Perf. Arts Conservatory


UCPAC Performing Arts Conservatory

Central New Jersey’s Premier Performing Arts Conservatory dedicated to enhancing the quality of arts education to the community’s youth, teens and adults through the highest level of theater training.


Spring Classes

Instructor Bios



A WORD TO THE WISE: Art For The Heart (ages 12+) - $200 ($150 Seniors 62 & up)
Instructor: Marjorie Williams
Saturdays, April 1-April 22 - 10am to 12:30pm

Combining words of wisdom with visual imagery, let your imagination do the work while you create, display, and discuss your own original artwork. Words of wisdom that are heartbeats of world cultures, as well as your own sayings and those gathered from parents, grandparents, and esteemed others, inspire your creation of visual arts - drawings (pencil, charcoal, pastels, and crayon), quilting, crocheting, knitting, bead work, crafts, poetry, and such. Bring words of wisdom and personal sayings to share, along with your own art materials. Then relax, create and enjoy this heart-healthy artistic experience.


STORYTELLING AS ART: The Asé that Energizes Memory, Arts & Artifacts! (ages 16+) - $200 ($150 Seniors 62 & up)
Instructor: Marjorie Williams
Saturdays, April 1-April 22 - 1pm to 3:30pm

The art of storytelling is developed from the creative concept of asé that energizes human memory, art, and artifacts, and transcends the boundaries of the natural world. Participants seek new meaning for their lives through active engagement with intuition, imagination, memory, sensory and extrasensory perception, and group discussion on arts and artifacts brought to each session – clothing, photos, paintings, books, songs, recipes, letters, poems, and other keepsakes that preserve asé (soul, life force, divine energy). Coming to terms with events, motives, circumstances, and occurrences that have shaped their lives, participants create and tell new stories filled with asé inspired by memory, arts, and artifacts.


Instructor: Kristin Barber
Saturdays, April 8-May 13 - 1pm to 3pm

In this 6-week class, students will be introduced to TV commercials and on-camera techniques. Topics include exploring emotions, script analysis, taking direction, working with cue cards, props, and partners, the one-line commercial, the no-line commercial, improvisation, audition techniques, building self-confidence, and marketing. Classes meet once a week for 2 hours each meeting.


Instructor: Kristin Barber
Saturdays, April 8-May 13 - 3pm to 5pm

In this 6-week class, actors will learn a variety of techniques to help them understand the art and craft of on-camera work. The course will culminate in a sharing of recordings for family and friends. The class will cover such topics as the difference between film/theatre acting, 6Ws and how to utilize them in a scene, overall and scene objectives, motivation/intention, inner thoughts/substitution, inner monologue/subtext, secrets and much more. Classes meet once a week for two hours each meeting.


Instructor: Amy Fiore/Play Theater
Mondays, May 1-June 12 - 6pm to 7pm

Whose line is it anyway? Yours. A 6-week comedy improvisation course for kids ages 10-15 that will culminate with at least one live performance for family and friends. Popular games will include Freeze and Party Quirks, and many new ones will be explored. 


KIDS CABARET (ages 9-15) - $225 (Payment made after auditions, if cast.)
Instructor: Amy Fiore/Play Theater
Mondays, June 5-June 26 - Times Vary

AUDITIONS: Friday, June 2 Evening
Participation in this production will be by audition only for kids ages 9-15. Learn various songs and choreography about growing up and engage in a fast-paced rehearsal process geared towards approximately 5 cabaret performances in local venues in Union County.

Registering for two or more classes? Use this link for the package deal to get 10% off each.


This Program Is Sponsored In Part By: Park Square Luxury Apartments

Located in the Heart of Rahway’s Arts District

1 Park Square,

Rahway, NJ 07065