Dates: July 9-27, 2018
Venue: Lexington Presbyterian Church
From the Director:
I am thrilled to direct Summer FAIR this year and share my belief that the arts are fundamental to how we experience our lives. I have lived in several cities across the US, and in each, I have seen the ways that people continue to need art to process their lives and communicate their understandings of this world.
The overarching theme of Summer FAIR 2018 is Arts in the 21st Century. We are exploring the ways that art and craft forms intersect with our daily lives. Whether your child wants to move towards a profession as an artist, hone a loved hobby or try something new, we have a broad range of offerings that explore how the arts are knit together in the 21st century.
I am excited to introduce the staff of Summer FAIR 2018. Please click on their names below to check out their profiles and learn more about them.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions and please come to the final showcase to see the products and ongoing processes of our learning!
Young Artists Camp
Our Young Artists Camp is designed for rising 1st – 4th graders. Students rotate through a series of four courses in movement, art, music and drama daily. Young Artists Camp runs from 8:25am-12:15pm Monday through Friday of each week. Students can enroll in 1, 2 or 3 weeks of courses (weeks do not need to be consecutive). To view instructor profiles, click on the instructor’s name below. The Young Artists Camp instructors for 2018 are:
- Music – Katie Peeler
- Art – Mary Beth Baker
- Drama – Hannah Palmatary & Taylor Gulotta
- Movement – Analise LaRiviere
Our Artists Camp is designed for rising 5th-12th graders. Students select courses of interest for each of four class periods. Artists Camp runs from 8:25am-12:15pm Monday through Friday of each week. Students can enroll in 1, 2, or 3 weeks of courses (weeks do not need to be consecutive). The 2018 Artists Camp courses and instructors are:
Class Period 1:
- Shakespeare Plays – Taylor Gulotta
- Play-Writing – Hannah Palmatary
- Modern Dance – Emma Altenburg
- Drawing (Weeks 2 & 3 ONLY) – Emma Shapiro
Class Period 2:
- iPhone Art – Taylor Gulotta
- Un “masking” the Fable – Hannah Palmatary
- Jazz Dance – Emma Altenburg
- I Want to be an Artist! (Week 2 & 3 ONLY) – Emma Shapiro
Class Period 3:
- Introduction to Photography – Molly Smith
- Acting – Taylor Gulotta
- Singing With Friends – Hannah Palmatary
- Musical Theatre – Emma Altenburg
Class Period 4:
- Design through Collage Making – Molly Smith
- Acing the Audition – Hannah Palmatary & Taylor Gulotta
- Choreography – Emma Altenburg
- Stitching: Embellish, Adapt, Repurpose (Week 1 ONLY) – Accacia Mullen
Students who are rising 5th-12th graders also have the opportunity to participate in a full length musical production. This year’s production will be The Little Mermaid Jr. Theater Production rehearsals will run from 1pm to 4pm Monday through Friday for the full 3 weeks of camp. All participants in the production must be enrolled in all 3 weeks of camp.
Auditions will be held on July 7th-8th with both a morning block from 9am-11am on Saturday and an afternoon block from 1pm-3pm both days.
Theatre Production Auditions Form– Please download the Theater Production Audition Form and bring the completed form to your audition.
Performances will be held at 7pm on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Registration for Summer FAIR 2018 is now open.
Please click the button below to begin the registration process:
A non-refundable deposit of 1/2 of the total tuition is due at the time of registration. The remainder is due by June 30, 2018. All registrations after June 30, 2018 will require payment in full at the time of registration. Payments may be made electronically via PayPal Account or Credit Card or may be mailed directly to the FAIR office.
Discounts are given for families with multiple participants and for students who attend both the Artists Camp and Theater Production.
Financial assistance is available. Participants requesting financial assistance should submit a completed Summer FAIR Scholarship application by June 30, 2018. Please contact the FAIR office for more information. The scholarship application can be downloaded here:
To make a tuition payment or to view the 2018 tuition rates, please click the button below:
Medical/Insurance Information Form
All students participating in Summer FAIR are required to have a current Medical/Insurance Information Form on file. You can download and bring the completed form with you on your first day of camp. If you do not bring a completed form to camp, you will be required to complete one before you can begin participating in camp activities. Download the form here:
Bailey Anderson, Summer FAIR Director
Fine Arts In Rockbridge
PO Box 988
Lexington, VA 24450
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