Courses

Students will use a variety of mediums such as paint, oil pastels, and chalk pastels to explore art in 2D. Students will create at least three projects throughout the five sessions.
Students will use a variety of mediums such as paint, oil pastels, and chalk pastels to explore art in 2D. Students will create at least three projects throughout the five sessions.
Students will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures.
Students will learn about three-dimensional art and create at least three sculptures.
The 2017 Summer Youth Writing Camps are available to students in grades 7 through 9 and high school 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.
Open to students entering grades 4, 5 or 6 in the Fall of 2017.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.
Open to students entering grades 7, 8, or 9 in Fall 2017.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.
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.
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.
Get the jump on the competition! Auditions to be accepted into university music programs are just around the corner. The College Vocal Audition Workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn in a supportive and schooled environment from university professors, those same people for whom you will be auditioning to get into college.
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.
This class will focus on a group experience of ensemble playing, technique and sharing solos. Books levels 1-5 are appropriate. The class is led by Jane Heald.
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, contact Barb Biedermann at (260) 481-6306.

July 10-13, 2017, Kettler Hall Rm 129 ( No seats currently available )

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.
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.
Children and Adult programs available. The focus of the children's reading programs (age 4 through 11th grade) is to develop a love of reading. Skill development that provides increased fluency and comprehension is also emphasized. 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.
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.
This school provides education in Korean language for preschool and K-12 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 James Park at jamescpark07@gmail.com or 260-909-3000.
Students must be able to read music! Sessions are focused on preparing students for successful entry into the college music theory curriculum for music majors. This class will include instruction on major and minor scales and key signatures, intervals, and chords with inversions. Please note that students will be expected to register for online software prior to the start of class at an additional cost of $70-$75; please sign up early so that the link can be sent to you in a timely manner.
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.
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.
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.
Students will learn about creating self-portraits in a variety of 2D media. They will learn about the artist Pablo Picasso and his artistic style of cubism, explore with blow painting, torn paper, and tempera paint. Come and express yourself through self-portraiture in a variety of unique styles!
Students will learn about creating self-portraits in a variety of 2D media. They will learn about the artist Pablo Picasso and his artistic style of cubism, explore with blow painting, torn paper, and tempera paint. Come and express yourself through self-portraiture in a variety of unique styles!
The IPFW Community Arts Academy (CAA) is offering Shakespeare's Island, a class for students ages 10-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This enlightening workshop aims to help students improve their ability to recognize emotions and enhance their communication skills. Games based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" will be played throughout the class. A parent or caregiver is required to be in attendance with each student. CAA drama instructor Gloria Minnich received training in the Hunter Heartbeat Method (HHM) at Ohio State during the Shakespeare and Autism Workshop, working with students on the autism spectrum in small group settings. Each session will be led by Minnich, with assistance from a role model who also trained in HHM and up to three helpers.
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.
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.
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.
Entrepreneurship Workshop II is for students who have successfully completed Workshop I and who want to develop a more thorough and deeper strategy for successfully launching their business or growing their existing start-up. Participants will learn leadership and business principals from successful entrepreneurs while refining their understanding of their business model and strategies for growth.
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.
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.
Approximately 50% of the world's school children study Shakespeare. Learn to do it the fun way by putting it on the stage, where it is meant to be! Students will discover Shakespeare by using active approaches that unlock the text and enhance the story. Acting games based on the text will be used to help students physically connect with the language and characters of the plays.
This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Artists will learn to stretch a canvas, layer paints, and use a variety of techniques including washes, wet on wet, and wet on dry. They will also learn to prepare and transfer an image to their canvas, how layering paint creates depth and volume, and the use of cool and warm colors to aid in developing space. The class will create both a monochromatic and a full color painting.
This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. Design a simple mandala and paint it using watercolors and watercolor pencils.
This is a workshop for beginning watercolor artists. In this workshop we will be learning to work with natural light, pure colors and simple forms to create a vibrant watercolor landscape. Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and explore ways to create dimension in natural forms through light and shadow.
Woodwind Summer Music Week is a day camp for beginning to advanced woodwind students age 12 to 18. Offering instruction in clarinet, flute and oboe, 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.
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.