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Cabin FeverArt SchoolSpring Children's Theater
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History has never been so fun. . . or so fast! The historical meets the hysterical in this fun theatrical opportunity. Flying through the major points of America’s quest for independence, this fast-and-loose comedy plays like a highlight reel of history in hilarious fashion! We will both laugh and learn as patriots such as George Washington, Paul Revere, Samuel and John Adams, Patrick Henry, and Benjamin Franklin battle the vain King George III and his British soldiers. From the Boston Tea Party to the Battle of Bunker Hill (did you know it was really Breed Hill?!), to the crossing of the Delaware and onward to the British surrender at Yorktown, students will receive valuable training in the performing arts. A full scale production will be shared on the afternoon of July 3. Under the expert guidance of MAHC’s Children’s Theater director Dawn Kolden, students will become part of a theatrical team, allowing them to exercise their skills in following directions, being self-sufficient, working with others, and monitoring their behavior. Dawn is a gifted director and teacher, holding a masters degree in teaching.
For Ages 8 to 12
This delightful class offers lots of learning opportunities for littles under the warm and graceful wings of our Children's Theater Music Director and Early Childhood Educator, Linda Moyer. During 4 fun-filled sessions, tiny singers and actors will use rhythm instruments and masks, learn catchy songs and poems, and learn to tell stories with their bodies through movement games. Each day will culminate in the supported dramatization of a piece of simple children's literature.
For Ages 4 to 6
In this fun class, our local fiber maestro, Lynda Vrgora, will banish summer boredom by teaching students how to crochet. Under Lynda’s tutelage, students will craft enchanting and colorful crocheted flowers which can be used in variety of ways to embellish clothing, hats, bags, blankets, backpacks, etc. Cost includes high-quality project yarn and a crochet hook to take home. The class will gather around the cozy work table at the Keep Me Stitches studio, enjoying a cool and crafty break from summer’s hottest days.
Jewelry-making with Melissa Hamilton was such a popular part of our 2019 Art School program that we decided to offer it during the summer, too. Students will learn both design skills and hands-on technical skills in this class under Melissa’s expert guidance. Wire-wrapping, metal cutting, and working with various metals and stones will be covered, as will design concepts such as movement, symmetry, and balance. To see student creations from Art School, visit our gallery at Idaho First Bank before May 30.
For Ages 10 to 14
Young artists will love this opportunity to sculpt 3-dimensional masks using papier mache. Experienced educator and artist, Kay LaBella, will guide students through the process of mask-making using an additive procedure upon a cardboard base. Students will begin by drawing and designing their masks, then cutting and gluing the cardboard foundation. Color and design will focus on the use of both organic and geometric symbols. Papier mache will be used to add depth and texture to the cardboard sculpture and, once dry, will be painted to match design sketches. A brief writing about the process and the symbolism used in the mask will be created by each student to accompany his or her mask. Kay LaBella is a retired Art and IB Science teacher, as well as a mixed media artist and published illustrator for the book Bright Star of Palmer Lake. She received two Teacher of the Year awards in Colorado Springs and is a valued creative contributor to the McCall community.
For Ages 8 to 10
This week-long camp allows students to explore the many applications of photography in the market place. Students will learn multiple creative and marketing skills, including the elements of photography, basic design, and the introduction to PhotoShop as marketing tools to “sell” a favorite product, idea, skills, organization, or business.
Students will go through the process of creating a marketing idea and then implementing the project to GET THE STORY OUT THERE. Photography basics will be highlighted along the way. The final project will be a poster, a print, or a brochure created on the Adobe PhotoShop platform. Instructor Pam Benham works as a professional location photographer throughout the West for a wide array of corporate, editorial, and advertising accounts. Pam has taught at Boise State University, the College of Southern Idaho, and most recently designed, launched, and taught the College of Western Idaho’s first photography classes. Find out more about Pam at www.benhamphotography.com.
This class for tiny artists offers an enriching and gentle introduction to the joys of creativity under the warm and experienced direction of Miss Jeannie at Children’s House Preschool. Students will play with a variety of paint types to explore color, consistency, and the magic of blending colors and making shapes. Young artists should come prepared to get a little paint on themselves as well.
For Ages 3 to 5
Come explore the twisted fairy tale world of Shrek with Pinocchio, Peter Pan, the Big Bad Wolf, Princess Fiona, Donkey, and lots more! We will create characters, sing and dance songs from the Broadway version of the show, learn about stage presence, character voice, embodying characters, acting and reacting, all while making new friends, having courage, and sharing our special strengths! There is room in drama camp for the experienced young actor, as well as the first-timer - everyone will get a part & everyone will have a moment to shine. A performance for family & friends will be presented on Friday at 11:30am. Students should bring a water bottle, snack, and comfortable gym shoes that will stay on their feet each day (NO FLIP FLOPS, please) and wear comfortable play clothes. Taught by favorite Creative Campus veteran, Mary Jensen, Artistic Director of Treasure Valley Children’s Theater.
For Ages 7 to 14
Students won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the age-old arts of paper-making and print-making with not just one, but TWO talented professional artists - Deb Yensen and Amy Nack. On Day 1, students will learn how to make paper. Amy and Deb will teach printmaking using gel inks on Day 2, printing onto the hand-crafted papers. Then, on Day 3, students will be guided through the binding of their prints into a book, learning the art of simple book-binding.
Summer is a great time to learn how to knit! Join zany local yarn maestro Lynda Vgora for an introduction to knitting. Students will beat the heat as they meet around the table at the Keep Me In Stitches studio, where Lynda will teach the basics of crafting hand-knitted goodies. Students will complete a unique knitted phone case during the class and will receive a set of knitting needles to keep and take home to further exercise their newly-discovered skills.
Hindu myth, with its blue and many-armed divinities, can seem overwhelming and confusing. Just beneath this exotic surface, though, lies an exciting world rich in heroic epic, iconic gods, and familiar themes - a world which also provides a window into Indian geography and culture. Myth camp time will be spent exploring classic stories and creating culturally-linked hands-on art projects related to our stories. Come meet Vishnu, Shiva, Kali, Durga, Ganesh, and many others! Instructor Tracey Kindall is MAHC’s director and also teaches mythology at the North Fork School and BSU’s Osher Institute. She holds an MS degree in Folklore from the University of Oregon.
For Ages 9 to 13
Join Bonnie Glick, local calligrapher and artist, for a weeklong camp exploring three different letter forms. Students will learn how to draw versals and create funky and lively letters and words using watercolors and zentangles. Students will also explore formal Italic lettering, a script originating in the 1500s, using a broad-edged nib as well as lettering with a brush. Instructor Bonnie Glick is a calligrapher and artist trained in Italic, Copperplate, Uncial, and Gothacized Italic lettering. She has been a member of the calligraphy guild of Idaho - the Idaho Inkspots - for many years. She attends the international calligraphy conference every other year.
This class offers budding artists the perfect opportunity to stretch their artistic wings under the tutelage of professional artist Nettie Kaye Williams, owner of the Wee DaVinci Academy. With over 30 years’ worth of teaching experience, Nettie Kaye will guide wee artists through the creation of a beautiful acrylic still life painting on stretched canvas. Students will learn basic foundational skills as they work with acrylic paint. Instructor Nettie Kaye Williams has been creating and instructing art for 30 years. An experienced portrait artists, Nettie Kaye’s work includes several commissioned portraits, including those of Nobel Laureate scientists. She has a special gift for instructing children.
For Ages 6 to 9
This unique class offers tween girls the opportunity to explore significant social issues through the lens of theatre. Students will be guided by experienced educator and MAHC’s Children’s Theater director, Dawn Kolden, as they do a dramatic read-through of the play, Step Up to the Plate, written by Jaclyn Kalin and Dale Stein. This outstanding play empowers girls of all ages to pursue their dreams and see the obstacles in their way as challenges, not impossibilities. Through discussion, girls will connect, gain appreciation for the power of theater, and explore unique and common social stressors. Instructor Dawn Kolden holds a masters degree in teaching and is currently the librarian at Donnelly Elementary School. Dawn taught healthy boundaries and healthy relationships through the dramatic arts across southeast Alaska for ten years before moving to McCall.
For Girls Only, Ages 9 to 13
In this class for young painters, professional artist Nettie Kaye Williams will introduce the principles of shape, tone, and color to guide students through the creation of a beautiful acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Students will also learn how to infuse their work with a three-dimensional quality. Instructor Nettie Kaye Williams has been creating and instructing art for 30 years. An experienced portrait artists, Nettie Kaye’s work includes several commissioned portraits, including those of Nobel Laureate scientists. Nettie Kaye operates the Wee DaVinci Academy in McCall and really enjoys working with children.
For Ages 10 to 13