In this camp, students will build self-esteem together through music exploration and instruction. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction, form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday on June 15th at the Top Hat Lounge. They will have the opportunity to learn song-writing, guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keyboards while having musical freedom to create their own songs.
Ready for summer!? We take special care to create the best curriculums possible with the most talented, experienced, and innovative instructors that Missoula has to offer. We accept a maximum of 15 kids in each camp in order to make sure each child gets adequate attention and quality instruction. Each camp is aimed at creating community connections, building self esteem, and helping youth to access their creative voice.
*Kids enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps stay with us through lunch and go to the park!!*
If you wish to hold your spot in camp without paying for the whole camp in advance, you may do so with a $50 non-refundable deposit.
For families who need assistance with the costs for enrolling their youth know that we happily offer scholarships. Thank you to The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation for providing scholarhips to ZACC classes.
This is always one of the most fun camps of the summer! Students will learn the fundamentals of physical comedy, including how to run into walls, trip and fall, and engage in fisticuffs all in the name of having a good-old fashioned, side-splitting good time. We will be referencing the greats, such as Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton and The Three Stooges. There will be a showcase for parents and friends during the last session of class.
Play games while building your art skills! This camp will feature fun daily activities, such as, "Exquisite Corpse", "Making a Treasure Map" "Hidden Pictures", "Scribble" (an invented drawing game based on Scrabble) and your own invented drawing games that we will come up with in house. Making art has never been so fun!
Monday June 18-Friday June 22. 9am-12pm
Students will learn how they did it in the old days, by creating their own Vaudeville Variety show. They'll write silly songs, tell sillier jokes, and develop the silliest sketches. If you have a kid who does it all, this is the camp for them. Camp will culminate in a performance for parents and friends on the Friday of camp. Taught by the incredible, Rebecca Schaffer.
This week will be all about clay! We will spend time learning about and working with the fascinating materials and techniques that make ceramics so beautiful! If you've worked with clay before and would like to harness some of your skills then come work with us!
SORRY- THIS CAMP IS FULL. Please call the ZACC at 549-7555 to get on the waitlist.
In this class we will meet at pre-designated location within Missoula to explore, collect and create on-site masterpieces, using pen and ink, watercolors, crayons and other mediums.
Another AMP band camp in which kids build confidence through musical exploration, this time with a country music twist. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in acoustic guitar, slide guitar, banjo, harmonica, keys, bass & drums. They will form a band, write an original country/folk song, and perform on July 13th at Western Cider.
This class will investigate the craft of Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing!
In this camp kids will write programming for a one hour radio show which will be broadcasted on 89.9 FM KBGA Missoula on July 20th. Campers will have opportunities to create radio ads, make a radio drama, curate and review music, report the news, make sound effects, and record and edit sound.
In this camp, kids will explore the intricacies of color and its uses in historical and contemporary art and visual culture. Campers will investigate color theory, play and experiment with color in new ways and create acrylic and watercolor paintings in various styles. No artistic experience is required for this camp.
Mystery 3D Shadow Box Theater" - Create your own 3D shadowbox dioramas using simple effective materials to create a dynamic theatrical mini- environment.
Drop the beat and rhyme! In this camp, students will learn about Hip-Hop history and culture, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat Lounge on July 27th.
This class will investigate the craft of Bookmaking with extra pizazz! We will explore the importance of books in a historical context, as well as a vehicle for self-expression, and memory keeping. We will be doing a lot of tying, sewing, hole-punching, drawing, pasting, collecting, folding, cutting, and tearing. We will make a folded paper Accordion Book, A GIANT Cardboard Scrapbook, Binder Ring Book, and a Pocket-sized Leather journal.
Taught by Amber Whitenburg.
In this camp we will learn about our natural surroundings by creating artwork using only natural materials. Some work will be left behind to change and evolve while other work will come home with us! We will spend lots of time exploring the shallow waters, trails and dens of Greenough Park.
In this functional pottery class you will learn to make bowls, platters, dishes, mugs, and other awesome hand-built pieces. We will explore different techniques such as sgraffito, carving, and impressions. In this class you will produce unique art that you can use or give as gifts.
Based on one of Missoula’s most popular events, expert story curator Marc Moss guides campers in selecting a story to share, building a story's three main elements and peer work-shopping. Campers learn how to share a story effectively and voice acting techniques to prepare them for their own youth Tell Us Something live event!
Sorry. This camp is full. Please call the ZACC to get on the waiting list. 549-7555.
In this camp, girls will build self-esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. They will form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday on August 10th at the Top Hat Lounge.
We welcome you to Glitter Mania! What better way to celebrate sunny, summer days than with shimmer and shine? This camp will work with sculpture, portraiture, composition and more with glitter as our primary medium!
Students will be transported to the imaginary world of witchcraft and wizardry in this camp! Students will explore a variety of media, including but not limited to, book-building, metal-smithing, and jewelry making.
In this camp, boys will build self esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. They will form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat Lounge on August 24th.