We want ALL youth to be able enjoy the benefits of self expression, regardless of financial standing. Please complete our Youth Scholarship Application if you need financial assistance.
AFTERSCHOOL AT ENO ARTS MILL
All camps take place in our classroom at the Eno Arts Mill. Masks are optional, and we are mask friendly.
Teen Art Collective: LGBTQIA+
with Natalia Torres del Valle
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month | 5:00PM-6:00PM
Eno Arts Mill Classroom
This bi-monthly group is a safe and creative space for LGBTQIA+ identifying teens. Group sessions are led by Natalia Torres del Valle, MA, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist #2104. Interest in any art form is welcome. Basic visual art materials are provided and teens are encouraged to bring supplies to express themselves in their favorite artistic medium (i.e. visual, music, writing, movement, drama). Sessions begin with a grounding exercise, an art exploration centered on a theme, and ends with group processing.
Email Natalia with interest at: email@example.com.
The Little Mermaid Jr Musical Summer Camp hosted by Vault Theatre
Monday, June 12- Friday, June 23 | 9am-4pm | (2 weeks)
This two-week camp has it all – acting, singing, and dancing all under the sea! Campers will work on an hour version of the classic Disney’s The Little Mermaid over the course of the two weeks and end in a presentation of all the hard work during this 2-week musical theatre camp. Join the magical kingdom with the adventure-seeking little mermaid, Ariel and all her friends as she follows her heart and dreams. With all of the beloved songs and cast of characters, this camp is sure to a delightful adventure under the sea!
MULTIDISCIPLINARY Ages 5-10
Arts Immersion Summer Camps at the Eno Arts Mill
Join us this summer for an immersion in the arts geared especially towards youth. One-week full-day camps feature multi-disciplinary arts immersion that includes visual, literary, and performing arts throughout the week. With a variety of projects and activities throughout the week to engage campers, every day is a new adventure. All supplies provided. A refrigerator is provided for snacks/lunch.
Instructors include: Courtney Powers (visual art), Wendy Aldwyn (visual art, storytelling), Sydney Rosenberg (visual art), James Easteppe & Mary Ann De Fir (music)
- Camp Weeks for Ages 5-7:
- Monday 6/26 – Friday 6/30
- Monday 7/24 – Friday 7/28
- Monday 8/7 – Friday 8/11
- Camp Weeks for Ages 8-10
- Monday 7/31 – Friday 8/4
- Monday 8/14 – Friday 8/18
- Camp Hours: 9am-5pm (drop-off begins at 8:30am; pick-up through 5:30pm)
- Price per week: $250 (financial assistance available)
VISUAL ARTS Ages 11+
Forage & Fiber Art Camp
Monday 7/17 – Friday 7/21
9am-5pm (drop-off begins at 8:30am; pick-up through 5:30pm)
- In this special week, campers will immerse in art making using natural foraged materials. Excursions into Gold Park and along the Riverwalk will provide opportunities for collecting materials for creating pigments, cordage, and natural dyes for fiber projects. Fiber artist Michelle Spaulding and art therapist Natalia Torres del Valle guide the process from forage to fiber and more. All supplies provided. A refrigerator is provided for snacks/lunch.
- Instructors: Michelle Spaulding and Natalia Torres del Valle
- Price per week: $250 (financial assistance available)
Watercolor Half-Day Camp
Monday 8/21 – Friday 8/25
9am-12:30pm (drop-off begins at 8:30am; pick-up through 1pm)
- In this half-day camp, students will focus on learning watercolor skills that will leave them with a better understanding and appreciation of the medium. Students will also work on incorporation of design elements such as composition, value, and color to help enhance our creative experience. Every day will include some focused skill work and plenty of free flowing creative time. All supplies provided. A refrigerator is provided for snacks/lunch.
- Instructor: Ryann Carey
- Price per week: $125 (financial assistance available) OR bundle with Digital Art Camp to create a full-day camp week for 8/21 – 8/25 ($250)
Digital Art & Animation Afternoon Half-Day Camp
Monday 8/21 – Friday 8/25
1:30-5pm (drop-off begins at 1pm; pick-up through 5:30pm)
- In this half-day camp, students will focus on the many aspects of animation, from creating engaging characters, storyboarding, traditional flip-book styles of analogue animation and digital animation of figures using free/trial versions of Adobe Fresco and/or Procreate. (Campers will need to provide their own laptops or tablets to run these programs. Links for system requirements click through to Adobe Fresco and Procreate).
- A refrigerator is provided for snacks/lunch.
- Instructor: Wendy Aldwyn
- Price per week: $125 (financial assistance available) OR bundle with Watercolor Camp to create a full-day camp week for 8/21 – 8/25 ($250)
ABOUT OUR TEACHERS
Wendy Aldwyn: I write, photoshop, draw, and animate. I put together words and pictures in clear and engaging narratives. I support efficient, personable means of collaboration and am always pleased to share what I discover with others. Always experimenting, always learning. Adobe Creative Cloud’s InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat are my mainstay, but I’ve made recently made forays into Character Animator and iMovie. For my own entertainment, I also sing and record little musical ditties heavy-laden with harmonies, and am constantly sketching from life or my imagination.
Ryann Carey: Three years ago, I took my first painting class and two years ago, I painted my first watercolor. I fell in the love with the fluidity of the colors I could produce, colors that I could not necessarily give a precise name to. Other mediums allow you to take things back, to cover up mistakes. Watercolor is less forgiving, but interestingly, it frees me from my perfectionist nature. Painting creates a new relationship for me with the subject matter, one I hope to share with my audience, with the ultimate objective to bring them into that moment or space.
Mary Ann De Fir: Mary Ann has been a lead singer and playing rhythm guitar and harmonica in Blues Rock and Roots bands at a variety of venues for years. She has also been a choreographer and dancer in Performance Art and Musical Theater, and still gives voice lessons and voice coaching specializing in Pop, Rock, and Musical Theater, along with beginning lessons in piano, guitar, and drums. Mary Ann has also been a Teacher Assistant at Carrboro High School for 15 years.
James Easteppe: I have over fifteen plus years teaching experience including positions at Music Academy of North Carolina, Music and Arts Center (Huntersville, NC), Central Piedmont Community College, and Davidson College. I can teach a diverse range of styles and genres from classical guitar, rock, blues, pop, jazz, metal, etc. I created Easteppe Guitar Studio, and I utilize many apps to help students reach their goals faster and teach based on the students’ goals. I love seeing my students reach their goals (no matter how big or how small).
Courtney Powers: Courtney worked as a traditional visual arts and digital media arts educator since 2000 and has provided art therapy services with the Art Therapy Institute (ATI) since 2011. Before becoming an art therapist, she taught pre-k through adult populations in community centers, public and private schools, and community college environments. Personally and professionally, Courtney enjoys working with a variety of media and exploring the endless possibilities of creative expression.
Sydney Rosenberg: Sydney is a clinical mental health counseling associate who graduated in August of 2021 from Appalachian State University. In addition to her counseling degree, she completed a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy. Sydney has worked with children and art in a variety of different ways including teaching, summer camps, afterschool, and recreational settings. Sydney currently works as a therapist with the Art Therapy Institute of North Carolina and feels passionate about facilitating creative opportunities for self-expression. She enjoys working with mixed media, collage, and sensory based art approaches.
Michelle Spaulding: Michelle Spaulding has always loved arts and crafts—ever since she was an eight-year-old in the Girl Scouts—but it took a long and winding road for her to fully embrace her creative side. Spaulding had an over twenty-year career as an entrepreneur and small business owner in the high-tech arena and faced a series of health complications before returning to the arts. Nowadays, Spaulding is a local fiber/textile artist, author, and creativity coach who helps people find the joy in crafting.
Natalia Torres del Valle: Natalia Torres del Valle received her BS in Elementary Education and ESL Education from NC State University and her MA in Clinical Mental Health specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. She is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) #2104 through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. She has experience working in Wake County Public Schools, Durham County Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Veritas Collaborative’s adolescent hospital, A+ Schools, community centers, The Art Therapy Institute of NC, and her own private practice where she incorporates all artistic modalities into her therapeutic and teaching practice.