SHS Art, Theatre and Photography Camp gears up for fifth year


Rachel Tuggle

STEPHENVILLE (June 11, 2016) – Stephenville High School’s art, theatre and photography camp, themed “Broadway Battles,” will begin Monday.

Kids from preK through the eighth grade are welcome to attend. High school students may participate in the photography portion of the camp.

“The show is that there are a couple of teachers who have to decide the production for the school,” SHS theatre teacher Mindy Pope said. “The kids are trying to convince them to pick their favorite Broadway show.”

The four-day camp is divided into two different sessions – theatre/art and photography. Students can sign up for the 9-12 morning session or the 1-4 afternoon session at $70 per camper.

If a student wants to participate in the theatre/ art and photography sessions, they can sign up for the all day option, which is $130 per camper.

In the theatre session, led by Pope, students will participate in the “Broadway Battles” musical and create props and costumes for the show.

In the art sessions, which are taught by SHS art teacher Emily McLemore, campers will create age-appropriate art such as scratch art, “stained glass” drawings and weaving. All campers will screen print their own bags as well.

The photography campers, taught by SHS yearbook and English teacher Tammy Jones, will learn how to take photographs and edit them on design software such as Adobe Photoshop.

“We are always impressed by what the kids come up with in four days,” Pope said.

On Thursday, there will be a 20-minute final performance at 5:15 p.m. In addition to the performance, there will be a slideshow of the camp created by the photography campers, a gallery of print photos and a gallery of the art students creations.

This year Kate Thomas, the theatre teacher at Comanche High School and SHS graduate, will be joining Jones, McLemore and Pope as a “jack of all trades.” Thomas will work with the costumes and set as well as co-directing scenes with Pope.

Pope recommends that students pre-register online at the camp website. Although it is not required, Pope said preregistration “makes the process smoother for the kids.”

For more information, check out the art, theatre and photography camp website or Facebook page.

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