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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Walnut Hill School for the Arts reserves the right to cancel a course that fails to meet the required minimum enrollment. Refunds will be issued in the event of such a cancellation.

Fashion Career Accelerator

Fashion Career Accelerator is a six-week, online experience to give you a deep-dive, inside look into the remarkably competitive world of fashion.

June 9–July 14, 2020
Fee: $699
Grades:  Rising 9th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Andrew Gelwicks

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Digital Photography

Students will learn about camera operation, different genres and styles of photography in the context of the history of art, and they will engage in discussion about their own work and that of their peers.

June 19–August 7, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 9th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Nicholas Pollack

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Game Design with Twine

This online class will introduce you to the Twine game platform and interactive storytelling fundamentals. 

June 22–June 26, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Matthew Seifert

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Yoga and Writing

In this class, we’ll practice yoga and writing together: using writing to help us develop a yoga practice, and using yoga to inspire us to write.

June 22–June 26, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 9th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Kate Westhaver

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Virtual Summer Classical Voice Intensive

The  Virtual Summer Classical Voice Institute, is our newly created online summer program for young classical singers of all levels.  

June 22–June 26, 2020
Fee: $449
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Teresa Winner Blume,
Elaine Smith Purcell

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Virtual Summer Institute for Strings

Introducing our Virtual Summer Institute for Strings, our new week-long summer program for young violinists, violists, and cellists.

June 22–June 26, 2020
Fee: $449
Grades: Rising 4th–Rising 8th
Instructor: Jennifer Elowitch,
Andrew Mark

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Costume Design for Film, Theatre, and Television

In this course we will explore the art of costume design for film, theatre, and television. From historical fashion to streetwear, students will learn why clothes are an important part of the storytelling process and how costume designers make decisions.

June 22–July 3, 2020
Fee: $599
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Allison Morones

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Between the Covers: Books as Art

In this artist book course you will learn structures, explore concepts, and experiment with page design. Each day we will focus on a different subject.

June 22–June 26, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Stephanie Stigliano

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Comic Book Production

Young creators are invited to a comic creation workshop, where we will tell stories through pictures. Students will learn about the rich history of the medium that spans centuries and countless genres. 

June 22–June 26, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Jason Cheeseman-Meyer

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The Art of the College Application Essay

The application essay is an important opportunity to let colleges know who you are. This two-week workshop will provide strategies to help you find your voice and present yourself in the best light.

June 22–July 3, 2020
Fee: $599
Grades: Rising 9th–Rising 12th
Instructors: Jason Stumpf,
Jay Crawford-Kelly, Sarah Lovely

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Writing from Images and Art

We all love powerful images and works of visual art, but do we always know what they mean to us? In this course, we will observe and analyze images to help develop the ability to find meaning in the images and in the world around us.

June 22–July 3, 2020
Fee: $599
Grades: Rising 9th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Jay Crawford-Kelly

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Designing Scenery for Theater

This course will give a unique glimpse into the process of the scenic designer. Through fun, interactive online sessions and hands-on, self guided projects, students will gain skills and understanding for creating a scenic design for a play,  musical, or theatrical event. 

June 22–July 3, 2020
Fee: $599
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Michael Micucci

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Intro to Music Production in Ableton Live

This course is designed for musicians and non-musicians alike who are interested in music production, sound design, or using software as an instrument.

June 29–August 3, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Matthew Bryan

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Middle School 2D Design

Beginning with charcoal, then working towards graphite and eventually micron pens, students will learn various drawing skills.

June 29–July 3, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 5th–Rising 8th
Instructor: Rachel Chambers

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5 Poems in 5 Days: A Poetry Writing Intensive

During this week-long intensive, students will write a new poem each day. Daily prompts and workshops will help them explore and expand how they use voice, imagery, and form in their poems.

June 29–July 3, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Margaret Funkhouser

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The Complete Singer Songwriter

Today’s Singer-Songwriter wears many hats! Composer, Lyricist, Musician, Vocalist, Performer, Band Leader, Producer, Content Creator, Public Figure, to name a few. In the “Complete Singer-Songwriter Series” (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced), we explore all of these various aspects.

June 29–July 10, 2020
Fee: $599
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Anouschka Pearlman

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Illustration Intensive

Over the course of this five-day program, we will cover four major aspects of Illustration: Narrative Illustration, Editorial Illustration, Advertising Illustration and Concept Art.

June 29–July 3, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Alex Gerasev

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Virtual Summer Composition Intensive

The Virtual Summer Composition Intensive, is our newly-created online summer program for young composers.

July 6–July 10, 2020
Fee: $449
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: William Cooper

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Building Your Arts Portfolio

The purpose of this week-long workshop is to learn how to prepare and curate artistic work for an external audience. This class is ideal for writers, filmmakers, photographers, and visual artists heading into their junior or senior year of high school.

July 6–July 10, 2020
Fee: $299
Grades: Rising 10th–Rising 11th
Instructor: Margaret Funkhouser

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Lighting Design and Technology

This course will give a unique glimpse into the process of the lighting designer. Classes will include fun, interactive online sessions and hands-on, self guided projects.

July 6–July 17, 2020
Fee: $599
Grades: Rising 8th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Michael Micucci

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Printmaking without a Press

This course introduces students to monoprinting, often called “the painterly print.” We will discuss printmaking concepts, such as making duplicates, variations on a theme, and sequences.

July 11–July 12, 2020
Fee: $129
Grades: Rising 9th–Rising 12th
Instructor: Stephanie Stigliano

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