KIDS' SUMMER ART CAMPS












Our camps for children ages 6 - 14 years old are run by art educators and include a wide range of media, encouragement of creative thinking, and problem solving.  Our teachers are accomplished artists and are aided with assistants.

Materials and refreshments are included each day. Artist’s smocks or old T-shirts are advisable. All camps are held at KIFA’s “PinkHouse” with the exception of the Advancing Skills Camp which is held at My Little Studio in Historic Stevensville.

  

June 19 - 23 / Ages 10 - 14
9:30 - 12:30
Advancing Skills: Find Your Focus!
Amy Cummins


From sketching and composing to color theory and painting, students will explore media and techniques in  discovering approaches that allow them to express themselves visually.  Learning from the “masters” and their own critiques, plus a morning to photograph inspiring subjects, all give opportunity to develop skills and a style of their own. Each student receives an acrylic paint set.

Class meets at Island Arts (across from Peace of Cake Bakery) in Historic Stevensville.

  

June 19 - 23 /Ages 6 - 9
9:30 - 12:30
“Kings, Queens & Castles”
Deborah Scales


Imagine yourself in a medieval town surrounded by people in fine costumes, busy craftspeople and festive activities!  Over the course of the week children will role play mysterious people of the Middle Ages such as Knights, Nobles, Guild Masters and Stone Masons through art-making.  Projects are hand built clay castles, illuminated manuscripts, faux stained glass and game boards.

The last day is “Fair Day” featuring the children in medieval costumes, project displays and games   ….Parents Invited!

 
 
July 17 - 21 / Ages 8-13
9:30 - 12:30
Five Days! Five Projects!


Each day an artistic instructor is featured, and each child goes home with a finished piece.  Projects will explore many mediums as they learn to conceptualize their ideas, draw their designs, paint, sculpt or fabricate their creations.

Wild Flower Study
Maria Kristine Sage


Inspired by the story “Ish” by Peter Reynolds
Students will create styled wildflowers using the wet on wet watercolor painting technique and draw radial patterns with a sharpie.


Textile Crayons to Make T-Shirts and Bandanas

Anne McLaughlin


Using an assortment of fabric markers, crayons and embellishments, we will design our own colorful t-shirt and bandana through various techniques. We will learn how to identify colors that mix well together.


Native Alaskan Wildlife
Sydney Winner


Explore how local wildlife influenced the art of Native Alaskans by modeling a shape of a bird or whale, then applying geometric shapes cot from construction paper seen in the traditional art styled with colors red, white, black and light blue.

Northern Lights
Exploring the northern lights and the differing Native American Tribes’ explanations of them the students would create the lights in the sky using oil pastels on dark paper.


Graphic Media
Rochelle Ramsay


Students will learn traditional and non-traditional methods to marble and tone their own papers.  They will make their own pen for ink drawing, and formulate tempera paint from eggs.


Bubble Printmaking
Sandy Sapienza


Creating base textures, students will add drawing media, collage, and crylics to make covers or handmade booklets.


 
August 7 - 11 / Ages 8-13
9:30 - 12:30
Five Days! Four Projects!


Each day an artistic instructor is featured, and each child goes home with a finished piece.  Projects will explore many mediums as they learn to conceptualize their ideas, draw their designs, paint, sculpt or fabricate their creations.


Tlingit Paper Piecing

Maria Kristine Sage


Inspired by the story “Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest”, students will read and then create a Tlingit style paper animal.  The distinctive art of the Tlingit reflects their culture and history from nature and mythology in various states of realism.

 

Graphic Media
Rochelle Ramsay


Students will learn traditional and non-traditional methods to marble and tone their own papers.  They will make their own pen for ink drawing, and formulate tempera paint from eggs.


Sculpture Blueprints

Sydney Winner


The students create their own invention through hot gluing recycled objects to build sculpture skills, and then spray painting them with silver.  When dried they will then make blueprints of the sculpture through drawing from different perspectives.

 

Whirligigs! (2 day project)

Cindy Vito


Campers will be making a whirligig based on an old-fashioned children's toy. It consists of a horizontal and a vertical dowel, both of which spin. The whirligig is attached to a wooden block, and the vertical dowel is topped with a papermached object of the camper's choice (fish, bird, plane, etc) then horizontal and vertical dowels are covered with beads reflecting the theme of the top object!


 



 
ALL ART CAMP FEES

$120    Members                                                                                                        $145    Non-Members




       


*$10 Family Member Discount for each additional sibling



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Any questions, please call us at 410-643-7424



KIFA Summer Art Camps are partially sponsored by:


Eastern Shore Dental, Chester, Maryland

Fisherman's Inn, Grasonville, Maryland

Kirwan's Landing, Chester, Maryland

Queenstown Bank

Shore United Bank

Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 296, Queenstown, Maryland



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Some photos from our May Kids Night Out!  

We take our art seriously, and we have fun too!