Session 2: Summer Sessions
Empowering Young People Through Creative Expression
DATE / TIME: July 26 – August 18 / 9:30am – 3:00pm / Monday – Wednesday
AGES: 8 – 13 years
Our Educators for Session 2 (July 26 – August 18) are: Mr. Parker, Miss Mori, and Mr. Kelvin
Children will start the day for weeks 1 and 2 with a morning Games and Skills Class with Mr. Parker emphasizing the children’s ability to solve problems and collaborate to achieve success! This will also include some indoor activities meant to improve mathematical and logic skills. Only lightly competitive games are played to keep the focus on the integrity of the games and the players. Weather should dictate the appearance of water play, a few times, as well.
Afternoons for weeks 1 and 2 will include some . . . ZAP, THWACK, POW! Those are a few hyperboles that come to mind when one thinks of comic books. In Mr. Kelvin’s Create A Comic Book lessons, the children will learn the basics of creating a hero, a plot, and how to create a series that can generate endless memories. A great American art form, the only thing many children enjoy more than a comic book, is making one of their own! Oh… and there is no prior artistic ability required for these lessons.
Mornings for weeks 3 and 4 will be Arts & Games with Ms. Mori who will lead a delightful exploration of various crafts and projects. The creative work will be interspersed with group games, nature walks, music, stories, free play, and other physical activities. Each week there will be one main project and smaller ones, for those who complete early or are developing the fundamentals. The crafts may include dye experiments, felting, sewing, knitting, crochet, macrame, basket-making, and simple jewelry-making. Some of the activities will build upon each other as the children create meaningful and beautiful handmade items.
Afternoons for weeks 3 and 4 the children will experience mentoring and instruction on elements of Musical Theatre with Mr. Kelvin acting, dance, voice & speech and designed with children of all skill levels in mind. Students write their play from start to finish. Everything from the script, blocking, and set design. The idea is to show children every aspect of creating their own musical from scratch and to complete the show by writing, directing, and starring in their own show.