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Learn from Capital’s art, film and theater professors during this one-week immersive summer camp experience for students ages 14-17 interested in exploring the creative arts. For more information, please contact Dr. Sharon Croft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will offer three creative arts camps this summer:
This year, the Capital University Creative Arts Camp is offering different options to meet the needs of the campers and their families.Option 1: Day-camp. The camper is on the Capital University campus from 8:30 AM until 5 PM for classes, activities, and lunch. (Earlier arrival time and/or later departure time can be arranged, if needed.)
Day camp fee per participant (which includes lunch and fees) is $485.Option 2: Over-night camp. The camper will stay in one of the supervised residence halls, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and participate in classes and activities. Recreational activities will be scheduled in the evenings.
Overnight residential fee per participant (which includes all meals and fees) is $765. Note: Classes and activities that are part of the camp curriculum will be scheduled during the day so all campers will be able to participate.
Equipment Needs: No equipment is required. At least a 250GB, USB 3.0 hard drive is suggested. If you’d like, feel free to bring your own camera and/or laptop if you want to continue work in the residence hall during down time.
At this camp, you will have the opportunity to both learn magic and other aspects of the variety arts. The camp is designed for all levels--novices and beginners to those with more experience. As a Magic and Variety Arts Camp participant, you will be introduced to magic theory and history. You will also develop and hone your skills in the following areas:
Equipment Needs:No equipment is required. Basic props (cards and such) will be provided as part of your camp tuition. If you have magic routines you are developing, please bring them with you.
At this camp, you will explore the technical and expressive nature of digital photography and creative imaging with Adobe Photoshop CS6 software in a college Mac lab environment. You will create digital art using cameras, scanners, printers and other media technology. No previous digital photography or design experience is required. As a Digital Arts Camp participant, you will:
Equipment Needs: No equipment is required. If you’d like, feel free to bring your own flashdrive, digital camera, and/or laptop if you want to continue work in the residence hall during down time.
Camp Director, Magic and Variety ArtsDr. Bill Kennedy is the director of theater at Capital University. He has worked in Pennsylvania and Ohio as a professional magician and clown. He has also worked as an actor, director and technician for various university and regional theater companies including the Cleveland Opera, Pittsburgh’s Civic Light Opera, The Great Meadows Summer Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, and the Ashland Summer Theatre Festival. He was a founding member, actor, director and playwright for Crossroads Summer Theatre and the Eden Summer Players. Dr. Kennedy's doctoral research was in musical theater criticism. Camp Director, Digital ArtProfessor Jeff Shaw is an instructor in the Art Program at Capital University. Along with his long career as an art educator, he is a painter and digital artist. Professor Shaw has had a number of exhibitions of his abstract oil paintings, drawings and digital images in various venues in the Central Ohio area. His work is also in private and corporate collections around the United States and Europe. He is a longtime member of the Advisory Board for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition and a judge for several student and professional art shows. Camp Director, Film ProductionProfessor Betsy Pike is director of Electronic Media and Film at Capital University. She has worked as director, writer, producer and executive producer for various feature length films, short films (FreeWall), documentaries, promotional videos (Your Downtown Muncie), instructional and music videos. She was recently selected to be a Faculty Fellow at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2013. Her doctoral research focuses on student-led television production, exploring experiential learning, gender roles and concepts of creativity. Most recently, she has worked with Capital students to create their own television network, CapTV. Program Coordinator Dr. Sharon Croft is a professor of communication at Capital University. Although her primary teaching areas include public speaking and film criticism, Dr. Croft has coached Capital’s improv troupe, has experience as a stage performer and director, and has worked as a DJ for WXCU and an on-air reader for VoiceCorps.
Capital’s creative arts summer camp programs will be hosted in the educational and lab facilities on Capital University’s Bexley campus, 1 College and Main.This year, the Capital University Creative Arts Camp is offering different options to meet the needs of the campers and their families.
Option 1: Day-camp. The camper is on the Capital University campus from 8:30 AM until 5 PM for classes, activities, and lunch. (Earlier arrival time and/or later departure time can be arranged as needed.)Option 2: Over-night camp. The camper will stay in one of the supervised residence halls, have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and participate in classes and activities. Recreational activities will be scheduled in the evenings.