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MCT Summer Camp 2019

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

AGES 7-14

Miami Childrens Theater is South Florida's oldest and most established musical theater summer camp. Now in it's 23rd year, Miami Childrens Theater prides itself on a spotless safety record, incredible artistic excellence and a fun, educational approach to theater. Our format has remained the same since 1996: work three weeks on a big musical production and in the last week perform it for family and friends. Extra special to our camp at SMDCAC : each camp performs the show four times - twice in the evening for family and friends as well as two times in front of Miami-Dade County summer campers as a field trip destination show. Last summer our campers at SMDCAC performed the Lion King in front of two sold-out field trip shows - a total of 1800 summer campers witnessed our beautiful Lion King production. This is a tremendous opportunity for your child to grow as an actor and perform in an incredible setting.

The fee for the four week camp is $850. That includes all supplies, crafts, costumes and props. Miami Childrens Theater has a long history of making camp affordable to as many families as possible. MCT offers easy installment plans to help pay the camp fee!

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Guitar Over Guns: Five-Week Summer Intensive

Next date: Jul 20, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Learn to play the guitar at a special five-week summer intensive led by the celebrated community organization, Guitars Over Guns directed by Dr. Chad Bernstein. Show off what you've learned at a special performance on the final day of the program. Instruction will be given by some of South Florida's best professional musicians and special guest artists.

PLUS! Parents or legal guardians can learn the guitar with their child on Monday evenings for an additional $25 (1 parent or legal guardian per student only).

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Who? All levels welcome. Grades 6th-12th (ages 11-18).

How much? $100 per student for five-week session; $25 per parent or legal guardian. Instruments are provided.

Where? SMDCAC's Dance Rehearsal Studio. All registrants must commit to attending all classes.

PARENT/GUARDIAN REGISTRATION by phone or in-person only. Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details.

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Puss in Boots

Next date: Jul 20, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

  • Script by Earl Maulding
  • Lyrics by Earl Maulding and David Nagy
  • Music by Eric Alsford, David Nagy, Nate Rausch, M. Anthony Reimer, Stephen Sabbag and Earl Maulding

“All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly Performance on July 20 at 11 a.m.

Everyone’s favorite swashbuckling “Feline in Footwear” shines in this musical retelling of the classic tale by Charles Perrault. Discover how Puss gets his Bodacious Boots and Flashy Fedora, and then join him as he helps the Miller’s youngest son go from rags to riches. Can Puss convince the King that the poor Miller’s son is the Marquis de Carabas? Can he help the Miller’s son win the hand of the beautiful Princess and trick the Ogre out of his castle? The answers await you in this terrific “tail” of intrigue and cunning.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

tickets.actorsplayhouse.org

Through the Lens

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - English

Learn from accomplished nature photographer Kirsten Hines as she reveals the fundamental secrets behind effectively capturing nature through photography! Using nature as our subject, this introductory course will instruct students on formal photography techniques, proper lighting strategies and more.

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Award-winning travel and nature photographer Kirsten Hines’ artistic career has taken her around the world. As an experienced writer, photographer and environmental educator, Hines utilizes writing and photography to draw viewers into the intricate lives of plants and animals. With a Master of Science degree in biology, Kirsten is a member of the IUCN Iguana Specialist Group, a research associate at Florida’s Institute for Regional Conservation, and co-author of books such as Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens and Biscayne National Park.

This event is free to the public. All materials provided. No prior experience required.

Ages: 12yrs+

Location

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibition Hall
Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Map)

International Children's Day

Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Spanish

International Children's Day (Dia Internacional del Nino) is a FREE event on Sunday, July 21 that incorporates arts & crafts, food, activities and theatre workshops for children and families, culminating with performances by both participating kids and a professional visiting theatre troupe. This event is part of the Miami-Dade County Auditorium's Hot Theatre Summer Series 2019. (Theatre performances presented in Spanish.)

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

Carolina Pupo-Mayo

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Magic Garden (Summer Art Camp 2019)

Next date: Jul 24, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the Sunflower Society invite your children to turn nature into art at our annual summer art camp. Artist and designer Winsome Bolt and her team will guide the creative spirit of young artists with a series of themed projects referencing the “Magic Garden.” Utilizing natural and man-made materials, projects include watercolors and crafts. Each child is encouraged to “Wave their Creative Wand.” Children must be accompanied by an adult and all supplies are included. A recommended donation of $5 per child is suggested for each class. (Ages 3-14)

Free With Registration.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Summer and Arts for kids 7-12

Next date: Jul 24, 2019 - click here for time schedule - Other

Program Objectives:

Develop the creativity and improve your fine motor.

Theory, power of observation and practice in painting, drawing and sculpting, using acrylics, pastels, collage, mixed media, clay, etc., supervised by Instructor Silvina Castillo.

  • 5-Class Summer Program
  • Materials included.
  • MAC Members: $150
  • Visitors: $200
  • Get Tickets now!! (limited seating available)

Location

Miami Art Club
4277 SW 75 Ave, Miami, FL 33155 (Map)

Family Program

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - English

MOAD offers a FREE Family Program from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the last Sunday of every month. Featuring artist-led workshops and hands-on educational activities, it is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Location

MDC Museum of Art and Design - Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org

Look! Talk! Create! MOAD MDC Free Family Days

Next date: Jul 28, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Family Days, held on the last Sunday of every month at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College (MOAD MDC), offers free admission and hands-on educational activities to families with children. This monthly event features artist-led workshops, interactive gallery tours and other activities designed for everyone in the family!Family programs are tailored for children ages 5 to 12 and their families or adult companions. MOAD MDC’s Family Days will enhance your experience ofthe Museum’s current exhibitions, as well as Miami Dade College’s Special Collections Galleries at the Freedom Tower.

Come and join us for shared learning experiences, exploring ideas and creating together.No advance registration is required. Please check the museum’s website events page for more detailed information. Family Days workshops take place in MOAD MDC’s Educational Lab. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location

Museum of Art & Design at MDC
600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-7700

mdcmoad.org

Kids' Corner: Story Time Hour

Next date: Aug 3, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Join The Frank for story time! Together with their guardian, children ages eight and under build literacy and engage in art activities related to the exhibition, Into Africa. In celebration of African heroes, our featured storybook will be Mama Miti: Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free and open to the public.

Location

The Frank Art Gallery
601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL, FL 33025 (Map)

Contact Information

954-392-2120

www.thefrankgallery.org

Little Engineers!

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - English

Together with their caretakers, kids build and program their own robot while exploring STEM concepts such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics and language arts!

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The Frank welcomes all future engineers and scientists! Through a series of teamwork activities, children learn robot assembly and computer programming in a fun-filled experience that fosters engineering skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving.

This event is free to the public. All materials provided. No prior experience required.

Ages: 6yrs+

Location

The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery and Exhibition Hall
Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 (Map)

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