art camp

Summer 2017: Fun in the Sun

Summer inspiration included: Sunlight, nature hikes, chalk, sand, bubbles, hot air balloons, popsicles, & ice cream. Our students shined bright this summer as we visited the big idea "Fun in the Sun." Some student artwork obviously carried this theme and others contained the idea more abstractly as art sometimes makes you think deeply.  Either way, every student made artwork that was personally meaningful while learning to bring ideas to life.  

Our students this summer included all ages and skill levels. We had students from age 2 to adult; Art truly is for EVERYONE. Our classes offered were: PreK Art Play, Art Club, Sketchbook Club, Printmaking, Clay Basics for Adults, and Beginning Painting for Adults.  Our art projects and studies visited many academic areas including science, math, reading, and writing.  This was great for our younger students on summer break to prevent that "summer brain." :)

Take a look at our photo gallery below to see the fun we had and the cool things we made.   Some of our projects included: photography using sun rays, shadow studies in chalk, sun catchers, collaborative sand box play, bubble painting, pop art summer treats, and hot air balloon innovation.  Summer is inspiring in so many ways. 

Art & Science Camp Invites Friends: Student Art Show

Students made kinetic sand this week and found out building a sand structure was difficult work! Some of their work included experimenting with the recipe to make the sand more stable, and discovering building methods through utilizing a variety of tools.

This week our Creative Geniuses Summer Art Camp is in process, and we are on a roll observing and experimenting! We are focusing on connecting art and science and having so much fun building our knowledge! Our students will be hosting a student art show this Friday, July 10, from 7-7:30 p.m. at the West Des Moines Community Center in the Valley Junction. Student work from camp will be on display for friends and family to view.  We welcome friends to come out to support our young intelligent students and local art!