Choose an art to challenge and express your current skills or develop new ones. Our arts program includes jewelry making, hand-building and wheel ceramics, painting and drawing, mixed media art, glass working (includes glass etching and mosaics); our drama program offers campers an excellent opportunity to participate in a high-level theater experience as part of their summer, by performing on stage, or learning the offstage crafts of stage management, lighting and sound engineering.

Painting, Mixed Media and Glasswork

Explore many new techniques and create multi-dimensional art pieces using a wide variety of materials. Campers will learn both basic acrylic painting techniques as well as a modern art stylistic approach to create many works of art. The art program also incorporates hands on techniques like block printing, stained glass mosaics, glass etching, and more.

Jewelry making
Our Jewelry classes are fun, hands-on classes where campers will learn the art of jewelry design while creating their own beautiful accessories.
In this elective, the girls will learn how to use hand tools to manipulate wire as well as bead weaving, working with leather and polyclay incorporated in beautiful projects. Our girls will also learn different techniques to professionally finish the various jewelry projects.
**New to Shoshanim for summer 2015!!** Girls will be learning the art of enamel!
Our girls will feel a great sense of pride every time they wear their beautiful pieces of jewelry that they will truly treasure!
 When our girls choose ceramics electives, they walk away with numerous professional-looking ceramic pieces. During each 3-day elective cycle, girls make one wheel-crafted piece and at least one hand-built piece. Once their pieces are baked in our on-site kiln, the girls have the option of painting and decorating their pieces, which will then be glazed for a polished finish.
Our girls walk away with beautiful (and functional!) bowls, mugs, room decorations, and more! The sky is the limit to what can be created!

 The Drama Program at Camp Shoshanim consists of two productions (one each session) and a drama elective. Past productions have included, Annie, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aladdin, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Law and Order Fairy Tale Unit, Twelfth Night (staged Shakespeare in the Park Style) and Peter Pan. All campers are invited to audition and all receive a role. Rehearsals are scheduled throughout the day with our professional Theater Staff. Campers dance in professionally choreographed musicals numbers while rehearsing in our newly redesigned dance studio. They learn music with the Musical Director in our music studio. Campers stage scenes with the Director on our mainstage, The Purple Rose Playhouse or outside on our lush outdoor theater space. Each camper learns and grows her theater skills while working collaboratively to stage a fully mounted production. Oldest campers are also given the opportunity to work backstage and paint scenery.

The Drama Elective is a three day experience where campers explore improvisation, scene work and monologues. Campers receive in-depth instruction on breaking down a scene, characterization, physicalizing a character, interpreting a monologue and playing many improvisation games. Workshop topics change throughout the summer.


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