Grades K - 2
Journey with us as we explore real and imagined worlds through art. In each two-week session we will travel to imaginary places that will inspire our art-making. We’ll also play games outdoors to keep our creative juices flowing.
If you can imagine it, you can make it! Jump right into our living world of art where we’ll explore the deepest reaches of our imaginations. We’ll invent our own ancient myths, dabble with unicorns, sculpt mermaids and gnomes, dance with wearable dragon art, and even create our own tiny diorama worlds. Colorful and fun age-appropriate picture books will guide our artistic exploration and provide literary inspiration for our unique creations.
Welcome to our outdoor maker’s space, where art and nature harmonize! With Park’s beautiful new native plant meadow and outdoor learning garden as our studio, we’ll explore the world of nature art together. Weave at the natural loom, construct a wind chime with recycled materials, create your own hummingbird feeder, and plant meadow flowers that will attract butterflies. Sculpt cement mosaic stepping stones, build a natural birdbath, and create rock sculptures using biodegradable paints. Our daily picture books will guide our explorations into the magical world of nature and its limitless possibilities for artists. We can’t wait to see you in the garden! “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
Greetings lords and ladies! This session delves into the real and imagined world of medieval times and royal palaces. Age-appropriate picture books will guide our exploration and inspire our art making. Campers will design a unique family crest and shield, create fiery dragon masks, construct crowns from recycled materials, and paint royal self portraits. They’ll sculpt papier-mâché goblets, scepters, and mysterious disguises for our grand finale…a masked ball! Campers will wear their finest dramatic play costumes for a fancy ballroom lunch served by the counselors and will dance the afternoon away on the second to last day of the session. Let the festivities begin!
A member of The Park School Class of 2003, India returned to Park in the fall of 2013 as a Kindergarten assistant and an after-school teacher. She worked for five summers as a camp counselor in Westwood and joined the Summer at Park team in 2011. Her interests include teaching, cooking, arts, and the natural world.