The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas gave area youth an opportunity to learn what it is like to be on stage during its summer Theater Camp held last week.

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas gave area youth an opportunity to learn what it is like to be on stage during its summer Theater Camp held last week.


The camp was divided into morning and afternoon sessions according to age with more complex activities planned for older students. Theater camp was an introduction to the fundamentals of acting, combining voice, body, and imagination to create believable moments on stage. Older students in Theater II learned fundamentals, physical elements of acting and improvisation as well as voice and diction.


The center will offer its Science Camp on Monday through Friday. Science I, for ages 6-11, will be from 9 to 11 a.m. In Science I, participants will learn basic science and engineering skills. Through hands-on experimenting and craft-making, they will develop and make toys that move, light up, or make sound.


Science II, for ages 12-17, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. In Science II, participants will learn science and engineering skills through hands-on experimenting, craft-making, and learning how to use programmable computer chips that will control movement, lights and sounds. Alexandra Pearson will serve as the instructor. To sign up or for more information, call 870-536-3375 or email info@artssciencecenter.org.


ASC Summer Fun


Summer fun will continue at the center with the free second Saturday Family FunDay on July 12. Educator Alexandra Pearson will conduct the same experiments Jimmy Fallon exploded on the Tonight Show.


The center will also present its summer musical, "Fame, Jr.", on July 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m. The musical is sponsored by Simmons First National Bank. Student tickets are now on sale for only $5.


On Aug. 1-2, ASC invites everyone to a free "TinkerFest Meets TheaterFest" when participants will learn how to make hats, masks, light-up circuits, see a 3D printer in action, and more.


Details: Visit www.asc701.org.