Summer Arts Program

SAP-Logo-finalThe Summer Arts Program starts July 13th!

Looking for enjoyable and fun programs to enrol your child in this summer? Your Community Arts Council has dynamic and exciting programs in store for the 2015 Summer Arts Program, and is 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.

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:  $55 (members $50)
Location: Library Basement

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)
Work with card board,  paper mâché and wood to create 3D works of art. Learn how to make African paper beads! Make Collages, Paint and Draw. This class will have a bit of it all!
Time:  1:00 – 3:00pm
Instructor:  Janine Irving
Fee:  $55 (members $50)
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: $90 (members $81)
Location: Library Basement

Crafts Around the World    (Ages 6-9)
Children will have fun making a variety of crafts and artwork from around the world. Each day will include a story, music, crafts, and/or artwork from a different country. At the end of their travels, the children will bring home a passport showing each country they explored.
Time:     1:00 – 3:00 pm
Instructor:    Kristie Keyworth Janzen
Fee:     $60 (members $54) includes supplies
Location:     Art Centre

July 27 – 31

Messy & Marvellous     (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

Messy & Marvellous #2 (pm)    (Ages 3 – 5)
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
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: $65 (members$58) includes supplies
Location: Potters’ Guild, 13202 North Victoria

Clay Play #2     (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:    2:30 – 4:00 pm
Week One: Monday to Thursday, July 27, 28, 29 & 30
Week Two: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 4 & 5
Instructor: Sue Gibbs
Fee: $65 (members$58) includes supplies
Location: Potters’ Guild, 13202 North Victoria Rd

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 full day 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

Wet Felting for Kids (Ages 9+)
Learn how to felt wool and other fibres by different methods!

Time: 9:00-11:00am
Instructor: Allison Altherr
Fee: $95.00
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+)
In this class students will be using pencils. pens, pastels, paints and collage to let their creative side show. Students will be challenged 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

Musical Theatre     (Ages 7 – 12)
A fun-filled week of learning and performing musical theatre excerpts. Come and sing, dance, learn theatre games and experience the fun of learning and presenting a musical.
Time:    1:00 – 3:00 pm
Instructor:    Caitlin Slade
Fee:    $65 (members $58)
Location:    Library Basement

Once Upon a Craft…    (Ages 6-9)
Children will have fun making a variety of crafts and artwork that focus on many beloved story books. Each day the students will explore the works from a different author and/or illustrator. Inspired, they will read, sing, create crafts, design masks, paint, and participate in a reader’s theatre.
Time:     9:00 – 11:00 am
Instructor:    Kristie Keyworth Janzen
Fee:     $60 (members $54) includes supplies
Location:     Library basement

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+)

This fun course is an introduction to cartooning using classic cartooning methods.There will be an emphasis on how to build your own characters; over the course of the week, the students will create a short comic strip
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Keith King
Fee: $60 (members $54) includes supplies
Location: Art Centre

Download the registration brochure  here. 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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