Summer Art Camp 2017

For financial aid information, please read more about our Wildflower Fund.

To enroll your child in camp, please fill out our form online

(Note: for Cultura y Memoria, please use the following form instead: https://form.jotformpro.com/71276071157960)

To put your name on a wait list, please contact Emily Robinson at emilyr@sebarts.org.

Events for the Whole Family

African Village Celebration with Onye Onyemaechi (All ages with parents, June 25, 1-3pm) Free, Suggested Donation $10

Join us for this fun family celebration of culture, rhythm, and unity! Onye Onyemaechi is a world-renowned master percussionist, performing African musician and teaching artist who engages children and parents in a participatory experience of African Village Celebration. Onye incorporates the importance of education, character traits such as respect, perseverance, responsibility and team cooperation. He uses captivating music, native dress and instruments presented in a historical/cultural context. All are encouraged to value and integrate their own heritages into their learning and living experiences! From 1-2pm we'll make our own instruments– shakers, rhythm sticks, and more. Then, from 2-3pm, Onye will guide us in celebration!

NEW! Mini-Camps for Young Kids (Ages 5-7)

Outdoor Art Adventures with Erin Haugen and Emily Robinson (June 10-11, 10a-3p) $75

This weekend camp is all about fun in the sun and connecting with the world around us. We’ll learn about our local ecosystems by spending lots of time outside observing, exploring, and collecting specimens. Then, we’ll use our imaginations to create lots of creative, messy, and fun art projects inspired by nature!

Camps for Kids (Ages 8-12)

Visual Arts with Therese LaLonde and Emily Robinson (July 10-14, 9a-4p) *THIS CAMP IS FULL. To put your name on the wait list, please email Emilyr@sebarts.org*

This fun-filled camp is all about broadening your horizons! We’ll get our hands dirty with all types of mediums- acrylics, watercolors, clay, pastels, fibers, and so much more. To celebrate the beauty and culture that diversity brings to our community, we’ll be learning about types of art from all over the world and creating our own artwork inspired by their techniques and materials.

Functional Art: Reimagine and Reuse with Therese LaLonde and Emily Robinson (July 17-21, 9a-4p) *THIS CAMP IS FULL. To put your name on the wait list, please email Emilyr@sebarts.org*

In order to minimize the impact of disposable products on our world, we’ll be making functional handmade items that can be used for years to come. With a focus on recycling, repurposing, and using natural materials, we’ll discover the soulful nature of handmade functional items such as baskets, bags, notebooks, and more. 

Where Art and Words Collide with Jackie Hallerberg (July 24-28, 9a-4p) $125

Whether you are a new or experienced poet, join us to explore the world through poetry. We’ll read famous poems and learn about the poets who wrote them, as well as write many of our own originals. Using a variety of materials and techniques, we'll create visual art inspired by our own poetry, the work of others, and the world around us. This week is all about exploring many different avenues of self-expression, through art and words. We’ll end the week by sharing our poems with family and friends at a lively reading.

Visual Arts 2, with Therese LaLonde and Emily Robinson (July 24-28, 9a-4p) *THIS CAMP IS FULL. To put your name on the wait list, please email Emilyr@sebarts.org*

We’ll get our hands dirty with all types of mediums- acrylics, watercolors, clay, pastels, fibers, and so much more. To celebrate the beauty and culture that diversity brings to our community, we’ll be learning about a variety of talented artists born all over the world and creating our own artwork inspired by their techniques and materials. NOTE: This camp is a duplicate of our first Visual Arts week, and thus campers should not enroll in both Visual Arts Camps- choose one only, please.

Performing Arts with Ari Rice (July 31-Aug 4, 9a-4p) *THIS CAMP IS FULL. To put your name on the wait list, please email Emilyr@sebarts.org*

Nourishing the creative mind in a performing arts context requires a few things- first and foremost, the ability to exercise one's own ideas and contribute to the work being performed. Devised performance is a form of collective theatre-making which will allow your child the ability to write a play, learning along the way about compromise, cooperation, and of course, what it takes to put on a show from the inside out. After the end of the week, the children will have written short plays in groups, also learning techniques for songwriting and hearing harmony. They'll get hands-on experience with writing, singing, costume, and set-design, which will truly make them feel a sense of ownership on the finished product.

Taller Cultura y Memoria, Facilitado por Roxana Leiva (del 7 al 11 de agosto, 9a-4p, para niños y niñas de 8-11 años de edad, este taller será impartido totalmente en Español)

Es un taller creativo para niños y niñas (8-11) hispano-hablantes, con herencia cultural Latinoamericana. Durante los cinco días del taller, los niños y niñas tendrán la oportunidad de investigar las tradiciones culturales y familiares, y participar en la celebración de las mismas por medio de projectos artesanales y manualidades, que tambié incluyen la música, la comida y el idioma.

(En ingles: This is a creative workshop for Spanish-speaking children (8-11) with Latin American heritage. During the 5 days, children will have the opportunity to investigate their family and cultural traditions, and to participate in those same celebrations through art and craft projects that also include music, food, and language. This camp will be taught entirely in Spanish.)

TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://form.jotformpro.com/71276071157960

NEW! Camps for Preteens/Teens (Ages 11-15)

Printmaking Intensive with Emily Robinson (June 17-18, 10a-3p) $75

Come spend the entire weekend immersed in printmaking! We’ll explore a few different types of printmaking, including foam prints, soft rubber carving, and screen printing. Learn safe carving techniques, how to print in multiple colors, and fun techniques for taking your prints to the next level. This workshop is ideal for kids who are excited to work hard at printmaking for the weekend, and who can responsibly and safely use sharp tools (carving gouges and X-acto knives). No prior printing experience is necessary!

 


Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Prior to one week before start of class will be refunded or transferred, minus a $15 processing fee for each transfer or cancellation. (Transfer is good for one year.) Cancellation less than on week prior to first day of class or after class begins will not receive a refund or transfer. If the Sebastopol Center for the Arts cancels a class, you will receive a full refund.