2018 summer arts workshops

This summer, artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts.

Location: Roosevelt Elementary School

Dates and times:
July 9-13
9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in second through fifth grades during the 2017-18 school year.

Course description: Students will learn sheet music reading skills, harmonization, dynamics and choral singing techniques as they join together to form a choir.

Location: Roosevelt Elementary School

Dates and times:
July 9-13
1 p.m.—3 p.m.

Grade levels: Students in second through fifth grades during the 2017-18 school year

Course description: Students will learn sheet music reading skills, harmonization, dynamics and choral singing techniques, all while learning Spanish vocabulary and experiencing Hispanic culture through music.

Location: Marshall Elementary School

Dates and times:
July 23-27
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in third through seventh grades during the 2017-18 school year

Course description: Students will play a variety of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments to form an ensemble. Music from a variety of musical influences and cultures will be explored.

Location:
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Dates and times:
July 9-13
9 a.m.– 12 noon

Grade levels: Students in third through sixth grades during the 2017-18 school year

Course description: A variety of dance styles, including ballet, modern and jazz, will be explored in this workshop. Students will work individually and in partners to strengthen their dance technique and choreographic skills.

Requirements or supplies: Students should wear comfortable, athletic clothing appropriate for movement and should bring a water bottle. Shoes are not allowed in the dance studio at VSAA.

Location: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Dates and times:
August 6-10
9 a.m. to noon

Grade levels: Students in third and fourth grades during the 2017-18 school year

Course description: Students will explore book binding technique, poetry, portfolios and short story writing to submit their work for publication. Family and friends will be invited to join on the last day of the session for a reading, and all students will take home a print version of their work.

Location: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Dates and times:
July 23-27
10 a.m. to noon

Grade levels: Students in fourth through seventh grades during the 2017-18 school year

Course description: Students will learn the basics of comedic theatre, thinking on their feet and cooperation. Students will perform an improv show similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway? for family and friends on the final day of the session.

Location:
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Dates and times:
Monday–Thursday
July 9–12 and July 16–19
9 a.m. to 12 noon

Grade levels: Students in seventh through eleventh grades during the 2017-18 school year

Course description: Students will have opportunities to generate new work using elements of movement, improvisation, masks and music performing devised works within a range of theatrical styles.

Requirements or supplies: Students should dress comfortably in clothing they can move in and should bring a water bottle.

Locations, dates and times:

Minnehaha Elementary School
July 9-13
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lake Shore Elementary School
July 16-20
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in second through sixth grades during the 2017-18 school year

Course description: Students will increase their piano skills, learn the basics of composition and create songs of their own. Created songs will be put on a CD.

Location: King Elementary

Dates and times:
July 23-27
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Grade levels: Students in first through fourth grades during the 2017-18 school year

Course description: Students will study children’s literature to compare and emulate some of history’s most popular picture book illustrators.

Location: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Grade levels: Students in eighth through 11th grades during the 2017-18 school year and enrolled in a VPS high school for this fall

Auditions:
June 13
4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (callbacks to follow June 14-15)

Please bring a one- to two-minute prepared piece of text from any of Shakespeare’s plays.

Dates and times:
Shakespeare Intensive
July 9-13
9 a.m.–12 noon

Rehearsal:
Monday through Friday, July 30-Aug. 15
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Performances:
Aug. 16-18 at 6 p.m.

Course description:
Come one, come all! We will be presenting a district-wide production of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. We will hold auditions in June, participate in a weeklong intensive focused on performing Shakespeare in July and rehearse for our production in August. Join the fun of this free learning and performing opportunity.

Location:
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
July 9-13
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Grade levels: Students in eighth through eleventh grades during the 2017-18 school year

Course description: Students will receive hands-on instruction in recording studio techniques, composing, mixing and live tracking.

Location: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Dates and times:
July 16-20
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Grade levels: Students in eighth through eleventh grades during the 2017-18 school year.

Course description: Dancers in middle and high school will learn the art of choreography. Through the week, dancers will find original movement themes to develop into personal expressions, create motifs, learn to marry music with dance and explore group forms and transitions. Students will perform their work for family and friends on the final day of the workshop.

Summer arts workshop brochure (Español)
Summer arts permission and medical forms (Español)
Summer arts workshop brochure (Русский)

All opportunities are taught by certified teachers and are offered free to students currently enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools.

To register for these free opportunities:

Parents will be notified regarding their student’s enrollment by the last day of school.

Questions? Please email VPS Arts.

2018-04-17T09:40:31+00:00April 16th, 2018|Lieser Campus news|