2018 Spring Break Art Camps

As part of our mission to create a more dynamic and engaging community through the arts, ACANSA is proud to present the 2018 Spring Break Art Camps. By fostering creativity in our children we make our community a stronger and more vibrant place to live.

Learn More & Signup for Camps Here

Ballet

Ages:

Beginner/Intermediate (ages 9 and up) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Advanced Dancers (ages13 and up) from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Description: Ballet Arkansas, the foremost professional ballet company in the state of Arkansas, invites you into our studios for a fun-filled week of dance classes and behind the scenes workshops. Dancers of all ages and abilities can explore ballet, jazz, contemporary, conditioning, costuming, stage make-up, choreography, and much more with the professional dancers and staff of Ballet Arkansas. Housed at our 520 Main Street Studios in the heart of the Creative Corridor, this Spring Break Dance Workshop is the perfect combination of fun and fitness.

Location: Ballet Arkansas, 520 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Date/Times:

Tuesday 3/20 and Thursday 3/22 Studio Opens at 9:30
B/I Ballet 10:00 – 11:00
Stretch and Conditioning 11:00 – 12:00
Lunch – 12:00 – 12:30
Craft of Choreography – 12:30 – 2:00
Advanced Ballet/Variations – 2:00 – 3:30

Shadow Program (Ballet)

Ages: Ages 16 and up

Description: Amateur and Professional Photographers are invited into the Ballet Arkansas studios to shoot talented dancers of Ballet Arkansas while in their element. Up close and personal, photographers will be able to explore still and action photography mediums as BA dancers rehearse for their upcoming performances of “Ballet Arkansas in Concert”. Discussion and critiques highlighting elements of importance in “Dance Photography” will be given by BA Artistic Staff members.

Location: Ballet Arkansas, 520 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Date/Times:

Monday 3/19 & Wednesday 3/21
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

History of Hip Hop

Ages: Teens

Description: The Hip-Hop Workshop, taught by Epiphany “Piph” Morrow, will dissect the culture of Hip-Hop to provide takeaways to help the students in their school, work, artistic, or other endeavors. Emphasis will be placed on the values of discipline, creativity, and communication utilizing interactive exercises to convey each. A history of Hip-Hop will be given as well to provide the foundation necessary to understand the importance of the culture as well as behind-the-scenes aspects of the business.  During this time students will also form a song of their own. Piph will assist them through the process which includes, but is not limited to, writing, delivery, and beat selection. ”

Location: Hillary Clinton Children’s Library 4800 W 10th St, Little Rock, AR 72204

Date/Times:

Tuesday 3/20 through Thursday 3/22

Morning Session – 9am until noon

Afternoon Session – 1pm until 4pm

Screen Print & Digital Design

Ages: Ages 10-12

Description: This is a super fun workshop that will take you through the screen printing process from start to finish! Students will learn how t-shirts are designed and printed, and create their own wearable masterpieces to take home.  Day campers will learn how graphics are designed and altered in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. They will also get a peak inside our “dark room” where we prepare screens for screen printing. Campers will print on t-shirts, posters, and bags using already prepared creative designs made right here at the Innovation Hub. We will add some splashes of color with fabric paints to give each piece a personalized touch.

Location: Innovation Hub 201 East Broadway, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

Date/Times:

Tuesday 3/20 through Thursday 3/22 1 pm – 5 pm

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Spoken Word/Poetry

Ages: Teens

Slam Rules (Wednesday): Welcome to the world of Slam Poetry! The elements of judging, performance, content, and style will be explored in this workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to witness the role of each person associated with a slam style poetry battle and receive guidelines that are used in the format of world renowned competitions.

Group Pieces (Thursday): Pop into the performing realm of group pieces. Participants will learn about stage presence when interacting with additional poets, choreography that accompanies a piece, relationships, and building trust within the framework of the group piece.

Indie Poems (Friday): You and the microphone, a light, and the audience. The ambience of the word play against the ears of eager lovers of poetry sets the tone for “Indies”. An indie is an individual poet performing. This workshop will dissect the skills needed to shine as the true “indie” that you are, focusing on vocal quality and tone, physical gestures, confidence, and content.

Location: Thea Foundation 401 N Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Date/Times: 10am to 12 noon – Wednesday 3/21, Thursday 3/22, Friday 3/23

African Rhythms Dance

Ages: Ages 8 and up

Description: Students will learn the origin and evolution of African dance. In addition to the traditional dance form students will be able to analyze and compare African dance to modern dance forms such as jazz, hip hop and contemporary. Students will also learn the counts and rhythms of African dance through exploratory movement and music.

Location: Hillary Clinton Children’s Library 4800 W 10th St, Little Rock, AR 72204

Date/Times: Tuesday 3/20 through Thursday 3/22 10 am – 11 am

Young Men's Dance (Luigi Jazz Technique)

Ages: Ages 8 and up

Description: This is a class is designed for the athletic male dancer. Students will learn traditional jazz dance. The basic fundamentals of Luigi Jazz Technique will be taught such as body placement, turn-out, muscle awareness and conditioning. The majority of the class will focus on technique and conditioning that supports the male body and the usage of the body in athletic activities. Proper body placement and muscle memory needed for top performance on the field and the court will be emphasized.

Location: Hillary Clinton Children’s Library 4800 W 10th St, Little Rock, AR 72204

Date/Times: Tuesday 3/20 through Thursday 3/22 10 am – 11 am

Introduction to Theatre

Ages: Ages 10-12

Description: This class is designed to increase student’s understanding of Theatre from page to camera. Students will learn common Theatre vocabulary and practices. Topics covered will be; What is Theatre and where did it come from, creating a character, stage direction and blocking, voice and speech, and audition technique.

Location: Laman Argenta Branch, 420 Main Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

Date/Times: Monday 10- noon, Tuesday 11-noon, Wednesday 10-noon, Thursday 11-noon, Friday 10-noon

Introduction to Film

Ages: Ages 13 and up

Description: This class is designed to increase student’s understanding of film from page to camera. Students will learn common film vocabulary and practices. Students will learn particularly how to audition for film and actually do on camera work.

Location: Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Date/Times: Monday 1pm-3pm, Tuesday 10-11, Wednesday 1pm-3pm, Thursday 10-11, Friday 1pm-3pm

In Our Own Voices

Ages: Middle School

Description: In Our Own Voices (“Voices”) is a multi-day creative expression workshop for middle-school youth that fosters inclusion while helping the student find their voice and improving their creativity, communication skills and self-esteem. Led by Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA), Voices is a unique adventure centered around diverse and common cultural issues facing today’s youth such as racism, sexism and classism. Voices is not about learning to write or draw; it’s about connecting to others through creative expression. And the primary responsibility of the JCA facilitator is not to be a teacher indicating “right” or “wrong” outcomes; it is to be a guide that creates a sense of fun and fosters trust and respect so the students can feel courageous and unbound in their creative journey.

Location: Fletcher Library, 823 N Buchanan St, Little Rock, AR 72205

Date/Times: Tuesday 3/20 through Thursday 3/22, 9 am to 12 pm

Theater Makeup

Ages: Teens

Description: Learn the basics of theatre makeup. From beauty to bruises and monstrous faces! The skill of looking the part is what stage makeup is all about. Join us and learn the basics of application and technique.

Location: Central Arkansas Library Main Branch, 100 Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Date/Times: Tuesday 3/20 through Thursday 3/22 – 9am to noon

Improv

Ages: Teens

Description: Improvisation is a fast-paced sword play of the mind. Learn to act and react to the audience and your fellow actors. Improvisation is comic and dramatic and one of the best tools any actor can have in their toolbox! Join us for this fabulous dive into the basics of improvisation.

Location: Central Arkansas Library Main Branch, 100 Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Date/Times: Tuesday 3/20 through Thursday 3/22 – 1pm – 4pm

Arts & Crafts

Ages: All ages

Description: Learn arts & crafts.

Location: Laman Library Main Branch, 2801 Orange St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Date/Times: 

Monday – Collage workshop
Tuesday – Rock Painting
Wednesday – Painted Pig
Thursday – Jewelry
Friday – Paper Art

Basket Making

Ages: All ages

Description: Come learn a fibers basket technique of basketry used by Native Americans across North America. Basket of different regions have various styles of construction. Also learn a style of basket making by using magazines and with interlocking weaving techniques. Learn new techniques and take home a useful art.

Location: Laman Library Main Branch, 2801 Orange St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Date/Times: TBA