Summer is right around the corner! Join us for Summer Arts Camp ‘18 at Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SAC@SCA)!
SAC@SCA is committed to providing a safe, engaging experience for youths of all ages.
Our program is designed to build meaningful relationships with the arts- and we believe in the importance of investing in children’s imagination and creativity.
Two talented teaching artists per week will share their expertise with students in disciplines such as abstract art, drawing, painting, 3D sculpture, functional, oiling, printmaking, music, movement, mural design- and more- providing the young artist with first hand experiences in array of art mediums.
9:00 am - 11:30 am: Morning Session
Includes: First teaching artist session in main studio, mid-session break for play in the student center and fresh air on the patio.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch at Ives Park
Students will enjoy their own bag lunches, with time built in to play and make friends.
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Afternoon Session
Includes: Second teaching artist session in our afternoon studio, additional mid-session break to unwind and relax in the student center.
Each weekly session will conclude with a collaborative review, with shared stories, art work presentations, performances and more.
This 3 week camp for students ages 7-10 is designed to expose young artists to as many art mediums as possible and provide students with a safe and supportive environment to explore their creativity and passion. With the inspirational guidance of professional artists, students and their peers will develop their artistic skills in two different styles each week, leading to a deeper understanding of the creative process and limitless artistic discovery.
To ensure the full experience, students are encouraged to register for the full three-week session (registration for single week sessions are subject to limited availability).
In the morning, students will enjoy working with remarkable finger painter and experienced director Therese LaLonde in exploring creative and imaginative problem solving, ingenuity and originality, while discovering the power and importance of process. This week’s session will focus on experimenting with a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, sculpting and printmaking, using an assortment of materials- ultimately building student’s creative skills and confidence as creators, problem-solvers and thinkers.
In the afternoon, community muralist and Sebastopol born artist Dana Vallarino will take students on a fascinating adventure exploring the process of mural making. Students and their peers will work collaboratively on an inclusive, creative project, practice different painting techniques and learn how to enlarge artwork to bigger scale. This week’s session will cover various approaches to community art, art history, and offer insight into the diverse medium of murals. Students will come away with a special understanding of the collaborative nature of art as they participate in creating a unique mural.
In the morning, lifelong sculpture and Head Start Instructor Charlie Churchill will introduce students to modern abstract art and additive sculpture, also known as assemblage or constructionism. This hands on work emphasizes balance, tension and texture allowing students to work with pine, guitar building materials and exotic woods of many colors. Students will experiment with mineral oiling and learn about the natural color palette of different types of wood, as well as have the opportunity to build and create an assemblage wooden sculpture, ultimately leading students to feel a new-found sense of satisfaction, pride and confidence in what they built.
In the afternoon, Indian dance specialist, fashion designer, and yoga instructor K.D. McComb will lead students on a week long exploration of cultural storytelling, costuming and traditional Indian folk dance, including classical and Bollywood rhythm-based movement. This week’s session will dive into yoga posture training, expanding student’s understanding of balance, posture and form. Using simple steps and formations, students will use interactive exercise, expression, dance and clapping, resulting in a fun filled, exuberant cardiovascular routine.
In the morning, accomplished world music percussionist and recording artist Sahar Pinkham will lead students on a lively exploration of the fundamentals of rhythm, tempo, improvisation, and ensemble drumming. Students will learn how each of these areas can be applied to their daily lives, as learning about rhythm allows students to deepen their sense of musical intuition, strengthen their capacity to clearly identify personal boundaries and explore artistic expression. The art of improvisation also encourages students to creatively engage and freely express themselves.
In the afternoon, inspiring art educator and clinician Sandra Novia will lead students in a fun filled session, exploring drawing techniques and abstraction. Students will pick a favorite object and use contour drawing techniques to create a still life composition, as well as exploring color theory. Our young artists will then be guided through the process of deconstructing these images to ultimately create a sparkling, abstract piece using metallic colors, reflective of individual flare.
In the morning, teaching artist and education coordinator at 180 Studios, Nathan Henry-Silva will lead students on a week-long adventure into abstraction and the arts. Together we will explore how to use abstraction as a tool for both skill building and expression. Various techniques will be introduced using drafting tools such as compasses and rulers, to produce patterns and geometries, followed by an introduction to color theory and watercolor painting. This week’s session will lead to students combining their new skills and creating an abstract work of art.
In the afternoon, Connecticut transplant and SRJC instructor Mary Beth Sasso will lead students on a week-long exploration of agamographs, a series of images that change at different angles as one changes their point of view. Through exploring the history of Israeli sculptor/artist, Yaacov Agam (1928-present), students gain a deeper understanding of optical and kinetic art. This week’s focused art instruction will begin with drawing two separate realistic images and through artistic manipulation, travel through zigzagged “mountains” and “valleys”, ultimately resulting in the creation and assemblage of a “kinetic” piece of moving art.
Each camp day will run from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (we do not currently offer half-day enrollment or after-care), ensuring students will have full day access to as many art mediums as possible.
*Tuition/Fees: $200.00 per week ($175 tuition fee, plus $25 materials fee)
*Scholarships are available. For more information about scholarship availability and application process, please contact Ashley Holmberg, Education Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org. (707) 829-4797, ext. 1009.
For more information or questions about Summer Arts Camp ‘18, please contact: Ashley Holmberg, Education Coordinator. email@example.com. (707) 829-4797, ext. 1009.
Registration begins Monday, May 14 - and parents will receive camp confirmation by Friday, May 18 unless otherwise indicated.
Please Note: Although registration priority will be given to students who are able to attend all weekly sessions offered in their particular age range, limited enrollment will also be offered to students who are able to attend a one week session only- we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts is committed to providing artists of all ages with the resources they need to cultivate creativity and stimulate imagination. Our community embraces the artistic perspective of young people and offers exceptional instruction in a number of art mediums, expanding their evolving potential. We look forward to enriching your student’s life and encouraging them to embark on their own artistic adventure.