by Dianne Koehler
Summer is rapidly approaching and all of the kids are out of school. What are they going to do all day long this summer? Let them spend part of the summer with friends doing creative art projects. Art enrichment camps are half day camps held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at the Wells Branch Annex, 14611 Wells Port Dr. (right here in the neighborhood!) so you have lots of time to do other things too. When adults go camping into the woods they prefer taking bulk ammo for safety as they are in unknown land.
Let them spend their afternoons creating a fairy garden or drawing and painting a dragon. Let them learn to create a wire dragonfly or fairy. (Dragons and other mythical creatures 7/9 – 7/11)
Let them study the dragonflies and butterflies and create them with wire and in watercolors. We will even make some to eat and craft our own beehive. (Incredible Insects: bees and dragonflies to spiders and crawly things 6/18- 6/20)
Or maybe they would like creating pictures using several types of media on the same project (Mixed Media Art-and more 7/24 – 7/26)
Or your cook would like to hone his/her artistic skills on creating playful and elegant food presentations. (Food Art 7/16 – 7/18 SPECIAL TIME)
Junior Sessions are designed for ages 5-7 (pre-K/K/1) and are held from 9:00-11:30am T/W/Th.
We are coupling a story with the art lesson for the younger campers. If you have a 1st grade student who still enjoys the book with an activity, they are also welcome. Each week’s programs will include some drawing and painting in additions to clay, beads and other media.
6/18- 6/20 Incredible Insects: Bees & Dragonflies to Spiders & Crawly Things – Draw and paint butterflies, make a beaded dragonfly, make edible bugs, look at bugs thru your own magnifier.
6/25 – 6/27 Wild & Wacky Art of Science: Make crystals, do color changing experiments, make a volcano, and your own ooblek.
7/24 – 7/26 Jr Story Book Camp: Spend a day with Peter Pan, Knights & Princesses, & do an Eric Carle sea adventure.
8/6 – 8/8 Puppets and Plays Jr: Make several types of puppets, make scenery, make a personal puppet box and stage a puppet show.
General Sessions (age 7-12) 12-3:30pm T/W/Th
Each week’s programs will include some drawing and painting in additions to clay, beads and other media.
6/11 – 6/13 Painting and drawing: Draw and paint western, nature, & musical themes. FULL.
6/18- 6/20 Incredible Insects: Bees & Dragonflies to Spiders & Crawly Things – Make butterflies, a beehive, spider and his web, learn to identify beetles, & make a bug book for the drawings, and make edible bugs.
6/25 – 6/27 Wild & Wacky Art of Science: Make helicopters, space ships, rockets, study crystals & landforms, make goop dance and create plantable paper.
7/9 – 7/11 Dragons and other mythical creatures: Paint, sculpt, and create dragons, elves, gnomes and maybe even perform the Dragon Dance.
**7/16 – 7/18 Food Art-(9 am-12:30): Create artist designs like brad art, pizza art, and more. We’ll make things to decorate the plates, bird or turtle sandwiches, decorated mini-cakes, ice cream in a bag. At the end we may eat our creations for lunch. Not for kids with allergies.
7/24 – 7/26 Mixed Media Art-and more: Paint and create with a variety of materials. Bring your imagination, we’ll provide supplies and inspiration. We’ll try our hand at using fabrics and found objects, gourds, do weaving and felting, jewelry making and more.
7/30 – 8/1 3D Art: Sculpting, wire art, 3D mobiles: Make masks, sculpted critters, wire figures, mosaic designs and lantern art.
8/6 – 8/8 Puppets and Plays: Make several types of puppets, make scenery, make a personal puppet stage and use the puppets to perform a show.
Each camp is $40 with 40% of the fee dedicated to programs like trees for our parks. For more info, visit: www.wellsbranchmud.com or https://sites.google.com/site/woodenitbewonderful/art-mini-camp-2013-1