The Silver Spur Arts Academy (SSAA) opens its Array of Arts Imagineer Camps this June 20-24 from 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Similar summer sessions will be held July 25-29.
In addition, birthday parties and private sessions will be available by reservation.
“Our daily four hour array of arts and theater camps will provide a wild-eyed whopping array of creative fun for CenTex youngsters from ages four to 18 while helping them discover their hidden talents while harnessing their compassionate creativity,” said Tiffany Schreiner of Salado, Academy co-founder.
The daily sessions begin with a yoga based warm-up, followed by visual art projects celebrating vintage inspired Texas adventures, she explained. Students next learn to express themselves non-verbally through dance and movement. After a snack break — students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch — performance skills are further honed with instruction in musical theater and child led film-making and “imagineering”. The daily workshops conclude with a finish of the art projects started earlier and an invitation to family and friends to watch a performance and exhibition of the students’ creative efforts on the Saturday following each camp. Tuition fee for the five-day Summer Camp is $265. Limited Scholarships are available. For more information or to reserve a spot for an aspiring young artist, call the Salado Silver Spur Imagineer Acadmey co-founder, Tiffany Schreiner Humphrey, at 254-466-5018, or visit the SSAA Imagineer website: www.intothewildblue.co.
Schreiner will lead the camp’s warm-up and dance sessions. Her family has been highly involved with theatre, philanthropy, and artistic performance for generations, and she has studied dance, yoga and holistic physical/mental/spiritual healing throughout her life. Visual art and craft instruction will be provided by Jill Brashier and Shellie O’Neal all of Salado . All have a wealth of professional experience in fostering young imaginations and careers in commercial art, graphic design and arts education, respectively. The musical theater portion of the camp will be under the direction of Dr. Mark A. Humphrey of Salado. Humphrey’s professional experience includes more than 25 years in the fields of conducting, singing, directing, piano, guitar, and deigning musical productions for all ages. Rounding out the Academy’s line-up, SSAA co-founder and Silver Spur Creative Director, Sir Grainger Esch (also, and perhaps better known, by his clown name “Professor Peanut”) of Salado and Fort Worth will help the imagineer campers find their funny-bones with exercises in physical comedy, clowning, film-making and other circus skills. Esch, a veteran of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has been sharing the gift of laughter for 26 years as a professional entertainer in theater, television, movies, circus and street performances..
“The SSAA’s, founded in 2009, mission is to fuel young imaginations by giving them the confidence and know-how to express their artistic visions,” Esch emphasized. “Our imagineers will awaken their imaginations while receiving fun-filled instruction in performing and visual arts.” “It is a delight helping children discover their innate ability to create,” Humphrey adds. “The joy of this discovery leads to greater and freer exploration and expression. This array of art studio environment fosters children’s growth by providing space, materials, time and freedom to explore and grow as a whole person!” “The Imagineer Academy,” Schreiner noted, “is, in a sense, an all-encompassing art studio, where both visual and performing arts, through focused attention, can be melded into marvelous masterpieces. “We invite Central Texas families to see for themselves and to join us as we celebrate the arts and all their glory this summer!”
The Silver Spur Imagineer Arts Academy is located at 4490 Royal Street.