By: Jessie Fisher—
Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts had an incredible year providing arts education to over 2,000 youth and adult students in Delaware County and the surrounding areas. The organization is looking forward to continuing its goal of providing high quality, low-cost arts education to all in 2018. The next 12 week session of arts classes will begin the week of February 5 with classes for youth and adults in visual arts, dance, theatre, music, martial arts, fitness, and more!
Cornerstone’s youth classes start with ages one and continue through high school. Classes offered this spring include: ballet, tap, hip hop jazz, hip hop, jazz funk, ballroom dancing, lyrical, musical theatre, private piano, voice, drums, guitar, string, and horn lessons, martial arts, theatre, yoga, sensory art, family art, animal drawing, lettering and calligraphy, manga and comic book drawing, creative drawing, wax art, Harry Potter crafts, painting, ceramics, and more!
For teenagers and adults of all ages Cornerstone will offer a variety of weekly classes. Courses to consider include: ballet, tap, contemporary and jazz, jazz technique, hip hop combos, ballroom dancing, Indian and Bollywood, belly dance, private piano, voice, drums, guitar, strings, and horn lessons, USA Combat Jujitsu, yoga, pilates, piloxing, calligraphy and graffiti, manga and comic book drawing, creative drawing, salvage art, landscape painting, farmhouse vintage, acrylic painting, drawing, ceramics, and more!
In addition to weekly classes, Cornerstone will offer a series of one-time workshops from January through May for both youth and adults. Workshops planned for children include Kids & Paints, Party like a Princess, Mask Making, Auditioning, Princess Tea Party, and Storytelling for Kids. One time workshops for teens and adults are: Monthly Dance Club, The Art of Getting Crafty at Guardian Brewing Co., Bad Art Night with Muncie Public Library, Coffee & Paints, Pints & Paints at The Fickle Peach, Heroes of Black History: Great Escapes, Oh, That’s Funny!, Chick Lit: Mapping the Lives of Inspiring Female Authors, and Acting & Improv.
Cornerstone will also host two special programs this spring for youth. First, Cornerstone has collaborated with Rock and Roll Summer Camp for a special winter workshop, which will meet on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm from February 3 through March 3 with a concert on Sunday, March 4. In addition, Cornerstone will have its annual Spring Break Arts Camp Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28.
Cornerstone offers financial aid scholarships to youth and adults who qualify. One partial or full scholarship per person is awarded per session. Applications for financial aid are available online or in person at Cornerstone’s second floor desk.
For more information about Cornerstone’s upcoming classes, lessons, workshops, and events visit cornerstonearts.org.
Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to nurture community connections by providing opportunities for creative expression, educational programs, and events in a historic setting.