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Here is information that I received from Cindy McVenes, Director of Continuing Education

University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County

1006 Connie Road

Baraboo, WI 53913

608-355-5234

cindy.mcvenes@uwc.edu

Attached are  the summer art academy class options this year for art and music, I wanted to pass them along to you.  We will be offering  elementary art academy for the students grade 1-5 from 9-12 noon the week of July 27-31 and then middle school art academy runs from 1-4 pm  in the week of August 3-7 at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County 

Our Middle School Art academy offerings  include lots of the visual arts classes, but added some music opportunities for students currently in grades 5-8.  I am really excited about the Middle School  swing choir class we call Boo U Glee  and the May Songwriting and Pop Piano classes.

I have included links to flyers for the summer programs.  The May songwriting and pop piano class information can be found below.

Families can register students on line at www.baraboo.uwc.edu Community Outreach >Continuing Education or call 608-355-5220.

 Link to Summer Art Flyer

Link to Middle School Art Academy

NEW! SONGWRITING WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH

Instructor: Shawndell Marks Singer/Songwriter/Pianist, Keyboard Instructor & Band Coach for Girls Rock Camp, Madison

This will be a dynamic workshop for youth grades 5-8 interested in the art of song craft. The class will cover:

  • The importance of creativity
  • Song structure
  • Writing prompts
  • Basic rhyme schemes
  • How to make lyric writing more accessible
  • One-on-one songwriting guidance

No prior songwriting experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Saturday, May 2nd • 9 am-12 pm

Band and Choir Rehearsal Hall & Keyboard Lab; Fine Arts Building

Fee: $49

 

NEW! POP PIANO INSTRUCTION FOR YOUTH

Instructor: Shawndell Marks Singer/Songwriter/Pianist, Keyboard Instructor & Band Coach for Girls Rock Camp, Madison

This is a fun, light-hearted introduction to basic piano chords and pop piano technique for students grades 5-8. This class will cover:

  • Basic Music Theory and how it relates to pop music
  • How to create a chord progression suitable for lyrics
  • The art of improvising
  • How to create a musical “hook”
  • Various rhythmic patterns

All piano experience levels welcome.

Saturday, May 16th9 am-12 pm

Band and Choir Rehearsal Hall & Keyboard Lab; Fine Arts Building

Fee: $49

 

 

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