Summer Arts Camps

Summer Arts Camps are offered in June and July for children ages 5-13. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. A minimum number of registered students are required for the camps to take place. Registration ends one week prior to each camp. The camp registration form is available for download from the Applications & Registration Forms page. For more information, or to request a registration form by mail, contact the Cultural Arts Department office at (843)740-5854.

Registration for 2018 Summer Arts Camps is now open!
All camps take place from 8:30am-5:00pm at the Olde Village Community Building at 4820 Jenkins Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405. The fee per child is $100 per camp. which includes lunch and 2 snacks daily.

ARTS CAMP I: Visual Art & Drama
For children ages 5-8
June 4-8, 2018
Visual Art: Taught by the City’s Artist-in-Residence, Camela Guevara.  In this camp, children will learn shibori dying techniques, fabric painting, and embroidery to embellish fabric with tons of creativity.
Drama: Taught by local certified theatre teacher Destini Fleming.  This camp will introduce young performers to the origins of theatre through the art of storytelling. Campers will participate in collaboration building theatre games and activities and create their own props, costumes, and original performance to be presented to their families.  All campers will be introduced to the basics of acting, playwriting, and elements of technical theatre.  They should be prepared to use their whole bodies as an instrument to have fun through movement, acting, and storytelling!

ARTS CAMP II: Visual Art & Drama
For children ages 9-13
June 11-15, 2018
Visual Art: Taught by the City’s Artist-in-Residence, Camela Guevara.  In this creative camp, children will learn hand-sewing, embroidery, and textile surface design to customize and gift new life to old garments.  
Drama: Taught by local certified theatre teacher Destini Fleming.  This camp will introduce young performers to the origins of theatre from early storytelling rituals to Greek/Roman and Renaissance theatre and relate these early practices to modern theatre.  Campers will participate in various ensemble and skill building activities and games, create original theatrical designs, as well as an original performance to be presented to their families.  All campers will explore acting technique, playwriting, and elements of technical theatre.  Students will participate in drama exercises that build the actor's voice and focus, body movements, and facial gestures.  These skills will be utilized to create a performance and prepare the actor for future auditions.

ARTS CAMP III: Music (piano) & Dance (Latin)
For children ages 5-8
July 9-13, 2018
Music: Taught by local music professional and certified music teacher Jarrard Coleman. Campers will explore a variety of basic musicianship and piano fundamentals, such as reading notes and rhythms, on electric keyboards.  Over the course of the week participants will also learn to play alone and in a group setting.  Students will have the opportunity to record their performances for family and friends to enjoy.  The basics of recording technology will also be discussed.  All equipment will be provided, but students may bring their own personal keyboard if desired.
Dance: Is your child a fan of the hit song "Despacito" or hit show "Dancing with the Stars"?  Do you want your child to experience a class that will burn up some energy, expose him or her to other cultures, teach a new skill, promote respect between peers, and be just plain fun? Then choose this camp! This program will share the joy, excitement, and energy of these infectiously fun dances. Throughout the week, they'll be exposed to a variety of rhythms and movement styles, including Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Reggaeton. They'll move, they'll groove, they'll shimmy, and they'll shake. Taught by Holy City Salsa Dance Studio owner, Georgia Grace Schrubbe, this class requires NO dance experience, partner, or special shoes, just a willingness to move and try something new.

ARTS CAMP IV: Music (guitar) & Dance (Latin)
For children ages 9-13
July 23-27, 2018
Music: Taught by local musician and teacher Kimberly Krauk, campers will learn the fundamentals of acoustic guitar playing including: tuning, basic chords, strumming patterns and the parts of the guitar.  Over the course of the week, participants will also learn different songs and how to play solo and as a group.  All materials will be provided, but students may bring their own guitars if they have them. 
Dance: Is your child a fan of the hit song "Despacito" or hit show "Dancing with the Stars"?  Do you want your child to experience a class that will burn up some energy, expose him or her to other cultures, teach a new skill, promote respect between peers, and be just plain fun? Then choose this camp! This program will share the joy, excitement, and energy of infectiously fun Latin dances. Throughout the week, they'll learn the fundamentals of different Latin dances, including Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, and Merengue...dances hailing from the Caribbean and danced worldwide. They'll learn the history of the rhythms and the fundamental movements of these dances and how to dance them solo and with a partner. Taught by Holy City Salsa Dance Studio owner, Georgia Grace Schrubbe, this class requires NO dance experience, partner, or special shoes or equipment needed to take this class, just a willingness to learn!

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