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 2017 – 2018 school year, topics explored include ecology, endangered animals, dance, extreme science, music, and Japanese art and culture.
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.
Gallery Shows at the Ice House:
Youth Art Show
Every March, selected artwork from children in all seven 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.
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.
Theater Camp – June 17 – 28, 2019
“The Princess and the Goblin”
Instructors/Directors: Margi Griffiths and Brice Williams
Princess Irene lives in a magical and mysterious mountain kingdom, where her chief concern comes from the goblins living in the mines surrounding her. Youth actors will spend the 2 weeks rehearsing and producing the play, learning about all aspects of the craft in the process. Every camper is guaranteed a part. Performances Friday night June 28th at 7 p.m. and Saturday June 29th at 2 p.m. at Berkeley Springs High School. Ages 5-14. Click here for Registration form and tuition assistance form.
Calling kid Food Network fans! Come have fun creating clay cups, salt and pepper shakers or other utensils you can enjoy using at home later. We’ll cook up some fun painting aprons, designing a cookbook, and making other kitchen art. All materials are provided. Class size is limited – register early! Ages 6 – 14. Click here for Registration form and tuition assistance form.
Previous Summer Camps, Workshops and Intensives
Youth Theater Camp – June 18-30, 2018
Wizard of Oz: The Deleted Scene – 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. Sponsored by Blue Flame.
Digital Media Summer Camp – July 9-13, 2018
Kids ages 10-14 learn how to create original short films including camera operation, production, editing, and hosting. Sponsored by City National Bank.
Youth Visual Art Camp – July 16-20, 2018
Each July, MAC hosts a youth visual arts camp. 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. . Sponsored by Blue Flame.
Theater Camp, June 12 – 24, 2017 with a musical – Pied Piper A performance part for all. Instructors/Directors Margi Griffiths and Brice Williams.
Visual Arts Camp, July 13 -17, 2017 – Explores “What Morgan County Grows and Eats – Fun with Food”. Led by Lynn Lavin and Anna Ruggiero .
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.
Camp Scholarships available, apply by July 1.
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