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Workshops

Summer 2021 Workshops

For the summer of 2021 we have made the decision to hold our workshops and events virtually. We have created a fun filled line up with something for everyone. Whether you are an artist looking to learn something new skills or a beginner trying to learn the basics, we have something for you. So, join us this summer at one of our virtual workshops or events. Any questions regarding one of our workshops or events? Contact Grace Mahieu at grace.mahieu@LMUnet.edu We look forward to creating with you! 

 

Performing Arts


 The rush of a live performance, there is nothing like it. From seeing a live theater show to listening to the amazing musical talents of musicians; AITG performance art has a wide array of events that will keep you entertained. Join us for a show, or learn how to be a better performer, the world of performance is waiting for you.

Gullywasher

June 18th and 19th 2021

6:30pm 

Cost: Free

This performance is a retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest, set in Appalachia. It is part of the Appalachian Shakespeare Project. Come and join us for one of Shakespeare's most famous tragicomedies. Follow the journey of Prospero, as he navigates getting his revenge on those who have wronged him in the past. This show will have you on the edge of your seat with farce and slap stick styled comedy while having dramatic elements making the audience wonder if justice will be served. This show will be live streamed for the enjoyment of the community. 

Register here

 

 

 

Visual Arts


Our visual art workshops bring together talented artists from all walks of life; we have a mix of talent from traditional artists to fine art artists. With a wide variety of art available there are so many opportunities to learn a new skill and or grow as a visual artist.

 

Storyboarding and Animation 

June 10th and 11th 2021

9am to 12pm

Ages 9 to 14

Cost: $40

Workshop to take place on Zoom

Making your art tell an exciting story within an entertaining media won't just be a dream with help from this workshop. We will walk through some of the fundamentals of storyboarding design so your ideas on paper can also be transformed into powerful animation. Participants will produce a storyboard of at least a dozen animation ideas. They will then produce a flip book and a short video clip of their animation. 

Registration Closed

 

Watercolor Painting for Kids

June 14th and 15th 2021

1pm to 4pm

Ages 8 to 13

Cost: $50

Workshop to take place on Zoom

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use watercolor pencils to create their very own watercolor art. They will learn how to layer the pencils to create watercolor paintings from this unique medium. This workshop allows kids to try a different style of painting and learn a new set of skills. 

Registration Closed

 

Acrylic Painting

June 21st through June 25th 2021

1pm to 4pm 

Ages 16 and up

Cost: $75

Workshop to take place on Zoom

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of painting by beginning with a number of quick, small studies exploring the action and interaction of color, the feel of the paint (it's range of thin to thick), mixing color, using brushes, and other points of technique. These initial sketches will use a simple still life format. We will then move to larger canvasses with more developed compositions and a range of possible subject matter. All levels of experience are welcome. 

Registration closed

 

Painting with a Twist

June 11th 2021

5pm

All ages welcome

Cost $40

You will receive a link to a painting tutorial via email. 

Participants of this event will receive a link to a painting tutorial as well as the supplies needed to follow along at home. You can follow along to the tutorial at your own pace and add touches to make this painting your own, or you can follow along with the tutorial exactly, the choice is up to you. Pick up a kit and maybe a new hobby, learn new painting techniques that might just spark a passion in you. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for this painting class and explore painting at your own pace. 

Registration Closed

 

Nancy Hanks Club Box

June 9th 2021

1pm

Ages 15 and up

Cost: $50

You will receive a link to a Google Classroom 

Following in the traditions of their Appalachian forbearers, early students at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) participated in the Nancy Hanks Club, so named after the 16th President's mother who practiced these skills. Club members kept Appalachian folklore and craft knowledge alive, and they sold their creations to buyers across the United States in order to pay their way through school. 

Today, you can carry on the Appalachian traditions practiced by this early LMU organization by signing up for a special Arts in the Gap Nancy Hanks Box. Participants in this AITG program will have the opportunity to learn about three traditional crafts of Appalachia through guiding videos and a Google Classroom hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum's Program and Education Coordinator, Natalie Sweet. Adults who participate will receive all the materials necessary to make, along with written and recorded instruction on:

-Using a drop spindle to spin yarn

-Creating corn husk dolls

-Weaving a camp stool

Registration Closed

 

Nancy Hanks Club Boxes for Kids

June 9th 2021

1pm

Ages 8 to 14

Cost: $50

You will receive a link to a Google Classroom

Following in the traditions of their Appalachian forbearers, early students at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) participated in the Nancy Hanks Club, so named after the 16th President's mother who practiced these skills. Club members kept Appalachian folklore and craft knowledge alive, and they sold their creations to buyers across the United States in order to pay for their way through school. 

Today, your child can carry on the Appalachian traditions practiced by this early LMU organization by signing them up for a special Arts in the Gap Nancy Hanks Box. Participants in this AITG program will have the opportunity to learn about three traditional crafts of Appalachia through guiding videos and a Google Classroom hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum's Program and Education Coordinator, Natalie Sweet. Children who participate will receive all the materials necessary to make, along with written and recorded instruction on: 

-Using a drop spindle to spin yarn

-Decorating wooden spoons

-Weaving a small basket

Registration Closed

Creative Writing


We all have a story to tell, why not tell yours with one of our creative writing workshops. Learn valuable skills for expressing yourself through writing, story creation, and world building. Taking one of our creative writing workshops will help you unlock a new way to craft your personal story and share it with the world. 

Playwriting workshop

June 12th through 17th 2021

10am to 1pm, with a critique session starting at 7pm 

Ages 18 and up

Cost: $150

Workshop will take place over Zoom

This week long workshop led by international, multi-published playwright Lisa Soland explores several dramatic formats: monologues, the 10-minute play, the one-person autobiographical or biographical play, adaptation, and the one-act and full-length play.  Before the week concludes, Lisa will discuss the business of being a playwright: submissions, production, self-production, social networking, and building a career as a playwright and author. Classes will be held in the mornings, writing time in the afternoons, sharing time after dinner. Learn the craft of playwriting from an excellent practitioner, build a strong and supportive community of fellow playwrights, and go home prepared to take up your craft in earnest. 

Register here