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Summer Camp 2019

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The early bird gets the worm…

And this worm is a $50 discount
for each of the first 100 Summer Camp registrations!
Use Discount Code SAVE50 at checkout.

See below for checkout instructions.


Imagine, Innovate and Create
with us this summer!

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Art Works Now is offering 11 weeks of imagination and fun for campers ages 5-12. Throughout each week, campers will explore a variety of age-appropriate art-making techniques, learn about new materials and artists, play creative thinking games and move about!

This summer we are venturing out to some of the amazing local resources in our community. In addition to our regular art activities; we will visit local art studios, galleries, parks and public art installations. Our campers can look forward to new friendships, games, in-house special guests, water play day on Thursdays and a culminating art show every Friday. Families can choose from two times 9am - 3pm or 9am - 6pm, before care is from 8am - 9am and is free of charge.

Art Works Now has been providing access to quality art education programs since 2011 and is committed to reducing financial barriers so that everyone benefits from creativity and art making. Early bird registration discounts are limited to the first 100 registrations. Please inquire about sibling discounts and scholarships by contacting summercamp@artworksnow.org. (Discounts cannot be combined.)

Checkout Instructions & Multiple Registrations:

1. Register for a Session(s)

2. Enter Coupon Code (SAVE50) immediately at the cart page

3. (Optional) Click the “Add a Registration” button to add more Sessions

Result: The current registration and all subsequent registrations will receive the discount


Weekly Themes

Week 1: 6/17 - 6/21

Play with your Art (Ages 5 - 8) & Make Art Move (Ages 9 - 12)

A week of whimsical creatures, storytelling, and funky art! Campers of all ages will delight in making quirky, kinetic sculptures as well as creating unique, surreal landscapes. Older campers will experiment with how to make art move, while the younger artists create playful, whimsical, 3D art.

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Week 2: 6/24 - 6/28

Bee-tastic (Ages 5 - 8) & Bee-aware (Ages 9 - 12)

Bee-lieve it! This week campers will investigate the beauty and artful life of the honeybee. We will learn about the global importance of the honey bee, and what can we do to help them! These power-pollinators will inspire hive creations, an hexagonal honeycomb mural, bee-themed prints, and a visit from a local beekeeper.

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Week 3: 7/1 - 7/5 (No Camp July 4th)

Kindness Rocks (Ages 5 - 8) & The Art of Giving (Ages 9 - 12)

Artful impact! Campers will cultivate compassion and make our community better during this week. Campers will create expressions of kindness, gratitude portraits and learn that making art for others can make a difference.

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Week 4: 7/8 - 7/12

Pop-up Paper Sculptures (Ages 5 - 8) & DIY-Dream Park (Ages 9 - 12)

Twist, curl, fold and cut! Discover how to build and sculpt with paper! Young campers will be introduced to contemporary paper artists, learn specific techniques, as well as problem solve and create an imaginary playscape. Older campers will re-imagine their surroundings, and learn to design their own version of familiar places such as: playgrounds, skate parks, treehouses, and more!

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Week 5: 7/15 - 7/19

The Nature of Art (Ages 5 - 8) & Happy Little Trees (Ages 9 - 12)

Nature loving artists will will take a short jaunt outdoors, exploring it as a source for inspiration in their art making. Young campers will hunt for patterns, textures and organic shapes. Older campers will look for local flora and fauna while channelling their inner Bob Ross. Each camper will create unique two dimensional mixed media artwork.

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Week 6: 7/22 - 7/27

Artists in the Neighborhood (Ages 5 - 8) & Mini-Curators (Ages 9 - 12)

Why do certain communities have art, while others do not? How do communities select their public art? During this week, young campers embark upon a quest to find local public art, and will meet some of the artists who created it. Each camper will create their own public art diorama. Older campers will visit a local art gallery, learn about how to tell visual stories, create their own art pieces, and curate their very own show.  

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Week 7: 7/29 - 8/2

Silly Shadows and Serious Silhouettes (Ages 5 - 8) & Set Design & Stop Motion (Ages 9 - 12)

Get ready to explore light, shadows and silhouettes! Young campers will experiment with a variety of materials to create shadow characters, props and develop stories to share. Older campers will learn about the process of stop motion and transform ordinary materials into storytelling devices.

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Week 8: 8/5 - 8/9

Make Your Own Materials (Ages 5 - 8) & Go Your Own Way - Experiment with Alternative Materials (Ages 9 - 12)

Resourceful and inventive? Curious and Creative? This camp is for kids who are interested in working with unconventional materials to make unique art. Young campers will be visited by a special guest, who will discuss repurposing and recycling materials; additionally, they will learn how to create their own art-making tools from found materials. Older campers will experiment with familiar everyday life materials in unusual, new ways. This week is all about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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Week 9: 8/12 - 8/16

Fiber Art Fun (Ages 5 - 8) & Stuffed Stuff - Soft Sculptures (Ages 9 - 12)

Fiber-filled fun! Campers will participate in the concept of mindful art making and will express themselves through fiber, color, texture and pattern. Young campers will create “felt-abulous” friends and collaborate on a weaving project throughout the week. Older campers will learn about artist Lucy Sparrow, and use her work as inspiration to create all kinds of “stuffed-stuff”! This camp offers students a fun and creative introduction to fiber arts.

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Week 10: 8/19 - 8/23

Make it Pop (Ages 5 - 8) & Optical Art (Ages 9 - 12)

Pop & Op Power! Campers will unleash vibrant art by transforming the mundane into the magnificent. Young campers will collaborate to create a jumbo sculpture and eye catching pop-culture compositions. Our older campers will analyze examples of art that tricks the eye and learn about contrast, line and color. Every student will layer and combine shapes and patterns to create visual illusions.

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Week 11: 8/26 - 8/30

Art Investigators (Ages 5 - 8) & Art Heroes and Heroines (Ages 9 - 12)

Explore new and inspiring materials everyday! Choice based centers may include, clay, beading, fiber, collage and construction. Campers will be able to move at their own pace and choose materials that best align with their creative vision. Our teaching artists will offer support, encourage creative thinking and provide gentle guidance as campers generate original ideas. Older campers will learn about artists making the world a better place. Everyday will feature a new artist and new style to explore and a choice of materials for art making.

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Prices

Free Before Care (8:00am - 9:00am)

$280 Full Day Art Stars (9:00am - 3:00pm)

$380 All Day Artists (9:00am - 6:00pm)


Refund & Cancellation Policy:

Art Works Now recognizes that circumstances and schedules change, especially when planning many months in advance. Any change to your child’s registration (cancellation or transfer request) must be emailed to summercamp@artworksnow.org Please note, that transfers are not guaranteed and subject to availability. No refunds will be given with less than two weeks notice.

TUITION REFUND: Cancel at least 4 weeks in advance and receive a tuition refund, minus a $25 administrative fee.

PARTIAL REFUND: Cancel 2 - 4 weeks in advance and receive a 50% refund.

NO REFUND is given with less than two weeks notice of session start date.

Each camper is required to submit a completed “Health Inventory” form. Off-site Permission Slips and Photo Release Forms must also be completed. All required forms are due by MAY 15th. If your camper has health conditions including: physical, psychiatric, behavioral, requires medications administer, has dietary restrictions, allergies, or special needs you may be required to complete additional forms.

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