Escape to the exotic world of middle eastern dance: learn the history, see a fashion show of elaborate costumes, get your own hip scarf and learn a simple Egyptian pop dance. Jasara: has been a Middle Eastern dancer for 40 years; studied dance in Morocco, Turkey and Greece; has performed at Wolf Trap and National Theatre. You are never too old to dance! This fun event will be held at St. James Community Center, limited to 36 students for $25.
Refreshments provided. BYOB event: wine/beer only.
CHECKS PAYABLE TO STEPPING UP FOR ARTS (SUFA) can be mailed to
Nancy Adelis, 3863 Ridge Crest Drive, Southport, NC 28461
or left at the Artisans' Gallery. PLEASE INCLUDE: CLASS, PHONE, and EMAIL on your check.
SUFA (Stepping Up for Arts) is holding many interesting and varied workshops this year. A ZONE Photography Class, was held on March 29th at the St. James Community Center, with Instructor Stefano Sagri. This was a hands on workshop with 7 students who learned how best to determine exposure using the Zone technique. Steve provided examples along with a slide presentation. He then took the class outside where they got a chance to practice their newly learned information using their own cameras. Check out the slideshow below from the workshop!
As part of SUFA's mission, we offer ongoing workshops in the fine arts for the County. Proceeds support art scholarships and school grants. Our calendar for the first half of year is as follows:
--Zone Photography with Stefano Sagri on March 29th, from 1:30 - 4:00, at the St. James CC, fee of $35.00 payable to SUFA. Designed for beginners and intermediates using a digital camera with manual exposure capability. Class limited to 12.
--An Evening of Middle Eastern Dance Magic with Jasara on April 7th, from 7 - 9 pm, at the St. James CC, fee of $25.00, payable to SUFA. Includes refreshments, history of dance, thematic fashion show, and dance lesson. BYOB. Class limited to 36.
--Painting the Founders Club Marsh - an Afternoon of Watercolor with Nancy Shulte, on May 7th, from 1:00 to 4:OO pm at Founders Club, fee of $35.00 payable to SUFA. Includes all art supplies. Class limited to 16.
--Visually Marketing Your Art through Website Design with Caroline Quinn, June 2018. Date TBD.
Please mail or drop off your check starting March 6th to Nancy Adelis 3863 Ridge Crest Drive, Southport NC 28461 (or leave it for Nancy at the Artisans' Gallery). Please include your phone and email for confirmation purposes.
SUFA awards fine art scholarships each year to deserving graduating seniors from Brunswick County schools. These students must be accepted to an accredited two or four year college with an intent to pursue the fine arts, even if not as a major. Fine arts include, but are not limited to, visual art, music, dance, chorus, theater and computer art.
The application, which is due by April 20, 2018, can be downloaded from this website (click here). In addition, an application can be procured from any fine art teacher or guidance counselor at the Brunswick County high schools.