The Creativity Camps are environmentally-themed, multi-arts day camps offered in St. Croix Falls, WI July 6th -10th, and Aug 3rd - 7th; Clear Lake, WI July 13th - 17th; Grantsburg, WI July 20th– 24th; Luck, WI Aug 10th -14th. Creativity campers experience joy in exploring their unique creative impulses and gain confidence for life. The Campers will work in four artistic disciplines each day: visual arts, drama, literary arts, and creative movement. Youth will participate in book making, storytelling, poetry, journaling, play acting, imaginative prop play, drama exercises, vocal technique, kinesthetic expression, drawing, painting, sculpture, and puppetry.
Featuring teaching artists from around the country who perform in Festival Theatre's summer repertory, these camps emphasize solid instruction in proper technique and a child's personal satisfaction with his/her work. "We believe learning through the arts develops individuals that are team players, innovative thinkers, multi-versed interpreters, and compassionate, tolerant members of society," states Seth Kaltwasser, Festival Theatre actor and teaching artist. "Socially, intellectually, creatively, and emotionally, individuals who experience the arts on a regular basis are better equipped to meet the challenges of our changing world." He adds, "It's also a whole lot of fun!" Fees for the camp are only $85 per week per child, which includes all supplies. Creativity Camp is held Monday through Friday 8:30AM-3:30PM for ages 5-12 and sharing for parents and friends will be held Fridays at 2:00PM.
After many successful years of Sew Good Improv on Friday nights at Festival Theatre, there has been much interest in opportunities for youth actors to learn about and practice improv. Combining this interest with the Festival Theatre Conservatory for Young Performers means an in-depth learning experience for performers ages 12-18 and a whole lot of fun for our audience. Auditions will be held Wednesday, April 29th from 4:30PM-5:30PM and Thursday, April 30th from 5:00PM-6:00PM. Check out Festival’s website or call the box office for more information 715-483-3387 and performance schedule.
Also, check out your local library to see when Festival will be in house offering a mini-creativity camp. These mini-camps are free and are a great opportunity for your child to be introduced to the arts and typically run about an hour.
Festival Theatre is able to offer affordable youth programs thanks to our lead corporate sponsor, Royal Credit Union, Festival has also received funding from the St. Croix Valley Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin. High Test Travel is also a supporting sponsor of Improv for YOUth.
For more information or to register for Creativity Camps or Conservatory auditions contact the Festival Theatre box office at 715.483.3388, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit festivaltheatre.org/arts-education.