ART-RAGEOUS SUMMER 2016 CAMP
(Classes for age group 5-7 or 8+   See details below)

Volunteers age 14 and older now being accepted for 2016 sessions. Apply HERE

ART-RAGEOUS ART CAMP SUMMER 2016 CLASSES:


(Age group 5-7 or 8+)
 
Five weeks to choose from:
July 11-July 15
July 18-July 22
July 25-July 29
August 1-August 5
August 8-August 12
 
Half-day: $220 (Members $190)
(Bring a snack or order from Stripe Café!)
Morning 9am-noon
Or
Afternoon 1-4pm
 
Full-day: $300 (Members $270)
9am-4pm (Bring your lunch or order from Stripe Café!)
 
No Early Bird Discount on Camp
 
No refunds unless requested at least 7 days prior to the start of the camp.
 
The Palos Verdes Art Center offers the ever-popular Art-rageous Camp for children age 5-11. Five weeks of camp are presented every summer, during Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District summer vacation. 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.

Ages 5-7


Week 1           July 11-15


Morning

 (AC 1A) Teresa Tolliver

WHIMSICAL FOLK ART- Painting & Sculpture

Use your imagination and be inspired by the styles of artists, Wassily Kandinsky and Keith Haring to create one of a kind paintings and whimsical sculptures.  Work with both traditional and non-traditional materials including, paints, oil pastels, paint on metal and canvas.  Projects include realistic and abstract styles depicting animals, flowers, trees, people and landscapes.   Let’s make something wonderful!

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Afternoon

(AC 1B) Jessica Kanemura

AROUND THE WORLD

Let’s use our imaginations to travel the world!  We’ll make our own passports on day one, so we can gather stamps as we explore different places. We’ll make hot air balloons in Sweden, use pastels to draw mandalas in India, paint murals inspired by the ones in San Francisco, paper lanterns in Japan, sugar skulls in Mexico and more. 

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Week 2           July 18-22


Morning

 (AC 2A) Carol Hungerford

PETER PAN

Explore J.M. Berry's classic "Peter Pan" through art.  Pirate ship paintings, Peter Pan character figures, Neverland relief maps, even building our own Wendy's house! Wish upon a star and enjoy this adventure in art where you will create wonderful treasures inspired by this time honored story.

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Afternoon

 (AC 2B) Jessica Kanemura

WILD ANIMALS

This week, it's all about animals!  Paper mache animal masks, printmaking project of animal habitats, craft a spirit animal totem pole, and more!

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Week 3           July 25-29


Morning

 (AC 3A)Melissa McDonald

MYHICAL ANIMALS 

Bring your curiosity and imagination as we read stories about imaginary creatures such as Pegasus, griffons, mermaids and unicorns.  Then use colorful paints and clay to make our own mythical animals and collage materials to make imaginary homes for our imaginary creatures. Make a mermaid or dragon tail, collage a silhouette of a unicorn and sculpt a Loch Ness monster.

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Afternoon

 (AC 3B) Jeannette Ramirez

ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW!

Explore color using a variety of art materials and inspiration by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, George Seurat, Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud.  Paint a still-life, make splatter-painted handprints, use finger-painting to create a self-portrait, draw caricature portraits on t-shirts and more!

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Week 4           August 1-5


Morning

 (AC 4A) Robin Bott

THE ENCHANTED FOREST

Take a journey to the enchanted forest! Meet fairies, elves, gnomes, a majestic wolf, a wise old owl, and a tricky fox. Draw, paint, and sculpt each friend we meet along the way! Make your own enchanted forest puppet theatre and create your own forest creature puppets. 

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Afternoon

 (AC 4B) Robin Bott

MODERN MASTERS

Learn about Vincent Van Gogh and re-create your own version of Starry Night with oil pastels.  Create a stunning still-life collage similar to Cezanne’s. Work with acrylic paint and watercolors and create dream-like paintings inspired by Chagall and Monet.

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Week 5           August 8-12


Morning

 (AC 5A) Robin Bott

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Draw, paint and sculpt works of art inspired by the “Great outdoors.” Draw and paint local landscape and seascape scenes with acrylic paint on canvas. Draw giant colorful flowers inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe.  Use chalk pastels to make beautiful sunset drawings. Even sculpt a giant insect with model magic clay!

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Afternoon

 (AC 5B) Robin Bott

A VERY HAPPY UN-BIRTHDAY

Inspired by Alice and Wonderland’s a Very Merry Un-birthday song, let’s celebrate our “un-birthdays!” and make each day special. Sculpt ice cream cones with clay, paint cupcakes and cakes on canvas.  Make sparkling crowns with jewels and gems. Make costumes and have a Mad-Hatter tea party on the last day!

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Ages 8+


Week 1           July 11-15

Morning

 (AC 1C)


Teresa Tolliver

OFF THE WALL

Think outside the box and release your imagination to interpret artworks by artists such as, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol.  Inspired by these artist we will work with foam core, wire, colored paper, metal foil, paper clay, oil pastels and paints to create dynamic 3-D wall art.

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Afternoon

 (AC 1D)

Teresa Tolliver

REALISTIC, SURREAL & FOLK ART PAINTING

Paul Cezanne, Gustav Klimt and Laurie Pace will be the jumping off point to create your own versions of their colorful art styles.  In addition to basic drawing and painting skills we will learn about color mixing and composition.  Feel the excitement of paint and color as you create a still life, landscape, and an animal portrait that can turn into many animals. 

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Week 2           July 18-22


Morning

 (AC 2C)

Teresa Tolliver

POP ART SCULPTURE & SHADOW BOXES

Explore the art of Yoshitomo Nara, Peter Max and Nicholas Krushenick and create your own 3-D work in shadow boxes, on canvas and on boards.  Combine different materials, try different things and express yourself! 

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Afternoon

 (AC 2D) Jennifer Siegal

EXPLORERS!

Draw, paint and sculpt as we journey back in time and learn about famous explorers throughout history.  Use acrylic paints to paint Columbus’s ship at sunset, make a diorama of the landscape Lewis and Clark trekked through, get inspired by Viking symbols and create your own Celtic designs using collage.  Artistic adventures await!

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Week 3           July 25-29


Morning

 (AC 3C)Laurel Koss

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

B is for Bird

Birds have been depicted in art for thousands of years, ranging from Egyptian and Native American, to John James Audubon, Charley Harper and in contemporary collages.  Happily, we hear and see birds every day.  We’ll learn lots of folklore while working on projects like Egyptian paintings, totem poles, Kachina dolls, Joseph Cornell-inspired collages, bird dinosaurs, dancing flamingoes, sea bird prints, Charley Harper pastels, fabric birds and nests, and watercolor.  Don’t worry- we won’t forget peacocks!

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Afternoon

 (AC 3D) Carol Hungerford

PETER PAN

Explore J.M. Berry's classic "Peter Pan" through art.  Pirate ship paintings, Peter Pan character figures, Neverland relief maps, even building our own Wendy's house! Wish upon a star and enjoy this adventure in art where you will create wonderful treasures inspired by this time honored story.

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Week 4           August 1-5


Morning

 (AC 4C)Melissa McDonald

MYTHOLOGICAL ANIMALS 

Bring your curiosity and imagination as we look at and create centaurs, griffons, unicorns and other mythological creatures.  Explore the stories and origins of these creatures and then use clay, paint and collage to depict them. 

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Afternoon


 (AC 4D) Jennifer Siegal

RAINFOREST

Explore the flora and fauna of the rainforest while creating watercolors, dioramas, wall art and papier-mâché sculptures. 

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Week 5           August 8-12


Morning

 (AC 5C) Laurel Koss 

YOU ARE ILLUMINATING!

Picture yourself in the middle ages: you are drawing and coloring letters that hold magical animals in marvelous colors and gold on pages of a book you’ve made yourself.  Now, here, in Art Camp, we’ll look at lots of examples of medieval manuscripts, but we’ll use them as inspiration for our own ideas.  We’ll have dip pens, markers, and non-traditional tools on hand to draw letters and borders.  We’ll experiment with different styles of handwriting, writing in circles and other forms.  You will be writing in soft-cover, accordion, and flag books.

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Afternoon

 (AC 5D)

Edie Zelon

CATLINA ISLAND

Let’s take an imaginary trip to Catalina Island!  Take a boat ride and see dolphins and sea lions, visit the Casino to see the art-deco murals and famous tile work, hike through the interior where we’ll find hummingbirds, orange-tipped butterflies and buffalo, maybe go snorkeling to see the garibaldi fish.  Inspired by our imaginary vacation we will paint t-shirts, make art-deco decorative boxes, use chalk pastels to create pictures of the ocean and beach, paint watercolor paintings of the local animals and more!

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