NSU's Dr. Robyn Pursley discusses costumes and how the show works with campers who toured Behind the Scenes at River City Players during the 2018 ACT Summer Arts & Leadership Camp
Pre-Register by May 7 for the
2019 ACT Summer Arts & Leadership Camp
ACT 2019 Summer Arts & Leadership Camp
WEEKLY THEMES & ACTIVITIES & Pre-REGISTERATION
Space is limited to 20 youth with a minimum of 10 per session to meet. Cost is $150 per week per camper, $200 for siblings.
Pre-enrollment is required and ends May 7, applications available at the ACT Gallery or text or call 918 457-7345.
Two sign-up opportunities will be held, Sunday, April 14 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
WEEK 1: Arts for All - Art is for everyone, art is everywhere!
Self-portrait- Eyes, Smile, Sound, Hand. Drawing – Perspective, Proportion, Play. Poetry. Music, tour downtown businesses to see art in action.
Word of the Week - Joy
Behind the Scenes Friday - River City Players
Volunteer - River City Players/ACT Gallery
WEEK 2: My Neighborhood !
Architecture, Murals, Public Parks and Gardens. Bird Watching. Grow a seed. Acrylic painting. Creative Writing.. Rock painting. Chalk art. Mural design. Garden Art/Fairy Garden.
Word of the Week - Community
Behind the Scenes Friday - City Park with Garden Club
Volunteer - Nasturtium Garden Club.
WEEK 3: History and Culture
History Trail, Cherokee Nation downtown Museums, Pottery, Storytelling. Basket Weaving. Moccasins
Word of the Week: Family
Behind the Scenes Friday - Cherokee Heritage Center
Volunteer @ Cherokee Heritage Center
WEEK 4: Celebrating America - Coast to Coast, Lighthouses, Hospitality and the Thompson House.
Map-reading, Boat-building/ Knots, Sewing a bag, Oil painting, Vase Faces/Silhouettes. Famous oil painters.
Word of the Week - Hero
Behind the Scenes Friday - Thompson House
Volunteer @ Thompson House.
WEEK 5: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Streams
Globe, Sunrise and Sunset, Paper mache Pinatas, Pen Pals, Rainbows, Watercolor Painting. Large rock painting. Fish and Insect Art
Word of the Week: Beauty
Behind the Scenes Friday – Water Quality
Volunteer - Clean up trash along creek downtown @ park.
WEEK 6: Mountains, Landscapes, Waterfalls, Stained-Glass Windows
Rice bag Sculpture, Sun-Catcher, Graphic Design, Recycled colored glass yard art, Paint waterfall at creek /paint plein air landscape, sidewalk chalk art, Shell art
Word of the Week: Challenge
Behind the Scenes Friday - Tour churches with stain-glass downtown
Volunteer - Feed My Sheep
WEEK 7: Treasures In Your Own Backyard
Exploring Art in Me, Final Self portrait, Careers and Travel, Heritage art project, Mask-making/tiara- bead work, Poetry, Butterflies, Photography
Word of the Week - Imagination
Behind the Scenes Friday - Hunter's Home
Volunteer - Hunter's Home
July 29-Aug. 2
WEEK 8: Lights, Camera, Action: Party/Event/Exhibit Planning for a Fashion Show and Art Show
Getting ready for a Fashion Show/an Art Show- Team planning, Concept to Production, Behind the Scenes or In Front of the Camers- It takes Everyone, Cupcake decorating/eating, History of Clothing/Costumes,
Word of the Week - Leadership
Behind the Scene's Friday – Art Show/Fashion Show End of Camp Party
ACT Summer Arts & Leadership Day Camp 2019
Date:_____ Name:______________________________ Age ____ Grade in School _____
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Parent(s) Name :________________________________ Cell Number _________________
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Authorized people to pick up camper ________________________________________________ Cell #s________________
Parent(s) ____________________________________________ agrees to provide $150 donation on Monday for each week of camp for _____________________________ or $200 for two siblings ___________________________.
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Dear Campers and Family,
Arts Council of Tahlequah volunteers and staff look forward to sharing arts, culture, history, leadership opportunities and most of all a fun summer of enrichment, inspiration, activities and learning. A mix of walking and physical fun will be balanced with introspective creative writing and drawing, craft making and discussions. Breaks and meal-time give campers time to relax.
Parents please provide a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch at the Kawi Café. On some Friday’s we may eat downtown and we will communicate with you each week about Behind the Scene Fridays, as two will require parents drop off campers on site at the Cherokee Heritage Center and Hunter’s Home (Murrell Home) and pick them up from there, or arrangements can be provided. Other Behind the Scenes Friday activities are within walking distance. The Camp will open at 7:50 am for the convenience of working parents and we ask campers be picked up by 5:15 pm.
Camp Staff include Renee Fite, Ellie Vega and Jamil Jaser with guest artists/teachers from the community.