Here are the highlights of the creative arts activities your campers will participate in:
Acrylic Painting led by Tricia Preston
Create your very own masterpiece by following step-by-step instructions. Learn how to mix colors, create a background, and complete a painting from start to finish. You’ll also learn how to add your own unique style to a pre-existing painting. Your painting will go home with you to show off to family and friends.
Drawing Basics led by Larissa Ward
In this class, you will learn the basics of drawing. You will learn about light and shadows and how to put them onto your paper. Draw and observe geometric shapes and have fun discovering how light creates shadow in your artwork.
Print Making led by Larissa Ward
Learn how to design and create a print of your very own. Have fun experimenting with inks and colors. Learn about patterns and shapes found in nature to create beautiful prints that can be used over and over again. Once their print is ready, campers will be making t-shirts of their prints to take home.
Song Writing Basics led by Stephen Preston and Kaitlyn Biehn
In this class you will learn the 4 elements of what makes a great song: melody, chords, lyrics and emotion. Learn about song structures, genres, how to create great lyrics, and how to record your ideas. We will listen to examples and learn how to build your own song from the ground up.
Electronic Music led by Nathan McKay
Learn the basics of making a song using software and field recording devices. You will have fun and get creative during the process. Record samples in and around the camp and using your own voices, organize them into songs. Campers will get a glimpse of electronic music production and how modern pop songs are made. Campers will be emailed their work and can celebrate their work and enjoy the song with their families.
Storytelling led by Stephen and Tricia Preston
Come and learn the wonderful world of how to write and tell a great story. We will have fun finding story ideas and characters from doodles, create fun rhymes for your story, and learn from the best storyteller of all time! Campers will have a great time making memories for everyone who hears their story and learn effective ways to engage their audience.
Sculpture & Paper Maché led by Stephen and Tricia Preston
Get your hands warmed up as we twist and shape and dip our fingers into paper maché. In this class we will explore some of the materials and techniques used to make your own one-of-a-kind paper maché sculptures. Learn all about the wonderful possibilities of this amazing art medium.
Nature Journal led by Larissa Ward
Have fun discovering art in nature and create your very own nature journal. Learn how to find things in nature to use for dyes and prints, creating wonderful covers and pages. Campers will then learn how to bind their book with stitching. You will have a chance to fill your pages with plenty of nature drawings during the week and learn new techniques along the way.
Portraits & Cartooning & Caricatures led by Larissa Ward and Tricia Preston
Campers will learn how to draw a face with proper proportions and then have a chance to capture their own look. We will then take our portraits and learn how to turn them into fun caricatures and cartoons.