Saturday, August 2, 2014

MAGIC CAMP IS GOOD FOR KIDS!



Voted BEST Summer Camp in LA Parent Magazine!  Our teachers come straight from the MAGIC
CASTLE of Hollywood.  Peer into the top
hat and explore the wonder & majesty that is Close Up Magic.

“At Performing Arts
Workshops, all a child needs is a curiosity and passion for magic whether they
are novices or come to us already having skills,” says Cheryl Appleman, PAW
President. “In each one week session campers (ages 8-14) kids will be
taught varied aspects of the craft including; sleight of hand, redirection,
hand & finger exercises, flourishes, card tricks, classic cups and balls,
coin tricks, rope tricks and so much more!”

The practice of
learning magic will also help your child improve hand-eye coordination,
critical thinking, multitasking thoughts & actions, fine motor skills,
manual dexterity, self-confidence and self-esteem.

PAW offers the ultimate ARTS experience for kids.

Friday, July 18, 2014

PAW's Guitar Camp performs cover of "Tighten Up" by The Black Keys





Check out this cover of "Tighten Up" by The Black Keys, performed by students of Performing Arts Workshops Guitar Camp at El Segundo.  Well done, Tyler, Lea and Connor!

GUITAR CAMP
Whether you're a beginner or already have mad skills, our guitar camp has something for you.  Learn chords, tabs, picking, strumming and music theory.  Perform rock, blues, pop & classical and even write an original song!


There is only limited space available for the last 2 sessions of camp. Call for details!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Stage FX Makeup Camp Slideshow

Strike a Pose…There’s Nothing To It!

Check out this awesome display of STAGE FX MAKEUP CAMP.
Brought to you by the students of Studio City, Brentwood and West LA from Weeks
1 & 2.  Enjoy! Space is still available in upcoming sessions, call for info or visit www.PerformingArtsWorkshops.com.



Let your imagination run wild as you explore the science and artistry that is stage & movie makeup! Cosmetics will be your paint and the human form will be your canvas. Each one-week session of camp (for ages 8-15) is a fun hands-on exploration into the world of Stage F/X Makeup.

MAKEUP STYLES ~ Movie, Theatrical, Aging & Character, High Fashion, Glamour, Commercial, Creatures, Special F/X, Zombies and Fantasy Makeup.  

Students are taught the fundamentals of makeup, including: safety, sanitation and hygiene, color theory & coordination, highlights, shading, study of face shapes and bone structure and apply them to our Daily Themes. For added fun, on each Friday, our junior makeup artists get to display their handiwork before a live audience.

Voted BEST Summer Camp in LA Parent Magazine! We offer an array of camps including Musical Theater, Guitar, Filmmaking, Magic, Photography & Stage F/X Makeup! The ultimate ARTS experience for kids.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Poor Unfortunate Souls ~ From Rehearsal to Performance



Performing Arts Workshops ~ The students from El Segundo, California, proudly present the song, "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from "The Little Mermaid."  In this video we follow one student's journey from the rehearsal process to performing live on stage.

Under the guidance of our nurturing instructors, our students are empowered to realize their personal and artistic potential. When the lights shine and the curtain goes up, "the play is the thing" indeed!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stage F/X Makeup Summer Camp For Kids Ages 8 to 15

Let your imagination run wild as you explore the science and artistry that is stage & movie makeup! Cosmetics will be your paint and the human form will be your canvas. Each one-week session of camp (for ages 8-15) is a fun hands-on exploration into the world of Stage F/X Makeup.

~ MAKEUP STYLES ~ 
Movie, Theatrical, Aging & Character, High Fashion, Glamour, Commercial
Creatures, Special F/X, Zombies and Fantasy Makeup.  

Students are taught the fundamentals of makeup, including: safety, sanitation and hygiene, color theory & coordination, highlights, shading, study of face shapes and bone structure and apply them to our Daily Themes. For added fun, on each Friday, our junior makeup artists get to display their handiwork before a live audience.

Voted BEST Summer Camp in LA Parent Magazine! We offer an array of camps including Musical Theater, Guitar, Filmmaking, Magic, Photography & Stage F/X Makeup! The ultimate ARTS experience for kids.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Musical Theater Summer Camp PHOTO SHOW!



Hi Moms & Dads,

Check out Performing Arts Workshops Musical Theater & Guitar Camps in Action.
Space for summer 2014 is limited, register today @  www.PerformingArtsWorkshops.com

See You At Camp,
PAW Staff

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Top Tips For Helping Your Child With Separation Anxiety Or Shyness


Many children experience separation anxiety or shyness when starting a new school, camp, or activity.  Typically, this occurs the first few days and then subsides.  However, for some children it takes a bit longer for them to become comfortable.  Here are a few helpful tips you can use to help your child overcome shyness and separation anxiety.

First, establish a positive mindset!  In the days leading up to camp, talk to your child about how much fun they will have. Your goal should be to make camp sound like as much fun as a play date or going to an amusement park.

On the first day, arrive early, so you can take your time signing them in, introduce them to the counselors and help show your child the layout of the camp.  By taking the time to help your child familiarize themselves with the camp environs, you help put them at ease.  Show your child where to put their personal belongings.  Stay with your child until he or she finds another child to play with.  You can also be proactive and introduce your child to another camper and help initiate a game they might play together.  Most camps have games and toys just for this purpose during supervised drop off and play times.  By taking the extra time with your child on the first day, your child will sense you are not in a rush to leave and therefore will be less likely to feel anxious.  Also, discuss with your child who will be picking them up and when, but do so before arriving at camp as you don’t want your departure becoming an event.  It will make your “goodbyes” simpler and less stressful.           

For parents who have children that are prone to crying when you leave, before departing the camp site, ask a staff member to have an aide or a junior counselor sit and play a game with your child.  By having your child engaged in an activity, you take their mind off the stress of being separated from you. Oftentimes, this diversionary tactic is a great way to make the beginning of your child’s day a pleasant one (and make your exit a quiet and smooth one!)  Another great trick is to have your child go to camp with a friend or two from school.  Sometimes their fears are eased because they know they will have someone to play with.

Of course, dropping a child off at camp can cause anxious moments for parents, too.  So trust your judgment and know when it is time to leave.  Some children don’t stop crying until a parent has gone.  Over the years at my summer camp, we have encouraged parents of these children to leave the room, but stay out by their car until we give the signal that all is well.  In most cases this takes less than five minutes.  While it is true no one knows a child better than their parent, a child will often behave differently with a teacher than with their mom or dad.  For many children, their sense of identity and independence kicks in only once their parent leaves.

Finally, each day you drop off your child, tell them you love them and wish them a wonderful day at camp!

 
Cheryl Appleman
President, Performing Arts Workshops

(310) 827-8827

Friday, April 18, 2014


WHAT SHOULD A CHILD TAKE TO CAMP EACH DAY?


Recently, I was asked the following question for a magazine article written about summer camps.
 
Q:   What are the essential items parents should pack when sending a child to day camp?
 
This is an excellent question because the more prepared for camp a parent has their child, the better the child’s experience will be.

A:   Most camps have a common core of basics and essentials each child must have and will use over the course of the camp day.  Sunscreen – especially for outdoor camps, but even camps like Performing Arts Workshops, where the primary curriculum is held indoors on a stage, will have times where campers are outside.  Food – enough for a midmorning snack as well as lunch.  Parents need to remember that children will have a better day if their bodies are well fueled.  It is a good idea to make sure the lunch is nonperishable or the lunch box has its own source of cooling, such as reusable ice packs.  Most camps cannot provide refrigeration.  Water – kids will require more water due to the heat, and of course, all of the physical activity.  Not every camp has conveniently placed water fountains or water that tastes good.  Always label your child’s water bottle with their name!  Proper Clothing – make sure that based on your camp’s curriculum and activity plans that your child is dressed appropriately.  It will enhance their ability to participate in every activity as well as prevent heat-stroke.  For your child’s safety, never allow your child to go to camp in flip-flops or raised heel shoes.  Epi-pens, Medication, etc. – Nothing is more important than protecting your child’s health and welfare.  Parents can ensure this by always informing their camp of their child’s special needs, medications, disabilities, or allergies.  This should be done when registering for camp and then again in person on the first day of camp when you introduce your child to the on-site director and the staff.  Make sure to clearly label any medications with your child’s name, and submit a letter giving permission and instructions on their use.  Medications should be given to the on-site director for safekeeping.   

Next, it is important to remember that every camp has its own special theme and some may have special requests on materials or supplies they require a child to bring in order to maximize their camp experience, safety, and enjoyment.  These items should be kept together in an easy to grab pack, box or bag so they are never left behind.  Nothing is more disheartening to a child than being the one camper left out of an activity or having to borrow supplies from the staff!  Finally, each child should come to camp with a good attitude and the mindset to participate and have fun!  Make sure they get plenty of sleep the night before and talk with your child each morning as you prepare to drop them off.  Just like in sports, it’s about getting psyched up!

 
Cheryl Appleman
President, Performing Arts Workshops

(310) 827-8827

Thursday, April 17, 2014

All kids should have the chance to go to camp!  It is a proven fact that how a child spends their summer has a direct correlation to positive academic success.

Performing Arts Workshops is pleased to announce that
100 Summer Camp Scholarships are now available!  See below for details how to receive a scholarship for your family.

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100 CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

ARE AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN THIS SUMMER

~ For the 5TH YEAR! ~
 
Performing Arts Workshops, VOTED 2010’s BEST SUMMER CAMP in LA PARENT MAGAZINE, is pleased to announce that through a generous donation, twenty scholarships at each of our Summer Camp locations are now available.
 
These special scholarships have been made available for us to give as a matching fund.  Our donor, whose wish is to help local children experience the arts this summer, will sponsor half the tuition for up to 20 children at each camp site.  Each matching scholarship provides half of the tuition for MUSICAL THEATER CAMP when the parent matches the remaining $300.

It is our donor’s request that the scholarships have no conditions or prerequisites.  We are gifting these scholarships immediately.  To receive one of these scholarships please call us at (310) 827-8827 and mention the “matching fund scholarships.”  For more information about PAW visit www.PerformingArtsWorkshops.com.

Camp Locations In: Brentwood, West LA, Manhattan Beach, Studio City, Redondo Beach, Pasadena, El Segundo and Chatsworth. 

Feel free to share this!  This notice can be sent out to any parent trees, email groups, blogs or meeting groups where parents may read about this.

PAW's 1st blog!

~ Announcement ~

Performing Arts Workshops now has a new Summer Camps & Kids blog.  Our blog provides parents and kids with information on how the "Arts" can enhance a child's life and where to find these opportunities.

Thanks for stopping by our Blog,
PAW