Workshops for Children and Teens
We offer 2 exciting programs for students & children:
Kelsey Kids Playshops
Saturday Morning Creative Theatre Workshops for
presented in conjunction with Youthstages
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Tomato Patch Summer Workshops 2013
Summer Workshops for Grades 5-12
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Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops
Fine Arts, Theatre, Dance, Music, and Video!
The longest running, most successful summer arts program
in central New Jersey, now in its
Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops, held annually on the West Windsor Campus of Mercer County Community College, is one of the longest-running and most successful multi-disciplinary summer arts programs in central New Jersey. Since 1973, over
6,500 junior and senior high school students have spent several weeks of their summer exploring the visual arts, dance, theater, and vocal music under the guidance of a highly qualified staff of teaching professional artists.
A few weeks can last a lifetime! - as graduates of Tomato Patch over the years have proven. Many Tomato Patchers are now professional artists, have appeared on Broadway, or have decided to teach the arts as they were taught in Tomato Patch. Many have gone on to fulfill different life ambitions yet maintain lasting friendships formed in Tomato Patch.
Students select a major concentration in either the
theater, dance, vocal music,
video or visual arts, and spend two morning classes in these areas. After lunch, they are free to choose electives in other areas. Afternoon course offerings for 2013 may include children's theatre, "Who's line is it anyhow?", painting, drawing, jazz
dance, musical theatre, children's theater, a
cappella singing, hip hop, vocal ensemble, comedy,
music video and web video.
... is a 4-week session designed for students
entering grades 8-12 in the fall. Classes will meet
Mondays through Thursdays, June 24 to July 18, 2013
from 8:45am to 4:15pm . The camp will conclude with
a Festival of The Arts on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
at 7:00pm and Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Tuition is $675 plus a non-refundable $25
application fee ($700 total*).
Note: there will be no class on Thu. July 4th
... is a 3-week session designed for students entering grades 5-7 in the fall. Classes will meet Mondays through Thursdays, July
22 to August 8, 2013 from 8:45am to 4:15pm. The camp will conclude with a Festival of The Arts on Wednesday, August
7, 2013 at 7:00pm and Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 7:00pm. Tuition is $600 plus a non-refundable $25 application fee ($625 total*).
PRICES INCLUDE A $25 NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE,
T-SHIRT, PIZZA PARTY ON PERFORMANCE DATES, AND A DVD
OF THE PERFORMANCE AND GALLERY EXHIBIT. Tomato
Patch Registration Packet must be completed and
tuition paid in full before you will be registered
Complimentary tickets to the "Evening of the Arts"
are NOT included in the tuition fee. Tickets
will be available for $5.00 each (plus a $1 service
charge) beginning two weeks prior to the
performance. You can purchase your tickets
www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Box
Office at 609-570-3333.
MASTER CLASS 2013
Students entering grades 8-12 in the fall, who have attended Tomato Patch Session I, TP On & Off Screen or had other formal theatre training may sign up for this special 3 week Master Class in Theater, July
22 to August 9, 2013, Monday through Thursday, 9am-4pm. This Master Class will focus on preparing a polished audition piece for each student, as well as scene work. Students will learn all the ins and outs of show business; how to find jobs and how to audition for theatre, television, and movies. A final performance will feature their work on Friday, August
9, 2013 at 7:00pm. Master Class Tuition is $550 plus a non-refundable $25 application fee ($575 total).
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Funding for Tomato Patch has been made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.