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Summer Camps

Summer Camps

 

Check out all our great camps!


Ages 5-8
June 10-14
M-F 10am-1pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Calling all future comic books artists and animators – Improve your ability to design characters and bring them to colorful life in hand-drawn comic format, using high quality cartooning art media! Let’s have fun and work step-by-step to tell a story in pictures. Register by June 2 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Training and Performing all in one camp!

Age 8-12
(2 Weeks) June 17-28
Mon-Fri   9am-3:30pm

The curtain is rising on this exciting dramatic and musical theatre workshop. Hone your acting skills and 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, stage make-up and much more add a variety of skills essential to a 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 props, makeup, and costumes. Bring all of your friends and family to this outstanding performance on the final afternoon.


Ages 7-12
June 17-21
Mon-Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Manga style drawing and Anime art forms fascinate and inspire a huge fan base. This camp will introduce the history, influences and hand-drawing techniques of Japanese cartooning to young Manga enthusiasts. Register by June 9 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


June 18-20
Tue, Wed, Thu     10am - 2pm

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 made in just one layer, or through multiple layers where overlapping patterns create 1-of-a-kind papers! We will explore printing many colors in a single “pull” of the plate, or layer colors one “pull” at a time to build unique and interesting designs. We will use commercial stencils, and learn to make our own stencils for more personalized graphics. Color theory and composition will be discussed, and everyday objects will be used to create textures. Learn techniques to hand color finished prints and discover ways to use “junk” prints for other mixed media projects. We will generate a lot of art in three short days - the possibilities are endless with this versatile printmaking experience! Register by June 9 to avoid $20 late fee.

Course fee includes $20.00 Supply Fee.


Ages 5-10
June 24-28
Mon-Fri     10am-1pm

Instructor: Annaliess Trommatter

Are you a budding artist filling page after page with drawings? Join this studio art camp and play with materials and techniques that will expand your creativity in two and three-dimensional projects. Discover your own creative power as you learn about the wonderful elements of design: Line, Shape, Form, Value, Space, Texture, Color. Register by June 16 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Ages 13-18
June 24-28
Mon-Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Nicole Osborne

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own animated gifs? Edit sound to go along with your animations? Then this week of camp is perfect for you! We will be learning how to use an assortment of software platforms to create our own short animations. We will talk about best practices within the industry. This is a great beginner course for anyone wanting to get started with animation. Class limited to 8 students. Register by June 16 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Ages 8-14
June 24 - 28
Mon - Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Creative nature lovers - join us for a unique experience in the beautiful studios at Windy Knoll Farm! This week-long camp is about making art from our surroundings, incorporating organic elements as creative tools and materials. Combining components such as leaves, twigs, and stones with traditional art media, we will apply a variety of techniques to create clay nature prints, glass-like paintings, natural sculptures, and more. Let’s push the boundaries of what art is and how we perceive ourselves in our earthly habitat. Register by June 16 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Age 8-18
(3 weeks) July 1 - 19
Mon. - Fri. 9am-3pm rehearsals - Performance 7/19 @ 7pm 

Sign up today! Pied Piper Theatre presents an exciting 3-week intensive production of Disney’s Frozen, Jr. at Gar-Field High School. Rehearsals are scheduled Mondays-Fridays 7/1-7/19 from 9am-3pm.  Actors should plan to be available for all rehearsals and for the final performance on Friday, 7/19 at 7pm.

Newly released, this wonderful production provides the opportunity to experience the kingdom of Arrendale with Elsa & Anna.  All of the delightful mixture of characters from Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf to the hidden folks of the woods makes this both an entertaining and educational experience for all ages.  Sign up today to be a part of this amazing musical based on the Disney film.  (Pied Piper Theatre’s production of Disney’s Frozen, Jr. with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez and book by Jennifer Lee is based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee.  It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com)


July 1-3, 5
Mon-Wed, Fri     10am-2pm ; No class 7/4

Instructor: Michelle Ciancarelli

Combine composition with color theory to learn how the two work together for successful artwork. Learn painting techniques for texture and depth. This course will provide an in-depth introduction to color theory and invite students to think about composition not just in terms of form and value but also regarding color. As there is no one ‘right way’ to paint, we will actively explore a variety of ways to begin and develop a painting, through hands-on investigation of concepts and techniques that these processes entail: tonal (under)painting, block-out (under)painting, wash, direct painting, layering, dry-brushing, blending, texturing, etc. Class is suitable for beginners to experienced painters as challenges will be individualized. No previous experience is required! Pack a lunch or snack each day. Register by June 23 to avoid $20 late fee.

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Course fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Ages 12-16
July 1-3, 5
Mon-Wed, Fri     10am-12pm ; No class 7/4

Instructor: Suhail Mir

Middle school & teen photography lovers - Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from expert photographer Suhail Mir. He has designed a course to teach you how to capture that “great shot”, tell a story through images, and express yourself through photographs. Class topics will include common mistakes, rules of composition, storytelling, leading lines, repeating patterns, creative angles, shapes and lighting. Students must bring their own digital cameras to every class. (Phone and tablet cameras are acceptable, too.) Register by June 23 to avoid $10 late fee.