The Summer Arts Camp is an arts-based educational program for children of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds that aims to facilitate and encourage the creative, personal, and social growth of youth through the development of creative skills, socialization, and community engagement.
Each year we celebrate the end of the program by bringing together parents, campers, and the Columbia College community to exhibit the campers' work in a culminating final performance and exhibition.
8:30-9:00am Morning Drop-off
9:15-9:45am Group Time
9:50-11:10am Visual Arts Class
11:15-12:40pm Outdoor Lunch & Play
12:45-2:05pm Performing Arts Class
2:10-3:35pm Media Arts Class
|Performing Arts classes work throughout the program to write, rehearse, and perform an original piece using a combination of dance, music, improvisation techniques, and acting. On the final day each group of campers performs their piece onstage in the Getz Theater.|
|Visual Arts classes explore and introduce campers to a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, comic book illustration, as well as teaching them how to create large-scale installations for an art gallery. On the final day campers display their work in a professional gallery space. Gallery installations have ranged from presentation of all the artwork produced over the summer, to camp-wide large-scale installation projects.|
Media Arts classes study the step-by-step process of creating a film from beginning to end. Campers work in small groups to learn the ins and outs of storyboarding, camera angles, proper equipment use, and the art of creating a script from start to finish before hitting the campus to start the official production of their films. Media Arts teachers edit and finalize the camper films prior to the annual Camper Film Screening Event held at Columbia’s Film Row Cinema at the end of August. Every camper gets a DVD copy of all the films produced during the program.