Theatre Camps


"Shake-it-up" Shakespeare Day Camp

During this week long intensive, students will explore the basics of stage combat, stage movement, character exploration, and command of Shakespeare's language. Students will use all of their skills to collaborate together and present a shortened production of Romeo and Juliet at the end of the week.  


3-5- Creative Drama

Splish, splash, drip, drop, bubble, pop! In this water play adventure children will learn about water, the different states of water, and how to use it for play. We will be making art, doing science experiments, singing songs and having just plain fun! Please make sure your child wears old play clothes that can get wet/messy.



Peter and Pinkalicious are at it again! Now whenever Pinkalicious makes a wish, adds a little love, and recites a pinkatastic rhyme, something amazing happens: Everything turns greenerrific! Join Pinkalicious as she turns an ordinary place into an Emraldlicious world!


Camp Out!

Tent pitching, song singin’, exploring adventure! Join us on a bear hunt as we make our way through the great outdoors using drama, art, music and dance.


Dinosaurs Roar!

Come Roar with us! Using art, music, storytelling and dance we will travel back to the dawn of time to create some mischief with these prehistoric creatures!


6-8- Creative Drama

Under the Sea Adventure (1 week)

Join us as we take a trip deep into the ocean in search of fantastic and forbidden treasures while helping our new found sea friends along the way.


8-12 year olds

Improv (6 weeks) 

This class will emphasize basic improvisational skills by exploring spontaneity, staying in the moment, risk-taking (getting out of your comfort zone), Saying ‘Yes’, finding the story within the scene, developing characters and other fun stuff in a relaxed and supportive environment.


The Actors Toolkit (1 week) 

Students in this class will get a foundation in the actor’s tools and how to use them to create characters and tell stories. This class culminates in students presenting short works from the week. All experience levels welcome.


10-15 year olds

Creature Creations - (1 week) 

The kids will build creatures from everyday found items and create stories about them for the stage through readings, games, and improvisations in this unique introduction to theater making. The workshop culminates in a final performance for friends and family. No previous experience necessary.
•Learn the value of teamwork
•Improve self-confidence
• Boost literacy skills


8-16 year olds

Young Performers- Summer Theatre intensive

We will be working from a short script of our choosing. This class focuses on tuning up acting skills. Students in this class will work together to create the world of the play, strong characters while developing their physical, vocal and imaginative performance skills. This class will tour to several venues around Marion County performing their play.


A Garden of Music 

Join us for a musical experience for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and their caregivers as we explore making music together while using our bodies to understand abstract concepts and to meet developmental milestones. Each day will have a theme and a craft that we do together that you can take home with you. You will learn activities that you can do at home, and ways to make parenting easier by using music and movement. Learn from an experienced licensed music and movement teacher who is also a mother of 3.  Let’s play!


On Broadway

Join us as we learn how to use our bodies, imaginations, and voices to put on a MUSICAL THEATRE SHOW!   By using creative drama and fun ensemble musical theatre pieces, we will introduce performance expectations and interactive ensemble work. For the more experienced performer, we will solidify working together as a cast and may even have the opportunity for solos, depending on interest.  Learn from a currently performing teacher with 20+ years of teaching and performing experience. (Please eat before class!) Let’s put on a show!


Broadway Apprentices

Join us for a more intensive musical theatre experience as we learn to use our bodies, imaginations, and voices to put together a Musical Theatre Medley performance! Using jazz and musical theatre choreography, we will dance our way through an entertaining show where we will sing several songs from favorite Broadway shows that we will perform at the end of the week for family and friends. No previous musical theatre experience required, but those with experience will be challenged. Learn from a currently performing teacher with years of 20+ years of teaching and performing experience.  Curtain up!


2-Day Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop

For currently studying musical theatre students, join us for a 2-day workshop where we will work on the art of acting a song and performing a musical theatre piece like a professional. Perfect for those who will be auditioning for shows in the fall or who will be performing musical theatre pieces in the future. Each student will bring an already known song they want to perfect, and we will learn to analyze the music and lyrics as well as find our acting moments as we sing them. We will talk through good technique and audition/performance etiquette for different situations. We will learn from each other as we listen to one another’s performances. The second day, we will perform our songs for our parents and friends at the end of our time together.  Learn from a currently performing teacher with 20+ years of performance and teaching experience. Let’s get that standing ovation!




Music Camp

Pre-K Piano Camp

Pre-K Piano Camp is an introductory piano class for children ages three to four.  Parents are definitely encouraged and welcome to experience this class with their child. Students will learn musical fundamentals through a method designed specifically for this age group. Incorporating animal friends to learn piano keys and colors for the right and left hand makes musical concepts accessible and fun for three and four-year-olds. Students do not need to know the alphabet or even right from left in order to enroll in Pre-K Piano Camp. There will also be plenty of hands-on musical activities to keep them moving, singing, and having fun. This class is a great way for your child to become interested in and excited about piano lessons in the future. 

Hip Hop Hooray!

Hip Hop dance, singing, and acting! That's what this camp is all about! Join us for a fun week of learning songs, drama games, and learning hip hop dance choreography. The week will end in a final performance for parents, family, and friends!


Art Camps

KIDS CLAY!: Hand building Projects for Kids: Ages: 7-12

In this class students will create handmade works of art out of clay. They will learn basic methods of hand building techniques using the coil, pinch, and slab methods. They will learn to construct simple forms and I will work with each student to add their own perspective and creativity to each piece. With fee class includes clay, firing, and choice of glazes.


CLAY! Beginning Ceramics for Adults: Ages: 18 +

Dress for a mess and spin the wheel to shape clay into the basic forms! Students will learn hand building techniques, tools and techniques in ceramics, how to use the pottery wheel, and glazing techniques.  Students will create original works of art and at the end of the five weeks students will take home their one of a kind finished pottery. With fee class includes clay, firing, and choice of glazes.




In this camp students will explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through various activities. STEAM increases critical thinking and problem solving through creativity and innovation. Through STEAM activities students learn to communicate and collaborate with other peers. STEAM also integrates mathematics and science content and is motivating and engaging.  Students will spend the week engaged creating, building, and exploring all aspects of STEAM.


In this camp students will explore and create art outdoors.  Students will explore painting, sculpting, photography, and drawing through many activities and projects outside. The projects will be engaging, fun, and messy! Students will also express their creativity and learn to be thoughtful about composing works of art and creating art using an assortment of different and unique materials

Private Art Lessons:

Private lessons are available for children and adults of any age in watercolor/acrylic/oil painting, drawing, or printmaking. I will work with each student to help them develop their own unique style of art. I focus on the students’ interests and assist them in creating works of art that are true to themselves.






Contact Info

Dr. Robert E. Mild
Interim Dean
School of Fine Arts
Wallman Hall 303
Phone : 304.367.4219

FSUNow Stories

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts announces a comprehensive printmaking retrospective. The 109 prints included in this exhibition showcase the work of Fairmont State students over the past seven years, and the work represents students from both Printmaking I and Printmaking II. All work was done via the media available at on-campus print facilities, including linoleum relief, intaglio (dry points and etchings done on zinc plates) and polyester plate lithography.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the third annual West Fork New Music Festival on the University campus Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept, 24. Guest composers and performers from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia will be in attendance.

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Friday, July 08, 2016

An exhibit titled “Indiscrete Entities” by Nick LeJeune is on display in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the main Fairmont State University campus, through Friday, July 29.

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