Prescott Center for the Arts, Prescott AZ
September September 6 - 20
PCA's Education Program offers classes for youth and adult in Theatre and Visual Art.  Register online by clicking the link below for Theatre classes and on the Gallery's "Art Classes " page for Visual Art classes.
Visual Art Classes are available through the Gallery at PCA.  For classes, dates/times, fees and to register go to the Gallery's "Art Classes " page.


Ages: 7 - 12 • Saturdays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 17 • 10 am - 11:15 am
Stage Too • Instructor: Sandy Vernon • Fee $60
Young actors of all experience levels can build their confidence in this fun, hands-on class. Topics include acting terms, stage directions, auditioning, creating a character, do’s and don’ts, taking direction, finding your voice, scene study, and making choices. Students may perform for friends and family in an informal showcase on the last day. Prerequisite: Willingness to try AND commitment to attend all six sessions.


Tech Talk:

Careers, Volunteerism and Service
Learning in the Technical Art of Theatre   A Workshop

Ages: • Thursday, October 22 • 7 pm - 8:30 pm
PCA Mainstage • Instructor: Karen Murphy • Fee $5
Take an insider’s look into making a difference in your community with
performing arts. Involvement in theatre improves self-esteem and builds
confidence in academic abilities. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion. Tech Talk provides an excellent opportunity to earn extra credit for classroom work or extracurricular activities badges. The first 100 children to sign-up get in FREE.

To register for this workshop,

call Tina Blake at 928-583-6411 X3634


Ages 8 – 18 or by instructor’s permission • Sept. 12 & 19
10 am – Noon • PCA Boardroom • Instructor: Mike Breen • Fee $25
Participants will develop an idea for a play, create a plot, characters, stage directions, and produce a finished script to be submitted for the
2016 Young Playwrights Festival. After the scheduled class sessions end the playwright may arrange to receive individual mentoring at PCA until the play is submitted. The projected deadline for submission is in January. Students will need to provide a notebook to record
their work. Possible public readings of plays at conclusion
of clas

Beauty AND the Beast:

Stage and Special Effects

Makeup Basics
Ages: 8+ • Oct. 10 • Noon – 2:30 pm • PCA Boardroom
Instructor: Gaea Steinbach (PCA Makeup Artist) • Fee $25
Participants will explore the basic concepts and practices of stage makeup with emphasis on a wide range of easy to apply special effects that can enhance all types of characters. Whether for the stage or for your next costume party, these basic techniques will give you the skills to design a variety of characters. These are simple designs anyone can learn; techniques that will enhance your makeup skills for quick looks or makeup masterpieces. Makeup will be provided at the class, but if you are interested in owning your own Ben Nye Starter Kit one can be ordered for you to pick up at the class for an additional $28, and will be yours to use and take home.
Questions about the class or to order a makeup kit, contact Gaea
Steinbach: 602-486-8155 or



(The title of this class is incorrect in the Education Brochure. It is published as "History of the Popular Song: 1860-1960". We apologize for the error and for any inconvenience.)
All ages • Oct. 26 – 30 • 10:30 am - noon • Stage Too
Instructor: Paul Roth • Fees: $165 entire series or $40 per class
Have you ever wondered how the composers of many of the songs which comprise the Great American Song book created their poetic, clean and clever lyrics? This class will answer those questions and more. Get an intimate look at the best of the best lyricists from America’s golden age of song.

The class is taught by special guest instructor, Paul Roth, who has taught classes of this ilk for decades for elder hostels and other adult learning classes for the past ten years at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Composers to be discussed:
Irving Berlin - Oct. 26
Johnny Mercer (with Arlen, Warren, Carmichael, etc.) - Oct. 27
Larry Hart (with Rodgers) - Oct. 28
Oscar Hammerstein II (with Kern and Rodgers) - Oct. 29
Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz, Yip Harburg (and more) - Oct. 30


*Map for Stage Too 



Registration form is now open!

To Register for class Click here


The deadline to register for any class is one week before the class is scheduled to begin. (The Character Building Class, has a two-week-out deadline).  These deadlines are imposed because it’s not feasible and too difficult to wait ‘until the last minute’ to determine whether a class will go or be cancelled.  We understand that many potential enrollees like waiting to register, but it’s necessary to impose the registration deadline. 


Registration for classes is done online only (above).  Please note that when you register for a class your credit card is NOT run at that time.  It will be run at or shortly after the deadline occurs for the class.  This way, if the class is cancelled, your credit card won’t have been charged or have to be charged back.  If you wish to pay with a check or by cash, we will hold those funds and deposit them at the same time we run the credit cards.  Your credit card information is sent to us over a very secure netowrk.




If you have any further questions about any of the classes, call Jon (928-541-0209).  He will answer your questions.  If need be, the instructor will be contacted to answer questions Jon is unable to answer.




Refunds will not be issued after the second class meeting for any ongoing class unless there is a legitimate emergency or health issues.  In that event, the refund will be prorated on a per class basis.



Financial aid is available for anyone with financial difficulties.  It is PCA’s philosophy to include everyone who wants to learn and that no one should be ‘punished’ due to financial circumstances beyond their control.  To apply for financial aid, contact Executive Director Jon Meyer at 928.541.0209


For questions/information call Jon at (928)-541-0209


Lights, Camera, Action:

Hands on Filmmaking
Ages: 12+ • Saturdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21 •

10 am – 2:30 pm
Stage Too & Access 13 •

Instructor: Deb White • Fee $75
Participants will learn about story boarding, camera shots and angles, digital storytelling techniques, and audio and video editing. The focus of this class is on being a successful videographer no matter what role
one plays in the team. Team videos may be aired on Access 13. All participants will get a copy of the movie created by their group. Other outcomes are experience in pre-production, production and postproduction
of a video. Special Note: If students have a Mac laptop or tablet they may bring that for editing purposes.

Character Building Workshop
Ages 16+ or by instructor’s permission •

Sat., Jan. 30: 9 am - 1 pm
or Sun., May 8: 1 pm - 5 pm • PCA Boardroom
Instructor: JP Perpich • Fee: $75
Perplexed by how to create a three dimensional character for the stage? It will be a mystery no longer after this master class with professional actor/director, J.P. Perpich (Inherit the Wind/A Midsummer Night’s Dream /Love Letters). Learn how to create a character using physical, vocal, and psychological tools of acting.

Introduction to Directing for Community Theatre I
Ages: Adults 18+ •

Saturdays, Feb. 6 – Mar. 12 • 11 am – 1 pm
Gateway Mall^ • Instructor: Cathy Miller Hahn • Fee $125
Materials: Carver’s Manual on Community Theatre Directing: A Step-by-Step Approach available on Amazon  This class is a basic approach to the craft of directing community theatre employing some of James Carver’s methods from the first 5 Chapters of his book. It is a class for individuals with the interest, talent, spirit , imagination and desire to direct on the community level buthave little or no directorial experience or training. Students will direct a presentational monologue and a representational two person scene.

^ The PCA space at Gateway Mall is between

Spencer's Gifts and It's Just Sports

Intermediate Acting:

“What Do I Work On In Tomorrow’s Rehearsal?”
Ages: Adults 16+ who have taken

beginning acting classes
Saturdays, Feb. 20 – Mar. 19 • 10 am – 11:30 am • Stage Too
Instructor: Bruce Lanning • Fee $125

Materials: Scene Book
This course answers this question by helping you develop practicalskills such as finding the beats in a scene, analyzing the circumstances of your character, discovering what the other character knows,
understanding your impulses and how they contribute to the scene, and more. The class includes some scene study, acting exercises, and improvisation as a key to developing those impulses into performance material.

Improvisation for Youth
Ages: 13+ or by instructor’s permission

Spring Break Week:
Mar. 7 – 11 (Monday - Friday) • 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm • Gateway Mall, final class at Stage Too I

nstructor: Rob White • Fee $90
Have you ever wished you had the perfect comeback line, or thought…I wish I said that? Whether you want to be a comedian or an actor who just wants to hone their ad-libbing skills on stage, or you just would like to be more spontaneous…this class is for you! A week-long workshop that takes you from the basics of Improvisational comedy to performing in front of a live audience. The class includes a DVD of your workshop antics and your final performance on the last day at 5:30 pm.