As well as studying the BTEC level 2 I am attending other classes which are relevant to a drama career. Once a week I attend Urban Stage drama classes for children aged 12-16. We are in the process of rehearsing for a production of Animal Farm by George Orwell which we will be performing next Easter.
I have also started attending latin and ballroom classes for adults once a week with Heather Durose Dance. I am enjoying learning jive, tango and waltz but I find the samba and cha cha cha very hard. I definitely prefer ballroom dances. The dance classes are hopefully going to give me a better chance of getting parts in productions in later years as it is definitely a useful skill to add to my CV.
I also attended a second willow weaving course where I made a vulture. I found this a lot easier the second time and think I improved my skills greatly because I was able to use the skills that I had learnt in the previous workshop. I had already researched plague masks and found them useful in designing my willow weave vulture.
I am constantly improving my art and design skills with online tutorials. Here are a few tutorials I have found very useful.
- Water tutorial by ryky
- Sky and clouds tutorial by KokoZhang
- Skin tutorial by navate - Part one and Part 2
- Hair tutorial by Rin-Shiba
- Eye tutorial by acidlullaby
The information on the course that I am currently doing can be found here http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/school/courses/performing-arts-drama-2
The information on the course I am starting in September 2014 can be found here
The information for the degree course I am working towards can be found here