April vacation Camp

Join us for "April fools" vacation Camp!

april 15 - 19

MORNING CLASSES: Introduction to Comedic Theater with Kathleen Lake

AFTERNOON CLASSES: Fun and Silly Visual Art Classes with Leslie Jones

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Tuition $200 for full-day/$100 for half-day

Camp is open to students in Kindergarten - 6th grade. Space is limited.


Get ready to be a Happy April Fool! We will explore theatricality through making big physical moves, creating bold characters, exploring onstage partnerships, and group games. Exercises from improvisation and beginning acting will make it possible for even new performers to show their style in original scenes. Rhythm, imagining, repetition and practice will all play a part.

More about Kathleen: Kathleen Lake is a theatre professional and spoken word performer who has appeared in New York at The Mint Theatre and New Dramatists and in Maine at Portland Stage Company, Acadia Rep and Penobscot Theatre, among others. She is on the Maine Touring Artists Roster and has taught Shakespeare, comedy and acting around the country and locally at SFOA, The Grand, Mount Desert Island schools, Ellsworth schools, and Island Montessori.

FUN AND SILLY VISUAL ART w/ Leslie Jones (1pm-5pm)

We will be continuing the comedic theme in the afternoon craft part of the SFOA “April Fools” break camp... with a little bit of magic thrown in! Puppets, masks, flower making for “spring showers,” and maybe even a unicorn or two... and get ready for Wednesday's “Crazy Dress Up Day”! Mis-matched socks, shirts on backward, whatever craziness you can create together. We will have a fashion show judged by the kids, with prizes and ribbons awarded after. The emphasis is on fun and laughter!

More about Leslie: Leslie Jones is a self taught bead embroidery artist and avid fiber designer, and enjoys spending her off hours with her two dogs. Her work has been featured in several publications. She lives in Southwest Harbor year round. This will be her 4th time assisting and teaching at SFOA's school year break camps, as well as a summer of teaching art at SFOA in the summer three week session.