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Summer Camp Intensives At the Quick
Summer 2022

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!

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 18-21 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 8-11
  • $180/week

Session Two

  • Instructor: Lucia Palmieri
  • Dates: July 25-28 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • 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: August 8-11 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • 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 1-4 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • 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 8-11 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • 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 15-18 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.

Introduction to Phone Photography and Storytelling

Students will use their phones to create still images that tell stories and convey concepts. We will begin our course by looking at examples of photography and exploring photographic styles. Students will learn the basics of framing photos, considering new perspectives, and creating a narrative with everyday objects. They will lightly edit photos, giving them an opportunity to consider color, light, and contrast as means for clarifying ideas. We will photograph still lives that students can play with and compose to their taste. Class size permitting, we will also explore campus to look for exciting everyday moments. At the end of the course, students will have completed individual photographs and a short series. 

  • Instructor: Emily Teall
  • Dates: August 8-11 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 9-14
  • $180/week
  • Required Materials: Phone with camera

Instructor: Emily Teall (BFA '16, MA '18) is a Connecticut-based multimedia artist with particular interests in sculpture and installation art. Teall's artistic career began with an early-childhood interest in and curiosity about nature. Teall has exhibited in a number of group shows in and near her hometown of Riverside, CT; at Cornell University, where she completed her BFA; at Columbia University; in NYC, NY; and in Hudson, NY. Teall taught in a number of courses for all age groups at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT and at the Tsogyelgar Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Step Right Up! An Introduction to Circus Skills

This intensive has a little bit of everything, for every-body. Are you an athlete? Come try the balance board or stilts! Problem-solving and puzzles more your thing? Juggling and plate spinning will blow your mind! Maybe you’re a daredevil? Test your courage on the tightwire! A little bit of each and more? You’ll find it here! This physical theater class is based on international circus skills and one rule: if you believe you can do it, you will. At the end of the session participants will host a skill-share workshop for friends and family. No experience necessary.

  • Instructor: Cynthia Rauschert
  • Dates: August 8-11 | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • $180/week

Instructor: Cynthia Rauschert
Cynthia Rauschert founded Circus Moves in 2007 after a short tour with Cirque du Soleil. Cynthia has a broad range of education and training in Circus arts, education, and human development, and holds a Master of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and created and teaches an undergrad course titled “Circus Works” at Southern CT State University. Cynthia has brought her coaching and performing skills to nineteen states, five countries, three continents, and one great big ship. For more information about Cynthia and Circus Moves, please visit www.circusmoves.com.

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.

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.