Courtesy of the city of Auburn
By Sara Custer
Online registration for art and theatre camps is underway at auburnalabama.org/arts.
Art camps (www.active.com/orgs/auburn-arts-association) provide a supportive and creative learning environment where instruction is collaborative and taught by experienced artists and art educators. Campers will explore different mediums while learning about artists, history, movements and cultures. This is an art workshop with emphasis on aesthetics and the process of creating art. The program will inspire children to experiment with materials and try new techniques while learning about the elements and principles of design in a variety of age-appropriate lessons. A special exhibition of the children’s artwork will be held at the end of each session.
Two art camps are being offered including Art for Young Children, ages 4 to 6, and Visual Arts Workshops for Children, ages 7 to 12.
Two sessions of Art for Young Children will be offered June 28 through 30 and July 19 through 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Each session costs $60 per child and $55 for each additional child. Three sessions of Visual Arts Workshops for Children will be offered June 20 through 24, July 11 through 15 and July 25 through 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Each session costs $80 per child and $75 for each additional child.
The art camps were created by Chichi Lovett and are coordinated by Cultural Arts Administrator Sara Custer and Art Education Specialist Emillie Dombrowski.
Theatre Camps (www.campscui.active.com/orgs/AuburnAreaCommunityTheatre0?orglink=camps-registration#/selectSessions/3123936) focus on acting, music, choreography, character development and more. Each camp ends with a parent presentation to allow each actor the opportunity to shine on stage. AACT offers sibling discounts and need-based scholarships for all camps. Please visit auburnact.org for details.
Four sessions of Musical Theatre Camp (MTC) will be offered June 13 through 17. MTC Tots is for children ages 3 to 5, MTC I is for children 5 to 7, MTC II is for children 8 to 11 and MTC III is for children 12 to 18. MTC Tots and MTC I are $150 per child, and MTC II and II are $170 per child.
AACT Academy Summer Intensive is a theatre skills and techniques camp appropriate for all levels of experience ages 3 to 18. This fun and fast paced camp will focus on improvisation, voice and movement and scene studies. Two sessions will be offered June 6 to 10 and Aug. 1 to 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. Each session costs $150 per child.
AACT Academy Play in the Woods is a new minicamp being offered this year. We are partnering with the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center to provide an outdoor theater experience for ages 7 to 14. It will be June 27 through 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $100.
Theatre camps are coordinated by Melanie Brown with AACT.
An All Day Arts Experience that will combine the AAA Visual Arts Workshops for Children and the AACT Academy Summer Play Camp will take place July 25 through 29. The program is open to ages 7 to 12 and costs $180 per child. This will be offered to provide your child with an all-day visual and performing arts experience. Sign-ups for the art camp and theatre camp are separate. There will be a Bring Your Own Lunch session (provided by AACT) to bridge the time between these two camps. The lunch session costs $25 per child.
Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required. Find more information and access the registration site at auburnalabama.org/arts.
Summer Art Camps are a great way to expose children to the visual and performing arts while keeping them social this summer. For more information, contact JDCAC at (334) 501-2963 or visit auburnalabama.org/arts.