Several state universities offer summer 2017 arts workshops


Several state universities across the Commonwealth are offering summer arts workshops for students. Go to the links for each of the camps for specific dates and tuition. Here is a list of the camps:

  • Eastern Kentucky University offers the Foster Music Camp for students in grades 8-12. The Stephen Collins Foster Summer Music Camps provide musical and social experiences to young musicians from Kentucky and the nation. This is the 82nd season of the Foster Music Camp.
  • Morehead State University is offering several opportunities students in their Summer Arts Academy. The academy nurtures students in grades 9-12 to develop their talents in the arts in a setting that allows interaction with expert faculty. Campers also get the opportunity to work with other students who share specific interests in music, theater, dance, art and design, and creative writing.
  • Murray State University is hosting its annual Creative Arts Workshops. These workshops are designed for students with interests in theater, creative writing and art. Each workshop exists individually, while sharing a commonality of promoting arts and humanities.
    • The Young Authors Camp is for children, ages 8-12. Young authors will practice a variety of styles (poetry, fictional stories, true stories, essays, skits, etc.) under the direction of experienced teachers from the region.
    • The Performing Arts Camp is for students in grades 9-12. This week-long camp will introduces students to the colorful world of the theater through acting, design and dance opportunities.
    • The Summer Art Workshop is a hands-on workshop that will cover the elements of art and explore distinctly different mediums in one week’s time. Students in grades 9-12 will work independently and collaboratively to produce one-of-a-kind works of art and expand upon their knowledge of studio art and art history.
    • The Purchase Area Writers Workshop is for talented writers in grades 9-12. The writing genres of poetry and fiction are offered.
  • Northern Kentucky University offers three music camps for students.
    • The NKU String Project Camp is for young string players (violin, viola, cello, bass) with one to five years of experience and entering grades 4-9.
    • The Mainstage Musical Theatre and Voice Camp is an intensive week that focuses on the elements of musical theater. Students perform in large and small ensembles, learn choreography, staging, acting and singing. It is for students entering grades 4-12.
    • The Summer Community Orchestra is a mixed-level orchestra for ages 14 and above, including college and adult musicians. This is a full orchestra comprised of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Auditions may be required for woodwind, brass and percussion players.
  • The University of Kentucky offers several camps for students.
    • The UK College of Fine Arts Academy for Creative Excellence offers classes in music, theater and dance to students in grades 9-12 year-round. Three summer camps will be offered in 2017. The Film Camp for students in grades 1-12 gives participants the opportunity to write their own story line and script and film their own short movie in one week, working with a professional videographer to create the magic. Participants in grades 1-5 will prepare and perform a fully-staged musical in the Junior Performance Camp. A Senior Performance Camp for students in grades 6-12 will prepare and perform a fully-staged musical as well.
    • UK’s College of Arts and Sciences Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies department offers students ages 11-13 two opportunities. The Video/Making Camp is a place for students to learn about and explore their creativity with digital technology. Students will expand their abilities and deepen their understanding about how digital video technology functions in the world around them while they make their own videos and tell stories and express ideas. In the Video/Game Camp, students learn about and explore video games as a way to tell stories and express ideas. During this camp, students will expand abilities and deepen their understanding about how video game technology functions in the world around them. Campers will play games, make videos about them and create their own games.
    • The UK Department of Theatre and Dance is offering a pre-college conservatory for students in musical theater and acting. The Musical Theatre Voice Intensive develops the abilities of performers who are serious about the field and eager to enhance their skills. The goal is to help the performer grow through professional caliber classes in theory, technique and artistry, as well as private lessons throughout the week. The Acting Intensive is a week-long program where students study movement for the actor, stage combat, the Sanford Meisner technique, practical acting skills, rehearsal process, professional demeanor, audition technique and acting as a career.
  • Western Kentucky University offers a variety of workshops for students.
    • The WKU School of Journalism and Broadcasting offers the Xposure Journalism Workshop. Students gain skills through classes, seminars, educational field trips and work with WKU journalism professors and other professional journalists in a learn-by-doing environment. Students report, write, edit and shoot photos for stories published in a newspaper and posted on the workshop’s website.
    • The WKU Summer String Institute is a concentrated week of study for violin, viola, cello and bass students. The Twinklers is a half-day session for young beginners, ages 4 and older. The Young Musicians is open to elementary through high school students who play violin, viola, cello and bass.
    • The WKU Summer Dance Intensive is designed for intermediate to advanced dancers in grades 9-12 as a unique opportunity to explore college-level dance. The program will include daily ballet, jazz and modern dance technique classes, along with coursework including pointe, tap, dance improvisation, dance history and world dance forms.
    • The Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students, grades 6-8, presents a unique learning environment to explore new ideas and develop concepts. Students can take classes in acting, art history, clowning, cultural arts painting, sculpture, singing STEAM and wearable art, as well as other academic disciplines.