Are you ready to plan for summer camp?
Children ages 5-12
All camps are week long
1/2 day $125 morning 9:00-noon or afternoon 1:00-4:00
Full day $195 8:00-4:00
Pack a lunch for all day. Snacks are provided in the morning and the afternoon.
Everything Animals-This camp is for the child that enjoys learning about animals. We will explore habitats, make clay sculptures, design masks, learn to draw animals, tell stories (ancient folk tales and myths) and paint our way to understanding our role in sharing the earth.
Make your Mark -This camp is designed for beginner artists who have an interest in learning how to draw and sketch — or simply want to improve their skills. We will work with all drawing mediums and paint with temperas and watercolors.
Explore Fantasy and Magical Worlds – This camp will take us on a journey to magical worlds and leave reality behind. We will learn to accept the fantastical through celebrated stories and fairy tales. Dare to believe in fairies, unicorns and mermaids. This camp is out of this world.
Sculpture Art 3-D- Wire, wood, clay, papier mache, found objects–Building all week long. If your child likes to build, this is the camp! Caution: You will need a place to put all the sculptures!
Isms in Art – We will take a look at art movements or simply said – art styles. We will explore Cubism, Impressionism, Pointillism, Realism and Surrealism. This camp has it all: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Art History and Famous Artist Facts!
Working with Color – Colors are important in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the color on our walls, our furniture, our cars and while the colors in a painting might be the first thing a viewer notices, there’s a lot more to color than meets the eye. In this camp we will build our vocabulary and learn how colors make us feel. We will mix, blend, lighten, darken and experiment. This camp is perfect for the child who likes to be a rebel. Your child will not be tattooed in this camp.
Women Artists – This camp is NOT for girls only. Some of the most influential artists have been women. We will learn about and practice the styles of the following artists: Mary Cassatt (1844-1947), Grandma Moses (1860-1961), Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), Louise Nevelson (1900-1988), Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) and Jenny Holzer (1950-still working)
Wearable Art- Tiedye (please bring something that is 100% cotton to dye), jewelry making, key chains, duct tape wallets, fashion design, sewing, collage, drawing, painting and sculpture. When we are not creating and designing we will draw, paint and play art games.
Everything People – In this camp children will learn some step-by step shapes to help them look and see how to draw people. We will spend time learning about hands and faces. We will also explore cartoons, comics, illustrations and photo-realistic art.
After registering, you will receive an auto confirmation within five minutes .
Preschool children enjoy art activities that encourage exploration of art materials, reading stories that can lead to unique art projects and learning about their world.
Kindergarten and Elementary art instruction combines art history, techniques, exploration of art materials, cultural references and hands-on art projects that are not copied and give the artist their own unique interpretation.
20 reasons children need art:
- Art stimulates both sides of the brain.
- 33% of children are visual learners.
- There are studies that show that children, who make art, read better and get better grades in science and mathematics
- Children learn by using their senses and art is ideal in this process
- Children need a place to express themselves
- Art promotes self esteem
- Art encourages children to give more attention to the physical space that surround them
- Art develops hand and eye coordination
- Art stimulates perception
- Art teaches children to think openly. It represents a culture of questioners more than a culture of responders
- Art teaches that there is more than one solution for a problem
- Art teaches children to think creatively to solve problems
- Children can share and reflect on their work of art and learn something about the world they live in
- When art is integrated with the other subjects in the curriculum, children commit more to the learning process
- In the process of doing art, the child is exposed to different possibilities, to discover and to freedom, this way they avoid falling into the control and the predictability of the conventional education in the United States of today
- Art nourishes the human soul. One feels good doing it
- Art brings the cultural resources of the community into the art class
- Art involves parents, inviting them to participate as volunteers in diverse activities
- Art provides a common ground across racial stereotypes, barriers and prejudices
- Art is valuable all by itself
Lisa found this posted on the wall at the Oakland Children’s Art Museum and copied it with permission.