The School of Creative Arts offers a variety of community and summer programs for children and adults. For additional information, please call 260.399.7700, extension 8001.
Saturday Morning Art
These classes are for any student in the 1st through 8th grades and are offered on eleven Saturday mornings, each fall and spring semesters. Students are divided into four classes; 1-2 grades, 3-4 grades, 5-6 grades, and 7-8 grades. The classes are usually no larger than 16 students and are taught by senior art education majors. For the art education students this class must be successfully completed before they can student teach.
The projects taught in the classes vary depending on the grade level. However, every class will do at least one assignment in some form of drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramics. The younger children usually do more projects than the older students do. The classes generally complete a project in a week. All materials for the classes are provided.
At the final class meeting there is an exhibit of the student's work and an open house.
For more information and a registration form, please call 260-399-7700 ext. 8001.
Art in the Morning Program
The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis has announced summer art classes for children in grades 1 through 6 in the “Art in the Morning” Youth Art Program. The classes will run for a three-week term in the month of July, Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center on Leesburg Road. Area art teachers and art education majors will instruct children in drawing, painting, printmaking, multi-media and ceramics. All art materials and a daily snack will be provided. The cost is $125 for each child and includes all materials and instructional fees. For further information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.
Pre-College Summer Art Academies
The missions of the Summer Academies are to provide meaningful training in the arts, to support students in their portfolio development and to increase the number of area teenagers who enter college with the necessary skills to compete for college scholarships.
Music Technology, July 14-25:
This summer pre-college program provides meaningful training in the musical arts and guides students as they create their own digital recordings using the University of Saint Francis music technology studios and MIDI lab. The program is designed for high school students, and recent graduates, with a interest in audio recording and songwriting. Each day’s activity includes both group classes and individual instruction; topics will include:
- Vocal and instrumental performance (individual and group)
- Developing piano keyboard proficiency
- Introduction to music theory & basic composition techniques (Sibelius software)
- Computer music composition & arranging (Propellerhead's Reason)
- Recording studio production basics: microphones and signal flow
- Digital Recording 101: recording & mixing with Pro Tools 9 & The ICON Recording Console
- Final mastering and audio finishing techniques
- Live performance at the Exhibition & Awards Ceremony
Cost is $124 and includes lunch, supplies and instruction. For further information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.
Visual Arts, July 7-25:
Pre-College Summer Art Academy offers high school students the opportunity to study the visual arts, work with professional artists, visit museums, and develop professional portfolios for college entrance and scholarship applications. This intense, three-week program includes supplies, and lunch. The program is highly structured, with students choosing two courses (morning and afternoon sessions) from a variety of 2/D and 3/D media. Classes run for a three-week term every July, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rolland Art Center off Leesburg Road. Cost is $185 and includes all supplies, lunch and instruction. For a registration form or further information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.
Theatre, July 7-25:
The Pre-College Summer Theatre Academy will focus on monologue selection, on-stage performance, audition preparation, voice and movement strengthening, stage presence and confidence. The students will conclude their study by performing a one act production during the academy student awards ceremony. Each day includes group classes and individual instruction. These intense, three-week programs include supplies and lunch. Classes run for a three-week term every July, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $185 and includes all supplies, lunch and instruction.For further information, contact the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.
High School Workshops
Each semester the School offers a day long workshop to regional high school art, music and communication students. The workshops are held once a semester from 8:30am-3:00pm. Each student will participate in one of eleven workshops with a full time faculty member. It is followed by a portfolio review for interested individuals.