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Summer ART-ventures for Kids

Summer ART-ventures for Kids provides affordable half-day programs, Monday through Friday, overflowing with unique summer art fun. These art-filled weeks are designed around a single exciting theme. ART-ventures for Kids helps children make the connection between art and the amazing world around us! We believe the best route to expanding a child's creativity is through exploring and experimenting with as many art forms, tools and techniques as possible. As a result, our summer art-ventures weeks expose children to a world of artistic wonder while we encourage their own original ideas and their own unique perception and interpretation of art.

" lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

With a dash of whimsy and a dollop of fun, we help art explorers think creatively about art and the amazing role it plays in our wonderful world!
* Provides unique and original art experiences using quality art materials 
* Talented instructors encourage children’s creative spirit and imagination 
* Inspires children to create art that is uniquely their own 
* Fosters creativity through exposure to a large variety of artists’ tools, techniques and materials 
* Programs include T-shirt creations and 2 or 3 awesome works of art each day 

Please send your child with an old over-sized t-shirt as a smock, a drink and a nut-free snack each day

Refund Policy?  Please click here to read our refund/transfer policy.

Camp Descriptions
Amazing Faces and Places
Oh, the places we'll go! Art explorers travel to some pretty weird places while creating some wicked cool art forms dating back to when art began. Discover weird gargoyle faces and visit the amazing castles of Scotland. Experience cave painting and fossil making. Make worry dolls and totem poles. Learn about Oaxacan alebrijes while designing T-shirts. Sculpt and paint colorful Mexican pots, make bark paintings and create Haitian sequined banners. This is our most creative and original art-venture week!

Jungle Journey Art-ventures in the Rainforest
Art explorers take their inner artists for a walk in the rainforest and discover a variety of endangered creatures who live there. Lizards and poison dart frogs, bugs and butterflies, tigers and monkeys and more. Learn about the layers of the rainforest while experimenting with a variety of art forms. Experience fabric design while tie dyeing bandannas and making rainbow T-shirts. Sculpt animals out of clay, make 3-D paper reptiles, and create rainforest flowers. Decorate beach balls, draw tigers with oil pastels, and paint ceramic flower pots that look like boots. Discover stained glass and scratch art too. Animal lovers and art explorers, take a walk on the wild side. Visit the jungle, go on safari and even travel back in time to the Dinosaurs. Discover where your creativity will take you while creating 2 and 3-dimensional butterflies, birds, snakes, frogs and lizards, lions and countless other kooky creatures! Paint 3-D wooden dinosaur puzzles, build giraffe pencil holders, and create super cool boxes disguised as elephants. Plus, design your very own animal t-shirt using a totally unique “hands-on” technique, and so much more! Campers use an amazing variety of art materials, textures and techniques while experimenting with clay and paints, ceramic and fabric art, wood, oil pastels, stenciling, collage, watercolor, decoupage and more. These cool and playful art-ventures include fun facts about the animals, storytelling, and always humor.

Guidelines in place for this program to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:
Guidelines are currently expected to be similar to those below,
subject to refinement as more information becomes available. Following
these guidelines will be a cooperative effort between Mad
Science/ART-ventures and the hosting facility;

Students will be spread out around the room and seated at their own table, instructors will maintain distance as much as possible.

Maximum number of kids may be limited, and social distance will
be maintained when at all possible.

The instructor will wear a face covering at all times.

Pickup and drop off will be no-contact and distanced from instructors
and other kids.

Health and/or temperature checks will likely be required of children
and instructors.

Parents will be urged to keep children exhibiting any respiratory
symptoms or fever at home.

Sharing of equipment will be minimized and materials will be sanitized
to the extent possible and practical.

Work areas will be sanitized before and after sessions.

Bathroom visits will require sanitizing after each use and either need to be done by the facility, or they will need to provide the sanitizing products for our instructors to use.

Behavior Policy
Rules, Behavior, and Discipline Policy
Campers will be responsible for following ALL camp rules as listed below:
*Campers must be respectful to other campers, staff, and facilities and equipment at all times.
*Campers must remain in designated camp areas at all times unless escorted by a counselor.
*Campers must stay with their specified counselors at all times.
*Campers must use appropriate language with other campers and staff at all times.
*Campers are only permitted to leave camp when they are signed out by a parent/guardian or other
authorized person.
All children are expected to behave in a proper and respectful manner. We will not tolerate any physical violence, name calling, foul language, destruction of property, or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the staff. In accordance with the severity and frequency of the behavior, a behavior tracking form may be completed and kept on file. Parents will be notified and receive a copy of any such form. If warranted, the Recreation Department reserves the right to dismiss or suspend any child from the program. No refunds will be given.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Jungle Journey Art-ventures in the Rainforest 
5 - 12 N/A MTuWThF  08/09/2021 - 08/13/2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$190.00 R, $190.00 NR
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Jungle Journey Art-ventures in the Rainforest 
5 - 12 N/A MTuWThF  08/09/2021 - 08/13/2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$190.00 R, $190.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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