Millsaps College Summer Enrichment for 2013 is bursting with fun, imagination, and the stuff of genius! Explore the worlds of music, art, animation, storytelling, photography and dance. There's an adventure for everyone!
Registration begins March 1st!
For more information call 601-974-1130.
Advanced Drawing for the Young Artist
Drawing is the foundation for art and one of the keys to unlocking the wonderful world of the imagination and creativity. In this week long class, practicing young artists will benefit from advanced applications of the five basic principles of drawing. Daily step-by-step exercises will show students how to see correctly to refine their perceptual drawing skills in addition to enhancing their confidence in decision making and problem-solving.
Grades 5-8; 9:00-11:00 a.m.; Mon-Fri, July 22-26; $100 (includes supplies).
Director: Kenny Richardson
Character Animation Workshop
In the Character Animation Workshop participants will learn how some of their favorite cartoon characters - Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Sponge Bob, Tom & Jerry - became a reality. Participants will gain an understanding as to the skill and knowledge required to produce an animated cartoon. This includes learning the history of animation, basic principles of animation, basic elements of character design, elements of a storyboard, and basics of movement when creating the illusion of life in a two-dimensional character drawing. In addition, participants will create a character of their own design, a model sheet of their character in various poses, and a series of drawings on animation bond paper that when flipped show their character in action. Participants will receive a sketchbook, color pencils, an animal figurine, and the animation, on bond paper, that they create using their own character design.
*** Please note: This class will be held at Jackson Academy. ***
Ages 10-17; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Tue-Thu, June 18-20, $90 (includes all supplies).
Director: Sim Dulaney
Discovering the Young Artist
Draw one quick line. Now what? In this delightful camp, children will develop their drawing skills starting with the basic line. From there, artist and educator Kenny Richardson will guide participants through the concepts of shape, form, shading, and color and oversee playful yet purposeful drawing exercises designed to encourage young artists to take risks and refine existing skills.
Grades 1-4; 9:00-11:00 a.m.; Mon-Fri, July 15-19; $100 (includes supplies).
Director: Kenny Richardson.
Cheer Dance Basics
Bring lots of energy to this popular one week camp and learn the fundamentals of cheerleading, pom squad dance, cheers, and chants. This camp ideal for both beginners and intermediates in both recreational and school cheerleader settings who are interested in increasing their dance skills with jazz and hip hop dance techniques.
Please note: Instruction in tumbling and stunts will not be included in this camp.
Ages 7-15; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Mon-Fri, June 10-14; $90.
Director: Lamorne's Dance Studio
Dance Team Basics
Calling all dancers! Take your skills to another level and learn how to effectively perform as a part of a dance/drill team. Participants will learn about kick line, marching, stand routines, parade movements and field routines. An introduction to the basics of jazz dance will also be included.
Ages 7-15; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Mon-Fri, June 24-28; $90.
Director: Lamorne's Dance Studio
Praise and Worship Dance for Youth
This class is an exploration of how dance should be used in the church. Participants will learn how to use dance as a part of their praise and worship services. In addition, they will gain basic knowledge of proper ballet and lyrical dance techniques. Assistance with choreography and improvisational dance will be provided as well. No dance experience is necessary.
Ages 7-15; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Mon-Fri, June 17-21; $90.
Director: Lamorne's Dance Studio
Chamber Music Day Camp
The Millsaps College Summer Chamber Music Camp is a week-long day camp designed for string, piano, and voice musicians to help them discover the pleasures of performing chamber music with other young musicians who have similar interests. Students will have the opportunity to work with Millsaps College faculty members while enjoying the supportive atmosphere of group music-making as they attend classes, rehearsals, and informal noontime performances given by the camp faculty. Pianist and instrumentalists must have at least two years experience in private lessons and instrumentalists must have at least three years experience in orchestra.
Grades 7-12; 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Mon-Fri, July 22-26; $275.
Director: Dr. Rachel Heard
Song and Stage
This camp is designed for rising third through sixth grade children who love singing and performing. Campers will learn songs from musicals, incorporate stage movement, write theatrical narratives, and collaborate on an original project. Each camper will have an opportunity to shine in a musical review for parents and friends on the last day of camp. Campers will need to bring their own lunches for a thirty minute lunch break.
Grades 3-6; 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Mon-Fri, June 3-7; $180 (includes all supplies).
Director: Chrissy Hrivnak
Summer Guitar Workshop
In this workshop students will learn basic note reading, how to strum chords, and other acoustic guitar fundamentals. Participants will learn how to play songs in both solo and group settings. This class is offered for beginners only.
Please note: Students must bring their own acoustic guitar.
Ages 14-17; 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Mon-Fri, July 15-19; $85.
Director: Jimmy Turner
Learn to identify birds by sight and sound in this exciting introduction to bird watching (birding) directed by Chris King and bird experts from Audubon Mississippi and the Jackson Audubon Society. Campers will learn about attracting birds to their own yards using bird feeders, bird houses and native plants. They will also learn about bird migration and bird conservation through fun games and activities.
During the week long camp, participants will fill a 3 ring binder with field notes, coloring sheets, bird puzzles, brochures and factual information. On Thursday parents are requested to drop their children off at LeFleur's Bluff State Park. By the end of the camp, everyone will receive a bird field guide and other goodies to enjoy and keep as a reminder of their summer birding adventure. Return campers are welcome; we will have advanced topics for returning campers.
Please Note: This camp will meet at Millsaps College except for Thursday, June 20, when campers will meet at LeFleur's Bluff State Park. Details for the morning at LeFleur's Bluff will be included with confirmation of enrollment. Please bring a bag lunch every day.
Ages 8 -14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Mon-Fri, June 17-21; $100
Director: Chris King
Puppets and Plays
Come play with us as we explore the wonderful world of puppets and journey through the actor's process. In this full day, hands-on camp, participants will unleash their artistic side and learn essential life skills. The week of theatre ends with a performance of some of Aesop's Fables for family and friends! Enrollment is limited to ensure personal attention for each camper. Puppetry professionals Peter and Jarmila Zapletal and theatre veterans Lawrence and Lesley Raybon will direct this camp.
Mississippi Puppetry Guild, a non-profit organization devoted to the art of puppetry, offers special scholarships of $100 toward the cost of the Puppets and Plays camp. Eligible students are in appropriate grades with some theatre experience or just by being on their school honor roll. Find out more information by visiting www.mspuppetry.com.
Grades 4-9; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Mon-Fri, July 15-19; $299.
Directors: Peter and Jarmila Zapletal; Lawrence and Lesley Raybon
Manners with Ms. Wright
Children will enjoy learning how to successfully engage others in this fun and playful week of interactive classes. Skills including meeting and greeting, telephone etiquette, thank you notes, and dining in both the American and Continental styles will be presented and practiced.
Grades 1-5; 1:00-2:30 p.m.; Mon-Fri, July 22-26; $99.
Director: DeAnn Wright
Reading and Writing in College
This four day workshop is designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to strategies for successful reading and writing in college. Participants will practice analytical reading skills in order to ask better, richer and deeper questions; students will also write short pieces to demonstrate their ideas and understanding.
Grades 11-12; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Mon-Thu, June 17-20, $125.
Director: Anita DeRouen, Ph.D