Summer Arts Opportunties for Teens



What are you doing this summer? If you answered that you are doing something fun and exciting that will help you develop a new skill, make friends, express yourself creatively, look good on college applications, and, at the very least, be an alternative to obsessively reloading your facebook every 30 seconds, then you may not need to read this blog post.


For the rest of you, here is a list of all of the summer opportunities being offered by our participating organizations and community partner organizations. Enjoy.


- Team Teen Tix




WRITING
BOOK-IT REPERTORY THEATRE is looking for an independent teen who is a good writer with the confidence to talk to all manner of people to conduct a series of interviews artists, artisans, audiences, and staff regarding their work with Book-It for next season. These interviews will be posted online throughout the season. Interested? Email [email protected] for more info.

EMP's Summer Teen Artist Workshops (grades 8 - 12) include Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing, a week-long sci-fi/fantasy writing class that's guaranteed to be anything but boring. Tim (and his surprise guests) will talk about spaceships, alien worlds, and mutated house pets, but teens will also learn the secret story elements that keep readers coming back for more. Tuition is $250 and scholarships are available. For more info, visit empmuseum.org/education.


THEATRE
ACT THEATRE invites youth ages 14 - 19 to join their Ramayana Youth Ensemble where you'll get FREE lessons in storytelling, music, dance, and puppetry, explore the culture of South and Southeast Asia, AND perform at Bumbershoot this summer! Participation in the Ramayana Youth Ensemble is free. Applications are due June 1. For more info, visit acttheatre.org/Youth/RamayanaYouthEnsemble

SEATTLE PUBLIC THEATER offers three great opportunities:

1. Technical theatre internships for people ages 13 - 19. Internships are available in technical direction, stage management, light design, sound design, costume design, prop design, running crew/board operation, and directing/dramaturgy. Tuition is $100, and scholarships are available. For more info, visit seattlepublictheater.org/tech-internships.htm

2. SPT Youth Ensemble summer productions (for youth ages 10 -18): Sweeney Todd and Attack of the Killer Murder...Of Death. Tuition ranges from $425 - $510, and scholarships are available. For more info, visit seattlepublictheater.org/education-programs.htm#summer2012.

3. One - three week camps and classes including Hunger Plays, an all-girl drama intensive for girls ages 10 - 15, SPT Fight Club, a stage combat class for ages 10 - 15, Thrilling Tales for Guys, for boys ages 10 - 14, and more. Tuition ranges from $150 - $285, and scholarships are available. For more info visit seattlepublictheater.org/education-programs.htm#summer2012.


SEATTLE MUSICAL THEATRE is holding auditions July 9th for their SummerStock production of Les Miserables. Anyone 14 - 19 years old may audition, and everyone is guaranteed a part! Tuition is $495, and scholarships are available. For more info, visit seattlemusicaltheatre.org/SummerStage.

EDMONDS DRIFTWOOD PLAYERS offers two opportunities:
1. Aspiring actors ages 12 - 18 to be a part of their Summer Youth Ensemble production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.. Auditions are Sunday, July 1, with an audition workshop on Saturday, June 30. Tuition is $375, and scholarships are available. For more info, visit driftwoodplayers.com/education/youth.asp

2. A week-long residency with teachers from Missoula Children's Theatre, July 30 - August 4. Classes include Let's Make Up (grades 1 - 12) and Intro to Mime (grades 6 - 8). Tuition is $85. For more info, visit driftwoodplayers.com/education

SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY's summer camp, Camp Bill, gives participants ages 10-17 hands-on experience with voice and text work, scene study, Elizabethan dance, and stage combat in Seattle and Edmonds. Classes include: One-Week Introductory Camp, Two-week Intermediate Camp, Production Intensive (Twelfth Night), and All The World's A Tent: Shakespeare Circus with Teatro Zinzanni. Tuition ranges from $300 - $845. For more info, visit seattleshakespeare.org/education/campbill.asp.


CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS' Summer at Cornish Theater Program offers a number of an exciting, intensive performance experiences for students ages 15 to 18 who want to explore the performing arts in a professional art school setting. Classes include Perfecting the College Audition, Musical Theater Workshop, Improvisation, Playwrighting, Stage Makeup, Wigs & Facial Hair, and more. Tuition ranges from $300 to $1800 (for the full pre-college program). For more information, visit cornish.edu/summer/theater.


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FILM
REEL GRRLS offers a host of summer camps for tween and teen girls, including The Camera That Rocked The World: DSLR Filmmaking, Graphics in Motion: After Effects, Animate Your Imagination: Stop-motion Workshop, and RG Productions Apprenticeship Program. Tuition ranges from $145 - $395. Reel Grrls has a pay-what-you-can policy and no student is turned away due to lack of funds. For more info, visit reelgrrls.org/upcoming-programs.

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM offers two summer camps for teens: Mixed Animation Camp (ages 14 - 17) and Two-week Filmmaking Camp (ages 11 - 14). Tuition is $500, and scholarships are available. For more info, visit nwfilmforum.org/live/page/workshops


EMP's Summer Teen Artist Workshops (grades 8 - 12) include Digital Filmmaking, and Film Acting. Tuition is $250. For more info, visit empmuseum.org/education.


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VISUAL ART
HENRY ART GALLERY's Summer Art Intensive is a two-week camp for middle school youth who want to learn the fundamentals of photography, drawing, and painting using the Museum's galleries as studios. Tuition is $385. For more info, visit summer-camp.uw.edu

BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM has a TON of summer opportunities for youth, including workshops like Creative Photography with Pinhole Cameras, Fashion Illustration, and Intro to Architecture. BAM also invites teens to attend their Teen Arts Council open house on Wednesday, June 20th to learn about their Teen Arts Council, and to attend their Back to School (yes, sorry, we said it) Bash on September 21st. More info on all of this at bellevuearts.org/education.


CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS' Art + Design program offers a number of an exciting, intensive studio experiences for students ages 15 to 18 who want to explore the visual arts in a professional art school setting. Courses include Introduction to Typography, Comics Studio, Textiles, Beginning Black and White Photography, and much more. Tuition ranges from $300 - $1800 (for the full pre-college program). For more info, visit www.cornish.edu/summer/art_design.

EMP's Summer Teen Artist Workshop (grades 8 - 12) include Rock Music Photography, where you'll learn how to capture captivating images of live bands with one-on-one training from EMP photographer Brady Harvey. Tuition is $250, and scholarships are available. For more info, visit empmuseum.org/education.


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DANCE
ACT THEATRE invites youth ages 14 - 19 to join their Ramayana Youth Ensemble where you'll get FREE lessons in storytelling, music, dance, and puppetry, explore the culture of South and Southeast Asia, AND perform at Bumbershoot this summer! Participation in the Ramayana Youth Ensemble is free. Applications are due June 1. For more info, visit acttheatre.org/Youth/RamayanaYouthEnsemble

Summer Dance at CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS is a long-standing program that integrates current and guest faculty in a classical ballet and modern dance curriculum. Courses include Bound For Broadway Musical Theatre Intensive, Ballet Technique Lab (Intermediate and Advanced), Teen Dance Intensive, Mark Morris Dance Group Intensive, and more. Tuition ranges from $16 (for drop-in classes) to $895. Some course require audition. For more information, visit cornish.edu/summer/dance.


EMP's Summer Teen Artist Workshops (grades 8 - 12) include Heartbeat: Beyond Hip-Hop Dance, a class exploring explore different hip-hop dance styles and music, and will encourage participants to develop their own groove. You'll make moves on the dance floor while also looking at hip-hop as a social movement. This class is open to all young people, regardless of their knowledge or background in dance. Get ready to get down! Tuition is $250 and scholarships are available. For more information, visit empmuseum.org/education.

SPECTRUM DANCE THEATER offers numerous summer classes for teens, including Intermediate Youth Intensive (Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Brazilian Samba, improvisation and choreography), and Learn the art of “Partnering” Pas de Deux Workshop. They offer single-day workshops as well as longer camps. More info at spectrumdance.org


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MUSIC
ACT THEATRE invites youth ages 14 - 19 to join their Ramayana Youth Ensemble where you'll get FREE lessons in storytelling, music, dance, and puppetry, explore the culture of South and Southeast Asia, AND perform at Bumbershoot this summer! Participation in the Ramayana Youth Ensemble is free. Applications are due June 1. For more info, visit acttheatre.org/Youth/RamayanaYouthEnsemble

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS' Summer Music Program affords students ages 12 to 19 the opportunity to study with the renowned Cornish music faculty and special guest artists in a series of one week or two week-long intensive workshops designed especially for the aspiring young musician. Courses include The Rock Band Project, Super Strings!, Classical Voice Intensive, Songwriting Lab, Beginning Conducting, and much more. Tuition ranges from $395 - $800. For more info, visit cornish.edu/summer/music.

EMP's Summer Teen Artist Workshop (grades 8 - 12) include Songwriting and Performance, Rockband, Guitar 101, DJing and Beatmaking, and Blues Guitar. Tuition is $250 and scholarships are available. For more information, visit empmuseum.org/education.
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