Make this summer more special for kids. Here are fun theater workshops, tech camps on game creation and robotics, and writing workshops including Inquirer’s summer writing camp and a “phonetography” class.
Theater and performance arts
Peta summer workshops
Theater classes for kids and teens who want to learn basic and advanced acting and theater production.
Children’s Theater 1—May 2-14, 8 a.m.-12 noon, at Pineapple Lab in Makati. A 10-session workshop where kids, ages 6-8, can learn discipline through rhythmic movement, dance, songs, games, painting, puppetry, storytelling, role-playing. (P10,000)
Children’s Theater 2—May 2-14,
8 a.m.-12 noon, at Pineapple Lab in Makati. Kids ages 9-12 learn music, body movement, dance, visual arts, poetry, short story writing, storytelling and drama improvisation. (P10,000)
Teen Theater—May 2-14, 1-5 p.m., Pineapple Lab, Makati. For teens ages 13-16; covers creative drama, sound and music, creative writing, body movement and dance, visual arts. (P11,000)
Theater Arts—May 2-14, 6-10 p.m., Pineapple Lab, Makati. Students 17 years old and above learn the skills, attitudes required in theater production; theater history; theater appreciation; criticism. (P11,000)
Creative Musical Theater 1—April 7-May 15, 6-10 p.m., Peta Theater Center for participants 16 and above (P11,000)
Peta Theater Center, 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. Call 7256244, 4100821, 0905-3696003; e-mail [email protected]
Repertory Philippines’ summer workshop
Each class ends with full theater production complete with costumes, sets, lights, props.
Schedule: Classes started April 12
Kiddie Class—11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1:15-3:15 p.m.; for 5-8 years old
Preteens Class—11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.; for 9-12 years old
Teens Class—1:15-3:15 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m.; for 13-16 years old
Adults Class—6:30-8:30 p.m., for 17 years old and above (workshop fee is P8,000)
9 Works Theatrical Stage Camp Summer Theatre Workshops
Seven weeks of acting, singing and dancing, with culminating shows at RCBC Plaza.
Schedule: All classes, Monday-Friday at The Loft, Rockwell Center, Makati.
Kiddie and Pre-Teen Camp—April 11-29, 1-3 p.m.; May 2-27, 12-3 p.m. For ages 5-11
Teens Camp—April 11-29, 4-6 p.m.; May 2-27; 3:30-6:30 p.m. For ages 12-16
Adult Camp—April 11-29, 7-9 p.m.; May 2-27, 7-10 p.m. For ages 17 years old and up (P9,500; P8,500 for Rockwell Club Members)
Intensive music camp in Baguio. Lessons include music theory, techniques courses, repertoire review and refinement, practice tips, master classes, individual lessons, daily recitals, ensemble, chamber music, orchestra class, team-building activities.
Schedule: Enrollment ongoing until April 15. Kids 8 years old and above can learn the violin, viola, cello, winds, piano and guitar from faculty members of Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Music Academy led by conductor Arturo Molina. (P1,500 for Baguio residents, classes only; P7,800 for MSO Academy and Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra students; P9,300 for regular students. Add-ons: P1,000 for hour-long individual lesson, P600 for 30-minute individual lesson).
Public concerts on April 29, 4 p.m., at University of the Cordilleras Theater; MSO Junior Orchestra Gala Concert with pianist Hansel Ang as soloist is on April 30, 8 p.m., at Hill Station, Baguio City.
Two-day writing workshop with speakers from the Inquirer team for kids ages 7-12. Lessons include introduction to newspaper layout, news and feature writing, sourcing the news, putting out your own newsletter, and a “phonetography” class on Day 2 at The Mind Museum in Taguig City (P1,699).
Schedule: April 14-15, 20-22 at Philippine Daily Inquirer office
Techie kids ages 7-12 can use their Mac and iOS devices in courses such as Basic Electronic Engineering, Robotics Programming with Sphero, Game Creation, 3D Design to 3D Printing, App Development, Augmented Reality, Stop Motion Video Creation, and Interactive eBooks Creation. There will be three sessions for each topic (P3,500 per course; P6,000 for two).
Schedule: Manila classes ongoing until April 30; April 25-May 6 in Cebu; ongoing until May 6 in Davao City.