Branson Regional Arts Council offering online summer art classes

The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to announce a new series of affordable online education classes providing at-home learning opportunities in theatre acting, comedy improv, music performance, script writing and visual arts.

Instructor Amelia Jo Parish has designed some of these classes for younger kids, while many others are geared towards teens and adults.

All online courses begin during the week of June 22nd and include a couple of acting classes for youth called “Theatre Makers 1” (ages 5-12) and ”Theatre Makers 2” (ages 12 and older),a creative writing class called ”Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” (for ages 12-18), a comedy improvisation class called “Intro To Improv” (ages 12 and older),and an interactive music class called “Jam Session” (all ages).

Class Registrations for these fun and unique courses are only $10 per session, with four sessions included with each course.  That's $40 total registration per student for each 4 week course.

"We are thrilled to welcome Amelia Jo Parish to our Branson Regional Arts Council Arts Education program," said BRAC Executive Director Jim Barber, adding, "her professional experience in professional theatre, comedy improv, fine arts and humanities is a wonderful addition to our team of outstanding visual art, theatre, dance and vocal instructors."

Amelia's is an artist based in Nixa, Missouri and studied at Drury University and Webster University as well as performed improve with the Upright Citizen's Brigade in New York City. She has performed at The Muny (St. Louis, MO), The Goodspeed Opera House (Connecticut), The Paramount (New York) and other theatres across the country. She also currently serves at the Literary Manager for the Firebrand Theatre Company based in Chicago, Illinois.

BRAC also reminds all painting enthusiasts to participate in their July series of “Watercolor Landscape Painting Courses” taught by professional artist Jessica Lowe.

Visit for information on all the various online classes currently offered by the Branson Regional Arts Council.