Moorhead Community Education is offering several art and theater opportunities for youth this summer. Art and theater camps include the Musical Theater Camp in June, four different theater improv camps in June and July, and Painting with Kate in August.
Call Moorhead Community Education at 218-284-3400 for more information or to register with a credit card or register online at https://communityed.moorhead.k12.mn.us by clicking on the catalog icon, choosing the Youth Classes category, and selecting the session.
Musical Theater Camp Fiddler on the Roof Jr.
Students completing grades 5-8 are welcome to participate in this adventure in musical theater as they produce Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Students will study acting, dance, voice and more, as well as help craft scenery, costumes and props to be used in their musical. Everyone will be cast as a singer, dancer and/or actor. A parent/student informational meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6 at Moorhead High School. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 7-29 with performances June 28 and 29. Cost is $275.
Painting with Kate
Children in grades K-5 may join this fun-filled adventure into the world of art and painting. They’ll start working with colors, tints and shades and discover how they work together. These new skills will be used for different creative methods and projects. Students will finish by creating their very own masterpieces. All supplies and a snack and beverage are included in the class fee. Children should wear or bring an old shirt.
Two sessions of Painting with Kate will be offered at Probstfield Center for Education. One will be from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16-18. The other session will be from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 16-18. Cost is $53 ($49 for Moorhead School District residents).
Theater Improv Camps
The four theater improv camps will be held in the Black Box Theater at Moorhead High School. The camps include:
It’s a Mystery to Me (Students entering Grades 4-6)
Students will work together to write, rehearse, direct and perform their own original tales of mystery and suspense. Students will tap into their creativity and learn playwriting, diction, improvisation, character creation and basic acting techniques. Students will perform their production the last day of the workshop. Class will be taught by local actors and writers.
YSC34A – Monday-Thursday, 6/13-6/16, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $79
Improv Workshop with the Linebenders (Students entering Grades 4-8)
Improvisation is a great tool to help students develop creativity and thinking skills. This camp, led by a local group of professionals, will provide students with instruction and opportunities to practice a learning strategy they can use in all areas of their education.
YSC36A – Monday-Thursday, 6/20-6/23, 9 a.m.-noon, $39
Make your own Music Video (Students entering Grades 4-6)
Inspired by Fox TV’s”Glee,” students will create their own music video. Students will select a Broadway or pop song then work in groups to design and direct a music video. Students will edit their video using basic computer software. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the videos. No singing required!
YSC35A – Monday-Thursday, 6/27-6/30, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $79
Filmmaking with the Linebenders (Students entering Grades 5-9)
Even Steven Spielberg had to start somewhere. Here’s where you can begin learning about the craft of filmmaking while developing skills in writing, acting, problem solving and cooperative learning.
YSC37A – Monday-Thursday, 7/18-21 and 7/25-28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $159