Session 2, Grades 3-8
July 11 – July 14, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm
$90 (Materials & snack included)
A limited number of participant scholarships are available through the generous support of Kiwanis of Carefree.
Theme: Let's Clay
Instructor: Julia Garina
Kids are masters of the moment - they love any type of Art, they just love how it feels to draw, to paint or squeeze a piece of clay. The goal of this summer camp is to expose the students to the basic level of sculpting, allowing them to explore their own creativity.
The touch and feel of clay has a naturally relaxing quality to it. This quality invites children to be able to press the clay, squeeze and poke it, reshape it into as many shapes the child wants to. Children can explore their own dexterity, strengthening their motor skills, while also enjoying the activity.
During this four-day, 2-hour summer camp your children will experience two different clays: Model magic Crayola Clay and “Sculpey” Oven-baked clay. Crayola Model Magic clay is non-toxic for little hands and it has a delightfully spongy texture that is fun to model with. Model Magic air dries in around 24 hours (some projects may take up to 72 depending on the size and thickness of the clay used). When it is dry, model magic still remains lightweight and has a slightly flexible texture. Sculpey is harder clay, but it is perfect for creating smaller sculptures and even jewelry.
They’ll learn about main techniques while modeling, which can help them to create their own experience and decide if they want to go further and get involved in a pottery classes of an advanced level. Working with the air clay they will develop three-dimensional sculptures and with oven-baked clay they will learn to model miniature sculptures and even jewelry. They will get to know how to bake it, how to glaze their creations.
Each day we will review the day before and they will receive a lesson with step by step instructions. At the end of each day, they will gather as a group and share their stories behind the making of their art. The students will finish the summer camp with at least four completed projects they will be proud of.
All materials will be provided.
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