In this camp, young thinkers will have the chance to tell their own stories through music, create music from their stories, and have an awesome time showcasing their artistry.
Students will invent their own instruments, play with song parodies, and improvise a group musical. They'll learn about volume dynamics, leimotifs, and how key changes are used in movies and popular songs for effective storytelling.
My Story, My Song encourages confidence-building and exploration. Students will show how inspiring they can be -- not only to each other but to themselves!
Instructor: Staci Mahaffey, Taleblazers. Assisted by M.G. Bertulfo. Ages: 8-12. Min/Max # students: 3/12. Tuition: $200. Materials fee: $10. (Portfolios, handouts, materials for inventing instruments.)
M.G. Bertulfo, OPAD Art Camp Assistant Director
Beginning life as the Harrison Street Business Alliance in 1993, the rebranded Oak Park Arts District captured the new reality of a growing artistic community on Harrison. Encompassing the half mile of Harrison Street from Austin Boulevard west to Elmwood, the area is home to a thriving artistic community as well as a diverse variety of small enterprises. In addition to galleries and workshops focusing on the visual and performing arts, visitors can find businesses offering personal care services, health care and wellness, clothing and jewelry, restaurants and cafés, pet services, social services, and building services.