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ELEMENTARY ART CAMPS
June 17 – 21 Elementary 3 – 5 grade
LVAA @ the Clifton Center 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206

9:00-12:00 Folk Art, Teacher: Janet Britt
Folk Art from North and South America will provide the inspiration for an exciting week of mixed media projects. Students will draw, paint and sculpt whimsical 3-D animals like those from Oaxaca, Mexico, using plaster gauze. Each student will have the opportunity to create his or her own Marvin Finn style bird as well. Artists will sand, paint, embellish, and secure the fi nished bird on a solid wood base.

1:00–4:00 Building Character! Teacher: George Halitzka
Campers can create art on a different kind of canvas in this afternoon camp—art that’s as big as a stage! Learn lines, rehearse movements, and create characters on the way to producing a short play. This exciting camp will introduce basic acting skills. Campers are asked to invite friends and family to see the fi nished product on Friday!

June 24 – 28 Elementary 3 – 5 grade
LVAA @ Kentucky School of Art, 849 S. 3rd St Louisville, KY 40202

9:00-12:00 Crafty Crafty! Teacher: Annette Cable
Anything goes when the art supply cabinet is open! Perhaps paint, paper, fabric, and glue become dolls, puppets, and paper airplanes. Found objects, Sculpey clay, beads and yarns create treasure boxes, wild animals, and more. The sky is the limit in this camp!

1:00-4:00 Messy, Mushy and Gushy, Teacher: Alyson Thiel
Get up to your elbows in everything sticky, sloppy, and goopy! Campers will use a variety of materials to experiment and fearlessly create unique artistic works. Learn about contemporary artists as well as artists in history who weren’t afraid to get messy with their art.

July 8 – 12 Elementary 3 – 5 grade
LVAA @ the Clifton Center 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206
9:00-12:00 Printing and Painting, Teacher: Janet Britt
PRINTING and PAINTING will introduce campers to the art of printmaking. This camp will begin with creating a variety of surfaces to print and altering paper and fabric. Campers will get to try the ancient art of gyotaku, fish printing, inspired by Japanese fi sherman. After experimenting with liquid watercolors, each student will learn how indigo dye can transform boring fabric and t-shirts into original works of art!

1:00-4:00 Building Character! Teacher: George Halitzka
Campers can create art on a different kind of canvas in this afternoon camp—art that’s as big as a stage! Learn lines, rehearse movements, and create characters on the way to producing a short play. This exciting camp will introduce basic acting skills. Campers are asked to invite friends and family to see the fi nished product on Friday!

July 15 – 19 Elementary 3 – 5 grade
LVAA @ Kentucky School of Art, 849 S. 3rd St Louisville, KY 40202

9:00-12:00 Pulp it up! Teacher: Janet Britt
The ancient art of paper making comes to life as students explore and experiment with the pouring method. In addition to creating several individual pieces of paper, each young artist will make a unique paper bowl. Three-dimensional curious creatures will evolve from paper mache as well. Each one will begin with a design on paper, formed with foil, wrapped in paper mache and fi nished with paint. Come pulp it up with us!

1:00–4:00 Box O’ Fun, Teacher: Annette Cable
Our scrap fabric box overfloweth. When life throws you scraps make a quilt, a stuffed animal, a wallet or handbag, jewelry, a belt, the possibilities are endless. Campers will learn basic sewing skills, beginning quilting, and weaving. We are sew there!

July 22 – 26 Elementary 3 – 5 grade
LVAA @ the Clifton Center 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206

9:00-12:00 Music Around the World
Music is more accessible now than ever before. It’s easy to miss the unique nature of music from cultures other than our own. Campers will explore world culture through music in an interactive listening experience and have the opportunity to construct their own musical mash-ups with lyrics, melodies, rhythms, and song forms derived from disparate musical backgrounds.

1:00-4:00 Art Around the World, Teacher: Alyson Thiel
Art Around the World – exploring various artistic cultural traditions from around the world through clay, printmaking, paper folding, and more. Campers will bring in examples of their own family’s cultural tradition to share with the group.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART CAMPS
June 10-13 construction, June 17th & 18th for glazing, June 24th
pick up work Middle 6th – 8th grade
9:00-12:00 Clay Camp, Teacher: Donna Burden

Providence High School 707 Providence Way, Clarksville, IN 47129
This unique pottery program offers a total hands-on experience using both hand building and wheel-throwing techniques. Classes are small and designed for individual instruction.

June 17– 22 Middle 6 – 8 grade
LVAA @ Kentucky School of Art, 849 S. 3rd St Louisville, KY 40202
9:00-12:00 Sequential Art, Teacher: Carrie Neumayer
Superheroes, gag cartoons and escapism generally come to mind when one thinks of comics. However, comics are a form of sequential art that can encompass a broad range of subjects and functions. They can have political themes, shine a light on important social issues, and/or explore the complexities of human relationships. Comics can also be autobiographical, allowing the creators to tell their own stories through words and images while empowering them in the process. Campers will explore cartooning and storytelling techniques while creating their own comic.

1:00-4:00 Paper Sculpting, Teacher: Alice Stone Collins
Explore the sculptural qualities of paper. By cutting, folding and creating, campers will discover all paper has to offer. This camp features paper making, creating paper sculptures through paper curling and topography techniques, and investigating book binding methods.


June 24 – 28 Middle 6 – 8 grade
LVAA @ the Clifton Center 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206

9:00-12:00 Woodworking, Sculpting & Collage, Teacher: Janet Britt
Wood is the medium of choice for many artists! Louise Nevelson will provide inspiration for an original collage of wood created by each student. Brian Andreas, a contemporary artist, will stimulate each student’s imagination as well. A combination of fi ne art and poetry will blend as each young artist produces a personal and priceless, storyperson.

1:00-4:00 Dynamic Drums, Teacher: Miguel Monroy
The drum, one of the oldest musical instruments, was fi rst fashioned from wood and animal skins. Campers will explore the world of percussive arts through instrument construction and performance. Drawing inspiration from history, students will craft their own drums and other percussive instruments from found objects. Designs using common household items and natural elements will open the hidden musical realm we live in every day.

July 8 – 12 Middle 6– 8 grade
LVAA @ Kentucky School of Art, 849 S. 3rd St Louisville, KY 40202
9:00-12:00 Creativity City!, Teacher: Annette Cable
DIY for kids! Is there a project on Pinterest you’ve been dying to try? Maybe a bulletin board, a journal, a new painting technique, a lamp, or even a desk organizer. Using paper, paints, glue, fabric, and more, campers can create anything their hearts desire! Get your creative juices flowing in Creativity City. Anything goes when you live in Possibility City!

1:00-4:00 Yard Art, Teacher: Annette Cable
Let’s take advantage of our imaginations and the great outdoors, starting with our own backyards or patios! There is a world of possibilities to create things such as rain gauges, weathervanes and whirly gigs, sundials, mobiles or sun catchers, bird houses, lanterns, and candle holders. To create yard art, camper will use found objects, tape, glue, Sculpey clay, small bits of wood, paint, yarn, and paper.

July 15– 19 Middle 6 – 8 grade
LVAA @ the Clifton Center 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206

9:00-12:00 Storytelling Through Art, Teacher: Alyson Thiel
What’s your story? Through creative thinking and collaboration, we will use art as a way to construct a story. Choosing from methods such as puppetry and sequential imagery, campers will discus how art plays a role in storytelling. By the end of the week, campers will have a fi nished collaborative book or performance.

1:00-4:00 Digging into Drama, Teacher: Mary Tensing
The actor uses their body, voice, and imagination to bring characters and stories to life. Using theatre games and improvisation, campers will explore the Who, What, Where, and How of drama– asking the essential questions: what does the character want and what are they willing to do to get it– bringing their character to life for a performance piece at the end of the week.
 
July 29– Aug 2 Middle 6 – 8 grade
LVAA @ the Clifton Center 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40206

9:00-12:00 Me, Myself & I: Visual Art, Teacher: Janet Britt
FACES will be the focus of this camp as campers draw and paint portraits of others as well as self-portraits. A variety of techniques and styles will be taught including the use of charcoal, oil pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Creating a mask using wood and other media will conclude this exciting week.
 
1:00-4:00 Me, Myself & I: Drama, Teacher: Tiffany LaVoie
Voices are the focus as we explore improvising, writing and performing inspired by the student’s art! Games, scenes, monologues & dialogues, relaxation techniques and more are all on the menu for this fun, performance based workshop. Students will show off their favorite piece when they cap off the week with a mini showcase!

HIGH SCHOOL ART CAMPS
July 22 – 26 High School 9 – 12 grade
12:00-3:00 University Portfolio Preparation, Teacher: Alice Stone Collins
LVAA @ Kentucky School of Art, 849 S. 3rd St Louisville, KY 40202

July 29 – Aug 2 High School 9 – 12 grade
12:00-3:00 University Portfolio Preparation, Teacher: Dennis Whitehouse
LVAA @ Kentucky School of Art, 849 S. 3rd St Louisville, KY 4020
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This course is tailored to help high school students strengthen their portfolios for university admission. The course will focus on a range of observational drawings and other media that show the depth and range of a student’s talents. Students will have the opportunity to work one on one with a university level instructor to customize and
diversify their portfolio.

August 5 – 9

Elementary Grades 3 – 5

Introducing an exciting new camp partnership between Louisville Visual Arts Association and JeffersonMemorial Forest!  This hands-on natural art camp will allow kids to experience and understand nature through art projects and learning new techniques.  Get your kids outside to take a new perspective on the natural world!   This week long day camp will be filled with outdoor experiences at Jefferson Memorial Forest and instruction at LVAA.  Transportation provided by Jefferson Memorial Forest shuttles.  This camp is for grades 3-5th with a maximum of 15 campers.  Pick-up and drop-off will be at LVAA.  For more information or to register call the Jefferson Memorial Forest Welcome Center at 502-368-5404.

 Click here to download the registration form!

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