Summer Camp 2024

perpich summer camp 2024

Perpich Arts High School faculty and professional artists from the community offer outstanding arts experiences for Perpich Summer Camp 2024. Camps are offered in half-day and full-day options. For students entering 6th grade – 10th grade in the 2024-2025 school year.

June 24 – 28, 2024


Beginning Guitar
June 24 – 28, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Grade level: 6th – 10th
Class size: Maximum 10
Fee: $75
Have you always wanted to play guitar, but for whatever reason, never really tried? Maybe now is the time to give it a shot! You might be surprised how much you can learn in a week’s time, dedicating a few hours a day to learning this versatile instrument! And, like riding a bicycle, once you learn, you will never forget and, thus, can look forward to years of enjoyment spending time with your new six-stringed friend! Take advantage of this opportunity to hang out with Bob Frey for a week and learn the foundations of guitar – tuning, chords, strum patterns, fingerpicking patterns, etc. ***Students should bring their own guitar. If you do not have a guitar, Perpich may be able to provide one. THIS IS A BEGINNING GUITAR COURSE. Students will learn a folk/classical foundation that can serve as a starting point for any type of style, e.g. Folk, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc.

Instructor: Bob Frey
Bob Frey began teaching at Perpich Arts High School in 2002. Bob has performed in Minneapolis as a singer-songwriter since 1993 and continues to write, play, and perform around the Cities and beyond. Frey has written and released five solo albums, including his most recent, Ghost, released in June 2022. You can visit Bob’s website for more information: www.bobfreymusic.com/

 

Beginning Guitar
June 24 – 28, 2024
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grade level: 6th – 10th
Class size: Maximum 10
Fee: $75
Have you always wanted to play guitar, but for whatever reason, never really tried? Maybe now is the time to give it a shot! You might be surprised how much you can learn in a week’s time, dedicating a few hours a day to learning this versatile instrument! And, like riding a bicycle, once you learn, you will never forget and, thus, can look forward to years of enjoyment spending time with your new six-stringed friend! Take advantage of this opportunity to hang out with Bob Frey for a week and learn the foundations of guitar – tuning, chords, strum patterns, fingerpicking patterns, etc. ***Students should bring their own guitar. If you do not have a guitar, Perpich may be able to provide one. THIS IS A BEGINNING GUITAR COURSE. Students will learn a folk/classical foundation that can serve as a starting point for any type of style, e.g. Folk, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc.

Instructor: Bob Frey
Bob Frey began teaching at Perpich Arts High School in 2002. Bob has performed in Minneapolis as a singer-songwriter since 1993 and continues to write, play, and perform around the Cities and beyond. Frey has written and released five solo albums, including his most recent, Ghost, released in June 2022. You can visit Bob’s website for more information: www.bobfreymusic.com/

 

Introduction to Digital Photography
June 24 – 28, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (one hour for lunch at 12:00 p.m.)

Grade level: 8th – 10th
Class size: Maximum 15
Fee: $250
Have you ever wanted to learn how to use professional photography equipment to make amazing photos? In this all-day workshop, students will be introduced to DSLR cameras, shooting techniques, lighting, Adobe Photoshop software, and more. Together we will explore the fundamentals of photography and the basics of camera operation such as aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, and the rule of thirds. Students will receive hands-on instruction and experience with the tools necessary to brainstorm, compose, and capture digital photographic projects. This summer photography camp is a fun, hands-on opportunity to develop both practical and artistic skills. Students are encouraged to learn more about the technical aspects of photography — as well as how to use the camera as a tool for creating art and expressing ideas.

Instructor: David Bowman
David Bowman joined Perpich in 2021 in the Media Arts department. Bowman grew up in Chicago, studied writing in Madison, traversed the Australian outback via camel, and drifted to the Twin Cities some time thereafter. One of the first people David met in Minnesota was fashion photographer Richard Avedon. He was giving a talk to students at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and David asked him what advice he might give a struggling artist. Avedon responded, “Start working.” So he did, ultimately making photographs for the likes of Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Target, Disney, and Dwell. In time, he earned an MFA and was named Best Of ASMP by the American Society of Media Photographers. You can visit David’s website for more information: www.bowmanstudio.com

 

Drawing Crash Course
June 24 – 28, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (one hour for lunch at 12:00 p.m.)

Grade level: 8th – 10th
Class size: Maximum 18
Fee: $250
Are you looking to grow your art-making skills to better convey your creative ideas? This all-day camp offering will cover observational drawing, perspective, measurement, shading techniques, how to set up to draw with your comfort and body in mind, as well as an intro to various tools and techniques. We will practice giving and receiving constructive feedback, explore collaborative art making, community building, intuitive processes, and a number of other methods to build up your art portfolio. This camp will help bolster students who are looking to apply for admission to Perpich Arts High School in the future OR for those who are looking to generally improve their drawing skills.

Instructor: Kathryn D’Elia
Kathryn D’Elia, Visual Arts Instructor and Studio Arts Chair, joined Perpich in 2017. With 20 years of experience as a practicing artist, she regularly shows her artwork throughout the Twin Cities and nationally, and loves sharing her practice with her students. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She attended Douglas Anderson School for the Arts and Flagler College for undergrad before moving to Seattle in 2012 to complete a graduate degree at the University of Washington in their Drawing and Painting program. Kathryn has been teaching drawing and painting classes to all age groups since 2009. She has also run workshops for special projects at arts nonprofits, independent-study-oriented painting classes for adults, drawing classes for kids, theory lectures for adults, and provided insight to the MIA regarding their tours for high school students. You can visit Kathryn’s website for more information: kdelia.com

 

Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
June 24 – 28, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grade level: 8th – 10th
Class size: Maximum 20
Fee: $125
This introductory film course is designed to acquaint students with the elements of visual storytelling using a digital video camera and editing software. Students will plan, shoot, and edit short movies demonstrating a basic understanding of continuity, shot sizes, and camera angles. Students will also learn common editing techniques using Adobe Premiere Pro. 

Instructor: Khalid Ali
Khalid Ali is a filmmaker and educator from Baltimore, Maryland. Originally trained as a commercial filmmaker in Los Angeles, Khalid developed an interest in documentary film when he began traveling to China with his older brother. Intrigued by the ability of his camera to bridge cultural differences, his experiences there evolved into a series of documentaries about Chinese urban culture, particularly on the margins of society. Since returning home, Khalid has applied the same approach to filmmaking in his native Baltimore. Whether in China or the U.S., his films follow people toiling in humble jobs but who aspire to greatness. Together, their stories show how work can define or defy one’s identity. Khalid taught filmmaking for 11 years at Carver Center for Arts & Technology in Baltimore County before joining Perpich in the Media Arts department in 2022. You can visit Khalid’s website for more information: www.khalidalifilms.com

 

Small Business Start Up: Turning your art/hobby into profit!

June 24 – 28, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (one hour for lunch at 12:00 p.m.)
Grade level: 8th – 10th
Class size: Maximum 15
Fee: $250
This class will focus on

  • how to value your product and the time to create it,
  • using Canva as a tool to create,
  • how to use social media for free advertising and marketing,
  • making your business official.

Instructor: Yvette Thompson
Yvette Thompson (Misvette) has been in education for over 35 years and is newly retired from Minneapolis Public Schools. She has been a dorm coordinator at Perpich Arts High School for the last 6 years. She is also the owner of a small business specializing in custom novelties and event planning. Misvette is looking forward to working with students this summer to help them start their own small business.

  • Lunch will NOT be provided by Perpich Center for Arts Education. Students in the full-day camp opportunities will need to bring a lunch each day.
  • Please bring a water bottle.
  • Once registration is submitted, an invoice for payment will be sent to you. Payment will need to be submitted by check or credit card by phone during business hours. The phone number to make payment is 763-279-4207.

"[Perpich] has given her direction, skills, and shown her how to express herself through her art. She has grown enormously, and is forever inspired and changed."

Perpich Arts High School Parent

"We had just moved to Minnesota in August, the month before the start of her junior year. She was able to begin the best two years of schooling in her life. We love the school, the staff, and all the school represents in the arts and the community."

Perpich Arts High School Parent

“Our greatest concern was not being able to supervise him during these vulnerable years. We live 250 miles from the school and we couldn’t imagine how we would maintain the quality of communication we felt necessary. What resolved our concerns was how attentive the staff was to the residents. They initiated contact with us as needed and asked all the ‘right’ questions. We feel we’ve continued to have close intimate connection with our son despite the distance. And the dorm staff fosters it.”

Perpich Arts High School Dorm Parent

"For 17 years I’d carried the bulk of my children’s education myself. Sending the two oldest away to Perpich was a huge step of faith and I have not been disappointed. The teachers, in particular, have been fabulous!"

Perpich Arts High School Parent

“Our greatest concern about sending our daughter to live at the dorm was her safety. After attending an information session and orientation day, we felt much more secure. The dorm is set up with a set of very reasonable yet strict rules; our daughter wanted to attend the Arts High School badly enough that she was willing to follow those rules. She has learned to balance her life on her own, to live with other people and their differences, and she’s felt a little freedom.”

Perpich Arts High School Dorm Parent

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