Creative Adventures is an introduction to performing arts while learning to play creatively. We will utilize theatre exercises and "games" that assist in developing verbal and fine motor skills. We will pantomime, sing, and dance to music. Simple costume pieces and instruments are utilized. We also focus on the art of storytelling and how we can use our minds, voices, bodies and the space around us. We will create basic props, puppets and masks related to the stories to assist in the retelling and acting out a story. Card stock, paper bags, and art supplies are some of the materials used to create these items since the focus is on retelling and acting out the story not making an art project. End of Session Performance: On our last class day for this session, Friday, we will have a demonstration of the activities your child has participated in this week. It will be during the last 30 minutes of camp (11:30). Pictures and videos are allowed. Please take into consideration that your child may or may not feel self conscious with you and other parents watching. They may not “perform” or participate the same as they have in camp. Instructor: Cynthia Holmen has worked in theatre for the past 20 years. Her theatre experience includes the City of Savannah Leisure Services, The Little Theatre, and the Savannah Children’s Theatre. These experiences include teaching the Creative Adventures Classes, supervising and teaching the Creative Adventures Summer Camp at Savannah Country Day School, and serving as Stage Manager for theatre productions. Cynthia is a Gifted Education Teacher for the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. She has taught at Jacob G Smith Elementary for 11 years. Her teaching experience includes 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade. Her Gifted Program teaching experience includes kindergarten enrichment, 3rd grade and 4th grade. She has a Masters Degree, Science Endorsement, and Gifted Endorsement.