CLASS DETAILS

Summer 2021: Virtual Summer Art Camp Classes

This year’s Art Camp will look more like Art Camp 2020 than Art Camp 2019 as we will continue to focus our offerings online. This year, camp will run in 1-week sessions with our campers divided into two groups – “younger” (ages 6-10) and “older” (ages 10-14). Each week will consist of one class per age group.

The schedule for each class will roughly look like this:

Monday – Introduction Video (pre-recorded)

Tuesday – Synchronous Zoom Meetings, 45 minutes-1 hour

Wednesday/Thursday – Lesson videos (pre-recorded)

Friday – Synchronous Zoom Showcase (students will share their work), 45 minutes-1 hour

On-Demand Lessons

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, sessions will be self-directed focused on pre-recorded video lessons that can be accessed on-demand by your camper through a private YouTube channel. Some teachers will break their videos up into multiple shorter lessons, and some may have one video for the whole lesson. How long it takes your child to work on the projects each day will vary. They may want to watch the video multiple times, or pause the video to complete parts of the project before moving on to the next phase. 

All video links will be shared to your account on CampDoc and will become available on Monday and Wednesday mornings. You can also subscribe to the private YouTube channel to be notified when new videos are posted.

The Teaching Artists will be available by email throughout each session. Their contact information is posted in your CampDoc account under “Virtual Camp Links” tab. If you have any questions about the lessons or want to connect, please reach out to them! 

Tuesdays and Fridays – Zoom Days!

Each session will have two hour-long zoom meetings – on Tuesdays and Fridays. When you register for Art Camp, you will have the option to choose an AM or a PM time. On the first day of the session you will receive the time and zoom link via email.

We will be following all of Zoom’s recommended security protocols for schools to keep our meetings secure. When logging into a meeting, please use your camper’s full name in Zoom. We can only allow participants to enter meetings if we recognize their name. 

At-Home Workbook

As an add-on when you register, you can purchase a print workbook for your camper. The workbook is not required for any classes but is suplimental activities created by our teaching artists.

Session 1: June 7 – June 11

Younger (6 - 10): Dancing Dynamos
Teaching Artists: Julianna Massa and Allyssa Trujillo

In this class, we will explore skeletal anatomy as well as methods and techniques for learning and creating dances. We will practice using improvisation as a creative practice through somatic activities and prompts. We will learn choreography and combine it with our own individual styles to create totally unique performances.

Materials

All that is needed for class is an open section of space, around 6 feet by 6 feet.

Older (10 - 14): Dream Garden Design
Teaching Artist: Hollis Moore

We will explore methods for designing gardens. By learning collage, practicing drawing, and even planting seeds we will imagine a garden of our dreams. We will create an amazing garden plan in the place of our choice, whether that is in Albuquerque, the Arctic, and or somewhere tropical!

Materials
  • Collage materials: Old magazines, newspapers, maps
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils, and/or colored markers
  • Paper 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A few seeds- any that you can find during regular shopping (Sunflower, Nasturtium, Marigold, Beebalm, Basil, Oregano are some good options, also household items like lentils or beans will work)
  • A cup or so of potting soil or access to some dirt
  • Recycled cardboard of a toilet paper roll (1-5)
  • Cardboard or Posterboard around 11 x 17 inches

Session 2: June 14 – June 18

Younger (6 - 10): Draw What You See, Not What You Know
Teaching Artist: Kate Overton Miller
We will embrace and celebrate our wobbly hands and wonky depictions through playing and experimenting with drawing! We will explore a variety of drawing exercises that range from step-by-step lessons where we break down familiar objects into shapes, to funny and expressive drawings done without ever looking at the page!

Materials List

Necessary:
  • masking or scotch tape
  • glue stick
  • paper*
  • writing/drawing implement*

*See recommendations below for specifics, but know that you will be able to participate in this class with even the bare minimum of a paper and any writing/drawing implement.

 

Recommended:

paper: whatever paper you have or would like (ideally a variety of 2-5 with 5-10 of each type (about 8.5×11) to practice on)

  • copy paper
  • tracing paper
  • watercolor paper
  • construction paper
  • rice paper
  • etc.
  • larger, heavier weight paper (like watercolor, mixed-media, or printmaking) to collage on

A variety of drawing supplies (ideally 2-5 different types with some variety in color–we will be experimenting a lot)

  • pencil
  • colored pencil
  • chalk pastel
  • pen
  • marker
  • crayon
  • charcoal (get fixative if you choose this fun but messy option)
  • acrylic paints and a brush
  • watercolor pencils
Older (10 - 14): Animation Exploration
Teaching Artist: Norah Solorzano

We will be experimenting with methods for creating movement through under-the-camera animation techniques, including drawing, cutouts, pixilation, and more! Bring your surroundings to life, frame-by-frame.

 

Materials
  • Tablet or Smart phone that is WIFI capable, with a working camera – does NOT need to have active cellular service.
  • Stop Motion Studio App – free download.
  • Paper – white and/or various colors, some cardstock/bristol is nice to have.
  • Scissors
  • Glue – stick glue is nice to have
  • Tape
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Markers/crayons/colored pencils – anything to color with
  • Thread and a pushpin
  • Xacto knife can be useful
  • Various craft supplies will be useful

Session 3: June 21 – June 25

Younger (6 - 10): Wait! Wait! Don't Throw That Out!
Teaching Artist: Jessica Krichels

Making treasures from trash, sculptures from scraps…

In this class we will collect all sorts of fun recycled items and use them in a variety of unexpected ways to make true artistic creations such as assemblages, masks and robots! The possibilities are endless and the results will surprise you!

Materials Needed

  • All sorts of recycled items- you should begin collecting as soon as you can!
  • tacky glue or gorilla glue or glue gun with glue sticks
  • acrylic paint and brushes
  • optional spray paint
Some examples of what you might collect:
  • Boxes of all sorts
  • corrugated cardboard
  • egg containers
  • caps
  • tops
  • yogurt containers
  • lids
  • bottle caps
  • can tops
  • metal cans
  • plastic cups
  • old board game pieces
  • small containers
  • plastic forks
  • knives
  • scraps of wood
  • wire
  • buttons
  • popsicle sticks
  • corks
  • toilet paper rolls
  • dried pasta
  • shampoo
  • lotion bottles
  • beads
  • seed pods
  • sticks, bric-a- brac
Older (10 - 14): Creative Mapmaking
Teaching Artist: Isabella Carrozza
In this class, we will spend a week developing a fictional or nonfiction art map. We’ll learn about the essential components of a map and incorporate them into a personal art piece using drawing or painting materials of the students’ choice.

Materials List

  • Ruler
  • Thick paper such as drawing, watercolor, or mixed media paper or card stock
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Any drawing, painting, or coloring materials of student choice (such as colored pencils, markers, watercolors, pastels, drawing pen)

 

Session 4: July 5- July 9

Younger (6 - 10): Paper Fashion Fun!
Teaching Artist: Harley Kirchner
In Paper Fashion Fun! we will create fabulous wearable creations using paper bags, cardboard and coffee filters which we transform into cloth like sculptures. Students will use a variety of decorative techniques including stamping from found objects, wax resist, painting and cutting.

Materials List

  • At least 10 paper bags (large grocery size)
  • Cereal or cracker type carboard boxes (4)
  • Crayons and/or oil pastels
  • White taper candle
  • Glue
  • Packing Tape
  • Watercolors
  • craft paint in at least 3 colors
  • citrus fruit. apples, potatoes, celery, blocks. bubble wrap and/ or other found objects
  • Coffee filters (regular- not cone)
  • stapler
  • cardboard

 

Older (10 -14): Roses are red / Violets are blue / Poetry doesn't have to rhyme
Teaching Artist: Kate Overton-Miller

We will explore the practice of poetry as we look beyond rhyming for inspiration! You will cultivate a journal to serve as a “terrarium” for your ideas, observations, and exercises. These journals’ musings and play will then be shaped and stitched into the enigmatic, imaginative, soulful intuition that is poetry.

Materials List

  • journal
  • pen
  • pencil
  • old book, magazine, or any printed, written material that can be written on
  • 3-4 paint swatches

 

Session 5: July 12 – July 16

 

Younger (6 - 10): Land Art, Bio Art & Eco Art Explorations!
Teaching Artist: Katherine Hunt Monro
Creating an Earthwork is a perfect activity to make at home as it’s made completely of natural materials found in your yard, neighborhood or nearby park! Students will create their own Earthworks and take photographs of completed artworks to share with fellow students. Let the nature scavenger hunt fun begin!
Materials
  • Natural items (i.e. flowers, rocks, branches, feathers, plant material, leaves, pine cones, seed pods, anything and everything you’d like to create your land artwork can be found in your backyard or on a walk through your neighborhood!)
  • A camera (a phone camera works just fine!)
  • Washable kid-friendly acyrlic paints and a few paintbrushes various sizes
  •  Old yarn, fabrics, string, wire for binding, tying materials

 

Older (10 - 14): Comics from Nowhere (And How to Make Them)
Teaching Artist: Abby Butler

In this class Abby will go over the basics of beginning comic creation and detail fun projects to help jumpstart a comic portfolio!

Materials
  • Paper of any kind though it is useful to obtain Bristol paper from Hobby Lobby for these projects.
  • Pencils (Mechanical work best! But there is no requirement)
  • Pens (any pen will work, I will go over pen choices in the intro class and if you would like to purchase the ones I suggest they are readily available at Hobby Lobby)

Session 6: July 19 – July 23

Younger (6 - 10): Larger-than-life Paper Mache Puppet Heads
Teaching Artist: Marlena Livingston

In this class, students will create a playful, large-scale paper mache puppet head. We will explore a brief history of paper mache, mask making, and puppetry throughout the world. Students will then be led, step-by-step, through the process of designing, sculpting, and painting their projects.

Materials

 Sta-flo liquid laundry starch (or other paper mache alternative)
● Cardboard
● Masking tape
● Aluminum foil
● Small bowl
● Newspaper or newsprint or paper towels
● 12 inch balloon
● Exacto knife and/or scissors
● Sharpie(s)
● Acrylic paint or watercolors

Optional Materials

● Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
● Elastic
● Tissue paper
● Elmer’s glue or Mod Podge

Older (10 - 14): Larger-than-life Paper Mache Puppet Heads
Teaching Artist: Marlena Livingston

In this class, students will create a playful, large-scale paper mache puppet head. We will explore a brief history of paper mache, mask making, and puppetry throughout the world. Students will then be led, step-by-step, through the process of designing, sculpting, and painting their projects.

Materials

 Sta-flo liquid laundry starch (or other paper mache alternative)
● Cardboard
● Masking tape
● Aluminum foil
● Small bowl
● Newspaper or newsprint or paper towels
● 12 inch balloon
● Exacto knife and/or scissors
● Sharpie(s)
● Acrylic paint or watercolors

Optional Materials
● Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
● Elastic
● Tissue paper
● Elmer’s glue or Mod Podge