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ARTblast Summer Camp: ARTblast is an opportunity for children and young adults to experience art in different mediums and themes:

• Week One (June 17-21) is Drawing 102: learn all about becoming a better drawer, facial proportion, how to draw three-dimensionally, and how to use value and shading to make their drawings look more realistic. Expand your drawing knowledge!

• Week Two (June 24-28) Three-dimensional is the way to go: learn about all the different ways to create 3D art. Create with clay Mmache sculptures, tin boxes, coil basketry, polymer clay, and soap. This week will be full of hands on fun.

• Week Three (July 8-12) All about the oddities: learn to create works of art from odd and unusual things. Create wooden doll sculptures, clay heads, and a shadow box using materials like old jewelry, spoons, scrap wood, and polymer clay. This week will be full of the odd and the unusual, come push your creativity to the max!

Fee includes: instruction, studio use, and materials. Space is limited so sign up for the weeks that your child will enjoy. For more information please contact Artworks at 843-379-2787 and www.artworksinbeaufort.org, or email ARTblast director CJ Simonds at Carolyn.norwood@beaufort.k12.sc.us.

Schedule: 8-10:30 a.m. for 6 to 8 year olds; 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for 9 to 12 year olds; 3 to 6 p.m. for 13 to 17 year olds. Fees: 6-8 year olds are $70 and older ages are $80. Half of camp fee and all of the materials fee due on the day of registration, non-refundabls, and the balance is due on the first day of camp week.

 

2013 TheaterART Summer Camp: TheaterART at ARTworks is a great place for children ages 6-16 to explore all aspects of the stage, performing, designing, and writing, in a fun and inspiring environment. Each session will have a showcase on Friday for family and friends to see what we’ve worked so hard on! Fee includes: instruction from a licensed theater educator, stage use, materials, and a small snack each day. Space is limited, so sign up for the weeks your child will enjoy ahead of time. For more information please call ARTworks (843-379-2787) or email Heather Denardo directly at heather.denardo@yahoo.com. Cost: $110 per one week session, limited scholarships available.

• Performance Skills (June 10-14) This week will focus on the foundations of performance – presence, character, voice, and movement. Each class will write their own play and apply the skills they learn to create a production for family and friends on the last day.

• Lowcountry Fairy Tails (June 17-21) Inspired by the flora, fauna, and unique culture of the Lowcountry, this class will perform well-loved fairy tales … with a twist! Students will learn basic performance skills while also getting a taste of the rich heritage of the Lowcountry. We will add our own scenery and costumes to make these tales come to life for family and friends on the last day of class.

• Theatrical Design (June 24-28) Not really crazy about performing, but have creativity that’s ready to be shared? This class is for you! We will focus on the backstage side of theater — costume and set design — and learn how these invaluable pieces come together with the play to create a production that is cohesive and imaginative. Students will learn design basics and then put their creativity to the test by designing costumes or set for a play! • The Amazing World of Puppetry! (July 8-12) Using every day, household items we will create different kinds of puppets and learn some of the art of puppetry. Come stretch your imagination and see what can be done with a paint stick and googly eyes! Family and friends are invited on the last day of class to see our wacky creations!

The schedule is separated according to the age of the children. Mornings will be for 6-9-year-olds; Afternoons for 10-16-year-olds. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street.

 

Lens Baby and Shooting in an Abstract Way:  Are you tired of the  “typical” shot of subjects?  You know, those that you see over and over again? If so, you might enjoy learning how to shoot these subjects in a different way.  On Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m., the Photography Club of Beaufort will host  Atlanta-based Marti Jeffers whose

passion is to photograph the ordinary subjects all around us in extraordinary ways.    This genre of photography allows you to shoot — and see — your subjects in a different way than you might normally do. You can create images that remind you of paintings,  that focus on the extreme detail of a subject or use parts of a subject to create something different. Marti’s presentation will cover the use of the “Lens Baby” accessory and creative ways of shooting.  Perhaps,  this will inspire you to visit your usual subjects and see them in a different way. The Photography Club meets at ARTworks on Boundary Street.  For more information, please see www.photoclubbeaufort.com.

Dr. Suess inspired theater camp at USCB Center For the Arts: This summer, parents can keep kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for the USCB Center for the Arts and Beaufort Children’s Theatre summer theatre camps now open for registration. Aspiring actors ages 7-11 are invited to participate in a two-week theatre camp from  June 17 to 28 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The theme of the 2013 camp is “Oh the places you will go…” a Dr. Seuss inspired camp.  Campers will engage in all aspects of musical theater while gaining self-confidence and the ability to express themselves as they learn basic acting skills, vocal instruction and choreography. The highlight of the camp will be the children’s creation of their own Broadway style revue. Camp fee is $250. New this summer is a camp for ages 12- 15 called Theatrix, taking place from July 29 to August 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Campers will be working toward a public performance of “The Seussification of  Romeo and Juliet” by Petret Loedel on Friday, August 9 at 7 p.m. Camp fee $275,  discount for early registration by June 15 is $250.  To register, call the USCB Center for the Arts box office 843-521-4145. Campers must register in advance.