Sonoma County’s Luther Burbank Center for the Arts began hosting summer camps in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa 6 years ago. What started with a free visual art camp for students grades 3+ has evolved and grown to include visual (grades 3+) and advanced visual art camps (grades 7+), mariachi camp (grades 4+), and dance camp (grades 7+). This year, these three-week camps are held at Comstock Middle School the first 3 weeks in July and culminate in a reception for campers, friends, and family at the Luther Burbank Center on the final day of camp. Each year a few hundred students participate in these programs. This year, the beginning visual art camp is already sold out, but there is space available in the advanced art, dance, and mariachi camps. In addition to the camps at Comstock, mariachi camp is offered at additional locations in Cloverdale and Sonoma Valley.
Students in the visual art camp explore the visual arts through three weeks of sketching, drawing, painting and more. Students will create original art work that will be displayed at a special exhibit at the Luther Burbank Center at the closing reception. All supplies provided at no cost.
Students in the dance camp are introduced to hip hop dance and Ballet Folklórico. Students will learn basic dance terminology and choreography while preparing for a performance at the final reception at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. No experience necessary.
Students in mariachi camp will sing and learn to play the guitar, trumpet, or violin in this three-week camp while preparing for a performance at the final reception. No experience is necessary, and instruments are provided at no cost.
These camps are only a small part of the education and community engagement programs offered by LBC to our community. We serve our schools through in-school arts-integrated residencies, teacher professional development, school shows, and much more. All of these offerings are made possible through the generous support of donors and foundations based in our community who recognize the value arts education has to our next generation.
The link to the information and the registration page can be found on our website at this link:
Located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country, the Luther Burbank Center is owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, and relies on the generosity of members, donors, and sponsors to achieve its mission to enrich, educate, and entertain the North Bay community. Founded by the community to serve the community. You can follow this link if you’d like to
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Founded in 1981, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is the North Bay’s premier arts and events center presenting world-class performances, nationally-recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular community events. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Center is ranked among world’s top 100 performing arts presenters hosting performances in music, theater, dance, comedy, family programming and renowned speaker events; and serving more than 40,000 children and adults annually through its Education Through the Arts programs.