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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.
While we work to bring our camps to a digital space, the Arts Center is adjusting pricing and camp duration.
Full and partial refunds will be available once we re-open registration for our virtual offerings.

Make a splash with performing and visual arts camps!

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!

Interested in Multiple Camps or Attending with Siblings?

Contact Senior Director of Education Alana Adams.
aadams@artshhi.com

STEAM Tinker

An exciting and hands-on learning opportunity for youth, with a special emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). During this fun-filled week campers will learn about concepts such as geometry, engineering, circuits, forces of motion, and simple machines, and all while creating projects using concepts such as “Copper Chemistry” and “Steampunk Engineering” that will have them eager to learn more!

Sessions 1 and 2 have different projects!

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Session 1

June 15 – 19, 2020
Ages
7 – 12
Time
9:00am – 12:00pm
Instructor
Alana Adams
Tuition
$130

Session 2

July 6 – 10, 2020
Ages
7 – 12
Time
9:00am – 12:00pm
Instructor
Dr. Bebe Cifaldi
Tuition
$130

Theatre Camp

Make a cast of new friends during this fun-filled week! Campers will experience a mini-production and will not only be the cast, but will also be the production crew. Campers will learn how to understand and develop characters, create sets and props, and design costumes, then will perform for family and friends on Friday afternoon.

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Take the Stage

Join us as we explore music, dance and drama in this one week camp. Students will work with professional artists and will be exposed to a variety of performing art forms in our Black Box Theatre and will create a mini showcase performance on Friday!

Sessions 1 and 2 have different projects!

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Mixed-up Masterpieces

In this one-week camp, students will study folk and fine art from all around the world that will inspire both traditional and unusual 2D and 3D masterpieces. A final exhibit and reception will be held on Friday.

Sessions 1 and 2 have different projects!

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Kids N' Clay

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

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.

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Dynamic Designs

During this 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 gelli art, collagraph and relief printmaking, collage, and painting will be explored.

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Summer Actor Intensive

The heat gets turned up this summer as students polish their acting techniques during the Arts Center Academy's new Summer Actor Intensive Workshop. Toronto-based actor and director, Cecily Smith, will lead participants in two weeks of training and technique study while rehearsing for a final scripted production. Actors will be exposed to professional training each morning and full rehearsals in the afternoon with a final performance in the Black Box Studio at the Arts Center for family and friends.

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meet our instructors

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.

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 as theatre our artist in residence here at the Arts Center conducting his popular Theatre Camps for locals and regular island visitors.

Dr. Bebe Cifaldi

Dr. Bebe Cifaldi is a 36-year resident of Hilton Head. She earned her BFA from University of Georgia, Master of Arts in Teaching from University of South Carolina, and Educational Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from University of South Carolina. Dr. Cifaldi has been teaching in the Beaufort County School District for 24 years grades 1st-5th and is also an adjunct professor at USCB.

To solve the problem of declining interest in science among elementary age girls, she researched the implementation of STEAM into her classroom and eventually implemented a schoolwide program by establishing a STEAM lab. STEAM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. In the STEAM lab, Dr. Cifaldi focuses on the engineer design process and also on the “STEAM behaviors” of Self-control, teamwork, effort, attitude, and manners.

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.

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.

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.

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.