Kids Culture 02.28.13

Building a Portfolio
    Linda Capello, accompanied by Dorene Quinn, a professor at the State University at Oswego and Pratt Institute, and Yvonne Buchanan, an illustrator and professor at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, will give a four-session course in building an art portfolio for college admission at Guild Hall in East Hampton, beginning next Thursday.
    The cost for the four hour-long workshops, from 5 to 6 p.m., is $90, or $80 for the children of Guild Hall members. Registration in advance is with the Guild Hall main office.

Tree Secrets at SoFo
    Children 5 and up will learn about trees in a program at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 1 p.m. The program, which is called “Do Trees Sleep,” will be given by Tyler Armstrong, the museum’s nature educator, and will include a walk outside to see how trees survive the winter and get ready to grow again once the weather warms.
    The cost is $5 for each child, which includes admission to the exhibits. Reservations have been suggested.

Roll Up Your Sleeves
    Budding clay artists have been invited to get their hands dirty in a pottery workshop at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, Saturdays through March 23 at 2 p.m. Open to those 7 and up, the cost is $120 or $90 for the children of museum members.

Spring Theater Programs
    Stages, a children’s theater workshop, has announced an after-school program for children from 8 to 18 at the Southampton Town Recreation Center on Major’s Path. Students will attend rehearsals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, beginning next week, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. through April. The company will present a musical, to be determined, from May 3 to May 5 at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The cost is $475.
    A creative drama workshop for children 6 to 10 will meet at the recreation center on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. The cost is $275. Registration details for both programs are available at

Bay Street Camp
    Susan Galardi and Bethany Dellapolla will lead a week-long kids vacation camp at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor starting on March 25. Registration is being taken now for the $385 five-day program, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Exercises will include acting, singing, dance, and comedy. According to the theater, the camp generally fills up, so early reservations have been advised. The box office can be phoned with questions.

Early Deadline for Music
    Hamptons Music Camp’s summer 2013 early registration deadline is tomorrow. Applications are being accepted for students who would like to take part in a program from Aug. 5 to Aug. 16 with instructors from several top conservatories, including Juilliard and the Royal Academy of Music.
    Private lessons for everyone from beginners to proficient performers will be available. One program, a world-music listening class, will expose students to many of the globe’s traditions. Morning yoga and movement classes will get the day started. There will also be courses in composition, music theory, and improvisation, among others.
    Classes will be held in Hoie Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Application information can be found at There is a registration fee of $80, which is nonrefundable. Tuition for the two-week program is $2,100, for one week $1,200.