Summer Youth Workshops Catalog 2017

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July 3 Minicamp

Rising grades K-12

This summer, we’ll run on a slightly different schedule during the week of July 3-7. On Monday, July 3, we’ll offer a one-day MiniCamp in which students entering grades K-12 can try out several art forms with some of 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 - see pricing below.)

workshoP PRICINg Summer Youth Workshops (except week of July 5-7): $140 Week of July 5-7: $85 Metal Jewelry Crafting (includes materials): $160


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Summer Youth Workshops Calendar rising grades 7-12 9:00 AM - Noon 6/12 • 6/16 6/19 • 6/23

1:00-4:00 PM

Graphic Novels

Hiphop Dance

Adobe Photoshop A

Digital Photography A

Intro to Watercolor Darkroom Photography A

Elements of Acting A Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting Blogging & Website Design

6/26 • 6/30

Elements of Acting B

Intro to Sewing

July 3

July 3 MiniCamp

July 3 MiniCamp

7/5 • 7/7

Intro to Knitting

Digital Collage

7/10 • 7/14

Zines Workshop

7/17 • 7/21

Digital Photography B

7/24 • 7/28 7/31 • 8/4

Improv Acting A Adobe Photoshop B Advanced Drawing

Improv Acting B

Writing for the Stage

Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture

Metal Jewelry Crafting A

Fiction Writing

Digital Music Production

Darkroom Photography B

Metal Jewelry Crafting B

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Summer Youth Workshops

Rising grades 7-12

These one-week, half-day workshops are a great opportunity to explore your artistic talents, build your portfolio, or just learn a new skill you’ve been curious about trying! Students in Summer Youth Workshops are permitted to sign themselves in and out of camp each day.

Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting

Adobe Photoshop

This workshop is for students who want to break out of the box of traditional drawing and painting. Students will work with acrylic paint, pastels, graphite, and paper products to create multidimensional pieces. Along with basic painting and drawing tools, students will incorporate recycled materials into their work to create texture and depth. This workshop is great for those looking to build their portfolio as well as those who just want to experiment with new materials.

Photoshop is the industry standard for digital image manipulation used by photographers, graphic designers, website builders, animators, comic artists, and other creative professionals. Students will learn to create, enhance, and edit images and generate amazing effects. The week’s projects will help launch your artwork into the limitless digital realm. All skill levels are welcome.


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Advanced Drawing This workshop is for experienced young artists looking to develop their drawing skills and push themselves further. We’ll cover the basics of drawing techniques and offer in-depth technical instruction and longer, more focused activities in a wide range of media including charcoal, graphite, and pastels. Students will practice composition, shading, spatial relationships, and texture. Whether you’re an artist working from life or fantasy, this workshop is bound to inspire you and add some impressive pieces to your portfolio.

Blogging & Website design In this workshop, students will explore various blogging tools such as Wordpress, Wix, or Tumblr, and determine the best platform for their interests. They’ll discuss generating content, designing a layout, and promoting their own writing, art, or other media via a website or blog.

darkroom photography In this class, students 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 collage In this workshop, students will work with Adobe Photoshop as well as their own photos and drawings to create digital collages that represent their own personalized aesthetic. Students will learn the basics of scanning, layering, editing, and printing. Get some experience with modern design software through these unique and exciting projects!

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Summer Youth Workshops

Rising grades 7-12

digital music production In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of creating and performing music digitally, using cutting edge music production software and hardware. Students will engage in a truly interactive learning experience with hands-on control of Ableton Live software via dedicated hardware controllers. By the end of this course, students will possess a functional understanding of Ableton Live, as well as a basic grasp of music theory, mixing theory, and song crafting. Earbuds will be provided, but it is recommended that students bring their own headphones if possible. Students should also bring a flash drive to save their work.

Digital Photography Photographers at all levels of experience will gain professional shooting experience and practice photo manipulation techniques in this workshop. Topics include how light, contrast, composition, and shutter speeds interact to create successful digital images. Students will use Adobe Lightroom to enhance favorite images for final presentation. Beginners welcome. Students must bring their own digital camera (not an iPhone) for this workshop.


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Elements of Acting For performers interested in taking their acting to the next level, this workshop will focus on movement, voice, and character development. Students will animate performances through a myriad of theatrical styles both physical and vocal. Beginners are welcome - come prepared to focus, move, and be challenged.

Fiction Writing In this workshop, students will dicuss the qualities shared by great short stories and essays, such as character development, engaging description, and creative word choice. After reading several short works of fiction, students will work both individually and collaboratively to explore the possibilities of inspiring writing prompts and their own works in progress. All levels and genres welcome.

Graphic Novels Graphic novels are a swiftly growing art form that has been popularized by works such as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant, and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. In this workshop, students will learn to create cohesive comics narratives, both short-form and graphic novel length, while emphasizing clarity and experimentation. A variety of materials will be used while learning about page composition, character design, story structure, and drawing techniques. All skill levels welcome.

Handbuilding & Clay Sculpture This workshop will focus on handbuilding and scultpure techniques, giving students the skills to create both functional and decorative pieces. Students will learn a variety of ways to build structurally sound vessels and small to medium- sized schulptures, and finish several pieces with glaze. Note: In this workshop no wheelthrowing will be taught.

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Summer Youth Workshops

Rising grades 7-12

Metal Jewelry Crafting This workshop will teach the basics of working with metals like copper and brass for small jewelry pieces. Students will be introduced to jewelry making tools and learn techniques to create a copper or brass pendant and pair of earrings. We’ll finish our projects with decorative textures and patinas. As time allows, we’ll also make a copper or brass bypass ring. No experience required. Cost includes all materials.

HipHop Dance Students of all levels will learn basic steps and exciting choreography while building confidence and skills in this workshop. This fun and energetic environment will allow students to explore some of the most well-known hiphop styles, as well as their own personal styles of movement through a balance of choreography and freestyle dance. Be prepared to sweat!

Improv Acting In this workshop, students will practice the techniques of improvisational theatre in a safe and inclusive environment that fosters teamwork and creativity. Through games and exercises, students learn commitment, skills to build a scene with a partner, and how to create characters in a moment’s time, all without a script! All skill levels welcome. 8

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Intro to Sewing 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.

Intro to Watercolor In this workshop, students will learn watercolor techniques to create both realistic and abstract works. We’ll discuss color, water, and how it dries, absorbs, and mixes on paper to create beautiful artistic effects. All skill levels welcome.

Knitting Workshop Whether you’re inspired by yarn bombing, fashion, or just want to make yourself a hat, this is the place to start. This workshop is for both beginner and intermediate students. Yarn, needles, and basic supplies will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own.

Zines Workshop A zine is a handmade magazine or mini-comic about anything you can imagine: favorite bands, personal stories, subcultures, or collections. They contain diary entries, rants, interviews, and more. They can be by one person or many, found in stores, traded at comic conventions, exchanged with friends, or given away for free. This workshop is for learning tips and tricks and creating something cool in a friendly environment. It’s for learning to design and print your own zine so you can put it in others’ hands. No experience is necessary and everyone is invited to participate.

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General info

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.

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 students to share their work with family and friends is an important aspect of our program. If possible, we encourage you to invite your family to attend. Both Family Sharing and Open Studio are usually held during the last half-hour of class on Friday of each session. SIGN IN / OUT Summer Youth Workshop participants may sign themselves in and out of camp each day, or a parent can come inside to do so. Participants are allowed to leave The ArtsCenter for lunch, but this should be discussed between students and their parents. Participants can also bring a lunch and eat in The ArtsCenter Gallery.


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general info EXTENDED SUPERVISION There is no formal early arrival or late departure supervision for Summer Youth Workshop participants, but students may arrive early between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM, or stay late between 4:15 PM and 5:30 PM. LUNCH / SNACKS Participants may bring a lunch, purchase lunch at a nearby restaurant, or purchase a boxed lunch from Amante through The ArtsCenter. Boxed lunch orders must be placed by 9 AM each morning. Students can also purchase snacks for $1 each, if needed. ARTSCENTER MEMBER BENEFITS Show your support of The ArtsCenter at the Patron level and receive early registration for all Summer Youth Workshop programs, a 15% discount on ArtsCamp tuition (camps for grades K-6), and other discounts on tickets and events. It’s quick and easy to join or renew your membership – sign up at before you register for camp, or call (919) 929-2787 to learn more. (In order to provide the lowest possible price for all Summer Youth Workshops, the 15% Patron discount does not apply to these programs. Early registration is still available for Members.)

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 Summer Youth Workshops, please contact Jesse Hollars, Youth Education Coordinator, at or (919) 929-2787 x 204.

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