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Published: March 28, 2018 Author: Staff reports

The Ohio University College of Fine Arts announces a comprehensive list of 13 summer community arts programs designed to accommodate an inclusive community of participants at a variety of ages and skill levels. Some established and some brand new, these hands-on experiences are hosted in the facilities of the Schools of Music, Art + Design, Dance, Film, and Theater in the Athens area, from May 29–July 27.

Registration is now open for the OHIO Summer Arts programs including in-residence, day camps and workshops in acting, dance, film, music and the visual arts, all taught by professionals.

Established community programs like the Summer Music Camp with the Athens Community Music School (ACMS) as well as workshops that have been around for a few years like Tantrum Theater’s youth theater camps, and the Dance Division’s Summer Dance Intensive, exemplify the experiences that the College of Fine Arts builds on this year. New offerings include a mural design camp, a hand-made animation workshop and the “Broadway at OHIO” summer musical theater camp for aspiring high school theater artists.

The School of Music continues its long running set of programs, the Summer Band, Summer Piano and Summer String Camps, intensive and exciting experiences for aspiring musicians, ages 13-18, scheduled for June 17–23 in Glidden Hall.

A new offering for adult professionals this year is the “The Role of Arts in Community Wellness,” a three-day symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 17–19. Facilitator Rachel Clark welcomes guest lecturers Patty Mitchell, Susan Dlouhy, Katherine Ziff and Rebecca Vernoy. Open to educators and health professionals, graduate credit and continuing education unit (CEU) options are available.

A full list of summer programs and experiences below:

Tantrum Kids Theater Camp (May 29–June 1)
10 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 8–13.
D.I.Y. Sock Art Doll (June 11–14)
6–8 p.m., all ages, accompanied children welcome.
OHIO Summer Band Camp (June 17–23)
All day, ages 13–18, with School of Music faculty.
OHIO Summer Piano Camp, featuring guest artist Joyce Yang (June 17–23)
All day, ages 13–18, with School of Music faculty.
OHIO Summer String Camp (June 17–23)
All day, ages 13–18 , with School of Music faculty.
Broadway At Ohio: Summer Musical Theater Camp (June 17–23 residential)
(Day Camp option: June 18–22) Ages 13–18, with Director Andrew Ryker.
Mural Design Program (June 17–23 residential)
(Day Camp option: June 18–22) Ages 13–18, with Instructor Barry O’Keefe. 
David Dorfman Summer Dance Institute (June 17–29)
Open to pre-professional and professional dancers ages 16 and older, with visiting artist: David Dorfman.
Tantrum Teens: Acting Bootcamp (July 2–July 6, not July 4)
10 a.m.–4 p.m., ages 13-18.
Watercolor Sketching On Strouds Run! (July 7, 14, 21)
9 a.m.–Noon, All ages, accompanied children welcome. Meets at Strouds Run State Park, with instructor Andrew Barger.
“Campfire Stories” Learn to Make an Animation! (July 9–13)
9 a.m.–3 p.m., ages 10–14, with instructor Jeremy Bessoff.
Symposium: The Role Of Arts In Community Wellness (July 17–19)
9 a.m.–3 p.m., open to educators and healthcare professionals
Summer Music Camp (July 23–27)
Day camp hours, for students entering first through eighth grades, with instructor Wendy Blackwood.

Explore and register: Registration deadlines vary for each camp and space is limited. Find out more information and access online registration: ohio.edu/finearts/summer.cfm

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