Monday, May 15, 2017

May Update

What are your kids going to do when school's out this week? Think about that. Really . . .  think about that.  Why not sign them up for some of the great opportunities that Rock U provides? We offer lessons on a WIDE variety of instruments at reasonable prices right here in town. We're also going to offer a WIDE variety of Art courses for June as well. Keep in mind that enrollment in each class is limited, so contact us ASAP to learn about our course offerings and schedules.

The recording studio is mostly finished. A couple of small items will complete the setup. Are you a singer/songwriter looking to get a decent demo completed without breaking the bank? Check in with us and see what kind of deal we can make with you.

Songwriter Night meets weekly at the Rock U studio on 118 East 6th Street from 6-8 pm. We've had to cancel the last couple of meetings due to my slow and painful recovery from shoulder surgery, but we should be back on track. What does it entail? Well, it's pretty simple. People show up. We help each other write songs. Sometimes we jam on our instruments a little. Sometimes we sit around and solve the world's problems. Mostly, we have fun and immerse ourselves in the world of music.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Late April Update

We've had a couple of Art classes go, but they're still not taking off like they should. We're going to try for a couple of more months; hopefully, we start getting adequate enrollment.

Our recording service is nearly up and running. Contact us for a good deal on recording your demo!

Music lessons, still our main priority, are doing very well. We would love to sign you up for the summer!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Take Art classes at Rock U! We even lowered the cost!



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Course Descriptions--Heather Siegel


Drawing with Pastels (ages 8 and up)  

Students will explore the expressive qualities of drawing with chalk pastels, oil pastels, and charcoal.  Students will draw inspiration from real objects, imagination, and images.  Students are encouraged to bring in items (nothing with a lot of fine detail) or pictures of things they would like to draw, but source material will also be provided.

Mixed Media (Ages 12 and up)

Have you ever wanted to create something, but couldn’t decide what materials you wanted to use?  Who says you can’t use them all?  This class will explore ways to create semi-realistic compositions using a variety of traditional and non-traditional drawing, painting, and collage techniques

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Course Descriptions--Sam Tucker

2 Point Perspective Drawing (K-12)  
This class teaches students how to draw with 2 point perspective.
We will sketch with pencil and then use markers for the final illustration.
This is a useful class for the 3D minded student.

Sculpture Assembly   (K-12)     

This class teaches students how to assemble various items into sculptural pieces.
We will work with wood, fabric, leather, and plastic.
Basic hand tools will be used with screws, nails, and glue.

Course Descriptions--Jan VonBokel

Beginning Watercolor (K-12)  
Beginner (No Fear) watercolor class,,learn various techniques and color mixing using transparent watercolor. Each artist will be encouraged to work in their own intuitive style while the instructor will guide them and teach how to use the medium.

Beginning Watercolor (Adult)
Beginner (No Fear) watercolor class,,learn various techniques and color mixing using transparent watercolor. Each artist will be encouraged to work in their own intuitive style while the instructor will guide them and teach how to use the medium.


Course Descriptions--Penny Hess

Clay Sculpture for Youth

Students will be introduced to the hand building techniques of clay such as coil, slab and pinch to create functional and decorative pieces. Acrylic paint and various glazes will be used to complete the ceramics.
Clay Sculpture for Adults
Students will explore hand building techniques such as slab, pinch and coil methods while creating functional as well as decorative clay pieces. Acrylic paints and various glazes will be used to finish the pieces..

For more information, contact Penny Hess at 217-259-3545.