summer camp 2013

Every child is an artist

2013 Grove City Art and Theater Camp

Our Second Year, and Better Than Ever!

Two Full Weeks of Camp

Twelve Area Artists Will Share Their Knowledge and Passion

Our 2013 Art and Theatre Camp is the last two weeks in June. Each session is half-day and runs for one week. Each day, we will provide snacks for each student. For kids participating in both morning and afternoon classes, please bring a sack lunch.

At the end of each week of camp, there is a short reception for friends and family at which the kids display their work and perform their theatre and dance pieces. It’s really a wonderful time and not to be missed!

Week One: June 17-21

Morning Session: 9:00am- 12:00noon

A Kids’ Introduction to Drawing, Collage, and Painting (2nd-5th grade) Instructor: Vicki Stanton

Mountain Laurel by Vicki Stanton
Mountain Laurel by Vicki Stanton

Little Kids Theatre: Theatre games, dance, movement, and preparing a small play for the final show! (ages 4-2nd grade) Instructor: Felicia Cooper

Kids Theatre: theatre games, mime techniques, and a performance of a class play at the final show! (3rd -6th grade) Instructor: Angie Settlemire


Art by Numbers: Drawing, Sculpture, and Design for Future Artists, Architects, and Engineers—students will learn about the mathematical foundations of art—such as the Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Numbers, and Fractals—as they create works of art from sketch, to origami, to sculpture. (7th-12th grade) Instructor: Sarah Hempel Irani


Week One: June 17-21

Afternoon Session: 12:30pm- 4:00pm

How to Become a Famous Writer: Creative Writing (6th-12th grade) Instructor: Faith Thompson

Teen Theatre I: Solo Performance—prepare and perform your own one-man or one-woman show! (7th-12th grade) Instructor: Marianne DiQuattro

"As You Like It"“As You Like It”

Week Two: June 24-28

Morning Session: 9:00am- 12:00noon

Nature and Art: an exploration of the outside world as artists (ages 4-3rd grade) Instructor: Elizabeth Messer


A Little Hip-Hop: A high-energy dance and movement course for little kids combined with stories and games (ages 5-3rd grade) Instructor: Laura Hoke

Kids Theatre: A dynamic week of theatre games and technique led by television and stage actor, Paul Reynolds. The kids will prepare a play for performance at the final show! (3rd-6th grade)

The Human Figure in Clay: An introduction to sculpture that will feature a live model (a clothed dancer) with award-winning area artist, Sarah Hempel Irani (7th- 12th grade)


Week Two: June 24-28

Afternoon Session: 12:30pm- 4:00pm

Watercolor Painting: an introduction to the techniques of watercolor painting. Students will create their own works to take home (2nd-8th grade) Instructor: Christy Yates


Teen Theatre II: Masks and Mayhem: a week of learning the art of acting with masks. Students will perform a one-act piece at the final show (7th-12th grade) Instructor: Marianne DiQuattro

The Nitty-Gritty

Each session costs $100 plus materials, if applicable, depending on the class. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. We are asking generous members of our community to sponsor a child for camp this year.

Please submit registration forms and payment at b’gifted or mail forms and payment to Grove City Arts Council 216 S. Broad St. Grove City, PA 16127. Forms can also be completed at the registration fair on May 30th at Beans on Broad, 141 S. Broad Street from 3-6 p.m. We will also be registering students at Strawberry Days, June 8th. The student’s spot is only reserved upon receipt of payment. Please send any questions to our director, Marianne DiQuattro at

Registration Forms:

2013 Week One Art and Theatre Camp Student Registration

2013 Week Two Art and Theatre Camp Student Registration

2013 Grove City Art and Theatre Camp Scholarship Application

Can you sponsor a child’s tuition?

Last year, in a camp of 34 children, we were able to provide 3 full scholarships and 2 partial scholarships, thanks to the donations of our generous community. To make a donation, please write “camp scholarship” in the memo line of your check, or on the envelope containing the donation. Donations can be dropped off at b’gifted on S. Broad Street, or mailed to 216 S Broad St.  Grove City, PA 16127. A donation of $100 pays a child’s tuition for a full week of camp.  (Print a formatted envelope.)

*Each of our teachers has completed full Pennsylvania criminal and child abuse clearance and an FBI background check. They are experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable individuals excited to share their art with area children.