AVPA Opens the Doors for CCMS Students – June 8

What’s your art form? Dance, film-making, band, painting? Do you like to be on stage or behind the scenes? Do you prefer to create on a canvas or a computer? If you have any interest in any art form, then don’t miss AVPA’s inaugural Open House Workshop, on Saturday, June 8. Culver City High School’s AVPA (Academy of Visual and Performing Arts) invites Culver City Middle School students and any students interested in exploring CCHS’s award-winning arts education offerings to attend.

Offered for the first time this year, middle school students will work with high school students and AVPA teachers in every one of AVPA’s five disciplines: Visual Art, Dance, Film, Music, and Theatre. The half-day workshop is in conjunction with JAVA GALA XI, AVPA’s annual benefit fundraiser that showcases the incredible work of AVPA students. This annual fundraising benefit and showcase closes out AVPA’s inaugural season in the newly remodeled Robert Frost Auditorium. Students from Visual Art, Dance, Film, Music, and Theatre will present highlights of the year and perform newly created works.

“We are so excited to perform our annual Java Gala showcase in the beautiful Robert Frost Auditorium,” said AVPA Executive Director Tony Spano. “Because of this, we’re able to offer a unique opportunity to middle school students to get to know AVPA and participate in our event. It’ll be a wonderful addition to have them as our guests!”

Workshop participants are invited to perform in the opening act of the spectacular Java Gala!

CCHS’s AVPA program offers an innovative and challenging arts education program that empowers students and inspires a compassionate, creative community. The entire faculty and staff are teachers who are also working professionals, thus students gain valuable insight about their chosen field, as well as access to connections beyond the walls of the Academy. For more information, watch THIS IS AVPA.

Details for the Saturday, June 8 workshop are:

12:30pm – Arrive at the Robert Frost Auditorium to check in
1:00-4:00pm – 5 Sessions (Students will be divided between the 5 programs and rotate to another department every 30 minutes. A break with snacks and water will take place at 2:30pm.)
6 – 6:30 pm — Students who perform in the show will return to rehearse the opening from at the Robert Frost Auditorium.
They can then enjoy the reception before the show begins at 7pm.

Each student who participates in the workshop will receive a t-shirt and a ticket to the show. A donation of $25 per student is requested to participate in the workshop and attend the show.

Tickets for the Java Gala show are regularly $25 for adults and $15 for students. As an added bonus, parents/guardians of students who participate in the workshop are offered Java Gala tickets for $15.

For more information and to register, visit avpa.org/avpaworkshop/

Joanna Brody

The Actors' Gang

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