The Hoffman Center unveiled it’s new line-up for the summer kids’ camps. We will host eight art camps and two drama camps for kids this summer. Sessions will be held at the Center building at 594 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.
The first drama camp will be held July 23-27. “Drama Light” (Ages 7+) Students will memorize a favorite poem and, after learning presentation techniques, perform it on stage during a final performance. Led by Aina Tonjes. Cost $65. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon daily.
The eight art camps will all be held the week of Jul. 30 – Aug. 3, with morning or afternoon sessions. Each camp will cost $65.
“Global Art Beat” (Ages 5-10) Students will learn to play instruments from Brazilian, African and Native American traditions. The kids will also learn to make costumes from each culture. The week will culminate in a music performance in costume. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Lynn Thomas.
In “Tell Your Story: Poetry and Art Journal Workshop” (Ages 10-14) Students will learn new ways to tell their own stories – in poems and art journaling. Addressing hopes and dreams, treasures and secrets, monsters and scars. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Mindy Harwick will lead the camp.
“Beginning Basket Weaving” (Ages 9+) Students will work with reeds and other natural items. Additional embellishments, such as beads, can be added during the process. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Marilyn Anderson.
“Adventures in Drawing” (Ages 8-12) Students will work creatively with pencil, pen and charcoal and learn how shape and line form the real world and imaginary ones. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Angelle Soans.
“Gnomes, Homes, and Adventure” (Ages 5-8) Students will make clay sculptures of gnomes, trolls or elves, and then collect found objects to create an outdoor structure that would become their homes. Hours: 1 – 3 p.m. Led by Steve Albrechtsen.
“Writing from Life: Flash Fiction for Teens” (Ages 12-19) Students will learn to write short, fast and fun flash fiction by drawing on life for ideas — including the scary, the sweet and the downright strange. Publishing markets for teens will also be covered. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Led by Mindy Harwick.
“Traditional Mexican Coconut Masks” (Ages 10+) Students will use coconut shells as a basis to form facial masks using cones, seeds, pods and other natural items. The masks will be finished with plaster of Paris, paint and a sealant. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Led by Sharon Borgford.
“Adventures in Modern Painting” (Ages 8-12) Students will learn to make their own paintbrushes and mix paint, be introduced to the works of Miro, Klee, Kandinsky and Matisse, and experiment with the Modern abstract painting style. Hours: 1-3 p.m. Led by Peggy Biskar.
“We Are the World, Musical Theatre Creative Workshop” (Ages 6-12) Three-week class will run from Aug. 6–24. Students will learn vocal technique, acting, movement and basic musical theatre production. They will also create their own theatrical dialogue/narrative in a musical review format. A final performance will be presented for families on the last day of the class. Hours: 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Susan St. John. Cost: $100
A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to the support of local businesses, art lovers and a grant from the Juan Young Trust. Parents should ask about the scholarships when registering