Youth Classes

Osceola Arts youth classes are where aspiring young artists get their start and come to shine! Disciplines range from visual and performing arts. There are phenomenal classes to explore which allow creativity to flow through inclusive, fun, exciting, programming geared toward the young student. Osceola Arts welcomes kids from all over and require no experience for enrollment into any of the classes. Programs are offered for ages 3-17 and have several options for length of programs, classes, workshops, and camps. Choose from a number of journeys into your imagination and come create with us!

“Listen to the MUSTN’TS child,

Listen to the DON’TS

Listen to the SHOULDN’TS

The IMPOSSIBLE the WON’TS

Listen to the NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me-

Anything can happen, child,

ANYTHING can be.

 

Shel Silverstein

Upcoming Events

 

Instructors

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Marlon Gonzalez
Creative Video/Art Studio 

Marlon Gonzalez earned his BFA from Parsons, the School for Design in New York in 2005.  His accomplishments have been noted in The New York Times and Photo Techniques Magazine.  He has worked for Time out New York and YRB Magazine just to name a few. His passion for teaching photography and Cinema has transferred to his students being successful at the local, regional and national level.  His pupils have amassed an impressive number of accolades in his short five-year tenure as an art teacher in Florida, including over 58 recognitions in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (as well as congressional honors both in the state and nation’s capitols). 

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Lauren Cantor 
Production Class

Lauren Cantor received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. Lauren has performed all over the country, in places such as Las Vegas, New York City, and Orlando! With 10-plus years in the industry, she is excited to bring her experience to the classroom! Lauren is very passionate about theatre education. Her goal is to foster creativity and encourage her students to reach for the stars! Lauren is over the moon to be teaching at Osceola Arts! 

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Rechel Nganga
Youth Orchestra 

Rechel Nganga has been playing violin for 40 years. She received her Bachelors in Music from Ball State University. Though she specializes in violin performance she also plays cello, viola, piano, and loves to sing! Rechel has been teaching orchestral music for over 20 years and is proud to be one of the founding teachers of the Osceola Arts Youth Orchestra. 

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Qiana Lamb
Beginner/Youth Orchestra 

Qiana Lamb is in her 16th year of teaching. A native of North Carolina, she has taught band and orchestra in North Carolina, Tennessee and now Florida. This is Ms. Lamb’s second year as an itinerant Orchestra Director in Osceola County. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from North Carolina Central University and a Master’s of Music from the University of Memphis. In addition to teaching, Ms. Lamb performs with the Hollingsworth Winds on clarinet and the Central Florida Community Arts Symphony Orchestra on viola. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Disney, taking road trips, and discovering new things to do.

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Ida Jewell
Youth Art 
 

Ida received her Bachelor's in Art Education and a minor in Art Therapy from Buffalo State, The State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.). She has taught in community art centers all over for over 20 years. Her philosophy of "Keeping the Arts Alive" is key in her own life as well as inspiring her students to experience the joy of creating every day.  With inspirational journeys traveling to France and Italy, she shares the history and techniques of some of their most famous artists. Offering a wide variety of materials, she allows her students to explore and to develop their own creative abilities cultivating their own journey through the arts.

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Claudia Fain
Homeschool Theatre 

Claudia Fain is tickled pink to be teaching at Osceola Arts! Being a military brat, Claudia has traveled and lived in many places. She holds a music theatre degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. Claudia’s next goal is to be the female version of Mr. Rogers, so teaching kids theatre has always been a huge passion of hers! "You can think about things and make-believe. All you have to do is think and they'll grow."-Mr. Rogers

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