Chris Carson

Chris C.

Mesa, AZ

Lesson Details

Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Learn how to draw on your own feelings and experiences to make the roles you play come alive for you, and consequently, for the audience as well. Use the space around you to add dimension to your characters, and learn the importance of dramatic and comedic timing.
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About

Chris delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2002

I have a B.A. in English and over 20 years of professional writing and computer experience, including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and many other software applications, which I taught at a paralegal school. I have studied acting and improvisation and performed in both community theater and professionally, as well as on film. I have also studied art, with an emphasis on drawing and acrylic painting. I have converted many of my drawings to woodburnings, which have won awards at the Arizona State Fair. In addition, I have been crocheting and working with needlecrafts since the age of 12. I am very easy-going with a great sense of humor, which I believe is essential in order to make learning more enjoyable and memorable.

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Experience

Freelance Writing and Editing
Jan 2000 - Present
Sunshine Author Services

Researched, wrote, and edited website copy, non-fiction articles, e-books, handbooks, manuals, brochures, newsletters, blogs, press releases, scripts, screenplays, and letters to client specifications on wide-ranging fiction and non-fiction topics including real estate, health, legal, and financial matters. Tasks included compiling data, interviewing, and note-taking; taking photographs for publication alongside written articles; business writing, copywriting, desktop publishing, and data organization. Assisted authors through comprehensive editing and proofreading of their text; formatting text for publication; writing blurb for back of book; assisting with author photo selection and bio; designing and publishing author websites; and setting up print-on-demand accounts.

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Personal Assistant
Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
Fletcher Music Centers

Taught music to senior citizens

Adjunct Instructor
Jan 2010 - May 2010
Everest College

Taught Basic English and English Composition

Volunteer Board Member Position
Feb 2006 - Feb 2007
Mesa Encore Theatre

Served as Recording Secretary, Historian, and Publicity Chair. Sorted and organized over 20 years’ worth of meeting minutes and put together a handbook consisting of over 100 pages of information to assist Board members and others in all aspects of theater management, including fundraising, publicity, marketing, and play production. Single-handedly cleaned and organized costume room, tools, props, and filing system. Assisted in fundraising, marketing, and publicity. Researched grant opportunities and assisted in application process. Took publicity photos for productions.

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Adjunct Instructor
Sep 2002 - Mar 2004
Phoenix Career College

Wrote text and course material for and taught “Software and Legal Applications” course. Taught “Intro to Paralegal Studies” and “Interviewing and Investigation” courses.

Daffodil, the Miller's Daughter
Feb 1992 - Apr 1994
Arizona Renaissance Festival

Portrayed a "street character," which required improvisational acting skills as well as the ability to properly use 17th century English; e.g., "thee, thou, thy"

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English
Aug 1998 - Dec 2002
Arizona State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Rising Star Award
Mar 2016
Fletcher Music Centers
Membership
Nov 2010
National Association of Professional Women
Who's Who Among Professional Women in Writing and Publishing "Honors Edition"
Mar 2006
Manchester Who's Who
Citizen Leadership Certificate of Achievement
Feb 2003
City of Apache Junction
Membership
Aug 2001
National Scholars Honor Society
Membership in Tau Gamma Chapter
Nov 2000
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society

Photos & Videos

Creative Crochet Tips:  Sculpture
How to Crochet:  Pattern Abbreviations
Creative Crochet Tips:  Practical Pieces
Creative Crochet Tips:  Getting Ideas
How to Crochet:  Making a Triangle
How to Crochet:  Following a Pattern
Creative Crochet Tips:  Latch Hook Stitches
Creative Crochet Tips:  Realism
Creative Crochet:  Combining Patterns
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