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prep 8

October 14, 2018 4:00 PM to December 17, 2018 9:00 PM

PREP 8 is a deep sequential dive into each step of the Arvold Warner Total Preparation curriculum carried out over the span of eight classes within a two month time frame. Each three (3) hour class contains nuanced analyzation and character development guided by the 10-step Total Preparation process presented in the Arvold Warner Studio’s core curriculum. Prep 8 will be helmed by master teacher Erica Arvold. For both beginner and intermediate adult actors, Prep 8 is appropriate for those who are embarking upon their craft practice as well as those who have already taken AWS’s Total Preparation intensives and are desiring further understanding and practice of each step. Actors will work on two film/television scenes (one self-assigned, another provided) throughout the two months and develop an ability to make strong and bold choices while deepening craft skill and developing full and nuanced characters appropriate for auditioning and set work. Prep 8 is not a scene study class; Prep 8 is a preparation and character development class focused on the discovery and harnessing of one’s own craft tools and process.

Arvold Warner Studio’s Total Preparation curriculum was conceived and developed to help translate the classical study of Stanislavski and its derivatives into a practical and sensory process for the modern day film and television role. Focusing on craft skill for the day player, co-star and guest star roles in today’s Southeast and MidAtlantic markets, AWS’s Total Preparation curriculum has helped focus, streamline, authenticate and drive further craft study for many actors.


Sundays 4pm – 7pm (10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/16)



Mondays 6pm – 9pm (10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/17)


COST: $720.00 | Early Bird Discount: $695.00 (when you register before Sept 3)

CLASS POLICY: There are no refunds for missed or dropped classes. Each class meeting is curated to be a sequential and cumulative curriculum, and therefore full attendance is expected. With advance notice (at least 24 hours), a student may be permitted to swap their Sunday for Monday or vice versa in the same curriculum week. Missing more than two classes (25% of the course), tardiness or leaving early from class will not be tolerated. Students may not send a friend or another student in their place.

Disclaimer: Erica Arvold is a Master Teacher as well as a member of Casting Society of America, and the following disclaimer is aligned with the core beliefs of CSA, arvold.education and Arvold Warner Studio. This class is a learning experience; it is not an audition nor an employment opportunity. Absolutely no materials will be shared for the purposes of any perceived opportunity nor will Erica accept any such materials. Students are expected to participate with the sole intent to gain knowledge and craft skill.



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