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Arts, Culture & Creativity Summer Camps
at NTC at Liberty Station
, San Diego

Bravo School of Art & Theatre Arts School of San Diego

Contact: Lauren Becker Downey, workshops@BravoSchoolOfArt.com, 619-223-0058
2690 Historic Decatur Road, Studio 206, San Diego, CA 92106
Contact: Courtney Corey, courtney@theatreartssd.org, 619-786-6068
2650 Truxtun Road, Ste. 202, San Diego, CA 92106
www.bravoschoolofart.com   |   www.theatreartssd.org

Globe Trot with the Arts! Camp - July 24-28Globe Trot with the Arts

Join Bravo School of Art and Theatre Arts School of San Diego for this exciting, fun-filled week of creativity, imagination and unique experiences as campers travel around the world through the Visual and Performing Arts!  Each morning, campers will embark on a theatrical adventure as they explore different areas of the theatre such as acting, improvisation, mask work, puppetry, stage makeup and more! Travel from the Kabuki theatre in Japan to Italy’s Commedia dell’arte to Shakepeare’s Globe Theatre.  After an hour of supervised lunch and outdoor playtime in the park, head over to Bravo School of Art’s studio / classroom to continue the creative globe trotting. Visit the American Southwest, France and Italy, Africa and more with hands-on projects that may include mask making, shadow puppets, weaving, mosaic, drawing and painting and more.

  • Cost:
    • Full Day (9 am - 4 pm) Includes: both camps, 1 hour of lunch & playtime $357.00 + $30 supplies fee
    • Morning Camp (9 am - 12 pm) Performing Arts at Theatre Arts School of San Diego $210.00 + $10 supplies fee
    • Afternoon Camp (1 pm - 4 pm) Visual Art at Bravo School of Art $210.00 + $20 supplies fee
  • Ages: 7-11

Dream Big! Visual & Performing Arts Camp - July 15-19

Bravo School of Art and Theatre Arts School of San Diego collaborate to create a unique and all-encompassing creative experience for kids. Each morning, campers will engage in fun-filled theatre games and activities. They will DREAM BIG as they create characters, improvise and write scenes, and develop short one-act plays. After an hour of supervised lunch and outdoor playtime in the park, head over to Bravo School of Art’s studio / classroom to continue the creative journey. Your young artist will learn about the art of Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Klimt and Chagall. Their imaginations will be stimulated by their own interpretation of each master’s work as they explore each style of art. Campers will create their own artwork using hands-on techniques inspired by the master’s art. Using color pencils, watercolors, oil pastels, colored paper, paper mache, etc. projects may be drawing, painting, printmaking, paper craft, sculpture and more.

  • Cost:
    • Full Day (9 am - 4 pm) Includes: both camps, 1 hour of lunch & playtime $357.00 + $20 supplies fee
    • Morning Camp (9 am - 12 pm) Performing Arts at Theatre Arts School of San Diego $210.00
    • Afternoon Camp (1 pm - 4 pm) Visual Art at Bravo School of Art $210 + $20 supplies fee
  • Ages: 7-11

 

Bravo School of Art

Contact: Lauren Becker Downey, workshops@BravoSchoolOfArt.com, 619-223-0058
2690 Historic Decatur Road, Studio 206, San Diego, CA 92106
www.bravoschoolofart.com

HOME EC CAMP: TEXTILES AND TOTE - June 26 - 28

Using lots of creativity as well as tissue, muslin, glue, paint and vinyl, young campers will spend a day or two creating a layered decorative paper-cloth with which to sew a classic shoppers tote bag. Learn the basics of both machine and hand sewing. Campers will learn machine anatomy as well as simple hand stitching methods. Please bring a sewing machine, however, sewing experience is not necessary. Taught by Yvonne Apodaca

  • Cost: $117 Bravo member / $135 non-member Materials fee $20 or $30 to borrow a sewing machine
  • Ages:7 and up
  • ART WEEK RETREAT aka Summer Camp for Adults-August 26 - 30

    Explore the possibilities in this five day retreat as you learn and play with art. Dive right in and immerse yourself, experiment and let your creativity surface with Basic Drawing, Introduction to Watercolor and Acrylic Painting. Attend all eight sessions (morning and afternoons) to learn three different media, or pick just one. Watercolor in the morning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, followed by Acrylic Painting in the afternoon on the same days. Try your hand at drawing to learn the Fundamentals of Art on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Class will not meet on Tuesday or Thursday morning. Taught by Nancy Isbell

    • Cost: $275 Bravo Member / $323 non-member
    • Theatre Arts School of San Diego

      Contact: Courtney Corey, courtney@theatreartssd.org, 619-786-6068
      2650 Truxtun Road, Ste. 202, San Diego, CA 92106
      www.theatreartssd.org

      Act! Sing! Dance! Camp! - July 8-12

      Students will experience all three facets of musical theatre each day in this exciting camp! Every morning will begin with a dance class (appropriate for all levels) which will teach choreography inspired by Broadway’s finest choreographers. Then, students will learn scenes and songs from some of the most beloved Broadway musicals. Led by TAS+SD Director, Courtney Corey, who has had a successful career as a stage actor in such hit Broadway shows as WICKED and RENT, students are taught by a real industry professional! On the last day of camp, students will have an opportunity to share what they have learned with friends and family.

      • Cost: $210
      • Ages: 7-11

      “HANABI” Production & Performance Camp - August 5-11

      Inspired by the annual summer fireworks celebrations throughout Japan, “HANABI” is a multi-sensory theatrical experience which will take place at the NTC Promenade. Students will take part in each aspect of this production. Each wonder-filled day will involve students in the creative process as they write, design, build, and perform this production. “HANABI” will tell the tale of a modern day child transported into a mystical world resembling Japan during the Edo period. All props and costumes will be illuminated with various LED lights and glowing effects. Set against the night sky of San Diego, this is an experience not to be missed!

      • Cost: $357 + $30 supplies
      • Ages: 8 – 18

      Broadway Boot Camp - August 12-16

      Broadway Boot CampPerfect for the teen who loves Broadway! Students will learn the nuts and bolts to a successful career as a Broadway actor. Each day, they will partake in the many elements of musical theatre: scene work and cold reading, choreography and dance technique, singing foundations and audition preparation. Students will learn how to refine their resume, choose appropriate music and monologues, and represent themselves as confident, exciting, and well-prepared performers. Led by TAS+SD Director, Courtney Corey, who has had a successful career as a stage actor in such hit Broadway shows as WICKED and RENT, this camp will provide relevant and important training for the dedicated musical theatre performer.

      • Cost: $357 + $10 supplies fee
      • Ages: 12-18

       

      Malashock Dance

      Contact: Molly Puryear, Molly@MalashockDance.org, 619-260-1622
      Drop off/Pick up at Peninsula Family YMCA
      4390 Valeta Street, San Diego, CA 92107
      www.peninsula.ymca.org  |   www.malashockdance.org

      World Beat Camp at The Malashock Dance School - August 19-23Malashock Dance Camp

      World Beat Camp at The Malashock Dance School Campers will virtually travel around the world in 5 days! Learn about different cultures through fun-filled dance, art and theater activities. Create and learn about dance, art, and culture in a vibrant, safe, and positive learning environment!  

      • Cost: $190 for YMCA members $229 non-member participants
      • Ages: 6-10 years old

      Tiny Dancers Camp - August 5-9

      Campers will explore contemporary ballet, modern, and musical theater during a fun-filled week with our expert faculty. Campers will learn three complete dances by the end of the week!  

      • Cost: $175
      • Ages: 4-6 years old

      Creative Dance Camp - August 12-16

      Campers will explore contemporary ballet, modern, and musical theater during a fun-filled week with our expert faculty. Campers will learn three complete dances by the end of the week!

      • Cost: $175
      • Ages: 7-11

      Teen Dance Camp - August 12-16

      Campers will participate in a variety of contemporary ballet and modern dance classes where their technique and performance skills take center stage. Expert faculty will provide a positive, enthusiastic, and creative environment where students can be inspired. 

      • Cost: $175
      • Ages: 12-14

       

      Outside the Lens

      Contact: Niki Even, Program Director niki@outsidethelens.org, 858-349-7578

      2750 Historic Decatur Road Studio 103, San Diego, CA 92106
      www.outsidethelens.org

      Breaking News! - June 17-28

      Ever wonder what it takes to see your name in the newspaper? Or to be the next National Geographic Photographer? Join us this summer as we learn the foundation for becoming a top photojournalist. We’ll go “on location” to capture the latest stories and share it all with our digital newspaper. It’s hot off the press, and you won’t want to miss it!

    • Location: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
    • Ages: 4th-7th Grade

    Tinsel Town: Beginning Screenwriting Workshop- June 20-July 25

    Have an idea for a film, but don’t know how to make it? Transform your dream into a reality with our Outside the Lens beginning screenwriting workshop. You’ll change ideas into feature length films while learning the dramatic elements of a screen play, workshop your writing pieces and master successful habits of a screenwriter.

    • Time: Thursdays 6pm-8pm
    • Location: OTL Liberty Station
    • Ages: Grades 9th-12th

    Characters,Cameras and Comic Books-July 8-12 and July 22-26

    Whats your story? Let’s make it come to life this summer! Our Outside the Lens media educators will help you delve into your imagination and make it come alive. Combine hand-drawn and photographic elements to create a mixed media story book. Comics aren’t just for superheroes!

    • Location: OTL Liberty Station
    • Ages: July 8-12 Grades 3rd-5th | July 22-26 Grades 6th-8th

    Famous Photographers & You- July 8-12 and July 22-26

    Ever want to learn more about the photography world? Join Outside the Lens this summer and you’re already on your way to becoming a famous photographer! We’ll learn about famous artists that changed the way the world take pictures and then mimic their style as advance our camera skills. You’ll spend the week leaving your own mark on the photography world with a digital portfolio. Get ready to think Outside the Lens!

    • Location: OTL Liberty Station
    • Ages: July 8-12 Grades 3rd-5th | July 22-26- Grades 6th-8th

    Street Photography- July 8-12

    Join us this summer as you learn to shoot like a pro covering photography skills that photojournalists use everyday. Take your cameras to the street to catch the action of a bustling city or to freeze moments in time. Learn about influential street artists as you mimic their style to create gallery type prints for our Friday Exhibition. So shoot from the hip and snap up this camp before it’s gone!

    • Location: La Jolla Historical Society
    • Ages: Grades 5th-7th

    Mix it Up with Media Arts- July 14-26

    Join Outside the Lens as you start looking at media in a new way this summer. Watch as you merge digital media with other art materials to create one of a kind pieces. Jump in as we explore using photography, graphic design, fabrics, paints and more…because sometimes it takes more than one media to make a work of art. You won’t believe what can happen when you start to look Outside the Lens

    • Location: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
    • Ages: Grades 5th-8th

    Elements of a Zinestar- July 18-19

    Join Outside the Lens as you learn how to create your own zine by combining your whimsical photography, creative text and new found design skills. Together we’ll release our imagination to explore themes to capture within our stories and learn how to pull it all together in a one page mini-zine using Photoshop or good ol’ copy and past techniques. Ready to become a zinester

    • Location: OTL Liberty Station
    • Ages: Grades 8th-11th

    Double Exposure Photography- July 15-19

    Detach yourself from the norm this summer! Come explore abstract art, photography, and photo editing. Learning functions on your camera that will take you “off auto” as you learn to combine two or more of your own photograph to make one compelling piece of artwork! Get ready to think Outside the Lens!

    • Location: OTL Liberty Station
    • Ages: Grades 9th-12th

    Guerilla Filmmaking- July 22-26

    Want to make a short film this summer? Come plan and shoot your own short film with one continuous shot! That’s right – one shot! We will explore story ideas, preplanning, camera movements, and some video editing.

    • Location: OTL Liberty Station
    • Ages: Grades 9th-12th

    Through My Eyes: Digitized Scrapbrook- July 29-August 2

    Share your story through the lens of a camera, all while you learn new photography skills. Then head to the lab to learn how to add cool effects and edit your images on the computer. At the end of the week, we’ll compile all your images to make a digitized storybook that is truly your own. Are you ready to think Outside the Lens?

    • Location: The Gillispie School
    • Ages: Grades 3rd-6th
    • Pachis

      Contact: Juliana Flores, info@mypachis.com, 619-320-8057
      2820 Roosevelt Road, Suite 102 Building 201 San Diego, CA 92106
      www.mypachis.com

      Summer Art Camp-June 17-August 12

      Our daily schedule is from 9:00am - 3:00 For specific themed weeks and further information, please visit our website www.mypachis.com Each themed week is based on one of the four main focuses of the original Pachis art curriculum:

    • My Self
    • My Community
    • My World
    • My Art
    • Cost:$225.00 per week + $25.00 non refundable deposit
    • Age:4-12 years old
    • Recreational Music Center

      Contact: David Gereghty, David@recreationalmusiccenter.com, 619-225-9597
      2590 Truxtun Rd., Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92106
      www.recreationalmusiccenter.com

      Li'l Rockers Camp

      FINALLY, a rock experience for the li'l ones! We'll have them rockin', rollin', movin' and groovin' all the way through the week and right into a lunchtime performance on Friday! And of course, some scavenger hunts, outdoor playtime, crafts, and a whole lot of singin' and dancin' too! 

      • Cost: $249 – Early Bird Special $149 through May 2013
      • Ages: 4-6 years old
      • Dates:
        • Session 1: June 17-21
        • Session 2: July 8-12
        • Session 3: July 22-26
        • Session 4: August 5-9
        • Session 5: August 19-23

      Recreational Music Center CampJr. Rock Band Camp

      RMC's Rock Band Camps are specially created by our outstanding educators to foster the interest and love of pop/rock/rap music in the early grades while addressing their age-appropriate needs. Singing, dancing, rapping, and making music are part of every day, right along with instruction on high quality instruments (pianos, guitars, and drumsets). It's everything you hope for in a rock band experience PLUS all the extras for building summer camp memories.

      • Cost: $399 – Early Bird Special $299 through May 2013
      • Ages: 6.5-8 years old, Entering 2nd to 4th grade
      • Dates:
        • Session 1: June 17-21
        • Session 2: June 24-28
        • Session 3: July 8-12
        • Session 4: July 15-19
        • Session 5: July 22-26
        • Session 6: July 29 to August 2
        • Session 7: August 5-9
        • Session 8: August 12-16
        • Session 9: August 19-23
        • Session 10: August 26-30

    Rock Band Camp

    Our most popular summer camp is back with some amazing additions. Small teacher:student ratios, degreed educators and professional gigging musicians work together to create a spectacular experience as well as an amazing Friday Night performance. This camp is everything you can hope for in a musical experience PLUS everything needed to build summer camp memories.

    • Cost: $399 – Early Bird Special $299 through May 2013
    • Ages: 9-12 years old, Entering 5th grade and above
    • Dates:
      • Session 1: June 17-21
      • Session 2: June 24-28
      • Session 3: July 8-12
      • Session 4: July 15-19
      • Session 5: July 22-26
      • Session 6: July 29 to August 2
      • Session 7: August 5-9
      • Session 8: August 12-16
      • Session 9: August 19-23
      • Session 10: August 26-30

Glee Camp

RMC's popular show choir camp is back for it's third year with some amazing additions. Degreed educators and professional gigging musicians work together to create a spectacular experience as well as an amazing Friday Night performance. This camp is everything you can hope for in a musical experience PLUS everything needed to build summer camp memories.

  • Cost: $399 – Early Bird Special $299 through May 2013
  • Ages: 9-12 years old, Entering 5th grade and above
  • Dates:
    • Session 1: June 24-28
    • Session 2: July 15-19
    • Session 3: July 29 to August 2
    • Session 4: August 12-16
    • Session 5: August 26-30

San Diego Dance Theater

Contact: Blythe Barton, sandiegodancetheater@gmail.com, 619-225-1803
2650 Truxtun Road Ste 106, San Diego, CA 92106
www.sandiegodancetheater.org

Summer Dance Workshop in Modern Dance - July 29 to August 10San Diego Dance Theater Camp

Jean Isaacs hosts her 41st Summer Dance Workshop. Train this summer with San Diego Dance Theater, learning the technique of Jean Isaacs and San Diego Dance Theater company repertory. Our Summer Workshops are the portal to professional Modern Dance in the region. Work with guest artist Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba from the Limon Dance Company, as well as SDDT company dancers.

  • Cost: $600
  • Ages: 11 years +, Professional, Pre-professional, Intermediate Dancers, Teen Dancers.

 

San Diego Ballet

Contact: Karen Foster, kfsdballet@gmail.com, 619-294-7374
2650 Truxtun Road Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92106
www.sandiegoballet.org

San Diego School of Ballet One Week Summer Program #1 - July 8-12

Techniques of Ballet, Jazz, Character, Theatre Dance, and Music Appreciation among others.  Your child will receive the benefits of flexibility, muscle coordination, musicality, self-discipline, self-esteem, and healthy exercise.

  • Cost: $200
  • Ages: 6-9 years & up

San Diego School of Ballet One Week Summer Program #2 - July 15-19

Techniques of Ballet, Jazz, Character, Theatre Dance, and Music Appreciation among others.  Your child will receive the benefits of flexibility, muscle coordination, musicality, self-discipline, self-esteem, and healthy exercise.

  • Cost: $225
  • Ages: 8 years & up

San Diego School of Ballet Two Week Summer Program #3 - July 15-26

Techniques of Ballet, Jazz, Character, Theatre Dance, and Music Appreciation among others.  Your child will receive the benefits of flexibility, muscle coordination, musicality, self-discipline, self-esteem, and healthy exercise.

  • Cost: $600
  • Ages: 11 years & up

San Diego School of Ballet Three Week Summer Program #4 - July 29 to August 16

Techniques of Ballet, Jazz, Character, Theatre Dance, and Music Appreciation among others.  Your child will receive the benefits of flexibility, muscle coordination, musicality, self-discipline, self-esteem, and healthy exercise.

  • Cost: $1200 or $500 per week
  • Ages: By audition or invitation only