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Summer Camps

Art & Music Camp for Special Needs Children

Thank you to Aiken Performing Arts Group for sponsoring the Arts & Music Summer Camp
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June 11 – 15 from 9-11am or 1-3pm
Ages 5 – 13

About the camp:
Designed specifically to enable children living with traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, and other physical and developmental disabilities to express themselves creatively, this program is the highlight of our summer outreach. The camp offers adaptable art and music programs designed to enable campers to express their creativity. Whether they are working with paper mache, trying out screen printing, or experimenting with tonal and atonal musical instruments, their days will be filled with fun. This camp is offered free of  charge to eligible campers. Please complete the online application as enrollment is limited.

About the instructor:
Carter Boucher will serve as our instructor for the second year of this program. Carter is a visual artist, writer, and musician. He is an Arts Access SC master artist and has been an active artist in residence through the South Carolina Arts Commission since 1981. His residencies have included gifted and talented students as well as special needs. He studied art at the University of South Carolina, Columbia where he majored in printmaking. He also studied set design in Strasbourg, France with Louis Fantasia at Schiller College. Carter’s artwork has been featured nationally.

Summer Art Camp

Junior Art Camp
Ages: 4-6 years old

Art projects in Junior Art Camp expose campers to a variety of artistic styles, artists and mediums.
Campers will discover a different adventure related to the backyard every week.
Weekly Themes:
On the Move Explore movement of the yard: swimming, sports, swings, growing flowers, animals and more
Mini Gardens Create a miniature garden that includes a tiny house, a gnome, and clay succulents.
It Flies! Campers soar into things that fly right outside their door. Kites, bees, flags, butterflies, drones, airplanes…anything that zooms across the sky.
Splash! Dive into the water. We’ll take a look at pools, sprinklers, watering cans, frogs, bubbles, koi ponds among others.
Camping Out Back Participants focus on tents, stepping stones, and yard flags.

June 18-22
Jr On The Move
9:00am-12:00pm…..$175.00…..13498

 

 

June 25-29
Jr Mini Gardens
9:00am-12:00pm…..$175.00…..13499

 

July 9-13
Jr It Flies!
9:00am-12:00pm…..$175.00…..13500

 

July 16-20
Jr Splash!
9:00am-12:00pm…..$175.00…..13501

July 23-27
Jr Camping Out Back
9:00am-12:00pm…..$175.00…..13502

Art Camp
Ages: Rising 1st – 4th graders

Participants will explore the endless fun of the backyard through a variety of mediums, styles and artists. Campers will explore different
themes: Camping Out Back, Mini Gardens, Splash!, On the Move, and It Flies! Learn techniques for drawing animals by sketching in your field notes journal each week! The creative fun found in camp will make your camper look at their own backyard in new and exciting ways. Full or half-day programs are available, with different activities offered in the mornings and afternoons.
Weekly Themes:
On the Move Explore movement of the yard: swimming, sports, swings, growing flowers, animals and more
Mini Gardens Create a miniature garden that includes a tiny house, a gnome, and clay succulents.
It Flies! Campers soar into things that fly right outside their door. Kites, bees, flags, butterflies, drones, airplanes…anything that zooms across the sky.
Splash! Dive into the water. We’ll take a look at pools, sprinklers, watering cans, frogs, bubbles, koi ponds among others.
Camping Out Back Participants focus on tents, stepping stones, and yard flags.

June 18-22
On The Move

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13503
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13504
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13505

 

 

 

June 25-29
Mini Gardens

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13506
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13507
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13508

 

 

 

July 9-13
It Flies!

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13509
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13510
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13511

 

 

 

July 16-20
Splash!

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13512
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13513
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13514

 

 

 

July 23-27
Camping Out Back

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13515
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13516
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13517

 

 

Art Studio
Ages: Rising 5th graders and up

Campers will discover art through an intensive exploration of their favorite art mediums in a studio setting.
Taught by artists working in their area of expertise, full or half-day programs allow campers to try a different medium in the mornings and afternoons.

Clay – Learn coil, slab, and pinch pottery techniques while completing your own unique pieces of pottery.
Drawing & Painting – Learn how to draw and paint using a variety of mediums on many different surfaces.
Mixed Media – Explore many different mediums and techniques including drawing, painting, sculpture, and printing among others.
Textile and Fiber Arts – Learn how to apply color to fabric, work with yarn and fibers, and create art you can wear.
Sculpture – Develop your skills in creating 3D art using materials including wire, recycled items, paper mache and more.
Printmaking – Design your own t-shirt and learn other print techniques for use on different surfaces.
Recycled Art – Create Earth friendly art using recycled materials. Go green and design creative upcycled projects.

June 18-22
AM Textile and Fiber Arts
PM Clay Studio
FULL DAY Textile and Fiber Arts/Clay

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13518
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13519
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13520

 

 

 

June 25-29
AM Printmaking
PM Sculpture
FULL DAY Printmaking/Sculpture

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13521
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13522
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13523

 

 

 

July 9-13
AM Printmaking
PM Sculpture
FULL DAY Printmaking/Sculpture

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13524
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13525
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13526

 

 

 

July 16-20
AM Drawing and Painting
PM Recycled Art
FULL DAY Drawing, Painting/Recycled Art

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13527
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13528
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13529

 

 

 

July 23-27
AM Clay Studio
PM Mixed Media
FULL DAY Clay Studio/Mixed Media

9:00am-12:00pm….$175….13530
1:00pm-4:00pm……$175….13531
9:00am-4:00pm……$300….13532

 

VeryVera Cooking Camp

Pre-Beginners class will be held for our youngest chefs ages 6-7 years of age. We will be mastering novice-level skills in the kitchen along with making every recipe one to remember. Beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at noon each day we will be in preparing 3+ new recipes, gaining hands-on kitchen experience, crafting new ways to decorate and package our fabulous treats, learning a bit more about some of the foods we eat from a natural state, and mastering manners and etiquette to use in an everyday setting.

Beginners class is reserved for our first-time chefs between the ages of 8 and 10. We will be mastering novice-level skills in the kitchen along with making every recipe one to remember. Beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at 1pm each day we will be in preparing 3+ new recipes, gaining hands-on kitchen experience, crafting new ways to decorate and package our fabulous treats, learning a bit more about some of the foods we eat from a natural state, and mastering manners and etiquette to use in an everyday setting.

Advanced Beginner class is reserved for our first-time campers that are between the ages of 11 and 14. We will be nailing down the basics and whipping up so much more while making every recipe one to remember. Beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at 1pm each day we will be in preparing 3+ new recipes, gaining hands-on kitchen experience, crafting new ways to decorate and package our fabulous treats, learning a bit more about some of the foods we eat from a natural state, and mastering manners and etiquette to use in an everyday setting.

The class will run Monday through Friday of the designated week, and on Friday children are encouraged to invite one guest. All week the students will be preparing for our Friday Banquet and serving their special guests using all the manners and etiquette learned throughout the week.

Please have your children wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals) and shirts with sleeves. All long hair will need to be pulled back with a ponytail holder or a rubber band.

Camp recipes could potentially contain any of the following allergens: Milk, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, and Soybeans. We will do our best to accommodate your child’s dietary restriction, but there are cases where a camper may be given a separate activity to avoid potential contamination.

June 25 – 29
Pre-Beginner, 6-7 years

July 9 – 13
Beginner, 8-10 years

July 23 – 27
Advanced Beginner, 11-14 years

Aiken Center for the Arts
122 Laurens Street, SW
Aiken SC 29801
Office: (803) 641-9094
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