Cabin FeverArt School
Cabin FeverArt SchoolSpring Children's Theater
Cabin Fever Schedule Released
This workshop offers young actors to create in an engaging, exciting, think-on-your feet, safe environment. Students will learn to creatively solve problems using a variety of improvisational techniques including collaboration, story-building, physical comedy, acting out, and working with games. Taught by professional director, Dawn Kolden, who has taught improv at Salt Lake City Children's Theater, Perseverance Theater in Juneau for the Young Company, and McCall Children's Theater production, McCall Live!
Join in the fun and have games to entertain you and your friends for the rest of the summer! In this class students will create two games and a fun figure using recycled materials and papier mache. Students will construct their own Mancala and Checkers games - simple games using mental strategy. After creating the games, participants will have time for game-playing and snacks. Students will also have the opportunity to create a fun figure with interchangeable characteristics (an artistic “Mr. Potato Head”). Personal creative expression will make each game and figure unique! Taught by Kay LaBella, a retired Art and IB Science teacher from Colorado Springs. Kay is a mixed media artist and a published illustrator for the book Bright Star of Palmer Lake. She received two Teacher of the Year awards while she was employed in Colorado Springs and looks forward to being a creative contributor to the McCall community.
Lions and tigers and cheetahs, oh my! This fun and gentle introductory workshop takes tiny actors on an expedition through the mysterious jungle. Participants will explore their five senses by “becoming” their favorite wild animals and using imagination to create the environment in which they live. Facilitated by professional director and educator, Jillian Kramer.
Tiny actors will explore mermaids, pirates and the deep magic of the sea in this exciting drama mini-camp. Through song, dance, storytelling, and imaginative play, participants will create fun characters and set sail on an ocean adventure guided by professional director and educator, Jillian Kramer. Arghh, mateys!
In this class, professional jewelry maker Louise Gilbert will teach students how to make a trend-setting leather-wrap bracelet with beads. Students will start with a single-wrap bracelet and progress to the double and/or triple-wrap bracelet. There will be a nice selection of beads from which to choose, as well as buttons for the closure. Photos of sample bracelets will be available on our website closer to class date. This class is a huge hit during the adult Cabin Fever series, too. Tweens will LOVE their professional-looking and hip creations.
Students enchanted by mythology will enjoy this 5-day exploration of stories full of the gods, fairies, and heroes of the ancient British Isles. The myths and folklore of the ancient Celtic peoples are full of magic and plot twists that are sure to surprise and delight (and also contain some bits which may feel surprisingly familiar). Class time will include exploring stories through listening & discussion, looking at slides of mythic images in art, and creating hands-on art projects related to our stories. Taught by MAHC director, Tracey Kindall, who holds an MS in Folklore from the University of Oregon.
This class offers an opportunity for young creators to explore a variety of textures - and have some artistic fun -through exploring various play doughs. Play doughs will present students with diverse colors, textures, and densities. Little hands will be free to sculpt, feel, and shape to their heart’s content. This type of hands-on play helps to lay a foundation for developing hand-eye coordination, tactile skill and strength, and 3-dimensional sensibility. Facilitated by the experienced Miss Jeanie of Children’s House Preschool.
In this popular class taught by professional jewelry maker, Louise Gilbert, young students will complete a necklace and bracelet of glass and/or stone beads. Students may design their own unique pieces, or work from established patterns. Design elements of color, shape, bead size, and placement will be discussed. The perfect class for young jewelry artists!
Our 2018 drama camp is your golden ticket to adventure! Join us for a week of song and dance as we immerse ourselves in Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. Willy Wonka features enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs. Puppets, props, and theater magic make Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. 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 each day. Taught by Mary Jensen, Artistic Director of Treasure Valley Children’s Theater.
Italic is a cursive alphabet which is matched with a Roman font. While Roman typefaces are upright, italic typefaces slant to the right. Italic script was developed during the Renaissance in Italy. In this class, taught by Bonnie Glick, students will learn how the beautiful Italic letters are drawn and then use them to write letters, address envelopes, and experience the fun and focus of this venerable art form. 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 continuing education and training through the guild each spring and fall with instruction from internationally recognized calligraphers and attends the international calligraphy conference every other year.
This 3-day workshop presented by our friends at the McCall Folklore Society will introduce students to the basic music skills and history of American folk music with an emphasis on Folk, Bluegrass, and Old Time music. Classes cover many instruments including, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo, bass, singing, and more. At the end of classes, students are encouraged to participate in the camp concert at the Summer Music Festival at Roseberry on the Main Stage. This performance will be the opening act for the entire festival and gives the students the real-life experience of performing for a live audience as well as giving them an attainable goal throughout camp. Instructors are national touring musicians with experience working with youth. Students should bring their own instrument if they have one (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, banjo, or upright bass only).
$165 - Registration for this camp must go directly through the Folklore Society site:
Registration deadline is June 29th
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 cozy Keep Me In Stitches store, where Lynda will teach the basics of crafting hand-knitted goodies. Students will complete an adorable headband during the class and will receive a set of knitting needles to keep and take home to further exercise their newly-discovered skills. Cost includes all project supplies.
Join professional photographer and educator, Pam Benham, for a week of fun-filled photography! Each afternoon the class will venture into the community on walking field trips, making photographs which express how we each see the world. Assignments will include learning about design elements, composition, texture, light, color, and appreciating the moments of time captured by your unique vision. After photographing to our hearts’ delights, we’ll return to the classroom each afternoon to learn how to edit and work in basic PhotoShop. At the end of the week, each student will have a mini portfolio, which will reflect time spent exploring the Wonderful World of Photography. Digital point-and-shoot cameras are available in class for student use - if you have your own camera, please bring it.
Are you planning play dates at your house this summer with your friends and buddies? Would you love to have some fun snacks on hand that you made all by yourself? In this fun, hands-on class, Chef Amy will teach you how to prepare a lunchtime feast for all your favorite friends and family. The menu will consist of a naturally gluten-free and dairy-free appetizer, entree, and dessert. Students will learn how to make delicious guacamole, yummy chicken skewers, and banana ice cream with all the toppings. Recipes will be provided and everyone will make their own portions to sample and eat in class. Chef Amy Klingler operates Amy's Whole Food Creations in McCall offering catering and private chef services, and specializing in healthy and alternative diets.
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 construct beautiful crocheted bracelets. 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 crafty break from summer’s hottest days.
Watercolor painting can sometimes be frustrating because it's hard to control. Exploring different methods of using watercolors can release students from that sense of frustration and open doors to exploring how magical watercolors can be. In this class, students will explore together under the guidance of experienced art teacher, Kay LaBella, and begin to understand how to use watercolor paints to create wonderful finished paintings. By the end of class students will take home their "exploratory pieces" as well as 2 finished paintings. Taught by Kay LaBella, a retired Art and IB Science teacher from Colorado Springs. Kay is a mixed media artist and a published illustrator for the book Bright Star of Palmer Lake. She received two Teacher of the Year awards while she was employed in Colorado Springs and looks forward to being a creative contributor to the McCall community.
This class will offer the unique opportunity to both create AND make a difference! Students will write, revise, and workshop a short play, with the potential for plays to be submitted to a national competition for young playwrights. Students can come with their own ideas or become inspired in class. Using laughter, characterization, and exploration of personal and societal issues, we will look at ourselves and how we can make a difference in our world through playwriting. Each student will have the opportunity to develop a tall tale and imagine, through writing, their heroine/hero's story.
Taught by professional educator Dawn Kolden, who has been teaching, writing, and directing plays for social reconciliation for over ten years. Dawn wrote her first play in college where she started children's theatre troupe that traveled and performed the plays she wrote. She wrote her first social justice musical in Southeast Alaska - O' COUNTRY. Dawn has also written curricula to compliment plays with sensitive themes including OLIVER! and WEST SIDE STORY.
In this class taught by professional jewelry maker, Louise Gilbert, students will learn to do simple wire-wrapping, a skill widely used in jewelry construction. After wire-wrapping is taught, students will work with their new skills on creating a wire-work bracelet and earrings. Students will have fun, learn simple techniques which make big impressions, and go home with lovely, professional-quality jewelry.
In this class, little budding artists will be inspired by the magic and beauty of wind socks. Under the guidance of
Miss Jeannie at Children’s House Preschool, students will create their very own colorful windsocks - learning to work with their hands and with art materials to make something fun! The finished product will then allow students to play with and watch the antics of the wind, nurturing a sense of wonder!
Brush lettering is a fun, creative take on calligraphy that uses a paint brush and watercolor paints. Participants will learn a simple alphabet, explore various brush lettering techniques, and create a unique final project. Instructor Lindsay Garrod is a fourth generation calligrapher and has experience working with a variety of scripts including copperplate, modern calligraphy, Italic, and brush lettering. She loves teaching and sharing her passion for calligraphy with others.
This fun and funky class will offer lots of opportunities for doodling, drawing, and painting letters that bounce and dance! Students will learn basic techniques for various letter styling under the tutelage of experienced calligrapher and letter artist, Bonnie Glick. The techniques learned can then be used to enliven journals, personal art work, calendars, greeting cards, and so much more! Zentangles will also be included! 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 continuing education and training through the guild each spring and fall with instruction from internationally recognized calligraphers and attends the international calligraphy conference every other year.