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3.  What week(s) and times would you

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Sessions and Dates

June 12 through August 18, 2017  •  For Artists ages 5 to 15

 

Week 1: June 12-16       Ole!


Week 2: June 19-23       The Princess at the Royal Ball and Oh, to Be Prince!
Week 2: June 19-23        Cinderella Stage Set Design (ages 12+)

 

Week 3: June 26- 30      Recycling/Green Week

 

Week 4: July 3-7             King of Beasts  (Note: Closed July 4, 2017)

Week 4: July 3-7             Lion King, Jr. Stage Set Design (ages 12+)


Week 5: July 10-14         International Monster Week   
Week 6: July 17-21         North American/Native American Art Week


Week 7: July 24-28         Far East Week

Week 7: July 24-28         Mulan, Jr. Stage Set Design (ages 12+)


Week 8: July 31-Aug 4  The Smoky Mirror 
Week 9: Aug. 7-11           A Bit Much of the PA Dutch
Week 10: Aug. 14-18      That's Biz-Czar!

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Week 1 – June 12 to 16, 2017

Ole!

The art of Spain.  Think Haciendas, plaster painting and bull fights!  The works of Dali, Goya and Picasso and their influence on the American Art scene will play a heavy role in this week’s adventure!

2017 Summer Camp, Week 1

Ole!
Ole!

Week 2 – June 19 to 23, 2017

The Princess at the Royal Ball and Oh, to be Prince!

The Age of Romanticism…lavish courts, Princes and would-be princesses.  We will visit the France of that period to view the fascinating contrast of the lavish opulence of the period and the rustic French countryside.  French Baroque, Romanticism, Caravaggio and Rococo styles will be introduced in a theme heavy in murals.  This week’s theme is in honor of the Firebird Children’s Theatre production of Cinderella, which will be held June 30th.  A separate session in set design will be offered to our participants, ages 12 and over. (See listing at the end of the Passport entries.)

2017 Summer Camp, Week 2

The Princess at the Royal Ball and Oh, to be Prince!
The Princess at the Royal Ball and Oh, to be Prince!

Week 2 – June 19 to 23, 2017

Cinderella Set Design

Students will study French culture, Romanticism and Art Nouveau, and their influence on the American present artists like Georgia O’Keefe.  Broad, bold Expressionistic applications of painting and romantic nature scenes, too!  The sets created will be installed at Phoenixville Area High School for the Theatre’s production of Cinderella to be held June 30, 2017.

2017 Summer Camp, Week 2

Cinderella Set Design
Cinderella Set Design

Week 3 – June 26 to 30, 2017

Art and Recycling/Green Week

This recurring theme fits right into our international travels, because of its impact on the entire world and its future.  We will make this year’s offering new by discussing various efforts and examples from around the world in regards to what is being done to help make the world a better place.  And we will do our own part to aid in that effort!

2017 Summer Camp, Week 3

Art and Recycling/Green Week
Art and Recycling/Green Week

Week 4 – July 3 to 7, 2017

Kings of Beasts!

Closed July 4th!

This week we will travel to the great continent of Africa, once again in conjunction with the Firebird Children’s Theatre and their production of the Lion King, Jr.  We will focus on African art, interconnected nature themes and animals, animals, animals!  Again a separate session in set design is offered.

2017 Summer Camp, Week 4

Kings of Beasts!
Kings of Beasts!

Week 4 – July 3 to 7, 2017

Lion King, Jr. Set Design

Closed July 4th

This time we will study African Art, Savanah influences, woven graces and fibers and stylistic painting techniques, as we create the sets for The Lion King Jr at the Phoenixville Area Middle School.  Performances will be held July 14 to 15, 2017.

2017 Summer Camp, Week 4

Lion King, Jr. Set Design
Lion King, Jr. Set Design

Week 5 – July 10 to 14. 2017

International Monster Week

Phoenixville has Blob Fest…we have Blob Week?  We are ramping up the excitement and tackling the myths and stories of MONSTERS from around the world.  We will make short stops to see Egyptian Sphinxes, the Canadian Wendigo, the monsters of Gilgamesh, the dragons and Fairies of Ireland, Arabian Genies and Efreets and more!  We will concentrate on how similar themes occur over and over again, in all corners of the world, despite the miles between.  Your Passport will be stamped “Border Lands”, as we discuss the monsters that live on the outskirts of every culture’s collective imagination!

2017 Summer Camp, Week 5

International Monster Week
International Monster Week

Week 6 – July 17 to 21, 2017

North American Week

Just a short journey this week – to the old American West.  We will focus on the art of Native American tribes, Apache, Iroquois and Navajo.  We are excited to bring aboard our specialist on Navajo art and culture to handle this subject that comes from very close to home.  We will also explore American regionalism, the WPA art of the 1940’s and specific examples of Art that takes advantage of the American landscape.

2017 Summer Camp, Week 6

North American Week
North American Week

Week 7 -  July 24 to 28, 2017

The Mysterious Far East

Picture broad, expressive ink brush drawings…paper lanterns…water color landscapes…Chinese armor and military…Kabuki Theatre experiments…hand-thrown ceramics…and Oriental Dragons and spirits!  We will try to make sense out of the inscrutable!  Since this week is also in conjunction with the Firebird Children’s Theatre and their production of Mulan, we will weave in the theme of female empowerment

2017 Summer Camp, Week 7

The Mysterious Far East
The Mysterious Far East

Week 7 – July 24 to 28, 2017

Mulan, Jr. Set Design

China comes alive, from broad, expressive drawings to paintings of dragons to paper lanterns to Chinese armor.  Add in a touch of Girl Power!  and you have Mulan!  You can see this production at the Arcola Middle School in Audubon on August 3rd and 4th.

2017 Summer Camp, Week 7

Mulan, Jr. Set Design
Mulan, Jr. Set Design

Week 8 – July 31 to Aug 4, 2017

The Smoky Mirror

Let’s head south to explore the fascinating art and culture of Pre-Columbian Central and South America!  Incas, Aztecs and Mayans, oh my!  How this period influences modern context and its role in the American scene will also be discussed.

2017 Summer Camp, Week 8

The Smoky Mirror
The Smoky Mirror

Week 9 – Aug 7 to 11, 2017

A Bit Much of the PA Dutch!

We need to catch our breath from our whirlwind travels, so we’re staying close to home this week!  Pennsylvania has a lot of great artists and a rich cultural heritage to boot.  We will pay particular attention to the Pennsylvania Dutch and German immigration that plays so prominently in our state’s founding.  While your Passport will be stamped “Germany”, we will discuss other nationalities and world-changing artists like Gutenberg, Van Eyck, the Bauhaus movement, the Northern Renaissance and Mysticism.

2017 Summer Camp, Week 9

A Bit Much of the PA Dutch!
A Bit Much of the PA Dutch!

Week 10 – Aug 14 to 18, 2017

That’s Biz-Czar!

But there’s still time for one last journey!  We’re off to Eastern Europe with the onion domes of the Kremlin, visiting Scandinavia, Russia, the Balkans and studying the Slavic cultures and the rich and often scary stories that they produced.  Explore Babi Yagi’s Hut, as we study the expressive techniques that connect to the rich folklore of this region.

2017 Summer Camp, Week 10

That’s Biz-Czar!
That’s Biz-Czar!
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