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Arts Adventure 2023 – Summer Camp – July 17th-20th

Arts Adventure invites you to attend a 4-day summer camp on the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa campus where you will gain talents and skills in the classes offered below. The camp is open to students entering grades 6th through 12th, and to those who have graduated high school this spring.

3D Wire Sculpture (Mindy LittleCook)
Step in the world of wire – taking wire from everyday use to use as an art form! There will be twisting, bending, crimping, zig-zagging, coiling, looping, knotting, braiding and wrapping. The cherry on top will be including paper embellishments to really bring your ideas alive!

Beginning Photography (John Pickard)
Explore composition and lighting and learn how to use different settings on a camera. Learn how to take images in your world that tell a story. This class will prepare you to capture well-lit, composed, and compelling photos. Please make sure you bring a fully charged camera.

Board Game Design (Justin Stier)
We will design and build our own individual board games based off of a few game styles. This can involve designing your own characters, rules, and the board itself.

Cartooning (Justin Stier)
Explore methods of creating your own cartoon characters. You will learn to understand simple concepts from what makes a hero or a villain to what is funny or serious. At the end of the class, you will have your own cast of characters for you to imagine your own story.

Contemporary Choreography Class (Jessica Swain)
Contemporary dance is emotional and expressive, using your body’s movements to tell a story. Work with instructor, Jess, to develop choreography that helps the group perform a moving number that “speaks” to the audience – no previous dance experience required!

Digital Escape Room (Brad Matson)
Learn how to set up a digital escape room using ideas from favorite characters, books, or film.

Drawing (Jason McNaughton)
Drawing with graphite and ink creates artistic confidence as mark-making processes are learned in this class. Stippling, cross hatching, sgraffito, and other techniques will be explored to create value and define form.

Jewelry and Ornament Making (Audrey Schmitz)
Here’s your chance to create original pendants, buttons, and ornaments using glass, clay, wood, metal, paper, wire and more. Learn about glass fusing, ceramic glaze and firing techniques and how to create custom cords for your wearable art!
Leather Fantasy Animal Mask-making (Megan Romines)
Design your own animal fantasy masks! Create your own animal fantasy drawings and bring them alive through leather masks. Construct a full-face mask using leather, beads, feathers, and acrylic paint. Fantasy animals include dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures.

Master Artist Painting 1 & 2 (Theresa Sacket)
Learn the secrets of how to paint like the masters! We will explore signature styles and techniques used by the Greats through acrylic paint and mixed-media texturing. Class 1 will focus on Homer, van Gogh, Mondrian, and Matisse. Class 2 will focus on Picasso, Kadinsky, Stella, and da Vinci.

Music Theater Dance (Jessica Swain)
Join us in learning and practicing basic dance techniques while engaging in combinations from some of the biggest hits on Broadway – no previous dance experience required!

Musical Theatre (Chad Anderson)
Come learn some basics as well as advanced techniques in the world of Musical Theatre with NOC MT director Chad Anderson. Students will spend their time putting together a show-stopping musical number that will wow audiences and thrill performers. Break a leg!

Paper Masquerade (Megan Romines)
Come one, come all, you’re invited to a fancy masquerade party! Create masquerade masks out of paper, fabric and textiles, glue, beads, feather, and acrylic paint. Embody anything from a knight or fairy, opera attendee or Venetian jester, to a royal queen or Mardi Gras carnival-goer!

Stage Combat Basics (Chad Anderson)
Ever wonder how they make those fights on stage and screen look so real. Learn a few of the secrets of Unarmed Stage Combat with NOC Musical Theatre Director Chad Anderson, as the he and the kids put together a knockdown-dragout of a performance!

Video Production/Computer Graphics (Brad Matson)
As a group, we will build a visual storyline for a story and learn how to operate a video camera and editing software, followed by creating your own version of computer graphics to go with the visual story. Our group will create titles and credits for the video and will utilize green screen techniques in the final editing for the big screen premier on Thursday!

Vocal Exploration (Brandon Haynes)
Learn how to use your voice to sing with different styles of music, including classical, music theatre and pop, while possibly adding movement to match. Train your ear to sing in unison and harmony, with the opportunity for more advanced students to solo as well.

Bas Relief (Mindy LittleCook)
Learn what a Bas Relief is and how to create unique art pieces out of simple everyday materials such as glue, foil, cardboard and string. Learn how to handle the materials, steps needed for successful work and enjoy your new found skill.


(Includes t-shirt and supplies):

Registration Fee – $25
(Due by June 23rd)

Camp Fee – $100
(Due by July 7th)


Total $125.00

Return form and $25 Registration Fee by June 23 to:

Arts Adventure
c/o Kerri Gray
P.O. Box 310
Tonkawa, OK 74653-0310

Arts Adventure Registration

  • Enter the grade you will be going into in August 2021.
  • Select the top 4 classes you are interested in. Students will be enrolled in 2-3 classes depending on time slots.

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