Create Your Summer: Arts Camps For Kids
The College of Fine Arts is very excited to announce 8 unique arts camps for children of all ages, happening this summer as part of the college's new myArts initiative. Featuring music, theatre, flamenco, & digital animation, these camps are the beginning of a broader plan for community outreach that aims to help people of all ages nurture their passion for art.
To kick off the camps, The longstanding and successful UNM Music Prep School presents The Opera Factory, Vocal Arts Camp, and Strings Camp - Violins, Violas, and Cellos. The Opera Factory given children to write, compose, sing, design sets, and perform in their own production, alongside mentors from the Santa Fe Opera. For future singing stars, the Vocal Arts camp activities will incorporate all things song in a variety of ways, including improvising and composing with voices and on instruments, folk dancing, singing games and other improvisational activities. The Strings Camp gives orchestral prodigies between 2nd and 8th grade an opportunity to hone their skills and gain an introduction to music theory, incorporating many styles of play, and special guest presentations each day.
UNM's Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program will host two sessions each of a Digital Animation Camp and Chupper Camp. What is a chupper? A Chupper is a collection of unlikely pieces of instruments and equipment linked together to make a new, unique instrument. Students will learn to use the Chuppers we have in the camp, and will also build a Chupper themselves. Meanwhile, Digital Animation allows students interested in media technology the opportunity to work with the same software used at Disney's Pixar and Sony Dreamworks.
The college's own Department of Theatre and Dance brings two established offerings to the table itself, with the Musical Theatre Boot Camp and Acting For Film camps. For this edition of the boot camp, students will audition for, be cast in, and rehearse the full-length beloved and hilarious musical Little Shop of Horrors. Meanwhile, participants in Acting For Film will learn on-camera acting techniques and film terminology as they break up into smaller teams and work together to story-plan and act in a short film of their own creation.
Finally, The Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque will present a Flamenco Camp for kids that will take place during the main Festival. Children will have the opportunity to sing, play guitar, and dance the distinct style with artists all the way from Spain.
For more information and registration details, please visit myarts.unm.edu and Create Your Summer with the College of Fine Arts.