Summer 2017 ArtsCamp at The ArtsCenter

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Table of COntents ABOUT ARTSCAMP...................3 Grades K-6 calendar..........4 Little Campers






Summer Youth workshops



More Youth Programs......15 GENERAL INFO........................16 July 3 MiniCAMP...................17 MEMBERSHIP INFO.................18 INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT........19 Early Registration Begins for Patron Members: Monday, January 23 Registration Opens for General Public: Monday, February 6 2

ArtsCenter Patron Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.


The ArtsCenter offers one-week and two-week camp programs with half-day and full-day options. Mix and match to fit your schedule and your camper’s interests. In all camps, instructors focus on skill development and encourage discovery of creative voice. We favor process over product, and self-expression over perfection. A low camper-instructor ratio provides a nurturing environment for exploring the creative process.

Camp sessions fill up very quickly – sign up as soon as possible to reserve your space!

CAMP PRICINg One-week camps (except week of July 5-7): $165 Public, $140 Patrons Week of July 5-7: $99 Public, $84 Patrons Two-week camps (except Ceramics B): $330 Public, $280 Patrons Ceramics B (includes week of July 5-7): $265 Public, $225 Patrons Register online at


Camp Calendar Little Campers (grades K-1)

6/12 • 6/16

rising grades K-6 ArtsFocus

(grades 2-6 unless otherwise noted) 9 AM-Noon Let’s Make a Play A (2 wks)

Patterns of the World

Cartooning & Comics A Beginning Sewing A (gr. 4-6)

Inspired by Sound

Ceramics A (2 weeks) Mixed Media Explorations A Handbuilding A Abstract Art A (gr. 4-6) Beginning Sewing B (gr. 2-3)

Drawing Techniques A

Fabric & Fiber Arts A Beg. Sewing C (gr. 2-3) Painting Techniques A (gr. 4-6)

Painting Techniques B

Intermediate Sewing A (gr. 3-6)

Ceramics B (2 weeks) Puppets & Masks A Hiphop Dance A Handbuilding B Digital Arts C (gr. 4-6) Darkroom Photo A (gr. 3-6)

6/19 Exploring Digital Arts A (gr. 4-6) • 6/23 Textured Art Beginning Knitting A (gr. 3-6)

6/26 • 6/30

1 PM-4 PM

Fabric & Fiber Arts B (gr. 2-4) Fiction Writing A (gr. 4-6) Digital Arts B (gr. 4-6)


July 3 MiniCamp

July 3 MiniCamp

July 3 MiniCamp

7/5 • 7/7

Color: Mixing & Matching

Contemporary Art A Elements of Acting A (gr. 2-4) Painting Techniques C (gr. 2-4) Creative Self Portraits (gr. 4-6) Digital Photo A (gr. 4-6)

Drawing Techniques B Improv Acting A (gr. 3-6) Mixed Media Collage Beginning Knitting B (gr. 3-6) Beginning Sewing D (gr. 4-6)

Let’s Make a Play B (2 wks) 3D Art:

7/10 Construction • 7/14 & Sculpture

Cartooning & Comics B Digital Photo B (gr. 4-6) Beginning Knitting C (gr. 3-6)


Ceramics C (2 weeks) Painting & Drawing Techniques A Intro to Dance A Handbuilding C Intermediate Sewing B (gr. 3-6) Darkroom Photo B (gr. 3-6)

ArtsCenter Patron Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

rising grades K-6 Little Campers (grades K-1)


(grades 2-6 unless otherwise noted) 9 AM-Noon

7/17 • 7/21

Art of Nature: Plants & Animals

7/24 • 7/28

Drawing & Painting with Shapes

Fabric & Fiber Art

Painting & Drawing Techniques B Hiphop Dance B Beat Making Basics A (gr. 4-6) Beginning Sewing E (gr. 2-3)

Drawing Techniques C

Ceramics D (2 weeks) Mixed Media Explorations B Hiphop Dance C Handbuilding D Beginning Sewing F (gr. 4-6)

Wearable Art A (gr. 4-6) Digital Photo C (gr. 2-4) Advanced Sewing A (gr. 4-6)

Hiphop Dance D Digital Arts D (gr. 4-6) Beginning Knitting E (gr. 3-6)

Let’s Make a Play C (2 wks)

8/7 • 8/11

Design with Paper

Painting & Drawing Nature Fabric & Fiber Arts D (gr. 4-6) Digital Photo D (gr. 2-4) Advanced Sewing B (gr. 4-6)

Mixed Media Explorations C

8/14 • 8/18

Water Based Media

1 PM-4 PM

Fabric & Fiber Arts C Abstract Art B (gr. 2-4) Beginning Knitting D (gr. 3-6) Darkroom Photo C (gr. 3-6)

Contemporary Art B

7/31 • 8/4

Camp Calendar

Beginning Knitting F (gr. 3-6) Fiction Writing B (gr. 4-6) Beginning Sewing I (gr. 2-3)

Cartooning & Comics C Elements of Acting B (gr. 2-4) Handbuilding E Beginning Sewing G (gr. 4-6) Painting Techniques D (gr. 4-6) Ceramics E (2 weeks) Puppets & Masks B Intro to Dance B Improv Acting B (gr. 3-6) Handbuilding F Digital Arts E (gr. 4-6) Beginning Sewing H (gr. 4-6) Drawing Techniques D Elements of Acting C (gr. 4-6) Painting Techniques E (gr. 2-4) Wearable Art B (gr. 2-4) Beat Making Basics B (gr. 4-6) Intermediate Sewing C (gr. 3-6) Darkroom Photo D (gr. 3-6)

Full Summer Youth Workshops schedule and descriptions can be found in the Summer Youth Workshops brochure and online at Register online at


little campers

for campers entering grades K-1

Little Campers are one-week camps designed to make our youngest campers feel right at home. Small classes, fabulous teachers, and arts activities based on a new creative theme each week allow for lots of exploration and imaginative play. Camps may include a combination of visual arts, music, movement, and drama, along with games and story times. Morning and afternoon sessions do not repeat content. Lunchtime supervision provided for all campers at no additional charge. Sessions are available 9:00 AM-Noon, 1:00-4:00 PM, or 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (see camp calendar for dates).

Patterns of the world This week we’ll learn how to create and utilize patterns in art. We will explore ways to produce consistent patterns using symbols and stamps. Shapes, colors, and sizes can interact to create unique patterns!

exploring textured art We’ll combine sensory play with artistic concepts to create masterpieces using textured materials. We’ll experiment with salt, sand, paper and more to create art that is soft, spiky, squishy, or sticky!

Inspired by sound This week, we’re going to explore the many ways that art and sound can interact. We’ll design objects that make sound and create works of art that are influenced by the sounds we hear and the way sounds make us feel.

Color: mixing & matching Join us this week as we explore the colors of our world! We’ll learn about making a color wheel, mixing colors, and creating beautiful color schemes. We’ll use a variety of materials to brighten up our summer!


ArtsCenter Patron Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

for campers entering grades K-1

little campers

3d art: construction & sculpture We’ll make three-dimensional artwork out of moldable materials like clay or found objects such as recycled goods. Use your imagination to make your art come to life!

art of nature: Plants & animals This week we’ll make art using nature as our inspiration! We will do projects based on plants, animals, and landscapes, and we’ll also incorporate pieces of nature like leaves, rocks, or flowers into our art.

drawing & painting with shapes Shapes are an important building block of art, and this week we’re going to learn all about them! We’ll focus on individual shapes and then use them to piece together larger objects, like people or animals.

Fabric & Fiber art In this session we’ll use fabric and fiber to create wearable art. We’ll try simple sewing, weaving, fabric collage, or felting to develop hand-eye coordination and create projects we’re proud to show off!

Design with paper This week we’ll talk about the many uses of paper that reach far beyond just painting or drawing on it! Layering, tearing, and crumpling our paper will help us create beautiful works of art.

Water based media Join us this week as we explore the ways we can use water to make art. The way that water moves, dries, and is absorbed by different materials will lead us to exciting and creative results!

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for campers entering grades 2-6

ArtsFocus camps enable your camper to focus on their selected art forms. Offered in one-week and two-week sessions, these half-day camps can be mixed and matched to make a full day. Lunchtime supervision provided for all campers at no additional charge.

Ceramics (2 weeks) These camps are some of our most popular ones, so sign up early! Campers will learn handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques and how to finish their artwork with glazes. Original, kiln-fired pieces will be ready to take home at the end of each session.

Let’s Make a Play (2 weeks) The perfect session for the drama enthusiast! From casting to curtain calls, campers learn all aspects of staging a play, including set design and costuming. Pair with a Ceramics session for a fantastic two-week block.

Advanced Sewing (grades 4-6) These sessions are for campers who have already taken both Beginning and Intermediate Sewing, or have significant prior machine sewing experience. Campers should feel comfortable measuring and cutting fabric, threading a sewing machine, and winding a bobbin before enrolling in this session. Projects vary by week – see camp calendar for specific topics. Session A: Clothing Construction Session B: Quilted Pillows 8

ArtsCenter Patron Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

for campers entering grades 2-6


abstract art For the camper who is ready to loosen up and escape the confines of realistic images! Join us to paint and draw from your imagination. We’ll explore a variety of media in our quest to find a personal language of shapes, lines, symbols, and colors, while taking inspiration from historic trailblazers in abstract art. See specific weeks for age restrictions.

beat making basics (grades 4-6) Unlike traditional music, Beat Making doesn’t require being able to read music or play an instrument. Instead, campers learn the techniques of beat making through composition, sampling, and song writing using just a computer. The results are electronic dance music and hiphop songs, giving every voice a chance to be heard. No experience necessary.

Beginning Knitting (grades 3-6) This class is for those who have little or no experience with knitting, but an interest in exploring this exciting art form. Yarn, needles, and basic supplies will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own.

Beginning Sewing This camp is for those with little or no sewing experience. Learn how to operate a sewing machine, learn some hand stitching, and experiment with a variety of stitches. Simple projects may include a pillowcase, drawstring bag, stuffed toy, or other items as time permits. Fabric, patterns, and basic sewing kits will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. See specific weeks for age restrictions.

Cartooning & Comics Designed for the artist who wants to tell a story with text and images, this popular camp invites campers to explore cartoons, comic books, and graphic novels. Campers will try their hand at single panel cartoons, short comics, and caricatures. Register online at



for campers entering grades 2-6

Contemporary art In this camp, we’ll learn about modern perspectives on artistic creation! We will create orginal works both individually and collaboratively, inspired by the artists who have shaped contemprary art.

Creative Self portraits (grades 4-6) In this camp, we’ll talk about how to express our personal identity through portraits both realistic and symbolic. We’ll use materials like pencil, paint, collage, and found objects to share our favorite things about ourselves through art!

Darkroom photography (grades 3-6) In this class, campers will get hands-on experience with photography starting with composing and lighting an image. After taking photos, we head to the darkroom to learn the art of developing film and creating the final print. All materials (including cameras) will be provided.

Digital Photography This camp will cover photography basics such as framing, composition, and lighting, and also consider options for editing and enhancing photos. Please note: Campers must provide their own digital camera (not an iPod or iPhone) for this camp. See specific weeks for age restrictions. 10

ArtsCenter Patron Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

for campers entering grades 2-6


Elements of Acting This camp is for those who want to take their acting to the next level through a focus on movement, voice, and character development. We’ll animate our performances through a myriad of theatrical styles both physical and vocal. See specific weeks for age restrictions.

Fabric & Fiber Arts There are so many possibilities for art made with fabric and fiber! Students will learn a variety of styles that may include stitching, dyeing, weaving, fabric collage, and clothing modification. See specific weeks for age restrictions.

Fiction Writing (grades 4-6) In this camp we’ll look at the qualities shared by great short stories: strong characters, a sense of place and mood, as well as the spark of mystery or compelling action that engages your reader. Bring your wildest ideas to include in your very own short stories!

Intro to Digital arts (grades 4-6) Campers will take their imaginations into the digital realm using tools provided by Adobe Photoshop. We’ll gain skills in this powerful program to draw, scan, color, edit, and manipulate our images.

Intro to Dance We’ll explore movement and music through styles of dance in this camp. Each day, we’ll talk about a style of dance, like ballet, hip hop, jazz, or tap, and learn some of the fundamentals of each style. This is a great session for the camper who loves to move!

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for campers entering grades 2-6

Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture

Intermediate sewing (grades 3-6)

This camp focuses on handbuilding and sculpture techniques, giving campers the skills to create both decorative and functional pieces.

Learn the skills you’ll need for clothing construction and more in this camp. We will use a pattern to make simple items like clothing, a tote bag, or a purse. Fabric, patterns, and basic sewing kits will be provided. Some machine sewing experience required.

Note: In this camp, no wheelthrowing will be taught.

HipHop Dance One of our most popular camps, this camp is a great introduction to an exciting style of dance. Campers will learn basic steps and choreography while building confidence and skills in a fun, energetic environment. The final performance is a showcase of each camper’s best moves. Be prepared to sweat! 12

Mixed Media Explorations In this camp, we’ll try out lots of techniques such as acrylic painting, collaging, drawing, and layering. We’ll work with painting tools and everyday objects to learn how we can make art out of anything!

ArtsCenter Patron Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

for campers entering grades 2-6


Improv Acting (grades 3-6) In this high-energy session, we will learn the building blocks of improvisation while having fun! We’ll explore theatre through games, creative movement, and improv while using our imagination to create characters and develop stories as a team.

Painting & Drawing Techniques This camp is for students who want to try out lots of different media! We’ll combine the basics of drawing in pencil and charcoal with an introduction to painting techniques like color mixing and textures.

PAinting Techniques Whether your camper is a practiced painter or picking up a brush for the first time, this session is a great opportunity to develop new skills with paint. Campers will gain experience with acrylic and watercolor while increasing confidence and embracing their own personal expression. See specific weeks for age restrictions.

Puppets & Masks Art will come alive in this camp! From flat puppets and rod puppets to masks, young artists will get plenty of hands-on time to craft imaginative creatures from a wide variety of materials.

Wearable Art Campers will make finished projects they can wear in this session, such as jewelry, clothing, and accessories. We’ll upcycle our old clothing and other found objects to create fashionable and exciting wearable art!

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Summer Youth Workshops

rising grades 7-12

The ArtsCenter offers one-week, half-day workshops for middle and high school students in a variety of art forms. Mix and match morning and afternoon sessions to fit your schedule and interests. In all workshops, instructors focus on skill development and discovery of creative voice. We favor process over product, and self-expression over perfection. A low student-instructor ratio provides an encouraging environment for exploring the creative process.

Full Summer Youth Workshop schedule and descriptions can be found in the Summer Youth Workshops brochure and online at Adobe Photoshop • Hiphop Dance Improv Acting • Intro to Sewing • Fiction Writing Advanced Drawing • Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting • Intro to Watercolor Darkroom Photography • Digital Music Production ...and more! 14

ArtsCenter Patron Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

school year youth programs

teacher workday minicamps MiniCamps are arts workshops for grades K-5 held on CHCCS teacher workdays and select holidays. Half-day (9 AM-Noon or 1-4 PM) and full-day (9 AM-4 PM) programs are available. Each MiniCamp features several professional teaching artists and a variety of art forms. Upcoming projects and themes include Handbuilding, Drawing Techniques, Improv Acting, Creative Movement and more. Register online now for Winter/ Spring MiniCamps at Monday, January 16 Monday, January 23 Friday, March 24 Monday-Friday, March 27-31 (Spring Break) Monday, April 3

afterschool arts immersion AAI is an arts-based after-school program for grades K-5 designed for students who want to explore their artistic interests. A new artist residency every two weeks allows students to experience many different styles of art over the course of the school year. We offer full-time and part-time enrollment options, supervised homework time, and a healthy snack each day. Transportation is available from many area schools. The application for the 2017-2018 school year will be available at the beginning of June. Apply early to reserve your space!

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General info

ARTSCAMP STAFF Professional teaching artists lead all camps with the assistance of a dedicated corps of volunteer teen counselors. Full-time ArtsCenter staff lead our programs: our Youth Education Coordinator and Youth Education Assistant, along with three seasonal Assistant Managers. FAMILY SHARING & OPEN STUDIO The opportunity for campers to share their work with family and friends is an important aspect of our program. If possible, we encourage you to attend. Both Family Sharing and Open Studio are usually held during the last half-hour of camp on the final Friday of each session. LUNCH / SNACKS Each child attending the supervised lunch period must bring a lunch or buy a boxed lunch. The ArtsCenter offers boxed lunch through Amante Gourmet Pizza, which can be ordered daily or weekly. Daily lunch orders must be placed by 9 AM. The boxed lunch is $30 per week, or $6 per day. Amante lunches vary daily (a slice of cheese pizza on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, a sandwich on Tuesdays, and a choice of cheese quesadilla or hot dog on Thursdays). Lunches come with juice, an apple, and chips or dessert each day. Snacks will be sold for $1 during break times, but campers are encouraged to bring their own snacks.


ArtsCenter Patron Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.

general info EXTENDED SUPERVISION For parents who require child supervision beyond scheduled class time, we offer extended supervision periods: 7:30-9 AM for $20 a week (or $4 per day), and 4-5:30 PM for $20 a week (or $4 per day). You may register during the camp week for extended supervision; advance registration is not available. Additionally, supervision is provided at no charge from noon-1 PM for campers in both full-day and half-day programs. No registration is required for lunchtime, but all campers participating must bring or buy lunch. SCHOLARSHIPS The ArtsCenter is pleased to offer scholarships to families in need. A limited number of scholarships are available and are awarded based on financial need. We receive more applications than we can award, so please apply as soon as possible for consideration. Both full and partial scholarships are awarded based on extreme financial need and funding availability. Application process and form can be found online at For more information about ArtsCamp, please contact Jesse Hollars, Youth Education Coordinator, at or (919) 929-2787 x 204.

July 3 Minicamp

rising grades K-12

This summer, we’ll run on a modified schedule for the week of July 3-7. On Monday, July 3, we’ll offer a one-day MiniCamp for students entering grades K-12 to try out several art forms with our professional teaching artists. Students will be grouped with others of a similar age. Half day (9 AM-Noon OR 1-4 PM): $43 public, $36 Patrons Full day (9 AM-4 PM): $86 public, $72 Patrons (No camp Tuesday, July 4


Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7, will be a

shortened camp week)

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Become an ArtsCenter Patron level Member for a year of family and youth program discounts for only $15/month! ArtsCenter Patron Members receive first notice of ArtsCamp sessions, may register early before the general public, and receive a 15% discount on camp tuition! As a Member you also receive a 15% discount on performances and classes, as well as special Members Only promotions, events, and updates. Register for camps early, be the first to hear about your favorite artists coming to The ArtsCenter, and be first in line for registrations, tickets, and performance seating!

To become an ArtsCenter Member, renew your membership, or to give a one-time gift, visit Your gifts enhance quality arts education programs through schools in our region and provide scholarships to share the gift of the arts with youth. The ArtsCenter thanks the Nicholson Foundation, Triangle Community Foundation’s Send A Kid To Camp Program, and donors like you for supporting our scholarship program!


ArtsCenter Patron Members receive 15% off the cost of tuition.


These are three examples of the dozens of amazing working professional artists teaching ArtsCamp at The ArtsCenter every summer. Read bios of all our instructors at

River Takada-Capel (pictured) was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Carrboro, NC. River went to Haywood Community College for Professional Crafts in Textile Fibers, where she learned the many processes of textile design like weaving, screen printing, and hand dyeing with natural dyes, and continued to excel in her life-long passion for sewing. River is the designer and creator behind RIVTAK (, a clothing, jewelry, and home goods line made completely of up-cycled materials, vintage and factory remnants. River enjoys sharing techniques on how to upcycle found materials to kids and adults alike. River currently sells at five stores, and prints fabric at Spoonflower in Durham, NC. James Ward was drawn to clay in order to make pots for his many Bonsai trees. Since taking his first wheelthrowing classes years ago, he has been intensely studying pottery techniques and has been an instructor at The ArtsCenter since 2005. Along with taking care of his many trees, James enjoys reclaiming clay scraps and trying to fashion them into functional forms. He throws daily on an old kick wheel that he has in his shed next to his home on the north side of Chapel Hill where he hopes to one day create the perfectly imperfect tea bowl. Juliet Kaplan is an actor with the Transactors Improv Company, the longest running improv company in the south. She is passionate about improvised theatre, and the underlying philosophy and its application to so many aspects of life fascinate her. In addition to acting, she is also a music composer, and holds a Master of Music in composition from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. She is also the Director of Operations for the Walden School’s Young Musician Program, a prestigious summer music camp and festival in New Hampshire, where she works with 9-18 year old musicians. Register online at 19

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