Homeward Bound offers arts classes

Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer performing arts classes at Bayview Elementary School in Waconia in the upcoming weeks.
• “Story Puppets” will be offered Mondays, Nov. 11 through Dec. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Students in kindergarten through second grade will learn how to make and operate realistically a hand-held puppet having lots of fun with their new friend as they act out an original story.
• “Young Actors Clinic” will be held Tuesdays, Nov. 12 through Dec. 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Third through fourth grade students will learn theatre skills in technique, projection, staging, characterization and role-playing.  Children who like to put on plays, be a star or those who need to build self-esteem and self-confidence will enjoy this energizing experience.
• “Performing Behind Masks” will be held Wednesdays, Nov. 13 through Dec. 11 from 3:05 to 4:35 p.m. at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia where students in grades 5-8 will have fun making a mask of their own face. Participants will use their mask while learning how to act relying on movement and sound rather than facial expression.
• “Adventures with Raggedy Ann and Andy” will occur Thursdays, Nov. 14 through Dec. 12 from 3 to 4:15 p.m. In this program, kindergarten through second grade students will act out the mischievous antics and adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy. Participants experience will include warm-up games, theatre exercises and movement.
For more information and/or cost of registration, contact Waconia Community Education at (952) 442-0610.