Young Artists Project 2010

African Dance class Pictured is Etienne Cakpo, dancing with students during Explorations, 2009.

In 2010 Centrum's Young Artists Project continues to offer dynamic creative experiences for elementary, middle and high school students. Professional artist faculty engage young artists in the world of arts and ideas, promote creative risk-taking; and teach best professional practices. These vital, contemporary artists guide and inspire young artists. The weeklong residential experience is one of intense immersion—practicing, listening, conversing, drawing, sculpting, painting, dancing, performing, writing, and reading.

EXPLORATIONS    March 7-12, 2010

Multi-cultural fine and performing arts for middle-school students. Designed to mesh with seventh-grade social studies curricula. To include: visual art, Japanese taiko, theater, creative writing, African dance, and circus arts.

BLUE HERON TALES, TEXTS & THEATER    March 29-April 2, 2010    

An extraordinary partnership between Centrum and Blue Heron Middle School (Port Townsend, WA) , in which the entire seventh grade at BHMS comes to Centrum for week of full immersion in the arts.

WATER WORLD    May 2-7, 2010

An integration of the arts with science for elementary students in grades 5-6. Water World has a curriculum that rotates through a two-year cycle and features a hands-on, in-depth program of visual art, dance and writing, integrated with marine  science.

WHALE CAMP    July 11-17, 2010

Middle school students join artists and scientists for a week focused on whales in Puget Sound. With the arrival of a new orca skeleton at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center comes a brand new collaboration between Centrum and PTMSC. Hands-on science and art.

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER ARTS CAMP    August 8-14, 2010         

High school students choose a concentration from multiple genres. Focus for an entire week on filmmaking, visual art, music, creative writing, or theater, working with inspirational professional mentors.

DANCE This    August 8-14, 2010 

For high schools students, Seattle Theatre Group partners with Centrum in presenting a residential week of dance. Experience ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, salsa and funk along with choreography classes taught by top professional dancers.   DANCE This is for all levels of dancers.   

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