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Animation

Learn to make art that moves! In this class, campers will learn to use a variety of techniques to make visually interesting animated art. We will make animation projects including flipbooks, thaumatropes, and zoetropes that are all early forms of animation. We will then move on to create gifs and longer projects using iStopmotion, and a variety of other iPad apps. Campers will edit their pieces and add sound. Using modeling clay, whiteboards, found objects, and art materials, students will create characters, stories, and sets to make inventive, one-of-a-kind animation. No prior experience necessary. All equipment provided.

Weeks
Grades
6th-8th

Week 4: July 8-12

Week 5: July 15-19

Week 6: July 22-26

Price
$500

Drawing & Paint

Have you ever wanted to create an accurate drawing from observation? In this course, campers will be introduced to the basic principles of drawing and painting. They will build their skills of observation while learning how to employ line, shape, perspective, proportion, value, and color in their compositions. This course will introduce campers to a variety of drawing and painting media ranging from graphite and charcoal to mixed media collage.

Weeks
Grades
6th-8th

Week 4: July 8-12

Week 5: July 15-19

Week 6: July 22-26

Price
$500

East Coast Swing

In this course campers will be introduced to the wonderful world of swing dance. This is a class for all skill levels of dance. We will begin by learning the Charleston and solo jazz to get the rhythm and movement of swing. From there we will progress to an introduction of East Coast Swing. Campers will gain an understanding of the framework for all partner dance forms; the basics of lead and follow; and how to improvise to music with a partner. Partner dancing teaches important communication skills, builds empathy, and reinforces the value of teamwork. Campers will be moving their bodies and practicing important life skills. There is certain to be lots of joy, laughter, and cardio along with a promise to provide clear instruction for all levels of ability. Sign up and discover why swing dancers are some of the happiest people on Earth!

Weeks
Grades
6th-8th

Week 4: July 8-12

Week 5: July 15-19

Week 6: July 22-26

Price
$500

Whether an aspiring dancer or more experienced, hip hop and modern dance camp will have campers dancing like today's hottest celebrities and choreographers. In addition to learning a full performance piece, campers will work on elements of hip hop and modern dance such as breaking, popping and locking, freestyle, street style, and more.  If they're looking to have fun, stay fit, and keep moving to the beat, they won't want to miss hip hop and modern.

Weeks
Grades
6th-8th

Week 4: July 8-12

Week 5: July 15-19

Week 6: July 22-26

Price
$500

Hip Hop & Modern

Weeks  

Week 7: July 29-Aug 2

6th-8th
Grades
$500
Price

Photographer Bootcamp

This class is designed for both new and experienced photographers who want to build their technical knowledge and create a portfolio of diverse photographic art. This class is a hands-on crash course covering the fundamental techniques of analog and digital photography. Campers will use handmade pinhole cameras as an introduction to the darkroom before moving on to 35 mm film cameras. In addition to making black and white enlargements in the darkroom, campers will digitize these negatives as the starting point for understanding the editing capabilities of Photoshop. Using their own digital cameras, participants will undertake a series of projects using both manual and automated shooting modes. Shooting technique, managing images, editing work, and layout design with Photoshop will all be covered in this weeklong intensive.

Weeks
Grades
6th-8th

Week 4: July 8-12

Week 5: July 15-19

Week 6: July 22-26

Price
$500