Registration is now open for our 2017 BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp! BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp offers a fun, unique, and well-rounded program of visual and performing arts for 1st - 5th graders. Each week begins a new session with a new theme. Throughout the week, campers create art projects that correspond with that week’s theme, as well as participate in music and theatre classes. Each weekly session concludes with a short program which includes a display of our campers’ artwork and a performance of what they’ve learned in their music and theatre classes. Our 2017 dates and themes are listed below.

We also have an apprentice program for 6th - 12th graders. Our middle and high school apprentices have the opportunity to spend half of their day taking a more advanced art class and half of their day earning community services hours by assisting our campers in their classes. Registration for our apprentice program is now open, but our weekly class offerings are still to be announced. Please check back soon.

 


Week One – June 5 – June 9 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Calling all muggles! You don’t need a Hogwarts letter to attend camp this week. Just wave your wand and say “Accio, fun!”

Week Two – June 12 – June 16 - Life’s a Circus at Camp!
Step right up and join us for a week of circus style fun and games!

Week Three – June 19 – June 23 - Under The Sea
Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor. Such wonderful things surround you! What more are you lookin' for? Under the sea!

Week Four – June 26 – June 30 - Where the Wild Things Are
This week at camp, unleash your inner monster and let the wild rumpus begin! We’ll learn about beasts of all shapes and sizes, from the pets that live in our homes, to the animals that live in the wild, to the creatures that exist in our own imaginations.

Week Five – July 3 – July 7 (No camp on July 4) - Red, White, Blue and YOU!
This week at camp we’ll celebrate America, a land made for you and me!

Week Six – July 10 – July 14 - I’ve Got a Golden Ticket!
This week at camp, you’ve got a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Join us for a world of pure imagination!

Week Seven – July 17 – July 21 - When You Wish Upon a Star
Join us for a week of magical adventures, princes and princesses, enchanted kingdoms, animated animals, and all your Disney favorites!

Week Eight – July 24 – July 28 - Say Yes to the Mess!
This week at camp, we’ll focus on making the world a cleaner and more beautiful place by using recycled materials to create masterpieces


 

BIG ARTS SUMMER ARTS CAMP 2017 APPRENTICE PROGRAM

Week One – June 5 – June 9

Rhythm n’ Jam with Daniel Klimoski

Rhythm ’n Jam uses percussion to explore the limitless possibilities provided within this most important element of music. These unique classes will provide students with the opportunity to learn about and participate with the class in creating a musical flow of their own. Every class is a performance where the talents of each participant can be given a framework upon which to design a musical setting. The ultimate understanding of day to day rhythms can also be applied in a more practical way musically. Students will learn how to use percussion instruments and then apply that knowledge to recognizing that any object can be a musical instrument.

Daniel Klimoski is a professional jazz musician with 40+ years of experience performing and teaching in both classrooms and as a private instructor. He is a graduate of Berklee College and the New England Conservatory of Music.

 

Week Two – June 12 – June 16

To Be Announced

 

Week Three – June 19 – June 23

Animation with Jorge Corral

This week will offer a brief and fun introduction to the art of animation. Students will learn and practice the 12 principles of animation and discuss different animation styles. They will apply this knowledge to creating their own animation project and have the opportunity to see their ideas come to life.

Jorge Corral is the resident sound engineer at BIG ARTS and a freelance animator. He is a graduate of Rasmussen College with a degree in Graphic Design and Animation.

 

Week Four – June 26 – June 30

Art Journaling with Paulette Boudreau

Art Journaling is an empowering way for students to explore their own voice, express their thoughts and feelings creatively, celebrate their accomplishments, and look at their world in a new perspective. On the first day, each student will be given a blank journal. Throughout the week, they will explore color theory, lettering and doodling styles, contour drawing, meditative drawing, mixed media art, found object inspiration, and more. They will learn to apply these artistic techniques to bringing life to their writing and in turn, use their writing to bring a voice to their art. 

Paulette Boudreau is a graphic designer and fine artist. She is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design.

 

Week Five – July 3 – July 7 (No camp on July 4)

Watercolor Painting with Paulette Boudreau

Watercolor painting provides the opportunity to be loose in your artwork and to create both abstract and realistic results. Students will explore basic watercolor techniques and use them to create designs and patterns. They will learn color mixing and use free painting exercises to become comfortable with their supplies and utilize their skills. They will apply this knowledge to creating their own watercolor masterpieces.

Paulette Boudreau is a graphic designer and fine artist. She is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design.

 

Week Six – July 10 – July 14

Swing Dancing with Corey James

Swing is a style of dance that was originally popularized in the 1930s and 1940s, but still holds an important place in modern pop culture. It is fun, fast, and lively, full of tips, tucks, turns, spins, and jumps. Students will love this fun and energetic introduction to the dance that was the signature of the Jazz Era.

*Please wear sneakers and comfortable pants or shorts

Corey James is a retired Marine who currently teaches middle school in Lee Country. He considers his background proof that anyone can dance as long as they have the desire to get up and give it a try.

 

Week Seven – July 17 – July 21

Film Production – Part One with Chris Bright

For the first time in camp history, BIG ARTS will be producing an original short film, starring and made by our apprentices! Students will act, direct, operate the camera, and learn all aspects of the film making process while creating a unique short film. This is a fun and exciting opportunity for students to work with industry professionals and to partake in every part of the movie making experience. Everyone involved will get a Blu-ray or DVD copy of the finished film, and it will be shown during the BIG ARTS Monday Night Movie Series during the 2017-2018 Season.

*Students must enroll in both Part One (July 17-July 21) and Part Two (July 24-July28)

Chris Bright is the resident operations and technology director at BIG ARTS. He has taught classes such as claymation, documentary film making, and commercial film making in previous camp sessions. He has written, directed, and produced countless independent films and owns his media company, Bright Idea Media Group.

 

Week Eight – July 24 – July 28

Film Production – Part Two with Chris Bright

For the first time in camp history, BIG ARTS will be producing an original short film, starring and made by our apprentices! Students will act, direct, operate the camera, and learn all aspects of the film making process while creating a unique short film. This is a fun and exciting opportunity for students to work with industry professionals and to partake in every part of the movie making experience. Everyone involved will get a Blu-ray or DVD copy of the finished film, and it will be shown during the BIG ARTS Monday Night Movie Series during the 2017-2018 Season.

*Students must enroll in both Part One (July 17-July 21) and Part Two (July 24-July28)

Chris Bright is the resident operations and technology director at BIG ARTS. He has taught classes such as claymation, documentary film making, and commercial film making in previous camp sessions. He has written, directed, and produced countless independent films and owns his media company, Bright Idea Media Group

Registration Forms

Registration Form 1st-5th 2017                 Registration Form MS-HS 2017