Summer

Arts • Theater • Music

Art Studio Lab

302. Art Studio Lab
Rising 7th-12th graders

Four days of concentrated experimentation with the tools and materials of sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and painting. This course will be fast paced, intense, and FUN. You will have the chance to get creative, not only in the art studio environment, but also on the beautiful landscape around the Prep campus. All levels are welcome!
 
Mr. Nicholas Mancini '05 and graduate of the College of the Museum of Fine Arts

Dates: July 5 - 8, Tuesday through Friday
Times: 9 am - 12 noon
Location: Ryken Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor Art Room
Tuition: $200

Art Portfolio Preparation

303. Art Portfolio Preparation
Rising 11th and 12th graders

This course is for students who are planning to submit an art portfolio to colleges in anticipation of majoring in art, as well as students who have had an interest in art and would like to submit a portfolio with their college applications as a unique example of an outside interest.  There are great ways to develop a body of your work to present as an addendum to your high school résumé.  Intended art majors/minors need specific material in their portfolios and individual schools have different requirements.  We will review whatever you have and work individually to develop and fine tune your portfolio so that it stands out and sparkles next to the thousands that admissions counselors see.  Students are requested to bring completed art or works in progress to the first class.
 
Mr. Nicholas Mancini '05 and graduate of the College of the Museum of Fine Arts

Dates: July 5 - 8, Tuesday through Friday
Times: 9 am - 12 noon
Location: Ryken Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor Art Room
Tuition: $200

Summer Theater at St. John's Prep

309. Summer Theater at St. John's Prep

Ms. Alicia Greenwood, Fine Arts faculty and Artistic Director of St. John's Prep Theater Arts, in partnership with the Summer Institute, will present two productions this summer.

  • Shows and Directors: Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Ashley Croce (SJP Theater alumnus '11) and Middletown, directed by Brit Christopher (SJP MS Theater)
  • To audition, you must first email Ms. Greenwood.
  • Rehearsals:  Mon-Thur 7 to 10 pm, beginning June 13. Located in the Black Box (Ryken Center for the Arts) and Kaneb Theater.
  • Performances: Show A: July 29-31     Show B: Aug 5-7
  • Tuition: $75 must be paid by the first day of rehearsals. Please register online.

Cuts and Bruises: A Drama Camp

311. Cuts and Bruises: A Drama Camp

Rising 6th-9th graders 

Beware! This summer theater class is a little gorey.  Students will learn the  basics of theatrical special effects makeup then create characters and scenes to showcase their new technical skills!  

In this makeup and writing workshop students will learn various makeup skills including how to create bruises, cuts, scrapes, scars, burns and zombie makeup.  Students will also be writing scenes with characters/scenarios that call for stage makeup.  Students who enjoy performing should also take part two “Performing Cuts and Bruises” the following week.

Please note: Students with sensitive skin or latex allergies may be unable to participate in makeup portion.

 Ms. Brit Christopher, St. John’s Prep Fine Arts Department Faculty

Dates: July 11 – July 15,  Monday - Friday
Time: 9 am to noon
Location: Ryken Center for the Arts – Black Box Theater                                                               
Tuition: $200

Performing Cuts and Bruises

312. Performing Cuts and Bruises

Rising 6th-9th graders 

This class is an extension of Cuts and Bruises and may also be taken as a stand alone class. This week is all about performing.  Students will have fun while developing scenes written in Cuts and Bruises.  They will cast and rehearse scenes, eventually adding the makeup to their characters in rehearsal.  This course will end with a perfomance by the students.

Please note: Students with sensitive skin or latex allergies may be unable to participate in makeup portion.

Performance will be held in the Black Box Theater immediately following the last class.

Ms. Brit Christopher, St. John’s Prep Fine Arts Department Faculty

Dates: July 18 – July 22,  Monday - Friday
Time: 9 am to noon
Location: Ryken Center for the Arts – Black Box Theater                                                               
Tuition: $200

An Introduction to A Cappella Singing

305. Introduction to A Cappella Singing
Rising 6th-12th graders

Come and be a part of an increasingly popular activity at high school and college campuses all around the country! We’ll cover the basics of learning and arranging an a cappella song, as well as fine tuning our vocal technique. Songs we learn will be chosen by the group. You don’t need to be a rock star, you don’t need ANY singing experience, and you don’t even need to read music, but you DO need to be able to sing on key. Open to boys and girls in grades 6 through 12.

Mr. Jay Pawlyk '91, St. John’s Prep English Faculty and a member of the Prep's faculty/student a cappella group, SwingTown!

Dates: July 5 - 8, Tuesday through Friday
Times: 1 pm - 4 pm
Location: Brother Keefe, C.F.X. Academic Center, Room K322     
Tuition: $150

Chamber Strings Experience

313. Chamber Strings Experience

Rising 6th-8th graders 

In this week-long camp, students will have the opportunity to play a diverse selection of repertoire with other string students of a similar playing level and age. Students should have at least one year of playing experience and read the notes of all four strings. Emphasis will be on performing without a conductor and working collaboratively to create meaningful and expressive ensemble performances. Instruments accepted: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass. Space is limited to 15 students.

Instructor: Ms. Diane Cline, St. John’s Prep Music Department Faculty

Dates: July 11 – July 15, Monday - Friday, Final concert on July 15 at 2:30 pm

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm

Location: Brother Benjamin Hall  Room 123                                                           

Tuition: $200 

Rock Band Experience

314. Rock Band Experience
Rising 6th-12th graders

In this week-long camp, students will learn classic songs from artists like Led Zepplin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Greenday and more. Emphasis will be on playing and working as a group to make artistic decisions and execute strong performances. Students should have at least a year of playing experience. Instruments accepted: Guitar,Bass,Drumset,Keyboard,Vocals and Solo wind/brass/string instruments. Space is limited to 15 students.

Ms. Diane Cline, St. John’s Prep Music Department Faculty

Dates: July 11 – July 15, Monday - Friday
Time: 9 am to noon, Final concert on July 15 at 11 am
Location: Brother Benjamin Hall  Room 123                                                            
Tuition: $200

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