Project Description

Introduction to Acting for Youth

This class is intended to introduce and teach participating youth (ages 16-21) fundamental techniques and theories of acting. Through physical, emotional, mental, vocal & theatrical exercises, participants explore, develop and free the creative self.


  • Instructor: Timothy Aaron-Styles,
    Dates – Thursdays and Saturdays

    Session 1: Thursdays, January 9- February 13 and Saturdays, January 11-February 15 [CANCELLED]

    Session 2: Thursdays, February 20- March 26 and Saturdays, February 22-March 14

  • Times -Thursdays, 5pm-7pm and Saturdays, 2pm-4pm

    OCAF Members: $180.00
    Non-Members: $210.00

  • Skill Level 
    Ages 16-21; Beginner
  • Location –
    Upper Classroom,
    School Street Studios Building, OCAF Art Center
    34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Timothy Aaron-Styles
Timothy Aaron-StylesInstructor
Timothy Aaron-Styles studied Film and Video at Georgia State University (Atlanta) with concentration in Screenwriting and Film Theory with a minor in Marketing. While there, he founded Cinema Diaspora, a film organization dedicated to cinema as culture, business and art.

As an Actor, Atlanta stage credits include: Deadwood Dick (Tri-Cities Theatre), The Island (Soapstone Center for the Arts), A Raisin In The Sun (On Stage Atlanta; for which he won the 1991 OnStage Atlanta Post and Alley Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal As Asagai), Night of January 16th (Billie Holiday Theatre) and Arsenic and Old Lace (Neighborhood Playhouse.) While residing in Bermuda, he appeared as Lyons in Fences. His film work, as ACTOR, includes work as a Featured Silent Bit Player in My Cousin Vinny. While growing up in Queens, New York, studied acting at the Afro-American Studio for Theatre and Speech under Ernie McClintock, Ronald Williams, Carolyn Jenkins, Glenda Dickerson and George Carter; at the Henry Street Settlement; and with Method-acting instructors Leon Pinkney and Ron Raiford.

Among his dance, voice and theatre instructors were: Eartha Kitt, Professor Henry Jacobi, Jo Jo Smith and Dr. Scott Kennedy at Brooklyn College.

On stage performances in Atlanta, New York, Bermuda, Charlotte and Columbia, SC.
Saturday Night Live at the Black Spectrum Theatre…Black Spectrum Theatre, New York
Human, Black & Contemporary: just want you to know who I am…Skinna Brown Productions, Atlanta
Fences…Theatre Express – Bermuda
A Raisin in the Sun…OnStage Atlanta

Having worked behind the scenes on independent film and video projects in Atlanta and New York, his work includes: Casting Director for an American Red Cross minority donor recruitment video (Free World Pictures, Atlanta, GA), Casting Director for a “March of Dimes” public service announcement (Schofield Films, New York) and Additional Casting Director for “Parting Words” (Schofield Films), an independent feature film directed by Stan Schofield and shot on location in Hoboken, New Jersey.