In-School Programs in Morgan County:
MAC collaborates with the Morgan County Schools to enhance core academic curriculum subjects using visual art, film, dance, theater and music. During the 2014-2015 school year, topics explored include ecology, endangered animals, recycling, folk dance, Middle East culture, public speaking and creative writing.
As MAC's longest running program, Adopt-a-School brings artists into all Morgan County schools for short-term residencies and assembly programs that meet core curriculum objectives. Since 1977 more than 200 artists have participated, reaching an average of 2000 students per year.
School of the Arts at the Ice House:
School of the Arts
Learn how to make a Fabric Tree with Anna Ruggiero. Makes a great holiday gift! December 5, 2015 at either 11am or 1pm. FREE! Donations warmly accepted. Ages 5-12. Call 304-258-2300 to enroll.
Gallery Shows at the Ice House:
Youth Art Show
Every March, selected artwork from children in all eight Morgan County schools plus homeschoolers exhibit a diverse display of art. A showcase of student performance art is also held at the Gallery Show opening. Runs from March 6 – April 5, 2015. Opening Extravanza on SATURDAY MARCH 14 at 7pm. Youth Art Show Poster 2015
Youth Summer Camps:
Each summer creativity comes into swing for kids! Summer camps include theater, visual arts and film. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Youth Visual Art Camp
Each July, MAC hosts a youth visual arts camp. Past camps have featured World Explorers and Nature Imprints where children worked with hand-formed clay and learned about geography, world animals and native plants and animals.
Youth Theater Camp
In June, youth ages 6-14 learn the in's and out's of theater production. They not only learn about acting, they learn about costuming, set design and stage management. Every child has a speaking part.
Digital Media Summer Intensive
In July, kids ages 12 & up – including adults – can learn how to create original short films. Participants learn all aspects of digital storytelling. Selected films are screened at the Morgan County Fair.
Previous Summer 2015 Camps, Workshops and Intensives
Theater Camp starts June 15 – 27 with a musical – Captain Bree & Her Lady Pirates! A performance part for all. Instructors/Directors Margi Griffiths and Brice Williams with assistant Dia Griffiths.
Visual Arts Camp, July 13 -17 – Explores "What Morgan County Grows and Eats – Fun with Food". Led by Lynn Lavin and Anna Ruggiero . Scholarships available, apply by June 1. SOLD OUT
Youth Summer Camps detailed information…
Youth Summer Camp Registration Form
Youth Summer Camp Scholarship Application
Media Intensive – ages 12 & up including adults – July 20 – 24
Learn to create original short films! Participants learn all aspects of digital storytelling, from script writing to storyboarding, shooting and editing. Selected films will be presented at the Morgan County Fair. Led by Brice Williams and Margi Griffiths. SOLD OUT
Camp Scholarships available, apply by July 1.
Digital Storytelling Media Intensive detailed information
Digital Storytelling Media Intensive Registration Form
Digital Storytelling Media Intensive Scholarship Application
Youth Art Saturday
Celebrate Youth Art Month at the Ice House!
Learn how to paint like the impressionists with Anna Ruggiero. Get creative and be inspired by artists like Monet! March 21 at either 9:30am or 11am. FREE! Donations warmly accepted. All supplies included. Ages 8 and up. Parents welcome. Call 304-258-2300 to enroll. Kids Painting workshop info