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Imagination, Pre-School, and Art

Engage young imaginations with art, theatre, and dramatic storytelling in sessions available all summer long.

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Imagination Junior Academy

Ages: 5-7

(Children must have already completed Kindergarten to enroll)

DATES:
Session 1: June 4-16 (full)
Session 2: June 18-30 (full)
Session 3: July 9-21 (full)

Mondays-Fridays
9:30am-2pm

$350

(payment options avail.)
What you need…
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting messy and shoes that will stay on. (No flip-flops.)
  • Send your child with a marked lunch and snack. We have a fridge and drink and snack machines.
  • Please no electronic devices (photo/video/game/music), jewelry, excessive cash, weapons, or chewing gum.

Kids bring characters and a story to life through theatre—igniting a child’s creativity and giving them the skills and confidence to perform the song-filled play “Over the Rainbow” developed by our team of theatre professionals. Kids learn the basics of acting through exciting activities including movement, tableaux, and pantomime for a culminating performance on the final weekend for family & friends!

Session 1

Instructor: Heather Burns, Omicah House, and TBD

Dates: June 4-16
Sharings:
June 15-16

Session 2

Instructor: Mera Kathryn Corlett, and TBD
Dates: June 18-30
Sharings:
June 29 & 30

Session 3 (full)

Instructor: Meg Caudill and TBD
Dates: July 9-21
Sharings:
July 20 & 21

Imagination Junior Academy Payment Options

  • Option 1 – $350.00 (full payment due with registration form)
  • Option 2 – $390.00 ($100 payment due with registration form ; $290.00 balance due on or before first day of program)

Cancellation policy: $100.00 non-refundable fee regardless of payment option ; cancellation notice must be received via email to donna@CommonwealthTheatre.org seven days prior to first day of program.

Preschool Camps (all full)

(Students must be potty trained.)

Ages: (3-5)

The Pigs & the Wolf
Dates: July 30-August 3
Times: 9:30am-2:00pm
Price: $200
(options available)

Ages: (3-5)

Journey to Oz
Dates: August 6-10
Times: 9:30am-2:00pm
Price: $200
(options available)

Both Meet
Monday-Friday

What you need…
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a little messy and shoes that will stay on. (No flip-flops.)
  • Sleeping bag/mat or a contained, comfortable surface for rest time.
  • A marked lunch and snacks.
  • Preschool students will NOT have access to drink and snack machines during camp hours.
  • Bring a laundry basket for projects/props and an art smock that can stay in the classroom during the week.
  • Please no electronic devices (photo/video/game/music), jewelry, excessive cash, weapons, or chewing gum.

These introductions to theatre follow the process drama model – children use creative expression and role-play to act out a story together with our Teaching Artists as guides. Children learn about acting in a non-competitive and nurturing environment, focusing on the experience of play. Our day will include enrichment time, where children may select from a variety of activities deepening their connection to early literacy and school readiness skills.

The Pigs & the Wolf

Instructors: Meg Caudill & Mera Kathryn Corlett
Dates: July 30-August 3 (full)
Times: 9:30-2:00
Sharing for families: TBD

As city-dwelling pigs, kids jump into the grown-up job of designing and building the new family home. But the temptations of toy sales and discount building supplies create some perilous tangents. This classic story is re-imagined for children to practice real-life safety measures and dream big through pretend play.
Journey to Oz

Instructors: Heather Burns & Meg Caudill
Dates: August 6-10 (full)
Times: 9:30-2:00pm
Sharing for families: TBD

In the shoes of some beloved characters, we’ll adventure through the magical world of Oz, acting out favorite parts of the story and investigating what Oz teaches us about our own journeys.

Pre-K Camps Payment Options

  • Option 1 – $200 (full payment due with registration form)
  • Option 2 – $240 ($100 payment due with registration form ; $140 balance due on or before first day of program)

Cancellation policy: $100.00 non-refundable fee regardless of payment option ; cancellation notice must be received via email to donna@CommonwealthTheatre.org seven days prior to first day of program.

 

Fine Art Camps

Ages: 5-12

Session 1: June 11-15 (Full)
Session 2: June 25-29 (Full)
Session 3: July 9-13 (Full)
Session 4: July 16-20 (Full)
Monday-Friday
9:30am-12:o0pm

$160

What you need…
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting messy from art making.
  • Send your child with a marked snack. We have a fridge and drink and snack machines.
  • Bring a laundry basket for projects/props and an art smock that can stay at Walden during the week.
  • Please no electronic devices (photo/video/game/music), jewelry, excessive cash, weapons, or chewing gum.

 

About Laura Patterson

Laura Patterson is former resident costume designer at Actors Theatre of Louisville and has designed costumes for Walden Theatre’s productions of Summer and Smoke, The Liar, Summer Brave, Titus Andronicus, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Learned Ladies, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Crucible, Of Mice and Men, Holy Ghosts, The Winter’s Tale, Misalliance, The Time of Your Life, King Lear, Tartuffe, Playing For Time, Summer and Smoke, Picnic, Pride and Prejudice, The Crucible, Charley’s Aunt, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, and Hamlet. Patterson holds a BFA in Set & Costume Design from Syracuse University and an MFA in Costume Design from Boston University. Her designs for Actors included Dracula, Corpse, I Hate Hamlet, Shadowlands, 1969, Betty the Yeti, Sherlock Holmes, To Kill a Mockingbird, Keely and Du, Stanton’s Garage, La Bete, The Beaux’ Strategem, The Heidi Chronicles, Prelude to a Kiss, Quartermaine’s Terms, and Picnic, as well as many Humana Festival plays. Patterson has worked at the Dallas Theatre Center, Syracuse Stage, Stage West, Huntington Theatre Company, and Houston Grand Opera, and her work has been shown in Prague, Czechoslovakia. A Walden Theatre alumna, she’s married to Walden Theatre’s Artistic Director, Charlie Sexton, and they have two sons, Aaron & Ian.

An opportunity to explore, experiment and create pieces of art using a variety of materials and techniques—which may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mask-making, paper mache, junk art, and more. All art materials are provided and kids bring home creations at the end of the week.

Session 1 (FULL)

Instructor: Laura Patterson
Dates: June 11-15
Art Sharing: Fri June 15

Session 2 (FULL)

Instructor: Laura Patterson
Dates: June 25-29
Art Sharing: Fri June 29 

Session 3 (FULL)

Instructor: Laura Patterson
Dates: July 9-13
Art Sharing: Fri July 13

Session 4 (FULL)

Instructor: Laura Patterson
Dates: July 16-20
Art Sharing: Fri July 20

 

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