Workshops and Master Classes

Art from Ashes Workshops

Creative empowerment workshops for teens and young adults. Download Art from Ashes flyer here.

Drawing on Air

Drawing on Air is workshop rooted in poetry and combined with visual arts projects to reveal the power of expression.  Participants will receive guided poetry and visual arts prompts to employ core principles of expression, connection and transformation through the use of metaphor while holding a safe and non-judgmental space for youth to freely express their creativity and share experiences. This curriculum helps facilitate the recognition that visual expression can become a vehicle for addressing past struggles while simultaneously developing positive perceptions.
Location: PACE Center
9440 Thursday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Fee: Free Walk-up registrations are welcome.

National Touring Performer Residencies

Learn from professionals!

Guitar Workshop with The Hunts

Learn from The Hunts in this one hour guitar workshop that covers a wide variety of topics, including daily exercises for strength, establishing good habits, setting goals, the importance of consistent practice, proper posture, maintenance and tuning of instruments, tips for improving, and striving for excellence. Students will spend time with The Hunts practicing these skills and discussing diverse musical styles and community involvement in the arts. The workshop culminates with participants learning two of the group’s original songs Make This Leap, Illuminate and Above the Storm. Ages 12-25 and all experience levels welcome. Students will be divided into groups according to their age and experience levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with touring musicians!
Location: PACE Center
10532 Friday, April 14, 6:30-7:30pm
Fee: $10 (Click on class code to register.)

The Hunts
Ranging from ages 16 to 24, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as little kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After widening their following and playing at theaters and festivals around the country, and teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums, The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and undeniably dreamy innocence.
The Hunts' debut EP for Cherrytree Records/Interscope, Life Was Simple features lead single Make This Leap, a lilting piece of indie-folk built on layered harmonies, intricately textured acoustic instrumentation, and lyrics that gracefully shift from melancholy to triumphant. With Josh and Jenni taking turns as lead vocalist, The Hunts sustain that dynamic throughout Life Was Simple, often turning their shared memories into songs that capture heartache and wonder with a wide-eyed but wistful elegance.
"Growing up the way we did, we had to learn to make do with what we had, so the stories from that time are incredibly special to us," says Jessi, who explains that all seven members of The Hunts write each song together. "A lot of the time we write about what we remember from being young, the things we went through that have drawn us together and stuck in our hearts and really made us who we are."

 Visit to purchase tickets to The Hunts performance on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at PACE Center.

Local Performer Residencies

Learn from professionals at Inspire Creative!

Musical Theater Audition Workshop

Ages: 10-18
Join the director and choreographer of Inspire Creative's summer student show Bye Bye Birdie for a fun and informative audition workshop. The first hour will be full of tips and advice on how to select and prepare material, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. The second half of the workshop will be a hands-on dance audition workshop.
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $35 R/$38 NR
9618 Sa, April 29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Monologue Master Class

Ages: 12-18
Join actor, director, and theater scholar Dr. Amy Osatinski, Inspire Creative's Education Program Director for an informative master class where she will illuminate the art of preparing and performing monologues. Participants are encouraged to bring prepared monologues, and several will be able to be a part of the class.
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $35 R/$38 NR
9621 Sa, June 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Musical Theater Jazz Master Class

Ages: 12+
Join Tobi Compton, an accomplished dancer and choreographer who has worked on numerous Inspire Creative musicals, for an intense two hour master class to hone your skills in musical theater jazz dance.
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $35 R/$38 NR
9619 Sa, July 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Artist in Residence Downtown Parker

Lorenzo Chavez

Effective Landscape Painting in the Studio

 (Three-day UART Workshop)
Join internationally known award winning painter and one of Plein Air Painters of America’s newest members, Lorenzo Chavez, for an inspiring and insightful landscape painting workshop in his studio. By students bringing in their own reference photos and field studies, they can learn to visualize the landscape in unique and exciting new ways while also honoring the traditions of the past while utilizing the visual approaches of shape, value, edges, line, and color. Lorenzo is well known for his patience and articulate lessons that will awaken your artistic vision. This workshop will offer plenty of individual attention, daily demonstrations and group discussions in a relaxed and inspiring setting. UART will provide you via email with a full list of materials before the beginning of the workshop. To register, go to:
Date: Friday, April 7- Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time: Friday, April 7, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Medium: Pastels
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Price: $375.00
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