• The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities
    Davenport Community Schools
    321 N. Main St
    Davenport Iowa 52801
    (563) 328-7201

  • Summer Workshops 2017

     

    Interested in registering a student in our
    2017 S
    ummer Workshop Series programs?

    Find all of the information here!

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    The Art of the Wizarding World    REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  June 5-9, 2017       9:00-11:00am
    Ages: Entering 4th-8th grade
    Capacity: 20 students
    Cost: $60/student
    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! 

    Around the World in Artful Ways    REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  June 12-16, 2017       9:00-11:00am
    Ages: Entering 4th-8th grade
    Capacity: 20 students
    Cost: $60/student
    We will learn to appreciate the beauty of diversity as we create artwork from several places across the globe! Featured projects will include Aboriginal dot painting, an African safari, and a Zentangle Taj Mahal! Creativity will be highly encouraged, as each student is as unique and special as the many cultures around our world.

    Musical Theatre for Tweens     REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  June 26-29, 2017       10am-2pm, performance 2-3pm on Thursday
    Ages: Entering 5th-8th grade
    Capacity: 20 students
    Cost: $85/student
    Come all middle schoolers who love to sing and act! Want to know what it would be like to land a big role? Come find out at this workshop where students will learn and perform major musical numbers geared specifically for tweens! Workshop will conclude with a performance on Friday!

    Junior Composers     REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  June 26-30, 2017       9:00am-Noon, with performance Friday @ Noon
    Ages: Entering 5th-8th grade
    Capacity: 16 students
    Cost: $80/student
    Ever wonder how Beethoven and other composers created the great masterpieces we all know today?  Come to this workshop and learn the basics of music composition! Students will learn music structures, such as scales, chord progressions, and basic counterpoint to write their own piano pieces.  The workshop will conclude with a world premiere of the students’ pieces!

    Explosive Character Creation     REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  July 10-14, 2017       9:00am-Noon, with performance Friday @ Noon
    Ages: Entering 4th-8th grade
    Capacity: 16 students
    Cost: $75/student
    Students will create an over-the-top character (wizard, superhero, wrestler, anything). They will write a monologue as their character, develop a costume for their character, and prepare improvisation to perform a “comic-con” style Q and A in character on the final day of the camp. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

    From Story to Storyboarding     REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  July 17-19, 2017       9:00am-2:00pm
    Ages: Entering 4th-8th grade
    Capacity: 20 students
    Cost: $80/student
    Love to draw? Attend this workshop to take your passion to the next level! This workshop will cover the basics of gesture drawing and put it in an applicable setting: a storyboard. Come test your skills at drawing the way animators do to create films like Disney’s Aladdin!

    Careers in Animation     REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  July 24-28, 2017       9:00am-2:00pm
    Ages: Entering 7th-12th grade
    Capacity: 18 students
    Cost: $90/student
    Come gain valuable experience in the industry of animation and motion graphic story telling! We will be using the industry standard software tools of DragonFrame for Stop Motion animation and Adobe Flash for Vector based animation. We will have special visits from professional animators as well as voice over talent and acting coaches.    

    Team Improvisation     REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  August 7-11, 2017       9:00am-Noon, with performance Friday @ Noon
    Ages: Entering 4th-8th grade
    Capacity: 20 students
    Cost: $75/student
    Come enjoy a week of acting on the fly! Students will learn a myriad of improvisation games leading to a final performance for friends and family. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

    Preparing for a CAA Audition     REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  August 14, 2017       10:00am-Noon
    Ages: Students looking to apply to the CAA and their families
    Capacity: unlimited
    Cost: FREE
    Come and spend time learning about the CAA and its inner workings. The four divisions of Communications Media, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts will be explored for insights to successful auditions. Each division has unique and specific requirements that will be explained.

    Preparing for a CAA Audition     REGISTER HERE
    Dates:  August 14, 2017       1:00-3:00pm
    Ages: New CAA students and their families
    Capacity: unlimited
    Cost: FREE
    The Creative Arts Academy places high emphasis on individual artistic and creative growth. We have found much success in reaching those goals by utilizing the Project Based learning model for best results. Come and see for yourself the basic components of a teaching model that incorporates core subject content standards with arts integration and 21st Century Skills for individual and small groups of students.

    Please contact us at with any questions at (563) 328-7201 or email us at creativeartsacademyqc@gmail.com.