Acting Classes for Kids

Guardian and Child: Creative Drama for Ages 4-6

  • A fun online acting class for ages 4-6
  • Tuition: $20 + $10 registration fee (covers both guardian and child)
  • Min. Enrollment 2 pairs
  • Max. Enrollment 4 pairs
  • September’s Book: This is Not My Hat, by Jon Klassen

Looking for an online acting class for children 4 to 6 years old? Do not miss out on this unique guardian and student experience! In this one-day class you and your child will creatively explore an award-winning children’s book.

We will be working together to express the characters and events in the story using our imaginations, body, and voice.

Guardians be prepared to support your child by participating in games, engaging in discussions, and performing as their scene partner. 

In This Class You Will Learn: 

  • The Tools of Expression: imagination, body, and voice.
  • How to shape your bodies to express the characters’ emotions and actions.
  • How to dramatize events in the story.
  • How to improvise additional scenes.
  • Note: Guardian must be present with child during the class.

About the Instructor

  • Rachael Chapman is a Theatre Teaching Artist. For four years, she worked for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth facilitating in-school residencies, after-school programs, weekend courses, and summer camps for children.
  • She recently moved back to Washington to be closer with her family, and currently works as a Teaching Artist for Tacoma Arts Live.
  • Rachael continually strives to remain current in her education and training. She has her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was accepted to the National Seminar for Teaching Artists at the Kennedy Center in DC, and recently completed the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab at Seattle Children’s Theatre.
  • Rachael’s teaching philosophy is process oriented as opposed to product oriented. She hands the power of creative choice over to her students and guides them through a series of scaffolded exercises and reflective questions.
  • She has participated as a performer in several children’s theatre and outreach programs and specializes in musicals and puppetry.
  • Above all else, Rachael enjoys sharing knowledge about the performing arts with others and admires the curiosity and creativity of young minds.