• The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities
    Davenport Community Schools
    306 W. River Drive, 2nd Floor
    Davenport Iowa 52801
    (563) 723-5350

  • Summer Workshops 2019


    Imagery & Dance Movement in Musical Theatre         Register here!
    Dates:  June 24 – 27, 2019       9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Ages: Entering 4th – 7th grade
    Capacity: 15 students
    Cost: $60/student
    Instructor: Bridget Jessen 
    Elements of DANCE – explored through interactive dance games, teacher instruction, choreography, and stage concepts. There will be a culminating performance on June 27 at 11:30 a.m.

    Puppetry: Creation & Performance   Register here!
    Dates: June 24 – June 27      9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Ages: 8th – 12th Grade
    Capacity: 15 students
    Cost: $75/student
    Culminating Performance: June 27 at 11:30 a.m.
    Instructor: Seth Chappell of Foam Foolery
    This workshop will be an all-inclusive puppetry learning experience. Everyone will make their own hand puppet, from a number of different materials, to create their own individual puppet character. Then you will learn puppetry performance basics and how to really make your puppet come to life with voice and movement. Some knowledge of basic hand sewing is preferred, but not a necessity.

    Intro to Puppetry
         Register here!

    Dates: June 24 – June 27     12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    Ages: 4th – 7th Grade
    Capacity: 15 students
    Cost: $75/student
    Culminating Performance: June 27 at 1:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Seth Chappell of Foam Foolery
    We will explore the world of puppets and puppetry over the centuries.  Everyone will create their own puppet creation using a number of materials.  No two puppets will be the same, and that’s the fun of it!!  Learn basic creation techniques, performance tricks and ways to create your very own character that will come to life via your new puppetry skills!

    Teen Intensive: Audition Preparation
              Register Here!
    Dates: Mondays through Thursdays from June 24 through July 18       9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (No classes July 1 – 4)
    Ages: Entering 5th – 12th Grade
    Capacity: 20 students
    Cost: $150/student
    Taught by Visiting Artist & 20 Year Acting Veteran Chenea Love Green
    Have you wanted to audition for a play at your school? Interested in getting in front of the camera but not sure how to get started? In this workshop, we will explore various audition techniques and how to prepare a full audition performance from start to finish. 5th grade students are encouraged to participate in preparation for Creative Arts Academy auditions. This course will culminate in a mock audition for local theatre professionals, artistic and casting directors. Parents are invited to attend.

    Ani-mazing Animation
          Register Here!
    Dates: July 1 – 3       9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (No classes on July 4th)
    Ages: Entering 5th – 10th Grade
    Capacity: 18 students
    Cost: $65/student
    Instructor: Colleen McCarty-Tomlinson
    This course will focus on the principles of basic animation including rotoscoping. Students will have hands-on access to top of the line animation software and learn the latest techniques.


    Songwriting with Lojo Russo          Register Here!
    by the River Music Experience and professional singer/songwriter Lojo Russo 
    Dates: July 8 – July 11       9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Ages: Entering 6th – 10th Grade
    Capacity: 10 students
    Cost: $70/student
    The CAA is honored to partner with the River Music Experience and the incredibly talented Lojo Russo. Russo plays guitar, bass, and mandolin in a wide variety of genres including folk, funk, jazz, jam, Irish and indie. This class will explore, encourage and develop your “YOU”-nique songwriting voice. Instruction will include an overview of prevailing writing techniques followed by an in-depth look at idea advancement, song narrative, structure, and musical composition. 

    Teen Intensive: Scene Study & Character Development
              Register Here!

    Dates: Mondays through Thursdays from July 9 – August 8      12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    Ages: Entering 9th – 12th Grade
    Capacity: 12 students
    Cost: $70/student
    Taught by Visiting Artist & 20 Year Acting Veteran Chenea Love Green
    Take your character from the page to a living and interesting performance. We will examine common acting styles and techniques while learning how to use the script as our guide to making strong acting choices. This course will culminate in a scene and monologue performance. Parents and families are invited to attend.

    The Susan Glaspell Playwriting Workshop
           Register here!
    Dates: July 22 – July 29          9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Age: 5th – 9th Grade
    Capacity: 12 students
    Cost: $65/student
    Instructor: Thomas Alan Taylor    Visit Tom’s Artist Page
    Students will learn the basics of playwriting including taking a trip next door to the Figge Art Museum to collaborate as a group to create their own original script based on a work of art and through the use of improv. The final script will be submitted to the local Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival hosted by the QC Theatre Workshop.

    The Art of the Wizarding World
     – ***This class regularly books very quickly***     Register here!
    Dates:  July 29 – Aug 1, 2019       9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Ages: Entering 4th – 8th grade
    Capacity: 20 students
    Cost: $80/student
    Instructor: Heidi Hernandez      Visit Heidi’s website here
    Climb aboard the HogwARTs express as we work with an assortment of materials to create a variety of “Harry Potter” related projects! Students will design their own wands and paint a wizarding pet of their choice. Other projects will include dragon eggs, potions bottles, and much more! Creativity will be highly encouraged, as each “witch” or “wizard” is unique! 

    Kidstock Mini
              Register Here!
    Dates:  July 29 – August 1       9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Ages: Entering 6th – 10th grade
    Capacity: 10 students
    Cost: $75/student
    Instructor: Hosted by the River Music Experience
    Explore a different genre of music each day at the Kidstock Mini Jam Session. Want to put together a band and jam out with other students? This is your chance! This class provides a hands-on workshop environment discussing and playing American Roots music such as Blues, Rock and Roll, Country and more. No prior music experience necessary. Come rock out!


    Scholarships are available for students who are unable to pay.
    Please contact us at with any questions at (563) 723-5350 or email us at creativeartsacademyqc@gmail.com.