Visual Arts & Theatre

Visual Arts & Theatre Camps

Photography Fundamentals

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 8-12
Dates:
June 15 - 19
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor:
Renee Psiakis
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$400

Photography Fundamentals is designed to introduce each student to a variety of digital photographic techniques used in the studio, on location and in post-production aspects that include Adobe®, Lightroom® and Adobe PhotoShop® fundamentals. Using digital SLR cameras, students will have an opportunity to visit and explore multiple locations throughout the greater Cleveland area over multiple days, while learning about photo composition and proper camera-handling skills. Each student will learn how to print their own work to bring home at week’s end. *Campers are encouraged to bring their own camera, or are welcome to borrow a camera by completing a signed waiver prior to the start of camp.

Female Perspectives: 2D & 3D Observation & Processes (For Credit)

Ages:
Open to Laurel students entering Grades 9-12
Dates:
June 15 - 26
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
Instructor:
Catherine Butler
Format:
One, two-week session; half-day; for credit
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$800

In this two-week, intensive, one-semester equivalent class, students will learn about both well-known and often-overlooked women artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, their artworks, and creative process. Students will build their understanding of artistic principles and skills as they become acquainted with the works of these artists through projects, using a variety of materials, based on their techniques, concepts and processes as well as research into their lives and place in art history and the art world. Students will take what they have experienced in the first week’s projects and use it to develop a deeper individual inquiry during the second week. This will culminate in the creation of a body of work based around a thematic exploration, a written artist statement, and a presentation to the class, followed by group discussion of each student’s output for the course. Daily attendance is mandatory and students should expect at least one hour of homework per day. Homework will consist of drawing assignments, research about women artists and the writing of an artist statement.

Play & Create with the Cleveland Museum of Art

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 1-3
Dates:
July 6 - 10
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor:
Catherine Butler & CMA Artists
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights and four afternoons at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Tuition:
$425

In collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), Laurel School faculty member Catherine Butler joins teaching artists at CMA for a week of hands-on creative play. Participants will explore works of art with interactive gallery explorations that provide ways to connect campers to artists in the collection. Then, they’ll have the opportunity to be the artists by getting messy in the studio with a variety of materials, techniques and fun prompts. Monday is spent entirely at Laurel’s Lyman Campus; Tuesday through Friday include mornings at Laurel and daily afternoon field trips to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Creative Challenge with the Cleveland Museum of Art

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 4-7
Dates:
July 13 - 17
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor:
Catherine Butler & CMA Artists
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights and four afternoons at the Cleveland Museum of Art
Tuition:
$425

In collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), Laurel School faculty member Catherine Butler joins teaching artists at CMA to help campers practice thinking like an artist through a variety of fun art challenges. Campers will see the CMA collection from new perspectives with open-ended gallery activities that will encourage closer looking and critical thinking. Then they will head to the studio, where CMA will provide the resources for students to experiment, take risks and form new ideas all their own. Monday is spent entirely at Laurel’s Lyman Campus; Tuesday through Friday include mornings at Laurel and daily afternoon field trips to the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Summer at Laurel & Heights Youth Theatre Present: FUNdamentals!

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 2-6
Dates:
June 29 - July 17
*no camp on July 3
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructors:
Treva Offutt & Stacy Bolton
Format:
One, three-week session; culminating in a performance
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$680

Curtain up! Find your theatre “voice” through a series of FUN master classes that will help you build your own theater essentials tool kit! You’ll focus on everything from vocal techniques and how to read music, to solo and ensemble work in acting, song, dance and improvisation. Guest experts in stagecraft will help you as you create your own work and learn audition techniques. This three-week workshop culminates with a production showcasing everything you’ve learned. Get ready for those curtain calls! Love the theater? Then come join us as we put the FUN in FUNdamentals!