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Imagination, Pre-School, and Art

Engage young imaginations with art, theatre, and dramatic storytelling in sessions available all summer long.

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Preschool Camps

(Available for kids who’ve not yet had Kindergarten. Students must be potty trained.)

Ages: 4-5 (pre-K)

Jack & the Beanstalk
Dates: July 31-August 4
Times: 9:30-2:00
Price: $200
(options available)

Ages: 3-4 (pre-K)

The Little Red Hen
Dates: August 7-11
Times: 9:30-11:30
Price: $150

Both Meet
Monday-Friday

What you need…
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a little messy and shoes that will stay on. (No flip-flops.)
  • HEN: A marked snack.
  • JACK: Sleeping bag or a contained, comfortable surface for rest time.
    JACK: A marked lunch and snacks.
  • Preschool students will NOT have access to drink and snack machines during camp hours.
  • Bring a laundry basket for projects/props and an art smock that can stay in the classroom during the week.
  • Please no electronic devices (photo/video/game/music), jewelry, excessive cash, weapons, or chewing gum.

These introductions to theatre follow the process drama model – children use creative expression and role-play to act out a story together with our Teaching Artists as guides. Children learn about acting in a non-competitive and nurturing environment, focusing on the experience of play. Our day will include enrichment time, where children may select from a variety of activities deepening their connection to early literacy and school readiness skills.

Little Red Hen

Instructors: Mera Kathryn Corlett, Hallie Dizdarevic, Heather Burns

Dates: August 7-11
Times: 9:30-11:30
Sharing for families: TBD

Kids endeavor to make bread with the Little Red Hen by caring for and processing grain, asking for help from reluctant neighbors and winding up in a gentle confrontation on feelings, choices, and behaviors.

Jack & the Beanstalk

Instructors: Hallie Dizdarevic, Mera Kathryn Corlett
Dates: July 31-August 4
Times: TBD
Sharing for families: TBD

Kids help Jack save the day as they climb together into an enchanted world of exciting characters and strange happenings. This story is active, filled with problems to solve, and includes a surprising ending.

Jack & the Beanstalk Payment Options

  • Option 1 – $200.00 (full payment due with registration form)
  • Option 2 – $240.00 ($100 payment due with registration form ; $140.00 balance due on or before first day of program)

Cancellation policy: $100.00 non-refundable fee regardless of payment option ; cancellation notice must be received via email to donna@CommonwealthTheatre.org seven days prior to first day of program.

Imagination Junior Academy

Ages: 5-7

(Children must have already completed Kindergarten to enroll)

DATES:
Session 1: June 5-June 17
Session 2: June 19–July 1
Session 3: July 10-July 22

Mondays-Fridays
9:30am-2pm

$350

(options available)
What you need…
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting messy and shoes that will stay on. (No flip-flops.)
  • Send your child with a marked lunch and snack. We have a fridge and drink and snack machines.
  • Bring a laundry basket for projects/props and an art smock that can stay at Walden during the week.
  • Please no electronic devices (photo/video/game/music), jewelry, excessive cash, weapons, or chewing gum.

Kids bring characters and a story to life through a series of fun theatre-based exercises that ignite a child’s creativity and give them the skills and confidence to perform a song-filled play developed by Hallie Dizdarevic and Mera Kathryn Corlett. Kids learn the basics of acting through exciting activities including movement, tableaux, and pantomime, and they participate in the creation of costumes/props for a culminating performance on the final day for family & friends!

Session 1

Instructor: Hallie Dizdarevic
Dates: June 5-June 17
Sharing:
Fri June 16 & Sat June 17

Session 2

Instructor: Meg Caudill
Dates: June 19-July 1
Sharing:
Fri June 30 1& Sat July 1 

Session 3

Instructors: Mera Kathryn Corlett
Dates:July 10-July 22
Sharing:
Fri July 21 & Sat July 22 

Imagination Junior Academy Payment Options

  • Option 1 – $350.00 (full payment due with registration form)
  • Option 2 – $390.00 ($100 payment due with registration form ; $290.00 balance due on or before first day of program)

Cancellation policy: $100.00 non-refundable fee regardless of payment option ; cancellation notice must be received via email to donna@CommonwealthTheatre.org seven days prior to first day of program.

Art Camps

Ages: 5-12

Session 1: June 26-30
Session 2: July 10-14
Session 3: July 24-28
Session 4: July 31-August 4

Monday-Friday
9:30am-12:o0pm

$160

What you need…
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting messy from art making.
  • Send your child with a marked snack. We have a fridge and drink and snack machines.
  • Bring a laundry basket for projects/props and an art smock that can stay at Walden during the week.
  • Please no electronic devices (photo/video/game/music), jewelry, excessive cash, weapons, or chewing gum.

 

About Laura Patterson

Laura Patterson is former resident costume designer at Actors Theatre of Louisville and has designed costumes for Walden Theatre’s productions of Summer and Smoke, The Liar, Summer Brave, Titus Andronicus, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Learned Ladies, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Crucible, Of Mice and Men, Holy Ghosts, The Winter’s Tale, Misalliance, The Time of Your Life, King Lear, Tartuffe, Playing For Time, Summer and Smoke, Picnic, Pride and Prejudice, The Crucible, Charley’s Aunt, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, and Hamlet. Patterson holds a BFA in Set & Costume Design from Syracuse University and an MFA in Costume Design from Boston University. Her designs for Actors included Dracula, Corpse, I Hate Hamlet, Shadowlands, 1969, Betty the Yeti, Sherlock Holmes, To Kill a Mockingbird, Keely and Du, Stanton’s Garage, La Bete, The Beaux’ Strategem, The Heidi Chronicles, Prelude to a Kiss, Quartermaine’s Terms, and Picnic, as well as many Humana Festival plays. Patterson has worked at the Dallas Theatre Center, Syracuse Stage, Stage West, Huntington Theatre Company, and Houston Grand Opera, and her work has been shown in Prague, Czechoslovakia. A Walden Theatre alumna, she’s married to Walden Theatre’s Artistic Director, Charlie Sexton, and they have two sons, Aaron & Ian.

Kids explore their inner Picasso in this hands-on art program where each day brings a new original project they can create using a variety of materials and techniques. All art materials are provided, and kids bring home their creations at the end of the week.

Painting  |  Mask-making  |  T-shirt designs  |  Junk art
Paper mache  |  Wood sculpture  |  and more!

Session 1

Instructor: Laura Patterson
Dates: June 26-30
Art Sharing: Fri June 30

Session 2

Instructor: Laura Patterson
Dates: July 10-14
Art Sharing: Fri July 14 

Session 3

Instructor: Laura Patterson
Dates: July 24-28
Art Sharing: Fri July 28

Session 4

Instructor: Laura Patterson
Dates: July 31-August 4
Art Sharing: Fri Aug 4 

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