Art Studio is three camps and one extraordinary art making experience. With an emphasis on developing the young artists' unique point of view within a positive community dynamic, each student will create two individual are projects as well as participate in one group art project. Young artists will feel at home expressing their own unique point of view while emphasizing style, texture, vision, and perspective.
Campers of all levels of experience can work in different media; on canvas or paper; draw, paint in acrylic or watercolor. Sculpt with textiles such as yarn, wire, small wood pieces or recyclables. Spontaneity, creativity and personal expression are celebrated. Group drawing sessions are woven within our daily schedule to introduce and develop basic elements of design and perspective. Special attention is given to provide a supportive and stimulating atmosphere to ensure an engaging, fun and disciplined art making environment. Open Studio is guaranteed to open the emerging artist to endless possibilities. Projects will culminate in two and three dimensional forms.
Creative lense is the art of capturing and expressing ‘moments in time’ with pictures, words, color, light and shade. With a photographer’s eye and a journalist's inquisitive mind, campers will employ these two sensibilities to create an “all about me” shadow box art piece. This extraordinary exploration of camper’s hopes, dreams and memories will come to life using photos, paint and an abundance of shiny and textured materials. Minute projects, short intervals for stretching and word art games are tucked into our daily schedule. Creative lense will also have an opportunity to document Summer at Park’s annual derby race in a live group photo-journalism expedition. Exposure and practice of these vital skills of communication and reflection are life enhancing. Don’t miss out on this explosion of art impulsivity.
Playhouse Theater is a training ground for aspiring actors, singers, writers and the playful at heart. Our daily schedule will include voice exercises, theater games, improv, and monologue. Masks as alter egos will be imagined and crafted out of paper mache. Campers will have an opportunity to perform short scripts, sing karaoke, and bring their theatre to life. Campers will also narrate stories as a group chorus, integrating their own original ideas, songs, and costumes. Our unique outdoor setting will inspire impromptu badminton matches, rocking in hammocks and reflecting on the awesome power of the nature around us. Come play a part in the theater of the natural elements and experience the power of performance on our ‘Stage of Life’ platform.
Paula Brackett - 14th summer at Park
Paula, a teacher at the Pierce School Extended Day Program, has over 25 years experience as arts instructor, youth advocate and innovator of music and theater arts curriculum. She draws inspiration from her years as an arts student at Boston's Museum School and her subsequent work as a professional photographer, musician and teacher keeps her relevant with the youth of today. Paula creates an environment for learning that translates life's experiences and arts fundamentals into a process that is as fun as the end product itself.