Teen Art/Dance/Writing/Film Academies
Sunday July 24, 2011  4pm
Workshop / Class


July 24 - August 5
Ages 14-18

Writing Academy
In recognition of the varied skills required to be a working writer, students will work on both creative and journalistic writing. The combination of genres is tailored with different emphasis in projects to nurture the students in their preferred form while giving them tools and skills for the others. Poetry classes focus on lyric, narrative and dramatic poetry, and introduce students to traditional and contemporary poets. Students will explore such topics as textures of language, voice, image, metaphor and context through writing and revising various poetic forms. Fiction classes focus on short story development, exploring structure, character development, conflict and resolution, dialogue and the craft of revision. Playwrighting classes encourage students to think theatrically about situations and dialogue and they will all see the onsite professional theatre production in support of their work. Journalism classes bring together the creative element and the news, with explorations of news and profile journalism, as well as commentaries.

For each concentration, students will participate in workshops in which their work will be critiqued by instructors and peers, allowing them to refine their craft through revision. The session culminates in a public reading in which students present their work. A literary newsletter is produced at the end of the program and becomes part of the student portfolio.

Visual Arts Academy
This course is designed for students with intermediate to advanced skills in drawing and painting. Assignments will be composed of a mixture of work from observation (object, landscape, life-drawing) and individual projects. Working mostly on primed and unprimed papers, materials will include pencils, charcoal, ink, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media as well as sessions in sculpture and photography. With a focus on personal expression, students will gain historical insight and learn the art of critiquing peers. Students will have both focused art classes as well as open studio time.

Theatre Academy
Led by accomplished actor/director Alexis Milligan and actor Jeff Schwager, this program will take you through everything you need to become a better actor. Improv, movement, text and voice all add up to an amazing experience, working with professional actors to give you great new skills.

Film Academy
In this partnership program with the Atlantic Film Festival and Viewfinders, film students will learn both documentary and fictional film style of shooting for 3 or 4 short films the group will collaborate to produce. Storyboarding, screen writing, team-building, producing and editing skills in our lab are key components. The program is taught by professional film-makers who will also give guidance on apprenticing for film and video, how to find a film school and about the business of movie-making.

End of Program Film presentation.
Students in the Film Academy develop their skills as artists through in depth instruction from professional artists, peer and instructor critique and lab and film-making time.

Choreographic Academy
A program for teens who love dance and want more experience focusing on choreography. With the guidance of incredible dancers and choreographers, students get the chance to develop new group and solo pieces and take class while also learning about the business of being a dancer. Separate from our Dance Summer Dance Program, this is a special program for those dancers who want to push their creation skills.

Music Career Academy
Are you driven as a young musician? Are you interested in being a professional performer, recording artist or maybe even a star!? Teen musicians of all musical styles who want to learn more about their craft and the music industry will get two weeks of intense training and coaching on songwriting, performance, collaboration, studio and live recording basics as well as advanced workshops on creativity and listening. Led by three powerful musicians in today’s music industry, students are guaranteed to have an experience they will never forget. Sign up, show up and prepare to discover directions and strengths you never knew you had. Faculty includes Mark Adam, Nicholas D'Amato,
Marcus Paquin.

Academy program fees
Overnight students $950 + HST
Materials Fee: $75 + HST

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SummerArts Camp
Mon Jul 05  9am
SummerArts Camp
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SummerArts Camp
Thu Jul 15  6pm
Schoolhouse Preview
Fri Jul 16  6pm
Schoolhouse/Macbeth Preview
Sat Jul 17  6pm
Schoolhouse/Macbeth Opening
Sun Jul 18  2pm
Schoolhouse Matinee
Mon Jul 19  9am
SummerArts Camp
Tue Jul 20  6pm
Wed Jul 21  6pm
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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts 902 582-3842 555 Ross Creek Road Canning, Nova Scotia B0P 1H0