Creative Aspects of Theater

Creative Aspects of Theater

Wednesdays 12 – 2:30pm

It’s more than acting!

There are many aspects involved in putting on a play.  Theater Teaching Intern Mary Sportiello has put together 7 individual classes that dive into aspects such as prop making, scene design, and lighting to name a few. Explore one or two options or take all 7!

  • $10 per session or $15 per session for 2 family members

  • all 7 sessions for $50

  • Ages 7+, though under ten may need help from adult


June 29th, 12 – 2:30pm

Painting line drawings

Would you like to learn some basics of coloring renders? Together we will learn the basics of painting some line renderings.


July 6th, 12 – 2:30pm

Lion King Experience

It’s the Circle of Life. We have a new group of theater students to learn a group of Lion King Activities.


July 13th, 12 – 2:30pm


Together we will write a script together for a scene of your play whether it’s your first play or your next one.


July 20th, 12 – 2:30pm


Lighting with Watercolors, students will see images and create a lighting look accordingly.


July 27th, 12 – 2:30pm

Scenic Design

Have you ever wanted to design a set to tell your story? Well, your challenge is to create a set using an 8’x8′ platform as your playing space.


Aug 3rd, 12 – 2:30pm

Script Analysis

Looking at a script and learn how to break it apart into important parts, students will learn the basics of script analysis


Aug 10th, 12 – 2:30pm


Students will learn how to make aged paper and another prop fromThe Lion King.


Mary Sportiello is about to start her last semester at UW- Whitewater where she is pursuing a BFA in Design and Technology with an Emphasis in Technical Direction. She has been working with theatre students since high school.  Mary believes theatre, through the art of story telling, teaches lessons on how to become better people;starting young is important. Join us as we discover the world’s stories together!

  • If you would like to pay with cash or check, please call LOLA Arts at (715) 547-3950 to reserve your spot in class
  • LOLA Arts has lifted its mask requirement for in-person events and classes effective May 23rd, 2022.  LOLA visitors and students who want to wear a mask are more than welcome to do so. Moving forward, any mask or COVID-19 precaution policies or changes to current policies will align with the CDC recommendations based on COVID-19 community levels.
  • Refund Policy – No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. Classes will only be cancelled due to weather if Northland Pines School district cancels. 
  • Creative Theater, Painting line drawings
     11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Creative Theater, Lion King Experience
     11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Creative Theater, Playwriting   
     11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Creative Theater, Lighting    
     11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Creative Theater, Scenic Design    
     11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Creative Theater, Script Analysis    
     11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Creative Theater, Props    
     10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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