RUTGERS-CAMDEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Third and Pearl Sts.
Camden, NJ 08102
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For more than 20 years, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts has designed and implemented research-based arts education programs for New Jersey’s pre/K-12 schools that teach in, about, and through the arts, stimulating students' learning by opening up new pathways to understanding across disciplines.
In general, the program provides direct access to high-quality arts and professional artists; enhances perceptual and memory skills; explores the language of symbols; expands vocabulary and literacy skills; exercises higher order thinking skills; promotes understanding of cultural variations; fosters an awareness of students' own creative abilities; and nurtures students and teachers' interest in the arts.
All arts education programs fulfill New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
MUSEUM EDUCATION PROGRAM-Stedman Gallery
This 90-minute program provides lively, interactive classes in the Stedman Gallery, followed by art activities designed to reinforce concepts covered in the gallery. Teachers receive resource packets to aid in integrating the exhibition concepts into the classroom curriculum.
STAGES OF DISCOVERY Performing Arts Program
The broad range of music, theater, dance, and multi-disciplinary performances in this series has been selected for their high level of artistic quality and for their ability to engage student audiences. Teachers receive a resource packet to aid in integrating the performance concepts into the classroom curriculum.
POETRY OUT LOUD
National Recitation Contest for high school students
Region 1 Competition
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:00 am
Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with State Arts Agencies. Participating teachers are provided with free curriculum materials – a poetry anthology, audio guide, teachers’ guide, posters, and a comprehensive website, all aligned to national standards. Classroom winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to regional competition, then to the state competition on March 15, 2013, and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington, DC, April 29-30, 2013.
The deadline for school registrations is November 16, 2012.
July 10 - August 8
Storytelling in Words & Pictures
You can’t miss “Tall Tales with Kyle J” - Everyone’s favorite storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski will weave his delightful word magic and captivate pre-school aged children through interactive storytelling. Each weekly session includes several different stories, which the children help to tell through call-and-response, creative movement, and other ways that provide engaged learning and encourage a love of words and an interest in reading. After the story, the children will create an artwork inspired by one of the stories.
July 9 - August 10
Art Studio Program
Join us for brief gallery tour of the Stedman Gallery exhibition, Off the Wall, which features sculpture from the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts permanent collection of artwork. Following the tour, children will learn basic sculpture techniques and create a 3D art project.
Thursday, July 12
World Music Magic - Gina Ferrera
World Music Magic bridges the ancient and the future, inspired by global rhythm, percussion instruments, folkloric songs and dances from places like Ghana, Cuba, Brazil and Zimbabwe. Take a journey that explores traditional melodies and rhythms.
Thursday, July 19
Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble
Universal is an award-winning traditional African dance and drum ensemble featuring a multi-generational cast of amazingly talented artists and a stilt-walker!
Thursday, July 26
Jim West Productions - DINOSAURS!
Get ready to hobnob with Stegosaurus & T-Rex! Enjoy prehistory as Jim West mixes storytelling with the latest dinosaur discoveries, dino puppet-making ideas, and a rich musical score of Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Stravinsky and Prokofiev.
Thursday, August 2
Queen Nur - Storytelling
Sweet Potato Pie & Such is a rich blend of tales, songs and rhymes celebrating African-American heritage and the art of storytelling, all accompanied by African percussion instruments.
D’ARTS Electronic Field Trips
Year-round scheduled by request.
MUSEUM EDUCATION PROGRAM
Sept. 6, 2011 through May 23, 2012
Programs scheduled daily as needed during exhibition dates.
STAGES OF DISCOVERY PERFORMANCE SERIES
November 2011 – June 2012
(6-8 performances offered annually)
Fee-based program. Pre-restration required.
Art Soup Program Summer 2011
Aug. 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12