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Act Up! A Four-week Workshop

This workshop series is for all levels of actors, from beginners to seasoned community theatre actors and professionals.

Building on the exercises in the the introductory acting “Playshop,” OX will guide students in developing their acting skills while customizing workshop content to the group. In a user-friendly environment, students will learn by doing. Attendance at the introductory session is not a prerequisite for attending this four-week class.

Theatre games and exercises will include non-verbal and verbal communication, creating characters, and script analysis.  Participants will do both very short monologues and dialogues.  No memorization will be necessary. 

Dress in comfortable clothes you can move in.

The cost for the four-week workshop is $100. The minimum enrollment is 6 participants, and the maximum is 20.


OX has been a professional actor for twenty years with work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in feature films, TV movies and daytime, commercials, and voice-overs. OX is the creator of Acting is Easy, a user-friendly acting technique that works for all genres.

He has taught acting technique to over 5,000 actors, models, athletes, and amateurs of all ages, including work with physically and mentally challenged students. OX is the owner of The Acting Laboratory, one of the first on-camera acting training centers in the East. As a casting director, he has overseen 50,000 individual auditions and has directed over 100 plays, musicals, revues, television commercials, and promotional videos.

COVID POLICY – Until further notice, proof of vaccination is no longer required to attend classes and workshops. Masks remain optional.

Step by Step Acrylic Painting Class

This workshop is for all levels of painters, especially the beginner student. Students will be working from reference photos provided by Anda prior to each class. She will discuss and demonstrate value studies of each composition which will become the layout for your painting. Instruction will be given on the importance of light and shadow which creates interesting and emotional drama in your paintings. ** **Students should print the photo reference prior to class.

*Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of Fine Art/Photography.

The fee for the five-week class is $285 and limited to 8 students.

For those students who don’t have supplies, there is a $25 supply fee which includes 2 canvases, paints, brushes and palette. Please use the drop-down menu if you need supplies when registering.

Brushes and palettes may be purchased following the class or returned.

Suggested Princeton Catalyst Brushes

Ultramarine Blue
Thalo Blue/ Green Shade
Raw Umber
Transparent Brown Oxide
Paynes Grey
Cad. Yellow Med
Diarylide Yellow
Raw Sienna 
Yellow Oxide (not Ocher)
Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Cad. Red Light
Cad. Red Med
Titanium White
A Masterson’s Stay-Wet-Palette is strongly recommended – size 12×16 

Anda Styler – Artist/ Instructor Anda lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut and has been painting in oils and acrylics since she was 16. Acrylics, however, remain her favorite medium. Anda graduated from the Parson School of Design and has been devoted to her art ever since. She has many accomplishments in the art world, including interviews with both local and national publications, such as American Art Collector, Who’s Who in America,Country Gardeners Magazine, Victoria Magazine along with numerous awards and recognitions for her work as a painter.
Anda’s paintings and techniques are published in two books by North Light Publications. Her works are currently represented by several galleries in and around New England and to her credit, she has had many one-woman shows with great success. Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago is lucky to have four of her large paintings in their permanent collection.

Link to Anda’s website www.andastylerfineart.com/home

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class. (One time Only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card or email us a copy: submissions@artsescape.org prior to class.