March 12, 2014

Artscope to take on Dr. Seuss theme this year


One fish, two fish, red fish … Artscope! 

Dr. Seuss will be the theme of the June 2014 Artscope, Emily Hector Godwin, Artscope Director, said. 

Artscope is a two-week, summer arts program for children ages eight to 12 from June 9-20 at the University of Science and Arts Oklahoma in Chickasha. 

Young artists will explore a variety of art forms: drawing, painting, sculpting, theatre, dance and music. Each camper can choose a particular art form as their master study. 

Theatre campers will perform in a Dr. Seuss version of Romeo and Juliet, dance campers will learn choreography from Seussical the Musical and music campers will sing songs from "The Lorax." 

On the last day of the camp, these performances and others will be presented at a parent/community show. Visual arts students will show the pieces that they work on during the two weeks of the camp. 

Campers will not be limited to their master study, however, Godwin said. Campers will spend the first half of the day studying their chosen art form and the rest of the day will be spent exploring other forms of art. 

"We will do a rotation so everyone gets to experience everything," Godwin said. 

Artscope is sponsored by the Chickasha Area Arts Council.  Student scholarships are available for students that are eligible to receive free or reduced lunches at school and agree to attend camp every day. Other scholarships are also available for students who do not qualify for the school lunch program but who might have difficulty attending camp without assistance. All scholarships will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Parents are urged to register early to avoid being placed on a wait list.  Scholarships are provided by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and Chickasha Community Foundation. The two-week camp is $175 for those who do not qualify for assistance or scholarship. 

Artscope is a non-profit program of the Chickasha Area Arts Council. For more information, financial aid application or to make a donation, call director Emily Hector Godwin at (405)222-0487, or Jeanie Lee at (405) 574-4600   or email at for an application.

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