Registration for Art Camp 2015! To register for camp, please click here to print and complete the Art Camp Registration Form 2015, and then mail it with a $45 supply fee deposit to Luisa Tio, P.O. Box 2442, Alexandria, VA, 22301. Please also send four weeks before camp your child’s Emergency Contacts, Health, Media and Walking Field Trip Forms (Summer 2015), which can be found here, and the remaining $300 camp fee. Camp will be held in the heart of Del Ray at the Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 E. Windsor Avenue, in Room 202. Here is a description of this summer’s camps:
FULL! Session One (June 29 – July 3): Painting à la Art – Do you love to paint? This is the camp for you. We will look at many great painters from Da Vinci to Jackson Pollock and learn from their techniques and experiments. We will see artists make paint from all different kinds of materials from acrylics and watercolors to berries and mud. We’ll also try just about every way to apply paint from brushes to splattering. Join us and see how creative you can be!
FULL! Session Two (July 6 – July 10): Art from around the World – Artists just don’t paint pictures – we tell stories. We’ll travel around the world to see how artists from other places have told us their stories through art. From cave paintings to Greek vases to the Sistine Chapel to portraits and murals, art always can help us tell a story. Come join us this week and tell your own stories through drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, mosaics, and much more!
FULL! Session Three (July 13 – July 17): The Art of Architecture – Want to learn to paint on canvases as big as houses or make sculptures that are as big as city blocks? That’s what architects do every day! This week it’s our turn. We’ll explore how and why architects design the works of art we live and work in, and then we’re going to draw, design, paint, and build, build, build!
Session Four (July 20 – July 24): Modern Art – Are you one of those young artists who doesn’t like to paint between the lines? Then this week is for you! We’ll paint, draw, and sculpt like Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol, Escher and other artists who saw the world a little differently and refused to do things the way they had always been done.
Field Trips. We’ll take at least one field trip each week to find inspiration in the world around us and to see some of the amazing art that we have right in our own backyard. The past two summers our field trips included exploring the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Freer Gallery of Art, and the Museum of the Americas; drawing in plein air at River Farm.
End-of-Camp Gallery Celebration. Each session will culminate on Friday afternoon with a celebration of the children’s art and a show for the children to display and share their work. This camp is for children who love to create!
Director and Instructor. Luisa Tio will lead each session. Luisa is a full-time art teacher at Matthew Maury Elementary School in Alexandria with many years of experience directing and teaching art and creative camps. She also is a studio artist herself who loves to create, and her teaching experience has engendered a love for large collaborative projects with her students and others. She earned her B.A. in Art from Duke University and her M.A. in Studio Art from NYU. You can learn more about Luisa here.
Registration. To register your young artist for camp, please click here to print and complete the Art Camp Registration Form 2015. Once the registration form is completed, please mail it with a $45 supply fee deposit to Luisa Tio, P.O. Box 2442, Alexandria, VA, 22301. In addition, at least one week before your child’s camp begins, please complete and send to the same address the forms for Emergency Contacts, Health, Media and Walking Field Trip Forms (Summer 2015) which can be found here. Camp Sessions will be June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, and July 20-24.
More Questions? Please send Director Luisa Tio an e-mail at email@example.com or call her at 703-599-7923.