The longest running, most successful summer arts program
in central New Jersey, now in its 45th year!
NEW THIS YEAR - TOMATO PATCH IS NOW OPEN TO GRADES 4 THROUGH 12, AND WE ARE 5 DAYS A WEEK EXCEPT FOR THE SHOW WEEK.
Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops, held annually on the West Windsor Campus of Mercer County Community College, is one of the longest-running and most successful multi-disciplinary summer arts programs in central New Jersey. Since 1973, over 7,300 junior and senior high school students have spent several weeks of their summer exploring the visual arts, dance, theater, and vocal music under the guidance of a highly qualified staff of teaching professional artists.
A few weeks can last a lifetime! - as graduates of Tomato Patch over the years have proven. Many Tomato Patchers are now professional artists, have appeared on Broadway, or have decided to teach the arts as they were taught in Tomato Patch. Many have gone on to fulfill different life ambitions yet maintain lasting friendships formed in Tomato Patch.
Students select a major concentration in either the theater, dance, vocal music, visual arts, and spend two morning classes in these areas. After lunch, they are free to choose electives in other areas. Afternoon course offerings for 2018 may include children's theatre, "Who's line is it anyhow?", painting, drawing, jazz dance, musical theatre, children's theater, a cappella singing, hip hop, vocal ensemble, comedy, music video and web video.
June 24 - July 18
Session I I
July 22 - Aug. 8
Master Class in Acting
June 24th –July 12th
July 22 - Aug. 9