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Summer Camps

Summer Camps

 

Check out all our great camps!


Ages 12-Adult
(4 Hours) April 22, 2017
Sat. 9am-1pm

Instructor: Dale Walsh
Behind the Scenes will give students a chance to learn the art of technical theatre. Topics to be covered include design and operation of lighting and sound systems, set design and construction, special effects, and stage management. Classes will take place in real working theaters and will include hands-on-experience. Learn what goes on behind the curtain – this class is a must for aspiring “techies” both for school drama activities as well as for upcoming Pied Piper Theatre productions.


Ages 15 - Adult
May 8-24
Mon./Wed. 6:30-8:30pm  

Instructor:  David Johnson

Do you want to be better at public speaking, nail a college or job interview or learn how to have the voice of a leading man or lady? If you answered yes to any of these then Speaking for Success is a must-take class! Utilizing the work of renowned voice teacher, Arthur Lessac, students will develop the natural musicality to their voices as well as discover the healthiest way to speak, project, enunciate, etc. Used by famous actors such as Faye Dunaway, Jim Parsons, and Frank Langella, the Lessac work is the key to finding your own unique voice.


Ages 5-7
(3 Weeks) May 9-25
Tue. & Thu. 5:30-6:30pm

Do you provide mom and dad with lots of entertainment at home? Then bring your imagination and explore your talents in this magical adventure into acting. Theatre games and improvisation provide a wealth of new acting skills and self-confidence to budding actors!


Ages 8-12
(3 Weeks) May 9-25
Tue. & Thu. 6:30-7:30pm

Got the acting bug? While perhaps not as easy as accomplished actors make it seem, acting builds on techniques that you can learn and practice. In the Acting and Improvisation class, you will learn many techniques so important to auditioning and developing not only your acting abilities, but your self-confidence. This is your chance to explore audition basics, warm-up routines, script work, improvisation, scene study and character study. Action!


Ages 12-Adult
(5 Weeks) May 15-June 19 (No class May 29)
Mon. 7:00 - 8:00 pm
As with any instrument, the human voice sings the sweetest notes with proper training. If your instrument could use some fine tuning, join this class to work on proper voice technique. All levels of experience are welcome. Class size is limited so register early!


Ages 8-14
June 19-23
Mon. - Fri. 10am-1pm

Instructor:  Cheryl Miehl

The Gelli Plate is a tool that encourages play!  Join us as you learn to create amazing prints loaded with layers of color and design.  Prints can be just one layer, or have layer after layer building up the pattern and color to create 1-of-a-kind papers! We will explore printing many colors in a single “pull” of the plate, layering colors one “pull” at a time to build unique and interesting designs. We will use commercial stencils, and also learn to make our own stencils for more personalized designs. We will discuss color theory and composition, and use everyday objects to create textures. Lastly we will explore ways to hand color a finished print, and ways to use “junk” prints for other mixed media projects. The possibilities are endless with this versatile printmaking technique!

Camp fee includes $30.00 supply fee.


Ages 5-7
(1 Week) June 19-23
Mon.-Fri. 5-6pm

Do you provide mom and dad with lots of entertainment at home? Then bring your imagination and explore your talents in this magical adventure into acting. Theatre games and improvisation provide a wealth of new acting skills and self-confidence to budding actors!


Ages 10-15
June 19-23
Mon. - Fri. 6:30-9pm

Instructor: Jacqueline Penders

Join us for five evenings in the Center’s art studio as we paint a beautiful series of paving stones that will be incorporated into an outdoor art installation near the grounds of the Manassas Museum. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to contribute to the “Artful Manassas” public art initiative.

Camp fee includes $30.00 supply fee.


Age 13 – Adult
June 19-23
Fri. 7-9pm

Instructor: Suhail Mir

Do you know the basic functions of your camera, but want to bring the “wow” factor to your photos? Improve your skills through 5 consecutive nights with an expert. We will focus on using composition and lighting to capture more compelling images, and help you transition away from using automatic camera settings and move into the creative use of manual mode. We will gain practice with guided photo walks around town, then learn to take better photos through hands-on tutorials in the Center's computer lab. Please bring your DSLR camera to class. Enrollment limited to 8 students.

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Age 8-12
(2 weeks) June 26-July 7;  no camp 7/4
Mon. - Fri. 9am-3:30pm

The curtain is rising on this exciting dramatic and musical theatre workshop.  Join professional guest artists and teachers in a theatre arts adventure through theatre games, drama, acting techniques, mime, scene study, and improvisation.  Morning sessions in dance, music, voice, musical theatre, and theatre combat add a variety of skills essential to the young actor. The afternoon session features a musical theatrical performance workshop.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in all elements of the production from character development to creating sets, props, makeup, and costumes.  Friends and family are welcome to attend the performance on the final afternoon.