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PR # 189 March 27, 2009

RVCC TO OFFER SUMMER YOUTH ARTS PROGRAMS

The Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will offer a variety of visual and performing art programs this summer for children ages 6-17.

Fine & Performing Arts Camp ?Students ages 9-16 create sculptures, paintings, computer art and ceramic works, and stage a performance. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 6-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and repeated July 20-31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee per two-week session is $719.

Through the Lens & Curtain ?Students ages 8-16 experience film and theatre by connecting the two art forms and developing an artistic focus on how plays become film and films become plays. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 9 a.m. to noon (for children ages 8-12) or 1-4 p.m. (for children ages 13-16). The class will also be offered the week of July 27-31 (same times for the same age groups). The fee per week is $175.

Multi-Media Painting ?Students ages 6-12 create mixed-media works of art as they paint with acrylics, tempera and watercolor. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 20-24, from 9 a.m. to noon, and again the week of August 3-7 (same times). The fee per week is $175.

Fun Making Sculptures ?Students ages 6-12 explore construction, form, function and process as they create works of art, choosing a type of work, subject matter and materials. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 20-24, from 1-4 p.m., and again the week of August 3-7 (same times). The fee per week is $175.

Film & TV ?Students ages 11-16 are introduced to acting, directing and operating the camera. Script writing, storyboarding and improvisation also will be introduced. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 20-24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $344.

TV Hosting/News Anchoring ?Students ages 8-15 develop their own stories by researching current events in the news and entertainment world. Teams are formed and kids work as hosts, reporters, camera operators and directors?delivering under ?deadlines,? just like the pros. The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 3-7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $344.

Acting for Camera ?Students ages 8-15 are taught how to act on camera in commercials and film scenes by reading scripts and learning the art of improvisation. Students learn how to personalize the script and deliver lines on-cue. Proper audition techniques also are covered. The class will be held Monday through Friday, August 10-14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $344.

Making A Rock Band ?Students ages 13-17 form a rock band that will perform one or two simple rock songs. Prerequisites: Guitar players must be able to play basic chords; bass players must be able to play simple bass lines in time; drummers need to be able to keep steady time; keyboard players need to know basic chords; and saxophone players need to be able to improvise musically. All students must be willing to try singing. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 22-26, from 9 a.m. to noon, and repeated July 13-17 (same times). The fee per week is $175. For specific information about appropriate musical equipment, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404.

Before- and after-care are available for youngsters. For more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404, or e-mail cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also can be picked up at the CCE office, located in the lower level of RVCC?s College Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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