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COVID-19 PROTOCOL

To ensure the health and safety of all participants, we will be working within guidelines set forth by the CDC, State of Connecticut, Town of Fairfield, and Fairfield University.

Summer Camp Intensives at the Quick
Summer 2021

Summer Intensives at the Quick are a great platform to delve into exciting art forms! Crash courses in cool exciting subjects led by amazing local artists. Have your kids expand their world and try something new!

This summer the Quick will be offering both in-person and virtual camps. Please see camp listings below for details

Available Sessions

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
  • Dates: July 12-15 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person at the Quick
  • Ages: 8-11
  • $180/week

Session Two

  • Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
  • Dates: July 19-22 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person at the Quick
  • Ages: 11 and up
  • $180/week

Acting and Audition Prep

Learn to be prepared for auditions for all types of acting including film, stage and voice acting. Have you ever wanted to be the voice of radio commercials? Have you ever wanted to be a voice actor for cartoons and video games? Have you ever considered going on a Broadway audition? This intensive will help you prepare a monologue for auditions for plays and films, and introduce you to voice acting.

  • Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
  • Dates: July 26-29 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person at the Quick
  • All Ages
  • $180/week

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.

Introduction to Fashion Design: A combination class where you learn the basics of Sewing and Fashion Illustration

Learn a combination of the basics of Sewing and Fashion Illustration to create exciting concepts using basic skills. A fun course that helps you - get it together!.

  • Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
  • Dates: August 2-5 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person at the Quick
  • Ages: 10-14
  • $180/week

Sewing II - Taking it to the next level!

Turn that 2 dimensional dream into 3 dimensional reality! 

Pillow case (day 1)
Bag (day 2)
Top/Dress (day 3)
Shorts/Pants (day 4)

  • Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
  • Dates: August 9-12 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person at the Quick
  • Ages: 10-14
  • $180/week

Fashion Illustration II – Create a collection!

From idea to illustration, learn how to:

Draw garments on a figure (days 1 & 2)
Render an ensemble in different fabrics (days 2 & 3)
Create a collection of 3 looks (day 4).

  • Instructor: Sooo-z Mastropietro
  • Dates: August 16-19 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: In-person at the Quick
  • Ages: 10-14
  • $180/week

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.

Painting Landscapes

Following step-by-step instructions, students will create a landscape with a house. The course will explore the structure of the house, build understanding of proportions, experiment with three-dimensional shading, and discuss the use of color.

  • Instructor: Alina Minkin
  • Dates: July 19-23 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • All Ages
  • Materials Required: Pencils, erasers, canvas, paper, acrylic paints, watercolor/tempera paints
  • $80/week

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 understanding of proportions, experiment with three-dimensional shading, share how to reflect personality in portraits, and discuss the use of color.

  • Instructor: Alina Minkin
  • Dates: August 9 – 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • All Ages
  • Materials Required: Pencils, erasers, canvas, paper, acrylic paints, watercolor/tempera paints
  • $80/week

Instructor: Alina Minkin, High School Art Teacher & Practicing Artist; Holds BFA in Graphic Design and Master’s Degree in Art Education

Rapping, Beat Production and Marketing

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 Beat Maker, 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, sampling sounds to create remixes, 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.

Instructor: Chefren Gray, Elementary school music teacher

Part 1: Learn Beat-Making on the Splice Beat Maker Application

  • Instructor: Chefren Gray, Elementary school music teacher
  • Dates: July 12–15 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • $80 for four-day session

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

  • Instructor: Chefren Gray
  • Dates: July 19 & 20 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • $40 for two-day session

Part 3: Recording Vocals on Splice Beat Maker Application

  • Instructor: Chefren Gray
  • Dates: July 21 & 22 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • $40 for two-day session

Part 4:  The Art of Sampling: Sampling Sounds to Create Remixes

  • Instructor: Chefren Gray
  • Dates: July 26 & 27 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • $40 for two-day session

Mondrian Boogie Woogie

Techniques and tips for fostering success of middle school and high school students in their abilities to design and paint.

In four (4) 90-minute live remote workshops, participants will be introduced to Mondrian and his famous painting "Broadway Boogie Woogie!"

Piet Mondrian was a Dutch artist who loved to paint slowly and dance fast! He loved simple rectangular grids and used bright, primary colors to represent energy in his work. He even named one of his paintings, created in his New York City studio, after a popular dance of the time. Listen to Jazz as we paint and find your own inner modern artist!

  • Instructor: Grace Connell
  • Dates: August 9–12 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Virtual
  • Recommended for middle school and high school students, but younger students welcome.
  • Materials Required: No. 2 pencil; red, yellow, blue and black acrylic paint (less than 4 oz ea.); FLAT brushes, size 10 or 12 (can be synthetic); plastic 12” T-square (preferred) or 12” ruler; 9x12” watercolor paper (heavy/stiff) or canvas board
  • $80/week

Instructor: Grace Connell is a professional artist and art educator. Her job at the MET influenced her passion to infuse art history into every lesson she teaches. She owns and teaches art at TheStudioWestport.

Cancellation Policy Summary*

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.

*Families that need to cancel due to COVID-19 reasons will be able to do so without penalty and receive a full refund.

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 quickboxoffice@fairfield.edu.