NCLAC & the Dixie host Winter Drama Workshop for Kids

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council and the Dixie Center for the Arts will be holding a Drama Winter Workshop for children 6-10 years old.  The workshop will be Tuesday, December 28 from 8:30am to 3:30 pm at the Dixie Center for the Arts (212 N. Vienna, Ruston, LA).  Workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of theatre and do a project involving mask making and puppetry.  The workshop is $35 and includes all supplies and an afternoon snack.  Participants should plan on packing a sack lunch. 

Workshop will be led by Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director of the Arts Council.  Leigh Anne holds both a bachelors and master in theatre and has done children’s workshops in Louisiana and Oklahoma.  She has been both onstage and behind the scenes.  When asked what she likes most about working with children she responded, “I love their freedom in imagination and willingness to take risks”. 

In the morning the children will take a short tour of the Dixie Center for the Arts and learn about some of technical equipment that makes the “magic” happen.  The will then do exercises in improvisation, pantomime, and stage movement.  In the afternoon they will learn about the art of mask making and puppetry.  Each child will  make their own mask and puppet.

For more information and details about activities and projects visit  To register or for any questions please call 255-1450 or email please leave your name and number and a NCLAC representative will contact you as quickly as possible.