ART-RAGEOUS SUMMER 2015 CAMP
(Classes for age group 5-7 or 8+   See details below)


ART-RAGEOUS ART CAMP SUMMER CLASSES:


Five weeks to choose from:
July 13-July 17
July 20-July 24
July 27-July 31
August 3-August 7
August 10-August 14

Half-day: $220 (Members $190)
(Bring a snack or order from Stripe Café!)
Morning 9am-noon
Or
Afternoon 1-4pm

Full-day: $300 (Members $270)
9am-4pm (Bring your lunch or order from Stripe Café!)

No Early Bird Discount on Camp
No refunds unless requested at least 7 days prior to the start of the camp.


The Palos Verdes Art Center offers two kinds of camp for children and youth. First, there’s the ever-popular Art-rageous Camp for children age 5-11. Five or six weeks of camp are presented every summer, with additional programs offered during Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District holiday and spring vacations. Morning (9 a.m.-noon), afternoon (1-4 p.m.) and all day (9 a.m.-4 p.m.; bring your lunch) camps are available. Each week’s theme and activities, designed by art educators, are different.

Register by using the on-line class registration form or by calling 310-541-2479. Please fill out the student information card that is required for your child to attend our camps. You may fax it to 310-541-9520, or mail or deliver it to:

Palos Verdes Art Center
Attn: Angela Hoffman
5504 West Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

TEENS: Teenage volunteers will be needed to assist art camp instructors and participants during the 2014 Summer Session. Click here for information on how to volunteer.

Ages 5-7

Week 1    July 13-17
Morning
Laurel Koss (AC 1A)
CALIFORNIA: MY HOME, SWEET HOME
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How lucky we are to have so much beauty and diversity to “draw upon” in our state: the ocean, mountains, desert trails, flowers, animals and iconic buildings. This week we’ll draw desert scenes and animals, watercolor beaches, boats and oceans, collage snowy mountains with skiers, make abstract freeway paintings, pastel autumn sunsets, oil pastel buildings and sculpt clay animals. Near or far, there is much beauty to see and express. Children’s stories related to the projects will be read daily.

Afternoon
Maja Ruznic (AC 1B)
ART EXPLORATION
Get messy using traditional and non-traditional tools to make paintings about our world, collages of imaginary creatures, sculptures of favorite animals, constellation and silhouette paintings using pastels and glittery jewelry inspired by bugs.


Week 2    July 20-24
Morning
Jenny Siegal (AC 2A)
THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN!
Focus on drawing, painting and design skills while using pastels to draw a circus elephant, paint acrobats with watercolors, design a circus poster and sculpt model magic into a favorite animal or clown---these are just some of this weeks’ fun and imaginative projects.

Afternoon
Maja Ruznic (AC 2B)
UNDER THE RAINBOW
A rich and multi-layered camp in which students will mix colors, make jewelry beads out of paper, design and sculpt a superhero, paint and draw faces, all while learning about famous artists, color theory and the difference between art in everyday life and art in the galleries.


Week 3    July 27-31
Morning
Laurel Koss (AC 3A)
WISH UPON A STAR: THE NIGHT SKY
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The sky at night is awesome! Twinkling lights, the moon’s phases, yet, there is so much more to see that we&rsqo;ll explore with our pencils, paints and scissors. Projects include constellation drawings, collaged moon projects, painted planets and comets, pastel nebula and aurora borealis, sculpted robots and a self-portrait collaged astronaut. Children&rsqo;s fiction and non-fiction about astronomy read daily. Please bring two color photocopies of photos of your face about one inch wide for the astronaut project.

Afternoon
Ysabel Gray (AC 3B)
EXPLORING PATTERNS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Students will explore traditional patterns from around the world such as Mexican Talavera tiles, Japanese Kimonos, Celtic Knot-work, and African baskets. Students will then create their own patterns in various media. Clay tiles, printing on canvas, paper mache and pastels are some of the media that students will be able to work with during this fun exploration of the world.


Week 4    August 3-7
Morning
Melissa McDonald (AC 4A)
COLORS, COSMOS & CURIOSITIES
Make cosmic, colorful paintings! Create pastel drawings of outer space and aliens. Learn about the constellations while you make your own glow in the dark telescope. Planetary inspired paper lanterns, a pop-up book and more!

Afternoon
Roxanne Coble (AC 4B)
MONSTER MASH
“Put up your paws and claws – it’s a monster mash!” Students will explore the fun and creative world of creatures, using their imagination to make their own mini-monsters in a wide array of mediums: paper mache, paint, paper and clay!”


Week 5    August 10-14
Morning
Cesar Cabrera-Contreras (AC 5A)
WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE ART
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Explore multiple art mediums such as painting, clay, paper mache and dance! We will learn about art through collaboration and individual connections to nature. Projects will include a collaborative mural, mask-making, a ceramic project, and we will even learn some basic breakdancing skills to explore creative movement.

Afternoon
Jessica Kanemaru (AC 5B)
UNDER THE SEA
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Ocean inspired art projects! Test the waters using a variety of art making processes including miniature landscape paintings of the beach, whimsical paper mache jellyfish, shibori dyed shirts inspired by patterns in sea shells, currents and plant life and ceramic pinch-pot fish.



Ages 8+ 

Week 1    July 13-17
Morning
Karen Carrie (AC 1C)
CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
Re-envision everyday materials to create wonderful, wacky, whimsical art! Work with costume design, construction of 3-D art, as well as painting and drawing. Students will use intriguing and offbeat materials to create giant junkyard animals, a cardboard suit of armor, plastic-bag jelly fish and more!

Afternoon
Karen Carrie (AC 1D)
BEYOND COLOR
Imagine viewing the world like a Van Gogh or investigating light and dark like a renaissance painter. Students will develop new ways of seeing ordinary objects and scenery and learn to make fun, expressive pictures. Focus on playful angles, bright light and color, all while learning the basics of painting using tempera, watercolor and acrylic paints.


Week 2    July 20-24
Morning
Sherry Delgado (AC 2C)
EXPLORE THE ART OF MEXICO
Create a 3-D Oaxacan animal sculpture with Crayola Magic clay and acrylic paint, work with both chalk and oil pastels, make a Frida Kahlo”esque” self-portrait with watercolor and mixed media, learn to make a frame with decorative foil and much more!

Afternoon
Sherry Delgado (AC 2D)
A TOUR OF ASIA
Explore and discover the cultures of China, Viet Nam and Japan. Create a scratchboard, paint with watercolor, draw an anime manga self-portrait, learn to make origami folded paper designs and design a 3-D symmetrical hanging sculpture.


Week 3    July 27-31
Morning
Teresa Tolliver (AC 3C)
OFF THE WALL
Keith Haring, Alberto Giacometti and Jen Stark are inspirational artists who created three dimensional wall pieces that reflect the 21st the box and using your imagination to interpret images by these renowned artists. Traditional and non-traditional materials will be used in the creation of wall art including foam core, wire, colored paper, 2’x3’ playing cards, paints, oil pastels and more! Century. Teresa will encourage thinking outside of the box and using your imagination to interpret images by these renowned artists. Traditional and non-traditional materials will be used in the creation of wall art including foam core, wire, colored paper, 2’x3’ playing cards, paints, oil pastels and more!

Afternoon
Teresa Tolliver (AC 3D)
FOLK ART SCULPTURE
Have fun, get excited and creative using a combination of recycled materials with both traditional and non-traditional art mediums to make whimsical sculptures of animals and people. Express yourself through your own creations to make something wonderful!


Week 4    August 3-7
Morning
Jennifer Siegal (AC 4C)
ANCIENT GREECE
Be inspired by ancient Greece and famous myths! Sculpt a bas-relief in clay. Learn about classic ancient architecture and use charcoals to draw columns and design a Greek temple. With acrylic paints create a scene with your favorite god or goddess similar to what we see on ancient ceramic vessels. And paint a large watercolor of an epic chariot race!

Afternoon
Edie Zelon (AC 4D)
LET’S VISIT SPAIN!
Learn about, and be inspired by, some of the most famous artists from Spain, such as: Picasso, Velazquez, Dali, Miro, El Greco and Gaudi, and the beautiful Spanish landscape complete with castles. We will be creating mosaics, paintings, sculpture, collage and sketch books. Projects will include realistic and abstract styles of art depicting people, animals, nature, castles and your favorite things to draw.


Week 5    August 10-11
Morning
COLORS, COSMOS & CURIOUSITIES
Melissa McDonald (AC 5C)
Make cosmic, colorful paintings! Create pastel drawings of outer space and aliens. Learn about the constellations while you make your own glow-in-the-dark telescope. Planetary inspired paper lanterns, a pop-up book and more!

Afternoon
REALISTIC, SURRELA AND FOLK ART PAINTING
TERESA TOLLIVER (AC 5D)
Explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques. Use acrylic paint and pastels to draw and paint animals while learning about different styles of art from traditional realistic paintings to layered 3-dimensional folk and surreal artworks.