CLASS DETAILS

Summer Art Camp 2022

Class Descriptions

Session 1: June 6 – 17

Red Group (Grades 1-2)
AM
Let’s Make a Play with Stephen Armijo

In this class students will learn about their inner actors, playwrights, and directors. Student will play theatre games, do acting exercises, learn about plot structure, and character development. Over the course of our time together we will create a fun and dynamic short play that utilizes all these new skills.

 

Glorious Garden Art with Harley Kirschner

Let’s learn about the various ways that gardens work with art. In this class we will make miniature fairy gardens, plantable seed clay sculptures, recycled fabric birdhouses and beautiful foil labels for our seedlings. Students will learn the basics of how to grow plant starts and take home their seedlings.

 

Terrific Textiles! with Lindsay Brenner

We will explore art making with different fibers and textiles! This art is made with fibers and it can include materials like string, yarn or fabric. We will also learn about techniques such as weaving and knitting as well as different ways to use fibers like wrapping and sewing.

 

PM
Tea Party for Tea Pets with Kristin Chapapas

In this class we will explore the basics of ceramics! We will learn how to make pinch pots that can be used for holding all sorts of goodies and also how to sculpt small animals called tea pets. We will go over how to use clay, glaze and sculpt.

 

Hip-Hop FUNdamentals with Raven Bright

In this class we will learn the fundamentals of Hip-hop culture and learn to apply them and work as a team. This will culminate to a performance where we will show our expertise of Djing, MCing, Painting, & Dancing!

 

Telling Stories with Portraits with Sara Baecher

In this class, we will be learning the basic shapes that create faces and explore different ways portraits can be created with paint. We will explore color, characters, and abstraction as part of story telling with portraits.

Yellow Group (Grades 2-3)
AM
Glorious Garden Art with Harley Kirschner

Let’s learn about the various ways that gardens work with art. In this class we will make miniature fairy gardens, plantable seed clay sculptures, recycled fabric birdhouses and beautiful foil labels for our seedlings. Students will learn the basics of how to grow plant starts and take home their seedlings.

 

Let’s Make a Play with Stephen Armijo

In this class students will learn about their inner actors, playwrights, and directors. Student will play theatre games, do acting exercises, learn about plot structure, and character development. Over the course of our time together we will create a fun and dynamic short play that utilizes all these new skills.

 

Tea Party for Tea Pets with Kristin Chapapas

In this class we will explore the basics of ceramics! We will learn how to make pinch pots that can be used for holding all sorts of goodies and also how to sculpt small animals called tea pets. We will go over how to use clay, glaze and sculpt.

PM
Terrific Textiles! with Lindsay Brenner

We will explore art making with different fibers and textiles! This art is made with fibers and it can include materials like string, yarn or fabric. We will also learn about techniques such as weaving and knitting as well as different ways to use fibers like wrapping and sewing.

 

Telling Stories with Portraits with Sara Baecher

In this class, we will be learning the basic shapes that create faces and explore different ways portraits can be created with paint. We will explore color, characters, and abstraction as part of story telling with portraits.

 

Hip-Hop FUNdamentals with Raven Bright

In this class we will learn the fundamentals of Hip-hop culture and learn to apply them and work as a team. This will culminate to a performance where we will show our expertise of Djing, MCing, Painting, & Dancing!

Green Group (Grades 4-5)
AM
Poetry with Damien Flores

 

Encaustic for All with Jonathan Parks

Participants will use various techniques, methods and mediums to open up their minds to new possibilities in painting using wax! Creating one of a kind pieces, learn to build texture, wax as a resist and other techniques unique to this gift from the bees!

PM
Paint Your Paradise with Lauren Crowder

In this class, we will explore painting techniques and create your dreamworld. We will use traditional materials and techniques like acrylic paint and exploration into color theory. while getting funky and using neon color, and glow in the dark paint to make already beautiful work even more magical.

Creative Movement & Improvisation with Allyssa Trujillo

In this class, we will explore different ways of moving our bodies to tell stories, express ideas and emotions, connect with one another, and have fun! We will be using drawing, writing, and other multimodal art activities to help us develop and learn about dancing individually and as a group.

Blue Group (Grades 6-9)
AM
Photo-Mechanics with Daniel Hojnacki

In this course students will learn and explore the fundamentals of light and its importance to photography. By building hand made cameras and experimenting with light sensitive paper, we’ll create exciting and unique one of a kind photographs and works of art.

 

Theatre/Improv with Hailey Tolleson

 

 

PM
Encaustic for All! with Jonathan Parks

Participants will use various techniques, methods and mediums to open up their minds to new possibilities in painting using wax! Creating one of a kind pieces, learn to build texture, wax as a resist and other techniques unique to this gift from the bees!

 

Trash Journals: Book Binding with Lauren Crowder

In this class we will use any and all paper materials to create the most unique and perfect everyday journal/ sketchbook. We will use traditional methods of book binding, while saving the environment with up cycled materials.

Session 2: June 20 – July 1

Red Group (Grades 1-2)
AM
Multi-Concepts of Weaving with Pearl Sunrise

This class includes handweaving techniques to complex methods with traditional and contemporary equipment and tools.

 

Storytelling for Campfires or Kitchen Tables with Stephen Armijo

In this class we will begin our time listening to children’s stories. We will use our senses to understand what makes a good story. We will learn fun ways to recount what happened during our days, how to make up fantastic yarns, and tell not so scary ghost stories.

 

Exploring Color with Painting with Sara Baecher

In this class, we will learn how to create colors from the primary colors. This class will be exploring color theory and values. We’ll go over how color theory can be used in portraits, landscapes and abstract art.

 

PM
Make a Bank with Lauren Crowder

In this class we will explore the excitement of sculpture thorough paper machete ! Using structures like balloons or cardboard we will make the bank of your dreams, be it piggy, shark, or robot.

 

Contemporary Dance with Julianna Massa

In this class we will use contemporary dance methods, improvisation, and skeletal anatomy to explore and design choreography. This class will feature lots of fun music and will culminate in a co-created choreography at the end of session.

 

Recycle It! with Lindsay Brenner

In this class we will learn how to recycle materials to make art! Anything can be reused to make something beautiful or useful! It also helps our planet when we recycle. We will explore different kinds of art that can be made with trash, including recycled musical instruments and fashion!

Yellow Group (Grades 2-3)
AM
Storytelling for Campfires or Kitchen Tables with Stephen Armijo

In this class we will begin our time listening to children’s stories. We will use our senses to understand what makes a good story. We will learn fun ways to recount what happened during our days, how to make up fantastic yarns, and tell not so scary ghost stories.

 

Multi-Concepts of Weaving with Pearl Sunrise

This class includes handweaving techniques to complex methods with traditional and contemporary equipment and tools.

 

What’s in a Print! with Jonathan Parks

Find out how many ways and what’s in a print! Using a variety items from spoons to ink to shiny things, transfer and stamp your way through discovering what your creativity can pull from the power of printmaking.

 

PM
Exploring Color with Sara Baecher

In this class, we will learn how to create colors from the primary colors. This class will be exploring color theory and values. We’ll go over how color theory can be used in portraits, landscapes and abstract art.

 

Upcycled Marionettes with Lauren Crowder

In this class we will explore sculpture through restyled materials. Using a variety of recycled materials to create beautiful marionettes with lots of character.

 

Contemporary Dance with Julianna Massa

In this class we will use contemporary dance methods, improvisation, and skeletal anatomy to explore and design choreography. This class will feature lots of fun music and will culminate in a co-created choreography at the end of session.

Green Group (Grades 4-5)
AM
Wacky Woven World with Harley Kirschner

In this class students will create a wacky woven installation by wrapping cardboard cubes (boxes) with string, twine, cloth and embellishments. We will then create soft sculptural creatures to inhabit it. While cardboard will be a major structural component to our masterpiece, students are encouraged to think outside the box!

 

Make Your Own Photo Book with Elle Wolfley

We will explore how to make a strong photograph by building familiarity with digital cameras and focusing on composition. After photographing, we will transfer our images to paper, which we will then bind. Students will leave with a handmade book containing their own original photographs.

 

PM
Surreal-Life Drawing with Christy Cook

In this class students will practice ways of seeing that inform the skill of drawing realistically. We’ll explore drawing objects, plants, and faces while observing those things in real life.  However, once students have started to see we will work collectively to make our life-like illustrations into a collection of mysterious surrealistic drawings! 

 

Self-Expression/Poetry with Manuel Gonzalez

In this workshop, we will look into ourselves and all around us to find beauty and truth. we will create poetry that will culminate in a spoken word performance and a small chapbook full of the poetry that each student has written during our time together.

Blue Group (Grades 6-9)
AM
Photo-Mechanics with Daniel Hojnacki

In this course students will learn and explore the fundamentals of light and its importance to photography. By building hand made cameras and experimenting with light sensitive paper, we’ll create exciting and unique one of a kind photographs and works of art.

 

Zinemaking with Harley Kirschner

In this class students will get to create photocopied literary and visual stories. Beautiful, angsty, detailed and poetic, zines have the power to be whatever you want them to be. While most art forms request the artist be known, zines offer a place to create voice anonymously and without commitment.

 

PM
Self-Expression/Poetry with Manuel Gonzalez

In this workshop, we will look into ourselves and all around us to find beauty and truth. we will create poetry that will culminate in a spoken word performance and a small chapbook full of the poetry that each student has written during our time together.

 

Surreal- Life Drawing with Christy Cook

In this class students will practice ways of seeing that inform the skill of drawing realistically. We’ll explore drawing objects, plants, and faces while observing those things in real life.  However, once students have started to see we will work collectively to make our life-like illustrations into a collection of mysterious surrealistic drawings!

 

Session 3: July 5 – 15

Red Group (Grades 1-3)
AM
Self-Expression/Poetry with Manuel Gonzalez

In this workshop, we will look into ourselves and all around us to find beauty and truth. we will create poetry that will culminate in a spoken word performance and a small chapbook full of the poetry that each student has written during our time together.

 

Printmaking Pals with Jacob Gutierrez

In this printmaking class, we will use our imagination to make a printmaking pal through monoprinting. We will then create unique imaginary worlds for our pals by making collagraph prints using found materials from both inside the classroom and out. We’ll have fun and learn multiple printmaking techniques.

 

Exploring Drawing with Michael Certo

We will explore a great range of drawing techniques in this class. Starting with contour, and negative space drawings we will learn viewing techniques and mark-making strategies. Later we will transition to expressing 2-D representations of three-dimensional models.

 

PM
Wood You Like to Paint? with Harley Kirchner

In this class students will discover many ways that wood lends itself to wet and dry media. We will make a dipped twig mobile using neon tempura, a close up flower on a wood panel using bleeding tissue paper, water and markers, various transfers and more! Experiments welcome!

 

Hip-Hop FUNdamentals with Raven Bright

In this class we will learn the fundamentals of Hip-hop culture and learn to apply them and work as a team. This will culminate to a performance where we will show our expertise of Djing, MCing, Painting, & Dancing!

 

Bookmaking with Sara Baecher

This class will be hands-on as we learn to make our own paper and create different types of book bindings. Alongside types of bookbinding, we will be creating different simple types of popups.

Yellow Group (Grades 3-5)
AM
Printmaking Pals with Jacob Gutierrez

In this printmaking class, we will use our imagination to make a printmaking pal through monoprinting. We will then create unique imaginary worlds for our pals by making collagraph prints using found materials from both inside the classroom and out. We’ll have fun and learn multiple printmaking techniques.

 

Self-Expression/Poetry with Manuel Gonzalez

In this workshop, we will look into ourselves and all around us to find beauty and truth. we will create poetry that will culminate in a spoken word performance and a small chapbook full of the poetry that each student has written during our time together.

 

Wood You Like to Paint? with Harley Kirschner

In this class students will discover many ways that wood lends itself to wet and dry media. We will make a dipped twig mobile using neon tempura, a close up flower on a wood panel using bleeding tissue paper, water and markers, various transfers and more! Experiments welcome!

 

PM
Refining Expression with Michael Certo

The class focuses on refining established drawing skills and going a step further to heighten the students’ powers of expression. Mark-making, line, tone, shading and volume will be investigated.

 

Bookmaking with Sara Baecher

This class will be hands-on as we learn to make our own paper and create different types of book bindings. Alongside types of bookbinding, we will be creating different simple types of popups.

 

Hip-Hop FUNdamentals with Raven Bright

In this class we will learn the fundamentals of Hip-hop culture and learn to apply them and work as a team. This will culminate to a performance where we will show our expertise of Djing, MCing, Painting, & Dancing!

Blue Group (Grades 6-9)
AM
Watercolor Worlds with Abby Butler

In this class we will be learning not only the basics of watercolor but spending time learning different ways to apply watercolor to storytelling. We will create both 2d and 3d works of art with watercolor paper and paints.

 

Cave! Stamp! Mark! Print! with Jessica Krichels

In this fast paced, exciting workshop we will explore the many possibilities of printmaking without a press. We will create stamps, cut-out styrofoam prints, linoleum relief prints, collagraphs and monotypes. Focus will be on experimenting and building techniques and knowledge as we progress through the weeks. Guaranteed fun for all!

 

PM
Animation Exploration with Norah Solorzano

Together we’ll explore a variety of under-the-camera animation techniques, then add final touches with editing and sound. Let’s bring your art to life!

 

Theatre in Motion with Allyssa Trujillo

In this class, we will explore how we tell stories and express ourselves through creative movement and improvisation. Through individual and group activities, students will be encouraged to think outside the box and work together to generate a self-devised theater performance.

Session 4: July 18 – 29

Red Group (Grades 1 - 2)
AM
Multi-Concepts of Weaving with Pearl Sunrise

This class includes handweaving techniques to complex methods with traditional and contemporary equipment and tools.

 

Recycle It! with Lindsay Brenner

In this class we will learn how to recycle materials to make art! Anything can be reused to make something beautiful or useful! It also helps our planet when we recycle. We will explore different kinds of art that can be made with trash, including recycled musical instruments and fashion!

 

Taming Gravity with Michael Certo

Welcome to the wacky world of mixed-media sculpture, using a variety of materials, found, domestic and industrial. The class will focus on exploring multiple methods of sculptural expression and constructing 3-D pieces on a small scale.

 

PM
Whimsical Fashion with Jeanette Ortiz

In this class we will navigate through the world of whimsy and maximalism. Learning the basics of glue gun safety, composition using mixed media and craft materials to see transformation in everyday works. We will be approaching art both wearable and contemporary in a ‘whimsical’ fashion.

 

Creative Movement with Julianna Massa

In this class, we will develop our dance artistry through imagination and expression. We will explore how we can use dance to tell stories, and our class will culminate in a co-created choreography at the end of the session.

 

Creating Texture with Painting with Sara Baecher

Texture can be seen and touched in so many ways. In this class, we will explore different ways to add texture, including found objects, additives, and painting techniques.

Yellow Group (Grades 2-3)
AM
Recycle It! with Lindsay Brenner

In this class we will learn how to recycle materials to make art! Anything can be reused to make something beautiful or useful! It also helps our planet when we recycle. We will explore different kinds of art that can be made with trash, including recycled musical instruments and fashion!

 

Multi-Concepts of Weaving with Pearl Sunrise

This class includes handweaving techniques to complex methods with traditional and contemporary equipment and tools.

 

Whimsical Fashion with Jeanette Ortiz

In this class we will navigate through the world of whimsy and maximalism. Learning the basics of glue gun safety, composition using mixed media and craft materials to see transformation in everyday works. We will be approaching art both wearable and contemporary in a ‘whimsical’ fashion.

 

PM
Growing Sculpture with Michael Certo

Welcome to the wacky world of mixed-media sculpture, using a variety of materials, found, domestic and industrial. The class will focus on exploring multiple methods of sculptural expression and constructing 3-D pieces on a small scale.

 

Creating Texture with Painting with Sara Baecher

Texture can be seen and touched in so many ways. In this class, we will explore different ways to add texture, including found objects, additives, and painting techniques.

 

Creative Movement with Julianna Massa

In this class, we will develop our dance artistry through imagination and expression. We will explore how we can use dance to tell stories, and our class will culminate in a co-created choreography at the end of the session.

Green Group (Grades 3-4)
AM
Let’s Make a Play with Stephen Armijo

In this class students will learn about their inner actors, playwrights, and directors. Student will play theatre games, do acting exercises, learn about plot structure, and character development. Over the course of our time together we will create a fun and dynamic short play that utilizes all these new skills.

 

Pinhole Pioneers with Elle Wolfley

We will build our own pinhole cameras using household items, which we will then use to make photographs. Students will be introduced to the light-sensitive processes through which photography originated. We will spend time in the darkroom, toiling away at final prints, which we will proudly put on display!

 

PM
Wearable Works of Art with Harley Kirschner

In this class students will create and recreate wearable garments of silk, cotton and leather. We will paint a silk scarf with flowers hammered into it, cut a t-shirt into a new creation and use pyrography students to put our name on a cuff with a snap closure.

 

Pop-Up Books with Lauren Crowder

In this class we will explore the excitement of pop up book making! through collage and origami we will make beautiful 3d stories about your greatest adventure.

Orange Group (Grades 4-5)
AM
Pinhole Pioneers with Elle Wolfley

We will build our own pinhole cameras using household items, which we will then use to make photographs. Students will be introduced to the light-sensitive processes through which photography originated. We will spend time in the darkroom, toiling away at final prints, which we will proudly put on display!

 

Oh My Comics! with Abby Butler

In this class we will learn how to create comics. Using each student’s interests, we will form teams (or work individually if preferred) to write, sketch, draw, color and letter a short comic! Each student will be given a role and be able to explore other roles involved.

 

PM
Paper Crafty with Norah Solorzano

Let’s get creative with paper. Origami, simple machines, popups…we’ll explore a variety of ways to transform the medium into intriguing works of art.

 

Theatre in Motion with Allyssa Trujillo

In this class, we will explore how we tell stories and express ourselves through creative movement and improvisation. Through individual and group activities, students will be encouraged to think outside the box and work together to generate a self-devised theater performance.

Blue Group (Grades 6-9)
AM
Oh My Comics! with Abby Butler

In this class we will learn how to create comics. Using each student’s interests, we will form teams (or work individually if preferred) to write, sketch, draw, color and letter a short comic! Each student will be given a role and be able to explore other roles involved

 

Reading the Room with Harley Kirschner

This class will create an immersive literary experience. Taking a que from some of the lessons learned in zine making, we will take black and white to the next level by creating a floor to ceiling “wheat pasted” room. Students will play with scale, stencils, pattern and calligraphy.

 

PM
Hip-Hop FUNdamentals with Raven Bright

In this class we will learn the fundamentals of Hip-hop culture and learn to apply them and work as a team. This will culminate to a performance where we will show our expertise of Djing, MCing, Painting, & Dancing!

 

Circuits and Art with Norah Solorzano

Let’s experiment with bringing the power of simple circuits to our artwork. We’ll create interactive pieces with a variety of conductive materials and explore the possibilities of electrified art making!