2017 Art a la Carte – Summer Camp

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Art á la Carte Summer Camp
Chastain Arts Center and Gallery

Our Summer Camp encourages artistic expression and offers children an experience filled with creative energy.

In keeping with our playful food and restaurant theme, our “menu” of selections allows you to choose the week, or weeks, you want. Each week explores a different discipline through two- and three- dimensional projects in clay, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, mixed media, and more. Along with visual arts, all age groups will enjoy movement arts such as yoga, acting, and improvisation.

Pre-Registration (for 2016 campers) Begins: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Open Registration Begins: Monday, February 13, 2017
Camp Begins: Monday, June 12, 2017
Camp Ends: Friday, August 4, 2017

Age Groups:
Small Fries – Ages 5-6
Curly Fries- Ages 7-8
French Fries- Ages 9-10
Home Fries – Ages 11-12

Camp Sessions are Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 2:30 pm

Fee: $200 per week

Register Early – Space is Limited!

Classes, class sizes, and age groupings are subject to change based on enrollment.

Week 1- Up, Up, & Away | June 12th – 16th | Class ID #:
Things that fly, things in the sky, mixed media art.

Week 2- Tunnels and Towers! Oh My! | June 19th – 23th | Class ID #:
Explore Architecture, Street Art and art made for outside. Be inspired and create your own creative city!

Week 3- Mud Extravaganza | June 26th – 30th | Class ID #:
Clay, sculpture, and mud painting

Week 4- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! | July 3rd – July 7th | Class ID #: (4 Day Camp – No Camp Tuesday  July 4th) | Fee: $160
Create art using found and recycled materials, explore Folk art and using items from your environment.

Week 5- Under the Sea: Shark Week | July 10th – 14th | Class ID #:
Dive to the bottom of the ocean and uncover life among fish, sharks, and mermaids. Create art inspired by Katsushika Hokusai and folk art.

Week 6- Flash, Zap, Shazam! | July 17th – 21st | Class ID #:
Explore the art of Roy Lichenstein, Hebru Brantley, KAWS and create your own cartoons, comics, action figures, stories, heroes, & heroines.Upper level students will learn drawing and composition techniques as they create narratives.

Week 7- Splish-Splash, Splatter | July 24th-28th | Class ID #:
Explore the world of abstraction through the art of Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, and others. Create abstract art in 2-D and 3-D based on the styles of these legendary artists.

Week 8- Mud Extravaganza II | July 31st –August 4th | Class ID #:
Clay, sculpture, and mud painting

Teen Workshops 2017

June 5th through June 16th

Ages 13 – 17

Fee: $200 per week

TEEN PAINTING | Instructor: Paul Light Jr. | June 5th -9th | Class ID #:
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Students will learn a variety of painting techniques, focusing on line, perspective, form, and composition. Students will paint from life, photographs, and their imaginations using acrylic paint. No previous experience is necessary.

TEEN CERAMIC SCULPTURE | Instructor: Marisa Mahathey | June 12th -16th | Class ID #:
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Students will learn to make pottery and other sculptural work without the use of a pottery wheel. All levels of experience are welcome.

TEEN DRAWING | Instructor: Jessica Caldas | June 12th -16th | Class ID #:
Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Students learn how to use line, tone, and texture to draw convincing three dimensional forms. On figure drawing days students will draw from a bathing suit model. A model fee of about $50 will be collected from each student. No previous experience is necessary.