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2019 ARTsmart Summer Break Camp


Join us at ARTsmart’s Community Studio for innovative visual arts camps that nurture children’s creativity and wonder! Summer ARTcamps are Monday-Friday, 8am – Noon. $150 registration fees include all materials, healthy snacks, a sketchbook, and an ARTsmart t-shirt. For more information contact Amanda Thomas, (505) 992-2787 or athomas@artsmartnm.org 

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ARTsmart New Mexico

2019 Summer Schedule

June 3-7
3-D Mania (K-3rd) Instructor: Melinda Baker
Celebrate the world of space and form by learning sculptural techniques in paper, clay, wood and recycled materials.  Imaginative possibilities are given character and dimension with the embellishment of color and decoration. Artists explore a wide variety of inspirations and individual choices are encouraged in a supportive, playful atmosphere.

June 10-14
Bookmaking & Papermaking (3-6th) Instructor: Vanessa Gonzalez
In this camp we will learn about the fundamentals of paper making, and will also create our own books in a variety of styles. Experiment with creating fun, textured paper, and use your handmade books to tell stories, keep journals, or compile artwork.

June 17-21
Be An Illustrator (K-3rd) Instructor:Melinda Baker
Do you love the art in story books? Do you often find yourself making up stories about your own artwork? Book Illustrations provide a wide variety of inspiration and possibility as we play with mixed-medium techniques to create beautiful works of art.  We’ll be inspired by some of our favorite artists as we explore print-making, watercolor techniques, and fabric collage with decorated paper.

June 24-28
Pushing Boundaries (3-6th) Instructor: Vanessa Gonzalez
Experience art in a new way! In this camp we go beyond pencil and paint, and experiment with how art can extend beyond the edges of a paper or canvas. This camp will include collaborative, large scale, and installation art.

July 8-12
Global Myths and Legends (K-3rd) Instructor: Melinda Baker
Explore your favorite stories and creatures as you create colorful imaginative drawings, paintings, collage and sculpture. Be inspired by origin myths from Asia, Africa, South America and beyond as you design your own fantasy creature and story. 

July 15-19
Folk Arts & Crafts (K-3rd) Instructor: Vanessa Gonzalez
Experience the ways in which different cultures create art and celebrate their worlds. Let’s take a global trip as we gather inspiration from these long held traditions.

July 22-26
Wonderful Wearable ART (3-6th) Instructor: Melinda Baker
Craft your own jewelry and wearable items within this week of innovative and playful techniques to spark your creative spirit!  From tie-dye and batik to beads, embroidery and simple fabric painting, artists will enjoy exploring a wide variety of materials to make unique works of art for personal use or gifts.

July 29 – August 2 FULL
The Magical World of Color (K-3rd) Instructor: Vanessa Gonzalez
A little bit science, a little bit magic, a little bit art. In this camp we go over and beyond the rainbow to explore the endless range of color and all the enchantment and possibility it has to offer. THIS CAMP IS FULL

August 5-9
Sculpture Academy (3-6th) Instructor: Melinda Baker
An intermediate sculpture camp focused on more advanced projects and techniques. For artists who love to create hands-on with alternative materials such as plaster, wire and sculpey clay, this class will allow students to expand their individual ideas in a more personal way. Come enjoy the creative process and prepare to get messy!