Summer Camp for Children at Popop

By in News on May 10, 2012

For children between ages 8-16

July 9th – August 4th, 2012

Program Description

As part of Popopstudios’ ongoing educational programming initiative a summer camp will be held to cater to aspiring young artists between the ages of 8-16 years. During the camp they will exposed to various disciplines and participate in both group and individual activities.

Their experience will be enhanced by weekly trips to galleries and nature preserves with assignments being formatted to encompass dominant themes in the places visited. The camp will be divided into four weekly sessions with workdays starting at 9am and ending at 3pm. An optional lunch package will be offered separate from the initial fee. At the end of the month a one-day exhibition will be held showcasing the work that the children made over the course of the camp.

The camp will be separated into weekly sessions with two assignments running consecutively daily. One assignment will be an individual project that must be completed within the week while the other will be a group project that continues over the one-month period. Students will be divided into three groups of 5-7 people, with each group having an instructor (professional artist or educator) and intern (art student enrolled at a college/university). Groups will be divided based on age and skill level.

The group project will be an outdoor sculpture/mural project, which will remain on Popop’s grounds and focus on the overall theme of the camp. Individual projects will be modeled around the designated weekly fieldtrips.

Each week will begin with a short presentation that familiarizes the students with the topic for their individual projects and will culminate in a field trip to a gallery/preserve/workshop. The camp is organized so that students can choose to participate for one week or an entire month. As students will change weekly, participation in the one-day exhibition will be optional.

Weekly Schedule

Classes will run Monday-Friday, 9am -3 pm. Mondays will begin with a 10 – 15 minute presentation and discussion focusing on the topic for the week. Students will then be divided into groups to begin designing their individual projects, which they will continue to develop over the course of the week. Fridays will be allocated for field trips. As it is unlikely that field trips will last the entire day students will be given the option of using the remainder of their time to either complete their individual assignments, or if they are done, work on the group project.

Daily Schedule
Days will be divided into three sessions with a 15-minute break in the morning and 45 minutes for lunch.

The schedule will change slightly on Mondays and Fridays. On Monday 15 minutes of the morning session will be allocated to the topic presentation and discussion. All field trips will begin at 9:15 on Fridays. Students should return to Popop’s grounds by 12:30. After lunch students can either complete their individual projects or work on the group project.

Cost and Outline of Services Offered

The cost per week is $240
The following is an outline of what the fee per week covers.

  1. 5 days at Popopstudios from 9am – 3pm.
  2. Equipment, facilities and materials.
  3. Field trips including bus services.
  4. Instructors- Professional studio artists or art educators.
  5. Art exhibition showcasing student’s work.

An optional lunch package of $5 per day, inclusive of a drink, must be paid for at the beginning of every week. Lunch menus will be available for prior viewing so that meal days can be chosen.

Participants will be asked to pay an initial installment of half the fee in advance (monies paid would depend on weeks of enrollment), and then pay the balance at a later date.

Registration is open until June 30. Fees must be paid in full at time of registration.
All fees are non-refundable.

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