Summer classes for kids offered through arts center
Summer Strings Camp for young musicians is offered through Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey. (Courtesy photo / May 4, 2012)
Summer Strings Camp
Summer Strings Camp 2012 is an offering from Crooked Tree and the Dorothy Gerber Music Program for those 8 years old and up. Beginning June 11 and running Tuesdays and Wednesdays through June 27, Summer Strings offers sessions for beginners, intermediate players and fiddlers, as well as the concert and chamber orchestras. All classes and rehearsals, except for the fiddle workshop, will take place at Crooked Tree Arts Center, downtown Petoskey. The fiddle workshop, for violin, viola, cello and bass students with one year or more of playing experience, will take place at the Boyne City Public Schools administration building. Jennifer McAndrew and Robert Dudd will be leading Summer Strings.
Kids Summer Art Camp
Kids Summer Art Camp for students in grades one through eight is offered in three sessions -- June 25-29, July 23-27 and Aug. 13-17. Young artists will be creating a variety of different projects from mosaics, ceramics, painting, sculpture and more. Teaching artists Maggie von Wagoner and Lori Bolt lead different projects with each session, which makes three different weeks of things to do. Visit www.crookedtree.org for a full schedule.
Summer ballet workshops offer continued growth and development for all levels of ballet dancers. Three three-week sessions are offered beginning June 18 and finishing Aug. 18. Instructors are Heather Raue and Kerrie Benedict. A detailed schedule can be found under Take A Class on Crooked Tree's website.
Acting for Film and Stage for Young Artists is offered Aug. 6-11 for students in grades five through 12. The class includes acting differences for stage and film, audition techniques, monologue, scene work, voice and movement training. Instructor will be actress/director Michele Messmer, a member of Actors Equity Association and The Screen Actors Guild. A public performance of all the workshop scenes will be presented for family, friends and invited guests on the final day of camp: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for grades five through seven, and 2-4:30 p.m. for grades eight through 12.
Kids Northern Clay Art and Pottery Club, under the direction of Jim Beckering, will consist of a foundation of structured lessons and projects to teach hand building techniques, and development of pottery wheel skills. Some open studio days provide participants with the opportunity to apply the skills learned. This camp will give students a broad understanding of the processes of pottery from clay to kiln while working with all the different states and processes of clay; 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, June 19-July 24.