Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2014 Summer Youth Programs: July 7 - August 3
If you would like to register for one or more of our workshops, please print the registration form or register on-line and return it with your check made payable to SLCA-CTP to PO Box 179, Averill Park, NY 12018. **With the exception of Youth Theatre Players, we must receive your registration form and full payment two weeks prior to workshops beginning. Register early as spaces are limited and class may be canceled if registrations are low. In this event you may transfer to another workshop if space permits or request that your money be refunded. A full refund will be available if you withdraw at least two weeks prior to the start of your workshop. No refund will be available if you withdraw after this time.

Scholarships available. Call 674-2007 for details.

Age ranges are meant as general guidelines. Please call the Center at 674-2007 if you have any questions or want more information about these workshops.
Youth Theatre Players (July 7 - August 3)

Youth Theatre Players present . . . ALIENS ALIVE!
Written and Directed by Sue Frost and Val Kavanaugh

    *** This class is full ***
July 7 - August 3
Grades 3-8
Tuition: $95 for 4 week session
Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:45-8:45pm
Performance Dates: August 2 at 7pm & August 3 at 2:30pm
Five aliens accidentally land in an American home. Given they are accustomed to monochromatic and dull lives that center around technology, they are shocked by the chaos they encounter. After meeting inventors and writers they discover that the unexpected, exploration, and imagination are essential for joy and meaning in life.

Sue Frost and Val Kavanaugh will teach acting skills, direct and produce the show. They're looking forward to working with enthusiastic young actors on this project.
**Please note: Due to overwhelming response for this class – all registrants must be paid in full by May 1 – otherwise the space will be given to another student – no exceptions.
Week 1 (July 7-11)

Magic in the Making with Jim Snack
Monday-Friday, 9 - 11am
Ages 8 - 12
Tuition: $75/Week
Wire Sculpture
If you ever wanted to learn how to perform magic tricks to amaze your friends and family, this is your chance. Magician Jim Snack will pull back the curtain and teach you how to perform these simple, yet amazing magic tricks using common everyday objects such as cards, coins, and rope. You will learn how to make things appear and disappear, how to deal yourself four aces from a pack of cards, and even how to read someone’s mind! You will be the hit at your next party.

Creative Performing Arts with Rebecca Aviles of Playful Performing Arts
Monday-Friday, 1 - 3pm
Ages 8 - 12
Tuition: $65/Week
Creative Performing Arts
Let’s explore the world of singing, dancing, and acting together! We’ll be your guides on this path of adventure. We’ll prepare for the journey with some basics of technique and then set off to wherever our imaginations lead us. Have you ever heard of the hilarious British farmer and his two babies in the story of the Little Red Hen? Neither had we - until students created it. What will you create? At the end of the week, we’ll put on a show that incorporates some of your ideas.

Week 2 (July 14-18)

Exploring Art Through Books with Dana Sela
    *** This class has been cancelled ***
Monday-Friday, 9 - 10:30am
Ages 6 - 9
Tuition: $70/Week
Exploring Art Through Books
Little girls that can fly, boys with pet dragons and animals that can talk! Books are filled with wildly fun ideas that inspire amazing artwork and illustrations. Students will explore short stories by famous artists, authors and illustrators and create their own works of art to go along with them. Students might choose their own ending to a story, put themselves in the shoes of the main character or create their artwork in the style of a particular illustrator! In this course students will have fun working with a variety of 2-D mediums.

Sweet Ceramics with Dana Sela
    *** This class has been cancelled ***
Monday-Friday, 11am - 12:30pm
Ages 6 - 9
Tuition: $70/Week
Sweet Ceramics
Come and learn about two very fun topics, art and dessert! In this course students will learn about artists that used food (mostly desserts!) as their inspiration for making art and then they will make a favorite treat of their own out of clay! They will learn how to build and assemble basic shapes with the clay and then decorate them. It will be a dessert that will last forever!

Playful Performing Arts with Rebecca Aviles of Playful Performing Arts
    *** This class has been cancelled ***
Monday-Friday, 1 - 3pm
Ages 6 - 9
Tuition: $65/Week
Creative Performing Arts
The world of the performing arts sounds quite fancy, but is it really that different from the world of pretend play? We’ll look at how we move, sing, and act in everyday life and how these things are the same or different on stage. We'll dance, sing and create rhythms. We’ll play with some common children’s stories and then make slight changes to turn our play into performance art. Ultimately we’ll create an end-of-the-week show.

Week 3 & 4 (July 21-August 1)

Beginning From Script to Screen with Jim Powers
Monday-Friday, 9am - 12pm
Ages 13 - 18
Tuition: $135/2 Weeks
August 1 Film Screening
An all-inclusive, start to finish, hands on film making course. Each student will work on every aspect of the filmmaking process. From "the pitch" to screenwriting, acting, filming, sound tech, producing, directing, editing and post production. Taught by multi-award winning filmmakers Jim and Steve Powers, this immersive class is for anyone who is interested in the art of filmmaking and is ready for the exciting and busy world of making movies from script to screen. Students will receive a DVD to take home.

Advanced From Script to Screen with Jim Powers
Monday-Friday, 12:30 - 3:30pm
Ages 13 - 18
Tuition: $145/2 Weeks
August 1 Film Screening
Building on the techniques and knowledge gained from the intro class. The advanced STS immerses student filmmakers in a professional film set atmosphere used by today’s industry leading career storytellers. This is the next level experience in acting, screenwriting, directing, full scale production including lighting, sound design and advanced editing. Students will receive a DVD to take home.

Pre-requisite: Beginning Script to Screen

Print registration form or register on-line
Summer Youth Programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and also by the Town of Sand Lake. Town of Sand Lake

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