School's out for summer, but the learning doesn't stop. Thanks to the University of Houston and WonderWorks, Houston high schoolers will spend the season acting, writing, making films and learning about architecture.
Each summer, non-profit organization WonderWorks delivers fine arts camps aimed at local students. Hosted by UH, these camps are led by the university's talented faculty and local guest artists.
Registration is ongoing through June 14, and need-based scholarships are available. To learn more about WonderWorks or to register, visit www.wonderworkshouston.org. Interested participants also can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-301-4882.
All camps run June 14 - July 16. Below is the list of 2010 WonderWorks camps:
Architecture - Presented in association with UH's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
By Design: 15th Annual Summer Discovery Program - Students will explore architectural history, building practices, famous architects and case studies. They also will embark on field trips around Houston and other Texas cities.
Filmmaking/Scripting/Film Appreciation - Presented in association with UH's Jack J. Valenti School of Communication
Moving Pictures: Film Workshop for High School Students - Students will create their own movies and view classic films. An end-of-summer film festival will showcase the participants' works.
Poetry - Presented in association with UH's department of English and Creative Writing Program
Poets' Corner - This reading-intensive camp will allow students to explore classic and contemporary works, as well as create their own poetry.
Drama - Presented in association with the Houston Shakespeare Festival, department of English and Creative Writing Program
Shakespeare and Company - This program teaches theater through film versions of classic and contemporary plays. Students also will rehearse and perform Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."
Literature - Presented in association with the department of English and Creative Writing Program
Stranger Than Fiction: Literary Journalism and Creative Nonfiction - Long form journalism and non-fiction writings are the focus of this workshop. Students will read works from the likes of Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson and other masters of the craft.
Literature- Presented in association with the department of English and Creative Writing Program.
Story Lines - Students will explore the art of creating short stories and read works from a host of authors including Edgar Allen Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemmingway. Films based on short fiction also will be screened.