Want to see what a
spectacular summer looks like?
We had so much fun at SFArtsED Summer 2013 and we're anxious to share the experience with you. Check out the photo galleries below and see what students did in June and July. They sang and painted and danced and acted and sculpted and performed and exhibited and, in short, had a blast working alongside some of the best teaching artists we know.
SFArtsED Summer 2013 Photo Galleries:
- Exploration (ages 6-9)
- Broadway Bound (ages 9-14)
- The Visual Artist (ages 9-14)
- Joe Goode Performance Groupe: Inspired Bodies (ages 8-12)
- Broadway Bound: On the Town (ages 9-14 with SFArtsED alumni and the Berkeley Summer Symphony)
Summer is here!
We're singing, dancing and having a blast.
SFArtsED Summer 2013 was fantastic. We had great campers working with great artists, and everyone had a blast. Thank you artists, thank you campers, thank you families.
BROCHURE: Download a PDF copy of the brochure.
As in past years, we offer:
- Exploration camp for ages 6-9 – an exhilarating mix of visual and performing arts.
- Broadway Bound is musical theater camp for ages 9-14. Session 3 of Broadway Bound includes an extra week of rehearsal and two performances with the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony. This year's show is Leonard Bernstein's On the Town.
- The Visual Artist offers a multi-disciplinary array of painting, drawing, sculpting, illustration and fashion design for ages 9-14.
Session One: June 10-21 [registration closed, session ended]
Session Two: June 24-July 5 (no camp on July Fourth holiday)
[registration closed, session ended]
Session Three: July 8-19*
[registration closed, session ended]
*Session 3 of Broadway Bound, which includes the performances of On the Town, includees an extra week of rehearsal (July 22-29), plus two performances, one on Friday, July 26 in Berkeley and one on Monday, July 29 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS BY PHONE ONLY (415.551.7990).
We're pleased to announce that for a second year, Joe Goode Performance Group will conduct a one-week dance-theater intensive, Inspired Bodies, from July 22-26 for kids ages 8-12.
- Exploration camp is on campus at Miraloma Elementary School, 175 Omar Way, San Francisco, CA.
- Broadway Bound, The Visual Artist, Renaissance Artist and the Joe Goode Performance Group workshop are on campus at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, 555 Portola Drive San Francisco, CA.
or REGISTER ONLINE. Please note that registration for SESSION 3: On the Town is availalbe only by calling registrar Kathleen Moore at 415.551.7990.
To order tickets for the July 29 performance of On the Town, click here.
Here are the artistic programs we’re offering in SFArtsED Summer 2013.
EXPLORATION > ages 6-9
Session One, June 10-21; Session Two, June 24-July 5; Session Three July 8-July 19
Our Exploration program for younger campers includes an exhilarating, daylong blend of everything from rhythms and dance to drawing and sculpting, from instrument making to contemporary dance. Full-day Exploration sessions are taught by enthusiastic professional artists who understand how best to help children spark their own creativity by investigating a broad array of arts disciplines. Subjects also include a wide array of theater and circus arts. Each session offers a new variation on the performing and visual arts, keeping the mix varied and exciting. Every day, children enjoy structured and unstructured activities both indoors and outdoors. At a showcase on the last day of each session, these young artists present their proud new skills and creations for family and friends.
BROADWAY BOUND > ages 9-14
Session One, June 10-June 21; Session Two, June 24-July 5; Session Three July 8-July 29
Full-day performing artists participate in our Broadway Bound program, which challenges young people with strong interest in theater. Classes will train the “triple threat” performer in singing, dancing and acting. Session One’s muisc will focus on Broadway classics such as West Side Story and The Sound of Music, while Session Two brings focus to contemporary classics like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Wicked.
Enrollment in a Broadway Bound session is a prerequisite for consideration for being invited to join the SFArtsED Players musical theater company.
Each Broadway Bound session culminates with showcase performances on the last day. Workshops and classes are conducted by a faculty of mid-career theater artists. Families and friends will be amazed at the number of songs, theatrical scenes and dances performed at the end of these exciting two-week sessions.
THE VISUAL ARTIST > ages 9-14
Session Two, June 24-July 5
Working alone or collectively, students will embark on artistic adventures that develop fundamental art skills while growing in artistic expression, style and visual vocabulary. Students experience a variety of materials and artistic approaches to art forms ranging from sculptural forms and figure drawing to cartooning and fashion. In addition to an end-of-session exhibition at camp, selected artwork will be shown in a professionally prepared exhibition at gallery spaces around the city.
THE RENAISSANCE ARTIST > ages 9-14
Session Two, June 24-july 5
Curious learners can spend Session Two sculpting a masterwork and belting the big notes from Spring Awakening. For the Renaissance Artist, mornings are spent in visual arts classes with afternoons spent singing, dancing and acting in Broadway Bound. On the last day of the session, these artists will exhibit their visual artwork and perform in the Broadway Bound showcase.
ON THE TOWN PERFORMANCE > ages 9-14
Session Three, July 8-29
Last summer’s staged concert production of Oklahoma! was such a triumph we just had to do it again. We’re thrilled to offer an opportunity for young performing artists to build on their skills as singers, dancers and actors. Days in Broadway Bound Session Three are spent in rehearsal with director Danny Duncan, musical director Henry Shin, vocal director Vince Peterson and choreographers Natalie Greene and Erin Hewitt for Leonard Bernstein’s classic valentine to New York, On the Town. All campers will perform in the show, and auditions will be held to cast secondary leads and featured roles.
Performers will be joined by SFArtsED Players alumni as mentors and co-stars for two public performances with the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony: July 26 on the UC Berkeley campus and July 29 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS BY PHONE ONLY: 415.551.7990.
JOE GOODE PERFORMANCE GROUP WORKSHOP: INSPIRED BODIES > ages 8 to 12
Session Three, July 22-26
After a smashing success last summer, Joe Goode Performance Workshop returns with an accessible, age appropriate intensive called Inspired Bodies. Our campers will dance, sing and create. They will surprise themselves with their own imaginations. Maybe they’ll grow a tail or discover their superpowers, find their voice or color in their own stories. Guided and taught by company members and teaching artists from the award-winning Joe Goode Performance Group, this workshop interweaves body and mind and activates the physical imagination. Students will be encouraged in the creation of their own unique movement vocabulary as well as collaborative construction of dances. Classes will include voice, song and word play to engage and enrich the creative process, and the explorations culminate in an informal performance at the end of the session.
or REGISTER ONLINE. (Registration for Session 3: On the Town is by phone only: 415.551.7990)
SFArtsED Summer: blasts from the past.
Sometimes, if you're lucky, students become teachers.
One of the most rewarding aspects of the SFArtsED summer production is the added collabortion of former SFArtsED students and the younger performers. In addition to working with the best professional artists out there, the Broadway Bound program welcomes back SFArtsED alumni to tackle lead roles in the summer musical and serve as mentors to members of the Players musical theater troupe and to the novice Broadway Bound students. It's an extroardinary partnership, and you'll see the results in Guys and Dolls, performed July 22 at Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus (showtime is 8pm) and on July 25 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (showtime is 7:30pm). For ticket information, click here.
Now let our alumni stars tell you more.
Inspiration comes in many forms.
For Broadway Bound students in Session 2, inspiration took the form of five boys who share the role of Billy Elliot in the touring production of the Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot: The Musical. With thanks to SHN, the five Billys spent an afternoon with our students doing warm-up routines, teaching dance steps and sharing insight into the life of a professional performer. Don Sanchez of ABC KGO-TV was there and filed this report: