Masterclass Series

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The Georgia Department of Education and Kennesaw State University invite you to the ArtsKSU Masterclass Series. This series provides educators free arts content to stream in their classrooms and studios. Disciplines include Art and Design, Dance, Music, and Theatre and Performance Studies. 

Please complete the reservation form below, including all contact information and class details. If you have any special requests or questions, please include them at the end of the form. 

Once your reservation is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a link to view the masterclass for your requested times. You will receive another courtesy email with the link one hour prior to the scheduled session.

Download the ArtsKSU Masterclass Series brochure. 

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      Magma Studio Drawing with Prof. Craig Brasco

      Do you like to draw and paint digitally? Watch as Professor Craig Brasco of the Kennesaw State School of Art and Design shows you how he does it. All you need is a digital tablet (Wacom, iPad, etc.) and your imagination.


    • Craig Brasco

      Making Photoshop Brushes with Prof. Craig Brasco

      This tutorial with Prof. Brasco shows you how to use the Brush Windows in Adobe Photoshop to craft and save your own artistic digital brushes. 

      Video length: 30 minutes.
    • Sandee Chamberlain

      Moving Imagery and the 12 Principles of Animation with Prof. Sandee M. Chamberlain

      Join Prof. Chamberlain as she explores the history of traditional two-dimensional animation and how the 12 Principles of Animation, as developed by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, are an essential foundation in the development of animation skills. 

      Video length: 23 minutes. 

    • Valerie Dibble

      Cyanotype Printmaking with Prof. Valerie Dibble

      Want to do printmaking but don't have a press? Prof. Valerie Dibble shows you how to cyanotype prints without special equipment or space. You will learn how to do some printmaking of blue prints using easy-to-access materials.

      Video length: 23 minutes.

    • Chris Malone

      After Effects Rigging with Prof. Chris Malone

      Join Atlanta cartoonist and School of Art and Design professor Chris Malone as he goes over how to rig a cartoon character for animation with After Effects.

      Video length: 32 minutes.

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      Chalk the ZMA with guest artists Zach Herndon and Jessi Queen

      Professional chalk artists Zach Herndon and Jessi Queen present street painting with chalk. They discuss the history of the art form in the Western world and current opportunities for chalking as well as demonstrate types of chalk, blending tools, transfer techniques, and how to use your surface to heighten your chalk drawing skills.


    • Caroline Clark

      Musicality for Dancers with Prof. Caroline Sutton Clark

      Dr. Caroline Sutton Clark teaches this practical introduction for dancers of how to use beat and simple meter to enhance technique and artistry.

      Video length: 30 minutes.

    • Thang Dao

      Contemporary Dance with Prof. Thang Dao

      Join Prof. Dao in this foundational class that emphasizes articulation in leg work, core strength, flexibility of extension grounded in modern dance theories to help dancers explore complex movement connections through various axes.

      Video length: 32 minutes.

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      Finding Connections in Technique, Improvisation and Choreography with Prof. Andrea Knowlton

      This instructional video provides materials for a 60-90-minute dance class. Please pause the video as you review combinations, give students time to work through materials, and conduct showings and feedback sessions.  

      Video length: 32 minutes.

    • Lisa Lock

      How to generate a personal movement vocabulary with Prof. Lisa K. Lock

      Students will create a short movement phrase through structured prompts.   

      The class will touch on the three basic elements of choreography: Space, Time, and Energy, pushing the boundaries of creative problem-solving skills through explorations.  

      The class will allow for individual expression and provides a platform for students to create within their own preference of movement vocabulary.  

      Video length: 14 minutes.

    • McCree OKelley

      Intermediate Ballet Barre with Prof. McCree O'Kelley

      Join us inside the KSU dance studio for an intermediate level ballet barre taught by professor McCree O'Kelley.

      Video length: 40 minutes.

    • John Lawless

      Timpani with Prof. John Lawless

      Through this percussion-focused masterclass, Prof.  Lawless shares his experiences learning from his past mentors and professional orchestral experience, sharing practical advice to optimize basic Timpani techniques.

      Video length: 37 minutes.  

    • doug Lindsey

      Building a strong and consistent high brass player with Dr. Doug Lindsey

      This video with Dr. Doug Lindsey outlines breathing concepts to achieve consistency in the upper register for high brass instruments. Learn how to alleviate tension and its importance in brass flexibility, and the basics of tonguing and multiple tonguing. 

      Video length: 28 minutes.

    • image of John Warren playing clarinet

      Clarinet Boot Camp with Prof. John Warren

      Prof. John Warren will demonstrate best practices for developing tone, technique, and articulation. These techniques will help you get the most out of your practice time. 

      Video length: 39 minutes.
    • Todd Wedge

      Vocal Health for the High School Senior with Prof. Todd Wedge

      This video with Prof. Todd Wedge covers tips on maintaining good vocal hygiene, vital to your good vocal health.

      Video length: 40 minutes.

    • Jana Young

      Strategies for aspiring high school singers with Prof. Jana Young

      This video, led by Prof. Jana Young, in association with voice professors Eileen Moremen and Nathan Munson, provides a comprehensive guide for the aspiring high school singer who wants to major in music in college. This informative discussion covers topics to guide prospective music majors along their journey.

      Video length: 29 minutes.

    • Brandon Bagwell

      Basics of Lighting Design with Prof. Brandon Bagwell

      This video explores the functions and qualities of lighting design, where you might have seen lighting design before, and how to explore them at home.

      Video length: 30 minutes.

    • Ming Chen

      Scene Design in a Shoebox with Prof. Ming Chen

      This video with Prof. Ming Chen shows you how to use household items—such as a pencil, a ruler, a pair of scissors, a flashlight, and a shoebox—to make scenic models that express your design ideas.

      Video length: 29 minutes.

    • Chuck Meacham

      Portfolio Basics with Prof. Chuck Meacham

      This video with Prof. Chuck Meacham explores the basics of theatre design/tech portfolio construction. You will get ideas on what to include – and how to connect the work you've done for the work you want to do. 

      Video length: 35 minutes.

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      Shakespeare vs. Sondheim with Prof. Amanda Wansa Morgan

      Join Prof. Amanda Morgan and explore the tools that musical theatre actor-singers use to prepare a musical theatre song and the tools that actors use to prepare a speech or role from the works of Shakespeare! Learn how to attack heightened text and poetry and a musical theatre song with no fear. The tools are in the text and the music!

      Video length: 46 minutes. 



Do you have questions or need to speak with someone? Please email, or call 470-578-6650. 

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