ART*rageous Art Camp


The Palos Verdes Art Center offers two kinds of camp for children and youth. First, there’s the ever-popular Art-rageous Camp for children age 5-11. Five or six weeks of camp are presented every summer, with additional programs offered during Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District holiday and spring vacations. Morning (9 a.m.-noon), afternoon (1-4 p.m.) and all day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.; bring your lunch) camps are available. Each week’s theme and activities, designed by art educators, are different. 

Half-day: $220 (members $190) morning 9am-noon OR afternoon 1-4pm.

Full-day: $300 (members $270) 9am-4pm (bring your lunch!)

NO Early Bird Discount on camps.


Register by using the on-line class registration form or by calling 310-541-2479. Please fill out the student information card  that is required for your child to attend our camps.  You may fax it to 310-541-9520, or mail or deliver it to:

Palos Verdes Art Center
Attn: Angela Hoffman
550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite #261
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Ages 5-7 

Week 1          July 21-25 
Morning 
VISIONARY STUDIO
Karen Graff

Students will learn to think fast and on their creative feet, with projects including junkyard fashion design, potato chip bag collage self-portraits, tire scrap hats and much more! With thoughtful instruction, students will create solid yet innovative pieces meant to enhance their artistic vision and personal artistic sensibility.

Afternoon
URBAN EXPRESSION & DOODLING ART
Karen Graff
Not to be confused with reckless artistic abandon or "tagging" this class is focused on techniques utilized by graffiti artists, that signature style with urban flair that makes it so very unique. Some lessons include bubble letter making, stencil art, Priority Mail sticker designs and more! With doodling, we will use a variety of media using lessons including Sumi Ink Samurais and monsters inspired by "Where the Wild Things Are" and Edward Gorey.

 

Week 2           July 28-August 1

Morning
EVERY COLOR OF THE RAINBOW
Robin Bott

Let’s learn about the color wheel while making one then create rainbow inspired paintings that shine and sparkle! Construct a colorful caterpillar collage and a beautiful butterfly puppet. Learn the art of tie-dying while tie-dyeing your own shirt and hat!

Afternoon
SWEET DREAMS
Robin Bott

Have you ever dreamed of a 10 scoop ice cream cone? Paint your own ice cream cone painting then sculpt an ice cream cone inspired by Claus Oldenburg. Make paper mâché popsicles, a birthday cake painting, colorful lollipop sculpture, cupcakes from model magic and more!

Week 3           August 4-8 

Morning 
I LOVE NATURE
Robin Bott
Create a crown to wear out of flowers, leaves, and sparkling shells. Draw and paint beautiful scenes inspired by nature. Construct a fairy or gnome, and then build a woodland house for them to live in.  

Afternoon
FANTASTIC FACES
Robin Bott
Be inspired by Matisse and Picasso to paint a self portrait on canvas, and draw portraits with pastels and oil pastels.  Create whimsical masks and relief sculptures inspired by some of your favorite faces. Make and embellish frames for your portraits.


Week 4           August 11-15
Morning 
PAW PRINTS
Laurel Koss (AC 4A)
If anyone in your family deserves to be honored in art, it’s the one who barks!  Draw with pencils, markers, paint with tempera and pastels, make prints, clay dog houses, collages with fake fur, and masks.   We’ll even make our own doggie art museum with walls and paintings of dogs in frames.  Bring photos of your pets!  Children’s stories will be read to highlight stories, authors, and illustrators.  

Afternoon 
THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN
Jennifer Siegal
Circus animals, performers, clowns and the big tent come to life in projects using paint, clay, crayons and more!  


Week 5           August 18-22
Morning
SPARKLY MAGICAL CREATIONS
Robin Bott
Create your own crystal ball. When you look into the crystal ball anything is possible! Make your own mystical beaded bubble wand, draw and paint a variety of magical creatures, including dragons and unicorns. 

Afternoon
SURFIN’ SAFARI 
Dominique Ovalle (AC 4B) 
Let’s celebrate the art of surfing! Dive into artistic territory and learn about the origins of surfing while making crafts that reflect the various elements of surfing: water, waves, sand and sea. Build sand-castles that have real staying power-no ocean-water needed.  We'll make our own waves to keep inside a plastic bottle, and make surf posters inspired by surf photography; design and create a shark-tooth necklace and a miniature beach-blanket quilt out of colorful Hawaiian fabric!


Ages 8+ 

Week 1           July 21-25
Morning 
Pop Art Sculpture & Shadow Boxes 
Teresa Tolliver (AC 1C)
Use a variety of materials, including metal tooling, plastic, wood, toys, and more to create 3-dimensional shadow boxes.   Stretch your imagination and bring abstract and whimsical images to life! 

Afternoon
BETWEEN THE PAGES
Karla Commins (AC 1D)
Learn easy bookbinding tricks to create personal journals and diaries.  Make hand-made paper and embellish it with calligraphy and block printing.  Construct shape, tunnel and accordion books from unusual materials.  Alter a book for a one- of- a- kind sculpture.  

Week 2           July 28-August 1 
Morning
HOLD EVERYTHING
Karla Commins (AC 2C)
Boxes, baskets, bags and more!  Learn a variety of basket weaving techniques, shape animal boxes from cardboard, mosaic bottles and jars, use faux jewels, sequins, and paint to make a bling jewelry box, paint and decoupage wacky flower pots. You’ll have something to put everything in!                           

Afternoon
Sky, Earth, and Under the Sea 
Teresa Tolliver (AC 2D)
Learn the basic techniques of water color, acrylic paints and pastel.  Paint a landscape, seascape, and urban city scene. Learn how to draw animals, people, and make up your own abstract creations too.  Have fun painting on paper, canvass, wood, and metal!


Week 3           August 4-8 
Morning 
JUNIOR DESIGNERS & INVENTORS WORKSHOP 
Bill Ungar (AC 3C)
Spend the week creating a different hands-on project each day, while learning the basic skills to be a designer and inventor from Industrial Designer Bill Ungar. Projects include: A Mousetrap Car, An Egg Lander (don't break your egg!), a mechanical hand, a Balloon Racer, and a Rube Goldberg Wall Maze made from recycled materials (lookout below!).   

Afternoon 
CREATURES OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND
Jennifer Siegal (AC 3D)
Draw, paint and sculpt the strange and beautiful creatures of the Galapagos Island!Sculpt the marine iguana out of clay and then make a diorama of his environment.  Create a giant tortoise; paint a watercolor that gives a bird's eye view of the Island and more exciting projects! 


Week 4           August 11-15
Morning
SURFIN’ SAFARI
Dominique Ovalle (AC 4C)
Let’s celebrate the art of surfing! Dive into artistic territory and learn about the origins of surfing while making crafts that reflect the various elements of surfing: water, waves, sand and sea. Build sand-castles that have real staying power-no ocean-water needed.  We'll make our own waves to keep inside a plastic bottle, and make surf posters inspired by surf photography; design and create a shark-tooth necklace and a miniature beach-blanket quilt out of colorful Hawaiian fabric! 

Afternoon 
ART IN LA
Edie Zelon (AC 4D)
Take an imaginary trip around Los Angeles and be inspired to create projects using a variety of mixed media including color pencils, paint, markers, pastels, clay, jewelry, and leather. Draw Disney characters, paint a picture of the Queen Mary on wood, paint an outer-space scene inspired by the Griffith Observatory and craft a western leather bracelet that you might see at the Autry Museum. 


Week 5           August 18-22 
Morning
BOOKBINDING
Laurel Koss (AC 5C)
Let’s Make a Book! Books can be serious or not: made in many shapes, stitched with beads, worn around your neck, sewn or glued in boxes, cans, Chinese take-out food boxes, made into a star, a Jacob’s ladder, or tunnel.  A traditional hardcover book will also be made.   Pages can be painted, stamped, collaged, and lettered.  Express yourself with a book of art!  

Afternoon 
CREATING IN COLOR
Kim Sowersby (AC 5D) 
Express yourself while learning a variety of painting and color mixing techniques. Be inspired by landscape, pop and abstract artists and paint on canvas.  Create your own set of note cards by dip and dying paper in every color of the rainbow. Paint a wacky door sign, tie dye colorful masterpieces and more!

TEENS: Teenage volunteers will be needed to assist art camp instructors and participants during the 2014 Summer Session.  Applications may be delivered in person or via fax or email, Ahoffman@pvartcenter.org, and must be recieved by June 27, 2014. Click here for information on how to volunteer. 

 

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