CHARTS Academy gives teens a real college experience
CHARTS Academy capped off their tenth year of summer programming with an exciting end-of-session program Friday evening. Participants in the CHARTS Academy Showcase displayed or performed work from their classes, including excerpts from Little Shop of Horrors, samples of Manga and graphic novels, film, and much more.
This year 66 students were served, representing 44 different schools in central Arkansas. See a photo gallery here.
“Students have lots of fun, but they are also engage in creative, active learning,” said Program Director Sheila Glasscock. “For instance, the skills acquired in a filmmaking class include writing a narrative, acting, direction, cinematography, editing and sound design software, animation, working in teams, language skills, comprehension, visualization, and self-expression. It’s very challenging and multi-disciplinary.”CHARTS Academy is a two-week summer program is designed for sixth to twelfth-grade students who want to engage in the arts, humanities, and technology. Classes are taught by experienced college faculty, many of whom are nationally known in their field.
Students choose from classes that include acting for the camera and stage, dance and vocal performance, visual arts, film production, video game design, creative writing, digital photography, and much more.