In 2013, PCA transitioned the Community Arts Education Handbook to an online directory of arts education resources. In 2014, PCA supplemented this directory with the online Community Arts Education resource, available below. This new format offers several advantages, including improved searchability, links to resource websites, and bi-monthly updates.

Email us if your organization offers community arts education resources.

JULY/AUGUST:

American Shakespeare Center
No Kidding: Shakespeare Camp for Adults
Dates: July 20th – 24th
Location: Mary Baldwin College campus, Staunton, VA
Cost: Day Camper Rate = $800 | Residential Camper Rate (includes lodging at Mary Baldwin College) = $1000
A week of classes, lectures, rehearsal observation, cast parties, field trips, and fun for the grown-up who still wants to play. Join ASC Education for an exploration of everyday life in Shakespeare’s time and how it shows up in the plays. See The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Antony and Cleopatra, hear lectures from Mary Hill Cole, Ralph Cohen, and others, explore life in the early modern period through experiential classes in cooking, games, dance, and more. Teachers can earn continuing education units, but this week is the perfect getaway for all professionals.
Register here

ASC Theatre Camp (Session II)
Dates: July 19th – August 9th
Location: Mary Baldwin College campus, Staunton, VA
Ages: 13 – 18 years old
Cost: Day Camper Tuition = $2150 | Residential Camper Tuition = $3475
Students with a dedicated interest in theatre and/or Shakespeare are welcome to apply. Students should be prepared for intensive performance training, which requires a rigorous and often physically demanding schedule. Students will engage in an academically challenging program designed to help them prepare for college. You do not need to have prior experience studying or performing Shakespeare to apply. Campers enjoy a private, modern dormitory and access to the campus library, classrooms, rehearsal, and dining facilities.
Apply here

Summer Seminar for Teachers
Date: August 7th, 9am to 5:30pm
All of our seminars use our Study Guides to provide you with a comprehensive approach to exploring the play in your classroom. From the basics of getting your students out of their seats and thinking like early modern actors, to exploring historical context, staging challenges, and the intricacies of Shakespeare’s wordplay, to the challenge of assessment, ASC Study Guides and Teacher Seminars give you a start-to-finish model. We also look at the connections between the plays and standard requirements for English, theatre, and history curricula.
Cost: $110
Register here

BalletSchool of Charlottesville
Ballet Camp
Dates: Alice in Wonderland July 6th – 10th; Nutcracker Act I July 13th – 17th; Nutcracker Act II July 20th – 24th; Swan Lake July 27th – 31th; Peter and the Wolf August 3th – 7th; Cinderella August 10th – 14th | Monday thru Friday 9am – 12pm
Location: BalletSchool of Charlottesville, 2409 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA
Ages: 3 – 9 years old
Each week we will learn a Ballet of the Week, read stories, play games, and do arts & crafts. There will also be a performance every Friday at 11:30am for family and friends at our new lab theatre! Students are grouped generally according to age.
Register here

Acting and Musical Theater Camp
Dates: Lion King July 6th – 10th; Shrek July 13th – 17th; Matilda July 20th – 24th; Frozen July 27th – 31th; Annie Aug 10th – 14th | Monday thru Friday 9am – 4pm
Location: BalletSchool of Charlottesville, 2409 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA
Ages: 9 – 14 years old
Students will learn scenes and technique in the morning, and a musical number in the afternoon. On Fridays at 3:30 parents and friends are invited to come see a performance.
Register here

Broadway Youth Musical Theater
Dates: August 10th – 14th, 9am – 3pm
Location: BalletSchool of Charlottesville, 2409 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA
Ages: 10 – 18 years old
Seasoned performer and dance/drama professional Morgan Simone “Mona” Daleo invites young people, ages 10 through 17 to take the next step in their performance experience. This week-long summer camp will pack a punch of opportunities in singing, dancing, acting and creative improvisation. Camp days will combine classes in dance, voice and drama to create an immersive theatrical rehearsal experience culminating in an exhilarating Broadway performance project. Students will develop individual and group interaction skills to become a passionate member of our Broadway Youth team!
Register here

Bent Theatre Improv Comedy
Improv 101
Dates: Begins July 11th, runs for 8 consecutive Saturdays, 10am – 1pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $140
An in-depth, interactive course on short form improv. Learn the tricks of the trade exhibited on “Whose Line…”, “SNL” and your very own Bent Theatre. Learn exactly how we turn your suggestions into scenes and get the skills to do it yourself. The class will culminate with a 60 minute performance at a Bent Theatre show.
Register here

Beverley Street Studio School
Summer Camps
Drawing for Advanced Beginners
Instructor: Cleveland Morris
Dates: July 13th – 17th, 9:30am – 12pm
Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Level: Beginner/Intermediate (youth 10+ with permission of instructor)
Cost: Members = $182 | Non-members = $212 (includes model fee)
Charcoal is certainly the most ancient of art media and remains one of the most versatile. Its adaptability in creating line and shading allows the artist unrivaled freedom of expression. Whether your preference is for quick sketches or polished renderings, charcoal does the job. This class is for those who have some background in drawing, but want to explore (or further explore) the potential of chalk and charcoal, while experiencing the pleasure of taking time to draw on a summer morning. We will tackle a different project in each class meeting: working indoors in the studio on still life and figure, and venturing forth for street scenes and vistas in the park. Throughout, we will review and reinforce sound technical practices and critical thinking.

Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing Techniques
Instructor: Sarah Lock
Dates: July 13th – 16th, 9:30am – 4:30pm (1 hr. lunch breaks)
Location: Echols Studio
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Cost: Members = $330 | Non-members = $360
Instruction will focus on the concepts and skills required to design and work in metals. With four days to explore designs and techniques, students will be able to better master the skills to achieve their own designs. Techniques covered include hard soldering with a torch, simple chain making, metal forming, sawing, cutting, chasing, stamping, and finishing. With the instructor’s guidance, students will use jeweler’s saws, pliers, hammers, stakes, files, and polishing wheels, to create wearable sculpture (jewelry items), or small free-standing compositions. All tools and materials are provided, including brass and copper sheet wire. Silver and semi-precious stones will be available for purchase at cost. Students may bring their own stones or other materials to use in their designs.

Drawing with Bold Value and Extreme Texture
Instructor: John A. Hancock
Dates: July 13th – 17th, 12:30pm – 4pm
Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Ages: 14 – 18 years old
Cost: Members = $254 | Non-members = $284 (includes materials fee)
No more wimpy drawings! Using brushes, ink, paint, shoe polish, markers, and chalk on a variety of textured gray and brown surfaces, students will create energetic drawings with rich darks, solid mid-tones and brilliant lights. Starting with direct observation, we will learn simple techniques to get a bold range of values and texture, branching out to explore traditional and contemporary methods for playful and creative drawings that really “work.” Bring your sketchbook and maybe a few pencils and a paintbrush. All other drawing supplies will be supplied. Register one week prior to summer camp to enjoy Members’ Tuition rates.

Workshops
Modernizing the Techniques of the Masters
Instructor: Jan Olsson
Dates: July 25th, 9am – 5pm | July 26th, 9am – 4pm (1/2 hr. lunch breaks)
Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Level: Beginner – Advanced
Cost: Members = $217 | Non-members = $247 (includes materials fee)
Flemish Renaissance masters used quick drying egg tempera to make underpaintings for oils. This gray layer (“grisaille”) established shadows and highlights. Oil glazes were then applied over the tempera to establish local color. This workshop introduces modern updates to these methods. Working from photographs and using acrylic paints, students create a tonal underpainting of their subject. Subsequent layers of colored transparent glazes are applied, followed by opaque brush strokes to complete the painting. This process quickly renders volume and depth, while preserving the texture and personality of the underpainting’s original brushstrokes.

Felting for Painters
Instructor: Lisa Jacenich
Dates: August 1st, 2pm – 5pm | August 2nd, 1pm – 4pm
Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Cost: Members = $160 | Non-members = $190 (includes materials fee)
Painting with fibers has been going on for thousands of years. Students will learn international techniques for creating incredible works of art in wool and silk. Practically anything you can do with a brush, you can do with fibers. The flexibility of this medium is what makes it so enjoyable – and changing your mind is easier with wool than with paint. Color blending and wet and dry felting techniques will be used to turn your visual images into spectacular felted wall hangings. Instructor will provide an assortment of colors in wool and silk and pre-felt for canvas. Various grades of wool from many different breeds of sheep will allow participants to experience differing effects. Raw silk in various forms will be used to enhance and accent the designs.

Painting Animals with Confidence
Instructor: Nancy Bass
Dates: August 15th – 16th, 10am – 3:30pm (1/2 hr. lunch break)
Location: VanDerVeer Studio
Level: Intermediate/Advanced (beginners with instructor’s approval)
Cost: Members = $143 | Non-members = $173
Animals have been an inspiration for artists throughout history. This workshop will concentrate on how to bring animals to life with oil paints using color, light, and composition. We will be working with photographs, so bring several good photos of your animals or wildlife. During this intensive course, students will receive one-on-one instruction and insight into the techniques needed to master the art of the animal. Returning students will continue in advanced techniques of color and form in painting animals. Register 10 days prior to workshop start date to enjoy Members’ Tuition rates!

Color for Painters: Traditions and Practice
Instructor: Al Gury
Dates: August 22nd, 9am – 4pm (1/2 hr. lunch break)
Level: All levels
Cost: Members BEFORE August 12 = $97 | Members AFTER August 12 and Non-members = $127
The goals: better awareness of the history of color and color practices in art, improved color usage in personal artwork and use of color as an expression of personal style. The morning session will include lecture and demonstrations on the color practices and materials in western painting relative to figure, landscape, portraiture and abstraction. Instructor will demonstrate glazing and three basic color approaches: tonal color, Impressionist color and Modernist color. In the afternoon students will paint in the style, subject and color approach of their choice. The class will finish with a group critique. Bring materials for note-taking plus your usual painting supplies (oils, acrylic, watercolor, pastel welcome). A suggested materials list is available, with some materials available to borrow if needed.

Community Programs
Location: BSSS Gallery (22 West Beverley Street) unless otherwise noted

Informal Monthly Critiques
1st Tuesday of the month, 12:30pm. No Charge! Participate in an informal critique of works in progress.

Spanish Group
Tuesdays, 4pm – 5pm. No Charge! Practice your Spanish conversational skills in an informal gathering. All levels are welcome – fluency is not required. Call Den Frumen for more information, 540-885-1526.

Reading About Art
3rd Thursday of the month, 12:30pm – 1:30pm. No Charge! Bring your lunch and join us for discussions on books about art and artists. Beverage and cookies supplied. Call Sondra Shaner for more information, 540-886-3928.

Year-Round Model Sessions
Figure Drawing and Painting; Location: Echols Studio; Mondays, 6pm – 8:30pm and Fridays, 10am-12:30pm. $10 per person, per session to cover modeling fee. Please join us – No registration required.

Big Blue Door
Telling True Stories
Instructor: Joel Jones
Dates: July 19th – August 25th, Sunday afternoons 3pm – 5:30pm
Location: McGuffey Art Center, Studio 20
Cost: $155
Telling True Stories is Big Blue Door’s fun and fantastic six-session course designed to help students find and tell their own stories. Early sessions focus on talking in front of others, finding a voice, and building a body of great story material. Over the last two sessions students choose one story to polish, memorize, and perform at the class show. The course also broaches privacy issues, memorization techniques, and how to use a microphone. Class showcase on Saturday, August 29th!
Register here.

Blue Ridge Irish Music School
BRIMS Summer Camp
Dates: August 3rd – 7th, 9am – 3pm
Location: Sojourners Church, 1017 Elliott Ave, Charlottesville, VA
Ages: 5 – 15 years old (all skill/experience levels welcome)
Cost: $285 (additional siblings are $255)
BRIMS Summer Camp includes: tin whistle for all (BRIMS provides the tin whistles), fiddle (student must already play some violin), singing, Irish dance, crafts, drama, and Irish language.
Register here

The Bridge PAI
To register or find out more information, contact The Bridge PAI at (434) 984-5669 or email them at info@thebridgepai.org

Rhyme and Design
Dates: July 13th – 17th, 10am – 1pm
Ages: Teenagers
A free Hip-Hop Design Camp

Waterwise Street Mural
Dates: July 11th, 18th, and 25th, 10am – 1pm
Ages: 4th – 6th graders
A free Art & Ecology Camp

Seeking the City
Dates: July 20th – 24th, 10am – 1pm
Ages: Teenagers
A free Photography Camp

Charlottesville Ballet
Charlottesville Ballet Academy’s Summer Dance Camps are held in the mornings from 9am – 12pm. Each camp offers a special theme and is a great way to introduce your child to the magic of dance!

Cinderella Princess Camp
Dates: July 6th – 10th, 9am – 12pm
Find more information and register here

Nutcracker in July
Dates: July 14th – 16th, 9am – 12pm
Find more information and register here

Frozen Ballet Camp
Dates: July 20th – 24th, 9am – 12pm
Find more information and register here

Young Dancer Summer intensive
Dates: July 6th – 10th, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Ages: 8 – 11 years old
Cost: $350
This five-day intensive allows young students to hone their skills in a highly-focused environment. Students will receive pre-professional training in ballet with exposure to other dance genres (modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop) as well as learning classical variations and new choreography.
The program is by placement (no audition required) and candidates must have 2+ years of previous dance experience.
Find more information and register here

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

City Clay
To register for a class at City Clay, email them at info@cityclaycville.com or call them at (434) 293-0808.

Youth
Wild Things
Instructor: Margaret Schermerhorn
Dates: June 29th – July 3rd, 10am – 11:30am; again from August 10th – 14th, 12:30pm – 2pm
Ages: 7 – 11 years old
Cost: $180
If you could be any kind of animal, what would it be? Would he be realistic? Would she be made up of parts from different animals? Maybe your wild thing would have scales and feathers or fur and wings. Or maybe it would wear clothes-made out of clay, of course. Oink! Don’t have any ideas? Don’t worry, we will have live chickens in the studio to help inspire you. Results are food safe.

Teen Wheel
Instructor: Liz Herlevsen
Dates: June 29th – July 3rd, 9am – 12pm; again from July 20th – 24th, 10am – 12:30pm
Ages: 12 – 14 years old
Cost: $225
What is it like to give shape to mud on a spinning wheel? Learn new skills, explore your ideas, and make cool pots. You keep what you make and all of your pots will be food safe and usable. Includes all clay, glazes and firings. Results are food safe.

Animal House
Instructor: Margaret Schermerhorn
Dates: July 6th – 10th, 10am – 12pm; again from August 3rd – 7th, 10a – 12pm
Ages: 7 – 11 years old
Cost: $195
You will be the architect and builder of wild and wonderful houses for toads, fairies, or even birds. Why not? They like their creature comforts too. Make it a fort to protect them from predators, perhaps a teepee with a campfire, or a plush vacation home complete with a porch and palm trees. You are the designer, you decide. Includes all clay, glazes and firings. Results are food safe.

Teen Wheel Camp
Instructor: Liz Herlevsen
Dates: July 6th – 17th, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Ages: 14 – 16 years old
Level: Must have some wheel experience
Cost: $325
If you have the skills to make a bowl and a cup, you are ready to focus on design. This two week class will give you three hours every day to throw your pots, refine your shapes and learn how to make strong, good looking handles, lids, and spouts. You will also learn about decals, stenciling, sponging, water etching, and appliqu̩ Рall fun ways to finish your pots with beautiful decorations. All materials and tools supplied, snack included. Includes all clay, glazes and firings. Results are food safe.

Gone Fish’n
Instructor: Margaret Schermerhorn
Dates: July 13th – 17th, 10am – 11:30am
Ages: 7 – 11 years old
Cost: $180
What could be more fun than fishing – making fish out clay of course! This class will explore the shapes, colors and textures of real fish and other under water creatures, but we may even invent some imaginary fish of our own. We will mount our favorite trophy fish on plaques we make so they can be hung on the wall for all to see your best “catch” of the summer. Includes all clay, glazes and firings. Results are food safe.

Pottery
Instructor: Margaret Schermerhorn
Dates: July 20th – 24th, 10am – 12pm; again from August 10th – 14th, 10am – 12pm
Ages: 8 – 12 years old
Cost: $195
Learn how to make pots the way they have been made for the last 10,000 years completely by hand. You can make bowls and cups, plates, vases, even dishes for your pets all designed and made by you. Includes all clay, glazes and firings. Results are food safe.

Dog Days
Instructor: Margaret Schermerhorn
Dates: July 27th – 31st, 10am – 12pm
Ages: 8 – 13 years old
Cost: $195
Be inspired by these dog days of summer and let your imagination run wild. From sculpting a chocolate lab and making bowls for your best pal, to making a wall plaque with a clay head of your favorite canine, the possibilities are endless. Come in out of the heat and see what wonderful characters you can make. Includes all clay, glazes and firings. Results are food safe.

Surface Design for Teens
Instructor: Randy Bill
Dates: August 3rd – 7th, 10am – 12pm
Ages: 12 – 15 years old
Level: Previous experience required
Cost: $195
Finish your pots with great decorations. Nothing ruins a pot like a bad glaze or poorly designed surface. Bring your unfinished pots to this class or make new ones and then explore a wide variety of surface techniques. Building layers with decals, stamping, underglazes, stenciling, painting, mark making, and carving – the possibilities are endless and so much fun! Includes all clay, glazes and firings. Results are food safe.

Adult
Altering: Combining Sections, Varying Surfaces
Instructor: Nan Rothwell
Dates: July 11th – 12th, 9:30am – 5pm
Cost: $220
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 27TH. The workshop will focus on taking thrown components and making them into new forms. Projects may include making oval and squared shapes, adding sections to thrown bases, and using a variety of techniques to change the surface.

Building a Better Creature
Instructor: Steve Palmer
Dates: July 18th – 19th, 10am – 5pm
Cost: $220
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 11TH. This workshop will use the components of hand building to design and create an animal. We will use slabs, coils, water etching, and underglaze. Participants should have some basic hand building experience and a willingness to explore new ideas.

Crozet Arts
Please register online at CrozetArts.org for all of the following CLASSES:
Theater
Free Improv for Adults
Instructor: Boomie Pedersen
Dates: On-going (drop-in!), Mondays 6pm – 8 pm
Call 434-960-5936 for further information and to confirm meeting dates.

Music
Group Guitar
Instructor: Daniel McCarthy
Beginners: Ages 7 – 10 5pm – 5:30 pm
Beginners/Advanced Beginners: Ages 11 – 15 5:45pm – 6:30pm
Advanced Beginners: Ages 13 – Adults 6:40pm – 7:25pm
Intermediate: High School/Adults 7:30pm – 8:15pm
Levels: Various classes for ages 7 – adult.
Cost: $106
Instructor Daniel McCarthy will show you correct playing technique, how to read music, and basic guitar maintenance to equip you with basic knowledge and skills to play your favorite songs, learning in an enjoyable and supportive group setting. Instruction materials will be provided; all you need to bring is your guitar and a desire to learn and have fun! Daniel has a Masters degree in music, has over 10+ years of teaching experience, and is currently the guitar teacher at The Covenant School.

Dance
BarrePop
Instructor: Alexis Ryan
Dates: June 30th – July 16th, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6am – 7am
Ages: Teens and adults
Cost: $92
BarrePop is a full body workout done both at the barre and on the floor. Participants can expect increases in their overall strength, body awareness, flexibility, muscle tone and posture. Barre Pop combines elements of Pilates, and exercises done at the Barre specifically designed to tone the body, all set to pop music. It is both challenging and fun! Bring H20 & a small towel and a mat.
Register here

Art
Please register online at CrozetArts.org for all of the following WORKSHOPS:

Arts Sampler #2
Instructors: Sharon Tolczyk (Art/Dance/Movement), Boomie Pedersen (Theater) & other Crozet Arts/Guest Faculty
Dates: June 29th – July 3rd, 9am – 12pm
Level: For rising grades K-5
Cost: $165; $145 sibling
This workshop includes art every day and other classes in theater, music, dance/movement and more! The schedule and art projects vary from week to week so that students may enroll in one or more Arts Sampler Workshops.

Drawing with Color
Instructor: John A. Hancock
Dates: June 29th – July 3rd, 1pm – 4pm
Level: For mature teens & adults
Cost: $165
Drawing isn’t just for B&W! Starting with some traditional drawing colors, we will quickly begin to explore contemporary ideas for drawing in color. Let’s use conte, oil pastels, drawing and printing inks, and maybe even some acrylic to create drawings that jump off the page!

Arts Sampler #3
Instructor: Sharon Tolczyk, Boomie Pedersen
Dates: July 6th – 10th, 1pm – 4pm
Ages: Rising grades K – 5
Cost: $165, $145 sibling
This workshop includes art every day and other classes in theater, music, dance/movement and more! The schedule and art projects vary from week to week so that students may enroll in one or more Arts Sampler Workshops.

Tonal Drawing
Instructor: John A. Hancock
Dates: July 8th, 6:30pm – 9pm for 4 weeks
Ages: Mature teens/adults
In this short course we will be drawing with beautiful, rich tone and delicate and bold value. This course is suitably designed for anyone who has any level of experience with drawing.

Art Workshop
Instructor: Sharon Tolczyk
Dates: July 13th – 17th, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Ages: Rising grades 5 – 9
Cost: $165, $145 sibling
Students will work on fun projects exploring design, shape, and texture with various media. We’ll also experiment with brainstorming & ways to generate ideas for design.

Sewing for Your Doll (Hawaiian Vacation Theme)
Instructor: Tiffany Clarke
Dates: July 20th – 24th, 1pm – 4pm
Level: For rising Grade 4 and up
Cost: $165
In this workshop, students will learn how to sew while making fun clothes, accessories, and toys for their doll. This year, we will sew beachwear and make beach essentials. We always include time for imaginative play and creative expression! No sewing experience required. Please bring an 18″ doll with you each day.

Crozet Community Orchestra
Junk Orchestra
Instructor: Philip Clark
Dates: June 18th – Aug 6th, Thursdays 6:45pm – 8:15pm (no meeting June 25th or July 16th)
Location: Tabor Presbyterian Church, Crozet, VA
Ages: For all ages 10 and up (seniors welcome)
Cost: $10 per session
A limited number of scholarships are available to participants of all CCO sponsored programs for financial need.
Got Rhythm? Who Doesn’t? Got Junk? Who Doesn’t? Want to put your rhythm and junk together and make music? Let’s do it this summer in Crozet. Bring something to bang on, blow into or with an interesting sound. Or make your own! Get Creative!
Questions: pclarkmusic@gmail.com
To register: murrden@gmail.com

CCO Summer Chamber Music Workshop
Instructor: Philip Clark
Dates: July 31st 7pm – 9pm, August 1st 9:30am – 4:30pm (lunch on your own), August 2nd 1pm – 5pm
Location: Crozet Baptist Church
Ages: 14 and up.
Cost: $55 per person
Strings and winds only, groups preferred. A limited number of scholarships are available to participants of all CCO sponsored programs for financial need.

Charlottesville Swing Dance Society

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Creative Writing Critique
Dates: July 8th, July 22nd, August 12th, & August 26th at 6pm
Location: Central Library, 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Improve your writing by getting feedback from your peers. Participants will bring copies of work previously written to share with peers, and will help constructively critique others work as well.
No registration necessary. For more inquiries, contact ht@jmrl.org or call 434.979.7151 ext 4.

Creative Writing Group
Dates: July 15th & August 19th, 6pm
Location: Central Library, 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non-judgmental environment.
Registration requested. Please email ht@jmrl.org or call 434.979.7151 ext 4.

Creative Writing Group
Dates: July 7th & August 4th, 6:30pm
Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Explore a world of creative writing with activities and prompts to get your creativity flowing. Feel free to share your work in this non-judgmental environment.
Call the library or email acox@jmrl.org to register.

Red, Wreath, and Blue Workshop
Date: July 1st, 6:30pm
Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Ages: 14+
Learn to make a variety of paper shapes to create a patriotic wreath or decorative star. Required registration begins June 10.

Beach Glass Pendant Workshop
Date: July 6th at 7pm
Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Ages: 14+
Create a gorgeous pendant with beach glass and wire wrapping. Use on a necklace for a summer look, or create a set of wine charms – it’s up to you. All materials will be provided. Required registration begins June 15.

Beach Glass Pendant Workshop
Date: July 20th at 7pm
Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Ave, Crozet, VA 22932
Ages: 16+
Create a gorgeous pendant with beach glass and wire wrapping. Use on a necklace for a summer look, or create a set of wine charms – it’s up to you. All materials will be provided. Required registration begins June 29.

Beach Glass Pendant Workshop
Date: August 5th, 6:30pm
Location: Central Library, 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Ages: 14+
Create a gorgeous pendant with beach glass and wire wrapping. Use on a necklace for a summer look, or create a set of wine charms – it’s up to you. All materials will be provided. Required registration begins July 22.

Mason Jar Herb Garden Workshop
Date: July 8th, 7pm
Location: Central Library, 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Ages: 14+
Come get your hands dirty planting a small container garden of herbs. All supplies will be provided, but extras are welcome. Required registration begins June 24.

Bath Bombs
Date: August 5th, 6:30pm
Location: Central Library, 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Ages: 14+
Learn how to make fun and fizzy homemade bath bombs from just a few ingredients. Required registration begins July 15.

Light House Studio
Documentary
July 6th – 17th, 9am to 3pm
Ages: 8th – 12th graders
Description: Explore cultures, investigate controversies, uncover mysteries and reveal the truth in one of Light House’s longest running workshops. For two weeks filmmakers will work in small teams to research, plan, film and edit their own non fiction film. Along the way we will also learn the methods, history, thought processes, and techniques of documentary filmmaking. This is a chance to make your voice heard and create a powerful film with a message. Experienced filmmakers as well as beginners welcome!
Register here

Exploring Filmmaking
August 10th – 14th, 9am to 1pm
Ages: 8 – 11 years old
Description: A fun hands-on introduction to the exciting world of filmmaking and animation, this workshop is geared towards younger students with an interest in making movies. We will use high-definition video cameras and non-linear editing software – the same professional equipment they use in Hollywood. At the end of the week you and your new friends will have a short film of your creation!
Register here

Live Arts
Summer Adult Acting Class
Instructor: Carol Pedersen
Dates: June 28th – August 16th, Sundays 1pm – 3pm
Location: Rehearsal A
Cost: $130, friends of Live Arts save 10%
Whether you are discovering acting for the first time or want to brush up on your skills, the Basics class is the perfect forum for exploring the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Classwork includes exercises, improvisation, and guided in-class monologue and scene work. No previous training/experience required.
Register here

Comedy Camp: It’s All in the Timing
Dates: July 20th – 24th, 9:30am – 3:30pm (extended day option available from 9am – 5pm)
Ages: 8 – 17 years old (in two levels)
Cost: $255 (or become a Friend of Live Arts for a 10% discount)
Unleash your inner comic, develop your confidence, discover your spontaneity, and maximize the craft of being funny. This one week session led by the funniest theater artists in Central Virginia will give you the chance to learn and fine tune your improv skills, explore physical comedy & clowning, and even try your hand at writing sketch comedy. The session culminates in a world-premiere comedy showcase performance with the sketches you wrote on the Gibson Theater Stage.
Register here

Playmakers’ Intensive
Dates: July 27th – August 7th, 9:30am – 3:30pm (extended day option available from 9am – 5pm)
Ages: 8 – 17 years old (in two levels)
Cost: $490 (or become a Friend of Live Arts for a 10% discount)
For serious (and aspiring) theater artists, directors, producers, actors, technicians, designers, and creative writers only! Some people say each one of us has a novel, or a poem, or a song inside that’s just waiting to come out. For you – it could be a play! This “concept to page to stage” workshop includes sessions in script development & playwriting, text analysis, production design, stage management, acting, and blocking & stage composition. The session culminates in a showcase of student produced work on the Gibson Theater Stage.
Register here

From Page to Stage: A One-Act Workshop
Dates: August 10th – 14th, 9:30am – 3:30pm (performance 3pm Friday afternoon and 7pm Friday evening)
Ages: 8 – 17 years old (in two levels)
Cost: $255 (or become a Friend of Live Arts for a 10% discount)
Four plays in five days?? YES! This is rapid-fire theater making, Live Arts style. You and your classmates will move quickly to fully realize four one-act plays for a public performance on the Gibson Theater Stage. If you’ve got an itch to roll up your sleeves, sharpen your pencil, and get in rehearsal then this is the workshop for you. You’ll cover the bases in script analysis, building stage presence, creating a character, understanding motivation, and making bold choices with your faculty of seasoned theater artists.
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Mini Camps for Wee Ones
Cost: $140
Explore the magic of the theater with the most fun session of the summer. Imagination and creativity rule the day at Live Arts, and whatever you dream up can be acted out right in front of you! Our energetic teachers will lead wee-theater artists through wacky theater games that foster creativity, self-expression, and teamwork, and nurture a respect and affinity for the theater and performing arts. Each five-day session culminates in a public performance for family and friends on a Live Arts stage. (15 kids maximum per session)

Session 2: The Adventures of Frog and Toad
Dates: July 13th – 17th, 8:30am – 12pm
Ages: Rising Kindergarteners – 2nd graders
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Session 3: Magic Tree House Adventures
Dates: August 10th – 14th, 8:30am – 12pm
Ages: Rising Kindergarteners – 2nd graders
Register here

McGuffey Art Center
Summer Art Camp with Lee Alter
Dates: July 27th – 31st & August 3rd – 7th, 10am – 12:30pm; adult classes on July 8th and 17th
Ages: 3 – 10 years old
Cost: $250 per session
Students gain experience in watercolor, drawing, and working in sand trays. Each group makes a large canvas that is hung at the Main Street ice skating arena.
Call (434) 963-0540 to register.

Watercolor, Basics & Beyond
Instructor: John A. Hancock
Dates: June 30th – August 11th, Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9pm
Location: Starnes Classroom, McGuffey Art Center
Cost: $275 ($50 discount for senior citizens)
Discover many of the simple and easy techniques of traditional and contemporary watercolor painting. Beginners will get lots of time to explore the basics and use them to create their own paintings; painters with more experience will have the chance to enrich their work with more challenging projects or even experimental approaches to transparent watercolor, such as ink, gouache, acrylic, collage or alternative surfaces.
Call 434-939-7445 or email johnahancock@ntelos.net to register.

Really Big Drawing
Dates: July 20th – 24th (1st session); July 27th to 31st (2nd session; 2pm – 5pm
Location: Starnes Classroom, McGuffey Art Center
Ages: High-school aged teens
Cost: $175 per week, $250 for both
Let’s experiment with some new drawing materials as well as some of your favorites…but on a really larger scale that you might get to work on at home or school. For this session, the concentration will be exploring ways to excite the viewer’s interest by creating a VERY strong viewpoint/narrative in the drawing. Bring your own sketchbook, other materials will be provided.

Ninni Baeckstrom
Pathfinder’s Summer Art Camp
Dates: July 6th – 10th (7 – 12 years old), 13th – 17th (9 – 15 years old), 20th – 24th (7 – 12 years old), 27th – 31th (9 – 15 years old); 9am – 3pm
Location: McGuffey Art Center
Cost: One week is $295
This is a small camp with room for 8 children. The focus of the camp is art and nature with lots of individual attention and time for explorative work. There will be daily lessons and art activities in Ninni’s studio, at the McGuffey Art Center, where the children will sculpt with wax and clay, paint, learn mosaics and create mixed media projects. Every day there will be a field trip to a natural area in or close to Charlottesville, for hiking, swimming, collecting materials and or building nature sculptures. Some of the field trips will be to: Sugar Hollow, the Rivanna River at Darden Towe Park, and Mint Springs Park. All materials and a daily snack are included.
To register for camp please print a registration form off the bottom of this webpage and mail it with a deposit of $100/child/week to: Ninni Baeckstrom, 1909 East Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

Rebekah Wostrel
Mud Masterpieces: Pottery Camp!
July 6th – 10th, 10:30am – 12:30pm
McGuffey Art Center, Studio 6
Ages: 7 – 11 years old
Cost: $185
For kids who love to get dirty and use their hands! Campers will have fun drawing and painting on clay and creating colorful pottery while learning a variety of building techniques (including wheel-throwing). We’ll look at lots of art, meet other working McGuffey artists and have some creative, inspirational outdoor play/work each day. All materials are non-toxic and food-safe.
Contact Rebekah Wostrel by email at rawostrel@gmail.com to register

Summer Arts with Rebekah
July 6th – 10th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm (tuition $185)
July 13th – 17th, 10:30am – 12:30pm (tuition $185)
Fry’s Spring Beach Club
Ages: 5 – 11 years old
Kids will have fun making art and getting messy in this fast-paced art camp intensive! They will experiment with a wide variety of art media: collage, drawing, painting, mosaics, wire sculpture, clay, plaster, and more! Students will explore their creativity in a nurturing, energetic and inventive environment.
Contact Rebekah Wostrel by email at rawostrel@gmail.com to register

Nevarr, Michelle

The Paramount Theater
Teacher Reception, Paramount Arts Education
Date: August 12th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Preview the 2015 – 2016 Arts Education Programs, learn about ways to use The Paramount as a classroom resource, mingle with fellow educators and enjoy complimentary refreshments, and enter a raffle to win tickets.
RSVP to Cathy von Storch, Education Coordinator: (434) 293-1000

Second Street Gallery

Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center

Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Decorative Long and Link Binding
Instructors: Jessica C. White
Dates: July 11th – 12th, 10am – 5pm
Location: Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Cost: VABC Member = $280 | Non-members and UVa Education Benefit eligible = $305
This class takes the basic long stitch and link stitch in new directions! Students will learn how to sew multi-signature books with a decorative, exposed-sewing spine that includes zig-zags, multiple colors of thread, and even sewing in circles. We will start with long and link stitch basics, so no previous bookbinding experience is necessary.
Register here

Wilson School of Dance
For information on how to register for these classes, click here

Princess: Frozen and More
Dates: Week 2 = July 7th – 10th, 9:20am – 11:40am | Week 3 = August 5th – 6th, 9:20am – 11:40am
Location: Week 2 = Class #110 | Week 3 = Class #201
Ages: 3 – 6 years old
Cost: Week 2 = $146 | Week 3 = $74
Musical theater style-Disney Jazz! Wear a beautiful tiara and tutu! Ballet, Creative Dance, Stories, Arts & Crafts, Imagination! FUN! Frozen! Dance with Olaf, Anna, and Elsa. Great for both boys & girls!

Princess/Prince-Tangled
Dates: July 13th – 16th, 9:20am – 11:40am
Location: Class #108
Ages: 3 – 6 years old
Cost: $146
NEW! A Children’s Favorite! Uses music from the popular “Tangled” movie. Camp includes coordinations great for BOYS and girls, with fun leaps, kicks, jumps, stories, art & crafts. Gives kids the confidence to explore, imagine, and create with dance movement. [Autism-centered movement class for child and parent…a friendly and relaxed learning environment.]

Broadway Jazz/Ballet/Tap
Dates: Week 2 = July 7th – 10th, 9:30am – 11:50am | Week 3 = August 5th – 6th, 9:30am – 11:50am
Location: Week 2 = Class #111 | Week 3 = Class #202
Ages: Week 2 = 6 – 9 years old | Week 3 = 7 – 10 years old
Cost: Week 2 = $146 | Week 3 = $74
Learn Broadway style dances plus Camp Rock, Taylor Swift and the latest pop tunes, ballet steps, tap rhythms, then put it all into fun dances. Performance on the last day!

Hip-Hop/Jazz/Tap
Dates: Week 1 = July 7th – 10th, 11:10am – 2pm | Week 2 = July 13th – 16th, 9:30am – 11:50am
Location: Week 1 = Class #105 | Week 2 = Class #109
Ages: Week 1 = 9 – 12 years old | Week 2 = 7 – 10 years old
Cost: Week 1 = $176 | Week 2 = $146
For boys & girls! A fun, energetic dance class using the current pop hits like Taylor Swift, One Republic and Katy Perry. Learn the latest dances to show your friends. Performance on the last day!

Ballet/Jazz Pizazz/Broadway/Hip-Hop/Lyrical
Dates: July 13th – 16th, 9:30am – 11:50am
Location: Class #106
Ages: 10 – 15 years old
Cost: $176
Great New Moves, Cool Music, Age Appropriate! For jazz dancers who want to gain technique and have fun! Stage makeup! Dance videos! Choreography! Learn how to choreograph your own dance to perform. Divided levels for Ballet. Become a better dancer learning correct placement and dance terms used all year. An excellent way to “catch up” into a higher level.

WriterHouse
To register for a seminar or workshop, click here

Seminars
The Sonnet
Instructor: Nathaniel Perry
Date: July 18th, 9am – 1pm
Cost: Members = $60 | Non-members = $65
LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS. This seminar will investigate the sonnet as deeply as is possible in a single morning. We’ll talk about the history of the form, its many variants, its most notable practitioners, etc. We will also consider larger questions – what might one hope to gain from writing at sonnet? What does it mean to set an idea in this ancient and peculiar form? Students should bring a completed sonnet to the class and be ready to write more and read.

Travel Writing
Instructor: Jeanne Siler
Date: July 26th, 1pm – 5pm
Cost: Members = $60 | Non-members = $65
LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS. Learn to write compelling and engaging travel narratives (personal essays, articles, or memoir pieces), which combine the eye of a journalist with the flair of a storyteller. In-class readings and exercises will address pertinent craft issues, and we’ll also discuss the practical matters of how to submit your work for publication.

Micro Memoir
Instructor: Jay Kauffmann
Date: August 2nd, 9am – 1pm
Cost: Members = $60 | Non-members = $65
LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS. Write a micro-memoir under 1000 words – the nonfiction equivalent of flash fiction – which might hold the seed of a full-length work. There will be in-class readings and exercises that address pertinent craft issues, and we will explore the essential elements of memoir writing, such as sensory imagery, metaphoric language, distinctive voice, dramatic arc, and focused theme.

Agent 101
Instructor: Jeff Kleinman
Date: August 9th, 1pm – 5pm
Cost: Members = $60 | Non-members = $65
LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS. Everything a writer needs to know about finding and working with an agent, including how to research, locate, and approach the agent best for you and your project; what material you need to submit to an agent; standard author/agent agreement terms; what to expect your agent to do and not to do for you; what you should do and not do for your agent, and more.

6-week Classes
Poetry Chapbooks (Advanced Poetry Workshop)
Instructor: Kristen Staby Rembold
Date: July 1st – August 5th, Wednesdays 9am – 11:30am
Cost: Members = $142 | Non-members = $158
LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS. If you’ve written a number of poems and are ready to try assembling a chapbook, this class is for you. How do your poems talk to each other? What strategies have other poets used? We’ll consider many different ways to pattern and contrast your poems. Students will work on compiling, editing, and ordering their chapbook manuscripts, and will receive feedback from the instructor and their peers.


Community Arts Education Handbook

Community Arts Education HandbookDownload the PDF of the 2012-2013 Community Arts Education Handbook for Charlottesville-Albemarle educators.

This FREE directory lists arts programs offered for K-12 school groups by artists and arts groups in the community. The handbook serves as a resource for teachers and administrators in area schools by providing information about arts opportunities for school groups to take advantage of during the academic year. Some listings offer specific dates of arts performances, while others describe free school tours that can be scheduled, and still others explain learning experiences that artists can provide in schools.

Please share this information with any other teachers, principals, parents, or community members who might benefit from the resources listed in the handbook!

Artists or arts organizations providing programming for school groups can contact info@charlottesvillearts.org to be listed in the next Community Arts Education Handbook.