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Develop technical skills while exploring an overwhelming variety of media in the visual arts. Design and build giant sculptures, explore print making, create graphic novels and learn ceramics techniques. Our studios are staffed by professionals and equipped to let campers create and learn, building skills in a fun supportive classroom.

Big City of Dreams

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

In this collaborative art class we design, plan and build the city of our dreams. Our city will have both practical elements (such as a fire station, school, and Creative Arts program of course) and elements of pure imagination! Maybe we don’t need roads if we all travel by hovercraft, or maybe there is a rollercoaster in the center of town. Your dreams will shape our city. (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Barrett Lanigan

 

Clay

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

You will experiment with clay in a variety of ways; from practical, functional vessels to imaginative sculptures. We will explore slab construction, press, mold and hand building and generally have great fun squishing in the mud. (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Jenn  Grossman

 

Paper Sculpture

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

This class will explore all the flexibility, strength and beauty of creating with paper. We will build models and pop ups, fold origami and make mechanical models all out of paper. If there is something you have been dreaming of making…let’s make it out of paper! (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Amy Walrod

 

A String Thing

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Think friendship bracelets and hair wraps…then, think bigger! In A String Thing!, we will take fiber arts to a whole new level. We will learn intricate macrame, delicate embroidery, and take our friendship bracelet-ing into completely uncharted territory. Think hanging rope hammocks, embroidered camp t-shirts, and more. Join me for fiber arts madness in A String Thing! (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Sarah D'Angelo

 

Clay

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

You will experiment with clay in a variety of ways; from practical, functional vessels to imaginative sculptures. We will explore slab construction, press, mold and hand building and generally have great fun squishing in the mud. (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Jenn  Grossman

 

Comic Graphic Novel

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Explore the world of sequential storytelling. This class will focus on telling stories through the combination of words and drawings. Whether based on personal experience, a dream that lingered in your brain, or a world of your invention, it is your story to tell. (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Amy Walrod

 

Freaks of Nature

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

Strange beings, bizarre life forms, and other weird critters will emerge from found objects, recycled materials, natural fibers and more. We'll transform the campus into an alien landscape populated by creatures from the imagination using textiles and visual media. Join this exciting new class and explore the boundaries of creativity. (Period 2)

Instructor(s):David Bermingham

 

Mad Props

ages 11-15 (limit 12)

We’ll be whipping up all the crazy props the theater and media classes need. Have a blast creating wedding cakes, movie cameras, campfires, giant erasers, and who knows what else. We’ll design and build all kinds of fake stuff, and then watch with glee as it parades across the stage and screen. (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Sally Cambell

 

Paint On!

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Oh the many things that paint can do. This class will explore the possibilities of paint. Paint what you see, paint what you imagine, drip paint into the unknown. The possibilities are endless. Let’s take a journey through color and imagination. (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Mary Oliviera

 

Clay

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

You will experiment with clay in a variety of ways; from practical, functional vessels to imaginative sculptures. We will explore slab construction, press, mold and hand building and generally have great fun squishing in the mud. (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Jenn (2nd only) Grossman

 

Game Makers

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Plan, design, and create your own functional board game! We will figure out the basic components of a “great board game” together, and then you will be free to decide how to make your dream game a reality. The process could include drawing, painting, constructing, figurine molding, stamping/printing, graphic designing, or whatever else you can imagine! (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Anna Summergrad

 

Land of the Giants

ages 10-15 (limit 10)

Ever wonder what it would be like to visit a world where giants live? A pencil would be taller than you, a candy bar would never fit in your stomach, and a cell phone would be the size of an arm chair! In this class, we’ll make sculptures of ordinary objects that are literally ten times their normal size. Cardboard, glue guns, utility knives and paper maché are just some of the materials we will be using to create these huge structures. (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Mary Oliviera

 

Materialism

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

How do artists choose what materials to use? By experimenting with anything and everything that crosses their paths, of course! We will experiment with and explore a variety of unusual and everyday materials while making sculptures, paintings and mixed media artworks. Use the materials provided or bring some of your own! (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Amy Walrod

 

Tiny Universes

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

Your weirdest ideas become a tiny reality. Learn how to construct miniature dioramas and other incredibly tiny creations in Tiny Universes. We’ll use every imaginable material and technique to engineer a universe beyond possibility! (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Barrett Lanigan

 

Installation Art

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

Can a somersault be a sculpture?! Can you turn a giggle into a painting?! Is play a form of fine art?! We'll use our environment, materials we can gather, our bodies, and our minds to create fun and original temporary works of art. The sky's the limit when the sky is literally the limit! (Period 5)

Instructor(s):Dave Bermingham

 

Out of the Box Art Studio

ages 11-15 (limit 10)

In this class we will learn about different art styles, movements, and techniques (cubism, pointillism/impressionism, art nouveau, pop art, surrealism, photorealism, etc.) We’ll create original art in the style of famous painters throughout the art world and select a particular work  and “translate” it into a 3D form. (Period 5)

Instructor(s):Anna Summergrad

 

Soapstone

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

This class is designed for beginning and advanced soapstone sculptors. Soapstone is a soft rock that can be formed and shaped with saws and files. Sandpaper and soft materials are used to smooth and polish the surface of the sculpture. Carving soapstone is a lengthy process; however, the result is a beautiful stone sculpture that could last forever! (Period 5)

Instructor(s):Aaron Gelb

 

Advanced Art Studio

ages 12-15 (limit 10)

Develop your skills and build new ones in this crash course designed for the advancing two dimensional artist. Students in this class will experiment with a variety of 2-D techniques and explore the work of prominent artists, while learning to present and critique their own work. (Period 6)

Instructor(s):Amy Walrod

 

Soapstone

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

This class is designed for beginning and advanced soapstone sculptors. Soapstone is a soft rock that can be formed and shaped with saws and files. Sandpaper and soft materials are used to smooth and polish the surface of the sculpture. Carving soapstone is a lengthy process; however, the result is a beautiful stone sculpture that could last forever! (Period 6)

Instructor(s):Aaron Gelb

 

Wire Jewelry

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

Discover the wonders of wire jewelry making. Learn how to design impressive and unique bracelets, necklaces, and earrings by bending and twisting wire. Lose yourself in the bin of beads and get wired for this trip into the world of contemporary craft! (Period 6)

Instructor(s):Anna Summergrad

 

Set Construction

ages 11-15 (limit 12)

“Techies” make the magic of theater possible. Focus on scenic design and set construction for the big musical production. Analyze the world of the play, giving careful consideration to the design elements needed to bring that world to life. Work with power tools, wood, metal, paint and more in this very hands-on, carefully supervised environment. Actors taking this class develop a life-long appreciation for the many “behind the scenes” aspects involved in putting on a show. (Period 5)

Instructor(s):Alonzo Jones, Mark Rogers

 

Set Construction

ages 11-15 (limit 12)

“Techies” make the magic of theater possible. Focus on scenic design and set construction for the big musical production. Analyze the world of the play, giving careful consideration to the design elements needed to bring that world to life. Work with power tools, wood, metal, paint and more in this very hands-on, carefully supervised environment. Actors taking this class develop a life-long appreciation for the many “behind the scenes” aspects involved in putting on a show. (Period 6)

Instructor(s):Alonzo Jones, Mark Rogers

 

This Is Not Art

ages 8-15 (limit 16)

Build, paint, and explore CRCAP as a team of non-artists.  In our four weeks we will install pieces around campus working to create the best non-art we can.  You dream it we’ll paint it.  You say it we’ll build it.  The possibilities are endless.  We will make space and time our canvas. Are you up for the challenge of exploring the boundaries of creativity? Join us! (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Mike Healey, Matt Okun