Summer ArtVentures

 

ArtVentures  |  Ages 5-7 & 8-11 (Children must have completed kindergarten)

Our popular ArtVentures program for children blends fun with learning through a balance of structured projects, creative expression and play. We promote artistic exploration while developing technique and critical-thinking skills. Each theme is explored through a variety of mediums and imaginative projects. Students have three breaks during the day to explore our beautiful park, play on the connecting playground or participate in a game with their peers. Our weekly programs culminate in a mini art show designed to showcase and celebrate each child’s artistic accomplishments.

 

Classes meet from 9:00am-4:00pm with a one hour lunch break and two snack breaks. Early drop-off is available at 8:00am and late pick-up is available until 5:30pm.

 

Daily Schedule

9:00-9:30am                  Drawing/creative free time

9:30-10:30am               Morning activity

10:30-11:00am            Snack and outdoor break

11:00am-12:00pm     Morning activity continued

12:00-1:00pm               Lunch and outdoor break

1:00-1:30pm                  Drawing/creative free time

1:30-2:30pm                  Afternoon activity

2:30-3:00pm                  Snack and outdoor break

3:00-4:00pm                  Afternoon activity continued

 

 

 


WEEK 1: WILD ART!

June 17-21 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teacher: Leonie Little-Lex

 

Kick off the first week of summer by exploring the great outdoors as we look to forest and jungles for our inspiration! We will make art about birds and beasts, create lush habitats and combine fantasy with ecology to tell our own wild stories! Projects include painting, illustration, sculpture and more.

 

 

WEEK 2: MICROWORLDS

June 24-28 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teachers: TBD

 

Zoom into art this week as we explore whole new worlds within our environment. We will create miniature art as well as magnify the microscopic world around us in abstract paintings, sculpture, drawings and mixed media.

  


WEEK 3: ECO-ARTISTS

July 1-3 (Monday-Wednesday)

Class Fee: $230, Materials: $20

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $30  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $45

Teachers: TBD

 

This week is all about getting creative with environmentally-friendly art. We will make collages and sculptures with repurposed and natural materials, create temporary installations and make our own paint to paint with! We will look at eco-artists such as Jaehyo Lee, Wil Beckers and Elisabeth Wierzbicka Wela for inspiration.

 

 

WEEK 4: BUILD IT UP!

July 8-12 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teachers: TBD

 

Back by popular demand, students will take on the role of artist-engineer in our "Build It" week. Students will have the chance to bring their own ideas from paper to 3D in a guided studio class environment. Past favorite projects include dream treehouses, mini-cities, marble runs, costume creation and more.

 

 

WEEK 5: SAILING THE SEVEN SEAS

July 15-19 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teacher: TBD

 

Dive into this week by exploring marine life, underwater landscapes and famous voyagers from around the globe. From ships that sailed the seven seas to the creatures that inhabit it, there's a whole aquatic world waiting to be discovered! Projects include watercolor mixed-media paintings, ship sculptures, deep-sea creatures and more.

 


WEEK 6: UP IN THE AIR

July 22-26 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teachers: TBD

 

It's a bird...it's a plane! Let your imagination soar as we explore art related to all things sky-high. Projects will focus on incredible aircrafts, storms, birds in flight, floating worlds and other aerial wonders!

 


WEEK 7: ART OF MEXICO

July 29-August 2 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teachers: TBD

 

Explore the rich history and vibrancy of Mexican art! From Mesoamerican design to Spanish influences, Mexico offers a unique fusion of cultures and styles to draw inspiration from. We will work from bright color palettes, explore the architecture of the Aztecs and learn about iconic artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Projects include painting, sculpture, pyramid creations and more.

 


WEEK 8: SPACE QUEST

August 5-9 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teachers: TBD

 

Create art that is out-of-this-world with 3D extraterrestrial landscapes, galactic sky paintings, spaceship or space colony sculptures and more. Explore the unkown in Deep Space - the possibilities are endless!

 


WEEK 9: UNDER THE EARTH

August 12-16 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teachers: TBD

 

Unlock Earth’s treasures and secrets in this subterranean-themed week. We will imagine life underground as we learn about amazing caves around the world, design labyrinth maps, sculpt stalagmites and create our own underground dwellings!

 


WEEK 10: LEGENDS AND LORE

August 19-23 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50  |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teachers: TBD

 

Strange and fantastic stories are the focus of this week as we draw inspiration from our favorite fiction and myths. Students will have a chance to create their own visionary legends and bring them to life. Art projects include painting, set design, puppets, scroll-making and more.

  

 

WEEK 11: CRAZY COOL COMICS (Ages 8-11 FULL)

August 26-30 (Monday-Friday)

Class Fee: $375, Materials: $30

8:00am drop-off (Optional): $50 |  5:30pm pick-up (Optional): $75

Teachers: TBD

 

Spend the last week of summer in the wacky world of comics! Students will learn the fundamentals of comic-book techniques, creating their own stories from the ground up. We will look to inspirational comic art and stretch our imaginations to invent our own unique characters and narratives. Projects include model clay sculptures, comic panels, dioramas, painting and flip books.