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Kids, Art & Nature

P.O. Box 3

Lake Pleasant, MA 01347

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July Classes 2019

July 1 - 5  

Special 4 day class

July 1 - 5  

Special 4 day class

July 8 - 12

July 8 - 12

July 15 - 19

July 15 - 19

July 22 - 26

July 22 - 26

Twist and Turn

(ages 7-10)

Deborah Bazer
Art that moves or just looks like it moves? Yes! In this class we ’ll look at kinetic art from the past as well as some contemporary art, as inspiration for making our own moving, balancing sculpture and drawings. We’ll look at Alexander Calder’s mobiles and his “Cirque”, a miniature circus he made of wire and found objects. Calder’s circus had tightrope walkers that really balanced and twirled, animals that moved - physics was never so much fun! Other kinetic artists who’ll inspire us include Anthony Howe and George Sherwood. Indoors and out, we’ll explore wire, paint, fabric, cardboard, natural materials, found objects, wind and a host of other materials to create our own moving art. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack.
 

Mon.-Fri., July 1-5, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (4 days, no classThurs. July 4), $236.00 - price includes materials fee

Around the World in 4 days

(ages 7-10)

Lahri Bond
Come journey around this wonderful, colorful world of ours while we learn about a variety of traditions. They’ll be our inspiration for making our own Mexican pinatas, Chinese lanterns, African masks, Japanese brush paintings, Australian Rhythm Sticks, Moroccan Khamsa Hand Prints and Egyptian Sistrum shakers, all while hearing music and stories from each culture. We’ll go outside for snacks, lunches, games, drawing and music making. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack.

 

Mon.-Fri., July 1-5, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (4 days, no class Thurs. July 4), $236.00 - price includes materials fee

Muddy Days: Clay Session I

(ages 6-10)

Deborah Bazer
Our delightfully muddy hands will create a wide array of art using clay, that gorgeous squishy stuff that comes from the ground! You can push it, pull it, poke it into just about anything you can think of. Come learn about where clay comes from, and how to use it. We’ll create our own artwork using coil, pinch and slab techniques, and then finish it with colorful slip (liquid colored clay) and glaze. We’ll also have plenty of time outside for playing games, exploring other malleable materials, and telling stories of magical and muddy places. All art work from this class will be fired and ready for pick up a few weeks after class. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack. 

 

Mon.-Fri., July 8-12, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,

FULL - Please email us if you would like to be on the waiting list

   

Mythic Heroes & Heroines

(ages 7-11)

Lahri Bond
Once upon a time there lived chariot riding, sword wielding, winged, webbed and wonderfully magically powered beings. Super heroes and heroines have existed long before comic books and movies made them popular again. Through images and stories, we will explore heroic tales from long ago, including myths and folklore from Greece, Celtic and Norse legends, African, Asian, Australian and Native American traditions.  Together, we’ll create mythological beings and creature drawings, paintings, paper maché sculpture, and magical props for imaginative play. We’ll also have plenty of time to spend outside, for games, and making fantasy habitats in nature. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack.

 

Mon.-Fri., July 8-12, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 

$295.00 - price includes materials fee

A Faerie’s Garden

(ages 6-9)

Deborah Bazer
Join us for a week of painting, drawing, sewing, and sculpting all things faerie! We will create our own portable faerie gardens using real clay, wood, stones, seeds, and soil for growing plants. We’ll also study images by such artists as Brian Froud, Wendy Froud, Arthur Rackham, and Alan Lee, who loved to draw and sculpt faeries; then we will draw and paint faerie images of our own. At snack and lunch times, we’ll head outside for games and faerie house building. Of course, we’ll have plenty of time to tell stories of faeries and design our own fabric faeries’ wings. If we look carefully, perhaps we’ll even see some tiny visitors. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack. 

 

Mon.-Fri., July 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,

$295.00 - price includes materials fee

 

 

 

Wings & Wonder

(ages 6-10)

Lahri Bond
We look to the skies this week, hearing stories of enchanted birds, fabulous phoenixes, and delightful dragons, and stories of some real winged creatures, as we create sculpture, windsocks, frame kites, and our very own pair of wings from balsawood, wire, colorful paper, found objects, and more. We’ll spend plenty of time outside, flying our wind-borne creations, and playing non-competitive games. Please bring a lunch, water, snack and your lofty imaginations.

Mon.-Fri., Jul. 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,

$295.00 - price includes materials fee

Sticks, Stones, Clay & Bones

(ages 7-10)

Deborah Bazer
Studying artists influenced by nature such as Andy Goldsworthy, Henry Moore, and Georgia O’Keefe, we’ll use paint, wire, charcoal, wool fleece, clay, pencil and natural materials to explore and depict the natural world. Taking inspiration from form and patterns in animals, plants, insects and bones, we’ll use our hands, feet, knees, as well as more traditional art materials and techniques, to make our own incredible two- and three-dimensional art, together and individually. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack.

 

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,

$295.00 - price includes materials fee

Fantasy Gaming: Creating Real World Game Environments

(ages 7-10)

Lahri Bond
This exciting class harnesses the power of our imaginations to bring popular digital role-playing and environment-creating games, such as Minecraft, Portal Knights and Growtopia, off the computer screen and into the physical world. We’ll create our own characters, then become them, while we make biomes, terrains, and magical creatures from recycled materials, paint, glue, and our immediate surroundings. We will build our collective world both in the classroom, and outside among the trees. The class will create imaginative terrains from ordinary materials, while supporting and fostering cooperation, mutual creation, decision making, and creative problem solving. Please bring a lunch, water and a snack. 

Mon.-Fri., July 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,

$295.00 - price includes materials fee

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**No classes the week of July 29 - August 2**