Creative Cauldron presents its 18th summer camp schedule, and for the first time, it’s all virtual. No worries about screen exhaustion, his is an engaging and interactive program with all of the same elements that campers have come to know and love at Creative Cauldron! Every day provides an opportunity for campers to work with our seasoned and creative teaching artists in the areas of drama, dance, music and art.
Virtual Camps will be held in the mornings with activities from 9:00 AM – 12 PM each day, and offered in two or three week theme-based sessions. Campers will be grouped by age (let us know if you have a friend enrolling, and we’ll keep you together!) explore science, myth, folklore, music and art based on the theme, and work toward a final recorded zoom performance which will can be shared with family and friends at the end of each three-week session. All camps are hosted by the artists you know and love, like music with Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith, art of all kinds with scenic designed Margie Jervis, and more. All camps are $300/ week, and that cost covers any and all additional Mini Camps.
Need a shorter day? In the afternoons we will be offering Mini Camp sessions lasting 1 hour in length and meeting once a day, each week for 5 days. These are $100/for five weekday sessions.
Scholarships and pay-what-you-will options are available to all who need them. We also offer recordings of previous performances on YouTube, evening art classes for adults, a “Community Cauldron” weekly community open mic night. After the tremendous feedback from our partnership with the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, we look forward to expanding Food For the Soul and our social justice commitment to stand against racism and sexism in theater, and in our society.
Musical Theater Session One
June 15 – 26
From Broadway smash hit’s like Hamilton or Disney classics like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King or Frozen, musical theater has never been more popular. Working with experienced professionals, campers will learn choreography, vocal selections and scenes from Broadway musicals, plus Creative Cauldron’s own original musicals. Campers will also have instruction in scenic, costume and lighting design form our awardwinning resident designer.
“Magical, Mythical Creatures”
June 29 – July 17. Three weeks
Unicorns, dragons, fairies oh my! Wherever your imagination can take you magical, mythical creatures abound. Creative Cauldron returns to one of our most popular Arts Adventure Camp themes as we explore the stories and art of imaginary creatures from ancient legends all over the world. Guided by our professional teaching artists, campers will create a fantastical final zoom recorded production to share with family and friends.
“Tales from Mother Earth”
July 20 – August 7
Revered as a deity or goddess, Mother Earth has many names and faces. Call her Gaia, Pachamama, Houto, or Spider Grandmother, she appears in the creation stories and mythology of many different cultural traditions. Through ancient stories our modern day campers will learn how different peoples around the world live in harmony with nature, and honor Mother Earth’s lessons. Our final zoom production will be a celebration of all that our beautiful blue planet provides for us.
Musical Theater Camp Final Session (see above)
August 10 – 21
(Updated every week!)
Broadway in a Box with Margie Jervis
In this class that blends real skill with imaginative drawing and paper craft, create your own tiny theater, scenery and costumed cast of characters. By the end of the week, you can produce your own tiny show, for your kitchen table, YouTube channel–whatever!
Zoom TV with Matt Conner
Report on the weather, interview your siblings, your stuffed animals, or yourself! It’s the art of television with a blend of acting, outdoor missions, improv, and more. Join Matt Conner for acting games perfected for the Zoom medium.
Cartooning and Comics
with Kerry Hull
Whether you’re a Marvel fan, an art lover, both, or just starting out, this is the class for you! You’ll learn the essentials of comic drawing and character development, and create your own comic adventure.
Learning Theater Studio Little Tykes
Put your budding actor (age 4-5) behind the zoom camera for some fun, and interactive acting games, reenactment of favorite fairy tales, and original stories. This 45 minute session is sure to engage even the littlest of thespians.
Get out those playful puppets (or make your own sock puppets) and we’ll gather together for our very own original zoom puppet show.
Mondays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Teaching Artist Laura Connors Hull
Radio drama is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance that depends on dialogue, music and sound effects to help the listener imagine the characters and story. Together we’ll choose and rehearse one of the many classic radio drama scripts, and record it. Be prepared to play multiple roles!
Seeds of Design, Part 2
Thursdays, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Teaching Artist Margie Jervis
Through guided experimentation and basic drawing, led by Margie Jervis, Cauldron’s set and costume designer, discover the building blocks of nature’s pattern design. This hands on, no-art-experience-required class, is a fun and relaxing way to immerse yourself in beautiful nature-inspired design
About Creative Cauldron
Creative Cauldron is an award-winning non-profit theater and educational arts organization whose innovative programs in the performing and visual arts embody collaboration, experimentation and community engagement. Creative Cauldron was founded by Producing Director Laura Connors Hull in 2002. In June of 2009, Creative Cauldron acquired a permanent home in ArtSpace Falls Church, a 3,000 square foot flexible arts space that provides a venue for year-round classes, live performances of theater, music and dance and visual art exhibits. Programs are presented in part through grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFairfax, the City of Falls Church and the Little City CATCH Foundation. Generous corporate and individual sponsors also support creative Cauldron’s programs.
410 South Maple Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22042