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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Believe in yourself, Acting classes now forming


Classes forming now!
Boulder City
Patty Sullivan  
Boulder City Parks and Recreation.
($40 for 4 classes a month)
(702) 400-3254 / 294-0335
Lessons by arrangement or
Ages 8 to 13 5:30 PM Mondays
Teenagers and adults 7 PM Mondays



Las Vegas.  
702-369-0400 
Fridays 5 to 8 PM
Private and other course on requests


All Others
Henderson, and Southern Nevada.
(Private and group rates available)
702-454-1067
and
On-line.




Adults, teens, children! There is room for all and plenty of reasons to join the fun!

If you want to act, if you enjoy acting, you are already an actor. That does not mean a star, a celebrity or competitive in the field of acting. But acting applies to many aspects of life, and can be used to teach, to pray, to entertain, blow off steam, or reflect the world as only an artist can.

How good you are, how skilled, how studied depends entirely on how much you want to put into it.

There is aptitude and there is talent. Both can be developed to meet the needs of your church, community, professional theater, film, television, conventions and other areas where actors ply their craft.

For over a decade I coached acting full time, with part time for most of my adult life. As a youth I found friendships, experiences, and passion putting my own talents to use.  I love acting and believe in actors. It is not a closed club, but something that lives deep within all of us.

I have worked with and have references from students in all age groups, from 4 to senior citizens.

I do not pretend to be some sort of star, or an expert, just a coach, trainer, teacher and someone who believes in you.



Ask my students.

I was taught this lesson by the likes of Dick "please don't squeeze the Charmin" Whipple, who gave to Nevada, Nevada SAG and to beginning actors with all his heart. He told me never to give up, as he gave me his first gigantic black and white video camera, the one he used in teaching his students.

Acting, Voice Over, Character Voices, Improv Theater Games, Auditioning, Public Speaking, The Business, Self Marketing, On-Camera, Broadcasting and other areas of the craft are available for the asking through the Boulder City Park and Recreation, Casting Call Entertainment, or private arrangements. Just ask.




Acting Classes

I offer private, small group and group lessons for reasonable rates. I taught acting full time for over a dozen years, plus have coached talent for most of my adult life. Contact me direct at art.lynch@artlynch,org or call 702-454-1067.


You count, not my ego, or anyone else. I do not talk down or market against any other teachers. You can judge for yourself. I do advise you do not get sold by star studded sales or talk of the work a coach has done in the industry. What they have done, other than coaching or teaching others, is their career, not what will make yours. Experience has value. But in the end it is the work you do, how they help you to make the most of your potential, and the way you use your talents that counts. What a coach or teacher can bring out in you, and what other students can offer you, are what really counts. Every class has value and potential for talent, just not all talent. It is better to be working the craft in workshops and on jobs, than simply talking about it.

I teach courses and individuals through motivating their own interests, talents, strengths and finding fun ways to work on your weaknesses (if any).  I keep on top of the industry and know what the industry is looking for. But in the end only you can make your dreams, aspirations or goals come true. Any teacher is only as good as the passion and talent of their students. I also help students have fun, find things within themselves they never knew they had, and develop the skills needed to be an actor, regardless of how they eventually apply those skills (see postings on this blog, my bio or contact me directly at 702-454-1067).

I offer very reasonable courses through Boulder City Parks and Recreation. Courses are on Saturday mornings, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Courses include voice over, acting, auditioning and improvisation. Prices vary, but the general cost comes to $60 a month for up to 8 hours of classroom time. Private lessons are $20 an hour. This money is paid to the Park District and cannot be paid directly to me. I am blessed to do what I love, help actors, only blocks from my own home. Contact Patty Sullivan for details. Boulder City is much closer than you may think. BC is ten minutes from Henderson, twenty minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and a half hour from downtown Las Vegas

I teach courses at Casting Call Entertainment.  I am not "four walling," but I offer the same quality of instruction as at BC or in any of my previous coaching positions. At this time my primary class meets Friday afternoons between 5 and 8 at their studio, near Flamingo and Eastern. Addtional classes are other times are always forming. Private coaching available.

Internet based one-on-one and small group lessons are also available, offered to individuals or groups no matter where you live across the globe.

A full service site for actors is under development at artlynch.org. When completed it will include a detailed glossary with links, interviews, links to other sites offering lessons and information, current news, audition information and more. This blog is a small start to the final project.

Stage and screen skills, voice over, character development, cold reading, scene study, auditioning, improvisation, public speaking, confidence building, theater games and on-camera technique are among the courses or material I have to offer.




Acting Material on this Blog

Actors and acting, shown on the right side of this blog, has links to articles, postings and lessons. Industry Media Links take you to sources for news, contacts and audition postings. Actors links offer a broad spectrum of links which not fall easily under the other categories.  SAG related links to various major SAG events and news. Stuff for Actors and industry links to additional resources. It is important to note that all of the off-site links may bring you to sites that are selling products, services or information. I have chosen those where you can also access free information without being asked for your personal information or funds (the exception may be trade publications).

I believe in talent; all talent.

Feel free to repond to, critique, suggest or submit items for my acting blog. It is there for you and for all those who love the craft, dream of stage and screen, or believe in themselves enough to want to remain on top of industry trends, terminology and opportunities.

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