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UWSP to offer summer camps in music, art, video production

For the Metro Wire

Explore music, studio art or video production this summer through camps at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The three Camp COFAC options will be offered June 24-30, sponsored by the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) and Continuing Education. Instructors are UW-Stevens Point faculty members. Registration is open to those entering grades 9-12 as well as 2018 graduated seniors. Fees include all workshops, supplies, meals, lodging and evening social activities. A commuter option is also available.

· Camp COFAC-Music is open to vocalists, composers and instrumentalists of guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and piano and is held at the Noel Fine Arts Center. Students immerse themselves in music, working closely with faculty members on their primary instrument in daily master classes and group lessons as well as large and group ensembles. It culminates in a public concert on Saturday. The camp is directed by Mathew Buchman, professor of music. The cost is $600 or $400 for commuters.

· Camp COFAC-Studio Art offers hands-on classes in figure drawing, typography design and mixed media collage with instruction by UW-Stevens Point faculty members. Students will work in the Noel Fine Arts Center classrooms and put on an exhibit of original artwork on Saturday. The cost is $625 or $450 for commuters.

· Camp COFAC-Video Production participants will have five full days of instruction in the Communication Arts Center, including daily workshops in screenwriting, video camera operation, audio production, and lighting. The week culminates in a screening of campers’ original work on Saturday. The camp is directed by Chris Shofner, associate professor of media production. The cost is $625 or $450 for commuters.

A limited number of scholarships are available from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, COFAC and Continuing Education.

For more information or to register, contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or go online to www.uwsp.edu/cofac/FineArtsCamp.

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