Art Adventures 2020
Sky Stories: Navigating the Cosmos
June 22-July 24, Grades 1-7
Look to the sun, moon, and stars to ignite hearts and minds and to foster global responsibility through storytelling, imagination, creative exploration, and discovery. Campers light up their personal connections with the sky through hands-on art activities inspired by traditional and modern stories from around the world.
The week begins with a sky-filled tale and a sampling of hands-on, choice-based art studios inspired by the week’s focus stories and the cosmos. After campers orbit around an array of visual and performing art studio offerings, campers choose the studios they want to launch into for the week, such as ceramics, fibre and textiles, painting, illustration, printmaking, paper & book arts, 3-D design, music, dance, and theatre.
Curiosity, reflection, and open-ended dialogue guides camp energy and encourages collaboration. Each morning and afternoon campers and staff come together in a community gathering and create space to share discoveries, make new friends, and appreciate each other’s experiences. Art Adventures is an inclusive, process-oriented, choice-based art camp that encourages shared creativity, curiosity, and compassion for our common humanity.
Art Adventures Program Details
- 4 Weekly Sessions: June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24
- Camp Hours: M–F, 9:00a.m.–3:00p.m.
- Weekly Tuition: $390.00
- Grades 1-7: Mixed-age studios
- Example Studios: ceramics, sculpture, fiber and textiles, painting, illustration, printmaking, book arts, music, dance, theater
Weekly sessions begin with a community welcoming gathering, a story, and a day of studio sampling where campers become familiar with studios before choosing where they want to work throughout the week.
Each week features opportunities for new art adventures.
My passion for the creative process renews itself every time I witness another person realizing their creative self when learning or refining a skill and then expressing themselves through that ability, experiencing a sense of agency and purpose in the world.
I have witnessed this over and over these past 14 years as a visual artist, art educator and teaching artist, and former director of Grace Art Camp. I am excited for this new journey alongside campers and staff as we continue to create more art adventures together!