Upcoming Events

Conservatory Dance
 

June 25-July 13

Monday-Friday

8:00am-4:00pm

Ages 13-22

*No class during the July 4th holiday  

Build your repertoire!  For advanced dancers looking to strengthen technical base with focus on ballet, modern and jazz, as well as various other in-studio and classroom-based topics in dance.

Modeled after UCI's Dance Department undergraduate curriculum, advanced dancers will have the opportunity to train in...
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Digital Music Production
 

July 2-July 13

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 14-19

*No class during the July 4th holiday  

Record, edit, mix!  Discover the process of making digital music through key production concepts like songwriting and musical arrangement.  No instrumental or programming experience required.

Using state-of-the-art computer and digital equipment, students will record, edit and create all their own original...
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Drawing/Painting - Beginner
 

July 2-July 13

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 14-19

*No class during the July 4th holiday  

Take your skills to the next level!  Learn advanced studio technique and complete portfolio-ready artwork.  

With a mixture of group and individual instruction, students will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting, and walk away with stronger abilities and greater confidence. Supplies included...
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Trio Céleste's Chamber Music Festival

 

July 5-July 13

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 12-19

 

Join one of the most unique and rewarding musical experiences available in Southern California!  Explore masterpieces in the chamber music repertoire while working with world-renowned faculty.

Work alongside our resident ensemble Trio Céleste as you build upon your technique towards becoming a well-rounded musician.  Students...
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The Winter's Tale
New Swan Shakespeare Festival

(Exit, pursued by a bear.)

July 5 - September 1, 2018
Beth Lopes, Associate Artistic Director

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
New Swan Shakespeare Festival

"The course of true love never did run smooth."

July 6 -  August 31, 2018
Eli Simon, Artistic Director

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Expressive Robotics

 

Session 1: July 9  - 20, 2018

Session 2: July 30 - August 10, 2018

Camp Hours: 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday

*No class during the July 4th holiday

Unleash the power of S.T.E.A.M.! Using the combined principles of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, work with a team to build a robotic structure that moves expressively. No prior experience required.

Fee: $899.00

Age: 13-19

Registration Deadline:...
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Drawing/Painting - Middle School
 

July 23-July 27

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 10-13

 

Take your skills to the next level!  Learn advanced studio technique and complete portfolio-ready artwork.  

Through various exercises and training methods, students will undergo group and individual instruction geared to develop the basic skills and techniques needed as they begin their drawing and painting journeys.  The day will be...
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Digital Filmmaking
 

July 23-August 10

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 14-19

 

Lights, camera, action!  Work on set of your own short film with hands-on training in directing, creative storytelling, and equipment usage.  

Students will practice team work and collaboration by working in small groups to create, develop, shoot and edit their own short films.  In partnership with the UCI DigiFilm program, students will have...
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Ceramics - Middle School
 

July 23-July 27

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 10-13

 

Create objects of wonder!  Hand mold your unique creations using sculpture materials and techniques.

Students will experiment with different sculpture materials and methods to hand-make one-of-a-kind sculpture projects.  The Academy will end in a final exhibition for family and friends (more details to be shared).  Supplies included...
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Animation
 

July 23-July 27

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 10-13

 

Bring imagination to life!  Plan, illustrate, edit and score your very own animated films.

Students will learn a variety of hands-on illustration and producton techniques to create, model and animate their very own cartoons and imagery.  Lessons include the fundamentals of stop motion and 2-D hand drawn animation.  The Academy will end in a final...
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Drawing/Painting - Advanced
 

July 30-August 10

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 14-19

 

Take your skills to the next level!  Learn advanced studio technique and complete portfolio-ready artwork.  

With a mixture of group and individual instruction, students will push the boundaries on their skills and knowledge, while fine-tuning and finessing their acquired skills for further development.  Supplies are included in the...
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Digital and Darkroom Photography
 

July 30-August 10

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 14-19

 

From digital to black and white!  Develop a holistic approach to producing stunning photos both on the computer and in the darkroom.  

Students will split their time learning the fundamental and advanced techniques of darkroom and digital photography.  Lessons in darkroom photography consist of elements of a good black and white...
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New Swan Apprenticeship in Acting for Theatre
 

July 30-August 10

Monday-Friday

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages 14-19

 

Experience the one-of-a-kind New Swan Shakespeare Festival!  Train in acting for theatre and audition preparation through coursework including voice, movement, improv and more.

Students will work alongside actors from our New Swan Shakespeare Festival and esteemed UCI faculty as they participate in sessions that reflect...
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LASER Talk: Empathy in Machine Learning

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location to be Announced

As Machine Learning reaches new heights, how are programmers and developers addressing human-like interfaces, interactions, and decision-making – specifically, when it comes the emulation of empathy? Conversation may include philosophical and ethical topics, in addition to the creative and computational aspects of this growing practice....
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First Glimpse: Introducing The Buck Collection

at the Institute and Museum for California Art

Art patrons and art lovers know the collection as “the best collection of California art that no one has ever seen.”

For more than twenty years, Newport Beach developer Gerald Buck engaged in an unexpected pastime: building an unparalleled collection of artworks in a wide variety of genres and media.

Initially collecting for pleasure, eventually Mr. Buck realized...
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PSICA Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Saturday, March 9, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association holds a festival every year where choirs from all twelve member universities perform for each other and build community. This year’s festival features adjudicator and guest conductor Dr. Amanda Quist, from the legendary Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey...
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