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A school for the arts in the heart of the country, celebrating the artist in every person since 1982

HEARTWOOD IN THE HILLS'

CLASSES IN DANCE, MOVEMENT, FITNESS, ART, MASKMAKING and CREATIVE ARTS FOR CHILDREN
FOR AGES 5 AND UP INCLUDING TEENS, ADULTS AND SENIORS

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                Artistic Director Jude Binder as the FestivALL Princess

Fall Program of Classes

    September 12 - December 9, 2016

Professional Development for public school teachers

Introduction to Movement for Health and Centering is being offered this program as a Professional Development class for public school teachers.
The Calhoun County Board of Education will approve six hours of Professional  Development for teachers.
In order to qualify teachers must attend at least six classes, including the first two classes, of the 12-week course.

            

lucy-with-bubbles-009Heartwood in the Hills will open for its 34th Fall program the week of Sept. 12 - Dec. 9, 2016,  offering a variety of classes. Classes run for 13 weeks, with a one week break at Thanksgiving. Classes are affordable and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Heartwood provides our community with resources to develop cognitive and creative skills, self-confidence and self-expression through the arts. Heartwood offers a warm, welcoming environment to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Classes offered this fall will include: Maskmaking, teens, adults and seniors; Movement for Health and Centering, teens, adults and seniors; Creative Arts for Children, ages 5 and up; Creative Dance ages 8 and up; Young Artiss, ages 9 and up.

In addition, new and returning students are invited to enroll in the Performing Arts Program at this time. This program of classes is for boys and girls ages 10 through teens, wanting to learn to dance and perform. Students are required to take at least two dance classes per week and attend one rehearsal per month to prepare for a public "Student Showcase" which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Heartwood. Dance classes required are Ballet and Theatre Dance.

Experienced dancers are invited to enroll in Intermediate Ballet and Modern Dance.

 

Creative Dance - Dancing with Bubbles on the Heartwood meadow

 

 

festival-closeupHeartwood Artistic Director Jude Binder will teach a course in Maskmaking for teens, adults and seniors. Jude is well-known throughout West Virginia and beyond for the masks she makes and wears in performances and for the masks that Heartwood students have made for public performances and theatre pieces over the years. Attendees at the Wood Festival this spring had the opportunity to see the beautiful Heartwood masks during a mask parade and Salutation performed for the community in Grantsville.

Mask students will design and create their own tarlatan mask and work with plaster, clay, acrylic paints and other materials in the process. The weekly classes average 2 hours in length. There are 13 weeks in the course, with one week off for Thanksgiving. Please call Heartwood at 304 354-7874 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Cost of the course is $85.00 for twelve classes plus a $15 materials fee. Payment plans and/or financial assistance area available for those who quality. Class time is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Jude has been performing in her masks at "FestivALL - A City Becomes A Work of Art" in Charleston, since 2007. During that time she has become the iconic "FestivALL Princess, appearing at the majority of FestivALL events, gracefully strolling about Charleston greeting young and old alike. Her image as the "FestivALL Princess" is used by "FestivALL" as a welcoming logo. Jude's masks were displayed in Charleston this summer in an exhibit "Masks Unmasked".


 The FestivALL Princess Jude Binder

 

 

Tickets on sale now...

 

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9th annual Fall Fundraiser - Cafe Cimino Country Inn - Sept. 25, 2016

 

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Entertainment This Fall  "That High Country Revival" 

 

 

 

Scenes from The Wood Festival, June, 2016, Grantsville, WV

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 Where The Money Goes

PLEASE CLICK TO MAKE A DONATION TO HEARTWOOD'S PROGRAMS

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 Heartwood relies on grants, foundations and the generous contributions of businesses and individuals in order to offer its high-quality programs. Please consider making a contribution. No amount is too small!

 

A SIMPLE WAY TO DONATE TO HEARTWOOD IN THE HILLS

If you have an Amazon account and you love Heartwood and would like to donate to the programs of our non-profit school for the arts, you can now do so through AmazonSmile.

Following the link below to sign up! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1108219

You may also support Heartwood  by shopping at Kroger When you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Heartwood.

Follow the link to sign up! https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow

 

 

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Heartwood gives all students an opportunity to shine
Heartwood sees the arts as tools for self-empowerment, personal growth and happiness.
Heartwood focuses its work on issues of social justice.                    
We regard our theatre projects as opportunities for the building of team work skills and community.

 

handicap-logoHeartwood in the Hills does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation,
 national origin, disability, race, size, religion or socioeconomic background