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Summer Arts for Youth

Summer Arts for Youth

Join us for a week (or three!) of creative exploration in the fine arts! 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 and Film. Across our different programs, elementary and middle-school students work alongside practicing artists and performers from our university community and beyond to develop and realize their ideas and their potential.

 

 

Schedule of Programs

 JUNE 5–9, 2023

Tantrum Theater Kids Drama Camp: Ages 7–9

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.
Program Fee: $225.00.

JUNE 12–16, 2023

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.
Program Fee: $225.00.

JUNE 26–30, 2023

Drawing and Narrative: DIY Comics: Ages 8–12

Students in this course bring a story to life through a series of narrative drawings and paintings. Pulling from their own interests, students focus on a familiar character to explore through visual art and storytelling, which culminates in making a personally-bound book.

Content is similar in both sections of this class so it is not recommended that a student take both.

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

JULY 3–7, 2023

Stop-Motion Animation: Ages 10–14

This program introduces students to modelling and sculpting for stop-motion animation. Students build observational modeling skills, and practice photography and digital skills to animate and bring their work to life! Students learn to create narrative content while focusing on the techniques needed to create expressive movement and gesture. Please note this course meets during the July 4 holiday.

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

Body Extensions: Wearable Art: Ages 10–14

In this interdisciplinary workshop, students use wire, fabric, paper, clay, and repurposed objects to create wearable sculptures and larger-than-life, human-art-fusions inspired by contemporary artists! Sculptures will be “activated” by students in brief performances at the end of the week. Please note this course meets during the July 4 holiday.

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

JULY 10–14, 2023

Drawing and Narrative: DIY Comics: Ages 10–14

Students in this course bring a story to life through a series of narrative drawings and paintings. Pulling from their own interests, students focus on a familiar character to explore through visual art and storytelling, which culminates in making a personally-bound book.

Content is similar in both sections of this class so it is not recommended that a student take both.

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 – WAITLIST ONLY

We'll be singing, playing music, doing yoga, learning more about Spanish from Latin American music, and much more! Students aged 5–13 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: $175.00

For more information about registration or details about summer programs, please email summerarts@ohio.edu.