Summers at Laumeier are experiences like no other! Program participants explore Laumeier’s woodland trails, draw, paint, sculpt and find inspiration in the outdoor permanent collection and changing exhibitions.
Summers at Laumeier are FUN-tastic! Program participants explore Laumeier’s woodland trails, draw, paint, sculpt and find inspiration in the outdoor Permanent Collection and changing exhibitions. This summer Laumeier is offering several one-week sessions of Art Camp between June 10 and August 2, 2013. Each camp’s offerings are unique, so sign up for more than one to receive a broader experience! Camps are led by local, experienced art instructors and supported by professional staff. All materials are provided and each camper receives an Art Camp t-shirt.
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CAMPS FOR AGES 4 TO 6
Seven one-week, half-day sessions are available for ages 4 to 6. Camp hours are from 9AM – NOON. In addition to age-appropriate projects, Camp includes storytelling, games and snack time. The average staff to camper ratio is 1:5.
CAMPS FOR AGES 6 TO 15
The Art Camp program for ages 6 to 15 offers eight one-week sessions from 9AM – 3PM. Campers are divided into groups by age, and projects are designed to be age-appropriate. Camps are structured to provide individual artistic development, exploration and skill-building experiences. Campers spend one afternoon each session at the newly renovated Sunset Hills swimming pool. The average staff to camper ratio is 1:7.
Extended day is available for the camp sessions for ages 6 to 15 only. Morning sessions are available from 7 – 9AM; afternoon sessions are available from 3 – 6PM. The form for extended day is included with the Parent Packet and should be returned with payment at least two (2) weeks before a session begins. Parents are not required to pay for more than one week of extended day at a time. Late requests are granted on a space available basis. Costs for each extended day: $5 for each morning session; $7.50 for each afternoon session. Charges are not prorated. Membership discount does not apply to extended day fees.
ART CAMP THEMES
Themes identify artists, movements, media or techniques for each Art Camp session. Campers develop cultural appreciation and aesthetic awareness as they learn varying techniques and processes of two- and three-dimensional media. Art Camp provides a student the opportunity to develop his or her own style, artistic practice and self-expression through age appropriate projects and activities.
BIG IDEAS TAKE FORM
Let your ideas pop as you travel from Abstract Expressionism to Op Art. Apply the many media techniques and processes used by the “masters” to your own works of art.
Build, paint and print with some of the messiest art materials around! Explore texture, shape and dimension as you leave your best clothes at home and jump into the wet and wonderful world of the mushy, ooey-gooey and sticky.
CREEPY CREATURES and FANCIFUL FABLES
Delve into historical and modern storytelling; awaken your imagination as you create bizarre and fanciful combinations of real and mythical creatures. Escape into a timeless realm that reaches from the earliest cartoons and Dali to Laumeier’s own Sugabus, 2004, by Robert Chambers.
NATURAL REFLECTIONS and WOODLAND WONDERS
Discover the perfection of nature’s design! Express your artistic spirit using natural materials as your focus or medium and find inspiration in the organic forms around you.
Tell your story in your own way! Explore the many ways art is used to communicate ideas and feelings. Your artistic choices say as much about your personality as your clothes do—use light and color to create works that reflect your individuality.
Arouse your senses as you create sculptures that move! Explore the rhythm of color, line and form, and get a new beat on what makes your creative juices flow.
Rivers have long inspired artists—from the earliest mapmakers to the sculptors of today. Travel the many waterways of the world that move artists to create and let your own creativity flow through a variety of media.
NEW MEDIA, NEW PURPOSE
Take a journey through the Post Modern art world and discover how what is new can be old and what is used can be made new. Think outside the canvas and use unusual materials to create artwork that conveys your ideas in a new way.
Scholarship opportunities for educational programs are available through the Laumeier Sculpture Park Education Scholarship Fund and the Dorte Probstein and Mary Ann Srenco Art Camp Scholarship Fund. This assistance is based on financial need for up to 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the tuition cost for camp. Applicants are encouraged to submit required materials by April 15th for processing. If funding is still available after that date, scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Because we cannot hold a space in a camp session or class without a completed registration, please send in a completed registration form with your scholarship application.