Eights-Twelves Choice Classes: Session 1

Eights-Twelves Choice Classes Eights-Twelves Choice Classes

Eights and Nines take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.  Tens through Twelves take Choice Classes together that meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour.


Please note that Eight’s and Nine’s Choice Classes and Ten’s-Twelve’s Choice Classes are listed separately as not all classes are open to all ages, although many are.

Eights and Nines:

2017 Session 1 Choice Classes

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Sun Print Stuffed Animals (Mollie Flannery) The process of “sun printing” uses sunlight to create striking indigo blue photograms from natural objects. This nature-loving class will combine the wonder of sun printing with the joy of stuffed animals. After making their sun prints, campers will turn them into simple stuffed animals of their choosing – from turtles to dogs to birds. At the end, we will have a small party with our stuffed animals.

Dance Machine (Chloe Smock) Campers will explore different dance styles and types of music, and learn choreography to create our very own dance parties! We will also collaborate in small groups to invent our own dance moves to music of our choosing. This class will include a freeze dance warm-up, and a final performance to be enjoyed by other campers!

DIY Dyeing Techniques (Matt Mahler) In this exciting choice class, campers will experiment with tie dye techniques (as well as indigo dye), to create unique clothing pieces and prints. Campers will be guided through classic patterns and be encouraged to experiment with new methods as they figure out which kind of dyeing process they like the most.

Gaga for Gaga  (Woobens Celony) Do you love Gaga? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? The classic camp game is about to become a training center for the next Gaga superstars!

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Kickball (Woobens Celony) Join us as we play this summertime classic! Campers will learn the rules and practice their kicking, running and fielding skills. Once we have mastered the basics, we will break into teams for some game play, where we will work together while practicing good sportsmanship and having fun.

Build It! (Matt Mahler) Have you ever wanted to build a robot out of cardboard and tin foil? A building out of toothpicks? Your own arcade game out of recycled materials? In this construction/art class we will work with cardboard, paper, wire, clay, string, papier mache, paper clips, rubber bands, paper plates, toothpicks and more to see what kinds of structures we can invent and build. If you can think it, you can build it!

They Might Be Giants (Mollie Flannery) From a giant caterpillar tunnel to a four-foot beehive, the sculptural possibilities in this class are endless! Each camper will think of a creature or natural object and blow it up to a giant scale. We will construct them using cardboard, chicken wire, aluminum foil, and more. Campers will work independently and in groups on their projects, developing skills in collaboration and design. At the end of this session, campers will parade their giant sculptures for other campers to see and experience.

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Famous Faces (Matt Mahler) Artists have been making self portraits for hundreds of years. In this choice class, campers will look at famous portraits and find inspiration to create their own. We will explore the work of artists such as Picasso, Warhol, and Frida Kahlo while working in paint, oil pastel, and printmaking techniques.

Legends of the Little Red Oracle (Woobens Celony) While setting up for the new camp season, we found something… An oracle with the location of a secret treasure hidden deep within the heart of Little Red! To decipher the oracle and get to the treasure, we will need to retrieve “historical artifacts” by performing physical feats and answering questions based on history, mythology, and geography. With the help of a few brave adventurers, we will conquer physical challenges, solve puzzles, and answer the mystery of the Little Red Oracle!

We Shrunk the Campers! (Cody Rae Knue) Giant slices of pizzas! Camper-sized forks! Inspired by artist Claes Oldenburg, campers will make larger than life-size fantastical sculptures of everyday objects. We’ll play with ideas of scale and transformation, creating humorous stories connected to our artwork as we go. Campers will start by building the inner skeletons of their sculptures, and problem solve ways to mold and shape their works. We’ll then use papier-mache and paint to bring these wacky sculptures to life.

Team Games (Jake Tiner) Campers will learn and play a variety of games that build teamwork and athletic skills. Games will range from old classics like dodgeball and sardines to awesome, camper created games. Campers will learn how working together doesn’t just benefit the team, but everyone on the team!

 

Tens-Twelves:

2017 Choice Classes

Block A: 9:30-10:30

Matchbox Cameras (Cody Rae Knue) In this fun class, we’ll be making our own cameras out of a variety of materials. First, we’ll experiment making images with two simple items: paper and sun. Using light sensitive paper, sunlight, and interestingly shaped objects, we’ll create sun prints, just as scientists and photographers did in the 1800s. Then we’ll build our very own Pinhole cameras out of matchboxes or shoe boxes – your choice! Using real film, campers will explore the surrounding areas through street photography, and we’ll finish our class by installing our photographs in art exhibition for other campers to visit.

Dance Machine (Chloe Smock) Campers will explore different dance styles and types of music, and learn choreography to create our very own dance parties! We will also collaborate in small groups to invent our own dance moves to music of our choosing. This class will include a freeze dance warm-up, and a final performance to be enjoyed by other campers!

DIY Dyeing Techniques (Matt Mahler) In this exciting choice class, campers will experiment with tie dye techniques (as well as indigo dye), to create unique clothing pieces and prints. Campers will be guided through classic patterns and be encouraged to experiment with new methods as they figure out which kind of dyeing process they like the most.

Gaga for Gaga  (Woobens Celony) Do you love Gaga? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? The classic camp game is about to become a training center for the next Gaga superstars!

Block B: 1:30-2:30

Daily Elective: Tens- Twelves choose daily from three rotating activity options during Block B.  This Daily Elective is an hour-long workshop. The  genres change each day and include a Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Sports/Games choice.

Block C: 2:30-3:30

Avant-Garde Jewelry (Mollie Flannery) Developing a strong grasp of wire sculpture, campers will create intricate, wearable designs. They will select treasured objects from a collection of found ceramic pieces, shells, beads, and twigs to make arm cuffs, hair accessories, necklaces, and more! Campers will showcase their designs in an avant-garde jewelry exhibition at the end of the session.

We Shrunk the Campers! (Cody Rae Knue) Giant slices of pizzas! Camper-sized forks! Inspired by artist Claes Oldenburg, campers will make larger than life-size fantastical sculptures of everyday objects. We’ll play with ideas of scale and transformation, creating humorous stories connected to our artwork as we go. Campers will start by building the inner skeletons of their sculptures, and problem solve ways to mold and shape their works. We’ll then use papier-mache and paint to bring these wacky sculptures to life.

Team Games (Jake Tiner) Campers will learn and play a variety of games that build teamwork and athletic skills. Games will range from old classics like dodgeball and sardines to awesome, camper created games. Campers will learn how working together doesn’t just benefit the team, but everyone on the team!