8:00am to Noon
MUSICAL DRAMA & SET DESIGN
"The Wizard of Oz"
June 17-28 (2-week class) Ages 7 and up
Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams frequently of what lies over the rainbow. What lies ahead for your child in this class is the opportunity to take on leading roles, sing in the chorus, create magical set designs and work as a stage crew member. We are excited that our production will be directed by Nancy Visintainer-Armstrong, the renowned choreographer for Off the Wall Theatre, who is returning for another summer. Join us for this fabulous theatre experience!
July 1-5 Ages 9 and up
Learn the unique rules of beach volleyball, practicing on two-person teams or teams of six. This class will take the game to two area locations including a true beach volleyball tournament on the sands of Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach.
Persistence of Vision: Exploring Stop-Motion Animation
Class currently filled!
July 8-12 Ages 9 and up
Foster the storyteller and filmmaker inside your child by enrolling them in this engaging class. In this course, students will be introduced to Stop-Motion as an animation technique and art form. The monsters and dinosaurs of the sci-fi films of the '50s and '60s, and whimsical children’s films such as "Wallace and Gromet," are classic examples of this unique art form. Students will gain exposure to these works and an appreciation for the artistry and technical mechanics that went into their creation. Finally, students will create their own short films and edit them using digital video editing software. Imagine harnessing these high-level techniques for academic assignments or just for fun with friends.
Math + String = ART
July 15-19 Ages 9 and up
Everyone has to take geometry in school, so why not get a head start in this art class? Using detailed drawing techniques, a block of wood, a hammer, nails and art string, you will learn to create your own amazing geometric design sculptures. Think of spider circles, snowflake hexagons, six-pointed asteroids, or the circle within a circle and imagine using your newfound powers of geometry and your artistic eye to make artwork that inspires your mathematical mind.
Ultimate Printmaking: Tee-Shirt Design and Lino-Cut Art
July 22-26 Ages 9 and up
Are you geared up for making tee-shirts that display your original artwork? In this class you will increase your artistic literacy by expressing your design through a series of printmaking techniques. You will learn to draw on metal plates for engraving or etching, blocks of wood for woodcuts and wood engravings, and linoleum for linocuts. Finally, you will create your prints using a professional artist’s printing press. So get ready to personalize your wardrobe with your inspired mind and creative designs.
Digital Photo Manipulation with Photoshop! Class currently filled!
July 29-Aug 2 Ages 9 and up
Learn the far-reaching features of Photoshop to help create the most impressive school assignments or distinctive fun photos. Students will complete a series of challenges that expand their technical knowledge of photo software; first, by editing and augmenting digital photographs that they take themselves. They will also learn how to download photos from copyright-friendly websites, and how to find and provide citations applicable to these photos. Finally, students will learn to create an original poster using Photoshop features that they will be able to print on our giant digital poster printer. Students will receive digital copies of all of their work, and learn how to post them to our special summer class website.