If you are looking for ways to keep the kids busy this summer while, at the same time, expanding their minds, look to Teche Center for the Arts' summer camps!

Teche Center for the Arts’ Summer Camps teach children everything from French songs and games, Cajun cooking, international art-making, theatre to musical theatre and special effects makeup and robotics!

Classes fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged.

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Some of the camps include:

Oui Sing and Play: French Lessons and Fun

Learn to speak French while singing songs and playing games with the award-winning teacher and poet Kirby Jambon. Kirby has taught children French for more than 30 years. A French immersion teacher at Prairie Elementary School and Lafourche Parish native, his passion for his culture is evident as a teacher, activist, actor, storyteller, and writer. He’s the author of two books, L’Ecole Gombo, awarded the 2006 Prix Mondes Francophones, and Petites Communions: Poèmes, chansons, et jonglements, awarded the 2014 Prix Henri de Régnier from the Académie Française.

Instructor: Kirby Jambon

June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to Noon Ages 5-10

Fee: $75, includes daily snacks

Around-the-World Art Making! [NEW]

Learn and make artwork styles from around the world that you can display or give as gifts! You will apply techniques to create unique projects each day. Projects include: African Kente cloth pouches, Australian Aboriginal dot art paintings, Mexican Hojalata tin art, Russian Kandinsky collage, creative Cajun crawfish multimedia art (techniques will be combined to create an amazing crawfish art wall hanging)!

You will use collage, painting, weaving, relief sculpture, drawing, printmaking, multimedia arts, skills you can use in future artmaking! Susan has taught art to children for about two decades, is art teacher at St. Bernard School, and is co-owner of the Rustic Relic in Breaux Bridge.

Instructor: Susan LeBlanc Morrogh, Rustic Relic

June 24-28 from 1-4 p.m.

Fee: $75, includes materials and daily snacks

Cajun & Creole Cooking with Georgie Blanchard

Learn to make a roux and so much more! You’ll learn how to whip up the famously delicious foods of our region, including black pot cooking, from the author of Pots, Pans, and Prayers. Participants will feast on the meals made together and leave with recipes to concoct at home. Yum! Cooking will be interspersed with life stories and special guests. Parents are invited to feast on a delicious meal on the final day of class!

Instructor: Georgie Blanchard

June 25-27 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 9 to Noon

Ages 9-15

New location: Parc Hardy Community Center Kitchen

Fee: $85, includes all food and prepared meals!

Theatre: Acting/Musical Theatre Skills

Step into the world of drama and musical theatre with confidence in a friendly setting with a skilled teacher. Explore the art of acting through creative games, acting concepts, scene work, choreography and movement, and vocal expression. Participants will have a chance to perform for family and friends. Jamie is head of the theater program and director of Student Services at St. Bernard School.

Instructor: Jamie Monette

July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to Noon (3rd-5th Grades);

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (6th-12th Grades)

Fee: $85, includes daily snacks

Ghoul Skool SFX Camp

Learn to use makeup and special effects that transform facial features, create realistic-looking wounds, injuries, burns, and more. Combine your new skills with costuming and character development to create your own creature or character. The week-long session culminates in a Grisly Ghoul Fashion Show!

Instructor: Skylar Barkley

July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with a Noontime 30-minute sack lunch break)

Ages 5th Grade and up

Fee: $125, including all supplies, which will be provided, and daily snacks

Robotics Design and Innovation

(Curriculum by Douglas Williams, Ph.D., Director, Center for Innovation, Learning, and Assessment Technologies at UL Lafayette)

Participants will engage in team problem-solving strategies, games, hands-on challenges, Mindstorms robotic code and building, research projects, coding with code.org and Sphero design and coding challenges. Family and friends are invited to attend the Finale Presentation, where students will showcase their accomplishments.

Instructor lead: Kimberly Sullivan

July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a Noontime 30-minute sack lunch break)

Fee: $180, including supplies, snacks, and lunch provided on the final day, Friday

Ages 9 to 14

Class size limit: 16

About Teche Center for the Arts:

Teche Center for the Arts aims to serve as the principal cultural, arts, music, education, and historical center for residents and tourists of Saint Martin Parish and beyond. TCA presents music, art, theater, literary arts, and showcases the rich Cajun and Creole cultures of Acadiana that attracts visitors the world over. A focus at TCA is teaching children the arts and the French Cajun and Creole language of the region. TCA began to offer programs in 2014 in historic downtown Breaux Bridge’s 1940s-era movie theater variously known as the Dan and the Murphy "The Murph" Theater. It’s now home to stellar art exhibitions, concerts, an array of summer camps, including Robotics, Cajun and Creole cooking, French lessons using songs and games, SFX makeup, and theatre arts, and Treble on the Teche music camp. TCA’s Audrey Williams Pearce Louisiana Reading Room offers a comfortable space to enjoy an eclectic collection of books about Louisiana, as well as books written by regional authors, poets, and artists. Thanks to support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and St. Martin Parish Tourism, TCA is launching the “Elders of St. Martin Parish Bayou Towns” oral history project culminating in a Fall 2019 exhibition and will go into the permanent Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

At artsatteche.com you will find information about upcoming events, exhibits, classes, and projects, as well as ways to support Teche Center for the Arts.
Teche Center for the Arts
210 E. Bridge Street
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
info@techecenterforthearts.com

(337) 366-0629