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Idyllwild Arts Summer Program: Intensive practical instruction in the arts

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Innovative in nature, Southern California’s Idyllwild Arts Academy knows how to capture the creativity of children, youth, adults and families with an annual Summer Program, with the next program taking place between June 14 and August 9, 2020.

This immersive experience provides hands-on instruction in every imaginable arts discipline, including sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, Native American arts, film and digital media, fashion design, dance, theatre and creative writing.

All of this is in addition to exceptionally varied music options that include orchestra, chamber, choir, band, piano, jazz and songwriting.

As the ‘Best School for the Arts in America’ according to the 2020 Niche rankings, Idyllwild Arts Academy has a longstanding reputation for inspiring learners and creating leaders. And Idyllwild Arts Summer Program workshops offer high-caliber arts instruction to attendees of all ages and abilities.

Igniting talent through workshops for kids and teens

Situated on 205 forested acres in Southern California’s majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program has professional artist-educators on hand to spark self-expression.

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Children between the ages of 5 and 8 experience the joys of creativity and performance through the Idyllwild Arts Children’s Center.

For Summer Program attendees aged 9 to 13, known as Junior Artists, there are opportunities to explore and develop individual creative expressions.

Finally, for attendees aged 13 to 18, the intensives and workshops supply focused and challenging experiences. Young learners who choose a single creative outlet to focus on during the program are challenged to improve their skills and strengthen their self-confidence.

At Idyllwild Arts, all workshops provide a low student-to-teacher ratio, so students get the best out of their Summer Program experience and every class evokes artistic discovery, productivity and creativity.

A creative specialty for all

If you take a look at the Summer Program page, you’ll see a creative specialty that fits every aspiration and age group.

Presenting numerous subject areas such as Creative Writing, Dance, the ESL & Arts Summer Intensive, Fashion Design, Film, Digital Media, & Sound, the Multi-Arts Day Program, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts, the Summer Program caters to diverse creative minds.

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For Visual Arts enthusiasts, there are abundant riches to choose from. From a two-week 3D art extravaganza where students explore the world of ceramics, to an exciting digital photography camp that covers the fundamental techniques of photography, camera handling and finalising print, endless possibilities that fulfil the creative needs of visual artists are waiting at Idyllwild.

For aspiring theatre performers and producers, the Theatre module includes an exhilarating summer theatre camp where students work on an original or adapted musical from its early stages of development to its premiere.

The Summer Program also enables students to put a modern spin on a Shakespeare play, performed under the stars with professional lighting, sets, costumes and music.

Film, Digital Media & Sound students use a state-of-the-art soundstage, film-based lighting, grip equipment, HD digital cameras and editing suites to make short digital films.

Parents can become creative producers, too!

Because creativity knows no age limit, the Summer Program also has an Adult Arts Center where students enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a summer camp while receiving intensely detailed technical instruction and personal attention to individual artistic needs.

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With workshops available such as Hot Clay & Pottery, Jewelry & Metals Week, Mixed Media & Book Arts, Native American Arts, Printmaking & Photography and Sculpture & Glassblowing, parents receive guidance from experienced instructors eager to work with learners of all ages and abilities.

Or, if parents prefer to be together with their child or children, the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Family Week allows whole families to explore a range of the arts, enjoy outdoor recreation in a stunning mountain setting and share meaningful time together.

The Family Week features seven days and six nights of fun and adventure, with all meals and accommodation provided. Here, relaxation comes naturally.

The best part is that families can tailor their programs to suit their interests, enjoying live performances, concerts, lectures and games, or choosing to be active by creating art, hiking or swimming — or just relaxing by the pool and reading a book. Everything is possible at Idyllwild!

So if you’re interested in unleashing your creativity by registering for the teens and kids workshops, Family Week or the 4-Week Summer ESL, click here to find out more.

Adult registration opens in February and you’re always welcome to email summer@idyllwildarts.org to find out more about the 2020 Summer Program schedule.

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