Experimental Theater Arts Summer Camp: Ages 5-13
ArtCamp504 offers week long art workshops taught by professional teaching artists and culminate in a Friday performance or gallery walk for family and friends. Workshops are held at Art Klub. High School & College students may apply to volunteer through our Teacher-Guide Program.
Each day has a morning art workshop, afternoon art workshop, and outdoor activities. Thanks to our partners at New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours, we are bringing the campers to Stallings Recreation Center twice a week to swim.
ADDRESS: Art Klub - 1941 Arts St, New Orleans
HOURS: 9am - 3pm, Aftercare 3-5pm
COST: $225/week. Includes material fee and snack. Campers must bring own lunch. Aftercare: $15 drop in, $60/weekly.
Learn about various experimental theater techniques – audience participation, non-conventional theater space, discovery through performance and more. Campers are also introduced to performance artists that expand our understanding of traditional theater spaces. Each morning begins with warm up Improv exercises. Campers work in groups of 4-6 students to create their own story OR reimagine an already existing story. Each group writes a script, constructs sets, builds props and costumes, and rehearses. At the end of the week, the campers perform their show for friends and families.
Lead Teacher: Cammie West has been a professional theatre practitioner in both New Orleans and New York for almost 20 years. When she's not in the theater acting or directing, she can be found in the classroom at Young Audiences Charter School, where she works as a master teaching artist. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of New Orleans and is a certified teaching artist through the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Look for her this July in the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane's production of Macbeth.