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SAAC Summer Camps Now Open for Registration

Posted on May 28, 2014

This summer the Creative Arts Academy of the South Arkansas Arts Center is offering four fun and creative camps for young people in art, ballet, drama, and film-making, plus voice and piano. Camps begin the week of June 9 and continue through August 1. The camps are sponsored by First Financial Bank.

Get your rock on this summer with "Go, Go, Joe!? drama camp the week of June 9-13. Instructors Darrin Riley and Karen Watkins bring Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice?s "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? to the stage. Based on the "coat of many colors" story from the Bible's Book of Genesis, "Joseph? is the first rock opera written especially for kids from the creators of "Jesus Christ Superstar,? "Evita,? "Cats,? and "The Phantom of the Opera.?  Camp times are 10am until noon for students entering grades 1-3 and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for students entering grades 4-8. Students will perform the musical on Friday, June 13 at 6pm in the Callaway Theatre.

For the dancers, ballet instructors Melissa Spears and Stephanie Lowery offer "The Rainbow Fish: An Under the Sea Adventure? the week of June 16-20. Slip into your pink or black tights and leotards, your ballet slippers, and discover the beauty of the ballet. Practice your plies and releves while working on choreography, costumes, and set design. Ballet camp meets from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for students entering grades 6-12 and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for students entering grades 1-5. The ballet will be performed on June 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Callaway Theatre.

Let your imagination take you on vacation as art instructors Maria and Jorge Villegas and Mike Means guide you on a creative tour of other cultures and imaginative places during "Here, There, and Everywhere,? the week of June 23-27. Learn the art of collage, drawing, and painting with Ms. Maria as Mr. Jorge guides travelers through 3D and drawing. Mr. Mike rounds out the week with his sight-seeing expedition into cyber space in the MAC lab. Art camp meets from 9am until noon and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for students entering grades 1-8. Choose either morning or afternoon. Programming is the same for both camps.

Blast off to a galaxy far, far away during "Out Of This World? SYFY Movie Camp the week of July 28 through August 1.  Instructor Mike Means guides you through the process as you direct, produce, act, crew, and craft your own SyFy movie. Learn the building blocks for creating your own blockbuster. No camera is required but phazers and oxygen masks are optional. Camp meets from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for students entering grades 5-8. Voice and piano lessons with instructor Karen Watkins are available for eight weeks over the summer. Contact Watkins through the SAAC office to confirm class availability and scheduling.

For more information on camps, costs, and availability, contact the SAAC office at 862-5474.                                                                                   ###"