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Summer Spree Teens Classes

SPREAD YOUR WINGS!
TEEN CLASSES

Registration opens March 1st!

We are excited to hold in-person Summer Spree Art Camp for children and teens this summer!  Campers will spread their wings into a summer filled with creativity, exploration and discovery!  The inspirations are endless, prepare to soar!

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

 

SESSION 1: June 28 – July 2
Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 3 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: Hand building 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.

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.

 

SESSION 2: July 5 – 9
Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 3 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: Hand building 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.

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.

 

SESSION 3: July 12  – 16
Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 3 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: Hand building 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 4: July 19 – 23
Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 3 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: Hand building 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.

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.

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 5: July 26 – 30
Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 3 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: Hand building 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.

Drawing Scavenger Hunt: Explore the Community Arts Center and discover all sorts of references to use as a starting point for drawing. We’ll begin with observing everyday objects, the gardens, architecture, and outdoor spaces around CAC to visualize possibilities in our sketchbooks. Students will develop more finished drawings based on their sketches, refining compositions and using drawing processes that reflect their personal style.

Painting on Canvas: This class will introduce students to working with acrylic paint through the exploration of traditional and experimental approaches. Students will learn how to work with the paints and explore their creativity. 

 

Session 6: August 2 – 6
Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 3 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: Hand building 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: In this class, students will focus on the basics of hand-sewing and embroidery. Join the fun as we practice stitchery techniques to make fabric accessories, upcycle a favorite t-shirt, or add embellishments to jeans. The setting for this class encourages creativity as students design their own variations for projects and share ideas with classmates.
All sewing materials are provided.  Students may bring some additional materials from home.

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.

 

Session 7: August 9 – 13
Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 3 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: Hand building 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.

Drawing Scavenger Hunt: Explore the Community Arts Center and discover all sorts of references to use as a starting point for drawing. We’ll begin with observing everyday objects, the gardens, architecture, and outdoor spaces around CAC to visualize possibilities in our sketchbooks. Students will develop more finished drawings based on their sketches, refining compositions and using drawing processes that reflect their personal style.

 

Session 8: August 16 – 20
Monday – Friday, 1 pm – 3 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: Hand building 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.

Mosaic: Explore mosaics! Learn how to control the shaping of ceramic and glass tiles to create rhythmic designs. Students will introduced to mosaic traditions and techniques that will inspire you. Students will have a choice for what they want to mosaic – whether it is a functional piece like a picture frame, or a decorative mosaic plaque.

 

ROCK & ROLL CAMP PRESENTED BY ROCK GARDEN
August 23 – 27
For children ages 8 – 17
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Member: $375, Non-Member: $390
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 REGISTERRock & 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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