Young Artists Camps at the Discovery Learning Center this week!
Daily drop in Art Camps this week only
I’m teaching some fun art classes for kids this summer. This week, in fact! Come to one or two or all five!
Monday through Friday June 22 – June 26, 2015,
1:30pm-3:30pm at the Discovery Learning Center
111 Errett Circle Santa Cruz.
For approximately pre-k – 6 years of age, under 5 requires parent participation. Geared for the younger kids, but all ages are welcome!
Explore color, texture, and different media such as paints, pastel, collage, and more.
Learn basic art terms, view some work of some great artists, and have fun getting creative with me; L. E. Mastilock, a local multimedia artist. My teaching style is very relaxed. I want kids to be inspired, stretch their creativity and innovation, and truly enjoy the processes of art. They are never forced to follow every direction; my lessons are a suggestion to introduce new materials and techniques, but kids have the freedom to choose what to do with those materials if they wish. I have taught art camps at Kruz Kidz summer camps and classes at the Discovery Learning Center (DLC) as well as other classes and workshops.
All materials provided. We’ll learn some new terms, look at famous artists’ works, and discuss the project we’ll be working on. Then we’ll get messy creating!
Cost: DLC $2-$5 donation + $5 material fee per child and (at least) free basic membership to the DLC
No registration required, parent must stay on campus, no drop-off! Contact lmastilock(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions
Minimum 5 kids, max 20 per class, first come basis.
Schedule for the week:
Monday- Colors and Textures
Learning about primary, secondary, tertiary, and contrasting colors. Practice mixing colors with water color and create a color wheel. Creating textures with crayon resist, paper marbling and more fun!
Tuesday – Contrasting, Warm and Cool Colors
Learning about contrasting and warm and cool colors. Create a colorful tissue paper window hanging and a faux stained “glass” hanging.
Wednesday- Movement, Texture and Feeling through Color and Brush Strokes
Learn about styles of art; abstract, impressionism, realism. As well as movement, feeling and moods using color and texture. Paint with acrylics draw with pastels to music. Create impressionistic trees
Thursday- Textures Without a Paintbrush, Innovation and Design
Learn how artists see the world differently; finding creative uses for things other than what they were intended for. Explore textures, innovation, design, and creativity.
Turn blobs into creatures, create an awesome scream painting, blow paint, painting with bubbles and more fun!
Friday- Independence Day Crafts
Sparkling fireworks paintings, Red, White and Blue wind catcher, American flags, faux sparklers, and more fourth of July decorations.
Learn about the Discovery Learning Center and Educational Resource Library and sign up online to be a member today.
I will also be teaching Beginning Figure Drawing
A week long camp at the DLC, July 13- 17, 215, 1:30pm-4:30pm. Followed by Intermediate Figure Drawing, also a week long camp, July 27-31, 2015, 1:30pm-4:30pm. Both for ages 12-18. younger is acceptable if student can focus for long periods and is truly interested.
Learn basic art terms and get familiar with graphite and charcoal. Learn to form a realistic figure, proportionate face and body, create a self portrait and practice drawing the human form. We’ll view and discuss different styles of portraits by famous artists, begin shading, lighting, and other techniques to becoming a better artist, experiment, and most of all, have fun!
All materials provided. $90 for 5 classes. Min 4, max 10 kids per class. Pre-registration required by July 10th, email: lmastilock(at)gmail(dot)com.
Register now for some inspirational, creative summer fun and sign up for email updates for more art and craft ideas.
C. Lee Reed says
The kids look like they are enjoying themselves. I love how art allows them to express their feelings and keeps their little brains stimulated.
Anne Campbell says
This sounds like such a fun camp! I wish we lived close enough to attend, because it sounds awesome!
L. E. Mastilock says
Last minute trip to Santa Cruz! Come visit!
Rachel Smith says
Hello! Looks like fun! The DLC—and the art camp classes—are held at 111 Errett Circle, yes? We’d love to join you today and want to confirm the address. Thank you.
L. E. Mastilock says
Yes, that’s the correct address. Sorry, I should have included that instead of just linking to the DLC. Updating the post now. Hope you can make it another day this week!