Acting for Film – with Elizabeth D’Onofrio

beyondtheblueLearn acting and technical techniques to help you prepare for auditions and on set. Acting technique based on studies alongside her Brother, actor, Vincent D’Onofrio at the American Stanislavsky Studio of Theater and with Sharon Chatton, Actor’s Studio NY.  Study includes sense memory, relaxation exercises, Scene Study, Cold Readings, self-taped Audition help, script analysis, Character Development, and how to look professional on set or at an audition.

Class Schedules

DON091817 Acting for Film $100 mem / $150 non-mem Mon 9/18/17 to 10/16/17           6:30-8:30pm All –  Center for Performing Arts

DON103017 Acting for Film $80 mem / $130 non-mem Mon10/30/17 to 11/20/17            6:30-8:30pm All –  Center for Performing Arts

DON112717 Acting for Film $80 mem / $130 non-mem Mon 11/27/17 to 12/18/17            6:30-8:30pm All –  Center for Performing Arts

DON010818 Acting for Film $100 mem / $150 non-mem Mon 1/8/18 to 2/5/18                 6:30-8:30pm All –  Center for Performing Arts

DON021918 Acting for Film $100 mem / $150 non-mem Mon 2/19/18 to 3/19/18             6:30-8:30pm All –  Center for Performing Arts

DON040218 Acting for Film $100 mem / $150 non-mem Mon 4/2/18 to 4/30/18               6:30-8:30pm All –  Center for Performing Arts

BIO: Elizabeth D’Onofrio  is a professional film (Sag/Aftra) and Off-Broadway theater actor(AEA), director, Instructor, and film producer. She has directed several plays in Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. Elizabeth’s teaching and coaching is based on her studies alongside her brother, actor, Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: CI) at The American Stanislavski Theater and with Sharon Chatten of The Actors Studio, both in NYC. Her workshops have been conducted locally and in many cities across the United States, including NYC and San Francisco. She has worked with the Art Smart program of The Gulfshore Playhouse, classes in Asheville, Brevard College, and Transylvania Community College, as well as a Theater Arts substitute teacher at Brevard High School, and Brevard Middle School in NC.


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Glass / Flamework – with Robert Dworkin

Intro to Lampworking – Learn the basics of creating glass objects with a stationary propane/oxygen torch and create unique glasswork. Techniques for applying color and methods of decoration will be demonstrated, with plenty of individual guidance. No experience necessary. *Studio fee includes all tools, propane, and oxygen as well as a basic supply of glass. Students may purchase additional glass online.

DWO092117 Intro to Lampworking $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee           Thur 9/21/17 to 10/19/17 1-4pm All CVA

DWO110217 Intro to Lampworking (no 11/23) $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee  Thur 11/2/17 to12/7/17 1-4pm All CVA

DWO011118 Intro to Lampworking $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee           Thur 1/11/18 to 2/8/18 1-4pm All CVA

DWO022218 Intro to Lampworking $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee          Thur 2/22/18 to 3/22/18 1-4pm All CVA

DWO040518 Intro to Lampworking $150 mem / $200 non-mem +$85 Studio Fee          Thur 4/5/18 to 5/3/18 1-4pm All CVA

BIO: Rob took his first glass blowing class in 1997 and found his passion. Among other training, he studied at The Studio-Corning Museum of Glass and Haystack Craft School. Rob alternates between creating larger scale glasswork out of a furnace and much smaller work with a torch.


Youth Catalog / Fall 2017

Registration now open for Fall Youth Classes!
Art, Music, Theater, Dance
Great Scholarships and Discounts Available


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Always Something Fun and New Saturdays and After School at the Centers!

New classes include:
Adventures in 3D Printing
Art Discovery Zone
Cookonomics: Tasty Tacos
Steel Drums
Theater Tap
Puppet Workshop
Stage Combat
And more! 

ONE NIGHT EVENT – It’s Abstract!

It’s Abstract! –  Join us for a whole new experience! Explore the joy of your creativity. YOUR DESIGN, YOUR COLORS, this experience IS all about YOU! Learn how to create your vision on the canvas. At the end of the night you will leave with a completely unique artwork.

Cost: $55 5:30-8:30pm includes all materials, wine, food & guidance


August 8, 2017
September 5, 2017 October 10, 2017
November 7, 2017 December 5, 2017

JEWELRY / BEADING with Barbara Ellis


Beadweaving – This five week workshop is for beginners as well as those with bead weaving experience. Learn the foundational bead weaving stitches necessary for developing beaded jewelry pieces and more.

Barbara is originally from Chicago and graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida. Barbara has worked in design for over 30 years.She has been creating and selling beaded jewelry for over 12 years, winning awards for her unique designs.