ACTING FOR KIDS

$169.00

Welcome to Acting for Kids – an exciting set of acting classes and workshops tailored for children ages 7-13 of all experience levels! Join us for a ton fun as students embark on the journey of engaging acting exercises, theatre games, exciting script work, creating their own characters, improvisation, on-camera film projects, and MORE! A fun-filled adventure that guarantees creativity, teamwork, confidence, communication, self-expression, friendship, and the magic of acting!

Upcoming Classes:

  • 4-Week Session | Saturdays,  2/24 – 3/16  | 9AM – 11AM (6 seats left)
  • 4-Week Session | Saturdays, 1/20 – 2/10 | 9AM – 11AM (SOLD OUT)
  • 1-Day Film Workshop | Wednesday, 1/3 | 10AM – 4:30PM (SOLD OUT)
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Description

Discover the exciting world of acting with our Acting for Kids program! Geared toward children aged 7-13, our sessions, workshops, and camps offer a perfect blend of fun and formal training. No prior experience is needed! These engaging sessions are not only informative but also challenging and confidence-boosting. Our 4-week sessions run throughout the year, meeting two hours a week for a total of four class meetings. For more immersive experiences, check out our 1-Day Workshops and week-long camps during the school year’s summer and winter breaks. We cover drama principles, script analysis, character and scene work, auditioning, on-camera filming, and more through acting exercises, theater games, improv, and proven acting techniques. Whether your child is a newbie, hobbyist, or aspiring professional, we’re here to help them achieve their acting goals!

What’s Included

For our 4-Week Session, you’ll receive four 2-hour Classes PLUS all of the items listed below.
For our 1-Day Workshop, you’ll receive one full day PLUS all of the items listed below.

    • All Curriculum Materials
    • Video Copy of our Class Project or Film
    • Graduation Certificate
    • Access to Student-Only Resources
    • Invitation to join private CV Casting Page
    • 24/7 access to instructors via private studio email
    • Break-time drinks & snacks or meals

4-Week Sessions

Welcome to our 4-Week Acting for Kids Session – Your Child’s Gateway to the Magical World of Acting!

Our exciting and supportive sessions meet once a week for two hours for a total of four weeks. It truly is where fun meets artistic growth! Here, we’ll go beyond the joy of acting to also focus on understanding the essential tools of actors—our voice, imagination, brain, and body movement. With a spotlight on acting exercises, creating characters, script analysis, and on-camera work, our curriculum is not just about having a blast but aims to enhance communication skills, confidence, problem-solving, clearly articulating ideas and thoughts, and emotional intelligence. Acting is a delightful journey but also an artistic discipline akin to the dedication required for music, singing, or dance. We believe in the power of deliberate practice and effort. As the session unfolds, your child can showcase their newfound skills in a taped mock audition performance, and you’ll receive a keepsake copy! Completing the session comes with its own reward—a well-deserved graduation certificate.

We’ll Cover:

  1. using our imagination
  2. developing characters
  3. bringing stories to life
  4. working as a cohesive ensemble
  5. script reading and analysis
  6. effective rehearsal techniques
  7. acting technique work
  8. audition preparation
  9. on-camera work & MORE!


4-Week Sessions:

  • Ages: 7-13
  • Level: Suitable for all experience level
  • Meets: Once a week for 2 hours x 4 weeks
  • Includes: All materials, a video copy of our scripted film or project, graduation certificate, all snacks/drinks/meals
  • Cost: 169
  • Taught by: Instructors Rebecca & Frances
  • Watch Videos: Click Here & Here
  • Take a Tour: Click Here

 

Acting classes and workshops are a delightful journey offering more than just acting skills; they bring forth valuable real-life skills. The positive outcomes include enhanced problem-solving, effective communication, relationship-building, strong decision-making, and independent thinking! While a single class or workshop won’t magically transform a child, they can serve as a wonderful catalyst for fostering confidence, assertiveness, friendships, decision-making abilities, independence, active listening, focus, and addressing challenges like boredom, laziness, or the infamous screen addiction. Unshakeable confidence and high emotional intelligence are just a few of the delightful benefits that arise from immersing oneself in the craft of acting.

Join us on this exhilarating journey where creativity knows no bounds, and your child’s artistic potential is nurtured with joy and dedication!

1-Day Workshops

Welcome to our 1-Day Film Workshop – Your Child’s Gateway to the Magical World of Filmmaking!

Our exciting and supportive workshops meet for one full day of acting and movie-making magic! With a spotlight on collaboration and working as a cohesive ensemble, we’ll spend the day creating and writing a short film script, assigning speaking roles to all, rehearsing, costuming, AND filming our movie! Your child will be able to showcase their skills and you’ll receive a keepsake copy! Additionally, they’ll receive a well-deserved workshop graduation certificate.

We’ll Cover:

  1. using our imagination
  2. developing characters
  3. bringing a story to life
  4. working as a cohesive ensemble
  5. script reading and analysis
  6. rehearsing & costuming
  7. filming our one-of-a-kind movie


1-Day Workshops:

  • Ages: 7-13 (see FAQ’s for more info)
  • Level: Suitable for all experience level
  • Meets: Once
  • Includes: All materials, a video copy of our scripted film, graduation certificate, all snacks/drinks/meals
  • Cost: 99
  • Taught by: Instructors Rebecca & Frances
  • Watch Videos: Click Here & Here
  • Take a Tour: Click Here

Acting classes and workshops are a delightful journey offering more than just acting skills; they bring forth valuable real-life skills. The positive outcomes include enhanced problem-solving, effective communication, relationship-building, strong decision-making, and independent thinking! While a single class or workshop won’t magically transform a child, they can serve as a wonderful catalyst for fostering confidence, assertiveness, friendships, decision-making abilities, independence, active listening, focus, and addressing challenges like boredom, laziness, or the infamous screen addiction. Unshakeable confidence and high emotional intelligence are just a few of the delightful benefits that arise from immersing oneself in the craft of acting.

Join us on this exhilarating journey where creativity knows no bounds, and your child’s artistic potential is nurtured with joy and dedication!

Why Creative Veins

Creative Veins is where art meets excellence! We are an award-winning performing arts studio that caters to students of all ages and experience levels, offering classes in acting, improv, stand-up, and screenwriting. Our instructors are professional, agency-represented artists, excelling both locally and regionally in film, theater, commercials, TV, and live productions in cities like Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Nashville, and Knoxville. Additionally, many of our instructors are multi-talented, with expertise spanning acting, music, singing, dance, improv, and more! From newcomers to hobbyists, to those aspiring to become industry professionals, our diverse student community spans a wide spectrum of goals. At Creative Veins, we’re excited to help each student achieve their unique aspirations. A pro-tip: Our instructors, being actively engaged and experienced in the industry, are your ultimate source of the most accurate and up-to-date information in this field! Join us, and let’s unleash your creative potential together!

At our studio, the essence lies in guiding students to discover a process that not only fosters confidence and depth but also leads to ultimate success in all their creative pursuits. Our commitment is to impart value, assisting each student in building skills and achieving their goals, no matter the scale. What sets us apart is our belief that training goes beyond the once-a-week class – it’s a continuous journey! We offer an array of opportunities for students to consistently grow and refine their craft, including:

  • Weekly studio meetups
  • Professional development lectures
  • Student resource pages
  • 24/7 access to instructors
  • Insightful industry guest speakers
  • Showcasing talent through actor and improviser showcases
  • Volunteering on-set opportunities
  • Public and student talent shows
  • Engaging in ongoing studio projects
  • Access to an invite-only studio casting page
  • Monthly progress reports
  • Professional taping services
  • Audition assistance and preparation
  • Coaching for art school submissions (Douglas Anderson & LaVilla)
  • Private lessons
  • Technique workouts
  • Guidance on headshots and resumes
  • Reviewing agency application submissions
  • Monthly workshops with industry professionals, including actors, coaches, agents, and casting directors (many from the Atlanta market)
  • Participation in studio productions such as short films, live shows, and other media.

We take pride in our esteemed reputation within the performing arts community, leveraging it to empower our students to succeed in the Southeast Region, spanning North Florida, Orlando, Atlanta, and beyond!

FAQs

Does my child need prior experience to join?

Not at all. Most students have no prior or formal acting training when they start classes! Join us on this exciting journey of artistic growth and discovery for your child!

Is this just a one-time class?

It all depends on your child’s goals with acting. If they’re exploring acting as a fun extracurricular and decide to move on after the session, no problem! Kids have diverse interests, and we encourage them to explore what they love most.

However, if acting is more than just a fun activity for them, and they’re serious about building skills, auditioning, and getting paid bookings, we recommend taking more than one class. Our classes continually evolve with similar warm-ups and new exercises, allowing students to build on their learning. We introduce concepts based on readiness, and each session includes a new mock audition assignment.

Acting for Kids classes are ongoing, akin to music or dance lessons. More practice often leads to greater skill in the long run. For those aiming to audition, get paid bookings, and eventually secure agency representation in the Southeast region, we generally find that 3-4 sessions are needed to start auditioning and 4-6 sessions to submit to a reputable talent agent. However, the instructors can provide more personalized feedback on this and assess their readiness.

My child is a “mature 6”, can they still join?

Absolutely! We’re quite flexible on age, but we do request that students can read and write independently. It’s essential to consider their abilities, especially regarding teamwork and listening skills, before registering. Our class time is relatively short, and we want to maximize our focus on acting. We welcome anyone who can be a part of a team and complete assigned classwork. If you have specific concerns, please reach out directly at [email protected]! We’re more than happy to assist, answer questions, and address any concerns you may have!

Can I stay with my child?

Absolutely! Feel free to stay! We’ve got a cozy lobby and a movie/game room right next to our classrooms, perfect for parents, guests, and rides to hang out while class is in session. Although non-students can’t be inside the classroom, you’ll have a clear view and can watch/listen as you’d like! Enjoy comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, a TV with Netflix, Disney, and Hulu, complimentary refreshments (coffee, tea, hot cocoa, water, and snacks), books, magazines, puzzles, and games! Plus, you’re welcome to visit with them during our breaks!

Can I leave and come back for pick-up when class is over?

Feel free to leave and return at the end of class! Many parents use this time to run errands, enjoy breakfast with a friend, or do a bit of shopping. We completely understand the importance of parents getting some “me time”! The only potential downside to pick-up is that you might have to endure your child telling you how much fun they’ve had and expressing a desire to stay longer!

Is there anything we need to bring or do ahead of time?

We’ve got everything covered! The only suggestion we have is for students to wear comfy shoes. We’ll take care of everything needed for class and our break.

What if my child doesn’t love acting?

Absolutely! If it turns out that acting classes aren’t your child’s cup of tea, no worries at all! We value genuine interest and believe in finding what truly excites each student. Forcing participation isn’t our style; we want everyone to be here because they want to be. If, for any reason, a student is continuously disruptive, which is quite rare, we may need to withdraw them from the class to ensure a cohesive learning environment. Rest assured, we’ll promptly make arrangements to reimburse you for any remaining classes. Your child’s comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities!

Are those Disney Casting events legit?

In short, no.

One of the most common scams we encounter involves casting director/audition/agent schemes. You may have seen these ads on social media or heard commercials promoting them on the radio. They typically go something like this:

“Nickelodeon/Disney/Netflix casting directors/agents want to meet you! This Saturday at the Hyatt Regency/Ramada Inn Hotel and Conference Center/The Avenues Mall, come audition for a chance to be selected to work on major Nickelodeon/Disney/Netflix shows like Tooned In, Big Shot, and Stranger Things!”

Unfortunately, reputable casting directors or agents don’t travel to malls or hotels in unfamiliar cities to meet children with no acting experience or training. That’s simply not how the industry operates.

What usually happens at these “auditions”? They have your child perform a short scene or monologue in front of strangers claiming to be “in the business.” Afterward, they’ll praise your child’s performance and invite them to the “next round.” Finally, they’ll present you with a glossy brochure and ask you to pay for a package that supposedly includes everything your child needs to get started. These packages often start at $1200.00 and can go up to over $10,000.00, preying on those unfamiliar with the industry by promising fame, Hollywood living, and acting dreams coming true.

Here’s the reality: acting is like ANY OTHER JOB. You learn a skill (through classes with a legitimate school or studio), audition for a role (the job), and get paid for that role (the work you do). The ONLY things an actor will ever pay for are learning the job, headshots (eventually), and maybe gas to get to set. You don’t pay to be considered for a job. You don’t pay to meet casting directors, agents, or anyone else hiring. That’s like paying McDonald’s to interview for a cashier position. Don’t fall for these scams! If you come across something and are unsure, please ask us! We’re here to help and be a resource for parents and students – always!

Attendance

Life happens and we understand that sometimes a class must be missed. Don’t worry – we’ll make sure to catch your child up before the next class! Missed classes can be easily made up in any future session, and there’s no expiration on make-up dates. Their learning journey is our top priority!

Additional Questions?

Check out our kids FAQ’s section above, our website’s FAQ section hereor contact us directly at [email protected] or 904-323-2471 (call/text available)! We’re delighted to help however we can!

Additional information

Type

Kids

Location

Jacksonville

Session

Saturdays,  2/24 – 3/16 from 9AM – 11AM

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