NAC FAQ

What do the students study at New Arts Camp?

The students will take 4 classes during the course of each day.

Students will study Sculpture, or more specifically, Installation Art. Students will work with a variety of materials to create 3-dimentional sculptural artworks. This may include installation artworks, kinetic sculpture, funkiture, or other sculpture that connects with video, performance or new music. Instllation arts they will learn about include Yayoi Kusama,  Arne Quinze, and Jan van Munster.

They will study Video Art, which they will learn to shoot video on a camcorder, then edit. They will also learn about presenting their video in artistic way, such as video projection and monitors. Examples of video artists they will learn about are Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, and Bill Viola, as well as many others.

In Performance Art, students will be given the opportunity to learn how their bodies, words and movements can be used as elements of artwork. Emphasis will be on taking personal expressions to a poetic level. Examples of performance artists they will learn about are Merce Cunningham, Laurie Anderson, and many others.

They will study New Music, in which students will experiment with the creation of new compositions utilizing a variety of instruments, which the students create and play. Hand drumming techniques and different ways of composing are only a couple of the experiments that will take place. Students will leanr about New Music artstists such as John Cage and Harry Partch, as well as many others.

 

When is the Camp?

The camp will be held each weekday (July 17-28, 2017) from 8:30am-4:30pm

 

What ages are accpeted?

Students going into the 6th-12th grades for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

What do the students do for Lunch?

Students will bring a sack lunch. We have a refrigerator and a microwave available for use.
 

What is the daily Schedule?

(Tennative)
8:30a-9a SCULPTURE | NEW MUSIC
9a-10:30a NEW MUSIC | SCULPTURE
10:30a-12p NEW ARTS TALK
12p-12:30p LUNCH
12:30p-1:30p GUEST ARTISTS/OPEN STUDIO
1:30p-3p VIDEO | PERFORMANCE
3p-4:30p PERFORMANCE | VIDEO

 

What do I do when I pick up my student?

When the students are picked up at 4:30pm, the guardian is asked to sign them out before they leave.

 

What if my student has to be absent?

Attendence if vital to the progression of each student during New Arts Camp. It is not recommended that a student miss more than one day. If a student must be absent, Living Arts should be called at 918-585-1234.

 

When are the Final Presentations?

July 28th, tentatively starting at 2 or 3pm (depending on the number of students). The students are asked to invite family and friends to view their final presentations. Each student will work during these 2 week toward their own presentation (approx 5 min in length), consisting of artwork created by them (music, video, sculpture and performance) in a designated space within the Living Arts building. Each presentation will be filmed (unless otherwise requested) and will be available for download or pickup in about 2 weeks after the camp is over.

 

Do you have any more questions? If so, please call us at 918-585-1234 or email the New Arts Camp coordinator, Calvin Frank, at calvin@livingarts.org.