Fine Arts Summer Camps

  • Summer Arts Camps are open to students whose families are residents of Stafford County.  Students will explore topics in visual art, music, and theatre arts through hands-on experiences. Camps are designed to be fun and educational; they are taught by licensed teachers from Stafford County Public Schools. Grade level for participants is grade level in September 2017.

    Dates, hours and tuition vary for each camp. Tuition is based on the hours per day as well as supplies needed for the camp A number of scholarships are available to families with financial hardships. Parents must provide transportation to and from the camp site at the stated times. Extended day services are NOT available and all children must be picked up on time at the conclusion of camp. Please indicate first, second or third choices, (per week) if desired. Payment must accompany registration; students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Camps may be canceled due to low registration.

    Registration Form

2017 Summer Arts Camps: Week 1- July 17-20, 2017

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    Surf’s Up!

    Grades 3-6

    Site:  Stafford Middle School

    Times: 8:30-12:00

    Tuition:  $100.00

    Description: Celebrate summer with 'Beach Art'. Create tie-dyed t-shirts, beaded necklaces; design your own 3D boogie board and more!


    Fantastical Beasts

    Grades 3-6

    Site: Stafford Middle School

    Times: 12:30-4:00

    Tuition: $100.00

    Description: Explore and create imaginative creatures both in 2D and 3D. We will use colored pencils, paint clay and plaster to create one of a kind animals from our 'fantastical' imaginations.

     

    Learn to Play the Ukulele

    Grades 4-8

    Site: Stafford Middle School

    Times: 9:00-12:00

    Tuition: $90.00

    Description: Learning the ukulele is a perfect summer pastime! Ukulele Camp will introduce kids to the joys of singing along with this happy little instrument. We will learn basic strumming techniques and beginning chords to accompany popular songs and old favorites. Ukuleles will be available for students to borrow, but if you have your own you are welcome to bring it.


    Intermediate Ukulele Camp

    "The Intermediate Ukulele camp is being combined with the morning session of, Learn to Play the Ukulele, to better serve all campers interested in the Ukulele."

     


    Mix, Mash and Code Music with Computers!

    Grades 6-9

    Site: Stafford Middle School

    Times: 9:00-1:00

    Tuition: $100.00

    Description: Can you create and code music with computers? YES! Learn how to use digital-audio music workstation software to mix and automate music loops and recordings. Learn how to write music synthesizer code with the Sonic Pi music program. Students will be able to mix their own music tracks, create music mash-ups and create musical sequences. Software will include Garage Band for iOS and Sonic Pi music coding creation software.


    Beginners Piano Camp

    Grades 6-9 

    Site: Stafford Middle School

    Times: 1:00-4:00

    Tuition: $90.00

    Description: Come join the fun at the Beginner's Piano Camp! If you’ve been looking for an opportunity for your child to “try” piano, this is it! They will enjoy learning and making friends at the same time. This camp is intended to introduce students to the beginning concepts of music study, with emphasis on: rhythmic awareness and reading, keyboard awareness, staff reading/ writing, and ear training. Friends and family will be invited to an exciting Class Recital on Thursday! 
    **Students enrolling in this camp should NOT have had piano lessons previously. Having a piano at home is not necessary for this camp.


    Middle School Band Camp

    Grades 7-9

    Site: Brooke Point High School

    Times: 8:00-1:00

    Tuition:  $110.00

    Description: An opportunity for rising 7th-9th graders to stay in practice, meet other musicians in the county and enjoy making music together. Large ensemble as well as small ensemble rehearsals will be offered with a performance at the end for families. Students must provide their own instrument.


    Improvisation!

    Grades 7-12

    Site: Brooke Point High School

    Times: 1:00-4:00

    Tuition: $90.00

    Description: A half-day camp designed to introduce students to the art of improvisation. Improv is the art of acting with out a script. Students will learn the basics of successful improv and learn and perform several traditional improv exercises and games.


    Sketchbook: Ideas and Exploration

    Grades 9-12

    Site: Brooke Point High School

    Times: 9:00-12:00

    Tuition: $90.00

    Description: Exploring media such as watercolor, stamping, tissue paper bleeds, marker, and pen and ink in various sketchbook projects designed to encourage creative “play” in sketchbook and journal pages. Students who love to draw and are open to new ideas will love this camp! We will start with personal ideas and their personal interests and build from there!

     

2017 Summer Arts Camps: 2 Week Camps

2017 Summer Arts Camps: Week 2- July 24-27, 2017

  • Beginners Piano Camp

    Grades 2-5

    Site: Stafford Middle School

    Times: 9:00-12:00

    Tuition: $90.00

    Description: Come join the fun at the Beginner's Piano Camp! If you’ve been looking for an opportunity for your child to “try” piano, this is it! They will enjoy learning and making friends at the same time. This camp is intended to introduce students to the beginning concepts of music study, with emphasis on: rhythmic awareness and reading, keyboard awareness, staff reading /writing, and ear training. Friends and family will be invited to an exciting Class Recital on Thursday! 
    **Students enrolling in this camp should NOT have had piano lessons previously. Having a piano at home is not necessary for this camp. 


    Making Prints!

    Grades 2-5

    Site:  Stafford Middle School

    Times: 9:00 -12:00

    Tuition:  $90.00

    Description:  Students will have an opportunity to experiment with a variety of printmaking processes. Students will use their own drawings, photographs, as well as found objects to create stamps and stencils. The elements of art and principles of design will be used to analyze, design, create, and evaluate prints. We will end the week with an art show!


    Project Runway: That's Sporting of You

    Grades 3-6

    Site:  Stafford Middle School

    Times: 8:30-12:00

    Tuition:  $100.00

    Description: Create 'sporty' fashions for your fantasy sport team or your own sportswear. You will decorate a pair of white sneakers, baseball cap, jersey and more without sewing a single stitch.


    Art of Today

    Grades 3-6

    Site: Stafford Middle School

    Times: 12:30-4:00

    Tuition: $100.00

    Description: You know all of the top musicals talents creating today, but do you know who the artists are that are creating cutting edge art right now? Come be inspired to create your own masterpieces based on the art that is making a splash in the art world TODAY!


    Steps to Learning a Band Instrument

    Grades 4-6

    Site: Brooke Point High School

    Times: 9:00-12:00

    Tuition:  $90.00

    Description: This enrichment opportunity is designed to introduce students to beginning band skills using the Nuvo line of instruments. Students will be taught the basic skills associated with learning to play a woodwind instrument. Students will be provided with an instrument for the duration of the program. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!


    T-Shirt Factory

    Grades 5-9

    Site: Brooke Point High School

    Times: 8:00-3:00

    Tuition: $150.00

    Description: Be unique- create your own wardrobe! You will learn four different ways to alter your own clothing, including screen printing, tie dye, and gel bleach staining to create beautiful patterns. To make sure your clothing is sized correctly and comfortably, you will need to provide one white t-shirt, one or two dark colored t-shirts, and one pair of white canvas shoes. Come join in the work at the T-Shirt Factory!


    Mix, Mash and Code Music with Computers! *repeat of week 1

    Grades 6-9

    Site: Stafford Middle School

    Times: 9:00-1:00

    Tuition: $100.00

    Description: Can you create and code music with computers? YES! Learn how to use digital-audio music workstation software to mix and automate music loops and recordings. Learn how to write music synthesizer code with the Sonic Pi music program. Students will be able to mix their own music tracks, create music mash-ups and create musical sequences. Software will include Garage Band for iOS and Sonic Pi music coding creation software.


    Basic Oil Painting Techniques

    Grades 8-12

    Site: Brooke Point High School

    Times: 9:00-1:00

    Tuition: $100.00

    Description: This camp will guide students through the traditional approach to Oil Painting. This technique consists of applying thin layers, rendering objects and people in a realistic manner through suggestion of volume. The students will work on oil paintings on canvases.