BIG ART

"All the arts are an apprenticeship. The BIG art is our life." - M.C Richards

 

This week campers will be work in groups to plan and collaborate on large art pieces using a variety of media.  We will work together to practice compromise and negotiation skills as we work. We will study muralists, sculptors and other artists who worked BIG in order to gain inspiration.  We will follow the students interests in a week of play and exploration of large art pieces. 

The children will spend 30 - 45 minutes outside during the morning and afternoon on the shaded campus.  Some children choose to work on their personal art projects during this time while others get plenty of exercise. 

All camps focus on the process of making art rather than finished product. Research shows that providing children with open ended activities promotes creativity. Ultimately, at this camp we focus on developing creativity, collaboration, patience with the process of bringing a vision to life, and  a love for learning.  Your child will not come home with the same creations as the other children because we leave space for the children to synthesize information and play. 

All of the summer camps meet at Four Seasons Community School at  3909 Adelphi Lane in Austin, Texas. Campers may check in at the front office at 9am, and can be picked up in front of the school at 3 PM daily. Campers are expected to bring a lunch and 2 snacks each day. Please wear clothes that you can get messy in because we plan on having a blast!