Middletown, Conn.- Oddfellows Playhouse still has spots in its upcoming Little Fellows summer program for youngsters ages 4-7. Oddfellows’ programs cover a variety of arts-based activities, from circus skills to acting and visual art. Our programs allow students to develop their creativity and foundational life skills they can draw upon in the future. The youngsters will learn things like working cooperatively with other children their age, positive group interaction, theater, movement and visual art techniques and much much more.
This summer, Oddfellows is offering Little Fellows: The World and Work of Mo Willems. The program will be running from August 6-17, Monday –Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm. Tuition is $350. In addition, before and after care will be available for the program, beginning at 8:30 in the morning and be available from 3:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon in order to accommodate parents’ busy schedules.
Students will explore the very busy world of Mo Willems, author and illustrator of “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale”, “Pigeon Wants a Puppy,” and the Elephant and Piggy books. Working with professional teaching artists, participants will be at the center of the action, writing, acting, painting and creating a new story inspired by the work of the beloved author and illustrator.
This summer’s teaching artists include Missy Burmeister, Kim West, Renee Soares, and Jamie Guite. Throughout the day, children will be spending time with each of these teachers in four different “classes” – Art, Movement, Theater, and Writing. Students will be encouraged to explore their creative sides and participate in fun and exciting activities. Along with these teaching artists, children will be led by student teaching assistants to make sure your child is enjoying himself or herself throughout the day. The day will also include breaks for snacks and rest time, as well as an outdoor lunch break in the afternoon.