Arts Smarts 2024 – Week 1: THEATRE Afternoon Session – Grades 3-5

Monday, June 17, 2024
Doors: 1pm | Performance: 1pm

The Comics Live
Have you ever wondered what it would be like for your favorite comic strip to transfer from a book or newspaper to the stage? Well in this camp, campers will do just that by working in groups to write, draw up, and perform a short comic strip complete with text bubbles and a narrator. This process helps the student build their creative acting skills, group skills, writing and visual arts skills culminating in an end-of-the-week mini-performance.

Campers can register for morning sessions from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, afternoon sessions from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, or both! (For those staying all day, there is a supervised lunch period. Lunches must be brought to camp and will be refrigerated.) Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Both mornings and afternoons feature a “Common Hour” in which all campers join together for a large group creative multi-disciplinary activity. On Fridays of both weeks, there are morning and afternoon performance showcases and art exhibits for families and friends featuring the campers’ work of each week. Drop-off and pick-up at the Ware Center is supervised by the staff. Registration deadline is May 17, 2024.

Teaching Artist KELLIE TURNER is excited to once again be part of the Arts Smarts Summer program. She is multi-vocational professional, working as an artist, director, playwright, producer, musician, and clergy member. She holds a B.A. degree in Theatre from Pepperdine University, a master’s degree in Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary, and a doctoral degree from Drew University. Kellie has toured nationally and internationally as a vocalist and actor. She has had featured roles in The Wiz, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Modern Love, The Sopranos, and Broadway’s Showboat, and is currently developing on a theatrical project that focuses on the life and music of Nina Simone as well as directing a production of Chicken & Biscuits at EPAC. Kellie is excited to work with young aspiring artists, sharing a bit about life upon the wickedly wonderful stage.

Camps are $125 for a 1/2 day session, per week, per child. We offer full and partial scholarships. Please email to inquire about scholarship options.

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