We’ll take a look at a variety of puppets from around the world and will investigate different types of joinery, armatures and supports, and manipulation. We’ll then try our hand at a ceramic marionettes and giant papier mache’ street puppets! CAVA students, incoming levels 2-4, may use week 1 as open studio for ceramic, papier mache’ and wire sculpture, or drawing and painting.
Leave this week with your own acrylic painting on canvas to hang in your home! We will stretch our own canvas on pre-fabricated stretcher bars and discuss different art movements. Come with an image you’d like to paint, or create a reproduction of a favorite painting by Van Gogh, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, or your own favorite artist. If you prefer, bring a photo of a family member or friend, or do a self-portrait! Supplies and instruction on materials, basic technique and color theory will be provided.
CAVA students, incoming levels 2-4, may use week 1 as open studio for drawing and painting.
Lusher Summer Stock Theater | with Mr. Patrick McCrea (May 29th-June 16th)Student actors will be introduced to the crazy but wildly fun world of pre-professional summer stock theater. Imagine this - you and your stock company have one week to pull together an hour-long show so that it’s ready for performance on Friday night! The next Monday, the fun starts all over again with an entirely different show. Students will audition the week of May 29th and begin learning their lines before rehearsals for the first show begin the next week, the second show the week after. Summer Stock Theater is a great way to put your talents to the test and prepare for the professional world of theater where anything can happen but the show must go on.
Performance Track Week 1: SHOW#1 | TBA (Auditions 5/29 & 5/30, Rehearsals 6/5-6/9, Performances 6/9 & 6/10) Performance Track Week 2: SHOW#2 | Directed by Mr. Patrick McCrea (Auditions 5/31 & 6/1, Rehearsals 6/12-6/16, Performances 6/16 & 6/17) Stagecraft Track: Week 1 (6/5-6/10) and/or (you can sign up for one or both!) Week 2 (6/12-6/16)
The week of the dance program will be composed of a combination of ballet and contemporary classes as well as a brief introduction to dance history and choreographic technique. Throughout the week, we will work together and create a piece that will be performed at the end of the week for friends and family.
This one-week creative writing camp will explore cities. We will read work by writers associated with, or writing from, major urban areas (both in the U.S. and abroad) and see how New Orleans fits or defies the categorization of a “literary city.” A large part of this week will be moving around the city ourselves and generating creative work that celebrates and exposes the specificities of New Orleans. Writing work will focus on developing short form pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-nonfiction.
No writing experience required, but an interest in learning to walk and look at the same time is desirable.
Led by Lusher Creative Writing chair Brad Richard, this class will explore fundamentals of good writing--description, imagery, form--using poetry and visual art. We'll study poems about works of art, visit at least one museum to practice our observational skills and discover things we want to write about, and develop our notes into full poems. If you love visual art, writing, and interdisciplinary work, and this could be the class for you!
No previous writing experience necessary.
Registration consists of a completed form and a deposit of 1/2 session fee.All remaining fees due before the first day of camp.
Once you have submitted this form online, you will receive an email receipt. Please, PRINT the receipt and submit it with your check. PLEASE write your child's first and last name as well as their grade level on the check.Make checks payable to Lusher Charter School.
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