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Do you have DRAMATIC children?
Then, our Performance Arts Camp is for you! The Denton Artisans Guild is putting on a fantastically creative camp July 22 - 26, 2019. Classes will be from 9:00am - 4:00 pm. Lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided and the cost is only $95! A presentation will be presented at 7:00 pm on Friday night to which the public is invited.

There will be a limit of 30 students from 5th grade thru 12th grade and the camp will be held at “the Hut” at Central Methodist Church in downtown Denton.

The theme of our camp will be “ It’s a Beautiful World” - a collaboration of arts to produce a public performance in which all students will participate.

It will have three segments:
1: Performance - encompassing writing, choreographing, acting, and music. Chappell Upper, Art Educator, will be teaching.

Chappell first began studying theatre at Weaver Academy in Greensboro, NC. After graduating high school, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Western Carolina University’s School of Stage & Screen. Chappell now works as the Assistant Managing Director of Shared Radiance where she performs lots of Shakespeare. She is currently in rehearsal for their production of Romeo & Juliet as Mother Laurence. She is very excited to be teaching with at our summer camp.

2. Painting backdrops - encompassing drawing, design, painting and creation of backdrops.
Janet Payne, a local Artist, will help the kids design, draw and paint canvas panels which they can then take home with them.
Janet Payne has been interested in drawing and painting since her high school years, but pursued a nursing career until retirement in 2017.
In 2016 she received her Associate Degree in Fine Arts from Rowan County Community College. She has attended Penland School of Arts and Crafts and continues to study with established artists to broaden her painting talents. 
Janet is an active member of both the Carolina Artists Guild in Salisbury, and the Denton Artisans Guild.

3. Costumes - encompassing design, drawing and construction of costumes for the performers. Anna Parrish, a performing arts specialist will be teaching this.
Anna Parrish graduated from Lees-McRae College with a BA in Performing Arts Studies with a minor in Technical Theatre. Among other roles at Lees-McRae she played the Ladybug in James and the Giant Peach for a Children’s Theatre course. Though she loves acting, her true passions lie in Scenic Painting and Makeup. She helped paint sets for Lees-McRae Summer Theatre during their 2015 season and in April 2019, she and a former classmate did hair and makeup for a Fairy Tail Photoshoot where they worked with children from ages 2 to 16.
Dana Holliday, a mural artist will be assisting in backdrops and costumes. Dana Holliday is a mural artist living in Thomasville, NC. She has been actively painting murals and faux finishes for over 20 years. She has been influenced by Impressionism and the works of Georgia O’Keefe. While traveling Europe, South America and New Zealand, she gathered ideas, techniques and the qualities of many cultures to integrate into her highly unique artistic style. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UNCG.

She loves people and her outgoing and personal style makes her a wonderful person to work with your children at our camp this summer.

Other members of the Denton Artisans Guild will be volunteering as aides. To sign up you may go online at: for online forms. For more info you may call Pat Marsh at: 704-239-0875 or email her at child’s spot will be reserved upon receipt of payment.
Sign up for creative fun!