ARTventurers: Young Artists

Ages 9-11

Come explore theatre, visual arts, and music in one of the themed sessions of ARTventurers.

Designed specifically for children ages 9-11, participants will rotate daily through the three creative components of theatre, visual arts, and music, as they collaborate on a creative showcase that combines all of their artistic experiences. Outdoor activities complement and balance the arts’ focus to provide a well-rounded, immersive, and fun experience. Participants will gain experience while increasing their understanding and appreciation for the arts through instruction from passionate counselors. The bonus of having the opportunity to work with a choreographer, art director, and music director, brings an invaluable depth of knowledge and years of experience to this program.

In a setting where we believe that art is for everyone, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the arts in a meaningful and age-appropriate way. This year we are proud to offer two sessions of ARTventurers for this age group.

Brooks TV: Become a screenwriter, director, and movie star as you write and produce your own short film! From camera angles to cameos, from b-roll to bloopers, this program will get the ‘on set’ experience as you work as a team to take over the big screen. Participants will share a bit of their process in a showcase on Friday afternoon, and the final films will later be distributed via email. July 19-July 23, 2021.

Fractured Fairytales: No role is too small as you write, act, and produce your own short works of theatre! Experience the journey of a play from idea to performance as you draft scripts, create characters, design sets, and more in this fast-paced class. Participants will share their creations in a showcase for family and friends. August 9-August 13, 2021.

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About the Space

After more than two years of construction, Brooks’ state-of-the-art Center for the Arts opened its doors to students, faculty and staff for use on October 30, 2018. The $28 million facility has transformed the school, bonding the visual, musical, and performing arts together and placing them on display at the center of campus.

The Center for the Arts consists of three structures: one each for performance, music, and visual arts. Connecting all three is a shared indoor “arts street” and outdoor courtyard. The two-level interior street offers gathering and seating areas for small groups, providing space for informal exchange, collaboration, discussion, exhibitions and receptions before and after events. The walls serve as a gallery, highlighting the arts as every member of the Brooks community passes through the building.

Performances, teaching and community gatherings have a spacious, comfortable home in the theater, designed to fit the entire student body with 387 seats. Its stage connects to a scene shop and a 1,200-square-foot Black Box theater, which provides a flexible teaching space and an additional performance venue. A costume shop, changing room and green room are included as well. Sliding barn doors increase visibility and connection in the Arts Street, as well as allow overflow standing room for large events.

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A Typical Day

Players rotate through theatre, music, and visual arts each day. In these time blocks, students collaborate with one another, professional instructors, and counselors. There are outdoor breaks built into the day to allow students to expand their minds and stretch their bodies. Outdoor activities complement and balance the arts’ focus to provide a well-rounded, immersive, and fun experience.

8:30-9:00 Drop-Off
9:00-9:15 Morning Meeting
9:15-10:30 Music
10:30-10:45 Morning Snack
10:45-12:00 Dance
12:00-1:00 Supervised Lunch
1:00-2:30 Acting
2:30-2:45 Afternoon Snack
2:45-4:00 Camp Activity (Tennis, Gymnastics, Arts & Crafts, etc.)
4:00-4:30 Pick-Up

Program Team