For the past five years, I have been running full day Visual Arts camps for elementary school students,. They are process oriented camps that focus on skills such as problem solving, creative and critical thinking, and collaboration, in addition to a host of art-making skills.
I am a firm believer in learning through play and discovery, and so the camps focus as much on play as they do on art. We spend a lot of time outdoors, and have a very flexible day that is driven by the students’ needs. Kids don’t get enough unscheduled recess during the school year, so I encourage as much time outdoors as possible, and let students make independent decisions about their work and schedule as much as possible.
The camp caters to different learning styles and abilities, and is a safe and friendly environment to explore creative ideas. This has been very successful so far, and I see the same students return year after year with friends in tow.
Please scroll down to see pictures from each camp…
Summer 2018 – Venue: UUCF , Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA.
Summer 2017 – venue: Cocoa Vienna, Church St, Vienna.
Themes: Food and Color, Cartography and town planning, Transit Systems and graphic design, Clay modeling and claymation,
Summer 2016 – Venue: UUCF , Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA.
Themes: Printmaking and mark making, Typography, illustration and illumination, Street Art, public art and Parkour, Patterns and Polka Dots, When Picasso met Matisse
Summer 2015 – Venue: Mosby Woods Elementary School, Fairfax.
Themes: Street art and Pop Art, Balance and movement, Bauhaus design, Games and Chance, Myths and Legends, Storytelling and Illustration.
Spring Break Camp 2015 – Venue: Vienna Seventh Day Adventist Academy.
Theme: Color theory (Alma Thomas, and Henri Matisse)
Summer 2014 – Venue: Noctiluna headquarters (my house!)
Themes: Illustrators, Sensory art, Artists and Food, Portraiture, Architecture and Built Environments.
Spring Break 2014 – Venue: Noctiluna headquarters
Theme: Spring traditions of various cultures.
Summer 2013 – Venue: Noctiluna headquarters
Theme: Art traditions from around the World