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    Summer Camps

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    Art Camp+

    The Academy of the Arts will offer two art camps this summer, including one (June 22–26) for students who have completed first through fifth grade and another (June 8–12) 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 build and stretch their own canvases, then create acrylic paintings. We are looking forward to seeing you at Art Camp 2015!

    Bulldog Art Camp

    Middle School Art Camp

    This year's camps were a great success! I hope you visit us this fall for classes and workshops at the Academy of the Arts.

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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.

    Choose from June 15–19 (piano only) and July 6–10 (piano or voice)
    8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
    $375

    Online Registration Mail-in Registration Form

    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.

    July 13–17, 2015
    9:00–11:30 a.m.
    $215

    Online Registration Mail-in Registration Form

    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.

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    Theater Camps+

    IMAGINE!

    June 8–12, 2015 & June 15–19, 2015

    Registration opens on Feb. 2, 2015 and closes on May 19, 2015

    Just for Fun

    One-Week Camp Series for Grade K4–Grade 5
    Maximum Enrollment: 15 campers per class
    Student will receive a t-shirt, bottled water and a snack
    Time:  9–11:30 a.m.
    Session One: June 8–12
    Session Two: June 15–19
    Tuition: $140 per session

    Register Here

    Group One: Catch a Star!

    Rising Grades K4–K5

    What if you could have a star? What if you could see a light in the very, very dark night? Gaining inspiration from the classic stories How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers and Stars by Mary Lyn Ray, campers will explore the night sky and the gentle qualities of stars. With the guidance of a theatre instructor, the students will write the lines for a play, create the backdrop, costumes and props, then perform their creation on the Harrison Stage. In addition, students will participate in theatre games and activities.

    Group Two: Buzz! Buzz!

    Rising Grades 1–2

    From a mischievous little mosquito to a courageous insignificant spider, campers will explore several of life’s truths. Gaining inspiration from classic stories such as Ananzi the Spider by Gerald McDermmott and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema, campers will bring the stories to life. With the guidance of a theatre instructor, campers will write the lines for a play, create the backdrop, costumes and props, then perform their creation on the Harrison Stage. In addition, students will participate in theatre games and activities.

    Group Three: Walk Like An Egyptian!

    Rising Grades 3–5

    Mummies, pharaohs and pyramids, oh, my! Gathering inspiration from timeless tales of ancient Egyptian mythology, campers will explore classic characters such as Ra, Tut, the Sphinx and Cleopatra. With the guidance of a theatre instructor, the campers will write the lines for a play, create the backdrop, costumes and props, then perform their creation on the Harrison Stage. In addition, students will participate in theatre games and activities.

    The Magic Circle

    Two-Week Camp for Rising Grades 6–12
    No Audition Required
    Maximum Enrollment: 20 Performance Campers, Two Technical Theatre Campers
    Student will receive a camp t-shirt, bottled water, a daily snack and lunch in the SU Cafeteria
    Time: 9–3 p.m.
    Two-Week Session: June 8–12 & 15–19, 2015
    Tuition: $530

    Register Here

    With the assistance of theatre instructors, students will plan, create and participate in a production of Law & Order:  Fairy Tale Unit by Jonathan Rand 

    Synopsis: In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories. Jonathan Rand has written five of the top ten most-produced plays in North American high schools.

    The performance will take place on the Harrison Stage, June 19 at 7 p.m. In addition, students will participate in theatre games and activities.

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    Writing Camp+

    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
    Dates: June 1–5, 2015
    Dates: June 29–July 2, 2015
    Cost: $200

    Register Online

    Printable Registration Form

    Please print off the registration form above, fill it out and mail it to:

    Academy of the Arts
    800 Lakeshore Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35229