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Summer Spree Teens Classes

BIG TIME!
TEEN CLASSES

We are excited to hold in-person Summer Spree Art Camp for children and teens this summer!

This year we will offer teen classes each session for students entering grades 7 through 12 in the fall.  Classes will build skill and inspire creativity!

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1ST!!!

 

SESSION 1: June 27 – July 1
Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 4 pm
Member: $110, Non-Member $125

Wheel Thrown Pottery: Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.

Ceramic Handbuilding: Handbuilding opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create sculptural and functional pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.

Pop Art:  Pop Art began as a protest to the rise of popular American culture-and an explosion of consumer products: TV, movies, billboards, factory produced items, fast food, etc.  This new colorful art was recognizable, meaningful and often fun. Later, artists responded to politics and the Vietnam war. Some artists of this time were: Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Wayne Thiebaud and Claus Oldenburg (His giant clothespin sculpture is in Philadelphia!). Can you guess the meaning?  In our class, we will work with a variety of media: paint, sculpture, collage and more to express your ideas. One of our projects will be a Pop Art cupcake. Students will choose other projects from a selection of options. Think of what these artists may do if they were living in 2022 with access to technology and social media! Join us as we explore themes and express ideas in art. I can’t wait to see what you have to communicate!

 

SESSION 2: July 5 – July 8 (4 days only, no class on Monday, July 4)
Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 4 pm
Member: $90, Non-Member $105

Ceramic Handbuilding: Handbuilding opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create sculptural and functional pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.

Cartooning: Introduction to the world of comic strips, superheroes, TV & movie characters as well as the world of manga and pokemon! We will cover the entire spectrum of cartooning with attention to individual needs of students.

 

SESSION 3: July 11 – July 15
Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 4 pm
Member: $110, Non-Member $125

Wheel Thrown Pottery: Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.

Ceramic Handbuilding: Handbuilding opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create sculptural and functional pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.

Weaving: Find your creative groove with fabric printing, dye and collage to make beautiful new weaving designs. We will learn to repurpose and transform things like scraps of denim and burlap and use them in our art pieces. We will make woven pieces as well as other innovative wall hangings, even using natural materials that we find on the art center grounds

 

SESSION 4: July 18 – July 22
Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 4 pm
Member: $110, Non-Member $125

Wheel Thrown Pottery: Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.

Watercolor Painting: Try painting “en plein air” with French flair! We will explore watercolor and be inspired by the French masters, oui! oui! In this class, we will channel the impressionists “en plein air,” explore the wild colors of the fauvists, dive into textures with the post-impressionists AND learn about some of the language and culture of France in the past and today.

Digital Drawing:  Bring your iPad or any other model of tablet to this class and learn how to use a number of interesting and versatile apps that can be used to draw, manipulate and then animate pictures! We will draw from our imaginations, as well as taking our tablets outside to draw from nature before taking our digital illustrations to the next level.

Art & the Garden:  Nature is good for our health! It gives us a peaceful, joyful feeling and fosters our creativity. We gain a sense of appreciation of our relationship with it while engaging our senses in outdoors. Artists and scientists carefully observe the beauty and mystery of nature. Let’s discover the wonders together in the CAC gardens. Our activities include but are not limited to: sketching in our nature journals, painting, mixed media collage and printmaking and some garden activities. Together we will enjoy the bounty of spring treasures, refresh our minds and bodies, and artistically express ourselves.

 

 

SESSION 5: July 25 – July 29
Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 4 pm
Member: $110, Non-Member $125

Wheel Thrown Pottery: Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.

Nature Remix: Mixed Media: Using nature as our inspiration, we’ll start with drawing in pencil. Working with a variety of mixed media techniques and artistic styles (paint, pens, collage / realism, abstraction, designs) students will “remix” elements from their reference sketches to create new and exciting artwork.

 

SESSION 6: August 1 – August 5
Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 4 pm
Member: $110, Non-Member $125

Wheel Thrown Pottery: Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.

Ceramic Handbuilding: Handbuilding opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create sculptural and functional pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.

 

SESSION 7: August 8 – August 12
Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 4 pm
Member: $110, Non-Member $125

Wheel Thrown Pottery: Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.

Ceramic Handbuilding: Handbuilding opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create sculptural and functional pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.

Creative Stitchery: Students will focus on the basics of hand-sewing and embroidery. We will practice stitchery techniques to make fabric accessories, design fabric art to applique, sew on buttons, and add a mix of embellishments to our projects. The setting for this class encourages creativity as students develop their own variations for projects and have fun sharing ideas with classmates!

Animal Drawing: This class explores various approaches to drawing animals, from Audubon’s graceful and informative bird illustrations to the expressive horses of Franz Marc. Students will learn basic structure and comparative anatomy of vertebrates. They will also look at approaches to animal drawing throughout history and from around the world. Drawing from models and photographs, students will use graphite, charcoal, pastels, ink, and watercolors.

Cyanotype: Learn the magical and mysterious technique of sun printing!  This process, called cyanotype, is a printmaking process and the oldest photographic process.  It uses UV light to create magical blue works of art, and this is actually where the term blue print originated!

 

SESSION 8: August 15 – August 19
Monday – Friday, 2 pm – 4 pm
Member: $110, Non-Member $125

Wheel Thrown Pottery: Learn all about the potter’s wheel. Create beautiful shapes and functional forms that will last a lifetime. Students should have some experience with clay and are encouraged to sign up for 2 consecutive sessions.

Ceramic Handbuilding: Handbuilding opens up new possibilities in clay. Learn basic techniques to create sculptural and functional pieces using pinch, coil and slab construction. Clay preparation, glazing, and the firing process are included.

 

ROCK & ROLL CAMP PRESENTED BY ROCK GARDEN
August 22 – 26

 

For children ages 8 – 17

Do you play an instrument? Have you always wanted to sing or be in a rock band? Learn what it’s like to be a part of a band and prepare for a musical showcase! Learn to play rock staples by such legendary bands as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin! This music-based camp is for the camper who has at least one year of music lesson experience (or equivalent) if you play an instrument, and no experience necessary if you are a singer.

The camp covers the fundamentals of rock performance, including guitar power chords, bass riffs, backbeat-driven rhythms, and emotive vocals. In addition to daily jams, band rehearsals, and general music instruction, we will listen to music and watch concert films as well as participate in several fun arts activities, including designing a band logo and name, posing for a band photo, and tie-dying band t-shirts! We play ultimate frisbee and other fun outdoor sports/games for our afternoon breaks! Participating instruments have been: guitar, bass, keyboard, drums/percussion, strings (violin, cello, etc.) vocals, and many more! It can be a great opportunity for you to try out a secondary instrument The camp-culminating music showcase concert is open to family and friends.

TO REGISTER: Rock & Roll Camp

 


 

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. For example, if a student is identified as a close contact of another student who is ill, tests positive, or is a probable case and cannot return to camp, the family will be refunded or credited a pro-rated amount for remaining days of camp that session and days of other sessions the student is registered for that may be impacted by the exposure.

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.

Cleaning + Sanitizing
CAC staff sanitize high touch surfaces daily.  Additional cleaning and sanitizing is performed by contracted cleaners.

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

  • Students will be in groups of no more than 10 people (up to 8 students and 2 staff) for the majority of camp time.
  • Only full day camp will be offered (9am – 3pm) so that cohorts stay the same throughout the day. Groups will interact with special project facilitators one group at a time.
  • Students will stay with their group for lunch.  Lunch will take place outdoors when feasible and students will be distanced when eating whether indoors or outdoors.

Outdoor Space
Summer Spree always involves lots of outside time for campers.  We intend to increase that this year, encouraging teachers to take classes outside frequently and do some projects outdoors.  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 / Distancing
All students and staff will wear masks at all times except when eating/drinking and during periodic mask breaks which will take place outdoors with at least 6 feet of distance between campers. While a distance of 6 feet between campers may not be feasible at all times, student seating will be distanced and teachers will encourage physical distancing throughout the day.

Equipment / supplies
Most supplies will be used by only one student and teachers will take steps to avoid situations where multiple students touch the same supplies. Shared equipment will be sanitized between uses.

We are monitoring CDC and PA state guidance for summer camps and will follow COVID management protocols set forth by Chester County Health Department (serving Delaware County) if situations arise.

 

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

 

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