LPCA has online classes for November

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is offering three multi-week courses beginning in November.

¯ Beginner’s Photography Series, Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m., $82, www.lakeplacidarts.org/virtual-experiences/beginners-photography-series. This course, with professional commercial and art photographer Thom Williams of Troy, is being offered in conjunction with other art centers in the state. Students will learn about many of the overall functions of their camera and will then put daily topics into practice through out-of-class assignments.

¯ Black Narratives, Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m., $62 (scholarships are available; contacta Tara Palen at “mailto:tara@lakeplacidarts.org”>tara@lakeplacidarts.org), www.lakeplacidarts.org/virtual-experiences/black-narratives. Artist and creative Janelle Gray will lead participants in listening to and learning from narratives about Black culture told by Black people, in literature, television, art and song. Participants will get to read work ranging from classic authors such as Toni Morrison and James Baldwin to the more modern Glory Edim and Danez Smith, listen to music by Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill, analyze Black art commonly shared on Instagram, and discuss the narratives of TV shows like “The Cosby Show,” “Black-ish” and “Dear White People,” to name a few.

¯ On-Camera Acting Series, Tuesdays, Nov. 10, 17, 24 and Dec. 1 and 8, 5 to 6:30 p.m., $127, www.lakeplacidarts.org/virtual-experiences/camera-acting-series. Actor and director Beth Glover will start with the basics of acting using exercises and games, then quickly progress into scenes using actual TV and film scripts. Creating characters, telling their stories and having a great time doing it are the order of the day.

More information and class registration can be found online at “http://lakeplacidarts.org”>lakeplacidarts.org under “Virtual Experiences,” or call 518-523-2512.


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