Monday, 15 September 2014

Community Programming

The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce new community programming this fall! There are visual art classes, culinary art lessons, as well as performing art opportunities. 

Visual Arts

Art Classes
Join a community class of art lovers and find your artistic style with local artist Kritsana Naowakhun this fall.  Kritsana individualizes this instruction to build each person’s confidence, skill, and most importantly artistic niche.  Supplies provided.

Youth Classes (Ages 12-16)

Beginner: Sept. 24 – Nov. 26 (Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm)
Advanced: Sept. 25 – Nov. 27 (Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 pm)

Adult Classes (Ages 17+)

Advanced (Ages 17+): Sept. 15 – Dec. 1 (Mondays from 6:00-9:00)
Beginner (Ages 17+): Sept. 16 – Nov. 25 (Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30)

NOTE:  Students from Spring 2014 will be showcasing their work in the Peter Czuy Gallery at Holy Trinity High School during Alberta Culture Days.  Opening reception will be Saturday, Sept. 27 from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

Introduction to Digital Photography
This workshop will provide an introduction to basic camera functions, composition, and editing as well as cover a range of photographic styles including: nature, portrait, black and white, location, HDR, and many more.  Participants are to bring a camera, memory card and charged battery with them to class.  Also, although not required, if they have a tripod they are encouraged to bring this as well. This is an Adult (ages 17+) class.

Sept. 11 – Nov. 13 (Thursdays)                                                                                                            Class Maximum:  12
7:00-9:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                  $149.00

Photoshop for Beginners
This class will be for individuals wishing to take their photographic images to the next level. It will focus on advanced editing and composite techniques including, but not limited to, selection methods, layers, colour correction, sharpening, masks, black & white, photo restoration, HDR, selective colour, and output for web and print.
Individuals who are interested should have a camera to take their own images as well as access to Adobe Photoshop at home to complete assignments. It is available for a free 30-day trial or a monthly membership from  This is an Adult (ages 17+) class.

Sept. 8 – Nov. 3 (Mondays)                                                                                                                              Class Maximum:  12
7:00-9:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                  $149.00

Culinary Arts

Crust & Crumb: The Art of Bread Making
Don’t be intimidated by the thought of making bread from scratch any longer!  Discover the art and science behind yeast, gluten, kneading and shaping as you learn to make a variety of delicious homemade bread products, such as sandwich loaves, pizza dough, and cinnamon buns. Participants will leave with their own freshly made dough to bake at home, please bring a large container to bring home your dough.  This is an Adult class (18+).

Sunday, October 19th                                                                                    Class Maximum:  14
12:30-4:30 pm                                                                                                $100.00/participant

Santa’s Workshop:  Christmas Cookies!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year to bake! Get a head start on your Christmas baking this year with an afternoon full of both classic and inventive Christmas cookies. Whether you are an inexperienced baker who would like to learn the basics of the perfect cookie, or a seasoned cookie pro who would like to add some new recipes to your repertoire, there will be something for everyone… and lots for Santa to sample.  Please bring a container to bring home a variety of cookies.

Youth Class (Ages 7-12)
Saturday, December 13                                                                                    Class Maximum:  12
1:00-4:00 pm                                                                                                            $75.00/participant

Adult Class (Ages 18+)
Sunday, December 14                                                                                    Class Maximum:  14
1:00-4:00 pm                                                                                                            $75.00/participant

Performing Arts

There are very few opportunities for classes for who would love to explore acting in this community.  You will learn the “Do’s & Don’ts” of an audition, movement for actors, improvisation, stage acting and much more in this exciting course.  When you are finished, you will have a complete understanding of Theatre and performance.

Youth Class (Ages 10-15)
Sept. 16 – Nov. 25 (Tuesdays)                                                                                                                              Class Maximum:  20
6:00-8:30 pm (25 hrs total)                                                                                                                                                $125.00 + GST

Adult Classes (Ages 16+)
Sept. 24 – Nov. 26 (Wednesdays)                                                                                                                              Class Maximum:  20
6:00-9:00 pm                  (30 hrs total)                                                                                                                                                $149.00

Community Concert Band
Have you ever played in a band and wished you could pick up your instrument again? Do you have kids currently involved in band and would like the opportunity to enjoy playing music with them? Then we have a program for you. 
Our Community Concert Band is a program for musicians 14+ who have performed on wind, brass and percussion instruments and would like the opportunity to develop those music skills in a dynamic setting. It does not matter how many years you’ve played, how many years ago you played your instrument or what level you are at. The opportunity to have fun and enjoy making music with others is a rewarding experience.

Sept. 23 – Dec. 9 (Tuesdays)                                                                                                                                                No class maximum

7:00-9:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                          $100.00/participant

Visit for more information and to register. 

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