You may not remember Kim Fields playing Tootie on the Facts of Life, but I am of a particular age and remember vividly how the talented actress rolled around on roller skates and gave her schoolmates a piece of her mind! Kim is a mom here in Atlanta too (and the word is she’ll be the newest member of Real Housewives of Atlanta!) and she has accomplished so much more as an actress, director and producer throughout the years and now she wants to give back to her community!
Kim created a productive, educational and fun summer program for children in grades first through 12th. Kim is hosting a mid-summer series of camps designed to excite and engage young people in the fascinating world of acting, TV and Film Production and Creative Writing. Inspired by her career, expertise as a child actress and her own children, Kim created the camps and serves as the coach for all sessions beginning Monday, July 27. All camps are hosted at Whitefield Academy, 1 Whitefield Dr .SE, Mableton, GA 30126.
I. FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING: Designed for metro Atlanta students in grades first through fourth, The Lights! Action! Kids! Session is a fun, imaginative and interactive introduction to the world of acting. Fields will guide participants through age-appropriate activities including improvisation, creative acting games, monologues and commercial training. This session is perfect for the child with an interest in acting and/or those that want to develop and explore their creative personalities.
- Rising Grades: 1st – 4th
- When: Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31
- Times: 1st and 2nd Grades: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; 3rd and 4th Grades: 12 to 2 p.m.
- Fees: Grades 1st – 2nd $100; Grades 3rd – 4th $175
II. MASTER CREATIVE WRITING LAB: Hands-on overview and development of entertainment writing for stage shows, books, web series, TV and film.
- Rising Grades: 5th – 12th
- When: Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Fees: $175
III. INTRO TO TV AND FILM PRODUCTION: Students in grades 9th through 12thwill explore and develop introductory skills in the behind-the-scenes world of TV ad film production. This interactive, engaging session includes web and theater content production as well as a mix of other key learnings.
- Rising Grades: 9th – 12th
- When: Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Fees: $175
There are limited seats available. Register today at www.whitefieldacademy.com. Additional details regarding materials needed, snacks and attire are available at registration or by contacting camp coordinator Angie Boone at 678-770-3236.
This would have been great for my daughter Mikaela, who is an actress, except the classes above only offer her a creative writing course. I wish they had an acting class for advanced kids like Mikaela! Think about it Kim!