After a wonderful eighth week, we have finished Camp Creativity for the summer. We’re sad that it’s over, but we had an amazing final week with Kid Pan Alley! Our students worked really hard to bring to life the works of art featured on the Corcoran’s wall through costume and prop creation, movement, and song-writing.
After drawing inspiration from the Corcoran’s collection and NOW exhibition, Ellen Harvey: An Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington DC, our Camp Creativity students and teachers constructed an entire performance from scratch. Each costume, prop, and lyric was created this week, and all of their hard work paid off with an amazing performance this afternoon.
Throughout the week, our students were divided by age and spent the day rotating through four classrooms, Movement with Ms. Jeannine, Costume Design with Ms. Rebecca, Set and Prop Design with Ms. Whitney, and Song-Writing with Mr. Donnie and Ms. Jenna from Kid Pan Alley. In Movement, Ms. Jeannine helped her students cultivate choreography based on the architecture described in Ellen Harvey’s artwork. Costume Design class is where Ms. Rebecca directed the students in making all of their own costumes. We had costumes for aliens and stars and planets, all created to allow for the movement designed with Ms. Jeannine. Ms. Whitney helped her students set the stage with props to complement the scenes they were creating in song-writing with Ms. Jenna and Mr. Donnie.
We were very lucky to have Kid Pan Alley teachers Ms. Jenna and Mr. Donnie this week to help our students create all of the music performed.
We will be hosting an encore, public performance Saturday, August 17th at 11am. All in all, it will be a wonderful way to end camp for the summer. And if you need to reminisce a bit, check out our favorite moments from this week in our Virtual Showcase below.
Camp Creativity may be over for the summer, but that doesn’t mean creative fun has to stop. We have art classes in the fall for Aspiring Artists. For more information, please visit http://www.corcoran.org/youth-family/youth-classes.