SummerWorks is a six-week-long arts program consisting of four sessions: SongWorks (2 weeks), two segments of ArtWorks (one week each), and TheatreWorks (2 weeks). SummerWorks 2020 has gone virtual! Programs will meet on Zoom once a day from 11 – 12:30pm. All programs include a no-contact supply delivery. All sessions culminate in a showcase celebration of participants and their art. Sign up for one or multiple programs!
Please submit your application as soon as possible. AIR staff will be reviewing applications on a rolling-basis until the start of programs.
June 29 – July 9, 2020 (8 days)
Week 1: Monday to Thursday
Week 2: Monday to Thursday
SongWorks is one of our most popular programs! This 8 day program is jam (pun intended) packed with visits from guest musicians, workshops in lyric writing and song form, writing original songs, singing choral pieces, and preparing for our showcase concert. (No previous vocal or instrumental experience is needed to be part of this program)
July 13 – July 17, 2020 (5 days)
Monday through Friday
It’s OC Week! Do you want to create an original character or improve an existing OC? Work with a visual artist and a young adult fiction author to hone your design, character development, and story building skills!
July 20 – July 24, 2020 (5 days)
Monday through Friday
This five-day program will explore various media and approaches to artmaking.
July 27 – August 6, 2020 (8 days)
Week 1: Monday through Thursday
Week 2: Monday through Thursday
At AIR, we don’t start our theatre and dance program with a script….we create one along the way! Join us this summer to experience devised theatre, a process of collaboratively creating and performing an original production with the guidance of a professional theatre director & choreographer.
Sample SummerWorks Online Schedule
10:55am Zoom Meeting Open
10:55 – 11:05am Teens Arrive/Welcome
11:05 – 11:15am Introduction, Review the day’s schedule, Check-in
11:15 – 11:25am Warmup Activity
Depending on the session and the day’s schedule, this might be a game, a short art or writing prompt, vocal warm up, stretching, a physical warm up, or a short meditation/breathing exercise.
11:25 – 12:25pm Art Time!
Most often, this will include a mini-lesson or explanation from the teaching artist, time to work on the project, and time for sharing or discussion. We may work on more than one project each day.
12:25 – 12:30pm Farewell, Check-out, Group Cheer
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At AIR I've learned that I can be myself without judgement. I've learned to try my hardest and worked on not letting my anxiety get the best of me.
Your program has been a gift sent from angels and - seriously - you ARE making a difference and I KNOW that years from now -- what you've done for my daughter will still be having a positive effect on her.
Before AIR I had trouble expressing my ideas because of my shyness. But now, I express my ideas and am not as shy anymore, and I can let my creativity shine.
The support, morale, and messages of self-worth and power that AIR gives to girls are so valuable! Through the programs I became more connected to my artistic capabilities (especially my love of singing), and to myself.
AIR helps you to connect with other girls in your area and beyond. The leaders are fantastic, and the girls you meet are awesome and become lifelong friends. You realize you aren't the only one with problems and struggles in your life. You're not alone.
AIR gave me the tools to explore and cultivate my own creativity and humanity. We are always faced with choices, some more difficult than others, and finding what resonates most with our own souls is what ultimately works. Nowhere in my life has this been more evident than during my time at AIR.
Before joining AIR, my daughter was really struggling at school and at home. At AIR, she made new friends and was able to talk to caring adults. AIR became something she really looked forward to. Thank you so much for this incredible gift!
I am so happy to see how much AIR has grown since I was a part of the program…. AIR Has affected me still to this day….I think back on my days of Jr. High and how much things have changed, and how positive the program had been on my life.
This is an AMAZING organization that has brought so much joy to my daughter!! Go AIR!
GO THERE! SAY YES! YOU WON'T REGRET IT! It's sooo AWESOME! They actually got me on a stage, and I really sang! I would go here for the rest of my life if I could.
When I’m not at AIR, I’m pretty sad all the time. Being at AIR gives me four hours a week to be happy and leave negativity at the door. My confidence has increased slightly, which is a BIG thing for me to experience. I can be a little more social and use writing as a positive coping skill.
At AIR, girls are: the cherry on top of the sundae; important, loved & respected; treated with respect and given FREEDOM to be enthusiastically confident; encouraged to do THEIR personal best, to try their hardest, and to face their goals head on, all with confidence and a smile.
This program had a truly amazing impact on my daughter. She had been in such a dark place previously for so many months. Praise from her workshop leaders really built her up. Thank you for this opportunity. It was more than I expected—I had hoped my daughter might manage; instead, she blossomed.
I like AIR because the sense of being part of a team. The fact that everyone gets a chance--no auditions or try-outs.
PLEASE DO IT! AIR is honestly the greatest thing in my life! It allows you to try your hardest and have fun without any gossiping and whatnot.
AIR taught me the value of working through conflict using conversation, instead of gossip, bashing or being aggressive.
AIR has helped me gain a better understanding of who I am and what choices are good for me.