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2017 SUMMER CAMPS!

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Camp tuitions $300+ can be paid in two installments!

Summer Need-Based Scholarship Application Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Durango Arts Center provides NEED-BASED scholarships to students thanks to generous individuals and support from the Ballantine Family Fund, Boone Fund, Community Foundation Serving Southwest ColoradoDurango Education FoundationDurango Friends of the ArtsDurango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadIntelligent Investment Management and Martin Family Fund.

Easily apply for a scholarship online by clicking below, or download and return the scholarship form to sandra@durangoarts.org or deliver to DAC at 802 East 2nd Avenue, Durango.

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Visual Arts Summer Camps

GOAL : Girl’s Opportunity for Arts & Leadership

Ages 12-15
June 5-15, 9am-3pm (M-TH)
$500 DAC Members / $550 Non-Members

Girls’ Opportunities through Art and Leadership (GOAL) was established in 2002 to offer middle school girls a creative venue for skill building and problem-solving in the areas of identity, creativity and self-esteem, with an emphasis on art-making and artist role models through studio art camp experiences. While developing their artistic skills, GOAL students learn to use the resources within themselves and in their environment to create a vision for their present and future and to work towards their goals and dreams.

Participants of the GOAL program are nominated by peers, teachers, parents and community members.  For more information please contact Sandra Butler, Education Director at sandra@durangoarts.org or (970) 259-2606, Ext 15.

Playing with Printmaking

with Dan Groth
June 19-23 (M-F)
Ages 6-8:  9am-Noon
Ages 9-12: 1-4pm
$180 DAC Members / $205 Non-Members
Fee includes all materials

Explore making prints through a variety of fun techniques. Final project will be printing your own t-shirt.

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The Art of Architecture

with Sandra Butler
Ages 6-11
June 26-30, 10am-3pm (M-F)
$300 DAC Members / $325 Non-Members

This camp is all about constructing buildings, drawing dormers and painting palaces while we learn about fascinating architecture from around the world.

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Preschool Play

with Denna Carney
July 5, 6 & 7
Ages 3-4: 10:30am-Noon
Ages 4-5: 12:30-2pm
$55 DAC Members / $75 Non-Members

Play with a variety of colors, textures and ideas to become a mini-master in art.

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Arting Around

with Denna Carney
Ages 6-11
July 10-14, 10am-3pm (M-F)
$300 DAC Members / $325 Non-Members

Students will create and bring home unique artwork using an array of different media each day. Melted crayon painting, silk screen printing, paper mache dragons and much more!

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Clay Creations

with Denna Carney
Ages 6-11
July 17-21, 9am-Noon (M-F)
$200 DAC Members / $225 Non-Members

This class will teach students new ways to see the world as they create unique clay pieces. Tuition includes a $20 materials fee.

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Drawing Explorations

with Sandra Butler
Ages 8-12
July 17-21, 2-4pm (M-F)
$125 DAC Members / $150 Non-Members

Study perspective drawing, contour drawing, cartooning and much more in this fun and experimental exploration of drawing class.

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Mixing Media

with Denna Carney
Ages 6-11
July 24-28, 10am-3pm (M-F)
$300 DAC Members / $325 Non-Members

Students will experiment with a variety styles and media to create an array of exceptional art pieces each day. Marbled paper, plaster casting, sculpture, learn to paint with your feet and much more!

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Mud Making

with Denna Carney
Ages 6-11
July 31-August 4, 9am-Noon (M-F)
$200 DAC Members / $225 Non-Members

Students will master the art of clay by creating useful and aesthetic pieces. Bowls, cups, spoons and more! Tuition includes a $20 materials fee.

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Painting Explorations

with Sandra Butler
Ages 8-12
July 31-August 4, 2-4pm (M-F)
$125 DAC Members / $150 Non-Members

Lets paint!  Try your hand at watercolor, acrylic and mixed media painting using the easels.

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Dynamic Designers

with Denna Carney
Ages 6-11
August 7-11, 10am-3pm (M-F)
$300 DAC Members / $325 Non-Members

Lightbulb hot air balloons, life size portraits, clay jewelry, handmade paper and more!

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BART: Art for Middle School Boys

Ages 12-15
August 14-18, 9am-3pm (M-F)
$300 DAC Members / $325 Non-Members

BoysART (BART) was established in 2015 as a companion to the popular G.O.A.L. program for art-loving boys going into or currently enrolled in Middle School (Ages 12-15).  BART features multiple creative sessions taught by local artists.

Participants of the BART program are invited through a nomination process by peers, teachers, parents and community members.  For more information please contact Sandra Butler, Education Director at sandra@durangoarts.org or (970) 259-2606, Ext 15.

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Performing Art Summer Camps

Lil’ Thespians
Ages 4-6
Session 1: July 10 – 14; 9-11:45am (MON-FRI)
Session 2: August 7 – 11; 9-11:45am (MON-FRI)
$122 DAC Members / $136 Non-Members

This acting camp will offer children an amazing opportunity to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life through creative movement, speech, storytelling and character development. Theatre games provide experience in collaboration, confidence, and focus. Please provide water and healthy snack every day.

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Musical Theatre: Wee Glee
Ages 4-6
July 11–August 5, 12-12:45pm (TUES & THURS)
Performances: Friday – Saturday, August 4 & 5 at 1pm, Friday, August 5 at 7pm
$76 DAC Members / $85 Non-Members

A musical theatre camp, students will play fun musical games and sing and dance to various contemporary and musical theatre songs. The Wee Glee camp will perform as a “pre-show” for the performance of our other musical theatre camps.

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VAM Camp
Ages 7 – 9
June 12 – 23, 9-11:45am (MON-FRI)
$225 DAC Members / $250 Non-Members

Campers will creatively explore the theatrical elements of Voice, Acting, and Movement. The camp will culminate in a short performance piece on the last day of class. Please provide water and healthy snack every day.

Instructor: Joy Kilpatrick

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Let’s Put on a Play: Dystopia, The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death

by Don Zolidis
Ages 11-15
*June 12 – July 8, 9am-12pm (MON-THURS)
Performances: Friday & Saturday, July 7-8 at 1pm

*There will be NO CLASS on Tuesday, July 4

$355 DAC Members / $395 Non-Members

Trapped against their will in a dystopian future, a group of teens must battle against emotionally sensitive guards, limited budgets, and the trigger-happy Gamemaster to be proclaimed the winner. When the odds are this absurdly bleak, it seems certain that only the main character will make it out alive — but first the contestants must decide who the main character is. A great spoof on reality TV and popular young adult fiction.

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Let’s Put on a Play: Big Bad

by Alec Strum
Ages 7-10

*June 12–July 8, 12:30-3:30pm (MON-THURS)
Performances: Friday & Saturday, July 7-8 at 1pm 

*There will be NO CLASS on Tuesday, July 4

$355 DAC Members / $395 Non-Members

The most notorious criminal in the fairy-tale world, the Big Bad Wolf, is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by countless quirky characters.  Now, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest — the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother will clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after.  As Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf testify, the Wolf seems deserving of all that’s coming.  Was the Wolf born a criminal, or made one?  What will the verdict be?  Only the jury can decide.

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Musical Theatre: Bugsy Malone, JR.

Book by Alan Parker, Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams
Ages 11-15
July 10–August 5, 9am-12pm (MON-THURS) Performances: Friday & Saturday, August 4-5 at 1pm and Friday, August 4 at 7pm

$355 DAC Members / $395 Non-Members

Based on the hit film and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet Movie, Bugsy Malone JR. is good, clean, comedic fun! Two gangs in a fictitious city populated only by children are in a rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since acquiring the “splurge” gun. Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust into the limelight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love…but that just isn’t in the cards for our hero. You will get messy…you may get REALLY messy!

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Musical Theatre: The Pinocchio Show

Book by Patrick Rainville Dorn, Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Ages 7-10
July 10-August 5, 12:30-3:30pm (MON-THURS)
Performances: Friday & Saturday, August 4-5 at 1pm, Friday, August 4 at 7pm
$355 DAC Members / $395 Non-Member

When Carla wants to run away from home, she tries to get a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show.  She quickly discovers, however, that the position comes with all kinds of strings attached.  Once she feels the magical jolt in Professor Pinecone’s handshake, she begins the audition of her life.  In this musical play-within-a-play, Carla becomes Pinocchio and improvises her way through the story, meeting a cricket with an attitude, the devious fox and cat, and the sassy Blues Fairy.  With fun dialogue, a variety of modern music and a surprise ending, audiences of all ages will enjoy this new twist on an old favorite.

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