UB to hold Explore the Arts Summer Program

Theatrical Arts Summer Program is designed for children entering grades 5-8

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: March 21, 2006

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will hold Explore the Arts, its theatrical arts summer program for children entering grades 5-8 on July 10-14 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Registration and fee are required.

Explore the Arts is taught by a combination of UB professional staff, faculty and area professionals. The week-long session during the summer aims to develop technical and performance skills in a nurturing and integrated environment where children can participate in a shared creative experience, ultimately expanding the participants' knowledge of and interest in the arts. Instruction will be at a level appropriate for participants.

The program will consist of daily workshops covering instruction on both technical theater and performance, including topics such as scenery design and construction, creative lighting and sound operation, costume design, basic acting and dance.

The Center for the Arts is home to several professional performance spaces, equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical equipment and fully functioning scene and costume shops. The workshops are process-oriented and do not culminate in a dramatic production. Parents will be invited to a reception on the final day of the program.

Cost of the program is $275, and includes lunch and snacks. The deadline for registration is June 23. For more information, call 716-645-6754 ext. 1388 or visit http://www.ubcfa.org..