Soul Creative Academy has partnered with Dancers' Workshop, Tickling The Beast, & Wonder Institute to bring YOUTH & ADULT SUMMER CAMPS

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Dancers' Workshop , Tickling The Beast, and Wonder Institute has partnered with Soul Creative Academy in offering filmmaking, photography, and creative summer camps to youth and adults.

Ideally located just South of Jackson, Dancers’ Workshop’s new studio, Tickling The Beast, is open and spacious, ensuring safe learning.  Hiking trails and a backyard of wilderness allows students plenty of room to explore, create, and play.

Financial aid is available to qualified students.

Tickling The Beast Studio Address:  535 Deer Dr. Unit 514

Please wear masks during student drop-off and pick up.  Students are to wear masks while inside the studio.

 

2 WEEK FILMMAKING IMMERSION

June 14 - 25  M-F 10-3 pm   $800 

Grades 7-9th

Learning the art of storytelling encourages youth to share their voice and personal expression.  Soul Creative Academy Filmmaking Camp instills students with confidence, problem solving skills, creative thinking, and positive group interaction.  During this 2-week camp, students will write a script, storyboard their scenes, shoot with a video camera or iPad, and edit their short narrative video using iMovie.  

 

A visiting actor will demonstrate blocking for actors and directing for actors.  On the last day of camp, family members will be invited to the final video screening.  


Needed for camp:  A flash or thumb drive to save the final group film.  Students are to pack a lunch, bring water, and dress for shooting in the field.  Students are welcome to bring their own cameras. 

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Short Stories Camp 

July 12 - 16  M-F   10-4 pm   $450 

Grades 4-6th

Youth build tremendous satisfaction, joy, and confidence when creating their own short videos.  During this week-long camp, students will film or photograph their own scripted stories and then edit their images together using iMovie into 1-3 minute short videos.

 

Students are welcome to film and edit their own videos or work in a small group.  The last day of camp, family members are encouraged to come early for a video screening.  


Needed for camp:  A flash or thumb drive to save videos, a packed lunch, water bottle, and clothes for variable weather.

Dance Film Camp

July 19 - 23  M-F  10-4 pm   $450

Grades 6-9th

Document the self expression of movement and form.  In this one week camp, students will combine the art of filmmaking and dance.  Each student will choreograph their own 3 to 10 minute dance.  The use of nature, props, and costumes are encouraged.  Students will learn how to film light, composition, and movement and then using iMovie, edit their video clips into a fluid and visual short film.  We will analyze and critique various art and dance videos.  

 

A visiting dancer will assist dance choreography on day 1.  The last day of camp, family members are encouraged to come early for a video screening.


Needed for camp:  A flash or thumb drive to save the final group film.  A downloaded music or ambient audio track for dance routine.  Students are to pack a lunch, bring water, and dress for shooting in the field.  Students are welcome to bring their own cameras.

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Photography Exploration Camp

August 9-13  M-F  10-4pm   $450 

Grades 4-6th

This camp explores the creativity of vision.  Students will use cameras and / or ipads to explore the outdoors and natural environment.  Each day, students will develop their creative eye by looking through a lens or screen and eventually choose a specific theme for their photographs.

 

 Students will learn color, light, composition, and shot angles.  We will critique and edit images, utilizing tools such as color correction, cropping, and effects.  After selecting favorite images, one image will be printed on 8x10 photo paper for our final day critique and photography show.


Needed for camp:  A flash or thumb drive to save images, a packed lunch, water bottle, and clothes for variable weather.  Masks will be needed for indoor editing.

Creativity Camp

July 9-11  F, S, Sun  3-6pm   $275 

Everyone is Creative!  Unlock your creativity through the use of writing exercises, free form drawing, vision boards, mind mapping, storytelling, rock painting, meditation, and visualization.  Harnessing your creativity assists you in any profession, whether you are a business owner, scientist, engineer or educator. 

This workshop combines the act of creating with the focus of consciously creating life goals.  Expressing yourself not only lowers stress, but it opens up new channels of creative thought.  Students will be given tools, such as journaling and self- expression, to tap into their own creative thinking.  We will then focus on each student’s goals for the upcoming year.  The process of making art — whether that be writing, sketching, doodling, or painting — is good for you. 

Needed for camp:  A journal, snacks, water bottle, and clothes for variable weather.  Masks will be needed for indoor creating.

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Camp Instructor

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She launched the Soul Creative Academy this past year, teaching online adult classes in creative writing, photography, and leading creativity groups focused on the book, The Artist’s Way.

 

For additional information about the camps and curriculum, please contact Leigh, at dalyreagan@gmail.com.

Leigh Reagan Smith has taught filmmaking camps, video, and photography for Central Wyoming College, the Jackson Hole Art Association, The Mountain Academy, and the Jackson Hole Community School for the past 15 years.  She received an MFA in video and photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Leigh went on to become a cinematographer and film editor, focusing on action sports, environmental, and human interest films and programming.

 

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