519 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
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9 – 3pm | Ages 9 – 16 | $125
Headwaters’ Art Camp is a week-long camp for ages 9-18. Participants will be divided into two groups based on age. The theme for this years camp is Dragons and Dragonflies. Participants will spend the week working with one or two artists each day, giving them a week filled with in-depth art experience. Students will get an opportunity to learn and build relationships with artist instructors and other participants. The program will conclude on Friday with a public art exhibition and 3pm reception.
Applications for partial scholarships available | Registration deadline: 5 pm Friday, August 15, 2018
Drumset Camp | July 30-August 3
9 am-4 pm Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22, 2018
Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji MN
$125 person | Partial Youth Scholarships Available | Register by 5 pm June 1
24 participant maximum, minimum one year playing experience
Headwaters Music & Arts is excited to hold its seventh fiddle camp, a week-long day camp with both private and group instruction, enrichment activities and games, and public performance opportunities. We typically have two performances during the week, concluding with a Friday afternoon performance.
The camp is open to youth age 7 and older as well as adult string players who want to experience an environment that both advances their abilities and offers a creative and collaborative experience. Our theme this year is the roots of American music. In addition to our focus on the music that led to bluegrass, this year’s program will explore where your family is from in the U.S. and include some music specific to your background, such as Native American, Scandinavian, French-Canadian, and Scotch-Irish traditions, all of which are reflected in the folk music of Minnesota.
🎻Ginna Watson serves as director of this year's camp. As Hamline University’s violin instructor and a member of the Rose Ensemble, this Minneapolis-based violinist specializes in historically-informed performance.
🎻Returning instructors Rose Vincent and John Vincent of Eau Claire, Wisconsin bring an enthusiasm of bluegrass and country music. As owners of a Offbeat Violins and Guitar, both Rose and John specialize in fine string instruments, music instruction, and repair/restoration of all bowed and fretted string instruments. They also perform as a duo throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
🎻Special guests include geographer and bluegrass performer Corey Campbell (banjo, guitar, fiddle) and Bemidji Contra Dance director Wendy Greenberg.
"Often, we don’t realize the wealth of ethnic traditions that are present in their own community. Communicating the music and culture of students’ ethnic traditions teaches community members that each tradition has its own rich background and reduces the likelihood of stereotyping or disparaging others based simply on being perceived as “different.” Focusing on an American theme also draws students together and helps audiences understand that we’re all part of a large, intertwined community.” ~ Ginna Watson
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Start your summer with your two favorite activities – the outdoors and art! Visual artist and ecologist Susan “Sparky” Kedzie and clay potter and artist Tom Daly will lead indoor and outdoor art explorations including acrylic painting, a bug house and stepping stones, and making a clay vase with leaf imprints. Bring a sack meal each day; Saturday snacks and all program activities provided.
Time and dates: 4-7:30 Thursday, June 7, 4-7:30 Thursday, June 8, and 10 am-3 pm Saturday, June 9
Cost: $50 per participant
Registration deadline: 5 pm Friday, June 1. Maximum attendance 15 participants.
Register by calling 218-444-5606, or register online.
9am - 3pm | Ages 7 - 18 | $125
Headwaters Music & Arts’ week-long Musical Theater Camp is for any young person who would like to gain the skills and confidence to take part in community theater, or simply get creative with friends. Directed by Kari Ekhoff and Assistant Director Renae Spangler this camp prepares participants to take part in community theater or school productions by exposing them to the entire process of musical theater, including character development, set construction, and working off-script for a final public performance. The camp runs from 9:00am – 3:00pm, each day with breaks built in for lunch, board games, art activities, and team building challenges.
Fairy Tale Village & Music Camp | June 11 - 14 FULL!
9:00 - 4:00 | Ages 4 1/2 - 8 | $145