Tumbleweeds 2015 art camp details will be announced at the end of January/beginning of February. Stay tuned! Please email with any questions. Check out what we were up to last year, below.

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Summer Art Camp 2014

July 7th-25th- 3 separate weeks of camp

Monday-Friday 9am–3pm

Immerse your child’s imagination into the world of creation!

                                                                                                                                                               Mixed Media by Decker age 6

                                                                                                                                                               Mixed Media by Decker age 6

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 we will work on two structured art projects, free art time to draw as well as meet and share where we will discuss our artwork! There will also be outdoor snack time & playtime in the morning at McCarren Park (weather permitting) and lunchtime in the afternoon. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, fiber art and recycled art are just some examples of what the kids will be getting their hands on!

Each week of camp we will 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 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)- Paul Klee's cubism, Picasso's abstract portraits and Van Gogh’s impressionistic paintings

Early Art History (lesson and project)- American folk art quilts and ancient Chinese vases

Art For Fun- Weaving and leaf prints

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, Frank Stella's sculptural abstraction and Cezanne's impressionistic still life

Early Art History (lesson and project)- Paper quilling and European architecture

Art For Fun- Marbleizing and paper mache

Techniques and Theories- Symmetry and light & shadow

 

Week 3 – July 21st-25th

Artists and Their Styles (lesson and project)- Serat's pointillism, Matisse cut-out collages and Dorothy Dehner's sculptural abstraction.

Early Art History (lesson and project)- Mexican folk art and hand printed Adinkra cloth from Ghana

Art For Fun- "Cat's eye" weaving and sewing

Techniques and Theories - Monochrome painting and positive/negative space

 

Camp Details:

Ages 4-8

$500/week

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 registered camp week(s) must be made by May 15th 2014

Camps will be small and exclusive for plenty of one-on-one attention

 

Email Hayley with any questions!

***Location of camp- 607 Manhattan Ave- Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Check out Greenpointers article about Tumbleweeds Summer Art Camp:

 http://greenpointers.com/2014/02/24/immerse-your-childs-imagination-with-creation-this-summer-at-tumbleweeds-art-camp/

sculptures by Tanvi, Amelia and Abby age 5, inspired by Jean Dubuffet

sculptures by Tanvi, Amelia and Abby age 5, inspired by Jean Dubuffet

designed and sewn stuffed animal by Amelia age 6, inspired by Mike Kelley

designed and sewn stuffed animal by Amelia age 6, inspired by Mike Kelley

Painting by Ida age 7, inspired by Mattise

Painting by Ida age 7, inspired by Mattise

mixed media work by Ida age 7, inspired by Paul Klee

mixed media work by Ida age 7, inspired by Paul Klee