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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: June 25 - 28, Mon.,Tues.,Thur.
Times: 9 am - 12 noon
Location: Ryken Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor Art Room
Tuition: $150

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: June 25 - 28, Mon.,Tues.,and Thurs.
Times: 9 am - 12 noon
Location: Ryken Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor Art Room
Tuition: $150

Summer Theater at St. John's Prep

304. 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 three productions this summer. Rehearsal process is "workshop style" and focuses on acting development.

  • To audition, you must first email Ms. Greenwood.
  • We  produce two, potentially three PLAYS depending on student interest.  
  • Performance weekends: July 27,28,29 and Aug 3,4,5 and (Potential third weekend) Aug 10,11 and 12. Each show will perform one weekend.
  • Directors: TBA
  • Productions TBA. Past shows include: The Sparrow, Middletown, Much Ado About Nothing, Holy Ghosts, Talk Radio, The 39 Steps, Herakles, and original student devised work.
  • Rehearsal and performance schedules will be announced after auditions.
  • Performances will be in the black box theater.
  • Audition dates: The week of May 21st.
  • Rehearsals take place three days a week 7-10 pm in Kaneb Auditorium and black box theater. Rehearsals begin the week of June 11th. Set rehearsal schedules are released after auditions.
  • This program is open to local young women and SJP students in grades 9-12 including incoming freshmen.
  • Tuition: $100 must be paid by the first day of rehearsals. Please register online.
  • Space is limited. Please sign up TODAY!

Theatre Audition Workshop

305. Theatre Audition Workshop
Rising 9th graders through recent graduates

Learn how to audition! Students will learn theater audition skills, practicing a variety of repertoire. Students will select from contemporary monologues and style pieces, and learn how to impress at a nontraditional audition. This workshop would be tailored to the participants, preparing each other for their next step in auditioning. Young women welcome to attend.

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

Dates: July 16 - 20, Monday through Friday
Times:  9 am - 4 pm
Location: Ryken Center for the Arts – Black Box Theater 
Tuition: $350

Writers Workshop

306. Writers Workshop
Rising 6th-8th graders 

Write your own play! This workshop will focus on developing the theatrical writing of students. Students will write and workshop their own short plays, also serving as actors and directors for one another. This will end in a performance of student work, 12pm Friday.

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

Dates: June 25 - 29,  Monday - Friday
Time: 9 am to noon
Location: Ryken Center for the Arts – Black Box Theater                                                               
Tuition: $200

School Musical Workshop

307. School Musical Workshop
Rising 6th-8th graders 

Students will learn several musical numbers from a handful of musicals. Students will spend the week in music and choreography rehearsals to put on a musical review showcase Friday at 12pm.

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

Dates: Aug 13-17,  Monday - Friday
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Ryken Center for the Arts – Black Box Theater                                                               
Tuition: $200


308. Philanthrocamp

There is no better time to use one's time, talent and treasure for the common good! Philanthrocamp will provide students a hands-on, authentic opportunity to engage in a philanthropy project. This experience encourages students to tap into their innate kindness and generosity while developing problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration and leadership skills. Students will create a personal or team philanthropic campaign to support a non-profit organization. Through research and self-reflection, students will identify their passions, interests and talents, research an issue, gather resources, propose solutions and prepare an action plan to engage in service and contribution that will positively impact the world. Students will be empowered to recognize that not only can they make a difference, but it is a responsibility to connect to and care about their communities. After one week of camp, students will be well on their way to implementing a philanthropic project, and they will be encouraged to continue to touch base with facilitators for support and guidance. The workshop will be conducted in the Computer Lab in the A.E. Studzinski Library which provides access to the computers needed to launch the projects. Parents are invited from 2-3 pm on the last day for the showcase of the projects.

Instructor: Ms. Susan Downes Bavaro, St. John’s Prep Social Studies Faculty, Patrice Baker, Manager of School Programs & Development, Lucy's Love Bus

Dates: July 9-12 Mon-Thurs 
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Brother Benjamin Hall and the A.E. Studzinski Library
Tuition: $200

Chamber Strings

309. 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 9 – 13, Monday - Friday, Final concert on July 13 at 2:30 pm
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Location: Brother Benjamin Hall  Room 123                                                          
Tuition: $200
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