Visual and Performing Arts Camps
Ceramics | Join SVHS faculty member Mr. Evan Hobart and learn about the wonderful world of ceramics. In this 6 day program that spans over two weeks, students will learn various hand building and pottery techniques. Students will also be exposed to glazing and firing their ceramic works. Some fun and basic drawing techniques will also be taught in the camp as well. This promises to be a fun time of creating art and making new friends.
Mr. Hobart taught ceramics at San Jose State University, Medicine Hat Community College, Mendocino College, College of Marin, as well as private classes at Sweet Spirit Ceramic Studio in San Rafael, California. From 2011-2012 Hobart was an Artist in Residence at Medalta in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Evan was the Ceramics Program Manager at the Mendocino Art Center from 2014-2019.
9:00AM until 12:00PM | Rising 6th through 9th graders
Drama | will be directed by our Drama instructor, Juliet Noonan who has been teaching theater students for close to 20 years and worked with a range of age groups from K-12 to college within private and public education. Previously, Juliet was the Education Director at 6th Playhouse in Santa Rosa where she taught and directed plays for seven years. In addition to her teaching expertise, Ms. Noonan is an accomplished actress who has worked for several theatre companies in the Bay Area.
Drama Camp 1 – Mining for Myths: Explore ancient myths and create an original play. Students make comparisons between creation myths then write an original creation myth play script to perform for an audience. Curriculum resource: Kennedy Center Education
- Describe the basic elements of the myths.
- Compare two creation myth stories and their basic elements.
- Collaborate in groups to research and gather information about a culture.
- Write an original play with elements of creation myths and facts about a culture.
- Participate in improv and movement.
- Create masks, set design and costumes that are utilized in the final production.
- Perform an adapted Myth performance for an audience.
June 27 thru July 1
9:00AM until 3:00PM | Rising 7th through 9th graders
Drama Camp 2 – Shakespeare Camp: Learn what it takes to train as an actor through movement, vocal and subtext work…and explore the life and times of the “Bard”.
- Perform an original adaptation of a classic Shakespearean play!
- Collaborate in groups to research Shakespeare’s life and his plays.
- Participate in creating characters, playing improv games, creative movement.
- Work on mask making, set design and costumes for the final production.
9:00AM until 3:00PM | Rising 3rd through 6th graders