Summer Arts Program

SAP-Logo-finalThe Summer Arts Program will start July 13th, 2015!

Looking for enjoyable and fun programs to enrol your child in this summer? The SCAC has dynamic and exciting programs in store for their 2015 Summer Arts Program, guaranteed to have something for everyone! Programs over the summer include cartoon drawing, music and movement classes, dancing, play and puppetry, musical theatre, creative writing, and more! Classes are organized according to age groups, ranging from 3 yrs up to 12+. Through sharing their passions and creativity, these instructors are excited to expand and explore the imaginations of Summerland’s youth!

Please book early to avoid disappointment. There are loads of exciting and challenging workshops for kids of all ages. Whether you’re an actor, musician, artist or just simply want to have some fun you’re sure to find something to suit. Our schedule is almost set. We just have a few classes for the 6-9 year old group: Drawing and Painting, Art 3D to GO, Musical Theatre as well as Wet Felting for Kids for 9+. Check back soon for the final schedule….

July 13-17

Play & Puppetry     (Ages 3-5)
Children will act out stories, songs, & plays, using their own hand-crafted puppets. Well-known songs, fables fairytales & nursery rhymes will guide the creations.
Time:  9:00 – 11:00am
Instructor:  Chrissi Travers
Fee:  $55 (members $50) includes supplies
Location:  Art Centre

Wild About Writing     (ages 7-12)
Are you fascinated by words? Do you enjoy being the writer and the illustrator? If so, come spend the afternoon with us and let your pencil do the talking! We will jump start our brains to come up with great ideas for poetry and short stories. We will reach deep within and journal about the everyday things that make our lives uniquely ours. Write on!
Time:  9:00 – 11:00am
Instructor:  Marian Rudisill
Fee:  $50 (members $45)
Location: Art Centre

Through the Stage Door     (Ages 6-9)
Learn theatre basics while being creative & having fun! Every day a new topic will be covered, including improv, character development, writing, comedy & tragedy, play building, costume design, Shakespeare, dance & movement, songwriting & singing, directing, & acting & more! We’ll end with a performance on the last day.
Time:  9:00 – 11:00am
Instructor:  Linda Beaven
Fee: $80 (members $72)
Location: Library Basement

Art with Janine     (Ages 7-9)
Time:  1:00 – 3:00pm
Instructor:  Janine Irving
Fee:  $50 (members $45)
Location: Art Centre

July 20-24

Music & Movement (ages 3-5)
Learn games and crafts related to music and movement – so important to a child’s development, by increasing self-esteem, developing gross and fine motor skills, and encouraging social and listening skills. We will use simple instruments and felt board stories to sing and move to fun songs!
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Instructor: Chrissi Travers
Fee: $55 (members $50) includes supplies
Location: Art Centre

Through the Stage Door (Ages 10 and up)
Learn theatre basics while being creative & having fun! Every day a new topic will be covered, including improv, character development, writing, comedy & tragedy, play building, costume design, Shakespeare, dance & movement, songwriting & singing, directing & acting & more! We’ll end with a performance on the last day.
Time 9:00 – noon
Instructor: Linda Beaven
Fee: $80 (members $72)
Location: Library Basement

July 27 – 31

Messy & Marvelous     (Ages 3 – 5)
Mostly outdoor fun with exploring materials such as rubber ball, old t-shirts, paint, mud, Kool-Aid and fruit! Sing songs, act, and create art using your whole body! You will get wet and messy so water-proof sunscreen, hats & bathing suits are recommended. Wash cloths & soapy water will be provided
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Instructor: Charleen Brilz
Fee: $55 (members $50) includes supplies
Location: Art Centre

Clay Play     (Ages 7 and up)
Have fun getting your hands “dirty” creating with clay!
In this course we will work with a variety of techniques, then kiln fire and decorate our projects.
See class days below. The break in between weeks allows for drying & firing.
Time:    12:30 – 2:00 pm
Week One: Monday to Thursday, July 27, 28, 29 & 30
Week Two: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 4 & 5
Instructor: Sue Gibbs
Fee: $62.50 (members$56.25) includes supplies
Location: Potters’ Guild, 13202 North Victoria

A second class will be offered from 2:30 – 4:00 pm If the first class fills up, as this class has proved to be very popular in the past.

August 4 – 7

Young Adult Writing (13+)
This class will encourage young writers to find their personal voice by reevaluating preconceptions of writing by considering different styles and methods of prose, and inspiring them to pursue writing as a serious life-long passion with limitless potential.

This class will help prepare graduates for writing while attending university and college and include a unit on Thesis writing.
Time: 9:00 – 3:00 with one hour for lunch
Instructor: Chelsea Baron
Fee: $125 (members $112.50)
Location: Art Centre

August 10 – 14

Once Upon a Time!     (Ages 3-5)
Children will have fun making masks, sculptures, crowns, pictures and more! Themed around popular stories and nursery rhymes, this class will have children singing, painting, acting, creating and most of all having fun!
Time:     9:00 – 11:00 am
Instructor: Charleen Brilz
Fee:     $55 (members $50) includes supplies
Location:    Art Centre

From Pencil to Paint (Ages 10+)
August 10 – 14 2 hours per session 10+
In this class students will be using pencils. pens, pastels, paints and collage to let their creative

side show. Students will be given challenges each class to develop their imagination, observational skills and techniques.
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Gibbs
Fee: $60 (members $54) includes supplies
Location: Art Centre

August 17 – 21

Fun with a Pocket Knife (Ages 9+)
This popular whittling & carving class is sure to be fun. Participants will be introduced to the art of whittling while carving small critters, boomerangs & other objects from recycled wood.
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Instructor: Rick Wiebe
Fee: $95.00 (no member discount, all materials/tools supplied)
Location: Art Centre

CARTOON CRAZE (Ages 9+)
Learn to draw cartoon characters
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Keith King
Fee: $60 (members $54) includes supplies
Location: Art Centre

Yet to be scheduled: Musical Theater and Felting for Kids

The 2015 brochure will be available here soon. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email or call (250)494-4494. If no one is in the office please leave a message & someone will return your call. **Fees include all supplies

Note: If you pay for your children to take music lessons, art classes, or other type of skill-building program in 2013, remember the Children’s Art Tax Credit. Similar to Children’s Fitness Tax Credit introduced in 2007, the Children’s Art Tax Credit provides a non-refundable tax credit of up to $500 of the cost of programs that focus on fine arts, music, performing arts, outdoor wilderness training, learning a language, studying a culture, tutoring and more. Just remember to save your receipts for registration fees.

For more information on eligibility and the types of programs the credit applies to, visit the Canada Revenue Agency’s Website at www.cra.gc.ca/artscredit

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