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SUMMER ARTS FOR YOUTH

Summer Arts for Youth

We are back in our studios and on our stages, and we can’t wait to have you here with us this summer! Summer Arts for Youth include high-quality, community-driven programs from Athens Community Music School and Tantrum Theater as well as medium-specific, exploratory offerings in Art + Design. Across our different programs, elementary and middle-school students work alongside practicing artists and performers from our university community to develop and realize their ideas and their potential.

Our faculty develop curriculum with different age groups and experience levels in mind, please see course details for eligibility and individual course schedules.

Lunch is not provided, please send a non-refrigerated lunch and beverage for your child.

Please note: Health and safety requirements for Ohio University students and visitors have recently changed. Per CDC guidance, masks will not be required in campus spaces while Athens County transmission rates remain low. Up-to-date safety protocols may always be found at www.ohio.edu/coronavirus/protocol.

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS

JUNE 13–17, 2022

Tantrum Theater Drama Camp: Ages 10–14

This program develops fundamental performance skills in presence, voice, movement, and creative expression. We use improvisation, theater games, and acting methods to develop story, build a character, and produce a show. The program cultivates self-expression, imagination, creativity, and collaboration. Each session culminates in an informal performance open to the public

Details: Courses run 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in Kantner Hall, Studio 308
Program Fee: $225.00

JULY 5–8, 2022

Drawing for Animation: Ages 10–14

This four-day program is not your average drawing class. Students build observational drawing skills and bring their work to life through stop-motion animation! Students learn to create narrative content while focusing on expressive gesture, linework, shading, and perspective, and learn the digital tools needed for editing and animation.

Details: Courses run 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in Seigfred Hall, Room 407
Program Fee: $180.00

JULY 11–15, 2022

Metamorphosis: Character Design and Costume Creation

This interdisciplinary program for students aged 10–14 combines elements of storytelling and character design with the hands-on skills to make three-dimensional wearable pieces. Students develop a character and storyboard and explore techniques such as hand and machine sewing and wire sculpture to bring their characters to life! There will be a student-devised final presentation of the pieces on Friday afternoon.

Details: Courses run 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in Seigfred Hall
Program Fee: $225.00

Athens Community Music School Summer Music Week: Session 1

We'll be singing, playing music, doing yoga, learning more about Spanish from Latin American music, and much more! Students aged 6–13 are eligible and will be grouped by age, except for piano instruction which will be scheduled based on experience level.

Details: Courses run 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in Glidden Hall
Program Fee: $150.00 + $10.00 registration fee per student

JULY 18–22, 2022

Athens Community Music School Summer Music Week: Session 2

We'll be singing, playing music, doing yoga, learning more about Spanish from Latin American music, and much more! Students aged 6–13 are eligible and will be grouped by age, except for piano instruction which will be scheduled based on experience level.

Details: Courses run 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in Glidden Hall
Program Fee: $150.00 + $10.00 registration fee per student