ACTSA Stage I: ACTing FUNdamentals
Designed for ACTors of all skill levels. In this one week camp, ACTors learn basic acting skills, character creation, play-analysis and performance techniques while building confidence and making new friends. The session ends with a presentation to showcase their talents for family and friends in Keats Theatre.
ACTSA Stage II: ACTing Up!
July 9-July 20
ACTing Up! is a two-week camp for ACTors who love to perform. ACTors will focus on acting, singing, movement, and technical theatre as they prepare their final play. (Note: ACTors do not have to be singers to take this camp). An evening trip to a theatre performance is also included! A final performance takes place in Keats Theatre on the last day and is open to family and friends.
Ages 9 to 13
Clay is a truly magical material. You can make whatever you’d like out of it using your only
hands. The act of creation is so genuine with clay; the artist is fully invested in the material and
has direct contact with it at all times from start to finish. The final results are limitless; using
clay, a young artist can make both imaginative sculptures as well as functional items like jewelry
boxes, jars, cups, bowls, and plates. This camp is all about working with clay and the act of
creating something with your hands. In the mornings, we will work in the clay studio using
earthenware to produce sculptures and useful objects, and in the afternoon, we will work in the
computer lab using colored polymer clay to create Claymation movies. The best known
Claymation movies are with the characters Wallace and Gromit, they are created using clay and
come to life with stop-motion animation. Stop-motion animation is used in animation to bring
static objects to life on screen. This is done by moving the clay object in increments while
filming a frame per increment. When all the frames are played in sequence it shows
movement. Clay can be manipulated and moved with ease, and it is a perfect material to use
for creating movies. This week-long camp explores the many possibilities of clay and is an
ultimate hands-on experience.
Cups, Plates and Bowls! Oh my!
Ages 8 to 15
This is a week-long wheel throwing course. We will be learning how to use the potter’s wheel.
This camp focuses on the main points of working at the potter’s wheel which includes centering
a ball of clay, pulling and thinning clay walls, and shaping different vessels. The students will
get to glaze their pieces with a variety of colors. The students from this course will take home
an average of 8 pieces, including cups, bowls, plates, vases and other functional items.
Lights, Camera, Action! St. Andrew’s Video Production Camp
Ages 10 to 14
Whether your dream is to one-day direct summer blockbusters, become a Youtube sensation, or to simply learn the basics of video production, you can get your start here at St. Andrew’s! Over the course of this week-long camp students will learn the basics of filmmaking and work in teams to ultimately script, shoot, and edit their own short films. Along the way, they will be guided by our talented faculty who are eager to share their experience and expertise in the field of video production.