Bezalel School meets on Tuesday's from 9:30 a .m. to 4:00 p.m. at:

Beech Grove Baptist Church
1519 Topside Rd, Louisville, TN 37777

We are not affiliated with Beech Grove Baptist Church, but we truly appreciate them letting us use their wonderful facility.

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DRAMA & FILM

Adra Ludwig, our drama instructor, writes or adapts the script for our production each semester. Her goal is to give as many students as possible a speaking role while emphasizing the importance of each character to the message.

Drama 1

(Ages 7-11)

 

Course Description: Students first learn how to present themselves to an audience 'dramatically.' Each class begins with a warm up game to help them overcome their fears of speaking and acting before an audience. They learn and perform short skits in class to encourage memorization and acting skills. They also recite a short monologue and learn to project their voice and use body language to communicate a story.

 

Prerequisites: Ages 7+ (younger by permission) 

 

Objectives: The class mirrors the real world of theatre by creating characters, assigning monologues, and holding an audition. After the audition, the students are cast in a play as either a character or backstage help. So the skills they learn will help them navigate real auditions, and plays. It also gives them experience on stage and helps the students build their acting resumes. 

 

Required Texts: A notebook and pencil 

 

Provided Materials with Paid Materials Fee: Fees are for rentals of costumes, props, scripts, royalty fees, etc. They get to keep a copy of the script.


Bezalel Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee: $25 

Drama 2

(Ages 12+)

Course Description: The goal of the theatre class is to prepare students for the real world of theatre. Students will learn about the many different styles of theatre acting (realism vs. melodramatic, etc) and how to build characters (using emotions, movement, and voice articulation, etc). The class will simulate what students will go through in the real world of theatre. Once students develop character building skills, take tests on theatre terminology, create headshots/bios (that can be used outside of the classroom), an audition will be held in class. Every student will be cast in short play production in the Fall (45min to 1hr in length), either as a cast member or backstage help. The play will be performed for family and friends near the end of the semester. In the Spring, students act or help backstage during the school’s combined arts program. This theatre class is a great way for students to start building their confidence onstage, as well as getting a couple of plays on their resumes, all the while having fun!

 

 

Prerequisites: Ages 12+

 

Objectives: The class mirrors the real world of theatre by creating characters, assigning monologues, and holding an audition. After the audition, the students are cast in a play as either a character or backstage help. So the skills they learn will help them navigate real auditions, and plays. It also gives them experience on stage and helps the students build their acting resumes. 

 

 

Required Texts: A notebook and pencil 

 

Provided Materials with Paid Materials Fee: A copy of the script, payment on a royalty fee for performance, rental for costumes and props, etc. 


Bezalel Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester 
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee: $25 Per Student Per Semester

Advance Theater and Film Acting

(Teacher Approval is Required for Enrollment, Age 14+)


This class is geared toward students who are wanting to get into acting either as a job or as a serious hobby. The students will be expected to do more homework, research and study than in the previous classes. There will be fewer games and more detailed learning about the idiosyncrasies of both film and theatre acting. We will be discussing the moral implications of portraying complex characters (villains, unbelievers, etc.) and helping the students develop their own boundaries when playing these roles. 


Bezalel Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester 
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee: $25 Per Student Per Semester

Prop Construction Basics

(Ages 12+) 


​Students will learn the basics and fundamentals of building and creating props for theatre/film productions (and/or DIY projects). Students will use basic prop materials, while learning to design and fabricate, using a variety of techniques that are currently being applied in theatrical and motion picture productions. Some finished props will be used in Bezalel productions and the students will have several prop projects to take home. This class will have weekly home-work assignments (projects/building/painting, etc). 


Bezalel Registration Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester
Tuition: $25 Per Student Per Month
Materials Fee: $35 Per Student Per Semester

Introduction to Film-making

(Ages 12+)


Students start the semester off by learning the steps to making a short film that include- story (screenplay writing, the art of storytelling, storyboards, etc), preproduction (budgeting, locations, casting and rehearsals, crew, make-up and design, etc), production (directing, cameras, lighting, audio, shooting basics, framing, composition, etc), post production (editing, titles, credits, music, sound effects, etc), and deployment (marketing, festivals, etc). After studying, the students put into practice what they have learned, and they write, direct, film, and edit a 5-10 minute short film that can be entered into festivals. Besides filming on campus, the class takes several field trip days, off campus, in order to make a project.  ​


​​Bezalel Fee: $20 Per Student Per Semester 
Tuition: $50 Per Student Per Month (This is a 2-hour class.)
Materials Fee: $25