June 10–July 19, 2013 | Family Activity
2013 Summer Art Camp
Imagine! Create! Discover!
Calling all young aspiring artists—discover a world of inspiration and creativity at Summer Art Camp! Our weeklong, age-appropriate classes are designed to encourage artistic expression, art appreciation, imagination, and understanding for kids ages 5 to 13. Investigate new art processes and materials, explore Frist Center exhibitions and experience original works of art. No previous art-making experience necessary!
Plethora of Printmaking
Participate in a printmaking extravaganza. Campers will experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques including mono-printing, collagraphy, stamp art and more. Discover how potatoes, plastic wrap, and Plexiglas can be used to create works of art.
Built for Speed
Explore three-dimensional art-making inspired by things that move. Young artists will learn about form, color, shape, and movement using sculpture techniques including modeling, carving, and assemblage. Inspired by the exhibition Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, participants will transform a variety of materials including clay, wire, and foil into unique kinetic sculptures.
Discover more than one way to create a painting! Campers will discover new ways to paint using watercolor, tempera, puff paint, ink and more. Using unusual painting tools, young artists will explore texture, play with color, and create their own painted masterpieces.
Trash into Treasure
Transform discarded objects into fantastic works of art. Drawing on the exhibition Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters, participants will investigate being environmental and use recycled household items and everyday junk to construct collages, sculpture, jewelry, and more.
Up Cycled Recyclables
Create sculpture—installations, wearable, and decorative—inspired by the exhibition Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters. Participants will learn about contemporary artists who make art using recycled materials. Young artists will experiment with mixed media and various techniques to construct a found object sculpture, an embossed water bottle bracelet, a resin paperweight, and much more.
Be inspired by Art Deco design and automobiles in this camp dedicated to the exploration of making art! Drawing on the exhibition Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, campers will explore line, proportion, color, and contrast while trying out art-making techniques, including drawing, printmaking, collage, and sculpture.
1, 2, 3 CLICK!
Discover the artistic possibilities of digital photography. Campers will delve into a variety of alternative photographic processes including photo transfer, photo manipulation and cyanotypes, as well as combining photography with other two dimensional media. *Campers need to bring their own digital camera.
Cars and Comics
Investigate the connection between comic books and classic cars. Inspired by the exhibition Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles, participants will apply Art Deco design elements, Japanese Manga, and Anime style to create original comic books. Campers will try their hand at visual storytelling, character development, and the fundamentals of sequential illustration.
Where Form Meets Function
Examine how cultural influences are transformed into stylized designs and unique aesthetic choices using Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles as inspiration. Young artists will explore the design process from conception to execution through a variety of art-making projects including printmaking, mixed media drawing, painting, and collage. Enhance your understanding of the creative process, and learn to synthesize personal influences into unique works of art.
Enrollment in each summer art camp is limited to twenty participants per session. Programs fill quickly, and early registration is encouraged to guarantee space in the session of your choice.
DATES TIME AGES 5–7 AGES 8–10 AGES 11–13
June 10–14 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Plethora of Printmaking (S/O) Up cycled Recyclables --------------
1–4 p.m. Built for Speed Studio FUNdamentals --------------
June 17–21 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Paint-n-Play (S/O) 1,2,3 CLICK! ---------------
1–4 p.m. Trash into Treasure Cars and Comics ---------------
June 24–28 10 a.m.–4 p.m. ------------------- -------------------- Where Form
July 8–12 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Plethora of Printmaking Up cycled Recyclables --------------
1–4 p.m. Built for Speed Studio FUNdamentals --------------
July 15–19 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Paint-n-Play (S/O) 1,2,3 CLICK! (S/O) ---------------
1–4 p.m. Trash into Treasure (S/O) Cars and Comics (S/O) ---------------
* The last two weeks of camp curriculum for 5–10 year olds will be a repeat of the first two weeks for this age group.
S/O = Sold out
Ages 5–7 and 8–10
$200 per session
$300 for two sessions
$150 per session for Frist Center members
$250 for two sessions for Frist Center members
$250 per session
$200 per session for Frist Center members
IMPORTANT CAMP INFORMATION:
• Summer camp registration opens for members on February 4, 2013, and for non-members on February 18, 2013 (a registration form will be available on this page by February 4). Registration will be recorded on a first-come, first-served basis using the date and time the registration form is received.
• A confirmation letter will be sent after successful registration. If you do not receive a confirmation letter within three weeks after sending in registration form, please contact Summer Camp Coordinator Bailey Strickland at 615.744.4912.
• Balances must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the start date of your 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.
• Morning camp begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Please bring your child to the Demonbreun entrance no later than 8:50 a.m. Afternoon camp begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your child to the Demonbreun entrance no later than 12:50 p.m.
• Morning camp ends at noon. Afternoon camp ends at 4:00 p.m. Parents should pick up their child no later than 10 minutes after camp ends.
• A $2.00 dollar per minute late fee will be assessed for children picked up 5 minutes after camp ends, unless the camper is enrolled in another session or after-care.
• All summer camp related parking will be validated for free. Please park in the Frist Center’s visitor parking lot and bring your ticket in for validation.
Weekly Summer Art Camp Exhibition:
• Campers exhibit their artwork at the Frist Center: each camp session closes with a weekly art show on Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
• Campers’ artwork remains at camp until the weekly art show. If your child will not attend the weekly art show, please let the instructor know so the child’s entire portfolio of artwork can be sent home.
• Dress for mess.
• Closed-toed shoes required: no flip flops.
• The art studios can get chilly with air conditioning in the summer: please send a sweatshirt or sweater if this is a problem.
Lunches & Snacks:
• There will be a snack time during each camp session. Please pack a small, non-refrigerated snack clearly labeled with your child’s full name.
• Water will be provided for participants during their camp session snack.
• Children enrolled in the daylong program (two sessions) should bring their own lunches. Supervised lunches will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Pre & After camp program:
• Pre-camp care is offered 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and after-camp care is offered 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $25 per week for each child. Enrollment in combined pre-camp and after-camp care is $45 per week for each child. Space is limited.
• A $2.00 dollar per minute late fee will be assessed per child for campers picked up from after-care after 5:30 p.m.
• A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please email Youth and Family Educator Keri Jhaveri at email@example.com for additional information.
Contact Bailey Strickland, summer art camp coordinator, 615-744-4912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Frist Center's Summer Art Camp program is generously supported in part by:
William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee