River Tree Arts

Summer Camps 2017

 

| Metalsmithing | Get Messy | Summer Sewing | Best of Broadway | Drawing & Painting Club | Art of Star Wars | Altered Books | & More

Grades 1-8

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River Tree Arts Summer Camps for KIDS!

River Tree Arts Camps offer students of all ages and levels of experience a wide range of workshops taught by teaching artists. Our Camps and Workshops are structured to provide the community a variety of options to accommodate busy summer schedules. Camps include, clay, drawing, dance, painting, juggling, metalsmithing, collaborative projects and more.
All camps are age specific.

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*** Full-Day options available for back-to-back camps ***

Students enrolled in back-to-back camps have the option to stay for the 1hr lunch/recreation hour. Students choosing this option are advised to pack a lunch and water bottle to keep them fueled throughout the day.

1-Day/3hr Camps Half-day Fee: $40 (members $35)
1-Day/3hr Camps Full-day Fee: $85 (members $75)

3-Day Camps / Half Day – Fee: $85 (members $75)
3 -Day Camps / Full Day – Fee: $185 (members $165)

5-Day Camps / Half Day: $145 (members $130)
5-Day Camps / Full Day: $265 (members $240)

Please be advised, there are absolutely no early drop-off or late pick-up options available during our summer programs. RTA’s doors will open for camps, promptly at 9am and no earlier. Please contact the front desk with any questions or concerns.


Pre-K (ages 3-5)

July 29 (closed)

SIDE-BY-SIDE ART (NEW)

The last Saturday of the month, 10-11:30am
For Pre-K (ages 3-5)
Instructor: Megan Bliss
NEW to RTA this summer! Side-by-Side Art is a series of 3 morning workshops designed for parents and children to share a creative experience while exploring a variety of different art projects together.  Each month will feature a different theme and materials used will include: paint, drawing, masks, clay, tissue paper, collage projects and more.  Side-by-Side workshops emphasize on collaboration between parent and child using imagination, observation and problem solving skills. Maximum of 8 groups.
Fee: $20/class

Themes: July 29 – “Under the Sea”

July 26, Aug. 2, Aug. 9 & Aug. 16

MUSIC, MOVEMENT & MAGIC

Wednesday, 10-11am
Pre-K, Preschool & Kindergarten
Instructor: Barbara Fraser
A great class to introduce your young one to music and expressive movement. A creative introduction to the magic of multicultural stories with musical instruments from all over the world, different styles of dance, drumming, singing and themes to fit the time of year. All students to be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $20 (members $15)

July 25-27

PRINCESS & PIRATES DANCE and CRAFT CAMP Ages 3-8  // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm (FULL)

Instructor: Sasha Malone
Calling all princess & pirates aged 3-8 years! Aspiring dancers will start each morning with a dance lesson with Ms Sasha followed by a craft activity. Each day, students will try a different style of dance. Dress for movement and maybe even bring your favorite pirate or princess costume. Boys & Girls all welcome. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

 

 

Grades Entering 1+

July 10-14 (registration closed)

Aug. 21-25 (registration closed)

WORLD OF WONDER: A Multicultural Arts Program for Kids Grades 1+ // Mon through Fri, 9-12pm

Instructor: Barbara Fraser
“WOW” will explore the stories and cultures around the world through, music, art and movement. We will study pantomime, improvisation, group art projects, dance, yoga, drumming, and wind instruments. In addition to encouraging creative thinking and expression, this enriching program helps develop team skills, literacy and self esteem. 12 student maximum.
Fee: $145 (members $130)

July 18-20

CLAY WORKS: WEEK 1 Grades 1+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm (FULL)

Instructor: William Hessian
Stick your hands into a big pile of mushy clay and get dirty in his two-part handbuilding class. This camp will challenge students to create a set of tiles, build a figurine, create a pinch pot, and maybe even try throwing a pot on the wheel. During the drying time the class will participate in Clay Games in which teams of students are challenged to build the tallest tower, make the most balls, build the longest bridge etc. 8 student maximum.
Fee: $170 (members $155) + $15 materials
*** Fee covers both weeks ***

MURAL, MURAL ON THE WALL (NEW) Grades 1+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm (registration closed)

Instructor: William Hessian
In this class, children in grades 1-6 will have the opportunity to create a personal and portable wall mural to take home for display and will concurrently receive instruction and guidance in drawing and painting skills. 12 student maximum
Fee: $85 (members $75)

July 25-27

CLAY WORKS: WEEK 2 Grades 1+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm (FULL)

Instructor: William Hessian
In week 2 of this two-part clay camp, students will learn about basic glazing techniques and different ways of adding the finishing touches to the clay pieces made in week 1. Students will leave this two-part camp with many different finished clay pieces and a solid understanding of clay construction. 8 student maximum.
Fee: $170 (members $155) + $15 materials
*** Fee covers both weeks ***

MAKE YOUR OWN CARD GAME Grades 1+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm

Instructor: William Hessian
In this 3-day camp, students will be challenged to invent their own card game by designing characters, drawing them, coloring them, developing game rules, and then playing with other students. William Hessian is the inventor of PBL ROBOTS and has taught Card Game classes across the Midwest that helped dozens of students invent amazing and unique games. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75

PRINCESS & PIRATES DANCE and CRAFT CAMP Ages 3-8  // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm

Instructor: Sasha Malone
Calling all princess & pirates aged 3-8 years! Aspiring dancers will start each morning with a dance lesson with Ms Sasha followed by a craft activity. Each day, students will try a different style of dance. Dress for movement and maybe even bring your favorite pirate or princess costume. Boys & Girls all welcome. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

 

July 31 – August 1 (registration closed)

GET MESSY! Grades 1+ // Mon & Tues, 9-12pm

Instructor: Laura Savard
Back by popular demand! Campers will be true innovators as they discover the many ways to create ART through group and individual projects. Several mediums, tricks and techniques will be creatively explored in this camp. Weather permitting, this camp will largely be held outdoors and students should expect to get messy, so please wear appropriate clothing. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $55 (members $50)

Aug. 1-3

ART OF STAR WARS Grades 2+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm  (FULL)

Instructor: William Hessian
Jedi and the Sith, Lightsabers and Blaster Rifles! This is the science fiction art class that will explore droids, monsters, spaceships and bounty hunters. If you love Star Wars, you will love to learn about the Art of Star Wars and learn step by step how to draw all kinds of different pictures. By the end of the class, each student will have a stack of sketches and a few finished colored drawings ready for a frame. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

COMIC BOOK ART (NEW) Grades 2+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm

Instructor: William Hessian
Are you interested in drawing comic books? Learning to sketch in the style of comic books or manga? In this 3-day camp, students will learn the process behind comic book art. Areas of study will include: layout, penciling, inking, coloring, and sequential storytelling. Everyone will have at least one full colored comic page at the end of the session and the knowledge to make many many more!  10 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

 

 

Aug. 8-10

LET’S DRAW POKEMON (NEW) Grades 2+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm

Instructor: William Hessian
Pull out the pencils and markers, because we are going to make Pikachu come alive! If you love Pokemon, and/or anime style drawings, you will love this class. As a class, we will vote on new Pokemon to draw each day and try to master the style and color and expressions that make these cute or powerful monsters unique. Some bonus drawings will teach students to draw the people in the show and also the background/scenes and the world of Pokemon. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

MASKS & PUPPETRY Grades 2+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm (registration closed)

Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Create fantastic characters and bring them to life through paper masks and finger puppets. We will build stories and performances around the masks and puppets we create. At the end of the week there will be a final show. 12 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

Aug. 14-18

BEST OF BROADWAY: Theater Camp (NEW) Grades: 1-8 // Mon- Fri, 9-12pm (1 spot left!)

Instructor: Laurel Jordan
Do you love to sing?  Do you love to dance?  In this class we will sing and perform some of the best songs from hit Broadway musicals while learning basic vocal technique and simple choreography.  We will sing songs from Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, and more!
1/2 Day fee: $145 (members $130) – Morning only ; Best of Broadway 9-12pm
Full-Day fee: $265 (members $240) – Students can attend both theater camps morning session (9-12pm) + lunch hour (12-1pm) + afternoon session (1-4pm) 

ANNIE: Broadway for Beginners Theater Camp (NEW) Grades: 1-8 // Mon- Fri, 1-4pm  (FULL)

Instructor: Laurel Jordan
Do you love to act? Do you love to sing?  Come learn the basics of musical theatre as we rehearse a collection of scenes and songs from the fun Broadway classic: Annie! No experience necessary, this theatre class is perfect for all levels.
1/2 Day fee: $145 (members $130) – Afternoon only ; ANNIE 1-4pm
Full-Day fee: $265 (members $240) – Students can attend both theater camps morning session (9-12pm) + lunch hour (12-1pm) + afternoon session (1-4pm)   

Aug. 21-25

WORLD OF WONDER: A Multicultural Arts Program for Kids Grades 1+ // Mon through Fri, 9-12pm (FULL)

Instructor: Barbara Fraser
“WOW” will explore the stories and cultures around the world through, music, art and movement. We will study pantomime, improvisation, group art projects, dance, yoga, drumming, and wind instruments. In addition to encouraging creative thinking and expression, this enriching program helps develop team skills, literacy and self esteem. 12 student maximum.
Fee: $145 (members $130)

Aug. 29-31

PAINTING ANIMALS (NEW) Grades  1+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm (2 spots left!)

Instructor: William Hessian
Fur, scales, beaks and feathers. This painting class will use acrylic paint in a step by step process to understand the best way to paint detailed and exciting paintings of your favorite animals. Each student will choose the animal they like best and then as a class we will go through the steps: sketch/composition, underpainting, color matching,  editing, and final details. 12 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

 

Grades Entering 4+

July 11-13  (FULL)

Aug. 1-3 (FULL)

METALSMITHING 101 Grades 4+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm

Instructor: Alice Carroll
Learn to make earrings, pendants, rings and more with metals- work with metalsmithing tools to form, shape & create your own designs. Polishing, hammering and soldering will be the main focus of camp. Each student will make a bracelet, ring and a pendant. 8 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75) + $15 materials

July 17

BUILD-A-BAG: Sewing Workshop. Grades 3-8 // 9-12pm (FULL)

Instructor: Amy DesRoberts
Learn to make a beautiful, hand-crafted bag for all your summer treasures! Using basic sewing techniques, Amy will walk students through this fun and approachable sewing workshop. By the end of the class students will have completed their own bag and be inspired to go home and make a dozen more! 8 student maximum.
Fee: $40 (members $35)

CREATE YOUR OWN FASHION: Sewing Workshop. Grades 3-8 // 1-4pm (FULL)

Instructor: Amy DesRoberts
Have you always wanted to create articles of clothing and new accessories? Students will learn the basics of operating a sewing machine in this camp and be on their way to becoming a Fashion Designer! 8 student maximum. 
Fee: $40 (members $35)

July 18-20  &  Aug. 15-17

PLEIN AIR – MODERN ART Grades 3+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm

Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Explore the history of 20th century art while exploring the world around you. We will learn about modern art by drawing and painting the great outdoors in a variety of styles. There will be an art show at the end of the week. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

DRAWING & PAINTING CLUB (NEW) Grades 3+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm

Instructor: Abbeth Russell
In this class we will experiment with many fun drawing and painting games to spark your creativity.  Scribble drawing, who what where, making a board game, and monster dice are just a few.  You will use what you learn from these activities to create your own body of work and your own art show at the end of the week. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

July 25-27  &  Aug. 22-24

SKETCH O’CLOCK (NEW) Grades 3+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm

Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Armed with a sketchbook and a couple of pens, everyone in this camp will create their own personal world through drawing.  We will look into the sketchbooks of some of the coolest contemporary artists for inspiration.  We will play drawing games that will produce strange and exciting results.  There are no limits on what you can draw and write in your sketchbook.  You will never want to leave home without it again. 12 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

ALTERED BOOKS (NEW) Grades 3+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm

Instructor: Abbeth Russell
In this class students will transform old books into works of art.  Altered books can become anything from sculptures to personal journals.  The instructor will guide students based on their individual interests.  You will be introduced to new artists, ideas, and techniques that will provide inspiration.  We will constantly push the limits and discover that art is a tool for self-exploration. 12 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

July 28

CREATING CARTOONS Grades 4+ Friday, 10-12pm

Instructor: Steve Hrehovcik
Have fun creating cartoons in easy step-by-step techniques. Discover the two important parts of a cartoon and how to build a funny story, draw characters, animals, monsters along with features that show expressions and put them characters in a variety of settings. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $25 (members $30)

Aug 7

SUMMER BEACH TOTES: Sewing Workshop Grades 3-8 // Monday, 9-12pm (FULL)

A day at the beach wouldn’t be complete without your very own, personal beach tote! Students will choose their own fabrics and learn the basic steps to start and finish a simple summer tote for the beach!  8 student maximum.
Fee: $40 (members $35)

UP-CYCLED FASHION: Sewing Workshop Grades 3-8 // Monday, 1-4pm (FULL)

Let’s create some new clothes with clothing you may have at home. Please bring with you any outgrown or past loved clothes and at least one t-shirt to up-cycle to create a new look! 8 student maximum.
Fee: $40 (members $35)

Aug. 8-10

JUGGLING! Grades 3+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 9-12pm

Instructor: Abbeth Russell
Through a series of fun games and activities, everyone will learn the basics of juggling at their own pace. We will also make our own colorful juggling balls. At the end of the week there will be a final show. 12 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

LEGO ROBOTICS Grades 3+ // Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm

Instructor: William Hessian
Students will be using the Lego Mindstorms Robotics NXT Kits to build and program real-life robotic solutions, fostering creative thinking & problem-solving. Science, technology & engineering are the main focus, in a fun & supportive environment. We’ll also experiment with engineering kits! The Lego NXT Kits have been generously sponsored by the Corning Incorporated Foundation. 8 Student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

Aug. 14-18

BEST OF BROADWAY: Theater Camp (NEW) Grades: 1-8 // Mon- Fri, 9-12pm

Instructor: Laurel Jordan
Do you love to sing?  Do you love to dance?  In this class we will sing and perform some of the best songs from hit Broadway musicals while learning basic vocal technique and simple choreography.  We will sing songs from Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, and more!
1/2 Day fee: $145 (members $130) – Morning only ; Best of Broadway 9-12pm
Full-Day fee: $265 (members $240) – Students can attend both theater camps morning session (9-12pm) + lunch hour (12-1pm) + afternoon session (1-4pm) 

ANNIE: Broadway for Beginners Theater Camp (NEW) Grades: 1-8 // Mon- Fri, 1-4pm  (FULL)

Instructor: Laurel Jordan
Do you love to act? Do you love to sing?  Come learn the basics of musical theatre as we rehearse a collection of scenes and songs from the fun Broadway classic: Annie! No experience necessary, this theatre class is perfect for all levels.
1/2 Day fee: $145 (members $130) – Afternoon only ; ANNIE 1-4pm
Full-Day fee: $265 (members $240) – Students can attend both theater camps morning session (9-12pm) + lunch hour (12-1pm) + afternoon session (1-4pm) 

Aug 15

MAKE YOUR OWN ACCESSORIES: Sewing Workshop Grades 3-8 // Tuesday, 9-12pm 

Do you love to accessorize? Join us and learn to make your own personalized accessories…hair scrunches, headbands, ribbons, phone cases, bags…the list goes on. This class is designed to let the creative juices flow and students will learn how to operate a sewing machine by the end of class. 8 student maximum.
Fee: $40 (members $35)

Aug. 21

SIMPLE SKIRTS: Sewing Workshop (NEW) Grades 3-8 // Monday, 9-12pm (FULL)

Instructor: Amy DesRoberts
Freshen up your wardrobe with some new skirts! Students will learn basic sewing machine techniques to create a series of simple skirts. Patterns and examples will be provided to inspire the creative process! 8 student maximum.
Fee: $40 (members $35)

BACK TO SCHOOL MESSENGER BAG: Sewing Workshop (NEW) Grades 3-8 // Monday, 1-4pm (FULL)

Instructor: Amy DesRoberts
Gear up for the fall by learning to build and create your own messenger bag. This workshop will take students through the basic sewing steps to create a unique school bag. 8 student maximum.
Fee: $40 (members $35)

Aug. 29-31

PRINTMAKING: Stencils, Stamps & Linoleum (NEW) Grades 3+ Tues | Wed | Thurs, 1-4pm

Instructor: William Hessian
Spraying, cutting and stamping. This class challenges the students to make a series of prints in three different mediums. Each medium involves a different style of printmaking and will allow for students to come up with many designs during the class. At the end of this class each student will have a collection of prints that make great gifts and display an array of printmaking skills. 10 student maximum.
Fee: $85 (members $75)

 






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