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Summer Spree Art Camp

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MAGIC MAKERS

Summer Spree at the Community Arts Center is the perfect place for kids to have fun, be creative, and work alongside experienced teaching artists. This year, campers will explore the theme Magic Makers. We will find artistic inspiration in animals, creatures from mythology, magicians, technology and much more. Join us this summer to have fun, explore nature and make art. There are endless possibilities for discovery. We look forward to spending a magical summer with your children!! 

 

Bridge to Summer: June 19 – June 23

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $395, Non-Member $425

Going into 1st – 3rd Grades / Going into 4th – 6th Grades

 

Rock and Roll Camp presented by Rock Garden: Ages 8-18

June 19 – June 23

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $445, Non-Member $475

 

SESSION 1: June 26 – June 30

Magical Symbols

Join Exhibiting Fellow Carolyn Coyle and explore the history of magical symbols. The Archaic definition of a sigil is an inscribed or painted symbol/seal considered to have magical powers. They are made by the user for a specific reason or to obtain a specific goal. Some words related to “sigil” are: autograph, seal, stamp or trademark. Working with mixed materials, campers will create a sigil of their own that will be displayed in the CAC’s Duke gallery.

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $395, Non-Member $425

Going into Kindergarten / Going into 1st Grade / Going into 2nd Grade / Going into 3rd Grade / Going into 4th Grade / Going into 5th OR 6th Grade

 

SESSION 2: July 3 – July 7 (4 days only, no class on Tuesday, July 4)

Mosaic Journey

Join Exhibiting Fellow Laura Lynn Stern in creating a mosaic pathway in the magical CAC garden. Campers will learn about the design processes involved with creating a mosaic installation. Groups will work together to create mosaic concrete pavers that will be installed in the garden.

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $355, Non-Member $385

Going into Kindergarten / Going into 1st Grade / Going into 2nd Grade / Going into 3rd Grade / Going into 4th Grade / Going into 5th OR 6th Grade

 

SESSION 3: July 10 – July 14

Myths & Legends: A Book of Dragons

Join Exhibiting Fellow Martha Knox as we learn about folktales and myths that feature dragons. This session we will focus on printmaking. Campers will work together to create large collagraph prints of dragons, which will be assembled into a giant accordion book to be displayed in the CAC’s Duke gallery. Each camper will ALSO create their own print of a dragon and accordion book to take home.

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $395, Non-Member $425

Going into Kindergarten / Going into 1st Grade / Going into 2nd Grade / Going into 3rd Grade / Going into 4th Grade / Going into 5th OR 6th Grade

 

SESSION 4: July 17 – July 21

Marvelous Magicians

The CAC welcomes the International Brotherhood of Magicians for a week of magical fun at Summer Spree! Campers will have the opportunity to watch professional magicians perform their mesmerizing acts and learn first-hand how to perform tricks of their own.

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $395, Non-Member $425

Going into Kindergarten / Going into 1st Grade / Going into 2nd Grade / Going into 3rd Grade / Going into 4th Grade / Going into 5th OR 6th Grade

 

SESSION 5: July 24 – July 28

COLOR SPLASH! 

Inspired by artist Dale Chihuly and his amazing blown glass sculptures, campers will work with teaching artist Juanita Gaspari and stretch their imaginations by diving into a sea of color, creatures, and light- transforming upcycled materials into dazzling works of art.

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $395, Non-Member $425

Going into Kindergarten / Going into 1st Grade / Going into 2nd Grade / Going into 3rd Grade / Going into 4th Grade / Going into 5th OR 6th Grade

 

SESSION 6: July 31 – August 4

Mystical Masterpieces

Join ceramic artists Bob Deane and Drew Arata for a week of clay fueled fun! Campers will work with Bob and Drew to create homes that will be the perfect dwellings for fairies and gnomes. Once complete, these masterpieces will be installed in the Community Art Center’s beautiful children’s garden. 

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $395, Non-Member $425

Going into Kindergarten / Going into 1st Grade / Going into 2nd Grade / Going into 3rd Grade / Going into 4th Grade / Going into 5th OR 6th Grade

 

SESSION 7: August 7 – August 11

Digital Arts Explorers

Join teaching artists from the visiting organization Global Writes and let’s work together to create an interactive and technology fueled game in the CAC’s Duke gallery! Campers will learn to use digital tools such as VR and 3D printing and will be encouraged to use collaborative thinking to help design a game and play that the whole camp will take part in. 

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $395, Non-Member $425

Going into Kindergarten / Going into 1st Grade / Going into 2nd Grade / Going into 3rd Grade / Going into 4th Grade / Going into 5th OR 6th Grade

 

SESSION 8: August 14 – August 18

Kaleidoscope Adventure

Explore the mosaic process with an emphasis on creating rhythmic designs. Teaching artist David Woods will introduce campers to mosaic traditions and techniques that inspire his work, such as patterns in Islamic designs and Amish quilts.

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Member: $395, Non-Member $425

Going into Kindergarten / Going into 1st Grade / Going into 2nd Grade / Going into 3rd Grade / Going into 4th Grade / Going into 5th OR 6th Grade

 

Bridge to Fall: August 21 – 25

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $395, Non-Member $425

Going into 1st – 3rd Grades / Going into 4th – 6th Grades

 

Rock and Roll Camp presented by Rock Garden

August 21 – 25

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $445, Non-Member $475


REFUND POLICY
COVID Refund Policy for Summer Spree
If a student misses part of a session as a result of a COVID exposure that takes place at the CAC, family will receive a pro-rated refund for the days missed.

If a student misses part or all of a session as a result of becoming ill, testing positive for COVID 19, or being identified as a close contact or probable case based on a COVID exposure that takes place somewhere other than CAC, Standard Summer Spree Refund Policy applies. If a student must miss an entire session due to one of these reasons and CAC is able to fill that spot with another student, the family of the withdrawn student will receive a full refund or credit less a $25 processing fee.

Standard Summer Spree Refund Policy
Student is withdrawn 14 days or more before the first class: 100% Refund or credit (Less a $25 Processing fee)
Student is withdrawn 7 -13 days before the first class 80% Refund or credit (Less a $50 Processing fee).  No refunds thereafter.


Spree COVID Protocols
Daily Screening
Families are asked to self-screen children prior to arriving at camp each day, ensuring campers do not have a temperature above 100.4 F and are not experiencing COVID like symptoms.

Groups
In an effort to limit interactions between campers we have made some format and logistical adjustments to camp this year:

  • Only full day camp will be offered (9am – 4pm) so that cohorts stay the same throughout the day. Groups will interact with special project facilitators one group at a time.
  • Students will typically have lunch with two groups.  Lunch will take place outdoors when feasible.

Outdoor Space
Summer Spree always involves lots of outside time for campers.  Ceramics will be held outdoors under tents and other special projects will take place outside when feasible.

Hand Sanitizing / Washing
Hand sanitizer will be available to all groups and teachers will encourage frequent washing and sanitizing.

Masks
Masks are suggested but not required.

We reserve the right to make changes to these policies as necessary to address evolving concerns related to COVID.

 

 

Summer Spree is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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