SCROLL a list of Summer Classes and Camps

This is a working schedule check back periodically for additional listings. Please scroll all the way down for the complete list of camps.
We have a no refund policy studio wide-with the only exception being camp cancellation by BlackBox. Please carefully read all terms, descriptions, dates, etc prior to registering for any class. If you have questions email for clarification.

All camps run Monday through Friday unless noted otherwise. We re not a licensed child care facility and do not care for children past their designated class times. All children must be capable of following instruction without special attention. All camps are subject to a minimum enrollment to proceed. Instructors may be substituted for any reason without notice.

ENROLL: Scroll down for a comprehensive summer camp list, or check out our regular recurring evening schedule of classes at https://blackboxmusicarts.corsizio.com/

ACTING & Ukulele

film and acting

Film & Acting
Ages 8 to 14

June 6 – 17
July 5 – 15
Daily 9am to 12pm
TUITION: $315 (2 weeks)

DESCRIPTION:
Students will have a blast as they explore fun and innovative ways to complete a short. Students will learn acting for film, auditioning for film, script reading, rehearsals, and table reading. Students will also learn the production side of filmmaking, including shooting, lighting, and directing. Additionally, every student will receive a link to their film, that can be shared with family and friends.

Beginners are welcome! No previous experience required.

OPTIONS
 Supervised BYO lunch hour + $25 wk

music theatre

Music Theatre
Ages 8 to 14

June 20 – 30
Daily 9am to 12pm
TUITION: $315 (2 weeks) 

This musical review camp allows students to perform some of their favorite musical songs. Young actors will gain confidence as well as learn basic musical theater terminology as we walk them through the entire production process, from auditioning and rehearsing to performing! The final day of camp will be a showcase for parents/families to enjoy (exact time TBD).

Beginners are welcome! No previous experience required.

OPTIONS
Supervised BYO lunch hour + $25 wk
Instructor: credited film actor Delani Chambers of "Killers of the Flower Moon" starring: Leonardo DiCaprio; Robert De Niro.

Kids acting

Music Arts Adventure Camp
Ages 6 to 12

June 6 – 10; 13-17; 27-30
Daily 9am to 12pm
TUITION: $125 per wk

DESCRIPTION: Children ages 6 to 12 with zero experience in the creative and performing arts can enjoy a summer of fun and enriching exploration of activities. Campers will dip their toes into the waters of creativity as they explore the spectrum of music, art and drama over the summer weeks. There will be a variety of games, challenges diverse topics, mediums and themes including music, art, lyric writing, poetry, drama and more! We'll enjoy a few outdoor activities as well.

OPTIONS
Supervised BYO lunch hour + $25 wk

girl playing ukulele

UKE’N PLAY UKULELE
Ages 6 to 12

July 18 – July 22
Daily 1pm to 4pm
TUITION $185 wk

DESCRIPTION: A week of fun with Ukuleles! Campers will learn to hold the ukulele, tune it, work on finger dexterity to press the strings firmly against the fingerboard, chords, and play simple songs along with different strumming techniques. Your little musicians will have a blast putting together and decorating a ukulele, and participate in rhythm and music games and activities! The Ukulele is theirs to keep and play wherever they go!

Ukulele and other supplies  provided.

Instructors: Wayne Gray, Dwayne Toler and Susan Toler

Songwriting, Singing, Piano, Violin

Songwriting class

SONGWRITING - TEENS Ages 13 to 17

August 1 – 5
Daily 10am to 12pm
TUITION: $165

DESCRIPTION: This week long camp combines the love of writing with the love of music. Whether your love is for pop, rock, gospel, rap, or country, this course offers students the chance to engage with one another in a way that is affirming, encouraging, and nonjudgmental. Students will be introduced to the processes of songwriting and gain an understanding of form, melody, harmony, rhythm and writing lyrics to music during this inspirational collaborative week. Some music experience is helpful.

Optional: Supervised BYO lunch hour
12 to 1pm + $25 week

Kids singing

Vocal Performance & Recording: Ages 5 to 12

June 27 – 30 ( 4 days) Daily 10am to 12pm
TUITION: $100 per week
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July 18 - 22 (5 days)
Daily 10am to 12pm
TUITION: $125 per week

DESCRIPTION: The energy and camaraderie that comes from learning to sing in a group environment make for an unbeatable experience.
During this fun and engaging group course, students:
• Learn proper vocal technique
• Learn vocal care
• Improve sense of pitch
• Learn to blend voices
• Learn to harmonize
• Improve rhythm & timing
• Experience the recording booth
• Gain an understanding of performance, delivery, projection, and stage presence
• Combat stage fright with the help of new friends
• Have lots of fun
This class is for anyone who enjoys performing and singing.

OPTIONS
Supervised BYO lunch hour + $25 wk

Beginners are welcome! No experience required!

Kids playing Piano

Intro to Piano
July 25 – 29
(1 week)


Ages 5 to 10
Daily 11am
FULL
(see our weekly piano classes)
TUITION: $145 per week

DESCRIPTION: Curious about piano? This is a perfect opportunity to get a sneak peak at our recurring weekly group piano classes without the month long commitment. Learn the basics in this beginner intro class while working individually and together to complete activities and play theory games.

young boy playing violin

VIOLIN SERIES
Ages 9 to 14

July 25 – 28 (4 Days)

Choose to attend one, two or all three sessions
TUITION: $100 per session

8 am to 8:50 am
Session 1. Group Intro to Violin:
Introduction and basics of violin. (For those who want to try and see if they like it) Beginner Class

9 am to 9:50 am
Session 2. Violin Orchestra:
Students are seated non-competitively to eliminate the pressure of “ranking”. Seating is rotated for each movement, so each player has a chance to take on leading and supporting roles. (requires 1 year of experience) Focus on learning to play with others in an Orchestra environment and setting.

10 am to 10:50 am
Session 3. Violin Technique Workshop: Learn tips to improve technical aspects of your playing including posture, bow hold, bow distribution, intonation, vibrato, shifting, tone and more. (1 year experience) Also in an Orchestra setting so all string instruments are welcomed.

REQUIRED: Rent or purchased violin, shoulder rest, music stand, rosin, soft cloth and book. Additional information will be emailed upon registration.

5 students are required to start each class. A deposit of $25 each session is required at registration. Deposit is Non Refundable except in case of low enrollment.

Summer ART Classes

Encanto Art Camp

ENCANTO KID'S ART
Ages 6 to 12

June 6 – 10
Daily 1pm to 4:00pm
TUITION: $130 per week

DESCRIPTION: Create art  Inspired by the film Ecanto's Music & Culture while working on creativity, drawing and painting skills. We'll create fun, whimsical and vividly colorful artwork that shows emotion, movement and character. Step by step examples are provided and lots of guidance and support as students experiment with drawing, pastels pencils, pen ink and watercolor. This a no pressure, creative environment.

All Supplies Provided. No experience required.

Sing 2 inspired art

Landscapes & Horizons
Ages 10 to 17

June 13 – 17
Daily 1pm to 4:00pm
TUITION: $130 per week
FULL- CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Landscapes & Horizons We’ll grab our art supplies and travel the world to visit amazing places with beautiful natural scenery. Students will utilize different art tools and techniques to create beautiful landscapes inspired by our journey. Young artists will be introduced to texture, shading, lighting and more using various mediums.
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People and Pet Portraits
June 20 – 24
Daily 1pm to 4:00pm
TUITION: $130 per week

DESCRIPTION:
People and Pet Portrait students will explore the various ways to capture a subject's essence and create an interesting portrait of people and or their pets.

During both weeks step by step examples are provided and lots of guidance and support as students experiment with drawing, pastels pencils, pen ink and watercolor, each working at their own age appropriate level. This a no pressure, creative environment.

All Supplies Provided. No experience required. 

kids art

 KID'S ART Ages 6 to 12

Through the Eyes of the Art Masters
June 27 – 30 (4 days)
Daily 1pm to 4:00pm
TUITION: $105 per week

DESCRIPTION: Campers get creative as we focus on drawing skills and introduce different media such as pastel, watercolor, markers and colored pencils. We'll explore the theme of the day through the eyes of the Masters as we touch on a little of everything including abstract, realism and expressionism! This a no pressure, creative environment.

All Supplies Provided. No experience required.

kids art

KID'S ART Ages 6 to 10

Cartoons & Fantasy Art
July 5- 8 (4 days)
Daily 1pm to 4:00pm
TUITION: $105 per week
CLOSED

DESCRIPTION: Young artists will explore different cartoon styles and create their own characters and fantasy creatures in this fun creative drawing camp.
Step by step examples are provided and lots of guidance and support. This a no pressure, creative environment.
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Explore Animals of the Jungle, Forest and Savanah
July 11- 15
Daily 1pm to 4:00pm
TUITION: $130 per week
CLOSED
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Deep Divin' into Aquatics
July 25-29
Daily 1pm to 4:00pm
TUITION: $130 per week
OPEN

DESCRIPTION: Artist will take a deep dive into fun and expand their imaginations during our "Animals" and "Under the Sea" art camps. We will spend each week exploring different art styles and techniques used to create amazing masterpieces.  Step by step examples are provided and lots of guidance and support as students experiment with drawing, pastels pencils, pen ink and watercolor. This a no pressure, creative environment.

All Supplies Provided. No experience required.

LUNCH: We offer hourly supervised (Bring Your Own) lunch, beverage and snack as a $25 weekly add on, depending on which camp you choose.
All campers should bring a refillable water bottle whether or not staying for lunch. 12pm to 1pm supervised BYO lunch serves as early drop off for classes  9am to 12pm  Day classes taking afternoon 1pm  to 4pm classes, or 1pm  to 4pm students who need to arrive early only)

DROP OFF: Standard drop off takes place in the main building and starts 10 minutes prior to class start times.
12pm to 1pm supervised BYO lunch serves as early drop off for classes 9am to 12pm Day classes taking afternoon 1pm to 4pm classes, or 1pm to 4pm students who need to arrive early only)

PICK UP: Pick up should take place promptly at the end of the scheduled class. We do not have staff available to supervise children outside of the classroom. All late pickups will be charged $1 per minute due at pickup.

ATTIRE: Please, NO open toed shoes. Some events may be held outdoors weather permitting. Please dress your child appropriately.

CLASS CANCELLATION: BlackBox reserves the right to cancel any class in the event the class has low registration. Should there be a lack of interest in the class, we will notify you and you may move to a different class or request a full refund.

DISCOUNTS (not applicable with other discounts/coupons. One discount per student per class purchased. Member Discount exception)*
• Sibling Discount*: The first child pays full tuition. Each child enrolled after the first will receive a 10% discount in the same class. 
• Member Discount:  Existing BlackBox members currently registered and in good standing for 30 plus days will receive a 10% discount. May be used with other discounts.
• Multiple class discounts: There are no multiple class discounts offered.

REFUND POLICY
Your registration and tuition reserve your child’s place in a camp session and allow BlackBox Music & Arts to purchase supplies and contract staff. All camp tuition is non-refundable.  Yes, classes may be transferred or gifted to other family or friends with the completion of a new registration form by the new student's guardian. Please contact administration 210-748-5599.

ERRORS & ORDER CANCELLATION
BlackBox reserves the right to adjust pricing in case of listed errors, can cancel orders and refund customers' money because of pricing errors (or for any reason).

ABOUT

Founded in 2015, Family owned and operated by retired San Antonio Fire Department EMS LT. Dwayne Toler, and his wife, visual artist Susan A. Toler. BlackBox Music & Arts is a creative space where performing and visual artists gather to learn, collaborate, celebrate and contemplate; are encouraged to reach their full potential; and are challenged to a higher standard.

CONTACT US

EMAIL: admin@blackboxmusicarts.com
PHONE: 210.748.5599
1401 Dezarae #6
San Antonio TX 78253

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