The Arts

The Arts are one of our most frequented activities and a favorite among Glen Arden girls.  Throughout our history, many of our campers have discovered artistic talents that they would never dreamed of excelling at under the watchful eyes of one of our talented staff members.

 

We offer a variety of art-based programs from visual to performance and all campers are encouraged to take part in one of the creative disciplines that we offer.

Music, Drama, and Dance

There are many ways that our campers express themselves through music, dance, and drama.  Campers have the opportunity to learn to play the ukulele or practice their skills on their own instruments, including voice, while at camp, under the direction of our talented staff.  Several different disciplines of dance are taught, such as ballet, modern, jazz and hip-hop.  Campers learn and practice dance and gymnastics routines that are performed throughout the camp session.

 

Campers have the opportunity to learn to play or hone their skills in any different instruments, including voice, while at camp.  Our talent show at the end of each session is full of group and solo performance showcasing the many musical talents acquired at camp.  The Glen Arden Singers take a trip to Carolina Village which is home to our founder Mary Bell to perform for the residence.

 

Our talent show at the end of each session is filled with group and solo performances showcasing the many musical and movement talents acquired at camp.  The Glen Arden Singers take a trip to Carolina Village, which is home to our founder Mary Bell, to perform for the residents.  And our drama classes have presented to camp The Sound of Music, Annie, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, among other productions, over the last several summers.

Wood Carving, Pottery, Weaving, Glass Fusing and Crafts

Traditional arts and crafts are staples of the experience campers can expect.  With patience and care, Betsy Burdett teaches the campers how use carving knives to create delightful figures made of wood.

 

Spencer Wright teaches weaving in a bright happy space dedicated to fiber art.  Campers learn to weave intricate designs under her direction. The works become instant treasures to parents and friends.

 

Glass fusing is a new activity at Glen Arden.  Camper learn to cut glass and design beautiful works of art which include everything from small pendants to slumped glass bowls.

 

Campers master pottery by learning to make the most simple pinch and coil pots and through our progression system learn to throw pots, mugs and bowls on the potter's wheel.

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