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Virtual Summer Camp Sessions at the Quick
Summer 2020

Build new skills and get creative this summer with the Quick Center! We’re launching a completely new series of virtual summer camp sessions led by established instructors, with projects designed specifically for the online class setting.

The virtual sessions will include both live instruction as well as the opportunity to work independently. Classes are available for students ranging from 8-16 years old, with each course generating tangible final projects.

Students can enroll for each session independently, or can build upon their newly acquired skills by taking complementary courses.

All classes will take place online through platforms like Zoom. Students will be provided with call-in information and details once registered.

Available Sessions

Painting Portraits

Following step-by-step instructions, students will create a portrait of another person that expresses the model’s personality or cultural identity. The course will explore the anatomic structure of the face, build an understanding of proportions, experiment with three-dimensional shading, share how to reflect personality in portraits, and discuss the use of color.

  • Instructor: Alina Minkin, High School Art Teacher & Practicing Artist; Holds BFA in Graphic Design and Master’s Degree in Art Education
  • Dates: July 6 – 10 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages: 10+
  • Materials Required: Pencils, erasers, and either 1) tempera or watercolor paints & drawing paper, or 2) acrylic paints & canvas
  • $80/week

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 a local Juilliard-trained soprano with a critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall, campers will discover how to wield their voice to project and perform.

Session One

  • Instructor: Lucia Palmieri, Soprano opera singer and trained at Juilliard
  • Dates: July 6-9 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 11+
  • No specific materials required
  • $120/week

Session Two

  • Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
  • Dates: July 13-16 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 8-11
  • No specific materials required
  • $120/week

Beginner Sewing

A two-dimensional idea can become a three-dimensional reality when you learn how to put things together! Students will create a simple pillow or bag with a pattern and hand sewing.

  • Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro, established multi-media artist
  • Dates:
    • July 13 & 15 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    • July 27 & 29 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
  • Ages: 8+
  • Materials Required: One yard of fabric, thread, needle, fabric scissors
  • $15 per session (Attend as many or as few as you’d like)

Intermediate Sewing

Bring on the details with style lines, sleeves, and pockets. Learn how to shape a garment through nipping and tucking, putting in a zipper, or doing some pocket details.

  • Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
  • Dates:
    • July 13 & 15 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    • July 27 & 29 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Ages: 8+
  • Materials Required: One yard of fabric, sewing machine, thread, fabric scissors, seam ripper, a zipper
  • $15 per session (Attend as many or as few as you’d like)

Fashion Illustration

If you can dream it, you can draw it. Learn how to draw a nine-head fashion croquis figure and render clothing designs on your model.

  • Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
  • Dates:
    • July 14 & 16 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    • July 28 & 30 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Materials Required: 11x14 marker paper and markers, pencil, kneaded eraser, sharpener, black felt tip markers (varying widths are good)
  • $15 per session (Attend as many or as few as you’d like)

Bookmaking

Tell a tactile story through your experiences and the inspiration of fiber artists. Students will create deep pages of colorful tales by exploring different art mediums and building up their pages within shallow boxes.

  • Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
  • Dates:
    • July 14 & 16 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    • July 28 & 30 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Ages: Recommended for 3-6th graders
  • Materials Required: Notecard boxes (5+x7+x1), fabric scraps, paper, glue
  • $15 per session (Attend as many or as few as you’d like)

STOMP

Based on the renowned STOMP percussion group that uses the body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre performance using rhythms, acrobatics and pantomime, students in this course will create their own STOMP routines.

  • Instructor: Greg Artman, High school music teacher
  • Dates:
    • July 20 – 24 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    • July 20 – 24 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Ages: Recommended for 12+
  • No specific materials required
  • $80/week

Rapping, Beat Production and Marketing (10 sessions total available)

This comprehensive class focuses on building an understanding of easy and essential tools for the digital creation of music. Using simple digital audio workstation software, Splice BeatMaker, students will learn how to make drum tracks and to add melody, bass, and musical samples to their compositions. Students will also learn about lyrical cadence and wordplay, the design of album art, and how to promote their music through a variety of marketing channels.

Enroll for all four sessions for $150 (a savings of $50!). Materials required for each of the sessions include 1) A laptop or desktop computer with an Internet connection, 2) A camera and microphone (webcam and laptop microphones are ok), and 3) Headphones.

Recommended for ages 10+ but younger students welcome.

Part 1: Learn BeatMaking on the Splice BeatMaker Application

  • Instructor: Chefren Gray, Elementary school music teacher
  • Dates: July 13 – 16 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • $80 for four-day session

Part 2: Writing Lyrics using Online Rhyming Diction and Lyric-Writing Applications

  • Instructor: Chefren Gray
  • Dates: July 20 & 21 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • $40 for two-day session

Part 3: Recording Vocals on Splice BeatMaker Application

  • Instructor: Chefren Gray
  • Dates: July 22 & 23 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • $40 for two-day session

Part 4: Creating Album Art and Promotional Videos/Photos with Canva Application

  • Instructor: Chefren Gray
  • Dates: July 27 & 28 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • $40 for two-day session

Painting Your Pet

Students will work with acrylic paint to create pet/animal portraits. The instructor will provide step-by-step instructions, including drawing guidance, how to layer paint, and the creation of detailed fur textures.

  • Instructor: Emily Everetts, High school art teacher
  • Dates: July 27 - 30 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
  • Materials Required:
    • Acrylic paints (brown, black, white, yellow, orange, red, blue, and purple recommended)
    • Paint brushes with large and small tips
    • Pencil, water cup, and a paint pallet (a plate works fine)
    • A canvas or hard surface to paint on
  • $80/week

Cancellation Policy

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.

Each class must have a minimum of five students to run; if minimum is not reached, tuition will be refunded.

Registration Process

For more information or to register, please visit our website, contact the Box Office at 203-254-4010, or send an email to boxoffice@quickcenter.com.