Arts & culture: Summer 2014

Don't miss: Summer offerings by UA's School of Music!

Band Camp for grades 7-10, June 23-27 | brochure | application

Graduate School workshops: Courses in instrumental/band, choral/vocal and technology | brochure

Summer Introductory Dance Classes for Children

Sponsor: Dance Institute

Storybook Dance (ages 3-5) is a fun and creative introduction to the integration of dance and music in which children combine basic motor skills with their imaginations through directed activity and the magic of words and pictures to explore the world of movement. Pre-Ballet (ages 5-7) is an introduction to basic ballet vocabulary and positions of the arms and legs through which children begin to experience dance conceptually and technically through the development of simple movement sequencing. Pre-Tap (ages 5-7) introduces children to the placement of weight and movement of the foot that creates the basic sounds and rhythms of tap dance.

Dates: Saturday morning session for Storybook Dance, Pre-Ballet and Pre-Tap, May 31, June 7, 14, 21, and 28 (5 classes) Monday and Wednesday evening session for Pre-Ballet, July 7 – August (10 classes)

Program costs: Fees vary by session.

Details: Dance Institute website

Register: Contact the Dance Institute office.

Contact: Dance Institute, 330-972-7949 or


Sponsor: Myers School of Art

Beginning fine art photography for all art and non-art majors.  We will cover use of the camera, composition, idea development, self expression, and black and white printing techniques using film cameras. Learn about contemporary issues in photography through slides and field trips.

Dates: June 9 to July 10

Cost: $1,300

Contact: Penny Rakoff at

Graphic Design

Sponsor: Myers School of Art

Corporate Identity investigates various types of branding. The course will explore use of visual principles and strategies to develop branding systems. /  / Advanced Illustrations id designed to encourage development of individual illustration style. Emphasis will be on concept development and use of illustration visual principles. /  / The two courses are for graphic design majors and those who are interested in graphic design.

Dates: Summer I (June 9 to July 13) and Summer II (July 14 to Aug. 17)

Cost: Standard single course fee.

Contact: Vlada Vukadinovic, 330-972-5957 or

Water Color

Sponsor: Myers School of Art

This course will serve a variety of students from beginner painters to experienced professionals.  Providing an introduction to basic watercolor painting techniques the course will also be designed for advanced artists to explore individual directions of work with flexible scheduling. We will be working indoors and out with demonstrations of the remarkable variety of approaches to the medium.  This class will also will also offer the opportunity for students to engage in a group project that will be presented at a regional, or national venue.   Past class projects have been displayed at the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland and at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

Dates: June 9 through July 10, meeting Monday through Thursdays 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Undergraduate credit: 7100 489-405, 3 credits

Graduate credit: 7100 589-405, 3 credits

Contact: Mark Soppeland, Distinguished Professor of Art, Myers School of Art, 330-972-6030 or

Children’s Book Illustration

Sponsor: Myers School of Art

This course is designed to enhance the student's awareness of the historical and current issues in Children’s Book Illustration from which discoveries of directions of personal interest and motivation will be found.  It is hoped that through exposure to the most exciting activities in the field students will not only increase their conceptual, formal and technical skills, but will find professional opportunities.  This class will also will also offer the opportunity for students to engage in a group project that will be presented at a regional, or national venue.   Past class projects have been displayed at the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland and at the San Francisco Center for the Book.

Dates: June 9 through July 15, 2014 meeting Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Undergraduate Credit: 7100 489-406, 3 credits

Graduate Credit: 7100 589-406, 3 credits

Contact: Mark Soppeland, 330-338-9595 or

Production Design With Limited Budget and Personnel

Sponsor: School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration

Study of artistic and technical aspects of theatrical stage design with limited budget. An overview of the functions of stage design as an effective production element. Practical methods and techniques of the use of new, traditional low cost materials and the use of multi media and special effects for design of plays, musicals, dance and opera productions.

Who should attend? High school teachers, college students, play directors, design and technical personnel of community theatre.

When: Five weeks: First summer session, June 9 to July 13, 2014

Credit: 3 credit hours

Contact: Adel Migid, Professor, Theatre Arts, 330-972-7890 or

Think Tank to Shark Tank: From Engineering to Entrepreneurship

Sponsor: The H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education

The week begins with campers investigating pressing societal problems that communities and consumers face. After exploring these “pain points," students work together to brainstorm potential solutions. Each day of the week campers work with experienced faculty, area teachers, and university students to design and market their product- all leading to the opportunity to perfect their pitch in front of a “Shark Tank," or, a team of area business leaders. The final day of the camp includes a special exhibition of student work where families, friends, and community members celebrate the accomplishments of our campers.

Dates: July 21-25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact: Will McSuley,

Program costs: $150 (student scholarships are available)

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