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Bridge to SUMMER for Pre-K Children Ages 3 to 5
9am to 12pm, $145M/$160NM for each week
with Patti Kelly and Kelly Nicholson
Bridge to SUMMER for Older Children Ages 6 to 11
9am to 3pm, $350M/$365NM
with David Woods and TBA
SUMMER SPREE 2018
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Ages 4-11 | Half Day and Full Day Camp
Summer Spree at the Community Arts Center is the perfect place for kids to have fun, be creative, and work alongside experienced teaching artists. Summer Spree has been around for a long time— more than 30 years—so we know what kids, parents and teens want in a summer program. Our classes are designed to bring out the best in everyone. This year, campers will explore the theme Imaginarium. This summer, our young artists will devote their time with us to cultivating their imagination. Campers will find artistic inspiration by exploring both the manufactured and natural worlds, as well as the world of their own creative mind. There are endless possibilities for discovery and we look forward to exploring the Imaginarium with you!!!
In addition to the regularly scheduled morning activities, each of our five sessions features special extras for all campers. Each session, different visitors are eager to inspire young artists. These projects provide special opportunities to work alongside professional working artists and master gardeners on projects designed especially for Summer Spree!
IMAGINARIUM June 25 through August 17
Magic Mornings ~9:00AM – 12:00PM Monday – Friday (ages 4-11)
Afternoon Adventures ~ 1:00PM – 4:00PM Monday – Friday (ages 4-11)
Session 1: June 26 to 30 Magic Morning $180M/$195NM Artist and CAC Summer Fellow, Jenny Graham-Hougah: Imagine You and Me at the CAC is a week long collaborative project created by Spree Campers and Summer Fellow Jenny Graham-Hougah. Students work collaboratively to create a diorama of a portion of the Community Art Center and also work individually to paint self-portraits. Through the creation of the CAC diorama, portrait painting and group shares, students examine the idea that people in portrait paintings are in a space all their own. Students envision the environment surrounding the figures in the portrait paintings by Jenny Graham-Hougah on display in the Duke Gallery. Students discuss their ideas with each other and the group and gain hands-on experience creating portraits of themselves with the CAC as a backdrop. Group and individual demonstrations help students see common materials as vehicles to their own vision. A team-work atmosphere encourages free exchange of ideas. Collaborative diorama of the CAC and student created self-portraits will be hung in the exhibit when complete. – Afternoon Adventures $180M/$195NM Children will have fun with Ceramics, Gardening, Songwriting & Storytelling, Yard Games & Movement.
Session 2: July 2 to 6 (off the 4th) Magic Mornings $145M/$160NM Ceramic Artists Bob Deane and Drew Arata: Earthship Revisited! Break up the holiday week as we tend to upgrades to the Earth Ship that allows access to wormopolis in the children’s garden. A transmitter will be added & campers are needed to make the necessary parts using clay, tiles, mortar. Creative knowledge needed in both scientific and imagination. There will be excavating and digging so please have appropriate shoes available and clothes that may get dirty. – Afternoon Adventures $145M/$160NM Children will have fun with Ceramics, Gardening, Songwriting & Storytelling, Yard Games & Movement.
Session 3: July 9 to 13 Magic Morning $180M/$195NM Campers will have fun working with Artist and Summer Fellow, Martha Knox: Big Relief! Get out the ink and rollers; we’re making a big relief print! Every camper this session will contribute their own imaginative flair to a monumental collaborative print lead by artist Martha Knox. The finished work will be exhibited in the gallery through July 20. Campers will experiment with printing several versions of their section and get to keep the block and extra copies of their prints. Afternoon Adventures $180M/$195NM Children will have fun with Ceramics, Gardening, Songwriting & Storytelling, Yard Games & Movement.
Session 4: July 16 to July 20 Magic Morning $180M/$195NM Camper will have fun working again with Josh Irvan Funky Town! With all of his construction talents, returns to the CAC to create our very own unique and totally funky town! Inspired by some of the world’s most imaginative artists, architects, writers and illustrators, we will build impossible buildings, towering skyscrapers, wacky roads and secret hiding places. – Afternoon Adventures$180M/$195NM Children will have fun with Ceramics, Gardening, Songwriting & Storytelling, Yard Games & Movement.
Session 5 (2 weeks): July 23 to August 3 Magic Morning $320M/$335NM Ceramic Artists Bob Deane and Drew Arata: The Thrown! During this 2 week session campers will establish a control center to the entire children’s garden network. We will be digging and processing clay to create a new building material similar to earths bricks. These “bricks” will be constructed into the existing “mind control device” using mortar, tiles, and “brain balls” to construct a throne worthy of King Nelsor. There will be excavating and digging so please have appropriate shoes available and clothes that may get dirty. – Afternoon Adventures$320M/$335NM Children will have fun with Ceramics, Gardening, Songwriting & Storytelling, Yard Games & Movement.
Session 6: August 6 to 10 Magic Morning $180M/$195NM Fantastical Oasis! Master Horticulturalist, Przemek Walczak, from Chanticleer Garden will return to Summer Spree to engage campers in a week of creative, outdoor fun. With Przemek’s guidance, kids will have the opportunity to design and plant an imaginative garden oasis filled with wild flowers and lush ferns. This will surely become a favorite spot for everyone who visits the Arts Center! – Afternoon Adventures$180M/$195NM Children will have fun with Ceramics, Gardening, Songwriting & Storytelling, Yard Games & Movement.
Session 7: August 13 to 17 Magic Morning $180M/$195NM This year we will continue working with our favorite mosaic artist, David Woods: Mosaic Imaginings! In this session students will work on a group mosaic project on the CAC grounds and will create mosaics using clay tiles created at the CAC and mosaics created from salvaged and re-purposed materials. – Afternoon Adventures$180M/$195NM Children will have fun with Ceramics, Gardening, Songwriting & Storytelling, Yard Games & Movement.
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Afternoon Adventures Activities
Summer Spree fun continues in the afternoons with lots of action that will get your creativity flowing. Each day will be filled with a combination of outdoor games and/or hula hooping, dancing, movement, music making, LEGO building, storytelling and making art!
Ceramics: Get more time with clay in the afternoons to experiment with different techniques of hand building. We will work with slabs, coils, textures and much more to create anything and everything you can imagine!
Songwriting and Storytelling: Join us for fun and whimsical storytelling, story making and fabulous tall tales. Summer Spree would not be without the funtabulous music and songwriting class circled by beats and fun rhythms!
Gardening Each week we will get a chance to add to the lovely Community Arts Center children’s garden. Campers will work on individual or group projects and play, build and plant and to add to our imaginary world.
Yard Games and other Movement! We like to rev things up a bit in the afternoons, so we’ll play outdoor games and explore other energetic activities in the big yard that combine art with physical education.
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If your child is enrolled in either the MAGIC MORNINGS or AFTERNOON ADVENTURES and you would like your child to eat lunch at Summer Spree, let us know when you register. Lunch is a supervised hour from 12 noon to 1:00. Children bring their own bagged lunch and a beverage. This is a fun opportunity to eat and relax with friends. Children registered for both the morning and afternoon programs do not have to pay extra for lunch. There are no daily drop-ins for lunch. All children must be registered for the entire session.
SESSIONS 1, 3, 4, 6 & 7 – member $35/non member $40 SESSION 2 (4 DAYS) – member $30/non members $35 SESSION 5 (2 weeks) – member $65/non member $70
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Bridge to FALL August 20 to 24
Creative Connection for Children going into grades K thru 6
Rock n’ Roll Camp for Children Ages 9 to 12 Rock Garden Music Group with Peter Delaplane
Steel Drum Camp Intergenerational for Ages 9 through Adult with Dave Gettes
You will enjoy reduced tuition if you become a member of the Community Arts Center. Members receive reduced class tuition throughout the year, and a discount card for several area businesses.
Junior Membership: $30 (per child) Household Membership: $75
We offer a 10% sibling discount for additional children from the same family who will be registered in the same session.