Three summer camps offered at ARTworks

With school ending and summer about to kick into full swing, ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center is offering three different Summer Camps this season. ARTworks will host a TheaterART, an ARTblast, and an ECO-Film Summer Camp. Read on for information on all three, and feel free to visit or call 843-379-2787 to register your child. They’re sure to have a wonderful experience.

2013 TheaterART Summer Camp at ARTworks

TheaterART at ARTworks is a great place for children ages 6-16 to explore all aspects of the stage, performing, designing, and writing, in a fun and inspiring environment. We will create a wild adventure on our way from Performance Skills to Fairy Tales to Puppets and much more. Each session will have a showcase on Friday for family and friends.

Fee includes: instruction from a licensed theater educator, stage use, materials, and a small snack each day. Space is limited, so sign up for the weeks your child will enjoy ahead of time. For more information please call ARTworks (843-379-2787) or email Heather Denardo directly at There are limited scholarships available.

Performance Skills (June 10-14) For the actor/actress in all of us. This week will focus on the foundations of performance – presence, character, voice, and movement. Each class will write their own play and apply the skills they learn to create a production for family and friends on the last day. Guaranteed to keep the laughter and fun going in an engaging and creative environment.

Lowcountry Fairy Tails (June 17-21) Inspired by the flora, fauna, and unique culture of the Lowcountry, this class will perform well-loved fairy tales…with a twist! Students will learn basic performance skills while also getting a taste of the rich heritage of the Lowcountry. We will add our own scenery and costumes to make these tales come to life for family and friends on the last day of class.

Theatrical Design (June 24-28) Not really crazy about performing, but have creativity that’s ready to be shared? This class is for you! We will focus on the backstage side of theater – costume and set design – and learn how these invaluable pieces come together with the play to create a production that is cohesive and imaginative. Students will learn design basics and then put their creativity to the test by designing costumes or set for a play! We will showcase designs on the last day of class for family and friends.

The Amazing World of Puppetry! (July 8-12) Using every day, household items we will create different kinds of puppets and learn some of the art of puppetry. Come stretch your imagination and see what can be done with a paint stick and googly eyes! Family and friends are invited on the last day of class.

2013 ECO-Film Summer Camp @ ARTworks

ECO-Film Camp at ARTworks is an exciting week-long program dedicated to exploring and documenting our natural environment. Students will learn about the entire process of documentary film making, from scripting & storyboards, to shooting and editing video.

2013 ECO-Film Summer Camp at ARTworks co-taught by Rob Lewis and Kathryn Madden
2013 ECO-Film Summer Camp at ARTworks co-taught by Rob Lewis and Kathryn Madden

We will enjoy short walkable field trips to the salt marsh and surrounding habitats where students will have an immersive nature experience, and will have “hands-on” opportunities with plants and animals, as well as cameras and editing computers.
On Friday, we will have a film festival, and screen all the nature documentaries that the class has created.Students will also be given a DVD of their final product.

The class will be co-taught by Rob Lewis and Kathryn Madden. Rob is an award-winning videographer, and director of the nature series Coastal Kingdom. Kathryn is an experienced naturalist, and science teacher at Whale Branch Middle School.

ARTblast Summer Camp @ ARTworks

ARTblast is an opportunity for children and young adults to experience art in different mediums and themes.
Week One (June 17-21) is Drawing 102: learn all about becoming a better drawer, facial proportion, how to draw three-dimensionally, and how to use value and shading to make their drawings look more realistic. Expand your drawing knowledge!
Week Two (June 24-28) Three-dimensional is the way to go: learn about all the different ways to create 3D art. Create with clay Mmache sculptures, tin boxes, coil basketry, polymer clay, and soap. This week will be full of hands on fun, come join us while we get our hands dirty.
Week Three (July 8-12) All about the oddities: learn to create works of art from odd and unusual things. Create wooden doll sculptures, clay heads, and a shadow box using materials like old jewelry, spoons, scrap wood, and polymer clay. This week will be full of the odd and the unusual, come push your creativity to the max!

ARTblast’s goal is to help children establish a creative outlook on life and art while having fun.

Fee includes: instruction, studio use, and materials. Space is limited so sign up for the weeks that your child will enjoy.

Schedule: 8am-10:30 for 6 to 8 year olds; 11am-2:30 for 9 to 12 year olds; 3 to 6pm for 13 to 17 year olds. Limited scholarships are available for students who attend ALL THREE camp weeks.


At ARTworks, all camps will be surrounded by an art gallery, artists working in their studios, and the black box theater.  ARTworks is the community arts center in Beaufort, the coolest arts council in the Carolinas, the home of the BIG Story Fest, and it applies the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists and enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs 365 days a year.