MASAPEQUA, NY – Online registration for the Massapequa School District Fine Arts Summer Program opens May 24. There are several new camps this year, in addition to long-running music, art, and drama classes.
Music and orchestra lessons for beginners and intermediates are back, with a pair of two-week sessions for students in grades 4 and up. Other staples of the summer music program include acoustic guitar lessons, a jazz band, a rock band, an Irish music workshop, and a ukulele lesson.
There are several new musical offerings, including a two-week recording technology course, in which each student can create and record a song. Middle and high school musicians can enjoy a songwriting class and a rock band. For the first time, there is a camp for young students, with a four-day rhythm rockers course for children in grades 1-3, focusing primarily on percussion instruments.
There is a wide range of visual arts courses for students in grades 3-12, including enameling and ceramic design, drawing and painting, decorative arts, fashion design, arts and crafts. textiles, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and watercolor techniques.
The jewelry course is being revamped, as students will now make jewelry that they design themselves. The Claymation iPad course will be offered at beginner and intermediate levels. New camps include mosaic art and tie-dye crafts.
Musical Theater kicks off with a four-day theatrical boot camp for students in grades 8-12 that focuses on the audition process. After that, there will be back-to-back two-week musical theater workshops, for students in grades 4-12, each culminating in a group production.
“We’re trying to branch out to expand our offerings to our younger students and to provide our older students with camps just for them,” said Jessica Wyman, Fine Arts Summer Camp Coordinator.