Silver Anniversary Open House


SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

Celebrate the past 25 years of visual and performing arts classes with us!  Live music, entertainment, and 30 minute classes will be provided for all ages at the Bullen Center and Thatcher-Young Mansion.  Space is limited and admission is free so enroll in the classes you want to attend today.  Be sure to select the Silver Anniversary Open House term.

Open House Activities, Saturday, January 13

Open house for the Ellen Eccles Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Utah Theatre, and Dansante between 12-2 PM.

Children's ClassesTeen ClassesAdult ClassesMusic & Entertainment

11:00-11:30 AM

Music for the Small & Tall (ages 0 to 2 1/2 years): Music & movement class for babies and tots with parents. Wear comfortable clothes and no shoes in class.

Paper Marbling (ages 7 to adult): Join Diane Terry for a hands-on experience in paper marbling.  Diane has been introducing fifth-graders in Logan and Cache schools to the art of the handmade book for over twenty years.  With generous support from the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation-Russell Family, well beyond 10,000 Cache Valley fifth-graders have had this experience.  Paper marbling, a seemingly magical process, will be available for people of all ages, with help if needed.

Behind the Scenes with Logan Youth Shakespeare (ages 5 to adult): Logan Youth Shakespeare will share behind the scenes activities with participants including deciphering Shakespeare, developing characters, 16th century costume explanations and some interactive improvisational games.

11:45 AM-12:15 PM

Music for the Small & Tall (ages 2 1/2 to 4 years): Music & movement class for tots & preschool. Wear comfortable clothes and no shoes in class.

Behind the Scenes with Logan Youth Shakespeare (ages 5 to adult): Logan Youth Shakespeare will share behind the scenes activities with participants including deciphering Shakespeare, developing characters, 16th century costume explanations and some interactive improvisational games.

Watercolor Pour (ages 5 to adult): Non-objective (no drawing skills necessary), no brushes – paint is moved around using fingers, blowing through straws, tilting paper, spraying water.

12:30-1:00 PM

Exploring Movement/Valley Dance Ensemble (ages 3-5): Participants will have a guided movement experience as they dance through a story.

Ceramics Hand Building (ages 5-12): Students learn about clay and create their own ceramics work using a variety of hand-building techniques. Students will help clean up at the end of class.

Creative Drama/Unicorn Theatre (ages 5-12): This class focuses on creative discovery and communication. Stories are brought to life by the use of the body, face and mind’s eye. Students develop coordination, confidence in expression and body awareness through play and storytelling in this energetic class.

1:15-1:45 PM

Exploring Movement/Valley Dance Ensemble (ages 6-12): Participants will have a guided movement experience as they dance through a story.

Monoprints (ages 5 to adult): We will be painting with watercolor paints on plexiglass then printing what we painted onto watercolor paper to make a monoprint which means one print. Sometimes we can do a second print is called a ghost print. When we do a print like this we never know what it will look like because the paint and water do things we don’t expect.

2:00-2:30 PM

Exploring Movement (ages 6-18): Participants will have a guided movement experience as they dance through a story.

Monoprints (ages 5-12): We will be painting with watercolor paints on plexiglass then printing what we painted onto watercolor paper to make a monoprint which means one print. Sometimes we can do a second print is called a ghost print. When we do a print like this we never know what it will look like because the paint and water do things we don’t expect.

Creative Drama/Unicorn Theatre (ages 5-12): This class focuses on creative discovery and communication. Stories are brought to life by the use of the body, face and mind’s eye. Students develop coordination, confidence in expression and body awareness through play and storytelling in this energetic class.

11:00-11:30 AM

Paper Marbling (ages 7 to adult): Join Diane Terry for a hands-on experience in paper marbling.  Diane has been introducing fifth-graders in Logan and Cache schools to the art of the handmade book for over twenty years.  With generous support from the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation-Russell Family, well beyond 10,000 Cache Valley fifth-graders have had this experience.  Paper marbling, a seemingly magical process, will be available for people of all ages, with help if needed.

Ceramics Hand Building (Teens only):  Students learn about clay and create their own ceramics work using a variety of hand-building techniques. Students will help clean up at the end of class.

Behind the Scenes with Logan Youth Shakespeare (ages 5 to adult): Logan Youth Shakespeare will share behind the scenes activities with participants including deciphering Shakespeare, developing characters, 16th century costume explanations and some interactive improvisational games.

11:45 AM-12:15 PM

Exploring Movement/Valley Dance Ensemble (Teens only)Participants will have a guided movement experience as they dance through a story.

Watercolor Pour (ages 5 to adult)Non-objective (no drawing skills necessary), no brushes – paint is moved around using fingers, blowing through straws, tilting paper, spraying water.

Behind the Scenes with Logan Youth Shakespeare (ages 5 to adult): Logan Youth Shakespeare will share behind the scenes activities with participants including deciphering Shakespeare, developing characters, 16th century costume explanations and some interactive improvisational games.

12:30-1:00 PM

Photo Transfer (Teens only): This class for teens will give a brief tutorial on how to create a photographic transfer. Every participant will receive a transferred photo and be given time to creatively embellish it with pencil and paint pen.

1:15-1:45 PM

Monoprints (ages 5 to adult): We will be painting with watercolor paints on plexiglass then printing what we painted onto watercolor paper to make a monoprint which means one print. Sometimes we can do a second print is called a ghost print. When we do a print like this we never know what it will look like because the paint and water do things we don’t expect.

Creative Drama/Unicorn Theatre (ages 12-19): This class covers the fundamental skills for the stage in a supportive environment with a focus on character building through analyzing text for objectives, obstacles and tactics. With improvisation and short scene work students learn to trust instincts, create characters and story lines. Students gain skills in creative thinking and public speaking.

2:00-2:30 PM

Exploring Movement (ages 6-18): Participants will have a guided movement experience as they dance through a story.

Ceramics Wheel Throwing (Teens only): Students may try their hand at wheel throwing. Projects could include throwing a cup, bowl, plate, or vase. Students will help clean up at the end of class.

11:00-11:30 AM

Film is Not Dead!/Photography, The Art of Seeing: Photographer Maria Ellen Huebner will give a brief demo on seeing & composing through various format viewfinders: such as a rangefinder, medium & large format camera systems, with a bookmaking fun twist. Find more about Maria at www.mariaellenhuebner.com.

Exploring Movement/Valley Dance EnsembleAdults will enjoy a gentle workout while exploring movement possibilities and expression.

Behind the Scenes with Logan Youth Shakespeare (ages 5 to adult): Logan Youth Shakespeare will share behind the scenes activities with participants including deciphering Shakespeare, developing characters, 16th century costume explanations and some interactive improvisational games.

Paper Marbling (ages 7 to adult): Join Diane Terry for a hands-on experience in paper marbling.  Diane has been introducing fifth-graders in Logan and Cache schools to the art of the handmade book for over twenty years.  With generous support from the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation-Russell Family, well beyond 10,000 Cache Valley fifth-graders have had this experience.  Paper marbling, a seemingly magical process, will be available for people of all ages, with help if needed.

11:45 AM-12:15 PM

19th Century Photoshop, The How and Why of the Photographic Crayon Portrait:  A presentation on how and why they were made, the impact of their availability on early 19th century culture, and their importance today.  Presented by Lisa Duskin-Goede, Bear River Heritage Area Coordinator.

Watercolor Pour (ages 5 to adult)Non-objective (no drawing skills necessary), no brushes – paint is moved around using fingers, blowing through straws, tilting paper, spraying water.

Behind the Scenes with Logan Youth Shakespeare (ages 5 to adult): Logan Youth Shakespeare will share behind the scenes activities with participants including deciphering Shakespeare, developing characters, 16th century costume explanations and some interactive improvisational games.

Ceramics Hand Building: Students learn about clay and create their own ceramics work using a variety of hand-building techniques. Students will help clean up at the end of class.

12:30-1:00 PM

Folk Arts – What is it?:  Sharing Utah Folk Traditions at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

New Horizons Orchestra: New Horizons Orchestra will perform and demonstrate string instruments. This demo class is perfect for those thinking about getting involved.

1:15-1:45 PM

Cache Valley Art in the First Half of the 20th Century, From Cache Valley to Paris, France: Local historian, Scott Bushman, will discuss the early “missionary artists,” the Brigham Young College art school that became the USU art department, and the Alice Merrill Horne School art collection of the 1930’s.  The focus will be on several local artists that achieved national reputation during this period.

Digital Photography: This is a primer for the Digital Photography class taught by Jesse Walker at CacheArts. This is for students interested in learning more about their DSLR camera.

Monoprints (ages 5 to adult): We will be painting with watercolor paints on plexiglass then printing what we painted onto watercolor paper to make a monoprint which means one print. Sometimes we can do a second print is called a ghost print. When we do a print like this we never know what it will look like because the paint and water do things we don’t expect.

Ceramics Wheel Throwing: Students may try their hand at wheel throwing. Projects could include throwing a cup, bowl, plate, or vase. Students will help clean up at the end of class.

2:00-2:30 PM

The Artists’ Gallery open house *no registration required: An introduction to Cache Valley’s Artists’ Gallery – founded October 2014 by local artists.  You will have an opportunity to visit our collection and talk with many of the artists about their work and artistic processes.

Photography Shoot & Share/Cache Valley Photographers Club: Bring your photographic images to share, ask questions, and get feedback.

Enjoy music & entertainment in the lobby of the Bullen Center or Thatcher-Young Mansion between classes.

10:30-11:00 AM

Kenadi Dodds/Irv Nelson at the Bullen Center: Kenadi Dodds, age 13, is one of the most amazing young musicians Cache Valley has ever produced. She has won multiple singing competitions all over the state and has opened concerts for well known national performers. She has also sung the national anthem for Real Salt Lake, the Bees, and the Jazz (twice). In addition to her amazing singing voice, she plays guitar and piano. Genres range from Broadway to Country to Pop/Rock. Her talent level is off the charts.

Todd Milovich at the Thatcher-Young Mansion: Todd Milovich teaches guitar to students interested in learning the language of music and different styles of playing.  His students also learn how to play with others and fit into any musical situation.  Any age or ability of student will learn the love of music and the process for learning technical skills.

11:30 AM-11:45 AM

Sadie Mortensen/Irv Nelson at the Bullen Center: Sadie Mortensen, age 14, is an intermediate vocal/guitar student of Irv Nelson who has a very smooth, easy to listen to singing voice, and she accompanies herself on guitar. Genre is soft pop/rock from 1970 to current

Todd Milovich at the Thatcher-Young Mansion: Todd Milovich teaches guitar to students interested in learning the language of music and different styles of playing.  His students also learn how to play with others and fit into any musical situation.  Any age or ability of student will learn the love of music and the process for learning technical skills.

12:15-12:30 PM

Kalle Danfors/Irv Nelson at the Bullen Center: Kalle Danfors, age 14, is an intermediate piano student who is also taking guitar lessons from Irv Nelson. Genres include classical piano and play by ear pop/rock piano.

Hatch Academy of Magic & Music at the Thatcher-Young Mansion: Hatch Academy: piano, violin, and a little bit of magic!

1:00-1:15 PM

Bricia Avery/Irv Nelson at the Bullen Center: Bricia Avery (adult) is an advanced vocal student of Irv Nelson and intermediate guitar student of Todd Milovich. Her genres range from Mexican traditional and pop songs to Hispanic American pop singers (Gloria Estefan, etc.).

Hatch Academy of Magic & Music at the Thatcher-Young Mansion: Mountain West Strings Academy or Hatch Academy Magic TBD.

1:45-2:00 PM

Todd Milovich at the Bullen Center:  Todd Milovich teaches guitar to students interested in learning the language of music and different styles of playing.  His students also learn how to play with others and fit into any musical situation.  Any age or ability of student will learn the love of music and the process for learning technical skills.

Hatch Academy of Magic & Music at the Thatcher-Young Mansion: Hatch Academy Magic or Mountain West Strings Academy TBD.