2018 Summer Camp Descriptions and Information
Background: Art is the touchstone of our summer camps at Manchester Arts Studio. Our programs provide kids with the chance to explore the world of art and develop their own creativity through a wide range of activities. Campers work with professional artists to produce unique and original works of arts, explore diverse themes, focus on the creative process and develop their imagination and creativity. Based on our belief that art is a great way to learn about other disciplines, instructors also incorporate activities and background information about the weekly theme to integrate science, math, and history knowledge. A day of camp includes 3 - 4 art projects or activities, plenty of outdoor activity or play time, water play, two snack times and a lunch break. This combination of activities, as well as our great instructors and small camp size, gives campers an incomparable art making experience that is active, stimulating and tons of fun. This year we are offering 11 weeks of camp for school aged kids which includes a Hip Hop dance camp, as well as specialty camps in Ceramics and Sewing/Fashion Design. For the first time, we are also offering 4 weeks of camps for preschool kids ages 3+ .
Hours & Pricing: Our new pre-school Mini Masters camps run from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm daily. The cost of these camps is $110 per week.
Our school age camps run from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm with a lunch break from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm. The morning session goes until 12:30 and the afternoon session starts at 1:00 pm. The cost of our camps is $220 for a full day (6 ½ hours). Space permitting, some camps also allow for a half day option which costs $140 for the week. Fashion Design, dollhouse camp and ceramics also have a included materials cost.
Discounts & Refunds: A 10% discount is given for a second (or more) sibling enrolled in the same camp. Sign up for four weeks of camp and save 10% off the total cost. Only one discount can be used per person. Refunds (less a $50 administrative fee) are given up to two weeks before camp. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the camp start date. Payment must be received at the time of registration.
MINI MASTERS CAMPS:
Our Mini Masters Camps are designed for children ages 3 +. The hours are daily from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm and is for drop-off. Each camp is limited to only 6 children to allow lots of individual attention and instruction. Each week will be different but will be sure to include lots of fun and educational art projects, story time, outdoor play and a healthy snack. Sign up for all four and save 10%!
Session 1: June 18 - June 22
Session 2: July 9 - July 13
Session 3: August 6 - August 10
Session 4: August 20 - August 24
school age Camps
June 18 - June 22; Grades 1+ painting party & aloha fun
Painting Party - We are starting off the summer with a focus on painting. This morning session is perfect for kids that love art and are hoping to bring their skills and knowledge up a notch. Learn more about looking carefully, color, composition, perspective and famous artists. Campers will use both acrylic and watercolor paints. Morning. Instructor: Kate Franklin
Aloha - Off we go to create a variety of art projects with the lovely islands of Hawaii as our inspiration -- volcanoes, waterfalls, black sand, palm trees, beaches, surfing, snorkeling, dolphins, beautiful botanicals, pineapples and so much more. Afternoon. Instructor: Stacy Gates
June 25 - 29; Grades 2+ Ceramics & Landscape Art
Ceramics - Our ceramic camps teach kids both the sculptural and functional qualities of clay. Campers will learn handbuilding techniques such as using pinch pots, slabs or coils as starting points to making objects. They will also work on the studio’s pottery wheels and learn how to center clay and make a cup, bowl or other vessel. Materials Fee: $25 Morning. Instructor: Teri Anderson
Landscape Art - We will focus on landscapes while using numerous materials - painting, printmaking, mixed media. Learn about techniques for creating depth, proper prospective, and light (or shadows). We will have an opportunity to set up easels and work en plein air in addition to learning about landscapes different from ours.
July 2 - July 6; Grades 1+ The Carnival & Red, White and Blue
(4 days - no camp on Wednesday, 7/4)
The Carnival Is Coming To Town - This Carnival themed camp is sure to be a hit. Campers will create their own carnival games, decorations, costumes, and rides as well as create art about them.
Red, White & Blue - With July 4th on Wednesday of this week, we will create a variety of patriotic art to celebrate our great country and focus on using these three colors in our projects.
July 9 - July 13; Grades 1+ It's All About the Head & Dollhouse Camp
It’s All about the Head - We’ll be making hats and masks, painting and making various self portraits, face painting, creating sculptures of heads, and looking at other types of heads. Morning. Instructor: Kate Franklin
Dollhouse Camp - What if you could build, design and play with your very own custom doll/ superhero house? Each camper will start with a wooden dollhouse kit, After assembling it, they will become interior decorators and decide on paint colors and/or wallpaper designs for each room. They will create blueprints and a floor plan and then create the miniature items and furniture that they want in their custom home.. We will be usually a wide variety of materials to make our dreams become reality; including wood,cardboard, recycled items, and polymer clay. This is a fantastic opportunity to use one’s imagination and then problem solve to create what is envisioned. Materials fee: $40. Afternoon. Instructor: Stacy Gates
July 16 - July 20; Grades 2+ Mini Hip Hop Camp
Mini Hip Hop Camp - This camp will be an introduction to fun & funky Hip Hop Social dances as well as B-Boy/Girl foundations in breakdancing. This camp will introduce hip hop dance
techniques as well as dance vocabulary and concepts. We will also get creative
working with costume design. Through embracing hip hop culture we will have fun
creating projects that express our own unique style. Full Day. Instructor: Teri Anderson
July 23 - July 27; Grades 1+ Sewing, Fashion, Fiber & Art in the Garden
Sewing, Fashion & Fiber Art - We will introduce hand and machine sewing to these campers to teach how they can create and personalize clothing, accessories and projects for their room. In addition to fashion, we will learn about weaving and knitting, the two of which are used to create cloth. They will also have an opportunity to create their own fashion designs. Morning. Instructor: Stacy Gates
Art in the Garden - Gardens add so much beauty to our surroundings and our homes. We will take time to look closer at gardens and gardening as a creative hobby. Whether it be Hildene’s formal gardens or a few plants on a city fire escape, gardens can bring us sustenance, color and joy. During this week, we will also create art of gardens, and art for gardens. Afternoon. Instructor: Stacy Gates
July 30 - August 3; Grades 1+ Star Wars & Wild, Wild West Camp
Star Wars - Young Jedis, come and explore the galaxy with all of your Star Wars favorites. We will be going on galactic adventures, making Jabba the Hut goo, creating our own light sabers and make art of our favorite characters. Morning. Instructor: Stacy Gates
The Wild, Wild West - Join us for a rootin’ tootin’ good time as we head back in time. We will design our own pair of cowboy boots, wrangle a rattler, learn to make a coil pot, create traditional prairie crafts, and head to the rodeo. Afternoon. Instructor: Stacy Gates
August 6 - August 10; Grades 1+ Farm Art & Dollhouse Camp
Farm Art - Explore life on the farm through art. We will learn about the different types of farms and how important they are for our country. Whether you are attracted to the animals, the machinery, the buildings or their crops, we will explore them all with various fun projects and activities. Of course camp snacks will come from our local farms this week. Morning. Instructor: Kate Franklin
Dollhouse Camp - See description above under the week of July 9. Materials fee: $40. Afternoon. Instructor: Stacy Gates
August 13 - August 17; Grades 4+ Fashion Design & Sewing
Fashion Design & Sewing - Love fashion? This camp combines hand and machine sewing skills with learning about the process of fashion design. Students will learn about fashion illustration, mood boards and design inspiration. We will sew from scratch as well as repurposing existing garments. The week will culminate with a fashion show for parents and friends. Materials Fee: $20. Full Day. Instructor: Stacy Gates
August 20 - August 24; Grades 2+ Ceramics & Studio Art Camp
Ceramics & Studio Art - This camp is a mini art school experience. We will explore everything from figure drawing to still life, from vessels to statues. Campers will be introduced to functional and sculptural clay projects daily. We will also dive into a different medium each day; using paint, charcoal, ink, and pencil while expanding our understanding of those materials. Campers will get outside the art studio as we explore our surroundings to find art opportunities. Materials Fee:$25 Full Day. Instructor: Teri Anderson.
August 27 - September 1; Grades 1+ Animal Planet & The Decades in Art & Culture
Animal Planet - Lions and tigers and bears OH MY. These are just a few of the animals that we will be creating art of this week. Whether big or small, local or exotic, endangered or prolific, campers will explore a number of different art mediums to create a variety of projects focused on this popular theme. Morning. Instructor: Stacy Gates
The Decades in Art & Culture - Each day, we will learn about the art, culture and events of a decade starting with the 60s - lava lamps, Pop Art, the Beatles and landing on the moon - through the 2000s. So much fun fodder for learning and making art!! Afternoon. Instructor: Stacy Gates