Summer Programs Online

Connect. Learn. Grow.

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During these challenging times, we want to provide meaningful opportunities for our students to stay connected and continue their education while staying safe at home. Join our online learning community and start your creative arts journey. Each program offers unique opportunities for participants to build new skills in a fun and engaging environment. Students will develop artistic skills through live-streamed interactive classes, individualized and group learning, and enriching video resources. Whether you live near or far, our online programs will connect you with George Mason University faculty, professional teaching artists, and experienced arts educators.

 

ACTING/ THEATER  |  ART & PHOTOGRAPHY  |  FILM & VIDEO  |  MUSIC

 

NEW THIS YEAR


 

Portfolio Development
Grades 9 – 12
Mon. & Thur., June 15 – July 9
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Building your digital framework

Portfolio Management
Grades 9 – 12
Mon. & Thur., July 13 – 23
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Creating your digital collection

The Art of Personal Journaling
Ages 18+
Mondays, June 8 – 29
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Writing theory and self-expression

Midsummer Night’s Writing
Ages 18+
Mondays, July 6 – 27
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Creating the elements of a story

 

 

Acting IconACTING/ THEATER 

Students rehearsing at acting campWeekly Acting Camps
Ages 5–18 (divided into age groups)
June 22–July 24, 2020 (weekly)
Exciting weekly themed drama camp

 
Students performing in the summer musicalMusical Theater Showcase
Ages 7–11
June 15–19, 2020
Fundamentals of musical theater performance

Advanced Actors Shakespeare Showcase: A Digital Tempest
Ages 12–18
July 27–31, 2020
Perform in a virtual production

Acting students performing in a summer playAdvanced Actors Showcase:
Radio Play

Ages 12–18
July 27–31, 2020
Perform in a virtual production

Acting for the Camera Workshop
Ages 7–11  |  12–18
3 sessions available
Acting techniques for on-camera

 
Summer Musical Theater Camp students performingMusical Theater Intensive
Ages 12–18
June 15–19, 2020
Sharpen your skills, technique, and knowledge

Students rehearsing in musical theater summer campMusical Theater Repertoire Workshop
Ages 13–18
July 7–9  |  July 14-16, 2020
Vocal rep and audition preparation

Vocal students at summer camp
Musical Theater Bootcamp
Ages 7–11
July 27–31, 2020
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

 

 

Visual Art IconART & PHOTOGRAPHY 

Creative Discoveries
Ages 6–8
3 different weeks available
Explore drawing, painting, collage and more

Stop Motion Animation Studio
Ages 9–12
June 22–26, 2020
Create set pieces and an animation film

Stop Motion Photography Studio
Ages 13–18
July 6–10, 2020
Photoshoots, lighting, GIF making & more

Anime Art ImageAnime Art & Technology
Ages 10–18 (divided into age groups)
2 Sessions
Explore this popular Japanese art form

Summer photography camp for teensIntro to Digital Photography
Ages 13–18
July 20–24, 2020
Photoshoots, lighting, and more

 

JumpstART Portfolio Prep
Ages 13–18
July 6–10 & July 20–24, 2020
Explore printmaking, mixed media and more

Intro to Graphic Design
Ages 13–18
June 22–26, 2020
Design process, color, theory, typography, and more

Teens at summer photography campAdvanced Photography Studio
Ages 13–18
July 13–17, 2020
Next level traditional and digital photography skills

Drawing Explorations George Mason University School of ArtsDrawing for Adults
Ages 18+
Saturdays, July 11 – August 29
9:30 am – 1 pm
Drawing technique & skills

Oil Painting for Adults
Ages 18+
Saturdays, July 11 – August 29
9:30 am – 1 pm
Portrait, landscape, still-life & more

 

 

Film & Video IconFILM & VIDEO 

Screenwriting summer camp for kids and teensScreenwriting Workshop
Ages 11–18
June 22–26, 2020
Screenwriting techniques for film

 

Filmscoring summer camp for teensThe Art of Filmscoring
Ages 13–18
July 20–24, 2020
Composing music for motion pictures

Filmmaking for Middle School
Ages 11–14
July 6–17, 2020 (2 weeks)
Learn film production & create a short film

Filmmaking for High School
Ages 14–18
July 20–31, 2020 (2 weeks)
Learn film production & create a short film

 

Music IconMUSIC 

INSTRUMENTAL BAND

Clarinet students at summer campSummer Clarinet Academy
Ages 13–18
June 15–19, 2020
Masterclasses, clinics & more

 
Flute students at summer campSummer Flute Academy
Ages 13–18
June 15–19, 2020
Masterclasses, flute choir & more

 

Trumpet summer camp for teensSummer Trumpet Academy
Ages 13–18
June 15–19, 2020
Masterclasses, ensemble, private lessons with world-class artists

 

Students rehearsing at Percussion summer campSummer Percussion Academy
Ages 13–18
June 15–19, 2020
Clinics, masterclasses and more

 
Summer French Horn Academy
Ages 13–18
June 15–19, 2020
Solo, ensemble, private lessons with all-star hornists

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL STRINGS

Violin Adventures
Ages 6–13
Wednesdays, June 24–July 29, 2020
Dynamic class for young violinists

 
Violin summer camp for kids and teensViola Bootcamp
Ages 10–18
July 13–17, 2020
Intensive for intermediate to advanced violists

Students at summer violin campViolin Bootcamp:
Technique Intensive

Ages 10–18
Aug 3–7, 2020
Private lessons, workshops & more!

Violin Bootcamp:
Artistry Intensive

Ages 10–18
Aug 10–14, 2020
Technical & performing skills

 

 

PIANO & GUITAR

summer-pianoSummer Piano Adventures
Ages 6–10
Mondays, June 29–July 20, 2020
Intro to piano, musical notation, rhythm & more

Student performing at summer piano campSummer Piano Academy
Ages 8–18 (divided into age groups)
July 27–31, 2020
August 3–7, 2020
Private lessons, masterclasses & more

Students at summer guitar campBeginner Guitar Camp
Ages 8–12
July 20–24, 2020
Learn the basics of guitar playing, notation & more

 

 

COMPOSING, WRITING & THEORY

Composition students at summer campIntro to Music Composition
Ages 13–18
June 22–26, 2020
Learn basic elements of the creative process

Composition students at summer campMusic Composition Explorations
Ages 13–18
June 15–19, 2020
Advanced instrumental composition intensive

Filmscoring summer camp for teensThe Art of Filmscoring
Ages 13–18
July 20–24, 2020
Composing music for motion pictures

Songwriting students at summer camp

Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13–18
July 27–31, 2020
Write & arrange your own songs

RECORDING & PRODUCING

Music Recording summer camp for teensMusic Recording Studio
Ages 13–18
June 15–19, 2020
Record, mix and produce original music

Student mixing songs at recording campMusic Producer Intro Camp
Ages 11–15
June 22–26, 2020
Create music tracks using digital audio software

 

 

VOCAL

Students performing in the summer musicalMusical Theater Showcase
Ages 7–11
June 15–19, 2020
Fundamentals of musical theater performance

Summer Musical Theater Camp students performing

Musical Theater Intensive
Ages 12–18
June 15–19, 2020
Sharpen your skills, technique, and knowledge

Students rehearsing in musical theater summer campMusical Theater Repertoire Workshop
Ages 13–18
July 7–9, 2020
Vocal rep and audition preparation

Vocal students at summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 7–11
July 27–31, 2020
Singing and stage skills intensive for singers/ actors

Songwriting students at summer campSinger/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13 – 18
July 27 – 31, 2020
Write & arrange your own songs

 

 

MUSIC TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS

Music teachers in a training sessionOrff & Kodály Supplemental Courses
for Music Educators
July 6 – 12 and/or July 13 – 17, 2020
Credit & non-credit options
Teacher re-certification points