The Lincoln Heights Arts Camp has begun, and it's off to a GREAT start! This FREE, four-week arts camp for Ward 7 teens is all about exploring the faces and places of Northeast DC through photography, playwriting, music and visual art.
Mon - Thurs, July 1 - August 1
12:30 - 4:30pm
Riverside Recreation Center - 5200 Foote St. NE
Ward 7 teens: Space is still open at camp! Call (202) 387-9173 if you want to join in. Thanks!
Week 1 - Photography
The camp began with a week of photography, led by local teaching artist Kenji Jasper! Using iPads, phones and cameras, the students explored their neighborhoods and took photos of people, places and things that meant something to them. Click here for an album of their terrific work!
Week 2 - Playwriting
Now in Week 2, the campers are using the photos they took as inspiration for monologues and scenes about the world around them. We can't wait to learn more about them through their writing!
Week 3 - Music
With plays in hand, campers will then go on to write songs with teaching artist W. Ellington Felton. The goal will not be to create classical masterpieces, but to use song and spoken word to express the themes, ideas and feelings embedded in the other works.
Week 4 - Visual Art
Under the tutelage of teaching artist Asha Santee, the campers will end by painting their themes and characters onto old records and found objects.
The camp will culminate in a presentation of their work on August 1. We hope you all can join us for this FREE and exciting celebration of young voices!