SPRINGVILLE—Calling all kids looking for something fun to do over the summer.
The Springville Center for the Arts, in partnership with Springville Youth Incorporated, will be hosting many summer arts programs for kids of all ages starting as soon as June 30.
The arts programs start for kids as young as Pre-K and go all the way to college students, offering lessons and ways for students to showcase their artistic skills in numerous varieties of art.
For kids who enjoy theater and performing arts, there are programs such as musical theatre I and II, Saturday morning improv and et tu Shakespeare?. For kids who like filmmaking and more technological art forms, there is short films camp, stop motion animation, sound design camp and technical theater camp. For kids who enjoy dance and music, there is get in motion: creative motion workshop, capoeira: martial art dancing and uke duke out: ukulele songwriting and jam.
“Our programs provide a wide variety of creative outlets for children of many ages,” said Springville Center for the Arts Executive Director Seth Wochensky. “With reduced budgets and less art time in the public education system, there is a growing need for these kinds of programs.”
The individual programs range from $15 up to $60. But for kids looking at multiple programs and parents looking to get the most bang for their buck, there are two special bundle packages as well. There is the media super class, which includes the stop motion, sound design and shirt film classes for $75. Then there is the arts super pass, which includes 11 different classes over the summer. They include musical theater I and II, capoeira, Shakespeare, technical theater, art camp I or II, stop motion, sound design, short film, comedy improv and uke duke out for $150.
“Our biggest thing is that we want people to participate and we don’t want the financial aspect to affect that,” said Wochensky. “At the same time, we have to pay for our programs, but as much as possible we want people to come by.”
The benefit of art programs goes much deeper than just the basic art skills that come out of it. They teach kids life lessons that will help them later in life and that is a big reason why Springville Center for the Arts holds these summer programs for kids.
“Corporate leaders often make statements about the need for increased creative workers in the American workforce and outside the direct skills from our workshops, they learn working as a team, how to be creative and alternate modes of expression and they do have an impact,” said Wochensky.
Programs are starting to fill up and people should start signing up before all the seats are taken, especially in some of the more popular programs like the theatre programs.
“People really shouldn’t wait too much longer because there are limits in many of the workshops,” said Wochensky.
For more information on the summer programs or to register for one online, visit springvillearts.org.