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Leah Towle
STEAM Program and Acting Instructor

Leah earned her B.A. in Elementary Education at Bethel College in North Newton, KS. While there, she worked on many theatrical productions as a costume designer, stage manager, actress, and director. She has experience designing curriculum for the education program at Morry's Camp and researching the development of empathy in preschoolers. Most recently she directed Ladies of the Fly, an adaptation of Lord of the Flies by a local Lawrence playwright. At the Arts Center, Leah is a teacher for the STEAM program and for basic acting.

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ARTspace: Digital Arts Playground 3rd-5th gr

ARTspace: Digital Arts Playground 3rd-5th gr

3rd - 5th Grades

Experiment with technology on the Arts Centers virtual playground, making art using the newest fangled gizmos.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYA342A 01/16 - 03/06 TU 4:30PM - 6:00PM Towle, Leah $136.50 ($122.85) Enroll Now!
SP-AYA342B 03/27 - 05/15 TU 4:30PM - 6:00PM Towle, Leah $136.50 ($122.85) Enroll Now!
ARTspace: Masterminds  1st-2nd gr

ARTspace: Masterminds 1st-2nd gr

1st - 2nd Grades

Students explore shapes, numbers, patterns and codes in dance, theater, and visual arts.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX514B 10/27 - 12/08 FR 4:00PM - 5:30PM Towle, Leah $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
SP-AYA145B 03/30 - 05/18 FR 4:30PM - 6:00PM Towle, Leah $136.50 ($122.85) Enroll Now!
ARTspace: Masterminds 3rd-5th gr

ARTspace: Masterminds 3rd-5th gr

3rd - 5th Grades

Students explore shapes, numbers, patterns and codes in dance, theater, and visual arts.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX534B 10/27 - 12/08 FR 4:00PM - 5:30PM Towle, Leah $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
SP-AYA345B 03/30 - 05/18 FR 4:30PM - 6:00PM Towle, Leah $136.50 ($122.85) Enroll Now!
Basic Acting I

Basic Acting I

4th - 8th Grades

In Basic Acting I, students will engage the voice, body, and imagination by participating in theatre exercises and games. Students will learn the fundamentals of stage acting: how to embody a character and build ensemble skills.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYZ413 09/13 - 12/06 WE 6:00PM - 7:00PM Towle, Leah $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
WI-AYZ021 01/08 - 05/07 MO 6:00PM - 7:00PM Towle, Leah $220.00 ($198.00) Enroll Now!
Basic Acting II

Basic Acting II

Intermediate, 4th - 8th

In Basic Acting II, students will engage the voice, body, and imagination by participating in intermediate level theatre exercises and games. Students will expand their knowledge of fundamental stage acting by learning to develop scene and monologue work.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYZ136 01/13 - 05/12 SA 10:30AM - 11:30AM Towle, Leah $220.00 ($198.00) Enroll Now!
Guerilla Art Spring Break Camp 3rd - 5th Grades

Guerilla Art Spring Break Camp 3rd - 5th Grades

3rd - 5th Grades

A guerrilla artist inspires others through the creation of temporary, public art in unexpected places. Guerrilla art adds to the cultural landscape of an area and creates a sense of community in a neighborhood. This class introduces students to the methods and ideas behind guerrilla art and help students exercise getting their ideas out into the world. No supplies needed, just bring your sense of humor, curiosity, and inventiveness.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SP-AYX391 03/19 - 03/23 MO TU WE TH FR 9:00AM - 4:00PM Towle, Leah $232.00 ($208.80) Enroll Now!
Improv for Kids

Improv for Kids

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Students will learn the basic rules of improvisation by participating in foundational theatrical exercises and games. Working together, students will explore the concept of "Yes,...and!" in a playful and fun environment.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYZ156 01/13 - 05/12 SA 12:30PM - 1:30PM Towle, Leah $220.00 ($198.00) Enroll Now!
Improv Your Way Through Anything

Improv Your Way Through Anything

Adults

Need more fun in your life? Want a space where being silly is approved? Come play classic theatre and comedy tv games that tease your brain and challenge your spontaneity. Expand your comfort zone in a class that is the opposite of serious.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AAZ14 09/14 - 12/07 TH 6:00PM - 7:00PM Towle, Leah $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
WI-AAZ014 01/11 - 05/03 TH 6:00PM - 7:00PM Towle, Leah $220.00 ($198.00) Enroll Now!
Intro to Improv for Kids

Intro to Improv for Kids

Kindergarten - 3rd Grades

Learn the basics of improvisation through theatrical exercises and games. Students will explore teh foundational improv concept of "Yes, and...!" in a playful environment. Class will be held in the Black Box Theatre.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYZ012 09/12 - 12/05 TU 5:30PM - 6:30PM Towle, Leah $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
Pirates in Training

Pirates in Training

1st - 5th Grades

Get out your pirate hats, swords, and boots! This class will cover the basics of being a pirate including simple stage combat, fancy pirate dance moves, and pirate vocabulary. That's everything you need to know to join the crew!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYZ146 01/13 - 05/12 SA 11:30AM - 12:30PM Towle, Leah $220.00 ($198.00) Enroll Now!
Shakespeare in Space

Shakespeare in Space

Ages 8 & Up

Using famous scenes from Shakespeare, experiment with acting in different types of theatres. Change your movements and habits to adapt to both unexpected and traditional theatrical settings.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYZ226 02/17 - 02/17 SA 2:00PM - 5:00PM Towle, Leah $30.00 ($27.00) Enroll Now!
Theatre Exploration II: Make a Play!

Theatre Exploration II: Make a Play!

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Now that you know about many of the arts necessary in theatre, put them all together by producing your own play! Students will get a taste of theatre in action and strengthen their understanding of technical theatre and performance by developing their own production. Class will be held in the Black Box Theatre.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYZ0221 09/11 - 12/04 MO 5:30PM - 6:30PM Towle, Leah $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!