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Hampton Arts is offering a wide variety of arts-based camps this summer! Camps will take place at both The American Theatre and The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton. For more information on specific camps and to register for camp (space is limited!) CLICK HERE.
CAMPS AT THE AMERICAN THEATRE
FAIRY TALE DANCE CAMP (Ages 4-7)
The talented staff of the renowned Todd Rosenlieb Dance School once again is being welcomed by The American Theatre to present a special week of fun planned for your little ballerina! Daily dance classes feature arts and crafts activities centered on the ballet classics as well as favorite storybook characters. Special activities include a mid-week pizza party, and there will be a fun ‘sharing’ performance for parents and guests on the final day of camp! Campers should bring their own bag lunch. Snacks and drinks provided.
ABRACADABRA MAGIC CAMP (Ages 10-14)
Abracadabra, alakazam, hocus pocus! Sit back and enjoy the magical transformation as campers become magicians right before your very eyes. Campers learn amazing magic tricks they can perform for family and friends. Award-winning professional magician, Rob Westcott, teaches young magicians to learn skills and build self-confidence in a fun and supportive environment. Each child receives a magic case to decorate and fill with a magic want and tricks they learn throughout the week. On the last day of camp, join us for a magic show where the campers perform the magic they have learned all week!
FULL DAY YOUTH DANCE CAMP (Ages 8+)
The talented staff of the renowned Todd Rosenlieb Dance School brings their acclaimed full day Youth Dance Camp for the first time to The American Theatre. They will present a special week of fun planned for your aspiring professional dancer! Daily dance classes feature Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern Technique and Stretch and Conditioning. Special activities include an end-of-week pizza party, and a fun ‘sharing’ performance for parents and guests on the final day of camp! Campers should bring their own bag lunch each day. Snacks and drinks are provided.
JUNIOR IMPROV COMEDY CAMP (Ages 7-12)
Fun is the key word for this Camp!! Campers will explore the key elements of both long and short form improvisation. Daily, campers will play numerous comedy games which will serve to develop and enhance their public-speaking, social and team-building skills.This class will be conducted in a non-judgmental environment where the students will build confidence, make friends and most importantly ... have fun. The session concludes with the students performing in a graduation showcase on The American Theatre stage!! Push Comedy Theater is Virginia's premiere sketch and Improv comedy group. For nearly ten years they have thrilled audiences with their high-octane, energetic shows and classes.
TEEN IMPROV AND SKETCH COMEDY CAMP (Ages 13-18)
Ever wonder how the stars of Saturday Night Live got their start? This is it! Jump head first into the wonderful worlds of sketch and improv comedy. This class is open to teens from the ages of 13 and up. Absolutely no experience is needed. Students will explore the key tools behind both long and short form improvisation. We will play numerous comedy games to help you sharpen your mind. We will then use improv as a springboard for writing basic comedy sketches- like those seen on SNL. We strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where teens can build confidence, make friends and most importantly... have fun. At the end of the session, students will take part in a graduation showcase on the stage at The American Theatre!
MYSTIC ARTS OF TIBET (Ages 8+)
Students will learn about western and eastern art, drawing and painting and the Mystic Arts of Tibet. The students will complete unique, colorful brush paintings of the Fishes of the Sea of Samasara, Calligraphy for "Eternity" and “Butterflies of Freedom”. The class will also participate in creating the community mandala well as their own personal mandala. One project will be completed each day.
CAMPS AT THE CHARLES H. TAYLOR ARTS CENTER
DRAWING FOR KIDS (Ages 6-12)
Young artists will explore a variety of drawing media including, pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, pastel and charcoal as the learn about drawing still life, portrait, landscape and other subjects. They will discover line, shape, and design as they expand their drawing skills. All materials included.
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR YOUNG SNAPPERS (Ages 9-14)
This course will feature the basic principles of making photos with an emphasis on the fun of photography. Topics will include image selection, composition, and an introduction to the "Art of Seeing". Students will learn the basic operation of their camera phone, Point and Shoot, DSLR or any other camera they wish to bring to class. Photo shoots in and around The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Victorian Houses and Braddock’s Cannon along Victoria Boulevard will include a variety of subjects including people, architecture, and landscapes.
PAPER MACHE MASKS (Ages 6-12)
Young artists will use papier mache, paint, model magic and decorative elements to create masks of animals, characters, or whimsical creatures, while learning about this fun media and sculpture. All materials included.
MULTI- MEDIA FUN (Ages 6-12)
Students will have fun while they explore a different art media each day. Each day’s projects will offer a different media or subject in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media and more. All materials included.
PAINTING FOR KIDS (Ages 6-12)
Young artists will explore a variety of painting media including watercolor, tempera and mixed media as they learn about painting still life, portrait, landscape and other subjects. They will learn about materials, techniques, color mixing and design as they expand their painting skills. All materials included.