ARTS SMARTS CAMPS 2018

June 18-22 & 25-29

REGISTRATION CLOSED. 

Please save the date for next year and register early!
June 17 - 21 & June 24 - 28, 2019

 

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 18 - 22 (REGISTRATION CLOSES at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 11!)
 
Age Group - Time
Art
Music
Theatre
Multidisciplinary
Preschool (ages 4-5) - AM
 
 
 
Grades K-2 - AM
 
Grades K-2 - PM
 
Grades 3 -5 - AM
 
Grades 3 -5 - PM
 
Middleschool (gr. 6-8) - PM
 
 
 
 
Week 2 - June 25 - 29
 
Age Group - Time
Art
Music
Theatre
Multidisciplinary
Preschool (ages 4-5) - AM
 
 
 

UNDER THE SEA

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

MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES!

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

 

 

 

Visual Arts

 

Grades K-2

Week 1: June 18-22

Teaching Artist: Jenn Tarr

 

Morning

RESOURCEFUL ART ADVENTURES: In this action-packed camp, kids will get the opportunity to work with materials found outside, on a walk, in the recycling bin or around the house to 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.

 

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Afternoon

KID'S CHOICE!: This unique camp is structured to give campers the opportunity to make their own decisions with their art. 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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Grades K-2

Week 2: Jun 25-29

Teaching Artist: Jenn Tarr

 

Morning

ARTIST EXPLORATION: Campers will adventure through art history and different art styles from around the world. We will learn about Cave art, Impressionism, Cubism, Pop Art and several different individual artists throughout time.  Participants will be able to create anything that is inspired by what they have learned. Come explore - paint like Van Gogh or collage like Picasso! The choice is up to you.

 

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Afternoon

CRAFTY CREATIONS: Have you ever wanted to make masks, flowers, hats, or jewelry out of paper? Well, now is your chance. Come and learn how to make a picture frame out of popsicle sticks and a piggy bank out of a mason jar! You will get to bring your ideas to life by planning, making, and then finalizing your work by painting it in an array of colors. We will have a blast working together on some artsy and crafty ideas.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 1: June 18-22

Teaching Artist: James T. Arnold

 

Morning

BEYOND REPRESENTATION: Campers will adventure through art history and different art styles from around the world. We will learn about Cave art, Impressionism, Cubism, Pop Art and several different individual artists throughout time.  Participants will be able to create anything that is inspired by what they have learned. Come explore - paint like Van Gogh or collage like Picasso! The choice is up to you.

 

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Afternoon

DESIGN FOR THE TIMES: This program will give campers the ability to create designs for cell phone and tablet covers (with no requirement to own one). This camp will also explore what it takes to create an illustration for an actual published article, and provide an opportunity to design original imaginative projects, as well.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 2: June 25-29

Teaching Artist: James T. Arnold

 

Morning

CREATE YOUR OWN SURFACE: The surface upon which you create your artwork can be just as important as the art itself. This camp will focus on creating unique surface areas to show and emphasize the importance of the choices we make. We will even make our own scratchboard.

 

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Afternoon

SYSTEMATIC APPROACH: This camp will cater to the camper that likes having set instructions and limited choices while still embracing personal creativity.  The teaching artist will provide guidance and support to any camper who “draws a blank” when faced with a plain piece of paper.  Creative stories and other idea-generating techniques will help to get everyone’s creative juices flowing!

 

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Music

 

Grades K-2

Week 1: June 18-22

Teaching Artist: Maggie Mellott

 

Morning

SHAKE YOUR SILLIES OUT!: The young campers in this session will be engaged through a wide variety of songs and dances to inspire their minds and get those creative juices flowing! This session is perfect for students who want to create their own movements and express their creativity through song, dance, movement, and performance!

 

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Afternoon

PLAY, PLAY, PLAY ALL DAY!: This session will explore the joy and excitement behind a musical play party! We will learn new songs, play many games, and play lots of percussion instruments throughout our time together. Campers will also be creating their own compositions on the instruments.

 

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Grades K-2

Week 2: Jun 25-29

Teaching Artist: David Fernandes

 

Morning

EXPEDITION INSTRUMENT: Campers here will take an exciting journey through the world of musical instruments as they sing and play each day. They will be surrounded by different types of instruments from different world cultures, as well as more familiar musical instruments. Get ready to explore the wonderful world of music!

 

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Afternoon

MOOVIN’ & GROOVIN’!: It’s time to dance and sing to high energy songs and games with fellow campers in this program.  Participants will learn different dances from different time periods and cultures from around the world, and will end each day with dance parties, games, drumming, singing, crafts and more!

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 1: June 18-22

Teaching Artist: David Fernandes

 

Morning

FEEL THE BEAT!: Explore the wonderful world of percussion instruments as campers dance, sing and play with instruments from around the world. The campers will not only play on drums and other percussive instruments, but they will create their own drums to take home!  This camp is for anyone who would enjoy the opportunity to dance, drum, play and sing!

 

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Afternoon

MUSIC ROCKSTARS!: Here campers will dance, sing, play and rock out to different genres of music.  They will have a chance to play different instruments and even start their very own band with plenty of opportunities to improvise and be creative! The end of the week will close with a talent show which will showcase individuals as well as groups that are ready to shine like stars!

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 2: June 25-29

Teaching Artist: Maggie Mellott

 

Morning

MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES!: Beat that summer heat with this session that will incorporate campers’ favorite songs from throughout the years. Participants will experience music from the Classical period, the Baroque period, the Jazz era, the Rock period, and many more! Through movement, singing, dancing, and playing along to the songs we listen to, everyone will leave this session with a passion and understanding of music from many time periods!

 

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Afternoon

MUSIC - A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE: Travel around the world on this exciting journey through the music and culture of various countries around the world. Through games, songs, dances, movement and the playing of instruments, campers will be able to experience and appreciate the universality of the language of music.

 

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Theatre

 

Grades K-2

Week 1: June 18-22

Teaching Artist: Ariana Horn and Trent Soto

 

Morning

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES!: This week your children will be developing their own superhero personae and creating a story to tell through body movement and music.  All of these new characters’ unique traits and personalities will inform their roles in a team effort that builds collaborative and imaginative skills while defeating evil and saving our city!

 

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Afternoon

EXPLORING MOVEMENT: This energetic camp will help participants develop independence, cooperation, communication, and strengthen fine and gross motor skills.  Songs, games and dance will be explored to emphasize imagination, coordination, and body awareness while teaching campers the elements of theatre.

 

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Grades K-2

Week 2: Jun 25-29

Teaching Artist: Ariana Horn and Trent Soto

 

Morning

FAIRY TALE PUPPETS: Campers will take a popular fairy tale and make it their own with the help of original puppet creations that they will design and build.  Working together, they will develop and perform an imaginative and innovative theatrical adaptation.

 

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Afternoon

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!: In this program, campers will embody all of the denizens of the jungle through role-playing and improvisation.  They will devise and rehearse an imaginary scene accompanied by a song that will build and enhance their improvisational, expressive, and motor skills.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 1: June 18-22

Teaching Artist: Marion Wood O'Sullivan

 

Morning

STORYTELLING ADVENTURE: Children explore classic tales from all genres of literature, culminating in a dramatic adaptation all of their own creation!  Along the way, they will practice story construction, character development and performance skills through ensemble exercises that activate their actor’s tools – body, voice, and imagination.

 

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Afternoon

MASKED AND UNMASKED: Masks have played an important role in theatre throughout history and around the world – from the Ancient Greek dramas, to Renaissance Italy’s commedia dell’arte, to the Japanese Noh stage. Students here will have fun exploring this tradition by working with masks - and costumes - in an imaginative, dynamic and fully-physicalized approach to character building.

 

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Grades 3-5

Week 2: June 25-29

Teaching Artist: Marion Wood O'Sullivan

 

Morning

POETRY JAM SESSION: Using a magnificent collection of children's poetry including the classic and endearing work of greats such as Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, students will create collaborative works of theatre using poetry as the central text, bringing the words vividly and imaginatively to life on stage.

 

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Afternoon

IT’S A MOVEMENT MOVEMENT!: Get ready to Move! This camp is all about the physical side of acting. Students will learn clowning, stage combat, and a variety of other theatre movement genres to help them develop independence, cooperation and communication skills in the most energetic way.  Songs, games and dance emphasize imagination, coordination, and body awareness while teaching the elements of theatre.

 

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MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS

 

Ages 4-5

Week 1: June 18-22

Teaching Artist: Julie Pyle and Richard Diaz

 

Morning

BUILDING STORY THROUGH PUPPETRY: In this camp participants will be able to experience the wondrous world of Black Light Puppet Theater. Campers will collaborate to build and bring to life unique characters, sets and props, and then incorporate them into a theatrical storytelling event. The atmosphere will engage their senses of touch, sight, and sound, encouraging their skills in craft-making while exposing them to drama skills to express and showcase their creativity.

 

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Ages 4-5

Week 2: Jun 25-29

Teaching Artist: Noelle Turco and Beatrix Greiner

 

Morning

UNDER THE SEA: Participants will enjoy a camp experience full of music and art.  They will dance, act, sing, play and create with diverse materials and unlimited imagination.  There will be jellyfish, sharks, clams, crabs and perhaps a couple of mermaids in this seafood stew of fun.  Campers will even make their own “aquarium” box to store all of their undersea treasures.  Glub, Glub, Glub- let’s get out of the tub and dive down into the sea!

 

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Middle Schoolers, Grades 6-8

Week 1: June 18-22

Teaching Artist: Julie Pyle and Richard Diaz

 

Afternoon

BLACK LIGHTS AND PUPPETS: Japanese Bunraku and Yugoslavian Black Light Theater will combine in this multi-disciplinary camp to bring together genres of music, theatre and puppetry arts. We are thrilled to have the expertise of teaching artist Rick Diaz who has crafted and directed many puppetry and Black Light Theater events. Campers will have the opportunity to showcase an exotic undersea world teeming with life and detail. Combined with music, campers will create an engaging narrative inside an extraordinary visual presentation.

 

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Middle Schoolers, Grades 6-8

Week 2: June 25-29

Teaching Artist: Noelle Turco and Beatrix Greiner

 

Afternoon

BEATLELICIOUS!: In this mash-up multidisciplinary camp of music and art, campers will listen to a diverse selection of non-stop Beatles music.  They will interpret the songs through all of their senses and let their imaginations flower through sculpting, mask/headdress making, Haikus for you, up-cycling mobiles, dance, music makers and shakers. They will be the coolest kids in town after being exposed to such good music. Let’s have a revolution through revelations together.

 

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The TEACHING ARTISTS

(in alphabetical order)

 

James T. Arnold or “Mr. Jimmy” returns for a fourth 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 at the Lebanon Middle School.

 

Julie Pyle Childs just received her Master of Arts degree from Millersville University. Her creative thesis explored playwriting and dramaturgy with her play, WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and has worked at the American Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. We’re very glad to welcome her back to the Arts Smarts team.

 

Richard Diaz is a 46 year puppetry 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, apprenticing around the world. A student of multiple puppetry disciplines, he started his company Perpetual Puppets Production & Design in San Antonio TX in 2004 and has transplanted recently to Lancaster County. 

 

David Fernandes will be graduating from Millersville University in May 2018 with a BSE in Music Education. David has been singing and playing instruments from a young age and has been active with musical productions at his schools. He was a member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir for three years where he went on tours to South America, Europe and China, singing in famous concert venues around the world. David puts his love of music in everything he does in an enthusiastic and positive manner. He plans on teaching music for any and all ages once he graduates.

 

Beatrix Greiner has a BA in Piano Pedagogy and a Post Baccalaureate Certification in Music Education from Millersville University.  This Lancaster County native is a pianist, accordionist of many kinds of music, a music teacher, and a composer with 20 years of experience.  She currently is a teacher of music education in Baltimore, MD where she has received an award as Outstanding Teacher of Music Education.  Beatrix performs with many local bands and has composed music for movies, commercials, and for her own cds.  She has worked with children of all ages in educational settings directing musicals, Orff ensemble, and bucket drumming.

  

Ariana Horn - Ariana is a graduate of Millersville University. She graduated with a degree in Speech and Communication with an option in Theatre. She served as a floater at the camp last year and ecstatic to be a theatre teaching artist this summer! Arianas most recent work includes directing and choreographing Anything Goes with the All Campus Musical Organization, she also choreographed Heathers, The Musical and The Wedding Singer.

 

Maggie Mellott, originally from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, has grown up in a musical household. With her mom being an elementary music teacher, she has been surrounded by music throughout her whole life. Not only is Maggie professionally trained vocally and on saxophone, she has also been involved in learning and teaching dance since she was 4 years old; her favorite style being tap. Maggie was also involved in sports throughout middle and high school and will graduate from Millersville in May 2018 with a BSE in Music Education. She plans to stay in the Lancaster area to further her passion for music by sharing it with others.

 

Marion Wood O'Sullivan eagerly returns to Arts Smarts Camp, 2018.  Her career path includes a variety of Theatre education and performance opportunities. Currently, Marion is an Instructor of Theatre, English and Communications at Millersville and other local universities. Marion enjoys working on bi-lingual, classical and original productions with The Paloma Players, Lancaster's Latino/a Theatre Company.  Marion's favorite joy in life is seeing acting students become acting artists! 

 

Trent Soto - Trent is a sophomore at Millersville University where he is currently studying Early Childhood Education. He has been involved with theatre for 10 years and continues to pursue his theatre career through the All Campus Musical Organization at Millersville. He plans on becoming an elementary school teacher, and is ecstatic to be teaching your children this summer!

 

Jenn Tarr is an art education graduate from Millersville University. Back for her fourth year, she is ready to take on some new, fun and creative activities with her art campers. Jenn is 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. When Jenn gets the time, she likes to work with her hands by building and sculpting expressive face mugs out of clay. 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. 

 

Noelle Turco is a multi-media artist, returning for a second summer to Arts Smarts.  She holds a B.A. in Art and a concentration in the Social Sciences from Millersville University.  She is the proud mother of a 12 year old girl and a 27 year old man/boy.  Painting commissions, design projects, teaching art, working at the non-profit Lancaster Creative Re-Use, and being a weekly companion to a man with Beckers Muscular Dystrophy are some of Ms.Turco’s diverse jobs.  Noelle owns a business called Red House Design Company and has been the art director for Carrs Restaurant for the past 14 years.  Her passion for creating, imagination, learning new things and having fun are her secrets to making herself and kids happy.