Online Summer Workshops
Welcome to PAW’s 2023 LIVE Online
Join us for a
fantastic Summer Camp
experience from the comfort
of your own home!
PAW's Groundbreaking ONLINE SUMMER WORKSHOPS
Are Here to Stay!
PAW’s Online Summer Workshops brings our exciting award-winning arts curriculum including Acting Technique, Singing & Vocal Training, Poetry Slam, Magic, Debate Club, Stand Up Comedy and Theatrical Makeup to you via Zoom, the most popular online video meeting interface trusted by schools and universities across the nation.
With our groundbreaking Online Summer Workshops, our Arts mission is available to even more children across the country as well as to communities that may not otherwise have Arts programs available to them. By connecting children from different geographic regions, from cities, from rural towns, from the West Coast to the East Coast, we have the privilege of helping to create lifelong connections and friendships that will grow our children’s circles beyond their own neighborhoods. Online Summer classes are now a staple in many families’ lives as they attempt to maximize their children’s enrichment experiences while balancing work, school, and family time.
In Each 1 Week Session the Workshops Meet Monday - Friday
Take as many weeks as you like to advance in your craft or to try them ALL!
2023 SUMMER DATES
Week 1: JUNE 20 – JUNE 23
Week 2: JUNE 26 – JUNE 30
Week 3: JULY 3 – JULY 7
Week 4: JULY 10 – JULY 14
Week 5: JULY 17 – JULY 21
Week 6: JULY 24 – JULY 28
Week 7: JULY 31 – AUG 4
Week 8: AUG 7 – AUG 11
Through our group games, workshop curriculum and social circles we inspire each child's passion for the arts and leave them feeling happier and more connected each day that they participate.
For Ages 9-15
• Acting Technique & Theater Games & Improv
• Poetry Slam
• Singing & Vocal Training|
• Lol Stand Up Comedy
• Theatrical Makeup
• Magic & Sleight Of Hand
• Debate Club
* Please Note: All PAW Workshops are in Pacific Standard Time (PST)
CLICK BELOW ~ FOR WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS ~
If you’ve been “bit by the acting bug,” then log on and come learn the craft! This class has something for everyone, first timers and advancing performers alike. Let your imagination run wild as you discover the joys of acting through improv, speech & dialects, theater games, technique for actors, scene study, acting for the camera, and physical comedy.
In every exciting one week session your child will have the opportunity to bring to life beloved characters from their favorite plays & musicals and hone their language arts skills. Engaging and fun, this class will help your child fall in love with some of the best stories ever written along their acting journey! Here at PAW we foster a “creative state” with which students are empowered to realize their personal and artistic potential. Log on and join us…PAW’s virtual actor’s studio awaits!
Welcome to the ultimate artistic form of expression and discover the power of the voice! Poetry Slam and Spoken Word Poetry allows your audience to hear and feel poetry in the most memorable and dramatic way. Our students will learn how to create and express their poetry in a way that it is memorable, moving, and impactful! They will learn how to deliver and perform poetry through projection, annunciation and rhythm. Drawing inspiration from memories, topics they are passionate about, and even from personal experiences, our poets will write and compose their own poems and have the opportunity to deliver them aloud as a performance piece. This workshop will take your child’s expression and passion to another level while working on their public speaking skills, presentation and expanding on self-awareness. Along this journey they will also learn about the many styles of poetry and word structure including haikus, free verse, rhymes, sonnets, narrative and creative writing as well as storytelling. Finally, our students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the language arts skills they’ve learned to engage their audience and give their written work a voice!
ROCK IT . . . POP IT . . . FEEL IT . . . SING IT!
Experience the joys of singing and discover the vocal artist in you! In this workshop, beginning and advancing singers alike will learn proper singing technique, vocal warm-ups, breath control, pitch, phrasing for singers, and song interpretation. Emphasis will be placed on fun, showmanship, and music that everyone can enjoy while working on singing techniques to last a lifetime. Want to be on Broadway? Take your first steps here!
In each one week session, our students will have the opportunity to work on and learn songs from beloved musicals, shows and artists. This mixture of music will help us teach a broad range of vocal styles, music appreciation and create a well-rounded vocal experience. Each PAW teacher has extensive experience working with young singers and brings with them the latest techniques and methods which keep music engaging, fresh and fun!
Make ‘em laugh! PAW’s LOL Stand Up Comedy Workshop is the place for aspiring young comics to hone their skills and learn the finer points of the comedian’s craft. LOL is designed for novices and experienced performers alike. Using age-appropriate material and concepts, students will make each other laugh while learning the techniques and tools of comic improvisation. Beginning with voice, speech, and diction, students will be immersed in the fundamentals of improv, joke structure, sketch writing, storytelling, and creating characters, developing an on-stage persona, stage presence, joke delivery, the craft of physical comedy and performance. This unique process will help to improve each student’s public speaking abilities, social skills, and self-esteem.
In each one week session our students will develop a short “set” to perform for the group and at home for their family! So join the open mic…make friends…make memories…and make ’em laugh!
Let your imagination run wild as you explore the science and artistry of Theatrical and Fashion Makeup! Cosmetics will be your paint and the human form will be your canvas. Each one week session is a fun hands-on exploration into the world of Theatrical and Fashion Makeup. Students will be taught the fundamentals of makeup, including: safety, sanitation and hygiene, color theory & coordination, highlights, shading, study of face shapes and bone structure and apply them to our makeup genres which include: Movie Makeup, Theatrical and Aging, Character Makeup, Pop Art, Commercial, High Fashion, Glamour, Fantasy, and Dia de los Muertos Makeup.
We have created a curriculum that is awesome and can be accomplished with things you may already have at home or can get easily.
Your child will need:
Powder or cream foundation, blush, several shades of powder or cream eye shadows, eyeliner, lip stick and lip gloss, lip liner, eyebrow pencil, and mascara (all make-up colors are based on your complexion and colors you enjoy). They will also need application brushes, blending sponges, makeup remover and a simple tabletop mirror. Optional items can include makeup glitter, concealer, bronzer and special Makeup Color Wheels of your choice. The instructor may add to this list with additional items found at home, as needed. Children should prep their workshop space prior to class by laying down a plastic table covering and have paper towels and wet wipes available. This workshop is not recommended for children with skin allergies and/or skin conditions.
Magic is theatrical high art. In PAW’s Magic Workshop, kids are given the chance to peek behind the curtain and peer into the top hat. After taking the magician’s oath, our campers will be taught by master magicians straight from . . . The World Famous MAGIC CASTLE . . . on varied aspects of the craft. Designed for beginning & experienced students alike, kids are able to work at their own skill level. Each day of camp will include additional tricks to try, with our students learning, developing and perfecting the various elements that will become part of their act.
Students begin with the foundation of the magician’s craft, learning about sleight of hand, redirection, hand and finger exercises, flourishes and magic theory. From there, our students will progress to the mainstays of the magician’s repertoire, such as card tricks, the classic cups and balls, coin tricks, rope tricks, and more. And just as importantly, our kids will be taught how to fine tune their tricks into a polished presentation that they can share at home or online with their friends. Children can also stay on for multiple sessions of the Magic Workshop and expand their “act” along with their skills. The mastery of magic offers its practitioners a number of benefits, including the development of confidence and self-esteem, hand-eye coordination, critical thinking, multitasking thoughts & actions, fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and so much more!
The Basics of Magic
|Card Tricks / Coin Tricks
Close-Up Magic Technique
Showmanship / Creating a Character
Flourishes and Object Manipulation
Sleight of Hand & Redirection
Perfecting Your Routine
We have created a curriculum that is awesome and can be performed with things kids already have at home.
YOUR CHILD WILL NEED:
A plastic stick or wand, deck of traditional playing cards, plastic cups (red or blue “solo cups”), several cotton balls, small cotton or silk handkerchief, writing pad or paper, writing utensils, colored paper, envelopes, & 4 quarters. The instructor may add to this list with additional items found at home, as needed.
Make Friends, Make Memories, Make Magic!
Should children be allowed to have cell phones in schools? Should wearing helmets be mandatory when bike riding? Are video games beneficial or harmful? Is protecting wildlife important? Is access to clean water a right or a privilege? Is it better to adopt or shop for your pet? These are just some of the issues and questions that kids ponder every day. You have an opinion, but how do you prove that your opinion is the better opinion? In this summer workshop, kids will delve into a world of wordcraft where they will learn how to “find their voice” and empower themselves.
Working off of a foundation of voice, speech, and diction, our students will go on a journey through a variety of age-appropriate and relevant debate topics. Using debate and group discussions, we teach students the art of organizing and articulating ideas, structuring and supporting arguments, listening and countering, and more, in a fun, safe, and non-competitive environment. This unique summer experience equips kids to share their perspectives and debate with confidence, empathy, respect, and conviction. They will learn how to take the information they are absorbing, determine credibility, read between the lines, analyze it, and then learn how to form and express their own opinions.
Our students will focus on developing their skills under common debate categories including: Delivery, Courtesy, Appropriate Tone, Organization, Logic, Support, Cross Examination, and Refutation. They will learn how to structure arguments, find credible evidence, roadmap their points, ask cross examination questions, and consider opposing arguments. They will also walk away with skills in active listening, collaboration, public speaking, leadership, critical thinking, and civic mindedness.
Words and ideas can change the world!
Parent Review of PAW’s Online Summer Workshops Authored By: Kristine, PAW Mom, Camper Age 8
PAW’s summer camp has been a savior for our family this summer. Not having in person camp seemed like such a barrier to our daughter enjoying her summer break, but PAW was able to make zoom camp a success (and gave her parents some time to work). My daughter, Frankie participated in two weeks of camp in June. She especially loved the Theater Games and Improv camp with Ms. Kristy.
Ms. Kristy created interesting games and fun activities for the campers. Initially, Frankie was a little shy engaging with other campers through zoom, but Ms. Kristy’s ice breakers and enthusiasm helped Frankie quickly warm up. By the end of the week, Frankie was eagerly waiting to log on and she loved being assigned an acting role in the mini scenes created by her fellow campers. After the session was over, Frankie would play some of the games she learned with her family at home. Thank you PAW for creating this memorable experience!
CHOOSE YOUR CAMP DISCOUNT!
Summer In December (Sign up by Dec. 31st) Discount ~ 25% OFF
Early Bird Discount (Sign up by Feb. 28th) Discount ~ 20% OFF
Extend the Fun Discount (Multiple Sessions at Registration) ~ 15% OFF
Loyalty (Returning Student) Discount ~ 10% OFF
Sibling Discount (When Sharing One Device) ~ A second child may attend for just $65 when participating on the same device, with two children max.
Sibling Discount (When Using Separate Devices) ~ Our sibling discount is 10% OFF when each child participates on their own device.
1st Time Camper (Give PAW a Try) ~ $25 Camp Dollars OFF Tuition
Camp discounts, gift certificates, or coupons may be enjoyed but not combined.
CAMP TUITION & SCHEDULE
ONLINE CAMP WORKSHOPS: $125 per 1 week session
(Be sure to select your camp discount when you register!)
SECOND CHILD MAY ATTEND ON THE SAME DEVICE:
$65 per 1 week session
Log In 10:00am – 10:10am
Workshop 10:10am – 11:30am
Social Circle 11:30am – 11:45am
Camper Review of PAW’s Online Summer Workshops 2020…Authored By: Meredith, Age 12
When I found out I wouldn’t be physically going to PAW this summer because of the pandemic, I was devastated. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like without seeing my friends in person and all my wonderful teachers. After finding out PAW was doing online classes each week, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. On my first day doing it, I had a lot of fun. I did acting and theater games with Ms. Kristy, who I never met before, and had a great time. We did some of my favorite improv games, and although I met Ms. Kristy for the first time, I felt as if I knew her my whole life. I went to that class every day until Wednesday, and on Thursday and Friday, I visited Ms. Haley for singing. I knew Ms. Haley, for she was at the location I went to for the last three summers. She greeted me with a warm welcome when I joined and it was so great to see her and all my other friends in the class. We did vocal warm-ups that I couldn’t forget from the year before and got right into songs from Frozen. We were each assigned a solo from the songs we worked on and after we listened to it once and ran through it once with the lyrics, we performed it without the lyrics a cappella. I had so much fun singing and talking with my old friends and we got to watch videos from our shows we performed the year before and talked about old memories. On Friday, Ms. Haley’s class did a talent show and I enjoyed watching other’s talents. They are all so talented!
I came back for the week of Cats and did the theater games with Ms. Kristy again. I got so many opportunities to participate in their games and skits. On Thursday, I decided to try something new and joined the LOL comedy class with Mr. Jace. I learned so much about how to perform a good joke and what to do when improvising. He was an incredible teacher that gave me skills that I could eventually use in the future. On Friday I joined Ms. Haley’s class again for the talent show. After we got through everyone’s talents, we got to talk about old memories at PAW and play games. It was so great to talk with everyone! I can’t wait to come back next week for another incredible time and I hope I will get to see everyone again! Coming to this online camp each week was truly a breath of fresh air in these unpredictable times.