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REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 31, 2018. Open to students entering grades 4, 5 or 6 in the Fall of 2018. Students will be guided through engaging activities and collaboration in a supportive environment, starting with choosing a topic, leading into sustained writing time, followed by revision, editing, publishing, and sharing. Students will emerge with a better understanding of the writing process and how and how to use that understanding in a variety of writing contexts.
REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 31, 2018. Open to students entering grades 7, 8, or 9 in Fall 2018.This camp is designed for students who enjoy the experiences of writing in a noncompetitive, nonjudgmental environment where they will be able to allow their pens to follow their hearts. Included will be an introduction to poetry, narratives, and short fiction, along with such topics as voice, character, and narrative. Students will also learn how to critique, revise, and publish their finished products.
Students will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures.
REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 31, 2018. The 2018 High School Summer Youth Writing Camps are available to students in grades 10-12 in the fall of 2018 and will culminate with an open house reading event where students will present their writings to the public. No previous creative writing experience is necessary - only a desire to write and willingness to participate in the daily activities. Camps meet at the IPFW Campus with transportation provided by parents or caregivers.Register on the Appleseed Writing Project website at www.ipfw.edu/awp, or contact Cheri Pruitt, AWP's Youth Camp Coordinator at (260) 710-3418 or cheri.pruitt28@gmail.com.
Students will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures.
Perfect for the younger student, this class is designed as an introduction to dance. The class will explore movement through music, stimulate students' imagination and promote creativity.
This class will introduce younger students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing.
This class is suitable for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will be introduced. It is recommended that students have taken Ballet I but it is not required.
In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of ballet technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and alignment and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in ballet and to be more self-disciplined.
This is a great introductory class that will get young students used to making sounds with different parts of the tap shoe. Elements such as toe taps, heel digs, shuffles, and ball-changes are taught. Body rhythms and using imaginative play to explore improvisation will be incorporated. There will be an emphasis on dancing to the beat and hearing rhythms of different music.
This class teaches basic, fundamental tap technique. Students will enhance their rhythm skills by learning fun combinations. Musicality, improvisation and performance quality will be emphasized. It is designed for beginner students.
In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of tap technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in tap and to be more self-disciplined.
This class is being offered for the younger student who has an interest in jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.
This class teaches the fundamentals of jazz movement for older students or students who have previously taken jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.
In this class students will continue to build upon the fundamentals of jazz and tap dance. Class will include a warm up, technique, and choreography in both styles of dance. Students will need tap and jazz shoes.
Learn basic digital camera operation, image composition, image concept, and software applications to correct, enhance, or renew photographs. Save images from the camera for use on the computer. Learn basic editing, effects, macro and micro basics, and other photo editing techniques. Class includes photo walks with students outside on the campus grounds to take pictures of elements of art, such as textures and lines as well as their surroundings. This course uses Adobe Photoshop software. Students must bring a digital camera and thumb drive to class.
Discover the joy of stepping onto a real stage! Bring your creativity to life and learn basic stage terminology. Use your imagination and tell your story to an audience while exploring acting, directing and playwriting. Develop characters while learning movement and vocal techniques in an exciting atmosphere.
Be inspired by learning to act on a real stage! Small class size provides lots of one-on-one interaction and a true ensemble feeling. Learn blocking techniques, how to "act" with others, how to score a script and many other acting essentials.
This workshop covers the basics of Commedia dell'Arte, which is a comedic form of Italian theatre that began in the 16th century. Physical storytelling, improvisation and lazzi (traditional jokees and stage business) will be explored in a collaborative setting.
Have you ever watched "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" and wished you could try your hand at improvisation with a group of other actors ready to play? Actors will depict a variety of characters and scenes, and even perform songs using their imagination and playing off their fellow actors. This class will focus on the basic "rules" of improv to help you feel confident in front of an audience.
In this five-week painting class, students will learn proper brush technique while working with different types of mediums such as tempera, acrylic, and watercolor. This class is all about learning how to work with each medium and the different techniques that come with them. Come ready to paint on a variety of surfaces as well.
In this five-week painting class, students will learn proper brush technique while working with different types of mediums such as tempera, acrylic, and watercolor. This class is all about learning how to work with each medium and the different techniques that come with them. Come ready to paint on a variety of surfaces as well.
Did you say "Chewed Paper?" Yes, indeed! Paper mache actually means "the art of chewed paper!" Students in this hands-on class will be learning about the medium and creating 3D works of art from paper mache! We will create a variety of pieces including realistic food items, masks, and a vase! The students will paint each of their creations during this five-week class!
Children and Adult programs available. In the programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and word-attack skills, building fluency and comprehension, and becoming confident readers. Your child will be excited about books and reading and get off to a great start in the upcoming school year. In the programs for adolescents (6th grade and up), students improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction while doubling their reading speed. Students get better grades in school by learning the best way to read and study textbooks, take notes, and study for tests. The focus of the adult program (12th grade through adult) is to improve reading efficiency. To that end, eye-tracking exercises, retention techniques and systematic analytical approaches are taught. For more information and to register, call The Institute for Reading Development at 1-800-964-8888.
Run by Fort Wayne Philharmonic musician Marcy Trentacosti, this camp features string orchestra, chamber ensembles and group classes for violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students are coached by Philharmonic musicians and must have a minimum of two years of string instruction to take part in this camp. Learn new music in a week of string orchestra, group classes and chamber music playing. Call Melinda Haines, CAA director, at 260-481-6059, for information.
Department of Physics. Students age 11-13 years. Participants engage in hands-on science and minds-on problem solving with a variety of activities. Past examples have been hot air balloons, buoyancy investigations, robots, column strength, chemistry and optics. Students will solve logic puzzles, create mathematical games, and investigate the stock market all while having fun. Camp sessions are led by university professors, high school and middle school teachers. Limited number of spaces available for this popular camp! For questions, call (260) 481-6306.
IPFW Physics Exploration is for ages: 14-16. Physics camp gives campers a chance to experience a variety of topics in experimental physics. Each day they will learn about and perform experiments related to Astronomy, LASER Physics, Quantum Optics and Surface Science (nanotech). They will work in the research laboratories with the faculty scientists and senior physics majors in the IPFW Physics Department. For more information, please call (260) 481-6306.
Join in the fun and learn more about the art of singing. Under the direction of an experienced music educator from the Fort Wayne Children's Choir, singers will be introduced to basic music theory through musical games, instruction, and, of course, singing. The week culminates in a short program for parents and family members. This camp is for students entering 1st-6th grade in the fall.
Woodwind Summer Music Week is a day camp for beginning to advanced woodwind students age 12 to 18. Offering instruction in clarinet, flute, oboe, French horn and bassoon, this program includes chamber music, master classes, large woodwind ensemble performance, and introductory music theory classes. Master class topics will include how to effectively and efficiently practice, scale studies, how best to warm up, and performing under pressure (audition preparation). Chamber music offers students an opportunity to make music with their peers without a conductor. They will learn how to solve musical challenges on their own, explore their own musical creativity, and receive expert coaching from Fort Wayne Philharmonic musicians. Music theory will provide younger students an opportunity to learn about how music is organized and composed. Music theory subjects will include interval identification, chord analysis, and meter and rhythm studies. Call 260-481-6059 for details.
This school provides education in Korean language for preschool through 6th grade school children. The school will offer children opportunities to understand Korean culture and to gain cross-cultural experiences by teaching them in Korean. For more information, please contact Hangeul Korea at KoreanSaturdaySchool@gmail.com
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Did you say "Chewed Paper?" Yes, indeed! Paper mache actually means "the art of chewed paper!" Students in this hands-on class will be learning about the medium and creating 3D works of art from paper mache! We will create a variety of pieces including realistic food items, masks, and a vase! The students will paint each of their creations during this five-week class!
This course is about the entire creative process from drawing an idea to final vector illustration. Learn how to create bold vector illustrations from your own pencil sketches. You will explore how to convert your drawings into digital vector art compositions that can be applied to various media such as graphic novels and comic books. This course uses Adobe Illustrator software.
This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Create a silhouette portrait, filling your form with colorful images.
This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Create a colorful watercolor poster or banner using text and color to express a concept.
Students who have either taken the ImprovWorkshop or have some experience with performing improv will be challenged to think on their feet and to take their creativity to the next level.
Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles.
Learn fundamental drawing techniques using a variety of different media. Students will create a still life and portrait, as well as learn about different artists' drawing styles.
Students taking this workshop will learn the basics of building and performing with a Bunraku style paper puppet. Bunraku is a Japanese style of puppetry that uses three puppeteers to manipulate a single, large puppet. Class time will be spent building the puppets followed by learning how to create the effect of bringing them to life. Puppeteering skills such as physical movement with the puppet and how to make the puppet believably interact with other people on the stage and with the audience will be covered.
The three-day summer Entrepreneurship Workshop was created to educate, train, and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs so they become difference-makers who lead productive and purposeful enterprises and experience meaningful lives of honor, serving others, and bettering our world.