Spend your summer making art with Tumbleweeds. Camp will be hosted in a beautiful studio located inside Greenpoint’s wellness center- Awakening NY, located right down the block from the McCarren Park Playground.
Each day kids will work on structured art projects, as well as have free art time to draw and paint. There will also be snack time, lunchtime and outdoor playtime at the McCarren Park Playground (weather permitting). Painting, sculpture, printmaking, fiber arts and recycled art are just some examples of what the kids will be getting their hands on!
Each week of camp we will also be exploring many themes such as- artists and their styles, early decades of art, art for fun as well as different artistic theories and techniques. The camps will guide the children to experience all areas of art allowing them children to gain an all around appreciation of the many possibilities of the art world as well as improve their technical skills and knowledge of art and it’s history.
Week one - July 7th-11th
Artists and Their Styles (lesson and project)- Claes Oldenburg food sculpture, Bridget Riley Op Art and Van Gogh’s impressionistic paintings
Early Art History (lesson and project)- Paleolithic cave paintings and African Masks
Art For Fun- Weaving and make your own sketchbook
Techniques and Theories- Frottage collage as well as pen and ink cross hatching techniques
Week 2 – July 14th-18th
Artists and Their Styles (lesson and project)- Andy Warhol’s Pop art, Joseph Cornell’s Surreal Assemblages and Paul Klee’s expressionism
Early Art History (lesson and project)- Chinese Scroll painting and French Cathedral stained glass windows
Art For Fun- Learn how to sew and collaborative installation art
Techniques and Theories- Perspective and light & shadow
Week 3 – July 21st-25th
Artists and Their Styles (lesson and project)- Alexander Calder’s wire sculpture, Piet Mondrian’s geometric abstraction and Alberto Giacometti’s sculptural surrealism
Early Art History (lesson and project)- Greek vase painting/sculpture as well as Roman Clay Bust
Art For Fun- Design and print your own shirt and recycled art
Techniques and Theories -Color theory and positive/negative space
15% discount for siblings
Non-refundable $150 per week deposit is required at the time of registration to reserve your spot and will go towards your final balance
Payment in full for the week must be made prior to the first day of camp.