands-on introduction to creating videos. Coursework will cover the fundamentals of videography including basic camera operation, the grammar and vocabulary of production, cinematography, basic editing and independent production skills. The class will culminate in making a video written, produced and directed by the students. Cameras and gear will be provided by the instructor. Spots available: 8.
This class conflicts with Rock Ensemble.

Rock Ensemble
$170
Wednesdays 3:30 PM-5:00 PM Audition required
Teacher(s): Matthew Gailey, with Tess Raunig (Choral Assistant)
& Alex Geffel (Drum Master)

PHAME's Rock Ensemble is an auditioned, rehearsal-based class where students learn to perform popular music from pop, rock and jazz genres. This class incorporates both experienced vocalists and students who play musical instruments, and also includes some PHAME staff members. The ensemble will have opportunities to perform publicly throughout the year. Spots available: 25. This class requires an audition to join. Please email mgailey@phamepdx.org to request an audition. Please do not register for this class until you have received the results of your audition. Students who have previously taken Rock Ensemble do not need to audition.
This class conflicts with Videography.

Voice Acting
$225
Wednesdays 5:15 PM-6:30 PM New class!
Teacher(s): Jason Rouse

Voiceover actors perform the voices of characters in commercials, animated movies, and more. In this technology-driven class, students will rehearse scenes from actual commercials and other scripts with the goal of being able to confidently record a 30-second voiceover spot by the end of the term. The class will also cover proper microphone and breathing techniques, inflection, pacing, diction, emotion, and how to incorporate notes from a director. If you love “doing voices,” or if you’re interested in acting and want to focus on your voice, this class will show you what it takes to be a professional voice actor. Spots available: 8. Prerequisite: Students should be able to read simple to intermediate scripts aloud.
This class has no conflicts.

Thursdays

Musical Theatre (Section 2)
$170
Thursdays 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Teacher(s): Laura Loy & Michael Galen

Explore scenes and songs from your favorite musicals, sharpen your song and dance skills, and develop understanding of musical theatre history in this fun class that teaches you how to be a triple threat. Spots available: 16. Two sections of this class are offered; please only register for one section.
This class conflicts with PAL: Presentation, Advocacy & Leadership.

PAL: Presentation, Advocacy & Leadership
$170
Thursdays 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
Teacher(s): Rob Smith

A self-advocate is someone who uses their expertise as someone with a disability to represent themselves or other people with disabilities. In this fun and thought-provoking class, students will build a deeper understanding of what self-advocacy means for them, while also learning about leadership and public speaking. Students will be expected to spend some time outside of class developing mini presentations related to the class themes, and can present them in class in whatever manner suits them best—as a verbal presentation, as a written text, as a drawing, etc. This class welcomes students of varying communication styles, and while the class does include a high level of verbal discussion, students who prefer to learn by listening are also welcome to participate. Spots available: 8. This class conflicts with Musical Theatre (Section 2).

Kick It Up
$135
Thursdays 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Teacher(s): Michael Galen

Get your heart rate up and your body moving! This higher energy dance class mixes rhythmic movement, dance beats, and elements of aerobics to help you get a great workout and learn some modern dance steps. Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes, and come ready to sweat it out. Spots available: 17.
This class conflicts with Scene Study.

Scene Study
$170
Thursdays 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Teacher(s): Laura Loy

Develop your voice, movement, and character-building skills through scene work in this engaging acting class. Students will partner in small groups to develop short scenes from popular plays. Spots available: 12. This class conflicts with Kick It Up.

Choir
$170
Thursdays 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Teacher(s): Matthew Gailey, with Tess Raunig (Choral Assistant) & David Chachere (Drum Master)

PHAME’s largest class welcomes anyone who enjoys singing in a group, regardless of skill level. In addition to our Get PHAMEous events, Choir members will have opportunities for public performance
at least once per year. Spots available: 50. This class has no conflicts.