June 8–July 24, 2015

2015 Summer Art Camp

Imagine! Create! Discover!

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Calling all young budding artists—discover a world of inspiration and creativity at Summer Art Camp! Our age-appropriate classes are designed to encourage artistic expression, creativity, and imagination for kids ages 5 to 18. The weeklong camp sessions are taught by experienced teaching artists, instructors, and museum educators. Explore Frist Center summer exhibitions, interact with original works of art, and experiment with fun new art processes. No previous art-making experience necessary!


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Ages 5–7

Paint-n-Play
Discover how much fun painting can be. Young artists will explore painting with ink, tempera, watercolor, and more. Try unusual tools, and experiment with color, line, and texture to create your own masterpieces.

Wearable Art
Create art you can wear! Inspired by the exhibition Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945, campers will use materials such as fabric, paint, and recycled objects to design art they can wear or share. Projects will include jewelry, tote bags, T-shirts, and more.

Sculpture Mania!
Squish, stamp, stack, and sculpt, using clay, found objects, wood, and more. Learn about sculptors like Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and Jaume Plensa as you investigate different ways to make three-dimensional artworks.

Art-a-Palooza
Participate in an art-making extravaganza. Campers will experiment with different media, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more. Discover inspiration in the Frist Center galleries and use pattern, repetition, and shape to make unique works of art.


Ages 8–10

Fashion Forward!
Delve into fashion and make art you can wear. Inspired by the exhibition Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945, campers will test a variety of art materials to create their own fashionable designs. Projects will include costume designs, fabric sculptures, felt wallets, and sketchbooks. Explore the connection between art, fashion, and design.

Sculpture FUNdamentals
Explore how unexpected materials can be transformed into three-dimensional works. Make maquettes and model figures, and construct kinetic sculptures, using fabric, wire, wood, and more. Campers will try a variety of tools and techniques as they learn about contemporary sculptors, including Deborah Butterfield, Dale Chihuly, Jeff Koons, Claes Oldenburg, and Jaume Plensa.

The Art of Craft: Exploring the Wiener Werkstätte Studio
Join us for a celebration of the artist as a craftsperson. Investigate the exhibition Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection and experiment with techniques and materials like bookbinding, ceramics, jewelry, leatherwork, letterpress, postcards, printmaking, and textiles to create beautiful objects you can use every day.

Paper Power
Ever wondered about all the things you can do with a piece of paper? This is your chance to change paper into art! Participants will use different kinds of paper to try out a variety of two- and three-dimensional art-making techniques, including book art, collage, origami, papier-mâché, pop-up art, stop-action animation, and more.


Ages 11–13

Art + Fashion
Get inspired by the intersection of art and fashion! Building on the exhibition Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945, campers will play with a variety of nontraditional materials to create wearable art. Participants will explore fashion design, learn to draw croquis (preliminary sketches), create mood boards, and reinvent outfits, using materials such as fabric, felt, duct tape, and recycled clothing items.


Ages 14–18

ARTlab: Fashion Reaction
Check out our summer art-making workshop for teens ages 14 to 18. Be inspired by the exhibition Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 and design wearable objects using nontraditional materials and repurposed clothing. Learn about fashion design, history, and illustration as you bring your creations to life. Projects include fashion illustration, felt bags, inspiration boards, jewelry, and more.

 

2015 Schedule

* The last two weeks of camp curriculum for five- to ten-year-olds will be a repeat of the first two weeks for this age group.


ENROLLMENT FEES

Ages 5–7 and 8–10
$200 per half day (one session)
$300 for full day (two sessions)
$150 per half day (one session) for Frist Center members
$250 for full day (two sessions) for Frist Center members

Ages 11–13
$300 per session
$250 per session for Frist Center members

Ages 14–18
$350 per session
$300 per session for Frist Center members


IMPORTANT CAMP INFORMATION 

Enrollment in Summer Art Camp is limited and programs fill early. Register early to reserve a spot in your preferred camp session.

Registration:
• Summer Art Camp registration opens for members on January 26, 2015, and for non-members on February 9, 2015. Registration will be recorded on a first-come, first-served basis, using the Frist Center’s date and time of receipt. A registration form will be posted here once the registration window has opened.
• Camps are designed to meet the needs of specific age ranges and developmental abilities. Campers must be the proper age before the first day of the session(s) they are to attend.
• A letter will be sent to confirm your child’s registration. If you do not receive a confirmation letter within two weeks after submitting the registration form, please contact Assistant Youth and Family Educator Quinton Creasy at 615.744.4912.
• Balances must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the start date of your child’s session. If payment is not received by this date, registration will be forfeited.
• Programs and dates are subject to change. The Frist Center reserves the right to cancel programs when necessary. Fees will be refunded under this circumstance.


Ages 5–10 Daily Schedule:
• Morning sessions begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Please bring your child to the Demonbreun Street entrance no later than 8:50 a.m. Afternoon sessions begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your child to the Demonbreun Street entrance no later than 12:50 p.m.
• Morning sessions end at noon. Afternoon sessions end at 4:00 p.m. Parents should pick up their child no later than five minutes after camp ends.
• A $2 per minute fee will be assessed for children picked up late, unless the camper is enrolled in another session or in after-care.
• All Summer Art Camp–related parking will be validated for free exit. Please park in the Frist Center’s Visitor Parking Lot. Participants will be issued a voucher for free parking.


Ages 11–13 Daily Schedule:
• Camp begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Please bring your child to the Demonbreun Street entrance no later than 8:50 a.m.
• Camp ends at 4:00 p.m. Parents should pick up their child no later than five minutes after camp ends.
• A $2 per minute fee will be assessed for children picked up late, unless the camper is enrolled in after-care.
• All Summer Art Camp–related parking will be validated for free exit. Please park in the Frist Center’s Visitor Parking Lot. Participants will be issued a voucher for free parking.
• Art + Fashion participants will exhibit their artwork at the Frist Center on Friday, June 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parents, friends, and family are invited to visit and view the final exhibition.


Ages 14–18 Daily Schedule:
• Workshop begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Participants must be at the Demonbreun Street entrance no later than 9:50 a.m.
• If your child will be absent from the workshop, a parent or guardian must call to excuse the absence. All unexcused absences will be verified with a parent or guardian.
• All ARTlab workshop–related parking will be validated for free exit. Please park in the Frist Center’s Visitor Parking Lot. Participants will be issued a voucher for free parking.
• ARTlab participants will exhibit their artwork at the Frist Center on Friday, June 12, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parents, friends, and family are invited to visit and view the final workshop exhibition.


Weekly Summer Art Camp Exhibition:
• Campers will exhibit their artwork at the Frist Center: each camp session closes with an art show that Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• Campers’ artwork will remain at camp until the art show. If your child will not attend the show, please let the instructor know so the child’s entire portfolio of artwork can be sent home with them.


Dress Code:
• Please dress for mess.
• Closed-toed shoes are required for safety: no flip-flops or sandals.
• The art studios can get chilly with air conditioning: please send a sweatshirt or sweater with your child if this will be a problem.


Lunches and Snacks:
• There is a snack break during each session for campers ages 5–10. Please pack a small, nonrefrigerated snack clearly labeled with your child’s full name.
• Water is provided for participants during their snack time.
• Children enrolled in the daylong program (two sessions), the session for ages 11–13, or the workshop for ages 14–18 must bring their own lunches. Please pack a lunch that does not require microwaving or refrigeration.
• Supervised lunch is held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for campers in the sessions for ages 5–10, and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for those in the session for ages 11–13 and the workshop for ages 14–18.
• All Summer Art Camp participants must remain inside the Frist Center during lunch unless signed out by a parent or guardian.


Pre- and After-Camp Care:
• For campers ages 5–13: pre-camp care is offered from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and after-camp care is offered from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Single-day care is available at $15 per day. Please contact Assistant Youth and Family Educator Quinton Creasy at 615.744.4912 or qcreasy@fristcenter.org to purchase single-day pre- or after-camp care.
• The fee for session-long pre-camp or after-camp care is $40 per child. Enrollment in combined pre-camp and after-camp care is $75 for each child.
• Space is limited.
• A $2 per minute fee will be assessed per child for campers picked up from after-care after 5:30 p.m.


Need-Based Scholarships:
• A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please email Youth and Family Educator Keri Jhaveri at kjhaveri@fristcenter.org for additional information.


Camp Questions?
• Contact Assistant Youth and Family Educator Quinton Creasy at 615.744.4912 or qcreasy@fristcenter.org


Summer Art Camp is generously supported in part by:

The William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 

 

 

 

MNAC

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