The Imagine That Summer Arts Camp is back for its third season.
What began as an idea about four years ago has grown into an annual camp offering a quality arts program to kids, introducing and encouraging interest in the arts with an opportunity to be mentored by artists active in their fields.
Director Brenda Breuls has compiled an outstanding roster of instructors for 2012:
. Jim Martens is a retired drama teacher and has cultivated a life-long love of all things dramatic. He will be teaching a course titled Getting My Act Together where kids will enjoy learning about the acting process from basic drama to polished presentation techniques featuring games, skits, pantomime and theatre sports.
. Tracy Neff from South Delta Secondary's film acting academy will be teaching musical theatre. In her class, Voice and Movement, campers will have fun creating a live performance to share with friends and family. This is a great way to explore potential, gain confidence and have fun in a supportive environment.
. Local animator Ken Priebe will be teaching Animated Filmmaking, where in just five sessions campers will create a short film using stop-motion animation. Participants will work as a group to write a story, create a storyboard, build clay puppet characters and sets, and shoot them frame-by-frame.
. Art teacher Brenda Breuls will take campers on field trips to explore basic drawing and painting using nature as inspiration.
. One of the most popular classes at Imagine That Summer Arts Camps is the Culinary Arts Workshop taught by instructor Marina Peckinpaugh. She will be teaching Kids can Cook, a hands-on session working with foods that will increase interest in cooking through creating something tasty for family and friends.
. Janet Priebe will be teaching fun and creative ways of decorating cupcakes with materials such as butter cream, fondant and other fun goodies in Cupcake Kids (ages six to eight). In Creative Cakes (ages nine to 13), campers will learn basic piping techniques, working with fondant and creating fun and attractive cakes.
. Kara Robinson from the National Ballet School will spend part of the session learning controlled, balletic movements. The second half of the session will be filled with an upbeat song and dance.
. Ineke Mclean, Imagine That's painting instructor, will give campers the opportunity to explore the media of paint with a variety of projects centered around the styles of famous artists.
. Ladner's own quilt artist Stella MacDonald is looking forward to inspiring participants with a passion for sewing. In Beginner Sewing participants will experience a love for sewing through easy but rewarding projects.
. In Art Explorers, Andrea Fruhling will give preschoolers a little taste of everything - from drawing, painting and printmaking to culinary and fabric arts. Having a chance to learn new techniques and create exciting projects is what being an Art Explorer is all about.
The Imagine That Summer Arts Camp runs July 23 to 27. Registration is now open and can be done in person at Cedar Park Church in Ladner.
For more information, visit www.imaginethatartscentre. com.