168 Marcy Avenue
bet S.5th and Broadway
Brooklyn NY 11211
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
SUMMER CAMP 2011
JULY 5TH-SEPTEMBER 2ND
M-TH 9-3, FRI 9-12
$500 PER WEEK
THURSDAY AFTERNOON ALL AGES CLASS: 4-5 pm every Thursday from July 7th- September 1st $20 per class or $160 for 9 weeks. Siblings half price for this class only!
3D BUILDERS:JULY 5TH-8TH
Ascend to new heights! In this sculpture class, students will build up, over, and beyond. New, found, and repurposed materials will be used to create free-standing sculptures, mobiles, and wall assemblages. Balance, depth, and height will be tackled as we create new worlds and investigate methods of construction. Artists such as Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder will be discussed.
PICASSO & MATISSE:JULY 11TH-15TH
Two greats in the history of art, Picasso and Matisse were both prolific innovators and changed how the eye perceives the world. We will be looking at their work and ideas, and projects will spring from their wide range of creations. This is a multimedia class with an emphasis on painting.
Dance, sing, move, stand, gesture, say, create! In this performance art class children will choreograph, improvise, and perform a range of artistic events. Students will collaborate, experiment, and play with sound, movement, objects, and poetry. We will be looking at the work and ideas of artists such as Yoko Ono and Yvonne Rainer.
DECORATION & ADORNMENT:JULY 25TH-29TH
Embracing glitz, glimmer, patterns, and the ornate, we will focus on the details and extravagance of decoration. Taking inspiration from highly ornamented styles and periods of art (such as Rococo and Mexican folk art) kids will work on projects ranging from jewel encrusted sculptures to glittery wallpapers and more! And more! And more!
Students will study the intriguing work of artists such as Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, and Man Ray. During the week we will create paintings of dreams and juxtaposed realities, learn to make seamless photo montages, and work on a series of collaborative drawings and writings, known as Exquisite Corpses. Kids will also be introduced to a variety of Chance Art techniques, such as Frottage- drawings inspired by texture rubbings.
Students will produce mind dazzling effects using line and color. We will try out some amazing color experiments based on the teachings of Josef Albers, and see the awesome illusions which occur when certain colors interact. We will practice color mixing and think about how the use of color affects the mood of our work. Kids will surely be inspired by the exciting paintings of artists such as Victor Vaserely, Ellsworth Kelley, and Bridget Riley.
THE WARPED LINE:AUGUST 15TH-19TH
Delving deeper into the practice of weaving, kids will investigate advanced techniques such as tapestry weaving and hand painted warps. We will also experiment with dyeing our own yarn using both natural and chemical dyes. In addition, kids will create a simple drawing on fabric and learn to trace over the lines with embroidery stitches, eventually turning it into a finished pillow to bring home.
*This camp is ideal for kids with some weaving experience, but may be taken by beginners as well.*
HANDMADE BOOKS:AUGUST 22ND-26TH
Students will create a number of unusual books as they learn different binding and crafting techniques. By the end of the week the kids will have an impressive array of personal artists books. Each book is sure to be unique, inside and out, as children are encouraged to think about the construction, as well as the content, of their creations.
CRAFTY CREATURES: AUGUST 29TH-SEPTEMBER 2ND
In this multimedia class we will teach a variety of crafting techniques while creating a menagerie of monsters, beasts, and critters. Children's imaginations will run wild making a few new imaginary friends; images of real and mythical animals will also be provided for observation. With special attention given to learning the artistry of each crafting method, children will explore felting, papier-mache, mosaics, paper folding and more.