ARTS SMARTS CAMPS 2019

June 17-21 & 24-28

 

The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster

 

Morning camps: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Afternoon camps: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Supervised lunch from 12-1 for those campers staying the full day

 

 

 

 
Week 1 -  June 17 - 21  (REGISTRATION CLOSES at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 10!)
 
Age Group - Time
Visual Arts
Music
Theatre
Multidisciplinary
Preschool (ages 4-5) - AM
 
 
 
Grades K-2 - AM
ELEMENTS OF ART
 
Grades K-2 - PM
 
Grades 3 -5 - AM
 
Grades 3 -5 - PM
 
Middleschool (gr. 6-8) - PM
 
 
 
 
Week 2 - June 24 - 28  (REGISTRATION CLOSES at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17!)
 
Age Group - Time
Visual Art
Music
Theatre
Multidisciplinary
Preschool (ages 4-5) - AM
 
 
 

TAILS IN THE AIR

Grades K-2 - AM
 
Grades K-2 - PM
 
Grades 3-5 - AM

MUSIC OF THE SPANISH CULTURE

 
Grades 3-5 - PM
 
Middleschool (gr. 6-8) - PM
 
 
 

 

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST AND LINKS FOR REGISTRATION TO ALL CAMPS

 

Visual Arts

 

Grades K-2

Week 1: June 17-21

Teaching Artist: James Arnold

 

Morning

ELEMENTS OF ART: This camp is a first week where the campers learn new concepts about what Art is and can be. We will learn about color, shapes, textures, and line to name a few. You should enroll in this camp if you have little experience with creating Art and would like to grow as an artist.

 

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Afternoon

PRINTER AND PAINTER: Do you know what printmaking is?  No? This camp will be for campers who want to experiment with printmaking; we will be doing a simplified version of the process. Along with printmaking, we will also be learning how adding paint can enhance our Artwork. 

 

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Grades K-2

Week 2: Jun 24-28

Teaching Artist: James Arnold

 

Morning

ART BUFFET: This session is for campers who already know they like art and want to experiment with various new materials.   Sculpture, crayon resists, and scratchboard bookmarks will be just a few of the new skills we will learn. Advanced techniques will be an option for avid campers.

 

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Afternoon

LISTEN TO YOURSELF: This camp will focus on listening and paying attention. If enrolled in this class, you will get better at paying attention to details and learn new words to expand your vocabulary. We will create artwork that goes with stories that we write. We will also talk about great artists of the past.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 1: June 17-21

Teaching Artist: Jenn Tarr

 

Morning

CHALLENGE & CHOICE: This camp is structured to challenge students in their art-making. They will be given the opportunity to make their own choices with their artwork. We will be using themes to help develop their ideas. They will learn about different materials and techniques which will help drive their art-making. They will be able to use materials freely and independently while solving visual problems in fun and creative ways. Using stations, campers will get to explore chalk pastel, watercolor, collage, painting, and sculpture. Come and learn how to think like an artist.

 

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Afternoon

ARTISTS AS INSPIRATION: Campers will learn about different artists throughout history to inspire their artwork. We will start with Classical artists like Picasso and Kahlo. They will also venture into Modern Art and learn more about Jen Aranyi, Heather Galler, and Jen Stark. Participants will be able to create anything that is inspired by what they have learned. Come explore – make a watercolor painting like Jen Aranyi or collage-like Picasso! The choice is up to you.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 2: June 24-28

Teaching Artist: Jenn Tarr

 

Morning

UNORTHODOX ART: In this camp, kids will have the opportunity to work with unorthodox materials to create several art pieces. The materials used can be found outside, on a walk, in the recycling bin or around the house which they can integrate into their artwork. Campers will get to see the value in being resourceful in many ways. Come get your hands dirty painting a rock, making a magazine collage, using coffee to create watercolor, and much more. Most materials will be provided, but be sure to start collecting some unique things that you can find to help bring your ideas to life. Don’t forget to bring them with you for the first day.

 

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Afternoon

WEARABLE ART: Campers’ will be challenged to take on the design of an outfit that reflects the characteristics and persona of their choice; there are no limits to their imagination. They will be able to create their interactive wearable artwork out of cardboard, construction paper, strings, beads, glitter, feathers and much more! Our characters will showcase their designs on the stage during the performances on the last day of camp.

 

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Music

 

Grades K-2

Week 1: June 17-21

Teaching Artist: David Cedeño

 

Morning

DANCE TO THE MUSIC!:

Campers will engage in numerous performing opportunities. Folk songs and

games from the American culture, traditional children’s songs and games from

the Spanish heritage and folk songs of other cultures will form the basis of

singing games, rhymes, chants, and songs. Activities include singing songs,

playing instruments, and creating new games and movements to traditional

multi-cultural music.

 

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Afternoon

WE'VE GOT RHYTHM:

Using the materials learned in the morning, campers will perform on a variety

of instruments including, xylophones, metalophones, soprano xylophones,

and bass xylophones. Experiential learning is at the heart of all performance

opportunities.

 

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Grades K-2

Week 2: Jun 24-28

Teaching Artist: Jessi Burdett

 

Morning

THE PULSE OF THE OCEAN: Our Kindergarten, First, and Second Graders will be learning to move to the pulse of music like the waves of the ocean! We will be accompanying ourselves with a pulse on both pitched and unpitched percussion, and playing games to boatloads of ocean-themed music. Let's sail away on waves of amazing music!

 

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Afternoon

MUSIC THROUGH STORIES: This session will connect some of the students’ favorites storybooks to song and dance. Students will learn about onomatopoeia, and how we can use instruments to tell stories! Each camper will be an active story teller and a story listener as we make our way through books that everyone will enjoy.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 1: June 17-21

Teaching Artist: Jessi Burdett

 

Morning

PAINTING WITH SOUNDS!: We will be exploring the timbre of instruments and songs from all genres of music. Every color of the rainbow will be used to describe sounds, and to create our own color-themed musical compositions! Campers should come ready to experience music with their ears - and the rest of their bodies!

 

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Afternoon

PLAY OUTSIDE THE BOX!: This week will be filled with creative movement and circle games! Kids’ creative minds will be used for improvisation to our favorite folk songs and pop tunes--with an “outside of the box” twist. This session is great for students who want to dance, play, sing, and perform with their classmates.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 2: June 24-28

Teaching Artist: David Cedeño

 

Morning

MUSIC OF THE SPANISH CULTURE:

This camp explores the various Spanish cultures through Mexican, Puerto

Rican, Brazilian, and Latin American musics. Campers will create their own

accompaniments and movements. We will end each day with dancing games,

play-parties, and creative activities.

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Afternoon

WORKOUT TO MUSIC:

This camp will explore ways to move to music, that will enhance and build

physical skills, emotional well-being, and create fun and lasting social

interactions. This camp will explore what it takes to make a healthy and strong

individual through music and movement.

 

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Theatre

 

Grades K-2

Week 1: June 17-21

Teaching Artist: Dylan Kranch

 

Morning

ONCE UPON A REVAMP… : In this camp, students will take magical journeys through classic fairy tales, and then revamp them with a modern spin! Campers will work together to tell new and fun versions of these classic tales. To revamp these stories, students will learn many of the tools an actor carries around in their ‘toolbox’. Campers will experience things they never have thought they could have, beanstalks, edible houses, ogres and big bad wolves. Students will use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to bring new and classic tales to life on stage!

 

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Afternoon

AROUND THE WORLD: Here, campers will take journeys to parts of the world they have yet to discover! Using classic legends, folk tales, and fairy tales as passports to places they are not familiar with, students will have their eyes opened to new cultures. They will also listen to the traditional music of these places, and learn about the people who live there. Students will use their bodies as tools of movement to learn songs and dances native to these nations. Students will also use their imaginations to transport themselves to these amazing places.

 

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Grades K-2

Week 2: Jun 24-28

Teaching Artist: Dylan Kranch

 

Morning

IMAGINATION JOURNEY: In this camp, students will use their imaginations to journey to exotic natural places. They will hop on a magical flying blanket and will travel to places like the jungle and the savannah. They also may journey under the sea or to the tippy top of Mount Everest! Students will learn how to use elements of the ‘actor toolbox’ including imagination, the body, and the voice. With these tools, students will create these worlds on stage, and in their minds.

 

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Afternoon

THE FIVE SENSES: In this camp, students will learn all about their 5 senses. Using the elements of the ‘actor toolbox’, such as the imagination, the body, and the voice, students will ‘see’ the 5 senses, in a whole new light. They will then this new perspective on the senses to create theatrical pieces.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 1: June 17-21

Teaching Artist: TBD

 

Morning

A HERO’S TALE: Using the classic hero’s journey as a guide, students will create collaborative works of theatre about answering a call to action, traveling through different worlds, overcoming obstacles, and ultimately saving the day. This class is a fun and adventurous way to explore storytelling and creative problem-solving.

 

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Afternoon

ON THE SPOT: No scripts, no lines, just laughs. With a focus on communication and physicality, students will learn various improv games and exercises, all while gaining skills in agreement, listening, cooperation, character, environments, and thinking on their feet.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 2: June 24-28

Teaching Artist: TBD

 

Morning

THE ACTOR’S INSTRUMENT: This camp is all about the basics of acting: voice, body and imagination. Students will learn about projection, diction, pantomime, tableau, and other various skills that will help them to become clear and effective communicators in a fun and energetic way. 

 

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Afternoon

THE WACKY WORLD OF ROALD DAHL: Using renowned children’s writer Roald Dahl’s work as inspiration, students will create collaborative works of theatre that bring the author’s words vividly and imaginatively to life on stage.   

 

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS

 

Ages 4-5

Week 1: June 17-21

Teaching Artist: Richard Diaz and Cristina Virmani

 

Morning

EXPLORING ARTISTIC NATURE: In this camp, young artists will learn how to build their own artistic journey in nature! We will look at artists who have used art to show the world around them and how beautiful it can be. Artists like Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Georgia O'Keeffe will be at the focus of how artists have shown nature through art and creativity! We will experiment with painting, drawing - and movement - to express how our natural surrounds inspire us to create!

 

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Ages 4-5

Week 2: Jun 24-28

Teaching Artist: Richard Diaz and Cristina Virmani

 

Morning

TAILS IN THE AIR: Exploring the different cultural creations of the kite, students will have the opportunity to learn how different peoples around the world use kites to tell stories or represent characters found in famous myths and legends. Students will pick their favorite fictional characters and build kite representations of them, enjoining them to tell short stories or represent single ideas for illustration.

 

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Middle Schoolers, Grades 6-8

Week 1: June 17-21

Teaching Artist: Richard Diaz and Cristina Virmani

 

Afternoon

SHOWING OUR STORIES: All artists have stories, and the way they choose to illustrate them connects to many people. This week in the multidisciplinary classes, campers will look at how different artists illustrate their stories through art, storytelling, and performance. Students will learn to value their individual stories and to share them with others through age-appropriate lessons.

 

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Middle Schoolers, Grades 6-8

Week 2: June 24-28

Teaching Artist: Richard Diaz and Cristina Virmani

 

Afternoon

SHADOWORKS: Using the ancient Asian form of Shadow Puppetry, students will create two dimensional character silhouettes and learn to bring them to life, sharing mysterious tales from the Far East. Students will learn the dynamics of storytelling and the importance of movement to project the character to the audience as well as the teamwork and cooperation required to put a performance together.

 

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The TEACHING ARTISTS

(in alphabetical order)

 

James T. Arnold or “Mr. Jimmy” returns for a fifth summer as the visual arts teacher! He earned a degree in illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia as well as his Art Education degree from Millersville University. He is currently the long-term substitute art teacher at Donegal High School.

 

Jessi Burdett, a Music Education Sophomore at Millersville University, is in love with music composition and helping young kids realize that their creativity has no limits. She was singing around the house from a very young age and learned to play the guitar as a middle-schooler. Now she writes her own music and performs with the Millersville University Chorale and U Choir. She can't wait to see what her experiences at Art Smarts camp will bring.

 

David Cedeño is a Music Education Major Sophomore at Millersville University. He loves working with music and inspiring kids to appreciate and learn about this art form. He was brought up in a musical household and has been singing for as long as he can remember. David started off learning how to play the drums, next moved on to the guitar, and then to the piano. He is a member of the University Choir at Millersville and is excited to bring with him what he has learned in the Tell School of Music to the Arts Smarts Camps.

 

Richard Diaz is a 46-year puppetry and visual art veteran who started performing as a 14-year-old teenager in 1976, and went on to study at the University of Connecticut Puppetry Arts Program, as well as around the world. A master of multiple puppetry disciplines, he has conducted workshops and served as a puppetry consultant nationally and internationally.  He started his company Perpetual Puppets Production & Design in San Antonio TX in 2004 and has appeared on TV. Richard has continued his work locally debuting his black light puppetry workshop at the Ware Center last summer.  His work has been featured several more times during the theater season at Millersville University and he looks forward to another creative and inspiring camp this year.

 

Dylan Kranch is incredibly excited to join the Arts Smarts team in 2019 and share his passion for theatre with young people!  He is a recent graduate of Millersville University with a BA in English, and plans to return to M.U. in August to earn a degree in Education.  As an actor, his career spans regional and college shows. Some of his favorite credits include Dancing at Lughnasa (Irene Ryan Nomination for Best Actor), Radium Girls, And Then There Were None, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Bye Bye Birdie. As a teaching artist, he has worked with the Millersville University Storytelling Experience (M.U.S.E.), teaching the Neighborhood Bridges critical literacy curriculum developed by The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. He wants to share with our young campers the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh who noted: “You are BRAVER than you believe, and STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.”

 

Jenn Tarr is an art education graduate student at Millersville University. Back for her fifth year at Arts Smarts, she is ready to take on the 3rd-5th grade campers. Jenn serves as an art teacher at Bermudian Springs Middle School in Adam’s County. There, she spends most of her time doing what she loves - teaching art to energetic but motivated students in her choice-based art classroom. A strong advocate for art education, Jenn strives to teach her students that anyone can be an artist; it just takes perseverance, passion, and the willingness to take risks.

 

Cristina Virmani, an elementary school art teacher and painter, graduated from Millersville University in 2017 with a dual degree in art education and fine arts. She has taught elementary art in Conestoga Valley School District since August of 2017 and loves getting to work with so many diverse students. She strives to inspire young artists to express themselves and tell their stories through making art. Cristina has enjoyed working with Arts Smarts since the summer of 2016 and can’t wait to make more incredible artwork with young and inspiring creators!