New for Year Ten! Master Classes are actually how illuminate started: offering short, intensive workshops where students learned from professionals in their field. Master Classes have always varied in terms of content – from group vocal lessons to media arts to painting, dance, backstage, costume design, and more!
We have created a slot on Tuesdays all year, from 12-2, where students (ages 12-18) can take part in a variety of workshops. Students may register for them individually (at $30/class) or register for the semester to take them all, at a discount ($20/class)!
Master Class Line Up for Fall 2022
September 6: Cast a Vision
Veteran illuminate teacher, published author, and frequent speaker Nicole DeRosa will be sharing her “Vision-Casting” program, which has been featured at the Unlikely Bookstore as a guest workshop. Students will learn how to dream bigger, create goals, and plans to bring their dreams to life! Learn more about our instructors here.
September 13: Intro to Podcasting
Juri Love is new to illuminate, bringing years of experience in film, commercials, tv, podcasting, and more. Juri’s Podcast, “A Gift From Adversity,” which is attracting guests from all over the world sharing adversities, tools to overcome, and a gift that came from it. Learn more about Juri here.
September 20: Intro to Stage Combat
Our resident Stage Combat expert, Melissa Lamb, will lead students in a fun “fight class” where they will learn how to engage in swordfighting… in a safe and stage-friendly way. Learn more about Melissa here.
September 27: Sock Hop Poodle Skirts + fancy bowties
In this class we will be making a craft felt, poodle skirt. Basic sewing experience is recommended, but not necessary. Many parts can be glued vs sewn. It will be up to the student which option they want to do. Students will be required to come to class with a 2 yd piece of felt in a color of their choice (teacher will contact to confirm sizing to ensure they purchase adequate fabric). 2″ wide, waistband elastic, contrasting felt for poodles, and ric rac for leashes will be provided in a choice of white or black. A sewing machine is not necessary, but if you have one to bring and share that will be helpful. Students will learn how to design/cut circle skirts, how to construct a basic skirt with an exposed elastic and how to applique. A materials fee of $5 is required. After registration you will receive information on how much material to purchase, ahead of class and to confirm whether you want a white or black elastic/poodle.
October 4: The Write Stuff, part one
In this new and one of a kind class, Ms Nicole uses her author skills to encourage students to write their own scenes which we bring to life! Week One is all about the writing. Read more about Nicole here.
October 11: The Write Stuff, part two
In Week Two, students will bring their scene creations to life by staging them and performing them. Scenes may be featured in the Fall Class Progress Show! See description for Week One (above) for more info.
October 18: Mastering the Commercial Audition
Juri Love is an award-winning TV/Film producer, journalist, musician, model, actress, and podcaster who uses her platform to bring awareness to people suffering from similar social issues she endured. She has appeared in dozens of commercials, films, and tv programs. In this workshop, Juri will walk students through creating a “self tape” for auditions, as well as the audition process for commercials/tv! Learn more about Juri here.
October 25: Everything Instruments!
Scott Abrahamson of “The Music Wagon LLC” will bring a whole zoo of musical instruments for students to learn about and try out! In this clean, sanitized, and safe setting, Scott will show students how the instruments work and give tips and tricks as they try them out. Learn more about Scott here.
November 1: Intro to Filmmaking
Juri Love is an award-winning TV/Film producer, journalist, musician, model, actress, and podcaster who uses her platform to bring awareness to people suffering from similar social issues she endured. She has worked for years with students, creating original pieces for film festivals regionally in the Boston area. “Go Chase Yourself,” which she produced in 2020, is now available on Amazon Prime. Students will learn the basics of filmmaking and create a short film! Learn more about Juri here.
November 8: Intro to Songwriting
Kelsey McLernon is an illuminate alumni, and a singer/songwriter/pianist. She writes R&B-inspired pop as a way to understand and connect with the greater world. She released her first EP in 2018, and her second EP-Perspectives in 2020. Students will learn the basics of songwriting as far as how to go from lyrics to a produced song. Learn more about Kelce here.