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Summer Camps

Summer Camps

 

Check out all our great camps!


Ages 5-8
June 11-15
Mon. - Fri. 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.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Ages 13-18
June 12 - 14
Tues., Wed. & Thur. 10am - 1pm

Instructor: Cheryl Miehl

Visual art journaling is an exciting frontier for self-expression. The art form combines art and words, providing a place to access creative energy, stretch image-making capabilities and explore techniques, tools and processes to create very personalized artwork. Artists will experiment with graphite, colored pencil, caran d’ache crayons, paint, collage and printmaking techniques to learn the basic skills of art journaling. Visual Art Journals emphasize the use of color (lots of color!), texture, shape, line and image. No previous artistic experience required as there are no rules, just self-expression!

Course fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Age 8-12
(2 weeks) June 18-29
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 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 props, makeup, and costumes.  Bring all of your friends and family to this outstanding performance on the final afternoon.


Ages 5-7
(2 weeks) June 18-29
Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-12pm

For a recipe of fun add a dash of fantasy, a pinch of adventure, and sprinkle liberally with fairy dust for this magical journey into musical theatre for ages 5-7.  Footlights & Fairy Tales introduces the young actor to basic performing skills through movement, music, and imagination.  Children have fun acting out a simple play based on a childhood tale or short story.  Family and friends are invited to a performance on the last day of this two week acting adventure.


Ages 8-14
June 18 - 22
Mon. - Fri. 10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Frank Lloyd Wright became a great architect by using his love of nature’s colors and shapes in his ground-breaking designs. This unique camp will take place at Windy Knoll Farm in Nokesville. Students will learn about Wright’s life and vision as they directly experience the powerful inspiration of the natural world. Art activities will explore the hidden geometric shapes within nature and various works of art. Experimenting with different art media, students will learn to illustrate 3–D forms, depicting objects in proportion. The incorporation of symmetry, asymmetry and pattern will be studied and applied to both architectural and abstract forms of art.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.


Ages 5-7
(1 week) June 18-22
Mon.-Fri. 10am-12:30pm

The Black Panther, Spider Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl - let your child’s imagination run wild with this thrilling week long camp of heroes and heroines. Each day your child will embark into new and exciting adventures while developing skills in drama, music, and dance.  Campers will help create their favorite characters and costume pieces or invent their own. So unleash that superhero and have some fun.  Family and friends will join us for an awesome adventure on the last day.  Performance at 12pm on 6/22.


Age 8-15
(2 weeks) June 18-29
Mon. - Fri. 1-4:30pm

Musical theatre hits the stage in this premiere program at the Kellar Theater.  Drama, music and dance come together as students work on an entertaining new musical production.  Participating young actors will showcase their talents with a final performance on Friday, June 29 at 5:30pm.  All students must be available for the final performance.


Ages 15 & up
June 18 - 22
Mon.-Fri. 6:30-9pm

Instructor: Mike Flynn
This class is designed for students (beginner to intermediate) who want to explore the unique principles of watercolor: transparency, speed, spontaneity.   Classes will emphasize and demonstrate brush work, color mixing, wash techniques, value patterns, design layout and composition. We will discover “technical tricks” with different tools: palette knives, butter knife, razor blade, plastic credit cards, and learn to make corrections by lifting out, washing out and sponging out already painted surfaces. Class may be taken multiple times; subject matter will vary among a variety of landscapes, seascapes, florals and still-life. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

Course Fee includes $12.00 paper supply fee.


Ages 8-14
June 19-21
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!

Camp fee includes $25.00 supply fee.


Ages 5-10
June 25 - 29
Mon.-Fri. 10am-1pm

Instructor: TBA

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.

Camp fee includes $25.00 supply fee.