Poetry Writing & Art Summer Camp
Poetry Writing & Art Summer Camp: Where Poetry Writing, Art, and Music Meet!
Join Scholé Academy poetry instructor Alison Johansen for this week-long summer camp! Each day will have a theme that focuses on poetic elements in the context of our favorite summer poems! After reading aloud and discussing, students will be invited to write their own poems through collaboration and inspiration. Poetry, or word art, can be that much more beautiful with art and music. In this spirit, we will supplement our studies and poems with fun art projects that include water coloring, sketching, building, and other crafts. So many poems, especially those in hymn meter, are set to music. Beautiful examples of this will be shared throughout the course. On one of these creative days, students will be invited to set their own poems to music!
Required Course Materials:
• Poetry notebook
• Pencil and paper for sketching
• Watercolors and/or painting supplies
• Seashells, leaves, feathers, Legos, or other building/crafting materials (for a special project)
• Instruments if wanted
Instructor Information Coming Soon!
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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