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Spring Arts Camps Around Miami Offer Cultural Experiences for Kids

Written By Josie Gulliksen
February 22, 2023 at 3:05 PM

The Miami Theater Center (MTC) Summer Camp performances July 8th, 2020 at MTC in Miami Shores. (Photo by MagicalPhotos.com / Mitchell Zachs)

Spring Art Camps are a lifesaver for working parents.  For those wanting to give their kids a cultural experience, Artburst Miami has compiled a list of offerings to consider for Spring Break, March 20 through March 24, 2023.

MOCA Spring Camp

Located in Downtown North Miami, at 770 NE 125 St. MOCA’s Spring Camp has been a fixture on their calendar for years. Open to kids ages 7-12, they will spend the week learning about and creating collages, optical illusion pieces, sculptures and abstract work. Classes are designed to introduce students to contemporary art and design techniques. Camp is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with extended care from 8-9 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Click on the link above for information on fees and registration.

The week’s schedule is as follows:

March 20: “M is for Magnetic Collages,” magnets made from recycled pieces using the work of artist Louise Baldwin for inspiration; March 21: “O is for Optical Illusion,” dimensional sculptures inspired by Nikke Savvas made using string and popsicle sticks; March 22: “C is for Cardboard Sculptures,” sculptural animal pieces created in Cubist style and inspired by artist Warren King; March 23: “A is for Abstract” making abstract pieces inspired by Norman Lewis and March 24: “Nomi is for Us” students finish the week creating a piece representing their life in Miami.

Coral Gables Museum

Well known for hosting the monthly Family Day on Aragon for years now, the Coral Gables Museum, located at 285 Aragon Ave., is also an option for parents seeking camp options. During Spring Break week, campers will spend the week exploring the colorful Spring season while making a variety of nature-based projects based on environmentalism. The activities will expand the kids’ creativity and keep them engaged in the arts via their surrounding museum environment.

They offer a daily rate, rate for the full week and sibling discount. Camp is for kids ages 6-12 and the day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended day from 3:30-5 p.m. is available for an additional fee. Click the link above for information on registration and fees.

The Miami Theater Center (MTC) Summer Camp performances July 8th, 2020 at MTC in Miami Shores. (Photo by MagicalPhotos.com / Mitchell Zachs)

Miami Theater Center

The theater, located in the heart of Downtown Miami Shores at 9806 NE 2 Ave., is the ideal spot for kids to learn every aspect of theater. They’ll spend the week honing their theater skills and leave prepared to take the stage by storm! Participants will spend the week exploring and participating in music, acting, dancing and design classes, learning all aspects of theater. The week culminates in participants producing their own musical production including set design, lighting and stage running.

“Miami Theater Center is thrilled to be offering our beloved Spring Musical Theater Camp where kids can be creative artists and make new friends,” said Artistic Director Victoria Row-Traster.

The camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to students six years and older. Parents can pay the full amount up front or choose a payment plan. Click the link above for registration and fee information.

Actors’ Playhouse Spring Camp; image courtesy Actors’ Playhouse.

Actors’ Playhouse

Located in the historic Miracle Theatre at 280 Miracle Mile in the heart of Coral Gables, Actors’ Playhouse has been a fixture in the theater community for 35 years. During Spring Break week, participants will partake in vocal and physical warm-ups, theater games and improvisation incorporating music and dance. They’ll then apply all their learned skills in the end of week performance presented to an audience of family and friends.

“Our professional instructors mold and shape the raw talent of the performers into a final performance for family and friends in only five exciting days,” said Actors’ Playhouse Director of Theatre for Young Audiences Earl Maulding. “Each performer is given a chance to shine and form a tight ensemble with a final show that will blow your socks off! Having fun, focusing their boundless energies and talents, and experiencing an intense week of theatrical discovery culminating in a show that gives each young performer a chance in the spotlight is what makes this Spring Break Camp so exciting!”

The camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They offer the week-long theater camp for kids ages seven to 12. Click on the link above for info on price and registration.

Area Stage

Tucked away in a suite at Sunset Place, Area Stage continues to nurture local talent and “Broadway Bites” their Spring Break Camp is one of those ways. The week-long performance intensive will help campers improve their singing, acting and dancing skills. They will rehearse select scenes from a yet to be determined musical and perform them at an open showcase for friends and family on the final day.

The camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to kids ages six to 12 years old. Click on the link above for info on price and registration.

These Spring Break camps offer budding artists the opportunity to expand their horizons and learn from experienced actors, lighting and stage professionals and artists. They provide an invaluable, immersive and challenging environment to nurture the future of the arts in Miami!

Do you know of a Spring Break Art Camp you’d like to recommend? Comment on our Facebook page with a link to the camp for sharing with our community of readers.

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