Twenty classes to choose from!
CARTOONING! Explore methods of creating your own cartoon characters. You will learn to understand simple concepts from what makes a hero or a villain to what is funny or serious. At the end of the class you will have your own cast of characters for you to imagine your own story.
DRAWING! In Drawing Class we will learn how to make our pictures look 3-dimensional, how to draw people and how to show light, shadow and action. This is not a cartooning class.
JEWELRY MAKING! Here’s your chance to create original beads, bracelets, pendants and pins, along with a jewelry bar to display them all. You will have fun making your wearable art with materials like glass, clay, leather, hemp and wire.
OIL PAINTING! By combining oil paint, charcoal drawing and a secret solution, you will explore natural form in creating still-life and landscape paintings. Working in transparent layers, this painting process allows you to produce vibrant colors and striking painted surfaces.
PAPERMAKING! After making your own hand-made sheets of paper, you will have the opportunity to create a variety of projects, including journal covers with hand-sewn binding, greeting cards, beads and bookmarks. Hand-made paper can also be cast to create decorative bowls or used to make unique paper “paintings.”
TEXTILES! We will make art to hang on the wall, stuff for a pillow and even to wear. We will use both traditional and fun new techniques to dye, paint, print and otherwise make art on and with cloth. Learn creative ways to customize fabric and even design your own.
WATERCOLOR PAINTING! Express yourself with color while learning many methods of painting with pigment and water. Experimental processes will add to the fun when water does the work! Organic form will lead experiences in creating visual awareness.
COMPUTER ANIMATION! If you already know Photoshop, you’ll be ready for an adventure into the world of 2-D computer animation! You’ll use After Effects software to create motion graphics to add fl air to your visual art.
COMPUTER GRAPHICS! With the help of Photoshop, you’ll manipulate photos in a fun, funky way. You’ll use color and graphics to create a presentation of your own artistic design.
DANCE AND DRAMA
BACKSTAGE PASS: THEATER TECHNOLOGY 101! In this class, you’ll learn exactly how Theater technicians put together amazing shows using intelligent moving lights, sound reinforcement, sets and props to bring audiences into the action on stage. We’ll also dive into some theater etiquette, superstitions and history…but mostly we’ll be
playing with really expensive toys!
CREATIVE DANCE! Explore different dance forms and what makes each form’s expression unique. Work on basic dance movements, choreographing your own movements and collaborating with others while dancing. You will learn and help create dances to be performed in the Friday showcase.
THEATRE! “Improv, Character Analysis and Development” Learn basic improvisation techniques and how they can lead to character development. You will discover how to analyze and “color” a monologue to develop emotional context for each line. In addition, method acting will be introduced.
CHOIR SHOWCASE! Come sing with us and prepare for a showcase performance with different styles of music: show choir, vocal jazz and traditional choral music! Performance techniques, choreography, scat singing and listening to professional artists will also be included in the week. Fun for everyone!
CONCERT BAND! If you have at least two years of experience playing your instrument, you can join the Arts Adventure Band. Bring your own instrument and learn popular tunes, movie themes and marches as well as traditional concert band music. Friday night we will treat the audience to our best numbers.
COMPUTER MUSIC! Discover how to write and arrange music using Finale 08 software. Projects will range from easy to advanced, depending on your experience.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY! Experience fun and creative ways to capture your life and the world around you with your digital camera. Your favorite photos will be displayed at the end of the week. Get ready to have fun with photography! A digital camera is required.
STOP-MOTION VIDEO! Ever wonder how the exciting world of stop-motion animation works? Then this is the class for you. Campers will learn several stop-motion techniques and will create a class project by the end of the week.
VIDEO PRODUCTION I! (BEGINNING) You’ll make a video from “A” to “Z” starting with creating a storyboard, scouting for shooting locations, camera composition and set up, acting and shooting the video. You’ll finish with editing and adding music, titles and credits.
CREATIVE WRITING! Each class will cover: 1/2 Journaling to the Center of the Self — unique ways to do this through a combination of writing and visual art, and 1/2 Writing Fabulous Fiction — study and practice writing all the parts that make up a terrific story!