Registration is now open for our 2017 BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp! BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp offers a fun, unique, and well-rounded program of visual and performing arts for 1st - 5th graders. Each week begins a new session with a new theme. Throughout the week, campers create art projects that correspond with that week’s theme, as well as participate in music and theatre classes. Each weekly session concludes with a short program which includes a display of our campers’ artwork and a performance of what they’ve learned in their music and theatre classes. Our 2017 dates and themes are listed below.
We also have an apprentice program for 6th - 12th graders. Our middle and high school apprentices have the opportunity to spend half of their day taking a more advanced art class and half of their day earning community services hours by assisting our campers in their classes. Registration for our apprentice program is now open, but our weekly class offerings are still to be announced. Please check back soon.
Week One – June 5 – June 9 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Calling all muggles! You don’t need a Hogwarts letter to attend camp this week. Just wave your wand and say “Accio, fun!”
Week Two – June 12 – June 16 - Life’s a Circus at Camp!
Step right up and join us for a week of circus style fun and games!
Week Three – June 19 – June 23 - Under The Sea
Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor. Such wonderful things surround you! What more are you lookin' for? Under the sea!
Week Four – June 26 – June 30 - Where the Wild Things Are
This week at camp, unleash your inner monster and let the wild rumpus begin! We’ll learn about beasts of all shapes and sizes, from the pets that live in our homes, to the animals that live in the wild, to the creatures that exist in our own imaginations.
Week Five – July 3 – July 7 (No camp on July 4) - Red, White, Blue and YOU!
This week at camp we’ll celebrate America, a land made for you and me!
Week Six – July 10 – July 14 - I’ve Got a Golden Ticket!
This week at camp, you’ve got a golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Join us for a world of pure imagination!
Week Seven – July 17 – July 21 - When You Wish Upon a Star
Join us for a week of magical adventures, princes and princesses, enchanted kingdoms, animated animals, and all your Disney favorites!
Week Eight – July 24 – July 28 - Say Yes to the Mess!
This week at camp, we’ll focus on making the world a cleaner and more beautiful place by using recycled materials to create masterpieces
BIG ARTS SUMMER ARTS CAMP 2017 APPRENTICE PROGRAM
Week One – June 5 – June 9
Rhythm n’ Jam with Daniel Klimoski
Rhythm ’n Jam uses percussion to explore the limitless possibilities provided within this most important element of music. These unique classes will provide students with the opportunity to learn about and participate with the class in creating a musical flow of their own. Every class is a performance where the talents of each participant can be given a framework upon which to design a musical setting. The ultimate understanding of day to day rhythms can also be applied in a more practical way musically. Students will learn how to use percussion instruments and then apply that knowledge to recognizing that any object can be a musical instrument.
Daniel Klimoski is a professional jazz musician with 40+ years of experience performing and teaching in both classrooms and as a private instructor. He is a graduate of Berklee College and the New England Conservatory of Music.