Summer Camps

2017 Summer Camps

Villa presents camps for high school students interested in animation, audio recording, web design, writing, interior design and more. Each of these camps are fun, educational and let students explore potential career ideas and opportunities. Registration for our 2017 camps is now open!

Intro to Digital Filmmaking
July 10 – July 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This camp is an introduction to the operation of digital cameras used in the production of films and documentaries.  Students will learn basic camera moves and editing techniques creating their own short film using industry standard equipment.  Students will then screen them for their peers and public.

Instructor: John Fucile

Digital Art and Illustration
July 10 – July 13, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

This class will introduce students the basic tools within Adobe Photoshop that will allow them to manipulate and edit photographs, scanned materials, and traditional 2D artwork to create original digital illustrations. Students will explore some of the different digital techniques and styles used to produce imagery stemming from different narrative, thematic, and conceptual sources. They will be introduced to the broad commercial and creative application of digital artwork and illustration across the professional design industry, and learn how they can begin to creatively tell their own visual stories.

Instructor: Philip Longson

July 17 – July 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 An introduction to storytelling, creation, and production in the 2D animation industry. Students will discover the 12 principles of animation along with an introduction to software used in the animation process. Students will explore several varieties of animation they could pursue in a college program and gain insights on what to expect in their “career beyond college.”

Elements of Drawing
July 17 – July 20, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This camp will introduce students to fundamental principles and techniques of drawing. Students will be guided through a series of exercises designed to build essential skills and develop confidence. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Philip Longson

July 24 – July 27, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Introduction to basic hand/mind coordination using drums from around the world
Students will use pitched percussion and metallic instruments as enhancements while understanding CLAVE – the rhythm “key” of music.  Students will also specialize in meditational instruments to tap into intuitive rhythm.

Instructor: Gary Rutkowski

Camp Costs

Attend multiple camps and save money!

Camps Per Household Price Per Camp
1 $150
2 $275
3 $400
4 $500
5+ +$100.00 for each additional camp


Contact Connie Broniszewski with any questions, to register by phone, or to complete your registration by paying over the phone.

Phone: 716-961-1815
Fax: 716-896-0705
Mailing Address:
Connie Broniszewski
Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning Program
240 Pine Ridge Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225

Register Today

Register for one of our summer camps by filling out this online form and either mailing in your payment or calling the office to pay. You can also download and fill out the Summer Camp Registration Form and send it in with your payment.

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