Youth Summer Arts Workshop

The Explore Youth Summer Arts Workshop 2014 is an arts program aimed at providing fun, creative and culturally dynamic space for youths aged 6-14 years old. The workshop is highly improvisatory exploring games and activities that integrate creative drama, visual arts, creative music, creative movement, and HipHop arts. The 4-week workshop will culminate in a showcase theater presentation performed by the youth participants and the unveiling of a mural painted by them. This will be open to the public

fun, drama, and hip-hop

Goals and Objectives:
• To explore creative potentials of youth by providing them with games and exercises that stimulate artistic expression
• To create a fun atmosphere of cross-cultural sharing through storytelling, theater performance and HipHop arts
• To help build self-confidence, teamwork and communication skills among youth participants using participatory approach of art creation

Curriculum Design:
The curriculum takes it inspiration from Viola Spolin’s improvisatory and game approach in stimulating creative expression among children. The curriculum will make use of the storytelling device and Hip Hop arts as the organizing techniques in exploring the youth’s creative imagination and as the unifying structure for the actual theater performance. The overall design is broken down into weekly modules.

• Mondays/Wednesdays: HipHop Arts
Exploring the HipHop arts that include break dancing and deejaying for participants to express themselves creatively while having fun and at the same time improving their confidence and communication

• Tuesdays/Thursdays: Integrated Theater Arts
Exploring an integrated theater approach incorporating role-playing, creative writing, creative movement and dance and dramatic improvisation

• Fridays: Music & Mural Arts
Exploring music and mural arts as creative means for group and self-expression

Workshops: July 21 – August 15, Monday to Friday, 9am – 12noon
Final Showcase: August 15, Friday, 7pm

Workshop Fee:

$280 per child (4-week total) / $70 per child (per week)

Number of Participants:

Maximum 15-20, Minimum: 10

Moooh Dulce, 2602 W. Fullerton (by Rockwell)

For payments, please make the check payable to CIRCA (Center for Immigrant Resources and Community Arts) and mail to 2602 W. Fullerton Ave., 1st floor, Chicago, IL 60647. Attn: Youth Summer Workshop.