Classes for the 2014 Kids Summer Art Camp have been announced! During the week of August 4-8th, the Hoffman Center will host 5 classes in the arts for children ages 6 through 17.
Morning classes will be held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and will include:
FINE ART FOR KIDS (Ages 6-17) with Bjorn Lundeen This class will introduce fine art techniques to kids in a format that is beginner friendly and fun. The students will learn methods of representational drawing which include how to measure and draw things in proportion, how to draw light and shadow, beginning color, introduction to composition, and how to communicate ideas with subject matter. Drawing materials will be provided such as charcoal pencils, erasers, and paper. This is a great way to introduce young artists to some advanced art techniques in a relaxed, no pressure setting. Students are welcome to bring appropriate subject matter of their choice to draw, or have the choice of using objects provided by the instructor. No prior art experience is necessary, each student will be instructed at his/her individual level. Above all the goal is to have fun with art and get creative!
MYSTERIOUS, STRANGE & UNUSUAL: A Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 10-17) with Mindy Hardwick Haunted castles, ghostly sightings and things that go bump in the night all spark great stories. But how do we craft our tales so they are believable to readers? In this hands-on writing workshop, we’ll explore how to build suspense and tension in plot, craft compelling characters and design a mysterious setting. Writers will try some flash fiction, short stories and even a few poems. We’ll share our writing with each other in a workshop setting. Bring those stories which haunt you and let’s turn them into mysterious tales which can be told around beach bonfires.
BEHIND THE SCENES: From Acting to Improv (Ages 7-14) with Willa Childress Come join us and discover the world of the performing arts! During this camp we look at the most basic elements of performances, learn to think on our feet, and take turns directing and being directed. Throughout the week, we will create our own characters and personalities and then stage interactions between these characters. Much of the camp will be focused on theories of improvisation, introducing a variety of improv games that welcome creativity, collaboration with friends, and lots of fun.
Afternoon classes will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and will include:
MONSTERS, FAIRIES & ROBOTS: Drawing from the Imagination (Ages 6-17) with Ryan Pedersen We’re going to learn to draw with the most limitless tool we have: the imagination. It’s a dessert-before-dinner approach to learning: we’ll juxtapose the fictional, creative inspirations that make us passionate to create (…like dinosaurs and spaceships!), and combine them with fundamental drawing practices to make art fun and learning simple. Students will work with form, weight and expression in their drawings, learn to broaden their idea of “line” and inherit specific, life-long drawing techniques rather than memorizing abstract rules to follow. It’s art for the sake of fun and enrichment, turning practice from chore to recreation while we work toward our final, framed masterpiece from the student’s own imagination.
CIRCUS ARTS IN MANZANITA (Ages 6-17) with Sierra Gjerde Circus Arts in Manzanita? That’s right, the great NorthWest is teaming with circus enthusiasts and we even reside here in this little community. I am proud to join the Hoffman Center this summer to bring a taste of the exuberance this art form brings. We will be doing lots of character development through improvisation games, round robin shares and various exercises in juggling, poi, basic acrobatics and slap stick theater. The class will conclude with a small showcase of skills learned, musical expression during playtime and showcase encouraged!! Come and feel free to express yourself.
All classes are $65 per student, which includes materials. If the same child enrolls in both a morning and afternoon class, there is a $5 discount per class. Full and partial scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance. If so, please contact us before registering.
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Registration Form is available here.