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Friday, August 10, 2018

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Aug
10
2018

Casting with Pourable Resins for the Studio Sculptor

Casting with Pourable Resins for the Studio Sculptor
Description:

Demonstrated by Don Perdue, Sculptor - Educator
The focus of this demonstration workshop will be helping studio sculptors, teachers and art students choose and use pourable casting resins to make hollow castings from rubber molds. We will begin with a discussion about the several types of resins, curing times, and necessary working conditions. The discussion will be followed by demonstrating mold prepping, preparing any reinforcing needed for making particular types of castings. With the mold & reinforcements ready, we'll move on to mixing and pouring a resin casting, allow for curing time, remove the casting from the mold, clean up the raw casting, go over a few surfacing & finished techniques, and bring it all together by deciding on a particular mounting solution. Students should plan on bringing an example of their work that they want to discuss casting. Printed reference materials as well as step by step instructions will be provided. Bring a bag lunch. Deadline to register is July 31.

Time: 8/10/18 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: 2377 Rte 7, Middlebury
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Vacation MakerCamp

Vacation MakerCamp
Description:

Vacation MakerCamp
Monday-Friday for ages 6-11
Choose 9-noon, noon-3 or 9-3, aftercare available until 530pm
Starting at $150
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.  
greenmountainperformingarts.org/makercamp.html
802-244-8600

Time: 8/6/18 9:00am - 8/10/18 3:00pm
Location: Green Mountain Performing Arts, 37 Commercial Drive, Waterbury
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Your Voice: Expression Through Theater

Your Voice: Expression Through Theater Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Your Voice: Expression Through Theater with Dominic DiBenedetto
August 6-10, Performance on 8/10 at 7pm
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ages: 6th - 12 grade
$230 Scholarships Available

What is your perspective? What do you have to say? This camp will be an original, student-composed performance straight play, but the students will bring their ideas to the table, so there may be some music incorporated. It will not be a traditional musical. I will work with students as individuals, pairs, or small groups for scenes they compose. I have original poetry, centered on teen issues, that will help inspire us. The collection is called, Voices We Hear in the Hall: poems and stories about the distraction of growing up.

You can direct your web browsers to voiceswehearinthehall.org to learn more!

Dominic DeBenedetto
Dominic E DiBenedetto is a local educator currently in his 11th year teaching 8th grade English at Keene Middle School, and he has experience teaching at the high school and college level. He has been working at summer camps and similar programs for the past fifteen years, teaching writing, literature, and drama. Dominic holds a Master of Education degree and was a recipient of the Promising Practitioner Award by the New England League of Middle Schools.

As a writer, Dominic has been a summer fellow for the National Writing Project, and he enjoys writing poetry, drama, and personal essays - his "This I Believe" essay can be found on the NPR website.

As a performer, Dominic has most recently portrayed Henderson in You Can't Take it With You, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, and most recently Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Time: 8/6/18 8:30am - 8/10/18 3:30pm
Location: Main Street Arts, Saxtons River
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Clay Puppetry & Comics Camp

Clay Puppetry & Comics Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

CLAYMATION and COMICS
August 6th-10th
Ages 8-10
9:00am-3:30pm
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)
In the morning, campers will create a 3D setting within which their clay characters will interact. Throughout the week, artists will learn basic techniques of animation and will further develop their budding abilities to team with peers. A final day production will be videotaped and open for family attendance. In the afternoon, young cartoonists will explore why they’re drawn to a specific visual style or genre from their reading or viewing experience. By exploring what makes a story and how to tell stories visually students will build a world and characters for their comic creation. Students will draw from life and learn how to simplify items and characters to be drawn again and again from our imagination. Students will compile a book filled with a collection of the groups’ comics.
Clay instructor: Robyn Alvin

Time: 8/6/18 9:00am - 8/10/18 3:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
6
2018
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Aug
10
2018

Cartooning Camp

Cartooning Camp Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

CARTOONING
August 6th-10th
Ages 11-17
9:00am-3:30pm
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)
In the morning campers will explore what it takes to become a cartoonist as they strengthen their cartooning skills through drawing games, speed drawing, and storytelling exercises. They will explore how cartooning can be applied to character design, animation, storyboarding, and comics and wrap up the week with a book of their own comics. Expanding on the concept of cartooning and illustration, in the afternoon campers will create larger than life cartoons. Using large canvas, paints, and basic cartooning skills, artists will develop one of a kind comics and illustrations that will be exhibited outdoors. Students will discuss how cartooning was originally used as a means to develop larger paintings, and use a similar method to develop larger than life contemporary cartoons.
Morning Instructor: Stephanie Zippo
Afternoon Instructor: John Carvajal

Time: 8/6/18 9:00am - 8/10/18 3:30pm
Location: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe
Aug
5
2018
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Aug
11
2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018

Green Mountain Youth Symphony C.A.M.P. 2018 Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

During the week-long GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program, intermediate and advanced student musicians work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes, and orchestra rehearsals. The week concludes with a concert for family and friends at Noon on Saturday, August 11. The concert is open to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy a combination of chamber music and full orchestra.

Participants reside at Northern Vermont University-Johnson in beautiful Johnson, Vermont. Students share rooms in one of the central residence halls, which include shared bathrooms and common spaces on each floor. The small campus provides easy access to its excellent facilities, including: rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, Dibden Center for the Arts, cafeteria, dormitories, recreation areas, swimming pool, and social activity spaces. The surrounding area is ideally suited to outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, and games.

Students must audition in order to be accepted into the GMYS Creative Arts & Music Program. Intermediate and advanced students of all orchestral instruments are invited to audition with a polished piece, a scale, and should expect to sight-read.

GMYS C.A.M.P 2018 is made possible in part by generous grants from the Vermont Arts Council

Location: Northern Vermont University - Johnson, Johnson
Aug
9
2018
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Aug
12
2018

Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music X

Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music X Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Led by August Watters, a Boston area teacher and composer, this festival is designed for the classical mandolin community and for concertgoers interested in classical chamber music.

The purpose of the festival is to create learning and performance opportunities for those interested in chamber music composed for mandolin and its related instruments (as well as classical guitar).

Participants will rehearse in preparation for a concert on Sunday, August 12 at 3 pm.


SPECIAL GUESTS

Aleksei Aleksandrov and Ekaterina Skliar are masters of the Russian Domra. Alex and Kate are prize-winning virtuosos of the domra, a Russian folk instrument with a rich and diverse literature. They are also masters of the American-style mandolin, and perform music drawing on classical and jazz idioms.


THE MUSIC

A great wealth of music exists for mandolin-guitar ensembles. Since most of it has been forgotten or out of the public eye for generations, it's an exciting time to be a mandolinist! FMCM provides an opportunity to explore mandolin ensemble music, from baroque to romantic and contemporary works.


THE PARTICIPANTS

FMCM is open to anyone who plays mandolin, mandola, or guitar, and reads standard notation. Music will be available for advance preparation. Guitar parts will be written in standard classical guitar format, although pick-style guitar may substitute for mandola. A violin teacher is always on staff, so violinists who wish to try mandolin are welcome.


THE PROGRAM

Participants will divide their time between ensemble rehearsals, workshops, and informal chamber music sessions. A variety of workshops will be available, addressing technique, repertoire, and theory.


THE CONCERT

The workshop will culminate in a public concert on Sunday at 3 pm. August Watters will perform with the New England Mandolin Ensemble, special guests and Festival participants. Together we'll put together a wide-ranging concert, illustrating the many sounds of the concert mandolin. Tickets for the concert may be purchased HERE.


THE FACULTY: AUGUST WATTERS

August Watters is a multi-stylistic, improvising mandolinist, composer/ arranger, and teacher in the Boston area. As a composer, performer, teacher and conductor, he is actively engaged in today’s revival of this most elegant instrument, and the advancement of its musical traditions. His work as an interpreter, improviser, composer and arranger bridges contemporary classical music, jazz, folk music traditions, and the historical concert mandolin repertoire.

Time: 8/9/18 4:00pm - 8/12/18 5:00pm
Location: Stone Church Center, Bellows Falls
Jun
18
2018
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Aug
17
2018

Summer Music Camps at MCMC

Summer Music Camps at MCMC
Description:

Join us this summer for fun and music at the Middlebury Community Music Center! Browse our camp listing below and register now!

MUSICAL ARTS CAMP
June 18 - 22 Session 1
June 25 - 29 Session 2
9am - 3pm
Grades 2 - 6
Camp Tuition $250

CAMP ADAGIO
July 2 - 6 (no camp on the 4th)
9am - 3pm
Grades 3 and up
Camp Tuition $360

JAZZ CAMP
July 30 - Aug 3
9am - 3pm
Grades middle - high school
Camp Tuition $295

MUSIC DISCOVERIES CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
9am - 12:30pm
Pre-k to kindergarten
Camp Tuition $195

YOUNG MUSICIANS CAMP
August 6 - 10 Session 1
August 13 - 17 Session 2
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Grades 1 - 3
Camp Tuition $195

http://www.mcmcvt.org/summer-camps.html

Location: Middlebury Community Music Center, Middlebury
Feb
26
2018
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Aug
25
2018

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts

Vacation MakerCamp at Green Mountain Performing Arts
Description:

The Why
Out-of-school learning programs in the summer months provide critical support and enriching experiences for children and teens.
A safe, healthy environment over the summer weeks can make all the difference in a child’s inner and outer well-being. The opportunity to discover or pursue passions is invaluable.
Self-confidence soars as collaborative abilities strengthen during camp experiences that develop age-appropriate skills.
The How
Get absorbed in imaginative, creative projects that whiz, buzz, jitter, wobble, wiggle, blink, and shine.
Learn about electrical circuitry and take away items that you may wish to continue working on at home
The What
Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
With a wide variety of materials and digital media, this program experience will include construction of cardboard pinball machines, simple robots, and simple electronic wearable items.
Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.
We will build small robots, hack into electronic toys, and create wearable electronics such as bracelets, hats, hairbands, etc.
To learn about electrical circuitry, we'll use LEDs, coincell batteries and conductive materials such as thread, paint, and electro-dough.
We'll use hobby motors, alligator clips, and battery packs, and more.
We may even use a sewing machine, a soldering iron, or a dremel -- maybe even all three.

Time: 2/26/18 9:00am - 8/25/18 3:00am
Location: 37 Commercial Street, Waterbury