First Posted: 6/20/2014
For parents and children looking for fun and stimulating summer opportunities, it is not too late to sign up for summer camps at the Dietrich Theater. There is still space in the Digital Arts Camp, Acting Camps, Theatre and Visual Arts Camps, Art Explorer, All About Pottery and Sculpture, dance classes, and Jammin’ in a Jugband Camp, all taught by experienced instructors.
Digital Arts Camp, a four day camp for 8-14 year olds from June 30 to July 3, is taught by Rand Whipple of Box of Light of Bloomsburg, who has been teaching and performing at the Dietrich Theater since 2002. For the Digital Arts Camp he brings all of the cameras and iPads and other electronic equipment needed to produce digital movies. Students’ technology skills will be used to create their own films that can be shared with each other and on the internet.
Amy and Steve Colley, along with Michaela Moore, will return to teach two Theatre and Visual Arts Camps: Traveling Through Time and Where the Wild Things Are. Children ages 5-12 will create their own characters to perform an original play for parents and friends. All of their creativity will be tapped to create art projects and sets for the play.
For more experience with drama, Michael Moore teaches Acting Camps I and II for ages 6-12. After creating characters, collectively writing a play, choosing costumes, props, and scenery, the children will perform for family and friends on the Dietrich Theater stage.
Always popular with ages 5-12 is All About Pottery and Sculpture Camp. To fill the demand two of these camps with Amy and Steve Colley give children the chance to work on one of 8 potter’s wheels and to try their hands at sculpting. Real clay is the medium, clay that will be fired in the kiln at the Dietrich Theater.
Art Explorers Camp is a chance for 5-12 year olds to learn about famous artists and the materials and techniques they used to create their artwork. Children have a chance to use some of those same materials and use some of those techniques to create works of their own, guided and inspired by the ever popular Amy and Steve Colley.
How about a chance to experience the freedom of dance? 2-9 year olds can enroll for a two day opportunity to explore dance with Judy Weist and Sarah Henn. No experience necessary to explore rhythm and movement!
Jammin’ in a Jug Band is back just in time to allow children 6-12 years of age to participate in a concert with Sadie Green Sales Jug Band on River Day. After a week of learning about music and creating sound and making their own instruments, Dave Driskell and Timothy Walker will include the children in their performance at Riverside Park on River Day July 19. Those 13 and above are invited to join another class of Jammin’ in a Jug Band. Adults can join in the fun, too.
For more information about dates and content, call 570-996-1500 or check www.dietrichtheater.com or pick up a brochure at the Dietrich Theater.