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Welcome New Teaching Artists
Ashley Blanchard is joining ACAM as theatre teaching artist. She holds a degree in theatre and dance from Cal State U. East Bay. She has worked as instructor at the African American Cultures and Traditions Camp conducting workshops in acting and movement, as choreographer at the Archer School for Girls, as acting and movement instructor at American Jewish University, and has worked at Disney California Adventure's Viva Navidad Festival.
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ACAM Parents CORNER
When, the Parent Group Committee met on July 19, Ana Fabian facilitated a time of appreciation for the work the members have done so far this year.
Parents are planning on a garage sale during class time July 2 and 3. Both the Snack Bar and recycling are ongoing.
ACAM Movie Night in July will be from 5 to 7 p.m. A $3 ticket is good for admission, a drink and bag of popcorn.
Parents will raise funds by selling raffle tickets for an HD TV. Drawing will be held at the Showcase on July 27.
ACAM's Fall 2019 Schedule is ready!! Click the link below to view class time and location!! SEE YOU THERE!
2019 FALL SCHEDULE
Piano students will perform in recital July 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Kopling House at 1225 South Union Avenue.
Mercedes Reyes is now teaching ACAMpiano students in an art studio made available by the Graff Lab.
ACAM teaching artists challenge and inspire spending up to eight hours a week with students in a combination of arts classes. Students say they are challenged by learning new things, paying attention and performing in public. The teaching artists inspire youth to meet these and other challenges. ACAM is valuable, students say, because they are able to learn--to learn new skills and different instruments, plus how to concentrate.
They are proud when they perform and say that it is one of the fun experiences they have at ACAM.
For Ashley, 11, "ACAM is important to me because we get to learn and have fun and it also might affect us in the future." Four of the older students have said they would like to come back and teach. Not only are their lives being changed, they wish to change others by giving back.
Alejandro Acosta, guitarist and lutenist, joinsACAM as guitar teaching artist. He earned a BM at the National School of Music-Mexico City in Classical Guitar Performance. Selected by the Mexican Culture Foundation, he studied in Germany, earning a Diploma in Lute Performance from the University of Arts Bremen. Alejandro plays for L.A. Camerata and is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at USC Thornton School of Music.