Summer Intensives at the Quick are a great platform to delve into exciting art forms! Crash courses in cool exciting subjects lead by amazing local artists. Have your kids expand their world and try something new! Sessions available Monday through Thursday from 2:30pm-4:30pm. $180 per session
Art of Photography
Great for all levels of experience, campers will dig into photography in different forms, exploring composition, lighting, and subject matter. Participants will get to play with portraiture, nature photography, and editorial photography, so whether your child aspires to be the next Ansel Adams or wants to learn how to take those magazine-worthy lifestyle shots, there is something for everyone. Participants should bring their own camera (any camera will do!) July 9-12/Ages 9 and up.
Instructor: Jennifer Prat
Jennifer Prat, a Fairfield native with over a decade of professional experience. She has shown her work regionally, been published in nationally distributed magazines, and currently works with individuals and businesses to help share their stories both visually and through written word.
Pop, lock, and the feet don’t stop! Campers learn key hip-hop moves and choreograph a dance to be performed at the end of the session—a great confidence builder! July 16–19 / Ages 9 and up.
Instructor: Brian Herman (Double Up Dance Studio)
Part of the dance duo, Double Up, Brian has performed at Carnegie Hall, Yankee Stadium, and many stages around the world. He has collaborated as a dancer and choreographer with artists such as Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Sean Paul, and many more.
Explore the world of street art with a professional artist! From graffiti culture to spray paint techniques, campers will learn to tell their story by creating graffiti masterpieces. July 23–26 / Ages 10 and up.
T-kid grew up in the South Bronx. In those days the Bronx was burning. Surrounded by Street gangs, Tkid learned to survive using graffiti art as a tool to get away from those streets full of violence drugs and crime. Surviving the streets of the south Bronx today he travels the world giving workshops on positive expression to graffiti art. Sharing his experience he speaks of how art and culture can be used to further your aspirations.
One day you are in, the next day you’re out. Do you have what it takes to cut it in fashion design? Led by a Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) alumna with industry success, campers will design a fashion line with wearable finished pieces to present in a Quick Fashion Show. July 30–Aug 2 / Ages 10–14.
Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
Sooo-z Mastropietro holds a BFA in Fashion and Textile Design from FIT. After starting off as an Art Director in Interiors, she conceived Mastropiece, a silk painting business which utilizes her own wearable designs. She has continued to develop collections in oil, illustrations of estates, and a line of stationery featuring ‘Socialites’. She has judged art shows, curated over 60 themed shows, has been featured as ‘Artist in Residence’ and taught, and currently serves as ArtSmart chairperson at the Elementary school level.
Singing for the Stage
Learn a singer’s secrets to earning the golden ticket. Do you have what it takes to turn her chair around? Led by local Juilliard trained soprano with a critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall, campers will discover how to wield their voice to project and perform. August 6–9 / Ages 11 and up.
Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
A soprano opera singer and trained at Juilliard, Lucia has sung internationally with televised performances and huge audiences at the world's biggest concert halls following her debut at Carnegie Hall.
Painting the World *NEW
Participants will learn the principle concepts, history, and practice of painting. Students will be led through a number of painting activities using art historical models, still life setups, color exercises, and the landscape to practice and improve their painting skills. August 13–16 / Ages 9 and up.
Instructor: Kevin Ford
Kevin Ford is an artist and educator living and working in Connecticut. He received his BFA in Painting from Boston University and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale. He lectures at Fairfield University and teaches at Pierrepont School. His artwork has been included in numerous group exhibitions nationally, and solo exhibitions at MARCH Gallery, New York, NY (2007) and at Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN (2016). Kevin has also been featured in V Magazine, included in the book Artists II, published by Steidl, and has been reviewed in the New York Times, among other publications.
Pilobolus @ Play *NEW
Come to the Quick for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage in Pilobolus’s signature processes of learning through movement. Through creative play, improvisation, motor skill building, and performance, you will discover your own creative voice and learn how to share it with others. August 13 – 16, 2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. / Ages 6 – 14.
Pilobolus @ Play fee: $180; Registration available by calling the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010.
Rising up from the back of the section, the double bass takes center stage in Bass Camp to emit its rich deep tones. The caboose of the train line, the anchor of the ship, the buttercream in the brownie, the double bass has so many capabilities.
Bass Camp is a one-day intensive of double bass mania designed to celebrate bass players of all levels. The camp will create opportunities to play in small ensembles and will focus on double bass music in a variety of genres. Bass camp welcomes students entering 7th grade through 12th, in skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. One Day: Monday, August 27, from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M.
Bass Camp fee: $100 for the day includes t-shirt, folder, and music; Registration available by calling the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010.
Instructors: Rich Zurkowski, Sooo-z Mastropietro, and Brian Torff
Rich Zurkowski has toured across the United States and Europe, backing up well known artists such as Martin Sexton and Blues Grammy Award-winner, Joe Louis Walker. He is also a member of the bands "Jen Durkin and the Business" and “Caravan of Thieves,” American Chamber Orchestra, Fairfield County String Society, and Connecticut Little Symphony.
Sooo-z Mastropietro has played with Conference All-State in New York, Saratoga Performing Arts Center Summer Camp, NYU Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony, American Chamber Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of New Haven, and most recently the Danbury Symphony.
Brian Torff is a bassist, composer, author and educator. Currently a Professor of Music and Music Program Director at Fairfield University, he has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and Birdland. Torff performs in jazz festivals throughout the United States and was the founder of the Fairfield University Summer Jazz Workshop.
A $50 fee will be charged in the event of any cancellation. Payments are transferable but subject to a $50 transfer fee. No transfers may be made without Box Office consent. A refund of the remainder of the tuition fee is subject to session replacement by another applicant. No cancellations or refunds are possible within one week of the session or once the session has begun.
Please complete the registration form, registration and cancellation agreement and the photo release form and return them in person or by mail along with the full tuition payment. Quick Center Members get guaranteed session enrollment from January 29 - February 2. All other registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis starting February 1. All registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail notifying you of your session placement.
If you have any questions regarding the registration process or you are in need of any additional forms, please call the Box Office at 203-254-4010 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that full tuition payment must be included with registration form.
Since the inception of the Education and Outreach Fund in 2015, over $12,700 has been donated to provide 80 scholarships to students. If you feel that your child qualifies for Arts Education Assistance, please fill out the application and attach a letter of recommendation from your child’s classroom teacher stating why they believe your child should be considered for the Quick Center’s Summer Camp Arts Education Assistance Program.