Where Creativity Finds A Voice
Arts Alive is part of a performing and visual arts educational programming series at The Ohio Theatre.
Founded in 2012, Arts Alive fosters an encouraging atmosphere of creativity, learning and fun! Each summer camp and other Arts Alive programming is designed to help draw out the natural gifts and talents of children to help them create something magical, professional and fun!
The Arts Alive Program will continue to grow and expand, so be sure to check back often to see the new classes, camps and other programming added through this educational series.
"SAVE THE DATES" for Arts Alive 2022!
Drama Camps will run from June 6th-July 8th, 2022 with the
Showcase on July 8th, 2022
Art Camps will be July 11th-15th, 2022 with the
Showcase on July 17th, 2022
Registration and info for Arts Alive 2022 will be available in the spring.
ARTS ALIVE 2021 Summer Camps
We are excited to announce our Arts Alive 2021 Day Camp Summer Series!
This summer we are offering seven different camps including five Drama Camps and two Art Camps for a wide age range of students.
Based on the current regulations, each camp is limited to 9 campers and we will be following the Ohio Department of Health guidelines for Day Camp requirements. Since it appears that things may be loosening up soon, we may be able to add to the number of campers in some of our camps. Space will still be limited, however, and it will fill up fast!
Sign-ups will be on a first come/first served basis, so be sure to get registered right away! When registration is full then campers will be placed on a waiting list. If there are enough extra campers, then we will consider adding additional camps.
June 14th-July 16th, 2021
Arts Alive “Stage Makeup”Camp is a new camp for students between the ages of 13-18 or going into 8th-12th grades. During this camp we will be learning
some more in depth elements about how to apply stage makeup while creating different looks such as old age wrinkles, scars, bruises, fantasy character makeup
and more. Each camper will receive a basic starter stage makeup kit. The Showcase part for this camp will be a video filmed throughout camp showing the different looks from each week as we go along and will be shown at the showcase at the end of camp.***
Stage Makeup Camp is $75
includes all the supplies plus a basic starter stage makeup kit for each camper.
Arts Alive “Puppet Camp” is an exciting new camp designed for students wanting to learn more about being a puppeteer. It is designed for creative kids between the ages of 8-12 or going into 3rd-7th grades. (If older students are interested and space is
available exceptions could be made.) Campers will have the opportunity to learn the “how to’s” of working with professional puppets as well as making their own puppets, creating characters, voices and writing scripts that will be a part of the showcase at the end of camp.***
Puppet Camp is $75 and all supplies are provided.
Arts Alive “Create A Story” Drama Camp is a performing arts day camp for creative kids between the ages of
9-12 or going into 4th-7th grades. During the week kids will learn basic performing skills in drama, music, staging, movement and what it takes to put on a show.
They will work together to help write, create and produce their own short musical, which will be performed as part of a showcase at the end of camp.***
Create A Story Camp is $65
Arts Alive “Imagination Station” Drama Camp is a performing arts day camp for creative kids between
the ages of 5-8 or going into K-3rd grades. During this shorter camp kids will learn basic performing skills in drama, staging, movement, creating
characters and the importance of using your imagination. They will have fun getting to play drama games and will have the opportunity to perform in the showcase at the end of the camp.***
Imagination Station Camp is $45
Arts Alive “Digging Deeper” Drama Camp is a performing arts day camp for students between the ages of 13-18 or going into 8th-12th grades During this camp we will be digging deeper into the different elements of theatre and performing through learning more about Auditioning, Improv, Directing and Monologues. Campers will have the opportunity to
perform as part of the showcase at the end of camp.***
Digging Deeper Camp is $65
***There will be a Live and Live Stream Showcase combining all of the camps on Friday, July 16th at 7:00
For complete schedule and registration information, click the link below for a printable brochure.
For more information contact Sally Hollenbach at
email@example.com or leave a message at The Ohio Theatre box office at 419-994-3750
Meet the Arts Alive Drama Camp Instructors
The Ohio Theatre Director
Sally Hollenbach is the creator and founder of the Arts Alive program which began in 2012. Sally has been a professional singer, songwriter, recording artist and musical theatre performer for over 27 years. She toured nationally over 15 years with Grant & Sally, Ministries, Inc. and two years with Re-Creation USA. She has been a songwriter for Songs for the Planet in Nashville, TN, recorded 14 Albums and featured in countless musicals & plays. She has been a part of every Mohican Community Show whether acting onstage or behind the scenes as the Musical & Technical Director or Directing the show. Sally has a passion for the theatre and helping to give educational and performing opportunities to the next generation. She has a BA in Voice & Music Theory from Ashland University and is The Ohio Theatre Director.
Arts Alive Instructor
Traci Cooper is a long time supporter of the Arts in our community. She is a 6th grade ELA, writing and Social Studies teacher in the Loudonville-Perrysville School District. She was a part of Loudonville Players for many years and was also instrumental in helping to create Mohican Community Theatre back in 2015. She has directed plays and musicals at the high school for many years and is also one of the directors in Mohican Community Theatre. Just as comfortable on stage as she is off, Traci has entertained audiences for years through countless shows. She has been the head of the Drama Station at the Arts Alive Drama Camp for the past 6 years and loves being able to pass on knowledge to the next generation of budding actors and actresses.
Arts Alive Instructor
Rachel Kelly fell in love with the art of theatre in high school and has never looked back. Onstage, she has performed and served as technical and artistic director for numerous stage plays and musicals. However, her true love is directing and working with others to make educational memories. Rachel enjoys connecting with others through music and theatre and helping children find their creative passions. When she's not at the Ohio Theatre, Rachel works at Loudonville High School as the Director of Choirs and assists with the drama club. She is also the Director of Theatrical Activities at Hillsdale High School. Rachel graduated from Ashland University with her Bachelor of Music in Music Education in 2018. She will graduate this Fall from Regent University with her Master of Arts in Theatre with an emphasis on education and business.
Arts Alive Instructor
Cameron MacQueen is a Loudonville High School graduate, a teacher’s aide for the Loudonville-Perrysville School District and he is an aspiring puppeteer. He started doing puppetry at the age of three because of his love for the Muppets. He was inspired by the creator of the Muppets and his hero, Jim Henson. By watching the Muppets, it showed him that you can be silly, creative, loving and a bit crazy! Cameron began creating his own line of hand sewn puppets three years ago and most recently made a custom puppet for Mohican Community Theatre. He is very excited to be the instructor for Puppet Camp and can’t wait for the fun and creativity it will bring. Cameron would like to thank his family for always being there and for having his back no matter what.
July 19th-23rd, 2021
Have you ever dreamed of creating artistic masterpieces? Do you enjoy painting? Drawing? Coloring? Creating? Then Arts Alive Art Camp is for YOU! If you’re between the ages of 9-18 or are going into 4th-12th grades and want to be a part of this very special event, then get registered for Arts Alive 2021 Art Camp today!
During the week kids will learn basic elements and principles of design, perspective, color mixing, painting techniques and medium and much more. Students will get to create their own masterpiece which will be displayed a special Artist's Showcase Event for family and friends at the end of the week. Along with our regular Art Camp, this year we will also be offering an Advanced Art Camp as an option for select students.
Meet Our Instructor
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Our Arts Alive Art Camp instructor, Lara Spreng, has been drawing ever since she can remember. She has studied oil and acrylic painting, drawing, design, ceramics, and photography at both the high school and collegiate level. Locally, she taught acrylic painting for 3 years in Loudonville’s Arts in Action after school program, painted the windows at the library for multiple summer reading programs, created numerous painting projects in the local schools, and has been a part of the Arts Alive Programming for the past 6 years. Most recently, Lara created an after school art club for the LP Jr High and painted the sets and props for MCT’s musical "Annie" and "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown."
For more information contact Sally Hollenbach at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at The Ohio Theatre office at 419-994-3750