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Make a splash this summer with performing and visual arts camps!

online for the first time ever!
Summertime fun is ahead for ages 6 and up with the Arts Center’s creative, action-packed summer camps. No matter their interests, there’s something for everyone!

Requirements

  • Stable Internet Connection
  • Computer/Tablet/Smartphone with Microphone and Camera
  • Zoom Video Conferencing App
Pre-registration is required for all classes, workshops, and camps. In order to secure your spot, an online registration must be made. Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to the first day of class. A $25 administration fee will be deducted from any refunded amount for all summer camps. To request a cancellation please email aadams@artshhi.com. Refunds will be mailed within 2 weeks of cancellation.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to restrictions on group activities related to COVID-19, our Summer Camps will take place online only this year.

No classes will be held at the Arts Center.

For specific questions and inquiries, please contact Senior Director of Education Alana Adams.

aadams@artshhi.com

Theatre Camp

June 15 – 19, 2020

Make a cast of new friends during this fun-filled week! Campers will learn about the essential parts of a story as they collaborate to create an original mini-production while making lasting memories. Daily activities will include warmups and games, followed by small group work as they develop characters and create the storyline, then rehearse for their final performance that will be recorded for viewing by family and friends.

Tuition

$110

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Jay Apking

Jay Apking is the founder and artistic director of the Janus Project, a theater in Cincinnati, Ohio that concentrates on the development of young people in the performing arts. He has been teaching and performing for children for 15 years, having worked at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival and the Barter Theater in Virginia as well as touring the eastern U.S and Russia with productions. For over a decade Jay has served our theatre as artist in residence here at the Arts Center conducting his popular Theatre Camps for locals and regular island visitors.

Take the Stage

Dancing through the decades

June 22 – 26, 2020

Whether you have a shining star that can't stop moving & grooving, or a budding dancer that wants to refine and improve their technique, our Take the Stage camp has you covered! Campers will be introduced to dances from a variety of styles and eras as we learn how dance has developed through the years. Campers will also get to choreograph some of their own TikTok/YouTube dances!

Tuition

$75

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Beth Herring

Beth graduate from Winthrop University in 1998 with a degree in Dance Education. She taught for a few years in Charlotte, N.C before moving to Bluffton. She has been the dance teacher at Bluffton High school for 15 years and the competitive cheer coach for 13 of those years. She loves all styles of dance but most importantly she loves the kids she teaches!

Mixed-up Masterpieces

aquatic adventures

June 22 – 26, 2020

Sail along with us on this aquatic adventure in art! Students will enter the deep sea through a watery collage, go on a painting adventure with Sinbad the Sailor and create their own mythical sea creature print as well as several other projects that explore techniques such as drawing, painting, paper crafts, and printmaking.

Materials Kit

All required tools and materials will be available for pickup at the Arts Center on the Friday prior to class. Leftover materials are yours to keep for even more summer fun art making!

Tuition

$85

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Melissa Rosen

Melissa Rosen grew up in Massachusetts and has been making art since childhood. She attended Rhode Island School of Design and Tyler School of Art at Temple University majoring in printmaking. She also spent a year studying art, archaeology and architecture in Rome, Italy as part of her graduate work. She has since lived in New York City, working in design and marketing, and moved to the Low Country a few years ago. She currently works for Beaufort County School District. Her art has been shown in exhibits worldwide.

Kids N' Clay

June 29 – July 2 + July 10, 2020

Students will learn a variety of ceramic hand building techniques: including pinch, slab, coil, surface decoration, glazing, and more!

NOTE: No Class on Friday, July 3 as we will be firing the clay pieces in the kiln and returning the following Friday to glaze the work. At that time pieces will be fired a second time and available for pick-up in approximately 1 week.

Materials Kit

All required tools and materials will be available for pickup at the Arts Center on the Friday prior to class. Leftover materials are yours to keep for even more summer fun art making!

Tuition

$85

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Sarah Warner

Sarah Warner comes to us with a lifelong love the arts having taught 16 years elementary art in Virginia. As a National Board Certified Teacher she currently teaches middle school art on Hilton Head Island. Sarah has also served on both regional and state art education boards, as well as the Teacher Advisory Committee for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She is thrilled with the opportunity to teach and get to know our Hilton Head arts community.

fun with Printmaking

July 6 – 10, 2020

Campers will be emerged in a new and exciting art form as they create their own limited edition and one-of-a-kind colorful prints. Throughout the week we will utilize several additive and subtractive printing techniques such as monoprint, relief, collagraph, and reduction prints as we explore elements of art such as line, shape, color, and pattern. Students will end the week with a fun portfolio of prints with exciting original graphics.

Materials Kit

All required tools and materials will be available for pickup at the Arts Center on the Friday prior to class. Leftover materials are yours to keep for even more summer fun art making!

Tuition

$90

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Alana Adams

Alana Adams received her BFA in Art Education at Georgia State University with an emphasis in ceramics and sculpture. Since receiving her PK-12 certification in 2001, she has gone on to teach art and pottery for children and adults in both private and public institutions. Alana specializes in the development of arts-integrated curricula and is the Director of Education at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

Take the Stage

The Greatest Show

July 13 – 17, 2020

Make your theatre dreams “Come Alive” right on your own living-room stage! Learn a show-stopping musical number and play the role of some your favorite characters from the hit movie, The Greatest Showman. This week-long theatrical experience will end with a virtual showcase to show-off for friends and family!

Tuition

$75

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Whitaker Gannon

Whitaker Gannon is a veteran of the Arts Center stage, having performed in six of our theatre productions and served as the assistant director for four productions. Additionally, she has taught several theatre and dance camps at the Arts Center over the past six years.

Whitaker graduated from Wake Forest University in 2019, as a Presidential Scholar in Art, majoring in Communications and graduating cum laude. She participated in multiple theatrical productions in various capacities: directing, performing, composing, and scenic designing.

Mixed-up Masterpieces

eARTh... its got art

July 13 – 17, 2020

Join on this multi-cultural art expedition! Students will “travel” the globe creating art inspired by each continent. Projects such as self-portraits, animal art, and masks will be brought to life while exploring techniques such as watercolor, drawing, painting, collaging and experimenting FUN! The final portfolios will be a “Passport” of learning through the visual arts!

Materials Kit

All required tools and materials  will be available for pickup at the Arts Center on the Friday prior to class. Leftover materials are yours to keep for even more summer fun art making!

Tuition

$85

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Debi West

Debi West doesn’t teach art, she teaches CHILDREN – our FUTURE, and this is the highlight of her life, AND her profession.  Teaching students to visually tell their stories through the mastery of the art elements, principles and media is beyond exciting, and as she steps back and watches them explore, discover, dream and succeed she is reminded daily why she loves her chosen profession so much.

Debi has taught children K-12 for the past 24 years in Gwinnett County, Georgia. She has spent her career being a life-long learner earning her BFA in studio art from USC, and receiving her Masters, Specialist and Ph.D (ABD) in art education from UGA.

dynamic designs

lowcountry life in mixed media

July 27 – 31, 2020

During this week-long camp, students will create a small portfolio of work inspired by the flora and fauna of the Lowcountry. Focus will be placed on how to combine a variety of media to create layered imagery with design and depth. Techniques such as printmaking, collage, and painting will be explored.

Materials Kit

All required tools and materials will be available for pickup at the Arts Center on the Friday prior to class. Leftover materials are yours to keep for even more summer fun art making!

Tuition

$85

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Alana Adams

Alana Adams received her BFA in Art Education at Georgia State University with an emphasis in ceramics and sculpture. Since receiving her PK-12 certification in 2001, she has gone on to teach art and pottery for children and adults in both private and public institutions. Alana specializes in the development of arts-integrated curricula and is the Director of Education at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

Summer Actor intensive

July 27 – August 7, 2020

The heat gets turned up this summer as students polish their acting techniques during the Arts Center’s new VIRTUAL Summer Actor Intensive. Toronto-based actor and director, Cecily Smith, will lead participants in two weeks of training and technique study via Zoom while rehearsing for a final scripted one-act recorded production. Actors will be exposed to 90 minutes of professional training and rehearsal each afternoon with a final recorded performance for viewing by family and friends.

Tuition

$220

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Cecily Smith

Cecily Smith is an actor, director, singer and choreographer. She has performed on stages and in film across the United States and is now an actor and director in the beautiful city of Toronto. Cecily recently directed and acted in a critically-acclaimed show, Taking Liberties by Dave Carley.

She holds a BFA in theatre performance from Miami University and is a certified stage and film combatant with the Academy of Fight Directors Canada and a trained Intimacy Director. Cecily has directed, choreographed and coached performers of all ages for over 20 years and is the creator and director of Miss C’s Academy of Powerful Performers for young actors.