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     TOMATO PATCH
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Workshops for Children and Teens

We offer 2 exciting programs for students & children:

Kelsey Kids Playshops 2017-2018
Saturday Morning Creative Theatre Workshops for Grades K-5 presented in conjunction with Youth Stages
For more information or to register click here

&

Tomato Patch Summer Workshops 2017
Summer Workshops for Grades 5-12

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CHECK OUT OUR CLASS SCHEDULE AND DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION PACKET HERE!

Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops
Fine Arts, Theatre, Dance, Music, and Video!

Tomato Patch 2009 2018
The longest running, most successful summer arts program
in central New Jersey, now in its 45th year!

NEW THIS YEAR - TOMATO PATCH IS NOW OPEN TO GRADES 4 THROUGH 12, AND WE ARE 5 DAYS A WEEK EXCEPT FOR THE SHOW WEEK. 

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 7,300 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, 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 2018 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.

 Registration begins January 21st!

SESSION I
... is a 4-week session designed for students entering grades 8-12 in the fall. Classes will meet Mondays through Fridays, JUNE 25 to JULY 19, 2018 from 8:45am to 4:15pm. The camp will conclude with a Festival of The Arts on Wednesday, JULY 18 at 7:00pm and Thursday, JULY 19 at 7:00pm. Tuition is $875 (Includes registration fee)

SESSION II
... is a 3-week session designed for students entering grades 4-7 in the fall. Classes will meet Mondays through Fridays, JULY 23 to AUGUST 9 from 8:45am to 4:15pm. The camp will conclude with a Festival of The Arts on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 7:00pm and Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:00pm. Tuition is $795 (includes registration fee)

NOTE:  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 for classes! 

NOTE: Complimentary tickets to the "Evening of the Arts" are NOT included in the tuition fee.  Tickets will be available for $6.00 each (plus a $1.25 service charge) beginning two weeks prior to the performance.  You can purchase your tickets online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Box Office at 609-570-3333 or at the door.

MASTER CLASS 2018
Students entering grades 8-12 in the fall, who have attended Tomato Patch Session I, TP Session II or had other formal theatre training may sign up for this special 3 week Master Class in Theater, July 23 to August 10, 2018, 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 10, 2018 at 7:00pm. Master Class Tuition is $725. (Includes registration fee)

 

BEFORE/AFTER CARE AVAILABLE

If you have questions, email to projects@mccc.edu or call (609) 570-3566.

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.

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