Summer Camp Schedule - Grades K-2
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June 26 - June 30
Student will examine different types of dinosaurs to create their own three-dimensional rendition focusing on scale, proportion and texture. From high and low relief sculpture to free standing sculpture in the round, students will learn the diverse styles and methods of working with the versatile medium of clay. Through the processes of experimenting and working with clay, students will learn fundamental sculpting techniques, and demonstrate their understanding of three-dimensional art making.
July 5 - July 7*
Pop Art Masters
Pop artists take the simple and common everyday item or image and raise it to fine art. In this class, students will observe and recreate commonplace objects by taking them outside of their typical context to imbue the objects with new meaning. Emphasis will be placed on color, line, and symbolism, and scale.
*3 Day Week due to holiday – price adjusted at checkout.
July 10 - July 14
This course is for any student that ever has been curious about the stars that exist when looking up at the sky on a clear summer night. Students will examine relevant concepts in astronomy and cosmology inspiring them to create renderings of what they imagine beyond planet Earth. By creating circular forms in space, students will learn concepts of color and light – utilizing tint, tone and shade to create they galaxy paintings.
July 17 - July 21
Explore leopards, parrots, chimpanzees, and more in this class where students take an exciting approach in learning about three-dimensional art. Students will be able to create not only sculptural works of art, but ones with wearability and durability through functioning headdresses, capes and masks.
July 24 - July 28
Drawing from Nature
Artists from Claude Monet to contemporary artist Andy Goldsworthy have used nature as their main inspiration throughout their art making processes. The concept of nature in art can range from observational drawing to incorporating physical elements of nature to onsite installation.
July 31 - August 4
Patterns of Matisse
Henri Matisse’s late artistic career concentrated on creating beautiful patterns, collages and colorful paper cut-outs. In this course students will study Matisse’s patterns as well as the poetic passages, tapestries and embroideries that inspired their creation. Focus will be placed on texture, color, design and composition as students create their original patterns in drawings and paintings.
August 7 - August 11
Create wildly imaginative creatures with horns, claws, tails, and more. Students explore their innovation and creativity through original monster creations, while further developing drawing skills, as well as color theory. This class will be a platform for students to expand their visionary thinking through art making processes.
August 14 - August 18
Students explore a diverse set of art media in both two and three-dimensional forms, creating their own musical instruments. They will uncover many other elements such as color, sound, scale, and functionality that play important roles in making an instrument to enhance its visual and operational qualities.
August 21 - August 25
Explore underwater creatures from the familiar sea turtle to the exotic vampire squid. Students will be exposed to a variety of seascapes and their inhabitants, which will become the main source of inspiration for these projects. Students will have the available platform to be creative, in addition to expanding their technical skills in watercolor painting.
August 28 - September 1
This course will allow students to create three dimensional renditions of their favorite birds – using newspaper, plaster strips, feathers and wire. Students will examine the birds anatomy, scale, texture, proportion and environment. Learning how to shape an object in three-dimensional form using new materials will help students understand aerodynamics of these flying creatures as well as develop a keen sense of the importance of viewing an object with many sides.