Come to the Cabaret!

We are back for another week of cultural camp! We have hit the ground running and we are learning all about cabaret. Our visual campers are decorating tiles made of clay.

Our drawing and painting class is studying some new subject matter to create their next art works.


The dancers are listening as Ms. Jessie critiques their performance and they try out some new techniques.

Afternoon Adventures had the pleasure of meeting Latin artist Rafael Osuba. Rafael spoke about his work and helped the campers find their inner artist!

It is time to create!

Another fun day as we explore Durham during our July 4th week camp!  The campers are continuing to create beautiful artwork  and later our Afternoon Adventurers will head off to the Scrap Exchange to stock up on some creative reuse supplies.



Exciting eSwatini!

We had a wonderful session and a great show for our first Cultural Camp of the Summer, Exciting eSwatini!  Take a look at some photos from the visual and performing arts show last Friday-



This week is Mini Camp and campers are learning all about Durham. A few pictures as they begin to create their treasure maps!


Fun with Visual art!

Our creative kids are having a great time and showing their sweet smiles while creating art celebrating eSwatini.

In Mixed Media they are sewing spiders!

Our drawing and painting class is working hard on the mural and the elements that will be added.

And of course, no Wednesday at the DAC is complete without a trip to the downtown farmers market!

Beating the Rainy Day Blues

On this rainy day at DAC, the group 1 dancers are working together to learn their dance for the performance. Baba Stafford is keeping them busy!

Ms. Erin and Ms. Kim are making sure that everyone knows their positions!

Check in tomorrow to see what our visual track campers are up to!

Teen Intensives

Our first week of Teen Intensives wrapped up today.  We had Anime and Manga Sketching, Printmaking and Jam Session.  Project 919, the band from Jam Session, finished out the week with a great performance! (Check out a video on Facebook. @durhamarts)

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We are doing a little Throwback Thursday to last weeks Mini Camp and Dance Intensive! Our Dance Intensive put on a great show! The scientists took us back in time as they boogied through from the 40’s to the 80’s.

Our visual campers, made their own pillows from scratch. They drew what they wanted to use as decoration, produced it with felt, and stitched and stuffed their pillows together. They did a GREAT job!

On Thursday afternoon, afternoon adventures took a trip to Duke Homestead and played some town ball.


eSwatini: the adventure continues

We had another great day here at DAC! Our chorus members are practicing their songs for the musical.


While they are singing their hearts out, our dancers are getting warmed up and ready to grasshop like grasshoppers!


Our visual track campers are learning about different houses seen in eSwatini and sculpting animals from the region.