The NJWA Summer Workshop enters its 44th season of providing exciting cognitive and creative opportunities for students entering junior kindergarten through 8th grade. This year’s Workshop runs weekdays from July 5-July 22, 8:30 am-12:30 pm and will be held at the Roosevelt Intermediate School, 301 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ. The three-week program offers various programs guaranteed to provide each student with the prospect to explore, discover and create in a truly unique and personal manner.
Workshop Director, Pamela Aslin, credits the overwhelming success of the program to the carefully handpicked teaching staff comprised of dynamic, professional educators and performers who are eager to promote a classroom culture that is inspirational, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable. Aslin further touts, “Our curriculum is taught in a way that allows an authentic, student-centered process supported by individuality, creativity and challenge.”
The Young Explorers program is for students who will be entering a junior kindergarten (4+) or kindergarten program in the fall. Activities include arts and crafts, violin, life science, pre-engineering, pre-readers workshop, little chef’s math and much more. First Grade Adventurers (for those entering first grade in the fall) offers a diverse curriculum that includes arts and crafts, violin, engineering, language arts, author studies, science and more.
Students entering grades 2-5 customize their own schedule and select workshops in the areas of art, music, dance, science, engineering, robotics, and language arts. Students may take 1, 2 or 3 consecutive workshops throughout the morning. Specific courses and their accompanying descriptions can be found in the 2016 Summer Workshop brochure.
Students entering grades 6-8 may choose between 2 intensives, each running for the full morning. The Emerging Artists Program encompasses creating in two and three dimensional processes while improving technical and self-expression skills. Each week focuses on specific artistic concepts, and concludes with a finished piece that reflects the enjoyable and rigorous experience. During the final week of the program, there will be a field trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Princeton, NJ.
The Music Technology and Creation program, the 2nd Workshop intensive for grades 6-8, invites musicians with at least one year of instrumental experience to explore concepts of theory and composition while utilizing industry-standard technology. Students will learn the same musical craft, such as notation and scoring, used by the master composers in both the movie and video game genres. Students will creatively apply their newly-learned skills and compose their own personal work to accompany a favorite movie scene or video game.
In addition to the regular Workshop hours, an optional early morning drop-off is available for those needing coverage starting at 7:30 am. The Summer Workshop partners with the Westfield area YMCA and offers Afternoon Adventures for those needing a full day program. A registered nurse is on staff during regular workshop hours.
To view, download or print the 2016 brochure, visit us on-line at www.njwasummerworkshop.com. Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to the address provided on the form. Please note that registration is on-going and is on a first-come-first-served basis.
The NJWA Summer Workshop is a division of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For additional information about the summer program, please call (908) 518-1551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts studios at 150-152 East Broad Street in downtown Westfield.