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Artistic self-expression is essential to the overall health and well-being of all citizens. During the Palmer Arts Council Summer Arts Programs, young people are introduced to arts materials and projects that may not be included in the school curriculum.

Programs emphasize hands-on learning, positive adult relationships, and take full advantage of the capacity of the arts to develop social skills such as teamwork, self-respect, and self-discipline.


 


SUMMER THEATRE ACADEMIES

(Age 8-Middle School)

The Palmer Arts Council Summer Theatre Academies for Youth is a concentrated six week program for youth age 8 through Middle School, who have an active interest in stage performance.  Under the leadership of Anne Benson, participants will learn many skills necessary to become stage performers.  Skills include script memorization, voice, movement, improvisation, and stage craft, such as lights, sound, set design, and construction.  The program is divided into three two-week sessions, students have the option of taking one, two, or all 3 sessions.  At the end of each two week session, the participants will present a public stage performance on a Friday evening.

 

2016 Summer Theatre Academies

Click Here for Information and to Register!
*Summer Sessions run for two weeks each and are M-F 9:30-3:00*

 

 

 

Valley Summer Youth Band

(High School Students)

 

VALLEY SUMMER YOUTH BAND is an intensive six week program that targets Valley students, entering grades 7 through 10, who want to expand and enhance their playing skills in the context of professional leadership and a community band experience with their peers from the entire area.  This summer our youth band will be led by the wonderful Charles Carte.  Mr. Carte is a skilled musician and a popular teacher.  He is band and music director at Teeland Middle School.  2014 is Mr. Carte’s third year working in the band program of the Palmer Arts Council. 
The end product of the program is a high quality band, playing level appropriate and challenging music.  During the last three weeks of the band experience, the band will play concerts at community events and public places for the enjoyment of friends, family and the general public.  They will play at senior centers, post offices, public parks, Palmer Colony Days, Mid-Summer Art and Garden Faire, possibly the Governor’s Picnic, and a season ending concert at Colony High School theatre.  (A high level of parent participation will be needed to facilitate transportation of players and instruments.) 

VALLEY SUMMER YOUTH BAND is an intensive six week program that targets Valley high school students and advanced middle school students (with director approval) who want to expand and enhance their playing skills in the context of professional leadership and a community band experience with their peers from the entire area.  This summer our youth band will be led by the wonderful Charles Carte.  Mr. Carte is a skilled musician and a popular teacher.  He is band and music director at Teeland Middle School.  2016 is Mr. Carte’s fifth year working in the band program of the Palmer Arts Council. 

The end product of the program is a high quality band, playing level appropriate and challenging music.  During the last three weeks of the band experience, the band will play concerts at community events and public places for the enjoyment of friends, family and the general public.  Past year's performances have included senior centers, post offices, public parks, Palmer Colony Days, Mid-Summer Art and Garden Faire, the Governor’s Picnic, and a season ending concert at Colony High School theatre.  (A high level of parent participation will be needed to facilitate transportation of players and instruments.) 

 

 

2016 Valley Summer Youth Band

When: June 7- July 28

Where: Rehearsals will be held at Teeland Middle School and performances will be at public venues throughout the Matsu Valley.

Cost: $250 for the entire 6 week program per student                                    $450 for two siblings                                                                 

         $600 for three siblings

 

 

For more information and to register click HERE

 

 


  The Palmer Arts Council Summer Art Programs provide area elementary, middle and high school students an opportunity for in-depth exposure to – and training in – visual arts, theater, and music. 

Instructed by professional artists and credentialed art teachers, students will experience age-appropriate instruction in a variety of art and music mediums. 


 

Palmer Arts Council
P.O. Box 4286
Palmer, AK 99645

Ph: 907.745.7735