Summer Camps

Art Camps+

The Academy of the Arts will offer two art camps this summer, including one (June 27–July 1) for students who have completed first through fifth grade and another (June 20–24) for middle school students who have finished grades six through eighth. Summer Art Camp is one week full of inspiration and creative expressions in art. With the help of our experienced art instructors, the students will see, touch, hear and feel the vocabulary of art by incorporating color, line, shape, texture, space, value, form, balance and rhythm. The young art students will use various art media, including paint, clay and crayon. The middle school art students will work with various art media including ceramics. We are looking forward to seeing you at Art Camp 2016!

Art Studio for Teens 

June 20-24 (Grades 6-8)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bulldog Art Camp

June 27- July 1 (Grades 1-5)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Music Camps+

Adventures in Music

Adventures in Music is a one-week intensive music camp offering aspiring piano and voice students music training, including private instruction, music literature, ensemble, theory, and performance opportunities. The camp experience is enriched with daily performances and demonstrations by guest artists. Campers also enjoy lunch, swimming and team challenges. The final day of camp is celebrated with solo recital performances and a gala ensemble presentation open to parents and friends.

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All Aboard for Music

All Aboard for Music is a fabulous learning experience for preschoolers ages 3–5 and 6-year-olds who have not attended first grade. Campers enjoy a week of singing, movement, listening activities, music literature features, crafts, orchestral instruments and learning centers. Learning experiences are enhanced with daily presentations by guest artists.

All camp activities are held at the Academy of the Arts and are taught by Academy of the Arts preschool staff.

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Samford Music Camp Celebrates 25th Anniversary

“Adventures in Music camp was created in 1989 as Samford University’s premier music camp,” Connie Macon, executive directive of Samford’s Academy of the Arts, said. “Collaborative music, solo study, accelerated music theory and music literature classes, and many opportunities for performance combine with the Samford campus experience.” Macon said participants spent Monday through Thursday mornings at the Academy of the Arts, where they took part in private lessons and ensemble groups, and studied theory and music literature. They spent afternoons on campus in Buchanan Hall for computer music and more private lessons and ensemble groups. Each of those days featured a guest artist in the afternoon. Participants spent all day Friday on campus for the traditional AIM scavenger hunt, a Who Wants to be a Music Millionaire game, solo recital and the evening gala.

Writing CampS+

Writing Camp for Teens & Tweens

Are you that kid who writes poetry in math class? Want to learn how to write better and enter contests and publications? This is the class for you. We will practice finding the perfect words, imagery and details that will make everyone want to read your journals! Boundless creativity lives in these small classes, which offer teacher feedback and sharing with peers.

Ages: 11–15
Session I: June 6-10, 2016
Session II: July 25-29, 2016  
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $200

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Penmanship Camp

A comprehensive review of cursive handwriting for students, ages 9 -12, with exercises for learning and developing skills to develop better penmanship.  The camp is taught by Samford Academy of the Arts Calligraphy instructor Steve Logan.  All course supplies and writing materials will be provided.

Ages: 9-12
June 6-10
9 -11 AM
Cost: $150

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