All About Theatre Camps
We are elated to be offering so many incredible camps at both our downtown location and our mid-county locations.
In all of our Summer Camps – students will focus on learning proper voice and dance techniques while exploring the various song and dance styles used in Broadway shows, movies, and the music industry.
Our camps include a proper physical warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. In addition, students learn vocal warm ups and exercises that strengthen projection, instill confidence, and gain control and improve the quality of sound production. Acting skills are also honed with games, and learning performing skills that help the student connect with the audience, be expressive, tell a story, and overcome stage fright.
We are an all ages art studio located in the Historic Redwood Village of Aptos. Here you will find a range of classes for kids and adults, with small class sizes and both indoor and outdoor environments to learn and create. Art Factory instructors bring cross curricular experience to art education, using art as a medium to explore everything from history to mathematics to science. With an emphasis on art history, technique and creative expression, students will develop or expand their art practice. Use our classes to enrich your child’s education or for your own creative retreat.
Summer Camp Classes: Fiber Arts, Enchanted Gardens, 4th of July Parade Camp, Birds Around the World, Ultimate Comics & Legos, Cats!Cats!Cats! Tiny World: Miniature Creations, Art for the County Fair, Extreme Cuteness: Baby Animals
With an early love for Art and Art Education, Yvette began her formal education in Philadelphia, starting as a high school student attending Moore College of Art. She went on to receive her Degree in Visual Communications & Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and soon after, received her BFA & K-12 Art Teaching Certification from Rosemont College, PA.
Yvette has been giving art lessons to adults & children since 1990. Her guiding passion is bringing art into the lives of her students. You will also find her teaching art at the Cabrillo College Stroke Center and at Santa Cruz Montessori. When not in the studio/classroom, Yvette continues her freelance career as a technical illustrator and commercial artist.
Cherryvale Art Farm
Art Programs in a Farm Setting
Nestled in the Soquel hills, we offer expert art instruction in a gorgeous rural setting. By placing the artists in the unique farm habitat Cherryvale Art Farm participants are able to explore the garden and farm animals through creative art, crafts and cooking experiences. The hands on instruction will include handling and caring for our animals (who are also some of our models), harvesting and cooking from the garden and art projects that integrate the experience through open ended projects.
Cynthia Anderson, Director,
“Believes that Children begin life with unlimited innate creativity. She trains them to see with an artist’s eye and provides them with the tools and skills to translate their visions into finished pieces of artwork.”
CYT Musical Theater Day Camp
CYT Santa Cruz “Summer Cabaret” summer camps are a week-long musical theater day camp for students ages 4-18, and are offered July 5-9 in Scotts Valley and July 12-16 in Aptos. Camps are designed to create a hands-on theater experience, and are focused on building performance skills, self-confidence, and teamwork.
Our camps include rotations through drama, dance, and music, team activities like water day and a petting farm, a daily theme-related devotional, and an impressive concluding Cabaret Performance for an audience at our outdoor stage. There’s no better place for kids to learn about theater and have fun than in CYT’s positive and encouraging atmosphere – and every camper gets the opportunity to perform on stage!
LitWits Summer Literature Camps
Musical Me has been proudly serving the Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties for over 20 years, bringing music into the lives and homes of families with children from birth to 8 years. When you join our program, you’re not just getting “a class”, you are embarking on a journey of music making with your little one that will produce benefits to last a lifetime. You see, here at MusicalMe, we know that music is not just for those who aspire to play in an orchestra or sing on stage, it is for EVERYONE.
Because Music Learning Supports All Learning®, we know how valuable music is to every single child, and now you do too! So give your child the lasting gift of music, and come join a class. The first one is on us!
Violin for Kids
Fun, affordable Violin and Viola lessons from a world travelled musician (Speakeasy String Quartet, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st6lyPPJKUQ) and published arranger whose family is steeped in string playing (cousin of Violinist and Curtis Institute Director Efrem Zimbalist, and of Lisa Gutkin, Violinist of the Klezmatics).
Just moved to Santa Cruz from Silicon Valley, string teacher at Bridgepoint Music in Menlo Park for seven years. Over 20 years total of teaching experience specializing in young beginners ranging to adults. Stress not only on playing but also on Music Theory and music history as an integral part of lessons. I aspire to the gentle, patient teaching style of my childhood teacher, Olga Bloom, founder of Bargemusic in Brooklyn. Lessons taught either on the internet or in outdoor, distanced settings.
David Laurence Zimbalist (Violin4kids.com) is from New York, and has a very artistic family, which includes: Efrem Zimbalist, Sr. and Alma Gluck, founders of Curtis Institute, the actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Stephanie Zimbalist, Grammy Award-winning Violinist Lisa Gutkin (the Klezmatics) and Academy Award-winning movie Producer Sam Zimbalist.
David Zimbalist studied Viola, Violin and chamber music for ten years with Olga Bloom, founder of Bargemusic, Ltd., in Brooklyn, New York. He continued studies in California at UC Santa Cruz with Roy Malan and Ruth Freeman, Concertmaster and First Violist, respectively, of the San Francisco Ballet. He also took advanced music theory with composer and George Crumb biographer David Cope.
Zimbalist attended Graduate School at UCLA in Historical Musicology to research the Viola D’Amore, and studied this instrument with Dr. Daniel Thomasson, President of the International Viola D’Amore Society. He has toured the United States and Europe as violist with productions of The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, and as violinist with Peter Pan.
Zimbalist formed The Speakeasy String Quartet to specialize in his note-for-note transcription arrangements of early jazz from the 1920’s and 30’s. Their first CD, Rumble Seat Music, was produced by Academy Award-nominated Sound Designer Ren Klyce (Fight Club). The group has performed to standing ovations at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival. Zimbalist’s arrangements and musicological research has also been featured in Strings Magazine.
David Zimbalist is also a music educator with over 20 years experience teaching children age 4 through adults.