Freelance photographer Jeff Woodward shows attendees Thursday

Klaglahachie brings creative outlet to Ponoka youths

Young would-be actors, performers and dancers were busy last week during a performing arts day camp hosted by KFAS.

Young would-be actors, performers and dancers were busy last week during a performing arts day camp hosted by the Klaglahachie Fine Arts Society (KFAS).

The week-long camp was designed as a way to give kids and youths, who love the performing arts, a taste of how far they can go in their careers. Organized by Brielle Wolfe, KFAS communications co-ordinator, kids were able to hear from musicians, actors, dancers and movie makers.

She put the call out to as many artists as possible and their response was enthusiastic enough that she had to make some additions to the schedule.

“I had these wonderful people come here and break it down to a science,” said Wolfe.

Attendees had a chance with dramatic and creative movement as well as a taste of improvisation techniques during the camp and they took part in a video being made plus had a small taste of what it is to direct a scene with video cameras.

Her hope is to create continuous programming with KFAS to give kids a creative outlet. Wolfe suggests that a rural community such as Ponoka can have camps like this for youths who are drawn to the performing arts. While most camps can be found in cities such as Edmonton and Calgary, Wolfe feels Ponoka is just as capable of hosting them.

For those who are not inclined to play sports, these camps may be just the thing needed.

“At KFAS we are also developing youth programming as well. This is just the beginning to start our base…and we have a line up that is wonderful,” said Wolfe of future plans.

“It’s just a way to make our community more fuller,” she added.

Creating the opportunity for a creative outlet is something important to KFAS and Wolfe suggests this will bring future benefits to performers.

 

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