APA Kids! & APA Jr. Mission
Children will participate in a program of arts education designed for each age group to enhance self-esteem, build bridges among diverse groups, and broaden their creative skills. They will experience the arts through active participation in instructional activities conducted at the newly renovated visual and performing arts facility at HBHS, culminating in a showcase performance and mini art show the last day.
A Summer Arts Program
For students entering Grades 1st-9th, Fall 2014
Monday-Friday, 8:45a – 12:30p
Frist Session "APA Goes to Wonderland"
Second Session "APA Gets Disco Fever"
Fee: All students $290. NO REFUNDS AFTER 6/10/2013
After APA! for grades 1-5 (see below for class description)
Session 1: Monday - Friday, 7/8-7/19, 1:00-3:00pm, Fee: $80.00
Session 2: Monday - Friday, 7/22-8/2/13 , 1:00-3:00pm, Fee: $80.00
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Calendar & Fees
HBHS Historic Theatre & APA Arts Facilities
1905 Main St., Huntington Beach 92648
APA Office: (714) 536-2514, x4458
APA Kids! & APA Jr. Daily Program
Children and parents will meet the first morning in the Black Box Theatre promptly at 8:45a for attendance and bulletins. Students will attend four classes each morning including dance, creative dramatics, vocal music, and arts/crafts. Classes will be 55 minutes each. Children will be grouped according to ages in these classes (1st-2nd grades, 3rd-4th grades, 5th-6th, and 7th-9th) with the goal of 20 in each class. During the last three days, children will prepare for the Showcase Performances the final day (July 19th or August 2nd) at 11:00a.
Dance focuses on movement, coordination, and listening skills. Emphasis is on vocabulary, rhythm/meter, forms of locomotion, basic dance steps and turns through body awareness and self-expression. Instructors: Brande Dunn and Christy Hernandez.
Vocal Music encompasses age appropriate work on musical theater vocal styles. Songs and dance movements will be taught to popular Broadway hits. Instructor: Jenn Matthews
Art (Drawing and Painting for Kids) Express your-self and have fun! Students will be introduced to a variety of art materials and approaches to creating art. Landscape, figure, animals, cartoons and other subject matter will be explored. Instrutors: Daina Anderson and Matt Harward
Creative Dramatics will focus on creating character, using voice and movement to express oneself, and “acting” as appropriate to the age group. Instructor: Alexis Karol
APA Kids! /APA Jr.! recruits very successful, experienced teachers and performers to instruct our children in the arts or assist the teachers. Many are from the Academy for the Performing Arts high school staff or are Academy graduates.
APA Kids! & APA Jr. Faculty & Staff
Diane Makas, Director, Academy for the Performing Arts (APA) & APA Summer Programs Diane holds an MA in Administration and a BFA in Dance. For 17 years, she has been the Artistic Director and dance instructor for APA and is a lead founder of Jr. APA! & APA Kids! .Diane has choreographed numerous productions for APA; for Park Playhouse, Albany, NY; and for OCHSA.
Alexis Karol — Vocals & Creative Dramatics Alexis teaches acting and musical theater at both APA and OCHSA, and is on staff at the Westminster Rose Center Theater. She holds a B.A. in Theater with Honors from Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center.
Daina Anderson, Art-Drawing and Painting-Daina has taught Visual Arts for 16 years and is currently teaching at Westminster High School and APA. She has a BA in Art Education from California State University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. She has been recognized as Teacher of the Year.
Matt Harward, Arts — Drawing & Painting Matt holds a Fine Arts degree (CSULB) and trained at American Animation Institute, Hollywood. He currently teaches at HBHS Art 1-3, Commercial Art, and Entertainment Art. Matt exhibits his original art in many shows in OC/LA area and he teaches ceramics and drawing at HB Adult School.
Christy Hernandez/Brande Dunn — Dance Christy is on the Dance faculty at APA, specializing in Tap. She holds a BA (San Jose State) with a professional equivalency masters in dance.
Jenn Mathews, Vocal Music-More information to come
College Students who are graduates of APA will also be working this summer assisting in our program.
After APA! for grades 1-5
Have your student continue having fun and have the opportunity to draw, paint, print, scupt and use the computer. Students will work in pencil, pastel, paints, computer and other materials and work on projects that interest them! Students will recieve personal instruction and quidance from a Credentialed High School professional artist, Mr. Matt Harward.
*The students will have a break and will need to bring a lunch or snack to be eaten between 12:30 and 1:00.