Calendar of Events
Upcoming classes & events from Charlie Holliday and the Mosaic Acting Studio

There's a big difference between the Academic world and the Professional world of acting . . . Not that one is better than the other; they simply have different objectives. 

Classes at the Mosaic Acting Academy come from what I've learned from more than forty years as a professional actor in Movies, Television, Theatre, and Commercials, as well as from the several years I spent teaching Acting and Directing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Most classes are limited to twelve students, high school age and above.  The classes are very "hands on," and every student works in every class.  You learn to act by acting, not reading about it!  It's also a lot more fun!  Here's what we offer . .

Ongoing Classes:

Improv Class - every Tuesday, 7:30 - 10:00 pm.  Improvisation is a skill every actor needs to have. Join us for a fun time! You do not need any experience. $10 per class or $25/month if paid by PayPal. Contact Charlie to enroll.

Advanced Scene Study - This class is open only to those who have taken the Mosaic Acting and/or the Uta Hagen classes, or by special permission from Charlie..

Other Classes and Events:

The Mosaic Acting System - Developed by my dear friend the late Jeremy Whelan, this is my "Master Class,"  and some of it's techniques are incorporated into all my other classes.  The Mosaic Acting System is usually presented as a weekend intensive, although I occasionally do it as an eight week class with a showcase at the end.  It's also the most fun an actor can have!

Acting for Camera Technique - What works on stage doesn't necessarily work in front of the camera.  In this class we focus on the differences between acting for the stage and acting for the camera - finding the light, hitting the mark, working the close-up and more.  The students say,"It's just like being on the set." 

Alpha Cold-reading Technique - Again, auditioning for a movie or TV show is very different than auditioning for stage.  For example, I've had dozens and dozens of movie and TV auditions, and I've never once been asked to do a monologue.  It just isn't the way it's done.  The key to working in movies and TV is to become a good cold reader.  I'll teach you how.

 Auditioning for Commercials Technique - Commercials aren't always artistically satisfying, but where else can you work for one day and make $20,000, unless you are a star?  Landing a national commercial can do that for you, but again, it's all in the audition process, and that's what we cover in this class.

A Challenge for the Actor - This ten week class is based on the Ten Objective Exercises from Uta Hagen's wonderful books "Respect For Acting" and "A Challenge For The Actor."  It is usually held only once per year.

Advanced Character Technique • (Currently on hiatus) Charlie Holliday conducts this challenging class, held one  evening per week from 7:00 to 10 PM.  We work mostly on two-person scenes using the techniques of the Mosaic Acting System and the teachings of Uta Hagen. We prefer that you have taken one or both of these classes prior to enrollment. • The class will works in four week cycles, and will be scheduled whenever there are a minimum of 8 students ready to enroll. 


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The Mosaic Acting Academy 
(Voted Sacramento's Outstanding Training Resource for Actors) 
presents 
THE MOSAIC ACTING SYSTEM WEEKEND INTENSIVE
"Emotionology and the Whelan Recording Technique"
WHEN: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
JUNE 22 & JUNE 23
MOSAIC ACTING ACADEMY
Rancho Cordova 
(directions on receipt of deposit) 
 
I've been acting and directing for over forty years, and I've never found anything as easy and effective, or as much fun to work with as The MOSAIC ACTING SYSTEM.  It is the only acting system in the world that takes advantage of the fantastic advances made in general education through the application of a Learning Styles paradigm. I've taught and trained instructors in London, Toronto, and cities in the USA, as well as presenting Mosaic Acting to schools and teachers from middle-school to the University level, including the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The Whelan Recording Technique is the perfect Whole Brain teaching/learning technique. Character, relationship, emotional base and line memorization are achieved with ease and speed never before experienced.
While emotions are the very core of the actors art, there has never been a program until EMOTIONOLOGY that provided the tools for actors to study them in an objective and systematic fashion MAS provides that and more.
 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
This class is appropriate for High School age and above, and actors at all levels of experience. Tuition is $350 and includes a copy of "Mosaic Acting System" ($50 discount if you have the book) (Prior Mosaic students may repeat for $200, space permitting.) Pre-registration required and only 12 students will be accepted. Directors and credentialed teachers may attend as non-working observers for $200. (Includes book.) To register now with your credit card or PayPal Account (3% surcharge) click below

MAS
Or call Charlie at 916-588-2699 for other payment options.