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June 24-28
Mon-Fri      6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Emily Thomson

Great illustrators masterfully bend realism to suit their visual storytelling and capture the reader’s imagination. Learn techniques, tips and tricks from published children’s book illustrator Emily Thomson. Topics will include the use of thumbnail sketches, creation of polished line drawings, inking and hand coloring techniques. You will take away a better understanding of how to convey a character’s personality and develop your own style. Bring some of your favorite animal or human photographs to use as visual references; we will have more for your choosing, too. Materials will be provided via supply fee. Register by June 16 to avoid $15 late fee.

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Course fee includes tuition and $25.00 supply fee.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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Ages 5-7
July 1-12
M-F 10:00am - 12:30pm

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.

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Ages 13-Adult
July 1-3, 5
Mon-Wed, Fri     6:30pm-9pm ; No class 7/4

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

What’s behind Manga & Anime? Why are these art forms so popular? We will look at Japanese cartooning, learn a bit about the history and techniques, and apply our skills in making creative and original Japanese frame-boards. Register by June 23 to avoid $15 late fee.

Course fee includes $15 Supply fee.

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Ages 9-14
July 8-12
Mon-Fri     10am-2pm

Instructor: Lydia Bratton

Imagine creating your very own handmade book inspired by materials, techniques and traditions that date back to ancient Chinese and Egyptian times! We will take a look at some of the earliest surviving inscriptions for idea development.  Students may choose a favorite proverb or write an original expression of truth, then illustrate the concept through a series of bound pages. The construction of these books will consist of natural and modern bookmaking materials, and could include parchment, leather, wood and even clay. Amazing lifetime keepsakes! Register by June 30 to avoid $25 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

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Ages 13- Adult
July 8 - 12
Mon - Fri     10am-1pm

Instructor: Martin Cervantez

Step into the 3rd dimension as renowned artist Martin Cervantez leads students through the multi-faceted process of making art from found objects and non-traditional media. Explorations of composition, rhythm, texture, and depth will combine with the engineering of assembly and attachment utilizing the instructor’s fascinating collection of components. All materials will be provided via supply fee.  Register by June 30 to avoid $20 late fee.

Camp fee includes $25.00 Supply fee.

Artist Martin Cervantez is a former Artist in Residence at the U.S. Army Center of Military History where he was responsible for capturing the Army's story on paper and canvas. Current artwork transitions to dynamic abstract creations in two and three dimensions.  This summer Martin shares his passion for visual expression in two sessions at Windy Knoll, providing a vivid introduction to the elements of design through abstraction. These programs are excellent for portfolio development, or just for the joy of creating art with the instructor’s guidance.
See also Martin's second abstract art class
Painting - Mind, Body & Spririt.

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Age 8-15
(2 weeks) July 8-19
M - F 1:30-5pm

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 final performances on Friday, July 19 at 5:30pm.  All students must be available for the final performance.

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Age Teen - Adult
(3 weeks) July 8-26
M-Th 6-8pm

Actors – bring your inner Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes sleuthing skills to this three-week interactive production where mystery, mayhem, and intrigue all add up to a prescription for murder.  With nerve rattling suspense, chills, thrills, alibis and spine tingling plot twists, don’t tell anyone “whodunit”…and keep the audience guessing! Dessert’s on us during the culminating public *performance on Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm at the Kellar Family Theater.

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