Menlo School is launching the inaugural season of SummerArts@Menlo, offering classes in a variety of creative arts disciplines, include collage, sculpture and photography, iPad art, rock band, hip hop and clowning. Courses run June 24-28, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Enrollment open to students from Menlo and the community at large, ages 13-18. Tuition: $375 plus materials. Class descriptions and program details are available online.
“The idea behind doing this summer school is that the new arts building at Menlo is so fantastic that we wanted to make it open to the community over the summer,” said Kerry Rodgers. “I’m a former Menlo faculty member (I used to teach photography in 2004-06), so with permission of the current photo teacher I proposed teaching a photo class there this summer. But since there is no Summer program they asked me if I wanted to start one, so I jumped in!
“One of the things we are trying to do differently with our summer classes than the typical “summer arts” classes is that in addition to the Menlo faculty (and former faculty like myself) who are teaching many of the classes, we are also hosting a number of professional artists as guest teachers. So the idea for this is that students will get exposure to artists who are really active in the field.”