Summer Camp Carnival: A Must-Attend Artistic Feast for All Ages

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January 26, 2024
CalColor News
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15 mins

Ta-da! Our summer camp projects for children of all ages are freshly launched! After months of meticulous planning and fine-tuning by our entire school faculty, we're thrilled to bring you an exciting art summer camp. This summer is all about skill enhancement, creative stimulation, and happy moments!

Our camp caters to every age group, solving your dilemma of choice! Whether you're an art beginner or an experienced young artist, our diverse array of courses is designed to ignite your imagination, refine your skills, and immerse you in the enchanting world of art.

Enrollment is now open! Don't miss out on securing your spot for an exceptional summer art journey!

🎨 Exploration Camp (age 4~6)

Camp 1:

Helicopter Trip to Hawaiian Island (Paper Collage + Mixed Media Painting + Clay) 

9 AM - 12 PM

Soar over Hawaii's tropical island by helicopter! Children will observe and artistically express the breathtaking Hawaiian landscapes, especially its volcanic terrains. They'll learn various mixed media techniques to depict Hawaii's unique plants and fauna and create 3D collages. This camp ignites a spirit of adventure and creativity, making it an exhilarating and challenging summer experience.

Masterpieces vs. Popular Culture (Pop-up Book Art + Painting on Canvas) 

1 PM - 4 PM

Ever imagined Disney princesses in Van Gogh's Starry Night or Smurfs in Dali's dreamscapes? This summer, we blend iconic artworks with beloved cartoons and pop culture. You'll create canvas masterpieces using watercolor, acrylic, and tempera, delving into color mysteries. Excitingly, you'll craft pop-up books, bringing your imaginative stories to life!

Camp 2:

Little Time Travelers (Mixed Media Painting on Canvas + 3D Craft)

9 AM - 12 PM

Embark on a journey through time with our imaginative art camp! Little time travelers will craft their own vehicles, explore prehistoric cave painting styles, and engage in basic 3D crafting. This camp nurtures artistic talent, hands-on skills, and is a playground for expanding imagination through storytelling, brainstorming, and new friendships. A summer filled with fun, learning, and unforgettable artistic creation awaits!

Let’s Travel! Adventures in the Australian Outbacks!  (3-D Pop-up Art + Mixed Media Painting)

1 PM - 4 PM

Dive into the wonders of Australia's landscapes and wildlifes. This camp introduces geography and culture, combined with diverse art techniques like acrylic and tempera painting, mixed media, and collage. Children will observe and artistically represent wildlifes and flours, enhancing their observation and fine motor skills. It’s a journey of knowledge and creativity, interpreting nature's mysteries through art.

Camp 3:

Magical Creatures & Fairytales (Mixed Media + Character Design & Storytelling) 

9 AM - 12 PM

Do you adore fairy tales and magical creatures? Explore their enchanting world with us. Drawing inspiration from tales like Hansel & Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood, you'll create beautiful artworks. Learn to observe and paint with acrylic and mixed media, design your fairy tale characters, and make astonishing 3D pop-up art. Imagine how thrilling your fairy tale stories will be!

Amusement Park Funtime (Craft + Drawing + Storytelling) 

1 PM - 4 PM

Recall your happy theme park memories? Relive those rollercoaster rides and candy floss laughing! Create interactive ferris wheels and teacup rides with collage and crafting skills. Design your animal character cards and a fantastic 3D touch pool. Become a storytelling master, using crayons, markers, and more to create unique art pieces.

🎨 Foundation Camp (Age 7-9)

Camp 1:

Minecraft Inspired World Building (Character Design + Paper Sculpture + Installation Art)

9 AM - 12 PM

Dive into a Minecraft world! Imagine designing 3D shapes, cool Minecraft characters, and environment while crafting exciting stories. Learn various painting techniques to bring your creation to life, explore light and shadow in 3D designs, and narrate through characters and settings. We'll delve into paper sculptures, pop-up art, and installations, bringing the Minecraft world to life.

Theatre Design – Magical Puppet Show (Storytelling + Stage Design + Craft) 

1 PM - 4 PM

Ever dreamed of designing a magical puppet theater? Create stunning stages, background, scenes, and characters. Design a modern poster for your puppet show, and learn about puppetry history, craft a unique 3D stage, tell stories through character design, and grasp the essentials of stage design! Don't miss this blend of creativity, laughter, and hands-on skills.

Camp 2:

Journey Through Art History & Masterpieces  (Art History + Museum Experience + Painting & Craft) 

9 AM - 12 PM

Embark on an art detective adventure through historical masterpieces, like a personal museum tour! From Greek sculptures to Jeff Koons' modern works, and Henri Matisse's paintings to Tiffany’s lamps, experience art's beautiful evolution. Learn acrylic painting, 3D sculpting, printmaking, and collage. Appreciate and create art masterpieces, enhancing your understanding of art history and painting skills.

Voyage Through Hawaiian Islands: Tiki Tales, Polynesian Art & Culture (Culture Studies + Clay + Book Art)

1 PM - 4 PM

Explore the enchanting Hawaiian Islands and Polynesian art and culture. Kids will understand traditional symbols, patterns, colors, and the significance of Tiki legends. Create diverse artworks based on indigenous culture, from book arts and collage to traditional pottery and 3D paper sculptures, pastel painting, and mixed media. Develop pottery and crafting skills, learn storytelling through visual language and book formats, and unleash your creativity.

Camp 3:

Underwater Wonders of the Tropical Seas (Craft + Clay + Watercolor) 

9 AM - 12 PM

Immerse in the tropical marine world! Kids are expected to visualize Hawaiian green turtles, vibrant tropical fish, and the wonders of sea anemones and coral reefs. Transform these breathtaking scenes into multi-layered 3D pop-up paper art and create miniature sculptures with traditional and air-dry clay. This camp is a fantastic opportunity to develop painting skills, spatial art creation, fine motor skills, and more!

Futuristic World Building & City Design  (Design + Drawing + Storytelling) 

1 PM - 4 PM

Hey, future architects and designers! Ready to construct the cities of tomorrow? Imagine futuristic spaceships, urban landscape, and cool robots. This camp will not only boost your imagination but also teach you design principles, creativity, and critical thinking. Expand your oil pastel skills for expressive results, and narrate stories through visual arts and design elements. Don't miss this camp full of creativity and futuristic aspirations!

🎨 Digital Camps (Ages 10-14)

Digital Painting & anime

Camp 1:

Travel Book Camp

9 AM - 12 PM

Love to travel? Create your passport, relive your vacation adventures, and document these memories in a 4-page passport booklet! Learn to design passports, create travel maps, and illustrate photos. This camp covers narrative skills, graphic design principles, environmental design applications, and bookbinding crafts. Let your imaginations soar, adding fantasy to this unforgettable journey!

Digital Painting Camp

1 PM - 4 PM

Explore the amazing combination of traditional and digital art! Create stunning collages with traditional media, making summer-themed landscapes and characters. We will also move these collages to the digital canvas, crafting magical digital paintings. Mastering collage and texture techniques, coloring, capturing light and shadows, and creating depth with perspective to produce dazzling digital art pieces.

Camp 2:

Fantasy Camp

9 AM - 12 PM

Dive into a world filled with breathtaking landscapes and enchanting creatures from oceans, lands, and skies. Children will use their creativity to craft a vibrant fantasy world, showcasing it in an animated booklet. They will learn to construct fantastic realms, design environments and creatures, master artistic composition, and express ideas creatively.

Anime Camp

1 PM - 4 PM

Anime enthusiasts, ready for an anime camp adventure? Explore the anime world, designing diverse themed characters and creatures, complete with intricate costumes and props. Kids will master proper proportions, create coherent characters, explore card designs that match their characters, and conceive ideas for characters, creatures, and props.

🎨 Advancement Camp (age 10-12)

THEME 1 :

Topic 1: Creative line drawing

Ever wondered how simple lines can be a powerful artistic tool? We delve into line drawings, exploring the impact of line thickness, intensity, and spacing on compositions. Through exercises and a city landmark Remix project, we'll study the monochrome interplay of lines, develop composition skills, and encourage creative thinking, helping children explore their unique artistic style in the art world.

Topic 2: Realistic vs. abstract portrait collage

Experience a new kind of portrait art combining traditional realism with experimental college! Learn realistic portrait techniques, master simplification and distortions of shapes, and understand abstract art to develop experimental skills. Starting with still-life to enhance composition skills, we'll delve into simplified portraiture. The week's grand project will amalgamate all learned skills, creating stunning works. Students of all skill levels are welcome, regardless of artistic background.

THEME 2 :

Topic 1: From 3D to 2D: exploring forms and shadows in pencil shading

Join us for a fascinating journey into the secrets of light and shadow! Learn pencil shading techniques to transform 3D shapes into 2D drawings, as magical as illusion! Practice sketching tones in a Letter Art project; but there's more. Students will create paper-sculptures depicting urban landscapes or abstract forms. The most thrilling part? Transforming these sculptures back into 2D drawings, a true test of artistic skills and visual perception. Join us to develop art depth perception, master 3D rendering basics, and seamlessly transition between 2D and 3D art!

Topic 2: “Animal wanted” mixed media exploration

Join our "Animal Wanted'' mixed media adventure, where children will turn their pets or favorite animals into unique artworks. Is your pet 'wanted' for being too cute or for a stolen cake? This course challenges students to portray animals as dramatic 'wanted' characters, combining realistic and exaggerated techniques to reveal their unique personalities and inspire children to tell their own stories. Objectives include understanding animal structures, expressions, and mastering pen and watercolor skills.

THEME 3 :

Topic 1:  Game Art: Fantasy City Design

Step into our fantasy space design course, inspired by M.C. Escher's paradoxical spaces, where children will create their own fantastic realms. From designing buildings and furniture to characters, children's creativity is the limit! They'll learn isometric perspectives, create complex and paradoxical spaces, and develop artistic composition skills. This course is not just an imagination challenge but also nurtures creativity.

Topic 2: My imaginary world watercolor illustration inspired by famous artist 

Embark on a colorful artistic journey inspired by illustrator Marija Tiurina. From still life of fruits and vegetables to pop-up greeting card designs, children will culminate in an illustrative bust project, telling absurd, imaginative stories. The course focuses on improving technique and storytelling skills, teaching color schemes and composition, helping each child find their artistic voice and create a unique art world.

🎨 Teen Camp: (age 12+)

THEME 1 :

Still Life Drawing Camp (inspired by artist Avigdor Arikha)

This five-day camp offers a journey into the mysteries of still life shading, progressing from line drawing and geometric shape study to live still life sketching. Under the inspirations of master artist Avigdor Arikha, children will learn to create three-dimensional visual effects on a flat surface, using light and shadow for depth and realism. They'll be guided to construct visually appealing and balanced compositions, deepening their understanding and application of artistic composition. In their final live sketching project, they'll apply all learned skills, enhancing observation skills and capturing the beauty of composition and detail from the real world.

THEME 2 :

Portrait Painting Camp (Inspired by Robert Herri, Gustav Klimt & Amedeo Modigliani)

Immerse in a week-long journey into portrait painting at our carefully curated camp. Stufdents begin with small-scale sketches, progressing to monochromatic oil portraits. They'll study subtle variations in skin tones under different lighting, exploring the interplay of warm and cool tones, light and shadow. Inspired by masters like Robert Herri, Gustav Klimt, and Amedeo Modigliani, students will create their final masterpiece, learning to control overall color tones and the intricate relationship between brushwork and form, developing their unique artistic styles. This camp is a celebration of creativity and personal expression, opening a new chapter in each child's artistic journey.

THEME 3 :

Plein Air Sketchbook Camp

Ready for a unique summer sketching experience? Our camp surrounds you with the freshness, richness, and creativity of sketching. Starting with still-life in the classroom to enhance understanding of forms and lines and boosting observational skills, we then move outdoors for plein air sketching. Focusing on capturing vivid landscapes, architecture, and people, students will create subtle variations in their artwork by changing angles and perspectives. Post outdoor sessions, sketches transform into engaging short animations, showcasing creativity. The final project involves crafting a large-scale accordion sketchbook depicting extensive scenes. We aim to enhance observation skills, composition techniques, and the use of various mediums, fostering a seamless blend of art and animation.

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