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Summer Art Camp 2021
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso
In keeping with the Preschool’s Reggio Emilia approach to learning, we see art as a way to help our children communicate. As educators, we are able to listen and learn about the children through their creations and their creativity. Allowing children to explore painting, sculpting, making music and storytelling are all vital for a child’s development. This is especially true now as so much of school curricula focuses primarily on core subjects.
This summer, our campers will have many opportunities to experiment with different art mediums. They will be introduced to Alma Thomas, an American artist who used nature to inspire her colorful mosaic art. They will have opportunities to build sculptures using both recycled and natural materials. The various visual art projects will allow participation in both group and individual creations.
The children will also learn how math and art can overlap. Paul Klee, a German artist, was inspired by geometric shapes. Our campers will be introduced to his work, Castle and Sun, and then explore shapes, colors and strong lines in their artwork.
Another art form that the children will experience will be music. There will be singing, dancing and music-making for all age groups. We will also learn about storytelling and puppet making as a form of both artistic expression and communication.
As we do every summer, we will also do a little gardening and learn about nutrition through simple cooking activities.
As we do throughout the school year, we will incorporate Spanish naturally during our center time, group activities, mealtime and on the playground. Our native Spanish speakers will increase their vocabulary and our non-native speakers will begin to build vocabulary and self confidence
Due to the pandemic, we will have a smaller camp that will only be open to children who are currently or have previously been enrolled at the preschool. Children ages 12 months – Kinder must be registered for the 2021-22 school year, and children in 1st – 3rd grade must have attended the preschool to be eligible for summer camp.
Summer Camp Schedule
Daily camp times: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Week 1 -July 5-9
Week 2- July 12-15
Week 3- July 19-23
- $125/week Ages 12 months- 3rd Grade – Includes registration, tuition, supplies & daily snack
- We will begin summer camp registration in May, so please watch for the registration email. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to call Ms. Charlene, her office hours are 11:30 to 5:30, Monday – Friday. We hope to see you at camp!