Designed for both new and experienced photographers, this Creative Lab will explore the fundamentals of digital and documentary photography, discuss their historical impact and encourage students to begin developing their own personal aesthetic. Students will build a portfolio that communicates their unique personality and experiences, visit beautiful historic sites around DC and display their work in an exhibition at the end of the week. All equipment is provided, although students are welcome to bring their own.
Visual Arts, Co-Chair of the Assistance Team
David’s work has been displayed in numerous collections, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Chrysler Museum, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art and the Academy Art Museum. His work has also been shown in exhibitions alongside artists including Chuck Close, Robert Mapplethorpe and Hiroshi Sugimoto. David explores the power of photography in history, and the development and communication of each artist's unique personality through their experiences and work.
This Creative Lab will encourage aspiring writers to discover their authentic voice via fiction writing, poetry and journaling. Through daily mindfulness and freewriting exercises, as well as structured writing, feedback and revision sessions, students will practice the craft of writing while working to develop their own unique voice. Students will listen to podcasts, read memoirs and visit the stomping grounds of famous local writers for inspiration, and all students will receive daily constructive critique. The session culminates in a reading for family, friends and the larger community.
English, Associate Dean of Students
In addition to teaching in the English Department at Episcopal High School, Ben also serves as the Associate Dean of Students and the Dean of International Students. He focuses his efforts on creating meaningful holistic student experiences, as well as making the transformative power of a boarding school education more accessible to all. His passions include writing poetry and researching topics in education.
Experienced and novice actors alike will relish this all-in exploration of musical theater at Episcopal’s Ainslie Arts Center Black Box Theater. Students will learn not only acting and singing principles, but the basic technical elements of theater, including lighting, costuming and more, as well as create and perform in a showcase at the end of the week. With masterclass instruction from Episcopal High School staff and cast members from local production company, Monumental Theater, this Creative Lab is designed for those with a passion for the stage.
Theater, Music, & Visual Arts
Michael is a freelance director and theater professional in the DMV and serves as Co-Artistic Director of Monumental Theatre Company. During the school year, he works as the Arts Assistant at Episcopal High School where he assists the theater, music and visual arts departments. With Monumental, Michael has directed and collaborated on several shows, most recently the critically-acclaimed Brooklyn: The Musical.
Because many students want to explore multiple programs, our D.C. Discovery Weekend allows students to unwind and explore the region through outdoor adventures and local events.Learn More
Developed to both excite new photographers and encourage students who are looking to expand their skills through hands-on experience. Students will explore the fundamentals of digital and documentary photography.Learn More
Through daily freewriting and structures exercises, students will work to develop, shape, draft, refine, and finish an original piece of writing.Learn More
The camp not only explores the principles and fundamentals that make up the "Central Dogma of Molecular Biology," it also leverages hands-on experimentation and access to the cutting-edge technology and gadgets of many of today's most advanced biological research into an ongoing passion for the field.Learn More
Ideal for students looking to make a positive impact in their community, this program uses classroom and experiential learning to help each student develop their personal values of leadership. *Application requiredLearn More
Students get a taste of boarding school life and learn from local entrepreneurs, technologists, scientists, government officials, and artists. We also visit the city's must-see sights, including the Washington Monument, the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lincoln memorials.Learn More