The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach will launch its Kravis Creates! Virtual Summer Arts Program beginning June 21. The weekly sessions will offer young artists ages 7 to 18 the opportunity to connect and create through the arts.
Virtual participants will be guided through week-long workshops in disciplines like acting, dance, playwriting, spoken word, and stop motion filmmaking by Kravis Center professionals. The program is sponsored by Rita and Charles Bronfman.
The sessions will kick off June 21-25 with “Space Quest: Write Your Own Journey.” Under the direction of Stefanie Anarumo, students will learn the basics of theater performance and will work together to create and perform an original script.
From June 28 to July 2, Dr. Susan Wemette will guide writers through “Writing for the Theater: Monologues, Scenes, and Short Plays,” building on the principles of dramatic writing for the three modes.
Sessions will resume July 12-16 with “Architext,” led by Jashua Sa-Ra. The classes will cover writing and performing lyrical language for young thespians and foster self confidence, enhanced literacy and creativity, and the skills necessary to perform in front of audiences. Simultaneously, the Kravis Center’s Film & Video Department will host “Ready, Set, Step Motion,” an imaginative class for children wanting to learn camera, lighting, and basic stop motion techniques. In this class, young filmmakers will conceptualize, produce, and finalize their own scenes to present.
Lindsay Bell will take over July 19-23 for “Dance it Out! In Musical Theater” to get Broadway-bound youngsters familiar with dance technique and various styles.
The summer sessions will wrap up July 26-30 with “House of Visual Art” led by José Mendez. Mendez will cover the fundamentals of drawing by using items around the home to create sculptures and crafts.
Each week-long session costs $125. Visit the Kravis Center’s website for times and age information.