Summer Programs

 

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Proudly named “Best Summer Camps 2020 & 2021” by Northern Virginia Magazine!

 


 

Summer Arts 2022

Join us this summer at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA for enriching and inclusive summer camps, programs and workshops focused on both artistry and skill-building in the areas of music, acting/theater, visual art, and film & video! Our robust schedule includes camps for ages 4-18 plus workshops for adults. Our programs connect you with George Mason University faculty, professional teaching artists, and experienced arts educators. A variety of weekly programs run from mid-June through mid-August. Learn, create and perform with other like-minded young artists and make it a summer to remember!

 

COVID Safety Guidelines
Mason Community Arts Academy follows all safety protocols required by George Mason University. Visit our COVID Safety Guidelines for more information.

After Care
After Care is available for the weeks of June 20 – July 25, 2022 for programs taking place on campus at George Mason University.  Check the webpage for the program you are interested in before registering for After Care.

 

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

 

Acting IconACTING/ THEATER 

 

Students at Summer Acting CampWeekly Acting Camps
Ages 5–18 (divided into age groups)
June 20–July 22, 2022 (weekly)
Learn building blocks of acting &
theater with a new theme weekly

 

 

Summer musical theater students rehearsingMusical Theater Workshop
Ages 7–11
June 13-17 | July 25-29, 2022
Singing and stage skills for singers
and actors

 

 

Improv Comedy Summer CampImprov Comedy Workshop
Ages 10–13
June 13-17, 2022
Comedy skits and creative
thinking

 

 

Summer Arts SamplerSummer Fine Arts Sampler
Ages 4–6
July 11-15, 2022
Music, visual art, & acting intro
for young kids

 

 

Students performing in the summer musicalMusical Theater Intensive
Ages 12–18
June 13-17 | July 25-29, 2022
Musical theater production with acting,
singing & dancing

 

 

Students rehearsing in musical theater summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 13–18
July 11-15, 2022
Musical theater skill-building
for teens

 

 

Teen Acting Ensemble summer campTeen Acting Ensemble
Ages 13–18
June 13-17, 2022
Perform in a fun. clever
theatrical play

 

 

Acting students performing in a summer playAdvanced Actors Showcase
Ages 12–18
July 25-29, 2022 + Sat
Perform in an original play
production

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Art IconART & PHOTOGRAPHY 

 

Creative Discoveries
Ages 6–8
June 20-24 | June 27-July 1 |
July 25-29, 2022
Drawing, painting, collage & more

 

 

Digital Illustration: Character Design
Ages 9–12
July 11–15, 2022
Learn fundamentals of proportions
& facial expressions

 

 

Anime Art & Technology
Ages 9–12
June 27 – July 1 | July 18-22, 2022
Learn to draw an anime character
& create frame-by-frame animation

 

 

JumpstART Advanced 2-D Art
Ages 13–18
June 20–24, 2022
Explore printmaking, mixed media
& more

 

 

JumpstART Advanced 3-D Art
Ages 13–18
July 11-15, 2022
Construct with clay, paper mache
& more

 

Intro to Digital Photography Studio
Ages 13–18
July 18 – 22, 2022
Photoshoots, composition, lighting,
Photoshop & more

 

 

Mobile Photography Summer CampSmartphone Photography Workshop
Ages 12–18
July 5 – 8, 2022
Photography, editing, & more
All on your phone

 

 

Stop Motion Animation Studio
Ages 9–12
June 20-24, 2022
Create set pieces with household materials
& create frame-by-frame animation

 

 

Beginner Graphic Design Online Summer CampIntro to Graphic Design Workshop Online
Ages 13–18
June 27 – July 1, 2022
Design process, color, theory, typography,
and more

 

 

Student creating an animated cartoonCartoon Animation Studio Online
Ages 11–18
July 18–22, 2022
Design and animate your
very own cartoon!

 

 

Summer Arts SamplerSummer Fine Arts Sampler
Ages 4–6
July 11-15, 2022
Music, visual art, & acting intro

 

 

 

 

Film & Video IconFILM & VIDEO 

Screenwriting Workshop
Ages 11–18
June 27–July 1, 2022
Fundamental screenwriting techniques for film

 

Filmmaking for Middle School
Ages 11–14
July 11–22, 2022 (2 weeks)
Dive into all aspects of film production & create a short film

Filmmaking for High School
Ages 14–18
July 25–August 5, 2022 (2 weeks)
Dive into all aspects of film production & create a short film

 

 

Music IconMUSIC

INSTRUMENTAL BAND

Summer Clarinet Academy
Ages 13–18
June 13–17, 2022
Masterclasses, reed clinics, chamber
music

 

Summer Brass Academy
Ages 13–18
June 13–17, 2022
Brass ensemble, masterclasses & guest artists

 

 

 

Summer Flute Academy
Ages 13–18
June 13–17, 2022
Masterclasses, flute choir
& more

 

Summer Percussion Academy
Ages 13–18
June 20–24, 2022
Clinics, masterclasses, and percussion ensemble

 

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL STRINGS

Mason High School Strings Institute
Ages 13–18
June 27–July 1, 2022
Chamber groups and string
orchestra

 

Mason Strings Camp
Ages 9–13
July 11 – 15, 2022
Ensembles & masterclasses for
violin, viola, cello, bass

 

Violin Bootcamp
Ages 10 – 18
July 25-29, 2022
Dynamic camp for
violin students

 

Viola Bootcamp
Ages 10–18
July 18 – 22, 2022
Fundamentals & practice
techniques

 

Summer Violin Academy
Ages 12–18
Aug 1–5, 2022
Technical & performing skills
for teen violinists

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Introductory Voice class for young kidsSummer Music Sampler
Ages 4–6
June 20-24  |  June 27-July 1, 2022
Sing, dance, play music-inspired
activities

 

Summer Arts SamplerSummer Fine Arts Sampler
Ages 4–6
July 11-15, 2022
Music, visual art, & acting intro
for young kids

 

 

 

PIANO & GUITAR

Piano Adventures
Ages 6–9
July 5–8 | July 18-22, 2022
Intro to piano, notation &
rhythm

 

Summer Piano Academy
Ages 8–13
August 1 – 5, 2022
Private lessons, masterclasses
& recital

 

Summer Piano Academy (Advanced)
Ages 13–18
August 8 – 12, 2022
Private lessons, masterclasses competition
& recital

 

 

Beginner Guitar Camp
Ages 8–12
June 20 – 24, 2022
Learn the basics of guitar playing
& chords

 

Beginner Guitar Teen Camp
Ages 13–18
July 11 – 15, 2022
Learn the basics of guitar playing, chords
& strumming

 

 

 

COMPOSING, WRITING & THEORY

Music Composition Intro Camp
Ages 13–18
July 25 – 29, 2022
Learn basic elements of the
creative process

 

Music students at filmscoring campArt of Filmscoring
Ages 13–18
July 18 – 22, 2022
Score music for movies
& TV

 

Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13–18
June 27 – July 1, 2022
Write, arrange & perform
your own songs

 

 

 

RECORDING & PRODUCING

Music Recording Studio
Ages 13–18
June 13 – 17, 2022
Record, mix and produce
original music

 

Music Producer Intro Camp
Ages 11–15
June 20 – 24, 2022
Create your own music tracks using
Digital Audio software

 

 

 

VOCAL

Students performing in the summer musicalSummer Musical Intensive
Ages 12–18
June 13-17 | July 25-29, 2022
Musical theater production with
acting, singing & dancing

 

Summer musical theater students rehearsingMusical Theater Workshop
Ages 7–11
June 13-17 | July 25-29, 2022
Singing and stage skills for
singers/ actors

 

Singer/Songwriter Workshop
Ages 13–18
June 27 – July 1, 2022
Write, arrange & perform
your own songs

 

Students rehearsing in musical theater summer campMusical Theater Vocal Bootcamp
Ages 13–18
July 11-15, 2022
Musical theater skill-building
for teens

 

 

 

TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS

Orff & Kodaly Teacher Training
for Music Educators
July 11 – 15 and/or July 18 – 29, 2022
Certification & supplemental courses

 

 

Summer Conducting SymposiumSummer Conducting Symposium
for Conductors & Music Educators
July 5-9, 2022
Exciting new conducting workshop

 

 

 



The Academy will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, from Wednesday 11/23 to Sunday 11/27.

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