Campers in grades 6-8 for the 2013-2014 school year spent two weeks discovering their creative side, sharpening their teamwork skills and gaining confidence. Camp hours were from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Home base was the Middle School library, but the students used the Middle School and outdoors for inspiration as they made a variety of movies, drew, sculpted, painted and worked on their creative writing and journals. They also learned digital still photography basics and editing in Photoshop. After becoming experts in filming and editing with iPads, Flip Cams and iMovie, students learned the steps of creating movies, including story outlines, scripting and blocking. Movies included commercials, newscasts, instructional videos and music videos, and movies based on books, fiction and new Olympic sports.
Canterbury Creative Arts Camp is under the direction of Ted Rice, a Canterbury alum and Middle School librarian. Mr. Rice is an active member of the school’s Fine Arts Department. In addition to recently writing a musical, he has acted in and directed dozens of shows in six states and two countries. He has taught drama to a variety of ages and has worked with children for eight years in libraries and schools.