Visual Arts & Theatre

Visual Arts & Theatre Camps

    • summer

Exploring Art & Nature

Ages:
Girls entering Grades 4-6
Dates:
June 13 - 17
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructors:
Emily Felderman & Shannon Lukz
Format:
One week-long session
Location:
Laurel’s Butler Campus in Russell Township
*Shuttle service from Laurel's Lyman Campus to the Butler Campus is available for an additional fee.
Tuition:
$450

Spend your first days of summer exploring art in nature! Using the texts Maker Camp, Girls Garage, and Wool Pets, girls will explore the natural environment at Butler and use it as inspiration to explore new mediums in art. During the week, girls will have opportunities to create felt animals and other creatures, plant fairy gardens with natural materials, and use tools to build a wooden trellis that will be added to our Butler Community gardens. Much of each day will be spent sketching and painting in nature and playing games together in the woods, with plenty of time to explore new art concepts, make and create!

Summer at Laurel & Heights Youth Theatre Present: FUNdamentals!

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 2-6
Dates:
June 27 - July 15
*no camp on July 4
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

The show must go on! This SAL offering is all about finding your theatre “voice” while having FUN! Through a series of master-classes designed to help you build your skills, this camp will focus on everything from vocal techniques and how to read music, to solo and ensemble work in acting, creating visual art, song, dance, AND improvisation. Guest experts in stagecraft will help you as you create your own work and learn audition techniques. Our three-weeks together will culminate with a production showcasing everything that you have learned. Get ready for those curtain calls and join us because we put the FUN in FUNdamentals!
    • art

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

Ages:
Open to Laurel students entering Grades 9-12
Dates:
June 13 - 24
*no class on June 20
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
Instructor:
Darius Steward
Format:
One, two-week session; half-day; for credit
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$800

In this in-person, 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; making special note of how BIPOC women in particular are underrepresented. Students will build their understanding of artistic principles and skills as they become acquainted with the works of these artists creating projects based on their techniques, materials, 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 1 hour of homework per day (more during week one). Homework will consist of reading assigned articles, viewing assigned videos and images, drawing assignments, research about women artists, reflective writing, and the writing of an artist statement.