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Beginning Acoustic Guitar - Private Lessons

$126

with Jonathan Edens

Calendar Apr 30, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

All ages welcome!

These private lessons are for beginners or those with little to no past experience who are looking for an easy-going, fun environment.  Students will learn basic terminology, foundational aspects of playing the guitar, chords, and melodies.  Class is less theory and more practical application but can also be adapted to the needs and wants of each student.  Students will need to supply their own guitar, guitar strings, and picks.  Four, one-hour class each week.  Sessions will re-start every 4 weeks.  You may register for additional sessions at your leisure.

Once you register for the class you will receive an email or phone call to schedule your day and time for lessons.

This class will transition to online if the need arises.

These 4 classes end April 30.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $50.50, paid weekly.

Pottery Wheel - Mugs - 2 Day Workshop

$70

with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar May 11, 2021 at 10:30 am

Grades 5 -Adult

Enjoy a relaxing two-day workshop creating four beautiful mugs! Students will spend the first day on the potter’s wheel creating the mugs. On day two, students will trim mugs and learn decorating techniques. The goal is for each student to accomplish making four mugs.  Masks will be required due to close contact during demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

Tuesday, May 11, and Thursday, May 13.

Play-In-A-Week Camp

$55

with Jules Corriere

Calendar May 31, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Ages 11 - 17

Class Limit:  16

Can you make a play in a week?  You will get the chance to do this at the McKinney Center THIS SUMMER!

Starting from scratch, students will work alongside professional theatre makers to create an original performance in just one week.  You will develop a range of performance skills and learn technical theatre skills working alongside practicing artists.  You will also make new friends and have a lot of fun in the process.

There is even a free lunch club from Noon - 12:30, where you can hang-out and have lunch with directors, designers, choreographers, poets, and musicians.

Spots for, Play-In-A-Week, are limited to 16 students, and is expected to fill up quickly.  Register early to avoid disappointment.

Registration fee covers snacks and a camp T-shirt.  Students should bring their own lunch unless notified otherwise the day before.

This camp is partially funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

A confirmation email will be sent to you upon registration with further information and tips regarding summer camp.

May 31, June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (students will meet on Saturday, June 5)

9am - 2pm

FINAL PERFORMANCE and "tailgate" lunch at 2pm on Saturday, June 5.

 

For our Infection Disease and COVID-19 Procedures, please click this link:

https://mckinneycenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Infectious-Disease-PolicyR-1.pdf

 

Movie Makers

$195

with Raymond Jones

Calendar Jun 7, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Grades 7 - 12

Class Limit:  8 students

Students will work together to create a film of their own.  As a class they will write, direct, shoot, act in, and edit their own film, using high-def digital editing software. Green Screen technology will also be an option, as students place characters in historical settings or exotic locales. Students will also have access to props, costumes, artifacts, old documents, photos and letters, and have the freedom to shoot in locations throughout town, including the historic cemetery, the Chuckey Depot, and areas that are usually closed to the public, such as the Christopher Taylor Cabin. Student films will be presented at the 7th Annual Jonesborough Student Film Festival on November 4, 2021 where they will have the opportunity to ride in a limo from Jonesborough's Visitors Center to the McKinney Center.  Once at the McKinney Center they will proceed down a red carpet to their movie premier!  Family and friends will be invited to attend!

Camp registration fee includes the use of all tech equipment, licenses used, supplies, snacks, and a camp T-shirt.  Students may be asked to bring costume items from home such as hats, scarves, shoes, etc.

June 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gillespie Building - 1523 Persimon Ridge Road, Jonesborough, TN.  This building is at the entrance of Wetlands Waterpark.  The Gillespie Building is owned by the Town of Jonesborough and is the location of the McKinney Center's film studio!

A confirmation email will be sent to you upon registration with further information and tips regarding summer camp.

For our Infection Disease and COVID-19 Procedures, please click this link:

https://mckinneycenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Infectious-Disease-PolicyR-1.pdf

 

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $56.66, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $56.68.

Teen Pottery Wheel Camp

$300

with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Jun 7, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Ages 13 - 18

Class Limit:  6 students

In this "teen only" class, students will learn to use the potter’s wheel by making basic bowl, mug, and vessel shapes.  Our goal is for each student to produce five projects that will go home with them to enjoy or give as gifts.

Registration fee includes materials including clay and glazes, supplies, snack, and a camp t-shirt!

Projects need time to dry and will be fired in a kiln.  Therefore, final projects will be available for pick up approximately 2 weeks after camp.  The McKinney Center and camp instructors will notify parents when items are ready.

June 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 A confirmation email will be sent to you upon registration with further information and tips regarding summer camp.

For our Infection Disease and COVID-19 Procedures, please click this link:

https://mckinneycenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Infectious-Disease-PolicyR-1.pdf

 

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $91.66, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $91.68.

Artsploration Camp

$195

with Donna Bird

Calendar Jun 14, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Grades: K – 6

Class Limit: 16 students

Students will spend the week exploring the colorful diversity of the world through art projects from many cultures. Classes will incorporate a broad range of art techniques and media, including painting, sculpture, clay, and drawing, while discovering each culture’s rich visual traditions. Students will also learn about world customs, music, and celebrations, making the week a wonderful experience for both beginning and experienced young artists!

Registration fee includes all materials and supplies, snack, and a camp t-shirt!

June, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

9:00 a.m. - Noon 

A confirmation email will be sent to you upon registration with further information and tips regarding summer camp.

SIGN UP FOR POTTERY 101 AND MAKE IT A WHOLE DAY CAMP!

For our Infection Disease and COVID-19 Procedures, please click this link:

https://mckinneycenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Infectious-Disease-PolicyR-1.pdf

 

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $56.66, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $56.68.

Pottery Studio 101

$255

with Kara Bledsoe and Jess Parks

Calendar Jun 14, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Grades: K – 6 (Grade levels are flexible)

Class Limit:  10 students

In this fun and messy class students will learn hand-building techniques and the use of the potter’s wheel. Students will also experience the delight of creating with their own hands and imagination in clay. Our goal is for each student to produce five projects that will go home with them to enjoy or give as gifts.

Registration fee includes materials such as clay and glazes, supplies, snack, and a camp t-shirt!

Projects need time to dry and will be fired in a kiln.  Therefore, final projects will be available for pick up approximately 2 weeks after camp.  The McKinney Center and camp instructors will notify parents when items are ready.

June 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

A confirmation email will be sent to you upon registration with further information and tips regarding summer camp.

SIGN UP FOR ARTSPLORATION AND MAKE IT A WHOLE DAY CAMP!

For our Infection Disease and COVID-19 Procedures, please click this link:

https://mckinneycenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Infectious-Disease-PolicyR-1.pdf

 

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $76.66, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $76.68.

Simple Sewing

$155

with Kara Bledsoe

Calendar Jun 21, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Grades: 5 – Adult

Class Limit: 10 students

Sewing camp gives students the opportunity to learn basic sewing skills while making functional and fun items. Patterns, thread, and material will be included. Students will start with a pillowcase, applique pillow, beach bag, and their choice of a skirt or shorts!

Registration fee includes materials, supplies, snacks, and a camp t-shirt!

Students should bring their own machines if they have them.  The MKC does have a few that can be loaned but you must reserve the machine at time of registration.

June 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

9:00 a.m. - Noon

 A confirmation email will be sent to you upon registration with further information and tips regarding summer camp.

SIGN UP FOR POTTERY 202 AND MAKE IT A WHOLE DAY CAMP!

For our Infection Disease and COVID-19 Procedures, please click this link:

https://mckinneycenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Infectious-Disease-PolicyR-1.pdf

 

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 1 payment of $130.00, paid every four weeks.




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