Art Camp Week 1
Wouldn’t it be amazing to travel back in time? Artists, like photographer Flora Borsi, have attempted to time travel. During this week of creativity camp, we will “transport” ourselves through various times and places to learn new, creative, and original perspectives. Art informs us about culture, helps us to appreciate and value the history that surrounds us and often stands the test of time. The 2019 WEEK One Creativity Camp will time travel from the art of the industrial age, to the the art of Ojibwe Woodland artist Norval Morriseau, all the way to the present day, to 3-D street chalk artists like Julian Beever. We will be inspired by 19th century industrial design to create Steampunk Bird sculptures, 20th century Native American art to create Woodland X-ray paintings, and 21st century Graffiti to create Food drawings. With our unique Time Travel collages, we will decide our favorite mode of transportation and create a drawing with planes, trains or automobiles using collage to represent where we’ve been ourselves. Our field trip mid-week will be to the Minnesota History Center http://www.mnhs.org/historycenter to learn about Dakota life, explore the Then & Now exhibit (plus more like If These Wall Could Talk, Weather Permitting, Grainland, and the NEW Native Gallery) and to the Minnesota Museum of American Art https://mmaa.org to view A Nation of One exhibit in St. Paul to discover how one artist has created a hybrid of art, history and culture. If we are lucky, we will also visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists https://new.artsmia.org/hearts-of-our-people-native-women-artists/. Come explore old ideas, combine them in new ways and be inventive this week!
Dates: July 8-12, 2019 (Monday – Friday)
Choose from these two sessions:
Time: 9:00am-noon (for kids going into 2nd-5th grades or ages 7-10)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm (for kids going into 5th-9th grades or ages 10-14)
Cost: $170.00 includes week-long camp materials and snacks, as well as fees for the Minnesota History Center and MN Museum of American Art on Wednesday, July 10th.
Location: 303 Manitou Street in Northfield (Hauck Home)
Note: On Wednesday (Day 2) we will be taking an ALL DAY FIELD TRIP to the Minnesota History Center (MNHC) and the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA). At the Minnesota History Center (MNHS), campers will take a “Growing Up Dakota” class and explore the Then and Now exhibit and some other areas of the museum, too. We will then travel over to the NEW Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) to get a tour of the exhibit Brad Kahlhamer: A Nation of One which shares a Native American artist’s perspective. Please pack a lunch for your child(ren) for the field trip. 5-6 adult driver/chaperones will be needed. All AM & PM campers will attend the extended day time 9am-4pm. Our field trip will leave from 303 Manitou Street at 9:00am and arrive back at 303 Manitou Street by 4:00pm.
(note: a healthy snack and water will be provided daily)
Clay and found object sculptures - STEAMPUNK BIRD SCULPTURES
Pen, watercolor, and paper mixed media - TIME TRAVEL COLLAGES (artist big ideas: Flora Borsi)
FIELD TRIP DAY to the Minnesota History Center and the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Campers will spend time exploring the exhibits and taking a workshop. Kids will learn about natives artists, including Brad Kahlhamer, and expand their minds across cultures with interactive activities.
Brown paper, pen and acrylic paint – WOODLAND X-RAY PAINTINGS (artist big ideas: Norval Morriseau)
Pastel paper and chalk pastel – GRAFFITI FOOD DRAWINGS (artist big ideas: Julian Beever) *SWIMMING & **GALLERY RECEPTION
AM & PM CAMPS ARE FULL. If you choose to register now, please know that you will likely be on a waiting list for this camp. You will receive an email with more information ASAP.
*SWIMMING: Campers will have the opportunity to swim at 11:00AM (morning session) and 3:00pm (afternoon session) in an indoor pool on-site. Certified lifeguard will be present. Please send your camper with a swim suit under his/her clothing that day!
**GALLERY RECEPTION: 11:45AM (morning session) or 3:45 (afternoon session.). Parents & families are encouraged to come to the show to celebrate with us and to check out all the amazing art in our backyard outdoor gallery space! Refreshments will be served.