Sedona AZ (May 24, 2015) – Camp Bear Wallow, “The Art Camp For Kids!”, will open its doors for the summer with fun art projects like balloon art, sculpted eye balls, insect paintings, bird houses, walking sticks origami, Lego sculptures, bubble art, fiber clay sculptures, paint brush making and more! The camp is at the Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd., in the art cabin, M-F from 9:30-12:30pm, and is accepting ages 6-11. The weeks are: June 15th, June 22, July 5th, and July 12th.
The mission of this camp is to inspire and encourage children to explore, create and invent using artist’s tools and the artist’s eye in the hopes of developing a joyful well rounded creative young adult. The goals of the camp are to develop self tools (self esteem, confidence, problem solving), art & education tools ( promoting the Arizona Education Standards), engagement tools ( developing playfulness, persistence, experimentation, curiosity). This program is designed to give access to the arts to all children of different economic situations. At the end of the four weeks, the camp will present a demonstration exhibition tea party where each child will create and explain their favorite art process (ie: brush making). This will be a public event with parents invited and refreshments. The camp can accept 12 children each week, and they may sign up for one week or all 4 weeks.
Here is the schedule for classes:
JUNE 15th: WEEK 1: Mural painting; . The children will learn painting techniques, skills, and work with new materials and the color wheel. This session is designed specifically for children interested in painting and painting techniques. They each will create personal abstract and landscape paintings/drawings and be a part of creating a 5′ x 10′ large mural. Other activities maybe incorporated into the week, ie: hand-imations. where hands/arms are painted to make animal forms.
JUNE 22nd, WEEK 2: Lego Sculptures, Science/art projects, sculpting eye balls,/ house model building, animal/insect sculptures. This session is designed specifically for boys/girls who are interested in building things, critical thinking and problem solving .
JULY 6th WEEK 3: Garden and Art: In this session we will make paint brushes, bug drawings, flower sculptures, vegetables and the color wheel, painted walking sticks, & sculptural tree collages. This session is designed for children interested gardening, planting & in the earth.
JULY 13TH WEEK 4: Sculpture & Clay: In this session fiber clay sculpture and balloon sculpture will be included, along with other materials. The last day of this week is also the garden tea party, where each child demonstrates the process of their favorite art and exhibits their work.
A professional artist for 35 years, Nancy Robb Dunst’s art work has recently been projected on buildings and shown as the Directors Choice, at the Viridian Gallery in New York. Commissioned by Sky Harbor International Airport, The City of Yuma, Harkins Theaters, the Kierland Resort and others, her work can be seen in numerous art collections. Previously, she managed the City’s Arts Education program for 5 years; and now she coordinates Gardens for Humanity’s Earth Arts program in 6 Sedona/Verde Valley schools. She was Sedona’s first recipient of the Mayor’s Individual Arts Advocate Award; and she founded the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition, presiding over it for 10 years. She has been an artist in residence at the RRHS(2yrs) , other school districts, the Grand Canyon and has taught at ASU, WIU,YC, CCC, WS, BP and SAC. This will be the seventeenth year that she has offered the Camp and she adores working with children. For more information about the camp contact Nancy at 282-0776 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The camp is run on a slide scale, from $20-$70 a week, dependent on family income, and the cost has not been increased in 7 years, in order to give every child access to the arts. The Camp has been partially funded/sponsored in the present and past by: the Shirley Carris Family Foundation, the Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition, Gardens For Humanity, Tutnick Attorney at Law, DuCharm Framing, the Coffee Pot Restaurant and Sedona Dental Arts. To register Contact Nancy Spheeris at 282-9300 or email her at email@example.com