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Outdoor Fun at Art Camp 2021!


Camp is $310. To register for camp, please click here to print and complete the Art Camp Registration Form 2021, and then mail it with a $50 supply fee deposit to Luisa Tio, P.O. Box 2442, Alexandria, VA, 22301. Please send your child’s Emergency Contacts, Health, Media and Walking Field Trip Forms (Summer 2021) four weeks before camp with the remaining $260 camp fee.

This year’s art camp offerings:

Week One:  Harry Potter, Fifth Year                                                         June 28-July 2, 2021

Come and join Dumbledore’s Army at Hogwarts for our Fifth Year! After creating our school essentials such as magic wands and spell books at Diagon Alley, we will be sorted into houses and compete in Quidditch.  We will explore magical arts such as herbology and potions, all the while making new memories for our pensieve.  Enroll in Hogwarts for a week of art, magic, and fun! Camp takes place in Del Ray, Alexandria.

Week Two:  Art and the Outdoors                                                                        July 5-9, 2021

We will spend this week at Jones Point Park in Old Town Alexandria and use this beautiful spot as a goldmine for discovering natural objects that we can use in our artwork.  We will make found object sculptures of animals; detailed drawings of objects we observe around the park; and create sculptures with the objects we collect. Join us for a week of creative fun in nature! (Camp will be held on Monday, July 5.)

Week Three:  Inspired by Nature                                                 July 12-16, 2021

Let’s follow in the footsteps of Monet and Van Gogh and make art “en plein air.”  We return this week to Jones Point Park in Old Town Alexandria.  Our focus this week will be on drawing and painting, and we will use the different vantages of the park to inspire our work. We will draw and paint everything from the Jones Point Lighthouse, to Potomac River views, to insects and plants that we encounter during our adventures. The Impressionists would be very proud of the many masterpieces your artist will create this week!

Registration. To register your young artist for camp, complete the Art Camp Registration Form 2021.  Once the registration form is completed, please mail it with a $50 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 2021)).

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.

More Questions? Please send Director Luisa Tio an e-mail at luisatio@earthlink.net or call/text her at 703-599-7923.