SUMMER CAMP 2017

May 30 - August 18, No camp July 3rd & July 4th


When we think of summer we think of long, blissful days to dream, play, be care-free, explore, discover, and soak in the unstructured time away from school.  Families these days are BUSY!  Kids need a break from routine to let their imaginations run free and make their own rules in a safe and supportive environment.  At artSPARK we like to break free from giving endless directions to follow, and instead follow our young artists as they think outside the box.  We offer drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and fiber arts as well as other materials and processes when we see the right opportunity.

So what will your child make and do each day?  Are there themes each week?  We do not have set themes, but themes do emerge as the kids get in the flow of creating.  We follow the artistic interests of the kids, planning and preparing right along with the latest trend started in the studio.   We let them discover what lights their "spark" and then fuel the fire.  We do cooperative and collaboritve activities to encourage kids to broaden their perspective and interact with others.  Your child will make something meaningful to them and age appropriate based on their skill level. 

We are all about CREATIVE PLAY & INNOVATION.  We like to set up invitations to create with open-ended outcomes, allowing kids the creative power to own their ideas and work through the aritstic process with guidance rather than following a "recipe" with an expected outcome.  At summer camp, kids will problem-solve, use critical thinking skills, collaborate, experiment, invent, and be exposed to new artists, materials, and processes for inspiration. 

 

SUMMER CAMP DETAILS

May 30 - August 18, No camp July 3rd & 4th

All of our summer camp options are 'a la carte' and are listed below for your reference, subject to availability. You can sign up for 3 hr, 4 hr or 7 hr camps for as many days or weeks as you'd like.  Pick and choose the days and times that fit your summer schedule.

There are NO PACKAGE OPTIONS to be shared with family members like we have during the school year (except for Creative Play Group and Little Sparks classes).  

You may NOT RSVP UNPAID for summer camp.  All purchases made are final.  You may transfer days/times based on availablility or use payment as credit for another artSPARK option through December 2017. 

You may PAY IN INSTALLMENTS for your purchases.  Please contact us before purchasing to arrange a payment plan.


YOU MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT (OR LOG IN) TO RESERVE AND PURCHASE: 

1. Please check the schedule with 'SIGN UP NOW & PURCHASE CAMP OPTIONS' button below OR call/email us to make sure the days and times that you would like are available.

2. When in the scheduling system, click 'SIGN UP NOW' next to the option that you would like to purchase and reserve for your child.  Then go to step #3.

OR  you can add up the number of options you want to purchase and load them into your cart and pay first.  Then, you can 'SIGN UP NOW' for the days/times you want using those credits.  *If choosing this method, please be sure to sign up for your days/times right away OR email us your days/times and we will do it for you (if you are attending many days over the summer and have multiple kids to sign up, we are happy to help).

3. ENTER YOUR CHILD'S NAME after clicking 'reserve for someone else'. Your selection will be added to your cart and you can continue to sign up and purchase for as many kids/dates & times you want.  

 

CAMP OPTIONS

SUMMER SPARK TIME ages 5-13 with option on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00 for ages 10-15:  

$36 per 3 hr camp (9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00)  

*Option to purchase (2), 3 hr camps + LUNCH BUNCH = 7 hr camp ($82) OR  (1) 3 hr camp + Lunch Bunch = 4 hr camp ($46)

 

MONDAY: 9:00-12:00 and/or 1:00-4:00   (Lunch Bunch option from 12:00-1:00)

TUESDAY: 9:00-12:00 (Lunch Bunch option from 12:00-1:00)

                   1:00-4:00- Tween /Teens ages 10-15  

WEDNESDAY: 9:00-12:00 (Lunch Bunch option from 12:00-1:00)                                                                                                                                               AFTERNOON SEWING SESSIONS, ages 8 & up---see below

THURSDAY: 9:00-12:00 and/or 1:00-4:00   (Lunch Bunch option from 12:00-1:00)

FRIDAY: 1:00-4:00, NO LUNCH BUNCH                                                                                                                                                                                

FRIDAY AM: Creative Playgroup: Adult + Child ages 1-5 & LITTLE SPARKS ages 3-6 ---see below


LUNCH BUNCH: $10, ages 5-13 attending a SPARK TIME camp

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:00-1:00. Bring your own lunch.  *No Lunch Bunch on Fridays.


CREATIVE PLAY GROUP*  &  LITTLE SPARKS:  ages 1-6

*Creative Play Group is formerly known as Spark Start.  If you purchased a package under the name Spark Start, this is still the same class and you can use your package to sign up for Creative Play Group.

***These classes will continue to use our pricing and package options we have year-round. Please select our regular Little Sparks or Creative Play Group option at checkout***              

FRIDAYS:  9:30-10:15 - Creative Play Group (Adult + Child ages 1-5) 

                                        1 class: $12   4 pk: $45   6 pk: $67   8 pk: $84

                   10:30-11:45 - Little Sparks (ages 3-6):    This class is drop-off and your child must be potty trained.

                                         1 class: $18  4 pk: $69  6 pk: $99  8pk: $128  

These are process oriented classes designed to spark imaginations and engage in art exploration. Children will have creative control, moving freely between different media centers set up with drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, and sensory activities. Experimentation and play is encouraged, resulting in art and experiences that are meaningful to them, not cookie cutter projects designed by the teacher.  


KIDS SEW: $120, ages 8+

4-week session WEDNESDAYS: 1:15-2:45 OR 3:00-4:30  

Session I  May 31-June 21   Session II  June 28 -July 26 (no class July 5th)

This class is for a variety of skilled sewers, from the beginner with no experience to students with some basic experience that would like to practice and develop their sewing skills further. Students will be expected to set up and use the sewing machines independently. They will be taught how to thread the machine, load the bobbin, pin fabric and patterns, cut and iron fabric. We will discuss and use a variety of fabrics and color selection.  Students will create basic and fun sewing projects, appropriate for their skill level, while developing problem solving and critical thinking skills. This class will not only  improve sewing abilities but boost self confidence as well. Kids Sew can be taken multiple times, as a variety of sewing projects will be available for students who have completed one session successfully.


SEW FUN WORKSHOP:  $60 each, ages 8+ 

WEDNESDAYS 1:15-4:15: August 2 and 16

Must have completed at least one Kids Sew 4-week session to attend a workshop.  Workshops are sold individually and are not part of a session. Sew Fun workshops are for students to practice and advance in their sewing skills.  The goal will be to create a project (or more) from start to finish within one 3 hr workshop.  Students are welcome to bring patterns, ideas, and fabric to discuss with the instructor whether it's possible to complete during this workshop.  Students can also use this time to complete previously started sewing projects.