Get ready for an altogether screamtastic summer, filled with creative camps for monsters of all ages. Dancing, drawing, baking, singing, acting — it’s going to be scary-fun this summer! Check out the options below. Registration opens April 5, 2021.

Registration for the 2021 Summer Semester is now open! Registration will remain open while space permits. For camps, registration will close the Friday prior to the beginning of the camp week.

Classes, camps, workshops & special events may be canceled if minimum participation is not reached. Participants enrolled in any instructional class, camp, workshop or special event that is canceled by the Carrollton Center for the Arts will receive a full refund or may transfer the registration fee to another program being offered during that semester of programming.

All class days and/or times are subject to change. The Carrollton Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel and/or combine classes based on enrollment.

Participants who cancel their registration prior to the beginning of a program will receive reimbursement, minus a 20% handling fee. NO REFUND will be made after the first camp/class session. No refunds will be made on theatre/concert tickets sold. Hardships will be handled on an individual basis and MUST BE delivered in writing to the Superintendent of Arts. Please allow four weeks for reimbursement.

Lunch & Snacks
Full day campers will need to bring a sack lunch that does not need to be refrigerated. The center does have vending machines. For all camps, the center will provide one snack during the camp day. If a child has a food allergy, we ask parents to send a snack for their child.

Performance Fee
A performance fee will be assessed prior to shows performed by the youth programs. This fee will cover the costs of rehearsals outside of class, sets, props, lighting, legal rights to music/plays, costumes/uniforms, publicity and other costs associated with production.

Admission Fees
An admission fee will be charged for public performances. Aside from admission fees adding value to any product created by the Carrollton Center for the Arts, admission fees are used to support the production staff, including those who work behind the scenes, in the sound/lighting booth, in the box office and who provide janitorial service after the performance. 

Everyone is Welcome
The Carrollton Center for the Arts does not discriminate against any person with respect to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability.

The Carrollton Center for the Arts is entirely accessible to persons with special needs, ensuring a pleasurable performance experience for all. Accessible seating for persons with wheelchairs and a companion is available for all shows on a first–come, first–served basis. Be sure to mention your need for wheelchair accessible seating when you purchase your ticket. For those needing ASL interpretation, please give one–week minimum notice prior to attending the performance. Guide or animal assistant therapy dogs with a designated vest are allowed in the facility, but family pets are not. For any other special needs, please contact the box office at 770–838–1083.

  • Participants are required to social distance. 
  • Participants must have their temperature taken when entering the building. 
  • Participants need to wash their hands in class often. 
  • Participants are required to wear masks in most activities. 
  • Participants will be asked monthly to fill out a COVID form. 

This art camp is an introduction to how using charcoals and oil pastels to create rich tones, vibrant color drawings and creative scenery. Themes will include monster portraits, animals, landscapes, nature, cartoons and scary objects. Students will gain experience using the two media as well as understand shading, texture and form.

Member: $75; Non-Member: $85
Director: Ashan Pridgon

Explore the intersection of art and imagination through the media of clay, drawing and painting. Students will learn fun and exciting ways to hand-build awesome animal figures, pinch pots with summertime themes. Students will also learn how to color their art work using slips, underglazes and clear glazes.

Member: $75; Non-Member: $85
Director: Ashan Pridgon

From wedging to coiling to throwing on the wheel, learn how to transform wet clay into beautiful, colorful creations. All supplies are included.

Member: 75; Non-Member: $85
Director: Melanie Drew

Retro childhood and popular culture turns your favorite cartoons, movies, toys, vacations and family memories into pop art-style creations using oil pastels. Campers will learn techniques like blending, shading, texture, composition and color. This camp is for all levels of experience.

Members: $135; Non-Members: $150
Director: Ashan Pridgon

Camp is no longer just for kids! Adult campers create a fun project each evening in clay, watercolor, charcoal drawing, printmaking and acrylics. Local artists will teach students techniques similar to those used in their studio practice. Fee includes all supplies.

Members: $95; Non-Members: $105
Instructors: Ashan Pridgon, Wanda Cox, Amy Watts, Cecile Redding, & Marilyn Collins

Weaving transforms thread into cloth, rugs and blankets. Exciting patterns and colors emerge from your cardboard loom as you develop fine dexterity and focus.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Faye Byrd

This new camp combines a variety of hand- building techniques to create sculpture. Campers will end the week with creative fantasy creatures and more.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Ashan Pridgon

This camp looks into the world of bead and pendant making with clay. Challenge your creative sensibility and make something you can wear that is one-of-a-kind.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Montana Dean

Students will complete up to five projects using basic glass cutting techniques and a variety of glass products. No experience with glass needed. All tools and materials are included. Closed toe shoes and N95 masks are required.

Members: $170; Non-Members: $180
Director: Elizabeth Mobley

Campers will sketch, research, draw and hand sew their own originally designed monster puppet in this digital camp. Many of the camp supplies will be provided in a kit for this program.

Members: $40; Non-Members: $50
Director: Jonathan Reed

Explore the possibilities of clay as we roll slabs, pinch, coil and throw, before glazing and firing our creations. All camp supplies provided.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Cecile Redding

Each student will be given a space in the Roush Gallery to plan and create a large, single work drawing using charcoal, graphite, oil pastels and other drawing materials. Alternate display and installation methods will be discussed. Supplies included with fee.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Marcella Kuykendall

Free art activities will be offered in our neighborhood pavilions. No experience is required — just bring your imagination and an adult to help out. Large groups, please contact Marcella Kuykendall for pre-registration. Registration is required.

Free
Director: Melanie Drew

Free art activities will be offered in our neighborhood pavilions. No experience is required — just bring your imagination and an adult to help out. Large groups, please contact Marcella Kuykendall for pre-registration. Registration is required.

Free
Director: Melanie Drew

Discover clay, painting, drawing, collage and more in a creative and imaginative environment..

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Amy Boehms

Acrylic pouring is the new craze in painting and it couldn’t be easier. Learn about the dirty pour or flip cup techniques, the color wheel and creating unique abstract art.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Faye Byrd

Learn about science through art! Participants will receive their own lab coat and goggles. Projects include making volcanoes and relief prints using leaves and flowers.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Meredith Woodward

Learn traditional West African drumming rhythms, expressive dance moves and theater games that explore different cultures.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Mayra Rae Baumeister & Terra Currie

We will perform the musical, We Are Monsters!, about a group of kids that find themselves in a monster cabaret filled with quirky characters like vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves. Family and friends will watch a performance at the end of the week. The camp offers parts for more than 20 kids, plus an ensemble. 

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Deni Harling

Campers in Grades 1 – 12 connect and perform with members of the Carroll Symphony Orchestra, study a major instrument and learn music history. Campers are asked to bring their instrument. Those interested in string instruments can bring their own, however, the center will have violins available. The camp fee covers five days of private lessons. Additional lessons can be scheduled throughout the summer. 

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Directors: Terry Lowry & Samantha Lester

Jump into the world of guitar and music. Campers will learn the fundamentals of guitar technique, basic chord shapes, scale shapes and general guitar maintenance. In addition, campers will be introduced to the basics of music theory, how to read sheet music and writing their own tunes. We encourage campers to bring their own guitar. Campers who need to borrow a guitar for the week should contact our office.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Benjamin Gray

This classic tale of love, faith, courage and giving is for young actors of any experience level. Roles include the Pevensie children, talking animals and a witch. Will Lucy Pevensie, her siblings and the animals of the forest defeat the White Witch in Narnia?

Members: $150; Non-Members: $170
Director: Jenny Lyle
Performances will be Saturday, June 19, at 2pm (Session 1) and 7pm (Session II)

Show Tickets: $5

Campers will be cast in roles, learn lines, songs and dances, create simple sets and help make costumes for this Grimm’s Fairytale musical. All actors/campers will receive a role and participate in all ensemble scenes. Camp will not meet on July 5

Members: $150; Non-Members: $170
Director: Tammy Barton
Performance will be on Saturday, July 10, at 7pm
Show Tickets: $5

Three playfully entertaining folk tales are brought to life in this uproariously funny ensemble comedy. In “The Blabbermouth,” a clever woodsman tries to keep a buried treasure secret despite his gossipy wife. A goofy cellar-dweller bites off more than it can chew in “The Puff Monster.” Finally, in “Sirko and the Wolf,” canine cousins outwit a cranky, noodle-wielding Babushka to make their wildest dreams come true.

Members: $100, Non-Members: $110
Director: Cindi Winstead
Performance will be on Saturday, July 24, at 7pm
Show Tickets: $5

Learn to create ghoulish zombie creatures from professional make-up artists, Greg & Sandra Solomon. Techniques such as shading and highlights, skin texture and wrinkles, wounds, tattoos and transfers will be taught. On the last day of camp, campers will get to test their skills on dancers in our Musical Theatre camp. Supplies are included with registration.

Members: $85; Non-Member: $95
Director: Greg & Sandra Solomon

This camp features games, crafts and other activities with movement and music that help develop gross motor, rhythm, coordination and musicality. The week will culminate with an informal demonstration for parents and friends. 

Members: $65; Non-Members: $75
Director: Shawn Megorden

Dress Code
Girls: Solid-colored leotard (please no patterns or designs), an attached skirt is allowed, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and black patent leather tap shoes.  

Boys: White or black solid colored t-shirt (please no patterns or designs), black athletic shorts, white socks, black ballet slippers and black oxford tap shoes.

This camp features games, crafts and other activities with movement and music that help develop gross motor, rhythm, coordination and musicality. The week will culminate with an informal demonstration for parents and friends.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Erin Poulson

Dress Code
Girls: Solid-colored leotard (please no patterns or designs), an attached skirt is allowed, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and black patent leather tap shoes.  

Boys: White or black solid colored t-shirt (please no patterns or designs), black athletic shorts, white socks, black ballet slippers and black oxford tap shoes.

This program is not for beginners. A minimum of one year of Classical Ballet training, such as completing one year of Ballet I.

This camp features age appropriate ballet, jazz, tap and classical variations lessons. The week will culminate with an informal demonstration for parents on Friday. Students should bring a water bottle and a healthy snack (no nut products).

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Olivia White & Shawn Megorden

Dress Code 
Girls: Solid-colored leotard (please no patterns, designs or attached skirts), pink tights and pink ballet slippers, jazz and tap shoes.

Boys: White or black solid colored t-shirt (please no patterns or designs), black athletic shorts, white socks, and black ballet slippers, jazz and tap shoes. Black jazz shoes are optional for both genders. 

This camp will help campers become triple threats, learning and honing their dancing, acting and singing skills. Participants will learn scenes from musicals, choreography for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and take part in a make-up camp in preparation for a showcase of their skills for parents and friends.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: Erin Poulson & Shawn Megorden

Young chefs will learn the basics of kitchen safety, nutrition and cooperation while exploring the delicious science of baking. Recipes are easy enough for any beginning cook. Our experienced master chef will discuss food safety and ingredient choice. All supplies for camp are provided.

Members: $75; Non-Members: $85
Director: LaToya Gamble

Young chefs will learn the basics of pastry baking and confectionery techniques from Chef LaToya Gamble. Each day, young chefs will focus on a different dessert. At the end of the week, family members can come and celebrate the young chef’s achievements.

Members: $75; Non-Member: $85
Director: LaToya Gamble

Blue Heron Art Studio, Melanie Drew 770–214–2943
SE Quilt /Textile Museum, JoAnna Browning 770–301–2187
Neva Lomason Library, Rachel Linn 770-836-6711